Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
So here is my start...
I received these Cuttlebug embossed pieces as part of a swap over at Scrapsidaisy, and thought they would make a good start to the Christmas cards! The design above was inspired by the lovely Hope, who also received the swap goodies and made a simple but very classy card with her piece....thanks Hope!
This was another piece from the swap....such gorgeous folders!
So now a decision has to be made. Do I rush out and buy the folders so that I can make more (I usually choose a design and make them in bulk each Christmas) , or do I work with the supplies that I have on hand to create individual cards this year?
Do you make all your cards the same? Or do you create one-of-a-kind cards for everyone on your Christmas card list? Just wondering :)
Monday, November 23, 2009
I found the rings in my stash....peeerrrrfect colour :) I'm using rings on this album (rather than the Bind It All) because I want to be able to add more pages if required when we get to December. It's a bit hard to predict just how many photos or how much journaling I might want to add!
The journal page from the front...
As you can see, I'm not sticking with any particular brand as far as paper and embellishments go, just using stuff from my stash.
These ones are from Making Memories Paperie, the red strip is felt, and the pink and aqua are fabric pieces.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
And these little tags made my resolve even stronger....
Irresistable, really. So today I made a start...
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Our plans for the weekend have been suspended due to sick kids, so I found myself with some unexpected time to scrap today (YAY!!!)
I was informed recently that everyone has their own little scrapbook except me!!! so I set to work on a little gift for under the Christmas tree..
The new Farm Fresh line from October Afternoon was so perfect for my little book about our trip to Landsdale farm with Merryn's Kindy a couple of months back.
I kept it very simple, as sometimes pretty embellishments are just too tempting for little Miss to resist pulling off :)
It didn't take too long to complete, and has me all inspired to continue with my Christmas pressies...inspiration that was desperately required at this point :)
A big thank you to Linda for hosting a lovely night of crafting last night...a night of laughter with like-minded girls is so good for my soul :)
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Here's one using some older American Crafts papers...
I'm having some trouble photographing my LOs just lately...the colours aren't right, but after many shots in many locations around my house, these are the best I can do...hopefully they give you some idea of what they look like! (and let's be honest, after seeing Sonya's new camera, I have a severe case of camera envy LOL)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
And while there is nothing earth shattering about the design (or the photography, for that matter LOL), these are the types of layouts that I find myself drawn to when I look through my albums.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I've been busy this morning making a LO for the November challenge at Scrapsidaisy...
The criteria? A title starting with the letter "F", some MM product, a piece of chipboard, and the colour pink.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Not much time for crafting just lately, but here's what I've been working on :)
Part 4 of my Little Bluebirds Block of the Month...just working on the blanket stitching around these gorgeous flowers. For a while I didn't have any stitching prepared for this, and a few people at Riley's trampoline training commented that I wasn't stitching...LOL! I didn't realize I was so predictable!
And then, there's this....
...oh boy, has this taken some time :) It's a Kaisercraft Advent Calendar, and comes in lots of raw cardboard and MDF pieces, all ready to paint, and cover, and decorate and assemble.
...and they are very tiny! I had to think outside the square to come up with how I was going to do this...I wonder if you can guess what's wrapped up in those little rectangular boxes?