Away and back

25 days till Christmas, Day 4-7:
– Have been over to Chinese during these few days. Met up with hubby, eat eat and eat!

– I have put up the Christmas tree with the boys the night before and nothing else being decorated. Am thinking to decorate our new house later but the plan now is to move on 25th, so I’m not sure if I have the time to do any decoration at all.
-At least I get to snap some nice decoration pics while over in China a some snap shots of us using self-timer (not going to share it here).

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My blessings

Saw this cute sketch over in Helen’s site and wanted to give it a try.

So I did this layout last night before bed. These pictures are being taken in different time and place. I group them together ‘cos we seldom have family photos nowadays. Here I’ve tried masking (if that is the right word for it) on my butterfly using the negative of butterfly chipboard from Maya Road and glimmer mist from Tattered Angels.

Product used: BoBunny Flutter Butter PP, Tim Holtz’s distressed ink, Fiskar border punch, Maya Road Chipboard, Making Memories tiny alpha, some blings, paper tag clip and flowers from Scrapbook Deals 4U kit.

25 days till Christmas, Day 2 & 3:
– Had put up the Christmas tree with the boys, they definitely love decorating it even though all the stuff are from previous year. Unfortunately I can’t get the lights working.
– Have made another 2 cards.
– Am still thinking if I should get myself a Vorwerk Thermomix.
– The grill and roofs are all done and painted nicely. Like it!
– Still not much of a Christmas mood yet.

December daily

I’m still thinking if I should do a December Daily like Ali Edwards is doing. I did one last year and I can’t keep up with it. Anyhow, I’ve started to jot down some things that happened yesterday in point form, ‘cos I’m poor in sentences.

Yesterday was the first day for the 25 days till Christmas and what I can remember was that I met up with a friend and her mom, did more Christmas cards at night, received my parcel of goodies from Scrap-n-crop then straight away used the border punch for my cards, and the boys enjoyed those book reading time before bed-time, which to me is one of the ways to get them cool down and get ready for bed.
Today, I’m going to send out some of those Christmas cards that I made just so they are in time for Christmas for those far away friends.

Here are some of them, notice the border punch? Yup, it is new! *grin*

Product used: scrap from here and there including (which I remember) Basic Grey, BoBunny, Imaginisce, nkadinkado swirl stamp, Fiskar’s punches, We R Memory Keeper’s corner chomper, ribbon and blings.

25 days

This is a late post about the mini book that I’ve done following Ali Edwards’ suggestions – 25 days till Christmas.It looks kind of messy with all those stuff sticking out from the album and with the irregular sizes of the pages. Still, it is a new experience for me and this year most probably I’ll use an album with protector, ‘cos my pages with photos seems to stick together, so I’m trying to add more clear sheet in between the photo pages, or using overlay frames.

I still have days that don’t come with any photo at all.

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25 days before Christmas book

I know Christmas is not around the corner yet, not till you all have celebrated Halloween, but Ali already starting to talk about building up a book of “25 days before Christmas“. And she has shared a story about Christmas too.

She did one last year and you can see last year’s entire completed December Daily album here.

I wanted to join in this building a book thing and will start to collect those neccesary stuff and hopefully I can get mine done before December and then even when I’m over in China, I can bring it along and write down the things that happen at that moment.

What I have at the moment is a chipboard book that I think I can use, some Christmas embellishement, ribbons, pattern paper and of course some colorful buttons, oh not forgetting I do have some stamps perfect for Christmas.

Yep, let me get into the mood of Christmas by listening to some Christmas songs first.