Sunday, November 22, 2009

O Holy Night

Here is my big reveal of the project I have been working on for a month! When we were kids, we had advent calendars, which we used to count down the days left until Christmas. I decided to make one this year that we could use for years to come. I bought a Kaisercraft wood advent calendar and decorated the heck out of it using Kaisercraft wood flourishes, specialty paper from The Paper Studio and The Paper Company, Doodlebug Designs sugar coated cardstock, We R Memory Keepers snowflake flocked lace ribbon, American Crafts blanc white specialty ribbon, Jolee's snowflakes, Recollections self-adhesive rhinestones, Class A'Peels silver geo shapes, Prima e-line bling assortment 6, Martha Stewart gemstones, Swarovski crystals, Art Institute small glass beads glitter, Diamond Glaze, Adirondack Paint Dabbers, Liquid Pearls, and Stickles.
Ta da! (You can click on the pictures for a close-up view).

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Scrapbooking frenzy

I have been quite the productive scrapper this past month and it's about time I shared all of my layouts with you guys. This first layout is quite appropriate because it is about Thanksgiving. Granted, this was Thanksgiving 2006, but still!

Aww, Chloe's first Christmas. I still can't get over how cute she was in that sack! Credit for the amazing card that I used as an embellishment here goes to my talented sister Rachel.

Here are more Chloe pictures. It's so fun to make such girly layouts.

I was really excited about these pages because I got to use my Wisteria Basic Grey pack and my BoBunny chunky charms. Lovely, all.

And here is an ode to my favoriate orator ever . . . Rachel. So many memories wrapped up in one layout. Here, I branched out with my distress inks and masks. So many techniques to explore!

These pictures go way back and fill in some holes in my album. I got to use more of my flocked lace ribbon -- some of my favorite stuff ever.

This is a rather simple layout, but I am a fan of simplicity. It looks more dynamic in real life because you can see the glitter and texture. The ripped pages are core'dinations paper so there is a coordinating color core that the ripping reveals. I was very excited to use this paper!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cleaning House

I apologize profusely for failing to post for . . . about a month! I have been obsessed with a project, which I'll reveal later (hey, you have to have something to look forward to). In the meanwhile, I'm posting about a project we finished a little while ago but never posted about. You know our front room, which used to look like this?

Well now it looks like this!

And if you think all of that was easy, think again!

It felt good to get this project done before the inlaws came to stay. While they were here, they helped us bring home and set up our newest furniture purchase: our dinette set!