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.
COUNTDOWN 2 CHRISTMAS: DAY 1
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
DAY 1: PRINTABLE:
Download today’s Printable by clicking HERE
WEEK 1 GIVEAWAY: THE BELLA ROUGE COLLECTION #PPC2C
Join us tomorrow as we cover the ‘Naughty or Nice’ list! And join us each day as we Countdown 2 Christmas!