December 1, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Countdown to Christmas

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Time for a Christmas Countdown at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

photo credit:  thesewingloftblog.com


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Today is December the first and the first day of the countdown to Christmas.  My project today is my holiday planner, for the next 25 days everything I do or need to do will go in to this book which is for my eyes only.  Dates, events, recipes, shopping lists, Christmas wish lists that go in the inside pocket as well as what is purchased, checklists you name it. My family knows this and I leave it on the kitchen table and no one looks inside--well trained I think.  After Christmas my daughter always wants to see inside the secret book.  Tradition, I make a new one every year.

How do you track the chaos at Christmas?


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Check out how the Curtain Call Crew is counting down until Christmas!

Tracey McNeely - That's me!


Cardstock:  Pure Poppy, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Home Sweet Home (Doodlebug)
Stamps:  Naughty or Nice (CAS-ual Fridays) Tinsel & Trim (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)  Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Dies:Stitched Squares (Lil' Inker) Tag Me (Reverse Confetti)


Head on over to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and join us for the Christmas Countdown!

30 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

I track the chaos in my head...not a good idea! I need one of these adorable notebooks!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!! :)

cm said...

Beautiful and practical! Love that your family is 'trained' not to look inside, and especially love your "how do you track chaos' comment! Your post has brightened this 'winter storm watch day' immensely!!
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Alanna said...

What a darling notebook that you've decorated. I love the tradition.

Annette Allen said...

wow this is amazing and i love the paper you used.. don't you just love Christmas..

Stacey Schafer said...

awesome project, Tracey! i want one! lol!

Amy Kolling said...

This is a FABULOUS idea Tracey!!!

sandie said...

Love this idea Tracey and love the use of the sentiment. I haven't used that on yet as have been unsure what to do with it but perhaps and big card is the way to go. Hope you are well and don't get too exhausted with the Xmas chaos x

Marisa said...

Love that paper and what a great idea to make your own notepad for Christmas.

Jill Norwood said...

Tracey I love this idea! I think I will make one too! Yours is lovely! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

wandaguess said...

Totally love this project Tracey! Gorgeous, fun and useful all at the same time. Happy December! XO

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet little notepad. Love the festive paper and the traditional colors. The words are perfect Tracey. :)

Bobby said...

This never would have worked for me but it's a cute idea.

mypapercraftworld said...

What a cute idea, Tracey ... such fun colours and sentiments! Anita :)

Claire said...

Tracey, you must be super organised! What a great idea and I love the look of it. I'm so impressed that your family are that well trained. My 2 boys would be drawing pictures all over it!

Cathy Weber said...

And I thought that Santa notebook from the other day was cute...this one is even better (if that is possible). Love that you have your family so well trained, mine would be opened immediately and new suggestions penciled in next to mine.

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty.
Have a great day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Kim Heggins said...

Now this is one amazing note pad! I love the size and your cover is so darn cute! I will be pinning this one for sure.

Judy1223 said...

Tracey, what a great tracking system! I am new to Curtain Call challenges but you have inspired me to give it a go! Thanks!

Greta said...

Boy are you organized, Tracey! Love your planner design!

Lisa said...

What a great idea Tracey!! I love this tradition and I think it's one your daughter will carry on! This is really cute I like the pocket inside and the DP you've used!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a fun idea, Tracey, and super cute, too! "Well trained," is right! I wanna peek ;).

Barbara Murphy said...

so festive and bright...and perfectly constructed too! love this idea :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

fabulous card! I love this set!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

ACK! The cuteness is killing me- love!

Joyce said...

What a fabulous book and great idea, too. I'll bet every single page in that book gets filled up before 12/25.

Barb Ghig said...

What a great way to track your holiday chaos! I use a notebook, but nothing nearly as beautiful as what you've created! Beautiful book, Tracey!

Lindsey said...

Such an awesome interpretation of "Christmas Countdown". Great job, Tracey.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous project, Tracey!! Love it!!