Friday, December 27, 2013

Post Holiday downtime!

How was your Christmas Day? I hope it was as wonderful as ours! I also hope you have a wonderful last week of 2013! Send it off happily!

I managed to get one weekly page done in all the holiday scramble, haha, and here it is! The background DP is another sneaky peek to the Sale-A-Bration stuff coming up, tho the color has been changed. Love that feature of MDS! :)
MDS, Content discs, ribbon download

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to You!

I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, and thank you for visiting my blog this year! I appreciate the sweet comments and I love sharing my projects with you. I hope you have a peaceful holiday, wherever you are, and please enjoy this beautiful Christmas message:
Story of Christmas - an infographic
Click to learn more about the story of Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve!

Today I thought I would share our family's Christmas card with you! Of course I used MDS to put it together and I had to use three of my favorite photos of the year! *grin
Its probably the simplest thing I've ever made, and I absolutely love it!
Are you all ready for Christmas?? We have some favorite traditions to keep today, and a new one to begin, and I hope each of you is having a wonderful Christmas season!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Gift Giving!

School ended Friday.
Thursday I happened to read a blog sharing teacher gifts.
Ack! Teacher gifts?! I forgot!!
The real problem was that I didn't have a chance to get to it until almost the kids bedtime! I had the kids pick out some cards to write in, and some cards to give, and then the teachers got a couple other little things. I put it all in these little lunch bags, which I stamped (using a retired set - because my current Christmas stamps are at my mom's so she can finish her Christmas cards!). Finally I added these cute tags with this cute ribbon, both from last year's holiday mini, haha.
Then I had to put something together for our great bus driver! Again, seriously, the very night before, and oh yeah, I'd been dealing with a migraine all day long! So I used the idea we're doing for the kids' friends! Tada! (two views of the same item: a can of sprite and a package of microwave popcorn...)
And here's what the kids gifts look like for their friends!
And finally, the gifts I gave to a few of my friends!
And this is what I gave my class at church- I teach five 6 year olds...

And!! While we're on the topic of gifts, I wanted to share this one, but I haven't gotten around to it... In early November, my husband let me know he needed to do something for his staff that had been picked on and he wanted to thank them for it. So he put together these cute thank you gifts!
They held gift cards and some chocolates, and I liked how he attached the cards that he wrote in as bag toppers, and then tied the ribbons thru the back of the cards and thru the sacks. Cute and a fantastic way to brighten someone's day!
So there you go, a few ideas for some last minute gifts if anything comes up for you! All you need is a sack and a tag, haha!

Friday, December 20, 2013

December Pages

Happy Friday to you! I think this is the end of the calendar pages! (are you excited to see them go or did you enjoy the daily dose of monthly-themed scrapbooking?) I thought I'd end with the December pages to carry on the Christmas mood.

This page is for my in-laws and uses THIS sketch, and two new-to-me downloads! The glimmer paper, and then a sneaky peek to the brand spankin new Sale-A-Bration content disk!!! Yeay for new stuff!!
This page is for my parents and uses another MDS photo layout, which is a good way to cram everyone on there, haha! Most of these photos are of last Christmas, but the two tree shots are this year- my tree and my brother's tree! And I threw on that little Santa stamp for just a little somethin'.
MDS, October December Whenever content Disk, Glimmer Paper, Lemonade Stand content disk, Sale-A-Bration 2014 download!

Its the last weekend before Christmas- how will you be spending it? We have some fun things planned, like baking and taking treats to neighbors...
Soon I've got to get back to my weekly pages because I really wanted to have that project done with the new year...but that's okay if it isn't, haha! But I have posts ready to go for you next week too, so if you're around, stop by for a visit! :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

April Pages

Here are my April pages! I love this tree image and both times I used the splatter tool to "sponge" ink leaves and blossoms. How nifty is that??

This page uses a sketch found HERE.
 And this page uses another MDS photo layout, but I replaced two photo boxes with the stamps.
MDS, Content disks, recolor tools

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

March Pages!

Sooo the people receiving these calendars know I highlighted peoples birthday months but you might be wondering why I'm the star of these pages- March is MY birthday month and that is why. Two of these pictures were taken last week- for these pages, haha!

This page is really simple. My creativity was about gone by that point but I really needed to get these done! I used a sketch I found HERE and I am happy about the unique color combination I used.
and this March page used THIS sketch, but I altered the 4 photos to be the same size.
Supplies: MDS, Content disks

Are you ready for Christmas? Its only a week away!!! (gasp! what?!)
There's always fun stamping accessories and tools for quick little gifts and stocking stuffers...!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

February Pages

Happy Tuesday to you!
Here are the calendar pages for February! This one used a sketch you can find HERE.
And this is the February page for my aunt's calendar! It gets everyone on there (with newly updated pictures!) and it doesn't look crowded! :)
We're almost done with the calendar pages! :) Feeling inspired to scrapbook yet?

Monday, December 16, 2013

May Pages!

This page uses the MDSM29 sketch.
On this page I was going for a doodles-in-the-notebook kind of look. Funny how dramatically different the backgrounds on these two pages are! :)

MDS, content disks, recolor tools

Friday, December 13, 2013

July Pages

Happy Friday to you! I don't know about your end of the world, but we're pretty frozen over here. We're very excited to reach the 20*'s, and the sky is grayer than the driven-on-for-a-week snow. I'm so glad my handy husband was able to fix the furnace that didn't want to work properly yesterday- at least its cozy inside! And I guess that makes today a good one to share the July calendar pages and bring some warmth to the day, haha!

 Here's one page- two birthdays this month, and just some fun shots.

And this is a fun page! I used an older MDS Monday sketch for the layout. 
MDS, Content Disks, Moments Ago download

Thursday, December 12, 2013

January Pages

First up, this lovely snowy page, is my in-laws January calendar top. This is exactly what it looks like outside...these pictures were taken last week, haha! I used THIS sketch for the page and broke up the photo box.
And this is the January page for the calendar my parents are giving my aunt. Mostly indoor pics here, but I need to fit more people on to these pages, lol! I think I did pretty well this month, especially considering there are only 6 pics!

MDS, various content disks, recolor tool

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Christmas to-do List!

Here's something completely different today!
The last few Christmas's we've done a countdown where the kids get to read a new note every morning. This year I have been too busy to fit that into my life, even tho my son has asked many times for me to do it...
So I came up with a different idea, half way into the month, *ahem... I made this sort of subway art checklist instead! And then, we can just slip it into a scrapbook when the month is over to remember what we did!
Of course I used MDS to make it, and threw in some holiday "stamp" images to fill in the spaces.
*the 12 Stars that keeps being mentioned was an easier countdown idea. I bought a box of 12 metal stars with different names of Jesus Christ, and it comes with scripture references as to why that is his name. This was, to me, a very easy way to keep the season focused on our Savior, as it should be.
You can view and even order the set HERE. And it works extremely well on days when we are too busy to fit anything else "special" in! Hooray for that!

**And by too busy I mean things like school choir concerts and staying up very late to work on school projects and scouts and work parties that take us away from kids and things like that.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

November Pages

Here are my November Calendar pages!

This one uses an older sketch, but it worked well for what I needed. Does it look like November to you?
MDS, Days To Remember content disk, Banner Blast

And this page just cracks me up... I wanted to use a bunch of random shots from Thanksgiving to show "real" sides of us, if that makes sense. And then I found this stamp image "Love you just the way you are" and I thought it fit perfectly! hahaha... I love that we can crop and recolor bits of stamp images too!

Monday, December 9, 2013

October Calendar Pages

Saturday was a very cold, snowy day at my house. My husband had to work (which is now unusual) and my kids had their Saturday chores to do and they wanted to play with each other more than get their jobs done, so I spent the bulk of my day working on calendar pages for the upcoming Christmas presents! That means I have a lot of new pages to share with you this week! The downside if you're a regular visitor is you have seen lots of these pictures on my weekly pages, haha... Oh well, I'll keep mixing it up for you... *smile

Here are the October calendar pages! I used the MDSM43 sketch for this one...
MDS, October December Whenever content disk, recolor tool

And this one I used the second half of the double layout at the bottom of THIS Page Maps page...
MDS, October December Whenever content disk, Lemonade Stand content disk, Burlap Ribbon

Friday, December 6, 2013

A June Page!

The page I have to share today focuses on a day we spent entirely with my inlaws! This will be the June page. I think they're gonna love it!
I used this sketch for the layout, even tho I'm sure she didn't intend for those to be photo squares, haha, and yes I combined a few of them.
MDS, Sale-A-Bration 2013 content disk, Lace ribbon download, recolor tool

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Autumn Weekly Pages

Here are two more pages from my weekly project, these are of October. Most of these pages have been crammed full of photos, and I like it that way. I would like to use more stamps, but I also really want the photos to be the focus of this project- to SEE what we do with our lives... *grin

MDS, Content Disks

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Week 21

Here's another catch-up page from my 52 Week project. I was able to get lots of pages printed with the print discount in November, now I just have to catch up with sharing them here! *smile! So now that I have about a foot of snow sitting outside, we'll do a blast back to summertime, haha...
I wasn't sure if I loved the pinwheels with the dark chevron print here, but I kept it that way, haha...

MDS, content disks

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

First Calendar Page!

'tis the season for me to make calendars!
These make such a great Christmas present, so of course that's how I spend my December, haha... This year I am making one for my mom to give her aunt and one for us to give my in-laws. And first up- a page for my in-laws calendar using our brand spankin' new family pictures, which I happen to completely love! 
I used a sketch I found in the November layouts from Page Maps, except that I altered it to fit an 8x11 calendar.
MDS, Lemonade Stand content disk, Days to Remember content disk

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Blog Hop: Get Well!

Welcome to our December Blog Hop!
This time it was Michelle's turn to pick the theme, and since its cold and flu season, she picked a winner with Get Well!

However...that's a little tricky for me...I don't really do "get well" gifts. I don't take things to people with colds or flu, and people with more serious issues....don't always need/want a "get well", ahem... I had decided to make some kind of kit to take someone who is sick, I even bought those little tissue packages that are super handy in purses, but I couldn't think of what to do with it...

But then!! A family member gave me the solution! We have a relative battling cancer, and has to travel a fair distance for chemo treatments. His sister in law is going to surprise them when they come home from their last chemo trip with a huge sign and notes from loved ones, so they asked for anyone interested to send something to her. Now that is something I can do! *grin!

So I used the latest Clean & Simple sketch to make this card for him, to welcome him home:
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather
Accessories: Linen Thread

And I can't think of any better way to say "Get Well" than that!
Now go on thru the hop and check out every one else's ideas for Get Well greetings and gifts! 
<a href="" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="116" src="" width="200" /></a></div>
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...