Tuesday, November 30, 2010

my december daily album

Thanks for your emails and thoughts about the video Collin made of Lola's birth. Wow, what a treasure for our family! I am in awe at the stories he tells through his videos. I know you've seen his outrageous humorous side so it was neat to share his serious side.
The morning of Lola's birth we were at the hospital at 5 am and I will never forget how he distracted me from the contractions by keeping me laughing and entertained. Until my water broke about 2:30 pm-then it wasn't fun and games anymore.

But enough baby talk for now... how about we chat about the crazy fact that tomorrow is December 1st. 25 days until Christmas? Don't panic. Wait, I haven't bought a single present and have no idea where to start... start panicking! ;)
This year we are definitely keeping it simple. Our tree is up and decorated, stockings are hung & we are bribing the kids to be good if they want Santa to come. heehee. I'm not pulling out all the boxes of decorations but I am going to keep up with my December Daily album.

It's an album to record memories and journaling for each day of the month inspired by Ali. The cover uses my Dear Lizzy Christmas line and I am excited to use more of it through out the inside!
The inner pages of my album are using the Christmas Art Journal kit from Evalicious that I love.
Some of my Dear Lizzy products above. Quincey loves the felt gingerbread man, I love the rose brads and I know you will love the rose ribbon with a little bling in the center.

For the cover I adhered some of my Dear Lizzy lace paper to a handmade chipboard cover with modge podge. Then I painted white paint on it because I wanted a bit of texture.
Supplies:
Echo Park: Red Dot


28 comments:

Meggan said...

I have been waiting, patiently.. (ok, I was getting impatient) on seeing what the cover of you album was going to look like. I love it!! amazing, as always!

I'm sure that little album of yours is going to turn out beautifully, especially after that adorable little bundle of joy just arrived in time for the holidays!

Jane said...

Gorgeous!!

Olivia said...

Beautiful cover. I have the Dear Lizzy collection for my album this year too. Love your idea with the lace paper! It's really effective :)

Mooninmygarden said...

this is lovely, i am inspired...

Bridget said...

oh my goodness. i want to do this! yours is sooo beautiful.

Dawn said...

Fabulous! I'm so loving the white on white this year. I also used the entire Dear Lizzy Christmas line for my album. That made it super easy!

Jenn said...

I love the layering! Thanks for taking some (what I know are precious few)spare moments to photograph all of that!

Nancy W said...

Beautiful cover! Have you ever heard of http://www.elfontheshelf.com/ ? Some of my friends have one and each morning their kids wake up and go find where santas elf is sitting. He sits there all season through out the house making sure the kids are on their best behavior. He is santas right hand man ;) There is a shop near mr that sells them :). Hugs from Conroe, Texas

Jessica Woodford said...

Beautiful! I love the white album cover and of course all the Dear Lizzy products too!

Jennifer Stanley said...

Is it too late to start one tonight? I'm inspired, but don't know where to begin.

We have the Elf on the Shelf too. He works wonders!

Kim Woods said...

I've been scheming on what to put in mine tomorrow. I think it will be Russell (4yr.old) putting the star in santa's #1 pocket since he keeps trying to convince me Christmas is tomorrow. :)

Tahnie said...

How do you do it cute girl? I only have one sweet little baby doll and I can't find time to fold laundry, let alone make a mini-album with a newborn!

You are incredible. Truly. <3

Douglass Family said...

DUDE! LIZ! Are you serious! You just had a baby, and yet you keep inspiring. You're my hero woman. I loved your video, and all of your sweet notes from childbirth. CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to meet Lola! She is beautiful! Love ya girl! Congrats
M

Joanie said...

WOW! So beautiful! I love the rose brads also!
Collin's video was so heartfelt...Lola is gorgeous! Congrats....your love & beauty showed so much in the video...thank you for sharing such a blessed time. Can't wait to hear what the girls think of their sweet Lola!

Brooke said...

A new baby and December Daily...hello superwoman!!

I too am using your line for my album. I just love the tags but wasn't able to find any here. I've got enough Dear Lizzy goodness to get me through though.

Your hubby's post and video is beyond words. So beautiful and such a treasure. Congrats on your new addition!

Silvia said...

¡¡¡Precioso!!! Me encanta el gingerman.

Besos.

Michelle said...

I had a baby Dec 16 of 2003 and it was the best Christmas. I let all the "should do" pressures slide, simplified and enjoyed my time with my family. It was the best Christmas!

Tiffany said...

love it!

Gabi said...

I nominated your blog for a little award :) I love reading it every week!! Congrats on your sweet Lola Marie!
-Gabi from Savannah, TX

margie said...

love it of course...
love you...
love love love all around today...
except for the new fedex man...
why?
lol
kiss kiss
m

Amy Coon said...

ummmm something wrong with this picture ....you gave birth a few days ago and have your December Daily started Me: ate an entire turkey a few days ago and watched football and no December Daily started. Thats just wrong....but I love it and you anyway!!
Hugs sweet mama,
Amy

Love Scrappin' said...

Beautiful Album...x

Steff said...

I didn't see a comment link in Collin's video tribute to your birth of Lola Marie, so I will comment here. First of all---congrats on the birth of your beautiful, healthy baby girl! She is gorgeous! Secondly, the video...wow. Simply beautiful. It brougt tears of joy to my eyes for the both of you and your family. Well done. Perfectly done. Wow. You have an amazing man there...but something tells me you already know that!

kris said...

Adorable December daily album! I just started mine today.
That video your husband made...that's a tear jerker! :)
Congratulations to your family

kelsterjean said...

Love the album so far. I don't think I'll make it to the December Daily Album this year, but maybe next year. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Laurie said...

Love your album, wanting to do a December daily, but feeling overwhelmed right now with the 500 photos I took at Disney World last week!! hee,hee...can't wait to see more of your album.

Andie said...

Congratulations on the birth of Lola. Your film bought a tear to my eye and a lump to my throat!

PS Your album looks great too, how do you do it??

chari-o said...

is it bad that I want to eat the gingerbread man? so cute!