Saturday, August 17, 2013

Elf Magic: Scrapbooking Paper Line by Bo Bunny

For all you elf fans and those who are lucky enough to have an elf visit every Christmas, I know this is going to delight you. Bo Bunny has come out with a Christmas Paper collection called Elf Magic. Here are just a few images from the collection. 

This Air 
Mail paper 
is my 

I love 
the Dear 
note on 
this paper.   

They even have recipe cards in the collection. How Fun!! They could be used to pass along your favorite holiday recipes, for advent calendars and even stocking stuffers.

This is just a small sample of the collection. You can purchase the complete collection of paper, stickers and embellishments at          A Cherry On Top, which is one of my favorite online scrapbooking stores.

If you're not familiar with the Magic Elf and the tradition behind it, just do some searches online and you'll find more info then you ever knew existed. In the mean time, here's a quick link to my Pinterest board of "Elf Ideas".

In our home, we've been lucky enough to have Donny Sprinkles visit us the last two years and I hope we're good enough this year, so he'll visit again.

Let me end this post, with one of my favorite scenes from the movie Elf.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2013 USPS Christmas Stamps

I've been patiently waiting to share all of this years stamps at one time, but when I saw the first glimpse of these gingerbread houses, I couldn't wait any longer. I think they are absolutely the cutest thing ever!   Normally by July, the USPS has photos posted of their Holiday/Christmas stamps, but this year they are staggering the reveals and stories behind the art. Don't fret though....I will be back to share when those are posted.

These more traditional stamps images are called Poinsettia and "Virgin and Child" by Jan Gossaert

From what I can tell by the scheduled below, there should be 1 more "traditional" forever stamp released and another for International use. And don't forget stamps for your friends celebrating Hanukkah and Kwanzaa! 

• October, Poinsettia Christmas Contemporary Forever, Date & Site TBD, PSA booklet of 20
• October, International Christmas Forever, Date & Site TBD, PSA pane of 20
• October, Christmas Traditional Forever 10 designs, Date & Site TBD, PSA booklet of 20
• October, Holy Family Forever, Date & Site TBD, PSA pane of 20
• November, Hanukkah Forever, Date & Site TBD, PSA pane of 20
• November, Gingerbread Houses Christmas Contemporary Forever, Date & Site TBD, PSA booklet of 20
• November, Harry Potter Forever, Date & Site TBD, PSA pane of 20
• December, Kwanzaa Forever, Date & Site TBD, PSA pane of 20