We have officially reached the end of the very first week of the new year. I have spent the week preparing for the year ahead. There are many new beginnings on our horizon and I am thrilled to see how the year unfolds.
I also spent the year dreaming of the adventures that 2019 will hold for my family. While I love to go and have new experiences, I have realized over the past few months that what is truly important is who I am with and not really where we go.
I have been working on an album to remember our April 2017 trip to Walt Disney World for what seems like forever. This trip was full of highlights including Easter, our first dinner at Be Our Guest, days in the park with friends, and the Star Wars Dark Side races. Needless to say, I have a plethora of memories I want to preserve and I have a feeling that this album is going to wind up becoming enormous.
I am determined to complete this book and this week I got one page closer to finishing.
How is your new year going so far? We are enjoying some unseasonably warm temperatures, but I am truly hoping that winter will decide to show up soon. I love winter- the season of hot chocolate and curling up under blankets… and occasionally snow. Though I am doubtful that we will actually see any snow this year, my fingers are crossed that we will.
Today I am continuing to ring in the new year with a set of journal cards for you. These cards measure 4″ x 4″ and feature festive black and gold colors along with an adorable pig. 2019 is the year of the pig, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate into these journal cards.
I am so excited for today. It’s January 1- the official beginning of the new year. Though it is just a number, I am happy for the fresh start that today symbolizes.
Since it’s the first day of the month, it is also time for a new Pixel Scrapper Blog Train. I am thrilled to be participating once again. The palette is filled with a variety of beautiful colors and I have chosen a few of my favorite colors to use in creating a set of flairs.
This set of 16 flair has a science fiction theme- the overall theme of the blog train this month. At the request of many of you, I have included a set of flat images for those of you who like to print and create hybrid scrapbook layouts.
Hello everyone. I want to begin my apologizing for my absence these past few weeks. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for the new year to start.
I am thrilled to be participating in the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train once again this month. The color palette is exceptional, with a large variety of colors mixed in. I’ve taken each of the colors in the palette and made a set of slightly textured solid papers. With so many different colors, this set of 16 papers will be perfect for a lot of projects.
Two years ago my family had the opportunity to spend Easter at the most magical place on Earth. While Walt Disney World is an incredible place every day of the year, holidays at Disney are the most magical of all. We spent the day before Easter exploring Magic Kingdom, taking in the parade and meeting the Easter Bunny!
Yes- the Easter Bunny makes a stop at Disney each year to meet and greet with guests near the front of the park. Mrs. Bunny is there as well. The line can get rather long, but we decided that it was worth the wait.
Growing up, I had quite the sticker collection. Lisa Frank stickers were among my favorite. I kept all my stickers in a gallon ziploc bag and often traded them with my sister.
When I had a little girl, I expected that she would like stickers as well. However, she isn’t as big of a fan as I was… or still am. I suppose that I never really outgrew my love of stickers. So, today I have a set of stickers for you- in digital form! The best thing about these stickers is that they can be used over and over again.
For the past nine years, a real tree has graced our living room. Each year when we bring the tree home, Darren slices a thin piece off of the bottom of the trunk before putting it into the tree stand. I always save that small piece of tree trunk with the intention of making it into an ornament or other decoration. However, after nine years, I have yet to do that.
These wood slices remind me of the pieces of tree trunk that I have saved. In a sense, they are a digital version of the ornaments I have always envisioned making.
As much as I love the traditional red and green of the holidays, I am truly smitten with non-traditional colors and themes. I blame Target. Several years ago they started having some truly crazy Christmas themed products and I instantly wanted them all. Christmas wrapping paper featuring sharks in Santa hats, palm trees with Christmas lights, flamingos in ice skates… so not traditional but oh so wonderful.
These blue Christmas brads aren’t quite that crazy, but they are definitely different than the normal red and green you see everywhere.
If there is anything I am short on right now it is time. The hustle and bustle of the season has definitely caught up with me and I find myself struggling to get things done. Especially during this time of the year, I think that it is all about prioritizing.
This week, the dishes stayed stacked in the sink for several days and the mountain of laundry continues to grow. However, my family has had several fun festive outings together. We have cuddled up on the couch and watched television together. We have drank hot chocolate and eaten Christmas cookies. The chores can wait, but these precious memories cannot.