Sunday, December 27, 2009

Catching Up (Barely)..

I am so glad I have a few days of holiday. I spent some time at the computer catching up on LOs, and had some crafting time, too!
I'm still behind with my P365 pages, but I'm catching up. Here's Week 47, using some gorgeous products I was RAKed with. ;)

Cozy Christmas by Leora Sanford
Hand-Drawn Alphas and Make Your Own Alpha 1 - Designs by Lili
Photo stamps from Project 365 #2 by Sugarplum Paperie
Font: Note this

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! As usual Christmas got here way too fast, but I'm really glad this year to have a few days off to relax and be with my husband.

I wanted to share our photocards for this year (as usual, after I designed the first, I wanted to try something else, and ended up with 3 designs! :) ):

Happiest Season of All by Britt-ish Designs
Font: Dear Joe 1 MS

Happiest Season of All by Britt-ish Designs
Font: Dear Joe 1 MS

Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs
Font: Dear Joe 1 MS

Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hybrid Nativity Set

My crazy schedule hasn't relented much, but this weekend I worked on a very quick and pretty hybrid project, so that my mom could bring it back home with her.
I used Chelle's gorgeous kit, O Come Let Us Adore Him:

and I made a hybrid Nativity Set:

O Come Let Us Adore Him by Chelle's Creations

It is really super cute, and very easy and quick to make. I need to make another one for us, hopefully tonight! :)
Today is my last work day before Christmas break. I have SO many things I need to catch up on!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snow Much Fun

Yes, I am done with classes for the semester. No, I'm not any less busy, unfortunately!! :-/ I'm working a lot, trying to make a good impression on my new adviser, and on top of that, my mom is visiting. ;) But, life is good, and I'll be on holiday a week from today! Christmas is approaching way too fast..
Anyway, of course all of this has left me with no time to scrap. I only worked on a little crafty project for my Secret Santa (well, actually, I am the Secret Santa of this person, but you got the idea!) and I thought that would be it for the week. But then, I saw Mari's new, fabulous, huge, amazing collection and I had to play with it right away! Here's Snow Much Fun:

It's the most fabulous winter kit you could wish for! The snowmen are just adorable, and the kit is jam packed with goodies. You also get 3 (THREE!) darling alphas and some fantastic brushes!
As I said, I didn't have time to scrap with it, but I needed some cards so here's what I made:

Sketch by LuAnn (wildblueeyez)
Snow Much Fun by Mari Koegelenberg Creations


I cannot wait to scrap a few pages with those adorable snowmen! ;)

Friday, December 11, 2009


Gosh, I can't believe one whole week has gone by since my last post.. This shows how busy I've been! :-/ And it's not over yet!
But today is Friday, which means new releases at ScrapMatters. This week I had NO time to scrap, but in the weekend I did cut out a short time from my busy schedule to use this gorgeous new kit by Anna BV:

I simply couldn't resist that adorable reindeer... Can you?!? ;) Here's the page I did with it:

I can't wait to have some time to scrap, and work on some hybrid goodies. But unfortunately, it won't be in the near future! I'm crazy busy with school, and (WOOOOT!) my mom is coming to visit tonight!!! I cannot wait! Unfortunately, the snow has arrived this week, and it looks like it's here to stay. And it's 16 F now, too! I love snow, but with my mom still not walking too well after taking her cast off 3 weeks ago, it would have been best not to have snow around for a week still.. Oh, well, it's here now, and we can manage it, I hope! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Lots of New Products!

It's Friday, and this means lots of new releases at ScrapMatters! :)
I am in love with this collab by Sahlin Studio and Sugarplum Paperie:

and here's a page I did with it:


So Grateful by Sahlin Studio and Sugarplum Paperie

Dots from Meadowlark by Sugarplum Paperie
Font: Dear Joe 1 M&S

I'm glad this week is almost over (and we're at -1 week from my mom's visit!! so exciting!!) but I'm not looking forward to the weekend, because I have lots of work to do.. :-/

December BYOC

Amy Sumrall has 2 new products for the December BYOC in store today!

I used them both to make a tree tag:

and let me say, it's just adorable! ;)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gift Tags

There's a great hybrid challenge going on at ScrapMatters, for the Perfectly Packaged series! We have to create gift tags, so I did 3 tags to accompany the calendars we're giving to our families for Christmas. Such a nice idea to make the package more personal!

Tagged It by Krisi's Kreations
Pinecones and Holly Berries by GG Digital Designs
Font: Dear Joe 1MS

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lots of Goodies!

Mari has a new paper pack in her store, and it's 20% from now until Friday. It's just delicious!

I love it and made 2 pages with it:

All Spice paper pack by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Elements and alpha from Golden Harvest by Mari Koegelenberg and Danielle Engebretson

All Spice paper pack by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Elements from Golden Harvest by Mari Koegelenberg and Danielle Engebretson
Just the Basics stamped alpha vol. 3 by Mari Koegelenberg Creations

Mari also unpacked her grab bag so if you haven't bought the grab bag, you can still get these great products separately (and they're 20% too!):

or you can still purchase the grab bag for $8 (it's still a HUGE deal!):

Sorry for the long post, but these gorgeous products deserved to be showed off properly! ;)

Christmas Ornaments

I haven't had time to show these last week, but since December has begun and I'm slowly decorating the house for the season, it's time to post my Christmas ornaments here. These were featured on the ScrapMatters blog last week: check it out for more great inspiration.

I used two template sets by Geeky Diva Designs:

and this gorgeous kit by Britt:

and voila', my ornaments:

Hybrid Paper Dice Template Collection by Geeky Diva Designs
Happiest Season of All by Britt-ish Designs

Hybrid Paper Dice Template Collection by Geeky Diva Designs
Happiest Season of All by Britt-ish Designs
Cut It Out Word Art Templates by Plum Dumpling Designs

Hybrid Dice Templates Level Up by Geeky Diva Designs
Happiest Season of All by Britt-ish Designs

Hybrid Dice Templates Level Up by Geeky Diva Designs
Happiest Season of All by Britt-ish Designs

They really turned out pretty! I have one more ornament to show, watch for it in the next days! :)

It's Here!

This is what we woke up to yesterday morning:

It's long gone now, but it'll be back soon. I love the white stuff! It took a longer than usual this year for it to make its appearance!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

$2 Tuesday

It's $2 Tuesday, and Mari has a great calendar template set for sale today!

Calendars make such a great gift! That's what I'm giving to our parents for Christmas, and I also am making a smaller desktop calendar for myself. Grab these gorgeous templates and make yourself a pretty calendar!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Birthday

It's tough to go back to work after such a nice, long weekend.. especially since it seems I'm coming down with a cold (but I'm trying to resist!)! We spent a very nice weekend and celebrated DH's birthday too.
I didn't scrap very much, because I spent quite some time putting together the pages for a desktop calendar, but I did get a few LOs done. I did this page for the Roadmap to Scrap challenge:
  1. Since this is starting the day after Thanksgiving (for the US scrappers), let’s make this more of a themed RTS. Use pictures from your Thanksgiving celebrations (this year or in past years) OR pictures you took this month that are fall related. If you live where it’s not fall right now, you can use pictures from when you have fall weather.
  2. Choose a fall-ish color scheme for all but one of your papers. Use one paper with a pop of color not usually associated with fall.
  3. Let’s see some elements from nature on your LO – flowers, leaves, branches, etc.
  4. Now add some ribbon/lace/string/fiber/stitching, whatever looks best for your LO.
  5. Add in a few more embellishments and make sure at least one of them is the same color that you used for your pop of color in your papers. If you have an element you want to use that needs to be recolored, check out some of these recoloring tutorials here and here
  6. Use the word “thanks” somewhere on your page – either in your journaling or title.
  7. Title your layout. Use either a combination of fonts, a combination of alphas, or a font/alpha combination.
  8. Date your layout and add anything else you think it needs.

With Thankful Hearts by Chelle's Creations
Glass Pebble Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Simply Dated by wm [squared] designs

while this was for the Saturday Special challenge:

Everyday Thanks by Plum Dumpling Designs
EZ Date Labels by Erica Zane
Pie from With Thankful Hearts by Chelle's Creations
Fonts: Broken 15, Dear Joe 4

I also scrapped a page for the new My Story Matters challenge:

All from Black Friday Grab Bag by Erica Zane:
Got Green?, EZ Neutrals, EZ Date Tabs
JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

In case you need reminding, the sale is still going on at ScrapMatters, and if you check out the blog you'll find a blog train in which you can gather some coupons for further discounts! Have a happy Cyber Monday! :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Sale

Everything is 45% off today at ScrapMatters! This is a huge deal that doesn't come often, so take advantage of it!
There's grab bags and some great new products in the store, too! I only had time to play with 2 of them, and really loved them!
First off, Erica's grab bag - jam packed with goodies! Check out the store for previews of the contents of the bag:

I also love this gorgeous Christmas kit by GG Digital Designs:

And here's a page I did with them:

EZ Templates 9 from Black Friday Grab Bag by Erica Zane
Pinecones and Holly Berries by GG Digital Designs

I also used the kit in Erica's grab bag to create a page for a desktop calendar I'm working on:

Desktop Calendar Templates 2010 by Simply J Studio
Black Friday Grab Bag by Erica Zane

I hope you take advantage of the sale, because it's such a great sale: you don't see often a 45% off sale! Plus, there's an amazing free-with-purchase template pack! It's yours with a $20 purchase, and it contains 41 fabulous templates! Check them out:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ready for Black Friday?

DH and I bought a TV set last night, so we won't be going around much for shops on Black Friday.. but there certainly are some amazing online deals: the sale at ScrapMatters is just phenomenal!!

I can't wait for Black Friday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

$2 Tuesday

It's $2 Tuesday and Mari Koegelenberg has 3 great products for sale in her store!

You can save up to 67%!