Pinspire Me || Paper Issues

Good morning everyone!  I'm here today to share my layout for this month's Pinspire Me challenge over at Paper Issues.  I'm not going to lie, this one was a little bit hard for me.  All I see when I look at this board is red...and red is my least favorite color.  But, I persevered and found some cute Bella Blvd supplies to make it all better :)  Here is the board:

And here is what I made:

I pulled out the new Santa Squad collection and a bunch of coordinating red embellies (with a little pop of pink) to make this come together.  All red ain't so bad after all ;-)

I hope you can play along with us this month...and don't forget, all the DT girls have a code you can use in the store to save 20% off your purchase - mine is KAT20 :)


Countdown to Christmas || Bella Blvd

Good morning, everyone!  I'm here today to share a fun little project that I'm really excited about.  I'm sharing it over on the Bella Blvd blog today...This is my daughter's first year where she kind of understands what is happening with Christmas.  She knows who Santa is and she's so excited about trees and lights and we're trying to educate her all about the reason for the season.  I also really want her to be excited about the big day, so I decided we'd do a fun little countdown to Christmas once there were 12 days left. 
I found a cute little set of books at Target that had a fun variety of all different subject matter, from the 12 Days of Christmas, to baby Jesus, to Santa's reindeer.  I wrapped each of them and put a number tag on them so we can countdown to Christmas Day.  
I broke out the Santa Squad collection to make all my tags and it coordinates so well with a bunch of other great Bella products.  I think I used a little bit of everything from my stash to create these and I had the best time!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Does your family do anything fun to count down the days until your favorite holiday?
6x6 Paper Pad: Santa Squad; Doohickey Stickers: Santa Squad; Ciao Chip: Santa Squad; Bella Besties: Freehand Graph & Dot Pickle Juice; Clear Cuts: Hearts McIntosh; Florence Alphas: Pickle Juice, White, McIntosh, Guacamole, Ice; Designer Washi Tape: Red Stripe, Oh Christmas Tree, Snow; Ephemera Icons: Santa Squad; Ephemera Words: Santa Squad; Bella Pops: Hedge Hugs, Spread Some Cheer; Epoxy Stickers: Snow Fun; Heart Hugs: Christmas, Wild Berry; Acrylic Shapes: Gingerbreads; Enamels: Christmas Mix; Bella Bows: Guacamole