Thursday, November 12, 2009

DT creations, december daily and a roof! (long post)

December daily album from 2008
Last year, I created my 1st December daily album. I fell in love with the idea and ran with it. Ali Edwards is so amazing, I love her work. I taught a class on this a few weeks ago! They wanted me to post pics from last year for more ideas for them... so enjoy!
I like adding a calendar to the front of my album. It helps me stay organized throughout the month so I remember what we did on what day. I try to print photos at least once a week and add them to my album. I always begin my album with the annual cookie baking day!
I love how ecclectic the pages are. I have random shapes and sizes to fit my daily needs!
If there was a day that we didn't do something special, I took a picture of a decoration or added a Christmas card that I received on that page.
Not all your events in the album need to be related to Christmas or the holidays... I have a page for my father in laws birthday since that falls in December.
Above, you can see the truck that Bryce was driving around the day that he was sick and didn't move very much!
Last year I ended the album on Christmas morning. I had the album with pictures printed and inside of it ready for Christmas morning to share with the family. What a great way to celebrate without too much stress! This year, I might continue the album until New Year's and it is beginning in November.. so I am calling it my Holiday album instead of my December Daily! I will post pics of my album this year once I finish the pages.

Here is my layout that I created for my GDT role at Sketchy Thursday! It is a great sketch. I created another layout using the sketch that I will share at a later point. The giveaway is amazing, you just need to check it out and play along!
Practical Scrapper's challenge this week is to use color and white core cardstock. Here is a layout that I created from our Ocean City, MD trip that we took in August 2008.
I also am using this layout for Frosted Designs challenge for tearing paper!
I would like to thank Sharon for giving me this blog award. I feel honored to receive it, especially for a second time. I love this blog and I love that you are loving it too!
Rules are that I need to post answers to the questions; however, I just posted them and not sure if you would like to read them again... so check out my answers here.
I am passing this award onto Buffy, Patty, Windy, Sarabeth and Jane.

Progress at the property... it was so nice seeing 1/2 of our roof done today! Three guys shingled 1/2 of our roof today. We wanted to go with a metal roof, but like I have said before sometimes you just need to make compromises and this is one of ours.

They were really funny. I don't know these guys and here I am trampling through the mud in my school clothes with a camera around my neck. I introduced myself and said hello. Of course the next words out of my mouth were "do you mind if I take a picture?" They replied with "Do you want us to pose?" I almost died laughing... I said, well you do what you want but it will end up in my scrapbook.. they then said, alright we will keep working! The other guys that work for us almost weekly have done some pretty fun poses that will show up in scrapbook pages in the future!
Do you see the guy laying in that tiny space? I commented on how I can't imagine doing what they are doing. I remember watching Brian roof our house that we rented about a year and 1/2 ago... it scared me watching them walk around on it. I am glad I wasn't there watching them put it on. The front of the roof and the other side are a much steeper pitch. The entire roof and siding will be done by these guys over the next week! Yeah for progress!
Behind the house.
View from the right side of the house... I don't get over there much due to mud right now. The dormer is our master suit. The window on the left is the bathroom window, then the his and her walk in closets are to the right.
My Scrap That Poetry challenge #3 is coming to a close, don't forget to stop by and enter a layout for "Where the Sidewalk ends". Also don't forget I am giving away a RAK to the winner which is new this month. You will be receiving one of my Campbell's Creations paper packs- it is a collection of Bobunny winter paper and embellishments.
I am currently getting ready for my favorite crop of the year, Kinnon Keepsakes Crop for a Cure! We crop for 12 hours to raise money for breast cancer services in the Lehigh Valley. This will be my 4th year attending with my mother in law! I love the people and the cause! This year lots of friends are joining me at the crop. I am sponsoring a prize for the chinease auction. There are card raffles and a quilt giveaway as well. Patty will be selling items from her etsy shop there this year as well. I can't wait to see my friends from Kinnon. I will have lots of layouts to post on Sunday as well as the winner of the Scrap that Poetry!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will post again on Sunday!
Tonight I am grateful for...
crops that raise money
great weather tomorrow
a fabulous Friday
scrapping with my friends
sunsets at the property


Patty S said...

wow - what a post! :-)
thanks for bestowing the blog award upon me - how kind of you.
your house is looking awesome.... i'm living vicariously through your pictures - i love log homes!
see you saturday! ;-)

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the award!!! you are tooo sweet :)
the house is just lovely-my aunt and uncle build their own log home in Maine and i just love it!!!

good luck :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i am in loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee with that mini and those lo's!!!! gorgeous!!!!!!!!! love love love love love the roof pics!!! soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute the guys wanted to pose for U! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jane F. Smith said...

Ok, first...thank you so much for the blog award!!! Honestly I hate answering the question thingies but I may give this one a shot!!!
Second, the LO's here are amazing I love the robot one,it's so CUTE!!
Third, your new house is going to be so beautiful!!!! I'm sure your excited about getting in there!!I could not do what those guys do!!! Awesome!! Thanks Jenn!!

Jill said...

A Roof! Yay! So happy for you!

Hi Jenn! I just found your blog today, I will put you in my favorites and I will keep on following!

See you tomorrow at the crop! :)

Happie Stamper said...

Thanks for the blog award!

Yeah for the roof going on! I would hate to be those guys though in this wind we are having high up on the roof.

Love the December Daily, I can't wait to complete mine this weekend!
I'm looking forward to 12 hours of cropping tomorrow! See ya then!

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