Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blog Hop - and a couple freebies!






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
loriwhitlock.com
2- Carolyn King
http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com
3- Natalie Graham     ***** YOU ARE HERE******
mygrahamcrackers.blogspot.com
4- Corri Garza
www.buglvr.blogspot.com
5- Joy Dickson
http://joyslife.com/
6-Krissy Clark
krissyclarkmckee.blogspot.com
7- Tamara Tripodi
http://happylifecraftywife.com/


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.

I used:

3x4 envelope
snowflake lace
tabs 2
Christmas words
Christmas words-2
Countdown to Christmas
Tabbed mini album
December Daily 1-10
December Daily 11-20
December Daily 21-31
6 labels
4 labels
5 labels
Merry Christmas
Christmas icon Set 4
Library pocket Card
Ticket library pocket
flourish
doily
snowflake
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
 8x10 here
11x14 here
and your tag here


Merry Christmas!

Don't forget that Lori is having a sale this weekend on her website at LoriWhitlock.com



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Happy Hopping!

84 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS - wow - I love ALL these ideas. They have inspired me for my December album too :-)
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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  2. I Love your "December Daily", what a Cool Idea!!! And, thanks for the Christmas to do List!! I plan on doing this for "special" people on my Gift List!! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  3. What a fun idea to do a December Daily book! Thanks so much for the great gift idea! Can't wait to make some to share! majelica@comcast.net

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  4. love the white board idea and the december daily. there is always so much going on it's nice to have it documented. :)

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  5. Your DD book is adorable - love it! And i am a BIG fan of framed projects - they make such great gifts. Thanks for sharing,

    Sue
    x

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  6. wow, this is amazing, lotsa of cuteness going on here

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  7. Love the great ideas! I'm putting the dry erase board idea on my list for next year...awesome!

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  8. What great creations Natalie! I'd never heard of the December Daily until recently. You're inspiring me to get started on one!
    ~Joy~

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  9. Love the dry erase idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Very cool December Daily. Also love the dry erase board ideas as Christmas gifts!

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  11. Love your DD mini album!! Thanks for sharing your print file for the dry erase board! :D

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  12. Love your mini album and what a neat idea for a dry erase board!! Super cute :)

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  13. Fantastic projects, Natalie! Love your style! :)

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  14. What a fabulous project!! I am so loving your blog, your creativity and all your super cool projects!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  15. Great projects. Love the dry erase boards. Thanks

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  16. Super awesome ideas you have and thanks for sharing I just love to give and share and these are wonderful affordable ideas.

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  17. Wow, your projects are awesome. That little dry erase board is so, so darling. I follow Ali, too, and love her site for so much inspiration. I love your December Daily book. Can't wait to see what you put in it. I just may have to make one this year. Thanks for posting all your pictures of the daily book. Have a great day. joanvanc@gmail.com

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  18. Your album look great and I love the framed dry erase "boards". :)

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  19. Awesome idea for the dry erase board and the tag that goes with it.
    For some reason I can't comment through blogger or google for this post so I am going to have to leave the comment as anonymous and hope that I still get entered into the contest.

    Amie Lambert-Gaudet
    justinandjakesmom@yahoo.ca

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  20. Fabulous projects!! I love your album and I think I'm going to do the dry erase frames for a bunch of my friends this year. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  21. You have totally inspired me. I haven't scrap booked in years, and I love this idea. :) Also, the dry erase gift for neighbors is a fabulous idea. I am going to have to look into this. Hugs!

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  22. You are truly a creative artist. Thanks for sharing all the pics of your December Daily. I know that takes a lot of time and I'm sure everyone appreciates your efforts. Also thanks for the wonderful free files.

    I'm glad Lori's had this blog hop because now I've discovered another wonderful blog.

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  23. Love those numbers! What a great December Daily Mini!

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  24. What an adorable idea! Thank you so much for the freebies too! I love the Christmas to do list! Super cute! I am going to have to be your new blog follower!

    gettincraftystarkie.blogspot.com

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  25. I love your blog and added you to my Google Reader!

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  26. Wow. That inspires me. I especially liked the tree page!

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  27. Fabulous job! I am still in the beginning stages of my DD, so I am really motived to get mine done this weekend!!!!

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  28. Thank you for the free tag and the to do list. You have a great blog and lots of ideas that inspire! Donna

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  29. What a beautiful creation! The book and the dry erase :) You sure put a lot of time into your project. Thank you so much for sharing the files to make our own boards. I'll have to make a few this year too :)

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  30. Great projects. Thanks for the fabulous To Do printable.

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  31. Thanks for the great inspiration for the December Daily album! Love your dry erase board too! :)

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  32. What fabulous projects and freebies. You rock!

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  33. Great projects, Thank you for your generosity.

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  34. love your book - thanks for sharing and for the goodies!!

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  35. Great projects and so nice of you to give us freebies too!

    Mytimetoplay.blogspot.com

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  36. What a clever idea! I love this. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. What a great idea for the 25 days of Christmas! I did a small book last year and loved it. I will be doing it again for sure this year :)

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  38. I love both projects, but that Christmas to do list is an idea I hadn't seen before. Thanks for sharing and fingers crossed I win it.

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  39. OMG! So adorable! Love the Christmas journal. Love the frame (I like sparkly red all year round!), love the gift ideas. Thank you for the printables. Also, I suggest using a sharpie marker (easier to write with a fine tip) instead of a dry erase marker. Sharpies on glass won't smudge but will easily wipe off with a wet cloth.

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  40. Very creative ideas! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  41. Love it and love all the darling ideas I'm picking up along the way! THANKS!

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  42. Thanks for showing us your December daily album....love it!! Looking forward to coming back to your blog and seeing how the pages progress. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Fabulous December Daily album and thanks for the downloads--great gift idea.

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  44. I LOVE all your pages, and yes, that is going to need some pretty big rings! Great work!

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  45. How cute, I love that project. What a good idea! I am so going to enjoy coming back also to see how it is lookin!! TFS & for the chance @ the great treats!!!
    ChelleBee

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  46. Wow, awesome Dec daily project. Cute dry erase gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  47. Wow! Amazing book project. So many lovely pages.

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  48. What great ideas! Truly talented!

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  49. Your December daily looks fabulous and the dry erase board is such a great idea!

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  50. Such a beautiful project. And your Holiday to-do list is just stunning. LOVE IT!

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  51. I love the Echo Park papers and you have done some really fun things with it. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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  52. Oh my goodness -- where do I start? Love your December Daily -- you must be so thrilled to have it ready to go! Thank you for the fabulous idea for the Christmas To Do list using your super downloads and the frame. Love the red sparkly frame -- so Christmassy! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. OHHH! LOVE that December Daily project--I really **REALLY** need to do one of those soon!! And that gift for your neighbor is so fun! LOVE:) Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  54. These are amazing! And I love the blog hop idea!

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  55. Super cute!!!! Love everything!!!

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  56. Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration and the downloads. I will visit often.

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  57. What a super cute blog you have! I love this mini you did! Too fun! Love the frames too! Bet your neighbors love you! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
    come on over:)

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  58. love your blog!! great project

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  59. Wow, like your December daily and cute Christmas to do list idea! Thank for the files as well.

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  60. Thank you so much for the printables, I love the dry erase activity idea. Your December Daily is great inspiration as well!

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  61. I love the dry ease board idea. I want to try one but make it more for year round use. thanks for the inspiration.

    Lisa
    editorofpinkscrapper@ gmail.com

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  62. Lori, I'm overwhelmed! It was so great to see all your December Daily pages and then the cool printable decor item - it's totally awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!
    rgauss at sbcglobal dot net

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  63. I love both of your projects. What wonderful ideas. TFS

    http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/
    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

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  64. Both of your projects are awesome and full of so many wonderful ideas. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  65. Both projects are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the dry erase board. - angie

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  66. your book is gorgeous! I love the dry erase board too!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Hopping on my way, as soon as I subscribe to your blog! Loving your projects! Did not know Canada celebrated Thanksgiving in October! How come?

    http://craftyzoowithmonkeys.blogspot.com

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  67. Love your Dec daily so far. The dry erase board is a great idea.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

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  68. Either would be great for teacher or hostess gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  69. WOW! I love your projects - especially the Christmas to do lists! Thank you so much for all the freebies! You rock!

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  70. Oh wow such an amazing projects sweetie thank you for sharing with all your pics...love it! Thank you so much for the freebies too ;) Hugs x

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  71. No kidding, made with love! That is made with LOTS of love!! I really like the colors that you used, layouts, everything! Absolutely stunning!!!

    Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

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  72. Such great projects. Thanks for sharing them! http://www.scrapnewe.blogspot.com

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  73. so creative and cute projects. Thanks for sharing..

    xitlalli0508@gmail.com

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  74. Thanks so much I love the creation! New follower!

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