Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Daily - Day One

Here in Texas we have few reminders that Christmas is on it's way. We have no snow and the temps have been in the mid 60's. So it will be nice to be able to work on my December Daily and have daily reminders that Christmas is near.

My photo from yesterday was of a wreath I was making for my mom. She chose the prettiest white ribbon with snowflakes on it. For the first page, I used Ali Edward's 6X8 overlays and re-sized the Day 1 overlay them to fit my album. I used a transparency that came with the Making Memories album. I hand wrote the journaling on cream colored cardstock, added Tim Holtz tissue tape, sheer red ribbon and some of the ribbon from my mom's wreath to the second page. I'm really looking forward to seeing this year's December Daily come together.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

December Daily

Just wanted to share a few pictures of my December Daily. I like how Ali Edwards is using the 6X8 pages for her DD and I love all of the transparencies she uses. I decided to use Making Memories Mistletoe 8X8 Album. I also purchased Ali's 6X8 overlays that I will incorporate into the album as I go. I went through my stash and used holiday papers from years past and some felt.

I'll be posting more pictures in the coming days. In the meantime visit Ali's blog and Flickr group for December Daily inspiration.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October MPTS Challenge

I had a really great time working on this month's DT challenge over at More Paper Than Shoes. Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year. Anna challenged us to not use orange or yellow. What??? What is Halloween without orange right? Well, it was a challenge not to use orange but I made it work. I focused on purple, green and black. The challenge requirements were ribbon, glitter, a handmade flower, and embossing.

I used an svg file to cut the banner bases from Co'ordinations cardstock. The Co'ordinations Core Couture paper has glitter already in it! It was perfect for this project. I used crepe paper to made the medallions and to string the banner. I cut out the cat, spider, cauldron, and a raven from the October 31st Cricut cartridge. I added some American Crafts ribbon and a few Making Memories embellishments. I used Tim Holtz texture fades as the embossing part of the challenge to complete the project. Of course I can't create anything without using Tim Holtz somewhere in the project!

Head on over to the MPTS blog to check out the other fabulous projects created by the design team.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September MPTS Challenge

It's hard for me to believe it's already September. Maybe because it's still in the mid to high 90's here in Texas. Maybe because I have such a hard time letting summer go. I do enjoy the fall. The weather cools down enough that we can spend time outside without roasting. The lawn turns from brown to green again. Trees start losing leaves. And of course football starts!

Those were some of the things I thought about when Anna gave us the September challenge over at MPTS. The challenge was Rusty Bucket. We had to incorporate metal or twine and torn paper. I had to enlist the help of my hubby on this one to turn a regular looking bucket rustic. Here is what I came up with:

The entire design team did an awesome with this months challenge. You can see their creations here: MPTS blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Scrapadabadoo Giveway

Hey there! If you haven't already stopped by Scrapadabadoo, now is the time. They are having a giveaway for a Zutter Distrezz-It-All. How wouldn't want to win one of these?! Besides the giveaway, Scrapadabadoo hosts challenges and they have great products in their store. Barrie and Carol are SO nice to work with and they have super fast shipping. So hop on over there and tell them I sent ya!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

August MPTS Challenge

I've been a bad blogger. I haven't posted in over a month. I do have a few scrappy projects to share with you in the coming weeks. I will also be hosting a swap over at the More Paper Than Shoes forum in a couple of weeks. If you haven't stopped by the forum, hop on over and introduce yourself. The forum is full of super nice, crafty people.

The August challenge theme was Vintag
e Paris. I used 3 mini album pages to make this wall hanging for my oldest daughter. I used the Summer in Paris Cricut Cartridge for the images. I made the paper flowers using the Tim Holtz grunge flower technique. This challenge was so much fun! I'm definitely looking forward to the September challenge.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Exciting news!!

I'm so excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a member of the design team for More Paper Than Shoes. I cannot wait to start working with the talented group of ladies that Anna chose for the MPTS design team including my sister-in-law, Megan. You can read the official announcement here More Paper Than Shoes.

This is the tag I made for the DT call.
Hop on over to the MPTS forum and take a look around. Introduce yourself, try a challenge and browse the tutorials. We'll also have some swaps being posted in the coming weeks and other exciting things for crafters!