Thursday, December 30, 2010

The December Scraptacular kit...

is NOT just for holiday pictures!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Scrapping OFF the page...

Here's an altered wooden "purse" by Kaiser Craft. Can't get enough of the fun/whimsical Crate paper line.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

scraptacular saturday!

happy saturday before christmas scrappers!! i am especially happy here, it has been a crazy couple of weeks for us! my bab y boy turned 2 on wednesday the 8th, the day after he started up with asthma. by wednesday the 15th we were in the hospital, he had pneumonia in his right lung :( we are home now, and he is still fighting his sickies!

so on to the scrappies...

run out of gift tags? use you scrappy supplies! i used the father christams kit for this tag

and this is me! my very first christmas back in 1974!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Challenge/Project of the week! ~ Skipping Christmas

Well, not _really_ skipping Christmas, but for the Challenge/Project of the week we are!

I, the Grinch, Challenge you to create a Layout, card, project, Whoozer-Witzger of your choice.  The catch??  You MUST use holiday/winter papers/Embellishments in a NON-Traditional way!  No holiday pictures allowed.  Remember, the Grinch is here and looking down at you from the craggy mountain top.

This is not to say that the Grinch has no spirit.  Take a look at what's been created with that too-small heart!
Grinch here used the Christmas Frost kit for that Layout.  LOVE the colors!  Would you think that these were all "Wintery/Holiday" papers?

So let's go for it and create!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

No Christmas pictures???

I'm so caught up on my scrapping that I don't have any Christmas/Holiday pictures to scrap right now. However, the Father Time kit got me excited to scrap the holidays. So...I created a layout that will make my life so much easier when I DO have the pictures! (I'm so proud of myself for actually working AHEAD)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

christmas card

i made this cute card with the december father time kit.
i used the negative from the holly leaves on the die cut sheet to cut my own leaves.

i then embossed them with my qk and added amgel wings shimmerz to the leaves.
i then added glitter to the holly berries

i hope this inspires you to used some fun techiniques on your next card!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

magnetic santa banner

isn't this a cute new way to use a banner!!??!! you i added magnets to the back of each and it now resides on my fridge!!!

i am cheap, so i traced the jennie bowlin banner :)

cut them out of chipboard
decorated with the awesome father time kit!!! do not miss out on this kit!
here are a couple close ups of my banner...
aren't these the cutest embellies???
i hope you are al inspired to create a magnetic banner of your own!

Friday, December 3, 2010

making ornaments with leftovers

everyday in December we are working on creating ornaments, some to keep, some for our Jesse Tree and some to give away...
on December 1st we created these very simple stocking ornaments...

they are a GREAT way use up leftover paper scraps (mine are from the December kit) and what was the best part was what we put inside... i asked each of my children to write an encouraging note to someone who they thought could use one this holiday season. they quickly thought of neighbors and even a friend who has terminal cancer. it was refreshing and heartwarming at a time when children can be thinking about what they want for the holidays. they delivered their ornaments with their little notes tucked inside with a chocolate and were so excited. and the recipients seemed very thankful we thought of them. we will be dong this again next year....