Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Joy!

WOW!  It's Thursday and Christmas is fast approaching.  How exciting!!  I have a layout that I completed a couple of weeks ago!  Unfortunately, it is not my December Daily.  I need to photograph it.  But I am caught up all the way to the 16th!!  I will share that soon.



Inspiration came from Elle's Studio.  I LOVE their sketches!
I turned it a counter clockwise a quarter turn.
November Sketch1


Happy Holiday Cheer,

Christmas papers and embellishments used on this page are available at The Memory Nest.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Photo Cards Mini Albums

A couple of years ago I decided to make a mini album for each year to hold the photo cards that I received during that holiday season!!  The cover (front and back) was cardboard.  The pages are cardstock that coordinated with the cover.  I added a few embellishments or paper on some of the pages.








This page contains a card and a sticker!


 Some snowflakes and a sticker on the inside cover.





This book had matching red pages!


 One of my favorite holiday cards!


This was an album that I did not finish.



In January (maybe at my weekend crop), I hope to make a mini album
with the Christmas cards from this year and last year.  I will share
the mini albums from 2013 & 2014 when complete.  My style has changed
so I am curious to see if I keep them simple or add more pizzazz! 

Tomorrow I hope to post some more pictures of my December Daily Album!!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Cards

Most of you know that I am not a huge card maker or think I am not very good at making them.
I still like to make birthday ones, etc. since I have the product!!

This year I created a bunch of Christmas cards that are similar but unique in their own way. They are simple, but I am happy that I took the time to make them. And am thrilled with my triangle Christmas trees!!







Happy Card Making,

Friday, December 12, 2014

Featured Friday for November

Hello Ladies and Happy Friday! Can't believe Christmas is less than two weeks away.
Are you finished shopping?

I would like to thank ALL of you for playing along with my challenges.  I have some amazing
sketch designers and design team members who provide fabulous inspiration.  I LOVE seeing
 how you interpret each challenge shared.

I am sorry that it sometimes takes me a while to comment.  Sometimes I wait until almost
the end of the month to stop by.  BUT please know that I WILL ALWAYS be by to see what
you created and to thank you for joining in - I REALLY appreciate it!!

Featured Artists
(most viewed creations)


Make it Monday No. 28
Debi from Debi's Joy




Make it Monday 29
Marci from A Scrap from Marci


Stop by and check out the blogs of these crafty ladies!


And the November WINNER is...
blogorel from L'Oree du Scrap
I will be emailing you soon!!
Congrats!! And thanks for playing along with our challenges.



Congratulations to the crafters 
whose projects were featured. 

Make sure to play along with our 
challenges for your chance to win!
Layouts and Cards are welcome!

Happy Friday,

Hoped to announce the new DT members today also, but I am having a hard time choosing.  
Stay tuned - hope to have this worked out by the beginning of next week!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dance, Shopping, Cards and Dinner







 I finally had a chance to take pictures. The weather has been rainy and a little snowy here.  Today was the first day that it was brighter but not sunny.  


My pages for days 1 - 5 are almost complete (couple of pictures missing that I forgot to print- oops).  BTW... I am obsessed with GOLD!!!  So I have incorporated a lot of gold in my book. Our Christmas card is based around my daughter's gold dress!!




Here is a close up of some of the silly pictures we took for our card!!





Picking up more pictures today!  I will be back to share more soon!!
I have so many things going on in December.  That's what happens when 
life it busy - but lots to document!!

Happy December Daily, 

And don't forget to share what you are creating!
December Daily or any holiday projects!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December Daily 2014 Link Up

December Daily is upon us!  I am having fun creating my album and hope you are too.  
I was hoping to post pictures of the first week but I did not photograph my pages.  
Will try to post later!



 I love seeing what you are creating with your albums, so just  like last year I am setting 
up a link up so you can share your DD albums with all.  Link up as many times as you want.  
I will be leaving it open throughout the month of December and into the first week of January!

Not doing December Daily?  Feel free to share any Christmas related card or layout!

Happy sharing,

Monday, December 8, 2014

Make it Monday No 31

Happy Make it Monday!  Today we have a fun sketch created by Crystal!!  We also have
our guest designers, Sandy and Lesley, joining us again.  Hope you will be inspired to play 
along with Crystal's fun sketch with lots of options.  Remember, all who link up have a 
chance to win a $10 GC to shop at The Memory Nest.
















And some cards
by Rachel



Happy Creating!

Make sure to check out the Design Team call submissions.  Visit your favorites!!  
I hope to make a decision by the middle of this week.




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