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Countdown 2 Christmas – Day 13

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Welcome to day 13 of Pink Paislee’s Countdown 2 Christmas Event!  If you are just joining us you might want to go back and read all about our 25 day event HERE and HERE.  We want you to be ‘in the know’ about all of the free printables and weekly giveaways!

Today I’m sharing one of my very favorite activities of the holiday…baking!  This is more than just a one day event in our house, but on this particular day I made one of our family favorites: Snow Covered Mountains.  But before I get to that, let me share how I decorated the cover of my C2C album:

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeI die-cut two oval shapes from the 6X6 papers and embellished them with a few of the ephemera pieces and fabric bows.

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeFor this day, I chose one of the 4X4 pocket pages and a single canvas sheet to add my photos and journaling to.

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeI typed the journaling out with my computer, printer and the “Learning Cursive” font.  I triple space when I’m typing out journaling so that it’s easy to trim into small 1/4″ strips.

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeI took photos of the process: my favorite mixing bowls, ingredients and the finished product.  I cropped the photos down square so that they could be printed square and therefore, fit into the protector pockets nicely.  I printed the pictures at a wallet size (without cropping to size so that they remain square) which gave me a 2.5″X2.5″ photo.  I left a white border so the photos ended up being 3″X3″.  I used square dies to cut mats from black cardstock, as well as background papers from the 6X6 paper pad.

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeWhen doing pocket pages I also like to add embellishments on top of the page protectors.  For the tab, I used a couple of large foam squares to hold it in place.

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeTo the canvas page I added a square of 7″X7″ patterned paper, a black mat measuring 7.5″X7.5″ and one of the 6″X6″ papers.  In keeping with the previous pages, I machine-stitched the papers together with black thread (I’ve used the same zig-zag stitch throughout the album) and then adhered to the canvas page with fabric glue.

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeI snapped a photo of my grandmother’s brownie recipe.  Although it wasn’t written in her hand, I love knowing that it’s a recipe that she used often.  There were no brownie mixes found at my grandmother’s house :)

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeDifferent sized glittered snowflakes were added as a border at the bottom of the photo.  A strip of snowflake paper was made into a banner and embellished with another snowflake die-cut and sentiment sticker.  Finally, the beautiful foil foam numbers were added to mark the day.

@pinkpaislee @shellyemcdaniel #merryandbright #ppc2c #countdowntochristmas #scrapbooking #pinkpaisleeLastly, here is another close-up look at the cover.  I added a trim of black and white baker’s twine around the edge of the oval to help tie in with the sweet fabric bow.  I’m loving my “Countdown to Christmas” album and I can’t wait to share more with you in a few days!

DAY 13 PRINTABLE:

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GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY WEEK 2:

MerryandBrightPreviewImage3Don’t forget to upload images that fit today’s theme to Instagram or Facebook using the Hashtag #PPC2C to be entered to win the entire Merry & Bright Collection. You can also show us the finished pages of your album to enter! Good Luck!

ShellyeMcDaniel

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3 Responses to "Countdown 2 Christmas – Day 13"

  • Jean Marmo
    December 13, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    So pretty! We make sugar cookies!

  • Michelle Price
    December 14, 2014 - 11:11 pm

    Love the cover of your album Shellye!

  • marianne-g
    December 24, 2014 - 9:35 am

    All I want for Christmas is to win this fabulous collection. Happy Holidays everyone!