Saturday, December 26, 2020

Merry Christmas Tree

 I love seeing the Christmas Tree all lit up and surrounded by gifts.

I'm usually so busy with dinner and games that I forget to take pictures of the tree.
I remembered this year!

I scrapped these pictures using this challenge from Scrap Our Stash:

I added some gold trimmed acrylic embellishments.  
The dimensional ornaments are from K&Company.
I added some gold glitter Stickles to them to make them shine even more.
I wasn't feeling the "glitter and sparkle" enough, so I outlined some of my papers with the gold Stickles too.

Off to order this year's pictures!

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Friday, December 25, 2020

December 25th

 Almost done scrapping previous years Christmas pictures!  Now I just have to sort through hundreds of new pics from this year.

This was a fun page as I finally had a thought on using all those little word strips.
I added some black and white braided ribbon and these really pretty poinsettia pieces I found at Hobby Lobby.

I used this sketch from Sketch n Scrap # 215:

As I work on these pages, I'm already making a list of things I will need for this year's pictures.

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Happy Holidays!!!

 It's Christmas morning!  We have a dusting of snow but it's soooo cold outside!!

I had a wonderful time with my family last night for our Christmas party.  Lots of food, games, presents and laughter.

Here is a picture from last year of my Mom, sister and me:

I used Simple Stories Say Cheese Christmas collection.
I love the Disney vibes!
I added my own little hidden Mickeys to my enamel dot scatters.

Here is the sketch I used from  Sketches in Thyme #450:

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!

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Friday, December 18, 2020

My Sunshine

 This past summer, my daughter and one of her friends went to a sunflower farm.  I didn't know they existed!  I am so putting this on my bucket list for next year.  The pictures she took were beautiful!

I started this page by playing with today's mood board challenge from Cookin' Up Creations:

Once I saw the bright yellows and that picture of the shoes among the flowers, I knew which pics I wanted to scrap.

My second step was choosing this sketch from Sketches in Thyme #449:

I used a crumpled up napkin and some blue paint to "mess up" my background.
PSA - after a few dabs, the napkin starts to stick to the
I used one of my templates from my cutting system and a brown marker to create the different sized circles.
The flowers are a mix of felt flowers from Michael's, some random leaves and Martha Stewart sunflower stickers.
My title was a print and cut from a Pinterest board.

Now that I have avoided everything I was supposed to do tonight, I'm going to bed.
Baking in the morning!

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

'tis the season

 I have Christmas scraps all over my corner!  I put them to good use making this page:

Scraps and doilies to create layers for my pictures.
I used my texture paste for the first time!
I used a stencil and made snowflakes on my background.
I then added some white brads to the centers.

I stuck with this color palette for the challenge from White with 1:

I miss parties this like!

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 We recently celebrated my niece's 6th birthday!  

This was really fun to work with.
I was able to find a few cute things in the stash.
I used my coluzzle cutting system to make my circles with some scraps.
I pulled out the misting sprays for the background paper.
I then outlined them with gold Stickles.
While looking for birthday goodies,  I found these fun little shaker balloons.
A few random flowers and some fun metal star clips added more dimension.
I found this cute little unicorn idea on one of Jana's pages.

Here is the sketch from Stick it Down Sketches that inspired me:

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

I am an Original

 This was a fun page to put together.  I was surprised and how fast it came to mind.

First I was inspired by today's mood board from Cookin' Up Creations:

These colors are so pretty!  This brought to mind the Zodiac Stack from DCWV.

I was originally going to use flowers to work with this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

But once I saw all of these zodiac cards from the stack, I thought I would put them to use.

I then added a LOT Stickles around
The alphas are a mix from the stash.
While looking for stars, I found these fun holographic stickers - perfect for a zodiac page.

SO happy with how this all came together.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Holiday Cheer

 I'm determined to get a page done every night before bed.  So far, so good!

I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap's Facebook challenge group:

To play along with the Winter / Snow / Christmas challenge from Use Your Stuff.
I added some stamps (Fa La La and the little poinsettias).  I added some Nuvo Drops to the centers of the flowers.

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Monday, December 14, 2020


 This doesn't happen very often, but I just got a box of Simple Stories Say Cheese Christmas goodies today.....and used it immediately!! 

Usually I have to savor the stuff for a while.  Look at it for a few days and take my time deciding the best way to use it.  

But this was just too fun to put away!

I used these goodies for this Monday's challenge at Cookin' Up Creations:

Today's challenge was to use this moodboard:


With this sketch as an option.
I never pass up a great sketch!

And I am still having a lot of fun using up some Nuvo Drops.

Use Your Stuff has a new challenge this week to use Snow / Winter / Christmas theme.
Since I haven't been able to get snow pictures for a years, I opted to stick with my Christmas projects.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020


 Last page for tonight:

I broke out the misting sprays (had to clean the nozzles, it's been so
And my coluzzle cutting system.

I added stickers but put them on pop dots for a bit of dimension.
I found these holly stickers with the swirls on clearance and Michael's.
I stocked up on them.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme #447:

Good night!

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A Very Merry Christmas

 Finally got a chance to work with the challenge at Creative Embellishments:

I've had this cute little title Christmas Tree for a while.
Now that I have a stash of Nuvo Drops, I was inspired to decorate.
And I had to add more of the little gift stickers too.

Here is the photo inspiration for this month's challenge:

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Merry Merry Christmas

I love that my family all gets together and has lots of fun on the holidays.

I put this page together using scraps, a bunch of gift tags I found at Hobby Lobby and GIANT buttons I found at Michael's.

I love using buttons and these were calling me because they were perfect for Christmas pages.
How could I resist??

I'm using this page for the Anything Goes challenge from Challenge Yourself.
It's very rare to find myself in a few pictures so I had to make sure to make the best of it.

And I will be making a point of making sure I am in more pictures this year!

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Our Christmas Pet

 So happy that my pictures FINALLY came in!!  I haven't printed Christmas pictures in a while.

Here are some pics of when we surprised the kids with a pet tortoise on Christmas Eve a few years ago.

I am using this for the Anything Goes challenge at Lasting Memories this week.

My tree was put together with green doilies I found.
I added Stickles for garland, Mickey confetti, and sequins for ornaments.
My star was hand cut and Stickled.
And then I used a bunch of foam stickers of gifts.


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Saturday, December 12, 2020

No Peeking!!

 Good morning!  It's a cold, miserable, rainy day - perfect for staying in and scrapping all day.

I saw this sketch by Allison Davis which required a large circle.  I looked through all of my scraps and could find anything I needed that was already cut - of course.
While searching I found this beautiful handmade fiber paper.
I have no idea how long it has been in the folder!

I had to handcut the circle.  My cutter kept catching the fibers and tearing. It took a while to do.
I then went through the jar of trims and found this perfect trim.
Thanks to Hobby Lobby, I had these beautiful flowers to add.
And lastly, thanks to Michael's sticker clearance, I had the gift stickers.

I did this page with challenge # 527 from Lasting Memories in mind.
The challenge was to use a item that starts with each letter of the word LIGHTS.

Here is my list:
L - layers
I - ink
G - gifts
H - Holiday theme
T - trim
S - stickers

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

 I woke up to SNOW this morning!!   And it was coming down quickly with GIANT snowflakes!!  I am so not ready for this!!  UGH!!!

I'm ready to hibernate, so I may have to run to the store to make sure I have everything I scrap for months, in case we get snowed  

It actually barely covered the grass, but still!!  I'm not ready for it yet!!

I put this page together using a lot of bits and pieces from the supply basket:

Carta Bella goodies, plaid ribbon, a tag, metal accent piece, flowers, Nuvo drops...a bit of everything.

Here is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy that inspired my page:

Now I have to make sure I can find my shovel!

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Merry & Bright

 I am running out of Christmas pictures!!  I have a huge order that is expected to be delivered by the 11th. I have pulled out all of my Christmas scrapping goodies and I NEED my pictures!!

Here is a page I did using a sketch from Sketch N Scrap # 214:

The green background paper was actually in the scrap drawer. 
The smaller circle die cut is from Little Yellow Bicycle - obviously has been around for a while.
I added many bits and pieces to try and dress up my page.
The cut outs of the reindeer and tree are a set I bought from a FB group.
And the banner piece is from a patterned sheet from Carta Bella.

Here is the original sketch from Sketch N Scrap #214:

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Happy Holidays

 I Love finding random photos on my phone.  My daughter LOVES taking my camera around the room and snapping candids.

These pics of my daughter, sister and Mom are the greatest!  

I played along with the Tic Tac Toe board from Stacy this month:

I went down the left side:
Enamel Dots

I got started using this sketch from Rochelle:

So glad to find most of these goodies on clearance at Hobby Lobby!

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Dear Santa....

 This has certainly been a trying year for everyone.  But on the good side, with so many things being cancelled, there were much less opportunities to get into

So there is nothing wrong with asking Santa for a second chance:

I have sooo much Christmas scrapping stuff, it will take me the next 20 years to get through it all!

I pulled together a few things for challenge # 526 from Lasting Memories.
We were given a list and had to pick 3 things from the list.
I chose a few extra:


I sure hope the rest of my pictures get delivered soon!

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