Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I used one of buttons that we bought as the main embellishment and the title. I didn't find any memorabilia (I am sure it is somewhere) so I googled the event and printed out the event description. I added few silver stickers and called it done!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The pictures are not the greatest, you can see the shadow of the lens hood. That what happens when I use a good camera without any idea how to take pictures. Nevertheless Eli looks adorable, sleeping in his warm and cozy car seat nest.
Quick anti-procrastinations week update:
1. Make dentist appointments for me and the girls - done
2. Car maintenance
3. Make an immunization appointment for Eli
4. Call my friends - half done
5. Eli's haircut - we have an appointment for tomorrow
6. Clean the refrigerator
Monday, December 13, 2010
I am Declaring Anti-ProcrDear Friends,
What have you been putting off? Now is the time to do what you can to get some of this stress off your plate.
I want you to make a list of 6 things that you have put off doing!
I could easily make a list of 106 things that I am avoiding bit 6 will be good enough. So, without a further delay here is my list:
1. Make dentist appointments for me and the girls
2. Car maintenance
3. Make an immunization appointment for Eli
4. Call my friends
5. Eli's haircut
6. Clean the refrigerator
Shouldn't be to difficult, right? Who is with me?
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I desperately need to clean my crafting table. The remains of several crafty projects, the prototypes of my Christmas cards are all over the desk. Earlier last week I made two cards using the papers from this adorable My Mind's Eye paper pack. Unfortunately it is sold out already. It was a great deal! I made the wreath using the instructions that I found here. Since than I modified the wreath to use smaller squares. I plan to post the how-to later this week.
sketch challenge at Scrapbook Express blog. I got to use some old products, that always makes me happy :)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Meanwhile we will be busy with December activities - Peter Pan play, ice skating practices and competition, gymnastic lessons and winter festivals. And scrapping of course :)
Few layouts from the last week. I made this one for Tuesday Trio sketch 44. The challenge for this sketch is "circles"
Santa's Workshop kit The was my Black Friday purchase - $29.99 for the minialbum dies kit including full alphabet and tons of small dies. Great price! I think it is still available! The label die that I used the make the date label is also from the same kit.
This layout is made for Scrapbook Express December Diva kit. It is on sale here and comes with detailed instructions to make this double layout. While you are there, check their awesome 12 Days of Christmas sale. Today's deal is This-to-That adhesive only for $2.99! But leave some for me, please! :)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I didn't have a chance to share the layout I did for Tuesday Trio sketch 42. The challenge for this sketch was "Black". I thought the sketch was perfect for this picture from last Halloween. I got to use my new Martha Stewart spider web punch - so cool! This challenge is also still open. You have till December 4th, 4pm CST.
And don't forget about Hanukkah giveaways on Crafting Jewish Style blog! Lots of great tips and ideas.
Today we will light the first Hanukkah candle!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), patterned paper and sticker(WRMK), die and diecut machine (Quickutz), flowers (Petaloo), smooch ink (Hampton Arts)
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Link to Full Version: itunes/sketches2scrapbook
Link to Free Version: itunes/scketches2scrapbook/lite
I think one of the best features of this app is different search options. You can search by style, by number of photos, even by supplies! So cool! Visit Scrapbook2Sketches website to see more sneak peaks and videos. I am so excited to be part of this project. I made 2 layouts for the app.
Crafting Jewish Style 8 Hanukkah Nights and Giveaways
Hanukkah is getting close and Crafting Jewish Style design blog is helping to get you in the mood! 8 special Hanukkah posts started on November 24th and will continue till the first night of Hanukkah! There are 2 big giveaways - Crafting Jewish Style prize and Hanukkah Party Giveaway from The Frog Prince Paperie. How cute are those milk carton boxes??
Here is a quick card I made based on this sketch. I love the label stickers that come with the Hanukkah kit - so cute!
Supplies: cardstock (Recollections), patterned paper, tag and label sticker (Crafting Jewish Style), border punch (Fiskars), jewels (K&Company)
Tomorrow I am going to share my October DT work for Scrapbook Express. I am having a blast there!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Now back to scrapbooking business. I want to share with you 2 layouts I did this weekend based on Twisted Sketches. Both are with pictures from October 2005. The first one is based on sketch 73. The twist for this sketch is "black"
The next layout is based on sketch 72. The twist here is "ribbon"
Supplies: cardstock (Core'dinations), patterned paper and tag(My Mind's Eye), felt (Queen&Co), wooden flourishes (Kaiser Craft), ink (Brilliance), letter stickers (Doodlebug), dimensional embellishments (KI Memories), bling (Heidi Swapp), circle and corner punches (Fiskars), ribbons (unknown)
Saturday, November 6, 2010
One year ago I took a wonderful class with Shimelle called "Blogging for Scrapbookers" . It was one of the best classes I ever took, I learned a lot from Shimelle but I also learned a lot from my classmates. It was a group of smart, talented and inspiring ladies and I enjoyed reading their blogs and thinking what I want for my blog, where my little adventure in the blogging world is going. I added quite a few new blogs to my Google Reader and continued to follow my new online friends.
When I saw that Lizzie is organizing this blog hop to celebrate the blog friendships I immediately said - take me, please. I knew I wanted to be part of this. But as initial excitement calmed down I started to think - what exactly I am going to write about?? I almost sent another email to Lizzie saying - oops, sorry, I really don't have anything to say. But I didn't. Instead I decided that online friendships need to be celebrated. Sometimes our blog readers are the only people that hear our thoughts that we can't share with anyone else.
To celebrate the blog friendships I decided that every few weeks I will share with my blog readers about one blogger that I follow. I will call those posts "From my Google Reader". Some of them are my friends, some of them are my online friends, most of them don't know anything about me. I will start with my friend that I met first in Stacy Julian's "Library of Memories" class in 2007. She is a wonderful, kind and very caring person. Her name is Carrie and you will find her at her blog "Through the Camera Lens". Not always we can find time to meet (but we always enjoy it when we can), but always when her blog pops in my Google Reader I know - I am up for a treat. Sometimes it is one of her beautiful layouts, sometimes it's a new recipe (always accompanied with pictures that make you hungry), sometimes it's a story . There are always cupcakes, lots of cupcakes! And I can no forget about the photographs. I love her pictures and I know you will love them too.
That's it for the first installment of the "From my Google Reader" feature :) If you can find some time to explore Carrie's blog, leave her some love.
Your letter for the prize phrase is "E". From here you are going to visit Karen at Random Reflections.
If you are lost you can always go back to the the start of the blog hop here.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The first challenge of this month was color challenge - use pink, cream and one accent color. I added purple to my pink and cream and made this layout. The picture is from February 2002. I used bunch of old products here and it feels good. Hurry up, this challenge is due today November 3rd!
I made this layout for one of the challenges last month. It is based on this sketch.
Monday, November 1, 2010
I made a card with 3 stamped butterflies. Jump over to the Tuesday Trio blog to see what other DT members did for this sketch. You will be surprised! You can also play along! The current challenge is open till November 13th, 4pm Central time. There is still time to submit for the previous challenge. It will be open till November 6th, 4pm Central time.
For this prompt and for the article I made a layout about our dear pacifier. First I wanted to find pictures of all my kids with pacifier but didn't find anything that would fit, so I just used 3 pictures of Eli from different times.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
(the girl version as Lila says)