Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Counting Down to Christmas with Simple Stories Continued


I am back for Week 2 with more pages from my Counting Down to Christmas Album from Simple Stories and Maya Road. I am having so much fun using the 25 Days of Christmas collection and I will say it again that it is one of the most beautiful collections on the market this year.

It's getting a lot THICKER, but it is so fun to look at it from this angle to see all of the gorgeous embellishments from Simple Stories and Maya Road.

I'm not really "pouting," but this is one CRAZY month for me.  I know my album is not as disciplined as some December Daily Albums, because mine is more full of rambling thoughts, ideas and things I fancy.

Does everyone have their trees up?  If not, it is probably time to do that. And then you may need to write a letter to Santa.  The Maya Road Kraft Envelopes are perfect for holding the Simple Stories 3x4 Journal Cards. Dress it up with stickers, fiber and bling.

I found Velvet needlepoint fiber at a local vendor by my house and now I cannot get enough of it, plus it comes in so many colors!

This is the time of December when people are making trips to a Santa Claus venue and taking those adorable pictures.  For Day 13, I loved the idea of the Santa page and thought I could go back and add a wallet-sized photo of my kids sitting on his lap. Day 14 is just to remind me that we are almost on a holiday break and that my family will be together for the holidays.
These little packages are really cardstock stickers from the 12 x 12 Fundamental Cardstock Sheet.  I added pop dots to give them more of an effect.
These gingham flowers from Maya Road are nothing less than delightful and paired with the leave and the Simple Stories cardstock sticker calendar, they make a great cluster.

I mentioned last week that I have a few favorite recipes, so included on Day 15 is my Artichoke Dip recipe.  I refuse to eat mayonaise, so mine is made with cream cheese.  You can imagine that smell and taste...  We have a Christmas Party at my office on that day and you can bet that I will be making this dish.  Day 16 - It's Friday and the last day of school for the year.  Pictures are to remind the kids to take advantage of all the snow and playing outside.
You can easily pop dot the cardstock sticker numbers.  I added a swirl, snowflake and some bling to give the page some extra pizazz.
These velvet flowers are just as gorgeous as the gingham ones!

I'll be back next week with the next round of rambling thoughts about this holiday season.
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Blossom inch said...

that is one gorgeous Christmas album, absolutely beautiful and full of yummy embellishments!

Kristine Berc said...

Your album is absolutely beautiful and what I love most about it is that it's less structured than a typical december daily. I am going to make your dip... thanks for sharing your recipe!

Altax said...

Looks awesome. Really a nice lovely card.

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PamS said...

This is such a cute album...I love the idea that it is a journal for the month,

Yoli said...

So pretty! Luv the details of the album. TFS!

Melinda said...

Love seeing your album!

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Marie said...

This is gorgeous - what are you using for the "outside" of the album. I've seen a lot of these, but no clue about the outside.

thanks for your help