Sunday, January 10, 2010

Weekend Fun | December Daily: Days 23-25

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

It's actually COLD here in Miami so that's a refreshing change for us thin-blooded Caribbean folk. LOL! I actually lived in the cold weather when I was little and I really enjoyed the cooler temps, but being from Puerto Rico and living in Miami all these years makes you get used to the HOT, STICKY, MUGGY, HUMID, sometimes ICKY weather here in the "Sunshine State." Well, it was a chilly 36 degrees today at 10:30am. And I hear we actually had snow flurries in Orlando and other parts of the state as far south as Naples! Pretty crazy stuff! :) I feel guilty because I'm enjoying this so, so much... only because some friends are not adapting well and some of the local plant nurseries are suffering, such as my BFF's husband, but I know they are working hard to make sure that nothing happens to their plants.

So yesterday we embarked on a sort of "scavenger hunt" through the Redland as part of Rob's Redland Riot Tour, a self-guided tour through this beautiful part of Miami. Oh what fun we had! It was 43-degrees and raining the whole time, but we still made it fun! We visited many cool places along the way, some of which I had never been to before. The day ended with some wine tasting at Schnebly Redland's Winery. The Lychee, Mango and Category 3 Hurricane were my favorites!

Then we headed to the movies. Have you seen Avatar yet? It was an awesome movie with some spectacular special effects! We saw it in 3D and it was even better than I expected. Wow. James Cameron (of Titanic fame) wrote, produced and directed this masterpiece. I see an Oscar in his future!

Now on to the last of my December Daily album pages. For Day 23, I wanted to include a photo of the Charlie Brown Christmas tree that I bought for my Titi Mae (Aunt Mae). It was a big hit! I added my journaling right on the photo. I also added some stitching all around the page for more detail.

On the back is my holiday tribute to an all-time favorite: Starbucks Coffee. Yum!

I had a few photos for Day 24 so I printed wallet size pics on my little Epson printer and adhered them onto my canvas page, which I had already painted with red acrylic paint. I added the fleur de lis from Prima and stamped it with an October Afternoon Christmas text stamp.

On the back, I used the Prima house and inserted cute little pics of me and Richard wearing our holiday head gear... teeheeee! I sprayed some red Glimmer Mist and I added the felt Christmas tree from a Work in Progress kit and some Making Memories ornament brads and white foam snowflakes from Michael's to complete the layout.

And finally, here's Day 25. I started with some journaling.

Then I included my favorite photo of me from this holiday season. Here I am on Christmas Day just before I started opening presents. The text on the photo of from an Ali Edwards Designer Digitals kit.

The last page has a few photos and a journaling card inside an artist trading card page protector. I also added fabric stars and a canvas tag from Serendipity Scraps on Etsy.

And there you have it -- my complete 2009 December Daily album. I gotta tell you that I feel a great sense of accomplishment for having finished this by Dec. 31st. Whoohoo! Now I just need to tackle all my other unfinished projects. LOL!

Peace and happy scrapping,


Ady said...

I love it... Your December Daily is beautiful. I can't wait to get to it and finish it... I had fun yesterday even though it was cold and rainy.

Marlene said...

You are so good Vanessa, your Dec. daily looks gorgeous. It sounds like you had fun on the weekend!!!

Damaris said...

Hey girlie, so glad you had a great time...this weather is not my cup of tea...LOL.
Once again, I state...that album is absolutely beautiful. You did a fantastic job.

Anonymous said...

I loved keeping up with your Dec dailies - great job Vanessa! That photo of you on Christmas morning is hilarious - LOVE IT!!!

Miss you
hope to see you soon ;-)