Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Happy Happy 2011 everyone! I finished my holiday journal and wow, it got really thick!!! I had to devise a ribbon closure to keep it from exploding!!! HA! Here's how it turned out...


Here are some highlights of the pages from Dec 18th on...














I left the family photos from Christmas eve out - some of my family members are camera shy and I want to be respectful of that. :0)


We went to 11pm church service with mom, so I punched holes in the program and stuck it right in.


a beautiful handmade card from Elmer's daughter Debbie and granddaughter Lindsay!



I found out that the beach in the photo on the bottom right was used in some scenes of Gilligan's Island!




Had to include one of the cute napkins from Christmas Eve dinner.


Got this pretty postcard at the airport and used it to journal about the events of Dec 26th.




Our last day in California was beautiful and sunny! We took a walk in my mom's neighborhood...


and visited the Northwood Memorial, and then were on our way home.





Received this beautiful New Year's card from Marit!

and I had to include my participation in the Top 2000 party!


finished with a simple vintage postcard.

and I'm done!!! Michael and I had fun looking through the whole thing last night. We both agreed that there are so many little details that would soon be forgotten if they weren't included in our holiday journal. I can tell this will be a fun annual project!

Don't forget, tonight at 8pm, the first challenge of 2011 goes up on the Scrapping The Music blog, and it's a fun one! Check it out by clicking the widget in the sidebar, or clicking here.

Thanks so much for visiting and I will see you tomorrow with another update!

9 comments:

ReneeInLA said...

Love it! So glad I got to spend time with you guys. xo

Noel said...

Wow, your whole album turned out so perfect! Love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this Michelle!! IT is GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Natalie said...

Wow... Your album looks amazing, I LOVE IT!!!!!

Andrea Ancich said...

this book is amazing...
your stuff always makes me smile...
it's so happy!
hugs in 2011 to yoU!

Marit said...

Happy, happy, joyful 2011 to you and your loved ones my dear! May all your dreams come true... and what a glorious little fat album you made! WOW! And I'm honoured that my card as well as the top 2000 party are mentioned. I won't be forgotten then LOL! I'm hopping over to STM now, to see what's happening there!

Thinkie said...

Your journal looks totally fab!

McMGrad89 said...

I love the journal. Glad you got it finished.

scrapwordsmom said...

This is stunning! Your work is so fun and quirky. Sure glad I found you!!

Leslie