16 December 2014

Blue & Silver Christmas

I needed to make another Christmas card, so I thought I would try something simple.


I took the embossed piece of card stock (which I received in an embossing swap a while back) and adhered a piece of white satin ribbon across the bottom before adhering it to my card base.  I added a wood veneer snowflake (from my stash) and put a small rhinestone in the center.  I thought it still needed a little more bling, so I grabbed my silver Stickles and added some shine to some of the snowflakes.

Challenges Entered
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' 52 Week Challenge--Week #49

I hope you're all just about ready for Christmas!  I have a LOT of things left to do, so I guess I'd better get hopping!  Happy scrapping, everyone!


14 December 2014

Holiday Gifts Blog Hop--Day Two

So sorry to those of you who happened to see this post UNFINISHED yesterday!  It wasn't supposed to post until December 14, but I guess that's what I get for scheduling my blog posts late at night!  

Welcome to Day Two of the
 Holiday Gifts Blog Hop 


Connie Can Crop and her crafty Elves are so glad you decided to join us on this wonderful wintery weekend. We hope to inspire you with some amazing Holiday Gift Ideas!
You should have arrived here from Sarah, if not hop back into Santa's sleigh and head over to the beginning at Connie Can Crop. If you missed Day one's projects be sure to check all of those out as well!

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Elves who are here sharing their ideas and creations along this Christmassy hop.


We have three amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!



 Julie with Simply Silhouette 

is giving one lucky winner a really cute
green Scrapbooking tshirt!! YAY!
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AND
Jessica Wilson
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop 

AND


Connie Wallenbrock

is giving away a new Petite Perks Stamp from CTMH.


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs (Day One and Day Two) in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this Holiday hop and leave your comments.


Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.


Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

The project I have to share with you today is a calendar I make for my husband (and oldest son!) every year for Christmas.  The pictures I'm sharing with you are of my husband's 2008 calendar, as he sometimes reads my blog, and I don't want him to see his present before it's Christmas! ;-)














I'd planned to share his 2014 calendar with you but realized too late that I only had photos of the layouts and not the calendar pages.  The past couple of years I've embellished the calendar pages a little more than these were, and I also now use my Bind-It-All to bind the calendar instead of just using rings.  As you can see, I use the same patterned paper for the top and bottom of each month, and the bottom page is covered with a vellum page containing the monthly grid, which has been hand-traced from a template I got MANY years ago in a calendar class I took.  I adhere the vellum page to the patterned paper using vellum adhesive, and I adhere the bottom calendar page to the top page of the next month. 

This is a gift I started giving my husband in 2006, and I think I've only missed two years since then.  My oldest son loved my husband's so much that he asked for one, so now I have to make two every year--one for each of them.  My youngest son will be six in January, and I'm sure he'll be asking for one very soon, too!


Up next is Miranda!


Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

06 December 2014

Timeless Twine Design Team!!!

I can FINALLY spill the beans on the secret I've been keeping for the past week or so--I MADE THE TIMELESS TWINE/BELLA CREATIONZ DESIGN TEAM!!!!  


I am SUPER excited to be working with all these great products!  My term officially starts in January, so I'll be back in a few weeks with my first project.  Happy scrapping, everyone!


05 December 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop--Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!  You should have gotten here from Lori's blog.  If you just happened upon my post, head over to Lisa's blog to get started and see everyone's great projects!  This hop will take place November 24 through December 5, and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am Eastern standard time.  This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas projects!  This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed, and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop, and we will also have a guest designer or two for you to visit each day.

Most of the projects I will be sharing with you for this hop are Christmas cards I made this year during a Christmas in July challenge.


For this card, I ran a piece of green card stock through my Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder.  On my piece of red card stock, I used a border punch on all four sides, then adhered it to the back of my patterned paper so just the edges of the punch were sticking out.  On the patterned paper, I outlined the word "Joy" in gold Stickles, then topped it all off with a ribbon.

Here's the entire hop lineup for Day 12 in case you get lost:

1.  Lisa
GUEST DESIGNER Connie
2.  Scrappin Madge
3.  Beth McGee
4.  Amy E.
5.  Denise
7.  Cely
8.  Pam
9.  Alicia
10.  Anna
11.  An'Jenic
12.  Angela
13.  Heather
14.  Jessica
15.  Miranda
16.  La-Vie Borde-Perry
17.  Sandy
18.  Carla
19.  Lori
20.  Ashley W <= YOU ARE HERE!!!
21.  Robin L. <= GO HERE NEXT!

Now it's time for you to head off to Robin's blog!  I know you're going to love seeing her project today!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed all twelve days of the hop and got some great ideas!  Thanks so much to Lisa for hosting this AWESOME hop!  It's been a pleasure to have been a part of it.  Happy scrapping!



04 December 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop--Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!  You should have gotten here from Lori's blog.  If you just happened upon my post, head over to Lisa's blog to get started and see everyone's great projects!  This hop will take place November 24 through December 5, and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am Eastern standard time.  This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas projects!  This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed, and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop, and we will also have a guest designer or two for you to visit each day.

Most of the projects I will be sharing with you for this hop are Christmas cards I made this year during a Christmas in July challenge.


I think this is another of my favorite cards from this year!  The Santa image in the center is from Graphic 45, and I simply added some Stickles around the edges for a little something extra.  I distressed the music paper with my ink pad before adhering it to my card base, then I added a bow for the finishing touch.

Here's the entire hop lineup for Day 11 in case you get lost:

1.  Lisa
GUEST DESIGNER Anita
2.  Scrappin Madge
3.  Beth McGee
4.  Amy E.
5.  Denise
7.  Cely
8.  Pam
9.  Alicia
10.  Anna
11.  An'Jenic
12.  Angela
13.  Heather
14.  Jessica
15.  Miranda
16.  La-Vie Borde-Perry
17.  Sandy
18.  Carla
19.  Lori
20.  Ashley W <= YOU ARE HERE!!!
21.  Robin L. <= GO HERE NEXT!

Now it's time for you to head off to Robin's blog!  I know you're going to love seeing her project today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget--this is a twelve day hop, and there will be a different project each day.  Hope to see you back tomorrow!  Happy scrapping!



03 December 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop--Day 10

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Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!  You should have gotten here from Lori's blog.  If you just happened upon my post, head over to Lisa's blog to get started and see everyone's great projects!  This hop will take place November 24 through December 5, and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am Eastern standard time.  This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas projects!  This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed, and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop, and we will also have a guest designer or two for you to visit each day.

Most of the projects I will be sharing with you for this hop are Christmas cards I made this year during a Christmas in July challenge.


Another fairly simple card for you today!  The stocking garland stamp is part of my wooden stamp stash.  I had to stamp it twice for it to reach all the way across!  I colored the stockings with my colored pencils, then added Star Dust Stickles for a little sparkle, as well as a couple of rhinestones on the garland.  A sentiment at the bottom before layering it on dark green card stock then adding it to the base finishes it off!

Here's the entire hop lineup for Day 10 in case you get lost:

1.  Lisa
GUEST DESIGNER Jenny
2.  Scrappin Madge
3.  Beth McGee
4.  Amy E.
5.  Denise
7.  Cely
8.  Pam
9.  Alicia
10.  Anna
11.  An'Jenic
12.  Angela
13.  Heather
14.  Jessica
15.  Miranda
16.  La-Vie Borde-Perry
17.  Sandy
18.  Carla
19.  Lori
20.  Ashley W <= YOU ARE HERE!!!
21.  Robin L. <= GO HERE NEXT!

Now it's time for you to head off to Robin's blog!  I know you're going to love seeing her project today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget--this is a twelve day hop, and there will be a different project each day.  Hope to see you back tomorrow!  Happy scrapping!



02 December 2014

Stick It Down Design Team!!!

Happy Hump Day!!!  Today I am pleased to announce that I was chosen to be part of the Card Design Team at Stick It Down!


My friend Sandi at Slightly Off Center is leaving the card team (as her term is up), so I sort-of feel like I'm taking her place.  Sandi's cards are BEAUTIFUL, and I hope mine will be just as good.  The DT's term officially begins in January, but I'll be joining the last challenge of this year on December 30.  Be sure to stop back by then to see my first card! 

So happy to be part of the card team at Stick It Down!!!  Happy scrapping, everyone!!!