Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Old St. Nick - Project #1

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

WooHoo for Winter!
We've had our first blizzard of the year and everything is covered with a beautiful blanket of snow!
I am now in hibernation mode...and loving it! :o)

Oh, and a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!
I'm celebrating right along with you...sans turkey! 

I have another beautiful kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden to share with you.
This one is called Old Saint Nick. 
I have used both the printable journal kit and the ephemera pack found HERE

For a while now I have been interested in putting together a December Daily. 
My only concern has been what I would possibly fill it with.
 With the kids gone, and it being just my sweetie and me, there's not a whole lot going on every day. 
However, when I saw this kit I knew I had to put one together. 
Of course, Christmas for me is all about celebrating the birth of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
Santa doesn't come into it except as a decorative accent. 
This kit is really beautiful though, and I'll be filling my album with Scripture verses 
and songs that show the true meaning of the season! :o)

I have lots of photos to share with you, so I'll keep the descriptions to a minimum. 
Other than the printables, I used only plain cardstock in green, red, and light kraft.
The album is a My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Record It Heirloom Snap Album. 
I have combined the pocket pages with full cardstock pages. 
There is lots of room to add more of whatever I want.
Obviously it's not finished yet but it's all ready to begin filling on December 1st. 
The printable bits are adhered on the edges or corners, 
so that photos can be slipped under them.
Not shown are the numbers 1 through 31, which I will be adding in the appropriate places. 
A binder album like this is perfect because I can move the pages around if I need to. 

I have not decorated the cover yet other than to add this picture in the frame.

On the left, I cut out the center of this printable to form a frame. 
Since the song on the right is called "The Christmas Tree" it will be a great place to add a photo of my tree. 
I printed out an extra music sheet page and cut out my new tree die. 
I then inked it up and layered it on dimensionals.
Here's a closer look at that:

I've scattered the printable tags through out the album.
They give me a guideline of what I want to record where.
This one with "Santa" could be a good place to record what Santa brings me this year! ;o)

I saved the last full-size pocket page for a large "Christmas Morning" photo.
I tucked the coffee card in behind the tag as I'm sure it will play a part in my Christmas morning!

Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Old Saint Nick Collection;
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Die: Whimsy Stamps - Tall Timber Die;
Border Punches: EK Success - Scalloped Scallop, Arrow,
Unknown Fiskars Holly Punch;
Doilies, Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Brad: My Stash.

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There you have first December Daily!
I really hope to fill it up.
If I do, I'll post it again all loaded up!

In the meantime, please head over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden to pick up the Old Saint Nick Printable Kit!
Print it and cut it out!

I'm going to be back very soon to share more quick and fun projects using this same kit!

Please leave a comment if you have any questions,
or just to tell me what you think!

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Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)


Susan M said...

Oh Nancy ! How can you be so excited about a blizzard ! Good for us though as we can expect to see lots more of your fabulous creations ! Your album is wonderful, such a lot of work has gone into it. I love your new tree die and the papers are lovely , especially the little bird with his hat ! I really like the snap album , you can make so many different pages. Keep warm !!

Karen Conner said...

Nancy, you did a fabulous job! I love it!

Vivienne Holden said...

Oh my!! This little book is so gorgeous I went mid-read and bought the ephemera pack! You truly inspired me Chukky egg.
I'm with you on the snow front! LOVE the stuff. Shame we hardly get any here. Thanks to the meandering Jet Stream, we get mostly rain! Bummer. xxx

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Wow, Nancy, this is gorgeous! Very beautiful. Enjoy your snow. It's just the beginning! xx Kathryne

Marianne Grimbly said...

I love your album Nancy and those images are just so gorgeous! I love the vintage look at Christmas...just seems to go together nicely. I am sure you will have lots of fun filling it.

Penny said...

I think this is another wonderful album, Nancy! You should have great fun filling it with your memories! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness! I've got my prayer collection for my DD but haven't started on it and here you are finished. I'm using a Simple Stories album this year. Your composition is fantastic Nancy. What a treat this will be when finished. Awesome papers! Hugs!

Cely said...

so pretty and such a big project! love it!

alexandra s.m. said...

Yoohoo for your first DD Nancy!
I adore the way you have arranged the cool ephemara It's going to be a real treasure for sure!

leslieb said...

It is that time of year :/ Brrrr. These papers are totally delightful. I like the pockets in this book and the way you have arranged the papers within. This will be great once you get all your scriptures, music sheets, and photos included. Hope you are staying warm.
Love - Leslie

ShelbyDoodle Designs by Nancy Smith said...

Nancy, this is really amazing! You did such an awesome job of putting this together, just WOW!