Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. I am grateful to be able to spend today and tomorrow with my maternal grandmother, my aunt, and my parents. Later I will also see my relatives across the country...via skype. Isn't technology terrific? Next week my in-laws will be staying with us for a visit. The first week of the new year will bring some dramatic changes for me; we are having all of our carpet removed and having hard wood floors installed in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Upstairs (the bedrooms) and downstairs (the finished basement) the carpet will also be removed and replaced with pergo wood laminate. Both staircases will be hard wood. This will take a solid 2 weeks and we will have to move out of the house for 4 days for the hard wood portion. And the best part? I will move my craft room (currently upstairs) to the basement and turn this room back into a guest bedroom. Phew! Exciting, yes?What will 2011 be like for you?
What a busy week it has been!!..I'm sure you too are getting those last minute 'craft' gifts done since today is the day before Christmas!!..Where did the time go? I've been busy all week getting those project done that I waited until the last minute to do; when will I learn..lol
For the past couple of years, I have made a Christmas Stocking album for Joey and Elizabeth. Guess it has now become a tradition since I made another one for this year. I left plenty of space for Elizabeth to add photos and journaling and any extra embellishments she would like to make this album her own.
For Elizabeth's parents and grandparents I made candles with photos from Joey and Elizabeth's wedding on them. I worked with colors that I knew each would like to make it special just for them.
And for Nina, I made a little 'bag' to hold the bobby pins and clips I made for her using my I-Tool (love that tool!). Also, there is a card stating that she and I will go shopping and do lunch; wherever she wants to go!..
Have a great Christmas Eve and a very special
Merry Christmas to you!!!
I want to take a moment to thank each of the HoneyBees for their love and support, and for all they have contributed to making the BUZZ what it has become. We aren't just a design team, we are a loving group of friends, and they mean the world to me. Merry Christmas, one and all.
The HoneyBees and I wish you a very Merry Christmas, with hope that you are surrounded by love and peace. May you find joy in the little things, and recognize the blessings that are so abundant in our lives.
We will be taking next week off, and then come back with more great tutorials to inspire you for the New Year.
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