Monday, November 19, 2012

Introducing Auntie Kelso

My daughter doesn't have any living siblings of her own, so she knew that she would never have the chance to be an Aunt. (at least not by blood) She is very close to my baby sister, so she convinced her to let the baby call her Auntie Kelsey, but because of a childhood joke, my sister's husband quickly changed it to Auntie Kelso. While my daughter hated this name as a child, I think right now she doesn't care as long as she can be considered an aunt.

So for this layout, instead of introducing the baby to the world, I present to you Auntie Kelso. The smile on her face says it all. I wanted to use a lot of hearts on this page to show the love that Kelsey has for Sophia. The background hearts are tinted molding paste pushed through a heart stencil which I cut on my Silhouette. The other hearts are wood veneer that I misted. And one is a chipboard sticker. I used strips of washi tape and stickers from a paper collection to complete the embellishing.

My journaling is written directly on to the page, a technique that I am getting really used to doing, even though I don't care for my handwriting. And the title is a combination of a sticker, alphabet stickers, and Thickers.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WOYWW 180/December Daily Prep

Well, my kitchen is now 90% done and I have finally been able to get back to scrapping, just in time for the holidays. I have been missing my weekly snoop investigation of desks over at The Stamping Ground. On my desk today, I am working on getting the supplies pulled to one spot for my December Daily album. I never thought we did enough to justify getting in on this project, but I did my first one last year and was surprised at how much I enjoyed doing it. It really is nice to go back and see the things that we enjoyed during the season.

I have decided to use the Echo Park This & That Christmas collection and mix in some Lily Bee holiday line. I am using a red Sn@p album and a combination of sizes in page protectors. I cut my papers down to match and created journaling cards from the office paper that comes with the album. I mix alphabets from both lines and added some dimensional stickers from Echo Park. I then raided my stash and pulled washi tape, stick pins, twine, buttons, sequins, and yo-yo's that I made to finish off the embellishment selection.

I still have to get together my Christmas stamps and a few ink and paint colors to mist and splatter pages, but this is pretty much it. All collected, put together in one spot, and ready to do some quick late night scrapping, even during the busy holidays.

Are you doing a December album or some other similar project? How do you go about getting those other December projects done?

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

First Day of College

Good Morning! Today's layout was inspired by this Memory Keeping Monday's video, over at Two Peas. I liked the use of multiple papers and the fact that I had two similar photos that I wanted to use made this layout a good choice for this page. I am getting really comfortable journaling right on the layout, thanks to Shimelle.

I am happy to report that I have survived the start of college and that she is doing well in her courses. She even starts a new job at the end of this week. I am feeling really grateful that she is starting to adjust to her life here. And that she still allows her Mom to take first day of school pictures.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Turquoise Place

Over the summer, we took our first vacation in over ten years. It was wonderful! My mom and dad, along with my baby sister and her family also joined us. It was a week of pure bliss. And after this 6 week kitchen remodel, I sure am wishing I could be back there now. Or at least in a hot tub.
I did get a chance to scrap a bit this weekend and these pictures were the ones I was drawn to the most. I think it was because the trip was so relaxing and I could use some relaxing right about now. I can't get to the beach, but scrapping helped do the trick. I wanted to include quite a bit of photos, so I created a collage in Picasa that was 8 x 10. I then kept the rest of the design simple by using my embellishments in clusters and adding my journaling in strips to fill the bottom of the page.

I did get a few more pages started that I will share once the journaling is done. I also pulled supplies to start my December Daily base pages, but I need to decide which papers I will be using first.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a blessed week!