Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!! {top 9 of '09}

It's just about time to leave 2009 and step into 2010. Looking back on what I scrapped in '09 and choosing 9 of my favourite layouts was a lot of fun. I tend to like my newest completed work the best so I really wanted to choose all 9 layouts from my work in the past month. I tried to refrain from doing that though. Here are a 9 of my favourites, in no particular order. I hope you have a healthy and safe New Year and here's to lots of scrapping in 2010!

2009 was the year that I finally dabbled in digital scrapbooking and making my own sketch. I am really glad that I finally took the plunge and learned to do both of these things. It gave me a great sense of accomplishment and helped me to learn photoshop just a little bit more.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Creative Scrapbook - December's Creative Kit

WOW! That was my reaction when I received this kit!! I just loved working with My Creative Scrapbook's Creative kit. Because of time constraints (no thanks to the post office!) I only managed three layouts but I am not done yet... I fully plan on digging it back out and playing with it some more when I can squeeze in the time.

Peek: Larissa's santa hat was a wee bit too big and she thought it was just hilarious to play peek-a-boo during our little photo shoot. That is fine by me...keeps her interested and smiling :)

I fussy cut out these ornaments, trimmed them in cinnamon Stickles and used pop dots to give them some dimension.

The naughty look: Doesn't that title just say it all ;)

Merry & Bright: I used dug out my Cricut, dusted it off and used to make the snowflake on this layout :)

As of my last post it was quite green here.... well green no more! Today is the second day of a winter storm. We have plenty of the white stuff now and I'm sure we will until at least mid-April. It's time to bundle up my wee one and start snapping some snowy white pictures while we ice skate, sled and make snowmen.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas greetings

I have a beautiful kit to share with you and some belated updates. Usually when I'm behind on updating it's because of a work situation. A few weeks ago I started a full time permanent job. It's quite an adjustment period since I have been home with Larissa for almost two years (except a couple short term jobs). For the past few weeks I have not felt like doing anything remotely scrappy whether online or otherwise. I'm coming around though! Last night I polished off 4 layouts and 3 altered items. I can't show you what I made last night just yet but I can show you the My Creative Scrapbook December Limited Edition kit. Oh how I LOOOOOVE this's so beautiful and ethereal...the perfect winter kit.

Wishing, dreaming, waiting: This is a photo from last Christmas. This look on her face just reminds me of how hard it is to wait patiently for Christmas when you are a child. I used a large part of a bottle of gold Stickles on this layout alone.

Dear Santa: This is Larissa's Santa letter for this year. She's not quite old enough to write one herself so I did the writing for her while she dictated. I did have her write the 'Dear Santa' and sign her name at the bottom. She also addressed the envelope herself. Before we left to the Christmas parade (where letter carriers pick up the letters) I made sure to scan them so I could keep a copy just for this purpose.

Season of White: This is one of last year's photos as well. Normally, we have a quite a pile of snow by this time but right now it sill quite green around here. This photo was taken shortly after an ice storm last March... if you look closely you can see the ice on the evergreen trees behind Larissa. I absolutely adore the soft colour palette of this kit...the ivory and gold is a beautiful combo.

I hope everyone had a peaceful Christmas surrounded by friends and family.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmasy Goodness with MCS - Main Kit

I am so excited to show off the My Creative Scrapbook's main kit for December... talk about Christmas cheer. This kit is AMAZING!! Check out what my fellow design team members created with this kit :) The paper in this kit is really fun to work with ... a shiny, smooth finish and the paper is really thick. I don't think I've ever worked with paper quite like it. (Little Yellow Bicycle)

Delight (2008): I love the look on Larissa's face when she was opening this present :) Too bad I didn't have my new camera in time for Christmas last year... I had to use my dad's little point and shoot so sadly a lot of my photos aren't very good quality.

Merry Christmas: Just a couple of fun Christmas layouts with using pictures from our recent photo shoot. This is Larissa and her little cousin Jaedyn.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Her First Carve....

Well, I called this layout "Her First Carve" (I added the word Her after I photographed it). Carving pumpkins is something that we had been meaning to do in previous years but when DH was potato farming that time of year was just a little too hectic. Now that he's retired from farm duties we have more fun time in the fall so this was the year. I thought Larissa would just love carving a jack-o-lantern. She was so excited to get started but...but....ewwwwww.. there was no way should would touch that" gross icky pumpkin" as she so eloquently put it. The base of the layout (die cut) is Making Memories and the orange lace carstock is by K&Company. The little strip of crossword puzzle paper is by October Afternoon.