Saturday, November 20, 2010

25 Days of Christmas... am I crazy? Crazy for Christmas!

Yes, I think I must be crazy. I'm pretty busy raising my two little ones (2 1/2 and 8 months). Yet I am passionate about scrapbooking (obsessive perhaps?). Once the kids are in bed, I go to my computer and create digital scrapbook layouts while my husband works on his research. Sometimes, we just watch TV. Some nights, we're just struggling to get both children asleep... ok, a lot of nights! I am nursing and my son has been waking up hungry every few hours. Funny, at 2 months old, he sometimes slept anywhere from 5-8 hours. Now, every 2 or 3? Ugh. Love the little guy and I love nursing but I also really love sleep. ANYWAY.... none of this stops me from staying up too late so that I can work on scrapbooking. So, now that I'm beyond sleep deprived I've decided to take a couple paid courses. I can't help myself... they were just too good to miss.
I've signed up for Tiffany Tillman's 25 Days of Templates: The Holiday edition. I took it last year. That course inspired me to switch completely to digital scrapbooking (for now) and I've learned SO much since then (and even accomplished my goal of being on a creative team!!!) So, I'm taking this year's course too. The content is completely different.
Then I noticed SherrieJD's Countdown2Christmas course. It came with the cutest kit that I HAD TO HAVE! The course is geared towards art journals but sounds like it will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration that I can apply to my digital scrapbooking. I thought I might use it in conjunction with the templates from Tiffany's class.
Oh, but why stop there?
I got an email mentioning that Jessica Sprague is offering a free December Daily class. Well, I can't miss that, now can I?
And finally I just found out that Leora Sanford is having a 25 days of Christmas on her blog. She'll have inspiration, giveaways, freebies, how-tos from December 1-25. She has oodles of sponsors for this. Check her blog out at As you can tell, I'm super excited! Now let's just hope I can stay awake!
Yes, my head is swirling with Christmas! Join me, won't you?