Sunday, December 23, 2012

Celebrating Winter

In honor of my recent (snow-filled) trip to Denver, I'd like to share a little Winter freebie with you.
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Click here or on the photo to download. Hope you are enjoying this holiday season!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Finding Christmas

For the first time since we've been married, Hunter and I will not be spending Christmas with family. This year we will be celebrating as a couple, just the two of us. And quite frankly, I'm apprehensive. Not because I don't want to be with my sweetheart...I actually can't get enough of him. No, my apprehension is due to the fact that we won't be around any of the nieces and nephews.

There's something magical about being with children Christmas morning. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and their wonder and excitement fill my heart with joy. I always look forward to sharing their experience, and the few Christmases I've had without them have felt rather empty.
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This year, I am determined to make my own Christmas magic. I have made it a point to actually put up the tree, and I'm even listening to Christmas music on purpose! My husband has been working on weekends, so I spend the time crafting and putting together holiday-themed projects.
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I'm also focusing on the things I am grateful for, including my sweet husband. More than anything, I am grateful I don't have to be alone for the holiday. I love having my best friend home with me every night, and I am so happy he is no longer trucking. I did not like saying goodbye so often!
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I'm actually very grateful for so many things. I could make a very huge list, but instead I'm going to keep this short and sweet. I really am thankful for this time of year. It used to be a difficult time for me, but now it reminds me how much I love my family, and how blessed I really am.
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What are some of the things you do to bring the Christmas spirit into your holiday?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

As many of you know, I have been part of the creative team at JessicaSprague.com since 2009. I was thrilled when she asked me to be part of the team, and it has been a wonderful experience. However, at the end of the year the creative team is being disbanded to allow the individual designers more control over their own creative teams. I have mixed feelings about this...I have loved being part of the team, but I think I'm ready for a change.

I'm excited to announce that I am now a Digital Design Team Expert for Echo Park Paper! I have loved Echo Park Paper since they first debuted in 2010, and I was so happy when they joined Jessica Sprague's site. I am looking forward to continuing the relationship. Check out my interview here and their latest digital line, Love Story, here. And here is my layout using the Love Story collection:
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