Wednesday, January 19, 2011

December 2010 Project 12 Layout

Becky Fleck Sketch for 2010 P12 - December

Close Up - Fun Embellies:  Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses rubons, MME Holly Jolly Brad, and Martha Stewart Twine!

Close Up #2: More Basic Grey Rubons!  I love houses!!!

Close Up #3: MME Holly Jolly chipboard trims

My Layout: Photo Heavy!!!! (Click on photo to enlarge and see photos!)

Hello favorite peeps...  I am finally sharing with you my December P12 layout!  It's been sitting on my crafty desk for weeks.. I even had to dust it to take the photos! 

Most of the goods you see on this are Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses) and My Minds Eye (Holly Jolly).  My gosh these two lines are wonderful together! 

Photo run down from top left and traveling clockwise:
1. Jake practicing guitar for Christmas Eve's song night
2. The first Monopoly Game of the 'war' - Christmas Eve
3. Christmas Eve snacks:  LOVE the Harry and David Pears and apples that I bought for US! We also had home made egg nog, tasty cheeses, tasty cookies, etc.
4.  Jake Christmas morning with his 'throwing knives'.  They were on his list and his dad got them.  Joy.
5.  Sami opening her cute white coat that I got her!  Christmas Morning
6. Sami's Snowman with his itty bitty arms, milk bottle top nose.
7. Christmas Morning - Opening Auntie Paula's presents!
8. Letters to Santa, cookies, milk
9. Outdoor scene:  Our kitty MOUSE by the decor at the front of the drive
10. Our tree (the kids hated this little tree I brought home - it's my size and our ceilings are 20' tall, but heck, if I'm the only one getting the tree, then it's gonna be my size!  It looks wonderful)
11. Sami playing with the bears she decorated the window sills with
12. Our wrapping station - everyone grabs their own supplies and goes to wrap
13.  Sami on Christmas Eve playing the keyboard - on top of the useless piano
14. Downtown Baker

And, the journaling

December, 2010
      Regardless of the snow storms,  the ice fog, the below zero frigid temperatures, or even the nasty icy roads and hours spent on the interstate, the days leading up to Christmas seemed a bit warmer and happier than any other winter month! 
      Sami once again helped decorate the house. She took charge of the stockings and she even setup little bear towns in the window sills.  Adorable!  
      Christmas Eve was my favorite night of all. Our tradition includes singing Christmas songs and having a ‘spread of tasty snacks.  Harry & David pears did the trick along with homemade eggnog. Afterward?  Monopoly.  The game continued into the next day and Christmas night! 
     The kids wrote sweet letters to Santa.  Even though they have crossed the threshold of believing in the man himself, the magic of Christmas lives on in both of them.   The next day? After waiting ‘forever’ for Dick to be done feeding the cows and sheep, Jake got his throwing knives, and Sami got her African Dwarf Frogs.  To quote Jake, ‘this was a GREAT Christmas!
And, that wraps up 2010 for Project 12!
Thanks for stopping by....


Karen said...

Christmas sounds like it was magical. And congratulations to you, Andi, for completing Project 12!!!! AND you got #12 done in addition to December Dailies...woohoo! I love the layout & the little extra bits of trim & Christmas paper goody fun you've added. The kidlets would love a late night Monopoly game that lasted into the next day here (wee girl's a bit young yet), but we can play a mean game of Lego Creator! ;> May Project 12 be just as successful for you in 2011 as well! :>

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful layout! Love the journal ling and the pictures.

Elise said...

You are FANTASTIC... in a word. I LOVE, love, love and NEVER tire of you sharing your exquisite scrapbook work! Your style, your excellent memory "record keeping" is just priceless! YOU are a treasure! xoxoxo!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh wow Andi, these pages are so packed full of meaning! The memories are sure to live on! Looks like you had a most happy Christmas, yay! AND now I want an African Dwarf Frog, ha ha! HUGS :)