Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas to you and yours...
From my home to yours, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.


Monday, December 20, 2010
Check me out - I made a sketch!

One of the things that Heather asks of us over at Scrapdango is to make a sketch to go along with one of our monthly kit projects. This month, I chose my "All About the Tree" layout to sketchify. ;) I'm hoping I'll get better at them as time goes by...

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Payton the Wonder Dog
Today I am sharing my third and final project for Scrapdango, using the December Spice kit. I really can't say enough about how fun the Merry January line from We R Memory Keepers is - I adore it! I have like six more layouts in progress that I hope to finish & share soon.

This page is called "Payton the Wonder Dog." My sweet Payte has had SO much fun playing in the snow lately. When he's not freezing and begging to be let back in, he's rooting around in the snow and always has a snow covered nose when he comes in. Hee hee

I used a lot of things from the kit on this one - from the buttons and the chipboard to a ton of papers all over. I used a lot of Glimmer Mist and added some Stickles details in the negative spaces as well. Lots more Stickles on the painted letters and the chipboard snowflake too...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 18, 2010
All About the Tree
Hi guys!

Today I get to share my second layout made with the December Spice kit from Scrapdango. It features the Merry January collection from We R Memory Keepers. (I think this is one of my most favorite from them yet - I even went and just bought the whole line from my LSS after I got my kit last week! LOL)

This page is called "All About the Tree" and it has pics from my Christmas tree. I love to decorate the tree. I spend days doing it. Seriously. It usually takes me at least a day to get all the lights strung just right and then all the branches adjusted before I will add the ornaments, ribbon and berries. I also loved this little tree embellishment included in the kit and the minute I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a page about my Christmas tree. (Granted, the pics are from waaaaaaay back before we remodeled, but I like them and wanted to use them anyway.)

Here's my page:
I added some buttons from the kit to the tree as ornaments and some extra Stickles on the tree itself to make it more dimensional. I used the felt ribbon behind the title for some added dimension and texture. I want to add journaling in some where but I'm not sure where. Every time I tried to add some, it just didn't look right, so I left it picture only. For now. ;)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Let It Snow
I'm so excited to reveal my creations using the December Spice kit for Scrapdango. The kit features some of my most favorite papers yet - We R Memory Keepers' Merry January collection. Here's my page:

This two pager is called "Let It Snow" and it shows off some of my favorite pictures from our most recent snowstorm. As most of you know, the Midwest has gotten a TON of snow in the last few weeks. I've only been able to get a few pics here and there (and some are even from my Blackberry!). I included all of my favorites on this one layout: One of Payton, playing in the snow; one of the golf course near my house and one of the street that I live on. I love that my street is lined by all of these old oak trees - they make for the most perfect frame. Here's the left page:

And here's the right page:

I altered the alphabet stickers in the kit so that they would match the snowy feel to the page and added the little swoosh for a "windblown" effect. For the side panels, I dug out my old stash of Heidi Swapp masks and went to town using Glimmer Mist. It adds such a pretty effect in person - I wish it would have photographed better!

Thanks for stopping by!