Tuesday, November 24, 2015

December Daily 2015, Part 1 - What I'm Using

Hello everyone! Welcome to the first instalment of my December Daily 2015 series. Every Tuesday, from now until the 5th of January, I'll be sharing the pages of my December Daily mini album here on the blog. Now, I know it's *not quite* December yet, but I wanted to show you all the yummy products I'm planning to use over the next few weeks to document the holiday season … and I figured I'd kick things off a little early so that if anything here catches your eye, you'll have time to pick it up before the 1st of December rolls in. (Oh yes, I'm such an enabler!)

Let's jump straight into it, shall we? 

For my album, I'll be using the 6x8 holiday binder from the Simple Stories Claus & Co. collection. 
Be sure to stop by my blog on December 1st to see how I spruced up my cover! 

For papers, I've decided to work primarily with the Juniper Berry collection by Basic Grey. I love all the pink and woodgrain in this collection. I also love the fact that the papers aren't filled with snowmen and Santa, but have more subtle Christmasy images like deer and pinecones. I ordered practically everything from this collection - all the papers, the ephemera, the stickers - and I can't wait to dig in and start playing!

I also decided to order one of the December Daily mini kits that Ali Edwards offered this year. I chose this gorgeous mini kit designed by Jasmine Jones because calligraphy! Script font! What more could a girl ask for?! I also love that its colors match the Juniper Berry collection perfectly. 

Every mini album needs to include some stamping, so I picked up a few holiday sets: snowflakes by Bo Bunny from their White Out collection, a Merry Christmas sentiment by Shimelle and, my personal favorite, the Joy set by Kelly Purkey. I also have 2 Hero Arts ink pads to play with - one in red royal and another in forever green (not pictured). 

And, of course, you can't scrapbook anything without some letter stickers right? I stocked up on a bunch, including the fabulous number Thickers from Shimelle's new Christmas line. 

A binder, patterned paper, pocket cards, stamps, ink and letter stickers … I think that pretty much covers it! I do have a few other goodies that I'll be sneaking into this album - Star Wars stickers to document the night we go see the movie, for example, and glittery gold enamel dots and chipboard stars. I'm so excited to begin putting these products to good use as I document the upcoming holiday season.

Monday, November 16, 2015

MME's My Story Collection - Family

It's time to share the first layout I made using my November design team kit from Scrapbook Nerd. This month, I got to work with the My Story collection from My Mind's Eye. Now, I'll be honest … I'm not usually a big My Mind's Eye fan, but this collection called out to me so I put in a request for it. I'm *SO* glad that I did! It's absolutely stunning in person - gorgeous shades of pink and mustard yellow, with lovely gold foil.

Here's the first layout I made …

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Musings - November Counterfeit Kit

Good morning everyone and happy Sunday! Today I'm popping in to share my November Counterfeit kit, Musings. If you're not already familiar with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, you can head on over here to read all about it.

This month we're creating counterfeit kits inspired by the new Cedar Lane collection by Pink Paislee.

So, my October kit was slightly ginormous - 15 patterned papers, stickers, enamel dots, ephemera and flair badges galore! This month, my kit is much more streamline. I know I'm going to be busy doing prep work for my December Daily album (more on that in a few weeks) so I won't have a lot of time for regular, everyday scrapbooking. I decided to pull just enough product to create one or two layouts.

I loved the large floral paper in the Cedar Lane collection (left) … the closest thing I had in my stash was the floral paper from Shimelle's True Stories Collection (as seen on the right). That paper became the foundation of my kit. The Cedar Lane collection had several embellishment options including paper clips, arrows, puffy stickers and word stickers. I included all of those in my counterfeit kit ….

As an added bonus this month, each Master Forger is picking an additional embellishment item (not from the Cedar Lane collection) to add to our kits. I decided to add rosettes, similar to these from the Dear Lizzy Documentary collection …

I don't actually have those rosettes in my stash so I made my own. A link to the tutorial will be up on the Counterfeit Kit Blog on the 4th of November, as will a complete list of embellishment add-on ideas.

Thanks for stopping by today! Next up on the reveal hop is Susanne