Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Countdown to Christmas - Blog Hop

Welcome to Lori Whitlock's Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop!  Thanks for joining us... 

  
You should be joining us from Lori's blog.  Here is the order of the hop.



Natalie Graham  **** you are here*****























With the holiday's just around the corner, I always get a little overwhelmed with things I think I need to do, or make.  I am sure none of you can relate.  There are a couple things I am not willing to give up.  My December Daily project is always important, but I have only done it a couple of times, and spent hour after hour working on it.  They always turn out so darling and they are really one of my favorite things to do.  But this year, my plate seems a little fuller than normal.  So instead of making a unique, one of a kind mini book, I simplified it.  I did it digital.  I still love the mixture of media used in my previous years, but I still think this turned out cute.  I made 11 different templates, some with more than one picture, some with only one.  I plan on each weekend, sitting down, and simply putting the pictures and journaling in a template.  I figure with 11 different templates, I could mix them up a little, or even change out the paper to make them look a little different.  Either way, simple, easy and fun!

For the whole album I used Lori's digital files of This and That Christmas found a Jessica Sprague.  I loved how she had lots of date embellishments, and a whole sheet of pattern paper with numbers on it, so adding dates will be super simple!  All pages are 5x7's to make for easy printing and finding page protectors.

Watch for a project next week for the cover that I made with the paper version of This and That Christmas for the album cover!

Here are my pages!














If you want a peek at my last years paper Daily December check it out here!





Ok, so who wants a gift card to Lori's fantastic shop?  Leave a comment here, and I will announce the winner here on November 24!  How easy can that be.  Don't forget to join me and follow my crazy adventures!

While we are shopping this weekend, don't forget to stop by Lori's shop and save 30% of any orders over $15.  Use the code HOLIDAY30, for your discount!  Happy Shopping!



And just incase you missed seeing these darling tags, hop on back to Lori's blog for some free cutting files!  Just think of how much cuter your gifts will look under the tree with these babies!



Happy Holiday's everyone!  Thanks for stopping by, next up, the ever so talented Corri Garza 



50 comments:

  1. Stunning layouts Natalie!!!
    *I'm a CT member, so no need to enter me in the lucky draw!

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  2. Wonderful pages, Natalie!!
    Can't wait to see it finished. Good luck on keeping up with it :-)

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  3. I love the mini album you created! Beautiful!

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  4. Your digital layouts are beautiful! Great project, I am a new follower!

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  5. Really adorable album! Thank you!

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  6. I love this collection! I have never done anything digital, but seeing this makes me want to try it out! Thanks.

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  7. Wow these are beautiful layouts! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Irene

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  8. love the idea of a digital album-darling

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  9. Those are adorable! I'm looking at doing December daily for the first time this year, and this seems doable! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great pages! December daily looks like fun.

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  11. Your pages are AWESOME!!! Being new to digital i did not even think about making the pages ahead and just adding the photo later. Duh!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing your pages. I have this digital kit and can't wait to get started.. You've really inspired me and your pages will be perfect to get me started.

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  13. Great design, thanks for sharing-

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  14. Wow... I cant believe I didnt think about going digital on a DD. I am inspired! Thanks.

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  15. Your digital Christmas pages are so lovely!

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  16. I love that you made them like templates to be used for multiple days. They turned out beautiful! They would look awesome bound into a hard bound book at a photo finishing site--So much cuter and more personalized than the templates that they typically offer. :)

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  17. Great digital pages! I just love Lori's papers and cutting designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Just LOVE your layouts! You make it look so easy. Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. Your December Daily looks great. I am hoping to actual complete one this year, so I know I need to make it more "doable". Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. these look great - I love that you created digi versions

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  21. Great papers. It's getting my creative juices going. :)

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  22. I love the december daily/digi idea!!Great pages!

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  23. Gorgeous pages and digital stuff. Thanks for the give away!

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  24. Ok, so who wants a gift card to Lori's fantastic shop?
    I do I do!!!!
    **U**
    Nance

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  25. Ok, so who wants a gift card to Lori's fantastic shop?
    I do I do!!!!
    **U**
    Nance

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  26. Your pages turned out wonderfully!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. Sue - it's your lucky day, you won the gift certificate to Lori Whitlock's store! email me so I can get the instructions sent to you so you can claim it!!!

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  27. I have never been able to keep up on those daily books, but always love the ones I see. Yours is beautiful!!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Natalie!
    ~Krista J.

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  28. I love the idea, Natalie! I did my December Daily as daily e-mails to the kids' grandparents with pictures and updates (OK, so that only lasted until the 9th or so when I got discouraged by the kids' lack of interest in letting me get pictures of anything but their hands over their faces...) Anyway, I love that you worked out a solution for simplifying ahead of time! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Love your layouts and book! I have that kit! Thanks for the inspiration! and the chance to win!
    nanapuddin2u gmail dot com

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  30. I love your pages! They are fantastic.

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  31. I love this and that and would spend the $10 wisely;)

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  32. I love the idea of a December daily. I haven't done one yet and your pages are definitely an inspiration. So pretty. I hope to get an electronic cutter for Christmas so $10 to Lori's shop would be great.

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  33. You're so organized to be able to do pages before the photos to put into them! I love Lori's designs, from the 3D shadowboxes to simpler shapes like the onesie cards. The $10 GC would be well - and quickly! - used here.

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  34. Adorable pages - thank you! And thank you for the chance to win!

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  35. These templates are fabulous! Great work, Natalie! I am loving this EP collection more and more!

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  36. Love the pages!! phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Beautiful mini! I love it I think i'm jealous of it :) patient_pink_panther(@)yahoo(.)com

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  38. Great Work, I love EP and so glad I found Lori's site!!
    Betsy023 at yahoo dot com.

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