I did it!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!  I finally snowed this week, and I finished up more of the Christmas layouts that have been eluding me!  Get this – I even finished up teacher gifts?!!!  I know, right?  What has gotten into me?  Well, to start – some cute paper!

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My oldest could not be outdone by the Christmas cookie layout of her younger sister, so I had to pull one together of her too!  I used the same cute collection from Doodlebug called Sugarplums, but this time, situated everything on a white background (this is some of the embossed white paper from DCWV), for contrast!

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This layout is really all built on simple strips of paper and lots of layered embellishments (get out the foam adhesive for more dimension). And come on, how cute is that little gingerbread girl diecut?!  I think I need to get another package because those would make perfect pop ups for pop up cards!

The other day I heard someone say that we are 6 weeks away from Christmas!  Can that be right?  I think it might be time to get to those Christmas cards!

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Doodlebug fun

Well, the time has come to get caught up on Christmas scrapbooking!  Why?  Well, because I am about 6 years behind…yup, for some reason Christmas is the one season that I have gotten really far behind on.  The funny part is that I love Christmas – it’s my favourite time of the year.  Maybe it’s the pressure I put on myself to get those pages “just right” that has me put the off!  But no more – I am catching up (well, I am getting at least one year done before another one creeps up)!😉

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It’a a good thing I have some fun Doodlebug paper on hand (yup – it’s been patiently waiting for me to get to it)!  This one is called Sugarplums, and it is perfect for my cute sugarplums!  One of our favourite traditions is baking Christmas cookies…well, actually decorating Christmas cookies…with SPRINKLES!!!  It’s hard to see in the picture on the layout, but that little monkey of mine is pouring on the sprinkles!  Yum?!

yummy-closeup-2Anyway, the fun colour combinations and patterns in this stack is really playful, and it was easy to pull this one together.  The collection has one page that is filled with these mini tags which happen to be perfect for journaling or other messages like the one I added with my trusty Sakura pen and embellished with a bit of May Arts ribbon.  These would be really cute on cards as well!

yummy-closeup-1But I have to admit that my favourite part of this layout is actually this one little sticker from the sticker sheet in the collection!  I mean, come on…how cute is that?  I need to get another sticker sheet for my gingerbread layouts too!

Okay, enough typing…I have a full collection of paper out on the kitchen table for more layouts!  My goal this weekend is 6 layouts!  Think I can do it?

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Thinking about Halloween…

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Halloween has become so much for fun since I had kids.  Really – it doesn’t get any better than being able to dress them up in fun costumes like cute little monkeys and fuzzy little skunks!  And while I never thought that Halloween would be a favourite crafting time for me, between cute treat containers and adorable layouts, I am hooked.

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Come on over to the DCWV blog to see more details on this 12×12 layout created with the Halloween Night stack. I guarantee you will see one cute spook!

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I have eye candy for you!

Okay look, I know that I am usually all about the bright and the bold, especially in terms of color, but today I need to share two layout I created using a beautiful, but in no way bold stack from DCWV called Minty Lace (this one is available at AC Moore).

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Both of these feature pictures of my little gals.  The pictures themselves were more subdued than the regular bright pink, purple and blue that they are usually wearing, so they were a perfect match with this stack.  MInty-Lace-1-lettering MInty-Lace-2-angled

MInty-Lace-1-doodling MInty-Lace-2-embellishments I even did a bit of doodling and lettering on these – I was brave!  For some reason, I have no problems doodling and lettering on cards, but it seems so much scarier on layouts!  perhaps it’s the size?!  Perhaps I just need more practice!

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If you would like some more details on this stack, head on over to the DCWV blog today.  I have some details about the stack listed there.

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