Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Daily...

Progress report:

While in Mykonos I met a most charming woman extraordinaire, Hilsen Gudren

...who most graciously gave me some of her beautiful Christmas papers, which can be found here.  Upon receiving these lovlies, I knew at once they would become a part of my Ali Edward's inspired December Daily journal, which I have made for the last two years.

I also knew that I wanted to find very special embellishments to complement the photos and stories waiting to be told.  And while visitng Virginia for Thanksgiving, my Sweet Pea, Cristina, was my creative muse with her bountiful collection of sweet vintage ephemera.

We sat on the floor together, while I shared the beautiful papers, and she started pulling out the sweetest accoutrements to coordinate with the background papers...
I had also found some vintage delights along the way, love the French Lotto card, which matches the color palette perfectly.

So I am running behind, but am taking photos and journaling daily and once back home will build the foundation as a first priority.

Thank you sweet Gundrun for your generosity and making my 2010 December Daily extra special and extra beautiful!

The Season begins...



Jenni said...

so beautiful- i know your book will be amazing!

gudrun said...

Oh, my wonderful friend, I'm so happy and honored you will use my papers for your december daily.
I know your book will be gorgeous, and I will visit your blog often to follow your christmas book.

Have a great december.


Terri said...

Oh, this is amazing! I love what you are doing. Lovely that Christina was able to find such wonderful pieces for it as well.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Oh how fun that you met Gudrun and she gave you some of her beautiful papers! Your holiday goodies all look awesome together!!!

Deb said...

I am looking forward to seeing how this project progresses for you, Catherine. The papers are lovely, and I'm sure you will do them justice. Happy holidays to you!!! xo

Katsui Jewelry said...

I love the papers. I am going right to her site. I haven't even had a chance to buy new Christmas paper!

Thank you so much for the lovely lullaby. It was what my mother used to sing to me and I could feel a wonderful calm coming over me when I read it.

I send you a big hug, my dear friend!


Rose Brier Studio said...

Can't wait to see your December Daily. Knowing how wonderful your design sense is, this will be a real treat!

caro said...

Hello Catherine, so good to be joining Karen's photography class in Jan! I am VERY sorry I didn't go to Mykonos, I noticed several people that I've gotto know through online scrapping galleries, incl Gudrun! I see I need to get a 50mm lens for my sony & was wondering if you are happy with your Sony lens & whether you considered the Sigma version at the time. Christmas greetings to you!