Hi there! I am happy to say that we have a lot of the Christmas decorations up and it is definitely starting to feel very festive around here. We really just have the tree left and hopefully we will get that set up and decorated tomorrow! 

Emily Jane thinks that the decorations mean it is someone's birthday. She keeps looking at everything and saying "birthday party!" And I also keep hearing her sing "happy birthday to you, for emwee".

She is also going around singing "mommy and daddy are maaaaaaad" which is from the song "I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas" that she has been listening to on my phone all week. We think it is pretty cute but when she is singing it in the store people are probably wondering what kind of parents we are if our 2 year old daughter is singing about us being mad! πŸ™‚

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Anyway, on to the giveaways!

The first one is brought to you by Scrapbook Trends Magazine. They are giving away a pink Making Memories Slice!! You know I love the Slice and if you don't have one already then be sure to head over to their blog to find out how to enter to win! Or even if you already have one you can still enter — the pink one is pretty darn cute! πŸ™‚

Just to show you a tiny tidbit of what the Slice can do here is a project I did with it.

 

Christmas Card Inside 

 Most of the elements in this card were cut with the Slice! I especially love all of the tags and scalloped edge shapes that it cuts! I find myself using those a lot!

Next we have another giveaway sponsored by Creating Keepsakes Magazine. They were nice enough to give me two copies of Elizabeth Kartchner's new book titled "52 More Scrapbooking Challenges" and I would love to ship my extra copy to one of you! 

52 More Scrapbooking Challenges
 

If you don't already follow Liz's blog, then you must check it out and I guarantee you are in for a treat. Not only is she super talented but she is also adorable and incredibly sweet. (and no, she isn't paying me to say this! πŸ™‚ ) I met her a couple years ago when we were both teaching at the CKC in Mesa and we have been friends ever since! She is great! This book is nothing short of what I expected from her — cute and clever and full of inspiration!! Love it! 

To enter to win this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post and tell me something your family does to celebrate the holidays. It can be anything from a small and simple tradition to a big activity…. whatever you do that makes the season fun and memorable! I am trying to think of lots of fun things to do with my family this Christmas season and I could use some fresh ideas! 

I will draw a winner on Monday! Good luck!