Eileen does such an amazing job with detail and thoughtful additions, I was touched, touched, touched. Usually I fall asleep reading but the other night I picked up this piece of art work and just inspected it, how it was constructed, the embellies used, etc., I spent a good 45mins just admiring it. Then lights out and off to dream land (literally), I dreamt of these folders all night long, lol. When I woke, I jumped up, powered up my studio and here is my dream recreated. One more little piece to the story, a week or so ago, I was on Scrapbook Graphics and came across an "Alice's Winter Wonderland" kit, I LOVED it, but could not justify the size, it is a big download and I could not justify the distraction it would be, cause I so wanted to play with this kit. As this project was coming together yesterday, I just kept seeing it all in play with Alice, so I ran over and picked it up. It is a little on the edgy side, which I love, a lot of glittery fun things to play with and I adored the colors. I am so glad I did because as I worked with it, I know I will use it all year round.
This post is picture heavy and long, so I apologize up front. The over all size of this "Tag Along Christmas Planner" (the name of this project was in my dream, lol) is 8"X8", the spine of the planner is chipboard, because it was designed to be carried along on those shopping trips, I kept the embellishments to a minimum without hopefully looking stark. I love the cover with Alice standing on the glitzed mushroon, watching all the pressies fall down the hole. I have had this paper in my stash I bet for about 5 years. Alice, the Santa Hat and Mushroom are all part of the kit. The front title plate was created in SDE and the font is BlackAdder. I used a gold stretchy band to keep it closed as it become full, but a smashbook band would also work, I want the flash of gold with the bow.
So that is what I did all day yesterday, but everything is saved, so recreating it will be a much easier process, hope everyone has a happy weekend, and if you stuck it out for the entire post, whew, thanks bunches and hugs.