Monday, December 25, 2017


Merry Christmas!  This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff.  Today's challenge was "Anything Goes," so I decided to use one of my favorite sketches of the year created by my friend Bev Code to highlight some of my favorite pictures of my daughter at Christmas.  My daughter has food allergies, so we have to be extremely careful with all baked goods.  Luckily, gingerbread houses are totally safe for her.  She especially loves decorating the houses, however I wonder how many decorations actually end up on the house...Getting to play with candy and eat copious amounts of icing definitely constitutes "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" for my girl.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of Doodlebug Christmas papers I've accumulated over the years.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following design.  Back in March, my daughter had a soccer tournament in Gatlinburg, TN. I had heard about the Your Scrapbook Superstore in Sevierville, TN, and hoped we could take a trip there while in town.  As fate would have it, it was around the corner from my hotel!  I could've spent hours in all the aisles checking out all the papers and embellishments, but alas there were soccer games to be played...This Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith "CHRIST mas Collection" paper was one of my favorite purchases from the trip.  While we are not a super religious family, I loved the manger scenes and the Christmas prints on all the papers.  A few years back, our church did a live Nativity, and I thought the pics of my oldest daughter and her friend playing "Angels" would be the perfect for this paper collection.  I have a wide array of Bella Blvd cardstock stickers, so I used a variety of them to accent the page.

Monday, December 18, 2017


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following design.  I'm a little late posting this to my blog.  Between finalizing the semester at my job and preparing for Christmas, I've been a bit swamped.  But as I've always said, scrapbooking is my therapy.  Playing with papers and pictures feeds my soul, and I definitely enjoyed my time creating this project.  I decided to go Christmas with this layout by featuring pictures of one of my daughter's favorite holiday traditions; The Elf on the Shelf named "Holly Jolly."  Throughout the years, Holly Jolly has found herself in a wee bit of mischief.  She's plopped herself down in a poinsettia, taken a joy ride in a Monster High car, toilet papered the Christmas tree, wrapped herself with sport's tape to the Christmas light in the foyer, and built a snowman out of marshmallows on the kitchen table.  (I once caught her online shopping!)  In summary, we've had so much fun watching my daughter be in awe of the Elf on the Shelf.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of paper from the Simple Stories "Oh What Fun!" collection.  

Monday, December 11, 2017


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff using the following sketch from my former design team 2 Broke Girls Challenges.  This week's theme is "Christmas is Coming."  I have always wanted to use this baby picture of my daughter, and I thought this project would be perfect to showcase this portrait.  On my daughter's first Christmas, she was teething.  She had her two incisors and her two bottom teeth, but her two front teeth were no where to be found.  She would smile this big toothy, vampire grin, and I was just smitten with her cuteness.  So I decided to use the lyrics of the Christmas song, "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" as the title.  In addition, I used a variety of papers from Doodlebug Design's "Here Comes Santa Claus" collection to pull this project together.

Friday, December 1, 2017


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  One of the greatest road trips my family and I ever took was to "A Christmas Story" House in Cleveland, Ohio.  We love Ralphie and quote this movie throughout the year.  So I decided that for this sketch, I would feature some of my favorite pictures from the trip.  To pull the project together, I used a variety of papers from Carta Bella's "A Very Merry Christmas" line.