Wednesday, October 20, 2010

He's making a list....

...and checking it twice! This little Vintage Santa Button by Jenni Bowlin inspired me to make a little notebook to keep in my purse for the holidays to remind me of what I need to do/buy/etc!
I know Halloween isn't over yet, but it's nearing the time for me to start thinking about Christmas, presents and all that goes with it! I decided to turn one of the little JB mini albums into a notebook. I made a section for each of my daughters (marked by tabs/tickets) where I am going to have them write in what they would like for Christmas! I can then keep this with me to refer to it when needed. When the holidays are over, I will add photos of them opening their gifts, and voila! I have a mini album complete from the start of the holiday to the end. I love that I'll have their handwritten wish lists in here to keep forever.
I love the Family Tree line for the holidays with it's reds and greens. I covered the front of the album with the yellow mini paper from the Family Tree mini paper pack. To get a star punched out of it, I had to trim off the corner of the paper and slide my star punch in. It was the perfect size punch to match the star already in the mini album! Then I added a red star banner sticker and pearl down inside on the first page.


A Silver Receipt rub on was added to the front cover and Black Ledger Sticker Alphas, along with a few more strips of paper. On the inside, I covered a chipboard star with a green 12" x 12" piece of Family Tree paper and punched a hole to attach it inside the book. To finish, I tied a ribbon around the rings and added a new Vintage Christmas button and pin. Thanks for the inspiration, Santa!

Oh, one other thing for me today...I am completely humbled to have been asked by Cath from Paper Crafts Magazine to answer a few questions for her Moxie Fab blog on my thoughts about trends and where I find them. You can read it HERE! And there is a prize to win, so I hope you'll stop over. :)
xo
Danielle

20 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Oh this is just adorable!!! LOVE it!!!

Wishing you a great day Danielle!!!

MrsETaylor said...

This is just beautiful Danielle. Your vintage creations always make me smile

NoraAnne said...

This is such a sweet idea! I love that you will use it for the holidays and then make it into a mini album keepsake! All of the details are so fun!

Mel said...

Ok seriously you are amazing. I am in the process of creating a similar book just to keep me straight during the holidays...it's like a planner but I LOVE your idea of turning it into a mini after the holidays by adding pictures. You always inspire me to the next level. LOVE that:)
Beautiful little book!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Yes, it is time to start thinking about Christmas and I am ever glad you are featuring this holiday today! I have to make one of these! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Sandra said...

what a beautiful, beautiful album this is going to be

Kim's Treasures said...

Very cute! I keep one in my purse year round just in case I find something great for someone. If I buy it, I record it in my book and how much I spent, that way I always know how much I'm spending on Christmas and what I still need to get.

Emily Branch said...

Love love love this idea!! Where did you find those adorable santa tickets!!!???

ginalovesdave said...

This is so cute! I just visited your blog from Cath's interview, but I thought I recognized your name from Melissa Frances! Love your work.

LucianaW said...

So Loevely....your project is amazing!!!!!
Congrats Dani for you inspiration!
Kisses from Brazil.

Charlene said...

So so adorable!!! Love the colors and the title :-)

jen said...

This is so sweet! As always- you inspire! Congrats on the Moxie Fabness!! You are on a roll!!! :)

Suzy Girl said...

Great project...now you have motivated me. Thanks Danielle.

Rita said...

Oh, my gosh! That is so beautiful! I love it!

lynn said...

simply adorable:)

clouds shadler said...

this is so beautiful and amazing, i really luv the tiny album full of JB stuff! my fav! awesome job Danielle!

Hugs,
C :)

sharon d said...

The album is such a great idea. I love that it can be used for the holidays, afterwards you can add pictures & then turn it into a keepsake...

Lesley Oman said...

love those letters that you have used for the title on the book - so divine!
x

lez
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hungryheffy

Shirley said...

Love that book, Dani, and congrats on the Moxie Fab!

Tiffany Heilman said...

OMG. Love this mini album. Love all the shapes and those tickets are so cute!