Saturday, December 31, 2011

December Sketch Challenge

I did this LO for the December Sketch Challenge for Scrappin'-n-Chattin'. The paper is Recollections Bright & Jolly as well as the banner. The journaling states that "The cactus is called a Christmas cactus, because it only blooms at Christmas time! The tree & manger scene stand was given to us from friends in SC. They are both hand made & painted with love!" I hope you all have a Happy 2012!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Leftover Letters LO

I made this LO for Scrappin-n-Chattin's Leftover Letters Challenge. It's my last LO for their challenges for the year. I might do the sketch challenge, but that's it until next year. The paper is Recollections Merry Christmas, the "Unwrap the magic" gift is Me & My Big Ideas Soft Spoken Embellishments, the paper clip dimensional stickers are Recollections, and the journaling strip is K&Company. The letters are the first initials of everyone in my immediate family except the "X" and "Z". Dustin, Amanda (me), Emily, Scott, Mama, Bowles (my stepdad's last name), Ray, Haylee, Joe (my dad), Tammy, Tyler, and Rhodes. The journaling states that "in the pics (clockwise): Emily is showing she likes her new monkey socks, Dustin is playing w/ 55 w/ his finger light, he's holding 55 w/ a bow on him, & Mama likes her reindeer socks. Christmas 2011." All the gifts except the picture of 55 with eyes glowing I gave them. Yes, we were given a new printer from Dustin for Christmas. I haven't used it yet, but will with my scrapbooking! It's a Deskjet printer/scanner with wireless capabilities. We have a few laptops around the house. I may do a LO tomorrow or Saturday night, so be looking back on here before the New Year! Have a Happy New Year!! :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top Ten LOs of 2011

I saw this on a friend's blog & thought I would do the same. Thanks, Pamela! :)  TFL! I'll post another LO tomorrow or sometime before the New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas at Grandma's

I made this 2 pg LO for Scrappin-n-Chattin's Scene Challenge for December. All the pics were taken December 18 at my Grandmama's house when we had our Christmas get together. The Christmas tree I hand drew and then cut in half from Basic Grey Boxer/Hipster collection; the buttons are Martha Stewart Crafts; the ornaments, birds, & snowflakes are Studio G Cardstock stickers; the picture mats are K& Company Elizabeth Brownd Designer Mat Pad except for the gifts and the cupcakes- the gifts are Creative Memories and the cupcakes are from Christmas paper for a swap; the ribbon on the corners is Recollections; and the words "Christmas" & "Peace joy and Love" are Creative Memories. The picture in the middle on the 2nd page was meant to be just my grandmama opening her present from me- Scrabble PJ bottoms- she used to love playing Scrabble- & a red top is in the box- but I didn't want to tell my Great Uncle Thurston (my dead grandfather's brother) and Mr Raffael (her husband) to move. My Uncle Thurston hasn't been around to visit much since my grandfather died in 2004, so it's always good to see him! He has a prosthesis on his right leg from his knee down and showed us how he can twist it backwards! LOL!  His wife, Yvonne, was sitting in front of the tree, but I didn't get a picture of her either. The bottom left pic on the same page is of my cousin Leia and  her boyfriend Tim, this was his first Christmas with us. He also has a son, Seth, but I didn't get a picture of him. The middle picture on the first page is of my new cousin, James, opening his present with his mom's & his Papa"s help! He's just 12 weeks old, and will be 3 months Dec 30. His shirt has "All mommy asks for Christmas is a silent night" on it! He's a content baby, spits up a lot, and likes to be held just like he is where he can see what's going on! His hair is so fine and sticks up in the back, but he's soo cute!! :) I didn't take that many Christmas day, but will get to scrappin them soon! I hope everyone is recovering well from Christmas! :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dec MLC & D is for Disney Paper Dolls

I made this LO using the above sketch for Scrappin-n-Chattin. My grandmother gave me this pic for Christmas. It's the only pic I didn't get with my camera the day of the wedding, so I was excited when I saw this pic! The journaling states that "This is the first picture of both families together just before the wedding of Mr Raffael and Helen (my grandmama)." The main background paper is Recollections Floral Patchwork. I thought it fit with this picture symbolizing the 2 families joining as one. The picture is actually all the grandkids and great-grandkids from both sides, but it's still 2 families! The red fabric strips are from a blog candy I won sometime last year. The "summer" brad is from the bottle swap I was in, the floral brads are some I bought from either Walmart or Target as a set with other embellies, the journaling tag is a set I bought years ago as well as the paper mat behind the picture.

I made this LO for the "D is for" challenge with Scrappin-n-Chattin. The journaling states that "Mama gave Kylee Disney Princesses Sparkling Paper Dolls for Christmas. Aino,  her Nini, is helping her with them." The paper is Recollections Fairy Tale My Prince. There's a frog under the journaling block, but I covered him up since my niece is just 4 and nowhere near interested in boys like that yet! The stickers are Sandy Lion Disney Princess, the ribbon is Recollections from Michaels- I thought it would fit well with this LO, & the journaling block is from Storytellers Club Pear-Adise. I decided to use sparkly letters for the word "Paper" since Kylee's dolls are sparkly. I don't know if you can see the John Deere tractor, well just the trailer and the little trucks, but her brother is just 1 yr 10 mos older so they play together well. She was using the tractor to pull her dolls in! LOL! Her shirt has "Drama Queen" on it, too, so this paper and ribbon really fits with the paper! She's just starting to talk and cut-up, too. I'm going to try to attempt a 2 pg LO tonight, so be looking back on her tomorrow or maybe after Christmas for a pic of it! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Favorite Holiday

I made this LO for 2 challenges: "Word/quote Challenge" at & Sparkle Challenge at Scrappin-n-Chattin. The picture is as the journaling states under it, "Bowles Christmas tree 2010." The main page is from Recollections 180 pg Christmas pad, the paper under the title and at the top half of the LO is Imaginisce Gingerbread Village. The glitter and bling was given to me in 2 different swaps. I cut out "the most wonderful time of the year" block from the same Recollections pad. The chipboard letters are Ellen Krans that I bought from TJ Maxx, I'm not sure where I got the Christmas stickers, and I bought the star journaling block with some other tags. "All I want for Chirstmas" is from Creative Memories & "my favorite" is from Basic Occasions Punch Out Pack. TFL!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


I made this LO for Scrappin-n-Chattin's Zig Zag Challenge for December. The zig zag paper is from Basic Grey Oliver collection. The background paper is from K&Company as is the green star frame. The Bowling stickers- the title "Bowling", bowling pins & ball are Jolee's. The "A Day to Remember" Chipboard is Basic Grey/Life of the Party. The white frame with blue star frame was cut from an 8.5"x11" sheet that I received as a RAK from Ashley & the ribbon on the chipboard is also from a RAK from another friend. This LO would have been good for a faceless LO challenge! I can't tell you what kind of score we each had on each frame! I'm pretty sure mine was a gutterball or maybe a few pins down, but definitely not a strike! I'm not that good at bowling, but am at scrapbooking or try to be! ;) I don't use frames that often and decided to on this LO. I decided to mat my sister's pic instead of putting a frame around it since I used the zig zag paper under hers. I still have half of the zig zag sheet and want to use the opposite side when I use it! I love double sided paper for that reason! You can't find it very often either. Basic Grey is about the only paper I have found that is double sided.

I'm going to a work Christmas party soon and am looking forward to some good food and some fun! We're meeting at Carolina Grille & our meal is going to be paid for by TJ Maxx! I've already heard that we're gonna have cake & cookies made by a fellow associate and our own entertainment by another associate with a ukulele! It sounds like fun!! I hope you all have a good week! TFL!