19 | surprises, gifts, and multi-tasking as ever…

This morning the girls woke up to find unadorned wrapped gifts, holiday shirts, chocolates, and even the Christmas dog “Jingles” + book (which is AWESOME, by the way) they had been dreaming of on the stairs. Who could be responsible? Credit was given to Buddy (their elf on the shelf) who was hanging from the garland overseeing it all.

This afternoon I was working on videos for my new BPC class, and I found out that my Scrapbook Update article (link) about the new 2012 Hero Arts stamps + their debut parties was up.

how are these things in any way related?

I multi-tasked! I created a tag with two of my new (beloved) Hero Arts stamps while talking about my Big Picture class and made it a tag for one of Elizabeth’s gifts that clearly needed something fancy.

I LOVE the green tulle I purchased (craft store, wedding aisle) on a whim. I’ve been using it tons. I also use cardstock as a base ‘strip’ around my packages a lot lately too.

If you want to read more about my experience with the Hero Arts party and see all my favorite picks then check this out: http://www.scrapbookupdate.com/2011/12/13/hero-arts-debuts-2012-stamp-catalog/

The two stamps I used on this tag are the leaf & flower background (link to simonsaysstamp.com) and the four hearts (link to simonsaysstamp.com) set.

If you’d like to see some of my process on this tag, and hear about the A-Z library that is 26 videos, available on day 1, and just one part of my new Big Picture class (registration/info page link)- check out this video I made this afternoon:


Have an idea for something you’d like clarified, talked about, or ‘sneak peeked’ about my class? Let me know! I hope you’re finding some crafty happiness somewhere in the midst of the crazy that can be December. I need to go journal today’s elf-capades and edit videos for Field Guide too…

8 thoughts on “19 | surprises, gifts, and multi-tasking as ever…”

  1. love that gorgeous tag. So excited about this class especially as I see more sneaks and after watching the pre-class videos. I can see so many possibilities. Sounds like you have had so much fun putting it together.

  2. How fun and what a gorgeous tag… I opened my BPC email this morning and had to laugh, because I feel quite late in getting my tree up, but today was the day and there is the photo prompt for a tree decorating picture! I headed out this morning, clearing off about a foot of snow from our old truck, and along with our dog set out to chop down a tree from our place…I’d been watching for one through the summer while out riding. WHen I got there, I saw one I wouldn’t have planned on taking, that is now standing so beautifully in my kitchen dripping off from the long drag through the snow to the truck! The adventure would have been better with the kids but it gets dark too fast here and our weekend just didn’t work out. I took photos with a remote to share with them and remember myself when I ‘m old of the lumberjack in me!! LOL! Merry Christmas!

  3. May, I always love your videos! It’s so nice to know that I’m not the only person working in about 10 square inches of space on my desk surrounded by stuff! I am so excited about your new class, and can not wait! Thanks for undertaking this huge project. 26 videos WOW!!!

  4. What a beautiful story! Have to get my hands on that book for my nieces and nephews, I think i want an elf too …..Beautiful page. Love it all! TFS

  5. I love your videos. I can’t wait for class to start. I think a friend of mine is almost conviced to sign up with me. Yay! I can finally have someone else to work with. Love the page you made. And I love how easy you make everything look.

  6. LOVE this story – and that you captured it. Seriously – so awesome. THANK YOU for sharing!!!


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