Monday, January 11, 2010

Tomorrow is Holiday Day!

I was reminded today that my 6 year old has designated her own holiday, since Christmas is over. So tomorrow is Holiday Day, wherein we recognize all the holidays.

I asked her how we would celebrate Holiday Day. And it sounds like a lot of fun - we will give presents to people (and maybe the sisters will give some gifts to her), we'll hide some eggs for Easter, and give more presents for White Elephant Day, and give hearts for Valentines Day, and give candy for Halloween. Thanksgiving and New Years we'll just skip, since she can't remember what we do on those days. :-)

I can't wait to see what she does. I'm going to try to pick up some heart candy today to help with the festivities, since i foresee having some problems with the Halloween part. I think I might have some plastic eggs tucked away. I'm kind of excited to do this! Anyone want to join us?

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Having a good winter?
In my opinion, the only good thing about snowy cold weather is that i don't mind a bit going to the basement and scrapbooking all day long. Here are a couple i've been able to do this Friday and Saturday - I've been playing along at a crop at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. Thanks for the inspiration!

The paper here is from Chatterbox and Sassafrass Lass (i still love those little birds). I grabbed some extra cork I had on my desk for the date there at the side, and used some velvet ribbon out of the stash from Stampin Up for the border. the yellow trim is MakingMemories, i think. The Kraft journaling box is from Maya Road. I splurged and got a couple felt stems from Prima, then added the layered flowers.

And since the youngest child just turned 6 in December, I am really excited to be scrapping her birthday so soon after the fact! Usually I'm about a year behind.

These are Prima stitched mulberry papers - i didn't sew on them, they did. very cool effect though. I did use a border punch from Martha Stewart to do the frame around the main photo on page 1. I also slightly dyed the Prima mulberry flowers, using re-inkers from Stampin UP.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Welcome to Chocolate, Can I Chocolate your chocolate?

I need a moment... sniff sniff...
I love Christmas holiday so much, and i don't want to go back to real life. ever.
and i want some more chocolate too.
um yeh, my hands are shaking, i'm a junkie.

but between my bouts of chocolate binging and coffee guzzling this vacation, i have done some scrapbooking too. wow, it really was a perfect holiday.

here are a couple of the pages I have made recently.

I received some gorgeous Webster's Pages from their 12 Days of Christmas crop, and i've been loving it. here is one page...

look - i sewed! and distressed too. i love how this came out. that side little curved die-cut shaped edge, i traced from another piece of paper, wrinkled and worked it to death, then did the pleating and inking.

Here is another one, using more Webster's Pages

and finally, one more from this fall, my youngest's field trip to the pumpkin farm. it was chilly but they thought it was great fun.

i hate that the green lace washed out so bad in the photo. its a nice soft green in real life. i used some Prima gem centers over Fancy Pants crocheted flowers, on top of Am Crafts felt flowers. Paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

well, real life starts in about 9 hours. i'm going to bed and hope i can sleep, my internal clock is way off. how was your holiday?

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