Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! After all the hustle and bustle, Christmas Eve is now upon us, and everything is right in the world. What a peaceful and beautiful morning. The kids are filled with excitement, the presents are bought and wrapped, the cookies are baked, the cards are mailed, and now we can just relax, spend time together, think of the meaning of the season, and wait for Santa!
I do have one quick scrappy page to share this morning that is full of special meaning to me at this time of year. I made it from my first “shop from your stash” kit I put together for my crop last Saturday. The idea behind this is to put together your own kit from supplies you have on hand and create 2 pages and 2 cards from each kit before you make your next kit. After 3 kits, you can shop for something new. My scrappy friend, Kim, came up with this fun challenge and has posted the full details on her blog. She’s also offering some prizes if anybody wants to play along! I thought this was such a great idea. Here’s another peek at the first kit I put together.
And my first page.
These photos are so precious to me. I’ve been hoarding them for years, not knowing quite how to scrap them. They are busy and have little focal point..Nik is even cut off on the middle one. Even so, they are all that I have, and I love them anyway. That’s my little Nik with her arms in the air at her preschool Christmas pagent when she was just two years old. The children did a Mexican presentation of La Posadas in the church at school. La Posadas means the “inns”. The children line up in a procession with two children at the front carrying a statue of Mary on a camel. They walk down the aisle, stopping to knock at all the inns seeking room for Mary. Such a beautiful Christmas story. Nik had her hands in the air the whole time because she had finally found us out in the church audience, and she was filled with pure excitement to see us. How sweet she was! They grow up so quickly.
I made this page based off sketch #6 over at the Inspired Blueprints blog site. If you all like sketches, and haven’t checked this site out yet, you really should go take a peek. They have a wonderful interactive community there with a full gallery, 2 new sketches per month, contests and prizes, and a fabulous design team for plenty of inspiration.
Thank you so much for thinking of me, girls! You’ve made my day!
And now, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you all a safe, beautiful, fantastic Christmas filled with love, family, friends, and good cheer!
Merry Christmas everyone!