Saturday, November 23, 2013

December Daily 2013

It's true, I caved!

Not only is this my first year doing Project Life (which I've been terrible at sharing on my blog) but I'm adding my first December Daily to the mix too. I wasn't planning on doing a December Daily Album but I kept seeing everyones covers on Instagram and I couldn't help myself!

But, I will not be doing December Daily! It's true! I made this album for my 6 year old niece, so she can record her traditions and add things she wants to add to it. I already talked to her before I made it and she was excited about it. I asked her if she wanted to make an album like my Project Life one but all about Christmas and she gave an enthusiastic "sure!"

Instead of buying all new Christmas materials for it, I just went around my room and collected everything I wanted to use. I knew the colors I wanted were red, white and brown, maybe a little green too.

I took out 12x12 papers, went though all my 6x6 stacks and, got some ribbons and some tags from Elle's Studio and Chic Tags! If you haven't checked out Elle's Studio or Chic Tags, do yourself a favor and do it!

And here it is... My 1st December Daily Album cover! I LOVE how it came out!!

For the base of the cover, I used Authentique's Peaceful collection and the paper is called "Chill". The woodgrain is from KI Memories called Forrest Bonfire. I cut the cute vintage looking Santa out of a We R Memory Keepers paper called "Ho Ho Ho" from their Merry & Bright collection. And the fun red text paper is from Crate Paper's "Peppermint" collection.

I used Studio Calico wood veneers in "Magical Thought Bubbles" and the alphabet in "Darling Dear".

The glittery thickers are Delight. And the super cute Christmas Tag is from Chic Tags!

I only have the cover done so far but will start putting together the inside this week! I'll post it when I do!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Goodbye, Miss Moxie Fab!

Welcome!! Hopefully, you came here from Annette's blog, which you can find HERE.

It's true. No more Moxie Fab World from the one and only Cath. I remember when I read her blog post {check it out HERE if you haven't read it yet} and said "noooo!" out loud. I've always enjoyed reading Cath's blog. I've only participated in a few of the challenges, although I always have good intentions to! There were many I did and then didn't get to post them in time.

The Moxie Fab World was always a burst of fresh air. Whether it be a cute picture, an inspirational quote, a trendy item or a new Moxie Fabber of the Week, it was always a pleasure to read.

I had the privilege of meeting Cath at Winter 2013 CHA. {Yeah.. I still can't believe it either.} I got to go just out of plain luck and was thrilled to meet the whole Paper Crafts team. I had won World Card Making Day a couple months before so that made it even more special. I saw Cath, Susan Opel & Jennifer Schaerer when I was getting my ticket and was too nervous to say Hello! They're like celebrities of the Paper Crafting world! When I finally did meet them, Susan introduced me to everyone and she asked if I would like to meet Cath. I believe my response was "uh huh!". So I was introduced and she asked my last name and when I told her she said "Oh yeah, I know who are you". GULP. I said "You do!?"

 Here we are!

I didn't have time to make a card this week, but I picked one of my favorite Thank You's I've ever made. And, it just happened to be from a Moxie Fab World Challenge called "Hooked on Hexagons".

I wanted to say a special thank you to you Cath, for all these years of inspiring all of us. You will truly be missed!

Next up is Amy! Check out her blog, HERE.