#CraftCreateConnect - Join the Instagram Movement! | Free Download from Alex Hunter Designs!

Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a fantastic week! 

I have some really awesome news for you today.  If you haven't already read last week's post about the Instagram movement #CraftCreateConnect, then you'll want to do so now!

This week, we are taking the movement one step further... Our sweet friend Alex Hunter of Alex Hunter Designs has created a simply stunning graphic for us to share on our Instagram boards/accounts and blogs! Isn't she amazing?!

                                                    Just click the image above to download your own copy to share!

                                                    Just click the image above to download your own copy to share!

Find Alex Online:  Instagram | Blog | Etsy | YouTube


Seriously, what is more fun than sharing inspiration and love around the creative community?  Last week, many of you immediately joined in and played along. In fact, just look at these gorgeous boards I spied on Instagram under the hashtag #CraftCreateConnect!

Oh, the eye candy!

For me, personally, this movement is about the inspiration and encouragement I receive online from the creative community and giving back! Uniting together as crafters and encouraging each other to build community, share joy and invoke love.


Here's how to play: Once a week or so, go to your profile, click the little gear in the top right corner and choose "Posts You've Liked". Screenshot your faves, repost and tag the people who inspired you this week, then share under the hashtag #CraftCreateConnect!

You can share one image or one hundred images anytime!

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2015 December Daily® Days 14 - 25 | A Holiday Memory Keeping Project

Earlier this week, I shared this photo on Instagram and asked if I should share the rest of my 2015 December Daily. The response was pretty clear that several of you wanted to see the rest of the album, even though it is after Christmas and many of you are probably feeling "over the holidays"!

So this will be my last share on this album... I was able to finish everything up with a little planning and a couple of free hours one evening.  While my album wasn't exactly as cohesive in color as I would have liked, I'm happy it's done and I can move on. Done is better than perfect.  To make my photos match up with the colors I had been using, I could have turned them black and white, but I feel like that might have stolen some of the character of them.

At the bottom of the post, I've linked up some of the products I've used. Enjoy!

Products Used:  6x8 Binder and Page Protectors from Hobby Lobby: Shop Online | Aqua acrylic stars and hearts from Color Cast Designs |  Free Printable Number Tags from Rebecca at Simple As That   |  Various Journal Cards from Felicity Jane (Sept. - Nov. 2015 kits)  | Cork Shapes and Stickers from my shop |   Digital Design Essentials Word Art  | One Little Bird Designs| 6x8 Templates by Little Lamm & Co. | Free Printables from Pinterest | Joy to the World and Someone Worth Melting For free printable by Alex Hunter Designs

December Daily® Title Page, Days 1-2 | A Holiday Memory Keeping Project

There is no way it is already December 11th! I believe my calendar is trying to trick me...

Ok, maybe it's not. But time flies my friends! Christmas is only two weeks away now! I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around that. I'm done Christmas shopping, over half of the gifts are wrapped, I did some holiday baking with my Mom last Sunday, and the decorations are all up and enjoyed each evening at home.  Even though work steals us away from the holiday spirit much of the day, I'm really enjoying coming home to Christmas lights and holiday television or a good book by the tree. I've tried really hard to maintain a calm, relaxed schedule this year...

Working on my December Daily album however has come in spurts. I love to browse the inspiration set forth from the creative community and make plans in my head of what I'm going to do. However, waiting for the time off work and away from other responsibilities so I can actually CREATE in my album gets me a little anxious.

I finally had an afternoon off this week and was able to get some pages done. I've been documenting stories from each day in a document on the computer and taking photographs but printing and creating pages comes much more slowly. I keep telling myself while creating that 'less is more' and try to keep the embellishments and decor simple so I can keep up the pace. I really don't desire to have this project sit unfinished like my #thankful30 project has!

"December Daily® is a December mini-album project created by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day." Click here to visit Ali's website for more information and to find her awesome products.

With that being said, here is December 1-2 of my album!  Since these were heavy on the photographs and stories, I was ok using up several pages.  I know that several of my other days that first week will only be one page.

Products Used: Aqua acrylic stars from Color Cast Designs |  Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree free printable by Alex Hunter |  Free Printable Number Tags from Rebecca at Simple As That   |  Various Papers and Cards from Felicity Jane (Sept. - Nov. 2015 kits)  | Celebrate Brush Script freebie by Karla Dudley | Journal Cards by Simple Stories - SNAP Collection - SNAP Pack - Gold, Peppermint Granberg, One Little Bird, and Danielle Young Project Faith freebies | Cork Shapes and Stickers from my shop