Welcome to Day Three.
Last night we went out and got our tree. We’re not picky about our tree at all – it took all of 10 minutes total to pick the tree, have some of the bottom branches trimmed, get it on the car, and pay. That’s probably our fastest time yet.
One of the things I added to my journaling was the price of the tree (it was $50). That’s the first time I’ve added it in and wished that I would have included it in past years as a fun comparison.
I went with a full 6×8 photo again. I’m totally loving this size.
The circle accent and the line that goes across it are both part of a new set of word art called Holiday Word Art Vol. 2.
Also, this is a good opportunity to make sure you know that Designer Digitals is running a Days of December promotion throughout the month where each day there is a new $.50 item along with a random selection of a couple hundred other items throughout the store at 30% off. You can always check out what’s currently marked as a sale item here.
The “hello tree” was handwritten using a metallic silver pen from PITT Artist Pen from Faber-Castell. The number on the pen is Silver 251. It worked great on my photo. I also used it to draw the journaling lines on the cardstock below. Worked great for both applications.
A couple close-ups:
A NOTE ABOUT THE PHOTOS : As you might have noticed – perfect pictures aren’t a necessary part of this process. In an ideal world the color in my shots would be spot-on. They wouldn’t be blurry. I know the color is off and often times so is the focus. I’m ok with that – they tell a story in and of themselves.
JOURNALING : Today felt like a crazy day. I felt like we were all going a million-miles-per-minute all in our own separate way. When we did finally come together in the evening it was even more chaotic – everyone talking at the same time with lots of “MAMA’s” from Anna for good measure. We planned to get the tree tonight and we did after an adventure to the sporting goods store and Target to find snowpants and gloves for the kids for a last-minute trip to the mountains. After getting everyone outfitted (and praying that my snow pants at home still fit) we stopped to get a tree. It was a quick stop – we are not picky. 8ft and full. Cost for 2010: $50.
DAY THREE SUPPLIES : Fancy Pants Tradition Flocked Transparency; Tim Holtz Silver Numerals: Two Peas | Scrapbook.com; Ormolu Merry Memories Dots N Spots; Ali Edwards Holiday Word Art Vol. 2; The Girls Paperie Festive Brocade; Ali Edwards 2010 December Daily 6×8 Overlays
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