Saturday, December 31, 2011

Creative Scrappers #188

Where was I that I missed Creative Scrappers? I stumbled upon them the other day and saw the newest sketch (#188) and knew I needed to play along. So this was the first thing I worked on last night at our girls night at Archivers.

So here is my take...

And some close ups...

This is another photo from this girl's 8 year old birthday shoot. I know, I have a ton of these pictures, but I just love them all so how can I not scrapbook them all? And then I used the December Studio Calico kit. I LOVE the Ali Thickers in it. I so wish I could get some more of those!

Anyway, have a Happy New Year. Be safe. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 12.29

Welcome back to the weekly Sketchy Thursday's sketch! I hope you had a nice holiday break and a chance to take a lot of new pictures to scrapbook!

Today's sketch is a great one if you want to get a bunch of photos scrapbooked. Here is it...

I have a few holiday pictures to scrapbook, but I also wanted to use the new Flutterbys from American Crafts and since they did not go with my Christmas pictures, I had to find something else. Here is my page.

Some close ups...

She was so cute. Still is, of course. :-)

So, get scrapping ladies! Make sure you link up those pages. And thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

A fun assignment for December from American Crafts was a page makeover. AWESOME! I love getting to do this.

So here is the one and only Christmas page I did for Christmas 2009...

The part about this page that cracked me up was the title. It is HUGE! And the spacing was awkward. Funny how our styles change. (This was before I truly fell in love/became obsessed/couldn't live without Thickers.)

So here is the new page using American Crafts products...

I like the centered white space better and the title really tells the story about the photo WAY better. Plus I like the more traditional colors of the American Crafts papers and embellishments. But no matter what, it was a fun project.

Merry Christmas everyone!!! Have a joy filled day!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Our Day Out - American Crafts

I took this girl out for her birthday photo shoot and it turned into a mommy-daughter date. SO fun!!! We walked around the Square, had pizza for lunch, did some window shopping, and just enjoyed the time with just us together. We don't get a lot of one on one time with a big sister and a little sister, so we wanted to really enjoy it while we had it.

So here is another page to document the day using American Crafts products...

The Amy Tangerine embellishments are just so much fun!

Enjoy the holidays all!!! And thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Loving Some American Crafts

I think when most people see Chap by American Crafts they see boy pages. And I guess I would too if I had boys, but instead I see girl pages. Specifically, pages about my DD#2. She is not the only tomboy in our house, but the Chap colors are her favorite and I just love working with these papers with pictures of her.

Anyway, I took her 8 year old birthday pictures over Thanksgiving weekend and finally got around to editing them last week. Yeah, a little late. Plus I just posted a 7 year old page of her a couple of weeks ago. Yeah, I was behind because she was already 8 by then.

But here she is, the birthday girl, along with some Chap.

I used this challenge by the in house AC design team as inspiration. It was the coolest inspiration! It got me to try the little chevron thing for the first time.

Well, I hope you all are enjoying this time of year! Thanks for stopping by and seeing the birthday girl!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hambly Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hambly Design Team Blog Hop!

We'd like to introduce you to the new design team members through a blog hop (and giveaway). Visit all 16 designer's blogs, where you can read a little bit about each member and see a project and/or tip about Hambly products. Leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts, then go to the Hambly blog and leave comment. On Dec. 19th 2011 at 12 noon PST we will randomly pick and announce the winners on the Hambly Blog.

Angela Gutshall, PA
Corrie Jones, GA ***You are here right now!!!
Felicitas Klink, Germany
Iris Babao Uy, Philippines
Janna Werner, Germany
Jaz Lee Soo Hui, Singapore
Jennifer Rzasa, MA
Karine Cazenave, France
Kirsty Neale, UK
Leeann Pearce, Australia
Leah Farquharson, FL
Maisa Mendonça, Brazil
Marie Ramirez, CA
Mou Saha, FL
Paige Evans, CA
Pearl Lui, NY

Blog hops are fun, don't you think? Well, I made this Christmas project to share today. It's my Christmas card. It is the best one (Christmas card) I have done yet, so it definitely needed to be in the scrapbooks!

A close up (so you can see the Hambly awesomeness...

And a little about me...

1. I love coffee.
2. I love the beach.
3. My perfect day would start with sipping coffee on the beach watching the sunrise.
4. My favorite footwear is flip flops. I wear them about 9 months of the year.
5. I like to talk on the phone more than texting, Facebook, or email.
6. I did not tell my mom I started scrapbooking for almost a year because I was afraid she would make fun of me. (She didn't.)
7. I would like a retro pink toaster in my kitchen but it really wouldn't match.
8. I am a horrible house decorator. My house is basically blank.
9. My favorite clothes are jeans and a v-neck t-shirt.
10. My dear hubby truly is my best, best friend.

Well, that's about all. It is time for you to head on over to Felicitas's blog!! And make sure you go back to the Hambly blog and enter for the prize!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 12.15 and some Hambly

I got some scrappy time in. YAY!!! Man, did I need it. And luckily there was a new Sketchy Thursdays sketch to play with.

I don't know about you but I saw a Christmas Tree in this sketch, so that is where I went with it. Take a look...

And some close ups...

And to make this even more fun, most of the products I used on this one are Hambly!!! The overlays make for a cute effect for the tree and their rub ons are fabulous. Plus, now I have scrapbooked Christmas from last year. (Okay, and I have that George Michael song running through my head... "Last Christmas, I gave you my heart..." LOL.)

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I know you are busy with the holidays and all but take some time for yourself and play along with us at Sketchy Thursdays! You get two weeks!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Meaningful Mulligans is starting today!!

It is December 10th and that means my class, Meaningful Mulligans, is starting today at Miss Art's Papercrafting School!! Cheers!!! Yay!!! Wahoo!

A sneak of the class goodies...

Don't miss out! Head on over to Miss Art's Papercrafting School and take Meaningful Mulligans with me!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12.8 Sketchy Thursdays!

I am so happy about this new sketch. It is fab!!! And after I missed last week, I was so itching to dive into this one. Check it out...

LOVE it!!!

I flipped it. But only because my photos were portraits and not landscape. Here is mine...

Close ups...

So fun right???

And I know, my brain is still in summertime mode. I guess I need to get with the program and start the holiday pages. Soon, I think, soon.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to Sketchy Thursdays and get you pages linked up for a chance at the prize!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Meaningful Mulligans at Miss Art's Papercrafting School

Did I mention that I am teaching a class at Miss Art's Papercrafting School?? Well, I am! I am so excited about it. It is going live on December 10th, just days from now! Want to know what it is about? Watch this!!

Come on over to Miss Art's Papercrafting School and join me in Meaningful Mulligans!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Some Hambly to share

I have a couple of Hambly pages I wanted to share. I had a really good time working with these products and I am SO EXCITED about this upcoming year with them!!! They have so much amazing stuff!

This old building that they are in front of is on the market to be sold. Since i took this picture, someone, the owners or whoever has really cleaned up the property, cutting down the wild bushes and weeds. Now, there is more wall space to use as backgrounds. I am considering sneaking over there again. Now for the time...

I took this girl out for her 8 year old birthday photo shoot after Thanksgiving, so I guess this page really needs to get updated, since she is no longer 7. They grow up way too fast!!!

Well, off to get to work! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!