Saturday, January 5, 2013

This should have been done in December, but...

These next few posts are late. Out of season. Very late. Its not that I wrote them weeks ago as drafts and forgot to upload them. I didn't write them then, I'm just now getting around to it now. Just like I'm just now getting around to printing and mailing my Christmas / New Year's cards. I'm adding a little heart to my cards so they can double as Valentines as well.

I played hooky in December. I shut down and froze up in December. It was a good month in some ways, bad in others. But for the most part I just did not want to feel stressed out.

I did enjoy scrapping Christmas pages (with photos from years gone by). I did enjoy trying some new photography techniques to get pictures of my tree lights. I did enjoy spending time with my family for a long winter break. I just didn't blog about it, sorry.

So I guess I'll just jump right in then and show the rest of my December pages. This first one is of my babes from Christmas 2003, nine years ago! I have to use these pictures because I just don't get many pictures anymore of my babes together, or of my babes at Christmastime.

 all papers and elements from Plum Pudding by ViVa Artistry
sparkly alphabet by Jen Wilson
page template is from Fa La La La by Amber Morrison
fonts are from The Holly Sessions by Darcy Baldwin {fontography}

This photo on this page is even older, my daughter from Christmas 2002. I just love the excitement in her eyes!

 all papers and elements from Snowkissed by Sherwood Studio

 In our December Challenges at The Digichick, we have an occassional photography challenge hosted by Charla, a staff member of TDC and a professional photographer. In December, she taught us a quick and simple technique for taking Christmas tree lights and trying to get the starburst effect. I enjoyed the challenge so much, I tried it twice.

for both of them I used a frame or an effect from Charmstagram Toolbox

In the last of my Christmassy pages, here is my 2012 family Christmas card.

all papers and elements from Winter Solstice by Kimeric Kreations
Christmas Sentiment stamps by Arty Pants
photo and cluster template by Busy Bee Designs

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the web. I wish you a very belated Happy Holiday season. I pray 2013 will be a healthy, happy and successful year for each of you.

1 comment:

Lulutoo said...

You gotta love the heart on the Christmas/New Year's/Valentine's cards! :) Gorgeous pages and photos of your kids, as always. Beautiful Christmas tree, too! Once Valentine's Day gets here, I'm ready for Spring. How about you?