Friday, November 30, 2012

Advent Calendar

My sister was with me over Thanksgiving and we had so much fun putting this Kaisercraft advent calendar together for her granddaughter, my great niece, Ana.  I had a ton of numbers left on those sheets of alphas, two sheets of Jillibean Soup paper, and even some embellishments all from my stash.  I couldn't find the calendar last year until January so I bought it then knowing I would do one this year for her.  Ana is 7 and will love finding all the goodies in it each day.  I didn't get a shot of the sides, but it has JBS paper on it.  Of course, with no natural light after I get home from work, I had to put it under my ott light to take this picture and the flash hit right in the center so it is hard to see that the ornaments spell out "Merry" and the two tags under that have another "Merry" and bottom one says "Christmas". 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blessed Beyond Measure

I love looking at other peoples blogs and one day while enjoying a blog hop, I commented on this amazing ribbon that Judy over on the craftyjar blog had used.  She is so talented and the ribbon was just awesome.  Judy was so kind when I left a comment, that she sent me an entire spool of the ribbon!  I know, can you believe that?  Crafters are a friendly group!!  I used that ribbon on this double pager.  The ribbon looks like measuring tape and fit nicely with my theme for this layout.  Remember that you can click on the picture to make it bigger.  This is the sketch from Nuts About Sketches that I used-

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Another great sketch from Nuts About Sketches.  I love fall!!

And here's what I came up with using some Simple Stories papers I had leftover in my stash.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Basilique Sacre du Coeur

A two page sketch from Nuts About Sketches was just what I needed to get these pics scrapped and in the album!  Here's the sketch

....and here's my layout

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

At The Park

I am enjoying my time on the NAS (Nuts About Sketches) design team.  Shawn has some spectacular sketches, and they are so easy to work with.  I have so many photos that I want to get scrapped and put in to albums, and I think NAS is helping me get that done.  Here is this week's sketch

And here are a couple of sweet pictures of my daughter, Heather, and my sweet grandson, Chandler.  They belong to a Mommy and Me group and do various activities with them.  I'm glad she joined the group as she is living in a new town since she was married, and the group gets her out and she meets new people.

Shawn allows us a lot of leeway with the sketches, and as you can see, I rotated this one to accommodate my vertical pics.  I used the Bella Blvd "Thankful" line of papers.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Scraproom's Harvesting Memories Crop

This weekend I participated in TSR's online crop, and I was able to get two doubles and two singles done.  The challenges were fun and we still have a week to finish up any challenges that we want to do.  This page was double dipped for the "White Space Challenge" and the "Good Things Come in Small Pkgs" challenge.  For the latter challenge, we had to use pictures that were no bigger than 3 X 3, a song title and a technique or element we haven't used in awhile or ever.  I used the technique of mixing 7 different alphas, and I've only used a doily once or twice.  The song title is an old one that Roberta Flack made popular circa 1972.  These were the first photos of me with my sweet grandson.  Of course, I was crying, so the pictures are awful!!!  I usually fill up the page so white space is not something I usually have a lot of!

This one was for a sketch challenge which I used for the right side, but had to stretch it into a two pager since I have two doggies.

This one was for a challenge called 13 Silly Questions which took me wayyyyy out of my comfort zone which is a good thing! If you click on the picture, it will make it bigger so you can read the questions and answers.

And the last challenge is "Shape Up" where we had to use a shape ten times on the page.  Obviously, I chose a circle!! I used the quote chipboard pieces from CTMH that came with the "Artiste" cricut cartridge, and cut the quotes from that cartridge. I love that speech bubbles are going to be a popular trend this year in scrapbooking!