We finally have dried out after a couple of wet days, which gave me a chance to get some good photographs on the porch. I was able to spend a bit of time on my Journal Your Christmas -- and it's not too late to join, just click the link on the left.
I've had to skip a few days for now, while I'm waiting for pictures. Like, of a decorated tree that's not leaning half-way to the floor. Seriously, I'm not sure how we spent 30 minutes getting the tree set up, then redoing it and it's still not straight -- in fact after letting it sit for a day it's even worse. Stupid stand.....
So... let's start with day 3. I used the back of the Simple Stories page protector and tags from Pink Paislee, October Afternoon and Echo Park. I used a ticket from Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks ephemera to journal on, which is slipped into the chevron envelope. Stickers are from Simple Stories and My Mind's Eye and I used the same Martha Stewart punch to make a few small snowflakes from scraps.
Skipping Dec 4th for now.... we move to the 5th. Today's subject is Christmas cards.
I started with paper from Echo Park's This & That Christmas, a Maya Road kraft envelope, and an October Afternoon snowman card. I added a number strip from Oct. PM, Martha Stewart doily, Tim Holtz paperclip, Oct PM tag, My Mind's Eye sticker and Sassafras Lass alpha stickers.
I took a Simple Stories protector to slip in this year's Christmas card. It was a bit too wide, so I trimmed it off and closed it up with a bit of washi tape and stitching on top of the 2nd half of the October PM tag. Then, I added a Maya Road wooden snowflake. Love these!
I decided the back needed a bit of something, too....
Since I'd already stitched through the front side, I loosely adhered several paper strips and banners from October Afternoon then ran them through the sewing machine separately. I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever to attach this strip to the plastic protector.
Moving on to day 6....
This page started with Echo Park's Dear Santa collection. I layered a strip of paper from the same collection, washi tape, and ephemera/tags/stickers from Echo Park, October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin and Pink Paislee before stitching down the left side. My journaling tag is held in a protector cut from one of the Simple Stories pages. This also gives me the ability to add tags in behind this from my kids, with their dreams for this holiday.