Monday, July 20

Maura's December Daily class #1

"Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la...." yes, I believe there were echoes of Christmas carols in the air, as we began our first session of the December Daily scrapbook (this is a progressive class--the goal is to complete the pages of the book before December so it will be ready to add photos and journaling to document the holidays). I went through the directions and over the materials, then participants chose the holiday papers and some embellishments to get started. When you have a whole store to choose from, it can make for a difficult decision...classic, trendy, funky.... what look to go for with this? I personally decided to go with some non-traditional colors.

Next step was just getting started, but once we made it past this step, we were off and scrapping! Michelle and Colleen ponder just how to begin with this project. Participants learned how to make die cuts if they were unfamiliar with that, and discovered some new techniques to use in their book.

Adding to the festive "Christmas in July" theme, we had some of "Papa Nick's" special eggnog, and Christmas cookies - yum-o! Tiffany enjoys a glass of her dad's eggnog.

Three hours flew by, and I had to stop the fun at 9 pm - Tiffany wanted to keep going, but as I reminded everyone, they had "homework" to do. Of course, this is the kind of homework I don't think any of us mind!

Everyone got a great start on their book, and
left with materials and papers to finish the first ten pages. Can't wait to get together again in August and see how everyone did!

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