Remembering Christmases Past

  Can you believe I didn’t take one single picture during Christmas this year? Well, except this one. Some scrapbooker I am, huh? I have to admit it is really hard to get into the season now with both my Mom and Dad missing. It just never quite feels like Christmas to me even though I’m surrounded by my family. Somehow the spirit of Christmas seemed to die off along with them. We don’t really have any real young kids anymore (the youngest is 10), which usually infuses a house of that never ending glee of Santa Claus visiting… so it’s just sort of any other day, but with family by your side. Don’t get me wrong… I am so very appreciative of having my family with me — I couldn’t face the day without them (My Dad’s 70th birthday would have been Christmas day 2013), but I don’t know… it’s just not Christmas. It’s a really fun day, but missing something (or someone!). Anyway, this year I decided to make a special gift for my sister and brother to hopefully bring my Mom back into the celebration a bit. I made the two frames above (the one on the

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wait? What? I know. You want to know why I’ve skipped ahead to February already! Well, Stampin’ Up just announced some new Valentine’s Day products that are available for sale beginning today. You can see in the picture above the adorable new Valentine kits for kids… little Monster girl and little Monster boy Valentines. So, so cute. There are also two super cute Valentine’s Day stamp sets available while supplies last or through January 27, 2014. Here is the first set that is available. It is called “Love You More” and I’ve already ordered it! So fun: Next up is the “Follow Your Heart” stamp set, which is also adorable and may end up on a future order of mine (Have I ever told you that Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays — well except for a few years in college… but that’s another story!): In addition to the two new stamp sets and the adorable kid Valentine’s Day kits. There are also two other package specials available beginning today. Sweetheart Treat Bag – 12 printed bags (red with white hearts), 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of Pool Party baker’s twine. Sweet Sayings Cards and

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