Dec 13, 2011

Traditions, Gifts and Guest Designs

Hey all! How are you doing with your holiday check lists? I am definitely behind. No holiday photo yet and so no holiday card. No wrapping has been done. The last 2 days have been chilly and RAINY. So much rain that leaving the house is not at all tempting. But, we have been having holiday fun and carrying on with holiday traditions. Little Miss had her Music Program last week.
At first she looked a bit like she might hurl, but then she got into her groove and was very animated through the whole program and said she had a lot of fun. 
This weekend we decorated a gingerbread house. For the last few years we have bought a kit from Target:
It never ends up looking as cute as the picture, but wow, do they have fun decorating (and eating) the house:
We also have an Elf this year. They LOVE him and run downstairs each morning to see where he is hiding and what he is up to. I've been trying to get a good picture of his antics, but the weather is not agreeing.
In other news, I am one of the Helmar Guest Designers this month! My introductory post is HERE, where I explain how I made this little Christmas decor:
AND, I've still been creating with Scrapbook Circle's December kit Note to Self. This is my latest:
Everything here (except the cardstock and American Crafts Thickers ampersand) is from Note to Self. I pulled a lot of the pink elements together for this one, which left a lot of masculine colors left for a different layout. I love the Lily Bee index cards and layered them here for a fun file-o-fax look. The Ocober Afternoon Little Flyer tucked right in there.
I had been wanting to play with these Basic Grey flowers too:
They would be super cute on a card too :)
Well, off to procrastinate a bit more ;) Have a great week!
♥ Rebecca


  1. nice to know I'm not the only one who doesn't have a family picture or card yet! CUTE picture of your girl singing LOVe the layout as well!

  2. OOOO that photo is gorgeous Rebecca, and I soooo adore the softness of that layout so so sweet

  3. so glad the performance went well! gingerbread houses.. oh so fun and yummy! we are od'ing on sugar this year! darling photos. i love your lo- your dd is adorable with short and longer hair. love your typed journaling and that pom flower. :)

  4. I love your holiday blog! So festive. Looks like you've been enjoying the holidays even if the weather is not cooperating. Great LO, too!

  5. hahaha. that is too much fun! can you believe that photo of the gingerbread house reminded me we didn't do ours yet, LOL!