Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Getting Organized for the New Year

So I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, mine was filled with joy and surprises. I asked for nothing this year and so everything that I got was a wonderful surprise. My hubby got me a Wii fit. This thing is so much fun what a great way to work out!! Thinking I might have to get the biggest loser game!! Got a macro lens for my camera, can't wait to play with this when the weather improves and the best thing of all is that it is not quite over yet. I got these photos in my email. Do you know what this is??? This is one of two new Scrapbooking Desks that my husband is making me. I am stoked all of these drawers are on rollers and there is a ton of storage in both. I will keep you posted on there development.
In the mean time I thought I would show you what my Scrap room looks like and a little project.

This is where I currently Scrap, it is a wonderful and sunny spot but I must admit that I think that I will be moving into the living room when my desk is complete. I love to scrap at night close to my hubby and there is not enough room in this space for him the couch and TV.

Lots of people ask me about the bins here on the left. I picked up these bins for 7$ ea at London Drugs a few years back and they are fabulous. Each drawer comes right out and has a label so that I can find everything easily.

Here is my little organizer project. I picked up this inexpensive desk organizer at Staples and I was not a huge fan of the blue paisley. I recovered the insides with this great wood grain paper from Reminisce and used one of their owl stickers for the front {I have a huge love of Owls} and then I filled the whole thing with my most used tools and now it sits on my desk.
My Family and I are heading out of town for a few days to spend the New Year with friends so this will be my final post of 2009. As a final note I just want to say thank you to all of you. I had no idea what to expect when I started blogging 9 months ago and it has been more enjoyable than I could have imagined. Your comments keep my pumped. I have made some great friends and it has shown me a whole new world of scrapbookers.

So A GREAT BIG THANK you from this Scrapper and we will see you in the New Year.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I've been Spotted

When Kimber contacted me the other day about being spotted on the Jillibean soup blog I was ridiculously excited. I love Jillibean Soup they are one of my favorite companies and I love there blog, they are constantly posting such incredible projects and layouts. Anyways I whipped up this layout just for the post. I have a major love of hats and it is the one thing that I can share with my boys {fashion wise}. All of this is Jillibean Soup and how can you not love this little birdie, I added a little gloss to his eyes and put a hat on his head, now he just makes me happy!

I used the left over stars from the star border punch and put them in the holes is the corner making a kind of photo corner .This punch is by Martha Stewart and it totally rocks my world. LOVE IT.

Warm Wishes to all



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Cards

We are fast approaching the most wonderful day of the year and everything here is ready. Only the last minute things left to do. Going to bake cookies for Santa, cook the food and set the table for breakfast. Mmm Yummy! I can't wait!! I look forward to seeing the faces of my loved ones when they open their gifts and I can't wait to share it with all of you. I made almost all of my gifts this year { I can't share them with you yet because my family sometimes checks in here} and I also made all my Christmas Cards. Some of you may recognize this photo from summer time, I posted it and Sarah Hodginson from Core-dinations laughingly joked that it would make a great Christmas card photo. Well, I took that to heart and I love how it turned out, simple and easy. Which is good cause I made 43 of them and the best part the whole batch cost me $9.90. Great for a tight budget.
My hubby is home for the next 2 weeks so I am looking forwar to a little quality time and enjoy a few day with my sister who arrives tonight. Here a picture of my tree, it is my favorite thing at Christmas time and it simply would not feel like Christmas with out it. Merry Christmas everyone and have a happy holiday.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Color Lovers and Tinsel

Over at Core-dinations this month we were challenged to pop over to Color Lovers. This website just plain rocks. You can browse color combos make up your own or even type in a key word and see what comes up. Being in the Christmas spirit I typed in "Christmas" and found this wonderful palette. I loved it instantly and it inspired me to create this layout about the old fashion tinsel on my tree.

Products used JBS Core-dinations Cardstock, Core Colors Snowflake,Curry & Beach. Tiny Alphas and note by Jenni Bowlin and Large alphas by October Afternoon, pearls by Queen n co and buttons by foof fa la.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

berry good

Holey Taledo is it really the 16th of December, AHhhhh. Why does it feel like no matter how much I get done in advance, there is still so much to do...... Goodness me!! Well We had a blast of snow, that was wonderful but it only lasted the day. Glad I took the boys out to make a snow man and take some pictures. The wet evening gave me a little time in my scraproom. and here is what I made.
Couple of things here that make me happy, first I LOVE THIS OCTOBER AFTERNOON, I should have bought two packages, the whole thing just rocks. Second, these strawberries are ones that we make every year and they are so delicious.

Products used Core-dinations Cardstock, October afternoon Stickers and papers, buttons by the button box and letters by american crafts


Monday, December 14, 2009

Festive Fruit

Well I am completely immersed in the Holiday season, there is snow on the ground, my tree is up and sparkling the smell of cinnamon on the wood stove and gingerbread men on the counter. I love this! I also love pomegranates. They are a special treat at this time of year and this year is the first year my boys have shared this treat with me. These tiny little red jewels pop in your mouth and are a wonderful reward after all the hard work of peeling them. At this time of year I take a ton of photos to document all these things and when it comes to scrapping it, it is always nice to have a collection of fabulous sketches around. This one I found over at Got Sketch and it was perfect for these pictures.

Valerie Salmon's sketches are for personal use only and not for the
purpose of publication submissions, contest entries, design team
projects, class projects, and design templates.

Products used Core-dinations Cardstock, American Craft Pattern Paper, Inkadoo stamp and buttom box buttons. TFL:)


Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Big 3-0

Well it has been a super weekend around here so far, Yesterday I celebrated my 30th birthday with friends and family. I want to say a big Thank you to those who came tubing up the mountain with me it was a total blast. In the morning my mom took me out for breakfast and we stopped at a grppvy antique shop where I found this incredibly groovy rooster.
Next it was off to the hat shop (I love hats) where I treated myself to a new hat and one for my baby boy.

Then I celebrated with a taco salad dinner before heading up to mount washington to go tubing.
The festivities have not stopped yet as it is my babies 2nd birthday today. So right now I am a little slow on the crafts but I will have a ton of photos to play with soon. Wow Christmas is so close now who knows when I will next get into my craft room!


Monday, December 7, 2009


I am kinda jumping all over the place with the subjects I am scrapping, but the two little boys in these photo's tug on my heart strings. This is my son and his very best friend. My best friend and I had the same due date for their births, she was a week early and I was a week late, so these two little guys are only two weeks apart. I have watched there friendship grow and as they learned to talk and communicate, the bond only grew stronger. Not a day goes by when they don't ask for the other to come and play. I am ever so thankful for these two boys and I am glad they have each other. Products used Core-dinations Cardstock, Jillibean Pattern Paper, Queen n co felt, 7 gypsies arrow. TFL:)


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Good boys gone wild

These are some of my all time favorite papers from Reminisce, they are actually from three different lines. The first layout is one I just did the bottom 2 are ones from last year. I always find it fun to go back through my pages and see what has changed in my style. I have more dimension this year and a lot more texture. Man I love Scrapbooking!! Products used Core-dinations Cardstock, Reminisce Pattern papers and Letter stickers, Brads by MM and buttons by the button box, ribbon by American crafts

Products used Reminisce pattern papers and cardstock letter stickers, Cardstock by DCWV, American crafts brads, doodlebug rub-ons


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

So Excited

I am so over the moon excited I made the Sketchabilities DT, what a cool blog can't wait to get started Karen has some great sketches. Yeah Merry Merry is what I am!!


Cold & Frosty December day

Welcome December, oh this is so wonderful, my favorite time of year has arrived. I woke up this morning to frost across the field and the sun rising without a cloud in the sky. It was beautiful, I should have taken a picture, but I had two little boys at the edge of my bed yelling " Mommy, Mommy, can we open number 1 now. They have been staring at the Advent Calender that I made all week waiting to open the first box.The base for this advent calender is made by Kaiser Craft and the assembly is a fair bit of work, but it is so worth it. My home for the holidays is decked in traditional red and green and I love how the bright colors in the Jillibean papers are muted by the cream and kraft and give my project a country look that suits my home. Every box is just a little bit different, some have clusters of buttons some have swirls of paper and he is hard to see but my favorite is number 17 a little Pearls Snowman with a Black magic hat. In the center of my calender are 24 sheets, that I printed out on Core-diantions Carstock each one of these sheets has a holiday prompt, photo idea and two black spaces to fill in what we made and what we did on each day. This is the part of the Calender that is for me, it was part of Jessica Spragues Holidays in Hand class. I hope you all have a wonderful December and happy crafting.

Products Used Core-dinations Cardstock, Pattern Papers, Ribbon, Spots and some button by Jillibean Soup and Bling and pearls by Queen n Co

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