Monday, March 14, 2011

The Stockings were "finally" hung

I am guessing that this was at least a fifteen hour project from beginning to end.  Yes, silly insane me, I made eight-two page layouts of this design.  One for each of the children, plus one for myself.  I do not do this very often, but I am glad I did it.  I am also glad I am done.

After cutting and assembling eight titles from the Winter Frolic Cartridge; eight big trees (with cord wrapped around them) and fifty-six stockings from the Christmas Cheer Cartridge, then I got to print, cut down and mat fifty-six photos, then I punch out sixteen border strips (Martha Stewart Border Punch).  Not to mention cutting "20" and "10" from the Designer's Calendar Cartridge eight times, I finally was able to adhere everything down and place the fifty-six brads.  Whew, I am exhausted, but I do have a great story to share. 

Every year my children get to open one gift on Christmas Eve - it is the gift from their "Secret Sibling".  It is always so much fun for each of them to figure out in the month prior "WHO HAS WHO".  Darn kids, usually end up telling.  You know, #1 tells #2 who tells #3, and #4, #5 & #6 always tell.  It won't be long before #7 tells too.