Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 9- New jammies

A tribute to my love of PJ's !!!

Products used:
KI Memories papers and lace number cardstock
paint pen silver to hightlight the 9
k & company paper tree
love charm I found on the street
making memories circle tag and metal pin

Day 8- dinner

this page is about how this year we are not doing our advent wreath and thinking it is mostly because of our crazy schedule causing us not to be eating dinner together most nights. A fact that we all HATE

Ali Edwards digital stamps
OLD OLD OLD piggy tales paper
american crafts felt thicker "8"
Hambly overlay

Day 7

Today I took Jordan for his 16 year check up. These are always a time when I look back over the past year and just reflect on my kids. It is a great time of the year to do this and to be grateful for such a healthy happy child.

Products used:
American crafts thicker "7" that I painted gold with a paint pen
Hambly overlay
some OLD chipboard (confidential)
Tim Holtz measuring tape
junkitz chipboard (handsome)

Monday, December 06, 2010

Day 6- the actor

this is what we have been and will be spending most of our time on this December- PETER PAN

Products used:
Peter Pan post card that came in the mail today
Hambly transparency
American crafts felt thicker
technique Tuesday circle stamp
Elle Studio circle die cut
scenic route die cut letters
7gypsies stickers
piggy tales rub ons

Day 5 Knit 1 purl 2

documenting my love of knitting and why it makes me think winter holiday season. I also LOVE this photo I took at the yarn store. It just makes me so happy inside.
Products used
Little Yellow Bicycle transparency
metal rimmed tag
basic grey and scenic route pattern paper
scenic route chipboard "love"

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Day 4- BOGO

documenting our love of the Christmas Blend coffee from Starbucks and the luck of the buy 1 get 1 free sale

products used:
KI Memories die cut
Piggy Tales letter stickers
scenic route paper
Little Yellow Bicycle transparency

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Day 3- Christmas Cards

I love making Christmas cards. It works up so wonderfully when you get an assembly line going.

Products used:
Girls Paperie stamp paper
Hambly transparency
Heidi Swapp ghost clock
Cat's Eye Press "open" stamp

Thursday, December 02, 2010


I absolutely love snow, winter and storms. It is the time I can feel the coziest and the air feels the most magical.

for this page I used: recollections glitter paper, KI Memories snowflace lace cardstock, stickles, recollections stickers, american crafts thickers (2) painted silver, queen and co felt, making memories transparency and MLS glittler letters.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Day 1- Why?

why I choose to do this journal year after year

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Title page

This is the title page for my album this year. I needed to just have a title page to allow me to start the journal today. I love this photo because you can see my reflection in the Christmas bulb

The back of the cover is KI memories Christmas paper. This is, by far, my favorite piece of pattern paper ever made. I still am hoarding 5 sheets of it. LOL The transparency is from Hambly and the chipboard is Scenic Route

The chipboard "JOY" and little stars are K&Company. The letter stickers for "Christmas" are Scenic Route" The 2010 numbers are American Crafts thickers

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Christmas Journal has begun

I am all ready to begin my Christmas journal for 2010. I have created all the base pages and have finally finished the cover today Let the fun begin!!!

for the cover I used white cardstock and KI Memories white lace cardstock. on a cardboard base. I used Modge Podge to glue it all on. The label holder is a basic grey chipboard that I painted with Claudine Hellmuth paint from House of Paper then I added Stickles from House of Paper. The brads are American Crafts and the letter stickers are Making Memories from House of Paper. The star was fun to do because I got out my embossing powders and heat gun. it is a cipboard star from Basic Grey that I 1st embossed with silver and then with uxtra thick embossing clear embossing powder. I am so excited for the month to begin.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bathroom Make-Over

Well I decided to tackle the boys bathroom since it is the bathroom that is used by all our guests. It was gross looking and did totally look like a gang of gross boys were living in there. So I decided to paint the stark white walls a mint green. I painted the vanity white and changed out the hardware. Got a new shower curtain and away we go.


AFTER- These photos do not really show the color of the room. The walls are really like the color of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Still working on decorating the walls. I have photos that will be going up soon.