I cannot believe it is December 1st today! I have my shopping done, but still need to...
1. put up my decorations
2. put up my tree
3. wrap my gifts and make tags
4. address & mail my Christmas cards (a photo card with a newsletter)-- today's goal
5. do some Christmas baking
So, in trying to come up with a suitable Pages With Papertrey Challenge for December, I've taken all the busyness of the seaon into account. So here's this month's challenge: create a layout in less than 30 minutes.
Now, for me, this means keeping things very simple and not deliberating too long (as I am apt to do) on product choices, etc. It also usually means handwritten journaling and for today's layout, no stitching.
You might notice that the design is similar to this layout that I posted yesterday. That's because I actually made today's layout on Tuesday evening and this layout yesterday morning. I had liked the simple design and figured, why reinvent the wheel? This layout will go in Sage's album and yesterday's layout will go in my family album, so it really doesn't matter if they're similar.
For my layout, I used PTI cardstock (rustic white, harvest gold), button, twine & dies (alphabet block, bloom builder #3). I also used Lily Bee and Fancy Pants pattterned paper & Offray ribbon, which I pleated for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: ribbon pleating.
Another shortcut I used was to grab an already assembled bloom that I made earlier this fall.
If you'd like to play along with this month's Pages With Papertrey Challenge, just post a link to your layout here-- I'd love to see what you create!
Thanks for looking!