Category Archives: Digital Scrapbooking Ideas

Christmas in July….a puzzling tradition…

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Christmas in July….a puzzling tradition…

I don’t quite get the whole “Christmas in July” thing.  I’ve been seeing it everywhere.  I guess it’s great for those people who can think that far ahead and have space to keep all their early Christmas preparations….I just can’t.  I’m afraid that I just took my Christmas tree down in May, so I’m really not feeling like thinking about Christmas!!

But I did just happen to find a draft of a post I did in December, but never posted.  So in the spirit of Christmas in July, here is something we made up to do at our house, to use in our Advent countdown to Christmas…it has been fun, and we have been doing it enough years that each child has made each puzzle!

Maybe July isn’t such a bad time to start thinking about things like Advent countdowns, just in case you see something on a summer sale!!  (I’ve already been searching for things for my daughter’s bday in the fall!)  Anyways, check these out:

(these are some of my digital scrapbook 12×12 layouts using Creative Memories digital content)

Celebrating the years together…

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A special day to celebrate a super special couple…my parents!!  This is their 41st wedding anniversary, and as so often happens, they will be spending it out at summer camp!!! 🙂  Not planned to be this way, that’s just the way it goes!  This year we will be together out at camp…Happy Anniversary Dad and Mom!!  Many many more!  (oh, and thanks for waiting years and years before you had me 🙂 !

My Summer Fun lists

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The challenge: write out a summer “bucket list” of things you are going to do, or things that you dream of doing this summer.  This was posted on My Scrapbook Art, from Home Is Where the Art Is newsletter designer’s challenge.  You can get the free “Juicy” digital kit if you are subscribed to the newsletter…and I must say, their free kits are always totally worth it!!  So if you want to do the Designer’s Challenge, you make up a digital layout using the free kit and post it to their gallery here.
This is my page:

I always have a bunch of things that I want to do in the summer….always hoping that I will get to do them all!!  But realistically I know that we can only do so much each summer!  So first I wrote out a Will Do list, to focus on the positive=the things that I know I will do.  Then I did add in my wishlist….like, every summer I really really want to go berry picking, but it just hasn’t happened for many summers!!  But I still dream about it!  This page has 2 short lists, as I was trying to get loads of laundry done today to get us ready for summer camp.  So far we are not close to being ready and our surprisingly hot weather sure has slowed things down for our packing!! 🙂  I’ve been thinking that I WILL NOT COMPLAIN about the cold weather this fall and winter.  I’ve decided I’m a cold-weather gal.  Just can’t function in really hot weather.  I was spoiled by growing up living in the “Land of Eternal Spring” with lovely perfect weather almost all year round…..Guatemala 🙂 not too hot, not too cold, not too too rainy or dry……!

Do you have a list of summer activities that you want to do?  Wish to do?  or would you rather not have any lists and just relax and take it one day at a time?? 🙂