Freebie Friday – embellish IT!

embellish IT cover by Jen Walker

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday everyone! Even though it is still early November, I find that I have already started to make lists for things that I don’t want to forget over the next few months. I have lists of chores I need to finish before the weather turns too cold, lists of who I want to purchase gifts for, and lists for things I want to organize in the house. I have so many lists right now that I could even afford to have a list of my lists to keep me organized!

One of the items I had on my list for the next few weekends was to start planning a December Daily album.  I have considered doing this type of album in the past but often find myself overwhelmed with both remembering to take a photo every day as well as create the perfect album filled with a month of different but coordinated pages.

When I received the Christmas 25 Days Album Kit from embellish IT!, I was more than happy to get crafty. With all of the product already coordinated and all the pages figured out for me, the stress was gone and I was ready to get crafty.

I started off by opening up the kit and checking out all the different papers and embellishments that are included in the kit.  I then read over the first page full of instructions so that I would not get ahead of myself or cut something that I shouldn’t be cutting.  I really enjoyed having a full set of instructions that include both written steps as well as a photo of each page of the album.  I am very visual and find that sometimes I follow the steps and other times I create from looking at the photos.

I am planning to use the album for daily photos this December.  I have therefore not added photos to the pages.  I also did not completely embellish the pages yet as I want to add the final embellishments once the photos have been added on the pages.  I have chosen some of my favourite pages from the 25 days to share with you here.

embellish IT cover by Jen Walker

embellish IT album by Jen Walker

embellish IT album by Jen Walker

embellish IT album by Jen Walker

embellish IT album by Jen Walker

embellish IT album by Jen Walker

I really like how different pages use different sized photos. You can also use multiple photos on an number of the pages. Another thing I really enjoyed about working with the kit is that I actually used full packs of product. I often like a few pieces in an ephemera pack or brad package. I use the few pieces I love and then have lots of extra pieces left. This kit gave me great ideas on how to use more pieces as well as modify the pieces for greater variety on the pages of the album.  (Note: All of the pages should have holes punched in them. I will be adding them back to the pages soon.)

Shelby has generously offered a discount for any Scrapbook Expo friends who place an order for a kit before November 12th.  Use the coupon code: NovExpo to receive $8 off your purchase.  This coupon expires 11.12.15.

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

If you guessed that this week’s giveaway is for the Christmas 25 Days Album Kit from embellish IT!, then you are absolutely correct. Shelby would like one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend to win this fabulous kit!


Learn more about embellish IT! here:

For your chance to win this wonderful prize from our friends at embellish IT!, leave a comment on this blog post. You can also get an additional chance to win this giveaway by leaving a comment on Instagram and tagging ’embellishkits’.  The giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, November 12th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Eyelet Outlet. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a collection of designer brads.

The winner is Mindy!


Congratulations, Mindy! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Eyelet Outlet winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win this wonderful kit from embellish IT!, you need to leave a comment on this post or leave a comment on Instagram and tag ’embellishkits’.  Good luck!

Remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, InstagramFacebook, and on the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing inspiration.

~ Jen

125 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – embellish IT!

    • embellish IT! says:

      You will LOVE this kit for a December Daily. So great to have it done and just add to it as you go.

  1. snazzy jj says:

    Great project. I’ve never done a daily before, but seeing your fun album makes me want to try. Love the Embellish It store! I always spend lots there when the Expo is in town.

  2. Sweet April says:

    What a wonderful idea a December daily album (never done one before),it’s fantastic,love this new and creative concept.What a great giveaway! Happy holidays!!!

    • embellish IT! says:

      The Christmas Trees are gorgeous – they do not photo well as they are white fine glitter. Love this line by Pink Paislee!

  3. AnninPA says:

    Shelby’s kits are always wonderful. I love how she manages to think outside the box when using embellishments and papers. I wish she would come back to the east coast to teach again!

    • embellish IT! says:

      Thanks AnninPA. I miss traveling as much as I use to but my 4 kids need me home right now. Hoping to get out to the east coast in 2016.

  4. Donna Sue says:

    What a great idea for a kit. Makes you think of different photos to take for the month. Thanks for the idea!

    • embellish IT! says:

      I have found I am way more apt to take photos & make the memory when I already have a project in mind. Kinda reverse I know but it works for me (& my family knows that all mom wants is a couple good photos).

  5. Kathy says:

    I’ve always wanted to do something like this! I had never heard of embellish it before so I’m going to check them out!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jessie Wasser says:

    Even with the busy holiday season upon us, this project would be very easy to get done before December. Thanks for sharing

  7. Kelly Freedline says:

    I love Christmas time. Everything is all decorated. Thank you for giving us the chance to win a December daily kit

  8. Brenda Darland says:

    I have not done one of these as I thought they might be to involved but with this type of project this could be really fun!! And they would make GREAT CHRISTMAS gifts to my scrapping friends!! Please??!! Thanks!

    • embellish IT! says:

      Our album kits do make great gifts BUT i always warn people that they will not want to give it away once they finish it. Also, it is SO much faster to do 2 at the same time than to do one then go back & do a 2nd one.

  9. LCJinRolsynPA says:

    I have done a DD album only once – and am about ready to jump in with that kind of project once again. I love the look of the pages highlighted an would be thrilled to win the kit – I think it would make it more likely I would finish than if I were starting from scratch. Thanks for sharing the pages and for the chance to win!

  10. Cheryl says:

    What a beautiful kit. It would be so much fun to do and send to the grandparents in Michigan for Christmas. ?

  11. Carey Nusbaum says:

    I have never done a December daily album before! Thanks for the opportunity to win this kit to be able to create one!

  12. Mary Schultz says:

    What a wonderful kit! I’ve thought about doing a Daily (or Weekly, since I don’t think I could find the time to do it every day), but never had enough inspiration. Seeing your pictures makes me want to try it even more….

  13. Theresa Riggs says:

    Love this album. I’ve purchased lots of kits from Embellish It! and they have never disappointed me. would love to win this one!!

  14. Diane Gerwig says:

    All holidays have to be the best to capture but I love Christmas the best. Would love to show this off in my books.

  15. chrisa says:

    I have never seen this before-but what a kick.. I would love to do this. How darned cool. Thanks so much. See you next Oct at the show guys.

  16. Shawn says:

    Cool for Christmas! This would an enjoyable kit to work with! Hurray for the holidays! I would ❤️ This!!!

  17. Denise says:

    WOW this kit is awesome. What a perfect excuse to get the holiday started and document as I go!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this 🙂

  18. Jaime Sunshine says:

    The December Daily looks like a ton of fun. Whomever wins will be one Lucky person. I haven’t tried one of these yet, but would love to put my creativity side to work & have a Beautiful Daily Album to look back on. Thanks for a thoughtful giveaway!

  19. Rhonda Akers says:

    I would love to win this! Lots of ideas to do with my grandson for the pictures to go in it. Making cookies, letting him wrap his mom’s present. It would be the added incentive I need!

  20. Michelle says:

    I would LOVE to win this. It is beautiful and would help document the holiday time we spent with family and friends.

  21. Kelly Codding says:

    I’ve never heard of doing a daily album. Sounds like a fun idea and would love to try it! Christmas is such a fun magical time, especially with kids, it’s definitely a good holiday to do something on a daily basis.

  22. Erin Fleming says:

    I would really love this. I have been building up mentally to try and get our holiday traditions down in a scrapbook, but haven’t figured out how….this would do it! Please, please, please, pick me 🙂


    What a great idea! I never thought to do a December book! I love the colors, not too bright, very warm and Christmassy! Love it!

  24. Cherie says:

    Have not scrapped in a while. This would be perfect to get me back in the swing of it and enjoy some me time! Thanks for posting the Dec kit . I is very inspiring!
    #embelish it!

  25. Donna Sebby says:

    I would like to remember December memories with this lovely album. Missed Scrap Expo in Schaumburg, IL this year and I will never do that again. I will schedule my calendar better for 2016. Thank you

  26. Ann Murray says:

    Well well.. please pick me. I am so behind on Christmas scrapbooking. I WOULD LOVE to make a dent in memory keeping with this kit.

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