Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"We Wish You A Merry Christmas" Kwik Envelope Mini Album or Pt. 1 of 3

Yep! This is what I spent the day doing yesterday :o) Editing and uploading the video, Not making the album. I made it a couple weeks ago. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. Pretty much all I did get done :o( So... I am running a bit behind at this point. And... Monday I took my son Christmas shopping all day. It was fun but it put me a little further behind. How is everybody else's holiday chores panning out??
I hope you all find this project somewhat useful this holiday season. This really is a very easy project to make and it comes together quickly. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Have a blessed and prosperous day and happy scrappin'!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Playing Christmas Catch-Up!!

Okay, okay, okay! I know it's been a week since my last post. I have been sick alllll week long, but I still managed to get some of the things done on my list. {sigh} Yes, the tree is still bare and hubby is coming in tonight, but I did manage to get a little decorating done. I have a few pics I'll be sharing with you. I spent yesterday editing three videos for a tutorial I want to post on you tube for everyone of a quick mini album/Christmas card. You can even mail it! I am not quite finished with the editing, but hope to get it up loaded this weekend.

Can you tell I luv flowers?! lol! Oh yes, there's more but I'm not finished yet. So...
 I pulled out my bread machine and made some banana bread a couple days ago. Why mention it? Well, because I used to make homemade bread by hand every week for my family! And I baked quite a lot as well, but over the past few years I have done hardly any baking at all even at Christmas time. So, even though it is with a bread machine, I am happy to feel like baking and even cooking again! I hope to do my "baking shopping" this weekend so I can start my Christmas baking this coming week. I have been craving some Russian Tea Cakes! Yum! I have made them almost every Christmas since my daughter was little. She's in her mid 20's. The past couple of years I started making a decadent filled cookie recipe from Martha Stewart's called... Ooops! I'll have to get that for you later. I can't seem to find it on her web site right now. So! What are you baking for Christmas this year?? I'll put a linkie below so you can share it with us and even a picture as well!! Christmas IS a time to share right?! Okay everybody, be safe and try to enjoy your Christmas shopping, baking, and decorating, as well as all of your friends and family.
Happiest of Holidays to You and Yours.
This is a pic of some snow cream I made last year when my grandkids were here!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Today I didn't seem to get a whole lot done. I have done some Christmas flower arranging, making some bows, and hanging some of the florals on the walls as well. I have glitter strewn all over the place! I was going to hang the greenery on the stair banisters but my greenery for that looks a little sad. Hmm, maybe it's time for some new greenery! We'll see....
I have added my daily December posts to my Pinterest page! I am still quite green to this really cool site but it is totally fun! I will take some more pics in the next coupl days for you to see.
Until tomorrow :o)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

On the First Day of Christmas...

My true love said to me, "You told me not to fix the tree!"
I am already pooped! I have been wrestling with the Christmas tree for hours! We have a 12 foot artificial tree with too many plugs to connect and I have "never" put it together until today! Me and my ingenious ideas! I told hubby, who is out of town, not to connect the four sections of the tree together, thinking it would be easier to shape the branches! NOT!! Well, the important thing is, all of the lights are connected and working! (right now at least.) My son even had to help me out with the top part of the tree. By that time I needed a shower AND some serious coffee! Thank you son!! Whewh! Glad that part is over with, Now to decorate it.
I also put my vintage looking white garland up around the front door as well, while I was taking a breather from the tree. lol! It is so pretty. I think my matching wreath got left up in the attic...   Sigh. That will wait until tomorrow. {smile} Now, off to find a Christmas theme for my blog!
Happy Decorating!!

Updating My Blog!

Hello and welcome to The Scraps of My Life! I am finally trying to get back to my sorely, neglected blog. I am giving it a bit of a new ...