Sunday, December 02, 2007

Holiday spirit reigns...

We don't have a real tree and I was aching for that fresh pine smell in the house. Rather than just buying a candle, I decided to go with a giant spruce wreath. I prettied it up with some treasures from my day with Ulla and a few ornaments. What a heavenly smell it is:)

The stockings are hung.

We don't have a fireplace or a mantle, so the wall shelf will have to do. As I mentioned in my last post, my intention is to do a lot of crafting this holiday season. I had a lot of fun making this collage with some tips from Teresa. At first it was a winter collage. Then I changed out the picture to Lowell's preschool picture. It's fun to have a versatile backgound that I can change out the image for different occassions.Lowell hangs on the wall on one side of the tree and Chloe on the other. Here's the second page in my Christmas journal. The topic was winter weather. I used pictures of our home and the kids that I took today.
The fun little ATC card is from Elizabeth Shea. She gave it to me at Silver Bella. She embossed on vellum, so I did my journaling behind the ATC and it peeks through just a bit. Fun effect! My little gift book for the holidays. Finally, have you all heard of Trunkt.com (The buyers guide to independent art and design)? Sarah mentioned it on her blog today and I thought I'd check it out. Definitely worth looking into.

18 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

cute stuff girl! you've been busy crafting!!!!
jessi

ELLIE said...

Love the decorations and your winter journal page....all of it is absolutely awesome...great eye candy!
I especially love your lil gift book...what a great idea!!!
Thanks for sharing it all
Peace--Ellie

Cre8Tiva said...

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updycrafts said...

I love that you can change out the photos, that is really smart! I love the paper doll cut out too! Can't wait to see all of your creations this holiday season.
Wendy

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your house looks wonderful for the holidays, and I love your crafts and scrapbook art featuring your children. Thank you for the links...I always enjoy reading your posts because it leads to many adventures in blogland. Blessings, Karen

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Heather - Speckled Egg said...

LOVE your new creations! What fun!

Junie Moon said...

I think everything is truly lovely and I do agree about the magical fragrance of fresh greenery.

a*LiTtLe*MuCH said...

i love your gifts notebook! and your december intentions post was fabulous and something i intend to incorporate if i can get on the ball in a hurry! : ) karri

Jeanne said...

Your winter collage turned out great. I put together mine today. Haven't had a chance to make the gift journal yet, but I love the colors you used in yours.

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the collages with Lowell and Chloe
Alison

Vickie said...

Fun! What a neat idea for collages. It's nice to have the versatility. I can't wait to see what is next.

Christi Snow said...

Wow, Kari!!! Look at you with all of your gorgeous creating!!! I love everything!!! smiles...

Amber said...

Wow, your journal and collages are SO beautiful!!! Love ,love the colors and patterns you're using- lovely!
~Amber

Niki said...

Not sure how I found your blog, but so glad I did! I'm a Minnesota girl too! LOVE, love your style; your recent creations are fantastic!!

tamy said...

Your decorations look absolutely fab, I love your embellishments on your "real" wreath, very classic!
I am having fun with Teresa's ideas too, but they do remain WIP, cant quite clinch the "look" that you have seemed to have obtained with both your lovely works!! looking forward as always to seeing MORE!!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!!
tamy
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Donna Layton said...

Such pretties Kari! When I first looked at that collage with Lowell, I thought it was made by Teresa. The tips obviously worked!
Your journal page and gift book are just beautiful.