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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! - Feliz Año Nuevo! and Holiday Journal

Feliz Año Nuevo!

Today I want to wish all of you a wonderful, happy and healthy 2012!

I have two more pages/layouts for my Holiday Journal (or my daughter's)

In the book with the protectors above and below without the protectors-
Below a picture of how glittery the paper really is--
The below pages combine several days -- Angel was really enjoying taking pictures of the beautiful Sunsets I always get to enjoy at my house.  This time we were up 'till the wee hours of the morning, so got to take pictures of the Sunrise.  One another day more beautiful pictures of the Sunset and Moonrise.  The pictures and the view are truly spectacular in person. 
During these days, I did take pictures of other things such as my furry babies and the flowers in my garden...yes, I got to see (and cut) this gorgeous red rose!  I guess we are in for an early Spring.  But decided to only include the sunsets, sunrise and moonrise for this holiday journal which is really for my daughter. She was not feeling well during these days and did not send me pictures... (Oh, trust me! I did tell her that she deprived me of some journal entries! [smile] ).

Thanks to all that visited me/my blog this year and to those that left such sweet comments! 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Holiday Journal

Today I am sharing a few more pages from my Holiday Journal

December 1st - Girl's tree all decorated!
Supplies Day One:


December 2nd  - My niece opening her boxes! (advent calendar)
Supplies Day Two:

Additional supplies: Advent Calendar from Silhouette (no longer available) brads from and ribbon from local craft store; VersaMagic white cloud archival ink to stamp on photo.

On day three I decided to change things a bit to make it "easier" or "faster" to create my pages.  I added more photos and had them printed at Costco instead of me printing at home.  I additionally came across Ali Edwards December daily and the files she created and sells (for my right page) called overlays, but do not feel comfortable purchasing online a download file not paying with Paypal... I tried and tried and decided to create my own using Microsoft Word 2010 (I still want hers because hers comes in different formats that you can use with Photoshop or Elements and "embed" your picture in it....but for now this will do.

Supplies Day Three:

Additional supplies: Stamps (do not know the vendor of the number stamps); red Memento ink and VersaMagic white cloud archival ink to stamp on photo.

Day 4 - My daughter's favorite breakfast place and ridding Dad!
I found the restaurant files online and printed on my printer. I even took a screen shot of my daughter's favorite waffle on the menu.

Supplies Day Four:

December 5th and 6th - a recap of my experience participating in a 12 Days of Christmas and Here We Come A Caroling Blog Hops

Supplies Day Five and Six:

December 7th - My babies just received their boxes for their advent calendar that I sent priority mail and should have arrived on December 1st!!   --- And my niece at home enjoying her advent calendar!

Supplies Day Seven:

Thanks for visiting!
I would like to invite you on January 6th
for our second annual Reyes Magos/Wise Men Hop!
It will be a short but sweet hop!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sparkle Holiday Journal

Today I have a page for my Holiday Journal
or my version of December Daily. My version
started on Black Friday and will end on
January 6! --Epiphany day or Día De Reyes!
and my daughter's Birthday!!

Additioanlly, today is Challenge Thursday over
at Creative Cutter Room and the theme is:
anything goes but must sparkle!
so I created my journal page preparing for the
New Year! (I just know I will be wearing green!)

Supplies:  Cricut E2, MS Seasonal Cake Art and Winter Lace cartridges.  AC and Core'dinations card stock, BG Jovial PP and Imaginisce i-rock and hot rocks, Tim Holtz rosette die, Big Shot and Stamping Up top note die. I finished the 3 dimensional dot by adding MS fine glitter.

I additionally want to share some of the pages I have created for my Holiday Journal...
November 26 - My daughter's tree all decorated!

These two are the start of December -- I did some hand stitching with twine and spritz my letters with Perfect Pearls- perfect pearl by Ranger.

I will be posting lots more pages tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting and we hope you can participate in the challenge
For complete rules, please visit Creative Cutter Room 
and for some more inspiration, visit