11.11.2010

A 'Daily Dose' of HIP HOP!!

Good Morning!!
Today is all about
PREPARATION...
{Not 'H' you sillies...}
getting READY for Christmas.. 
If you are like me..
there is NO WAY you would EVER
skip past all the lovely fall decor and the GRATEFUL...
THANKFUL feelings that November
and Thanksgiving bring...
but it never hurts to plan ahead
and get a jump start on the holiday season to come..

Today the Unity & {ippity} DT girls
decided to put together a
December Daily Journal...
or some FORM of that...
a way to document the month of December...
these are of COURSE a 'work in progress'
that will be added to as December rolls around and the days pass...
I cannot WAIT to see what everyone came up with...
from Advent to Journaling.. to Scrapbooking...
 it is sure to be a WONDERFUL and inspiring hop!

DO NOT forget to stop by
and
check out the
Angela has some AWESOME and VERY exciting news....
there will be another CO-BRANDING company announced and new stamps released!

Here are a few photos of my project for today...
This is just the START!!
The ADORABLE sentiment on the front cover of my project is from
just wanted to give a little shout out for the KOM...
it is AMAZING and you are going to LOVE IT!


Holiday Bliss.. 25 Days
Mini Journal Album for December 2010

 First I decided which paper to use...
{My Mind's Eye- Holly Jolly & Christmas Magic}
then cut all my pages and laid them out.
Each page is 3X4 inches.
 Next, I punched circles from kraft cardstock,
and stamped on the dates with my Unity stamps.
I adhered the circles in the bottom corner-
either left or right.. randomly.

This is basically what the pages look like up a bit closer..
I stacked all the pages,
and punched holes with my crop-a-dile.

some of the pages have stamped sentiments on them..
December 3, for instance, is my daughter Chloe's birthday
I know I will want to journal about it on that day.

Most of the pages I left blank,
so I can put in a photo or journaling as we fill
our month with activities.
I stamped out all of the sentiments from the 25 Days kit
onto kraft paper strips to be added to the appropriate page
as we complete them.
ON SALE TODAY FOR ONLY $18!!!

This is the cover.
You can probably see how shiny the pic is...
that's because I used
EnviroTex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish
to seal it. This stuff is super cool.. one coat is
the equivalent of 50 coats of varnish... it is
like UTEE.. but THICKER.
{picked it up at Crafts Direct}
I love how everything looks OLD and distressed
that's exactly the feel I was going for! :)

Okey Doke.. that about covers it for today!
Hope your day  is fabulous..
go visit all the DT girls and leave them some LOVE.
{they will love it!}

Go check out my talented friend
*** KIMBER***
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23 comments:

Angie Blom said...

Awesome Album Brooke.. I love the papers and all the sentiments.. That Unity kit is amazing.. so perfect for this project!

Eva said...

Brooke, this is amazing...Love this and all the stamping you did on it...

the whimsical butterfly said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS. LOVE the vintage feel to this and I'll have to try out that gloss-sounds really awesome!

lynn said...

really awesome album, brooke!

Christi Snow said...

Girl, this book is awesome! Love the old feel to the papers...so perfect for Christmas...all of your little details are perfect! smiles...

Erika said...

Brooke, your album is gorgeous! Love it. The paper you used is amazing.

Tessa said...

This is super cute!

Lacey said...

This is FANTASTIC!!! Love it - so simple and beautiful! I need that stamp set... oh unity you are all such enablers!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

LOVE this Brooke! The worn feel of all the papers is going to make one cozy album :)

jpmayo said...

Wow, Brooke, this is amazing!
I love what you've made so far!
Can't wait to see this as you go :)

Karen said...

Your book is so darling Brooke!! I love the papers you chose, the journaling and everything about it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that you did a mini--so clever! I think I get overwhelmed thinking of pages...but this is PERFECT:) LOVE your style:)

Martha said...

wow, this is amazing, love love love it :)

Kelly Landers said...

Your album is gorgeous Brooke!! I just love the papers you chose to use!!

Maria Levine said...

OH I LOVE IT! Those papers are amazing!!!

Lisa H. said...

oh, my is this ever gorgeous! love that you are doing a mini album-perfect size!

stampjourney said...

This is so pretty! I love what you've done so far, and I hope that you share more as your journal progresses!

Rona said...

this is gorgeous!!!

Anne said...

LOVE the distressed look!! Those red rings that you bound your journal with look pretty cool too!

{jennie} said...

Beautiful album! Thanks for sharing photos of all the pages.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous, love it!

Carisa said...

omg, brooke, this is amazing!!! i would LOVE to have something like this on my desk. what a great thing to pull out year after year too. now i MUST get this kit.

Lisa said...

EEP!!!! This is amazing!!!