Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 10

It's hard to believe that 2011 is almost over! It's been a great year for our family and I hope 2012 brings us the same.

Thank you for spending time here at my little blog. I truly do appreciate your kind words and have loved sharing my scrappy projects this year.

I thought I'd share my favorites, as a recap.

I did this one for my Crate GDT post. Random is one of my favorite collections of the year!

Got a little artsy on this one. Ryan's dirty feet cracked me up!

Did this one for the Card Sharks contest. I love the contrast of the trim and paper.

I love making tag sets. This was one of my favorites.

I love the colors on this one. October Afternoon and Crate Paper are a perfect mix.

Everything came together so easily on this one. :)

I love the colors on this one. I did it for the Prima booth last January.

Love this one just because...

Webster's Let's Celebrate line is one of my all time faves. I had so much fun using it here.

And since we are getting ready for the New Year, I figured I'd wrap up with this card.

I hope you all have a blessed New Year! Thanks, as always, for stopping by. :)
See you in 2012!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Webster's Sunday Picnic

What a wonderful weekend we've had! Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were awesome. We spent them with our family and friends and enjoyed every second of it. My house looks like a bomb went off, though. But, it's worth it. Ryan had so much fun and is having a blast with his new loot!

I have a couple of fun things to share today. Webster's just released Sunday Picnic, their mid-season release. It will be shipping on Jan. 1, so start getting your pictures ready! The line is awesome - I adore the colors. :)

Here are a couple of pages I did with it:

I've been loving chevrons lately and decided to use a bunch of the new patterns to create them here. I also hand cut some elements. This is Ryan and our friend Jordan at Funland on the Rehoboth Boardwalk last summer. They were so excited to get cotton candy. Sunday Picnic is just perfect for summer pictures!

Here is another picture of the two of them at Funland. This time they are riding the teacup ride. I love this photo. :) They've been friends since they were born.

The best thing about this line - and all of the lines Webster's will be releasing from here on out - is that there are Clean and Simple papers to coordinate with the traditional Webster's style papers. So often, Brandin has heard that people aren't sure what to do with the flowery, detailed papers. Now, they can choose which style they want to use! Or best yet, mix them together. :)

Here are the traditional papers:

And here are the Clean and Simple ones:

Be sure to check out the Webster's blog all week, as there will be new Sunday Picnic projects every day - both traditional AND clean and simple!

Thanks for stopping by! :) Anabelle

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

May you and your's have a blessed Christmas! I hope you are surrounded by loved ones and friends. May you be blessed with joy and peace. And may you truly rejoice in the spirit of the season. Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tags and Thanks!

It's Thursday, yay! I am officially on break until January 3! What a wonderful feeling. I'm also doing the happy dance because I found out last night that I won the Nook's Card Shark's contest. Yay!!! If you voted for me, I'd like to say a special thanks to you. I owe ya! :) It was a lot of fun and the two girls who were with me in the finals, Jan and Annelie, are super talented. I've been really inspired by them and the other girls who created cards for the competition.

So, I have a couple of Christmas projects that I'd better post before it's too late, LOL. This first card is one that I made for my Crate GDT gig.

I used Crate's Peppermint line here. Isn't that chipboard Santa adorable?

My next project uses Basic Grey Nordic Holiday line. The colors are so fun. I'm such a sucker for chipboard, so I piled it on here, too.

I had a lot of fun adding little bits and pieces to these. To create the pocket, I took a 6 by 6 piece of paper and just stitched the edges. The tags fit perfectly inside.

To see details about the supplies I used on here, check out the Emma's Paperie blog.

Well, that's it for today. I am going to finish working on my Christmas cards and finish grocery shopping for the weekend's festivities.

Thanks for stopping by. ~Anabelle

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Card Sharks Finals

I'm so excited to have made it to the finals of the Nook's Card Sharks challenge! After several weeks of playing along, we are down to the last three. It has been so much fun and I've been really inspired by everyone's cards. Now,the voting has begun.
I'd love for you to hop over to the Nook Blog and cast your vote. Just leave a comment in the comments section there.

Here is the first card I made this week. The challenge was to use a bird as the focal point. You can vote for this card HERE.

The chipboard on here is Basic Grey. I created the rosette with crepe paper and Platinum Stickles. The paper is vintage sheet music and some Melissa Frances. I added the vintage foil stars and some gems, too.

This next card was for a challenge to use 2 patterned papers, 2 embellishments (I picked chipboard) and 2 words. As you know, I love to add loads of details to my cards, so I really had to think out of the box for this one. I went with the clean and simple look and do like how it turned out. You can vote for this card HERE.

I used some Crate Peppermint and BG chipboard on here. The letter stickers are AC Thickers.

So, that's it for today. Thanks for taking the time to hop over to the Nook blog and cast your vote!!

Have a great day!~ Anabelle

Friday, December 16, 2011

Red, White and Pink

Ugh. I have a Christmas Cold! I can't believe there is one weekend left before Christmas and I'm not feeling well. I have sooo much to do. Oh well, I guess I'm just going to have to push through it. Grrrr....

On a happier note, I have been having fun making some Christmasy projects for Emma's. This one is based on one of my favorite color combos - red, white and pink. I decided to make a treat jar and card set. This will go to Ryan's teacher with a gift card tucked inside.

I used the new October Afternoon Christmas line (Holiday Style) for it. I love the little pennant flags! And their chipboard is some of my favorite out there.

See thosse little kisses in the jar? They are white chocolate and peppermint. Mmmmmmmm! And if you like that combo, you will absolutely die for these yummies:

I found them on Pinterest (where else?). And let me tell you they are amazing!!!! I ate waaaay more of them last night than I should have! The recipe can be found at Annie's Eats. Make them!!!

Well, that's all for today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Monday

We had a busy, but fun, weekend. Finally got the tree up only to discover that Pulu still loves climbing it and knocking down all of the branches. Grrrr..... We haven't put any lights or ornaments on it yet, and I don't know what we're going to do. It's already a mess. There are needles all over the place and all he wants to do is hide underneath it and attack whoever walks by! It's his personal playground.

Speaking of my sweet feline, here is a page about him. It's about one of his other favorite hangouts - the top of the refrigerator!

Webster's had a swap with Dusty Attic a couple of weeks ago, so I got the chance to use some of their amazing chipboard on here. Love it! I pulled out Spring Market and added some of that along with Botanical Christmas for this page. I decided to leave the kraft chipboard plain to give it some contrast between it and the bright coors of the paper.

This next project uses Botanical Christmas along with lots of Dazzle Me gems.

One of my favorite things to do with gems is to cut them apart. I did a lot of that on this project. A couple of pins finish off the project.

If you liked tags, be sure to head over to the Webster's Blog this month. We are posting lots of them. Also, there are a couple of freebies you won't want to miss as you work on your holiday projects. This past Friday, Courtney posted free digital frames that are available for downloading.

And the Friday before that, she posted some gorgeous digital tags that Julie Walton designed. They are freebies as well.

So, be sure to head over to grab them and to be inspired by all of the work the team has been doing this month.

That's it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Voting Time

So, earlier in the week I posted my cards for the Nook's Card Sharks challenges for the week. Well, voting has started and will go through Saturday morning. I've never been in one of those contests where you get voted onto the next round, but figured I'd give this one a go. SO, if you would like to help me out, I'd love for you to go here and check out the cards. Of course, you'll want to vote for your favorite, but I'm hoping that it will be mine. LOL! Thanks!

I have a couple of projects to share today. This first one is a card I did for Emma's a couple of weeks ago. I used some October Afternoon on here along with Crate. I have to say, I love how this turned out.

I used a mini flash card from Melissa Frances. And the banner is from Crate's Farmhouse collection. I popped it up with foam adhesive.

I finished it off with a layered butterfly and a pin from Webster's.

This next project is also for Emma's. We did a focus on gift wrap. I love using kraft paper and dolling it up. This gift went to my friend Amanda. I used a mix of Crate and October Afternoon's Sidewalks collection. The little pennants are my favorite!

Well, off to get a few things finished. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!