Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to decorate a cupcake

I made a quick layout last night for the Scrapbook Express blog challenge. I love those pictures of Ella from the cupcake class the girls took 2 years ago. I already made one layout for the family album, this layout will go in All About Ella album.

Supplies: patterned paper(K&Company, Crate Paper, Jenni Bowlin), border stickers (Sassafras Lass), letter stickers (Sassafras Lass), journaling sticker (Sassafras Lass), raindots (Cloud 9), border punch (Martha Stewart)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday Trio sketch 47

Another Tuesday and another Tuesday Trio sketch. I used the sketch the scrap the pictures from New Year Eve celebration in St. Louis. Four years ago we took a trip to St. Louis during the winter break. St. Louis is one of the cities that participate in First Night celebrations. We watched the parade, street performances, circus and children choir. From what I remember it was a chilly but very fun night. I hope we will do it again.

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!

Supplies: patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), border punches (Martha Stewart), vellum snowflake stickers (unknown), foil stickers (Magenta Style), silver pen (Sakura)

Stop by the blog to see what other DT member created and share you New Year card or layout. You have till January 8th, 4pm EST.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Now it is already clear - I am not sending out Christmas cards this year. I decided not to stress about it any more and just accept it. Instead I am going to share the card I did for Tuesday Trio sketch 46. I had this cute Santa tag from Paper Source for years. I added glitter to Santa's coat and used a sparkly ribbon from my ribbon drawer.
Supplies: cardstock (unknown), patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), Santa tag (Paper Source), shipping tag (Office Depot), stamp (Lil'Davis), pom-poms (EK Success)

I am writing this post from Wilderness water park in Wisconsin Dells. I am enjoying some quite time in the room while everyone else are in the waterpark. Maybe tomorrow I will have some pictures to share.

Merry Christmas to all my friends!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Baby layouts

I made this layout for today's Scrap That Baby prompt. When Eli was only 8 weeks old I took him to Lila's ice skating competition. He slept peacefully during our 4 hours bus ride. Or was it 5?
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.

Supplies: cardstock (unknown), patterned paper (WRMK), journaling sticker (Jenni Bowlin), alpha stickers (Heidi Swapp), ink (Colorbox)

The next layout is for Tuesday Trio sketch #45. The little troublemaker was caught in Ella's bed playing with Ella's markers. He is lucky Ella was at school!

Supplies: patterned paper, stickers, letters (Sassafras Lass)

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

Anti-procrastination week

For several years now I am getting emails from Fly-Lady in my inbox and immediately deleting them. Last night one of them caught my attention. It said:

I am Declaring Anti-Procrastination Week!

Dear 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

Winter had arrived

I can not deny it any more - winter is here. We are under snow blizzard weather advisory today. It looks ok so far, just light snow and wind. I hope it will stay that way, we have tons of activities planned for today.

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.

I did this layout for sketch challenge at Scrapbook Express blog. I got to use some old products, that always makes me happy :)

Supplies: cardstock (Paper Source), patterned paper (Anna Griffin, GCD Studios), journaling card (Making Memories), chipboard letters (Basic Grey), dimensional stickers (Me and My big Ideas), border stickers (Jenni Bowlin), ink (Clearsnap), flower (unknown), lace (unknown)

Hope you are having a great Sunday! Stay warm!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Scrapbook Express November DT work

Another card and layout that I made for Scrapbook Express last month.
Supplies: cardstock (Recollections), patterned paper (Making Memories, WRMK), mist (Creative Imaginations), stickles (Ranger), letter stickers (Making Memories)

The layout is based on November PageMaps sketch. To be honest I am not a big fan of Graphic 45 but this paper was just perfect.

Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss, American Crafts), patterned paper (Graphic 45), alpha dies (QuicKutz), border punch (Fiskars), acrylic paint

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kits and sketches

Yesterday we celebrated the last night of Hanukkah with last batch of sufganiyot. It was so early this year, we didn't so as much as I wanted. My 7th grader had homework to do and we missed the annual skating party. Oh well, next year Hanukkah is December 20-28th! Perfect time! The school will be out for the most of Hanukkah and we will hit as many parties as we can :)

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"

For my title I used the alpha dies that came with 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.
Supplies: scallop edge cardstock (Bazzill Basics), patterned paper (Scenic Route, MME), die0cut embellishments (MME), adhesive embellishments (KI Memories), dies and diecut machine (QuicKutz)

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! :)

Supplies: Scrapbook Express December diva kit