The Last LO of 2008

I managed to scrap one more LO before the clock strikes midnight. ๐Ÿ™‚

We took this group photo with my new camera on Christmas Day.


Dear Santa (recolored) by Cecile Designs

Snow border from My Feet Are Cold! by Britt-ish Designs

Font: Note this

Now I can go get ready for New Year’s Eve dinner! ๐Ÿ˜€ See you all next year!

Last Christmas Ornament (for this year..)

Finally, this idea of a circular ornament has been put into practice. Better late than never! ๐Ÿ™‚

I cut out a circle from a used cardboard box (instant mashed potatoes :)), printed out the 2 sides on normal paper and Modย Podged them for finish:


Template by Winkasheart

Dear Santa by Cecile Designs

Font: Handwriting- Dakota

Then I glued the two sides to the cardboard with Mod Podge and was ready to use another of the marvelous gifts my adorable husband gave me for Christmas: the crop-a-dile (the big bite, too!):
Hole punched, ribbon, and the ornament is ready to be hung.
A little note: pictures are straight out of the camera (the new one, of course!!) – I took them when it was dark (as usual).
In our family, the Christmas season ends on January 6th, and it’s sad to see most of our neighbors have already pulled down the Christmas lights!
I’m really moody today because my parents+grandmother left today, and who knows when we’ll see each other again.. ๐Ÿ™ But we spent a beautiful, perfect Christmas together and I feel so blessed and lucky.

Christmas Pastime

Here’s the LO I did to match this one. I lifted a LO by Yzerbear91 (Melissa) for a challenge at SM.


Holly Jolly Holiday by Polka Dot Plum

Treasured Memories Wordart from My Toes Are Cold! by Britt-ish Designs

We had lots of fun playing cards with my parents and grandmother this holiday, and I’m sad they’re leaving tomorrow. They’ve been here 12 days and time has flown by too fast.
The snow has melted completely, but I believe we will see lots more this winter. ๐Ÿ™‚

White Christmas

I was afraid we might not have snow for Christmas, but we indeed had a very white Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

I did a LO for the Grand Theft LO challenge at ScrapMatters: I liftedย this LO by sarahtawisha and came up with this:


My Toes Are Cold! by Britt-ish Designs

Font: CK Cursive

It snowed a lot last week and it lasted for Christmas, but now it’s almost all melted away..

Merry Christmas!

My wonderful husband gave me a beautiful SLR camera for Christmas – better than I could ever dream!! So soon I hope you’ll see much better pics from me. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, this is a pic a took last night with my old camera.
Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve already!!! Time is just flying by so fast! I’ve been really busy the past week since my parents are visiting and we got ready for Christmas buying a gorgeous 7.5 feet (fake) Christmas tree – it’s gorgeous! I have yet to take some good pictures of it, though.

Our evenings are usually spent playing cards with my parents and grandmother, and we get some good laughs out of it! I did a LO with pictures of me and DH, and will eventually do a 2nd LO with pics of my parents+grandmother.


Template Inspired by Kate by Britt-ish Designs

Holly Jolly Holiday by Polka Dot Plum

Font: FG Bonnie’s

So now everything is ready for Christmas at our house: we have the most gorgeous tree with a few cute presents underneath it (the calendars I ordered from Artscow have arrived – very pretty indeed! – and are wrapped). I got highlights and a new haircut yesterday. We have plenty of snow outside so we will have the most perfect white Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚
We will have a nice fish dinner tonight, then Midnight Mass, and tomorrow morning, presents, and a lovely Christmas lunch!
Merry Christmas to all!

Almost Holiday

-8 days to Christmas!

I’m done with exams and major commitments, so it almost feels like I’m on holiday!
I’ve been really busy getting ready for Christmas, though, so I’ve gotten close to zero scrapping done lately! I managed to whip up this LO yesterday while I was proctoring an exam:


Green paper from Christmas Whimsy by Polka Dot Plum
Hanger from Hang in There v. 2 by Britt-ish Designs
December 13th Alpha by Cuppycake Designs
Font: Note this

I don’t exactly love this LO, but I cannot figure out why..

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Finally my super-busy schedule has relaxed a little and I was able to do a couple of ornaments this weekend.

For the first one I used Candied Christmas by Brianna Cox:

and I prepared 2 different sides for the tree ornament:

For the second one, I used Holly Jolly by Polka Dot Plum:
and I prepared these 2 sides:
I printed on photo paper, cut out the tree shapes with normal scissors and stuck them together with Mod Podge. If you use normal paper, you’ll need the ornament to be more sturdy, so you can cut out a tree shape from cardboard.ย Here are the ornaments:

I still need to punch a hole in them so I can hang them, but I don’t own a good puncher yet and I’m hoping to find one in my stocking this year! ๐Ÿ™‚
-11 days to Christmas!!