Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hope 2015 brings you health and happiness!!!  
Looking forward to blogging with you in the New Year!!  

Happy New Year,

P.S. I will be back visiting your sites and checking out your amazing work soon!  
Took some time to spend this wonderful time of year with family and friends.  
And The Memory Nest will be getting in NEW products for 2015!!  Yippee!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

More December Daily

Hello Ladies.  The holiday has me busy.  But I did finish quite a few December Daily pages!!  I will be back after Christmas with more pages from my album.  Hope you are ready (or almost ready) for the holidays!

"Title page"

Trimming the tree on black Friday

December 6 and 7

Flip flaps to show more of December 6 and December 8

December 9 and 10

December 11 and Elf update

Here is Peppermint

Going to have my kids journal about Peppermint - December 12

More December 12

December 13 and 14 

More fun on the 13 (used a flip flap) need to add something to other side of the flip flap

December 15 and 16

Happy Holidays,

Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 New Design Team Members

Welcome to the new additions of our design team.  They will be creating layouts or cards to inspire you to play along with our sketch challenge.  Congratulations, Ladies.  I look forward to working with you, seeing what you create and getting to know you better!!

Marci Bensing

A little about ME!-Marci Bensing from New Jersey, 59…
Love… scrapbooking, ATCs, hearts
walking, volunteering, my 2
grandsons, a nice smile, pink,
cooking, CHER, my dear
husband, lunch w/friends, road trips, LIFE!,  family, etc etc  etc!

Sherri Caramico

I am a wife and mother of 2 adult sons, and 2 young Portuguese Water Dogs. All of them are my favorite subjects!  We love to travel and Disney Cruising and Disney Parks are our favorite way to vacation. I love meeting people, and enjoy photographing our journeys. I started scrapping late in my children's lives, ( about 10 years ago,) and I know I will never get "caught up." I'm okay with that, as I like to scrap what I "feel like" scrapping, and love lots of layers, textures and "stuff" on my pages.
I work full time in the corporate world and Scrapbooking helps me to relax from a busy day,  and get creative.  It has helped me to meet so many people that I now call my true friends.  I enjoy inspiring others to think outside the box and encourage them just try a new technique or product. I believe there is no right or wrong, no good or bad - everyone has their own personal "art" inside them.

Jane Taylor

Hi everyone, 
I'm so delighted to be joining the Memory Nest's DT and am excited to introduce myself. I live in the UK with my husband of 39 years, Niall. I have three grown up sons and three adorable grandsons - one of them very new. I'm sure you'll be getting to know them over the coming year as they tend to be my main subjects for scrapping, although  my oldest son's greyhound, my garden and trips out to beautiful places around the UK also feature from time to time.
I think I've probably been crafting all my life, starting at primary school with a love of embroidery and knitting - girls did this while boys played sport, yes I'm that old! Building on this my Nan taught me how to sew and I made dolls clothes, aprons and then my own clothes. I studied to be a primary school teacher with craft as my main subject - this included weaving, collage and dressmaking. Over the next few years I dabbled in many crafts including cross stitch, macrame, patchwork, crochet, card making - you name it I've probably given it a go!
I discovered scrapbooking round about 2005 and made the standard family history album, then a holiday album, then a wedding album and another wedding album ..... Yes I was smitten! I found it really difficult to find shops, workshops or other scrapbookers where I live and turned to the internet for inspiration and made such an important discovery. - scrapbooking can be about the everyday and not just special occasions. I don't think I've ever looked back since and although I still find card making is more popular here in the UK,  for me it's always scrapbooking that is my total love. I never begrudge spending on supplies for my pages as I know I'm going to treasure them and hope they will be passed on for many generations yet to come.
I started my blog 18 months ago, mainly as I wanted to enter challenges and keep my brain active in retirement. And now I've been lucky enough to become part of the design team at the Memory Nest! How amazing is that?

SO happy to have you ladies join our team!!
And welcome back to...

Happy Scrapping,

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!!

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