Thursday, December 27, 2012

Post Christmas Eat Fest

So, I have been pigging out for three days! Probably more than that if you count the days leading up to Christmas. At this point I'm throwing all caution to the wind and am just going with it. This morning I had 2 Hershey's kisses, a mini Reeses cup and a glazed donut for breakfast. I never eat like this! Oh well, Jan. 1 will be here and I'm going back to a low carb regimen. :) I don't even want to get on the scale.

Today, I have some tags to share. I made these a while ago and never got the chance to post them. I made them with Webster's Best Friends line. I don't think I'll ever get tired of the colors in this collection.

On this one, I used one of the cameos and one of the story markers. They go perfectly together!

 The flower on here was orginally cream colored, but I spritzed it with Mr. Huey Dewey and love how it matches.
 I did some embossing on this one and added a mini Princess Petal. So cute!!
 That's all for today. I am off to go and create. I love being off from work! Thanks so much for visiting. :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Does anyone else feel like this month has absolutely FLOWN by? I am still not ready for Christmas! Starting a new job right before the holidays has been a bit rough. Then, I went and got sick. And then we went away last weekend. So, it wasn't until midweek this week that I was able to get the ball rolling again. I've just got to wrap and then I think I'll be ready. I'm really looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the time with family and friends.

I wanted to share this card with you today. I made it with Webster's Royal Christmas line. I started of by embossing the paper and then I added some of the wide lace trim.

 I cut a card from one of the papers and layered a glass glitter covered star onto it. I topped it off with one of the Christmas cameos.
 Then I added some seam binding and a jingle bell.

I love the grey color in this line and how it is the perfect accent for the red and cream.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I wish all of you who celebrate, a blessed and peaceful Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Little Something For Christmas

So, remember my last post saying I was so proud of myself for keeping up with my December Daily? Well, that was then and this is now. LOL. I've fallen by the wayside. This week started a new chapter in my life. I've gone back to work full time. I'll be teaching 4 year olds until the end of the school year. It's a great opportunity and I'm really enjoying it so far. (Except for the fact that I've gotten sick - that sucks!) But, my scrapping time has been impacted. So, I haven't gotten any more DD pages done. I am bound and determined to catch up, though.

In scrappy news, this week for the Crate blog, we are sharing Christmas ornaments.  I love making Tussy Mussys for the holidays and came up with this one.

 I used CP Sleigh Ride on here and wanted to use lots of pink and aqua.
 I fan folded some paper to make the cuff along the top of the cone then I added some chipboard to the front.
Some floral picks and chipboard were placed inside the cone. You can hang these on your tree. Or you can do what I did and hang it on a closet door and have your cat come along and rip it down. LOL.

Here's another project I did recently. I made this little tag set for Emma's using a lot of Carta Bella goodies.

 I added a Crate vellum pocket to this one along with an Elle's Studio pennant.

 I wrapped all of the tags in this glassine bag and added some BG Aspen Frost goodies to it.

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

Sunday, December 9, 2012

December Daily Days 1-8

I'm actually keeping up with my December Daily! I've been having a lot of fun collecting photos and documenting our December. So far, we haven't done a lot of Christmasy things, but it's been fun writing about the things we HAVE done.

I've already shared my cover, but thought I'd post the first few days. (I forgot to photograph day 6. Oops!) So, here we go...

Day 1- The return of Buddy the Elf.
 One fun thing about doing this project is that I get to use up whatever materials I'd like to. I'm finding that I'm adding in a lot of Hambly, especially as page dividers, to add some dimension to the project.
 Day 2 was about having pancakes with sprinkles. And Day 3 was about pulling out our decorations.

 I'm using vellum numbers from Crate's Sleigh Ride for my dates. And I'm adding a lot of doilies in for texture and visual appeal.
 Day 4 was about Ryan's favorite decoration - the Nutcracker. Day 5 was about the Christmas Carols he's learning to play. I listed them and tucked them into the vellum envelope I made.

 I'm loving the holiday home decor line at Target so I dedicated page 7 to that.
Day 8 was about shopping for our nearby breakfast mission. I'm trying to help Ryan see that the holidays are about giving, not just getting.

 I love these Silhouette word circles. I punched some snowflakes from glitter paper and they look so pretty in that top pocket.
So, that's it so far! Thanks for taking a peek. And thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mom Mom's Birthday

Just a simple post for today. I haven't been getting as many layouts done this past week since I've been working on my December Daily. I've gotten 3 pages done so far. Woo Hoo! I'm really enjoying working on it. Hope I can keep up and that we have enough interesting things to do for me to document in it. :) I'm taking pics this morning, so I'll post those soon.

Here's a layout I did last week for Webster's. Recently my mother in law celebrated her birthday. We spend a lot of time at my sister in laws celebrating birthdays, etc. and this was one of our typical Sunday dinners there. I snapped this shot of Mom Mom and the grand kids. She hates it, but I love how happy they all look.

 I used Webster's Park Drive on here. I decided to have the banner be the focus of the page and wanted to use the Story Marker on there. I love them.
 You can't see it too clearly, but the page was spritzed with Heidi Swapp Gold Lame spray. I'm addicted to that stuff!
 I made a little confetti pocket and layered it next to the journaling card. Then I added more gold by punching some butterflies from the AC Wow paper. LOVE that stuff!!
This was such a fun memory and I'm glad I was able to capture it in a picture.

Speaking of Webster's, have you heard the news? Alison Kreft is joining the Webster's family and has created some amazing new designs for them. I'm over the moon excited as I have been a huge fan of her's for a long time now!

 Just check out this gorgeousness!! This is the first of two lines that will be released in Janurary. And you can win it! Head over to the Webster's Blog for details.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lily Bee Giveaway

As you may know, I've been the Lily Bee Guest Designer for the month of November. I've loved creating with all of the fun Lily Bee goodies. Here are a few more things I made.

This first layout was created for a feature on using their cardstock stickers. I love them! They were perfect for this page about Ryan's archery lessons.

 I used the pennant stickers from all three collections and created the sunburst pattern with them.

 These next few cards use the lovely Christmas Cheer line.
 I layered one of the stickers onto a scalloped circle here.

 On this one, I added strips of paper and topped it with a Crate vellum sequin tree.

 I love their journaling cards and used one here as the base of this card.
 I added paper to a wooden snowflake and used stickers to create the sentiment.

Since this is my last week with Lily Bee, I have a little giveaway going on. I have the Persnickety 6 by 6 tablet and a set of Persnickety stamps to share.

Just leave me a comment by Sunday night at midneight EST to be entered. I'll choose a winner on Monday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Crate Day

How can it be that December is almost upon us?? I know that I'm not ready for it to arrive. We are already starting to gear up for the holidays and Ryan is really excited. I managed to hit some Black Friday sales but I'm nowhere near done with my shopping. Plus, I'm starting a new job, so my free time is going to be elusive. I decided to do a December Daily this year and I'm really hoping that I can keep up with it. I don't want it to become a burden. I do want to make sure we do enough to celebrate the season so that I have enough to add to my album. Here's the cover.

 I love it so far. I decided to go with a Snap album. I added some bits and pieces to the front inclusing a Crate border sticker and chipboard snowflake, a shipping tag, a doily (of course) and some Elle's Studio goodies.
I've even organized my goodies so they are there for me to reach. I'm ready to go! Wish me luck...

Here are a couple of other projects that I don't think I've shared yet.

This first one is a page that I used a ton of Silhouette leaf cuts on. All of the paper and stickers on here are Crate Acorn Lane.

 I arranged the leaves on the page and just started gluing them down where they were. Some were added with foam adhesive for a bit of texture.
I think it would be fun to recreate a page like this using snowflakes.

Here's another project I did for Crate recently. Our November Creative Weekly theme was to focus on gratitude. Of course my friends and family are at the top of my 'thankful' list, but I decided to take a different course here.

 I took pictures of all of the little things I was thankful for on this particular day and documented them here.
 The background paper is my new favorite -it's from the Sleigh Ride collection. Most everything else is from On Trend.
I'd like to do these kind of 'gratitude' pages more often. I think it's a good way to remind myself of all the good things in my life each day.

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