Monday, December 29, 2014

You are Loved

I adore my daughter and granddaughter! I love this picture of them together. It's simply beautiful. When I found sketch 104 at Let's Capture Our Memories I knew I wanted to use it for this picture.

I took the sketch and turned it upside down. Other than that I kept pretty true to it. I liked the simplicity, and I love Laura Whitaker's work. I used my new kit, Hey Girl, from 
Noel Mignon for this page. I'm loving this kit!

I splattered Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in Primrose on the page. It gives just a hint of color without being overwhelming.

I used foam Thickers to create the title on this page. The set had these great hearts. For this set of hearts I cut one so it connected with the other. It turned out cute.

I love these Thickers!

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Santa Baby

I'm pretty sure I have the cutest grandbaby ever. She's just adorable. Last year at Christmas time she was four months old and just starting to sit up in her own. She was adorable (still is!). 

I used the Cable Knit kit from Noel Mignon for this layout. I love the colors!

I wouldn't normally mix red and pink together, but they worked perfect with the paper. 

I love alphas. I'm kinda addicted to them. I was able to use three different alphas in this layout. I love the candy cane striped Thickers!

This face is just adorable. I love this set of photos.

Thanks for taking a look at my layout. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Merry Christmas

I love Christmas! It means family time, which means more to me than anything. Last year was my granddaughter's first Christmas which made it that much more precious. I was thrilled to get this family photo and excited to scrap it.

I used sketch #421 from Scrapbook Challenges for this layout.

I love my kids! I also love my son in law and granddaughter. It's awesome to be able to get them all in one LO.

These shiny Thickers make me happy!

I used my Cable Knit kit from Noel ?Mignon for this page. I love the colors!

Thanks for looking over my layout. Please let me know your thoughts. Merry Christmas!

Making Memories

I've been working my way through my older Christmas photos. This set of pictures are from our annual Christmas tree decorating in 2011.

I used my Noel Mignon Cable Knit kit for this layout. I love the non traditional colors. I used the Week 4 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for this layout.

I've only recently started using gold in my layouts instead of silver. I like the way it accents the Christmas papers.

I added the gold star sequins to go with the tree topper.

This word is made from chipboard. I inked it with gold ink, then used a Versa Mark stamp before applying extra thick embossing powder. I love the way it turned out!

Please let me know your thoughts on my layout. Happy Holidays!

Stage Fright

These pictures have a fun, personal story with them. Not everyone would get the importance of the photos just looking at them, but that's why Scrappers scrap family memories. This is a set of photos that the journaling is so important. I managed to hide my journaling. I needed a large space because the story is pretty long. Can you see where it is?

Well, it's behind this photo....

When you flip the photo the story is right there.

Here's the story up close:

I love these shiny Thickers!

I used some silver Mr. Huey's spray on some would veneer arrows to point to a few important things, like my son pointing at the "audience" with his thumb.

I searched my stash for some music paper and finally found one sheet!

I used my Noel Mignon Cable Knit kit for this layout. I love her kits! I also used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches . So much fun!

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Elf

I have been waiting to reveal this layout for about a month. I love this layout! It makes me happy just looking at it. Let's Get Sketchy had a challenge for layouts to be included in a special holiday edition of their digital inspiration page called Get Inspired and mine was chosen to be included! What an honor.

I used Teresa Collins' Candy Cane Lane collection for this layout. I love everything Christmas, and I really love this collection!

Here was the original sketch. Isn't it great? I love Laura Whitaker's work.

These Thickers are yummy! They didn't come with the collection, but I had to use them! I used paint to create the circles in the background. I rimmed the edge of a cup and stamped the paint on the background. I really liked when it splattered on the page.

I used two pictures and cute them down so they only focused on my little elf. I love his sweet little face!

I used sequins and snowflake sequins to embellish thus layout. They made it so much fun!

Thank you for checking out my page. Don't forget to visit Let's Get Sketchy to see all the inspiration. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

First Christmas

I absolutely love any pictures of my granddaughter, Meila. Match them with Christmas and I'm all gooey inside! I love them! These pictures made me happy as soon as I saw them. I just had to find the right sketch for them.

To create this layout I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches . Since Meila was looking to the right I flipped the sketch. I don't like the subjects to be looking off the page....just a bit of a pet peeve. 

I used do paints to create the open circles around the page. I really liked when the paint splattered on then apace a bit. I also inked the edges of all the paper, and used a white Signo pen to doodle.

I played on the circles all over the page.

The alphas took me awhile to figure out. I knew I wanted two kinds of alphas, but it took me some time to find the right ones. I love the way it turned out!

I hope you enjoy my page. Please let me know your thoughts. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Wreath

I'm having so much fun working in Christmas layouts! I've been using the Cable Knit kit from Noel Mignon, and having a great time. This layout is a simple page about my Christmas wreath. I loved that wreath! My son isn't too excited about this page because it isn't about people, but the page makes me happy. 

I didn't use a sketch gir this layout. It just kind of happened organically. I love when that happens.

I just kept adding embellishments until I was happy with the look. I sprayed the wood veneer shapes with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Bronzer. I love the stars on my porch wall, so I added wood and sequin stars to the page.

Isn't that a pretty wreath? I love all the layers under this picture.

I love that big, white button! And the quote card just needed to be on this page.

I hope you enjoyed my page. Please leave me some love and let me know what you think. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2014


It's been a long time since I've posted anything to my blog. It's been nearly a month since I had a chance to scrap. The life of a teacher in December is very busy! But, it's finally break time, and now I get to scrap. Yay! 

These layouts were done for a friend. The two girls are her granddaughters, Ella and Finley. She had their pictures taken for Christmas and they turned out beautifully. They needed to be scrapped. The layouts will be gifts for her daughter for Christmas. How fun!

I used to same sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories for both layouts. I just turned one over so they would make beautiful wall hangings. 

I used my December kit from Noel Mignon for these layouts. I love Christmas papers!!

The gold accents worked beautifully with the pictures. 

Gold and red, sunsets and kids. How can you go wrong?

The gold ribbon is sparkly. I added some Mr. Huey's gold spray as well. The shimmer makes me happy.

The red letters a have been in my stash for awhile now. I was waiting for the perfect pages to use them. I adore them on these pages!

Thanks for taking a look at my latest layouts. Please let me know your thoughts. Happy scrapping!