December 23, 2020 at 6:31 pm #50792Corrie KinkelParticipant
I love all the work everybody has been doing, lovely to browse through this pages. I wish you all merry christmas where ever you live on this planet of ours. I hope that you will be able to celebrate this year despite all the covid-19 difficulties and problems , lonelyness and sorrow. At least we are in this together and somewhere in 2021 it will go better. Until then be careful and stay safe.December 23, 2020 at 10:10 pm #50798
Ann, all of your advent calendars have been a delight to behold, so lovely to get on here daily and view them. This Christmas card for your daughter is wonderful, a joyful surprise to receive at Christmas, well done. ;DDecember 23, 2020 at 10:29 pm #50802
Corrie, a sweet Christmas card for Christmas wishes my friend and your gnome is a real cutie. Thank you and a merry Christmas to yourself and your family.
I think it is not the merry Christmas that most of us would have wished for. Here in Queensland we have not been greatly impacted by COVID even though it’s tentacles have spread far and wide. Our State Premier has been a Godsend in maintaining rules and regulations to keep it under control.
Unfortunately even if not COVID afflicted there are other tragedies that render a merry Christmas mute.
On Wednesday 16th December a very dear family friend hung himself in one of our public parks and then one week later my niece’s partner hung himself in their shed while she was inside feeding their 8 month old baby girl. Strange year and strange occurrences … 2020 was a very bad year all round and this Tobin family was not meant to celebrate Christmas … all our plans being quashed … naturally.
I am not grieving so much as I feel deeply saddened for the lost souls and the heartbreak that is left behind.
May 2021 be a better year for us all dear Corrie. 🙁December 24, 2020 at 8:19 am #50809
Lovely and creative layouts have been posted here. Everyone is doing a great job with PSP.December 24, 2020 at 8:31 am #50810
I want to wish Carole and each and Everyone a Happy Christmas… Maybe this is not the one that everybody was planning or counting, but next year will be for sure better, and hopefully, all of this forgotten.
Merry Christmas, Scrapbook Campus Friends!December 24, 2020 at 8:37 am #50811
Annie, I am so, so sorry to hear what has happened with friends of yours. : (
I can only hope that everyone involved in these tragedies finds somehow comfort and strength to overcome these horrible events.December 24, 2020 at 1:24 pm #50817
I made a Merry Christmas Gnome for All.. lovely people here and very inspiring. Have a good Christmas everyone!
Edit: No, those are not sneakers; they’re snowboots from the Studio4/Iceland kit 🙂
December 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm #50822Corrie KinkelParticipant
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Dear Annie, my thoughts are with you my friend!December 24, 2020 at 5:03 pm #50823Karon DeyParticipant
Minka, OMG I just died laughing at your Cuban tree frogs. I can relate with the invasion (not frogs but termites). But your layout is so precious. Merry Christmas.
Ann Seeber, I do love looking at your Advent cards. Debbie has a beautiful cat and it is making me miss our terror all the more. This would have been the first Christmas he would have been allowed around the tree. The card for your daughter is beautiful; but big time change for you both. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Love, love, love your gnome and that you put snowboots on him. What a great idea.
Corrie, lovely layout and what a cute gnome. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. Take care and stay safe.
Oh Annie, I am so sorry to hear of the losses you have had to endure. Please know that I and my family will keep you and yours in our prayers.
Cristina, you are always so sweet and thinking about others. My wish for you is to have a very special Christmas and a coming New Year.December 24, 2020 at 5:31 pm #50824ValParticipant
Ann S – Your Christmas gnome is so cute! I love the Christmas balls on the garland. And have really enjoyed all your advent cards.
Minka – Your Cuban Tree frogs with a Christmas theme is fun. Now I have a frog gnome in my mind.December 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm #50826
Corrie … Christina … Annie … Val … Ann … and EVERYONE that comes to read and view — Even in these uncertain times I am praying that you all find something to be cheerful about on Christmas Day and heading into the New Year. It will be a much needed new year for everyone – a fresh start. Anything should be better than the 2020 we just endured.
I’ve been playing today with Carole’s Wooden Alphabet. Last year I bought an abutting property in Maine and had a builder rehab it. An 100 plus year old Cabbage Barn. He separated it almost in half inside and finished one side into living space while leaving the other side as a barn and workshop. I practically lived in it this past summer building stuff and am looking forward to getting back to it late spring. I’ve always had a craft room in my house which my mother named “Creation Station” 35 years ago. When the barn was completed my family asked what I was going to call it and I said it’s still going to be Creation Station in honor of Mom. It’s a fun place and it’s only 350 steps from my front door.December 25, 2020 at 6:15 am #50834
Oh, wow, Minka! Your building is gorgeous and your layout showcases it beautifully. Those wooden alphas suit it perfectly.December 25, 2020 at 8:14 pm #50835
Dear Cristina, thank you very much my friend, your commiserations are greatly appreciated. Let 2021 put paid to the miseries of 2020. I say that but on another level I believe that our Spiritual growth comes from difficult times rather than our sweet years. Perhaps on that level we were meant to experience 2020 in the raw. I am not religious Cristina but my Spiritual growth is very important to me and … I usually recognize a kindred Spirit. ;DDecember 25, 2020 at 8:20 pm #50836
Dear Minka, thank you very much for your Christmas and New Year wishes … and, ditto to you my friend.
This page is a true delight Minka and your Creation Station looks very inviting. May you experience many hours of delightful creating in your station! ;DDecember 25, 2020 at 8:31 pm #50837
Dear Karon, thank you for your commiserations, you are very sweet. I will get over it, as you do, and like everyone I look forward to 2021. Who knows what the new year will hold for us but it is better to take each day as it comes. May you and your family have a wonderful New Year my friend. ;DDecember 25, 2020 at 8:35 pm #50838
Dear Corrie, you are very sweet, thank you my friend. As I said to Cristina, I usually recognize a kindred spirit. 🙂December 25, 2020 at 8:39 pm #50839
Ann your Merry Christmas Gnome is just way cute my friend, job beautifully done! ;DDecember 26, 2020 at 7:26 am #50841
Hello Scrapbook Campers. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas … well, as much as was possible in this fractious climate.
Today I spent some time making an alpha. Font used was Three Sixty and technique used was Cassel’s tut – Block Shape … I just love that tut! The paper was a tile of an African print. Background paper is my own creation and the little owls are from Alicia Mujica’s delightful digital artwork. The border was made by using the Graphics Plus plugin – cross shadow.
Making alphas seems to have a very calming effect on me so when I feel a bit overwhelmed that is where I head. Thanks for takin a peek my friends. ;DDecember 26, 2020 at 6:05 pm #50846
Annie ~ a fabulous alpha!! Love it. I have NEVER made an alpha … but I sure agree with you that many of us come to PSP when we want to relax or engage our minds on something besides the world and it’s problems. Most of us, like you, have an avenue we travel first. I’m thinking you should lead a class on alpha making! I am going to go check out that tut Block Shape. Never too old, I think, to learn a few new tricks. I always love reading your posts as you are always so gracious and kind. An inspiration for all of us … and I must say we are the lucky ones for “taking a peek!”December 26, 2020 at 6:10 pm #50848
I am soooooooo ready to kick 2020 to the curb. Thinking positive thoughts on the incoming 2021. It might get off to a little bit of a rough start … but perhaps by mid year we can see some real change begin to blossom! Wouldn’t that be nice? Using three of my most favorite quotes …December 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm #50850Dorothy DonnParticipant
Christmas eve events were so unexpected. The weather changed drastically shortly after dinner time and the winds were howling at 50 to 60 miles an hour. We heard a crash just before 10pm and John went to check it out. I got worried when he did not return and saw him trying to get in the house.
The Santa sleigh and all reindeer had been blown down and he went to fix then when he tripped over an electric cord in the dark and his face hit the curb and the street. He was bleeding so badly It scared me to death and I could not get his blood to stop. He put on his mask and drove himself to the hospital leaving me home to worry because of the amount of blood and the pain he was experiencing.
He did not get back from the hospital until after 4am. He has a lot of stitches and pain in his hand arm back and chest. They did give him an Rx for the pain but we had to wait until this morning to get that filled as no drug stores are open on Christmas here.
I sure hope you all had a much better Christmas than we did this year.December 26, 2020 at 7:32 pm #50851
Oh Dorothy, so sorry to hear about your Christmas eve and John’s battle with nature. I hope he is doing ok now. There are so many of us that were just not meant to have a merry one! I agree with Minka, lets kick 2020 to the curb and get on with a new year, new outlook and new resolutions for peace and goodwill. 😉December 26, 2020 at 7:44 pm #50852
A fabulous page Minka and I love the quotes … especially ‘A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities’ … I do really like that, kinda resonated with me! ;D
Thank you so much my friend for your kind comments regards my efforts you are very kind.
Do try the block shape tutorial … it is in the Classes – Intermediate – Creative Scrap under Shapes. Just beware … you may become addicted to it just like me, LOL!December 27, 2020 at 2:35 pm #50884
Dear Karon, thank you so much for your kind words. : ) <3 … Christmas was different this year, and even with limitations, it was special. My mother-in-law was here as always, but not the rest of the family, and she was happy to see everybody in a video-meeting.
Dear Annie, you have a kind heart for sure. I share the same beliefs you do; I have my faith, but I am not a religious person, and I also care about my spiritual growth, but I am pretty much aware that there is a long road ahead of me. : )
Dorothy, I can only imagine how worried you were; the photo shows how bad it was, and I hope he is feeling better by now.
Minka, you created a lovely layout with the wooden Alpha.
Annie, you created a beautiful Alpha; I love it.December 27, 2020 at 4:10 pm #50885ValParticipant
Minka – Wow on the creation station. How wonderful. And I like your quotes. Nice page as well!
Annie T – Your alpha is wonderful. Made me think of Arizona for some reason.
Dorothy – How scary. I am hoping your new year goes better.
Christina – Thank you for the Christmas wishes.
To everyone out here that I may have missed… and all of those that are here – Happy upcoming New Year.
Oh… and I’m still working thru Lab 6 in December.December 27, 2020 at 8:17 pm #50893
Dear Cristina you made me smile … as with yourself I think I have a long way to go … perhaps I won’t have to do the journey as a human being again … maybe a tree or a flower or even a kelp frond in a kelp garden … ROTFL!!! Ah well, I guess I will go where directed for the betterment of all. ;DDecember 27, 2020 at 8:24 pm #50894
Thanks very much Val. The print was an African print however I can see where it would pass as a Native American print. Glad you liked it my friend. 😉December 28, 2020 at 1:21 am #50896
Created another alpha today again using an “African print”. The font used is Cocktails and I basically followed Cassel’s tut – Outlined text (the green one). I did add a bevel to the internal part of the alpha to give it a puffy look but that is about the only change I did to the original lesson. Thanks for takin a peek my friends. ;DDecember 28, 2020 at 5:18 am #50897
Annie: I like your alphas! And you’ve given me an idea for a layout this week (I feel at loose ends with no more Advent Days upcoming!). I particularly liked the pattern you used in “Happy Days.” The colors called to me. Let’s see what I can come up with for New Years…December 28, 2020 at 6:19 am #50898
Dear Ann, thank you my friend. I am so happy you have been inspired and look forward to … ‘happy days’. You are a star Ann. ;D
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