Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Wow, I cannot believe that December is almost gone! I have done very little craft-wise this month, because of a two and a half week trip back home for Christmas. The only thing I did was scrap 4 pages with the new December kit by Gina Marie Huff. I scrapped the first in the airport waiting for our connection, then did 3 more pages one of the first days of my trip. :) This collection was perfect to scrap some of my December pictures! Here's the new goodies Gina put together:

For an alpha junkie like me, these alphas are heaven!!

And here are my pages:

Home for Christmas

Sweet and Simple #12 papers, elements, ornaments and alphas by Gina Marie Huff
Font: CK Ali's hand
Photo action by Paint the Moon Photography

All I Want for Christmas

Sweet and Simple #12 papers, elements, alphas and wordart by Gina Marie Huff
Font: Traveling Typewriter
Photo actions by Paint the Moon Photography and Pioneer Woman

I got a GSO with this one!! :D

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Sweet and Simple #12 papers, elements, alphas and wordart by Gina Marie Huff
Font: CK Ali's hand
Photo action by Paint the Moon Photography

Christmas Shopping

Sweet and Simple #12 papers, elements, alphas and wordart by Gina Marie Huff
Font: CK Ali's hand and Century Gothic
Photo action by Pioneer Woman

I had hoped to have more free time during my trip (I was planning to take detailed pictures of my December Daily album... but I haven't been able to do that, so that will have to wait until I catch up with other things now that I'm back home!). But of course I'm not complaining, it was good to see friends and family! I love this last picture of my parents & me. :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Cards: Mission Accomplished!

Last week I finished the last Christmas cards I needed. They turned out quite pretty! :) Since then, all my (little) free time has gone in putting together the December Daily album (which is now 99% complete), so look out to see some pages of that soon. :) I'm actually not looking forward to taking pictures of all the pages I made - there are so many! So the plan is to take pictures after I've added photos and journaling, not of the blank pages.
Anyway, here's my 3 last cards:

Christmas Card 2010 (5)

Joyful Christmas kit and Add-on by LDrag Designs

I actually added some liquid pearls to decorate the tree, but don't have a picture of that. Sorry! :)
Then I made a print only card:

Christmas Card 2010 (6)

Christmas Wonder by Kaye Winiecki and Cori Gammon
Free Spirit Alpha by CD Muckosky

And the last one:

Christmas Card 2010 (4)

Holly Jolly Holiday by Chelle's Creations
Paper shapers by Britt-ish Designs

This is my favorite; it was my first time using Martha Stewart's micro beads - so pretty!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Has Arrived

December has arrived, and my December Daily album is not ready yet. :) But it's almost there! Yesterday I spent the day creating & cutting.

Dec Daily bits

Fun, fun!! ;)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

50% Sale!

Today there is a 50% off sale in Molly DeCrow's store!! And she has a new set of templates out today too!

If you're a follower of this blog, you know I'm not much of a template person. Not at all. I like to just throw pictures on the page and let them go where they want to. :) But I have to say I truly enjoyed using the new templates by Molly - they made it really easy and quick to scrap all these pictures from DH's birthday!
They are also sold individually.

I combined them with this gorgeous kit (which of course is 50% off to today!):

Here are my pages:

Happy Birthday 2010 (1)

Blueprints Bundle 13 and Everyday You by DeCrow Designs
Photo action by Pioneer Woman
Font: CK Ali's hand and Traveling Typewriter

Happy Birthday 2010 (2)

Blueprints Bundle 13 and Everyday You by DeCrow Designs
Photo action by Pioneer Woman
Font: American Typewriter

So yeah, this week instead of working on my December Daily album I scrapped. ;) But now I'm going to focus on the album - I have just a few days to get it done!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday!

Are you braving the crowds looking for the best deals, or are you lazy like me and prefer online shopping? :)
Either way, I hope you enjoy this Black Friday without getting stressed out.

Check out the new products Jenn Barrette has in her stores today: three fabulous collabs!
First off, a fantastic kit with Zoe Pearn:

I used it to make a card for DH's birthday:

Birthday Card 2010

Thankful for You by Jenn Barrette and Zoe Pearn
Fonts: Monotype script, Traveling Typewriter and JH Kari
Then a triple scoop:

This kit is adorable! Here's a photo-less page I made with it:

10 Things I Love Right Now

20 Questions by Jenn Barrette, Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman
Fonts: 1942 Report, Pea Stacy Fancy, Pea Noodle's Girlfriends

I had fun creating the little monster! :)
Finally, a collab with Pink Reptile Designs - I loooove the retro colors and patterns!

It was perfect to scrap this picture of DH I had been saving:

I Don't Feel Good

Have a nice day!

Merry and Bright

Happy Black Friday! Have you seen the amazing deals at ScrapMatters?

Being on a Christmas mission :),  I picked this new release by geniaBeana scraps:

and got another lovely card done:

Xmas Card 2010 (3)

Merry and Bright by geniaBeana scraps

3 cards down, 3 to go. ;)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Since I decided to do Christmas cards after all (for family only), here's another one I worked on during the weekend:

Xmas Card 2010 (2)

Template by Jennifer (notes4theheart)
All I Want for Christmas by Connie Prince
Snowflakes from Dear Santa by Lawteeda Designs

Oh how I love Stickles!
It certainly looks like I'm only doing Christmas-y stuff lately: either cards or December Daily! ;) And I am having so much fun at it! :) But I also feel like I'm running out of time, so I am really glad for this long Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

$1 Deals

Molly DeCrow has a bunch of products on sale for only $1!

Seriously amazing deals!!
Let me show you this one up close:

and here's what I did with it tonight:

Mom's Visit - Day 9 (4)

And I will scrap with this one tomorrow:

Yummy, isn't it?! ;)
ETA (11/26): here's my page with it and the Sketched Borders (also on sale for $1):

Big Giraffe

HE and Sketched Dividers by DeCrow Designs
Font: CK Chloe
Photo action by Pioneer Woman

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Counting Down to Christmas

Jenn Barrette has a new kit in the store today (and it's 20% off) and let me tell you - it's absolutely fabulous!!

I love the color scheme! The papers are so yummy, and the elements are adorable! I made a card with it last night:

Xmas Card 2010 (1)


I had decided not to make Christmas cards, but with such a pretty kit, I couldn't resist. :) So yeah, I will be making Xmas cards after all. ;)
This kit is just perfect for my Daily December album too!! I already printed out a few bits (the wordstrips are not all shown and they are so cute!! I printed out a few that are perfect for me: shopping, wrapping gifts, family recipe, craft time, traditions, family time, watching movies). I will make a couple of pages for my album soon. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Early Christmas Gift

Well, guess who made it on Molly DeCrow's CT? ;) Yaaaay! :) And just in time for the release of this gorgeous Christmas collab with her mom, Rebecca McMeen:

This kit is so beautiful, and I'm falling in love with it more and more as I scrap with it. I have done 2 pages last night, and I am itching to do some hybrid with some of the other papers I haven't used yet.

Christmas Breakfast 2009 (1)

Holly and Ivy by DeCrow Designs and Studio Rebecca
Font: Pea Stacy

Christmas Breakfast 2009 (2)

Holly and Ivy by DeCrow Designs and Studio Rebecca
Font: SS Fun

Can't wait for the weekend to get some hybrid crafts done! :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Chance of Flurries

I have put together two new pages for my December Daily album this week using a fabulous new release by Jenn Barrette and Mandabean (20% off today!):

The pictures really don't do these pages justice (they're so pretty!!), but here's what I made. Page 7:

Line It Up: Templates v. 1 by Krisi's Kreations

And page 8 (I actually haven't printed the date insert yet so for now the 8 is just sitting on the right hand page):

The silhouette works really great for making alphas. I usually cut three copies of each letter and glue them together to get a nice thick alpha. So fun! I made the 8 this way. And for the mittens, I glued together 2 copies so they have a nice thickness.

Monday, November 8, 2010


So have you survived DSD? I didn't spend much time online, because I wanted to spend time with DH who is finally back home after 2 weeks of traveling, and I also wanted to make progress on my December daily album. I have made progress (still not much - 5 pages only! - but it's coming along) and I can confirm once again that the Silhouette machine is my best purchase E.V.E.R. I am totally in love!
Here's a few sneak peeks of what I have accomplished this weekend:

Snow Much Fun by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Line It Up: Templates v. 1 by Krisi's Kreations

Retro Christmas by Michelle Coleman

Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs

I also bought my first paper kit ever (you can see it in action in the top picture: the green paper)! Well, not a kit but some bits and pieces: a 6x6 paper pad and some adorable chipboard accents. From this collection. I've been drooling over it ever since the first projects with it were posted back in July.
So, from digi to paper? ;) No, my album is still mainly hybrid, but it really is super convenient to be able to add in a few double sided pages without having to print out my own and glue them together. :) Plus, it's such a pretty, pretty collection! I've been craving something like this in digi ever since I saw it, but haven't found it.

I'm seriously starting to wonder what I am going to do when this album will be completed. I mean, how in the world am I going to find the courage to cover up these pretty pages with photos and journaling bits?? They are so cute just as they are! :) Seriously! I'm thinking I'm going to write in very tiny handwriting, and maybe add pictures on extra pages? Hmmm...
I'm still not 100% sure that I will be able to finish this project, because it's taking me a lot of time and December is getting so close!, but I sure hope so because I'm loving it so far!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

DSD Blog Train

Happy DSD!! :-) And welcome to another stop of the ScrapMatters blog train.
ScrapMatters is having a great celebration for Digital Scrapbooking Day, including a fantastic sale, a gorgeous free with $20 purchase collab kit Many Thanks, games, chats, speed scraps... you name it, it's happening this weekend at ScrapMatters! ;)

The designers have some fabulous new products in the store and I am really in love with this huge collab, it is just beautiful!

Since the theme of this blog train is Thankfulness, I wanted to share something I am grateful for today. I am grateful for having a loving husband who takes care of me and makes me laugh and puts up with all my scrapbooking time. :) He also does special things for me, and I want to tell you about the most recent one. He has been traveling for work these past two weeks, but last week he hid a gift for me in the house. It's a bracelet he made for me:

Many Thanks collab by the ScrapMatters Design Team

Isn't that sweet? So it looks like I'm no longer the only one in the family putting together handmade gifts. ;)

Anyway, here is the little something I created for you:

I hope you like it, so please leave me a comment if you do! :)
This freebie will be available only for one week, so grab it quick! [ETA: 11/13 this freebie is no longer available, thanks for your interest]

It's time to keep riding the blog train. You should have come here from Liz's blog and now you can head off to Tanya's blog to pick up your next goodie! If you get lost, just head back to the ScrapMatters blog.

Make sure you check out the special DSD section in the forum so you don't miss out on all the fun games and events that the team has organized! ;) You will find a schedule there too.

Are You Ready?!?

I don't even know where to start to show you all the fabulous products Jenn has in the store today!! And the best news is that everything is 30% off!
She is also guesting at Zig Zag Scrap this month, so she has a few kits there too. I will start by showing you what she has at the Sweet Shoppe.

The colors and textures of this kit are unbelievably yummy! Here is my page with it:

Cup of Joy by Jenn Barrette
Font: Traveling Typewriter

Next, a Christmas kit, finally! :-) I'm all ready to scrap and create Christmas-y stuff! :)

I love the patterns and colors of this kit!

Christmas Cheer, frame from Fresh Start: Layered Templates and Say What!: vol. 1 by Jenn Barrette

In this page I also used two of the fab CU products Jenn has in her grab bag with Lauren Grier:

I loved this kit so much that I got another page done:

Christmas Cheer by Jenn Barrette
Date Stamp Classic by Britt-ish Designs
Font: SS Whimsy

Look out for something hybrid coming with this kit soon too! :) Hopefully I can work a bit on my Dec. Daily album this weekend.

Ready for more? :) Here's a new collab kit Jenn has with Kristin Cronin-Barrow:

And my page:

As my life has gotten busier and busier during the past year, I find myself assigning priorities to the stuff I need to do and to the stuff I want to do.
Sometimes giving up something frees time for other things I care more about. And I am less stressed out because I accept that I cannot get it all done.

Take Note by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Jenn Barrette
Fonts: Pea Summer Funkyness and Schoolhouse Cursive B

Jenn is also finally re-releasing some of my favorite products of hers. This collab with Captivated Visions:

Here's a page I did with this for my calendar:

Online by Jenn Barrette and Captivated Visions
Fancy Flourish stamps by Jenna Desai
The Alpha Files no. 5 by Krystal Hartley

Finally (at SSD), here's her fabulous shadow styles, back in the store! These styles are fantastic and I highly recommend them!

And there's more! :) Here's what Jenn has at her guest store at Zig Zag Scrap:

OK, this is the one kit I don't have a page for... ;)
And finally:

A Shabby Kinda Love by Jenn Barrette
Font: SS Whimsy

I absolutely love how this page turned out! :)

OK, that's all folks. I told you Jenn has been busy creating!! :) Happy DSD!