Home for the Holidays…


Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful Holiday Season!

This year was one of great change for my family.  I took a new job teaching at Principia College, moving myself and half our children out to the St Louis area, while my DH stayed behind in Virginia with the other half of our children.  As soon as the High Schooler is finished in June, we will all be together again, in our new home in Godfrey, IL.  In the meantime, I’ve remodeled the new kitchen, repainted most walls in the new house and tried to get up to speed on my new job.  All of which has left precious little time for my passion: paper crafting!    Now that I am “home” in Virginia for a month over the holidays I’ve been catching up on lots and lots of scrapbooking.

Here are the results of my efforts:

Four Layouts with the Swan Lake papers….



Four Layouts with Jeepers Creepers (I tried not to make them too Halloween-ish):




Four Layouts with City Sidewalk (great for Christmas pictures!)



and my favorite of the bunch, Oh Deer Layouts:



Pine Trees and pinecones will be added to this layout on left edge as soon as I get my circuit going!!



gold and silver embossing



gold embossing on kraft paper



torn, embossed edges to the birch paper really make it look like bark



I will hold a scrapbooking/card making session at home in Virginia in January, so if you are interested in completing any of these projects, please let me know before Dec 31st so I can order the materials for you – they all expire on Dec 31st to make way for the new paperbacks that come out in January.  I can also make up kits-to-go if you would like any of these projects to complete at home.

My New Year’s resolution to get a paper crafting group up and running in my new “home” so follow this space for more fun projects in the New Year!

If you’d like to join me in making any of these sets of pages after Christmas and during January, please let me know: mariefarson@juno.com so I can order the materials before they expire on December 31st.  I am available on Dec 30, 31 and January 7,8 and 14, 15.


The cost of materials for Jeepers Creepers or City Sidewalks pages is $25

The cost of materials for Swan Lake or Oh Deer pages is $30 .


All cardstock, embellishments, circuit cuts, sparkly bits etc are included and the papers pre-cut of your layouts.


Have a relaxing and wonderful Holiday Season!!






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