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Holiday Thoughts

Wow! How are you? Life is good here in my corner of the world even though it’s ever evolving. Don’t ask me why or how but I woke up Monday morning more determined than ever to make things happen. You know what? It’s all up to us, each of us to decide the path we wish to travel. Sure, crummy things happen, but we can choose to get up, dust off the hiney & get back to it. On the other hand, we can choose to stay put, give up & see where that attitude gets us…probably not too far down the road. Anyhow, I’ve got lots on my plate right now & I’m happy to have each & every morsel.

Halloween Typography

Halloween was Saturday here in nw Ohio. My grandson & I joined some other family members for good food, good company, & lots of ghouls & goblins stopping by for treats. Because today is Halloween let’s have one last Halloween freebie to use on your scrapbook pages or next years decorations.

Skeleton Key Pin copy

Just click HERE to download the key for your digital scrapbooking needs & paper crafts of all kinds.

Transitioning in to the next phase of the year is just wild! I’m a firm believer in Thanksgiving. It’s too often relegated to “that holiday that comes after Halloween & before the December holidays: Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or whatever special day you celebrate. Anyhow….it’s a rush to get it all together & then a daily push to keep the momentum going. I hate to tell you this, but I’m all ready tired of Christmas music.  I’ve been listening to carols & fun holiday tunes for some time now. The familiar strains get me into the holiday mode so I can work on designs.

Good thing I have always adored the holidays… decorating, baking, even shopping for gifts for loved ones. Here’s a tidbit about me…I do not like shopping. My suggestion for humbug shoppers like me: make a great list, go in, get what you need, and get out while you can! On the other hand I have a sister & a good friend who love to shop & can & will spend entire day shopping for one thing. I am not often invited on these day-long excursions & that’s ok with me. *HUGE SMILE* Reminder to self: share pillow story  

WIP

Here’s a few things I’ve been working on that will soon be in Studio on the Corner Etsy shop.

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Papers, tags, stationery to write a letter to your child from Santa (official stationery of course) & so much more.  I have loads of ideas, but not the time to bring all my ideas to fruition. Here’s an example: I wanted to make another advent calendar using boxes. After brainstorming with my sister & her husband I realized it was a project that I need to tuck away for next year.

So that’s where I am right now, today…looking out at the gloomy sky while I design & dream. I hope you have a most fantastic day!