Monday, December 5, 2016

December Daily Sneak Peek


I'll be popping in tomorrow to share my December Daily progress, but I won't be regularly blogging cards during the rest of this month. December is just too crazy to try and keep up with everything so after a few panic attacks/mini breakdowns this weekend I've decided to give myself a little grace and relaxing my blog standards for this month and let a few other things go :)
I'll still share any progress for my December Daily in the next two weeks here and my Christmas cards (when they're done)

here's a sneak peek of my album!

I'll be back with better pictures, my cover page, my intentions page and Day 1 tomorrow!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Magical Snowflakes

Hello and happy December!

I have a shimmery Christmas card today using Papertrey Ink's What the Doodle: Snowflake stamp set. I love that line of stamps, I have the butterfly, ornament, and snowflake but I think I need to own them all :)

I started off with a piece of Spring Rain cardstock cut to the size of an A2 card and I stamped the snowflakes all over it in versamark ink and embossed them with Wow! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I also stamped some snowflakes and the snow flurry on vellum and embossed them before cutting them out with the matching dies. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and cut it down into strips and added it and some aqua mist thin strips to the spring rain piece with foam adhesive. I added the die cut vellum snowflakes with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered everything to a white card base. I finished the whole thing off with some clear rhinestones.

I kind of feel like December is like a final exam of the year for moms and for crafty moms it's more like a doctoral dissertation :)
I have cards to make for the blog, cards to make for gifts, our Christmas card to design and make, the Christmas letter to write, Project Life to catch up on, December Daily to keep up with, blog posts to write, our elf to keep up with, presents to wrap (I'm thankfully done shopping), fun activities to plan and document, and of course a baby and a toddler to keep up with. Jeff's schedule isn't much better with work, mandatory overtime, and school, he has two music tests, a music final, a paper to write about a concert he had to attend (and this music class is no joke, it satisfies one of his elective gen ed requirements and we thought music appreciation would kind of be a walk in the park but it's been his hardest class this semester!) two final projects for technical writing, one calculus test and the calculus final exam all in the next two weeks. It should be interesting!

I'll be back tomorrow with my December Daily album and cover page to share!
Have a great day!

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