Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Let's Scrap

Just a quick post to share this weeks sketch from Let's Scrap. These pics were in a Christmas mini I did, but I had not actually ever scrapped. I love the big pic of B, looking so little, surrounded by all his gifts. This was from Christmas 2006, Things were much simpler then....

Here is my LO:

Based on this Sketch:

Another 2 pager for me. Crazy, I know. Working on lots of other stuff. Will share more soon!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A bit more Christmas Spirit

Yay! It's Wednesday. Time for the newest sketch at Let’s Scrap. I chose the 2 page version this time around. This one definately put me in the Christmas spirit. I combined the newest Christmas lines from Pink Paislee and My Mind's Eye. They just blended together so well. I did this LO about some of my favorite tree decore. I have so many favorite Christmas ornaments from over the years, but for this LO, I chose to showcase a few of the more recent faves. Here is my layout:

Based on this sketch:

So come play along. There is a great prize from Precocious Paper up for grabs.

I also wanted to share something fun. I spent a majority of the day Sunday making cookies. Steve was in Boston on Monday visiting a relative in the hospital. While he was there, he also stopped by to deliver some cookies to our friend Kevin (aka Supah Fan). Kevin loved it and took this pic in his store and posted on Facebook how happy he was. I love it! It is all about spreading Christmas cheer:

Feed the World...Let them know it's Christmas time!
Happy Scrappin"!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

One more week...?

Hey friends! Can You believe it is only one week till Christmas? Crazy I know, but I love it! In between all the craziness I am still scrappin! Thought I would share a couple more LO's. Here is the latest for B's school photo's album. I had lots of fun with Pink Paislee's Old School line:

I also played along with a sketch challenge over at the My Minds Eye blog:

I used some very old MME papers that I have been hoarding in my stash. Here is my take on it:

Today I will be putting the finishing touches on my LO for this weeks upcoming sketch at Let's Scrap. It's a good-y! Also need to bake some cookies and get some cleaning done. I thought Sunday was suppose to be a day of rest! Ay yay yay!
Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scrappy Happy

Today is Wednesday. Time for the newest Let’s Scrap sketch. Every third Wednesday it is a card sketch. I really, really wanted to make a Christmas card, but I just kept being pulled towards flowers (Plus I love these MME papers from my stash!). Maybe I am already looking forward to Spring...and it isn't even really Winter yet.!

Here is my card:

Based on this week's sketch:

I may not be feeling Winter, but I am definately feeling the Christmas spirit. I love Christmas. I have been pulling out some pics from past years. Like this 'Cool Santa' one I took of Bryant last year. I have taken some of the greatest pics of him over the years. I had the best time creating this LO with some of my favorite Pink Paislee papers and letters from my stash, too. I have seen many grid type LO's over the years and wanted to try one myself. It was perfect for this one:

Another thing keeping me in the spirit are these:
I was blessed to be included in this 'White Christmas' tag swap with some amazingly talented ladies. I have these beauties proudly displayed in my office for all to see. Makes me smile!
It is definately beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Don't forget those less fortunate than you. Salvation Army. Toys for Tots. Your local Food bank. Every little bit helps. No Matter how small.
Happy Scrappin'!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Make a Wish

It is Wednesday. Time to share the newest sketch over at Let’s Scrap. This sketch was so much fun to work with. I love this simple pic of Bryant , that I took over the Summer. I changed it over to sepia and it worked perfect with these patchwork papers. Yes, I used pink on a boy page, It worked for this one and I loved the result. I dug way into my stash for this. These papers are from one of my Scarlet Lime kits from way back. I love the uniqueness of their kits. Always so colorful and always so many fun extras.

Here is my LO:

Based on this sketch:

You can check out the 2 page version Here. I love that you have the option to do a one or two page version. This week there is a great prize from Paper Wishes.

So what are you waiting for?

Come play along.

Happy Scrappin!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Spirit

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the play 'A Christmas Carol' at the Northshore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA. It was amazing. There is nothing like seeing such a great show, to give you that feeling of true Chistmas spirit. Sometimes we get so caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle, that we just need to take a moment and truly enjoy this time of year. I love Christmas, but I too admit I get a bit caught up in the commercial-ism of it. There are a few simple things during the season that really make me happy. Seeing the red kettles of the Salvation Army and donating whatever I can. Sometimes it is not much, but every little bit helps. I also like to give to Toys for Tots. Every kid deserves a visit from Santa. I know not everyone is religious, but I, myself, love the feeling of being in church. Something really special about this time of year. I like to bake and decorate cookies with my son. To get together with Friends & Famly. All very simple (inexpensive) things...and they all make me so HAPPY!

Another thing that makes me happy...scrapping of course! I wanted to share a couple of LO's I did recently of Bryant at Christmas. Both photo's were from a couple years ago. Rudolph went with him everywhere. It was the cutest thing!

Here is B with Santa. This LO came together in a flash, using Teresa Collins Noel line papers:

I loved this pic of B on Christmas eve. Sound asleep with Rudolph watching over him. I had the best time creating this LO with many Pink Paislee lines (Amber Road, Spring Fling, Old School and a bit of ribbon from Tinsel Town). It all came together for "Sweet Christmas Dreams":

So the Christmas season begins. Remember to take some time for yourself. Enjoy the simple moments.
Merry Christmas!
Happy Scrappin'!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Has Arrived!

Today is Wednesday, and that means a new sketch goes up at Let’s Scrap. Remember you always have the option to do the one page or two page LO. This time around I chose to do the single page option. Just a couple pics of me along with some gorgeous papers from Teresa Collins Noel line. Yes, it is her Christmas line and this is not a Christmas LO. I just loved the rich colors and thought that they went perfectly with the pics I was using. A long time ago, a friend of mine reminded me to get in front of the camera once in a while. Document yourself in the moment. I have been trying to, more and more. Plus, it does help that I just got my hair done that day and I was going out that! But, the title does ring true. I am a happy soul:

Here is the sketch that it was based on:

You can check out the 2 pager here. There is a fabulous RAK from Pretty Little Studio.

It is now December...and do you know what that means? Day one of the December Daily:

and....Pink Paislee's Twelve Days of Christmas begins!!!

I love December!

I love Christmas!

I love Scrappin'!