December Documented Album Completed!

Happy Thursday!

I have the rest of my December Documented album from Hip Kit Club on their blog!  I thoroughly enjoyed working with all of their amazing kits and I'm so excited to share my December album with you today.

I used the December Documented album from Hip Kit Club for my album this year and added a few other items from my stash here and there. 

I used an 8.5x11 sized album this year and took a PL style approach to documenting the month.

I pre-designed most of my pages back in November to make it easier to keep up with.  I highly recommend this approach because if you get a little behind all you have to do is print out your photos and slip them into the pockets.

I always try to include the holiday cards I receive from friends and family each year in my album.  This year I slipped them into an 8.5x11 sized page protector and added an embellished journaling card that I machine-stitched onto the protector and placed in the back of my album.

Have you completed your December album yet?  No worries if you haven't, just remember to keep it simple and have fun with it!

Thanks for stopping by today!


DIY Crate Paper Chipboard Frame Tree

Hello crafty friends!

I'm way behind in my posts due to the holiday craze and the fact that we are renovating our main living area in our home right now so I apologize for the absence around here ;)

Anyway...I'm here today sharing a quick and easy DIY photo frame tree that I created using one of my favorite Crate Paper embellishments...chipboard frames!

I found the inspiration for this idea in one of my favorite home decor catalogs.  I just love how the photo frames are arranged like a tree and I knew that the Open Book Chipboard Frames would be perfect to help me mimic this idea with my craft supplies.

First, I chose the frames I wanted to use and arranged them in a "tree" shape.  Next, I printed off a few "holiday-themed" photos of my children to fit inside some of the chipboard frames.

Then I backed a few of the frames with patterned paper and a journaling card from the Notes & Things collection so I could add chipboard sticker embellishments and vellum shapes from the Open Book collection on top of them.

I used my hot glue gun to adhere the frames together, carefully overlapping each one.

I punched a hole at the top of the tree and placed some of my favorite red and white striped ribbon through the hole so I could hang the photo frame tree up, but it can also be leaned up against the wall or on top of a larger frame.

I want to wish you all a happy New Year!  Thanks for stopping by today!


December Documented Album *Hip Kit Club*

Hello everyone!

I have some of my completed December Documented pages to share with you today...

I'm also sharing these on the Hip Kit Club blog so be sure and stop by to see even more detailed shots and a little bit about how these pages came together.

Have a great day and TFL!