Monday, December 14, 2009

Time for traditions with EAD!!!

Well I think this is my favorite time of year (minus the cold). I love getting all the holiday decorations out and setting up the tree. Today for our blog hop we are sharing traditions. My tradition is that after we've ate our big Thanksgiving meals we get out the Christmas tree and holiday decorations and start putting them up. I love decorating the tree. I also love finding ornaments for our tree since we got married 3 years ago and didn't bring any ornaments with us. Our first ornament we got together is a pretty silver heart that says our Christmas together 2006, and our most recent one is a wood piece with a turtle design on it that we found in Hawaii this past June. I've also had a fascination with penguins since I was little so I've picked up a bunch of them along the way too. In amongst these ornaments are brightly colored glass ornaments too that I think mean just as much to me as the other ones. Call me crazy they are just regular ornaments with no special meaning or story to go with them, but each one is pretty and different. They complete the tree perfectly! Another tradition I had as a little kid was around this time of year I had my Mom read me my favorite book - The Velveteen Rabbit. I look forward to someday sharing that book when I have children!




Ok, on to my project. I decided to do a 2 page layout featuring my tree and a few of my favorite ornaments. I used a few different sets of vinyl which include - Alphabet(title and brackets around jouraling), Christmas Friends(curly brackets around title), Christmas Sentiments 1 (holly leaves and berries), Christmas Sentiments 2(red star/flower), and Snowflakes (silver snowflake).
I used scrap pieces for my little squares and outlined them with a glitter pen and the snowflake, holly leaves, and star/flower with a white gel pen.


My Recipe:
*Vinyl-Alphabet(title and brackets around jouraling), Christmas Friends(curly brackets around title), Christmas Sentiments 1 (holly leaves and berries), Christmas Sentiments 2(red star/flower), and Snowflakes (silver snowflake)
*white gel pen, glitter pen
*kraft, red,and green cardstock
*red and green markers
*corner rounder


Well I hope you enjoyed my traditions. Make sure you check out the rest of the design team

Amy - Jenn - Lynnette - Raechelle


for their traditions. Make sure you leave us all some love and then head back over to the EAD Designs blog to let Emily know you visited us and you'll be entered in for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

8 comments:

Amy said...

I loved reading about your Traditions and your layout is awesome!

Jenn said...

Beautiful layout, love ornaments. How fun you get to start your own collection together

Lynnette Davis said...

Beautiful 2-page layout! What a neat way to show off your ornament collection.

I hope you enjoyed your trip to Hawaii. I'm originally from there.

Regarding ornaments....my 11yo daughter asked me lastnight why we always use the same ornaments every year. So, next year we just might change it up a bit.....or maybe add 1 or 2 more trees. LOL

After my husband and I were married my MIL gave me all of the ornaments from when he was a child. He had a new one every year growing up. I thought it was a cool thing to do. I wish I did that with all of my kids.

It's neat how you two pick a new ornament every Christmas year together. I hope you end up with a tree full of them!

Happy Holidays!

Raechelle said...

love this!!! Your design and use of the awesome rub-ons is fabulous!
We have been collecting Hallmark ornaments for years... I never thought to document it. duh. Thanks for the inspiration.

Katy said...

great layout! It's adorable!

Angela said...

What a festive layout! I like the patterned paper you used, and the small shapes. Very neat!

Emily said...

Beautiful. Love the story:)

Jacilynn said...

great layouts! I love this