Resistance is Futile by Tracy Kosofsky

Sunday, December 25, 2011

25 Days of December - Days 24 and 25

and it's done!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

More inspired by Pinterest

One of my favorite things about the holidays is all the crafty and bakey goodness that happens - both things I love to do. Here are another series of things I've made that were either copied from or inspired by things I found on Pinterest. Although I am usually a fanatic about credits, I have cookies in the oven and I'm going to be lazy - you can find the original pins if you follow me on Pinterest here.

Melted snowman cookies (a three day process and really a PITA - and don't even taste that good. Not worth it again).

Laundry sign. Super easy. I used digi elements from Backyard Crawlies and Backyard Cuties by Iliella Designs.

My version of important dates (framed this time).

Handprint snowman ornaments. Much harder than I expected. Even Alexa (a coordinated 7 year old) had a hard time making a good print with my help.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

25 Days of December - Day 11

My version of Santa Hat Brownies

Seriously - so easy. Another yummy thing I pinned on Pinterest. Brownie mix, small round cutter, premade frosting, strawberries, piping bag/tip.

Important Dates - My Version

I saw this pin on Pinterest - a framed version of the important dates in a family's history. I loved the idea and wanted to create my own, so I fired up Photoshop Elements and gave it a try! I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The background paper is from Sweet Songs by ViVa Artistry and the fonts are Impact (dates) and Aquarelle (script). There are two date layers, both in overlay blending mode - one at 100% and one at 60%. I'm going to print this out (it's 8x10) and mat and frame it! :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

25 Days of December - Day 8

In addition to Danyale's great stuffs, I added Noel by Mari Koegelenberg to my supply list!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

25 Days of December - Day 7

Added All Stitched Up Volume 2 by Kimeric Kreations to the mix. I wish we had better lighting in the house - so much noise in these photos :(

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Twenty-five Days of Christmas

I blogged twice in one day. Someone get me a drink! I am doing a "Countdown to Christmas" mini this year and instead of doing it at the end of the month (like I did last year), I am doing a layout each day, again based around our Christmas activities from our countdown tree. I had two goals:
1. Keep it very simple
2. Focus on the photos and especially the journaling.

In keeping with these two goals, I decided to use a single kit for the entire mini, and I chose I Dream of Snow by Etc. by Danyale. I am also using the daily FREEBIE mini album pages by Roadside Designs that you can find on her blog. I'm also using two fonts consistently: Jellyka Delicious Cake (a freebie) and Mel's Type A Personality by Mel Wilson.
And...I'm already caught up (three days in)! Here's what I've done so far:

Handmade Holiday Gifts

I've been super busy making a lot of holiday gifts this year....and thought I would share! The first one is my favorite (and also the most complicated) - I made four flavors of Skittles vodka (which is more time consuming than I expected - you can google and find the recipe) and packaged them up in a Starbucks Frappuccino four pack that I altered with some digi supplies from Ho Ho Ho by Chelle's Creations, fiber and fluid chalk.

The second was really easy - I packaged up a Tervis Tumbler with a hot lid and a cold lid and included several packets of Iced tea to go and several tea bags. This gift came in at just under $20 each (mostly due to the cost of the Tervis supplies - but I did get them at Bed Bath and Beyond and used my coupons). I topped them off with a cute tag that fit the "tea" theme using Holly Jolly Holiday by Chelle's Creations.

And finally, even easier - I packaged a Starbucks gift card, some chocolate nuggets and Starbucks Via (coffee to go) in a mug, finished off with a tag using 12 Days by Mari Koegelenberg (which is also available as a paper kit by My Mind's Eye).

Hope this gives you some good gift ideas!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What has sadly become a monthly post

with my layouts from DST....I keep swearing I am going to get back to blogging, but I spend most of my online time on Facebook these days.....

Created using Natural Beauty by Trixie Scraps, DST's September 2011 Gold Member Kit

Created using Beautifully You by Daybreak Scraps, DST's September 2011 New To You Kit

Thursday, August 4, 2011


It's getting kind of sad that I'm only updating my blog once a month or so. I really do intend to get back to it sometime soon!

Created using My Own Backyard by Allison Pennington, August 2011's DST Gold Member Kit.
Created using Spring in the City by Snips and Snails Designs, August 2011's DST New to You kit.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


My poor neglected blog....I really need to come back to you!

We lost our furbaby Raven this past weekend. The house is quiet and sad :(. More about her in an upcoming post.

Apparently I use the word "sweet" way too often in layout titles - here are a couple more!

Created using Daydreams and Jellybeans by Traci Reed, DST's July 2011 Gold Member Kit.

Created using Let Them Eat Cake by Irene Alexeeva, DST's July 2011 New to You Kit.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

DST Layouts - one each for my kiddos

My sweet girl - using DST's June 2011 Gold Member kit - Fresh Squeezed by Stolen Moments
My crazy boy - using DIY Dude by Sus Designs, DST's June 2011 New To You Kit

Friday, May 6, 2011

DST Cuteness

I know I've been terrible about updating my blog, but I wanted to share a couple of my recent layouts. The first uses Girl's Night Out by Darlene Currie aka Studio4 Designworks, DST's May 2011 New to You kit:

And the second is with Huntington by Liz Tamanaha of Paislee Press, DST's May 2011 Gold Member Kit. It features one of my very favorite quotes by Brian Andreas.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lovin' the DST CT!!!

Here are two layouts I recently created for the DST creative team. The first uses the April New to You kit - Looking Ahead by Flutter Expressions.

The second uses Sunny With Blue Skies by Sahlin Studio, DST's April 2011 Gold Member Kit

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A few projects

So busy.....but still scrappin'! Here are few projects I recently did for Jessica Sprague's creative team:

Credits: Oh Boy collection by Carina Gardner and Crystal Wilkerson, Essentials Stitches Volume 1 and 2 by Carina Gardner, Birdhouse Buttons by Carina Gardner.

Credits (both coming soon): It's A Start templates by In the Making Design, Sidewalk Chalk collection by Echo Park

Credits: Meet & Greet Card Templates and Sassy Season Paper Pack by In the Making Design.