December Daily Products

You can pretty much grab dodads from just about anywhere for your December Daily album… here are some of my favorites to get you started in the right direction.  Our favorite paper goodies are from Chic Tags & Elle’s Studio.

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Christmas Wood Veneers $3.50

Frame Tags

Frame Tags $3.50

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Good Tidings Cards $3.99

Good Tidings Photo Toppers

Good Tiding Photo Toppers $3.75

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Good Tidings Snip’Em Tags $1.75

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Good Tidings Icons $3.50

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Dear Santa Journaling Tags $1.60

From Elle’s Studio we love these:

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Be Merry Snippets $0.75

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Be Merry Number Cutouts $2.50

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Noel Tiny Tags $3.50

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Be Merry Pennants $1.00

For stamps some of our favorites are:

MFT Stamps

LLD Document it – Holidays Designs MFT $15.99

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LLD Document it December MFT $15.99

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December Joys by Ali Edwards $19.00

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Tis the Season Kelly Purkey $14.99

mama Elephant

Remember December Mama Elephant $15.00

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Bring on The Holiday Cheer Avocado Arts $15.00

Chic Tags and Elle’s Studio have some cute stamps too!

Now that you have an idea of what you need to get started… we will start sharing our pages with you this week as well.

Get your stuff ready to create!  We want to see your pages too!   Share them on our Facebook page!!

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December Daily

Have you started yours yet? What is it?  Ali Edwards is the genius behind the whole December Daily craze.  She explains it all here.  It is a fun way to document  the 25 days leading up until Christmas in an album with pictures and journaling.  We complied some inspiration with links.

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Hope this provides you with a little inspiration. Tomorrow I will be sharing what I am using for my album… and it’s not a scrapbook!

  We will be posting all week with tidbits to help with the creation of your album.  You can do this!

Unique… basically free Christmas gift

Keeping up with the Jones’ can be difficult, especially at Christmas time.  You don’t have to spend money to give a unique gift… and newsflash unique is not code word for ugly homemade gifts!

Chances are if you are reading this blog you are probably the creative one in your family.  Are you the one taking a million pictures at parties?  You can make anything look cute.  Did I get it right???  This gift idea is for you.

Look over the pictures you’ve taken this past year.  Pick out a bunch of your favorite pictures for each family you are gifting.  Burn those pictures on a CD.  Using a CD sleeve, cupcake wrappers and some twine, wrap it up!  It’s perfect gift for any occasion!  And if you do it right, didn’t cost you a dime.

Who wouldn’t love a CD of pictures of their family from the past year?

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Best gift ever.

Halloween Coaster Mini Albums

Halloween may look like it’s over but it’s not what it seems.  If there is candy in your house, stuff still on clearance at the store, and pictures on your camera ready to be printed… it’s not yet over.  Take advantage of all the clearance sales going on.

 I found this 8 pack of Halloween themed coasters in the dollar section at Target and knew what I was going to make with them…. a few mini albums of Halloween.

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Supplies: 1 Pack of Halloween Coasters from Target (makes 4 albums), Crop a- dile, Crafty Bands (Epiphany Crafts Tool) and some crafty stash I already have at home to decorate the books.

Cut some cardstock down to size (these coasters were an easy 4 inches x 4 inches) and corner rounded the edges.  I used my Crop-a-dile to cut through the chipboard coasters and the paper.  Tie some ribbon (loosely so the book can open with ease) through the holes to bind the book together.

Next decorate and add pictures!  You can use lots of scraps since the album is only 4 inches.

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You al know how I feel about the Epiphany Shape tool… and I just love the size of the circle from their Crafty Bands tool (it’s my favorite size!!)

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My daughters are loved by many and received lots of Halloween greeting cards this year… I quickly eyed their stack and knew they would make cute embellishments.  These epoxies were made from a card the girls got in the mail.

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I am going to keep my eyes peeled for more themed coasters from them, these were too easy to make!

Hazel & Ruby

I am so excited when new fresh companies arise, but this one is definitely something special.  Thier website is eye candy.. make preparations to spend a long length of time looking everything over.  Once you log on you will be in wonderland.

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They covered the bases with cute stuff for all of us!  Digital files, paper kits, albums, stencils, monthly kits and so much more!

I am a lucky gal and get to take a class from them next week at the Pinners Conference… be jealous people be jealous.

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What makes this company more spectacular is the people behind it… good things happen to good people…. and these are my friends are good people!

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Go now and like them on Facebook they are in the giving spirit right now and have been giving prizes away all week!

Can’t wait to see what else is in store for this wonderful company.

We have been to Expo and back…

Yes, that is right.   We have survived crops, shopping, working, friends, sales, make n’ takes, classes, and have lived to tell the tale.

As usual PJ finds the deals… she always manages to buy her albums at the Expo for the year (for practically nothing!).

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You do notice her other hand is holding shopping bags as well… more deals!

I was in the Mon Ami Gabby booth working.  I had a steady stream of readers, followers, and friends come through the booth for their selfies!!!!

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It was a great weekend, and I was so glad to run into everybody!  If their is an Expo in your city GO to it!!  You will be missing out if you don’t!

Scrapbook Expo

Did you know that they have expos for just about any hobby that is out there.  Just so happens that they have a Scrapbook Expo, starting next week they will be in Ontario, California.    What can you expect from such an event?  Aisles, upon aisles of vendors, lots of booths offering make n’ takes, latest and greatest items, classes & workshops, crop events, door prizes,  giveaways, and lots of fun.  You can purchase a ticket at the door or visit your local craft store for a coupon… who doesn’t love a coupon.  Mark your calendars now Friday & Saturday October 11th & 12th.

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The best part about it??  I will be working there!  Come find me in one of the most gorgeous booths ever…Mon Ami Gabby seriously they have the prettiest embellishments.  Having a wedding?  You need to come visit us.  Having a party?  Come visit.  Love ribbons?  Come visit.  Just come visit us.  I’ll be the short loudmouth talking with my hands, calling everyone “sweetie”  Come see me and I’ll Instagram our selfies in the booth!

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PJ will be scouring the floor looking for the latest and greatest, not to mention the deals of the day!!  Follow her on Instagram cause she will be posting her favorites throughout the day.  Now you all know PJ loves a deal right?  Last year’s deal she bought BOXES of albums (not even joking) for nothing.  You are going to want to follow her for the deals!

We are going to hashtag the day #bcuzuluvmescrapbookexpo

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4 minute Halloween Banner

You read it right!  4 minutes from start to finish.  Teresa Collins is a genius when she designed this paper.  Why not embrace a project that takes less than 5 minutes or less?  You always have the option to embellish on the design and make it as intricate as you would like.

 

 

 

 

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In my case I just wanted it simple.  All I took out was my paper trimmer, some twine, and my Crop-a-dile hole punch.

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Sometimes finished is better than pretty.

Halloween Treat bags out of Dollar Spot Deals

Hello my name is PJ and I’m a sucker for the Dollar Spot section of Target!  Who isn’t?  You can find just about anything in that section for your holiday needs.  Right now, it’s full of fun and fabulous Halloween themed items!  I’m always trying to find new ways to dress up treat bags for my kids to take to their classes.  I swear their is a secret competition between the moms in the classes to see who makes the cutest/coolest goody bag!   Well, here is my latest goody bag creation.  I got the bags at the Dollar Spot section of Target. They came in quantities of 4 per package.  I then just added some plain cardstock borders that I punched out with various Martha Stewart Halloween punches. I also used those border punches to make the rosettes and lastly added some tulle and twine that I had lying around.

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