Monday, November 29, 2010

More inspiration...

"Want2Scrap Scrapbook Manufacturer is proudly sponsoring the Passionately Artistic blog hop! We have joined forces to bring you an amazing hop filled with creative goodness to inspire you for 12 full days!!! We are so excited to bring you such wonderful inspiration leading you into the holiday season. To start from the beginning of the hop, please visit the Passionately Artistic blog for all the details . . . . otherwise you have come to the next stop in the 12 days of Christmas hop."

I hope you having a ton of fun with the Passionately Artistic Blog Hop!

I just love the Acrylic Sheets in the Want2Scrap store. I decided to make a sign to put in the foyer of my home welcoming our guest for the holiday.

One of my favorite parts of the holiday are the great traditions that go along with many wonderful memories. Making toffee, cookie day, Christmas pj's, decorating the tree with our all handmade ornaments, but of course the best is seeing those friends and family I don't get to see much since they live far away...this little sign in our foyer will welcome them on those happy occasions.

Here are a few details from the goodies you can get at Want2Scrap...bling and ribbon are also available!

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a prize. I will also be doing a RAK for one of my blog readers! I hope you are having a great holiday and continue to be inspired by all the creative people around you! Happy Holidays!!!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

This is why pattern paper is my favorite product...

I love pattern paper! I can't get enough of it. I use it but I can also be a bit of a paper hoarder...saving that piece I love for just the perfect project. I know you all know what I mean. The Christmas Sleigh collection by GCD Studios is perfect for those fun bright Christmas pictures.

Last year we were in Disney near the is a wonderful place all year round but especially gorgeous at Christmas time. Here is a layout I did showing off some of the Christmas sites.

This line made is so easy to do a layout without many embellishments. I simply made my own by cutting out these adorable trees from the Christmas Trees paper. I just added a pop dot for dimension. Then topped the trees off with a spot of Christmas Red Stickles. Done!

Buttons and trim and this layout has a great pop of color and dimension with out all the pricey embellishments. So next time you can't find the right embellishment in your stash...make your own with a piece of pattern paper!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Spellbinders Blog Hop

Yay! You found it! The Spellbinders Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop! Spellbinders, along with Nikki Sivils are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving. Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore! Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog. A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away! To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog! Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible. One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner. Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog!

I was asked to participate in the Spellbinders Blog Hop and had a ton of fun working with the Nested Mittens S4-285 and the Circle Impressabilities I2-1005. I combined these with the Something for Everyone line by Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. They really made the perfect combination of products!

Here is a close up of some of the mittens...don't you love the quilted feel that the impressabilities added to the die.

These papers are fab and look great on every layout...but they really do pop on this winter layout!

Visit all of today’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs:

Latisha Yoast

Judy Hayes

Kazan Clark

Ashley Cannon Newell

Holly Simoni

Debbie Olson

Heidi Blankenship

Sherry Cheever

Linda Duke

Laurie Schmidlin

Cheryl Marie Walker

Jill Jacobsen

Jennifer Priest

Christina Klauer

Jodi Sanford

Leslie Miller

Mimi Leinbach

Robyn O’Crowley

Sharon Harnist

Liz Hicks

Sarah Hamer

Christie Bryant

Wendy Sue Anderson

Anary Baumgarth

Jenifer Dove

Gina Krupsky

Simply leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package blog post w/prizes! One winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs participating today. Comments made in the first 48 hours of this post will be eligible to win. Winner’s names will be published on the Spellbinders Blog on November 22, and they will have 48 hours to reply to Spellbinders to claim the prizes.

Be sure to see all of tomorrow’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs too for more inspiring projects and another chance to win!

Thank so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Scarlet Lime's November Frugal Fab Kit!

Christy did it again this month creating such amazing kits this month at Scarlet Lime. Don't you just love this Frugal Fab kit!

These colors totally blew me away!

This is my sweet Jack on his first day of 4th grade.

Your gonna love all the embellishments in this kit!

I love the great packaging by Chatterbox here and had to use that cool striped border somewhere on my layout...yes, I do consider this recycling at its best!

For Nick's 6th grade field trip we went to Washington DC and had such a great day.

So many goodies to layer here...

Thanks so much for stopping by...I will be back soon with details from the main kit!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Gifts!

I like to make some of my own gift at the holidays. It is always nice to add a little homemade item to a store bought gift or gift card. I used the Joyful Peace line by GCD Studios for this notepad holder by Traditions Studio . My mom will love this sitting by her phone for notes.

This line has such a great vintage feel and looks great with black and white photos. I added a little pen with a flower tied on to the top to make it even better.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Holidays!