Saturday, December 27, 2008

California Christmas

I love our California Christmas traditions. We go swimming at my parents house. They heat up the pool and it is so nice and warm. Rain or shine we swim. I made this layout for the whimsical scraps and bugs challenge. We had to make a layout with snowflakes from any cartridge. I am on vacation and so it was interesting because I had to borrow a cartridge from a friend down here and I used my moms little bug. I love that I am able to still scrapbook even though all of my stuff is at home.

My sister is an awesome photographer and I had her take this today while the kids were swimming! These are pictures of me when I was a girl! We love Southern California!!!! Thanks Tracie for your awesome skills!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Card

Here is my first challenge for Whimisical Scraps and Bugs. You should go and check it out. The ladies created some amazing things!!! We had to use a tree cut from any cart. I used Joys of the Season for the tree, the star, and the word joy. I also used Calligraphy Collection for the frame behind the word joy. I do not even own these carts but I am LUCKY enough to have good friends that do!!! They were so much fun to play with and of course are on my new (and growing) wish list!!! I used diamond stickles on the stars and the tree and the word joy. You can never have too much sparkle at this time of year! I also used dark gold tuelle which is becoming another favorite thing to scrapbook with!

Hope you are truely finding joy this holiday season!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Teacher Gift~ Wordbook

I have to give a huge shout out to Monique ( for her inspiration and wordbook cutfile! I am now totally obsessed with them and I can think of ANY occasion that could warrant a wordbook! THANKS MONIQUE!
This is my first one that I have made. It is for Mrs. Peart who is my daughters AMAZING teacher. I am so blessed to have the most amazing teachers for my kids this year! The colors that I chose are perfect for her! She is bright and fun! If you haven't had a chance to make a wordbook you should try!
I first cut out the pages of the book out of CEREAL BOXES! (I started using my chipboard but I was having to do multiple cuts and every so often it would get off and ruin my chipboard!) So I switched to cereal boxes and I don't really notice a difference in stability!
Here is the part that makes is so easy! I cut out the 1st page with the paper that want to cover the letter "P page" with (for this book). Then I take the paper that I want to cover the "E page" with and FLIP IT UPSIDE DOWN and cut the "P page" again. Then flip the paper so that the pattern shows again and then cut the "E page". That way the paper will be the same on both sides of the paper. (*if you will notice that I DID NOT do this for the first page of the book, but I figured it out for the rest of the pages!!!!)
I wrote on each mat what size picture to put in so that it would still have a border around the picture.

I used George for the rectangle, Base Camp for the letters, Home Accents for the embellishments, and Stone Script for the words on the last page. I used glossy accents from Tim Holtz to glue and to make the work "FAMILY" shinny.

I am almost finished with the other Teacher wordbook and then I will post that too! Thanks for stopping by...