Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Daily Eve

OK, I cant sleep. This might sound really really nerdy.......but....I'm gonna go out on a limb here and tell you its because I cant stop thinking about all the things I want to put in my December Daily for this year. This will be my fourth one. After the first year I thought-this is crazy I will NEVER do this again. But....then my kids loved it so much and I did it again just for them on year 2. Then year 3 hit and I was excited but it was more about creating a legacy for my kids. And now here we are at year 4 and I am honestly giddy at the fact that we have created all these beautiful memories together and now we have the opportunity to create more. How cool is that? Plus I write it all down so no one can ever forget. :) I love it. Its become one of my favorite holiday traditions. I'm so thrilled with it that I even made some as gifts to give to friends in hopes that they to will get into it with me. They are not scrapbookers so we shall see. Any-who here are some pictures of my books in 2009 and 2010 to tide you over until tomorrow. 

Here is 2009- I LOVE how it turned out.

 And here is 2010- I don't like this one as much but we cant love them all can we? I just try to remind myself that I had a newborn baby and still was not sleeping very much.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


We celebrated our Thanksgiving this year on Friday to better fit our family schedule. So Thursday was spent cooking and preparing for Friday, looking at the Black Friday ads

and then resting so that I could go do this at midnight.....

I am in deed a Black Friday shopper. Not because I want that HUGE TV for a fraction of the cost or that sweater for Grandma for $6. But, mostly because its fun. I did get what I wanted to purchase at a good price but all the fun is in the people watching. Then I went home for a little shut eye so that I could help prepare for our Thanksgiving feast.

I turned my scrapbook room into our Thanksgiving table. So while we are all chatting about what we are thankful for we are surrounded by paper and stickers. What could be better?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

 Thanksgiving Place-cards

Making place-cards for Thanksgiving has become somewhat of a tradition for me. For the last 4 years I have made special place-cards for everyone that attends my Thanksgiving. This year I stepped outside my normal just paper place-cards and used some wood! At my local Scrapbook Store they had larger blocks used as photo holders. It inspired me to adapt their project into a Thanksgiving day project with a smaller block. All in all each one cost me less then a $1 to make!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This was another emotional one for me. My Grace is such a doll. There is so much about her to love. I just wanted to make sure she knows that. "Loved" is just my way of telling her.

I used my smooch spray a little differently. I took a small amount and put it in a paper cup. Then I took a tooth pick and splattered it on the page.
I also used the smooch spray to color my gray and white Amy Tangerine letters yellow to match the splatters.
Lastly I printed the pic out in both color and black sepia. I just cut out the leaf and popped it up with some foam tape.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

 Emotional Scrapbooking

Lately I have been on a very emotional Scrapbooking binge. It can be very therapeutic for me. Not to mention my children get a sense of the real me. Its not always birthday parties and days at the beach. Sometimes its life's most basic moments that bring out the most emotion in me.

This layout "Stay This Way" is about my need to pause the moment that my children are at right now. I just wish that I had a pause bottom in my pocket I could hit so I could love on them a little longer at each age. I just want to soak it all in before we o move onto the next one.
I hid the journaling in an envelope because most people just don't want or care to read all that emotional gobbily-gook.

And then I used some twine from the Twinery....because whats a layout without twine anyway?

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Who needs ribbon on a spool anyway?

I have not been able to get much scrapping done at night as I would like these past few weeks due to sick children needing some extra Mommy time. So, I thought maybe just maybe Olivia could handle Mommy scrapping for a tiny bit of time during the day. It all started out good. She played with her toys in her toy cabinet and then.........

She discovered my ribbon bin that I had brought down off the shelf. She squealed with delight upon pushing her little hands in all that silky shiny stuff! I thought oh, harmless, it's just ribbon and I can still use it if its jumbled up a bit and off the spool. But then.....
Oh, it makes me giggle to see your in this mess! That large tangled mess was so worth every bit of sanity I regained from scrapping and every bit of joy she had making the mess.