Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scrapbook {Express}ions Sketch Challenge

Join me over at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today for the final challenge of 2009. Layouts are due next week which makes them eligible for the January prize, so you'll have plenty of time to play along. See you there!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here's my little Santa, all ready for tonight's excitement. Join me at the myStampBOX blog today for the step by step instructions for making this stamped layout. Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Little Shabby Box Card Contest

A friend of mine directed me to a card sketch contest at The Little Shabby Box, so I decided to play along. Here are my cards based on their sketches:

This first card makes me all nostalgic considering that Daisy D's is no longer in business. They were one of my favorite scrapbook companies of all time, so using these papers made me happy and sad all at the same time. The Santa tag is from a cool Vintage Findings pack by Making Memories. And for those of you who like to poke fun, yes, I used fibers.

This card mixes up some of my favorite goodies: paper and embellies from the Mistletoe collection by Making Memories and the Winter Flakes stamps by myStampBOX. I have several musical pals at church, one of whom will be getting this little masterpiece. Good luck to everyone who enters The Little Shabby Box contest!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Vintage Yummies

My sister Michele sent me some cool vintage books a few weeks ago, and I have been enjoying using them in some scrap projects. Wanna know what this yummy is? Take a look!

Monday, December 7, 2009

myStampBOX: Let's Party!

Welcome to the "Let's Party!" blog hop for myStampBOX! If you have just happened upon my blog, please start at the beginning of our blog hop.

Take the time to leave some love on each design team member's blog post and you could be be picked to WIN a myStampBOX stamp set of your very own! You have until Friday December 11th at 6pm EST to leave your comments for a chance to win. The blog hop winner will be announced on the myStampBOX blog on Monday December 14th.

Here is our blog rotation for this evening:

Here's a fun fact: tomorrow is my birthday! I know that the myStampBOX designers are sharing a variety of party ideas today, but I like to secretly think that they are all celebrating with me! *wink*

As a child with a December birthday I sometimes got gifts wrapped in Christmas paper or worse yet the dreaded "combo gift" which eliminated my birthday entirely. Since we have so many December birthdays in our family I try very hard to make sure that everyone feels special and remembered. Here's a fun card and gift bag made with stamps from myStampBOX: Birthday Numbers, He Loves Me (swirl) and Color Me Sentiments. I used bright polka dots and colors that are fresh and fun (and nothing like Christmas!)

I also stamped a quick treat bag topper using multicolored ink and the Birthday Numbers set to match the color scheme of my other projects. You can take a gift to the birthday girl or boy using this topper or send cookies home with your party guests. Either way it's an easy way to match all the items on your special day.
Now on to Ellen's blog to catch more fun ideas for all kinds of parties. Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for our blog hop prize! Good luck!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Scrapbook {Express}ions: Theme Challenge

I'm hosting a holiday theme challenge at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today. Get the scoop on the challenge and the supply list for my layout of Rusty at the blog, too. See you there!