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December documented - a page, an embelli, a tag and a few ramblings ;)
Happy Sunday to you all !!! Well, we seem to be out of the deep freeze for a few days but it is very cloudy and we are to get rain for two solid days Monday and Tuesday. But having a choice between snow and rain, I will take the rain for now. I love snow but starting around mid-December LOL... Yes, I know I live in southern Quebec and it snows in November but a girl can hope and dream, no? On to the subject at hand before I bore you to tears ... First up, I made my first page. I apologise for the lighting. I finished this page last night and took the photo straight away because I wanted to get this page into the album :
It says November 7 & 8 doesn't it? ... That's not December? You are right. Because of my work schedule, I do a lot in November to get ready for Christmas. I take the first week of December off to bake, decorate, send all my Christmas cards, do all the present shopping and even wrap the presents. When the 15th or so rolls around, I work ... work and work pretty much solidly until 4 pm on the 24th. So all my personal stuff has to be done and ready - the freezer has to have food so I can eat LOL, and my nephew (who happens to be my boss) has to have enough wine to keep me happy !! So I start my season in November and therefore my December Documented will need a Prologue ;) :) ... Watch for that "cover" page soon.
Every year, on the first or second weekend of November, my local scrappy friends and I get together for a Christmas crop. It kicks the season off for me. I love Christmas so an extra-long Christmas season is fine by me.
My second little project for today is a wood veneer snowflake. The packaging called them wood veneer doilies (silly of them to make such a mistake isn't it?) :
I started by painting the bare wood veneer with some semi-gloss blank canvas acrylic paint by Claudine Hellmuth. It gave it just a touch of sheen. I then hapharzardly applied some gold ink (I used Brilliance) and then several layers of clear and glitterly embossing powder. I think I did four layers. This embellishment was originally intended for the cover of my album; it didn't make it but will definitely be in the album.
And last up for me today is my tag in response to the challenge over on our Facebook DD Inspiration Group, as well as on Sue's You Tube channel (shiles728). The challenge is closed now. I am so amazed with the wonderful tags everyone created and posted. Here is my little contribution :
It is quite a simple tag : I used a scrap of red cardstock to create the tag which is about 3 X 5 so I can fit it nicely into a 4 X 6 pocket. I stamped and clear heat embossed the snow flakes on the background. I then die-cut some smaller snowflakes out of white glitter paper (I used a Spellbinders die) and glued them to the tag. I put small red star shaped gems in the center of each of those snowflakes and added the letters NOEL in silver alphas. The hole reinforcer is also out of white glitter paper. Lastly I added red and white twine, along with 1/8 inch silver ribbon.
Well there you have - as the title says - a page, an embelli, a tag and a lot of ramling LOL.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time out of your day for me. I truly appreciate it. I love reading all your comments.
I will be back soon with a layout - my 11th and final layout with the August Scraptastic Boys of summer kit. Until then, stay warm (or cool if you are down south, or in the southern hemisphere) and be well. Hugs xo