Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Yea December 1st

I've been counting the days down until I can start my December Daily Journal and tomorrow is the day. The last couple of days I've been so busy cleaning my house and decorating it so I have time to put a side for my journal. I also have been working on an advent calendar for my dd. I have adapted it from the one that Ali Edward shows on her website. Instead of cutting out squares I decided to buy a kit from Minds eye that uses envelopes and I also used Ali's December overlays in order to write out different activities for my daughter to do each day of December. Here's a sneak peak

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

December Daily 2010

As you know I have decided to do a December Daily Album this year. I am so excited and I have my foundation pages all finished and can't wait to start this project. I would like for this album to tell the story of our families traditions and views of Christmas so that my children can have this to look back on. Since I do not consider myself to be a very good writer I decided to seek help with this project and signed up for an on-line class called "Journaling Your Christmas"> it's a class that gives you prompts to write about for each day of December. A long with the prompts you are given examples of how other's in the class have taken their journaling along with there pictures and made pages to go into their albums. The class begins on Dec. 1st and she gives you digital downloads of journaling pages along with digital quick pages for your pictures. If you have a chance you should check out the class.

Catching up


My daughter decided to make her own blackboard for her bedroom. We went out and bought her a picture frame. The one here was in Hobby Lobby's clearance and we paid only $2. First we took the glass out of the frame and painted it pink to coordinate with her bedroom.

Next my daughter added some bling to her project and added some glitter to her frame. I think I might of startled her look at those eyes hee hee.

While the paint was drying on the frame we painted the glass with chalkboard paint

After the paint had all dryed we put it all back together. Notes about this project. I wish I didn't let her use the glitter. I was cleaning it up for days. However the plus side to this project is my daughter loves it. She write notes to reminder what she needs for school and things that she wants to do.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Update on Projects

I've been so productive this week I can cross a lot of the projects that I listed early on my blog. Let's see

A Month in a Life book - done
Big chalk board - done
Christmas cards - in progress
Etching glass - in progress
Basket of goodies (well I bought the goodies does that count as in progress)

I've also added some projects to my list like always

A small framed chalk board for my daughters room
Two foam house kits that I bought from Michael's put together
Wrapping paper organizer (which I made myself)

I haven't had a chance to take pictures yet but I plan on doing that tomorrow or Saturday so I promise I will post them here as soon as they are ready.

Now it's time to come up with some more interesting projects list. Stay tuned Carrie's madness has just begun.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Month in a life - Completed!

With yesterday begin October 31st that marked the end of my Month in a life project. How fun was it that it ended on Halloween. I loved doing this project and can't wait to do another project like this. Some notes about the project. It was fun working with Photoshop Elements to add some journaling to my pages. It wasn't easy coming up a good picture everyday. Next time I think it would be better if I thought out what it is I wanted to really capture with this project. I think I am going to definitely used a different type of page protector. I used American Craft and it was fine for this project but I think I would like to used We R Memory Keepers page protectors. to give my project more variety. All in all I am really pleased how it turned out. Until next time!!