Wednesday, November 30, 2016

and let DECEMBER begin!!

I love that Christmas is more than just a day.  It's so great to celebrate it the WHOLE month of December! (and even the last week or so of November! ha!).

We've already put up the Christmas tree at my house.  We've hung the stockings (even though I'm already SICK of saying "Don't touch the stockings!" to my 2 and 4 year olds!).  We haven't put out any outside decorations yet....because our old ones were pretty sad and we just need an update.  It hasn't happened yet.  I have a wreath that I'm going to make for the door, but other than that, I'm guessing that we'll be shopping the after-Christmas clearance for some new outdoor decorations that probably won't make it up until Christmas 2017.

I made an advent calendar for my boys and I've come up with a few fun activities for them to do.  We've also introduced our new "Shepherd on the Search" to them, too.  It's a little Shepherd who is on the search for Baby Jesus after he hears the angels declare that the Messiah was born in Bethlehem.  The adult shepherds won't let him go, so he goes alone to find the Baby Jesus.  It's a cute little story with a cute plush shepherd doll. (Similar to the popular Elf on the Shelf)  The shepherd gets to visit us and search the house for Jesus.  Then on Christmas morning, he finds Him in a little manger scene that is on the inside of the box he comes in!  I'm going to set it all up under the Christmas tree with the gifts.  Here are some photos of our Shepherd's ADVENTures, so far.

Without further delay, here is this month's HUGE amount of scrapbooking goodies!  I hope you enjoy and have a very blessed Christmas season.

Update:  It was pointed out that I failed to zip the correct files for two of my elements in the elements pack.  Please forgive me! Here are the links to download the corrected elements. 


  1. Thank you for the wonderful freebie, Erin! I particularly like the cookie paper, the frame and the Gather tag. I absolutely love the colours of your Facebook freebie too!

  2. Thank-you, Erin, for this wonderful kit and for all the other gifts of your talent throughout the year.
    May your Christmas be blessed. Hoping your children help the little shepherd to find the manager (I love that idea!).
    Blessed Be.

  3. Thanks for sharing this kit, it's absolutely gorgeous.

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for commenting!

  4. Beautiful -- thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful holiday!

  5. Beautiful colors!!! Love all the bows!!! The flowers are lovely!!! The candy and ribbons are all beautiful!!! The papers are stunning!!! Thank you for the amazing mini kit!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  6. Such a great contribution! Can't wait to use it!

  7. Beautiful kit, love your gathering theme. Thank you, Erin.

  8. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful kit with us.
    May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  9. What a festive kit. I love the gingerbread papers. Thanks so much.

  10. hello
    thanks so much for your sweet contribution )) beautiful !!

    but there's a problem ..... oups .... and nobody tell you ???
    with 2 elements
    PS_Dec16_AtTheTable-ECS-EL (1).pdn (heuuuu extension .pdn ????) I can't open it ????
    PS_Dec16_AtTheTable-ECS-EL (16).png (no transparent ???? white background)

    can you help me please and reupload this 2 elements in png transparent )))))

    thanks for all

    1. Check the post for an update with a download link for those two elements. Thanks for letting me know.

    2. thank you very much ))
      element 16 is OK yessssssssssss
      oupsssssssss but element 1 is the same, extension .pdn
      I'm so sorry to bother you ;(

    3. I double checked this before I zipped it! I don't know how that happened again! Some sort of glitch!! haha. I dunno. The links have been updated!

  11. yessssssssss thanks so much )))))
    it's ok!!!