The book is 6 x 6 and relies heavily on my Elle's Studio Tis' The Season kit. I picked up some pre-cut squares of chipboard to make the front and back covers. Here's the opening layout. I took a tip from Ella Friend and all-around amazing scrapbooker Jenni Hufford and started with a little of November. Mainly because my daughter had a cookie-baking Brownie meeting on November 30th that resulted in this adorable illustrated cookie bag. I didn't have an actual page for it so I folded it up and tucked it into the strings from the front cover. I paperclipped the label and date right onto the bag. The "Christmas 2011" die cut is from my Elle's Studio kit and is sewn onto a clear transparency (Hambly).
I'll post so more pages tomorrow!
I was up late last night making cards for a Paper Crafts call. Thank goodness Utah is in a time zone 3 hours behind NJ because the crafty mojo did not kick in until I had already left for work yesterday morning. I even took the photos in the dark - and they weren't that bad. Hopefully the editors at the magazine will agree.
Oh - there's still time to win the Ella Publishing eBook - just leave a comment on my post from yesterday - you have until Thursday night!