Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Rare Thing!

It's a rare thing that I post 2 entries in a row but it was bound to happen one day and today is the DAY!
I've recently decided to learn more about digital scrapbooking and use my evolving computer skills and as a result, came up with a sweet holiday LO of Chris and I from my annual Holiday Party at the apartment.

The party was a good time, we had a few friends, great food and enough wine and beer to go around! I love the holidays, you can never get enough of that warm fuzzy feeling of love and good company.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Spirit!

I know I'm a little late, but I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and will also have a Happy New Year!

It's been a VERY hectic holiday season for me, but with all my interest in scrapbooking and paper crafting, I thought I would try to personalize my contributions to this festive season. Unfortunately I didn't start to prepare far enough in advance this year (which I hope won't happen next year) but atleast I got a little taste for making my own Christmas creations!

I wanted to give everyone that I work closely with a little something to let them know that I was thinking of them, but didn't have much money to spend. Fortunately for me, one day I read a blog entry by Danielle Flanders at http://danielleflanders.blogspot.com/ called "Cookies-N-Cream" in her November entries and it inspired me to try and come up with my version of a festive holiday cookie present. She has a wonderful blog with great ideas that are so inspiring and unique (definitely stop in there if you haven't yet!). So here is my little take on the idea...
This is a cookie holder made with bristol board and covered with Christmas patterned paper. Inside the cookies are tucked into a festive holiday baggie and stapled to the back side of the holder. I made a variety of sugar cookies, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip. They were the perfect treat for a workday snack!
I also successfully made some Christmas cards to send to family members. I used the Falala scrapbook pad by Making Memories to create and embellish the cards and they came out really nice but the most important part is that I had a lot of fun making them! Take a look...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A New Tradition...

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families...giving thanks, sharing good stories, laughter and lots of yummy food!! I've come to learn over the years that Thanksgiving is a very significant Holiday, not for anything materialistic, but simply for the gathering of family and friends to enjoy a good meal in peace and happiness atleast once throughout the year. Often we get caught up in life and everything we all have to do, but we never stop and take the time to think about what's most important to us or why we do what we do everyday. I enjoy family and I love sharing those special moments, which is why Thanksgiving has become the most important holiday for me.

This Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of being in the company of my fiance's family. It was great...we had very good food and lots of fun ( I even had the chance to get a little dancing in...which is always nice!) I'm thankful for the invitation to spend this holiday with them and I'm thankful for the time well spent. I of course missed my own family very much, but I'm looking forward to this new tradition of alternating the holidays between both families, it adds a little extra excitement and a whole other culture into the mix!
Take a look at just a couple pictures I took from this past long weekend. Enjoy!


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