Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1st Noel: Santa Babies

Hi everyone. It's almost Christmas! Nothing quite beats the first Noel: little babies in Santa hats.


This is Cory and his cousin Zack on their first Christmas.  Zack's mommy and I were both late-life Moms. What a thrill it was for our family that we both had babies that year. It was a miracle, really, and puts a spin on the caption,"We Believe." 

I used the December kit from My Creative Scrapbook to make this layout, which featured papers and embellishments from the new manufacturer Photo Play.

Here's a couple closeups:

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Read To Me, Santa!

At age 20 months, my son was sure of one thing: his love for lift-the-flap Maisy, his very favorite book. He was a whole lot less sure about that old guy in the red suit.

As we approached Santa in the mall that year, Cory stood a good 10 paces behind me. Nope, he wanted nothing to do with that guy. No amount of coaxing would convince Cory to come closer until I handed Maisy to Santa. As Santa began to read, Cory inched closer and closer and finally climbed on Santa's lap. Score one for Mom!

Oh, I loved this age. It was such a sweet and tender time. If only I could bribe him so easily now.

To make this layout, I used the December kit from My Creative Scrapbook which featured the Dear Santa collection from the new manufacturer Photo Play.

Here's a closer look at the embellishments:

They were just perfect for this photo.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Traditions: Visit To The Tree Farm

Good morning!

In the great debate over real or artificial Christmas trees, my family leans toward real. I have fond memories as a child going to a local Tree Farm, picking out our tree, chopping it down, and hauling it home. We are continuing that tradition with Cory and, in fact, have returned to the same tree farm we went to when I was his age.

I took this photo of Cory with my folks at the tree farm last year. I layered the picture on top of a variety of patterned paper from My Creative Scrapbook's December kit. The kit features the holiday line from Photo Play.

To the right of the photo, I added a tree, embellishing it with stickers and a flair, then stamped the year, 2014.

I wish I had added some journaling to this layout and will go back to add a couple of short journaling trips to the upper right.

I have scrapbooked this tradition in previous layouts and in my December Daily. You can see the layout from our 2012 trip here and my 2014 December Daily entry here

Here's a photo of the kit I used this year:

I appreciate your stopping by. I'll be back with additional layouts from this kit on Friday and next Monday.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Home for the Holidays: My Creative Scrapbook

Hello everyone!

I look forward every year to welcoming in December and all the accompanying holiday traditions. The best tradition of all, of course, in welcoming home family.

Cory adores his cousins in Texas and it just doesn't feel like Christmas until they are back on the East coast with the rest of us.

I made this layout with the new December kit from My Creative Scrapbook. It features the new manufacturer Photo Play.

Here's a photo of the Creative Kit I used.

You can find more information on all the kits at My Creative Scrapbook on its website.  Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll have other layouts with this kit on my blog this week.
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