Friday, December 27, 2013

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas day!  It was one of the most peaceful Christmases in a long time and I enjoyed every minute!  My husband was very sweet and picked up some paper crafting goodies for me even though I told him not to.  I had placed a pretty hefty order for myself a while before Christmas and had been holding off using them until Christmas.  I joked that I should have made a tag saying From: Mary To: Mary.  More about those goodies later!

This morning I was having my coffee and looking through my family's Facebook posts from yesterday and had the idea of printing off some of the photos that my niece had been posting of her son.  They were absolutely precious.  I sent an order off via Snapfish to my local pharmacy and drove down in a pretty bad little snow squall to pick them up.  The rest of the day was spent happily scrapping!  Here are some photos.

I kept everything very simple and left plenty of room so my niece can journal. I actually used 4  by 6 Project Life journaling cards between each photo page.  I love how it turned out and I think she'll appreciate having these memories in her hand and not just online.   

October Afternoon paper and stickers, Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches stamps We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding system

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Cheer!

Been busy making cards and enjoying some new products.  The first is a gift box and tag.  I followed a tutorial HERE on how to make the little gift holders. The tag uses stamps from Paper Smooches.  

I was going to submit this to their tags and gift box challenge, but true to form, missed the deadline.  Oh well, next time.
Here's a look at the inside.

These will be "favors" for my nieces at our family Christmas party.

The next card is my first attempt at a shaker card following Christy's tutorial HEREShe says to be sure to give the adhesive time to dry and she's right.  My little sequins are stuck at the top and sides (and bottom...). But it was a fun little card to make and practice makes perfect, so I'll give it another try soon.

I'm so thankful for all the awesome inspiration from so many talented crafters!  I'm looking forward to our winter break and spending lots of time creating!

Stay warm!