3 Christmas layouts…playing catch up for iNSD!

Hey friends!  Tomorrow is International Scrapbook Day (iNSD)!  I have a lot of scrappy catching up to do, so I started with some Christmas layouts.  I always like to scrapbook our yearly Christmas cards, and I was 3 years behind.  I find that since I do a December Daily album, I loose steam with my 12×12 December layouts.

I set a little time for myself, pulled out some of my Christmas supplies, mostly from My Mind’s Eye and Pinkfresh Studio, bought a few cut files from theCutShoppe, and went to work.

Working backwards, here is 2016:

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I love this intricate cut file from theCutShoppe!  It’s the Stained Glass cut file that I resized.  I used the My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum collection, and some Pinkfresh Studio ephemera.

Next up is 2015:

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I made this layout with My Mind’s Eye’s Comfort & Joy collection.  The Santa is actually a gift tag.  The cute file is from theCutShoppe, and is called the Geo Globe.

Finally, is 2014:

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For this layout, I used the My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum collection, and various papers from my stash.

Do you guys have scrappy catching up to do as well?  I need to catch up on Halloween layouts, and school photo, both individual and class, layouts.  #alwaysplayingcatchup

Happy iNSD!  Check out my Instagram tomorrow.  I will be part of the Scrapbook Circle blog hop; hop along…there will be a giveaway!

Happy Friday y’all!

 

100 days Korean baby tradition, and hello RUBY layout featuring My Mind’s Eye

Hello friends!

Today is Ruby’s 100th day, and oh what a whirlwind it has been!  Time sure does fly!

It is a Korean custom/tradition to celebrate a baby’s first 100 days, or “back-il.”  A long time ago, survival rates for babies were very low (due to childhood diseases, no easy access to healthcare, etc), so babies were kept at home for the first 100 days.  My parents told me that “back then,” baby’s births weren’t even recorded until they reached 100 days old.  Making it to 100 days signified that the baby would survive, so families celebrated with food, and baby was introduced to friends and neighbors.

It is a tradition to eat rice cakes for the 100th day, so we will eat rice cakes today!

Here is Miss Ruby on her 100th day:

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And here is all 3 of my girls on their 100th day:

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I also have a scrapbook layout to share.  Isn’t it fitting that on Ruby’s 100th day, I am sharing a layout featuring a photo of our family of 5 in the hospital on Ruby’s birthday?!

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For this layout, I used the My Mind’s Eye’s Sugar Plum Collection.  Even though this line is a holiday collection, you can use a lot of the products on non-holiday layouts.  I love how this layout turned out, and I’m so glad that I have a layout for Ruby’s baby album!

Thanks for dropping by friends, and

Happy Tuesday!

December Daily 2016: days 18-25

Hey guys!  I’m here with my last December Daily 2016 post  I hope you have enjoyed my DD series so far.  You can find my previous blog posts on my album, title page & day 1 here, my days 2-8 here, and my days 9-17 here.

Let’s jump right in!  I will list supplies at the end.

Day 18:

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Day 18 is my obligatory Starbucks spread.  I followed Ali’s day 12, and stapled a Starbucks sleeve to a 3×4 paper.  I also took photos of the P family, so I stuck in a photo from that shoot as well.  The “December Joys” flag on the left is an old Ali Edwards digital brush from years ago.

Day 19:

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On Day 19, we had Ruby’s 2 month well check with shots.  My poor baby!  I hate when they have to get shots!  I also included a 3×8 spread on the right, although it kind of blends in with the next day in the photo.

Day 20:

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You can see the 3×8 insert in these photos.  The girls wanted to hold the baby, so I put the photos of them on the left.  On the right, I included stories of the girls’ and how they got to go out with friends.

Day 21 & 22:

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On day 21, I talk about doing the majority of my Christmas shopping online, and the pretty wrapping paper I bought at Target.  On day 22, my girls had their routine dentist appointments.

Day 23:

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The girls decorated a gingerbread house on day 23.  They decorated it all by themselves this year, with no help from me.  Love this messy & fun tradition!

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Ruby turned 2 months, so I included her 2 month photo, and journaled a bit about her on a piece of vellum.  I also included a page about the pups.  Ah…my heart is full!

Day 24:

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Christmas Eve traditions for day 24 spread.  We always open gifts with family on Christmas Eve, so there are normally lots of photos.  I love the page protector with 12 squares because I can fit so many photos!

Day 25:

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Christmas day magic!  Santa came, my daughter lost a tooth, and all the kiddos.  I bought the blue tag with the gold trees and the image of Santa from TJMaxx.

I always like to document the places our elf has been with a double page, and here is this year’s:

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For my last page, I included a photo I took on New Year’s day.  I really liked how it tied in the New Year.  I think I might make it a new tradition and always end my album with a picture from New Year’s day.

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Finally, I add photo cards and other paper memorabilia (like the program to my daughter’s holiday concert) by punching them directly and adding them to my album.  I also made another pocket page to house smaller cards (like thank you cards from my girls’ teachers) and added it to the back of my album.

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…and my album is finished!

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Love this project!

Supplies used:

Studio calico 6×8 album

Ali Edwards Christmas Star digital stamp

In a Creative Bubble holiday prompt journaling cards

In a Creative Bubble Joyful Elements No 2 printables

My Minds Eye Sugar Plum and Comfort & Joy papers

Pinkfresh Studio Oh Joy phrase stickers

Pinkfresh Studio Christmas wishes acetate cards

Becky Higgins Project Life Everyday Edition Chipboard stickers

Heidi Swapp glitter letter stickers

My Favorite Things stitched number die-namics

That’s it for me friends!  I’ll definitely be December Daily-ing this Christmas 2017!

Happy Thursday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Daily 2016: Days 9-17

Hey guys!  I’m back with days 9-17 of my December Daily 2016 album.  You can see my title page and day 1 here, and days 2-8 here.

Let’s just jump right in!

Day 9:

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Day 9’s story was about the Trail of Lights.  It’s just so magical walking through all the twinkle lights with hot cocoa!  My husband took the big girls this year, as it was too cold for a newborn…I can’t wait till we can go as a family of 5 next year!  As for the supplies, the number 9 chipboard is from Pinkfresh Studio.  The phrase stickers are also from Pinkfresh Studio.  The polkadot transparency is one that I picked up from the scrapbooking section at Michaels.

Day 10:

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Day 10’s story is about lazy Saturdays and being obsessed with mini powdered donuts…is there such a thing as breast feeding cravings?  If not, there should be, lol.  The number chipboard are Pinkfresh Studio.

Day 11:

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Day 11’s story is about baby smiles!, trays and trays of ham & swiss cheese sliders, and bedtime bible stories.  The journal card is from In a Creative Bubble, the acetate number 11 is from Pinkfresh Studio, and the Sunday chipboard sticker is from Becky Higgins.

Day 12:

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I created the “Love this season of Joy” filler card using an Ali Edwards digital brush.  The red chipboard 12 is an older October Afternoon product.  The number acetate sheet is another one that I picked up from Michaels.  The phrase sticker is from Pinkfresh Studio, and that green label sticker is from My Mind’s Eye.

Day 13:

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Day 13’s story is about going to school to visit my 1st grader, my 10 year old making a holiday shaker card for her teacher, and advent goodies.  The label is from In a Creative Bubble.

Day 14:

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Day 14’s story is about sending out Christmas cards: both our family card and a few handmade cards, which I blogged about here.  The acetate 14th is from Pinkfresh studio.  The falalala Llama is a digital stamp from Just Me Digital Stamps etsy shop.

Day 15:

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Day 15’s story is about school holiday parties!  I used papers from My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum paper line, printables from In a Creative Bubble, the phrase sticker is Pinkfresh studio, and the number 15 are My Favorite Things stitched number dies that I diecut from glitter paper I had in my stash.

Day 16:

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Day 16 is a big photo of our lights outside.  The number chipboard stickers are by Crate Paper, and I used the printables from In a Creative Bubble.

Day 17:

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Day 17 is about cookie making!!!  The girls love this tradition; my 6 year old just piles on the sprinkles!  The journaling card is from In a Creative Bubble, the phrase stickers are Pinkfresh Studio, and the 17 is the My Favorite Things stitched number dies.

That’s it for today!  Don’t forget to check back for the final installment of my December Daily 2016 series!

Happy Sunday!

December Daily 2016 days 2-8

Hey guys!

I’m back with part 2 of my December Daily 2016 posts.  I will be linking as many products as I can to Ali Edwards, In a Creative Bubble, Butterfly Reflections Ink, and Scrapbook.com.  You can catch part 1 here.

Day 2:

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Two stories for day 2:  giving in and taking a nap with a fussy Ruby, and a big haircut for Ellie.  The journaling card is from In a Creative Bubble, and the wood veneer number is Dear Lizzy.

Day 3:

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Lots of stories for day 3: Christmas card photo shoot (and outtakes), pancake breakfast at the girls’ school, and bed shopping!  For this spread, I used printables and a journal card from In a Creative Bubble, Pinkfresh Studio acetate card and phrase stickers, My Mind’s Eye Comfort & Joy paper, and the #3 tag is an old release from October Afternoon.

Day 4:

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Day 4 was an around the house post, as well as a milestone and letter to my oldest, Lola. For this spread, I used printables from In a Creative Bubble, Pinkfresh Studio acetate card, My Mind’s Eye Comfort & Joy paper, Becky Higgins Saturday chipboard sticker, and the #4 is an old release from October Afternoon.  I made the Santa pocket from My Mind’s eye Sugar Plum paper to hold the letter to my daughter.

Day 5:

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Day 5 was about after bath snapchat filters.  On the left, I created my own pattern paper by using Ali Edward’s merry digital brush in photoshop.  The # 5 is a Dear Lizzy wood veneer that I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The label is a printable from In a Creative Bubble.  I believe the polkadot paper is an older My Mind’s Eye product.

Day 6:

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Day 6 showcased the girls’ letter to Santa and Santa pictures.  We always try to take Santa pictures early, mid to late November, to avoid the lines!  (Love the Santa pic on the left!)  I used Pinkfresh Studio’s phrase stickers, and the # 6 is a Crate Paper thicker.

Day 7:

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Day 7 was about baby smiles, trips to target, Dr appointments, a Christmas card photoshoot, and advent candy.  I used Becky Higgins chipboard stickers, Pinkfresh Studio phrase stickers, and the glitter gold star is an older product from Studio Calico.

Day 8:

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Day 8 was about my daughter’s holiday concert/book drive.  I made a pocket from My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum paper to keep an article about the concert that my daughter was quoted in.  I also used My Mind’s Eye Comfort & Joy paper,  Pinkfresh Studio phrase stickers, and In a Creative Bubble printables.  The # 8 is a Pebbles thicker.

That’s it for today!  Thanks for stopping by, and tune in soon for another round of December Daily!

Happy Tuesday!

December Daily 2016 part 1: title page & Day 1

Hey guys!

I finally finished my December Daily yesterday!  I love this project so so much, but oh my word it was so hard finding time to work on it with an infant!

I missed out on buying a December Daily album this year from Ali Edward’s shop, so I purchased this one from Studio Calico.  On the website it looked red, but when I got it in the mail, it is hot pink…I should’ve known with a name like flamingo, lol.  It’s okay though since I’m using a lot of pinks, blues, greens and reds in my album.

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I did purchase a digital Christmas star stamp set from Ali’s shop.  I also purchased holiday prompt cards and joyful elements no. 2 from In a Creative Bubble.  I’ll be using a lot of My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum and Comfort & Joy lines, Pinkfresh Studio holiday products, Older October Afternoon products, and stuff I have in my holiday stash.

I had worked on my title page and Day 1 post early on in December, and posted it on the My Mind’s Eye blog.  I forgot to blog about it on my blog…blame it on Mommy brain.  If you want more details, you can check it out on the MME blog here.

Title page:

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Day 1:

 

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Day one is about our elf Stewart making his appearance and our 2nd annual advent that I made last year.  Fun & easy made with My Mind’s Eye products!

I’ll be back soon with more December Daily posts!

Happy Sunday!

 

fa la la la LLAMA holiday cards

Hey friends!  I hope December is treating you all well!  December is just flying by for me!  I feel as if I have a to-do list a mile long, and no where near checking anything off!  That’s why quick and easy have been key for me lately!

This year, I put together some super easy mass produced cards for my crafty friends.

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I loved a few of the cards that I created for the caring hearts drive so much (I blogged about it here), I recreated them!  I used the cute llama digital stamp from JustMedigitalstamps etsy shop, and colored them using copic markers whenever I had a spare moment (which isn’t very often since I have a new baby girl).  I used a stitched rectangle die to diecut them into small rectangles, then added some falling snow using a stencil and texture paste to give it a little character.  Finally, I mounted the images on cute patterned paper using fun foam for some height.

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Supplies:

I hope you love the cards as much as I do!

Happy Saturday!