Wednesday, December 25, 2013

25 Days of Christmas | Day 25

Day 25: A Christmas GIFt

December Daily | Day 24

Christmas Eve! It's Christmas Eve! And we have nowhere to go. The only thing we HAVE to get done is bake cookies for Santa and his gang. That's my kind of day. December 24 turned into a 4 page spread. 

This is also my first days using my new Canon Pixma Pro-100 printer. And oh man am I in love. I mean, how refreshing to edit a photo just how I want it and have it print out just how it looks on my screen! This is a total game change for me and I am totally looking forward to 2014's Project Life with this printer.
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And a little sneak peek in to Christmas Day...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

25 Days of Christmas | Day 24

Day 24: Bake Christmas Cookies for Santa

December Daily | Day 23

Went a little crazy with Day 23. But then... when your Grandparents have a disco christmas party can you ever really be over the top? Some cut out lottery stars, a sequin Christmas tree, photo strip pictures, glitter tape, done!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Daily | Day 21

Day 21 is our chaotic family Christmas Party.

25 Days of Christmas | Day 22

Day 22 was our second Christmas celebration of the season. Christmas with Grammy and Cousins. It involved football, gingerbread houses, electric guitars and snuggling with Kooper the dog.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

25 Days of Christmas | Day 21

Day 21 is our chaotic family Christmas Party. Didn't have much time to snapped pictures here. Too much fun! But here's a shot of my sister's 22 foot Christmas tree and about 40 people crammed in to one room getting ready for our gift exchange. Eat, Drink and Be Merry indeed!

December Daily | Day 20

December 20th was one for the books! We woke up to S N O W !

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December Daily | Day 18

IMG_1317-2.jpgDay 18 is fairly simple. I made a collage in Lightroom sized to 6x8. Then I cut it up into 3x4's and slipped them in to the 4-3x4's page protector. I wanted to center the number 18 right in the middle of the page. So I sewed it in place to a horizontal and vertical line across the whole page. I love the clean look.
Close-up of the stitching.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

25 Days of Christmas | Day 18

Day 18: Unwrap a Christmas Book to read.
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25 Days of Christmas | Day 17

Day 17: Cut out Snowflakes to decorate the windows. 
Well, I think we can add this to the "try again next year" list. Tilly got a little frustrated with trying to get the scissors through all that folded paper. But, I had fun! Oh well, you can't win 'em all. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

December Daily | Day 15

Day 15 is a simple little spread. I used the "Joy to the World" card included in the Studio Calico December Daily kit. Then included 3 photos of us building our gingerbread houses. Embellished with a little blue glitter tape and a few sequins.

25 Days of Christmas | Day 15


Day 15's activity was to make a Gingerbread House. We were over-achievers and made 2!

The first one we made was a sweet little cardboard one that we got from Kiwi Crate. Have you heard of Kiwi Crate? They are the little lifesavers when your child is begging to do a craft and you have no time/energy/supplies/patience on hand. Grab one of those cute green boxes you've been hoarding and get to work! I am continually impressed by these kits. They contain every. little. thing. you need to complete the craft down to scissors, tape and glue!

A Kiwi Crate monthly subscription would make an excellent gift. (hint hint Grandma!)

Then we tackled the traditional gingerbread house kit. Tilly learned very quickly that the candy included in those kits is terrible. So she stuck to eating the marshmallows instead.

It's nice to have the Kiwi Crate cardboard gingerbread house for her to play with and we stick to just looking at the real one now that we know how yucky it actually is. ;)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

December Daily | Day 14


Day 14 we went to a Christmas play "Twas the Night". I made this in to a 2 page spread and included our tickets and the flyer for the play.

Friday, December 13, 2013

December Daily | Day 12

I used an Ali Edwards 4x6 PSD for this little photo collage for Day 12. A little baker's twine and a chipboard striped star. Done!

25 Days of Christmas | Day 13

Day 13: Go see the Christmas Lights!

The plan was to pop some popcorn, go out for dinner then afterwards drive through Candy Cane Lane and eat popcorn while taking in all the lights.

Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans. Driving across town singing Christmas Songs and suddenly it get awfully quiet in the back seat. Yep, she fell asleep. At 5:15pm. 

Plan B: Get takeout food to eat back at home. Luckily we were able to wake her up after getting the food and we were still able to do our drive-through light spectacular.

Just iPhone pics for this one:

And the winner of all Christmas lights? A Narwhal chasing a Seahorse pulling Santa's rowboat.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Daily | Day 11

25 Days of Christmas | Day 12

Day 12: Go to a Cookie Party!!

I can't believe we are halfway through the 25 days. This is going way too fast. Today was a fun one. Cookie Party at the cousin's house! I only have a quick little iPhone pic of the event as this was a bit of a hands-on activity. ;)
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December Daily | Day 10

Day 10 was a fun one. Tilly and I went to see Disney's "Frozen" in the theater. A few more embellishments than normal for me. A couple of pics printed from the internet and a couple of iPhone pics. Done!

25 Days of Christmas | Day 11

Day 11: Have a Christmas Music dance party!

I was surprised how excited she was about this one. I mean, let's be honest... this is a phone-it-in type of activity. But, we cranked up the Christmas tunes and went to town! And yes, there is video of this with me, but I'm keeping that in the vault. ;) Untitled

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

25 Days of Christmas | Day 10

Day 10 was to Go see the movie Frozen at the movie theater! Popcorn? Check. Lemonade? Check. Tilly sat riveted in her seat the entire time. And it's actually a great movie, too. The movie is based on the story "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen. Nice to have a princess movie that doesn't evolve around a kiss from a man to save the day. 

December Daily | Day 9


Monday, December 9, 2013

25 Days of Christmas | Day 9

Today's Advent Calendar activity was to make Reindeer Food. What is Reindeer Food you might ask? It's whatever you can scrounge up in the pantry to resemble reindeer food to a 3 year old. For us it turned out to be that Chex/Peanut Butter/Chocolate/Powdered Sugar combo. This was a huge hit. I will say that she was afraid to eat too much of it for fear that there wouldn't be enough for the the reindeer come Christmas Eve. Good thing she is asleep now and can't see the bowl next to my laptop.


December Daily | Day 8


Sunday, December 8, 2013

25 Days of Christmas | Day 8

Just a couple quick snapshots from Day 8. We took it easy today after our big Santa Train excursion yesterday. We did a quick little craft of decorating Gingerbread girls while a friend was over. Just a couple of snapshots.