Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scrap Our Stash Christmas in July Blog Hop

You have reached Blog number 11 in the Scrap Our Stash Christmas in July Blog Hop. You should have started at Scrap Our Stash . If not link back to SOS and follow the blog in order - this will enable you to collect the words in the secret phrase in order. Once you've collected all the words - you can email them to scrappinpsycho@live.com and be entered in the Grand Prize drawing. Make sure you check below for the secret word - and the link to the next blog in the HOP! You will also want to check out my blog candy below.

When we decided to do a Christmas in July theme for the Blog Hop I had no idea what I would do. Then Saturday night, it came to me. I did the following layout - Christmas in July? It is actually pictures of Christmas decorations that are still out in my house. It has hidden journaling on the tag to the left that reads:
I love to decorate for Christmas - to get out the trees and all the many boxes of ornaments and decorations. I look forward to the weekend after Thanksgiving to decorate.
The problem is - I hate to un-decorate and put all the decorations away. This year I did manage to get the decorations off the trees by the end of January - the trees put away by the end of February - and got most of the other decorations at least taken down within the last few months.
These are just a few of the decorations that are still out - even though it’s July.
Now the quandary is - do we put them away now - or just leave them out until Christmas - after all it’s only 5 months away!
I couldn’t resist the wall hanging with this quote, I think it’s the perfect justification for leaving them out all year round!
I love to decorate for Christmas - to get out the trees and all the many boxes of ornaments and decorations. I look forward to the weekend after Thanksgiving to decorate.
The problem is - I hate to un-decorate and put all the decorations away. This year I did manage to get the decorations off the trees by the end of January - the trees put away by the end of February - and got most of the other decorations at least taken down within the last few months.
These are just a few of the decorations that are still out - even though it’s July.
Now the quandary is - do we put them away now - or just leave them out until Christmas - after all it’s only 5 months away!
I couldn’t resist the wall hanging with this quote, I think it’s the perfect justification for leaving them out all year round.

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26 comments:

  1. OMGoodness Kathy... hahahahaha I soooo love your layout!!!!
    It is so fun... and I'm so there with you!!!!!

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  2. Love the layout!!! I hate un-decorating too!

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  3. What a cute layout. I love the colors and the story is just too funny. I usually put my decorations away shortly after New Year's, but I always miss something and find it months later...LOL

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  4. I became a follower for another chance to win!

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  5. I am glad that I am not the only one who doesn't like putting decorations away. Our tree is usually up until Easter.

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  6. I love decorating too, but hate un-decorating! I say leave the christmas stuff out! :) I also became a follower of your blog, because I was amazed by your wonderful scrap room at the top of the page--and so JEALOUS! :)
    www.pinkcricut.com

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  7. Such a cute layout and a great story behind it, too!

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  8. I love decorating for Christmas but don't like to take everything down and put it away. We usually take everything down after new years but it sits for about a month until I put it away.

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  9. I just became a follower of your blog!!!

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  10. I say keep them up! Great layout!

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  11. I love to decorate too and I hate to un-decorate the tree and village mostly. I also found a decoration out the other day... not bothering to put it away either. lol Great Layout!

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  12. Love your blog and blog heading, looking forward to being a follower.

    I have been known to leave a snowman decoration or two hanging out in the house long after the holidays...brings a smile to my face even during the hot steamy days of summer!

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  13. I hate to put up my Christmas decorations too.Especially my snowmen collection!~ I am now a follower of your blog and your scrapbook room aka asylum lol rocks!

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  14. Love the cute layout! I'm also a follower!

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  15. That's such a great idea for a layout! Love it! Thanks for all your hard work on this blog hop...you rock girl!

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  16. We leave our Christmas stuff up 'till Feb. when it's time for Valentines Day. Christmas rocks! I joined to follow you as well! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. Like most people I hate to un-decorate! It always seems like you just got it all out! And I too always forget to put something away!!
    Love the lo and that you scrapped this!!!

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  18. Cute layout. I think I may have a couple Christmasy decorations around. But they blend in with their surroundings teehee

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  19. Love your layout! Since moving to a new place, i certainly don't have any christmas decorations out yet. lol But I'm certainly looking forward to decorating. I already got plans for next month with new baby. Can't wait to take pictures of him outside in a little wagon i have here. lol Thank for sharing!

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  20. Too funny about not un-decorating. At this point, I'd leave it out.
    I'm becoming a follower, too!

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  21. Hi Kathy....I say...LEAVE 'EM OUT!!! Great layout...the hop is fun!!

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  22. i love your blog post and your project. i have the same dilemma with many other holidays. i think i still have a few xmas gift tags that are card still hanging around because they were sent by friends and made with love. i especially love your hidden journaling!

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  23. I love your LO! I wish I had a scrap room like yours!

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