Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lets Get Organised for Christmas!

This week the challenge over at the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Blog is "Anything Goes". We would love for you to join in with this challenge (make sure you use a Tickled Pink Stamps image please) and be in the running to win a great prize!

For the last 3 years I have made a Christmas booklet that stores all my Christmas information such as my Christmas Card list, gift list, November and December Calendars, Christmas day plans, Christmas letter etc. I really prefer to make this by the end of October and it helps me organise myself for this wonderful time of the year.

I normally keep embellishments to a minimum because I prefer to have this booklet sitting flat and compact (I like to carry it with me everywhere while I'm shopping for gifts or doing other Christmas planning) but this one is a bit thicker - personal preference really.

Card Recipe
Stamps :  Lil Christmas Lolita Christina (Tickled Pink Stamps), Established Elegance stamp set (Stampin' Up!), digi ticket stubs (Bizzy Becs)
Cardstock: Kraft, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Christmas paper pad (Lost & Found
Inks:    tuxedo black (memento)
Coloured with:  Copics (warm grey's)
Other :  Boho Blossoms punch, adhesive pearls, linen thread (Stampin' Up!), fancy tags dies, oval and scallop oval nestabilities (Spellbinders), doily lace edge punch (Martha Stewart), charm, lace (stash)

Challenges I'm joining:
aud sentiments challenge blog - Winter Holiday Sentiments
Card Makin Mamas - Sentiments
Copic oz - Christmas creations
Crafts and Me Challenges - pearls and swirls
Crafty Boots Challenges - anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - "C" as Christmas
Divas By Design Challenge - anything goes


Sara said...

Wow!!! This is super gorgeous!!!! Really stunning!

Frea said...

Hi Karyn, what a great idea to make a Christmas book to write stuff down. ANd I love the way you decorated it. Gorgeous work. Hugs, Frea

Nancy said...

What a great organizational booklet! Everyone should do this :) I love how you have put it together, great pages and the front is lovely!

sara said...

wow what a fab creation great idea thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x

Lisa Jane said...

what a brilliant idea... i love it.. and so pretty
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
Lisa x

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous idea and I love the cover.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Anonymous said...

What an excellent idea Karyn! I just love your book! The DP and Sepia tones give it a real vintage look. Delightful project!
Hugs Julie P

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our Holiday challenge at AUD Sentiments this week! Gemma :) x

Mona Eidhammer said...

OMG!! What a stunning creation!!! Thanks for playing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Regan said...

This is a fantastic idea, Karyn! Practical yet beautiful! Love the vintage look! That paper is just perfect! :)

laney said...

WOW!Super project !!
thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too