Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Join our 25 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Hi everyone, lets have some fun together for the month of December and start off every morning with an inspiration.

My good friend Beatriz from Amazing Grace and I decided to get together this year and do a blog hop.  Beatriz loves to create layouts and she truly is amazing at them.  I love to create altered items such as albums, tags, journals.   We both love to scrap together when she is in S. Florida so we thought that doing a collaboration blog hop would be a match made in Christmas Scrappy Heaven.

We would love it if you decided to join us on our blogs and be inspired by the scrappiness of Christmas.  Here is how we are doing our joint hop.

Each day you stop by both of our blogs and leave us a comment.  Every time you leave us a comment you get your name dropped in a hat.

You also need to become a follower of our blogs (if you are already a follower we thank you - please leave us a comment.)

If you are a new follower to either Beatriz or myself let us know while posting your comment. Please be sure to leave us an email so that we can contact you if your name is a winner.

By the end of the 25 days, and if you have become a follower and left comments you will have 25 chances to win the blog candy! 

What kind of blog candy do you ask?  Well for those of you that know me, you might have already guessed :)  I will be giving away an Album!  Beatriz is giving away a beautiful Christmas 2 Page Layout.

Please check in every day from December 1 through the 25th and see samples of what Beatriz and I love to do.  We love to Scrap!!  We will be announcing the winner on December 25th.

Happy Holidays to everyone, and be sure to check in for our 25 Christmas creations.  If you came here first then don’t forget to visit Beatriz at  I hope we can inspire you and that you play along with us.  Now, back to my studio for me ... I have alot of albums to make !!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Paper Niche December Monthly Kit

OK, folks my turn for scrappy sneaks!! This month's Paper Niche kit was perfect!! I loved getting a head start on my Christmas pages and especially with such awesome papers. I was able to make an album, two layouts and one card, and yes, you guessed it still have lots of goodies left.

Can't wait for the full reveal because I am so excited about showing my
mini album, so stay tuned for December 1st!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Paper Niche design team girlies and what they have in store for you. This month's kit is a definate "MUST HAVE."

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's All About the Layers!

Thought I would show you some Fall tags I made.  These tags are all about layering and using texture.  One of the main reasons that I am not a digi scrapbooker is because I love texture.  I have to be able to touch it.  So when creating my pages, tags, cards or whatever I always want texture.

When making these tags I used yarn, buttons, jewels, fiber, transparencies by hambly, pockets, metal, chipboard, corrugated boxes.... you name I used it.  I also stamped, dry embossed and embossed with gold.  Oh, I also used old stickers that I mounted on cardstock, then sanded the sticker, inked it and popped it up.

I like making tags because I used scraps (I get a thrill using up my scraps), I can use the tags as a gift tags or I can use the tags to wrap around napkins at my thanksgiving dinner, or I can use the tags as an embellishment for a Fall page.  You can also make your tags any size you want.  Enjoy,  Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Graphic 45 Christmas Album Class @ Paper Niche

Paper Niche is having a 3 day Santa's Workshop Dec. 2, 3 and 4.  Check out the Paper Niche.

I am teaching this Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Album on Dec. 4th. 12:30P - 6:30P

I will post more pictures of this album soon.  Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Album - One Down More to Go

Well its time to start making Christmas Albums.  This is my first one, already got a second one going and thinking about my third.  I usually design albums in my head first - at least the theme - whether its vintage (like my 2nd album) or primitive/country (like my third). 

This album is pretty easy to make and I loved the Anna Griffin classic Christmas patterns.  Holly and poinsettias, it doesn't get more Christmas than that.  This album isn't as chunky as usual only because if I did that then the album would not close.  So for me it was a little limiting.  Anyway my girlfriend gave me the pattern to construct this album.  It is called a wallet album because it folds and closes kind of like the "explosion box album".  You make this album with six pieces of 8.5 x 11 card stock and the album itself turns out to be 6 1/4 square.

Its kind of hard to get the perfect pictures for this album because there so many flaps.  If you are interested in this album its on my etsy.  KITSNBITSCRAPS.  The mattes on this album are doubled matted and sewn and there is enough space for 8 photos plus a pocket with several tags.

Happy Holidays

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Layout and MyLYB

It’s November, fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is around the corner.  Even though I live in S. Florida, which means, I do not see the foliage change colors; I still can feel the season changing.  For me it is not too early to start thinking about my Thanksgiving layout.

 One of my favorite paper companies and the collection that I am using this year is the Hello Fall collection by My Little Yellow Bicycle.   I usually go back and forth between vintage and cutesy, but for this thanksgiving layout it’s MLYB for me!

I thought the colors of this collection would be perfect for my thanksgiving photos.  The entire collection gives me that warm, cozy, homemade feeling.  As you can see by my layout below, I added some family homemade favorites.  Yep, pumpkin pie, and a side dish with yams, cinnamon and brown sugar.   The pumpkin pie is my daughter’s favorite. My nephew and hubby go for the turkey.  I personally like the yam side dish best.
This is an easy and quick layout to make. I decided to play catch-up and used some photos from the past.  But now that I am in the mood, I am going to make another layout and get ready for my Thanksgiving Day photo shoot.  Why don’t you do the same, and get a head start on your layout before you have your Thanksgiving photo shoot!

Supply List from My Little Yellow Bicycle:
·         Stick leaf pins
·         Canvas border stickers
·         5 things envelope package
·         Journaling cards
·         Chipboard package
·         Paper flower pack
·         Walnut Knit paper
·         Happy Fall paper
·         Harvest Ring paper
·         Bazzill Basics Paper – 1 each 12x12 Nutmeg and Apricot

Nutmeg cardstock base paper 12x12
Cut Walnut Knit paper 11x11center on base 12x12
Cut strip from Happy Fall 1.5 x 12 and adhere approx 1 inch from left
Cut Harvest ring paper 8.5 x 8.5
Matte your photos with Apricot cardstock

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 04, 2011

Christmas Cards using Melissa Frances

Simple and Sweet Christmas Cards  using Melissa Frances

Tuesday, November 22nd 6:30p-8:30p $20

Get a head start on the holidays and make four 3D cards for Christmas. The cards are simple, sweet and simple to make.

Thursday, November 03, 2011


Yay!! its time for my reveal.  The Paper Niche will also be posting all the designers reveal on their blog so be sure to head on over.  This month's kit had a wonderful assortment of brights and darks so here is my take.  Enjoy

Though this paper was not meant for halloween, I thought the combo of colors and my daughters greenish viking costume inspired a halloween theme.

I decided to make this layout more monochromatic and added little bits of color.

One thing about the Paper Niche monthly kits, you always get bling!

Mini album is a fold over out of cardstock.  This is a quickie way to make a mini album as a gift for a friend.  I got the idea from my girlfriend who made me one for my birthday.

Since I had to "fold over" the pages in order for the mini to close - I had to really watch and minimize my embellishments.  That was SO HARD FOR ME TO DO.  But I managed to use semi-flat embellies by stamping images and cutting them out then of course popping them a little.  I also used the transparency in our kit to cut out more embellies.

Happy Scrapping everyone!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

PFOP is getting ready for the Holidays

The PFOP team is getting ready for the Holidays!!  Be sure to check us out weekly for new posts.  We have a new member Daphna and we are having our first challenge for the holiday season.  So come "jingle all the way" with PFOP!!
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