Thursday, December 31, 2009
I had so much fun with the mistletoe and more kit!
I loved christmas themed papers, they werent "too"
christmassy,,,, if you know what I mean.
so completed three layouts and a cute little gift box too.
one layout is from julie bonners sketch here.. and the other two are from my head(a very scary place indeed!) and the gift box , welll that little bit of eye candy was inspired by the papers themselves. I made those little paper roses from the papers in the kit too,,,,I hope you like them!
does anyone have new years traditions??? it is a tradition in our family to eat black eyed peas and collard green for new years day,,,, the beans represent all the money you with make in the new year , and the collard greens represent the growth of a new crop.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
The December kit features some Jenni Bowlin products, so if you're interested check out That Scrappy Girl's store for some vintage yumminess!
Also, if you want a chance to win some of Jenni Bowlin products, do at least ONE of the following and comment to let us know which one you completed:
1) Become a follower to our blog.
2) Share this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc.
3) Send someone over to our blog to participate in our giveaway.
Remember, comment to this post to let us know you've done one of the above. :) You have until Thursday, December 31st.
Winner will be announced shortly that.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Thank you for all of the comments and following us this year. The winner of the Elle's studio goodies is Calia Yang! Please send me you mailing address to me so I can get your goodies in the mail.
Until next week...Happy Scrappin'
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
they were in the car!), convince Hailey that 2 pictures on her layout are cuter than the 3 used for Hunter
...writing blog post.
Have a FAB FRIDAY! Mimi
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Hope your holiday season is going great so far! Are any of you done with your Christmas shopping?! ;) Okay, okay... Just kidding! I just had to ask for fun.
Anyway, I thought I would share a couple of tips for the scrapbooker on a budget. Let's face it - our hobby can get pretty darn expensive. For instance, punches all seem to range over $10 each. ...so instead of using punches, look around you. Shapes are among us!
To create a circle, trace around:
-top of a pot
-bottom of a canned good
-a glass bottom
To create a square/rectangle, trace around:
To create odd shaped pictures, trace around:
What other items can you think of tracing around?
...and I wanted to share a couple of layouts I created using this month's kit. If you haven't, make sure to pick one up. You can do so much with this one kit!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Happy Wednesday everyone! There are officially 8 more shopping days left before Christmas! Well guess who hasn't even started? Luckily for me, my DH came home one day and said he bought his gifts...I didn't even have to wrap them. Gotta' love men who love to shop.
I am ashamed to say I haven't even started on my holiday cards either, so I thought I'd better get started. Here are a couple of cards I made. I really like the oversized cards even though they require a little more postage. Glad I'm scrapbooking with some gal pals this weekend to finish up the rest.
I used the Elle's studio collection for these cards plus I used a couple of items from Maya Road (scroll coaster album) and the back side of Dew Drop Inn from October Afternoon's Road Map collection. Base of card is from Jillibean Soup kraft cards/envelopes.The larger pink snowflakes were cut out from the Sihlouette and Happy Holiday are rub-ons.
I'll be back for Fab Friday...until then, Happy Scrappin'...Mimi
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Hiya fellow scrappygirls! its team member tuesday!
and I have a few really cute layouts that I made for you to see.
We have had some winter weather in wisconsin,and we went out all bundled up in the 12 degree weather to play in the snow, and I got some great pics so I hope to use some
glitter and white paint on the misletoe and more kit!!!(I CANT WAIT!)
But in the meantime, I had some super cute pics of my two cute twin boys, And even though when I looked at this paper I saw cute, pink,,, well you know....
I still think they worked out with thses boy pics too!
Well here they are,, you look and let me know what you think.............
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Now that we are getting closer to Christmas about all I have to bribe my children with is the thought that good ole' St. Nick will soon be here. They have a great understanding, thanks to Dora's Christmas special of the Nice and Naughty list...and frankly the threat of the Naughty List was the only way I could get them to take a nap today. So in keeping with that spirit, here is my take of the concept.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thanks for your input!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Anyway,, I got my scrapbook room all unpacked and semi-organised, after our move from florida to wisconsin.Whew! that was a loooong ride!I felt like my butt had grown to the seat by the time we finally got here!lolol!we found a big old farmhouse to rent and it came with an extra room,,,,,, ta da,,, instant scrapbbok room,, aka moms "studio".
so I did get a chance to scrap some this weekend and got to play with the jillibean soup kit,, its so stinkin cute! so that is who I am featuring on this crazy monday.
here are a layout that I made with the jillibean soup kit.
I like thses papers because you can put them with any kind of photos, even thisone with all the colors of the rainbow looks cool with them...What cha think????
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
- When using a glue pen, do a small area at a time, so the glue doesn't dry out too quickly.
- You can also use a glue pen to apply glitter to flowers, stickers or anything else needing a little sparkle.
- When doing a large area such as a chipboard piece, I often use Modge Podge. You can also rub a glue pad over the surface or use a spray adhesive or other liquid glue.
- Use a tray or small, flexible paper plate, so that you can easily put it back into the bottle.
- There are different sizes of glitter - the glitter I used was very fine. If you have a chunky glitter, you would want to use on a much larger, less detailed project.
- Baby wipes are a great way to clean the tray or help to get the glitter off your hands. They also help with static cling.
- Use a small paint brush, Q tip or eyeshadow applicator to brush away excess glitter.
- Be prepared - you will probably be a little shimmery for awhile! Whenever I go to a crop on Saturday, I always seem to be a little sparkly at church on Sunday :-)
- If anyone else has any other tips feel free to share!
A couple other non glitter related tips on this project. I used the left over foam dots packaging to add dimension to my cuff. Never throw it away - it is great to use on larger pieces of paper for dimension. I used a border punch for the cuff, but you could easily draw a scalloped cuff and cut out with scissors.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The oragami tree was made by 4 pieces of paper...sizes are 1.5" x 1.5", 2" x 2", 2.5" x 2.5" and 3" x 3" the stick is from the yard.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Happy December to all of you. Can you believe that we are in the month of December already?! Christmas is only a few weeks away! YIKES! So, to get everyone into the Christmas spirit and cheer, I wanted to share a couple of projects that I made using December's kit. You're gonna LOVE all of the goodies in this one.
Here's a couple of cards I created:
...and two simple mini albums I created:
...and you can't have a Christmas without gift tags:
Hope all of these projects have inspired to create something fun for the holidays!