Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My 2014 Crafty Resolution... Find Balance!

         My crafty resolution for 2014 is to find balance! Each year, I choose a word for the year!  This year, 2014, my word is "Balance."  Throughout the year, I plan to find balance in my life.  How does this relate to my crafty resolution?  Well, I plan to balance my time spent on business versus fun in crafting!  I plan to balance the time spent cleaning and organizing with actually being crafty!  You will see me playing with my layouts of cards this year with the theme of balance.  I can't wait to hear what your resolution is! Follow my journey this year to find balance at my blog.  Happy New Year!
Want to see what my fellow design team members' resolutions are.. 
check them out here... 

Monday, December 16, 2013

SSI Layout Sketch

Here is the sketch that I created for December at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration...
Hope you play along...
Here is my take on my sketch

Friday, December 6, 2013

December Daily

Do you know what a December Daily is?
I love creating these quick and fun albums that keep track of all of our December activities!
Ali Edwards started creating these years ago!
I have made many over the years!
Here is the beginning of mine... 
I will be adding photos over the weekend!
Best part, the album will be done when Christmas is done!
No waiting to scrapbook for months later!!!

Check out my post at the SSI blog where I am the featured designer today!

Here is my Top 5 things that Bring Me Joy!

For the 1st time, I created a Christmas Manifesto listing my purpose for my December Daily this year!

Inside pages created with the divided page protectors and chipboard pages covered in Designer Series Paper.

Created tags for each day!

Here are some of the supplies that I used...
Thanks for stopping by my blog today... check back throughout the month to see my photos being added in!!
Here are a few..
Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Dec 5

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Card

I just love this stamp set!!!
I created this 6 hour card!!!
It took me so many hours to create the many layers of this card!
First, I heat embossed the Pointsetia in white embossing powder on vellum.
Then I hand cut each flower.
I then did the "stainglass window technique" where you use a blender pen and ink to paint color on the back of the vellum.
I think it turned out beautifully!
Hope you are inspired!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Handmade Vintage Christmas Ornaments

I love making Handmade, Vintage Christmas Ornaments into decorations!
Here are the new version of my ornament
using my new color scheme!
Silver, Gold, White!!!
I love our silver, gold and shimmer paper!!!

New table decor!

Thanks for stopping by today!
What is your holiday color scheme?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Adorable Card Purse

Adorable Card Purse

This purse was created by: Amanda Gogle
She is one of my downline who created it for my annual holiday get together!
I am so lucky to have won this beautiful gift!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pinterest inspired Christmas cards

I created these cards by Case'ing from Pinterest!

Hope you love them as much as I do!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Table Decor and more

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!
We had a lovely day with family!!!
Here is my table place cards with a favor!

I love the purse die!!! Makes a perfect turkey!

Up next is my banner on my wood stove...
I will be stocking up on these banner kits before the holiday catalog ends...
I love how easy they are to make...
this one took me 30 minutes!!! (start to finish)
Centerpiece.... turkey made from the Gift Bow die

Here are some family photos:

Aunt Cathie and Clara

Clara and I
Grammy, Pop Pop, Bryce, Gavin, Clara and Makenna
Nana, Aunt Cathie, Brian, Me, Bryce, Jonathan, Clara and Starter

Bryce and Gavin

Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

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