It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Alright guys! Today is the day! The beginning of my absolute favorite time of year, the beginning of peppermint hot chocolate, the beginning of Christmas music, the beginning of family and friends. In essence, the most wonderful time of the year!! It’s also the beginning of December Daily, my favorite project of the year, hands down!

I wanted to show you the cover of my 2014 album and my opening page!Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily I decided to make it simple this year and go with a painted (white) album and simple gold foil lettering. I used an amazing cut file from the Silhouette store and use liquid gold foil paint for the lettering! I’m in love with it!DSC_7417Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily and then there’s this beauty… Oh how I love this page! I’m obsessed with mini things, so this page with it’s 12 mini pockets makes me oh so happy!! Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily thanks for stopping by and leave some love and let me know what you think!Alexes Marie Brown - December Daily

Picture Keeper Giveaway

Hello everyone!

I’m really excited to share another giveaway with all of you today! The people over at Picture Keeper sent me some goodies and I want to share them with you guys.

I don’t know about you but there are only a few things more important in this life than the keeping of memories and a huge part of that is photographs! Photos are so precious to me that I would totally run into a burning building to save those sweet, precious memories!

This little device right here is a fantastic way to ensure that all those photos stay safe in one place. I love the idea that instead of having boxes and boxes of printed photos, you have have thousands of them all in a tiny little stick.

The other great thing about these little guys is that they make a great gift!

Check out this little video I made just for this little giveaway


This product is very similar to the last Picture Keeper giveaway I did a few months back that you can see here. The only difference is that this package has more space for all those precious photos and let’s be honest… we all need as much space as we can get!

 The Picture Keeper Difference

  • Just plug in, run the program and hit “Backup”; Photos will back up in minutes
  • Skips duplicates
  • No software to install, wires to connect, passwords to remember, or monthly fees.
  • Use on multiple computers; both PC and Mac compatible.
  • When one Picture Keeper fills, just use another and the second will continue where the first

    left off.

  • Easily use with your digital photo frame, favorite print kiosk, TV with USB port, or put in

    your fireproof safe!

  • We also have a Mobile app ($4.99) compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Android that transfers

    your Smartphone photos to your computer so you can include them in your photo back up

  • Minimal computer experience required!


    Below is a list of our current products. All products available for purchase at:

    *ESTIMATE based on an average size of 1 MB per picture
    PK 4 Holds up to 4,000* photos $29.99 “Keeps up to ~4000* pictures safe!”
    PK 8 Holds up to 8,000* photos $59.99 “Keeps ~8000* pictures safe!”
    PK 16 Holds up to 16,000* photos $99.99 “Keeps ~16,000* pictures safe!”
    PK 32 Holds up to 32,000* photos $129.99 “Keeps ~32,000* pictures safe!”
    PK Pro Holds up to 250,000* (drive color may vary) $189.99 “With Picture Keeper Pro, it’s a snap to save up to 250,000* pictures! And because there’s no software to install, it’s that much easier.”
    PK Software Use with your own drive $99.99
    *Seasonal Item: Stocking Gift / Stocking Gift 4 Pack: Holiday Oriented PK 4 drive (See PK 4 above)

Enter by leaving a comment in this post and get an extra entry if you pin an image from this blog! Contest runs from November 23rd, to December 7th! Good Luck!!

December Daily – My Stash

Brace yourselves people… there’s a lot  of pretty paper in this blog post

It’s that time of the year where I really start nailing down my color scheme for my December Daily and I’m not going to lie, this year was a toughie. The very first year I did a December Daily I used browns, reds, creams and greens. Year number two brought teals, reds, white and silver. Then last year (my fav so far) I went with navy, gold, red and cream.

This year I’m attempting an idea I’ve had in the back of my mind for a few years now, and I’ve seen it done by a few of my fav scrapbookers and I really want to give it a try myself this year. I really really want to make an album that has a lot of white with splashes of color here and there. So that being said, this is the color scheme I’ve come up with for 2014


I’m really really happy with it! So the next part of my process is to go through all of my product and pull things that coordinate with my chose color scheme. I’ve spent the last few days doing just that and then rearranging all of my product so that it’s all out in the open so I can see all of these lovelies sitting right on top of my desk!  I love collecting different things to house my favorite embellishments, like these adorable muffin tins! Aren’t they so fun? I’m obsessed with them

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Here’s a little preview of some of the goodies I’ve assembled for this years album, isn’t it fun?! I love those chalk mambi chips, and the foils Heidi Swapp booklets and take a look at that chalk tag from Target! I’m so excited about this years album and I hope you guys have fun following along with me this year!
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December Daily Organization

So as we are all getting our supplies ready for December Daily, I thought I’d share some organization ideas with you all! I’m not sure if you guys know this about me or not.. but I’m a sucker for organization. Like sometimes I go down into my studio and I spend an hour or more just organizing my supplies. There is seriously nothing better than pretty paper organized in fun ways. So here are a few fun ideas I found via Pinterest that left me feeling inspired to go down into my space and get organizing!


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Now I’m off to organize my supplies and I’ll be sure to show you guys next week what I’ve done!

December Daily 2012 & 2013

Ohhhh man… my favorite project of the year is right around the corner and this girl couldn’t be more excited! There’s just something so magical about December and I love that there’s a way for me to document those very special and precious memories that my family and I make every year at this time.

I’m honestly excited that in 10 years I can look back and see my babies changing right before my eyes as I am able to look through ten years of Christmas Seasons at one time. I thought it would be fun to take some time and look at few of my most recent December Daily albums.


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Pretty Pinterest Picks – December Daily

okay okay… it’s officially November and you know what that means riiiiighttt???

YEP, it’s December Daily time!!! I thought I’d kick off this fantastic month with a few of my favorite Pinterest Picks!


First up is the from the genius mind and creator of December Daily, Ali Edwards herself. I seriously can’t even begin to say how much I love all of the content she puts out for this project! I took her Hello Story and I was blown away by the way she goes about her memory keeping. It’s a more thoughtful and meaningful way of thinking about the keeping of memories and I love love love it! Be sure to check out her blog for more inspiration!

Then we have one of my very favorite scrapbookers, Geralyn Sy. I seriously die whenever I see her work! If you’re not already familiar with her work then you need to head on over to her blog and check her out!

This third album has the coolest binding!! Look at that sheer fabric covering the spine! I love it and it inspires me to make more mini albums by hand!

and I am totally crushing on this album made by the lovely Heart Handmade UK. Her album is adorable and features so many cute handmade embellishments. One of my goals this year is to make a lot more handmade embellishments!

stay tuned in the coming weeks for more December Daily inspiration!

BasicGrey Mini Album

ohhh I love a mini album…. and even more so is a Christmas mini album!! The new Evergreen line from BasicGrey was truly a pleasure to work with and I LOVE the pretty teals, reds and creams!

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I had a challenge to use the Capture Pad cards in a new and fun way, so I decided to make mini books that slide into sleeves that are designated for each year since we’ve had our babies. Alexes Brown-3 copy Alexes Brown-4 copy

it’s easy to slide those mini booklets into the sleeves along with other memorabilia you might want to save for memories! Alexes Brown-5 copy Alexes Brown-6 copy Alexes Brown-7 copy Alexes Brown-8 copy Alexes Brown-9 copy Alexes Brown-10 copy Alexes Brown-11 copy Alexes Brown-12 copy Alexes Brown-13 copy