Tuesday, 16 November 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

...even down to the snow flurries today.

yesterday my kids were asking WHEN we were going to be putting up the Christmas tree. as in, how much longer will i make them endure waiting!

i have been tempted to put up the decorations. but, i think i will put them up slowly this year.

here is another class coming up in a few weeks.


the paper is from one of my very favourite Christmas lines this year. Holly Jolly by MyMind'sEye.

this paper and coordinating products are incredible. oh. my.


can you see the subtle music notes in this paper?

many of the papers have it. delightful.


and those brads. be. still. my. heart. not a bad one in the package!!

{the "Joy" key is from last years' Making Memories Christmas line. for some reason it turned blue. with no help from me. so strange.}


and these swirls from MayaRoad. i hope they bring them out in acrylic in another product release. LOVE them!


blue is a neutral colour. right? can only be seen in the washing machine...or at Christmastime?! why not.


i cannot believe i debated with myself over these memo pins. when i finally made up my mind, they were sold out. i was a happy, happy girl when they came back in! no delay grabbing my package. and no regrets either.


that ribbon is divine. must remember to buy a few yards next time i'm at the store. must not forget.

this little stocking is a flashback to January when i started my recent scrapbook class venture.


yes. both sides of the stocking get decorated.

which means i won't hang it on my mantle. but it looks awesome on my stair rail! i would have taken a photo of it in that perfect place....but the light was too dark that morning. i didn't want shadows. please don't mention that i still ended up with shadows when i took my photos in the bright light. thank you.

now i am thinking of another garland. i am really tempted to do more stockings. i still have paper left...could do it.

i am teaching this class on December 4 at Urban Scrapbook. call the store to book your spot!

these little stockings are packed full of details and many new techniques. i didn't realize how many until i typed up the supply list and my instructions. be sure to get a large cup of coffee and eat a good breakfast before you come out to play! this is a really, really good deal.

now that we are officially locked up in our houses until spring melt...i should have lots of time for scrapbooking. hopefully i will get to use that time to make more fun projects to share.

we also finished up our major project of the fall with our kids.


for the third year now, both of the kids made cards to help raise money for the Stollery Children's Hospital here in Edmonton. {yes, that means that little Miss K was only 2 years old the first year she made cards....back then she really loved the glitter glue!}

there was a slight last minute change of plans for us. instead of setting up our cards with the other kids, we had a table at the childrens' Christmas party hosted by Kris' employer.

although the kids were happy to raise money, it really meant the most that they not come home with the same number of cards they left with! Mr A is just learning about the value of money now. even so, the difference between $2 and $20, let alone $200 is really lost on them.

so far they have raised $785 on their own. {the total amount collected from all the kids is still yet to be announced. there are still donations coming.}

we are very proud of them. we pray that they will keep their hearts open to opportunities to help other people.

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