Our Xmas Album 2011

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Ingredients (Canadian)

 

How make it:

Create a new project or page, new project, 8×8 Softcover, Decorative click and fill; and fill pages as desired with digital listed in Ingredients. In the fallowing days I will be posting some descriptions of pages from our Xmas Album.

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Family Tradition

My favourite family tradition reading The night before Christmas to my kids.

 

The Night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, –not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONDER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”

Traditions familiale

Voici une Historie que nous aimons partages avec nos enfants chaque année en cette veille de Noël

La nuit avant Noël

le premier conte du Père Noël, d’après Clément Clarke Moore
(publié pour la première fois dans le journal Sentinel, de New York, le 23 décembre 1823.)


C’était la nuit de Noël, dans toute la maison,
Nul être ne bougeait, pas même une souris ;
Les chaussettes pendaient, près de la cheminée,
Espérant la venue du bon Saint Nicolas

Les enfants se nichaient au creux des lits douillets,
Des rêves de bonbons dansaient dans leurs esprits ;
Maman sous son fichu, et moi sous mon bonnet,
Préparions nos cerveaux au long sommeil d’hiver,

Quand de notre pelouse monta un tel fracas
Que je sautai du lit voir ce qui se passait,
Volant à la fenêtre, aussi prompt que l’éclair,
Repoussant les volets, relevant le châssis.

La lune qui jouait sur la neige récente
Donnait à chaque objet le lustre de midi,
Quand à mes yeux ravis, devinez qui parut,
Un tout petit traîneau, huit rennes minuscules.

Un petit vieux gaillard les menait prestement,
Je reconnus saint Nick dès le premier moment.
Plus rapides que l’aigle bondissaient ses coursiers,
Il sifflait et criait, interpellant chacun :

Allez, Fougueux ! Danseur ! allez, Fringant ! Rusé !
Comète ! Cupidon ! vite, Elégant ! Éclair !
Sautez en haut du porche ! Et vite en haut du mur !
Galopez, galopez ! Filez à toute allure !

Comme les feuilles mortes que chasse l’ouragan
Rencontrant un obstacle, remontent vers le ciel,
En haut de la maison bondissaient les coursiers,
Leur traîneau plein de jouets, entraînant Nicolas.

Alors, en un éclair, j’entendis sur le toit
Piaffer allègrement chaque petit sabot.
Quand je rentrai la tête pour me retourner
Je vis saint Nick bondir hors de la cheminée.

Revêtu de fourrure de la tête aux pieds,
Son habit tout couvert de cendres et de suie,
Et un ballot de jouets jeté sur son épaule,
C’était un camelot prêt à ouvrir son sac.

Ses yeux, comme ils brillaient ! Ses pommettes joyeuses
Ses joues au teint fleuri et son nez en cerise !
Sa drôle de petite bouche tendue comme un arc,
La barbe à son menton, aussi blanche que neige ;

Il tenait une pipe serrée entre ses lèvres
Un cercle de fumée auréolait son front ;
Il avait large tête et petit ventre rond,
Qui tremblait à son rire, comme un bol de gelée.

Joufflu, dodu, tel un joyeux lutin :
Je ne pus m’empêcher de rire en le voyant ;
En un petit clin d’œil et un signe de tête,
Il m’assura bientôt que je ne craignais rien.

Sans prononcer un mot, il se mit à la tâche,
Et remplit tous les bas, puis se tourna soudain,
Un doigt le long du nez, pour un petit salut,
Avant de remonter dedans la cheminée.

Il reprit son traîneau, siffla son attelage,
Et tous s’évaporèrent, tels duvets d’un chardon,
Mais je l’entendis bien crier en s’éloignant :

Joyeux Noël à tous et à tous une bonne nuit

Famous Christmas Quotes

There is something about Christmas that makes everyone feel spirited, happy, and excited. Christmas brings out the child within. The festive air is contagious; even the most despairing soul cannot help but feel enthused by the vibrancy of the season. Happy holidays! Enjoy your eggnog while you read these famous Christmas quotes.

  • Deborah Whipp
    Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
  • Mary Ellen Chase
    Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through,The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.
  • Charles Dickens
    I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
  • Janice Maeditere
    Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
  • W. J. Cameron
    Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!
  • Shirley Temple
    I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
  • Walter Scott, Sr.
    Heap on the wood! the wind is chill;
    But let it whistle as it will,
    We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.
  • Helen Keller
    The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
  • Alexander Smith
    Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
  • Hamilton Wright Mabi
    Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
  • Christina G. Rossetti
    Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

End of YearSale!!! Come see and save from 20 to 50% off

 

For 2 days only, December 28 and 29, all customers ordering true my Personal Websites, will be able to save in our End of Year Sale!!! We’re saying good-bye to 2011 with 20 to 50 percent savings on some incredible products.

This sale includes big discounts on products such as the Sleek Magnetic Everyday Display, StoryBook Creator 4.0 Software and the gorgeous Nancy O’Dell Hummingbird Tote. We’ve even included the Organize Top Pick – one of our top selling Top Picks – in the sale.

Done miss this sale, only 2 days December 28 and 29!

Let start the New Year right, let organise your pictures and make those memories last for generation to come. Plus, our albums will be on sale in January so you’ll be all set. What a great combination!

We Believe Holidazzle Wreath Scrapbooking Project Idea

 

Ingredients:
Holidazzle Paper and Photo Mat Pack
Holidazzle ABC and Title Stickers
Red Cardstock
Green Apple Cardstock
Custom Cutting System Circle Patterns
Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Patterns
Pinking Rotary Blade
Silver Metallic Pen
Snowflake Mini Pocket Punch
Foam Squares

Chipboard insert from Holidazzle Paper Pack

How to Create:
Using the chipboard insert from the Holidazzle Paper and Photo Mat Pack and the large Circle Pattern (outside of template), cut a large circle using the Blue blade. Hold paper and large Circle Pattern in the same place and move the Blue blade to the inside of the template and cut out the center. This will be the wreath base.

With the 12” Rotary Trimmer and Pinking blade, cut 1” x 3” strips creating the pinking edge on each side. You will need around 67 strips in total.

Using one of the 1”x 3” strips just cut, match the two ends together, forming a loop in the middle. Place adhesive on the ends to hold the loop together. Do this for all strips cut previously.

For the first row (outer edge), adhere the strips to the base attaching each approximately 1” from the edge so the loop hangs off the base. You will need 36 of the strips for the first row.

For the second row (inner), adhere the remaining 31 strips on top of the previous strips, making sure the loops cover the edges that were glued down of the first row.

With the Apple Green Cardstock and the Custom Cutting System, use theJumbo Circlepattern with the Red blade (outside of template) cut a circle. Hold paper and Jumbo Circle Pattern in the same place and move the Blue blade to the inside of the template and cut out the center. Adhere the ring to cover the inner row of strips as shown in the photo.

Using the Red cardstock and the Custom Cutting System, use theJumbo Circlepattern with the Red blade (outside of template) cut a circle. Adhere the circle to the back of the chipboard base. Turn the base back over and with the Silver Metallic Pen, place dashes around outer edges of circle as shown.

With the Apple Green Cardstock and the Custom Cutting System, use the large Circle pattern with the Blue blade (outside of template) cut a circle. Adhere in the center of the red circle from above. With the Silver Metallic Pen, place dashes around outer edges of circle.
Adhere the “Believe” sticker from the Holidazzle Title Stickers so the right edge hangs off the center green circle as shown. Select the “W” and “e” stickers from the Holidazzle ABC Stickers and place them above the “Believe” sticker as shown.

Cut the tree from the decorative paper from the Holidazzle Paper Pack and adhere it to toward the left of the green circle using Foam Squares.

Punch nine snowflakes using the Snowflake Mini Pocket Punch and randomly adhere them to the center of the wreath, using small Foam Squares under five of them.

Finished Size: 13″ diameter

Project Designed by: Jamie Cripps

One more Xmas Traditions page

Ingredients (Canadian)

 

How make it:

  1. Insert page from Decorative click and fill page 12×12 or 8×8 pages5.
  2. From the Element table on the left of you screen, click on the 1st shape for the bottom, the background, click on the yellow lock to unlock. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, in Candy Cane digital Kit, select paper22, Make background
  3. Select pre-design Shapes from Element tab on the left side of your screen;
    2nd shape (small rectangle) select and enlarge to make a background and frame around the 6 picture frame. From keep selected and from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, click colors and choose a shade of red, then from Format tab, click on Surface and choose Wrinkles2.
    3rd shape (rectangle) from content tab on the right of your screen, in Paper, Candy Cane digital kit choose paper13, fill selected shape;
    4th shape (photo frame) add photo desired, then from Format photos, click on Select mat, Mat fill, Fill mat with a paper, select paper2;
    5th shape (long rectangle) from content tab on the right of your screen, in Paper, Candy Cane digital kit choose paper5, fill selected shape;
    6th shape (long rectangle border ribbon) from content tab on the right of your screen, in Paper, Candy Cane digital kit choose paper16, fill selected shape, then form Format tab, click on Filters, select a different pattern, choose bubbles;
    7th shape (photo frame) add photo desired, then from Format photos, click on Select mat, Mat fill, Fill mat with a paper, select paper2;
    8th shape (tag) select from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, click colors and choose a shade of green,
    9th, 11th, 13th shape; select from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, click colors and choose a shade of blue,
    10th, 12th, 14th shape; select from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, from Content tab on your right, click on paper in Candy Cane digital kit, paper2, fill this shape;
    15th shape; (photo frame) add picture desired and from Format photo tab, click on Select Mat, Mat fill, Fill mat with a paper, select paper2;
    16th, 17th, 18th shape: select and replace top of shape 3 and from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, click colors and choose a shade of brow;
  4. Add journaling as desired, (Le Train des Promenades et Chou Chou) are made by using Insert tab, clicking on Shape, in text box right the text needed, select font (I chooses Amaze), in Fill choose color or paper you want your text to look like. Click ok and resize as needed.
  5. Add Embellishment from Content tab on the right side of your screen; click on Embellishment; Candy Cane digital kit. (Reindeer), (Holly) and (Stars) set back of text.

Christmas Traditions

Ingredients (Canadian)

How make it:

  1. Insert page from Decorative click and fill page 12×12 or 8×8 pages4.
  2. From the Element table on the left of you screen, click on the 1st shape for the bottom, the background, click on the yellow lock to unlock. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, in Candy Cane digital Kit, select paper22, Make background
  3. Select pre-design Shapes from Element tab on the left side of your screen;
    2nd shape (small rectangle) select and enlarge to make a background and frame around the 6 picture frame. from keep selected and from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, click colors and choose a shade of red, then from Format tab, click on Surface and choose Wrinkles2.
    3rd shape (tag) select and enlarge as needed (delete text book) and from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, click colors and choose a shade of green,
    4th to 9th shape (photo frame) add photo desired;
    10th, 12th, 14th shape
    ; select and replace top of shape 3 and from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, click colors and choose a shade of blue,
    11th, 13th, 15th shape; ; select and replace top of shape 3 and from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, from Content tab on your right, click on paper in Candy Cane digital kit, paper2, fill this shape;
    16th shape; (photo frame) select and resize, add picture desired and from Format photo tab, click on Select Mat, Mat fill, Fill mat with a paper, select paper2;
    17th, 18th, 19th shape: select and replace top of shape 3 and from the Cut and fill tab on top of the screen, click colors and choose a shade of brow;
  4. Add journaling as desired, (Nos traditions and Père Noël) are made by using Insert tab, clicking on Shape, in text box right the text needed, select font (I chooses Amaze), in Fill choose color or paper you want your text to look like. Click ok and resize as needed.
  5. Add Embellishment from Content tab on the right side of your screen; click on Embellishment; Candy Cane digital kit. (Gift) and (Santa) set back of text.


Merry Xmas Quotes

Want to wish your family and friends a ‘Merry Christmas?’ Quotes can be a great vehicle to convey the season’s greetings. These ‘merry christmas quotes’ express, what a thousand-word speech cannot. So go ahead and wish everyone a meaningful ‘Merry Christmas’ with quotes.

Larry WildeThe Merry Book of Christmas
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.

John Greenleaf Whittier
Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through, the joy that you give to others, is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing, the poor and lonely and sad, the more of your heart’s possessing, returns to you glad.

George F. McDougall
Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.

Taylor Caldwell
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.

Eric Sevareid
As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.

Burton HillisBetter Homes and Gardens
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.

Andy Rooney
The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.

Wilfred A. PetersonThe Art of Living
Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It’s lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It’s higher thought and a greater plan. It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.

Ruth Carter Stapleton
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.

Dale Evans Rogers
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.

Hamilton Wright Mabie
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

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