Friday, December 31, 2010

Layout Challenge at the Patch


With the end of 2010 at midnight tonight I couldn't come up with a better way to spend this last day of 2010 but doing something that I love. That is scrapbooking. I recieved the cutest picture Christmas card from my niece of her and our newest little prince Patrick. I love the identicle dimpled smiles in these shots. She is a beautiful young lady and patrick is 1 beautiful baby boy.

Anne at Paper Patch Crafts provided the perfect sketch challenge for these shots. Here is the link



She is providing an awesome Valentine Kaiser embellishment as the prize so please come and check it out and have some creative fun with a great group of ladies!!
Ok on this project I used a little of several lines.
Printed paper is: DCWV Nanas Nursery
Die Cut Paper: Prima signs of Spring
Little Man Die cut : My minds Eye
All other Die Cuts : MLYB Snugglebug line available in Annes Store and the link is available here on my blog.
Happy New Year from my family to yours!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

B day card


Today I had the pleasure of spending a few hours after work with my youngest niece.

She wanted to make scrapbook cards. She had a lot of fun raiding my stash while drinking hot cocoa with a mountain of whip cream. I enjoyed her creativity and joy in what she was doing.

I did complete 1 card during that time and it is far from perfect. But what scrap card is really perfect?? I played with distressing a little on this one because I thought it just needed it. So here is my creation for the day with all it's perfect imperfections!! lol
I hope to have many more days with Marisa like the one I had today and hopefully with my granddaughter if they ever live close enough.
Have a wonderful holiday!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blue Brown and Lime Green Challenge


Anne at Paper Patch Crafts is having another Challenge and here is the link:



This challenge was to use a pagemaps sketch that she has provided and the colors

Brown, Lime green and blue. I have to say that color combo was a definate challenge for me!! LOL The picture is of a much younger me burying my baby sisters feet in the sand. As you can see I am much older than my sisters. It is a picture that she loves and posted so I decided to use it on her Birthday card. Here is my take on the challenge I hope you like it!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays

I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
We all have special holiday moments and memories. My favorite part of Christmas was seeing the excitement and wonder on my daughters face on Christmas morning. Now that she is grown and has a daughter of her own I know that Kaleah will have that wonderful look of excitement on her face Christmas morning.

I know with the economy being the way it is families are having a hard time just putting food on the table this holiday season. If you are able to and would like to help a family in your neighborhood check with your local school or church. You will be amazed at the simple requests that the children have on their Christmas lists and the basic needs that you can help meet. Knowing that another child will have that look of wonder and excitement and will not be hungry even for that 1 day is the greatest gift you can give to yourself as well as teaching your children to be giving.

From my family to yours Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Card Challenge at the Patch


Hi everyone! Anne at PaperPatch Crafts is having another card challenge on her Facebook Fan page! There is an awesome stampset as the prize so go check it out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Patch-Crafts/184726517185


But here is my entry. I try to tell what I have used on each post but on this one I went paper crazy so I am unable to do that!! LOL


This is a birthday card using a pagemaps layout that Anne has posted. It was alot of fun! I wish I would have had more time to work with it but this time of year my time is in short supply!


Have a great night and happy scraping!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Handbag Money Holder

Hi... This little Handbag money holder was made using the following items:

BoBunny Winter joy printed cardstock.

DCWV Solid cardstock

MLYB chipboard shapes available at Paper Patch Crafts I just added some stickles and a rhinestone to glitz it up a bit.

The handbag was a diecut from the Paisley cricut cartridge. I used the 4 inch size setting so that they would fit into a 5x5 square vellum envelope. I know my nieces will love them almost as much as the money inside!! lol