Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Daily - Day 7&8

I thought I'd be way more productive this weekend, but I guess I was too tired to keep up, oh well - I am still determined to get my December Daily album completed before the new year! Day 7 was my Friday off from work, and when Chris brought home Chinese food for lunch, I thought for sure that'd be the highlight of my day! However, I will have some pics and a story to add to the envelope later!!

I just made this simple and added some paper at the bottom, that matched the inside of the envelope on the other side, a vellum number and a sparkly sticker, backed with some washi tape to make it stand out more!

The envelope was a cut file from Marcy Penner for the 25 Days online class at Studio Calico! I used that awesome piece of Echo Park paper to cut it, but first I added a heart from Studio Calico, to the envelope. I separated the image, and used just the inner part onto the envelope, then cut the whole image separately from the glittery paper and made a sort of outline to adhere to the outer portion of the envelope!

Here's the tutorial video from Marcy.

For Day 8, we rang the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive outside our local mall! This was awesome because some time ago I was telling Chris how I wanted to volunteer more (like in the community), but felt restricted because I don't have a car and don't drive - so Chris suggested we could both ring the bell together!! I have the best husband!!

It didn't feel too cold when we left the house, but after the sun went down and it started to rain and it got windy... yeah, it was FREEZING! Next time (we'll be ringing again in a couple weeks) I am bringing gloves, hat, long johns and whatever else might be needed!

I was able to get some of the images off the Salvation Army blog for this side since I only got the one blurry photo from the actual day.

I have pics printed out for Days 9 & 10 too! We're almost halfway there!!


  1. Hello, I found your blog through Ali's website links for DD. Such a cute book you've got going...! Love it!

  2. Thanks @cinback! I'm falling a little behind but hopefully will catch up with some time off from work coming up!