December 4, 2009

{ It's Christmas Time! }

Are you guys all ready for Christmas!?!! Man! I've been absent here for a bit. Life just gets crazy sometimes. I wanted to show a Christmas project that I am so happy is finished. Ecstatic, actually!

So, here's the story. Sheri came out for a visit to work on her scrapbooks & when we went to the scrapbook store we got a little distracted by some really cute vintage looking paper. Our mission suddenly changed as we decided that we just must use this adorable paper right away! We decided to make a Christmas advent calender. By the time Sheri had to go home, we got it mostly finished. We only had to add some pictures & a few numbers. TWO YEARS LATER it is finally done! Why, oh, why do I do that?

Any who! Here are a few of my favorite pages...

day 3-Christmas traditions
day 7- Peanut when she was just a little peanut {ha, ha} with Santa
day 9- Part of our Christmas cards last year. I loved those cards. It was two-sided. One side was the nice smiley faced kids holding their NOEL letters & underneath it said "Merry Christmas" & the other side was the picture above with their goofy faces. This side read "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas this Year!" I really loved it!
day 10- Ms. Sassypants sledding.
day 14- Boo with Santa last year.

day 15- Our family Christmas picture from a few years ago.
day 16- A picture of the kids in their Christmas Eve jammies.
day 17- I've always loved this picture of the Holy Family.
day 18- Our front porch decorated for Christmas.
day 21- Mary & her the Baby Jesus.
day 22- Santa, of course!
day 23- The Boy & Ms. Sassypants. They've grown up so much. I love this picture of them...before the teenage years. :)
day 24- O Holy Night {my favorite Christmas song}
day 25- "For unto us is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Yes, if you look closely, I missed a word in the quote. Nice. Maybe I just wanted to make sure that it really looked handmade. :)
I'm really happy that I get to put it out this year. And I'm also really happy that I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping. Just little things left. I really do love this time of year. Everything is so festive & fun! Happy Weekend!


Vee said...

I love that! What a great idea. I love to scrapbook (when I get the time, that is) and this is inspiring!

Great blog, BTW =]


Victoria said...

I am in love with that... and I hate you just a little bit, because I will never have time to make it. But it is beautiful, and fun! Merry Christmas!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You're right...those vintage papers are wonderful. But what you did with them is priceless. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing idea with us.