Saturday, December 29, 2012

Storybook pages for our trip to IL last December

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I'm just so proud of my album that I made for the kids I wanted to share the rest of it.  I know the last 2 weeks I have gave sneak peaks of it as my challenge for HIMCR,  So here is the rest of the album.  I hope you enjoy it!! 

You can click here to see the cover and 1st page from last week.  Click here  this will take you to this my favorite layout in the book.

HIMCR #78 Freestyle

Hello Everyone!  
Hope you all had a nice Christmas!  We just stayed home this year for Christmas and 2 nice quiet days!  I started feeling better last week and then Sunday night and Monday it all starting coming back and my little man was sick too.  So we haven't really did much this week except for staying home, rested, and finished my Storybook that I shared the cover with you last week!  I order it yesterday morning before the kids got up.  I'm so excited for the UPS man to deliver them!!  The kids have played with all their new Legos in between resting.  Hopefully this upcoming week will be able to get out enjoy our last week off before they head back to school.   

I have some exciting to news to share Tuesday on my blog so 
be sure to stop back over and check it out :)

This week challenge at HIMCR is Freestyle!  I had a few ideas that I wanted to do but decided on my favorite layout that I made in my Storybook this week!!  As I said last December the kids and I went to Illinois to visit.  We went to visit Grandma at work and my Aunt was in so she took the kids on a tour of her Police car and the department.  The kids had a blast!!  It's not everyday at 8 and 6 you get arrested and mugshots taken!!  When I was making the layout I remember see a Police kit back a few weeks ago when we did the Template Dreams as our sponsor.  On there website on of the designer Sanko Studio had this kit and I fell in love with it and knew it would be perfect for this layout!  I hope you enjoy it as much I do!!  If you would like to see the rest of the pages from the album click here.  If you would like to see the cover an the first page of the album click here.
If you are every interested in giving Digital Scrapbooking a try let me know I would love to share Storybook Creator with you!  It is so easy to use and I promise you will love it!!

Don't forgot to check out what the rest of the Design Team has to share this week with you!!

Then stop back at  HIMCR to enter the challenge!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

HIMCR #77 Mix It Up!

Good Morning!
It has been a different week around here.  We got a little bit of snow Tuesday morning it didn't really stay around much.  I worked all night on trying to get the teachers gifts all ready to take to school the next day.  Then early Wednesday it started coming down and school was canceled and I got sick.  The kids had school on Thursday and it was my last day of work till next year.  I felt a little better so I went to work and passed out presents to the kid's teachers and my co workers.  After I got off work came home and felt horrible again so I spent the rest of Thursday and all day Friday on the couch.  The kids last day of school was supposed to be Friday and well because of all of the melting snow had turned to ice over night kids started Christmas break a day early.  

Today is time to get busy and get my list done.  Oh is it so long after spending time rest the last few days.  Soccer game first thing and then the kids have a birthday party to go to. While they are at  the party I will start wrapping presents.  Then it will either be the house cleaning or grocery shopping.  Either one sound like much fun :(  

Now it's time for HIMCR challenge this week it's Mix it Up Anything but Christmas!!  For my project this week I did the cover of my Stoybook that I'm starting for the kids of our trip last December to Illinois to visit my Grandma.  I used Storybook Creator 4.0 to create my cover.  I love how you can write on the spine of the cover too.  The kids are so excited for me to get them done so we can wait for the UPS man to deliver them to us.  

Here is my cover for this week!
I'm using the Cheeful Digital Power Palette for my album.  I also add my first page for you to see!  Now I have to get busy and get it all done before the 30th since my Storybook credit
 expires on the 31st. 
Now it's time to check out what the rest of the Design Team projects and enter the challenge at HIMCR!

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shrooms and Blooms Blog Hop

Welcome to the Shrooms and Blooms Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Heather's Blog, then you are on the right track! If you just stopped by and would like to start at the beginning, please go to Jenn's Blog.

 We are so happy to have you join us today! You won't want to miss out on any of these whimsical mushroom projects!

 One grand prize winner will win a the goodies pictured at your first stop (Jenn's Blog)! Please be a follower and leave a comment at all of the stops in the hop for the chance to win. There will also be other blog candy along the way! Make sure you return to Jenn's Blog and link up to be in the drawing for the goodies :)

I used the Freshly picked cartridge and embossing folder to make my card.  I also used the CM Border Maker System to make my little fence.

Now make sure to head over to Shelley's Blog Next.
  1. Jenn  <--- START HERE
  2. Heather
  3. Angela
  4. Shelley
  5. Tara
  6. Tammy
  7. An'Jenic
  8. Norma
  9. Kim
  10. Tess
  11.  Robin
  12.  Melissa
  13. Jennie
  14. Jenn <--- Link Up For CANDY :)

HIMCR #76 Go Digital

Good Morning!  I have been busy this week working on Christmas gifts and getting my Christmas cards ready to mail.  By now I usually have them out in the mail but it's been a very busy lately.  I also did a fun art project this week in my son's classroom.  I teach an art project once a month for his teacher.  This month we made salt dough ornaments.  I made the ornaments up ahead of time and they painted them.  It was alot of fun and the kids are excited for me to bring back snowmen on Monday.  

This week challenge at HIMCR is Go Digital and our
 sponsor is  Template Dreams.
They will be giving away a $5 gift certificate to their store.  
 I used Fall is in the Air and made a 2 page layout of our trip to Seattle last month when Grandma and PawPaw came to visit.  I used Creative Memories Click in Fill pages to create the layout and just added the digital paper and embellishments from the Fall is in the Air kit.  
 Now it's time to head over to  HIMCR and check out what the rest of the Design Team has for you and enter the challenge!
Have a good weekend!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

HIMCR #75 Super Scraps Saturday!

It has been a very crazy last few weeks for me.  I was able to get a couple of Christmas gifts and a few things for the kids stockings last night.  Faith has a soccer game this morning and then we coming home to finally decorate the tree and I'm going to scrapbook and make some Christmas gifts and some cards.  I would love to do a few pages in the kids albums.  It seems like I have been so busy doing everything else me that I haven't had time to work on their books.  

This week challenge at HIMCR is Super Scraps Saturday!  I made a simple cute little tag. 

 I used my CM Tag Maker and used the CM Zigzag Diamod Border Maker. The stamps I used on my tag are from CM Nordic Christmas Stamp Set.  

Now it's time to check out what the rest of the Design Team made and enter the challenge at HIMCR.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Merry Banner

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to share my newest banner I made a few weeks ago with the  New Creative Memories Holiday Frames and Tag Cartridge and the New Zigzag Diamond Border Cartridge
and New Diamond Chain Border Marker Border Cartridge.   I'm so happy that I decide to wait and make my banner after my Holiday Frames and Tag Cartridge came in the mail!!

If you have any questions about my banner or the cartridges I used just let me know!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

HIMCR #74 Color Challenge

Good Morning! 
I haven't posted much the last few weeks we had company and then this week has been very crazy.  I hope to get some crafting done this afternoon unless we decide to finish decorating the Christmas tree.  I also want to try and make some ornaments this weekend with the kids for their small trees we got them last year.  

This week challenge at HIMCR is a color challenge and the colors are blue and white.  I decided to make a circle card that I found on the Silhouette shop and some blue paper I found when I was sorting my craft room last month.  My digi is from Fresh Brewed Designs and I used my CTMH markers to color her.

Be sure to head over to HIMCR and check out what the Design Team has made and enter the challenge!

Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Simple Salutaions Challenge Christmas Flower-Poinsettia

Hope everyone is having a good week!  It's been a busy one for me!  I wanted to share with you my gift card holder I made for this weeks challenge at MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge.  This weeks theme is Christmas Flower-Poinsettia.  I cut out a poinsettia  and a gift card holder from my Silhouette and Sparkle from Amaryllis Definition stamp set.  I added a yellow button to the center of the poinsettia and some pretty red ribbon out of my scrapbox.  
Hope you enjoyed my gift card holder!  Now it's time to head over to MFP Speedy TV  
and check out the challenge for this week.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sketch With a Twist Challenge #21 and #22

Hello Everyone!
I love how my card turned out this week for the  MFP Speedy TV 
 Sketch with a Twist turned out!!  
The theme for the sketch of week #21 is  natural 
colors and tones.  I went very simple cream and brown and used a fall theme.
 This is the sketch for this week!

 My card for the week :)

I used the MFP Autumn Splendor Stamp Set and added some brown ribbon and button!
I hope you head over and check out the challenge!!

The sketch and theme for #22 is use 2 or more Ribbons, laces, Trims, etc. and or Fancy borders.
I used Amaryllis Definition set for my card and some ribbon from my the Creative Memories Scallop Stitch Border Maker Cartridge to make my fancy border.

Now be sure to head over to MFP Speedy TV  and check out the challenge!!
Have a great day!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

HIMCR #73 Mix It Up

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!  We had the best one ever!!   We were all so excited to have Grandma and PawPaw here to celebrate with us.  We stayed home and Grandma and me cooked dinner.  The kids helped make a pumpkin pie.  It has been a great week but sad for us today here cause we will be taking them back to the airport.  I so wish they lived closer to us.

This week at HIMCR the challenge is Mix It Up and it is Christmas theme.  I decide to go ahead and make my Christmas card for this year.  Last year was the first year in awhile that I didn't make a digital card with our family pictures on them.  I loved the cards I made but decide from now on it would be digital!  Here is the card I created with Storybook Creator 4.0
This is one of my favorite Christmas kits.  It was from last year and it is called Holidazzle!  

If you haven't ever tried digital scrapbooking and have any questions let me know.  The Creative Memories program is so easy to use!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Simple Salutations Challenge for MFP Speedy TV

I hope you all are having a great week!  We are having a good week and staying busy!  The kids have been so excited about this week since last year.  Grandma and PawPaw come every year for Thanksgiving!!  This year I'm going to cook my first turkey too!  

I went very simple this week for my card for MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations.
The theme for this week is Pumpkins!  I used this cute little pumpkin from MFP Autumn Splendor 
This is one of my favorite stamp sets!  I added a little bakers twine to it also!  Very cute but simple!!
Remember to head over and check out the challenge at MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hiding in My Craft Room Glitz & Glam Challenge Hop

Good Morning!
 Welcome to Hiding in My Craft Room Glitz & Glam 
 Challenge Hop!!  The giveaway is a pick of 3 of the 5 digital stamp images used by the DT!
 I'm very excited to share my notebook that I decorate with my digi from The Scrapbook Stamp Society.
My digi that I'm featuring for the hop is Enchanted Visions by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff  I used my water color pencils and stickles on my digi and put in on a composition notebook for my daughter with her name.  She was so excited when she saw it finished and it had her name on it!   

We will have 2 winner this week so be sure and check out all the DT blogs, leaving a comment on each of their blogs and then come back and leave a comment on the HIMCR blog that you did to get entered.  
 Laurie from Hiding in My Craft Room
An'Jenic from AJ Scrapbooking & Cards 
Jennie from Jenscrapstoo
Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin'
Angela from Angela's Crafty Spot <--------- You are here!
Amber from Momma Scraps<----- Next Stop!
Melissa from My Watermelon Moon
Jenn from Scrap Happens Embellish It
Robin from Create-a-latte
Kim from Stamping with Kim
Naomi from Creative Bug on the Loose

 Good luck and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Simple Salutations Challenge for MFP Speedy TV

Good Morning Everyone!
 Wow it has been a busy week so far but day is my last day of  work till after Thanksgiving.  The kids only have half days till after Thanksgiving so we can spend some extra time  together and get ready for Grandma and PawPaw to come visit.  They are so excited to see them!!  They have been counting down the days!!

 I'm excited to show you my card that I created for Simple Salutations Challenge this week. I used the Snow Gifts stamp set for the sentiment.  I cut out the cute little cabin from the Camp out cartridge.  I thought it would be cute to put some pine trees and snow to make it look all wintery!  I used the Creative Memories border punch and add some white paint to look like snow.
Now it's time to head over to MFP Speedy TV to check out the challenge!!
Have a good day!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sketch With a Twist Challenge #20

I wanted to share with you my new card I created for this week Sketch with a Twist Challenge #20 at MFP Speedy TV.  I used the Garden Art stamp this week challenge.  It is such a cute little stamp set!  
This is a picture of the sketch for the week. 
Here is a picture of what I created!  Hope you like it :)
Be sure to stop over at MFP Speedy TV and enter the challenge!

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

2013 Storybook Creator 4.0 Calendar

I'm so happy that I made a Christmas Gift yesterday!!  This is the fourth year that I have been making a calendar for the kids to give to Oma and Opa for Christmas.  They are so easy and so much
 fun to make.  The kids loving looking at it on Christmas Eve with Oma and Opa.  

 I used Storybook Creator 4.0  to create the calendars.  They come in 12x18 and 8x12 and after the month is you have a 12x12 or 8x8 page layout to slide into your scrapbook.  What a great gift!
If you have more questions about the calendars let me know and I can help you out.

I almost forgot there are Desk Calendars now!  Be sure to check them out!  
I will be making my new desk calendar soon and posting it for you all to see.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fall Banner

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I just finished up my fall banner and decorations for my fireplace last night and wanted to share with everyone!  I'm so happy how they turned out and glad I decided to make a fall banner.  I cut the banner out with my Cricut and cut all the decorations on the mantel out with my Silhouette.  I hope to add a few more things later but may wait till next year.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good weekend!!