Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve

So let's face it, there is no way I am going to get 33 more layouts done today to meet my goal. Yes I am hung up on this goal that I have not met!

Here are the last 2 layouts I have done for the year.....

3 Picture Layout:

I did this layout, almost rushed through it just to get it done and I have to admit I hate it. And I am not the type of person to re-do layouts. This is how it came out and this is how I will leave it.

I wish I would have done the title differently. It is hard to see but the title is in silver glitter stickers and just says "Our Tree ~ 2006". I think if I would have matted the stickers there would have been a better effect and obviously would be able to read it more clearly.

Other than this layout being terrible, the pictures sure are cute!

2 Picture Layout:

Thanksgiving 2008... I finally got a family picture! But my husband had to spoil it with his Nike sweatshirt! LOL!

I like the way this layout came out. I used more of the Me & My Big Ideas Cornucopia line (the papers, letters & some of the embellies). The only things on this layout not from that line are the turkey sticker and the felt adhesive border at the top of the page, which I love so much!

I used my oh so famous 3d-dots behind the 'Thankful' title. That is the only thing raised in this layout.

Overall it is a basic layout, no fancy techniques used here (not that I know many anyway!).

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

I Forgot!

I am soo angry! QVC is having a major scrapbooking segment today featuring "Creating Keepsakes" and I forgot to DVR it. I am at work and by the time I get home I will have missed it all!

I will go to their website but it won't be the same :(

Monday, December 29, 2008

I Got It!!!

The Dymo Caption Maker

I am so excited! I was able to find it online and not a Dymo's website. I found it for a few dollars cheaper and FREE Shipping. Yes, you read correctly, cheaper and free shipping!

I ordered it from LabelValue and I paid $18.95 for it! I also bought a 4 pack of multi-colored refill tapes for $7.95.

I can't wait to use it!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Layout: 3 Pictures

aCheck. Another one off my to do list!

So there is about a week left to this year and I only got 1 more layout done! So it is officially that I will not make my goal. I tried....

This weekend I put together this layout "Cookies for Who?". These pictures were from Christmas 2006, my son was just 1 years old and when he came out of his bedroom Christmas morning, instead of being in awe of what Santa left him, he was too busy eating Santa's left over cookies! It was the cutest thing ever!

I used my Cricut to cut out the letters using the Zoobaloo cart. I antiqued the edges of the letters with green Cat's Eye ink. I placed the letters on circle cuts out that I made with my Fiskars Side Punch. And I was so happy to find in my "food" sticker stash, the big chocolate chip cookies that I used as the O's in Cookies.

The Cookies and Milk sticker set is from Jolee's and it was something I bought I believe last year to use for these pictures. Yes, I know it took me this long to get to it!

I typed my journaling and printed it from the computer and attached it to the layout using Candy Cane brads.

I like the way this came out, I hope you do too!

And in case I am not back before Christmas, which is less than 3 days away...

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

No Luck...

I went to Michael's today with my 40% coupon in hand... I wanted to buy the new Dymo Caption Maker that blogged about yesterday. But they don't have it. It was not sold out, just are just not carrying it yet.

I know this is silly, but that really ruined my day! I was soo excited to get it. I may just have to order it on Dymo's website.

I will let you know when I get it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gotta Have it!

I received the latest issue of Scrapbooks Etc. and there was an advertisement that caught my eye and now I am obsessed! I have to have it!

When I was younger and in Jr. High School and High School, I had a, what I called 'label maker' back then. It was so very similar to this and I used to go around and label everything, from my father's checkbook cover to my notebooks. It wouldn't surprise me if it is still at my parents house buried somewhere.

But this I can use solely for scrapbooking - from what I see and hear, it is the latest trend!

This new set, comes with 3 interchangeable disk or wheels (not sure what they are referred to) that are a combination of lower case, upper case and punctuation and maybe script even. I am sure it comes with label tape, but I know you can buy different colors separately as re-fills.

This is the first item on my scrapbook supply shopping list. I just have to try to find it in a store and if I can't I will be sure to order it online.

I can't wait to get my hands on this and caption away :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Halloween Layout: 3 Pictures

aCheck one off my to-do list.

I sat last night and said I have to get at least one layout done tonight. I pulled out this years Halloween pictures and just did it.

It's not GREAT but it is pretty decent. I tried something different with showing what year it was. I put orange number stickers in the vellum circle tags by Making Memories. I put black and orange fiber through the tag hole and affixed the circle to the layout using mini glue dots, which thankfully you can't see through the vellum. It is a little hard to see the numbers from this picture but it does look pretty cool in person.

The Trick or Treat title at the top and the little embellishments toward the far right of the bottom photo are from Jolee's. The little ghost and candy corn stickers are from Refllections, a Michaels brand, which are very cute and fun to work with and oh very cheap :)

I hope you like it!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Need to get going....

The year is coming to and end and I am no where near to my goal this year. As we speak, I need to create another 37 layouts. Even with the streak I was on a few months ago where I did about 5 layouts... I will try to get a few more in... if I am lucky maybe another 5.

I know I have the following to create:

- 1st day of school
- making pizza
- playing with Play-Doh
- Halloween
- Thanksgiving
- Christmas of 2006

I really want to get these done. I will keep my fingers crossed. With it being the holiday season, I have been busy shopping, decorating and visiting, leaving me with no scrapping time.

I have even been asked to create a scrapbook for a friend. She is pregnant and due with her first child, a little girl this January, just a few weeks away. She has given me pictures of her pregnancy, important dates and greeting cards. This is going to be a challenge for me as I want it to be Perfect.

Stay tuned, I hope to have something to show you in my next post.

I won - but it was Random...

I won my last sketch challenge. Yes I am happy but I didn't win it based on the work I did... the host decided to Randomly choose the winner using an online application.

So I won :)
There were other entries which deserved to win... one was abosolutely amazing so I kind of feel guilty that I did win.