Archive for December, 2011

My Little Stinker

December 28th, 2011

Now that all the holiday festivities are dying down I have had a bit of time to upload my latest layouts.  This has to be one of my favorites!  This is a photo I took of my daughter one summer day as we were playing in the backyard.  My daughter seems to be a bit more risky than my son was at that age.  She loves exploring everything and has the will to climb just about anything.  I had picked up these papers from Nikki Sivils and thought the colors would be a great color combo to use with the photo.

It’s Raining It’s Pouring

December 27th, 2011

Recently I spent some time searching for an online site to purchase the “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” Collection by Nikki Sivils.   For Christmas I bought myself some new scrapbooking papers!   I just adored this cute little turtle that the collection features and a variety of rain boots!  I lucked out and it arrived just a few days ago.  I created this fun layout of my son playing in the rain, by using several of the elements that come with the collection.  I love the papers that I can cut out borders and other embellishments to jazz up my page!  Just look how cute that turtle is?  I also cut apart a border of rain boots by the pairs and over layered them to add a fun design to my page.  I cut out a  cloud and placed it over the turtle and used it as my journal block.  I have so much leftover I’m already working on the next page.

Products Used:

Nikki Sivils “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” Collection, and black fine tip marker

1. Use “Taking Shell-ter” paper as your base foundation to your layout.

2. Crop “May Flowers” paper to 6″ by 6.5″ and adhere to the background, about 1/2″ from the top of the border and 1/4″ from the right border.

3. Adhere you 4×6 photo to “May Flowers”

4 Adhere your (2) smaller photos to the left side of your focal photo.

5.Cut out a yellow photo corner from “Cut Ups” paper and adhere to the upper left hand corner of your photo mat.

6. Place (3) Sentiment stickers from the sticker sheet in the upper right hand corner of your photo mat layering over the focal photo slightly.

7. Place mini brads or mini buttons to embellish the sitcker tag.

8. Cut out borders for the bottom portion of your photo mat.

9. Cut out the boots border, proceed to cut out pairs of boots.  Layer them slightly touching each other as the lower border.

10.Cut out a cloud to use as your journal block, place above the turtle’s umbrella.

11.Cut out Sentiment and add to the title of your cloud journal block.

12.Adhere the title to the upper left hand portion of your layout.  I outlined the letters with a black fine tip marker.

13. Outline a portion of the scallops on your background paper.

14. Adhere your background paper to a solid color cardstock.

Long Week Winding Down

December 15th, 2011


We were lucky enough to have the flu bug visit the house this week.  First my son, then my daughter, less than 8 hours later I had it and lastly my husband bonded with the bug.  Work has been crazy this week, all the last minute reports to finish up on for year end.  I keep telling myself only a few more days and I have some time off!

I did have some good news for the week!  From my previous post I won the sketch challenge at “sketches4all”.  I’m so excited to create with the Nikki Sivils Gingerbread  Land Collection!

Lastly I pulled out some school photos from last year, yes last year.  Never too late to scrap them and created the following page with Best Creations Paper Collections!  I just love the fun school papers!

Sketches4All

December 10th, 2011

I found a new site that I just think is the best place for one to go to get a little motivational booster to get scrappin!  They have so many challenges on that site you are sure to fine one to fit your fancy!  Please check out Sketches4all. I had seen they posted the following sketch:

The PageMaps sketch just drew me in.  Now the real hooker was this…they are giving away a fabulous prize pack.

I simply adore Nikki Sivils products and have wanted “Gingerbread Land” Collection for some time.  Crossing finger and toes…  Here is a glimpse at the collection:

So I decided to pull into my stash and find some Nikki Sivils product from the “We are Family” Collection and I knew I had a picture that was perfect for the papers and elelments.  Here it is:

Time to start wrapping…

December 7th, 2011

As I was preparing for St. Nick to visit I was taking inventory of what presents I have so far that I can start wrapping!  I think I’m done with my son, maybe one or two more small things for my daughter….and immediate family about 50% done.  Need to get going on that ….I hate to have that wait till the last minute and I’m running out to the stores.  However I think I can get a good head start on wrapping this year!  I enjoy it so much better when I’m not rushed!  That reminded me of a picture I had of my son from about 2 years ago opening a box almost larger than him!  We could all feel his excitement as he tore through the paper!  So I just had to scrap the event!  Hope this motivates you to pull out some of your holiday pics and get scrappin…or maybe I inspired you to start wrapping!

December Fun

December 4th, 2011

It’s been awhile since I blogged, would like to get back in the swing of things.  Were putting up the tree and lights today, hoping out 15 month old knows enough to understand NO when touching the tree.  This should be an experience.  I let the sitter train her for a week before we decided to put ours up.  So in light of getting in the holiday spirit I’m posting a layout I created of my oldest clowning around in his Santa Hat!  Happy December!