Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Fun!

Even though I do not do my December album in a Daily format, I tend to have photos from almost every day in December!

Here we have another Santa photo op, as well as documenting seeing the lights at Jellystone in Nashville.  I love to collect ephemera to go in my scrapbook with photos and the Santa and "Santa's Village" bits on the journaling card are from a little ephemera business card we received at the campground.

 I love using the pocket pages with 2x2 photos to document days when I have lots of scrap-worthy photos.

We had a super fun afternoon & evening. After seeing the dancing lights at Jellystone, we went to dinner at Santa Fe, then we went to Build-a-Bear, and my oldest son made a bear for his baby brother for Christmas. Then we headed over to see the lights at Opryland Hotel! Definitely some traditional, Nashville Christmas fun!

It's always nice when you can trade photo ops with strangers - so we have a family photo from our Opryland trip. Another shaker pocket needed to be made.

The last spread for today shows photos from one our family Christmas celebrations, which we always have the weekend before Christmas. I posted these pages previously, but enjoy them again with this compilation.

I cannot wait to see December Daily creations popping up on Instagram! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sparkle & Shine!

Back again today with more Christmas/December Daily inspiration!

Is there anything sweeter than baby's first time on Santa's lap?! These sweet newborn photos are too much!

I used a carmine filter for these, and I love how they turned out. I'm not so happy that my glitter from my shaker pocket come around to my Joy to the World card, but it's there now. Still works!

This may be my favorite spread in the album! I adore this Stampin' up Santa stamp. I made the pocket cards with an American Crafts 6x6 paper pad, and I put the cheers sticker on the outside of the pockets. I cannot get enough shaker pockets, and I made my own mix here of reds, black and whites with a couple snowflakes thrown in!

More Christmas magic to come tomorrow! I hope you draw some scrappy inspiration here. 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Getting in the Christmas Spirit!

Happy Monday!

I hope you're enjoying my December album share, and getting a little bit of magical, Christmas inspiration!

Today I have a few more pages for you.

Our elf's name is Tinsel & he went a little overboard last year...

The dogs were the only ones that ended up on the naughty list!

Sorry about the glare here. My boys were dressed like Buzz & Woody (a recurring theme this year, it seems). I love their love for each other. That top small pocket is cloud paper, like Andy's bedroom!

Lachlan wasn't too sure about being held by big bro - he's since gotten past that.

I love that my boys see the same Santa every year - great tradition! (Sometimes we see him at Cracker Barrel too LOL!) I love capturing all the sweet faces of the boy when he has serious Santa discussions. Pocket pages are a great way to fit in all these photos.

Tiny album calls for tiny fringes. I love it!

I hope you enjoyed today's pages, and come back for more tomorrow!

Happy Christmas!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Getting Ready for Christmas!

Hello everyone!

Today I'm bring you a layout I created for Lasting Memories Best of 2016 Challenges. They've picked the best challenges of the year to bring back for one more round of inspiration. This week we're bringing back Glitz & Glam from the Oscars theme, which we all know is right up my alley!

Honestly I could pick probably any page at all from my December 2015 album to include in this category. I love the Glitz, y'all!

Today's page includes a photo of boys by my glittery tinsel tree. I used some stamps to create my own background paper for the title. I stamped the title - these boys are MY Christmas magic.

I just love these little glitter trees from Michael's!

I picked up these cutest ever little 6x6 paper pads from Tuesday Morning a while back, and they come in super handy for a 6x8 album.

That glitter ribbon is from the Dollar Tree! What a great find. I bought 6 rolls! LOL!

This week my family & I are enjoying some amazing Christmas magic. So, I've decided to share the Christmas love & show some of my pages from last year's Christmas album. I don't do a December Daily perse, as I cannot keep up with the daily printing. But my 6x8 album dedicated solely to December and mostly all things Christmas is basically the same thing, just not necessarily in the daily format.

So I hope to offer a little inspiration to those of you doing December Daily.

And to those of you who are not - a bit of inspiration to think outside the box & make your project work for you!

Here is the opening page of my album. I have shared some of these pages  before, but this week plan to compile them all together as a glimpse into the completed album.

I'm a little obsessed with acrylic shapes right now, so this little sparkle pocket at the beginning of my album is one of my faves!

Merry December!

I hope you come back this week to see more December scrapbook pages & get into the Christmas spirit!

Also, go play along at Lasting Memories this week with one of my favorite challenges of the year!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sweet Cheeks

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things, of course, don't get used to it since we will be headed to Disneyworld soon, I'll be out again!

Today, I'm bringing you a 12x12 layout I did for my smallest son, and boy did it feel good to do a 12x12 again. I felt like it had been quite a while!

I used a prompt from Speigel Mom Scraps and their facebook group to use a BIG title on your page.

I also am using this layout as a Design Team entry, I'll let you guess for what call... (wish me luck! *crossesfingers**throwssaltovershoulder**holdsbreath*)

I just love this sweet photo I snapped of Lachlan with my phone on the changing table. It just provides an example of what a super happy baby this sweet little boy is!

I popped up the sequins and the little fussy cut globe with foam dots, and rolled up the edges of my banners. I love creating depth and texture on my pages. The "Darling Boy" is cut from a manufacturer strip from an Authentique collection I just found at TM!

I cut the large title with  my Cricut using free fonts.

Patterned papers - Pink Paislee Citrus Bloom & Atlas
Ephemera and twine - Recollections
Small, smiling child - made my yours truly.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Family Photo with the Big Guy

Happy Monday! What better way to make it through than with some Christmas spirit?

Today I'm bringing you a page I made for my 2015 Christmas 6x8 album using this week's prompt at Lasting Memories, to use triangles.

I made some of these little banners for some Halloween projects, my own scrapbok & some happy mail. They were so well received, I figured they would be great to use in my Christmas album too!

I found these great, American Crafts 6x6 paper pads on the cheap at Tuesday Morning & they're so wonderful for the small banner cuts.

I also layered my banner over some glitter ribbon from the dollar store for a little extra shine. I picked up about 6 rolls of this beautiful ribbon from their Christmas aisle & I love it!

Our church does Breakfast with Santa every year, and we've had the same Santa every year since I had my oldest son, so that's really special that we have these recurring photos!

Patterned Paper - American crafts - Very Merry
Chipboard Stickers - Me and My Big Ideas

I hope that you will play along with us at Lasting Memories & use some triangles!