Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Mini Album!

Merry Christmas everyone! I am so happy it is Christmas Eve, my Husband is working all day today but my girls and I have a list of all the things we still need to do:
Go to Church
Make Christmas list for Santa
Make Christmas cookies for Santa
Make Reindeer food to sprinkle around the outside of the house
Eat Marshmallow Santas
Make hot chocolate and discuss how we are going to try and stay up all night to catch a glimpse of the red suit
Attempt to wrap Dads sleeping bag

Doesn't it sound like such a fun list??
Today is the first day I can actually ENJOY the Holiday! That makes me so happy! Now I have not had anytime to craft over the last few days but I have managed to finally compete this Paper Bag Mini Christmas Album! The album was made using 8 brown lunch bags! I used all scrap paper, scrap ribbon and lots of fun embellishments!

Brown Lunch Bags
Scrap paper and ribbon
Bunny from Winter Woodland
Liquid Pearls
Bling, Buttons

Now onto some sad News..we have to say good-bye to Elvis. Tonight he leaves to deliver the Christmas Wish list to Santa and does not return until next year. My girls always cry as they say good-bye to him. It is really so sad!
So here he is today, ready to take flight back to the North Pole:
I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!

Entering into:
Scrappy Moms: It's in the bag

2 Sisters: Snowflakes 

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything goes + Ribbon 

Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Goes

Die Cuttin Divas: Holiday Decor

Top 3 at Little Scrap Pieces!


  1. What a beautiful mini!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Hope Santa brings everything on your wish list :)

  2. Cute mini-I just love these little minis- Have a wonderful Christmas to you and your family, my dear friend.
    DIANA L.

  3. Ps. Elvis looks pretty rested up tell him I said to have a safe trip.
    DIANA L.

  4. Enjoy your busy day. We did a little last minute shopping this morning and soon I will be preparing some yummy food for tonight. Looking forward to tomorrow to open all my crafting goodies.I know the kids are going to be surprised too.

    Merry Christmas,
    Carson's Creations

  5. Oh yeah, that mini album is awesome!


  7. Oh it sounds like you have a fun day ahead of you - except for Elvis leaving. I love your mini album... Merry Christmas Carrie

  8. Your mini album is so cute! Love all the embellishments! Merry Christmas! :)


  9. Like your mini album with the embellishments. I wonder also how you will wrap a sleeping bag. There was a person on one of the talk shows that demonstrated how to wrap some unusual presents like using the paper tubes from wrapping paper to wrap a golf club. Well, you will be able to say "Elvis has left the bldg." (could not resist).
    Merry Christmas!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Very nice mini album you did a nice job tfs!!!

  11. Just stop by to wish you and your Family a very Merry Christmas!!!!!
    Hugs Nataliya

  12. Beautiful album..i'll have to try to make one this coming year....MERRY HO HO to you and your family...take care this holiday season...

  13. I'm totally loving this Mini Album of yours. Thanks for the inspiration. I would love to start one also.


  14. LOL, I love how "eating marshmallow Santas" are on your list! I should adopt that tradition too! :D

    That mini album is ADORABLE! Love the non traditional pink! :)

    Goodbye Elvis! See you next year!

  15. Love the mini.. sooo cute! I need to make a list like that haha. Sounds like alot of fun.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  16. Very pretty mini album. One of these days I will attempt one and you always have such terrific inspiration!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  17. Cute album! Hope you guys got everything on your Christmas list finished. Hope your family has a very Merry Christmas.

  18. Super cute album Carri! I can't believe you did it all with scraps-you rock! I so need to do something like this...I have such a large bin of scraps, yikes! Great way to use them:)
    I hope you had a fun day with your girls, sounds like you had quite the list, I am sure you got it done...take care and Merry Christmas! Hope Santa is good to you:)
    Sherrie K

  19. Love the album Carri, great job using scraps!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend!!!

  20. Carri, what a beautiful mini and thanks for playing along with the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge. Merry Christmas :)

  21. Love your little mini book. Fab way to use up all the leftover scraps. Hope the last minute preparations went ok. Save me a cookie !!! LOl Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge this week. Merry Christmas. Annette xx

  22. I love your mini album, the colors are really nice! It sounds like your Christmas Eve was full of fun adventures! Elvis is really cute too! :)
    Merry Christmas!!!!

  23. cute what you have done with your scraps.Have a Merry christmas blogging friend.

  24. Great Paper Bag Mini... I just love mini's! I made an adorable paper bag mini once and I think it was my favorite... no fear of ruining it and I think I was more creative! Thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comment! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and got that glimpse of Big Red!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,

  25. Merry Christmas Carri I hope you made it through your list, with your two little helpers, I am sure you did ok.

    I love, love the album. Kel and I made one of these a few months back, I love the book of them. Great job!

    Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  26. Hi Carri.... I know that you and the family had a wonderful Christmas. When I read your list of things to do, I loved each one because the little tasks put wonder and happy and JOY into your Christmas celebration . I hope you and yours have a wonderful 2012.

  27. What a fabulous album! Goodbye to Elvis! Such a fun post!

  28. Carri this is so amazing adore this album and all the details you put into it. Hope Santa brought everything on your list! Thank you so much for joining my challenge this week at LSP I hope your New Year is sensational. I know mine will be because of all the wonderful friend like you I made this past year...

  29. Oh, my friend, your Christmas eve already sounds warm and wonderful!!! I just know you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, and I hope you're still celebrating the spirit of the holiday season!

    Hugs, my friend!

  30. beautiful mini album and so glad your christmas was so much fun, hope you have a happy new year hugs my friend

  31. Love your paper bag mini. Looks like there's lots of room for pictures and journaling.

  32. Merry Christmas Carri! I'm a little late with the greeting but I was just having too much fun with my family to get online. I hope your actual Christmas day was as wonderful as Christmas eve sounds like it was! Get anything good? Ha. We leave on Thursday to drive back to Nevada - weather permitting. Wish me luck! Xoxo

  33. Hey, I forgot to tell you how much I love your mini album! Ha. Sorry. I LOVE it!

  34. What a pretty album!!! I love that!

    Hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful holiday, and that all the blessings continue!!!

    P.S. Sorry about the sad Elvis good-byes! LOL!

    Hugs, my friend!

  35. I really love this album! You did a terrific job!!

  36. This is the cutest album ever!!! I want to try one, will have to get a binding machine first though:) Now I know what my next large purchase will be:)

  37. What a fun pic of Elvis. Love your adorable mini too. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  38. Hi Carrie, Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! I love how your mini paper bag album turned out! I also loved the story about your traditions! Love it:)

  39. Such beautiful colors and wonderful details on all your pages, love it :)

  40. I love this album!! The papers you used are so awesome!! I hope Elvis had a safe trip ;)


  41. What a super mini! The soft colours are lovely.