The Hurried Holiday Season

Wow, Thanksgiving is coming fast and Christmas is right around the corner. Lots of wonderful things are happening all around me. LOL I did this layout about 2 years ago and it has always been one of my favorites. It's not so much the design as it is photo. My dad took this photo about 45 years ago. This is my brother and me. It was a time of innocence and fun. I love my memories of our time together as children. It is important to me is to make memories for my children and grandchildren that bring back smells, sounds, touch, and the warmness of family. Here's what I've been up to a bit:

I taught a technique class last Thursday with Ranger Products and Studio 490 Stamps. These are my a few of my friends from Fellowship of Scrapbookers.
NOTE: Kathy was just published in "stampers' sampler take ten". Congratulations!

Does it look like we all had fun? I know I did. I can't wait until our next meeting!

Here is what my husband I did yesterday. LOL Jim would not let me take my camera into the grocery store, but I had my trusty phone with camera. He let me take a few pictures, but he was always saying "hurry up, hurry up!" LOL LOL LOL I nearly died laughing with him and my camera. Usually the kids get in this situations and just roll their eyes. Jim was a very good sport. Must be the spirit of the season.

Scrappy News:

There is too much inspiration on the Internet right now for me to narrow it down. Oh, my goodness it is everywhere. Here are a few...but keep looking for what is out there.

Fiskars Daily Projects

CD Ornament

Holiday Centerpieces

Ali Revisits Last Year's Projects

Paper Crazy has a project every few days. Right now there is one using a Fiskars Scallop punch.

Here is a wonderful class you can take from one of our Garden Girls at Two Peas in a Bucket. Journal your Christmas.

I could go on for an awful long time. But instead of me what about YOU? Post a comment with your favorite crafty link(s) with holiday fun projects. I'll randomly draw a winner for a set of either Heidi Grace or Lil' Davis Christmas acrylic stamps at the end of the week.

Gratitude List

1. Fellowship of Scrapbookers

2. The fun of the Holidays, it lifts my spirits

3. Fun, Friends, and Food

4. That despite all, Christmas is still about Christ

5. God's timing for His Plans of Salvation


  1. Looks like you had fun taking pictures in the supermarket *lol*. So far my favorite Holiday blog post is on a French Blog - I'm actually going to go out and buy some materials to make it this week....

  2. I love getting craft and gift ideas from

  3. My favorite blog to visit for inspiration is: They always have layouts and cards there with videos even on different techniques. check it out

  4. I am really liking the Fiskars Craft website with their project for the day. There are a few things in there I plan on making. I just gotta hurry my butt and get things done.

  5. Well...they are not so much holiday related, but I am taking advantage of all my scraps and making quilts this season (this was my original inspiration and there are lots of other great patterns here too!) I won't be keeping any of these quilts...I will be giving them to the women's shelter and I hope they will bring some light into a child's life this season. So far, I have two tops prepared and 3 on the go :) I can't wait to see others links...I love holiday crafting and I am highly inspired right now (just wish time would work with me :) Hehe) Thanks for the opportunity!

    Here's a site that has a tutorial for a squash book. They're quick, easy, and can work for any occassion.
    Do you think that you could make a tutorial about the technique you taught your friends? What they made looked really nice. Enjoyed your pictures of your shopping trip too.

  7. Colleen #502812:17 PM

    That LO is beautiful! It is so much fun to play with old pictures!!

  8. Anonymous12:54 PM

    I like to check out the Fiskateer gallery for inspiration first, but another one I often hit is the
    they are always showing ideas on there.
    Christine C #2264

  9. Fab Christmas layout Debby !


  10. There are a so many sites I like to visit but I do visit Pink Paislee everyday. Thanks for your links Debby! Connie #2909

  11. Wow I just got new spots to check out thanks a bunch debby. . . . I think I have gotten my idea from you and the places posted here. . . that alone makes me a winner!

  12. Hi Debby
    Here is my favorite craft site, its a directory to many different crafting sites, scrapbooking, cardmaking, paper crafting, beading and lots, lots more.

  13. Anonymous1:39 PM

    None other then Fiskateers....that's all the inspiration I need.


    This is part of the Disney website and always has some cute crafts for kids (and adults too!)

  15. scrapnread@hotmail.com5:58 PM

    I love looking at so many creative sites. I am still learning how to use the internet, so I don't know how to link yet. I love Fiskateers and Thanks for sharing your great ideas. The lo of you and your brother is so cute.

  16. Hey Debby,

    Here is one of my favs
    Anonymous pretty much said it all!

  17. I saw your post on the site and thought I'd pop over for a visit! So glad I did! I thought your photos in the grocery store were pretty funny. I do that all the time for challenges on! I have been getting some serious holiday inspiration from Ali Edwards' blog. She has some very simple and beautiful things over there! I have already made the little button trees and December Daily Album...who knows whats next!

  18. First I want to say thanks to you for always doing a wonderful job. I love to look at your post.

    Fiskateer/Fiskars is one of my most go spots. As I too, am a Fiskateer, aka Ms. Jackie #3017. Better know as Ms. Starbucks. But I am also on and all the time. These are some of my must list.

    Congrad on being one of the five FOY. I was up in VC when Julie was almost "hung" We had such a great time. I believe none of the other crops were as orange as we were. Now I have to get going on my album. Lots of wonderful photos

    Thanks again.
    Proud to be a Fiskateer

  19. I love and those are two of my favorites! Loved the Christmas tree cards too cute!

  20. Anonymous12:24 AM

    The link my niece loves is
    she has a great time playing there and she picks out recipes for us to try.

  21. Debbie you look like such a fun person to know !
    i love a blog called Inspirational ... it is full of fabulous makes that they feature from all over the world one of the contributors on thier sister site - inspriational tutorials , and theres loads of tuts there , again from all different people !

  22. JBarb#49894:39 PM

    the best place 4 inspiration is Fisk-a-teer

  23. Anonymous4:46 PM

    the best place 4 inspiration is (no doubt)Fisk-a-teer.

  24. My new crafty project each year is new marshmellow smores with foamies. My GD loves making these to give to her friends.
    Sandy #1715

  25. Hi Debby I go to quite a few sites for ideas but here are a few.
    Have fun Christmas crafting.

  26. Great pictures!! I have lots of places I go for craft ideas, but I think scrapbook lounge is my favorite right now. They have video tutorials that are fun and easy to follow. Thanks for the chance Debby!


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