Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa Mom

This is me "Santa Mom". I was talking with my best friend Ellen the other day trying to find time to get together. She said "How come in December all my friends disappear?". We continued talking about how busy we were getting ready for Christmas. Then she adds "If all women were to go on a holiday or disappear, they would have to cancel Christmas". So I was thinking of her when I was doing this layout. I think we are all Santa Mom's!! So Merry Christmas to all the Mom's". I also am entering this in a sketch challenge at Frosted Designs and a  die cut challenge at  Stuck on You Sketches. This morning I was looking at one of my favourite sites the paper variety, and the photo challenge with the adorable puppy and his santa hat made me think of this photo my hubby took, so I just had to enter it there too. Happy Holidays my friends!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scrap a Little Guest Design Spot


I'm so excited! Today I am featured as a guest designer for Scrap A Little. This is the sketch Helen gave me to work with and my two takes on it. The rest of my layouts can been seen on her site, so if you get a chance, please check it out! This is my first guest design spot, so I'm really thrilled to be a "little" part of Scrap a Little. Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy Holiday Season to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Surrounded with Love

Christopher and Nicole got engaged Christmas morning 2009. Chris made Nicole a scrapbook (with Mom's help) and on the last few pages he cut out a space and put her engagement ring in it. The scrapbook was a story of their journey together as a couple. I will never forget that day. I was excited with the sketch at Bobunny and was even more excited to use the Midnight Frost collection. I wonder what surprises are in store this Christmas? Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the season with your family and friends!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry and Bright

We just can't take that traditional family photo now can we? lol. In this photo I believe we thought we were from James Bond!! Usually it's someone making antlers or bunny ears behind someone else or jumping into other peoples photos...so this is almost close to normal, lol. I found a challenge at design dollies, the first time I'm trying a challenge there. The sketch by Kristy Dalman was so cute, how could I not try it!! I'm also entering this in a challenge at category stories, another new site I found. Have a wonderful bright and sunny day! ( Right now it's blustery and snowy here....but I can dream of spring).

Friday, December 10, 2010

Always & Forever

Whenever I see a new sketch challenge or any challenge I just love using Nicole and Chris' engagement photos. Andrea at Pink Sugar Photography is keeping me busy with the amazing work she does. How could I not scrap every one of them? And if you remember...there is 91!  So bring on the challenges! And...they seem to go with every paper line! I'm in heaven, lol. This is based on sketch #133 at creative scrappers, so thanks so much to Suzanne for the amazing sketch! Have a wonderful sunny day!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Birthday Boy

This is my great nephew Noah on his first birthday! I am called his graunty, lol, which is short for great-aunt. We call him "baby blue" because he has the most beautiful blue eyes. I love the days I get to visit him and he has just learnt to give kisses, so now I'm really thrilled! I'm a pretty proud graunty. I used the sketch at sketchabilities and combined it with the week #13 challenge at the paper variety. I was so excited to use the MME alphabet soup line with his birthday pics! Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful sunny day!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Son

I was so excited to use my new Basic Grey on this layout! When I saw the sketch at sketches in thyme, I knew I had to try it. I loved the little circles in the sketch, but decided to make mine big! After starting the sketch I saw a challenge at the scraproom, which called for a two word title and one photo. Well...I couldn't resist doing the two challenges in one! I call these a "double header". Challenges are so much fun. They help me step "out of the box" and try new things. This layout is just about Ry and I hanging out and sharing a hug. I love my boy!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Joy and Sunshine

Well...it's hard to get my boys to sit and do a "normal" photo by the Christmas tree, lol. They always come up with something unique. Last year it was sunglasses. I guess they thought it was a " bright and sunny Christmas", or maybe they are getting tired of having to pose in those Santa hats AGAIN, lol. Wait until I scrap Nicole who had her 3-D glasses on and a silly grin. WARNING: You pose, I shoot...it's gonna end up on my blog and on a challenge site for sure!!! I found the challenge on the Paper Variety which was a tic tac toe game...and oh what fun that was! So I chose...make a layout, black/white/red, and mixed alphas. The sketch for the challenge came from Frosted Designs. So thanks to Debbie for the sketch and PV for the fun game. Now we sing....."It's beginning to look alot like Christmas"! I'm off to decorate my tree..oh and yes...take more photos!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's a Love Thing

I was pretty excited to get out the MME Christmas Paper and work on a challenge. You had to get inspiration from the sketch at my minds eye and use the theme It's a ____ thing". Well I couldn't help but use the photos from the day Chris proposed to Nicole! Christmas morning! I had fun distressing and glitter misting almost everything!! This was a fun challenge! I also entered this layout at Frosted Designs. The new challenge was to use glitter! Oh did I glitter, lol. The title, the snowflakes, the little stockings I made. It's hard to see in the scan but my daughter came in my office and said..." Mom..that's a pretty sparkly layout"...Too much glitter??? Never, lol.

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