Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mid-December Daily Update 2014

I have had a very busy month so far which makes for a very exciting December Daily, but no time to update it! I have finally caught up (I only had about 5 days completed before today!), so it was nice to just sit down and craft all day! I haven't done that in forever! Here are a few peeks at the work I have done so far. I love seeing all of your December projects too, so let me know if you have any inspiration for me!

If you haven't seen my recent Youtube video, I am using one of the Simple Stories Snap albums for the cover of my book. I typically make all my albums and have never used one of these before, but I am really enjoying it! I still have to decorate the cover so let me know if you have any inspiration for that too!
I am loving this stamp from my Michaels haul (part of my latest Youtube video). It was on for 50% off so I only paid about $6 CAN for it! Deer are very trendy right now and I am loving it! The gold bling are also from my haul.
I like how this page turned out a lot, likely because the pictures are nice and clear. This was a date night that hubby and I decided to do on a whim!
The plastic page does not do this layout justice, without the glare it is really quite nice. The kraft doilys are also from Michaels and I love these photostrips from a photobooth that my friends and I were at. The "Peace" wood veneer is a Recollections Christmas one.
I punched holes and added eyelets to the red burlap bag from Michaels so that it could fit in the binding. It is very thick in the book, but I like how it adds some extra texture.
On Monday we got our wedding photos back and I am really excited to share some of those! Our photographer did an amazing job capturing all the special moments and we are beyond happy! I used some gesso on the typewriter paper to tone it down a little. The number 15 here was stamped and embossed using red powder.
This is one of my current favourite wedding photos so i decided to include it. The "Love" embellishment is actually a Christmas decoration from Michaels.
For days that I only have one photo and a little bit of journaling I like to put it on a mini page, or a tag in this case. Yesterday we got almost all of our Christmas shopping done!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are having a great, festive season.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Life Update

It has been too long! I miss blogging, making videos, and most of all of the amazing people that I have gotten to know through these things. It has just been a very crazy few years of my life. Crazy good that is, but also crazy busy. I am in my final year of the Interior Design program and it has never left me much time for anything else. On top of that I managed to find the time to GET MARRIED this summer! I love my husband so much and I am so delighted that i get to spend the rest of my life with him. I look forward to all that life will bring us! In this post I just wanted to talk a bit about our wedding and the great honeymoon that we had. I will soon be posting updates about my December Daily that I am starting and I am currently uploading a video for that on Youtube!

Above is a pic from our engagement photo session with our wedding photographer, Chris. You may remember engagement photos that were done 2 winters ago right after we actually got engaged (done by my lovely friend Paige) but these came with our wedding package and it was great to have summer photos done too.
 Chris really captured some great shots!
 One of my favourites from our wedding! We are still waiting on more to come, can't wait to see them!
 For our honeymoon we went on a two week road trip to the US. We camped most of the way and only stayed in hotels for two nights. We drove south from where we live (Calgary, AB) and down through Montana. We then drove West across Idaho and the top of Oregon to get to the coast. We drove North up the West Coast (the furthest South we went was to Newport) and then headed back home through BC. We stopped in the Canadian Rockies to meet up with some of Andrew's family for a fun offroading weekend trip to end our big trip. It was a wonderful experience and we both had an amazing time!
 Sunset pic by Andrew taken at Boardman Park, Lake Umatilla, Oregon
 Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport
 An amazing place where we ate at the Newport Bayfront, loved it! (Ocean Bleu at Gino's)
 The Bayfront, Newport
 Steven's State Park Campground beach, Astoria, Oregon
 Golfing at a very casual place in Astoria, my first time! (We were terrible)
 Seattle, Washington
Pike Place Market, Seattle
 Pike Place Market, Seattle
On the road home!

We saw so many beautiful things on our trip but I don't want to bore you with too much at once! Thanks for stopping by!