Sunday, 29 December 2013

Merry Christmas Morning!

We had a lovely Christmas morning at our house this year ( as we do every year!). Santa was also lovely to me - and he apparently reads my blog!

Now I have no excuse not to catch up on  my Daily December!!

But first, a layout of our Christmas morning!  I am trying to use more than a few photos on my layouts, but I admit I still love the single layout!  Using 2.5 inch square photos meant I was able to get 7 photos on the single layout!

I used the Sparkle and Shine papers from CTMH and my Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, along with a bit of sparkly ribbon from Target!

Now to get back to that Daily December!

Happy Day!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

A Very Merry Christmas to You!

From our home to yours - Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful day - make lots of memories and take lots of photos!!!

Happy Day!


Monday, 23 December 2013

Only a year behind. . .

I tried for years to be a chronological scrapbooker.  I was diligent, I was organized - I was overwhelmed!  Now I take a more relaxed approach - I scrap what I like, what fits the product I want to use, what catches my fancy.  It has made my hobby a lot more enjoyable - and I am free of the "i must catch up" mentality that is a creativity inhibitor in my life!

So here is a layout of my lovely kiddos from LAST Christmas.  Still waiting for my printer to be replaced, so I thought - why not scrap last year's photos?  Genius - practical and in keeping with the festive season!!

I used the CTMH Frosted Workshop on the Go for this one - A great kit that comes with lots of goodies, plus instructions for a double layout,which I of course chose not to use! (That would be too easy!!)

And a little close up of the large snowflake:

Loving my Cricut Artiste Cartridge - I used it to cut the snowflakes and the snowflake border.  Make life SOOOOO easy.  It took me a while to become a convert - but I am hooked now!

Merry Christmas everyone - I am looking forward to some quality time with family and maybe a crafty moment or two over the holidays.  ( and I am still hoping for that printer from Santa. . . I haven't been very naughty at all!!)

Happy Day,

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Daily(?) December Fail and a layout!

Hi everyone!

If good intentions were gold, I would be rich!  My printer is giving me trouble and so I currently am stuck on Day three of my December Daily - kinda like the movie Groundhog Day!  Once I have it printing in more than pink, I will post my pics of my December Daily!  Sheesh - completely frustrating!  Maybe Santa will bring me a new printer for Christmas!  Santa, are you reading this????

Instead today I have a layout I made with the Laughing Lola line from CTMH.  I love purple, so this is awesome for me!  I used some photos from my daughter Hannah's adventure with Me to We this past summer - she spent some time with a group from her school working with a local community to build a school in Ecuador - I think it is was a life changing experience for her - so much learning and, as you can tell from the photos, a chance to connect with some pretty amazing kids!  So proud of her!

Here you go!

More Daily December to come - and Santa - that new printer????

Happy Day!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Daily December Day 3 ( and a winner!)

It's Day three and as promised I finished Days 1 and 2 with their photos, and Day 3 is done, too - my lovely little kitty climbed the tree and I caught her in the act!  We don't even have the decorations on yet, so it could be a crazy time over the next few weeks!

Here is the photo evidence:

She is so darn cute - it is hard to be mad at her, but she and her partner in 
crime better stay out of the tree!

Here is my Day 3:

And the completed pages 2 and 1:


And now. . . 

Drumroll please. . . . . . . . . .
The winner of my Follow My Blog contest is:

Sue Sykes!!!

Please message me via Facebook with your snail mail address and I will send
some CTMH blog candy your way!

More festive fun and paper goodness are coming  - check back for more ideas 
and a chance to win a few holiday treats, too!!

Happy Day!

Monday, 2 December 2013

Daily December Day 2

It's Daily December Day 2!  It sure is hard to believe it is December!!!  So much to do and so little time!  I hope your holiday preparations are going well, and that you are making a few great memories along the way!  Don't forget to document the m in a mini or on a layout.  Often, it is the little moment we look back on and remember with such happiness.
 Here is my page for today:

I love the Cricut Artbooking overlays - so fun! And EASY - 
for a slightly lazy scrapper like me - PERFECT!

I also have a few holiday cards from the Frosted Workshop on the Go Kit - 
3 designs, 5 cards each and voila - 15 cards in no time!

Super easy and lots of fun to make!  Tomorrow I PROMISE I will post the finished Daily December pages, and also the name of the of the winner of my
 Follow My Blog blog candy contest!

Happy Day!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Daily December Day 1

 I love December!  All of the sights, sounds and smells of the season put me into the holiday spirit!  Every year I make a Daily December mini album to capture the ordinary and the special of each day leading up to Christmas.

In process:

This year I am using the Sparkle and Shine collection from the CTMH Holiday mini catalogue to put my book together!

Here is Day 1 (I will put today's photo in tonite!)

The numbers are made with the Magical Days stamp set. I love the Cricut Artbooking cartridge- lots of the die cuts (like the arrows) come from that cartridge, along with many other great things to use on your pages cards and other projects!

I will be posting a page a day throughout December, so I hope you stop by again!
Please leave a comment with a link to your December Daily albums - I'd love to be inspired by your creativity!

Happy Day!