I noticed this morning that Scrap Scene had linked to my blog about a project I taught on Friday. Since that project, the party hat, was one that I had made just for decoration, I thought I'd post a peek at one we actually did. :)
Between doing two Christmas layouts in Friday's class and going shopping with Ashley at the new San Tan Marketplace, I am definitely getting in the holiday spirit. The Marketplace was great...they just opened on Friday so there's still a lot to do but listen to this lineup of stores...all on one little block of the outdoor mall. There's Coach on the corner, J Jill right next door and a Sephora next to that...just not yet opened...then a Clark's store. Across the street, there's Chico's, Coldwater Creek and Ann Taylor Loft. If the planners had asked me what I wanted all in one location, that would have been my list...and all just steps away from each other. Awesome, isn't it?
Added to that, I've been furiously putting together my kits for Scrap Gala, which is just around the corner in November. The kits need to get shipped to New Brunswick in the next couple of days so I really need to get into gear. Yikes. Here are some of the books that will be converted into white holiday books...I think that the white book is becoming one of my signature projects. It's been a lot of fun to make them because I do them differently each time I teach a white book class. Keeps things interesting for me and for the class, I hope!
The other thing that has me in the holiday spirit is the fact that I did my album cover for this year's Christmas album. I got tired of shifting all of the product that I was saving for the album from one spot to another and finally decided to just get efficient and get it done. It's done! I love the 7 gypsies velvet rub-ons and the Prima black bling flourish...it looks like the cover is dotted with little bits of black onyx.
Let the holidays begin! What sorts of fun things have you been working on to prep for the holidays?