Friday, December 28, 2007

Making Magic – takes planning

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Charles Dickens

Participated in the 12 Days of Comfort Bella event over the last few weeks. One of the first projects was a template to create a little note book to hold all the details of December shopping. That got me started on this desk top diary which will be my Christmas Planner for 2008 because as any crafter knows it is never too early to start planning for next year.

The idea to honour Christmas all through the year was inspired by Shimelle and others who host Christmas Journal groups. Now we have someplace to safely keep all the recipes that did not get test driven this year and craft ideas that need to be scheduled. With family & friends scattered all over the globe, one can never start too soon.

The note book will give me lots of space to practice new color combinations and play with ideas.

Thank you for the very kind rak from my friend at Tied Up In Ribbons who’s blog has lots of playful creative things happening there.

And a special thank you for my family for their gifts and supporting my creativity.


jill said...

your blog is such a treasure of ideas and inspiration. Love the holiday planner idea.

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Linda Manning Findley said...

Mandy this planner is super ... love the sparkley swirls .... Linda F

Marie Starr said...

Wow! Mandy! What a treasure trove of ideas! Love it all!!


Stella said...

You are already so far ahead of me. Starting on 2008, what a great idea. Beautiful work.

Diane Dolan said...

What a great idea to get started on next year. :) I think I may join you. Great planner idea.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet comment. are a powerhouse of artistic ideas. I could never been organized enough to begin on next years projects...good for you!

Happy New Year, and I look forward to checking back for more inspiration.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! A holiday planner....I've got to keep that in mind. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. A very happy new year to you and yours!

betsy said...

What a gorgeous blog you have!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy, you always have the best ideas to inspire us all! Thank you! Happy New Year!! Jenn and Jacqui

justabeachkat said...

Hi Mandy

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comment. I hope you'll come by're always welcome.

I've enjoyed my visit here. Beautiful blog!

We were in Australia and New Zealand recently. What a beautiful place!


Naturegirl said...

Mandy I love your header and I love your creative spirt!
Wishing YOU a bright Happy New Year
filled with peace love inspiration and many blessings. Hugs NG

Genevieve Olsen said...

Wow! I love your planner and the sentiment behind it !!!!I wish I could join the Valentine swap but my plate is a lot overflowing right now!!! Happy New Year!