Happy Holidays to you and yours!
How awesome of you to take the time to visit our festive blog for this super special time of year. I'm such a crazy, crazy fan of the winter holidays. All of the houses decorated in their finery. I've had my tree up since November this time. I've been feeling so down with all of these restrictions, lockdowns and not being able to get a hair cut or hug my own darn mom. Officially, I could choose to hug either my mom or my dad, but not both?! What the hell kind of world are we living in?! So, I've put my tree up super early and have immersed myself in activities around the house since I can't go out anywhere besides the grocery store. I've found myself dressing up to go to the grocers lately! Hehehe...I'll continue to blow the dust off of my new, unworn dress I bought this spring and hope that one day, I'll be able to wear it out.
Nothing helps get over these odd and unfortunate times like perusing delicious recipes, beautiful scrapbooking pages or even going through old scrapbooks and remembering when it completely normal to hug your students and neighbors. Think of small chores you might be able to do in and outside of your own home. Of course, if the hardware stores are closed, it could be tough, but then ya just gotta be creative. We all need to be more creative, right now.
We have to find unconventional or different ways to find happiness and contentment. I'm in the process of creating a list of things to do if you're suffering from the Quarantine Blues. (Feel free to comment if you've any ideas we can put on it.)
I've put a few templates in our Design Bundles shop that are Commercial Use friendly. Pop over and see all of our goodies we've put in over the last few weeks. They are ALL Commercial Use and I've put many products at 50% off, too. For just a few dollars, you can get new, quality Commercial Use products.
Here's our Charlotte stealing the show, again. Dressed in her Christmas best and adorning the tree with cuteness. What a super fun page.
Just look at all of that sparkling background effect with a touch of traditional pieces. The page looks really fresh and luxurious.
I told my gang that I was not digging the masks and that they were very challenging for me and Kim just had to give them a try because of it. I'd say her page is a jaw dropper. Not only are the colors beyond fabulous and reminiscent of my home away from home, Florida but she also used our collaboration with Art & Life Scraps, Flamazing Christmas. Whoo hoo!
She could easily change the date by simply duplicating the zero and ditching the 1. I'm so glad I went back and change the template up a bit after using it. I had all of the lights merged which did not lend to flexibility and easy use. They are separate now.
This is another super fun page with a birthday theme and I find it just perfect. A fantastic way to use the template, for sure. Theresa is my star.
Here's your new gift. A free template that is both Personal and Commercial use. I was thinking you could use the large round ornaments as photo spots. It might make a gorgeous card, poster, tag...
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Next week, will be yet another free mini and yet another gift that you are sure to love. Make sure to read that mail next Saturday so you do not miss out. There will be a sweet surprise in there that will keep you scrapping for days at least.
Let me show off some holiday projects from older entries that might interest you.
I've got a tutorial on how to design a long card like this one.