Sunday, November 22, 2009

Woo-Hoo Christmas Album 08 DONE!

First, here is my album. I found two of these albums at Costco about a year ago. I was not planing on altering them, but I changed my mind....brown was not Christmas enough for least now it has the year on it! The first picture is what it was before I altered it and the second is the final product!

I did the following album with scraps -- no joke -- all scraps. I actually am pleased with them considering what I had to work with.

The following LO is one of my favorites because I was able to get the letters to Santa AND the pictures of the kids writing the letters, picture of them with their shoes, AND a description of the tradition on one 12 by 12 LO. I love the CTMH Flaps that allowed me to do this. Sorry for the glare on these, but in order to finish the LO I had to slip it in the page protector and add the flaps on that.

The last five pages of the book. I am really shocked that I got this album done! I have been working on it for about a month off and on. I really wanted to have this out complete on our coffee table and now it will be! Yay!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

December Album LOTS of Pics!

This mini album I did I actually lifted the idea from my friend Kylie. Her album is amazing and you should go check it out. Mine is not nearly as purty as hers is and I think it is bigger just because with the family we do so much through out the holidays. When I first started this I was afraid I would not have much to talk about, but now I can see just how much we do!
The Cover
Day 1, I don't know what is going to go here yet.
This is day 2 and it is actually the flip flaps from CTMH. I can slip pictures into them and they are self adhesive. I really love them! I am going to get 6 pictures on this page. the following pictures show each flap and the title. My boys are having thier Birthday party at Pump It Up that day!

the day I send out Christmas cards. The envie will hold a copy of it.

Our Tree and packages (yes they will be wrapped by that time!)
We do the German tradition of writing a letter to Santa and leaving it in our shoes. Santa then brings a small treat left in the shoes.
A picture of what Santa left.
Parker's Birthday and he gets to pick out what is for dinner.
My last day for the smemester (YAY!)
Gingerbread House
Gotta get an Angel Tree kiddo! :-)
Blank for a few different things we might do that day.
More decorations

Last minute sales
Travel Maybe? I can't predict the snow.... sigh...

I always take the kiddos to the movies three days before Christmas.
Christmas menu prep
What we left for Santa.
Christmas day is blank because I don't know what we are going to get a good picture of.
Most likely tear down decorations
Our Thank You notes will go here.
ANother movie
Don't know
The rest is on New Year Goals most likely.

Whew! Thanks for looking and please leave me some love. ;-)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November LOAD 1 - 4 and a Sneaky Peaky!

I am still getting into the holiday spirit! The first three LOs are of last Christmas/winter activities. My goal is to get the album done enough to have out on the coffee table when I decorate in THREE WEEKS for Christmas.

Not loving this first LO, but it is done and the pictures on it are cute!

I really like this one of my daughter looking out the window. No pattern paper on it! I starting to use less PP and more CS which is really strange for me.

My little Elves! I love my kids. They are the light of my world. I don't know what kind of person I would be without them. They are so cute too!

This is just a Sneaky Peaky of the LO I completed for the Nonmember Telephone Lift challenge at OSU. I made these flowers. I got the idea from the Prima ones I saw about a year ago. True mine are not as detailed. I don't have as many layers, but I do like the button better than the brad prima uses. I used my son's old pair of jeans, a scrap piece of paper, and a button to make them. I just don't think I will ever spend $5 for two from Prima when I can make them for nothing! The jeans had holes in them and I was gonna toss them. Plus, they are super duper easy to make. I mean all you have to do is trace a circle and cut it out than attach the layers! Did I mention how cheap they are to make? LOL!