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Christmas: Project Life

Christmas/Christmas Eve were combined in my Project Life spread.
The paper I used was from scrap book paper that I stocked up on at the beginning of December
when I started December Daily and the holidays began.

I also used a Project Life 3×4 card for journaling. (From the Midnight Kit).
I used gold chip board pieces to create the ‘Christmas ’13’
and I created a 4×6 collage to add more phots to the spread.

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The End of December Daily

13. Just a typical day.
I used card stock and a chip board embellishment along with a
journaling card from the midnight kit of Project Life.

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14. Lots of errands with Danny.
We ended up snowed in that evening, but him and Annabel enjoyed the snow together.
Chip board numbers and a free printable were used on card stock.
The back was a simple white so I added red washi tape.

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15. Normal day of grocery shopping and hanging out at home
with football and fantasy football.
And the first hot chocolate with candy canes of the season!
I used scrap book paper, stickers for the date and a free printable I found online.

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16. My grandmother passed away.
I’m glad she is no longer in pain.
Used card stock paper to journal and added a heart embellishment.

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17. Another typical day. But Danny and I are no longer working first shift together.
He went back to anywhere from 10 hour to 13 hour night shifts.
Super simple layout. I used scrap book paper and a date stamp.

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18. Just a little spread for one week until Christmas.
I used chipboard letters for the ‘one week’ and a free printable
I found online to journal.
The joy sticker I found in a clearance bin at the craft store.

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19. Lots of playing with Annabel.
They love playing with sheets.
Danny wraps her up or covers her up in them and she loves attacking them.
For this day I used stickers for the date and simply punched a hole in the picture and backed
it with decorative scrap book paper.
The small silver heart was cut out from decorative paper.

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20. My grandmother’s calling hours.
21. My grandmother’s funeral. It was very nice she would be happy.
It was good to see so many people there to celebrate her life.
I used card stock and a heart embellishment.
The card I used for writing comes from the midnight kit of Project Life.

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22. Spent the day with family.
Scrap book paper and stickers for the numbers.
I cut the cloud from a midnight kit card from Project Life.

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23. Typical day.
Decorative chipboard piece and stickers for the date.

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24. Short day at work. Danny and I exchanged gifts and stockings.
Annabel got her gift as well that she ripped up very quickly.
We watched A Christmas Story and drank hot chocolate that night.
Double sided lay out with chip board letters and a card from
the midnight kit of Project Life.

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25. We went to my parents’ house first thing in the morning then to my grandparents’
and the to Danny’s family.
I used chipboard letters and scrap book paper.

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I did enjoy this craft but it was a bit hard to continue once everything with my
grandma happened. But I’m glad I finished it and I may try it
again next year depending on what’s going on next year.

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Christmas

This was the first Christmas that Danny and I spent the whole time together.

He had Christmas Eve off and I only worked five hours so we spent the day just hanging out at home and playing with Annabel.

Danny was too anxious to exchange gifts and his argument was that we wouldn’t have much time Christmas morning – so we opened all our gifts and stockings on Christmas Eve. That night we drank hot chocolate and watched A Christmas Story. 

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[My fake surprised face since I picked that gift out]

Annabel loved her gifts. But one only lasted a few hours. It is now currently just the shell of the stuffed owl that it once was.
But she still loves it.

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On Christmas Day we went to my parents’ house first thing in the morning. Then my dad’s parents’ house and then to Danny’s family. We spent a ton of time in the car. One ride was over an hour. (But that’s something we need to be used to because of the distance between our families).

I was glad to get to see so many people
and have so much great food!

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This is our attempt at a family photo.
Works for me 🙂

Catching Up – December Daily

It was really hard to continue this project after my grandmother became very ill.
I felt like this was a difficult project to begin with-I don’t have everyday activities etc etc.

But I’m deciding to push through although many of the days do not have photos
or exciting events/news or even good news for that matter.

This book is supposed to celebrate the happiness this time of year.
And unfortunately it’s not always there.

Day 8: I did even more Christmas shopping with my mom and Danny got home from drill.

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I used a 4×3 card from the Midnight Project Life kit.
The ‘hello’ with a heart is a rubber stamp.

Day 9: My grandma ended up in the hospital Monday – I went and visited
and Danny became sick.

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Super simple layout for what was going on that day.

Day 10: Typical Tuesday – work and grocery shopping.

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I used card stock and stickers and a heart embellishment.

Day 11: Another evening in after work.

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More scrapbook paper, rubber stamp and a 4×3 card from the Cherry Project Life kit.

Day 12: My grandma came home from the hospital with hospice.
I went straight there after work and spent all evening there with the family.

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I used scrap book paper and 4×3 cards from the Midnight Project Life kit.

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It was so unbelievably difficult to get this week started.

I was on the go all weekend even though I was sick.
Friday night Danny and I stayed in – due to me being sick.
He had drill all weekend so Saturday I got a lot of Christmas shopping done with my friend.
And that night I got together with my girlfriends from school.
It was nice getting to catch up with all my friends in one day.

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Sunday I did even more shopping with my mom.
And now I’m almost completely done.
And so far everything I have is wrapped.
[I can’t believe Christmas is in two weeks!]

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I was so excited for Danny to come home Sunday night (and of course so was Annabel). I wish we had more time together though.
So it’s Monday and I’m already excited for us to have next weekend together.