Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Project team (who will be providing our 'Wednesday Extra' inspiration):
I'm sad to say goodbye to Rebekah and Sue - we'll miss their smiley faces around here! Thank you so much for everything you've done, girls!
I'll be introducing the new ladies to you over the next couple of weeks in more detail. Here's to 2011!
Sunday, 26 December 2010
And here's what the design team did with the sketch:
I made a professional book and have lots of new and great pictures to scrap. This also helps me to get my mojo going on. Besides it, a sketch is also helpful so I loved to create this sketch and also join the challenge. Ok, my layout in the end is a bit different from my own sketch but i loved the result lol. A wonderful season time to you all. XX Fabi
Valerie: Nothing like a great page sketch to make things easier! This page documents my son’s current obsession with drums. They are at the top of the Christmas list and while we were on vacation, he was delighted to find drums all over Disney. Love that the circle in this sketch echoes the shape of a drum.
Materials: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Basic Grey, Sassafras Lass; stickers: Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies; tabs: Basic Grey; stamps, jute: Studio Calico; frame: K & Co.; letters: American Crafts, Sassafras Lass; markers: Copic
And our wonderful Guest Designer with her final LO of the month, Julie Dix:
I loved this sketch so I've stayed fairly true to it, but I thought I'd use one long photo by trimming down a 5x7. I thought the gorgeous colours in these papers from the We R Memory Keepers 'Maple Grove' collection went really well with the photo - even though they're Autumn colours and the photo was taken in August!
Don't forget to stop by next weekend for the first challenge of 2011 x
Friday, 24 December 2010
These tags will take you only minutes to knock up a whole batch!
What you'll need:
Some cardstock (I used Kraft)
Some 3D Christmas stickers (Dear Lizzie by American Crafts)
Some decorative tape, or if you don't have any, some strips of patterned paper would do. (Dear Lizzie by American Crafts)
A Christmas sentiment stamp
Double sided tape.
I started by trimming some 6"x3" pieces of cardstock - you'll get 8 tags per 12x12 sheet. I then folded these in half to create the bases for my tags.
I stuck down a strip of the decorative tape on each tag, and stamped my sentiment above it.
A dimensional sticker was then added for embellishment.
A strip of double sided tape on the back of each tag and tada! Your tags are complete :)
Quick and cute :)
Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!!
Monday, 20 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
I know that most people are ultra busy in the run up to Christmas, so this week your challenge is to take a photo of something that puts you in a Christmassy mood! Then, once all the festivities are over, you'll be able to go back and scrap the picture at your own leisure.
Here's a little look at what Christmas means to our design team:
I decided to share this picture of my son getting ready to decorate the tree. It's not perfect, and it's one of a string of about 30 pictures. None of them are any better. The thing I love is that the reason they're not perfect is because Lewis never stopped chattering throughout the whole lot. He gets so excited about decorating the tree, and his funny facial expression in the photo just reminds me of his excitement. :)
Its 2 years now that Im part of an amazing local group, our ScrapFriends Curitiba group.
We have circle journals and monthly crops and I have made very special friends, some like my sisters at this special group.
Every year we have our closing crop, actually, croc :)
This year was no different and we met today (4.12). Is also our tradition to take a picture of the group every year...so when we do this I always think about Xmas.
Its a signal its close and is usually the first party I have for season time.
That's why Ive choosen this picture for our 19/12 challenge.
For us, it doesn't get more Christmassy than this : )
A tradition that signals both the arrival of Christmas and gives me my first Christmassy feelings is when I buy one of these to put on the mantelpiece:
This year we went to see Father Christmas in LaplandUK. I have so many photos to scrap but my favourite is this one of Connor helping Mother Christmas decorate gingerbread men. Scrapbooking has turned me in to a bit of a freak! Every room I walked in to at LaplandUK I practically ran to get the best lit area. You've all been there though, right?? And I love the light in this photo.
and our GDT Julie Dix:
If I'm not already feeling Christmassy then I can guarantee that wrapping presents will always get me in the mood. To me, there's nothing better than a pile of beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, and so I surround myself every year with gorgeous paper, bows and curling ribbon - I love it!
Don't forget to get your entries in before midnight tomorrow for the DT call! Details here!
Friday, 17 December 2010
For all of the projects I painted the the blocks with acrylic paint and distressed if needed to. I then covered with paper, ribbon and embellishments. The letters are cut with the Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook) and the words with the Slice (Mistletoe).
Thanks for sharing with us, Laurel!
Only a week until Christmas eve! Is everyone ready?!
See you in a couple of days :)
Monday, 13 December 2010
For me, the holidays are all about baking. Baking, and giving baked goods away! Today I’ve got one of my favorite recipes to share. I love this recipe for several reasons: reason number one is that it is so, so easy to make. Reason number two is that it is irresistibly delicious! (I can only make this stuff at the holidays because I cannot be trusted around it!) The recipe, which you can find right here, is more of a confection than a cookie – it’s called Cracker Toffee (aka saltine toffee) because of its main ingredient: the saltine cracker. Check out the recipe right here and make a batch – see for yourself! It won’t last long, and the lucky recipients of this yummy treat will be very grateful, I promise!!
Sunday, 12 December 2010
This week we challenge you to create a Thank You card. Ideally, it should be geared towards christmas, but if you don't celebrate the Holiday or have another pressing 'Thank You' to send, feel free to change it up!
Guest Designer Julie Dix:
I'm not really a cardmaker so this was a really difficult challenge for me, until I decided to approach the card as a mini layout, albeit without a photo. I went with a Christmas theme and used Echo Park 'Merry Christmas' papers, but thought I'd keep it quite informal by saying thank you in a slightly more relaxed way!
Hey girls...here my card for our challenge for the 12th.
Actually Im becoming more and more interested in making cards...they are quick to make, great to show our appreciation to those we like, etc.
I mean, there are many reasons also to scrapbook cards, not only layouts, and Im enjoyed this challenge a lot.
Ive tried to make a vintage like card, hope you like it :)
The butchers at the farm shop where we buy our turkey really makes an effort to get in to the Christmas spirit on probably his busiest day of the year when everyone picks up their preordered turkeys. I made a thank you card for him. He does, after all, sell really tasty turkeys :)
I made this card for my boys' music teacher. She did a fabulous job with their winter concerts and I wanted her know how much she is appreciated. I fashioned vintage sheet music that I painted with Twinkling H2O's into garlands and added a simple sticker sentiment. After finishing the card I knew it needed an envelope to match and made another little banner.
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Suzy followed this tutorial to create her card, and there are some more ideas here and here if you want to gain even more inspiration.
Thanks so much for joining us, Suzy!
Check back tomorrow for our new Sunday challenge!
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Congratulations, Sheena :) Drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
See you tomorrow with another Quick and Easy Christmas Project!
Monday, 6 December 2010
I love making these mini gifts for people. They are so easy to do. Save your glass jars, wash and fill with sweets and add a decorative tag.
We are also planning to make some nearer to Christmade and fill with homemade Rocky Road Bars. But these ones with the sweets are great as you can make them up in advance.
I've used the Fancy Pants - Hot Chocolate paper collection which is just perfect for seasonal gifts.
Thanks for sharing, Lis!