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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Scrapping on a lazy Sunday!

Today I stayed in my jammies until 7pm, at which time I got in the shower and put on clean jammies! I LOVE those kind of days. Nothing really pressing to do other than some laundry, and I *think* I've got the start of a head cold so it felt great to just kick back and do whatever. I even got a few pages done today. All three are holiday pages because I just got a huge order from ACOT (my first since the summer!) and it was chock full of all the new yummy Christmas lines. I realized not too long ago that while I scrap a lot of *everyday* things, I'm really not much on scrapping the holidays.

So I started with this layout of our Christmas tree on Christmas Eve LAST year! All of these pages use papers and bellies by BoBunny, Little Yellow Bicycle and/or Echo Park and the title letters are either American Crafts Thickers or Anna Griffin.  The gold trim on this is by BoBunny,,,.I LOVE it but you only get that small amount (plus a little bit more that I cut off).  The month tag is from Oriental Trading with a Martha Stewart red dot on it.

This is what my daughter and I spent much of Friday and Saturday working on! Our 2010 Gingerbread House. It came out quite good I must admit. The last time I tried one of these the kids were only 4 & 5 and it was a DIS-AS-TER!!! It kept falling apart, the icing wouldn't set up right....just a mess. So I was a little leary when Susie said she wanted to make one. But I think we did a splendid job! I assembled and iced the room and the eaves, while she put all the candies on it! (In addition to above supplies, I added a 'gingerbread' flash card from Elle's Studio sprayed with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist so that it would coordinate better and assorted buttons, some tied with the new bakers twine I just got, and some ric-rac from Walmart.

Lastly is a layout of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert John took me to last Saturday to celebrate my birthday and the start of the holiday season. I added some musical sickers by Recollections. Aren't those Anna Griffin letters (the red ones) great!! I got them at Michaels on Friday and they were 40% off then I had another 30% coupon! Gotta love Black Friday. Some choose to stand out in the cold at Best Buy for 3 days....I just strolled into Michaels and AC Moore mid-morning after a good nights rest and got everything I was there for!

And so my nice, relaxing long weekend has come to a close. Its back to work tomorrow and the start of my "busy season" at the college. Getting courses ready and faculty scheduled for September 2011! A few weeks of busy will be rewarded with a week off between Christmas and New Years, and of course there are 3 personal days that I have to take before the end of the year so I think will make myself a couple more long weekends this month!!

Till next time.....thanks for stopping by!
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3 comments:

CraftyGirl

I want a jammy day too!! Maybe next weekend! I love all the LOs! Your gingerbread house is gorgeous! My daughter insists on making one every year and it is so much fun to do together. My only problem is where to put it when we are done!! You have inspired me to get going on my Christmas LOs!!
Barb :)

Caro

Susan, you are such a fast scrapper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love all your layouts, I find it very hard to scrap my Christmas photos, though I do buy lots of Christmas materials just in case!

bakscrap

The gingerbread house is fantastic! Looks like one on a magazine cover! I love all three layouts. Just stopping by your blog to see what you are up to. Missing your frequent posts. Hope to see more of you now that the holidays are behind us.

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