Happy New Year

Did you have a great holiday and new year?  We certainly have! This is the first time (in we can’t remember how long) that we have not had a schedule or places to go or people to see or anything at all to do. This has been a real staycation for us – thank goodness, ’cause we’ve needed it.

The first of the year marks the end of my December daily…to see all that we have been up to and to see my photos you can check out www.justforme365.wordpress.com that is where I keep my photos. I have been printing out many of the photos throughout the month and have been adding them to my Stampin’ Up pocket pages (so easy!) Just need to print off my last batch and then I’ll share the whole book (watch for that soon).

Our family always does a family photo on the first of the year, so I thought that would be the last page in my book.
For my page I used both the As You See It theme challenge this week and the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

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So, here is all that put together –

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What do you think? Do we look rested and ready to take on a new year? I hope so! Have a great 2014 everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Weeks of Christmas – Week 1

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Some of you might not be loving me right now…

But, I’m letting you know that today is 10 weeks until Christmas!

I am fully aware that fall just arrived but if I’m gonna be ready early this year I’m gonna start getting on the Christmas bandwagon now.

The first project that I wanted to share with you is a gift to me and my family…the gift of memory-keeping. In the past I have completed a December Daily book. This is a little memory book that holds photos and stories from every day in December.  If there is one time of year that is very busy and that can pass by too quickly it is the holidays. By snapping a photo or jotting down a special moment from your day it slows things down and helps focus on the present. ..no pun intended 😉 If you have never tried it before I would highly recommend a December Daily book for you and your family.
For my December Daily book this year I have chosen the Seasonal Stripes Album with divided page protectors ($17.95).
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I decorated the front of my album, but I may still add our family name on there somewhere too.
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The divided page protectors will be great to just slip in photos or journalling cards with no extra muss or fuss.  Here they are with the Season of Style Journalling Tags ($5.95) inserted and ready.
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I’m going for simple this year and I think that this will be the perfect simple solution to keep all of our favourite family memories through the holiday season. Don’t you think?
If you would like to know more about December Daily or Holiday Memory-Keeping don’t be afraid to call or email.
On another note, if you would like to start your holiday planning with a stack of great cards, then don’t forget to RSVP for the Holiday Dozen class next Thursday, October 24th at 6:30pm.  Leave with 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs). Class fee is $30 and all the supplies are provided.