Recent Cards

I can make cards, but my first choice for my crafting time is scrapbooking.

Recently, as part of National Scrapbooking Day/Week festivities, I participated in some challenges that helped flex my card muscle once again.

3x4 cards

These cards are 3×4, and will be used on a layout rather than a PL spread. I absolutely love the products in Elle’s Studio’s monthly subscription, and all of these elements came from past products (other than the Mickey head – that was a punch from my stash).

I am obsessed with sewing on layouts, so I had to (carefully) add some texture on these with my machine. I love how they turned out!

Pink Card

This card is so very pink! The papers and binky washi strip are from their latest Live, Laugh, Love line. It’s fantastic! I also added the flower from the puffy stickers, and I had the tag from one of their previous releases.

I recently cut up their tag sheets, separated everything into like colours, and put them into crayon storage cases from Walmart that were $1.25 each. I love this system, and it has helped me locate some of the tags that I know I have, but previously couldn’t locate.

I love organization so much.

Thanks for looking! Have a fantastic weekend!

T

 

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Oh, December.

I love you, December.

Your lights.

Your twinkle.

Your magical feeling.

Your love.

I get my intense love of all things Christmas from my Mom. She was such a huge believer in the warmth, magic, love, giving of the season. Baked goods. Visits with friends. Treats and surprises for loved ones. Festive packages under the tree. All things done for others, expecting little in return.

I think I inherited this innate need to do the same in my life…although I am much more of a planner, so spread out shopping and preparations throughout the entire year, and am usually done by the time Halloween rolls around.

It’s a sickness. 😉

I am absolutely ecstatic that it is December 1, and although I am sad that we don’t have passes for Disneyland during the best time of year to visit the castle, I can relive it all via photos and layouts!

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Oh, those snow caps make me positively giddy!

This page is a mixture of We R Memory Keepers, Stampin’ UP, Heidi Swapp, EK Success, and various scraps from my stash. I don’t usually do 8.5 x 11, but for this trip from December 2011, I, for some reason, decided to do it that size. It’s so much easier to fill up the real estate on a smaller page!

I will once again do a Holiday Daily (December 1 – January 7 due to being Ukrainian and having two Christmases – the second based on the Julian Calendar), so I’ll be sharing that in the coming days/weeks. It’s so much fun capturing life during this season!

T

Happy Turkey Day!

There is much to be thankful for every day of the year.

Freedom. A roof over our heads. Abundant food. Family. Friends. Good jobs. Hobbies. Nerdy stuff.

Turkey. Lots of turkey! 😉

We are actually keeping our Thanksgiving plans light this year. Most of our family have plans with the other sides of their families, so we are on our own this year, and since we don’t have kids, we have nobody to cook for or entertain. Awesome. We could do with some downtime, as things have been busy/crazy lately.

I’m making a chicken dish that we love, and substituting turkey, and that will be dinner. The rest of the time is “scheduled” to be building a few of the Star Wars LEGO sets that have been sitting and waiting for some attention.

In honour of the holiday, here is Tom enjoying a turkey leg at Disneyland:

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I flicked black paint on the background, painted the chipboard frame black before wrapping string around it, then used a variety of Pink Paislee papers from the “Atlas” line. The strips of washi tape, and most of the embellishments are from Freckled Fawn (love their embellishments – go get their monthly subscription – you won’t regret it!).

We were quite excited to finally try the turkey leg, as so many people told us it was awesome. Unfortunately, we found it a tad too greasy and fatty for our liking. Plus, it is just way too much meat, which is strange to say, considering how much of a carnivore Tom is! I love this comical photo, so am glad that we tried the turkey leg, but I think we’ll spend money on some gumbo in the future instead! It is delicious!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

T