I'm here to finally share my December Daily. It's really not a "December Daily" it's more of a holiday mini album...
I used the Simple Stories Teal Sn@p album & mostly Crate Paper Sleighride Collection :)
I started on Thanksgiving, so that I could include all of the holiday season.
my college graduation ceremony was a super important event this December, so I had to include it. So glad to be done, & not have a 20+ page research paper looming over me anymore!
this year, Ryan & I went simple with our Christmas Tree. I decorated it with gold ornaments & clear lights + our ornaments from each year we've been married, so far there aren't very many randoms on there, but eventually it will be PACKED with random ornaments that mean something to us.
my mom & I spent the majority of our winter break with my dad in FL. A few days after my graduation, he had a stroke & had to be hospitalized. He was in FL when it happened, so we had a LONG drive & hard few days. But he's doing well & we are blessed that he recovered so quickly.
Since I wasn't at home, Ryan and I didn't get to watch our favorite holiday movies together, but my dad & I did catch Home Alone on TV one night after he was released from the hospital.
I was totally missing my kitties & Ryan the whole time I was in FL with my dad, so Ryan kept me updated with TONS of picture messages :)
my dad's doctors recommended him to start exercising more, so we started walking everyday after dinner, before the sun went down.
these 2 pages are bittersweet for me. It is the last night before I had to come home to GA & the morning I left. After I pulled out of my dad's driveway I wanted to cry. I missed him immediately. There's no one like a dad, I love him SOOOO much.
one thing I LOVE the most about winter break, is one of my BEST friends, Megan, has more free time, so we got to Skype. It's been such a long time since I've seen her, it was awesome to catch up & share some crafty projects.
at the end of the album I decided that I wanted to choose a few of my favorite photos from the year. It's a super random mix & in no particular order.
I'm so excited about what is coming for Elle's Studio. I've been holding onto the secret for about a week & it was a pleasant surprise when I opened my first DT box.
Elle's Studio is going be releasing 12x12 patterned papers that coordinate with their tags & stamps for the first time!! It's so exciting. Trust me. You'll want to be on the lookout for the new products. They are all so lovely & very much Elle's style.
Another thing I'm excited about is the new Tabbed Tags!
I've already used a few of the new ones in my first 2013 PL spread, they are perfect for tucking behind a photo that you have alot of journaling about :) I'll be able to share once all of the fun products are revealed and available.
I can't wait for y'all to see ALL of the new surprises in store from Elle's Studio, & I really can't wait for y'all to see my first designer gallery.
I've been holding onto this little nugget of a secret for a few weeks now. I've wanted so bad to post it here & everywhere, it's been practically torturous not being able to tell anyone. So today's the day I can finally spill the beans. I'm so extremely excited to say...
I'm on the 2013 Elle's Studio Design Team!!!! Whew, it feels good to get that off my chest. I will be participating on the DT from January to July 2013, my first projects will go live on 1 February on the Elle's Studio Website!
If you don't know what Elle's Studio is, it is a small scrapbooking company that specializes in journal and embellishment tags, as well as stamps!Everything is of the best quality & made in the USA. I have been in LOVE with Elle's Studio products for quite some time, especially since starting Project Life, so this is a DREAM team for me.
I can't wait to post my first projects for you to see. I hear there is ALOT of BIG surprises coming this CHA for Elle's Studio I can't wait to see & share them with you.