Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Great News to ring in 2014!

I hope everyone enjoys the last day of 2013!  I am looking forward to 2014 and to start the New Year off I am planning a little scrappy time tomorrow.  I wanted to stop by with one last post for 2013 to announce I am joining the design team over at Frosted Designs!  I am so excited to work with Barb and her crew and hope you will check out the store and blog for some scrappy inspiration!  I look forward to sharing some new projects  with you created with some of the awesome goodies found in the store in 2014!
So stop by and say "hi" and check out the store, why not start out the new year with a little treat for yourself!  You know you deserve it! 
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Laughing Lola Card

Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas filled with lots of family time, laughter, and many shared memories!  Today is my turn to share another wonderful project for Lori Brown's CTMH design team!  I had originally planned to share a Christmas card with you, but my best laid plans were not to be....sigh....I didn't get ONE Christmas card made this year! (blush)!!!   This is the first year of at least 10 that I didn't make my own cards and from the looks of my mailbox I see many of you were right there with me :o)  However, to make up for it I decided to send out cards to all my buddies, family and friends in January and February (yes, I am giving myself a big window lol!  I can't fail twice in a row, it will ruin my self esteem!)  Here is one design I came up with:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: CTMH Laughing Lola; Cardstock:Very Vanilla Stampin Up;
 Stamp set: CTMH A Garden;  Die cut: Tag, heart- Stampin Up; Punch- Heart- McGill;
 Ribbon- American  Crafts; bling: Kaiser Crafts; Ink: Perfect Plum- Stampin Up

The Laughing Lola papers are so versatile and fun! They are perfect for a warm winter wishes card. I was able to make 2 of the exact card using just 2 sheets of 6 x 6 paper!  The stamp set A Garden has not only some lovely images but great sentiments as well and for just $6.95 it is a STEAL!  I find that I use it over and over all year long!  If you are so inclined to do some after Christmas shopping then don't forget to visit Lori's CTMH store and click on the link Lisa's My Creative Endeavors sent me!  I hope everyone has a Blessed New Year & is able to squeeze in a little more creative time before the year end! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Page Drafts Christmas Layout

As Christmas fast approaches I find myself looking back through old pictures and reliving memories of Christmas' past.  What better way to recapture those fond memories then to scrapbook those memories! I realized why looking back that I had neglected to scrap these pictures of my son and myself with Santa Claus from 2010.  Wow! I don't want to let those memories go by undocumented so I used a fun new sketch from Page Drafts (who doesn't love Emma's sketches?) to document these fond magical memories! 
Here is the sketch: 

And here is the layout I created based on this wonderful sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: dot background Crate Paper Bundled Up; Webster's
Pages It's Christmas; stickers: Webster's Pages It's Christmas, Santa's list- 7 Gypsies;
wood veneer stars and numbers- Studio Calico; letter stickers: Webster's Pages It's
Christmas; cardstock- Brushed Gold and Really Red by Stampin Up.

I hope you will find time this busy season to document some of your fond Christmas memories and maybe some new ones by using some of the newest Page Drafts sketches!  They are so fun to use, I plan on using some of the other ones to document the pictures I take this holiday season!