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Saturday, December 05, 2009

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” - Willie Nelson

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the crafting that so naturally fits in amongst the season. Katrina made one of these magazine trees the other day. When I saw it on her blog I smiled as I remember making these with my Grandma's old Reader's Digest magazines. Of course I had to copy her and make one myself. I'm thinking I need a few more. Archer even got in the crafty mood and made one himself as we watched Dexter (I know that Dexter and Christmas crafts may not seem like a likely pairing but with him being a full-fledged teenager I'll take what I can get).
Every year I say I'm going to do a Christmas card sabbatical like my friend Tami does sometimes and every year my dear, sweet cousin Lorinda insists that a sabbatical will NOT take place and we spend a few days ensconced in the creative process of making cards.
This year was an every-card-is-different year. We used all our different Christmas papers, stickers, and embellishments in a variety of different ways. Some cards far more successful than others. :) In the past I've made the same card over and over, but sometimes I just like the process of something new each time. Everyone will get their own unique card. Fun fun.

December is in full-swing. Loving it!


  1. I looove the magazine trees! I made them from the RD and then spray pained mine green and then glued on small red shiney ornaments. Your pictures make me want to make them again...40 years later!

  2. Love them! Love the blog template too. Very festive.

    Thanks for a fun visit and lots of goodies!!

  3. The magazine trees still aren't familiar to me. I'll have to ask my mom about them ... maybe I've just repressed the memories. :)

  4. I want a homemade card from you! Ill send you one if you send me one;)


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