Christmas is fast approaching & I've done the majority of my shopping online, love Amazon!!!
Wasn't feeling well this weekend, so was in bed most of the weekend. I knew that hubby had gotten out all the Christmas stuff, but I had no idea he had put everything up including decorating the Christmas tree!!! He really enjoys decorating for Christmas, so I've been letting him do his thing for the past couple of years since we got married, but he never did the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is something that I like to do along with my boys, but they haven't been around to help for a # of years. It's always so fun to look back at the old ornaments that either the boys made or I got them when they were babies. Hubby did a great job, but to be honest I was a little disappointed that I missed out, plus I'm usually there with him giving him some direction & listening to Christmas music & drinking hot cocoa. Hey, that's ok, both my boys will be home for Christmas & that's the best thing ever!!! Since it's been 4 yrs since my oldest has been home, it will be fun for him to look back at the ornaments that he picked out over the years & the ones he's made. He said to me the other day "Mom, this will be like my first real Christmas in 4 yrs & Birthday (January)" For those who don't follow my blog, he went into the Air Force straight out of High School & was in Japan for 3 years & Afghanistan last year. I'm so thankful that God has given us this blessing for our whole family!!!
Okay, so now on to some crafting. I entered an ornament exchange that Sarah over at The Pink Cricut was hosting, so today I wanted to share the ornament I received from Miss Alina. This is just the cutest ever, it's so cool, I've never seen anything like it before, it's an ornament that's also a mini scrapbook, I absolutely Love it & can't wait to hang it on the tree (once I get some photos to go in it)!!! Alina decided to let me add the finishing touches, so she added a bunch of embellishments for me to use. She also included a really pretty Christmas card. We decided to quiz each other on our taste, etc so we would make an ornament that the other would really like, well, Alina I really like mine a lot, so Thank you!!! Throughout all of this we have also gotten to know each other some, so I feel I can call her one of my crafting buddies! :D
Isn't the card so pretty?
She used velcro to hold the little book in place
These are all the embellishments she included
I just love all the colors of the different pages
This is my favorite!
Alina has a great blog as well Addicted to Scrapbooking!!!!, you should take a peaksy & let her know how much you liked her ornament! :D
Thanks for stopping by!