Monday, January 08, 2007

Christmas Recap

Now that my house has been stripped of its adornments, I suppose it's time to admit that it is no longer the holidays. While most people get depressed when the holidays come, I get depressed when they leave! I just love the atmosphere...the glittering lights, the glowing children, the anticipation, the decorations. I love it all! It's the only reason that I can see for any type of cold weather at all. Now I must endure the remainder of the winter with no twinkly lights. Sigh...

I will hang on just a little while longer, though, while I jot down some memories that I don't want to forget. This was the best Christmas yet in the Hutchinson household! Alex was old enough to realize what was going on, and got excited about his gifts. Everyone got what they wanted (and some got more!). The whole family was together: Ed's parents were here as well as my own, and my brother, his better half, and their brand new baby boy. We all got along, and had a great time, not to mention great food and drink!

To say farewell to the season, and to remember it's glory:

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Adventures in Paper Scrapping!

I now understand why I'm a mostly-digi scrapper! Paper scrapping is *SCARY*!! I made some Christmas gifts for family members, and was so glad to get back to my computer afterwards! Once you cut something, it stays cut, and once you glue something down, it's down! And rub-ons are some very fragile things! Not to mention the expense and mess! I do like, however, how dimensional it is. I love it when stuff sticks off the page!

I made my parents and in-laws a 12x12 page of the grandkids:

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Remember those month stamps I gave away on my blog not too long ago? This is what I made with them! I made a 2007 calendar for each set of grandparents that has pictures from that month in 2006. Now I just have to print myself one!

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I also got cheap plastic frames and altered them. This one for my MIL has a photo of our annual trip to Pensacola in July:

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I found this photo on accident when developing some unknown film. It is a photo of my grandparents, before my grandmother died. I knew my mom would cry when she saw it, but I had to share!

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This one I did for my brother. His son's very first photo!

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I also made a small baby book for baby Dylan:

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Next year I'm starting my Christmas gifts in October! It was a lot of fun, though, and I got to combine some of my digital skills with paper.

This year is starting out with a bang already! I've got a few new projects in the works, and I'll share some of those next time.
Live. Love. Create!


Blogger Jessica B. said...

OK. WOW! Did you just say you find paper scrapping SCARY? I don't believe you! LOL! Awesome work, girl!
I am so impressed!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Those are fantastic gifts, Amy!! You did a wonderful job on all of them!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Faith Ann said...

Sounds like you had an awesome Christmas! The decorations are beautiful.

Those photos and layouts are absolutely gorgeous... you are sooo talented!! Everytime I see your pages you inspire me to return to my scrapbooking... but I still haven't taken the plunge lol.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Yany said...

Oh Amy, thanks for sharing your lovely work, I always get emotional when I saw your photos, there are so beautiful!!... LOL


7:13 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

Those gifts are fantastic! You did a wonderful job of them. What memories you and your family will have from them.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Becky (Daisyduster) said...

Amy...what a cute site you have here! Lots of ideas!
Thank you sooo much for your sweet comment on my LO "Swan Lake" over at DST.
Your MAC looks so WONDERFUL...I've never worked on one, but for some reason I really want one! Everyone says they're so much better to work with???

10:01 AM  
Blogger Concetta said...

What special and wonderful gifts you gave your family this Christmas. Absolutely treasures!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

Amy, your work is just stunning. wow! great gifts and pages... love em all. :)

2:16 PM  
Blogger marcilambert said...

wow, amy! your stuff is just gorgeous!!!!

10:37 AM  

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