Friday, December 21, 2012

December Daily 2011...

Yep, that's right, 2011...not 2012, lol.
This year I haven't made time for a December album, though I did pick up some awesome little holiday kraft envelopes on sale today, that might make for a fun, quick holiday mini.

But LAST year, I totally rocked the December Daily process, on time even, whoo hoo!  It's just that after all that accomplishment of getting it done on time for once, I never shared it here, smiles.

Rest assured, the album has been well-loved and looked through this December, reminiscing about all the fun times we had last year.

So, without further ado, here is a photo-heavy showing of some of my favorite pages from last year's album:




 For the covers, I used graph-pages from an old Scenic Route mini album kit...love how they look all shimmered up with various white art mediums+fake snow.


 I printed out lots of hybrid journaling cards, and used lots of stitching to create pocket-pages for the tags.


Interactive fun:  With two eyelets, I attached one of the little flaps from the Lego Advent calendar...now it's a picture peek-a-boo!


Just love using vintage goodies and more hybrid printables to decorate this Maya Road envelope page.



Loved sequins last year, and still enjoy this sequins-pocket trend a year later!




























Super-simple page here, but I just have to laugh every time I see that utterly-asleep-with-mouth-open picture on the bottom-right.














































Ended the album with a picture-perfect vintage image from Pretty Little Studio.

Many thanks, as always, for stopping by, and for your sweet comments...I don't get around in blog-land lately as often as I'd like, but I do want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness, and YOUR crafty blog inspiration as well!

See you in 2013!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CK 2013 on newsstands today!

Guess what hits newsstands today?  Yep, if you guessed the first Creating Keepsakes issue of 2013, you're totally right!


I'm thrilled to have two layouts in this issue, and I'm equally thrilled to be able to share one with you here today:

As seen in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.



























I was going for a fresh, elegant love-theme there...AND at the time I was working on my GDT spot for My Mind's Eye, so lots of that product made it here onto this layout *smiles*.  Self-portraits rarely happen around here, neither do layouts without kids, so this layout adds some variety to my albums.

My second layout is all about snow.  You can see it HERE online at CK, along with some other great ideas for using yarn on your layouts.

If you'd like a chance to win a copy of this 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes, check out the CK Editors' blog and enter the giveaway.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I can't believe 2013 is so quickly approaching.  I'm excited for that fresh-start feeling of January 2013, but for now I'm planning on enjoying the remaining weeks we have left of 2012...I hope you're doing the same, and that you're able to sneak in some crafty time in December!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Product Love...

Rarely do I make the time to just sit down and create with an order of new product, so I'm happy to be sharing a layout today, when I did just that!

A recent 2Peas order of goodies recently arrived, including some great new products from Elle's Studio, Glitz Design, KI Memories, Teresa Collins...swoon.



































Since we've been making more yarn poms for our tree this year, it inspired me to make some teeny-tiny twine-poms here...fun!





















































Every day with these two cuties is definitely a gift...what gift are you grateful for today?