Friday, December 17, 2010

Another Sketch Challenge at Let's Scrap

Wow, ok so it has been a few days since I have posted. I have had a sick baby girl, who is on the way to recovery! Not sure from what, just a high fever, which always scares me when you get into the high numbers. But after three sleepless nights she is feeling much better.

Is everyone ready for Santa yet? Well, this is my card for this weeks challenge at Let's Scrap. I had these pics taken of the kids, and they did not turn out well at all. We did a second session that turned out amazing, but I don't get those until next week. Isn't that always the way, you get the kids dressed, managed not to get puke or spit up on the clothes, and they look just miserable! You should see the other pic, Kayleigh is crying, I couldn't help it, I bought a copy of it! So on the second set of pics, I had no expectations, Tyler's hair was standing up straight with static, in his regular clothes, kayleigh in her Santa suit, but boy did I get smiles that day! The key, don't go in with any expectations, and you cannot help but be pleasantly surprised!
Kayleigh's flower in her hair I made with some leftover ribbon. Cute eh?

This card we did as part of the challenge, but will not be what I am sending out this year. I had better get cracking!!
More Echo Park paper!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

All the Stockings Were Hung....on the ATC Frame?

Here is another project I just finished! I love using the Echo Park Papers, and this is using the Merry Christmas traditional, I love it! I am using the other Christmas line too, "Everybody Loves Christmas" but for my December Daily.

I used an ATC frame from 7gypsies, some chipboard embellishments (I think cosmo cricket bare naked) that I covered with the pattered paper from the Merry Christmas line, a bit of bakers twine, my Irock for a little bling, some acrylic snowflakes that I colored with my copics, then added the bling with my Irock to coordinate and then the Merry Christmas pattern paper, sticker embellishments, letters, basically the whole line. Oh yeah, you cant forget ribbon! I am not sure where I bought this ribbon from though. My stockings I cut using my cricut, then I used glossy accent at the top, then sprinkled with glitter. I will be adding some more pictures to this frame as this Christmas gets closer, my daughters first visit with Santa, putting up our Christmas tree, my son helping decorating...he is so excited this year! This year is so special because it will be my daughters first Christmas, so as we celebrate another first, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Sketch at Let's Scrap!

Here is the new sketch at Let's Scrap. Head on over and check out the rest of the design teams layouts!

I stitched the flower and around the pic by hand, and I used some older Making Memories papers, and ofcourse my Irock!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cute Video...

Ok, this video was cute, and you have to be a scrapbooker to find this funny!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

December Daily - Day 5

Wow, Day 5. Very cold here, and there was a really bad accident as we headed home from shopping. The kids and I had to do a major detour to get home. Even in 4 wheel drive the truck was sliding where the road was sheer ice. That was a perfect time for the kids to have a nice long nap, and I enjoyed my yummy chai latte from Starbucks as we were driving very treat for today! Anyways, we are all home safe and sound and here is day 5! I snapped this picture this am, it is so cold with the wind blowing, and I think the pic says it all! I used an Ali Edwards overlay and added my journaling ontop of the pic, and recoloured the overlay and journaling.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Daily Days 2, 3 &4!

Ok, so I have had to go digital to keep up. I bought these great digital layouts at Jessica created by Crystal Wilkerson, and they are on sale this weekend. If you are ever thinking about going digital, you should check out the classes Jessica offers, amazing, you will learn alot, at your own pace.
So I used three templates I purchased by Crystal, and I resized to 6x6. Then I printed and embellished with some ribbon and number tags by Elle Studio, the Merry tag is from Ormolu at etsy, snowflake ribbon is from etsy and ofcourse I had to glam it up with my Irock. Paper is from Echo Park Paper, and the brown and blue polka dot is October Afternoon. I glimmer misted the black cardstock background with Tattered Angels marshmallow!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Another Layout on a Lets Scrap Sketch

Ok, I need to finish day 2 and 3 of my December Daily, but I needed to clean my scrapbook room ...I couldnt find a single spot to work! So as I cleaned I found a couple of layouts that have been hanging around not finished. You know the ones that you get part way through and you cant finish them...there is something you dont like about them but just cant figure out what that is! I think the pics would have been better in b&w, but didnt want to reprint!
Head over to Lets Scrap for more sketches and inspiration!

Have a great weekend!
thanks for looking,

Two Friends Challenge - My Layout...finally!

Ok, so here is my layout finally. Sorry Lorena, I kept looking at my layout and didnt like it, then I changed the size of the photo, and it looked more in proportion to without anymore delays here is my layout on our sketch!!!

Check out Lorena's layout she did with the sketch on her blog!!!

And ofcourse we have to thank Becky Fleck for her amazing sketch as our inspiration! The December Page Maps are up for you to check out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Daily - Day 1

Well, here goes nothing, I am attempting to complete my December Daily this year! Ali Edwards has some more great blog posts today and free downloads. I did my journaling on a mini page and put a picture on the backside of it.
For my main picture I used an Ali Edwards overlay, so simple to throw over top of your picture in photoshop. Also my journaling mini page is an overlay that I just added text to.
The paper and embleli's are a mix of different products. Paper is Echo Park Paper - Everybody Loves Christmas line. The bling on the pages, is my Irock tool, I am loving this heat sets the stones on your page, or anything for that matter!
Tree Pin is Maya Road, Home bingo card is Jenni Bowlin, the number one journal embeli on page 2 is Elles Studio, the ho ho ho chip board embli is making memories. The snowflake brad I am not sure, that was something I saw at staples years ago and bought them.

I am seeing some playtime in the snow today...maybe the subject for page 2!
Have a great day,
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