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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Only 8 more days, is your shopping done?

Only 8 more day's til Christmas everyone, do you have your shopping done? The past couple of months have been kind of, well how do I say it? Not too good. I'm just not in the spirit this year. I am normally shopping like a fool, singing Christmas songs all day long, drinking a wee bit of the spirits. But this year, nope. Now I really don't know why. I'm sure part of it is the loss of my Ginger (who by the way would of been 9 on Christmas day) but it just does not "feel" like Christmas. Am I the only one who feels like it was just the 4th of July? This year has flown by! My Mom has always said that the years go by faster the older you get ~ maybe that's true. But it's just not feeling like Christmas.

Even though I'm not too into the spirit this year, I've been crafting like it is.... I want to share a few things with you.

Remember a while back when I told you Betty was here and we made those card organizers? Well, I just finally finished mine! Now that I am done with all my cards, I thought that I'd take a break from holly and snowmen and finish it. So here goes. They are really easy to make, and you have to have some type of binding machine. Either the Bind it All or a Rubicoil. I found the project over at SCS, if you go HERE you can see the step by step directions - and find the calendar print outs too! If you go HERE you can see lots of other samples that people have made.
You will need 6 12" x 12" sheets of cardstock and two pieces of cs 6" x 7 3/4" for the covers. Score all of them at 4 1/4" from the bottom, turn it 1/4 turn the paper and score it at 6". You will now use a bone folder to make your score's crisp. Fold the 4 1/4" fold up, this will create the pocket. At this point you can decorate your sheets by either rubber stamping it or with paper like I did. Decorate your cover however you would like, then bind it together with your binding system. It really is not too difficult, it is just time consuming.

I'm thinking of making one of these for my SIL, and one for my cousin. I'm not sure that they will be done for Christmas ~ but I still want to try.

Oh, and I did not share with you what Betty brought over for us yesterday! She made the little mini pizza boxes and they were filled with Maple Fudge. OMGoodness, it is so yummy!!

I'm sorry for the fuzzy picture, but I had to show you. Betty told me that she got the snowman and reindeer off of some bags that she found on a shopping trip. I am SO the same way. I constantly look at things and think "hmmm. What could I use that for?" As a matter of fact, I've got my SIL saving things before she tosses them out to see if I can use it.
Well, I'm off for now. I hope you enjoyed my blog today. I'll be back to show more tomorrow!
Have a great rest of the day, and stay warm!


Cheryl said...

I am right there with you, Joani. I am trying to be in the spirit by making things for people but it is hard to have a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing your project.

Ren said...

I really like the book...have been trying to make one but still have not mastered the right skills! :)

Merry Christmas!