I love this time of year! Generosity, joy, and creativity fill the air! It is a perfect time to acknowledge the people in our lives, and to brighten someone’s day in a tangible, truly meaningful way. Outside, all is cold, crisp and clean, perfect weather for staying inside, with lots of hot chocolate, and creating one-of-a-kind projects for those we love. If only we had more time! Tip: Try using fabulous chipboard elements, adorable cardstock stickers, or ready to go tags (the ones above are from Elle's studio, and completely charming), for your handmade cards and gifts. It is simple, quick, and acid-free. Best of all, after the holidays, pop your unique cards or tags right into a scrapbook as a unique embellishment or title. Check out this card idea! I used Echo Park stickers and a great Daisy Bucket die-cut card to make a faster than fast card. And… as a little Christmas gift for you, receive a free, blank die-cut card (I’ll pick the color) with each purchase from www.scrapbookingstory.com, while supplies last! No minimum purchase required! Still looking for a gift? Basic Grey has this wonderful 2011 Calendar kit. Everything you need to make a personalized calendar is provided, andn at the end of the year, take it apart for a year in review 8x8 scrapbook. What a great gift idea, for that crafty, or wish-I was-crafty person! Merry Christmas! Peace, and Good Will to all people!