Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ready for December!

Looking at the title of my post, you must be thinking I'm nuts. In some ways I am ready for this year to be over. Lots will be going on in December (aside from my birthday and Christmas) and I'm ready to document it!

I've put together a few December Daily albums already. I have 3...snippets of 2008 and 2009 are here on this blog. None of them are the same. I didn't blog back when I did my first one. Or if I did, I didn't take pictures of it! It is nice to look back and see how much the little ones have grown, how our family celebrations have stayed the same or have differed and what has been going on in my life in December of each year.

So, the title of my post actually has to do with the fact that my December Daily album for 2010 is ready to be filled.

The cover...I'm on this hand-stitching kick thanks to Amy Tan, Kinsey Wilson and Lisa Truesdell's tutorial on the Studio Calico blog.

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Invisibles Chipboard, Maya Mist (lime metallic), Studio Calico Mister Huey's (apple jack), Noah Alphabet and Months stamp sets, Harmonie patterned paper, Making Memories stick pins, tape and flower, DMC floss and Miss Cutie Pie tickets.

1Supplies for inside pages: patterned papers from my stash...includes Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, and who knows what else, Miss Cutie Pie tickets, Ormulo printables and some other online downloads that I cannot locate at the moment. I used a combination of number stickers and number stamps (studio calico Noah) for the dates.

I still haven't decided how to bind it or if I want to the whole 31 days (as opposed to 25).


Susan Beth said...

I really like this! It's neat that you stepped away from some of the more manufactured looking Christmas products and brought in texture and natural looking elements!

Jennifer said...

looks great! :)

Keshet said...

This is super cute! Can't wait to see it all filled up!

Sarah F. said...

Your cover is seriously awesome, Vera! It is very creative and your hand stitching is amazing!

Beth said...

yeah, I don't know if I will stop at 25 either yet or not.

Maureen F. said...

nice look to your album - I like the design

Kimmy said...

Loving this look... great colors, too! ~ kimmy


Fabulous--loved the stitching!!