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thanksgiving and BEYOND (exciting announcement!)

thanksgiving and BEYOND (exciting announcement!)

It’s over… thanksgiving… all that anticipation and planning, and looking forward… it comes and goes SO fast! We really had such a great holiday weekend!

Blog Turkey
My kids were out of school wed, thurs and Friday—so we really did have a legit long weekend that was full of family and friends! It’s awesome to live so close to family – we have so much fun together!  We all got our assignments for our feast, and planned out our day- the men in our family all went to shoot guns in the morning, and the littles and the ladies did some fun crafts.  (thank you Pinterest!… I mean, how awesome is that!?) We made more of the Oreo Turkeys, the paper cup Pilgrim hats and some SUPER cute turkey napkin rings…  … i quickly whipped up THIS Caramel Corn really quick and filled the cute hats. cute stuff! and the kids had a great time crafting!

We did squeeze in a movie, a couple workouts, and slept in!! it was definitely enjoyable!

And guess what…? I totally boycotted Black Friday! I am sorta regretting it—I mean, I could be all “done” with Christmas shopping by now. But- it was totally stressing me out! I was felling all this pressure to make decisions! I was getting a million emails about every store offering all these sales- it freaked me out!? SO… I have to face it. I think I am all about ‘cyber Monday!’


I do have something super fun and exciting to share… a couple of weeks ago, Jessica Sprague came to town on business, and we got to spend some time together—we got talking and imagining… like we do when we are together, and decided to whip up a ‘christmas’ collection of digi papers.  Well, one collection morphed into TWO collections (ok, we couldn’t help ourselves, the green and red combo came first, but we both love turquoise and grey so much for the holidays!)  that we ended up with 2 amazing—MIND BOGGLING collections for your crafty pleasure to celebrate the season!  Jessica is prolific in her creative and photoshop genius; and every time we work on something, she teaches me something new. It’s amazing! (I am ‘growing my skills’)

SO… let me show you…each collection has 20 backgrounds.

“12 Days of Christmas”  by Jessica Sprague & Heidi Swapp

JS-HKS12Days of Christmas paper preveiw
JS-HKS Christmas Circle elements
JS-HKS Christmas vintage tags

JS-HKSChristmas Page kit

JS-HKSchristmas sentiments

(and that is not even ALL that is included!)

 “Winter Wonderland” by  Jessica Sprague & Heidi Swapp

Winter previews

JS-HKS WinterWonderlandTapes

You will have to head over to the shop at JessicaSprague.com to see ALL the kits… because you can buy elements that match, and different kits that can be mixed and matched with BOTH collections- you can buy smaller kits, and you can also buy the BIG sets that contain ALL the papers, and ALL the matching Elements PLUS a set of BONUS papers in each collection (that are only available in the mega pack)…take a look (for example) at all that is included in the MONSTER pack:Winter pieces


Ok, so all this week… I will be posting things that I have done as I have been playing with these DIGITALLY, and I also have a  couple hybrid projects I can share…  To kick things off this week… you can   grab this image…… you can set as your phone wall paper to get you in the holiday spirit! This is just a small image that is perfect for iphones an other mobile devices! ENJOY!! And … “you better not pout Betternotpout


So, be sure to head over to the JS.com website shop and take a look at these fabulous kits! They are SO awesome. I am in LOVE!  And be sure to check back for more inspiration and ideas for putting them all to good use! i've got cards, mini-books, candle art…etc!

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