In 2007 we had all of Paul's family up for Christmas. I wanted to give them some sort of keepsake of the day, so I made some personalised placemats with digital scrapbooking. I created them on the computer, printed and laminated them. Each placemat was the same but had a picture of them with their name. We had 17 people so there were 17 placemats!
A couple of elements I used for the placemat were a gold leaf and gold lace.
You can dowload the transparent png files to use in your own projects. Download lace here. Download the leaf here.
Another year I made some other placemats and coasters using Gold cardboard. I cut out the star shape in the middle and laminated it. I then used the star shape and pasted it onto a square piece of cream card, laminated it and used it as the coaster.
Here are a few shots of our family room on Tuesday night when the heavy rains invaded our space.
We had someone come in and soak up the water from the carpets which got very wet despite our attempts at keeping it off. A few days later and its not too bad but we have a commercial fan still going this morning, trying to dry the last of it up as it has still been soaking it up from the cement underneath.
Anyway as I said we were the lucky ones, not too much damage and we didn't loose power like many others around our area.
You always know Christmas is on it's way when the cherry's appear in the shops. We got given a large bag from a local grower...yum!