Showing posts from December, 2014

December Daily: It's All About The Story

I love the unique.  So with my December Daily album I wanted something unique for the days of the month. Since I am using Graphic 45's Twas Night Before Christmas paper collection I wanted a vintage look.

I decided to use vintage postcards, preferably those that had a message on them. 

So the hunt begins.  25 vintage cards --- just go junkin' as my friend Connie would say.  I found out it is no small task to find 25 Christmas postcards.  After four antique shops we (Ruth and I) found more than I needed of Christmas postcards.

All the postcards come from the early 1900s.  Postage was only 1 cent.  Handwritten notes.  All with their own story.

My Story with "Their" Story
 I used mini stamps to put the day on each card.. I didn't like to do it but I hole punched the edge to place in the album.  I tried to consider other ways but it always added bulk to the book.  I'm using both "Christmas" theme cards and "religious" theme cards. I will place…

Woot! Whoot! It's Time for December Daily

This is my favorite time of the year.  Scrapbook pages, advent calendars, ornaments, home decor ... I love making it all.  And lets not forget fun Pinterest goodies.

December Daily is a fabulous project created by Ali Edwards. 

I opt out of the kits and create my own, but I am grateful for Ali introducing this to me.  You can see a past 12 Days of Home for the Holidays post here ... Ali Edwards (remember this is a past post and giveaway is closed).

My Books

Paper Studio burlap album, burlap ribbon
Martha Stewart Gesso
Tim Holtz Fragments, Rub-on numbers, Monocle, Distress Stain, Evergreen and Twig distress inks
Graphic 45 Christmas Past paper collection
Ranger Dabber paint, gold; Glossey Accents
Alieene's Tacky Glue 
Michael's Create It! wooden tree

My husband was surprised that he had purchased a burlap album with the words "Christmas Memories" in red and then I showed him what I did with it.  LOL  It doesn't look like the same book.  

1. I painted the outer…