Irene's scrapbook pages have wowed me from the first day I saw her work. She is an incredible scrapbooker/paper artist. I really wanted you to meet her and hopefully share in my enthusiasm for her work. Welcome Irene Tan!
Hello everyone! I'm Irene Tan from Malaysia. Debby is so sweet to invite me to share with you all a little about how my family celebrate Christmas locally here.
First of all, in Malaysia, Christmas is not celebrated as widely as some other countries. Malaysia is a multi-racial country and we have various festive holidays celebrated by different race. As for my family, we are kind of free-thinker when it comes to festivals. Me and my husband would like to let the kids explore and participate in different kinds of festive celebrations. Therefore, for Christmas, I would also set up a Christmas tree and have some small Christmas traditions in our home.
Every year, I would create some simple handmade ornaments to add to the tree and some small decorations for the house.
Celebrating Christmas also helps me to keep the kids in good behavior throughout the year...LOL! Well, that's one of the criteria for them to get the stuffs in their wish list. I love to see their faces light up when they open their presents.
Even though we do not have a big feast during Christmas, it is great that the family gets to spend time together! That is the most important thing of all festive seasons! Hope you all have a wonderful and amazing time with your love ones this Christmas!
I love the clear ornaments. I'm going to have to give this one a go for my tree this year. Thank you Irene!
What an incredible giveaway from Graphic 45, X-ACTO, Sizzix, and May Arts! Leave a comment for Irene and I’ll put your name in the drawing. Leave a comment on each of the 12 day's posts to be entered for 12 opportunities to win this gorgeous prize package! You can also go to X-ACTO's, Graphic 45's, Sizzix's, and May Art's Facebook page and “like,” leaving a comment you came from D’s Paper Studio and leave another comment on one of the blog posts letting me know to be entered again. One blog reader's name will be drawn and announced on Monday, December 14th. On your Mark, Get Set, Go....!
Included in the Giveaway:
Graphic 45: Nutcracker Sweet 12x12 paper pad; both sets of coordinating stickers; Ornate Metal Keys; Ornate Metal Key Holes; Flower Staples, Envelope Tag Staples
May Arts: (as pictured) Red and Green Center Strip 25 yards; Jute 400 yards; Mini-Pom Poms 30 yards; Velvet 50 yards; Cotton Strip 30 yards
X-ACTO: X-ACTO Designer Series 9’’ Fixed Blade; X-ACTO Designer Series Precision Scissors; X-ACTO Designer Series Corner Punch; X-ACTO Designer Series Gripster; X-ACTO Designer Series Shapes Templates; CraftBond Glue Spots; CraftBond Quick Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen; CraftBond All Purpose Glue Stick
Sizzix: The New Tim Holtz Texture Fades; They include: 658269 Holly Pattern & Wreath Set; 658273 Brush Poinsettias & Winter Berries Set; 658270 Textured Poinsettia Pattern Set; and 658272 Holly Branch & Pine Branch Set
Have a Wonderfully Crafty Holiday!