Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Last LO of 2008

I managed to scrap one more LO before the clock strikes midnight. :)
We took this group photo with my new camera on Christmas Day.


Dear Santa (recolored) by Cecile Designs

Snow border from My Feet Are Cold! by Britt-ish Designs

Font: Note this

Now I can go get ready for New Year's Eve dinner! :D See you all next year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Last Christmas Ornament (for this year..)

Finally, this idea of a circular ornament has been put into practice. Better late than never! :)

I cut out a circle from a used cardboard box (instant mashed potatoes :)), printed out the 2 sides on normal paper and Mod Podged them for finish:


Template by Winkasheart

Dear Santa by Cecile Designs

Font: Handwriting- Dakota

Then I glued the two sides to the cardboard with Mod Podge and was ready to use another of the marvelous gifts my adorable husband gave me for Christmas: the crop-a-dile (the big bite, too!):

Hole punched, ribbon, and the ornament is ready to be hung.

A little note: pictures are straight out of the camera (the new one, of course!!) - I took them when it was dark (as usual).

In our family, the Christmas season ends on January 6th, and it's sad to see most of our neighbors have already pulled down the Christmas lights!
I'm really moody today because my parents+grandmother left today, and who knows when we'll see each other again.. :-( But we spent a beautiful, perfect Christmas together and I feel so blessed and lucky.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Pastime

Here's the LO I did to match this one. I lifted a LO by Yzerbear91 (Melissa) for a challenge at SM.


Holly Jolly Holiday by Polka Dot Plum

Treasured Memories Wordart from My Toes Are Cold! by Britt-ish Designs

We had lots of fun playing cards with my parents and grandmother this holiday, and I'm sad they're leaving tomorrow. They've been here 12 days and time has flown by too fast.

The snow has melted completely, but I believe we will see lots more this winter. :)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

White Christmas

I was afraid we might not have snow for Christmas, but we indeed had a very white Christmas! :)

I did a LO for the Grand Theft LO challenge at ScrapMatters: I lifted this LO by sarahtawisha and came up with this:


My Toes Are Cold! by Britt-ish Designs

Font: CK Cursive

It snowed a lot last week and it lasted for Christmas, but now it's almost all melted away..

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

My wonderful husband gave me a beautiful SLR camera for Christmas - better than I could ever dream!! So soon I hope you'll see much better pics from me. :) In the meantime, this is a pic a took last night with my old camera.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve already!!! Time is just flying by so fast! I've been really busy the past week since my parents are visiting and we got ready for Christmas buying a gorgeous 7.5 feet (fake) Christmas tree - it's gorgeous! I have yet to take some good pictures of it, though.
Our evenings are usually spent playing cards with my parents and grandmother, and we get some good laughs out of it! I did a LO with pictures of me and DH, and will eventually do a 2nd LO with pics of my parents+grandmother.


Template Inspired by Kate by Britt-ish Designs

Holly Jolly Holiday by Polka Dot Plum

Font: FG Bonnie's

So now everything is ready for Christmas at our house: we have the most gorgeous tree with a few cute presents underneath it (the calendars I ordered from Artscow have arrived - very pretty indeed! - and are wrapped). I got highlights and a new haircut yesterday. We have plenty of snow outside so we will have the most perfect white Christmas. :)
We will have a nice fish dinner tonight, then Midnight Mass, and tomorrow morning, presents, and a lovely Christmas lunch!

Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Check Out This Giveaway!

I don't have time to blog in these busy days before Christmas, but you gotta check out thw giveaway on Lou's blog! She's giving away $150 worth of Cosmo Cricket!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Almost Holiday

-8 days to Christmas!

I'm done with exams and major commitments, so it almost feels like I'm on holiday!
I've been really busy getting ready for Christmas, though, so I've gotten close to zero scrapping done lately! I managed to whip up this LO yesterday while I was proctoring an exam:

Green paper from Christmas Whimsy by Polka Dot Plum
Hanger from Hang in There v. 2 by Britt-ish Designs
December 13th Alpha by Cuppycake Designs
Font: Note this

I don't exactly love this LO, but I cannot figure out why..

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Yes, -10 days to Christmas, and we finally put the lights on our little tree this weekend. :) We also finally wrote our Xmas cards... They've been ready for weeks, but the task of writing them somehow seemed daunting and we only just got it done. :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Finally my super-busy schedule has relaxed a little and I was able to do a couple of ornaments this weekend.
For the first one I used Candied Christmas by Brianna Cox:

and I prepared 2 different sides for the tree ornament:

For the second one, I used Holly Jolly by Polka Dot Plum:

and I prepared these 2 sides:
I printed on photo paper, cut out the tree shapes with normal scissors and stuck them together with Mod Podge. If you use normal paper, you'll need the ornament to be more sturdy, so you can cut out a tree shape from cardboard. Here are the ornaments:

I still need to punch a hole in them so I can hang them, but I don't own a good puncher yet and I'm hoping to find one in my stocking this year! :)

-11 days to Christmas!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

At Last

Yes, at last!! This isn't only the title of the only LO I've managed to scrap this week, but also what I'm thinking right now!
At last the end of the week is near and I've almost done most of the things I had to do this week. And at last I've managed to find some time for me this week to scrap!

So here's what I did for a Word Up! Challenge at SM (we had to create the title using a different alpha for each letter), At last:


Almost Forks by April Staker (some recoloring)


a - Little Vixen alpha (recolored) by Britt-ish Designs

t - Spotty Dotty alpha by Misty Cato

l - In Print Black Alpha - Designs by Tater

a - It's Only Natural alpha (recolored) by Vicki Stegall Designs

s - Razzle Dazzle alpha (recolored) by Britt-ish Designs

t - Gridworks alpha by Misty Cato

Font: Note this!

I like how this one turned out!! I did some recoloring (there was no orange/red originally) and it really changed the feel of it, I like it much better. This was my present for DH's birthday this year. You should be able to read the story if you click on the picture to enlarge it, anyway, I decided to get him this because it's something he really needed and even though we've been putting off buying it, he really deserved it because he's been so patient (so this explains the title!)! :)

I have still a lot of work to do this week, but finally I'm seeing the end of it! :)

-14 to Christmas: two weeks!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

LOs with Candied Christmas

I couldn't resist, so even though I should be working at my project for school, I ended up playing with Bree's new kit, Candied Christmas!

I did a 2-pager for the Saturday Special challenge at Scrapmatters.

I used her new kit Candied Christmas, and her Flutter By Me Stamped Alpha.
Here's the detail of page 1

and page 2

I really love the colors of this kit, and pulling up last year's photos made me even more impatient! :) -18 days to Christmas!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

In the Mood for Christmas

I'm all in the mood for Christmas these days.. And Christmas is really almost here! -19 days, and I know they'll fly by (I have a busy schedule ahead for the next 10 days with the end of the semester approaching..).

Bree has a new Christmassy kit out: Candied Christmas!!! Go check it out at ScrapMatters!
The colors are absolutely gorgeous!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Tag/Ornament

I did another Christmas hybrid goodie for a challenge at Sugarplum Paperie on personalized treats.
I created a star tag that can be used to accompany some cookies and then can be used as a Christmas ornament.

The only problem is, it took me forever to assemble it!!!!!!!! :)
I printed the star shape twice on normal paper (so the ornament is double-sided) and I took a piece of cardboard from a frozen pizza box (I peeled off the printed part so it wouldn't show under my star paper).

The cutting process, however, was painstaking, because I wanted to make sure no cardboard could be seen. I wish I found a quick way to accomplish this step! :)
I used mainly scissors, and occasionally the craft knife to trim the inner angles.
Anyway, once I cutted everything nicely

I glued the paper to the cardboard with my loyal Mod Podge.

While it dried, I resorted to make a hole so the star could be hung. Since I have no paper scrapbooking experience, I don't have any fancy instruments either (no cute hole punches for me..), so I simply used the 3-hole punch I use for school. This took me some extra time because I wanted to make sure I centered the hole properly on the star. Luckily, no damage occurred!

Finally, I brushed the star with Mod Podge for finish. The tag can be tied with a ribbon to a bag of cookies (I didn't have a bag sorry!) and once the cookies are eaten it can turn into a nice Christmas ornament:

I really love the final result!

Another Thanksgiving LO

I did a LO for the Roadmap to Scrap challenge at ScrapMatters.
These were the instructions:

  1. Any number of photos--arranged in a row
  2. One solid piece of paper
  3. One strip of paper
  4. One ribbon, used as many times as you'd like
  5. Ten of the same kind of element
  6. Journaling
  7. Word art as your title
  8. Cluster around your title

So, after the Turkey cake, here's the actual Turkey we had for Thanksgiving. :)


Papers and ribbon from Abundantly Blessed by Andilynn Designs

Felt leaves and wordart (recolored) from Thanks Indeed by Britt-ish Designs

Chestnut by Sailor and Lula

Font: Note this

It was really, really yummy! But I am biased because I love chestnuts.. :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Amy and Lauren have chosen me to be on the CT for Polka Dot Plum! I'm so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I *love* their designs and being on their CT is a dream come true!
OMG I cannot believe it yet!!
:D :D :D {making the happy dance} :D :D :D

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

First Birthday LO

I scrapped the first LO about DH's birthday. I did it for a template challenge at SM and I used the new Thanksgiving mini-kit by Britt, I love it!


Template by Haynay Designs

Thanks Indeed by Britt-ish Designs

Font: Note This

I'm so tired, and it's only Tuesday! Adjusting to the regular schedule after Thanksgiving break is tough.. ;)