Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Take Twelve: December 2012


The theme for my final month of Ella Publishing's Take Twelve Project is "Behind the Scenes", capturing the decorating, wrapping, mailing and baking that goes on this time of year. We enjoy family traditions and try to carry them out with love and care. (as opposed to drama and stress)



Confession: some of the photos were taken this year, but most were not. So please don't think we have everything done - far from it! But it's only December 12th and everything is on schedule so we'll be ready for Christmas. 

I've truly looked forward to doing my Take Twelve layout each month. Using the same design template saved time and allowed me to focus on choosing supplies that supported my theme for the month. Thanks, Ella Publishing!

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Supply List:
Patterned Paper, Alphabet, Brads: Echo Park
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico
Alphabets: American Crafts
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16 comments:

  1. I love that the focus is on love and care!
    It is so fun to honor Christmas traditions within your family.
    I always have the stress and drama over the card depths vs the mailoing slot at the PO....once I get that out of the way, I can switch into Christmas joy mode in about 5 seconds flat...
    This year I am finding more joy than ever before as my back is forcing me to slow down and break up my tasks into smaller increments.

    Today I was able to work on the tree in small snippets of time...off and on all day with some great Christmas music in the background.
    There is a beauty to seeing the design unfurl slowly!
    Joy in its own way!

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  2. I've loved seeing your Take Twelve pages ... looks like a wonderful way to chart the changes during a year yet focus on lovely details.

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  3. Love this!! I have not taken one single photo in November or December!! I don't think I have ever went a month without taking photos. I'm putting this idea on my to do list. I love how your layout captures your life around the holidays!

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  4. This is awesome! I love how you used the photo strips to keep clean lines but get so many representative photos on the page.

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  5. Boy, I thought you were really on top of things. Already with the table set :-) I'd use last year's photos, too. There are some things you wouldn't do until later anyway. I love layouts like yours that capture what goes into a celebration. Great choices for your title lettering.

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  6. Great layout to wrap up the year. And you are right, who needs the drama and stress??? I love that you mixed in photos from other years! :)

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  7. Beautiful I love all those photos (I store photos up from the previous year so I can start scrapping them when I see all the beautiful Christmas pages that people put up around this time too :))

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  8. Love your layout! The title and theme is so awesome!

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  9. Fantastic work, Sue! I am inspired that you guys focus on handling the stress of the holidays with love and care...that is something that I HAVE to work on...
    -Jasmine
    alittledabofglue.blogspot

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  10. Totally awesome idea. Love the photo strips. Laurab. Www.whosthischick.com

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  11. Beautiful layout Sue... loving the festive and candy colors.... hugs...xoxo

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  12. Great colors for your Christmas layout Sue, and I love the fun mix of alphas in your title!!

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  13. It's a perfect layout to finish up your year with. I like your thought about carrying out traditions with love and care - I'm right there with you. It's more fun that way!

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  14. great mix of photos and I love your colorful page!

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