Wednesday, December 15, 2010

3 days later...


One thing I am adjusting to is --when can I make time to make stuff...?
I think I mastered it with two kids but now here I am... 3 days later finally posting part of my December Daily album. Which, despite my high hopes, is more like a December Weekly album and I'm fine with that because I'm so happy with the stories and moments I've included in it so far. This year I am striving to enjoy the season & my sweet baby and avoiding stressing about the stuff I don't have time to do.

Dear Lizzy: glitter alphas, music note sticker, green polka dot paper
A peek at our Christmas card.

Dear Lizzy: Glitter Holly Leaves

Wrote my journaling about picking out our Christmas tree on the back of the tag.

The car sticker with the tree is one of my favorite elements from the Christmas line. The fact that Collin loves carrying on the tradition that my dad started when I was a little girl of getting a real tree makes me so happy!

A page of Avery on the North Pole Express and the tag and journaling on the next page.
The photo of Quincey on the train in the above right photo and her tag and journaling about her below.
Dear Lizzy: Rose Ribbon, Deco Tape

Dear Lizzy: Mini Tag, Bird sticker

Glassine envelope holding the tickets, family picture and other little keepsakes from our train excursion.
Felt Mittens sticker
Journaling and photo of when Avery met Santa.

We made sugar cookies the other day. My favorite. Except I like more cookie in my bite than sprinkles.
I used a lot of my Dear Lizzy Christmas line
and Evalicious Christmas Art Journal.

Merry 10 days til Christmas!

42 comments:

Gabi said...

Great album!! It is just so cute and homemade!!! I love it!! I will have to do a Dec Album next year for sure :)

DeeDee said...

Such a sweet Album, Elizabeth. Don't feel bad about your December weekly, I was too afraid to make the commitment at all! lol

Marie Tere said...

You are amazing. Inspiring journal. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing yourself and your family.

Jessica Woodford said...

Great album! It's really sweet and super cute!!

Ali said...

Love seeing this Liz.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love it. I was going to do 1, but I haven't had a chance to start it yet.

Jen Schow said...

Gorgeous. I don't even have a newborn and I only have 4 pages of my album completed so kudos to you!

Ann Marie said...

Oh Lizzy, this is just absolutely beautiful -- what a warm feeling comes out of looking at this book!

Laurie said...

How inspiring!! A beautiful book Liz, a real keepsake for the girls someday, especially of Lola's first Christmas. I also love the car/tree sticker, my favorite!

cedargirl said...

Two major components to finding creative time are: having a husband who adores you and knows that creative time = happy mommy, and learning to opperate joyfully with less sleep, lol. Since it is crystal clear you have the first one (bonus husband points for you Colin), you just need to make it through the nursing zone so you can renew a deep and passionate relationship with bit of stuff on the side: caffeine! This helps aid component #2.

Your december daily is coming along famously and is a true treasure! Good for you for getting that much done! LOVE it!

Rae said...

It looks awesome - and it's good to hear that with two the time to create can be found- I'm still working on that.

Brady & Alexes Brown said...

How do you do it! You are so inspirational, I can't get enough of it! I wish I could be as creative as you! You are the best!

Kelsey said...

The album is stunning. You're so creative. And I'd say you're doing pretty good about finding time to do *stuff*. My 4th is 8 months and I'm still struggling big time trying to find time to do things other than sweep floors, change diapers, wipe noses, nurse, etc. ;)

Jane said...

Gorgeous! I got myself a Evalicious album too!! ;)

fifine51 said...

This DD is so wonderful !!!!
I love it !

Anja said...

hey,
this album is so nice. i really like to look at this pages.
have a nice day,
anja

Cele Schaffer said...

Thanks SO much for showing us your beautiful December Daily pages!! Looks like you can handle it all-never doubt yourself. You are so blessed...Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

I get to see you and hold your little angels in 3.5 days! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I am so excited!

Libby said...

I love what you've done with your album. It's beautiful, fun and very festive. It's a great testament to your planning and organizational skills as well as your creativity that you are able to pull it all together. What a wonderful keepsake for you and your family.

Veronica said...

Love it! I have been taking pictures and I think I will create some kind of "Holiday" album to document between now and the end of the year! No stresses though! ;-)

Aubrey said...

You'll find your groove mama!!
My baby 3 was a complete surprise. JUST embrace it. The rest will come.
Pretty album.

chari-o said...

Liz, this is beautiful! I don't know if it's because I'm excited to see everyone in a few weeks or if it's because it's snowing right now, or just because I love your family so much but seeing all the details got me all teary!

Ants said...

You've got so much talent for these kind of things. I always feel inspired when I look at your albums. Great job!

Ale said...

Love, love, love your album, and the photos of your gorgeous family is just beautiful!!
Keep the photos coming!! :-)

Aimee said...

Your book is beautiful. I just love your creativity. Maybe you should bottle some of that up and put it in your "Dear Lizzy" line. You look like your findng balance just fine. My kids are 21, 18, 13 and I have a 20 month grandson.....still trying to find balance....ugh! I'm so far behind.
Happy Holidays!

4guysandagirl said...

This is such a cute album! I totally get the whole when can I scrap thing! I have 3 boys and even though they are getting older, it is still so hard to find time to scrap. I keep lots of notebooks filled with funny things they said, etc. I realize much too soon, I'll have more than enough time to craft. Right now, it's thier time and boy is it flying!!!
enjoy and Merry Christmas!

The Applonies said...

Liz! Great job! You are such a talented and beautiful example to me! Your grace and energy and creativity not only with your "work" but as well with your beautiful children are so admirable! Thanks so much for sharing your exciting news everyday with us! Its the one thing I look forward to see in my email everyday! Keep up the good work and enjoy those brand new moments and holiday season!
Xoxo -Kylee

Anna Culp said...

I love to follow your blog! Congrats on a third darling daughter! I mentioned your post about the North Pole Express in my blog: http://annaculpwriting.blogspot.com/
If you don't wish to be linked to like that, just let me know. :)

Jewls said...

Oh such a beautiful album. I love all the little details & your photos are awesome.

Nancy W said...

You always amaze me with your incredible creative talent and beauty! love it all and love your Christmas card too, the House of 3 brushes look great! hugs from Conroe, TX!

destiny said...

How incredibly special is that album! It will be treasured for years to come.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you used "Blessed Assurance" on your page. What a sweet song (one of my favorites) for this time of year!
Blessings.

Jasmine said...

I think your album looks beautiful!So much color and sparkle, I love it! I tired to commit to doing a December Daily this year, but I seem to have neglected it...hoping to soon get caught up again.

angel said...

Twój świat jest niesamowity, piękny! Podziwiam i będę zaglądać:)

EmmaJ said...

The album is great and you are doing much better with yours than I am with mine. I have the album made, and pictures take, but nothing has been printed or written down.

hiscrappergirl said...

Lizzy,

Its beautiful, I love it! And I wanted to thank you for sharing both the album and the feelings of not finding time to create, its hard with the kiddos and I only have one but it's nice to others struggle with it too. Hope you all have the most wonderful Christmas!
Nancy

Christy said...

love to see your approach to the December Daily album! I'm having a hard time filling pages for every single day and love seeing the little bits and pieces of yours so far! I also love the free form that it seems to have! Thanks for the inspiration!

Angie Blom said...

Oh your December Daily is looking fabulous. great memories.. loving the cookies.. and a big congrats on your little one. You will have a wonderful album no matter how much you manage to do.. loving all the cute stickers.

Frenchy said...

HAHAHA I feel the same way ! How do i find the time ! I need one more Christmas month ! Love this scrapbook ! Love how talented you are !
OH I did not kiss the screen...But i am surely baby crazy !
hugs

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

I wish I had 1/100 of your creativity!

NatQuebec said...

really sweet and nice :-)

Noisette251 said...

wONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy said...

Liz, I absolutely LOVE IT! I got my hands on some of your awesome embellishments and am having fun doing a mini album myself :) Question..where did you get that adorable santa flash number card? I LOVE IT! Anyways...thanks for sharing :)