Thursday, December 31, 2009

January SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

The True Friends Stamp Set features four fun frames, 3 brackets and four sayings!! They are perfect for jounaling spots on scrapbook pages, but check out these ideas too....

Here's a quick and easy card. I used one of the frames for my sentiment. The paper is from a new paper pack called Caboodle. FYI - I'm kind of obsessed with this paper pack and I have a lot of fun things to share!!
Add a quick little label on a box with a gift for a friend.....
and my personal favorite for this time of year....organizing!! Look what great labels they make!!!

Now hop on over to Melissa Burch's blog to see what she came up with!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Photos and Layouts

I know them. You know them. Heck I've even been known to BE one of them... but I'm here to help you if you're not one of them.

They are "they" who somehow coordinate the entire family to wear THE perfect clothes for Christmas. Matching pajamas. Matching outfits. Matching Ties. And, as if that's not enough..... the scrapbookers take it one step further and make sure it matches their PAPER.

But wait. There's hope for the rest of us. Even though I do have a blouse that I think would work perfect with our Jingle paper, I haven't quite figured out how to get the inlaws to make sure their outfits would work too. So here's the plan.... Are you ready?

Black and White Photos! Oh sure, you can print a few in color if you want, but with the click of a button in pretty much any photo software... you can convert them to black and white.

So if you're rushing around with last minute shopping and you don't realize until you see your photos later forgot the matching pjs and your pictures are color gaggers...just sip some hot chocolate. Click a button and all will be well!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Day 5 - Christmas Blog Blitz - Got Candy?

This is an oldie, but goodie... wrapped candy bars. They are perfect for your Sunday School class, co-workers or anyone you want to surprise. I think this is what I'll be sending off to my hubby's dispatchers. Every year I make about 20-30 little gifties and send them off to Rick's dispatcher with instructions to share with the whole crew.... Can't leave anyone out ya know!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Day 4 - Christmas Blog Blitz

Day 4 - My Creations 9 x 9 Memory Showcase - Share your ideas for this in the comments. I'm addicted to them now and would love to create more!

I'm almost embarassed to say how long I have had this in my stash (Item Z1198). It was so easy and so much fun to embellish that now I am hooked and I already ordered another one....

My inlaws bought us tickets to fly out during Christmas break so I thought it would be a good idea to create something to document the trip. My plan is to take some family pictures the first couple of days we are there, then get them printed and add them to this before we leave.

I precut some journaling squares and stamped images to add around the pictures so that all I have to bring with me is a paper trimmer and adhesive. I like the idea of leaving them some instant memories and now they won't have to wait for me to send them pictures later!

It's an accordian display/book - above is the first set of pages and below is the second set.

And here is the inside stretched out a bit.

Here are the two pages that are on the back

The back side stretched out shows a view of the front cover and the back cover.

All together there are 8 surfaces you can scrapbook.
Items Used
9x9 My Creations Memory Showcase (also available 6x6)
Everlasting Paper Pack (I believe this showed up on the Holiday Heyday Sale. You can always substitute another paper pack if it's sold out already. )
Heartfelt Christmas Stamp Set (more ideas for my club girls to use with their set!)
Additional Ideas
Use a more year round paper so they can display it longer.
Holiday Recipes - works great because you can stand it up on your counter while you're cooking.
Create a year of memories - Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall (2 pages each)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Day 3 - Christmas Blog Blitz - Got Take Out?

Here's a fun way to package up those yummy holiday goodies!

There are two sizes of containers pictured here. The decorated ones are about 5x7 and I bought them at Smart and Final. You get a package of 3 for $2.89. The package of containers has three that are approx 6x9 and I found them at the Dollar Tree!! At my dollar three they have a large section of disposable cooking trays and they are not in the same place. These were actually on another look closely.

This is one of the large containers. I used the Heartfelt Christmas stamp set and the Twinkle paper pack.

Here's another large container and guess what Club Girls??!! You have everything you need to make these, so go pick up some containers and you're all set.
I made a different version last year and packed up my cookie exchange cookies in them. Well my good friend Candace inspired me to bring them back again this year when she baked pumpkin bread right in the container!! And now the ideas keep coming....
How about....
  • Fudge
  • Brownies
  • Cake
  • Cookies
  • Pan cookie
  • Coffee Cake
  • Pecan Tarts (my specialty)
  • Enchiladas
  • Tamales
  • Casserole
  • Your famous.........

Tomorrow I'll give you a peek at a gift I made for my inlaws. There's a reason I'm their favorite Daughter-in-law. :-)