Monday, December 16, 2013

Layouts | Week of December 8-14

I'm plugging away at my December album, and surprisingly, I'm not too far behind! Here are the pages I made this week for it:

created with Pockets no. 6 by Valorie Wibbens;
Hello December papers and elements by Laurie-Ann;
Bloomin' Pointy by Kim Jensen;
Jolly Ole Buttons by Sahlin Studio;
Santas Workshop kit by Sahlin Studio;
Merry Mess by Michelle Godin;
Pear Tree mini by Sara Gleason;
You and I kraft papers by Rachel Young;
Peppermint Winter by Mye de Leon;
Island of Misfit Toys and Century Gothic fonts

I created two "regular" pages this week as well - one winter & one summer page.

created with Dec BYOC goodies at The Lilypad~
Pretty Planks vol. 2 by Amy Wolff;
Gift Cards by Jacque Larsen;
Rubbed Ink Blot Alpha by Just Jaimee;
Stardust backgrouds and basics by Laurie-Ann;
Don't Stop Believing elements by Little Butterfly Wings;
Snow Evening papers by Rachel Young;
Hosta Holiday tapes vol. 2 by Sara Gleason;
Woodlets by Valorie Wibbens

created with June Storyteller collection by Just Jaimee
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Layouts | Week of December 1-7

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm attempting a December album for the first time ever. Originally I thought I'd just play it by ear and not worry about the daily aspect, but rather just document the Christmas-y happenings around here.  BUT then I won this really awesome activity advent calendar {Very Merry Advent} - totally worth checking out, even though we're well into December. We're loving it so far! Because of the Very Merry Advent we have at least one holiday related activity each day, so it just makes sense to scrap about something each day.  Plus our elf Fritz is always hiding somewhere new each day so we've got holiday magic practically 24/7! I decided to go with a pocket style format to simplify the design, and I'm not too hung up if I'm a day or two behind documenting.  Also, I'm not going to stick to a page a day or anything - some days will be a full page, others will only take up a couple of pockets. Going for simplicity and flexibility so I can actually end the month with a completed project. (Fingers crossed!)  Here's what I've got so far:

These pages created with the following products: Stitched Grids by Amy Martin; Santa's Workshop kit by
Sahlin Studio; Hello December papers and elements by Laurie-Ann; Bloomin' Pointy by Kim Jensen; Counting the Days Vellum by Pink Reptile Designs; Christmas Past by Polka Dot Pixels; Merry Month by Amy Wolff; Joyeux cards by Allison Pennington; Christmas  Whimsy by Little Dreamer Designs; Merry Christmas by Persnickety Prints; Century Gothic font

I've got a few other pages to share. This one was created a few weeks ago for the Digi Morph game that just wrapped up at Pixels & Co. Ali Edwards did a post on her blog a while ago featuring 10 things about her kids right now, so I took the opportunity back in October to do the same for each of my kids, and recorded them on our private family blog. I'll eventually create a page for each of them using the journaling and photos I took of them in October. 

created with In Good Company collab kit by the Pixels and Company designers

This one is for the December template challenge at My Scrapbook Art (freebie alert!):

created with Fuss Free: My Scrapbook Art Template 4 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs;
Of Wishes, Dreams, and Happily Ever Afters by Stolen Moments

And just for fun, a sweet photo from the summer before last:

created with Childhood kit by Mye de Leon and Anita Designs
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Layouts | Week of November 24-30

I had a fabulous week - full of family and traditions and fun. The kids were out of school the whole week, which was actually really great. And the weather was unseasonably warm which was a nice bonus! Plus, I managed to squeeze in some scrapping time between all the holiday fun.

This one got me in the holiday spirit - I used bunch of stuff from the December Company Stash at Pixels & Company:

created with December Company Stash products:
So Cozy paper pack by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs;
Wish Come True embellishments and Wish Come True smears by Mye de Leon;
Some Flairs vol. 5 by Anita Designs

This page was created for the December Design Challenge at Pixels & Company. If you've never tried their challenges I encourage you to check them out, they're a lot of fun! I did the Management level, which combines the use of triangles and contrasting colors (I chose orange and blue):

created with The Good Stuff: This Month bundle by Mye de Leon

And finally, just a fun girly page featuring my favorite gal - she's really into wearing all kinds of accessories over her clothes and I always get a kick out of the things she comes up with:

created with Something Wonderful kit by Laura Passage and Mari Koegelenberg;
Weekdays Vol. 1 by Karla Dudley;
Bitty font by Audacious Designs

And with that - goodbye November, hello December! For the first time ever, I'm attempting to capture and record our holidays with a December album. I'm not sure if I'll be documenting something every day, but I'm going to try to keep up with the ways we are celebrating the holiday season around here. With four little kids there is a lot of holiday magic! I created my first page already and I can't wait to share it here later in the week.  Until then - happy scrapping!