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Friday, November 30, 2012

Where Did November Go?!

I woke up this morning to lovely little reminder from Katie over at Making This Home that tomorrow is December 1! How did that happen?! Where did November go?

Alas it was a happy reminder because tomorrow I, along with I'm sure many others, am starting my Christmas journal!

I usually keep a journal that spans a good amount of the year but for special months like December or my Birthday month I like to keep something that's just for the season itself.  I started doing this a couple of years ago and it's become one of my favorite traditions!

Last year I made a special little journal just for my daughter and for my niece and my two nephews and boy did they have a ton of fun!  Can you imagine three kids all under the age of ten sitting around and  journaling on the living room floor for five hours straight with no fights having a blast?  It was amazing!

So this year I am using one of the four little Holiday journals I made for My Shop and I can't wait to start filling it up!

It'll end up being chock full of Photos. Journaling. Recipes. Memories of previous Decembers. Lists of things I love. A letter to Santa. A thank you list for gifts. Favorite Christmas song lyrics.  I'll try to post pictures often here!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What I've Been Up To

This had been a really great month for making journals!!! I've been lucky and have gotten to make SIX custom journals for people. I really love making them.

The first was for one of my custom Scrap Album Smash Journal Hybrids. She wanted a complete surprise! So I spied her Etsy favorites to get a sense of what she would like. Just in case she's a blog follower I won't post a pic because she's all the way in Australia and hasn't received her surprise yet.

Then I was asked to make two similar Nautical themed Journals. And I LOVE how they turned out.

The next two were a challenge because I was asked to do regular book binding which always takes longer. One was to be wagon and mason jar themed in blue while the other was to be plantation themed with yellow. Both are Dream journals! I am SUPER happy with how they turned out.  They're so pretty!!!

Finally, I have to get started on a Necronomicon themed book... Should be interesting!

Sheesh this was a long post. I can't wait to get more orders in!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Monday!


OK, so years ago I hated the idea of online shopping because I tend to be very impatient and having to wait for something to be delivered was an act of extreme torture, but I have seen the light.  I LOVE ordering things off line!  The anticipation builds while you wait for that pretty little purchase to arrive and then you have mail!  I love mail.  Anyways I swear I have a point...

Oh YEAH!  So in honor of Cyber Monday if you pop into my Shop and buy yourself or someone else something pretty you get 15% OFF!!!  Just use the code Cyber12.  Have fun shopping!

*Coupon is good through Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The "Hip" Bone's Connected To...

Get it? HIP! Lol. I know.

I'm hilarious. It's been a nice lazy sick day spent mostly at home. I picked up some amazing Human Skeleton wrapping paper a few weeks ago and today I turned it into sets of cards and envelopes!

 Hopefully I'll get them all finished and in the Shop before this weekend. I LOVE holiday weekends!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Remember LAURA?!

She is that Awesome chick I told you about who writes Please Deliver To?  The one who I was blog stalking because of her general awesomeness and hilarity?  (Hello she put the Enterprise on an ENVELOPE! How cool is that?!)  Well she just opened up her first ever Etsy Shop!

It is chock full of amazing and unique envelopes for all of your quirky mailing needs...  So what are you waiting for?  Go check it out!

Yayee for MAIL!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I LOVE Gloomy Weather

I am soooo excited for this week!!! I love extra days off from my day job to spend with the family.

We always drive down to San Diego for Thanksgiving and it is so fun! It's always whirl wind trip. Down and back in one day. It's exhausting but very emotionally satisfying.

Is it weird that I like to be stuck in a car for three hours at a time with my loved ones?! We always have such great conversations.

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is getting together with the family and chatting and helping out in the kitchen.

I especially love taking photos of the family and spending time catching up.

What are your favorite holiday traditions?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Just some Twi mail going out this early Fall morning. I sure hope that even though this is the last movie and all of the books have been written that we continue these exchanges! Regular mail exchanges are OH SO FUN!!

Ps I promise a mute interesting blog post later!!! Nikon J1 anyone?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Had Come Early!

OK I am just so happy with how these four little memory keepers came out!!!  Here are pictures of the covers of the four new little Christmas Journals that are now in the SHOP!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Reindeers and Santa and Candy Canes Oh My!

See where I've been? In a Winter Wonderland!!! I've been busy putting together four little Xmas Hybrid Journals for the Shop! Or just for me. Haha.

They are turning out wonderfully!!! They're a mixture of classic Christmas aesthetics and the newer modern holiday jazz. They pretty much follow my standard practice. They have about 20 pages so 40 front and back. Some envelopes for tucking away goodies. Lightweight chip board covers. I can't wait to decorate the covers! It's my favorite part.

What's everyone else busy making in anticipation for the holiday season?!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Networking and Christmas

First of all. It is 90 degrees here in southern CA!!! Doesn't Mother Nature know its November?! Who says Global Warming isn't real...

I want to make Winter Wonderland Christmas themed smashbooks, journal hybrids for my Shop. But is there any point? Lately I feel like I'm just going to end up with a room filled with pretty paper goodies that no one wants... Very sad.

This leads me to networking. How in the heck can I get better at it? I really truly admire those women and favorite Bloggers of mine that are lucky enough to work from home and make a living doing what they enjoy so much. I sure wish I could figure out how to do it for myself!!!

Oh we'll. I guess I'll just keep writing this blog and making crafty fun for myself. La. Di. Da. Cheers!