Friday, December 21, 2007


Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The JOY that you give to others,
Is the JOY that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad.

~John Greenleaf Whittier~

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Looking Forward to Christmas

Well Christmas is just around the corner and I am so excited. I have the Christmas spirit in my heart and I can't wait to travel out of town to get together with my family and celebrate this joyous Holiday Season with lots of laughter,good times and good food. I am still shopping for last minute Christmas gifts, but I hope to be finished with everything by tomorrow. I hope you have all of your shopping done.

I wanted to share with you a couple of cards I made recently. My first card is a Christmas card I made for a friend in Spain. I hope she likes it.

The second card I made is for Janelle Richmond from Card Studio Designs and sketchthis:cards. Today is her birthday, so several of us made a card for her to post in the CSD gallery today. Happy Birthday Janelle!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Monday, December 17, 2007

LRS December Kit Sneak Peeks

Do you want to see some sneaky peaks of the projects I made using the Little Red Scrapbook Dec Kit? The kit was full of American Crafts Elegant line and AC chipboard shapes. It was just beautiful to work with.
Thanks for taking a peak and I hope your Monday is going well!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Dec Treasured Scrapbooking Kit #1

Here are a few projects I made using Treasured Scrapbooking December Kit #1. It really is such a fun kit to work with.

A Fun Layout:

My Altered Project:

I purchased the wooden shoe shape from Deb really has so many cute shapes to alter.

Thanks for looking and I hope your are having a fantastic weekend!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fun With Broken Ornaments

Yes that's what I said...broken ornaments. We had a little fun at Teresa McFayden's Ezine 12 Days of Comfort and Joy. For Day #3 Teresa gave us permission to have a little fun and crush some glass ornaments. The ending results were some very shiny glittery glass shards. They are just beautiful. Then on Day #4 we used these glittery shards to decorate a flower and a candle to create a beautiful center piece. I made a scaled down version, just a little something to put into my office. I really had a lot of fun doing this. If you happen to come across some broken glass ornaments while you are setting up the Christmas tree, you might want to keep this idea in mind.

P.S. Don't forget about the 12 Days of Christmas Crop happening at Treasured Scrapbooking. Go on over and check out all of the fun challenges. There are only a few more days of challenges left to go, but the deadline to upload your projects in the 12 Days of Christmas gallery is Sunday, Dec 16th at 11:59 pm EST. For every project you upload to the gallery, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an awesome scrappy prize package.

Monday, December 10, 2007

A Couple of Layouts

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a quite and relaxing weekend with my kids and and my sister and niece. Today I wanted to share of couple of layouts I recently made for some challenges on Scrapbook Heaven. The first layout was for a challenge where we had to doodle on our photo(s). I used an American Crafts gold glitter pen to doodle of this photo of my daughter. I had a lot of fun with this challenge so I might have to try this again.

The second layout I created, was for a challenge where I had to use a song on my layout or for the title. I chose an oldies but goodies song for my title - Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster. If you would like to read the journaling to this layout you can read it here.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I hope you have a beautiful and joyful week!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Hand Crafted Mittens

The wonderful and talented Teresa McFayden is having an awesome 12 Days of Comfort and Joy online class where she is sharing a project a day for 12 days with us. I just love her stuff. This is our project from Day #5. Aren't they the sweetest things eva!! Teresa has the pattern online, if you join her class. I purchased some yummy embossed felt at Hobby Lobby and I just love the way they turned out.

These are hanging in my office and are adding some much needed Christmas cheer.

These are the mittens made by Teresa for our class. Don't you just love the soft winter colors. I hope you are almost ready for Christmas! Talk with you again soon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A Layout and An Altered Composition Book

Here is a layout I created using some of the leftover squares of pattern paper from the ornaments I made. I thought the papers were just to pretty not to use them on something else. My twins are graduating from high school this year, so I am going to hang this layout in my scrappy room as my inspiration to start letting them go (at least a little bit anyway...LOL).

I also wanted to share with you an altered composition book that I made as a gift for a friend. I used a lot of yummy Melissa Frances papers that was included in the November Little Red Scrapbook kit, along with some MF glitter and a few other goodies. I stamped the word "Reflections", the word phrases and the little red and grey flowers using some acrylic stamps designed by LRS. My friend is a school teacher, so I finished the inside covers up using some pages from a 1960's math workbook. I hope she likes it.

I hope you are almost ready for Christmas and you are staying nice and warm. Have a great day!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

12 Days of Christmas Crop at Treasured Scrapbooking

Come and join us at Treasured Scrapbooking for 12 days of scrapping fun and games and prizes. Starting Monday, December 3, the Design Team will be posting either a challenge, a game, or a fun make-n-take project, every day for the next 12 days. You will have until Sunday, December 16th at midnight to finish uploading your layouts and/or projects to the gallery in the 12 Days of Christmas forum. For every layout or project that you upload your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Treasured Scrapbooking. Come on over and join the only need to click here to start your fun!! I hope to see you there!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

TS Dec 1st Layout and Sketch

The December scrapbooking monthly kits go on sell today at Treasured Scrapbooking, hurry on over before they sell out. I created this layout as part of my DT work using the December Treasured Scrapbooking Kit #1. I had a lot of fun using this kit. This kit came with some stickles and Making Memories foiling paper and those products were so fun to use. I used the stickles on the word "cold" and I used the MM foiling paper for the stars on the gloves (aren't they too cute!). Isn't this a yummy kit! Everything on this layout was included in the kit except for the American Crafts Thickers - Prancer (purchased from TS store), VersaMagic Ink (rec'd in an earlier TS Card Kit), Black & White Pens and staples.

I hope this layout leaves a little song in your heart and brings you a little Christmas spirit! Have a wonderful day!