Saturday, December 4, 2010

'Tis the Season

How in the world is it possible I haven't updated my blog in three weeks?! Where has the time gone? I'll just blame it on it being the holidays and a busy time of year in general. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Christmas preparations are upon us. I haven't started my Christmas shopping at all, but at least we finally got our annual family photo taken. I'm not entirely pleased with it, but short of wearing a wig there is nothing I can do about it. A few weeks ago I got a haircut, and while the length is quite a bit shorter than I am used to that is not the main problem. Its just such a different, slightly masculine cut. I do not like it. When I was in high school, my sister was in beauty school. I guess you could say she used us (my mother, my father and myself) as guinea pigs to hone her skills on. From that time I have been a firm believer in the advice - or perhaps consolation is a better term - she would sometimes offer afterward. "Oh well. It will grow out."

I guess I have a lot of catching up to do with my pages. I've been in a hybrid mood the past several weeks and have been busy making Christmas tags. I'd forgotten how much work hybrid can be. But at the same time I'm just having fun.

Ho Ho Ho Tags
papers and elements from Ho Ho Ho by Laura Banasiak and Micheline Martin
ribbons, popdots and Maya Road chipboard swirl

Vintage Tags
papers and elements from Vintage Tags and Christmas Retrospect papers by Quirky Twerp
ribbons bells and eyelets

Noel Christmas card
template from Fuss Free Christmas Greetings by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
papers and accent from Noel by Mari Koegelenberg
flowers made using Paper Roses template by The Cutting Files
chipboard swirl from Maya Road
A few Christmas layouts
papers, elements and page templates from Holiday Harmony by Studio Gypsy and Studio True Blue

Merry Days
page template from Honey Pots 4 by Busy Bee Designs
papers from Merry Days 1 and 2 by Jen Wilson
sparkle alpha also by Jen Wilson
greens from Mini Christmas by JM Designs
rolled flowers from Little Bird Said by Kasia Designs
word art from Wonderful Magic by Vera Lim
white epoxy leafy vines from Harvest Sky by Nikki Beaudreau

Definitely Nice
papers and elements from Sweet & Crafty by Quirky Twerp
page template from Honey Pots 5 by Busy Bee Designs
alphas from Snow Much Fun by Mari Koegelenberg
watercolor stamped alpha is from Watercolor White by Laura Banasiak
glitter action on flowers is from Punk my boi glitter styles by Joyful Hearts Designs

And a few others

Fall Splendor
page template from Honey Pots 5 by Busy Bee Designs
papers and elements from Second Spring by Captivated Visions and Stolen Moments

Random Top 10
(as seen in the November 2010 Artisan Notebook)
most papers and elements from So Grateful by Sugarplum Paperie and Sahlin Studios
Family and Traditions wordstrips from Fall Snippets by Sahlin Studios
Home wordstrip from Words to Scrap By by Designs by Dani
page template is from Scraps to Go Vol 3: Top Tens by Jennifer Fox Designs

page template from Fuss Free Funky Photo Play by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
papers and elements from Earth & Sky by Veronica Spriggs (Guest Designer at TDC Dec 2010)

She Loved You Too part 10
page template, papers and elements all from Joyful Heart collaboration between Busy Bee Designs and Joyce Paul
alpha brushes by CD Muckosky

Thank you so much for spending some of your time with me. I hope you are enjoying the upcoming holiday season and all the busy, yet fun preparations.


Lulutoo said...

LOL, I think we'd all be in trouble if hair didn't grow back out! Maybe the new style will "grow" on you, Holly. :) As always, your pages are each beautiful and unique.

Lita said...

Gorgeous! Love all your layouts and that hybrid card is so pretty!

Jacinda said...

Holly, I'm totally with you on time flying by. I used to update my blog every week, now I'm lucky if it's once a month! All of your pages and hybrid projects are just stunning. You are equally talented in both areas. You've reminded me to get a family photo done too. It's always one of us with the kids but never all of us at the same time. I'll have to work on that for next week maybe.

Cheryl aka nativescrapper said...

Hi Holly, I know what you mean about being busy. Its like that here too. Love the Christmas tags you made...makes me wanna to make some
Wonderful layouts as always.

Jenn (jk703) said...

Holly! Your pages are all works of art! But you blog is gorgeous too! I can't wait to poke around! Just beautiful!