Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2006

Here is a double page layout I created last night. It is a complete "lift" of a page in the October 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes by Summer Fullerton in the column Becky's Sketch. See page 38 of this issue. (I wish I knew how to post these side by side).

The pictures are from a Babyville Christmas get together in 2006. We did a gift exchange, so I had lots of pictures of everyone with their gift. This layout was perfect for these pictures.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

2009 Calendar

As promised, here are pictures of the calendar I made my Mom for Christmas. I need to figure out a better way to take pictures of scrapbook layouts. I don't like scanning this many pages, because it takes time because I have to scan it in pieces and then "stitch" it together. So I take pictures with my digital camera, but I haven't figured out the right setting, to take good pictures. Back to the calendar...I usually create a page to relate to the month (i.e. January has a picture of my brother-in-law Colin, because his birthday is in January). I'm happy with how the calendar turned out this year. I hope my Mom likes it.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Not a Christmas Card

This is not a Christmas Card, but I like it and thought I would share it with you. The stamp set is Mostly Flowers and Sincere Salutations. The patterned paper is a stack I got awhile ago from Costco. I lifted the layout from somewhere, but can't remember where.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Friendship Blooms

I thought I would take a break from posting Christmas cards. Actually, all my cards have been written and mailed. Check that off the list. But I still have lots to do in order to be ready for the 25th. The birthdays are done; the shopping is done; the baking is done; I'm working on the last calendar, and all the gifts still need to be wrapped. Thankfully Joe wrapped a few this evening. He forgot to use the Santa wrap (all Santa gifts are wrapped in Santa paper), but I'm trying to just let it go and be thankful for the help.

About the card...I created this using the "Friendship Blooms" stamp set from Stampin' Up. Cardstock and ribbon is Old Olive. The patterned paper is Deja Views. I really like how this turned out. I have to get more sentiments of this style.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I have been working like crazy trying to finish the 2009 calendar for my Mom for Christmas. I think this is the 4th year I've made her one. Apparently she looks forward every year to receiving it, and I enjoy creating it for her. I'll share some pages from the calendar with you after I give it to her. In the meantime, here is another Christmas card I created. Enjoy!