Monday, December 1, 2008

Countdown to Christmas: 25 days of holiday inspiration...oh...and a RAK!

Happy December 1st! I am really feeling the holiday spirit this year! I've got Christmas music on my playlist, in my CD player, and on the radio. We've got our Christmas tree and decorations 95% done. My MIL sent a wonderful book of Christmas advent stories and scriptures to read each night before Christmas. AND...I just had the fun idea of posting a little bit of holiday inspiration each day until Christmas! It may be a layout, or a card, or a gift idea, or even a favorite quote. I may even throw in a few RAK's along the way. 'Tis the season, right??

Here is the first bit of inspiration. This is our family Christmas portrait taken on our front porch using my tripod and a timer.
I used a photo action by Pioneer Woman. (CLICK HERE to get them...they're free!) I also used the Yuletide kit by Tinkering Ink. Wanna know something cool?? This quickpage is for sale at pcLayers.com for only 95 cents! Just add your own photo and this quickpage could be your Christmas card. Just resize it to 5x5 and print them as 5x7 prints. You'd have to crop the bottom off, but using a quickpage will save you some time, right?

Alrighty, let's get this party started! I'll give $10 of pcpurse to the first 2 comments on this post!! Be sure to check back tomorrow for another day of Christmas inspiration. Ready, set, post!!

8 comments:

*Paula* said...

Wonderful Aly! That is a beautiful photos. Oh and you are also in my mini that I posted - I just didn't include all the pages!!

mean mom productions said...

what a beautiful picture.. this week its 12 days of christmas and a christmas count down on the daily work reports going home for students.

Sarah Vrolyk said...

LOVE your family photo! :)

Stefanie Eskander said...

Ooooh, do I win????? Love your card, Aly. Great action! I'll have to check it out. Oh, and thanks for greeting me with Ella Fitzgerald's fantastic voice! She gets me in the holiday mood every time!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Oh, what a fabulous action. I am definitely checking that one out. I have been meaning to play with actions for some time. Great layout Aly.

Heather T. said...

Wow, how can I be first? Fun to see your family growing--I remember the jeans and white t-shirts from last year!

xmackiez said...

This portrait is terrific! I just love how the children are beaming with delight. You've done a wonderful job on this. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

jen t. said...

love the lo!! great blog! glad i found ya! see ya soon! jen t.