Thursday, December 22, 2011


Like many of you, we have had a busy, busy December!  I've been volunteering at two school libraries, planning Christmas activities, enjoying my ladies class at church, and doing the wife & mommy thing (which is full-time in and of itself!)  I am so looking forward to Christmas and New Year's this year...this has been a hard year for our family, but we have come through it, and I am ready to celebrate!
Aside from the hustle and bustle of holiday activities, I've also been enjoying two wonderful guest spots with a few of my absolute favorite designers, Connie Prince and Meg Mullens.  And of course my most favorite designer of all, Tracy of Trixie Scraps, has been cranking out some GORGEOUS Christmas kits.  And since I've got some down time, I'm going to show you some of the layouts I've been able to create this month.

A Thankful Heart by Trixie Scraps (I'm not generally a cluster sort of scrapper, so this page tickled me with how it turned out!)

Wrapped in Ribbons by North Meets South Studios (aka Trixie Scraps & Connie Prince)

I Heart Christmas by Connie Prince

31 Days Has December by Trixie Scraps

Give Thanks by Connie Prince

The Big Guy by Connie Prince

Happy to my Toes by Connie Prince

Christmas Countdown by Meg Mullens & Traci Reed

All Year Long--May

Blue Christmas by Trixie Scraps (one of THE most beautiful kits!)

My Everything by Connie Prince

Frosted Windowpanes by Trixie Scraps

Remember Bethlehem by Trixie Scraps

Our Home by Connie Prince

In the Moment by Meg Mullens, and December 2012 Templatetopia by North Meets South Studios

New Year, New Me by North Meets South Studios

Frostbitten--For Him by Meg Mullens & Traci Reed

Frostbitten--For Her by Meg Mullens & Traci Reed (I might have loved this kit just a little bit LOL)

I have so many snow pictures from the past two far, none this year.  We've had snow in the state (blizzards to our west, in fact), but at our house, we've had nothing but rain.  As much as I'd like to see some of the fluffy white stuff on the ground, I will not complain about the rain.  After more than a year of drought, it has been a blessing.  With that, I'm going to sign off...we've got friends coming over this evening, and I need to clean up the house and bake some sand tarts.  Merry Christmas, friends!