Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve!!


Last Christmas pages..

I realized that it will be sometime in June before I manage to finish scrapping all the Christmas pictures I took last Christmas!  I can't help that we have so much fun, I have a great family and the pictures are awesome!

Here are the last Christmas pages for this year....

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Trimming the Tree

YAY!  I was able to get another page done today!  Work tomorrow really puts a kink in my mojo.

I used 3 different border punches on this page.  That was the challenge from Scrap Our Stash, along with a sketch.  The bad part was that somehow I  managed to break one of my punches.  :(  
Or maybe that's just another excuse to go shopping again.  :)

The ornaments are more chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments.  I inked a few of them, and used Liquid Pearls on others.  I even inked  the Thickers letters for the title.  Needless to say, my hands, fingers, desk and jeans are quite colorful today.

Have a great day!!!

Winter Wonderland

I had a ton of fun playing with this page.  I used LOTS of pieces from Creative Embellishments.  

Here is the mood board and the sketch that inspired me with the gorgeous colors:

I used some inks, Liquid Pearls and a bit of Stickles on the title and the snowflakes.  

The color scheme and the sketch are from the December challenge at Scrap Around the World.

Have a great day!!

Happy Holiday!!!

Playing with scraps today!!  I used lots of bits and pieces that I have been hoarding to put together a page using a sketch from Scrapbookers Paradise...

Have a Happy Holiday!!!

More Christmas pages!

Good morning!  I really would like to finish up last year's pictures.  So I woke up early and decided to catch up with Let's Get Sketchy.

Here is Week 2:

Week 3:

And Week 4:

Well, that's a few pictures from the stack!  Off to see what I can get done today!!

Have a great day!!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


I thought I would play along with a challenge from Show Us Your Stuff.  The challenge was to use the word "joy" somewhere on your page....

Is this a little too subtle?  


Have a great day!!

S.W.A.T. and Santa

Good morning!  I"m back with another Christmas page!  This time I used one of my favorite pictures of my little guy and Santa.

This page was made for Drill #22 from S.W.A.T.  We were to use the sketch provided and include Santa somewhere in our page.  I had some fun buttons from DCWV that I added.  And I also played with some Stickles and Liquid Pearls on the presents.  These are chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments.  I added DCWV buttons to those too.   :)

Have a great day!!!

Joy - Peace - Love

Determined to take a chunk out of last Christmas's pictures, I woke up super early today and got to work.  I really miss doing this on a daily basis.   :(

This was inspired by Pixels and Papers.  The challenge was an inspirational photo.  I love the black and white photo and was happy to use a Christmas card from a family member for the page.

The sketch I used is from Sketchabilities #105.  I was able to use quite a few Christmas paper scraps that I refused to throw away.  :)
And lots of pretty poinsettias that I found at Michael's.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Well, I failed on my layout a day challenge.  This whole holiday thing managed to sneak up on me too quickly this year.

But since my OCD kicked in last night, I am all ready for family today and have a little time to myself.

Christmas Eve evening is always when we exchange gifts with our kids.  We always have the best time, it's quiet and very special.  I love capturing their faces and excitement.

I made this using another sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday!!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

December 13th - HO HO HO

I decided to do a very simple page for the sketch from Sketchabilities...

LOVE these chipboard title pieces from Creative Embellishments!
I used some shimmery ink on them!

Have a great day!!!

December 12th - Where's Rudolph??

I used a sketch from Boy Meets Girl for this cute page with Santa's Reindeer...

Have a great day!!!

December 11th - Merry and Bright

I LOVE these glitter papers from My Mind's Eye!  This is one of my favorite collections for Christmas!!

This is for the "Dear Santa" challenge at My Mind's Eye!

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December 10th - Holly Jolly

I pulled out lots of older stash for my December 10th page for C'est Magnifique...

The papers are all from We R Memory Keepers...along with the chipboard tags and title.  The holly is wooden pieces from Michael's.  I added some paper holly leaves behind the wooden pieces.  Then I played with more Liquid Pearls to add a few highlights.

Have a great day!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9th - Winter

Here is a COLD page I completed using my new goodies from Creative Embellishments

This was so fun to do!  The pieces from Creative Embellishments are chipboard  - the dripping icicles, the little snowflake frame around the left picture and some random snowflakes all over the page.  I got to play with Stickles, Liquid Pearls, a paint dauber and some inks!  
AND I used this month's sketch and inspirational picture!  

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December 8th - Santa...I can explain...

On the 8th Day of December, I tried a whimsical page....

I used the December sketch from 3 Scrappy Boys....and a LOT of buttons!

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December 7th - A Visit from Santa

For the Week 1 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, I put together this page from a fun Santa Visit...

I was so happy to find this beautiful small frame for the title square.

Have a great day!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

December 6th - A Time to Wonder

For the 6th day of my challenge, I used a sketch from Sketchbook 365.

I also had some fun with some new Stickles.  Everything is outlined in green, sparkle and red.  And I am in love with the plaid flowers!

Have a great day!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 5th - Believe

Counting down the days until Santa arrives...here we are at Day 5.  And the kids are anxiously watching out the window...

I used the sketch from Delightful Inspirations.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 4th - Santa's Reindeer

4th day and I used 4 pictures on this page.   :)

I used up some older whimsical stickers from Reminisce...and a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 3rd - Dear Santa

For Day 3, I pulled out the letter that Jason received from Santa last year.  He is so excited to write this year's letter!

I started out with the December sketch from Brenda - Granddiva.

Have a great day!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2nd - Holiday Joy

Day 2 of my December challenge....

For this page I used a sketch from Paper Secrets.  The added twist was to use metal.  I added some gold brads to the centers of the snowflakes and ornaments.   :)

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 1st - Noel

It's been quite a while since I was able to sit and actually work on some pictures.
I decided that my "December Daily" was going to be more about working on my Christmas pages and taking more pictures.  I have my list of prompts and a charged up camera.

Here is my page for December 1st:

I used lots of goodies from Little Yellow Bicycle and lots of scraps from DCWV.

And I got my kick start from a sketch from Stuck?!  Sketches.

Have a great day!!