Monday, December 30, 2013


Christmas has come and gone
(much to my relief)
Having only 4 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas really threw me this year.
I seemed to be constantly rushing and never really caught up with anything
(which might be why presents are still arriving at the house 5 days later).

Anyway it was my turn to create for the Swirlydoos Round Robin
Now this is usually a layout based challenge but with it being a busy time the hostess Peggy suggested tags.
Phew, because I can knock a tag out quick, if it was a layout I probably would still be working well into the new year.

My paper was from a scrap of Webster's Pages.
After fussy cutting the lamp I created a little cluster with flowers,
a Tim Holtz metal piece, some stick pins 
and bit of holly leaf trim.

I hope that the Holiday season didn't run you all too ragged.

Here is wishing each and every one of you a happy and healthy 2014.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas is coming….


                                                               It is official!
December 1st is here and for many, the season of Advent is starting today! As one of the most beloved holidays in the Christian faith, Christmas is truly a wonderful time of the year when we commemorate the birth of Jesus!

                  To help celebrate and inspire you to create we are having a special
                                               Christmas Creations Challenge
                                    over on the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog.

               The design team members have created a ton of Holiday projects to inspire you.
                                                          Here are a few from me.
To me Christmas is about the little things. Like finding my 2 youngest sound asleep on Christmas Eve.
In a time when it seems to be more go go go than anything else this respite immediately spoke to me.
Family is the most important thing.

For this layout I'm showcasing the girls again.
I try every year to get a picture of them in front of the tree.
As I am constantly taking pictures you can see they approach this without much in the way of gravitas.
Someone always needs to be goofing off.
I suppose I could get upset, but in reality it's how our family is and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

The background paper was swiped with Gesso then misted heavily with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.
Petaloo flowers, red burlap and gold embossing finish it off.

Last but not least is one of my most favorite Christmas layouts of all time.
The background is Pink Paislee resist paper colored with Distress Inks.
Various stamps from PP were also used with black StazOn to add to the page.

The circle frame was colored using silver Lumiere paint by Jacquard

Some torn papers were layered underneath the photo.

and to finish it off lots of flowers and flourishes.

I hope these layouts inspire you to create for the season.
Remember head over to Scrapping Everyday Miracles to see what everyone is creating and join in on the challenge.

it is easy enough ;)

Your challenge is to create a project of any kind that celebrates Christmas!  You may enter as many unique projects as you like, and with as many other challenges as you like!  *Please mention Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog, AND link back to our challenge!  Winners will be announced on December 28th! 

Thanks for stopping by and have an excellent first day of December.
Peace to you all.