Two weeks?! Seriously, Christmas Day is in two weeks? Wow ... and then it's 2012, a new year? Yeah, I went there - the year is almost over. I'd insert the stunned smiley emoticon right now if I could.
The holiday feeling is alive and well at the house - tree has been up since after Thanksgiving (Stan couldn't wait LOL), presents have been purchased and wrapped, gifts sent overseas, holiday cards printed (just need to be sent) ... following along with two scrappy holiday classes ... and yesterday spent two hours listening to a webinar about changes to Medicare. WTH?! Yep, in all this commotion, I've got classes to finish up for my HR re-certification. Thankfully, this is only once very three years - but, as usual, I've left things until the last minute. Doh!
Now, how about I spread a little holiday cheer your way? I've got two $5 gift certificates to the Design House Digital store to give away on Christmas Eve - a little something from DHD to you (well, from me, too). Want one? Tell me what your most favorite thing is about DHD, e.g., the monthly challenges, a particular kit that is on your "must have" list, the NSBR chatting in the Family Room ... anything at all. Everyone who comments here will have their name entered into a drawing for a gift certificate. I'll post the winners here and at DHD on Christmas Eve.
Not in the holiday spirit yet? How about some holiday-themed things from me? Now, don't fall over backwards or scream or anything ... but I did ... a hybrid project. Shock. Horror. Yeah, I know. Hybrid? Me?! LOL I've got one that will be posted on the DHD blog later today, and have another on the front page at Scrapbook News and Review. Yep, TWO hybrid projects - what is the world coming to? Bet you didn't think I even knew who Tim Holtz was, or what gel medium could be used for, huh?
For the more traditional stuff, I'm still doing pages for the season. As I mentioned earlier, I'm taking two holiday-related classes (I'm sucker for those): Tiffany Tillman's Holiday Templates 2011 class at Renee Pearson, and Shimelle Laine's Journal Your Christmas class. There's some overlap in these two, but I'm having fun recording different memories for each ... here's some of the pages:
That first page for the JYC class has the photo I chose to use for our holiday cards. A template was a great way to start, and then I added a bunch of things from Jen Martakis' Holiday Story collection ... so, closing this post, I'm wishing everyone a happy holidays and sending you, electronically, our card (LOL):