Tuesday, December 15, 2009

25 Days Until Christmas - Days 8 - 11

Here are four more pages from my 25 Days Until Christmas book. You can click on any of the pages to view them larger!

Christmas candy comes in the prettiest packages! So colorful and fun! I snapped a photo of some candy that I picked up, and then I couldn't resist using the HUGE glitter chipboard letters on this page! I love the little penguin with the candy cane! This page is just FUN to me!

I could take a photo a day of just Princess. She amuses me daily! On this day, she was stretched out in the middle of the family room, and she had her paw possessively over her toy motorcycle. She cracks me up! She stayed that way long enough for me to get up, get my camera, and take a photo! She poses for photos! She really does! The next photo are the goodies that the marvelous Mario sent to me when I won on Tim Holtz's blog during the 12 Tags of Christmas! Awesome Ranger distress inks, crackle paints, and Stickles! Thank you Tim! So, I added a grungeboard arrow that I painted with fired brick distress crackle paint, and I added a trio of Stickles dots in both colors! Thanks Chris for the "lucky" bingo card that you stamped for me! I also added some Tim Holtz tickets (bliss and play), and the ticket at the top was stamped with one of my Unity sets. I also used my NEW tiny attacher to add the ribbon loops to my journaling at the bottom. I can already tell that the tiny attacher is going to be one of my favorite tools EVER! How have I been creating so long without one?

See, I told you that Princess amuses me daily . . . I just love taking pictures of her! On this day, she was resting and warming up on the sunny patch on the floor in the living room! Isn't she cute? She's my sweetheart! I also did some baking because the girls needed goodies for their library helpers' Christmas party in school, so I made brownies and oatmeal raisin cookies. Yum! The tab at the top was stamped with one of my Unity stamps, and the "Baking Cookies" sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe'.

The girls came home from school on the 11th with the gifts that they received from their Secret Santa's. They were assigned a Secret Santa during NJHS. Emily got such a gorgeous fleece blanket, and Jessica got a Mokena Video gift certificate and movie snacks! What fun!

I hope you're doing a good job getting ready for the holidays! I'm doing pretty good, but I just cannot believe that it's 10 days until Christmas! December is on fast forward! I hope you have a great day, and as always, thanks for stopping by!


Fe-Fe said...

These are all fabulous Carol. I love all the photos of Princess, she is such a Diva Dog! :-)

Congratulations on your Tim Holtz win. I not at all jealous - I'm always this shade of green!! lol

Sorry I've not been to visit your blog for a while, life just seems to get a bit manic sometimes. Hope you are all well over there.

Fe x

Lora Oliver said...

Gorgeous pages and so much fun!

Chris said...

these turned out fabulous!! love them all, you are totally on a roll here...i need to get caught up!

Stacey said...

Love all the great memories you have captured. Some days I have been good and some days I almost forget! I finally got the first couple of weeks done. :) I just posted on my blog...especially for you! :) http://stacey-scraps.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Wow, you have been a busy girl. I LOVE your layouts, they are fantastic!! Princess seems to like having her photo taken too.

Mara... said...

Great pages Carol!!! I love all the candy photos. They do come in the most colorful packaging, no wonder I can't help but grab a few bags when i'm in Target!! LOL!

Brenda said...

WOW I really love how your book is coming together!!!Congrats on your win!!!