Archive for November, 2012

Give Thanks Gift Bag

November 18th, 2012

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few short days away?  Crazy!  I started to pull out holiday decorations, and in fact we put the Christmas lights on outside.  Figure to do it while it was still nice since it could snow any day.

I needed to create a gift bag, I always try to make a little goodie bag for our “adopted” grandma.  Our next door neighbor is quiet close to us and I know most of her family does not live in the area and she is widowed for some time.  So I usually stop over and bring her something to say Happy Thanksgiving.

Anyways…I created this Turkey Gift Bag for her. I actually hand sewed the feathers to add dimension.  I was playing along with IChallenge this weekend and that was one of the challenges.  I also used a color scheme that Scraptastic Kit Club posted and finally my new scrappy home Memorable Seasons had inspired me to make a Give Thanks project.

Another Holiday Card

November 15th, 2012

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving!  Goodness it feels like it was just Halloween.  I need to get a move on creating some Holiday Cards for all my gift giving needs for this season.  I found a sketch on Pamela’s World of Sketch that inspired me.  Here is the sketch #226C

Happy Mail

November 13th, 2012

I’m so glad I found that Big Picture Classes Blog had Happy Mail challenges going on!  They are helping me build onto my box of all occasion cards!  Challenge #3 is all about DISTRESSING!  Something I don’t do very often.  I found my distressing tool and went to town.  I distressed the outer edges of my pattern paper to expose a white trim.  I also distressed some of the cardstock to add a worn feeling to the card.  Here is my distressed card!

Scrappin With Grids

November 12th, 2012

Lately I have been drawn to grid designs.  I love how you can color block, create journal and title blocks and the design is very clean.  Scraptastic Club’s Challenge #2 for the month of November is all about grids.  Here is my layout:

I also played along with Memorable Season’s November Color Challenge.  I just love how the dark blue is such a bold accent color!  Happy Scrappin!

Clean and Simple

November 10th, 2012

This weeks challenge on Red Carpet Studio happens to be a clean and simple layout.  I tend to like the clean lines of layouts so I enjoyed creating this layout of my son when he was a bit younger.  I pulled out some older Basic Grey papers to play with.  If you want to be inspired weekly check out Red Carpet Studio for their weekly challenges.

Dress It Up Challenge

November 8th, 2012

I recently found a new scrapbooking home to chit chat and be inspired at Memorable Seasons. The DT post fun weekly challenges.  They just recently posted the Dress It Up Challenge you can find more here. Make a holiday flower or tag.  Well since I need to get going on my holiday cards and tags this was the perfect challenge for me.  I actually found an old xmas card I had saved with these cute deer on the front.  I ended up cutting it out and adding dimensional foam to the back to add dimension to my tag.  I pulled out my xmas embellishment container and finished off my tag.  Here it is: