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Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

It's November, which to many over-enthusiastic holiday lovers means CHRISTMAS! Yes, I love Thanksgiving as well—it's just one big holiday celebration for me from now to the end of the year. So far, I've refrained from putting up my Christmas tree, but that doesn't mean I can't prepare, right? This past weekend, I spent some time making some ornaments. I love to create handmade ornaments to add to my little tree each year. 
Lately I've been interested in popsicle stick crafts. I found some super cute ideas on Pinterest (see the links to my Holiday Crafts and Food board and specific posts below). I like that such a simple material can have so many possibilities. Just add paint and glue!
I was able to get my kids involved for part of my craft day. They are ages 2 and 3, so they didn't do much beyond just paint a few popsicle sticks. I turned these painted sticks into little Santa Claus ornaments—two for each daughter as they're bound to ruin some of them …

My First Digital Scrapbooking Kit

I've previously written a post about digital scrapbooking. (Click here to see it.) I mentioned that I wanted to start creating some of my own papers and embellishments for use in my pages. I finally started playing around with this recently, and I completed my first digital kit.

I started by creating a 12x12 paper design, around which I would base the entire kit. I kept it pretty simple, using easy geometric shapes and an uncomplicated design.



I then created some more papers to complement the main design.



No scrapbooking kit would be complete without it's various embellishments and alphabet. Again, nothing too complicated. I simply repeated colors and shapes used in the papers to create ribbons, buttons, and letters.

Below is a sample page I created using my newly designed kit. As in my previous scrapbooking post, this page features my cat, Sally.

JenKel Enterprises

My mother Kellie and her friend Jen organize a local craft show twice a year, in the spring and fall, at a high school in my hometown of Keene, NH. It's always a big hit, and I've helped out at every show for the past few years.

Here are some images from the last show, which was in April.





My mom is a crafter herself, and she creates beautiful silk flower arrangements and wreaths like the one below.
To learn more about JenKel Enterprises and the craft shows, visit their website http://www.jenkelenterprises.com/