Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Shares

Thought I'd share with you the layouts I created the other day.  My Scrapbook Nook's December kit was full of the fabulous Crate Peppermint line.  I'm not normally big on theme papers, but this line, and several others this year, to be honest was way too cute not to get excited about.  Not to mention, it's Crate Paper, so I'd be hard pressed NOT to like it.  *sigh* What it would be like to be a part of that DT and work with their product all the time?!

Would you believe me if I told you that I only printed a couple, (and I'm not exaggerating)  photos from last year's Christmas holiday?  I had in mind to create a mini album, so I never even scrapped any layouts, until this year.  I can think of 2 that I've done, but that's it.  Because my time the other day was limited I wanted to scrap photos that I had on hand, ready to go.  This one we picked up just the other day in church.  It was taken there at a little photo booth they had set up, as part of an activity during the family service on November 26.

This one, as you can tell is from way back when the kids were little.  Yes, I really did have it printed and ready to go.  (I still have an old Creative Memories photo file full of photos that never got scrapped waiting for my attention.  Most are not great, as my photography skills were lacking, but there are some gems that need to be scrapped.  New Year's resolution perhaps?!)  When Eden saw it she said "Aww, no picture of me?"  I had to tell her the reason she was missing in the photos was because she was terrified of Mrs Claus, and was squirming and wriggling so bad the photo was super blurry.   She thought that was pretty funny, and forgave the fact that she is missing.
Lastly, I saw this idea at the scrapbook store where I work.  It's a Christmas card holder.  I save most of my cards from year to year, but they're packed away in a box.  This fun little booklet, is a great way to store them.  Now I can pull them out year after year, and see how people have changed.
What do you do with your Christmas cards when the season is over?

Thanks for popping in today friends.  I made a couple tri-fold cards today that I'd love to show you.  I'll try to get them up tomorrow for you.  They look difficult, but are actually very easy to make.

Have a great day!

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Shannon91 said...

magnifique !!!!

Missy said...

Love your layouts! Great job with the themed paper. I struggle with themed paper as well!

Patricia Roebuck said...

I love your layouts...good memories too with stories to tell. And honestly, if you didn't say anything, I would have never noticed that Clause should have been Claus ;)

Love the idea with the Christmas cards. I save them, but not in anything pretty...really like this! Thanks for sharing!

Frøken Strøken said...

Loving that card holder!


xoxo... t said...

Sherri! Love your LO's, that pop of green mist really caught my eye!
Love what you did with the Christmas card, problemt solved for me. I always have to re-position them everyday because cats knock them over. XOXO!

Deanna said...

fantastic Sherri! wow!

Mag said...

Such beautiful layouts !!

Anonymous said...

I love your layouts!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Sherri these are all outstanding! That family photo is absolutely adorable and you scrapped it amazingly! You go girl!

glorygirl said...

Looooove that family photo layout! So gorgeous! Have a Merry Christmas, Sherri!

Shannon91 said...

Merci pour cette belle inspiration... Mon petit scraplift de ta magnifique page est sur mon blog :
Bizz et joyeux Noel !!!!