Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy birthday...

to my sweet, smart, getting-bigger-by-the-moment 8 year-old!

Materials were from the October 2010 Dixie Pieces kit.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last projects before Christmas

A few more Christmas projects and one for the new year!

This year, I decided to bundle each child's gifts together (I love the look, and it prevents snooping!), and I added a tag with their names.

Each of the kids drew a name of one of their cousins to shop for, and I added a little pad of note paper (using up those scraps again) with their name on the front.

Lastly, we have a book with a small Catholic/Christian fact that we've read during our family prayer time each night, but we are almost done with it. We decided to create a gratitude journal for the next year to replace it. To make this, I repurposed one of Z's binders from last year that was falling apart... tore apart the front, spine, and back and re-supported it with chipboard and my best friend lately, my hot glue gun. I then decorated it with a healthy dose of Restoration by Crate Paper and a bit of Bazzill, Stickles, and Liquid Pearls. I still need to Mod Podge it, but here's what it looks like...

I wish you a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas coupon book

Two years ago, I made a coupon book for each of the kids of little things that they could redeem on their terms. They think it was the best present they've ever gotten, so I'm bringing it back this year. Here are some images.

All product used (with the exception of black cardstock and jump rings) is Crate Paper.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Journaling Junkie: Changes

Changes in one year is the topic this time.

I used product from tons of different places for this one, which was pretty fun.

The "B. You" tag was appropriate because we call my daughter "B". It was from a Target toy, and my sister was the one that told me I should keep it for a page... she should totally scrapbook!

Bella, You've gone through so much change every year, but you continue to stay my beautiful, sweet, smart girl. I love to watch you grow, but if I could keep you little forever, I would do it in a heartbeat! I love you!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Spring Walk

Another one using the Dixie Pieces December kit...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas decor

Here are a few things that I made this year in addition to our usuals.

This tree was for the baby... just like ones I did for the big kids a few years back. Just a styrofoam base along with buttons and straight pins.

The garland was an ornament pad from K & Company.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Family Meeting

One about A meeting the family...

I used the Dixie Pieces December kit for this one.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Class project

Z had a to do a project with a report on and facsimile of a famous person. He chose Sitting Bull. B, naturally, wanted to make one of her own. Scrapbooking supplies are useful in so many ways!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Scrapbook News and Review

I am going to have FOUR layouts published in the upcoming issue of Scrapbook News and Review. This is my first time submitting work for publication, and I was nervous, but I'm so glad I did it now!

Volume #3, Issue #12 will debut on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 8pm. Make sure to get your copy so that you can see them. :)

UPDATE: "Snow Pizza" be found in the "Yummy Holiday Treats" section, and the other three are located in the "Holiday Spotlight" section.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Journaling Junkie: Ornaments

This challenge was about a favorite Christmas ornament.

Here is my submission from last year's December Daily book.

J: wedding cake
H: a house, because I love being home to raise the kids
Z: piano player
B: glass snowman
And for A, I picked her 1st Christmas ornament.

This is an easy one that you might already have done... submit it over at the JJ site for us all to see!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I created these pieces for the Imaginisce design team try-out.