Welcome to Lori Whitlock's design team blog hop! Thanks for stopping by! I know the team has put some fun projects together and I am excited to kick of this Christmas season.
Here is a link of the lovely gals that are playing along. Make sure to visit each, leave a comment so you can have your chance to win a 25 dollar gift certificate for Lori's store. Keep reading for your link for your tag for your collection!
1- Lori Whitlock
2- Carolyn King
3- Natalie Graham ***** YOU ARE HERE******
4- Corri Garza
5- Joy Dickson
7- Tamara Tripodi
One fantastic thing about living in Canada, is that their Thanksgiving is in October, so it is totally socially exeptable to decorate for Christmas imediatly after Halloween and no one will think anything of it. So I think I will jam out to some favorite Christmas music and decorate the house today... but before I do, I want to share this fun project with you! I am sure you have heard of the fabulous Ali Edwards and her December Daily project, well this is the second year I have done this, and it was so much fun! I wanted to make sure I documented our last Canadian Christmas with as much gusto as possible.... so here is my take on 2011 December Daily - well at least the starter pages. (I will post each week my pages as they progress - it will be fun!)
I haven't bound it, because, well I am having a hard time finding some giant rings, I will keep searching, if not, well I am sure maybe a little present fairy might send me some :), or I'll pick them up when I am in Utah for Christmas. The front and back cover
I used Echo Park's Season Greetings line, including their stickers, brads and chipboard peices. The only thing I added was cardstock and other various page bases. The little subway art on the inside back cover was downloaded from Kerri Bradford. There are a couple loose items I dug out, but I would guess 90 percent of it is from that line - I loved it that much!
Ok, so now on to the mile long list of svg files I used from either LoriWhitlock.com or Silhouette America.
Countdown to Christmas
Tabbed mini album
December Daily 1-10
December Daily 11-20
December Daily 21-31
Christmas icon Set 4
Library pocket Card
Ticket library pocket
Christmas tree mini album
I think that is it.... I am sure I will add more as this project progresses.
ok, so now on to your freebie! These darling tags will come in handy this holiday season, make sure to visit each design team's site to collect them all!
You can download your tag here.
Oh, wait - I'm not done - I have another freebie for you! This is one from me!
This is what I am doing for neighbors and friends for Christmas - it's a dry erase frame, for you to make you Christmas lists on. I have done these for the last year for different seasons, and my kids love it. I hang them in my entry way, and it is a fun reminder for my family to go and have some fun! As you can see, as soon as I brought mine upstairs, my six year old added her ideas to the list (maybe you can't tell my handwriting from hers, but she added sledding!) I printed mine as an 11x14 at Costco, and framed it in a cheap old frame from Walmart. Which looked a little dull, so I painted it red with Martha Stewarts new glitter paint - now it looks like Dorothy's ruby slippers! I love it. I printed the rest as a 8x10, added them to a dollar store frame, wrapped it with tulle ribbon, with a dry marker, a cute snowflake (also found at the dollar store) and a matching tag, and you have an inexpensive gift to give away.
You'll want to get these done early so you can give them out soon, so they can enjoy it all season, and you can check one thing of your list a little early! Who doesn't like to get things done early -
I used Lori's Christmas Day digital kit to create this - isn't it cute! You can find it here at Design House Digital.
You can download your
and your tag here
Don't forget that Lori is having a sale this weekend on her website at LoriWhitlock.com