Sunday, December 25, 2011

Elizabeth's Stationary

Elizabeth's annual Christmas stationary. I hope she likes them :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Cards for 2011

My Christmas cards for this year. I decided to use stamps that I had purchased in years past. The only things I purchased were the papers to make the cards and the glitter ribbons from American Crafts. I love the way they turned out!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Introducing Howie

As we did with our previous niece and nephew, we made announcements for the newest addition to the family. We did his a little differently from the last two and I love the way they turned out. I think the handmade argyle paper really got us on the right foot making these.

 The envelopes and the outside of the card.
 All of the components. 
The inside. I think they are so cute!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December Daily - Day seventeen

We spent hours out in the only sun we've had this month, enjoying the once again flowing falls. Then we spent the evening at Pete's trail of lights and driving around looking at lights.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December Daily - Day sixteen

A movie with a friend and announcement making for my newest nephew.

Friday, December 16, 2011

December Daily - Day fifteen

An afternoon spent decorating trees with little ladies.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December Daily - Day fourteen

Festive Pilates and dinner on South Congress.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Daily - Day thirteen

Lunch at Kerby Lane, last of the Christmas shopping, and the symphony sing along.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December Daily - Day twelve

Cards sent out and Christmas gifts wrapped!

Monday, December 12, 2011

December Daily - Day eleven

Pretty kitty, walk around Slaughter Creek park, and a shared peppermint hot chocolate.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Daily - Day ten

Annie turned one, Eve and I hung out on the swings and when I got home, Chris and I went for a brisk walk.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Daily - Day nine

Lily, Eve and I spent our morning making tons of snowmen.

Friday, December 9, 2011

December Daily - Day eight

I hosted the 2nd annual Cookie Exchange. Ashley, Teresa, and Christina all brought delicious goodies! And thanks to Pinterest, I had a few cute things too. :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Daily - Day seven

Poor Luna had to go to the vet for her annual check-up and shots.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Daily - Day six

Book club at Ashley's house. We discussed Bossypants.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Daily - Day five

Enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and harvesting our first crop of beans.

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Daily - Day four

Decorating our first real tree in our first house.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Daily - Day three

Hopefully it stops raining soon so I can get better pictures of my pages! Day three we went downtown to the KUT Christmas sing a-long. It was so much fun.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

No Sew Superhero Cape

I made a superhero cape for my nephew Max for his fourth birthday. I hope he loves it!

I followed this tutorial, but I made a few changes. I started with a piece of felt that was 18x36 inches. I wanted it to be longer than the cape in the tutorial. I also rounded the bottom corners. Then I cut out an "M" for Max using my Cricut machine. The only other thing I did differently was sew my velcro on for added strength, I know how hard kids pull things apart ;).

December Daily - Day two

Today we went out in the cold rain to pick out our very first real Christmas tree. Since we aren't going back to Illinois for Christmas, we get to partake in the piney goodness.

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Daily - Day one

I got suckered in to December daily by my friend Christina. Now to see if I can actually keep up with it. I do like the idea of sneaking in a few crafty moments each day, but loathe taking, printing, and planning pictures everyday. As you can see from my day one page, the photos are iphone randoms. I might need some cheering on to keep this up :)

Details: Paper is from My Mind's Eye's 12 Days of Christmas line. I plan to use the entire 6x6 paper pad I bought of this line. 25 days countdown tag is from Little Yellow Bicycle.