Tuesday, October 25, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Project

A 25-day album project intended to encourage and inspire you to celebrate the Christmas season by engaging your creative spirit on a daily basis.

Do you have lots of activities going on in December? Do you take tons of pictures? Have you ever thought that it would be nice to have a really beautiful place to put all those pictures, prepared in advance, along with the little stories and memorabilia that go with them? I have found the solution! Last year I took part in the most amazing scrapbooking project and I wanted to share it with you. This year, Valerie Martin and I have developed our own class called “25 Days of Christmas.” The purpose of the class is to create a 25-page scrapbook in November (no pictures in it) in order to be ready to add pictures and journaling to the completed pages daily, starting December 1st and ending on Christmas Day. Each day class participants will receive an email from us full of layout and photo inspirations, Christmas craft ideas, cool websites, blogs and giveaways.

The goal of this project is to get your base album completed before December 1st, so you can sit back and enjoy all the activities, documenting them while your memories are still fresh. All you will have to do is print a few pictures and write a bit of journaling. Don’t think you can find time to do this daily? Don’t! As long as you snap your photos everyday and jot down a few points about the activities or feelings of the day you can always print your pictures weekly, biweekly or even at the end of the 25 days and add them in all at once. As for me, I will have my album ready for pictures on December 1st and will print my pictures every day, completing the page the next morning in time to send to you in your daily email (okay maybe not Christmas Eve, but you never know!)

This class would also be perfect to do with your kids. You could do one album together or each child could decorate their own and even take their own pictures.

This class can also be completed by digital scrapbookers too! Simply use the daily emails to inspire your picture taking, make your digital pages when you have time and print them out at the end of the month. It really couldn’t be easier.

Here are some pictures of my album from last year:

Class includes:

· 25 daily inspirational emails
· coaching from Valerie Martin (digital and traditional) and Cyndy Recker (traditional and hybrid scrapbooking)
· Facebook group to connect with others taking the class
· colour pictures and assembly instructions for Cyndy’s 2010 and 2011 albums.
· Option to album assembly workshop on November 19 or 20th
· A goodie bag filled with FREE embellishments to use in your album
· Random prizes throughout the month
· A month of FUN that I promise you will want to do again year after year
· A 10% discount on CTMH products!
· A special gift from Creative Memories when you use the digital software to complete your pages

Can you believe all of this fun for only $1 per day?
Sign up today for only $25 and start a new tradition you will carry on with year after year.

Supply List

This is a STASH BUSTING project! We strongly encourage you to gather all of your Christmas paper, stickers, embellishments, etc. together and work from that. If you are like us you have been collecting all things Christmas for as long as you have been scrapbooking and now you have found the project that is going to help you use it! Of course we totally understand the desire to also use some of the new and fun Christmas paper that is out there so here is a list of supplies that I used in my book this year with links to the place you can buy it if possible.
Traditional Scrapbooking
I used a wide variety of paper in my album this year including the new CTMH Christmas line called Believe. We are also carrying a new winter themed line called Wonderland . The amount of paper you need will depend on the size of album you are doing. I have 20 page layouts and 5 photo storage pages that I plan on using as one day each. I can easily add more if needed on a particular day. I can help you decide how much paper you need and will have single pages available for purchase.
I used the November stamp of the Month “Cherish the Day” and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to make my daily number tag.
I will also be using the October Stamp of the Month “Holiday Magic” to embellish my pages but it is only available until October 31st.
Close To My Heart also carries a large variety of Christmas and Winter themed stamps
Scrapbook album any size. Last year I used a 3 ring 9x9 binder so this year I decided to do something different and am using a CTMH 12 x 12 Quick Pic Album. I chose the cranberry colour but they also come in brown and dark blue. You can do this project with any size or type of album even a photo album if you want it even easier. All you need is a place to slip in photos and a journaling block for 25 days. It really all depends on how many photos you want on a page. Michael’s carry a variety of scrapbook albums in various sizes as well.
Memory Protector Photo Storage Pages. I love these for super quick pages on those days when you have lots of photos or you find you need to add a page to your album while you are working on it. I also plan on using the CTMH flip flap pages to add more photos and/or memorabilia.
Digital Scrapbooking
Pixels to Pages: Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4 pages, tips and how to’s.
So join us today for only $25! You can pay by credit card, cheque, cash or even Paypal.