Welcome to day 23 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!
First off, i have to THANK Pink Paislee for inviting me to be a part of this AMAZING #ppC2C event that has been going on during the month of December! This is actually the first time that i have stuck with finishing my whole album! and i LOVE IT! I just LOVE the “Merry and Bright” collection… its’ one of those collections that just gets better and better as you use it! Today is December 23rd, and i didn’t exactly play along PERFECTLY with the countdown… but i did pretty dang good! i would love to share a few of my favorite parts of my album… Starting with the album cover!
Seriously, i LOVE this album! the sequin star is gorgeous! and i did some layering over the sequins! i LOVE how it looks! it’s such a great display piece for Christmas.
I created a beautiful title page for my album using the tags and the ephemera… what a welcome! right?
i used the canvas page to do some stenciling, and once it was dry, i sewed on one of our family photos. I even sewed these glitter snowflakes in place on the acetate to set off this photo!
our Elf (his name is Elvis) was got pretty creative this year… so i wanted a section in my album that would highlight his cleverness. I added this 6×6 wood album inside and these 6″ pages are all dedicated to him!
This year i had the opportunity to work on a tree for the “Festival of Trees” which is a big fundraising event that benefits the Primary Children’s Hospital. We and so much fun! the 4×4 pockets sure make it easy to add stuff inside this album! it’s so easy, it almost feels like cheating!
This 8×8 page highlights my “lights” … my “marquee lights” that is… LOVE this! it’s a fun thing that is special this year to me!
This year, my focus was really on PEACE. The peace that we can find in following the Savior and keeping that spirit in our celebrations and in the service and gifts that we share throughout this month… I wanted to capture my thoughts, and they are tucked here and there inside these pretty pockets!
Every year, one of the things that makes our Christmas celebrations just a little more INTENSE is our wedding anniversary and Eric’s birthday! of course this year was no exception, as this was our 20th anniversary. We had a wonderful night out together, laughing and contemplating the 20 years we have had together… i have so many wonderful memories with this guy, and i can thank my scrapbooks for keeping them for me! I am SO in love with this year’s album… and i encourage YOU to compile your memories… your photos and your FUN into one place so that you capture it to enjoy year after year! that is what this is all about ! remember the good parts!
again, thanks to Rebecca for the invite and for the BEAUTIFUL products i got to play with! I have also posted a few more images on my blog, you can visit me there… and be sure to follow me on instagram @hkswapp … i am always sharing a little slice of real life and i would love you to join the journey!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOOD NIGHT! – Heidi Swapp
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WEEK 4 GIVEAWAY:
Don’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!