Thursday, 1 December 2016

Welcome December!!!

Well.....it's here......December has arrived..... 

Although I am never quite as on the ball as I expect I will be.....it all got done over night and I had 3 excited little girlies this morning awaiting the beginning of their December traditions!!!

Our longest running and definitely their favourite tradition is their advent calendars!!! I got the first one when my oldest was just 1!!!  Back in the days of the first Scrapbookin' Adventures location in Parksville!  These Karen Foster Advent calendars were a HUGE hit!!!  Eight years later it's holding on strong.  We added 2 more to the collection three years later when my twins came along.......I fill them with candies and little messages for activities such as gingerbread house building, christmas crafts, movies nights, christmas socks etc.  They are pretty awesome!!!


Every December I also do Advent Christmas books!!!  I love this one!  I wrap up 25 Christmas books and each night we open one before bed!!  Of course I don't buy 25 new ones each year.....at the end of each year I box up the christmas books and they are put away until the following December.  Each year I add a few more to the collection and shuffle some books out as the kids get older!  I love how it gives us a reason to sit as a family before bed and connect.....now my oldest reads to her little sisters some nights...I love it :)

 
I LOVE this American Crafts stamp I found in my stash from last years Christmas Add on Kits....It is sooooooo great!!!!!  Books were all dated for opening!!

And of course...........Our Elf on the Shelf.........Jingles..........he has landed!!!!  And boy did the kiddos miss him (my feelings aren't quite the same)! 


We will soon go to the Christmas Tree farm and choose our tree.....we love a real tree in our house!!!!


Sending love to your families for a special December.



Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Wednesday Sketch

Good Morning!!!!!  It's Sketch day!  (OK, maybe a little late)...............December 1 is a big day in our house....we have many traditions that begin and I've been madly finishing up getting ready for the day!  The kids have been reminding me by the hour how many days until the Advent Calendar begins ;)

Here is today's sketch for you!!!


I created this layout with our Summer kit featuring American Crafts 'Happy Place'.


Have a great day!!!!  Tomorrow is December 1st!!!  I can hardly believe it!!!  Can't wait to share some of my christmas traditions with you all :)

MAKE SURE TO WATCH FOR OUR NEXT VANCOUVER ISLAND UYOP DATE......STAY TUNED!!!!


Monday, 21 November 2016

New SKETCH and REGISTRATION

Happy Monday !!  Did you know that including today, there are only FIVE Monday's left until CHRISTMAS ?!?! 

I'm back today with a new sketch for you!!  I hope you had an amazing weekend......hard to believe that December is quickly approaching...dare I say that!?!?!?!  Although I haven't yet decorated my house for Christmas...I am getting organized for our December traditions...and just can't wait for all the memory making for the magical month to begin!!!


I've quickly fallen MADLY in love with my new little nephew Cooper.  He is the sweetest little baby boy, and I just can't get enough of him!  I used our Sold Out Baby Boy kit featuring Crate Paper to create this layout....


If you LOVED this sketch and layout today you will for sure want to join us for our next UYOP (20) Layout Workshop in Calgary on January 28, 2017 !!

We opened registration only 2 days ago and we are sooooo close to being SOLD OUT !!  There are only (10) seats left !!  If you and your friends are wanting in on this super fun day, 

If you aren't sure but want to know more about it, READ IT HERE ...
Don't wait too long as we expect this to be full by the end of this week !!

We hope where every you are and whatever you are doing today that you are happy and find a moment or 2 for YOU ...

Happy Monday !!