Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hey girls! I'm sooo excited that we're getting closer to Christmas, even though it means more stress and a longer to-do list for the next couple of days! I hope everyone's enjoying the season! Not just now at Christmastime, but also this time in your life. And I must confess that while Christmas is wonderful I need to remember to enjoy it, relish in it, for the Real reason we celebrate it. I also need this reminder to enjoy this time period in my life, because boy it can be hectic, stressful, and overwhelming. I *need* to remember to stop and take it all in, appreciate it for what it really is. Even the joyful NOISES that I hear most often! hehe!

And while it's one of my favorite seasons, I must say that I haven't been scrapping Christmas the way I do most other times. There's just too much to do! BUT I've been scrapping with one of my favorite paper lines, Basic Grey's Urban Prairie! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It's so fun to work with and it can be as girly as you want/need it to be or not so much. I for one have tons of pink pictures. Sarah Kate still doesn't have much hair even though she'll be turning 2 soon (YIKES! see what I mean? Enjoy it now!). So I dress her in pink A LOT! This is a LO of her in her pjs. I used Camille's Crop Suey December kit,Peking Duck. Loooove it! :D

That hidden smile

I also decided at the last minute to make some cards using various scraps I've collected through the year(s). Here are 3 of them. And part of my scrap usage is the velor scalloped ribbon that was also in the Peking Duck kit. ;) I love how it adds that soft, furry texture! The snowflakes are these wonderful silky (i think?) sparkly goodness from Noel Mignon's Winter Weather kit. And that green scalloped die-cut is done with the coveted AccuCut machine. I wish there were one closer to where I live! Anyway, for someone who doesn't "do" cards very well, I was happy with the way these came out.

Now, only about 5 more cards to make! ;)

Again, I hope you all are having a great holiday so far! One week til Christmas!
Happy Holidays everyone! Take it in, relish it, and love all of it! And remember the Real reason we celebrate--the birth of Him who is fully God and fully human at the same time.


Sarah said...

Yeah, I wasn't sure about the Urban Prairie until I saw it in person and now I'm in love with it! Lots of pink pages in my future, too, hopefully! Don't know if you have a Michael's nearby, but they are carrying selected BG lines in paper pads. The one by me has Urban Lily and Granola paper pads for $19.99 (they were 40% off when I bought them). They also have a Christmas line, but I can't remember what it's called. I was looking for Offbeat, but not luck. And it's just paper - not the collection kit with stickers and stuff. Oh, they also are carrying the Sugared and Archaic stuff - brads, chip stickers, etc. and some chipboard alphas (plain). But what I've been stocking up on (with 40% off coupons) are the chipboard albums - a 6x12 and 6x6. (There are 2 other ones, too.)

Sarah said...

Oh, and Merry Christmas to you, too!

Diana said...

I love your creations! Those cards are too cute. I too need to remember the reason for the season. Seems I'm getting a little too 'stressed' lately. Thanks for the reminder.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

ellen said...

oh i just got the Urban Prairie pp and you have me all stoked to try it.

the cards are gorgeous! scraps? you rock sista!

Anonymous said...

love your layout. and your little one is such a doll.

ANd you are a fabulous card maker. So many scrappers just dont take credit for their cards...well you should, cuz they are great!