Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 months to go....

I still cannot believe it!! Yesterday, one of my friends Face book very kindly shocked me into reality by announcing it is 8 weeks before Christmas. Yikes... did you realise that, I didn't? Without even trying very hard I already have a to-do list that goes around the block! You know how it goes.... all gifts & cards for international friends & family have to be in the mail in 3 weeks to avoid the Christmas madness, preparation for celebrations.... where are we going on vacation this year *don't mind me while I choke quietly* I feel horribly prepared already!

Sitting yesterday with my notebook & Chai tea I attempted to make some lists in preparation for the crazy x2 months ahead. The sweet mailman very kindly delivered my November/ December issue of Creating Keepsakes yesterday I found it filled with all sorts of great informative articles! It was a great read & actually helped me clear my head & get my lists done properly!

I especially like the holiday photo prep article, which has a down-loadable check sheet.

I have a bunch of pages in this issue.... here is one of them from the great article by Lori Fairbanks "How to add paint to your page".

**Posted with prior permission from the editor of Creating keepsakes magazine**

Supplier list: Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned papers: American crafts (Yellow glitter floral), Prima (Yellow & orange floral), Fancy Pants (Yellow & orange geometric), Close to my Heart (Natual text), SEI (Brown check)Metal accents: Making memories, Glitter Brads: American crafts, Leaves & Brick stamp: Prima, Chipboard accent & alpha stickers: Jenni Bowlin, Stickers: Studio Calico, Sentiments: Pink Paislee, Lace & tickets: Cocoa Daisy, Date Stamp: Croxley Stationers, Ink, embossing powder & Heat gun: American crafts, Rub-ons: Lily Bee, Tools: Xacto knife, Hole maker by Making memories, Pen: Sakura, Adhesives: Tombo mono glue, 3L, American crafts, thermo web.

This page was created after reading the interesting article by Brittany Beattie about Overlapping 4x6" photos.

Supply list: Cardstock: American crafts,Patterned papers: American crafts (yellow check), Bella Boulevard (Blue/orange check), SEI (Brown check), October Afternoon (Funky flower),All stickers: Bella Boulevard,Border: Doodle bug,White galaxy marker & Slick writer by American crafts,Rub-on stitching: Hambly,Buttons: Fancy pants (Orange & blue), Close to my Heart (Red & Yellow),Tools: Border punches by EK Success, Corner rounder by Marvy, Xacto knife,Adhesives: Tombo mono glue, 3L, American crafts

So if you don't have a subscription as yet & are looking to grab yourself on of these issues, you can buy them online here*.
You won't regret it!
Have a super Tuesday!


  1. oh gosh yes!! it is so close!! i guess i am going to start preparing too! well christmas is a great time of year so it is not so bad to have to think about it far in advance!! i love your layouts! i would love to subscribe to the magazine, but being in France , it is not very easy! have a great day!!

  2. Awesome work. I know plan to buy this magazine to learn more about these techniques.

  3. Sure is scary knowing Christmas is around the corner...so not ready yet!!!

    Loving your projects...♥

  4. 8 weeks yikes that is soo soon!!!
    But i love x-mas its my fav time of the year =)
    Love your creations Kim you are one truly amazing scrapbooker!!
    Hugs Malin


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