Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas time - Christmas crafts and gifts

Good morning again!  If you are in the northeastern part of the United States - upstate New York really, you would be having a relatively warm December.  There was a heavy frost outside but they say the Hi may be 45F - wow!  I actually like the cold - especially when I can stay inside and craft.  This is a warm and cozy time inside and a crisp and fun time outside.  One thing about the cold temperatures outside is that most of the creepy crawly things are at rest and not bothering anyone.  LOL.

I've been working on a few gifts lately.  I also just finished my Christmas cards and they are ready to mail - woohoo!  Of course I didn't take photos of the Christmas cards but they came out nicely and I like them.  This year I did some hand stamping and coloring.  I kept it simple and manageable.  That last part is difficult for me.

Today's blog shows a photo journal for people who like to be outdoors - exploring the adventure of life and nature.

Cover
The cover flips up and shows the spiral bound photo journal.
Hand made envelope in a tuck spot to place notes about the day or to hold other small photos.
Tree embossed tag that is also a photo mat.
flower embossed tag/photo mat.
All the flat pages are for photo placement and note writing.  The bottom of this photo shows a "waterfall" photo album that is attached to the back cover. There is room for over 20 photos just in the waterfall section.  Its held together with a gold ribbon and topped by another hand made envelope.
This is just a view of the waterfall album untied.  You can see the spiral bind of the book - it actually slips out of it's cover for ease of filling and viewing.  There is a pocket in the inside back cover of the book that holds the spiral bound back flap. 

I used a very old paper stack for this album.  It was a lot of fun.  I hope you enjoyed looking and please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.  Thank you!

Blessings!
Kelly

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I am a mother and a grandmother. I was married to my best friend, Ted for over 17 years.  I am now a widow - but have many wonderful memories.  I am an incredibly proud parent and grand parent.  I am very blessed. I live with one heman type cat, one extra large swim-e fish aptly named - Fish.  Fish is a very old member of the family too, like over ten years.  There is also a two year old crazy dog named Wolowitz in residence - kind of in the middle of nowhere - but I kinda like it that way too. I worked for a tax department which I don't find at all interesting or full filling and just a blur in my mind now.  My main time soaking love, outside of the family and friends that are very dear to me; is creating and making artfully crafted objects that warm people's hearts and tickle their souls.  Who could ask for more than that?