i'm dreaming of a...?... christmas

Well there is truly no use trying to fight the urge. This girl's got holiday cheer running through her veins already. I would give all of my leftover halloween candy to hear just one Christmas song right now, but we have a rule around here-no holiday music until Thanksgiving dinner (and I haven't even cheated, though its been hard...the radio stations are already playing some!) 

So maybe I can't listen to a little Silent Night or O Holy Night just yet, but I can start making my lists and checking them twice; one of those lists being scrapbooking supplies for my December album.
But let's get realistic for a moment, shall we? I loved working on last year's album so I want to make sure I can get to it this year (I even coordinated the colors of the album with the way I decorated the house...eek), but time is limited.
I need to make this as easy on myself as possible if I am actually going to make it work this season. With all of the work we're doing on the house and grad school I have time for little else. Plus, right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season my best friend is having a baby and Lord knows I am gonna want to spend time snuggling that sweet little thing too. 
So what am I going to do to make it easy on myself?
Buy a kit. 
Yup, that's right. So while I am mourning the loss of the experience of carefully selecting each paper to put into my album, I am looking forward to the new challenge.

The Contendors: 

Echo Park's Merry Christmas kit. 
Simple, classic colors with a little touch of sass.

 Basic Grey's Jovial
Not typical colors I would gravitate toward, but I am finding the eclectic nature of them appealing.

Basic Grey's Wassail Collection
Love the vintage feel of this one.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on these collections and if you have ever used one specific collection of papers for a certain project.


Rachel B said...

They are gorgeous papers, I am using a mix of old and new. My new papers are 'snow day' from Crate paper :)

Liberty :) said...

Echo Park all the way for me! I get bored of "samey" things so I am doing the same papers/card on 2 facing pages then flipping to a different style in the next 2. I tried using one kit once and got fed up. Doodlebug is my favourite line but Echo Park is a close second these days! My post today is also about Christmas! wahoo!!!

JO SOWERBY said...

i am using whats left over from last year, sad!!!!
Jo xxx

sharyncarlson said...

Gorgeous papers! I especially love the Wassail collection from BG; it's long been one of my favorite holiday collections. Can't wait to hear what you decide!! This year I pulled a mix of various collections, but all in green and cream.

laurie b said...

i am still deciding which colors to use - traditional or something different but just as festive? i am so looking forward to the holiday season, just like you!

Sian said...

I'm pulling together a collection of bits from my general stash - kraft and cream and a bit of red and brown is the plan but it's subject to change at short notice! I love all of your possibles

Anonymous said...

Tough choices! I love BG so am partial to those lines. :)

cate said...

echo park or basic grey? I love both companies, but this year I went with echo park's "everyone loves christmas" range. can't wait to see what you do with your choice!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

aww, baby can't wait to meet you! maybe baby will buy you some scrap stuff for christmas;)

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