Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Child's Play Blog Hop Today!!

Very excited to be the first stop on the "What's Under the Christmas Tree" blog hop!! (If you get lost along the way, you can head on over to Child's Play Challenges for the master list.) The DT girls have made their Christmas Lists and we're hoping Santa will leave all sorts of fun goodies under the tree. And in true Child's Play Challenge form, we're scrapping about those toys too!! 

Here's what's under my Christmas tree...Squinkies!!


My little girl is a fan of Squinkies, and if you're not familiar with them they are teeny tiny little animals just small enough for the eye to miss but the vacuum to suck up- don't you love those kind of toys?!?!? She's been playing with these little guys for several years now, and the collection just keeps growing and growing... here's a layout I created all about our first Christmas with Squinkies under the tree:  

Now besides all the fun layouts the DT has to share with you on the hop, we have a prize to give away to one lucky hopper too:

Here's what you need to do to enter:
1-check out each blog along the hop and leave a comment so we know you were there!
2-post about the hop on your blog
3-link your post on our special "Blog Hop" linky in the sidebar by December 31st
4-BONUS!! Create a layout based on any of the DTs inspiration items and post that link for a second entry!!

Now, I would of course love love love for you to be a follower of my blog too- I'm on 8 different design teams, so you never know what kind of inspiration I have up my sleeve!! Your next stop on the hop is Ashley! Have fun hopping and have a very merry Christmas!!  =) T

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Twihard- Twisted Tuesday

wow- now that I'm a working girl, this blogging thing is tough to keep up with! Just realized I haven't added anything new since last week...yikes!! So, here's what I've been working on for Twisted Tuesday:

Last week the challenge was multiples+stitching. So I pulled out a fav photo technique, using the same pic multiple times in various sizes. This one was of my niece and I headed to see the latest Twilight movie- such a fun night the 2 of us had!! For the stitching element of the layout, I added hand-drawn "stitches" around the white edge, and stamped stitches beneath my twine! I am also linking this up to the GENERATIONS challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge , I used sketch #189 from Unscripted Sketches and the color scheme at Play Date Cafe.

The current challenge at Twisted Tuesday's is tags+smiles. We had to use crafting techniques/tools/embellies that make us smile. For me it's several items on this page 1- embossing with my Big Shot, I am in LOVE with my new woodgrain folder! 2- inking EVERYTHING!! 3-using my own handwriting on my page (my "comfort and joy" title) and 4- a great pic of my kiddos!! I am also linking this layout to the RECIPE challenge at Craft Your Passion (3 different papers, ribbon, circle) and the CHRISTMAS challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.

No work for me today, so I'm off to the craft room for a bit more scrapping...=) T

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Step Into Christmas- Scrap It With a Song

We're singing along to favorite Christmas songs this month at Scrap It With a Song. The latest on the playlist is Step into Christmas by Elton John. Here's my creation:

This was a super-simple twenty-minutes-or-less layout! The jumbo candy circle came in a Creative Memories Christmas kit I've had in my stash for over 2 years! While adorable, it was a little too bright for my taste. So of course I grabbed the ink and roughed it up a bit, and then grabbed my handy dandy Sharpie and doodled along the edges. Just enough to take away the shine and make it more my style. I scalloped the edge of a red scrap to run across the page, added my photos and 3 simple vintage inspired embellies (these were actualy in my friend's stash, isn't it great when you scrap with a friend?) ...and that was it! I definitely could have done more, added ribbons, buttons, etc...but it's done and in the Christmas album so I am happy!!

If you have a chance, please hop on over to Scrap It With a Song and see what the rest of the DT came up with, and check out our DT Call going on right now too. We'd love to have a few new faces join us!! =) T

"Step Into Christmas" linking up to:
-Scrap it With a Song step into christmas
-Sketch N Scrap sketch
Current Sketch
- Color Q color combo
-Craftymess vintage christmas
-Scrap our Stash circle around
-True XOXO December Baby!! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

'Twas- Childs Play Challenges

Time for a storybook challenge at Child's Play Challenges; this week we're getting inspired by Mary Engelbreit's version of "The Night Before Christmas". Here's what I came up with:

Santa comes to visit my sister-in-law's house every year on Christmas Eve, and we do our best to get all the cousins together to snap a pic with the big man! Have your own Night Before Christmas tradition to scrap? Link up with us at Child's Play Challenges, we'd love to see your layout! =) T

"'Twas" linking up to:
-Child's Play Challenges The Night Before Christmas
-Stuck?! sketch

-True XOXO December, Baby!
-Sisterhood of Crafters embossing
-Anything Goes Challenge Blog tags
-Unstampabelles Christmas, no stamps

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Photo Booth- Black with 2

This month at Black with 2 we're playing with a lovely color scheme:

The challenge is black, with red and silver. Here's what I came up with:

Eve is also hosting a Design Team Call over at Black with 2 as well, so be sure and stop by the blog to see more fabulous layouts from the DT, link up your black, silver and red LO, and find out the info on entering the DT call! =) T

"Photo Booth" linking up to:
-Black with 2 black, silver, red
-iClassy Girl sketch
-Desert Island Craft Challenge Anything But A Card, Glitter, Blood Red
-Oozak anything goes plus red 
-Pile It On embellishments 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Thanksgiving Wishes- Craft Garden

Time for a new month-long challenge at The Craft Garden. This month we're using the birth flower of December, the narcissus. I used the whites and yellows of the flower as my main colors for my layout:

Would love for you to get in on the fun over at The Craft Garden too- stop on by to see what the rest of the DT has come up with, and link up your own take on our Narcissus challenge! =) T

"Thanksgiving Wishes" linking up to:
-The Craft Garden narcissus
-Sketchbook 365 sketch
-Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge kids
-ScrapFIT thankful
-Challenges 4 Everybody anything goes
-Craft us Crazy give thanks 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Catch Up Post!

December is here already...YIKES! And I still have a few November layouts to post for you before I begin this month's assignments!!! First up, I have a layout I created for Childs Play Challenges. We have so much fun over there, week after week finding inspiration in classic toys from our childhood, children's books, favorite movies and fun craft supplies. My latest layout is inspired by the game Apples to Apples. I pulled the reds and greens from the game for my layout:

Next I have a layout I created for my latest sketch design over at Sketches in Thyme. Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout:

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you'll hop on over to these 2 blogs and see what the rest of the DT has been working on!! =) T