It's been busy around here! I am still organizing my days as they happen as I described in this post so I don't have any worries about falling behind. Also, I have decided to end my December Daily this year with Christmas, so I have a week afterwards to finish it up too. I was toying with the idea of doing the whole month of December because I haven't done that yet, but I decided that since I'm getting ready for a lot of things starting Jan 1, and since the day after Christmas is one of my daughter's birthdays, and since I really don't have many plans I want to make sure to document, I'm fine ending with the 25th this year.
So here's day 3:
I had to record these Christmas countdown blocks my friend Heather made me. My kids are so excited about them. Who knew!? Heather had one of those Pinterest parties where everyone comes and brings a Pinterest idea for everyone to make. I couldn't go because it was my son's last soccer game, but I cut the numbers for her with my Big Shot so she made me one. My kids are always trying to play with them and are very concerned about making sure the numbers get changed at the right time. Although I did have to explain to them that turning the numbers faster doesn't actually make Christmas come any faster. ;)
Anyway, for this spread I used a piece of a laser cut snowflake paper. I just cut a chunk to size and put it in the back ground under the photo. I used a window sheet stitched on for the journaling because I didn't want to cover up what was there. I also cut the number with my Big Shot from silver glitter paper. Here's a closer look.
I used day 4 to record my new love of Spotify and my burgeoning Christmas song list.
My list is only 4 songs long at this point. ;) I just took a screen shot from my computer and had it printed as a photo. I used a velum envelope for my journaling. I cut the envelope in half and stuck some punched, brushed gold, stars and chunky glass glitter inside. I aged the envelope with some old tea stain and mahogany ink spots and wrote on it with my journaling marker. Using glue dots I stuck a couple extra stars on the outside. Since I used two way glue to hold it closed instead of stitching it, I covered the ugly cut edge with crochet trim.
For the number 4 I used my Big Shot to cut the number from the same color red as is in the music paper in the background. Then I used the champagne glass glitter that I put inside the vellum to cover it, and then brushed some off. I wanted the glitter and I wanted the red showing through. I layered it on a brown circle and a brushed gold punched shaped. Lastly, I decided that my crochet trim needed a little summin' summin', so I tied the just off the middle with linen thread.
The majority of these materials are available from my Stampin' Up! website.