Happy Christmas - Digital Cards by Crystal Wilkerson & Kristina Proffitt early on and got a lot of use out of it. The 4X6 journaling card, Merry & oh so Bright filler card, and green patterned paper below are all from the kit. You'll see bits and pieces of that kit pop up all month long.
Back to what we were up to...we put up the tree to see how LB would do with it. I'm happy to report he didn't try climbing it - a real fear of mine! I love the soft glow of the tree lights with ER. The second row has pictures of LB and his new obsession, carrying containers all around and doing an endless round of fill up and dump out. The bottom row has a picture of ER working on her gingerbread town and checking out the new Crayola gifts we got for review.
Studio Calico frame, just so cool! I picked up a seasonal set and more general purpose set of 12 so expect to see more of them. I put a picture of Brad and ER working on the houses inside. The washi tape is K&Co and the puffy stickers are also K&Co but from an older line.
3X4 Grid Cards I got when I also ordered the Clementine Core Kit. I wish I'd also gotten the Page Dividers too.
Anyway, the Grid Cards are so versatile I think they should be part of any Project Lifer's Core Kit, whether you purchase an official kit from Becky Higgins or not. It's very easy to make them match whatever colors or theme you are working with. The grid also makes it so much easier to keep your handwriting straight. For this tag I just trimmed a tag, stuck on some washi tape & a old Making Memories sticker, and popped it onto a Grid Card.
I put all the pictures from the breakfast on the first divided protector. I had so many I wanted to include there wasn't much space to make it look pretty. Next to it, in the first insert is part of the program. I always want to include more bits of life for Project Life but always seem to run out of room so it was nice to include it this time.
On the reverse side of the first insert I made a quick little scrapbook page with the family pictures we took after breakfast. The Ho Ho Ho text card is from the same Happy Christmas kit I mentioned before, the border and Happy Holiday Season are from the same sheet of paper from the Winter Wonderland collection by My Mind's Eye.
I Believe in Santa freebie filler card, shared over the weekend.
At the tea party the ballet dancers came out and mingled with the guests. I was really nicely done and ER just loved seeing the beautiful costumes up close. It was also special because both Grandmas were with us, plus we had front row tickets. ER said it was her favorite holiday activity. I'm so glad we went!
Design G, with pictures from our family celebration for my brother's birthday. It was the same day of the Nutcracker. My Dad, brother, and Grandma Norma's boyfriend Ray came out with each Grandma and they hung out at home with LB having a Men's Day while we were at the show. Our time was more fun. Dad and Ray got put to work moving dry wall down to our basement. They're good sports.
When the ladies got back from the ballet we went to dinner, which was very crowded and a long wait because the restaurant was booked for the Nutcracker cast. They were having their closing night celebration so we got to see them again!
The ornament filler and journaling card plus the snowflake circle are from...you got it the same Happy Christmas kit. See, I told you that would be popping up a lot! Just really loved it. The birthday paper and elements are all from an older DCWV.
horizontal and vertical 5X7 page protectors to add two of our Christmas card designs. We ended up with four different versions because of all the various deals and coupons I used. These are from Ink Garden (front) and Shutterfly (back). We also got square cards from Tiny Prints, which were also printed on the pearl white shimmer paper. That was just beautiful, I got a lot of feedback on those. The recipients just loved them.
A good deal of the page is about the Daisy Holiday and Service Project, the girls made tray favors for our local Meals on Wheels to deliver with meals. We also made reindeer snacks; it was a busy meeting but a lot of fun.
At the top right is a cool picture with some accidental bokeh that I captured with a stack of our finished cards ready to send out. I used extra Vistaprint return address labels that I got for free during a holiday promotion on a Grid Card for filler.
The bottom card has my first iPhone pictures and are of my husband at the movie theater and brother Dave at the restaurant when we took him out for his birthday and to see The Hobbit opening weekend. I'm really happy with how everything turned out, but I may switch the coffee talk card at the far right. That's the same day at the tragedies in Connecticut. I had my neighbors over to chat and since none of us were on our devices we had no idea what had happened. It was like a few last hours before the calm. I think the stickers I used are a bit too cheerful.
Sharing at Jessica's The Mom Creative.