Sunday, November 28, 2010

25 Days Until Christmas - 2010

I got my 2010 "25 Days Until Christmas" book done! I love the way it turned out! My most awesome friend Chris sent me incredible Christmas papers at the end of the season last year, and I couldn't wait to use them in this year's book! Most of these papers are 12x12, and most of them cannot be cut, so that is how I determined that my book would be 12x12 this year! The last couple of years, my book has been smaller. Anyway, you can see what I mean about the paper when you look at the cover. That paper is gorgeous, and should NOT be cut! That tree is flocked! Just gorgeous! I added various Thickers for the title, and a couple of K&Company Christmas die cuts. The flowers are Primas, and I love the coppery color. I also added a trio of rhinestones. You'll have to forgive the poor photograph. It's dark, and I need some natural light in order to show you how pretty this book is! You can click on the photo to see the cover larger!

In the awesome papers, there was a number sheet! I cut it apart, and I will use these to number my pages. I still need to distress the edges, and then they'll be ready to go. I do NOT prenumber my pages. I need to be able to rearrange as I go! Also, sometimes a day ends up with more than one page. If and when that happens, I'll just number the second page with chipboard, Thickers, miscellaneous stickers, etc.

This is what I call my spare parts! I will distress the edges of all of these and just keep them in a baggie for when I need them! Some of the larger pieces might end up getting punched and added to the rings in the book. This is just a bunch of small Christmas-themed items. Chances are, I'll end up using all of this in my book this year!

So, I'll show more tomorrow! I want to show you the cool mixture of pages that I used this year! I use some sheers that I got on sale, some Pink Paislee papers that I've had for a while, and the cool mix of papers that wonderful and generous Chris sent to me! I am ready for December 1st! Bring it on!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did! As always, thanks for stopping by!


Stacy said...

Carol, LOVE those papers and fun numbers! Cannot wait to see your pages!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous cover Carol! I can't wait to see the pages! Thanks for sharing. =)

Chris said...

i love your book!! it is going to be very pretty when it's all done!!

mustangkayla said...

OOooeeee! Its going to be Fabulous! What a pretty cover!