Tuesday, December 02, 2008

We've got the spirit, yes we do....

December has begun and therefore the holiday crafting is in full force here. I think I filled the well, so to speak, in New York and now it's like a floodgate. All the online holiday eye candy certainly doesn't hurt either. I signed up for Kerry's fun holiday blog. Love her style and all the great kits that she sells. This is the first project on her blog. I "altered" it a bit and came up with this fun and retro wreath!

I'm also doing Shimelle's Journal your Christmas class again. I have done this the last few years and really enjoy looking through the album after the holiday season or while preparing the next year for the holiday's. It's a great way to take a few moments each day to reflect, create a page and think about this special time of the year. Elsie's got a super fun holiday class going on as well. Here is my cover (above) and statement of intention (below) for my holiday journal. So much holiday spirit, so little time!
Before I began all this crazy craftiness I did a few pages in my inspiration book. I cut and pasted pictures that spoke to me in some way, the colors, textures, themes, styles, you name it! I think this is what really got the ball rolling for me. Such eye candy and inspiration.


Hope you're all feeling the holiday mojo too!

18 comments:

Wendi said...

Love your wreath! Your "flowers" turned out so lovely. And all those light reflectors just really sparkle!

Shell said...

Love your inspiration pages. Glad all the creativity from your trip is being used so beautifully.

dede warren said...

Hey Kari,
I love your inspiration book, can you tell me what book it is? Bought or made? Looks good!
Dede

kerry lynn said...

the wreath looks lovely
and i adore your inspiro book!!
i do the smae thing!
xo

Rosina said...

I love visiting your blog ;) and your inspiration book is fantastic! What a great idea. I have tons of magazines that are just for eye candy and hate to throw them away but I'm going to have to go through them and take my favorites out like you have and put them in a special book :) We're in fully crafty mode around here to and it is so much fun!

Lilli said...

I'm not totally in deep with Christmas spirit, but willing to be influenced. Thanks for the inspiring links :)

Audrey said...

I am definitely feeling the holiday mojo - usually starts in Aug!! (start Christmas shopping early). Come to my blog please to receive your award!!

snowbearsmom1 said...

Kari you are so enthusiastic!! I love it! Great to see all of your projects! I am anxious to begin some creativity.. thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Kris said...

Hi Kari,

LOVE the colors in the wreath!

What kind of book did you use for your inspiration book? That's exactly what I want to do with the gazillion pieces of papers floating around my dining room with no place to call home! Thanks! Kris

Tess said...

I just viewed your last 3 posts and all I can thinkof is the word Awesome mixed with WOW!! What fun and wonderful things you've seen and done and awesome, WOW!!!!

Linda Crispell said...

Your holiday cheer is infectious. It's refreshing to see a colorful Christmas!

Priscila said...

i love the wreath! I need to make one of those!

Beth Perry said...

You have such a beautiful style! I love, love that wreath! :D
B

Candice Carpenter said...

ummm, ok, that wreath is amazing.!!!

Dawn said...

Hey, I am doing Shimelle's class too...this is year number three for me and I LOVE it! Congrats on your blog-iversay. I actually missed mine on the 4th of Dec so I guess I will need to go back and do a little catch up too.

Anonymous said...

Love your twist on the wreath - I am also taking the class. Was wondering if you used the player piano paper in yours or something different - it doesn't look quite as "heavy" in the photos? If you would share I would appreciate!

susie Vasquez said...

Kari, I love all your creations, thanks for great inspiration.
xoxo Susie

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