I love that my kids sleep late on Christmas morning! That means I get some "me" time! I feel like all I have been doing is accumulating Christmas scrapping goodies and not using them. Well, I tried my best to fix that problem and I'm not stopping now! I'm lucky enough to have tomorrow off too!
Today, when they finally wake up, I am taking everyone outside to build me a HUGE snowman! We haven't been able to do that for years due to lousy weather. So today...that will be fixed! I"m soooo excited!!!
So here is what I have been working on lately....
This is a GORGEOUS sketch by Suepup at Stuck on U Sketches. GORGEOUS!! This one probably took the longest to do, but it was FUN! I used a chipboard border along the outside. I covered it in Stickles and set it aside to dry for a while. Then I added red glitter to the outside of the doily and had to wait for that too. So we went to the in-laws for Christmas...lol. By the time I got home, everything was set and I was ready to finish. I used some handmade sparkly paper for the photo mat and distressed the edges a bit. The background paper has a slight shimmer to it and I gave it a quick mist with a light blue spray. Next, I went a little crazy with some ZVA swirly bling in red and blue, added lots of flowers and a few snowflakes. The title came from Jolee's and the journal spot was printed out by me. :)
I'm also submitting this one for Frosted Designs challenge this week. The challenge was to use a Christmas song. The whole time I was working on this, I would swear this title said Jingle Bells! Which is the song that they were singing with Santa. :)
This had to be my most favorite page of the weekend! I just love the way it sparkles!
This week at Sketches in Thyme we were able to use any sketch we chose. Since this page is going to be on display on my desk for a while, I'm glad I could play along with the wonderful ladies on the DT! :)
Next I have a quick page I did for the December 7th sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches. I used lots of papers from a kit I found last year in the Dollar Spot at Target. The title was made from Colorbok letters and some Jolee's stickers.
Sketchy Thursdays offered up a "secret" sketch for Facebook Fans this week...shhh....
I love scrapping family photo Christmas cards! I saved them all from last year and boy, did they come in handy! More Dollar Spot papers and a few miscellaneous embellishments. The ribbon is from the stash and the holly is a wooden accent piece from Michael's. :)
As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I had the perfect photo! Another Christmas card from last year! More Dollar Spot papers! And a great sketch from Stuck?! And I am addicted to these blooms from Michael's! I bought tons of them on clearance! I can't wait to see the family's reaction when they see what I've done with their cards!
Have a great day!!!