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Countdown 2 Christmas Begins! Day 1


Greetings!  Welcome to day 1 of our Countdown 2 Christmas Event; a.k.a:  #PPC2C!

During this event we are going to feature 25 days of continuous inspiration and FUN for the holidays! We will help you create merry memories all month long…and in the true spirit of giving…..each blog post will include 1 FREE PRINTABLE for you to enjoy!  In addition to that…each week we will announce 1 weekly grand prize winner to receive a fun goodie basket too! Super fun right?

Here is how it works:

• Each Day we will list an activity that you can use as a starting point for your album. Think of our list as an idea generator; a to do list or perhaps a challenge or prompt. Whether you do these activities today or any day within the month…that is totally up to you.  We want to motivate you and inspire you to document your existing holiday traditions or create new ones along the way!

• Each day at the bottom of every blog post we will feature an image that links to a 8.5 x 11 PDF printable. These are FREE and can be printed right at home. These can be used as extra pages inside your album! Our gift to you.

• Each Week we will announce 1 GRAND PRIZE winner to receive a gift basket from us! That is 4 winners total throughout the month! Winners will be selected from the Hashtag #PPC2C on Instagram or Facebook.  Just upload a photo that fits any theme for the week (for example today’s theme is decorate for the holidays) and you are in the drawing!  Snap photos of your holiday decor, show us your tree etc. get creative!  You can either upload an actual photo of the theme or you can upload the finished pages inside the album you completed. The choice is yours. Winners will be announced every Saturday right here on our blog.


Hi Everyone! Tegan here…we are SO very excited to be sharing lots of inspiration using the fun and fabulous Merry and Bright collection for this event. I love this album and had so much fun embellishing the cover by layering pieces from the Glitter Words, Ephemera, and Metallic Foam Numbers. The cover really sets the mood for the entire album so feel free to embellish it just a little if your heart desires!

Countdown To Christmas 1 @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #ppmerryandbright #countdowntochristmas

In order to kick start the holiday spirit, I start by decorating the house with my favorite Christmas decorations.  I had a lot of fun getting those whimsical and cool close up shots of my favorite elf decoration and nutcracker ornament.  I also included a picture of myself decorating the tree…And I just couldn’t pass up the chance to take a fun pic of my holiday socks when all of the decorating was done!

Countdown To Christmas 1 @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #ppmerryandbright #countdowntochristmas

I love that the Merry and Bright collection has a traditional feel with a modern twist. The 4″ x 4″ countdown cards slip right into the pockets and it was super quick to cut photos down to a 4″ x 4″ size as well! Add some Ephemera pieces, some journaling and some patterned paper for even more color.

Countdown To Christmas 1 @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #ppmerryandbright #countdowntochristmas

The Countdown Cards are so cool. They all follow the same modern, black and white vibe and they only need a bit of embellishing to look amazing! So simple, but oh-so-cool if I do say so myself!

Countdown To Christmas 1 @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #ppmerryandbright #countdowntochristmas

Every pocket page needs a little bit of journaling, right?  It is important to journal so you don’t forget the little details so be sure to add that with your own handwriting or even a vintage typewriter.

Countdown To Christmas 1 @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #ppmerryandbright #countdowntochristmas

If you didn’t already know..the album also includes 4 canvas pages so you can mix up your album a little bit. I love the texture that this adds and I was happy to create a mini layout right over it for my album too.

Countdown To Christmas 1 @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #ppmerryandbright #countdowntochristmas

This seriously might be my new favorite mini album.  How cool are these Metallic Foam Numbers! And I can not resist the cuteness of the Fabric Bows or the glittered snowflake from the Ephemera Pack!

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I traced a couple letters from the Bella Rouge Printed Transparent Alphas to spell “BE”. Yes, I love that alphabet so much I traced the letters so I could hoard the originals. To finish it off..add a Glitter Word sticker and a striped tree from the Ephemera pack and- voila! Instant Christmas cuteness, right?

Countdown To Christmas 1 @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #ppmerryandbright #countdowntochristmas

It’s not too late to join us if you don’t have your supplies yet!  Just be sure to snap a few quick photos of your Christmas decorations (or anything holiday related) and jot down a few notes about the process. I often fall behind myself when it comes time to document my December moments and I have to catch up afterwards. That is ok..the key is to make the memories first and document it when you can – no stress involved!



Download today’s Printable by clicking HERE


Pink Paislee's Bella Rouge Collection @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #ppbellarouge

Join us tomorrow as we cover the ‘Naughty or Nice’ list!  And join us each day as we Countdown 2 Christmas!

Collections: Merry and Bright, Bella Rouge (alphas)


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30 Responses to "Countdown 2 Christmas Begins! Day 1"

  • Tara McCarthy
    December 1, 2014 - 7:08 am

    My favorite time of the year. Inspiration daily for a month! Eek.

  • Enza g
    December 1, 2014 - 7:43 am

    First time for me! Sooooo excited!

  • Michelle Price
    December 1, 2014 - 8:00 am

    What a fun way to spend the month. Thanks for the free printables!

  • Kathi Carpinelli
    December 1, 2014 - 8:01 am

    How inspirational and fun Tegan. You are a great designer!

  • Cindy Miller
    December 1, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Love these pages Tegan!! soooo very cute!

  • Julie Freeman
    December 1, 2014 - 9:56 am

    love the layout on the canvas put in the album… :) pocket pages too…. wont get board and great variety… love it

  • ue
    December 1, 2014 - 10:04 am

    thanks for the free printable.. can’t wait to get started on my album

  • jamie
    December 1, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    love this.

  • Cindy
    December 1, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    I am using this collection for my DD this year, love it, and this printable will go right in, thanks!

  • Pam
    December 1, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    Thank you for the free printable and for the inspiration!

  • Jaclyn Rench
    December 1, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    Love the free printable – thanks!

  • Anita Bownds
    December 1, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Fabulous pages Tegan,I love decorating the tree too..xx

  • sarah
    December 1, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    So super cute and festive Tegan!! Love it! xo

  • Carla Hundley
    December 1, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    Fun start to the month.
    I added my picture on
    Carla from Utah

  • Laura Turcotte
    December 1, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    oh I like this!!!! this is going to be awesome sauce! i am in such dire need to be inspired right now…nice to know that PP is so inspiring to us..

  • Jean A Marmo
    December 1, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    How cool is this. great way to start the month. Hope I posted my pic to Instagram correctly.
    a different year for us. Our daughter got married in Sept. And lives in Phoenix. She will be on her honeymoon over Christmas. We did go get a tree yesterday. It is smaller than usual. Every year I collected dated ornaments for each child. now they each have their own home and those ornaments went with them. our tree will look different this year.

  • kathryn young
    December 1, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    so great! thanks for the printable!

  • Sherri
    December 1, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    Tegan, your album looks like it’s going to be amazing. I love the fun touch of adding the pic of your sox, makes me think “I need some Christmas socks too” :) Thank you for getting us off to a great jump start, and for the free printable.

  • Angela A
    December 1, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    That Bella Rouge collection is a beauty! Hoping to win this one! So fun!

  • Gail L
    December 2, 2014 - 4:34 am

    Just beautiful Tegan!

  • Ruth Tacoma
    December 2, 2014 - 5:14 am

    LOVE your album!!!

  • Tarracoscrap
    December 2, 2014 - 6:43 am

    Wonderfull album!


  • Marcia Scantlin
    December 2, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    I love the banners and the staggered photos.

  • marnie!
    December 3, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    i just love the PP christmas line… i used it to make my daughters advent. C2C is the best! thank you for the printable!

  • Melissa Morrelli
    December 3, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    Love what you guys are doing here!! I so need daily inspiration as this is my first year trying to document December! Thank you.

  • Grace
    December 11, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    Oh my goodness this is so much fun and inspiration in one place! Love it Grace