Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone

I've had quite a year! I was just taking stock of everything and so much has happened. Courntey started high school, and Autumn started kindergarten. Casey came into our life and stole our hearts, but we lost our both our dear Guinea Pigs in 2009. (Cocoa in Jan 2009 and Snowball almost a year later at the end of Dec.)

My digital scrapbooking has come a long way too. In Jan Sande Kreiger (then at 2peas now at Basic Gray) asked if I would like to be on her CT. (OH yeah!) and then later that spring I asked Kate Teague if she would be interested in having me on her CT. Then in August I applied for MaryAnn Wise's CT and ended up on her team as well as Jen Alysson and Carina Gardner. I left Carina and Jen's team to take up my position at two peas with their digital CT. I also had several layouts published. The first. One was even in Becky Higgens column which I had dreamed of for years. I created 130 new Layouts and even started this Blog! I also took some baby steps towards designing my own products.

Whohooo! I feel so happy today! It's the end of a year and everything has been tied up and neatened up. All loose strings are tied and I am ready for a productive and exciting 2010. There will certainly be some adventures ahead. I hope you will join me here from time to time to see what exciting things are in store.

Here are two Layouts I created for 2peas. The first uses the fabulous Erica Hernandez's So Happy Together Mini Kit.

The second features Jen Martakis' Simple Starts Template #10. Whohoo, gotta love a template that cuts your completion time down to half!

Well have a Happy New Year and here's to a fantabulous 2010!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas. I've spent the last few days visiting with family and enjoying my kids. Autumn was rather over excited on Christmas Eve and by the time we made it to bed she was sobbing inconsolably. She insisted that Santa wasn't going to come because she had just been too naughty this year. It was a tough moment but I gave her a big hug and told her that I didn't think Santa would think she was too naughty to stop at our home.

I have a few more Layouts to share that I created for my 2peas assignments. The first is called Have Santa Hat. I used Holly Brooke Jones Snowfall Mini Kit. I loved the Gray and White Pattens and the pops of red. She also includes these super cute stickers like the little bird and a snowman. It's a great kit.
Here is the second: Big Girl Earrings. I used Erica Hernandez's template #27. Templates are a great way to speed up your scrapping and they are very easy to customize. In this case the template was in an 81/2 by 11 format and I adapted it for a 8x8 format.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.

Full Credit List:
Have Santa Hat: Snowfall Mini Kit by Holly Brooke Jones, Word Doublets by MaryAnn Wise, Grunge Neutral Papers by Mary Ann Wise, Twine from Punky Monkey by Brandy Buffington @2peasinabucket

Big Girl Earrings: Template 27 by Erica Hernandez, Background PP from Urban Chic Solids by Jen Alysson, Coloured PP Button Border Solid Paper by MaryAnn Wise, Button Border Embellishment Pack by MaryAnn Wise

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Drive by Posting

Just a quick post today. My 2peas CT assignment for this week I chose a super cute quickpage On TV by Chelsea Parson. Seriously I love anything that Chelsea does so I was so happy to work with her design this week.

The design itself is super easy to work with, you could easily just throw a photo underneath, add a title and some journaling and you would be good to go. I of course have to make things more complicated for myself and I add to the page a bit. I also converted my photo to black and white and added some grain to it so that it added to the retro feel. The other thing I love about this quick page is that it only cost 99 cents. How crazy is that!
Our Must See Holiday Movie List:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

And then things got buuuuussssyyyy!

So the Holiday Season began and things got crazy busy. This creating a magical Christmas can keep a girl busy. I'm having a great time though so I am not regretting this decision to focus on making this the best Christmas ever.

I haven't posted any of the LO's I created for the 2peas CT Team.

Last week I created 2LO's both from two of Betsy Tuma's new releases. The first is So Flakey and the second Charmed Christmas. Betsy's kits are always really cool and she is a genius at creating very life like metal embellishments.

Brrrr : Using Betsy Tuma's So Flakey Kit. I also just love these photos of my dd. They are from last winter when we got a whole ton of snow but she just looks so darned cute.
This second LO is for my JYC Album and it uses Betsy Tuma's super cool Charmed Christmas Digital Kit. It was a perfect way to spice up a page of journaling.

I promise to post more often. I hope to have some more freebies soon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And the Holiday Season Begins!

Yeah I'm so excited. The Holiday Season is here. I have so many ideas about how to make it a fun and happy season. I hope you will check in on me from time to time to see what I'm up to. I of course have my Holiday December Daily that I will be sharing and other tidbits. (like Holiday Freebies)

In Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas she suggested that your first page be like your Holiday Manifesto or some sort of declaration to explain what you are planning with your album. Here is the first page for Dec first.