Friday, December 23, 2011

it's almost Christmas - and Studio Calico sneaks!

Oh my.
T-minus the big guy is already on the road!
Don't forget to track his progress:

Back in the PST, it's time for some Studio Calico sneaks.  May you receive a gift certificate, money tree, Christmas bonus, and a discount so that you can purchase crafty products to your hearts content.


The kit is County Fair.  Here are a couple of sneaks:

This first is my main kit only sneak.  I loved the BG brads and this OA woodgrain is just divine.  The circles were punched but I used an even larger circle on this layout, and that was made tracing a Fiestaware plate.  Fiestaware is not required in order to replicate that circle, but neither is a die cut machine.  I did purchase a Silhouette recently but it's been too busy to set it up.  That said, there are a lot of handy bits around the house that make for great embellishments on a layout, right?

I used the sewing machine a bit on the first layout, but that started a frenzy for the rest of my work this month:

I'm excited to share my inspiration piece for this second layout.

I was feeling festive for this last one!  

I don't need to share how busy I've been.  We are all busy this time of year.  I will say I adore the kit and have plans for it next week when things slow down, but for now, this is it.  I hope you are inspired!

Enjoy the holidays!  We are going to do something different this year...  brunch with Grandma and Grandpa and then we are going to the movies.  I think the consensus is "We bought a Zoo" because we are not cartooning with the chipettes with the whole family, and we want everyone to have fun.  Then it'll be home for an early night as it'll take a bit to wrangle kids into bed in anticipation of Christmas Day excitement.  I'm looking forward to it, even though I'm still in denial that Halloween has already happened.  Oh my, the end of the year came up quick.

Side note:  TOTALLY behind on my December Daily album, BUT I have been taking notes and taking photos and WILL finish it.  I started it which is a good thing!  I have been working on it but have decided the pressure of getting it done daily was not worth it, and enjoyed the time instead.

Enjoy your weekend!  Davinie


  1. Anonymous9:58 AM

    I'm glad to hear that one other person is behind on December Daily. I found the concept so neat that I decided to try it this year but I'm on Day 4! I decided the stress was not worth it and I'm going to add all my Christmas cards and letters to it and call it done! Have a Merry Christmas. I love your work and look forward to more next year!

    Jeannine H.

  2. I love the tone on tone of your sneaks. Can't wait to see your gallery!

  3. BTW, I love Norad Santa too! So exciting for the kids.

    Which kits did you get?

  4. Merry Christmas to you, Davinie! I'm with you on the DD. It's the first year I ever even started one but after I got to day 10, I was just wanting to enjoy the days. I have been jotting notes and taking pictures (most days) and will finish eventually.

    Looking forward to P12 for next year :)

  5. merry christmas, sweet girl! love the sneaks, but i've seen the real deal and they are even BETTER!! :) xxo

  6. cute stuffs! can't wait to see the full pages! i hope your holiday was great with your family. xo