Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Making Memories

is more important to me this time of year and these cards and evelopes by Making Memories made it so fast and easy to whip through some cards and leave more time for spending time for family, friends and life.
With some fun ready made accents, labels and rub ons from my stash, I quickly put these little cards together and into the mail box to loved ones.
Wishing all my blog readers a Very Merry Christmas. Looking forward to a break and seeing family and seeing new sites.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Caroling Caroling

through the snow, Christmas bells are ringing!  I cannot stop singing along . I never realized just how many Christmas songs I know the words to and have sung at the top of my lungs since I was a kid. All those years of performing for the senior centers and convalescent homes while I was in St Agnes elementary school. I really am blessed to have experienced feeling the true meaning of Christmas, giving time and entertainment to others .. it cost nothing but we spent days practicing and perfecting those performances all to see sheer joy and happiness on their faces for the brief time we entertained.  A small fruit punch juice box and cheap cookie was our token of thanks and yet even as a child, I remembered never caring for the party. We literally all enjoyed the performances, making them happy.
Now as an adult, those songs bring back so many happy memories. So we are caroling here while decorating the tree and eating cookies. Looking for a senior center or hospital we can take the girl scouts or just my kids to.. to share some joy and bring hope and happiness to some lonely few. A reminder of the humble Lord and reason we celebrate this precious day.
Sharing some latest round of cards before I address a ton this week and get them sent off.
Encourage yourself to listen to the tunes this week. Hear the lyrics, feel the meanings and find one that will lead to happy Christmas memories .

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

December learning

Happy December the 1st everyone. Today I am sharing my newly completed and ready to be filled December Daily album.
I am taking several classes this December.. and am going to incorporate them all into this book of memories.. either a trigger, journaling idea, photo prompt etc... NO EXCUSES now... lol ;)

1 Journal your Christmas by Shimelle.... I have taken several classes by her.... very very useful information and fun fun classes... find out information here

2. Picture Holidays .. I took both picture spring and picture summer and am an avid blog reader of hers You can sign up for her class through Big Picture classes here bigpictureclasses.
You can find out more photography tips, ideas etc through her site at shuttersisters  this is a favorite site of mine.. so so inspiring!!!

3. Finally, the one that motivates me the most is: December Daily... the concept put on by the fabulous Ali Edwards December Daily.

Here is the cover, side , back and a few sneaks of my album... I will share a few pages every few days.
Enjoy checking out the classes and if you sign up.. let me know.. we can "study" together ;)