Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

we got our first real snowfall yesterday. Nearly 5 inches! Looks so beautiful but with windchills below zero there is no way we are venturing out to play in it just yet. So what's a momma to do? How about pop some popcorn, rent a new movie from OnDemand for the kiddos and get some scrapbooking done??
We spent most of the weekend prior to the snow getting some holiday items checked off our checklist-visit to Santa, picking out our tree, and decorating our tree-all done.
So, thusly inspired-I got out last year's Christmas photos and got to work.
This was my crew on Christms Eve 2009:
Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey Patterned Paper, Making Memories & KI Memories letter stickers, various ribbons
Finally got to play with my Martha Stewart circle cutter-fun stuff! And I used a white gel pen to journal around the edges of the cardstock-I never do that! But it was fun breaking out of my box and doing something different for a change. And my white gel pen is my new best friend-seriously can't wait to use this again.

Love, love, love these letters stickers! I think they are Chloe's Closet by Making Memories. I added the "christmas" from the KI Memories new Frosting Stickers.

I finished another Christmas layout...but I think I'll wait until tomorrow to share that one :) ...Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Future's So Bright...

I wish we had to wear shades. I think part of me put this page together because I am yearning for sunshine. :) Winter is starting to settle into the Midwest. And while I love snow and the time inside to get things like scrapbooking done; I miss the sun already.
I captured these photos of my son, Jackson, at his pine car derby this year. He was trying on his Nana's sunglasses and just looked too funny not to photograph.
Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper, Cosmo Cricket Die Cuts & Rub Ons, American Crafts letter stickers, Journaling cards-unknown
I really wanted the journaling card to be customized to the layout, so I grabbed some rub-ons that matched the patterned paper and got to work. I really like how it all tied together.
One other note about this layout-I very rarely use gray cardstock. Not sure why. But when I saw that patterned paper, I knew I had the perfect opportunity to use some gray cardstock that I had kicking around. Jackson LOVES this layout. He wants me to frame it for his room-silly kid. :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Head on Over To....

Domestic Blunders, Courtney Walsh's blog, for a super awesome Christmas giveaway. Courtney is a scrapbooker and the author of Scrapbooking Your Faith. I love reading her posts because she is a very honest writer--she doesn't try to be perfect, she's just trying to live her life in God's grace and I appreciate that. Not to mention, she's a real talented scrapbooker.
And did I mention she has an AWESOME giveaway??? Go on...head on over...I'll be back tomorrow with a fun layout. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Double Page Design

I took advantage of the great Black Friday sale Ella Publishing had this past weekend and purchased this awesome eBook, Double Page Design.
Love, love, love this book. I highly encourage you to head on over to their site and check it out. I'm typically a double page layout girl anyway but it inspired me to break out of my 4x6 photo rut and use some other sizes.
This is a layout I did of my son's school trip to our local children's museum. There's another double layout that goes with it that has journaling and more photos so this one is kind of his "journey" through the museum.
Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, Doodlebug buttons, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, Mrs Grossmans letter stickers
I loved the way this looked so much I did a very similar one about our day at the park.
Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey patterned paper, Doodlebug letter stickers, Marvy scallop circle punch

I made the flower embellishments by using a bunch of different sized scallop circle punches. (I did this at a scrap night at my local Archivers. I only have one scallop circle punch.)
You could also add a brad in the center and pull up on the edges for more dimension but I wanted mine to stay flat.
I have to say I think this might just be my favorite Ella book to date!! :)