Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday Quickie

I'm ridiculously behind in my Christmas shopping. Like "haven't started" way behind. Seriously. But I just had to post this video of my nephew Clayton learning to play pat-a-cake for the's too cute! Everyone else can take a peek too, I suppose. Although I'm sure it's much more adorable if you're blood-related.

And since we're on the subject of pat-a-cake, here's a related layout of said hand-clapping game based on Sketch #6 at Inspired Blueprints:

I busted out some ancient WRMK papers, dusted off the cobwebs and went to work. Isn't that Heidi Grace ladybug stamp just the cutest thing you ever saw?

And how beautiful is my friend Alice? If you said "pretty darned", you'd be correct! Love this girl a ton, she really is the best ever!

Now I really, really, really gotta get shopping! Peace, homies!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What I'm Doing While I'm NOT Out Christmas Shopping Like I Should Be

This is the 10th day of Christmas projects over at Scrapbook Deals 4 U. Instructions are posted if you want to make one for yourself...It's FUN and EASY!

And there'l lots of room for creative license with the decorations. I used buttons, flowers and rhinestones, but you could do bows, glittery snowflakes, brads, tinsel...whatever your creativity stirs up!

And Kathy turned me on to a fun little sketch site called Inspired Blueprints. This layout is for the Sketch #5 Challenge.
Isn't my little buddy getting so big? Ask him and he'll show you with his arms up over his head! 7 months old already and getting ready for his first Christmas, I can't wait to see how he likes it.
Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 5, 2008

I know I say it every month, but seriously, Martha's SD4U kits just keep getting better and better every month! This month, I got to play with the Christmas "MEGA" kit...and is it ever! Check this baby out:

Isn't it amazing and adorable? And talk about lots of embellishments...full packs of "Say it in Crystals" from Prima and Daisy D's pearls, felt trim, "In Stitches" templates, floss, buttons, ribbon, transparencies and THREE different Christmas paper lines! Lemme tell ya, I have been having such a blast with this kit!

I made this fun mitten banner for my front door. If you want to make one, the SU message board is posting a holiday projects per day, honoring the 12 days of Christmas. You can find the instructions in the 5th day of Christmas. It's been so much fun!

I also made a couple of "Christmas-y" layouts. The first is of Ashley modeling the cap and nightgown her great grandma made her when she was just an itty bit. I have a picture of me wearing the same little kind of set when I was about her age. I think there's a "then and now" layout in my near future! The other one is just a few of my favorite Christmas things worth documenting...snowmen, good friends, beautiful table settings, and favorite ornaments...I just adore everything about the holiday season!
Then there's this collage I made and stuck in a frame I got at Michael's with my 40% coupon. I love the idea pulling this out year after year and putting it up with the other holiday decorations. I never get tired of these pictures of my family in their santa hats!

The Pink Paislee papers included in the kit are a fun color combination for both holiday and non-holiday projects alike. They're so bright and cheerful, and well...happy! So much so, they inspired the title for this layout!

And of course, the scraps were perfect for this birthday card I made for good friend's birthday this weekend!

I know, I've been a horrible blogger lately...but I think after the holidays, a blog-related New Year's Resolution is in order! Along with a couple of others...

Thanks for popping in and saying hi!