Sunday, October 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop



I always love participating in Papertrey Ink's blog hop, unfortunately I'm usually too forgetful to remember! This morning I was thinking about everything blog related I needed to get done this week (Halloween Cards all posted, Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge (coming on Friday so be watching), two sketch cards, OH! and today's the 25th! It's pretty miraculous!

Yesterday I was churning out cards, so I decide this would be the perfect challenge to start on my December Daily album. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you'll remember last years album here. Here's the challenge:

It's time for our annual Holiday Hop!  Show us your best upcoming holiday plans for cards, gifts, wraps
or whatever else you have up your sleeve!  With everyone's cumulative efforts the participant list will be
an amazing resource!


I knew that my polka dot basics, bitty box paper, and PTI cardstock would be staples to making this album. I didn't really try to use PTI products, it's so fun that they work themselves into every project. The first thing I did was gather up my supplies. 

 
For the base of my album I am using 7 think bingo cards from 7 Gypsies. I knew I wanted something kind of special for the front. So I started off with the second size label in pure poppy and decided to stitch my 25. I just drew it out and stitched it with this awesome twine from Farmers Marker called shabby green.

 
And here's the finished look. I just used a simple shipping tag and added dimension with polka dot basics with versa mark, vintage cream ink, and some brown. And don't you love that natural looking ribbon? Ahh... I found it in the trim section at JoAnn's.

I also got done the first page. If you aren't familiar with the December Daily Album check out Ali Edwards site for more information. Basically the idea is to set up your album before December, so you can add pictures and establishments as you go through the month! Here's my first day:

Because I was working with the back of my ribbon, I just tied some more twine to give it interest and used a number index card for the date. If you look closely at the background of the card you will see that I stamped the tree from Home For the Holidays from PTI. It looks so nice and vintage in real life! Plus who doesn't love Bitty Boxes! AHHH!

I can't wait to see what else everyone else did!



38 comments:

Karen said...

Well, lookie you, Courtney! You are mighty busy, aren't you? Maybe I need to take a heads up from you to get it all done. :> I did not remember the hop tonight, until about an hour ago....right after I had already done another post (finally!). So, I'm not In the hop tonight, but will definitely be checking out all the Christmas crafty goodness pile o' inspiration. And while I didn't come from the hop, I'm so glad I popped in on you!! I love the idea of Ali's December Daily and its great to see another person's take on it. Yours looks like it is going to be fun and fabulous and I cannot wait to see more!!! :>

kari said...

I LOVE that ribbon, it's just beautiful. I like what you have done so far, very inspiring. I can't wait to see the rest!1

Latisha said...

This is such a wonderful idea, I have a Melissa Frances bingo album, I think you gave me the right push to do something with it.

Heidi said...

What a cool project! The vintage feel is so warm.

Steph said...

Gorgeous, it is going to be an incredible book.

Jen said...

Love Ali's december daily album idea...your page looks smashing!

Natasha said...

Cute idea! I can't wait to see the rest!

Kelly S. said...

Oh very cool...LOVING the way you did that 24...and used the Bingo card...fab distressing, too!

Winter said...

Oh My! I forgot today was the
25th and it was the PTI Blog Hop! I had my projects almost finished too! Darn! Oh well, I'll share them later! :)
I can't wait to see the finished project! I LOVE that ribbon! :)

lynn said...

adorable tag! tfs!

Deanna said...

Wowzers, what a project! Love it Courtney!

Rebecca said...

Your 25 days of Christmas tag looks awesome! I love the bright red with the neutral colors. Eye-popping!

Lori said...

Beautiful!!

Bonnie said...

Oh great idea! I am not that ambitious but I sure envy you for doing it! Beautiful!

BethieJ said...

This is so pretty!! Love the ribbon!!

Maria said...

This is fabulous! Judging by the cover (hee hee) and first page, I think this is going to be one eye-popping album when you're finished.

Michelle said...

Oh this is a great idea...love all the charming embellies.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute cards!! tfs!!

Cammie said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing and
the inspiration.

Melissa said...

What a great little book! I love the colors!

Dru said...

This is such a great gift idea - I love your project!!

kimosabescraps said...

very cute.. love the stitching!

Marge said...

Oh, WOW, this is going to be soooooo fabulous!!! LOVE that 25th!!!

Lizzie Jones said...

What a great idea! I love all the detail you've shown on your finished pages. Thanks for sharing!

Sue Pardue said...

Very cool project!

Kay Sibley said...

Such a great idea, Courtney! I love the natural, vintage look of your album. This is a wonderful way to document the holidays! ♥♥ Kay

peggysue said...

Bitty boxes are so much fun. Glad to see you on the hop! Like the ribbon too.

Lori said...

What a great idea for recording your special holiday memories!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Love the vintagey project that you are creating! :) TFS

naomi chokr said...

shut up i love what you did with this

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love that ribbon too!! Looks great so far Courtney!! I can't wait to see the rest of it. Maybe after Nov. 6th... I can get started on mine and actually have it finished before the 1st of Dec.!! Maybe!!

Liz said...

That ribbon is gorgeous! Way to go on getting started!

Linda said...

Fabulous! Very creative. Love that ribbon! Hope we get to see the rest of the days.

Aimes said...

This is lovely! I especially love the way you stitched the 24 - so sweet!
TFS!
Aimes
x

Stephanie said...

Courtney - I'm lovin how the book is coming along - the colors are perfect...I've been anticipating ever since watching some of your shopping videos :)

Love the bingo card w/the stitched 25!!

Christina Smith said...

I'm loving what you have prepared for your December Daily album. I love those papers!

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh, I've been thinking about doing December Daily this year. I love your approach!

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