Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas to all....

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  Be happy and safe!

Christmas Card 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Happy Sunday Everyone! Paper Issues is sponsoring the sketch challenge over at Stuck?! Sketches this month.  The prize is a $20 GC to the Paper Issues Store!!!  I played along and this is what I came up with:

I finally got to play with some of my Recorded collection by Allison Kreft for Webster's Pages.  This is such a fun collection...it has great colors and embellies!  The pictures...well this is what happens when my daughter and friends are bored on the school bus... I guess I should be glad?!! The title was stolen (with permission of course ) from my co-designer at Paper Issues...Leslie Ashe.  I just thought it fit perfectly!

I LOVE the clips that come with Recorded!  

 I created the little Insta photo frame by sewing a vellum pocket into the opening and filling it with sequins.  The love was cut from one of the papers in the collection.  Well, that's it for today.  I'll be off-line for a few days for Christmas!  (that is IF I ever finish all there is to do beforehand!)  I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!   I'll be starting January with a bang and some projects for Creative Scrappers and Doodlebug!

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Little Home for the Holidays

It's that time of year...it's hit the critical point...everything just has to get done!  Cards, cookies, shopping, wrapping, tree...what do I do...push it all aside to play with some Doodlebug Home for the Holidays.  Who cares if I have 25 people coming for a family party on Saturday and my Christmas cards are only half created???  Those Pixies just were calling my name.  I have an excuse...it's actually a gift!  Take a peek:

I have some people on my list that are very hard to buy for...so when I saw this Accordion Gift Card booklet by Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette store...I was inspired!

I added a belly band to the book so that I could easily showcase some of the cute Icon Stickers from Home for the Holidays.

Inside the book there are slots for 6 gift cards.

Now I have a great gift, that I know will be appreciated!!  OK, now back to my Christmas duties....thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

My Happy Place at Paper Issues

Hi Everyone...it's time for a new Issue over at Paper Issues today...."My Happy Place!"  Of course this is a title near and dear to me since it's the name of my blog so I just had to be a part of it!  We got to play with some goodies from our sponsor Chic Tags for this issue...I mixed up some papers and embellies from the School House and Happy Place collections.  Take a peek:

My happy place is my new craft room!  I took some pictures of the newly redone room to show some of my favorite things!  It's not 100% done yet...I have fabric for curtains and some goodies for the walls still, but it's a fun place to hang out!

My most favorite thing in my craft room is the desk...it is 5'square and seats 4!  Of course I still find a way to take up all that space!  The love this right here tag is from Chic Tags School House collection...the puffy stickers are from Evalicious.

Since we still needed room for overnight guests...we got a new sleeper sofa for the room as well.  You can see who uses it most!

More tags, from both collections... one of my favorite things about Chic Tags papers is the manufacturer strip along the bottom of the paper.  They all have one side that you can use as tags!!  The "love this" tag is from one of those strips. 

So what is your Happy Place?  Make sure to link up your projects featuring your favorite places to the current issue!  You could win a fab prize pack from Chic Tags!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Scrapbook & Cards Today Winter Issue

The SCT Winter Issue is here!!!  Make sure to check it out....I might have a little something on page 69!!!  (Not that I have it memorized)  http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/current-issue

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

30gratefuldays Mini Album

Hi Everyone...well I did it!  I completed my #30gratefuldays mini album for Paper Issues!  If you're not familiar, Paper Issues asked their Instagram followers to post pictures each day of November of something they were grateful for and tag it #30gratefuldays.  The response was huge!  I decided to put my pictures in a little 4x6 mini.

To make this an easy project, I made myself follow some guidelines.  First, I could only use one collection...Jillibean Soup's Cold Avocado Soup.. along with just a few coordinating embellishments such as washi, twine, doilies, sequins and clips.  Second, I printed 30 project life sketches I got from the Citrus Twist blog... I had to use them in order.  This prevented me from agonizing over every little detail and it really made it such an easy project to complete!  I may try this again for something like a December Daily.  Here are all the inside pages. (click on the picture for a closer view)

I love how it turned out!  That's it for today...I'll be back soon with some layouts for Paper Issues!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Paper Issues and Doodlebug

Hi Everyone...
I have a cute card up on the Paper Issues Blog today to celebrate our "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" Issue.  I got to play with some great Doodlebug Home for the Holidays goodies...take a peek:

I think that DoodlePops are my all time favorite embellishment.  They are just so stinkin' cute!!!  The house, the trees...too cute.  I'm also loving the Pixies!!!  Be sure to check out our latest Issue and link up your Christmas projects for a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  Thanks for stopping by today!!!!