Friday, November 30, 2012

Advent Countdown Calendar

(front cover)
 Happy Friday friends!
The countdown to Christmas starts tomorrow
Saturday and I'm ready with my Advent countdown calendar.
I'll show you just a few of the pages to the calendar because 25 is too many to post.  Here we go . . .

(Day 1)
(Day 3)
(Day 6)
(Day 8)
(Day 16)
(Day 18)
(Christmas Eve)
(Christmas Day--Merry Christmas!!)
(back cover)
Hope you enjoyed this project. 
I got my inspiration from watching Christina's video:
 Supplies used:
Martha Stewart Christmas paper pack
Top Note die by Stampin' Up
Storybook Cricut cartridge
Recollections stickers
Stickabilities by Paper Studio
Tim Holtz' black distressing ink

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Merry Christmas

Happy Wednesday!
Last week I bought a Martha Stewart paper pad and I used one of the sheets to make this Christmas layout.
The Christmas tress were cut with the December 25th Cricut cartridge by Teresa Collins.  I added red Stickles to these beautiful trees.  The gingerbread are stickers by Recollections, and the bottom gift border was made with a Martha Stewart punch .
Merry Christmas was also cut with the same cartridge.
The photo mats were corner punched with the
Scallop 3-Dot punch by Martha Stewart.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Memory Tray


Good morning and welcome back!
After a wondrous Thanksgiving we're into the Christmas season.  Many of us have already starting decorating our homes and doing our Christmas shopping.  I love this time of the year.  I was able to finish this Christmas tray by
7-Gypsies.  At the end of my post I will show you my inspiration.
The beautiful bow was made by my friend Cecy @
I used so many different embellishments I lost track of where I got them.  The next picture is what inspired me to make my own tray and it was created by Sara at Scrappin' Time.

Thank you Sara for sharing your creativity.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Emporium Pop-up

Good morning friends!
I promised to show you another pop-up scrapbook page and here it is.  This one was done with Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium paper stack.
Once you open the layout it pop up's to reveal this scene. There's Santa placing all the presents underneath the Christmas tree.
 Here's the site where you can find a great tutorial to make this type of pop -up page:
The days are slipping by fast and soon Christmas will be here.  Have you made any Christmas crafts yet? 
 I appreciate you stopping by.

Thursday, November 22, 2012



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Echo Park Chipboard Album

Good Wednesday morning friends!
I made a chipboard album by Echo Park Paper Company to share with you today. The pretty flowers were fuzzy cut from the Engraved Garden paper stack by K and Company.
Then I added my favorite embellishments--butterflies.  Each page has an interactive pull out tab for pictures.

 You can also place more pictures on each page.

The kit included three chipboard pages and the two rings.

The entire album was covered with the pretty Engraved Garden designer paper.  I hope you enjoyed this project.
Wishing everyone a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sugar and Spice Pop-up Layout

Good morning friends!
Today I have a unique pop-up scrapbook layout which I borrowed from this site: 

The layout pops up to reveal the gingerbread village.  I used the Sugar Plums paper pad by Recollections which has some very cute gingerbread images.  The red mats are for pictures.

I fuzzy cut the gingerbread houses, used the snow marker by Marvy to add dimension and added Martha Stewart stickers.   
I really enjoyed making this layout and I've started another one which I will share with you later this week.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Getting ready for Christmas!

Happy Holidays to everyone!
This week I decided to decorate my house for Christmas.  I usually put up my 7-foot artificial tree, but this year I'm going to retire it after 27 years.  I replaced it with a small
 4-foot tree. 
My dining table is set, even though I don't know who will be coming for Christmas dinner yet.
I made these cute utensil tree holders last year.

I think my centerpiece came out lovely.
 I love the look of Poinsettias, so most of my decor is centered on these beautiful flowers.
Opps, spoke to soon.  My wreath sort of looks out of place because its purple, so I may have to revamp it with red Poinsettias and red ribbon.  I can't remember if I made this wreath last year or the year before but its a keeper.  I'll just have to change the colors.
Thanks for allowing me to share my home with you.  Have a very blessed weekend.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


It's the hump day Wednesday and I thank you for
stopping by. 
I bought this paper a few days ago at Hobby Lobby and I love, love the way my layout turned out.

Supplies used:
Paper Studio designer paper
Sweethearts cartridge
Making Memories metal sign
Colorbox crocheted flower
Martha Stewart butterfly punches

Tim Holtz elegant flourishes die
Martha Stewart little leaf punch
Tim Holtz floral trimmings
white doily
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