Sunday, November 24, 2013

A handmade Christmas :)

Hi everyone :) 

I just wanted to share some goodies I made this weekend :) 

As some of you may remember, I am making a lot of our Christmas gifts this year :) 

I made some altered note pads and journal books that I wanted to share :) 

And because I know I have some friends and family that stake out my blog (LOL!!!) not gonna say who these are for! *WINK* :) 




I made these using 3 inch X 4 inch journal notebooks from Studio Calico and Farmhouse papers and embellishments :) 








And these next ones I made for my BFF's daughter and her 3 step-daughters :) 

I asked her for each girls fave color and then customized each 4 inch X 8 inch Studio Calico journal book with Bella Blvd. papers and embellishments that I had in my scrappy stash :) 

 





And speaking of Christmas!!! We decorated our house yesterday!! :)  Not the outside Christmas lights yet ... cause it has been raining here all weekend .. but the inside is all done :) 
















Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

45 comments:

  1. wow on your house and the notebooks are darling. You are getting a head startfor sure. It will be here before we know it:)

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  2. Loving your altered note pads and journal books !! They are perfect for gifts.... Beautifully made Julie!!! Maybe I should do the same... since I have tons of PP and other scraps!!!! I better get going...!!1 Clock is ticking!...


    Love your beautiful and vibrant Christmas décor!!! Awesome....

    Hugs...x

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  3. The notebooks are adorabel!

    Your home is very festive

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  4. Love you altered note pads - they are so sweet!!! Wow to your Christmas decorations!!!

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  5. Wow, your house is seriously decked out! I love it. And those journals are great. I love handmade gifts and I am sure the recipients of yours will love them too.

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  6. Wow Julis your mini books look fabulous! These are going to make awesome gifts!!!!!!!!!!
    Love your photos....it looks so Christmas like! Wow!

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  7. Wow, looks like the whole place is decked out for the holidays.
    Who doesn't love a handmade gift?

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  8. Those notebooks are very nifty!! And I'm totally amazed that you are decorated already. Kudos - it's looks very festive!!

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  9. Wow you have been busy my friend!!! Your house looks adorable and those notebooks are all just gorgeous!!! Fantastic and inspiring post!

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  10. girl it is not even thanksgiving yet and you are all decorated??? yikes!!!
    LOVE all the notebooks :)

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  11. OHHHHHHHH! I can't believe you've made so many Christmas gifts already! LOOOOOVE these little notebooks!

    And I can't believe you already decorated! WOW! You're on top of it all!!!!!! <3

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  12. Such fun notebooks and love the personalized ones! Awesome gifts for sure. Wow on the Christmas decorations...super festive and the kids must love it!

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  13. Gosh...those are some lucky folks...can't believe they stalk your blog...lol

    When I do come over for a visit (eventually), it would be Christmas time. LOVE how you create a festive vibe!

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  14. Love your notebooks! Such a great idea!!!!!! Especially being personalised and all! You are an inspiration! :D

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  15. Your house looks gorgeous and totally ready for Christmas :)
    I just love these cute notebooks!

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  16. WOW! Your christmas decs look fantastic:):) And I LOOOOVE those notebooks, especially the ones for the girls...such a great personal gift:):) I'd better get cracking - just trying to get the cards outta the way.......

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  17. The house looks so pretty all decked out. Love these notebooks! They're so versatile, for big kids and little kids alike. :)

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  18. Wow! Your house looks SO beautiful! I absolutely adore all the little sweet treasures you have, and love that you decorate so much of your home for the holidays. The kids look so happy. Just makes me smile, too!
    And I love your handmade gifts, too. The little notebooks are such a great idea, so useful, and so, so pretty. Everyone is going to love these!

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  19. awesome gifties! Such great ideas!

    You guys are always on the ball with the decorating! I didn't get to the decorating this weekend but like you, have a 2 day work week...wahooooo!

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  20. Handmade gifts are the best. I love these. The pencils and light bulb are so adorable too. Love your festive Christmas decor.

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  21. wow love the altered note, journal books and sooo lovely pictures looks cozy!!!

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  22. OMG, Mrs. Griswold, here comes that time of the year again!!!! hahaa!!

    Love the things you've made, you're fabulous, my friend ♥

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  23. Love those notebooks, Julie! And Wow! You are sure decked out for Christmas! I hope to start that on Wednesday! Hugs!

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  24. You always inspire me with your great gift ideas. Our tree will go up on the 1st of December. With a 20 month old baby in the house it is going to be a challenge to keep it up ;-)

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  25. Love all the gifts! I love how they each have their own look!
    I can't believe you already decorated?! Wowzers. We don't start until AFTER Thanksgiving.
    Your house looks great though, very festive!

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  26. Your house looks great. You are johnny-on-the-spot. I felt happy that I got my first gift wrapped over the weekend. No decorations out yet at our house.

    Love your gifts. You're so crafty. The notebooks are especially adorable.

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  27. All of your gifts are great. My favorite is the light bulb one. I love all your Christmas decorations we haven't decorated yet. The ornaments hanging off the light look amazing. We might copy that idea from you for our house. TFS all creations Julie.

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  28. I'm loving all your handmade goodies! Awesome job on the notebooks! Love your decorations. I haven't even begun to think about it!

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  29. I love your decorate notebooks... so much that I want to make some too! :)

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  30. LOVE all your holiday decor Julie. Your home looks so festive! All the books you are making are so super fun! Your family will be calling now trying to figure out which one they get!

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  31. Love how your house looks! I've haven't done anything yet :(.
    Your notebooks are awesome! I would love to make some too!

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  32. Wow it really looks like Christmas has hit your home! Really lovely. The gift are a great idea. Since your house is all decorated could you come and do mine? LOL TFS
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  33. Wonderful handmade gifts there!
    I still have autumn colors at home, will dig out the christmas stuff after thanksgiving!

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  34. Oh my gosh are these little books adorable!!! Your decorations look FAB ~ we haven't done ours yet.

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  35. Wow, your journal books and note books are awesome! What a great gift idea to! I love that idea-may have to scrap lift that, hehe!
    Your house looks awesome Julie! We are hoping to get some decorating done this wknd...yay! I love Christmas decorating!

    Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Sherrie K

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  36. Love all your notebooks they are all so pretty!! Love all of your decorations! Our big fake tree in storage int eh big city 50 mins away and in the back of the pod so we bought a 14 inch table tree for now and then we will donate it when we move. It came with all the decorations lights. Even a tree skirt. Will take a pic and share on Friday.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

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  37. Awesome giftbooks! And I love your christmas decorations.

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  38. These are so cute Julie! What a great gift idea! And I love your decoration photos!!

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  39. Wowzers do you ever have a ton of Christmas stuff. How do you store all that. It's freezing here and there is a ton of snow, but I'm still not ready to decorate, haha. We usually wait until the 1st Sunday of December.

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  40. Love these journal books! What a great gift idea!
    Loving all the Christmas decorations - very festive!

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  41. Great gifts! I'm sure everyone will love them.

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  42. Awesome gifts! Im handmaking almost everything if I can get out of my funk to do it. Also loving your decor!!

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  43. LOVE all of your journals ~ each so different and ALL so Pretty! I also cannot believe you have decorated for Christmas! Good for You!

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  44. beautoful decorations!!! :) i need to decorate my apartment, maybe next week :)

    the journals are neat!

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