Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sketchy Thursday 11.17

I've filed away this sketch for future use, it's fantastic! Went through my stash and chose some Bo Bunny. It took more time waiting for the mist and glimmer glaze to dry than putting the layout together ;)

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Project 12-October

I spent last weekend getting caught up on Project 12 and completed not only October but September as well. 
Lets start with October's layout; first the sketch:

Here's my layout:
I dug into my stash for this one and used a lot of items I've had for over a year. Patterned paper is Crate Paper, Lily Bee and I don't know who makes the brown with white swirls paper. The blossoms are Sassafras Lass and I think the ribbon is May Arts. Butterflies and alphas are Jenni Bowlin.
Here are a couple of close ups:

Since I didn't have the right size of photos, I trimmed two photos to the same size of the larger photos in the sketch (3"x 6.25") otherwise I stuck very closely to the sketch.

Here's my September layout which I absolutely LOVE, I'll use this sketch again for sure :) .

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Christmas Cards

As promised, here are a few more cards I've completed recently.

There were also made from a Scrapshotz card kit using SEI papers.
Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sketchy Thursday 11.10

Well I didn't think I'd be able to get to this sketch this week but thanks to such a great sketch I was able to knock this out fairly quickly.

I've used good old kraft cardstock for the base and layered some Cosmo Cricket circa 1934 patterned paper and stickers. The die cut sticker is topped off with an American Crafts badge I've had stuck to my desk lamp for over a year{insert embarassed expression here ;)}. The title is a KI Memories Scribble sticker.

Thanks for looking :)

Reindeer Christmas Cards

As I was going through my Christmas stash, I came across 3 Christmas card kits I purchased at Scrapshotz last year but didn't use. I had lots of fun with this one especially the cute reindeer stamp!

Just click on the slideshow to view, just trying to speed up the viewing process :)




This years card kits at Scrapshotz are all sold out but there is lots of inspiration in the gallery from this past weekends mini Christmas card crop. You can also view all the challenges here .
I'll have more cards to share in a couple of days!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What's Next

Now that I've finished my December Daily foundation pages I'm wondering what to do next! I got all my Christmas cards done so I think I will try to make a dent in my stash! Have to pick up those 100+ photos I sent to the printers first ;)
In the mean time, here are a few Christmas cards I've created recently:

These two were made using packing tape and glitter! This last one was made for this challenge :
Feel free to join us at Scrapshotz to play along; I'll have some more cards to share in the next few days!
Thanks for dropping by :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

December Daily 2011-foundation pages

I have completed my December Daily foundation pages, yay!!! I don't think they will change much. After looking at my 2010 version of DD I want to include some christmas cards like I did last year so there will be a few additions to my foundation pages.
I really liked Ali's cut down baseball card pages and may include a few of those but not many 'cause I am too lazy to cut down papers and photos, gotta keep it easy for me to finish the project :).
We will also be celebrating the season in Scottsdale, Arizona from the 9th to the 30th of December so I won't have access to my stash and am optimistically hoping to come home with pages with photos on them :) and journaling completed on my computer.

For this years DD I was really inspired by Ali Edwards use of transparancies. I used one in between each spread and instead of stitching ribbon, I stitched paper to the transparancies. I also used Ali Edwards overlays to give my project a common theme, I just chose a darker red for the overlay printing.
To summarize, I am very happy with the pages, I don't have an album yet, haven't found the 8x8 book I really like yet so I will look around for one when we are in the States in December and if I don't find something I like, I will bind it myself.
Here are my foundation pages:






Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sketchy Thursday 11.3

My most favorite thing about Sketchy Thursdays is the fact that playing along means at least one layout will be completed that week ;) . It's great motivation to get scrapping! Here's my take on the current sketch:

I used some pieces from the Studio Calico Elementary collection, the cards are by October Afternoon and the stamp is Hero Arts for Studio Calico.
Thanks for looking!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Kisses for Mom

Not surprisingly I have LOTS of scrappy product. So much that I am starting to feel like a hoarder ;) so for a recent Scrapshotz online crop I pulled out some Sassafrass Lass product I've had for a year or so and honestly I wasn't sure how I would use it. This layout came together quickly and easily. I created it for this challenge

It looks like I did lots of layering but I didn't! That's how the paper is printed so with just a few additions a lovely layout is created :)
The only thing I would do differently is use repositionable adhesive to hold the misting template down so the glimmer mist doesn't bleed under the template.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scrapshotz November Kit Creative Team Reveal

The Creative Team at Scrapshotz revealed our projects for the the November Kit featuring the Simple Stories 25 days Christmas line. You check out the entire creative team's projects here .
I really enjoyed working with this one! I initially thought I would only be able to create Christmas projects with this line and while that was the majority of projects, I did manage to make a couple of birthday cards and a school layout. Here are my November kit projects:



Phew! Did you count all those? It was a total of 11 projects and I didn't even touch any stickers except a few alphas! I've got some paper and all the number stickers to use in my DD and to make a few more cards!
Thanks for taking a look :)