Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch. My dogs are such great sports. My husband keeps bringing home elf costumes, and my poor dogs keep getting dressed up in them. So in honor of my angry "elves," I decided to feature them in this project. To pull this layout together, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Nostalgia" line.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
YOU ARE SWEET
Use Your Stuff using the theme "Christmas/Holiday" as our guide. I dipped into my picture archives and found this gem from 2007. My daughters were still willing participants in the annual photocard shoot. My youngest was so eager that I could not stop her from making the cheesiest of smiles. (Now I can't even get her to look at my camera....) So I decided it would be the perfect subject matter for a Christmas/Holiday project. To pull this project together, I used a variety of Doodlebug design papers including their newest holiday line "sss" and a variety of their cardstock stickers. I was also inspired by my former design team's, 2 Broke Girls, layout that is featured below.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Creative Inspiration using the following sketch. I recently bought Echo Park's "I Love Christmas" line but was stumped on how to use the ABC paper. So after weeks of looking at the paper, I found the perfect sketch for it. I decided to spell the word "elf" with the blocks to feature pictures of my family's Elf on the Shelf Holly Jolly. She doesn't move much anymore, sniff sniff, but when she did, she found herself in all sorts of places like poinsettia plants, in piles of peppermints, and astride a reindeer.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
TIS THE SEASON
Let's Scrap using the following sketch. I am in full Christmas mode and decided to feature some of my favorite pictures of my youngest when she was a tiny little girl. She was so happy to pose for Christmas pictures. (I wish she was still so willing to pose for pictures). To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Echo Park's "Christmas Cheer" collection.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Use Your Stuff where the requirement for this week was to use something silver and gold on the project. When I think of silver at this time of year, I think of snow falling. So I decided to feature pictures of my daughters when they were tiny playing in the snow. To pull this project together, I used Crate Paper's "Snow & Cocoa" collection that contained corresponding cardstock stickers made from gold foil. In addition, I added silver snowflakes to add the "silver" to the project. Finally, I was inspired by the sketch from my former design team "2 Broke Girls" to pull all the elements of this project together.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Creative Inspiration using the following sketch. For this week's project, I was inspired by pictures of my daughter taken back in the Spring. Our downtown is absolutely stunning at night, and I loved the twinkling lights framing my daughter. So I decided that three of my favorites taken that evening would be perfect for this layout that featured three pictures. To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from The Paper Studio's "Ninth Street" line.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
SANTA PAWS IS COMING TO TOWN
Let's Scrap using the following sketch. With this being the official start of the holiday season, I decided to go full on Christmas for this project. However, rather than feature the traditional holiday pics, I decided to highlight pictures of my dogs having fun at Christmas time. My dogs have so much fun burrowing in the mountains of paper and boxes on Christmas morning. They also enjoy looking at the tree and having their pics taken with their favorite humans. So I decided they would be the perfect subject matter for this layout. To pull the project together, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Nostalgia" line.
Sketchy Board Challenge using the following sketch. This month, we were asked to create a project that used either gold or silver embellishments and a die cut. I decided to feature pictures of my daughter at her first ice skating competition. She was absolutely gorgeous gliding around on the ice in her white costume. She truly looked like a princess twirling around on the ice. To make the day even more memorable, she came in first place! So to play up the gold medal that she earned, I used my Cricut to cut gold stars out of sparkly cardstock for the gold embellishment requirement. I also used gold photo corners to highlight the middle picture of my daughter holding her gold medal. Finally, I used Authentique's "Frosted" collection because I loved the wintery, icy feel of the paper.
Creative Inspiration Challenge Blog. We are having a 12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop where each design team member created a Christmas challenge project for herself. I am a Christmas music fanatic. The minute the radio stations switch over to 24/7 Christmas music, I never listen to any other channel until December 26th. One of my favorite songs is "Silver and Gold" from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I used to sing this song to my cats before I had kids. I would substitute their names instead of "silver" and "gold." My cats have since passed away, but every time I hear this song, I'm whisked back to a simpler time when my furry feline babies ruled the roost. So I decided to make a project using silver and gold in honor of the song. To pull this project together, I used pictures I took of my daughters ten years ago for a Christmas card photo shoot. I converted them to a sepia tone to give them a vintage feel. I loved the silvery undertones of Kaisercraft's "Christmas Edition" so I used a few of their printed papers as my silver element. I found glittery gold poinsettia flowers at Hobby Lobby and anchored them along a strip of jute. Finally, I was inspired by the following Creative Inspiration July sketch and matted my pictures in a similar fashion.
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