i mean technically, you don’t have to do anything and if you are one of those freaky women who are completely shopped and decorated and prepared for Christmas (then you really have no need of this) but, if you are like me, feeling oddly behind in spite of the fact that it isn’t even December yet (trust me, I’m procrastinating even through the last few hours of November) then YOU AT LEAST HAVE TO SEE THIS incredibly cute thing I just made. Thanks to the shear imagination and creativity of Emily and the ever-popular Bits and Pieces blog (thanks CZ) I got an idea for a fresh way to compile my various lists that I will be creating and checking twice over the next 24+ days. Besides the functionality of it all (which honestly a notepad would suffice) I am now officially in the "mood" and feeling quite excited about spending money, losing sleep and doing my level best to inspire children in my home to ideas beyond "I want …" as we celebrate this most wonderful time of year.
colors are a mix of red, pinks and greens (like my album in the Nov/Dec issue of Simple) I’m loving the newer "lighter/brighter/happier" Christmas combos in my house and projects these days.
it’s a collection of willy-nilly papers and notecards and tags, and you name it.
some very old, some rather new — all fun.
I started with an two pieces of 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 chipboard, which I hole punched according to a left-over 8×8 page projector I had (for receipts!) covered them and used one as my base. As I added each piece, I either aligned it with the top or bottom set of holes and when I was done stacking I slipped colored jump rings through to hold it all together.
There is a list in here for each child/person I’m giving too (even a cute little section for girlfriends, as you can see) a list for decor, food, family activities, events/parties, etc.. I’ve got several extras, so I will have room for whatever needs dumping from my brain.
I can’t wait to start filling it up. My studio is a mess, but I do NOT care.
I just put on my new CD that I got from Starbucks and sang and danced around and was completey done in two hours.
If you are feeling like I was — this could be the cure.
p.s. my favorite song on the CD btw, is Jack Johnson’s version of Rudolph