Thursday, November 15, 2012

Simple Stories December Daily Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome. So glad that you are joining us today for the Simple Stories December Daily blog hop. This is my first year doing a December Daily and using Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday is going to make it SO easy...and lovely too!

For my base I used a Brown 6x8 Sn@p! binder. Here is my cover...


I cut a large snowflake using my Cameo and used it as a mask in conjunction with Mr. Huey's White and a tad bit of Mr. Huey's Gold.


I can't wait until the first of December to start taking photos so that I can fill up all of the divided page pockets. I have finished up quite a few of my page dividers...




More action from my Cameo here to make the ornaments...




This next page is my favorite part so far, well, okay it's a close second to my cover. I used some Papertrey Ink Damask Snowflake Dies on the Dictionary paper, then inked the edges of the snowflakes up and then glittered the heck out of them...LOVE how they turned out!



and a close up...


It is going to be so much fun filling this album up the rest of the way through the month of December and what a cherished memory this will be! 

Make sure you stop by the rest of the Simple Stories' design team blogs to see their awesome albums too!

Simple Stories - Blog: www.simplestories.com
               Cari Locken - Blog: www.myandmythoughts.blogspot.com
           Donna Januzzi - Blog: www.donnajanuzzi.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham - Blog: www.createserendipity.net
   Gail Lindner - Blog: www.gaillindner.typepad.com
                  Guiseppa Gubler - Blog: www.guiseppagubler.blogspot.com
Jill Cornell - Blog: www.jillcornell.blogspot.com
             Kelli Rabideau - Blog: www.kelliesdesigns.blogspot.com
                 Rebecca Keppel - Blog: http://www.myclutteredcorner.com
                    Shellye McDaniel - Blog: www.paperedcottage.blogspot.com
                                     Tonya Dirk - Blog: www.creativit-tonya.blogspot.com  <---you are="are" here="here" p="p">
              Yuki Shimida - Blog: http://lovetodaybyluvbear.typepad.jp

All papers, binders, and stickers are from the Handmade Holiday line by Simple Stories!!!












194 comments:

NanaBrown said...

Love the snowflakes! It makes your album so pretty....I wish we got snow here in Florida! HAHA. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

Absolutely fabulous Tonya!!

Guiseppa said...

I love how you misted the cover and all of your fun embellishments!

KellyG said...

Love the ways you used snowflakes!

Cari Locken said...

Love the way you embellished this album!! Gorgeous work Tonya!

Donna Jannuzzi said...

The cover is beautiful, and those glittered snowflakes are too. =) Love what you've done so far!

Jac said...

I absolutely love the snowflake on the cover!

Laura C said...

I'm in love with those gorgeous newsprint snowflakes!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

So fabulous! Love everything about it!

fozzieb713 said...

love it!!!!1

Theresa & Keith said...

I really love your cover! Wow!

Laura Turcotte said...

So very, VERY nice! Love it

Debbie said...

Love the cover especially the snowflakes!

Brooke said...

I love the glitter snowflakes! So pretty!

Queen B said...

Oooh! I love that you left the cover raw and just inked it! Very cool.

Something Special by Suzann said...

Love the use of the bingo card - so cute!

Sonia said...

great album! i love the snowflakes and the stockings! TFS - Sonia

Smacki's Place said...

Maybe with using helpers like this I could actually get some scrapbooking completed instead of just collecting stuff.

Cathryn said...

Your album is simply gorgeous!!!

Jamie said...

This is awesome! I love all the extra details:)

Karen said...

wow, love the cover, beautiful

Andigrif said...

I am a snowflake person so I adore all your snowflakes. I also really like the mask idea for the cover

Ursula Schneider said...

your snowflakes = amazing! So so beautiful!

tblue said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Love Simple Stories!

Jodi said...

Those snowflakes are AMAZING! i love how much Kraft you incorporated into your project! Big Fan!

Lisa L said...

Love the snowflakes!

Christi said...

I love the snowflakes too! And the misted snowflake on the cover just rocks!

Crafty Chris said...

Wow just gorgeous luv it.
Chris x

julie e said...

Your album is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Deanna Patterson said...

Love those snowflakes. Your album is wonderful like all the other ablums. I am amazed.

Zarah said...

What a beauuuutiful DD! Love the little X-mas tree on the cover, and the snowflakey page a little extra. Great job! :D

Jennifer Moore said...

Absolutely stunning!

Karey said...

Everyone's album is so different. Hooray for a hop!!

Denise said...

Great album!! Thanks for sharing.

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

LOVE your cover! and beautiful pages. :) thanks for the inspiration. <3

lauren
craftsbyreadysetlove.com

Kelly in Canada said...

i love the heck out of your snowflakes too!

Kazumi Edwards said...

Fabulous collection! Thank you for inspire me.

Beth said...

Love the snowflakes. I always say - just add a little glitter. Everything sparkles.

Jen said...

What a gorgeous album!

Deb said...

just beautiful, love those snowflakes!

Scrap2day said...

Goodness those snowflakes are genius!!!!!! Love this album. I am asking for a Snap System for Christmas!

Wat de ... blog!? said...

This is fabulous! I love all the detail. I can picture my own December and family pictures in this album. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m definitely doing a December Daily this year. Simple Stories’ products would be perfect.

Leslie said...

Yummy, yummy snowflakes! And the rest of your book too! This snap album is delightful! I am so inspired to make my own! Simple stories does make it so easy!

Jessie said...

I LOVE the idea of a snowflake mask on the cover... maybe I will do the same! ;) Thanks for sharing! :)

{VICKI} said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful album with us!

Cathy said...

The snowflakes are gorgeous! Your book is really great!

Jodee said...

Your snowflakes are gorgeous and the cover is fantastic! Love that it is different!

Giuly said...

ok.. i'm really falling in love with your album. all the inspiration is beautiful.. but yours!! love.

Dawn said...

Love the snowflake page. Beautiful album.

J.Hopkins said...

A great looking album! So much fun to see the wonderful creativity each of you use with the same product. Love Simple Stories! Love every thing I have created with their products!

Letty S said...

It is gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration

Pamela Greenway said...

WOW. This is beautiful! Love the colors and the gold.

Claudia said...

Great job Tonya!

Kathy said...

Looks GREAT! LOVE the snowflakes!! Especially, the glittery ones!!!

Monique said...

I love all the little details, so beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Simply beautiful! LOVE the misted cover, just gorgeous and I love all the beautiful, intricate die cuts!

Vicki said...

Your cover is amazing with the misting. We don't have snow in NZ at Christmas but gosh it would be nice for just one year. LOL :)

Sharmon Savoie said...

I love your album and all the die cuts you added! Super cute!

Betty said...

Gorgeous cover and embellishments! Thanks for sharing!

Aimee said...

Lovely album so far! The snowflakes are gorgeous!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Your dictionary paper snowflakes are just stunning! TFS This album looks like it is a lot of fun to do.

Gina said...

Thanks for sharing!

saner4 said...

I love all the sparkly snowflakes, esp the cover!! Really neat touches throughout!

Marisa T. said...

I love the ornaments, snowflakes and well okay everything!!!

SueZee Alg said...

The more I move along with blog hop the more amazed I've become. I love the snowflake idea on your cover and thanks for sharing your ideas using the Cameo.

Laci J said...

Love your cover! And those snowflakes look bomb!

Susanne said...

another amazing cover, like it!

Yvette Pupo-Heredia said...

Love Love the snowflakes!! Love what you have done to the cover too! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.

Ellemieke said...

Love it!

Ellemieke said...

Love it!

Carol said...

Fabulous masking on the cover of your December daily album! Beautiful elements used throughout! Thank you for sharing.

marga said...

I love all little stuf you used. It's great.

STEFANIEFOLTZ said...

I like that you used the brown album, I was wondering what that might look like! Your ornaments are simply beautiful Tonya, great job!

dlwidder said...

Awesome masking on the cover and lovely snowflakes inside. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

Brenda said...

Love your "peace on Earth" Page. Love how the snowflakes look.

Rossana said...

Love the sn@p products!

Wendy said...

Oh my Gosh! I love how you put this together! The snowflakes are so pretty and you showcased them well! This is just gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Your album is gorgeous!!! Love all of the little details...Thanks for sharing with all of us...

karennarelle said...

THose snowflakes are beutiful. Not apropriate for December in Australia though! heheh

Lorraine said...

Stunning - I love your cover! I'm not sure what to do with mine. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

Vanessa said...

I am loving the blog hop and seeing how beautiful all the albums are. Each of you on the hop used Sn@p products but each album is so different and so gorgeous. Excited about getting started on DD. Thanks

Jen said...

Those glittery, distressed snowflakes are so amazing! Thanks for the great inspiration - your Daily December is really pretty!

Kara Anderson said...

Love the stockings and snowflakes! Gorgeous!

Kara Anderson said...

Love the stockings and snowflakes! Gorgeous!

Judy said...

Gorgeous!! Love the snowflake theme throughout. I am so covetting your CAMEO!! Lucky girl.

Leslee said...

I love your ornament page. Will have to check out the Silhouette stuff. Snow flakes are extra special too.
Thanks for sharing.
Leslee

Carmen said...

I love the look of the snowflakes made from dictionary paper, fabulous!

Betty said...

Love the feel of this album :) Well done - thanks for sharing!

Deborahk said...

Love how you used the bakers twine.

Maureen R said...

Beautiful tonya! I love love love the cover!


Wendy said...

I LOVE your cover! So inspiring, thank you for sharing!

SammyD said...

Really like the 25 Days of Dec page, great intro to the album!

Debbie said...

i love the snowflake page it is gorgeous thanks for sharing
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Nicolle74 said...

Snowflakes are amazing!! Lovely album...xoxox

LauraP said...

I love your cover! It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

blupixy said...

Loving the snowflake die cuts and the mask you used on the cover. Thanks for sharing!

Lucy said...

Great album!

Julie S. said...

Your Snowflakes are beautiful ! Your album is great , from the pretty cover all the way to the end . TFS .

maryrose said...

Such a pretty album! Love that big masked snowflake on the cover!

Preacher'sWife said...

This is totally amazing. Love it!

Dawn Cox said...

LOVE those snowflakes!!! your album is going to be just stunning!

Carole said...

You ladies are all so talented. This book is beautiful!

dreenie said...

i love your snowflakes!!! so beautiful!!!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous album. I would realy love to do one of these albums.

Jessica said...

I love the kraft, white, and twine! Beautiful job Tonya!

Funkibubl said...

Fantastic

jenny whillas said...

love those snowflakes. and the misted cover. very clever.

C Trimble said...

Wow! So talented! WOnderful!

Shellye McDaniel said...

Tonya, you've outdone yourself...this is sooo pretty!!! I'm now wishing I had that beautiful snowflake stencil for the front of my album LOL All of your pages are darling!

Shar22 said...

Love all your Cameo accents in this pretty album!
shar226@gmail.com

Teresa said...

That spray is so much fun, wonderful cover

Monica said...

I love the snowflake on the cover and the peace on earth page! So nice!

Erika B. said...

I love those darling snowflakes! Great job on them!

Miss Kathy said...

Another great album! Love the snowflakes and the red ribbon on the front.

Deborah Johnson said...

Such beautiful work!!! Your album is adorable.

Heather G. said...

Beautiful album. Love the recurring snowflakes!

Melissa Renkawitz said...

I love the "peace on earth" page and those snowflakes. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Roberta said...

Beautiful! I love your album. I can't wait to try this.

nailgirl said...

what a beautiful album!especially love the cover!!

Pam said...

Love the snowflake on the cover and the pages inside with the snowflakes. GOrgeous.

Lynn said...

So many beautiful embellishments. The cover is beautiful. Great idea to spray it.

Gidget said...

The snowflakes are so pretty!

Linda said...

thanks for the inspiration, love the snowflakes!

Kim W said...

Love your album pages and cover creation! Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I love your snowflakes!

Peggy said...

Great album. Love the die cut shapes, papers and embellishments. Great job.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

~*Erin*~ said...

Love your misted cover!

Crystal said...

oh beautiful! The snowflakes with the sparkles are so lovely!

Heather Sweet said...

I love your cover! What a clever idea to mist the cover and with a snowflake! I love snowflakes! Great job with your album so far!

Gina said...

Awesome job so far!!! I love the ornament page and the snowflakes are beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Happy Holidays
*gina*

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love your snowflakes...fantastic cover!!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Your glittered snowflakes are fantastic... love how they turned out!!

Stephanie U said...

LOVE your snowflakes! They are so elegant.

Olivia said...

Oh sparkles! I love your album!

Leisa said...

Gorgeous album - love the ornaments and stockings!

Ruth G said...

I love how you used the spray ink on your cover!!! Really perfect on that kraft paper! TFS!

Whitney said...

Great album!

Auror Willow said...

I love how your Daily is looking so far! I can't wait to start mine! I will definitly be using a red Snap binder! Thanks for the hop and the chance to win some goodies!
Kayla Foister
aurorwillow@gmail.com

MiYah! said...

I love how you took those snowflakes off the page! Beautiful album!

mronika said...

love love love!!

Ah Yen said...

Love the cover page treatment with big snow flakes. Nice.

Jules said...

Beautiful! The snowflake page is absolutely gorgeous :D

dallena said...

I'm a sucker for hanging ornaments on Christmas pages! I really loved your color palette on your cover the reds and golds really drew me into your album!

elena said...

So fabulous! Love everything about it!

Ruth said...

i love your pages, so inspiring.

cutiephinphin said...

Lovely album! Love how you misted the snowflake on the cover. Thanks for sharing.

made-by-Marion said...

The snowflake cover is so lovely. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Odette said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sherry Butcher said...

Stricking cover. TFS.

Gina200 said...

This looks just beautiful! Love the snowflakes!!

CorinaT said...

Those snowflakes are just gorgeous. LOVE!! Thanks for sharing...

Renee said...

Los this!

Scrapthat said...

GORGEOUSO!! I love it! (those snowflakes are tooooo purdy!)

Deb said...

Can't wait to get started!

Poke Bacon said...

love the giant snowflake mask. Your pgs are too cute to cover up!!

sclugo said...

Beautiful cover...love the snowflake. Thanks for sharing your process. Fabulous december daily!

Shannon said...

I adore the big stenciled snowflake on the front of your album, it's wonderful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and for inspiring. Happy Holidays.

dougmarg6 said...

Those snowflakes are fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I love the Handmade Holiday collection from Simple Stories...and the sn@p elements make creating so easy!

Gloria said...

I love your DD. Love the snowflakes both on the cover and on the inside. TFS.

Jillisgram said...

You have made some very lovely pages for your album. Thanks for the inspiration. Val from IL.

Elizabeth said...

Love how you did your pages. Love the snowflake page! It's beautiful and you did an awesome job!

Amy said...

Ok...the snowflakes are ridiculously cool! I'm not sure if I could replicate, but I'm going to try! Thanks for sharing your project, I think I am going to try that making trick on my album cover too, I just love that look!

terri d said...

I love how all the albums are so different yet use the same line. Your is another great one!

Carla said...

Lovely looking album. Have fun filling it up in December!

Carla from Utah

ruth said...

Really cute! I love how you did the snowflake on the cover!

PaperPixie said...

Love the combo of Simple Stories and die cuts. Those snowflakes are delicious!

Leanne said...

STUNNING!!! Such a beautiful mini..x

a1983alaskan said...

Just LOVELY!

Jessamine said...

beautiful!

joVita maRia said...

Great!

Manda said...

Love the glitter snowflakes so much, they are beautiful.

Bonnie said...

Your album is so super cute!! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Anastacia said...

Lots of snowflakes bring winter spirit!

wendy said...

love the snowflakes! so pretty!!!

Becki Villamagna said...

Your snowflakes will be the centerpiece of my holiday cards this year!! They're perfect and versatile.

Becki Villamagna said...

Your snowflakes will be the centerpiece of my holiday cards this year!! They're perfect and versatile.

Keianna said...

Thanks for the reminder to break my Cameo. Love the gold snowflakes

Amy said...

I love your cover! It all looks great!!!

Cheryl Ashworth said...

I love your cover, the white paint behind the snowflake looks very Winter Wonderland :) I love the sparkle the gold adds too.

Wendy said...

This beautiful album will be so fun for you to fill with Christmas memories!

Leahscraps said...

Your cover is beautiful. I love how you added your own dictionary snowflakes as well!

Pam said...

Beautiful! Love the snowflakes.

Cynthia B. said...

I love the snowflake you've misted onto your cover, and the sparkly ones inside are gorgeous too! Beautiful work - I'm sure your album will be a treasured keepsake.

Paige said...

The glittered snowflakes are breath taking! Love your album...thanks for the inspiration

Janet said...

I love it!! Your cover is beautiful!!!

Jill said...

Gorgeous misted cover--might have to swipe your idea! :)

nallian said...

Very elegant! Well done,truly inspiring!

Carey said...

WOW! Those glittery snowflakes are gorgeous!

LENNY TANIA said...

Your album is cozy and warm. Love it!

Amanda said...

Fabulous Daily~luv the sparkly snowflakes:) Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Crafty Teacher said...

Love how you used your Cameo to embellish with the ornaments etc. Gorgeous cover! Love it all :)
:)Khrista

Genevive said...

love that glittered snowflakes!!! want to do too!!!

justasiam said...

I am not making a December Daily, but I still love all the ideas and am planning to scrap my Christmas photos with this collection! Keeping my fingers crossed!

wig4usc said...

Those snowflakes....I love the stencil on the cover, and the newsprint snowflakes with the glitter...LOVE!