Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas LOs

With Christmas in the past (already), I have a few LOs from our fun.  Not too many, but not just one.  I'm not finished, but I do want to share what I have done before I completely forget what I've been working on.

For full credits, click on the LOs.





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Sunday, December 28, 2008


So I created two calendars this year as Christmas gifts. The first was for the grandparents, starring my children. The second was for my sister-in-law, Stephanie. I created her a calendar featuring her two boys. Now that Christmas is past, I am able to share them with you!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Monday, December 8, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like. . . .

Christmas!!  This is one of my favorite times of year!  No, I don't love the hustle and bustle, pushing and shoving or crowds.  But I love all the smiles and friendliness this time of year brings.  I also love the meaning behind the season - the Lord came to earth as a baby boy to save the world from eternal damnation.  And I love that my kids know what Christmas is all about - not just presents.

This Advent season, our church is looking at Advent from a different perspective.  We're reading John 1:1-18 instead of the story from Matthew, Mark, or Luke.  And it's really eye opening.  I never thought of John 1:1-18  as being the Christmas story, but now I do.  And the scripture verse we chose to put on our card this year is John 1:14.  

Now on to the layouts that I've been working on.  I have three "Christmasey" layouts. 




This LO was created using Pamela Donnis's kit, Merry and Bright.  This the first year EVER that both my kids would sit on Santa's lap together.  Hannah sat on his lap until the winter she was 2.  Cayden sat on Santa's lap his 1st Christmas and not since.  Last year,  there was no sitting with Santa.  Both kids screamed and cried.  It was mad chaos, so this photo delights me!  Santa is the magical and fun part of Christmas that helps us to remember what it was like to have Christmas as a child.  It's magical, and yes, I still believe.





This next LO was created using photos from our "Christmas Photo Shoot."  We did not go to the mall this year; we did not have Uncle Kenny take our photo."  This year, I shot the photo of the kiddos, and our dear friend, Jill, too the picture of our family.  And it's beautiful.  I just LOVE it, standing in front of the big Christmas Tree at the Ruby Ranch Lodge (where our church meets).  The photo is great, the one of the kids is perfect, and the others were just fun to shoot while trying to figure out what we were doing.  In this LO I, again, used Merry and Bright by Pamela Donnis.  This is a great Christmas kit!!



And finally, our Photo Christmas Card.  I used Christmas Time by Claudi Designs and a template I created last year.  I'm very pleased with the card.  I cannot wait to have them printed.


Okay, I'm out.  I've got lots to do, including make 2 fleece tie blankets this evening. 


Monday, December 1, 2008

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