Thursday, December 31, 2009

All Girl

I about fell over when my beautiful "Paper Doll" kit showed up at my door and even though it's crazy holiday time I had to sit and get a layout done with this rockin' kit!

Happy New Years everyone!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Gift

Well as all of you lucky scrappers out there that purchased the PaperDoll kit - know how beautiful it is. It is filled to the brim with lots of girly goodness.

the papers were perfect for photos of Alyson opening her "favorite" birthday gift. I decided to put the photos in the shape of a present. Iused the chenille material as a bow. So super easy - didn't even cut it.

Thanks for stopping in - I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009


It felt SO nice last night to sit down and play with the new Paper Doll kit (which is now sold out!). Don't get me wrong- I love me some Christmas- but I was ready for a change!

I love the Shimmerz Blingz that came in the kit. They are super easy to use and add a lovely sparkle to my pages! I just used a q-tip to brush on the paint onto my flower. Make sure you shake up the little tub before using to ensure that all the color is mixed together!

Monday, December 28, 2009

More Christmas Pages

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend with your families! And just to keep on with the Christmas spirit . . . I have a few more festive pages to share with you today.

This first one is the page I did for the current Noel Mignon Christmas Movie Quote Challenge. My quote is from the movie, ELF. ELF is my very favorite holiday movie! I have watched it a gazillion times and STILL chuckle at every scene.

I used the quote, "The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is By Singing Loud For All to Hear" for these pictures of my daughter at her Christmas Choir Concert. It fits perfect, don't ya think?!! :D :D :D

This second page is a page I did for the Noel Mignon Tip & Technique blog where I show you how to create Sweater Posies. Papers and diecuts are from "The Merry Days of Christmas" collection by My Mind's Eye. (I am in love with the traditional colors in this set!)

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Please Welcome Julie Tucker!

I'm so pleased to announce that Julie Tucker will be joining us as our guest designer for January! Julie is a long time customer and friend, and she is so full of creativity and positive energy!! She's a bright light! So be sure to check in here weekly to see her Paper Doll kit layouts, and swing by her blog to see what she is up to!

Welcome Julie, we are lucky to have you! :) :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Paper Doll Kit

Paper Doll Kit includes the following:
American Crafts "Craft Fair" (Double Sided)
-Rose McGrain
-Alice Stitchenson
-Sophie Tucket
Sassafras Lass "Sweet Marmalade" (Double Sided)
-With Love
-Sugary Sweet
Crate Paper "Bliss" (Double Sided)
Making Memories "Vintage Findings" (Double Sided)
-Pink Geo
-Dress Pattern
-Artisan Die Cut Dot
Creative Imaginations
-Lacy Square Kraft
Melissa Frances Designer Papers
Prima "Wink" (Double Sided)
-Arbor Rose
-Divine Diva
Collage Press "Margot" (Double Sided)
-Port Royal
-Paisley Textile
Imaginisce "Perfectly Posh" (Double Sided)
-Frilly Floral
-Painted Stripes
-Fancy Hearts
Hambly Screenprints
-Pink Dress Form
6 matching Bazzil Cardstock Sheets
-1 Package American Crafts Tiara Glitter Thickers - Pink
-1 Sheet ArtChix "Dreamy" Paper Doll Stickers
-1 Sheet Sassafras Lass 12x12 Journaling Tag Stickers
-2 Pages from Vintage Book "Little Women"
-2 Pieces from Vintage Paper Dolls (styles vary...all items from 1940's-1950's dolls)
-1 Package Crate Paper Journaling Stickers "Bliss"
-1 Sheet Jenni Bowlin "Framed Girl" Rub Ons
-1 package Pink Paislee Cardstock Alpha Stickers - Chocolate
-1 Prima Fabric Dress Form
-3 Prima Canvas Printed Buttons
-6 Prima Pebbles
-1 Package Making Memories Design Shop "All Girl" Stickers
-1 Package Melissa Frances "Little Girl" 3-D Stickers
-1 Package Prima "Say it in Pearls"
-1 Prima "Little Girls" stamp
-1 Package Making Memories Embossed Gold Ephemera
-2 Squares Ribbed Chenille
-1 Making Memories Glitter Bling "All Girl"
-1 Package Making Memories Paper Shreds
-1 jar Shimmerz in Pink
-4 Maya Road Gingham Flowers
-1 Every Jot and Title Pony Tail Girl Tag
-1 Heidi Swapp Pink Crown
-5 Maya Road Stick Pins
-3 Heidi Swapp Pink Photo Corners
-1 Yard Prima lace
-1 Yard American Crafts Gingham
-1/2 Yard American Crafts Pink Corduroy
-3 Prima Sugar Blooms
-6 Maya Road Mini Postage Sheers
-6 Sassafras Lass Sweet Marmalade Cards
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of you! I have just a quick project to share with you before my kids get up and rip open their presents! I created this little hanging photo frame of my niece and nephew using the Dear Santa kit. I used some of my Spellbinders to cut the frames and snowflakes. I just added some glitter to the snowflakes and vintage buttons.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and healthy happy new year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hot Chocolate!!

Hey there! I don't know about you but I still can't believe that Christmas Eve is tomorrow! Really? I'm ready - but it just came so fast!

I am finally getting around to posting here. And I want to thank my fellow team members for helping a girl out!

This layout was done with the beautiful Dear Santa kit. I used this photo in my December Daly album but I really wanted to scrap it because my daughter has a LOVE for hot chocolate AND one of the songs she sang at her song fest was Hot Chocolate from The Polar Express.

One thing I loved about all of these Christmas papers - they all have patterns that lend themselves so easily to mix and match! I especially love the peppermint paper - cute!

I have quite a few things to share over at the message board in Santa's Workshop - so hop on over.....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It came without ribbons, it came without tags...

I've always love "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." My dad made sure we saw it every Christmas, so by now, it is firmly ingrained into my Christmas traditions!

I can practically quote the whole thing, and it was a no-brainer when Noel issued us this challenge that I would use one of the fabulous lines from The Grinch!

There are so many good ones, but this one is a particular favorite of mine.
I kept the layout design simple to focus on my title... it was hard! I had to keep restraining myself from adding more. I like how it turned out, though.
This was made with the Dear Santa kit (sold out), except for the addition of some October Afternoon letter stickers and some Hambly rub ons.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Oh What Joy

Good Morning Everyone!

I am posting up Michelle's layout for her this morning. And what a beauty it is!! Just breath in all that detail...gorgeous! She scraps the way I wish I could scrap! Anyway...this is her entry in the new challenge we have going on over on the challenge blog for the next two weeks. Hope you can all make it over and participate with us!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Smiling's my Favorite

We have a new challenge coming up tomorrow, over on the challenge blog, and this is my entry! I used a lot of Dear Santa kit, and threw an "UN Christmas" photo in the mix. :)

Hope you all had a great weekend, and that you are ready to enjoy the holiday with your families!

Sweater Posies

See this sweater? I love it, but it has definitely seen it's day. The color has faded a bit and there are three holes in it where I caught it on something. Time to throw it out . . . or is it?! :D

Cut several graduating circles out of a thinner sweater (something with an open weave or too bumpy of a texture will get caught in your sewing machine during the next step).

Load your sewing machine up with a similar colored thread and zig zag around the edges of the circle. As you sew, stretch and pull at the sweater fabric . . . don't worry, you can't mess this up. Don't worry about being too perfect about it because you won't really see your stitches with the same colored thread.

The sweater circle's edges will curl up naturally as you work with it, but you can also use your fingers to twist and bend the edges into place if you would like. :)

Now layer the circles together, add a button and you have a darling Sweater Posie to add to your page.

Check out this one where I layered two different colors together. Fun, right?! :D :D :D

And this is how it will look on your page.

Page created with The Merry Days of Christmas collection by My Mind's Eye.

Have fun!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

3 gift bags

Happy Saturday Everyone...Noel and I switched days so she will have some eye candy up for you tomorrow.

These were for the teachers gifts. I had some bags left over from the sewing store and I repurposed them with the Dear Santa Kit (SOLD OUT). It was so fun and easy to do that i think i am going to be doing more of them.


Friday, December 18, 2009


Happy Friday to you all! It is hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away! So much still left to do!

Even with all the craziness, I try to carve out a little bit of time here and there to create. Honestly, if I didn't I would go nuts! What is the saying? Scrappin' is cheaper than therapy? LOL! Anyway, here is one of my creations using Noel's Dear Santa kit (sold out) and some Jenni Bowlin pennants. I just modged podged the paper on to the pennants and sanded the edges a bit to smooth them down. I cut the letters using my Storybook cartridge/Cricut. I inked the edges and added glitter...........cuz everything looks better in glitter! Then I added some punched shapes and various doo dads from the kit.

Here are some close ups......... : )

Don't forget to pay a visit to Santa's Workshop over at the message board! There is a ton of ideas and inspiration there!!!! And.....have you seen the newest kit sneaks? Paper Doll? Check it out! It's going to go up for sale on the 26th and it ain't gonna last long!!!
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards!

I used the "Dear Santa" kit to create these quick Christmas cards.... for directions head on over to the "Santa's Workshop" thread on the boards! :)

Thanks for stopping by!