Friday, December 14, 2007


Hi there!!! We are all SO terribly excited about this blog and have so many exciting things to come. So we hope that you will continue to check back regularly.

The inspirational team (as you can see from the side bar to the right) is chalked full of incredibly talented ladies.

To start our adventure off I wanted to share an album with you that I've been working on this month.

How many of you just hate to scrapbook those Christmas/Holiday photos?? Anyone? I'm sure that there's a bunch of you out there answering me with a loud "YES!!!". I know I'm one of them!! LOL!

Every year it's the same thing. I take the same kinds of pictures and they all turn out the same way. It's just boring & blah to me.

So this year, after being inspired by Ali Edwards and her fabulous album (December Daily) I decided to make one of my own. I was even a few days late in getting the thing started.

I'm doing mine in a simliar fashion as Ali has done hers. I'm using an acrylic album (7" x 6') and using a lot of Hambly overlays, rub-ons, number stickers (from a variety of manufacturers - a great way to use up those numbers!), some Prima & Heidi Swapp bling, and the new & yummy Scenic Route Roxbury christmas collection. I'm sure that the Scenic Route alone has given me much of my inspiration because I just love it!

This album is a daily account of each day in the month of November. It's a great idea when you're starting it to plan ahead. Make the base of each page and leave room for adding photos and journaling. This idea of working ahead makes it so much easier to just fill in the days' information later on at night when the kiddos have gone to bed or you when you have time to relax.

I am just having so much fun doing this album. It is really helping me to enjoy scrapping my Christmas & holiday photos. I'm just so excited about it and it makes me want to show everyone what I've been up to. So I want to encourage you to try something like this. You could even do the 12 Days of Christmas. (yes, I know we'd be a couple of days behind ... but you can catch up quite quickly. Trust me. That's what I did! LOL!)

So here's the cover of my album.
Back of cover & 1st page
Day 3
Day 5

Day 7

Day 9

Day 11

You can follow along as I continue this fun album by checking out my blog. Me & My Thoughts.

Well, I hope that this album inspires you to create and scrap those special memories that you capture this holiday season (even if you don't like those pictures you should give this a try!! I guarantee that you will be one happy scrapper!)

Have a great weekend!


Robyn Weatherspoon said...

OMGosh! This album is simply amazing Cari!

Andrea Amu said...

Cari, you've done such a fabulous job on your version of this nifty album! Love it, and love the idea of it.

Nattie said...

Awesome Cari. TFS!!!

Dee said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Cari!

If this doesn't inspire...I don't know what will! Amazing!

Dee ;)

Shellieh said...

Cari, I just LOVE this! Beautiful!

Wendy said...

Oh Cari it's just amazing and makes me want to do one NOW!!! I love everything about it, what a wonderful project!!!

Wendy Malichio

Jen N said...

Cari!!!! This is absolutely wonderful! This is truely inspirational!

Anonymous said...

Soooo incredibly beautiful Miss Cari! I would love to attempt one of these!

Kell said...

I love your album! You have used some of my favourite products too. I think you have inspired me to start a Rusty Pickle acrylic album I bought. Thanks !

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