Making Gifts for Life

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

O' Christmas Tree

O' Christmas Tree
O' Christmas Tree

Hello everyone. I hope everyone is having a wonderful short work week, and enjoying the process of getting ready for the upcoming holiday. What are your traditions? What do you do for Thanksgiving? Do you go to see family, friends or do you entertain at your own home?

We are blessed enough to not have to cook on Thanksgiving! My mother in law does the honor and she is a great cook. We bring dessert or sides, appetizers or rolls, or whatever she wants us to bring but we don't have to cook until Christmas. Phew! 

About the layout, this is one that I did before. I used a different color scheme, but I wanted to try it again with different papers and see what I think. I don't think I went different enough for my liking. I do like it, it just needs pictures I think.

But this one is for sale. So I will not be adding pictures to it. Hopefully it will go to a good home.
Here is the link for the listing: O' Christmas Tree

Thank you for viewing my blog today.
I hope you have a wonderful week and a

Sunday, November 23, 2014

There seems a Magic in the very name of Christmas ~ Charles Dickens

Magic in the very name of Christmas

For once, even though it's been a very busy weekend, with preparation for the upcoming holidays and normal housework, I had the urge to be creative, so I stayed up late Saturday night and cranked out a couple of scrapbook pages.

This one is a design of my own. I love die cut wooden objects and I found these super tiny stars. I used them here to represent the sky but they also sort of remind me of falling snow.

The layout is simple and provides enough space for a big family picture.

I love Christmas time. I love spending time making gifts and the spirit of giving. I do not love how commercialized it has all become, and I know that is the feeling of many. We set a budget this year and we are sticking to it. This is different then the years past.

I hope you all had a wonderful and creative weekend.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Come again soon.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

All I Want For Christmas Is...

All I Want For Christmas Is...

Okay, I know it may be a tad early to be making Christmas layouts, but let me tell you, if I don't do it when I have time, then I will be behind. And I even listened to Christmas music when I made it, just to put me in the mood.

I used new papers I got from Michaels, while visiting there to get another crafting supply.
I didn't find the other crafting supply, but I did find this cute paper pack.
But in the words of my husband, "do you really need another paper pack, much less another Christmas paper pack?" I do have a billion of them. Sadly, but I love this holiday so much. Not so much the gift giving but the being together and cuddling, the togetherness of family. The food!!! Oh how I love the food.

On this layout, I am not completely convinced that the title strip matches, but I went with it anyway.

I inked all the elements with charcoal ink, before layering them on top of each other.

What do you want for Christmas?
All I want is peace and a loving home for all the misunderstoods of the world.

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Much love and peace to your family.