If you a like me you are wondering where in the world this year went. I however, am ready for 2013 and can not wait for my Champagne Toast at midnight with my hubby! I am quite proud of myself being able to do most Fridays this past year. I really am enjoying Freebie Fridays so it will definitely continue in the New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and has a great New Year!
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Greetings everyone it has been a crazy week and if you are reading this the world didn't end! We are preparing for Santa and we prepare by baking cookies! In honor of our cookie baking we did a little cookie arrangement for Santa. My daughter was nice enough to pen the "For Santa." I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and hold those babies extra tight this year!
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So I have decided to keep ALL the 12 Days of Christmas (including the new ones that have not been released) up until the 27th of December. (Scroll Down to download the others)
I have been busy the 12 Days took by far longer than I thought but it was well worth it. Monday's Release is a NEW paper pack: Peacock Paper. I created this because when we were in Wisconsin this summer we went the The NEW Zoo in Green Bay, WI and there was this peacock that Booga kept chasing. The princess just wanted one feather (that did not happen) but I have quite a few peacock photos and no paper so I made my own. I hope everyone likes the paper. I am partial to the little peacock "eyes" on the brown paper.
Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas!
Remember these will only be available for 24 hours so download them ASAP!
I have also been watching the Polar Express on average of 3 times a day so I decided to make a special Freebie to remind everyone to Believe this holiday season! If you haven't seen the movie I highly recommend it (the end you may need a Kleenex). I hope everyone enjoys the Freebies today, don't forget to check us out on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter (I admit I don't tweet much from this account and I just started the Pinterest account).
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I have had the 12 Days of Christmas idea for close to a year now, but I never knew how to put it together, until this week. I decided to scrap all the traditional thinking about how to do the days and make it my own. I thought the Monsters would be the perfect for the 12 Days of Christmas!
I am going to offer each digi for 24 hours and then I will pull them. After the 12 Days are over the set will be available for purchase in the Digi Shoppe.
To download the PNG Files click on the picture below:
Don't forget to come back tomorrow to download Day 2 of The 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Style!
What?! Amanda created Steampunk Paper? Is she ill? No I am fine, promise. Leslierahye has been trying to get me to design some Steampunk Paper for a while (a long while). I have also been asked to create some snowflake paper as well so I decided to create Snowflake Steampunk Paper. I offered some freebies this weekend of the purple and pink set I did (Scroll down to Saturday, December 8th post download them).
Here they are Steampunk Snowflakes 1 and 2 - click on the pictures to take you to the shop.
I also set up a Pinterest Account for the Digi Shoppe - I hope you will join us:
My interpretation of the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. I am well aware this has been done so many times that it is not all that original but I of course have a story to go with it (even if it is a little sad).
In Christmas 2001 by far was the worst Christmas I ever had. It start with not being able to fly home for Christmas, I was a poor college student, who had major surgery 2 months earlier, who worked in hospitality after 9/11, Raman was a food group (usually the only food group). I was pretty bummed I couldn't fly home but I was determined to make the most of my Christmas because I loved Christmas. A couple days before Christmas some employees found a stray cat in the air conditioning unit at the hotel and I gave her a home. I of course named her A.C. I decided A.C. and I needed a tree and some stockings so I went to the Dollar Store and bought lights, a small tree and stockings. I got the tree home and set it up, it was a sad little 8" tree. I honestly think the Charlie Brown Tree looked better but it was my tree. I hung the stockings and my tiny apartment looked liked Christmas and I had someone to share it with A.C.
The next part of this story is why Christmas 2001 was an awful Christmas, if you don't like sad stuff skip this paragraph. Christmas Day which started out like any other day, I called everyone to wish them a Merry Christmas in the process of getting ready for work. My grandfather had been in the hospital the week leading up to Christmas so I called him and he didn't take my call, the nurse said he was tired. I knew something was wrong because my grandpa took my call after he had brain surgery and it wasn't even Christmas, I called my mom to tell her and went to work. Growing up in a family business there is one thing you never do and that is call someone while they are working, unless it is an emergency. My dad called me at work and I knew something was very wrong. My grandfather took a turn for the worse and was in ICU, my grandfather passed later on that night. I admit it is a really crappy Christmas memory and puts a damper on the holiday season.
Every year since 2001 I try really hard to concentrate on making good memories and traditions (now for my children). Some have been successful (making their ornaments) and some not (making gingerbread houses). We always watch Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch and A Christmas Story and bake cookies (a huge favorite in our house). I try to remember the good of Christmas 2001, the days preceding it and it is really hard. Flying home my luggage ended up in France (not joking on that one), coming back sorting my mail to find my Grandpa's last Christmas Card, snowing in Savannah the day of his birthday (January 3rd) and my little Charlie Brown Christmas Tree I had.
Sorry for the downer of a tale of Christmas Past but this really has shape me and how I approach the Holiday Season. I hope everyone likes the "Little Tree" I created.
Happy Holidays! It is officially the holiday season which means more holiday pattern papers. I have been on creating holiday paper like a crazy woman. This paper pack is an extension of Holiday Patterns 1. I created this before I created the Naughty or Nice Paper Pack, I thought it would be a nice break to release the Patterns separate.