31 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (13)

Two more consecutive pages complete. I know, you guys are probably tired of these DD pages, but I'm so close, and I want to get this project finished. The new year is approaching fast so I'm ready to put 2013 to bed! On the 23rd I got to meet a great gal from my message board and on the 24th we made date/nut bread for holiday baking and opened presents with my aunt and cousin because they had to be with the other side of their family on the actual day. I decided to cram in the paper bags and tags because I forgot to use them and I want to try to use as much of the Scraptastic kit as I can.

Stay Crafty!

30 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (12)

Now that the holiday is over I'm catching up with my December Daily pretty quickly. It seems to go faster when I have photos on hand. I did the page on the left while we were away, but it took a while because I was a bit at a loss. This page commemorates us leaving for NorCal to see my parents and then celebrating Mom's birthday the day we arrived. We drive through the night to avoid traffic.

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28 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (11)

Using up my 4x6 cards from the kit. I have cards from our trip to see Frozen and the little jingle bells I put on Sirius' Service Dog coat to make him more festive. Then the page about trying to get in the spirit of the holiday by watching my collection of holiday movies. Just simple layouts because there's not a whole ton to document.

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25 December, 2013

Season's Greetings Santa

Since my family is so small I'm able to make a few "special" cards just for them. This one is for my brother in law, that's why I kept it simple and not decorative. He's just a nice, stuck little santa. I went a little drop shadow crazy though... oops!

Stay Crafty!

Digital Stamp: Doodle Dragon
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: WRMK (Peppermint) Bo Bunny
Jolee's Sticker
Copics Used
Skin: E93/21/51/50
Hair: W6/4/0
Outfit: T9/7/5, R59/46/05

24 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (10)

Finally get to see a spread how it actually looks together. For the digi I tried to colour her like Tauriel from The Hobbit. Worked out okay. Then we had a friend visit us so I included that in my pages. I was able to use one of the envelopes to store the score card from the mini golf we played.

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23 December, 2013

Midnight Mischief

I like these little kitties, they're so cute. For some reason the digis just come out terribly, I mean, look at the lines on the glass! They're just crap. Not good files from the company at all. But I just don't like buying rubber stamps if I can help it. Though, yeah, it'd be nice if this company provided well-drawn digis without me having to contact them *every time*. I didn't bother this time because obviously they're not that fussed about providing low-quality images and I don't see why I should have to hound them. ANYWAY, I thought the sentiment went perfect with little Midnight trying to steal from Santa's cup of milk and cookies.

Digital Stamp: Sweet November (Midnight Snack)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Recollections, Basic Grey
AC Glitter tape
Jolee's stickers
WRMK cut out
Copics Used: E79/74, W9/7/5/3/1, T5/2, Y38/35/17/13, YG17/03, B28/24, R46/05

22 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (9)

I was dragging my feet on showing you Day Four because I wanted to show it coloured. When I started to colour it though I found I really don't want to colour it! So I'm just leaving it like this! I'll colour it at my parents' house for the holiday. I also included pictures of the boys and I made a little shaker type pocket with the confetti stars and a little transparency from the kit that says "love" on it.

21 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (8)

This two page spread is dedicated to the day we spent in Disneyland on the 18th. It's kind of important so I figured I'd give it more space. Pretty emotional layout, but yeah. I was raised with Disney as a big part of my life, almost as some are raised with religion as a big part of their lives, so Disneyland is one of the most special places to me.

I keep thinking I should show you these things in order, but that's not really how I'm making them, so this weirdness is kinda fitting, you know? I work on it when I get a chance to and it's kinda nice to flit from day to day; those that we have done things during, and those we have not.

20 December, 2013

Spirited Monster

I love monsters, and any time I can combine monsters with other holidays, I'm there. I saw this little guy in my large Doodle Dragon folder and had to give him some colour for a friend of ours. I gave him a little texture with some 99% alcohol and a cloth. I might have gone drop shadow crazy, but I like it.

Stay Crafty!
Digital Stamp: Doodle Dragon
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: WRMK (Peppermint)
Bo Bunny sticker
WRMK cutout
enamel dots
Copics Used: B06/4/2/01, G07/14, YG03/01, R59/46/05, E43/42/41/40, BV25

18 December, 2013

December Mistletoe

Continuing on with my simple, nice little holiday cards I have another fairy. I like the idea of fairies playing around during the holidays, making mischief and magic. It's kinda like Disney!

Digital Stamp: Sweet November (Josie's Mistletoe)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Recollections
Paper: Bo Bunny
Queen & Co pearls
Glitz Designs stickers
Copics Used
Skin: E04/11/21/51/50/93
Hair: C10/7/2
Outfit: B29/26/24/21, Y38/18/13
Mistletoe: G29/46/82, R59/46/05

17 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (7)

Just a few kind of "filler" pages. I have been questioning friends and family about holiday themed things, like the page on the right is about their favourite movies. I printed it a bit too big, but I only had the one sheet of paper so I had to just go with it. The page on the left is about the prevalence of holiday cookies and how that's not been too big here.

Stay Crafty!

Rubber Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Paper: Crate Paper (Bundled Up)
Scraptastic Stocking Stuffer Kit
Colourful pom poms

16 December, 2013

Joy To The Penguins!

One of the things I like best about the winter is all the sweet little critters that we get to play with in stamps. This penguin here has a nice little peppermint treat. Love her so much. I figured I'd keep the card relatively simple so she's the focus.

Digital Stamp: Sweet November (Candy Cane Penguin)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: WRMK Peppermint
Jolee's stickers
Colourful pom poms
Copics Used: C9/7/5, R59/46/05, G07/14, YG03, Y38/18/13

15 December, 2013

Blue Christmas

Just a merry little card, all blue and fun. I was going to use her in my DD for my "favourite songs" page, but... I forgot. So now she's a card instead. I really like the paper for this, so I try to make sure the images I use it with is really fun.

Digital Stamp: Tiddly Inks (Carolying Wryn)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Winter Twig)
Martha Stewart stickers
Copics Used
Skin: E11/21/51/50/93
Hair: E24/27, Y26/21
Outfit: B29/26/24, C3/1/0, G29/46/24, R29/05

14 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (6)

Look, I used letter stickers! That's pretty big for me, lol. I also was able to write about a geeky tradition of ours: Tolkien movies. Our first Christmas together was punctuated with the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings and now with The Hobbit coming on we get to experience that anticipation again. I also documented my card making which was a LOT more than years previous for my message board friends.

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13 December, 2013

Trim The Tree!

Aren't these images so cute? I combined one of the Gingy set with the little fairies so they could both trim their tree together! This was so much fun to make. I hope you like it! Gingerbread men are my favourite.

Digital Stamp: Sweet November (Gingy Garland/Tree Trimmer)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Recollections Kraft
Paper: WRMK (Peppermint)
Jolee's stickers
Enamel dots
Bo Bunny stickers
Copics Used
Skin: E11/51/50/93, E25/35
Hair: N10, W4, E55, Y26/21
Outfit: R59/46/05, G07/15, YG03, E79/59/25

12 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (5)

So.... Yeah, I'm starting to run out of ideas for this project. It's kinda crappy, because so far I'm only on day 11 and I've technically skipped 9/10 in the book. We just don't seem to do enough! It's also super hard for me working in these page protectors too. I thought it would be a fun challenge, but without the benefit of a 4x6 space *all* the time it's difficult for me to fill those pages like the one on the left. And those are the lion's share of the album's pages. Oh well, I'll try to keep on truckin'!

Digital Stamp: Saturated Canary (Latte - 2012 freebie)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Crate Paper (Bundled Up)
Scraptastic Stocking Stuffer kit
Copics Used
Skin: E93/11/21/51/50
Hair: E59/35/31
Outfit:G07/14, YG03, R59/46/24, Y28/26/21

11 December, 2013

Deer Christmas

Had fun combining these two digis for this card. So cute, right? Got to use some of my scraps and stuff for it. I hope you like it. I keep attempting that hair thing, not sure it works really well, but I'm trying!

Digital Stamp: Little Miss Muffet (Sweet Chester) Some Odd Girl (Mae Deer)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: WRMK Peppermint
Make it Crafty chipboard
Papertrey Ink ribbon
Jolee's stickers
Prima flowers
Copics Used
Skin: E93/11/21/51/50
Eyes: E59/35/31
Hair: E59/57/35
Outfit:G07/14, YG03, R59/46/24
Monkey: E79/59/25/43/42/40, Y28/26/21

10 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (4)

This time I actually did them in order. Chronicling some menu planning with myself and my mom and some Xmas treats. This was a bit of a dramatic creation as while I was heating the UTEE my heat tool kind of exploded on me. It made a very loud noise which scared the crap out of me and so I turned it off and set it down. Then I noticed it was smoking like crazy so I had to quickly take it outside and bury it in snow so it didn't set the house on fire. I tried to air out the house by opening a window even though it was 11* outside but there was a ton of smoke outside too, so I just kind of had to suffer... for hours. It sucked. So instead of three  gumdrops little Gingy only has two because I couldn't finish melting the embossing powder. Ah well.

Stay Crafty!

Digital Stamp: Sweet November (Gingy Gum Drop)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Crate Paper (Bundled Up)
Scraptastic Stocking Stuffer kit
Recollections wood veneer
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Copics Used: E79/57/35/34, R59/46/24, G07/14, YG03

09 December, 2013

You're So Sweet Chester

Actually made this for someone, which is rare, lol. I'm glad I got a chance to colour Chester here, and even texturize him, but I'm really pissed at how the glitter came out on the pudding frosting. It just ruined the whole thing. ((sigh))

Digital Stamp: Little Miss Muffet (Pudding Chester)
Clear Stamp: Inkadinkado (sentiment)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Recollections?
Martha Stewart chunky glitter
Queen &Co pearls
AC glitter tape
enamel dots
Copics Used: G07/14, YG03, R59/46/24, E79/57/35/34

08 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (3)

As you can see, with Day 2 and 5 in this picture, I'm catching up, but still out of order. Starting with the left hand page, I was still in the "introductory mode" and I kind of wanted to do something more existential as far as the feeling of this album went. I also made my own insert with the digi stamps for this day. I cut apart a generic page protector, but was unable to sew it because I can't find the power cord for my sewing machine. So I used washi to close it instead. I combined these two digi stamps from Simply B and Tiddly Inks because they're essentially the exact same stamp. Then I used the little bird on the cookie plate from another stamp to avoid throwing it away. I just thought it was funny the two companies did the exact same thing, except the Simply B one didn't have writing on the list, so that looks a little strange.

For Day 5 I included text from an mass email I sent out at the beginning of the month (I blurred out full names and email addresses for privacy). I'm going to include other lists of my own favourites and hopefully my friends will continue to answer the same questions. I think it's a nice thing to include and in a few cases I had no idea what the responses would be, they were pleasantly surprising (Mike's even made me a bit teary eyed). Trying to embellish the bottom of the page I performed a bit of surgery on a Charlie Brown sticker set I had in my stash.

I hope you like these pages, and if you want to see them bigger, just right click and "view image". It gets pretty big that way. ;)
Digital Stamp: Simply B Stamps (Mr. Chris Claus) Tiddly Inks (Checking My List Twice)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Basic Grey, Crate Paper (Bundled Up)
Scraptastic Stocking Stuffer supplies
MME brads
Jolee's stickers
Recollections wood veneer
Copics Used
Skin: E04/11/21/51/50, 93
Eyes: YG09/03
Hair: E55, Y23/21
Outfit: R59/46/24/20, N8/6, W4/2
Mis: E81/53/41/40

07 December, 2013

December Daily 2013 (2)

Spent the day working on my DD again. I had made the picture a few days ago. Took the photo off the internet and put the John Lennon lyrics on it. Then I did day one too, colouring in the digi stamp, and trying to embellish the pre-printed cards and making one of my own as well. Doing my best to keep the project rolling!

Digital Stamp: Sweet November (Snow Flurry Emaline)
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Crate Paper (Bundled Up)
Scraptastic Stocking Stuffer kit supplies
Recollections wood veneer
Glossy Accents
Twine from packaging
Copics Used
Skin: E23/11/21/51/50
Hair: E59/57/55/53
Outfit: R59/46/24, BG75/72

06 December, 2013

Happy Hanukkah!

No one has ever accused me of being timely. I coloured this on Thanksgiving but just this moment got it on a card. I hope all my wonderful Jewish friends had a great holiday and enjoyed their time with family and friends.

Digital Stamp: Rick St. Dennis
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Winter Twig)

Stash Check...

So, out of curiosity, I combed through my things and lo and behold look at what I found! I thought I had no stash to speak of and yet here are three stacks of 6x6 holiday papers and 15-20 sheets of winter and/or holiday papers! Add in stickers and I not only have enough stuff to be able to make themed cards, I might even be able to add to my Scraptastic Stocking Stuffer kit. That's my organised kit that blue box. I really must get focused with this holiday crafting. It only lasts a month and I have SO MANY digi stamps and now I know I have a lot of paper to use up too. YIKES!!!!

(sorry I don't have a project for you today, I had some serious desk/computer shake up going on here!)

05 December, 2013

December Daily 2013

This year I'm attempting a December Daily. You may know that I have kind of an issue with Christmas for the last few years, and this year I'm attempting to change that... if I can. I don't have much stash at all, since I don't do much with the holiday, and I wanted to make this project as easy on myself as I could so I decided to get the Stocking Stuffer Kit from Scraptastic. It even comes with a free class on their message board which is fun. I know it's expensive, and I'm not pretending it's not. But without any stash (aside from a few stickers I found, and digital stamps) and it including not only an album but items I'd not purchase on my own, I thought it'd be a simple way to do this project. The least amount of fuss, the more likely it is for me to continue.

You can probably tell that with only the title page and "day three" done I'm not doing this fancy, or in order. With just myself, Mike, and the fur kids we don't tend to do a lot of activities or anything. We visit family very close to the actual day, but that's about it. I'm going to try to mix it up, to incorporate this year, as well as memories, and also to incorporate digital stamps or internet images when I don't have pictures. I'm also kind of struggling with the pockets. It's a bit strange to be locked into random sizes, or to the size that I used the previous day. It's a learning process, but I'm really just trying to capture that "magic" everyone talks about.

04 December, 2013

Froggy Snow Scene

It's snowing outside, I figured this would be appropriate. I love these happy little frog characters from Dustin Pike.

Digital Stamp: Doodle Dragon
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Bo Bunny
Queen & Co sparklers
Martha Stewart snowflakes
Jolee's snowflake
Copics Used
Frog: B60/91/93, YG17/25/03/21, R37/85
Snowman: YR14/24/20, Y00, E77/74/70, BG70, C10/8/5/2/0

03 December, 2013

Let's Get Some BOOTY!

Today I'm celebrating the birthday of a friend of mine, Lizzie from Oh Snap Lizzie. We met while we were MiC girls together and she's super awesome. She said to make my creation a big cheeky or geeky, but my creativity wouldn't let me diverge too far from my current "cute" streak so I hope she likes it anyway!
Rubber Stamp: C.C. Designs
Digital Stamp: Make it Crafty
Cardstock: XPress-It
Paper: Crate Paper (The Pier)
Prima enamel dots
Martha Stewart punch
Copics Used
Skin: E11/21/33/50/51/93, BV20
Hair: E49/29/09
Outfit: R89/59/37, T8/6/4, W8/6/4
Chest: E29/27/25/79/77/74/71, BG75/72/70, Y26/15/13

02 December, 2013

Snow Love Bear

I think this is one of the best images I've ever done.  I love this little guy. With the card it was all about trying not to screw him up... I kind of succeeded.

Digital Stamp: Some Odd Girl (Winter Bear)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Basic Grey
Fancy Pants letters
Recollections gems
Martha Stewart snowflakes
Jolee's snowflakes
99% alcohol
Cloth rag
Copics Used: N10/7/5/4, W5/4/3/2/1/00, BV25, E93, G46/43/40

01 December, 2013

Snow Girl

If you know me, you probably know that I have, shall we say "issues" with the winter holiday, but living here in the SoCal mountains we get snow here. Whether you want it or not, whether you're in the mood or not, winter *comes* and it doesn't let you forget it. It snowed in October for us, but that's too early for me. The snow on November 22nd, finally, said "okay, you can think winter is here now" to me. With that feeling, I broke out some of my snow stamps and got started on "making the season".

Digital Stamp: Some Odd Girl (Penguin Love Tia)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Winter Twig)
Jolee's stickers
Little Yellow Bicycle die cut
WRMK washi tape
Copics Used
Skin: E11/21/33/51/50/93, BV20
Eyes: BV08, B45/32
Hair: E37/35, YR24, Y26
Outfit: E18/15/13, R85/83/81
Penguin: C9/7/5/2, Y38/35/15/02