Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hi everyone

We have a fantastic challenge on over at Magnolia Downunder
Challenges this week, it's 'Christmas in July'
The Design Team have made some gorgeous, ispirational pieces
so why not pop on over and hav a look :oD

I wanted to do something a little different with this challenge,
with all the toy sales going on, I tend to go a bit nuts. My kids
both have December birthdays and I tend to grab bargains all
year long. By the end of the year, once I find all my hidden
bargains, I have enough for birthdays and christmas for a
couple years hahaha. But it works well, because I can shuffle
things around and quite often have gifts ready and waiting for
other kids on my gift list.

I am determined to be organised this Christmas, not only with
gifts, but with groceries, recipes that I want/need etc. This has
prompted me to make a 'Christmas Planner' to hopefully make
things run a little smoother...

I have made 4 little books that slip inside this folders pockets
The first book is to record friend's/family names and gifts, so you
can keep track of who you have already brought gifts for. I know
I sometimes forget, and my list grows longer each year!
I have some favourite recipes that I love using each year and
there are always new, yummy recipes we like to try, so I think
I definately need a book to keep all these yummy treats. I know
it will come in handy at the end of the year, when I forget what
ingredients I need for a particular recipe hehehe.
I have an ever growing list of Traditions and things that I need to
do throughout December. This booklet will be great for reminders
and hopefully every task will be covered in time for Christmas
without the "Oh no, I forgot..."
And finally, there's bound to be something else we need, so how
about a note book, where you can jot anything else that you
think of :oD
The folder ties neatly shut with ribbon, keep everything inside.
The back of the folder. I found this quote and the ones inside,
in a copy of the Kaisercraft workshop magazines that you used
to be able to pick up for free at your local scrapbook shop.

I know, it's been a long post, but it was alot of fun making this
and I thought I'd show each piece :oD
Oh the christmas tree on the cover was made using a scallop
circle punch from stampin up. I just cut wedges from ech circle
to make the tree shape and added rhinestones for baubles and
a star on top.

Stamps            Magnolia - Santa with sack, Sitting Santa, Tilda with candy
                         cane, Oops Tilda, Sweet Tilda. Alota stamps - Santa's sleigh
Papers            Real red and Old Olive cardstock. SU Christmas papers
Other              Asst christmas quotes, christmas stickers/shapes, stickles
                        Ribbon, rhinestones, Christmas lights font.

Thanks for stopping by :oD
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really apprecaite your
thoughts :oD

Happy Stamping!
Peta xoxoxo


  1. OMG - Peta! You are on fire! Just amazing! I love the idea and I love what you did with it. Gorgeous!

  2. OMGOSH Peta - I didn't think that you would have used all the maggies I sent you!!:-) I love your idea its fantastic, just what I need actually:-) Awesome Colouring btw....
    P.S If you want me to stamp some more for you just left me know!!

  3. wowzers i love !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. GORGEOUS job Peta - and what an amazing idea too! I'm glad each fabulous piece got to shine too!

  5. Wow, you certainly have been a busy girl - love your selection of Christmas pieces - fabulous work.

  6. Wow Peta your cards are amazing

  7. Wow! I am just smiling from ear to ear! What a precious creation you have made! Love it, Peta, just love it! Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo Jessica

  8. Thank´s for your lovely comment on my blog. i´s so fun to recive all lovely comments. And it´s sooooo fun to see all fantastic blogs with so much wonderful cards. =0)

    Hugs Maritha

  9. Ohhh this is gorgeous!!
    Love it,
    hugs from Maya

  10. Wow wow wow awesome!!!
    Sue x

  11. Peta, such an amazing idea love each and every little book. The combo of images, your colours and colouring, I love everything about this amazing creation. Thanks for the inspiration and a fabulous take on the challenge. hugs Jodie from Oz

  12. Sorry I'm so late commenting on this, I'm trying to catch up! This is such a clever and useful set, and yet almost too beautiful to use! I love each beautifully colored image and every gorgeous detail! What a fabulous creation!


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