Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday

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Welcome to another Scrappin' Saturday....and this week I have a challenge for you.

Most of the time our scrapbook pages celebrate the people in our lives, but sometimes we need to capture the "things" in our lives, too. As we celebrate the holidays, think about the things that are special to you. Do you have a favorite family tradition? a recipe that you always make for the holidays? a favorite ornament or holiday decoration? Maybe a family story that's always told at holiday gatherings? My challenge is to create a layout that captures one of these holiday traditions or items that has special meaning to you or your family. Just two requirements - include some journaling and at least one Cricut cut.

My page showcases a holiday decoration that's very special to me. My son bought this for me at the school Santa Shop when he was in 1st grade. I can remember how proud he was when he gave me a present he picked out all by himself. Every year since then, this Santa bear has been on my mantel at Christmas. After 24 Christmases, it's a little worn, but still just as treasured.


You have until midnight, December 31st, to post a comment on this thread, with a link to your layout. I'll use a random number generator to pick someone to win a little scrappy goodness from me. :) Looking forward to seeing your holiday pages!


Brenda

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33 comments:

  1. I love the layering affect of your page, and it's true we don't often stop to think about the things we treasure so much, weather it's the memories that og with it or something else, thanks for the reminder!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  2. Someone told me that she wouldn't be putting up decorations this year, no kids home, too much work. I love the tradition of the tree and ornaments, one for each year we've been married and one for each of our children. I won't quit for a long time yet! I love your bear. Those are the things that are special.

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  3. That is a wonderful idea! There are things I used to have that I would love to look back on now! Thanks for the GREAT idea!

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  4. Thank you for causing me to stop & think about so many wonderful & special Christmas treasures in my life. I realize I could make a whole album of these special things.

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  5. What a sweet little bear... a true treasure! I love all the things my girls have made or purchased (at the Dollar Store) over the years, they truly are the BEST gifts we receive! Happy Holidays!
    Lori Bowles
    http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

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  6. thanks for the challenge - i've started trying to do this recently! very important to document.

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  7. your page is very attractive. I agree it is very important to document things as well as people. I have a tassel fairy mobile that I got for Christmas when I was a bout 10 and still put it up every year. Its a bit battered, but I love it.
    Thanks for the challenge - I think I know what I am going to do now!

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  8. Awww... Your layout brings back memories when my kids would shop at Santas Secret Shop at school. They were so proud of the items that they picked out! Some of the things they bought, you'd just have to smile realllly big and say, "isn't this so nice!!!!"
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  9. Wonderful challenge! I still have pictures to scrapbook from last year with the same theme and idea as your layout. I always take photos of our favourite decorations to do a "beginning to look like Christmas" page.

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  10. Thank you for the challenge. I hope I have a free moment to participate because this is a wondeful idea! I am a follower.
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    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

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  11. Super cute LO!! Thanks for the chance to win

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  12. Oh I have the perfect idea for my layout. Thanks for the giveaway and the challenge I'm really excited!!

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  13. love your idea it is wonderful.

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  14. What a sweet idea. We often forget about the things that help make memories and I'm glad you reminded us. Merry Christmas!
    Donna
    graveld at yahoo dot com

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  15. Love this layout! Thanks for sharing your story too!

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  16. I'm more and more interested in scrapbooking instead of only card making so really appreciate your layouts. Thanks

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  17. Such a cute layout. Love love love the layering.

    http://courtneyscreationsblog.blogspot.com

    cjmilburn06@hotmail.com

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  18. Great idea, thanks for the inspiration.
    Berha
    bettyrocks30@yahoo.com

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  19. I love this layout very pretty

    Hugs Debbie

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  20. oh my goodness what an awesome idea! unfortunatly all my stuff is in storage so i cant participate but definetly am making a page and leaving a space for the picture. i really like the design of yours and the different papers you chose theyre pretty and yet dont take over the ornaments. thank you for the inspiration :)

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  21. Love the layout! Really draws your attention.

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  22. Super cute... Thanks for the chance to win
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  23. Super cute layout. I have similar item in that it is something my eldest daughter made me her first year at school and it comes out every Christmas.
    Kim xXx

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  24. Fantastic layout and a fabulous subject. I collect snowmen and would love to do a whole book on them. Each one has something special about it and its something I could add to each year.

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  25. I think this is a great idea and I plan on doing something like this over the holidays! Your LO is beautiful!

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  26. What a great prize, thanks for the chance to win!!

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  27. I did a post on my blog for our tradition of wearing Santa hats.
    My first pages in ages and it was fun to sit and scrapbook for a few hours.
    http://creativedayswithcathie.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-scrapbook-pages-hurrah.html

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  28. http://darlingdesignsbydanielle.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-tradition-pj-time.html

    Here is my Christmas PJ inspired layout!

    dannimae6@yahoo.com

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  29. thank you for all of your incredible ideas. i'm new to all of this creativity. i'm a teacher, cheer coach, and a wife and i'm trying to find ways to show my students, athletes, and husband how much i appreciate them. all of these ideas make my job a little easier. now let's just hope they somewhat turn out like yours. thaks again. i will be back often.

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