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Christmas Photo 2014

Yes, I know, I’m a few days weeks behind. I decided to relax and enjoy my holiday time. Without realising it, my husband and I kept up a hectic pace from early summer until now. We needed rest. I got a little more rest than he did as I get Christmas off (Yay! for being a teacher.) I did my best to keep activities to a minimum when I knew he would be home so we could relax. I think I did okay.

Christmas Cards 2014

This decision to relax even seeped into our yearly Christmas card. For the past few years, our cards have involved photo shoots, designing and constructing of the cards, and then the addressing and mailing of said cards. This year, we wimped out a little.

Christmas Cards 2014

Thankfully, we have this collection of wedding photos that only a select few have seen. (They will be released to the public soon, if they haven’t already by the time this is published.) We agreed to do something we have never done. We (oh, it hurts to even type it) added doodles to a photo. I feel slightly ashamed. It did turn out rather nicely.

Christmas Cards 2014

Even the cards this year, while homemade, were less elaborate. My first plan was to cut an opening in the front of the cards so you could see the photo. This plan was thwarted when I couldn’t find a pack of green cardstock. Red, yes. Black, yes. White, yes. Green, nope! We did come across one measly pack of solid green cards. It did not contain enough cards. We did find pre-made plaid cards and went for those.

Christmas Cards 2014

Rather than cut shapes out of the cards, I used my silhouette to make ornament shapes to attach to the front of the cards. I used a bright gold-yellow to make the ornament toppers. Had there been more time, I would have included a little wire hanger. The ornaments were cut in red, green, and blue.

Christmas Cards 2014

To spice them up a little, I added an embossed Merry Christmas to the front of each stamp.

Christmas Cards 2014

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We have had a very busy year and I can’t wait to share a few of the details over the next few days. For now, just a greeting of good wishes for the last few days of this celebrating season.

This year’s Christmas card photo requires anaglyph 3D glasses to view correctly. Those are the glasses that are red and blue.

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Merry Christmas!

I hope this post finds you all with full bellies and contented grins thanks to a wonderful Christmas celebration with your family and friends. My boyfriend and I had a delightful few days of celebrations with family.

Now I hope to spend the next few days relaxing and testing out my Christmas gifts. Not to mention digging my craft room out of its cluttered state. If I’m brave, I’ll post before and after photos.

Merry Christmas!

photo taken by MiCTLaN

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Christmas in Dixie Stockings

Over at Splendid Play, we have been making stockings for Project 14: Christmas in Dixie hosted by Craft Hope. They are collecting Christmas stockings to include in care packages filled with Christmas trimmings to help make the holidays a little easier for the 12,000 families who lost everything during the tornadoes that ravaged their homes.

Since I am using up my stash, I figured I could make a few stockings to include with the stockings we made over at Splendid Play. I had planned on making a tutorial. but I once again failed at taking photos of the entire process, so I will have to make more and take photos.

As September progresses, I am discovering that I am also managing to use buttons I have had for ages, like these cute little teddy bear buttons. They were perfect for the stockings.

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