pUnKy ScRaPs blog hop!

Hey, all!

Welcome to the Punky Scraps blog hop!! You should have gotten here from Kerry's blog.

Today every member of the design team had to dig into their archives and pick one of their favorite layouts to showcase. Here is one of mine:
Just leave a comment on every blog and link up your favorite layout of all time to the Punky Scraps blog...do those two things and you'll be entered to win a mystery bag of goodies!

Your next stop on the blog hop will be the lovely Jo!

Enjoy your weekend!!


PuNkY sCrApS!!!

Quick news to share. The new design team has been announced over at Punky Scraps...and I am on the team!

Here are the other fabulous ladies:

Check out this page to get all the details...and stay tuned...as I have it on good authority that there may be a blog hop soon :o)

Just C & S - polka dots!

Good morning, everyone! I hope that you all had a very happy Thanksgiving. I have a quick layout to share with you today, as there is a new challenge posted at Just C & S today. The challenge? USE POLKA DOTS! I do love polka dots :o) Here is what I came up...
Can you tell I am so very ready for Christmas? :o)

Thanks for popping by...go check out Just C & S to see what the other ladies did. I am in love with all the layouts for the challenge today...


December Daily Foundation Pages 11 - 15

Hello, everyone! I'm here to share more of my December Daily Foundation Pages. Are you getting tired of these posts yet????
The only page I have anything to say about is the one for Day 14...These are my Christmas cards for this year (only $6.99 at Target...and I LOVE them!). I try to save an Xmas card from every year so I can remeber what I sent out...it's fun to see how my style changes from year to year.

Thanks for stopping by...and for my friends in the USA...HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

For my December Daily cover, click here.
For foundation pages 1-5, click here.
For foundation pages 6-10, click here.


December Daily Foundation Pages 6 - 10


I have 5 more foundation pages to share with you tonight for my December Daily project: Day 6 - This page is not too exciting...I love the Making Memories number ribbon, though.

Day 7 - The envelope opens up so I will be able to store stuff in it later. Day 8 - I wish this picture did the cardstock justice...I LOVE this cardstock...it is super glittery, very pretty...and has a smooth finish...so no glitter everywhere! It's perfect! I wish I knew what company made it because I would purchase some more, but I only had a scrap of it in a kit that I had laying around.
Day 9 - I loved this diecut from Basic Grey...it definitely works for Christmastime.
Day 10 - More glitter paper. However, unlike the other paper that I love so much, every time I touch this paper it looks like I got caught in a glitter tornado...it's still fun, though. I do love sparkly things.
Thanks for stopping by.

To see my December Daily Cover, click here.
To see my December Daily Foundation Pages 1-5, click here.

December Daily Foundation pages 1-5

Hey, everyone! I figured I would share some of my December Daily foundation pages. Ali Edwards strongly encourages that everyone complete all their pages before December rolls around, so all you have to do is add photos/journaling/ephemera. The project is supposed to be as stress-free as possible. I'm almost done with all my pages. I only have December 25th left. I want that one to be extra pretty, so I think I'm putting too much pressure on myself and I develop a huge creativity block everytime I go to finish it. Oh well.

Here are pages 1-5:

For this page I put eyelets on both sides of the folder, instead of through the entire folder. I wanted to be able to open the folder up all the way to add stuff in if I wanted to.

This is one of my favorites...I love the transparent background...It was actually Prima packaging that ended up being perfect for this project.

I feel so-so about this one...it's not really my style...a little too vintage-y for my liking, but the envelope will come in handy for holding extra things.

Love these fun Making Memories Christmas quote diecuts...I actually got them 2 or 3 years ago and am just getting around to using them!

Another transparent page...I wish that I had more transparencies to put in this book, but I am also kind of digging how ecletic this project is turning out.

If you want to see my December Daily cover, click here.

Thanks for stopping by! And as I said previously, if you are participating in this project too, please leave me a link so I can be inspired by what you've done! :o)


December Daily Cover

Hey, everyone!

I hope your weekend went well. Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? I did a mega grocery store run today, so I'm all set and ready to go. I'm really excited to cook dinner...I'm not the most experienced cook, but I figured I'd tackle the project...and if it turns out badly, I know how to order pizza :)

Another project I'm tackling: Ali Edwards' December Daily 2010. I've heard such good things about this project that I decided to do it this year. I wasn't totally sure about it. I don't have any kids or a huge family, so I'm worried that I will struggle to fill up all the days, but we'll see...I'm up for the challenge...and I LOVE Christmas, so I figured I should try to document it this year.

Today I'm going to share my cover with you:
I love how it turned out! I was inspired by one of Ali's ideas, found here. I painted the rim of one of my craft jars to stamp the big white circles and the one red one and I painted the rim of the lid of a bottle of glimmer mist to stamp the small green circles.

Over the next few weeks, I will share some of my foundation pages with you and then will hopefully share the final project in January.

Is anyone else doing this project? If so, leave me a link/comment...I would love to check out what you've done so far and get some fun ideas. I've been exploring all the links posted to the December Daily project site already!!


Christmas Gift Idea...

Hey, all!

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend so far. This is a Saturday that I actually have to work, but I'm not complaining too much. Next week is Thanksgiving...and I get 2 days off of work for that!

I do have a quick Christmas gift idea to share with you: make a notecard set. My Mom loves to write letters so I decided to make her an "all-occasion" set, if you will. That way I could use a bunch of scraps from my GIANT scrap bin. I also made all the envelopes, since the cards are square-shaped. With the notecards, I am including a roll of tape so she can seal the envelopes, and postage stamps. For some odd reason (and if someone can tell me why, I'd be truly interested to know) square envelopes cost more money to send through the United States Postal Service...so I figured I'd pay! Now, I just have to figure out a what to package them up all nice and pretty...my favorite Christmas preparation: wrapping gifts!
Have a wonderful weekend...and PLEASE...share your Creative Christmas ideas with me. I'm having a hard time with gift ideas this year.


Altered Clock

Hey, all!

Sorry I have been MIA for awhile...I've been super busy and totally neglecting my blog...and I expect this trend to keep up at least through December...I think it's a busy time of year for pretty much everyone.

I do have a project to share, though. I've never been big on altered projects, but with the newest challenge up at Just C & S, I couldn't resist. The challenge is open to anything you want...all you have to do is make an altered item. Here's my before picture (only $3 at Target!):
And here's my after:
(sorry for the terrible photos...)

I figured I should immortalize my favorite paper (Crate Paper "Bliss") for all of time (do you get the super, super corny pun?).

Thanks for stopping by...happy Friday and have a WONDERFUL weekend :o)


Just C & S Sketch #16

Hey, all! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend...they go by so fast, though, don't they?

There is a new sketch posted at Just C & S this morning. Here is my take on it:

I figured since Veteran's Day is this Thursday and the Marine Corps birthday is this Wednesday, I should pay a little tribute to my Marine...he's my hero :o) And so are all the other brave men and women who have put their lives on the line to defend our country.

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your week!


SOTB - Foil

Hey, all! This month's challenge is up over at Scrap Outside the Box. The prompt: use aluminum foil! Here is what I came up with:
Bounce on over to SOTB to see what the other lovely ladies created.

Have a nice day!!