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Cards, Calendars, Classes and more... for Christmas!

 

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It's only $29.99 and there's soooo much included you'll feel like you're cheating :D

We are having so much fun promoting our Creative Christmas Bundle and I wanted to show you a little more detail of what's included.  There are 15 designers (including ME!), each of us sharing a project.  The total value is over $300US (even more if you add in all the bonus material), but it's only available until Dec 1, so if you want it, don't wait!

Check out the Creative Christmas Bundle here!

Last week I showed you my cards, but here they are again.  Just print and post.  There are matching back designs included or you can use the postcard style back.  I also give you the option to print a folded card.  Plus you get a coupon towards the photo cards in my etsy shop.

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So let me introduce you to the other fabulous ladies who are contributing!

Santa's Helpers Workshop

Lisa Harris from mykreativepursuits.com helps you make fantastic holiday gifts this season that are easy and inexpensive.  She makes giving handmade gifts a no-brainer! I'm planning on making the tea and hot choclate holders!

 

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Mary Moseley and Jackie Lyals from bephotowise.com are also here to help you make gifts this Christmas, but this time with your photos.  Take someone's breath away when they open a gift with your favourite photo.

 

December Solution

Melissa Shanhun from digitalscrapbookinghq.com has a fantastic way to help make scrapbooking your December fast and easy with her amazing December Solution.  It includes a workshop, scrapbooking kit, templates and so much more to make a December Daily album or any other type of Christmas scrapbooking.

 

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Cassel from the Scrapbook Campus has a wonderful calendar class in the bundle. It's the perfect gift idea and she walks you through to make it fast and easy.  Whether or not you use Paintshop Pro, you can still use her class.  Paintshop Pro offers a 30 day trial but the calendar can also be made from any other software that you feel comfortable with, like Photoshop.

 

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Karen Fitting from photoskeptalive.com has another solution!  This ready made calendar with her gorgeous flower photos will be a beautiful addition to any home in 2015.

 

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Connie Hanks from clickychickcreates.com has a fun advent calendar project, with different activities to do  eachday leading up to the big day.  These activities are for everyone, but I really can't wait to do them with my children :D

 

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Jen Wright from jenwrigh.net also has a countdown calendar with activities. This one is for 12 days and has more traditional activities. I want to do this after Christmas to countdown the 12 days of Christmas until Epiphany, it's a big deal here in Luxembourg.

 

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Gina Zee, from messtakenidentity.com has some fun projects to decorate without breaking the bank and with an earth friendly heart, by using what's on hand. I know some little hands that want to make that owl! There's also an advent calendar, decorations and more!

 

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Jen Funk from funkandweber.com has a beautiful project that just makes me want to curl up by the fire and cross stitch!  I don't know what it is about Christmas, but I love to get crafty with other materials besides paper.

 

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Kristie Sloan from kristiesloan.com has another awesome class, all about art journaling. What better way to document your December memories than with an art journal, so meaningful.  She'll walk you through the basics and make you fall in love with art journaling :D

 

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Beth Soler from scrappingwonders.com has a wonderful solution for the time crunch during the holidays.  We want to capture the memories in the moment, so why not use what we have in the moment, our phones! She'll help you scrapbook on the fly!

 

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Margareta Carlsson from www.paperpilekitten.com has a beautiful pack of cards and overlays.  They are perfect for a Decemeber daily album and I plan on using these in mine.  I love that 'keep calm and carol on'!

 

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Alison Day from alisondaydesigns.com has some wonderful cut files perfect for pocket pages.  I'm definitely using these in my December daily album too. I don't know what I did before I got my silhouette ;)

 

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And last, but definitely not least, Janet Carr from littlefeetdigitaldesigns.blogspot.com  has this gorgeous digital scrapbooking kit that will make scrapbooking your December so much fun!

If you're ready to buy click here:

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Or visit the Creative Christmas Bundle site for more information

If you want to learn more about each designers and their projects, Melissa has interviewed up all and you can listen to the podcasts here or in itunes or watch below :D

 


How to Make Your December a Lot More Fun!!

 

 edited to add:

The Christmas Bundle is LIVE !!!  Go here to find out more information and to see what wonderful crafty projects are included! (affiliate link)

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Creative Christmas Bundle

To my non-Christian friends: Don't go away just yet!  There are quite a few of the projects that aren't specifically for Christmas!!

There is over $300 worth of products and bonuses and it's only $29.99.

Here's what you'll get:

a digital scrapbooking bundle
an avent calendar with activities
an avent envelope project
a 2015 flower calendar
an upcycle Christmas workshop
an iphone Christmas scrapping class
printable cards and overlays for December
cross-stitch patterns
a PaintShop Pro calendar making class
an Art journaling basics class
pocket style scrapping cut files
photo gifts for the Holidays class
a digital scrapbooking collection kit
and of course my printable Christmas cards :D

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You can check out the site here, to learn more about each designer.

Melissa Shanhun has interviewed each of us for her podcast and mine went live today!!  Don't mind how nervous I sound, it was my very first time recording a podcast, but hopefully not my last :D  

 

 

 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.4MB)

 

 

The bundle links are my affiliate links :D


14 Awesome Clicks: Pretty Planner Links You Should See, plus a Survey

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Planner Creating Class Survey

 

Have fun browsing these cool planner links I found for you!

Ashli Created her own Perfect Planner

So did Richelle

Choosing a Planner That is Right for You

Pretty Planners and Planner Accessories

Tips on Using a Planner

More Planner Tips

Passion Planner

Some FREE planner printables:

2015 planner pages
more 2015 planner pages

daily planner pages

 

My take on Planners

How I use my take along books as a planner for a specific event

My holiday planner tutorial at shimelle.com

 

Some Resources to make planning fun and easy!

Aby Garvey's Get Organised for the Holidays

Cocoa Daisy's Day Planner Kit Subscription

 

One other thing before you go! I'm excited to be teaming up with a fabulous group of scrapbookers and crafters to bring you a special Christmas bundle at a great price!  Have a look here and if you like what you see, pop your name and email into the box in the sidebar so we can tell you when it's available.  It's only available for a limited time so get on the list so you don't miss it ;) 

Planner Creating Class Survey


A Meaningful Gift for Everyone on Your Holiday List This Year


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Of course if you don't have a small children in your life, you can get older children to take photos, use your own art or use month-themed photos.

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These calendars are so easy, you just need to scan or take of photo of their drawings and upload them to your favourite photo printer, granted that they make calendars ;)

12 is a great number for dividing things up. No matter if you have 1, 2, 3 or 4 children, it all works out to an even number of drawings for each child.  But, when I 'only' had 5 children I found a way around it.  For 2 of the months, they would each draw the same thing together on the same page, for example one Easter egg or one Christmas gift each. 

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When they were too little to draw but old enough to colour, I would sketch out a little drawing for them to colour in.  This also served as a model for the older ones to copy. Young-children-can-helpHector was only just two when he coloured in these lily of the valley leaves.

It's also a good idea regardless, to sketch out sample pictures, making sure that you keep the designs simple.  Not only is it easier for their little hands to draw, but they also tire of drawing so many. The easier it is, the better.

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When they were too little to even hold a pencil I used photos of them with the theme of the month in mind.

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On the front I always add our Christmas card photo for that year.

Holiday-calendar-coversCedric is in the 2013 photo, he was born in time for Christmas, but I had the calendars all made up before he was born, so he didn't contribute :D

What is your go to Christmas gift?


Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

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This is my Christmas Season album for this year.  As soon as I saw this Teresa Collins album back when it came out, I knew I needed it for my version of December Daily.  I do an extended season, starting with the first of December (but, sometimes Saint Nicholas celebrations are late November) and I go to Epiphany (Jan 6) both are really big here in my part of Europe.  It's a big album for me and I usually don't get it done until Febuary ;)

Click here for a video run thorugh of my Christmas album from last year.

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Christmas Planners on etsy
Video run through of my planner

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If you've popped over here from Shimelle's blog, HELLO and welcome!! :D Have a nose around and if you like what you see, stick in your name and email over in the sidebar and I'll send you my free class and you can keep up with me there.  I usually send a quick email once a week, hope to see you stick around :)