Today I am back in the stamp room after a wonderful holiday.  I hope that yours was equally wonderful!

We had Sheri, my mother in law, here.  That is always a treat!  We got her last year too, but it will be 2021 before we have her back again since Emily figured out that is the next time that Christmas is on a weekend.

This holiday added a small TV to my craft room so that I can watch Gilmore Girls while making cool stuff, and also money for new clothes.

Matt has new tools to play with and gets to buy the wheelbarrow he has wanted for the past year.

Emily was shocked to find a Hatchimal under the tree this year and a new bike.  OK, the bike wasn't under the tree 🙂

But out biggest gift of all has been Matt's new work schedule!  Right after we moved into this house last December, his work schedule went crazy and for the past year he has barely been home.  We finally have him back and actually get to eat dinner with him more than once a week – it has been such a blessing!

We don't have a TV anywhere near where we eat.  Our favorite time of the day is spent at our dinner table – laughing, visiting, and then either Matt wet willies Emily or vice versa – then we do dishes and call it an evening.  It's amazing how much we have missed having him here for dinner.

A few days were spent in Houston helping my sister with projects that have been needing done for a while and then we were back in time for New Years Eve.

I spent the entire past weekend in my pjs goofing off.  It's not normal for me to do this, but decided to bring in the new year truly goofing off.

While binge watching Gilmore Girls, I got a jump start on next year's Christmas cards.  SHOCKER!  I am never ahead for Christmas cards!

Each year I have all this left over holiday patterned paper that I swear that I am “going to use someday” or paper I am “saving for the perfect project”.  Am I the only one that thinks this?  Then I wind up with a massive hoarding problem.  I have 100% accepted the fact that there will be new pretty patterned paper this next year and the year after and the year after that!

So with all the left over paper, I started making cards.  For much of the paper, I cut it down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces and slapped those bad boys onto either a Whisper White card base or Very Vanilla.

Later on, I will share with you the next phases of what I did.  I am pretty proud that I have 56 Christmas cards already done for next year.  What a way to start the new year!

OK, so tomorrow starts what I call Christmas Round 2 For Stampers – Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration begins!!! Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details 🙂

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