Monday, December 20, 2010

The Sampler Sketch Challenge

This week Scrapbooking Supplies R Us is having a new sketch challenge.  Take a look at the cute sketch:

This month I got to play with the adorable December kit from The Sampler.  Oh it's a beauty, loaded with Crate Paper, AC, and Jillibean Soup. 

The kit is darling.  Love the bright Wintery papers and embellishments.  So for my LO I decided to scrap the barnyard during a snowfall.

When I first looked at the sketch, I thought "ok, I need 5 pictures."  Then I decided to cut out squares from a Hambley Overlay to make little snowy windows instead of adding that many pictures.  I used my Spellbinder's Nestabilities and Cuttlebug to cut out the perfect squares.  These pictures are 2 of my favorites.  Someone told me I needed to enlarge and frame the horses and donkey picture in old barn wood.  And Mr. Kitty taking it easy on the snow always makes me smile!

I journaled directly onto my tickets.  And look at those adorable letters!  Dear Lizzy from America Crafts.  Visit Scrapbooking Supplies R Us to snatch up your December Sampler Kit today.

Now since this week is Christmas I wanted to share a few pictures of my Christmas Tree.  This year I went with a skinny tree and love it. 

Simple yet pretty and it doesn't take up much space.

This is what happens when you take a picture of your Christmas tree and have your camera set on the wrong mode.  I kinda like this picture, could you have guessed what it was?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Creative Charms + The Ardent Sparrow

This year I'm taking part in a fun gift exchange at The Ardent Sparrow. It is the first annual Christmas Gift Exchange where pretty packaging is a must. I decided to use some of the beautiful embellishments from Creative Charms to dress up my gift.  This month I got to play with the December Kit of the Month at Creative Charms, Nouveaux Vintage.  It is adorable and sales for $14.99 (125 pieces!). 

Here is my card:

This little card took about 10 minutes to make.  I am in love with doilies!  They make everything so fun!  And my Vintage Velvet Poppy from Creative Charms was the perfect addition!

Here are the glassine and brown paper bags I added to my present, with scrappy goodness inside! 

Very simple and the packaging can be recycled to use again.  And now for gift box:

Everything coordinates and this package was so simple to put together, thanks to Creative Charms.  Visit there store now to get your own Nouveaux Vintage Kit and visit the Creative Charms Blog today for creative packaging ideas and more.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


***Edited***Exciting news!  Scrapbooking Supplies R Us has announced the next Design Team for The Sampler.  I'm so honored to have been inivted to be a part of the team again!  Check out the Design Team Announcement here.

Cold and snowy!  That's the name of the game here in Kentucky.  My thermometer is reading 12 degrees and we're expecting "another" snow and ice storm tomorrow nite.  Is it too early to start wishing for Spring? 

Have a Christmas LO to share using my December Kit from The Sampler

This is my nephew Logan a few years ago opening presents.  I love scrapbooking on white paper, the finished look is so neat and clean.  I went a little Stickles crazy on my LO, but you can never have enough glitter.

Next up is a better picture of the Christmas wreath I made.  So fun and easy:

It's looking more and more like we're in for a white Christmas this year!  I'll keep you posted.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Random Ramblings

Hi all!  Who's ready for Chrismas?  I'm "almost" there, got a few last minute presents and I'm ready to go.  Instead of  a "White Christmas" we are having a "White December" this year.  Snow from last week still hasn't melted and we're suppose to have 5-8 inches of snow by Tuesday then more snow and ice Thursday/Friday.  I'm all for a little snow, but I didn't sign up for this much : ) 

Got some iPhone pictures to share tonite.  They're always random and fun, that's why I enjoy them.  Thought I'd share.

First up, my sweet schnoodle Gracie.  Love her!  She's all decked out in her turkey bandana...going to Thanksgiving at my Papaw's.

Up next, some pretty red and white felt roses I made. 

And how did this cute guy get into the pictures???  My Hubby hates hats like this, so I talked him into trying it on and took a picture.  He's strictly a Bass Pro Shop or UK cap guy.  My favorite thing about this, the big 70% off sign in the back, hehe!  Bargin shopper.

Now you're probably wondering what I did with those fabulously crafty roses, take a look.

Do you ever get lost when your blog hopping?  I love any type of crafty blog so one nite I was looking around and ended up lost...and found the tutorial to make this wreath.  Too bad I didn't save the site to favorites, can't remember where I was.  But all you have to do is wrap fabric around a styrofoam wreath, letting it overlap, and glue with your hot glue gun.  Then I added a few Christmas ornaments, felt roses, and jingle bells...all done!  Will take a better picture and post it later.

Now for some of my favorite blogs to visit, thought you might enjoy them!


life in grace


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Goodies & Winners

Hi all.  Is your Christmas shopping done?  Thankfully I'm almost finished, just have to complete a few handmade gifts.  We woke up to a little snow this morning and we're suppose to get our first "real" snowfall today.  The chickens aren't too happy about the cold weather, but the horses love it. 

Now for my list of winners from the Sampler Blog Hop:

Cathy @ Paper Garden Projects

I've sent in my winner's list for The Sampler Blog Hop.  You should be notified soon! 

I've got a LO to share with you tonite from December's Sampler Kit from Scrapbooking Supplies R Us.  Last Christmas was rough, we had a "big" snowfall.  Most of my family couldn't make it to Christmas at my Papaw's and the one's of us that did were in for a treat, no electricity.  It was freezing.  So we have big coats on in most of our Christmas pictures.  It's definitely a Christmas memory I won't forget anytime soon and it made the perfect scrapbook page.

Visit Scrapbooking Supplies R Us to get your Sampler kit!  My beautiful jeweled brads I used for my flowers are from Creative Charms.  Enjoy!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Creative Charms

Hi everyone!  Wanted to share the new Kit of the Month and Deal of the Month from Creative Charms for December!  They are both adorable!

Kit of the Month – Nouveaux Vintage – 125 Pieces

· Ivory Vintage Velvet Poppies
· Classic Grey Vintage Velvet Poppies
· Vintage Brown Vintage Velvet Poppies
· Amber Vintage Marble Brad
· Light Green Vintage Jewels
· Amber Vintage Flower Button
· Antique White Gradient Pearl Stickers
· Brown Vintage Velvet Ric Rac

Regular Price - $21.00
Sale Price $14.99 (30% Off)

Deal of the Month – Winter Wonderland – 131 Pieces

· Blue Pure Blossoms

· Blue Gradient Gem Stickers
· Winter Medley
· White Flared Flowers
· Blue Flared Flowers
· White Gem Garden
· Blue Gem Brads
· Blue Bells
· Blue Vintage Velvet Ric Rac
· Snowflake Ribbon

Regular Price $17.00
Sale Price $6.99 (60% Off)

You can find both of these products and MANY MORE at Creative Charms!  Happy shopping!
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