A Better Advent

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Elf on the ShelfToday is December 1st.

If you have children then this is most likely the first day they get to open their advent calendars and possibly, their Elf on the Shelf returns from the North Pole.

All exciting things in a child’s life.

This year these things are happening in my house too … but with a twist.

The Advent Calendar (the one I made for them in 2009 – see it here) has just been filled with left over Halloween candy and is sitting on the mantel in our family room waiting for them to open it in the morning. But there’s a new addition this year. Continue reading »

Ah, That’s Better!

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Welcome to Make It Monday! We are celebrating Christmas in July today. You may have arrived from Connie’s site where she is helping us plan a merry little Christmas Advent activity banner. Just a reminder that today is the last day of the FLASH SALE on the Christmas in July Creative Christmas Bundle sale. You’ll find Connie’s Banner instructions in that bundle plus much more. Click here to check it out. 

As I was putting together my December Daily album for this post I realized that I have Christmas products from many years ago still in my stash. For some reason I had the thought that I’d use those really old (and let’s face it, kind of ugly) papers “someday”. I even remember looking at all the cute new Christmas lines last year but being reluctant to purchase any because of the size of my stash.

Well, “someday” is today!
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Six Months in the Making …

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Welcome to the Christmas In July Blog Hop for Scrapbook Bundles!

You should have arrived here from Cara Vincens’ site where she is showing how to actually SEND those Christmas cards this year.

We are celebrating the flash sale of our very successful Creative Christmas Bundle by sharing with you how we are using the products within it.

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Creative Christmas Bundle – On Sale Now!

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Edited: Oops, got ahead of myself. Sale starts at 9:00PM Eastern. Sorry for the confusion!

Today’s the day!

Buy your very own Creative Christmas Bundle here.

Creative Christmas Bundle

What you’ll receive for just $29.99:

  • Your December Solution digital scrapbooking bundle from Melissa Shanhun with BONUS audio and video inspiration and tutorials; retail value $80
  • My Dream December Printable Cards and Digital Overlays from Margareta Carlsson; retail value $10
  • Whimsical Printable Christmas Cards from Cara Vincens with BONUS postcard option and coupon code to The Hooting Pirate Etsy Store; retail value $15
  • Printable Advent Calendar from Connie Hanks; retail value $15with BONUS planner in both list and calendar formats
  • 2015 Flower Calendar Printable from Karen Fitting; retail value $10 with BONUS Artisan tutorial
  • Let There Be Night Silhouette Cross-stitch Patterns from Jen Weber; retail value $12
  • 12 Day Advent Envelope Project Tutorial  from Jen Wright; retail value $20 with BONUS advent cards
  • PaintShop Pro Calendar Making Class from Carole Cassel; retail value $10
  • Santa’s Helpers Gift-making Workshop from Lisa Harris; retail value $20
  • iPhone Christmas Scrapbooking Class from Beth Soler; retail value $12
  • Art Journaling Basics Class from Kristie Sloan; retail value $20
  • Pocket-style Scrapping Cut Files from Alison Day; retail value $15
  • An Upcycled Christmas Class from Gina Zee; retail value $15
  • Photo Gifts for the Holidays Class from Mary Mosely and Jackie Lyals; retail value $10
  • Be Jolly Digital Scrapbooking Collection Kit from Janet Carr; retail value $15

All classes, handouts, and videos are available immediately. No physical products will be shipped.

What are you waiting for? This amazing deal will only be available until December 1st.

Creative Christmas Bundle

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Did you know that there are only 37 days left until Christmas?


Wait, don’t panic!

Fourteen of my crafty friends and I have pooled our resources to bring you one incredible bundle full of Christmas craft and gift ideas. It will be available on November 24th – just in time for your Holiday Crafting needs.

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