Mother’s Day Card

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Yep, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  Sorry.  It’s been a busy past few months.  I’ll be back soon with a birthday post of Caitie’s Emoji Themed Craft Party.  For now, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I’m up on the Pebbles blog with a Mother’s Day Frame and Card Gift Set I made for my Mama.  Here today, I’m sharing another Mother’s Day card idea.

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I made this card for my MIL using the pretty Spring Fling collection by Pebbles.  My card measures 5″ x 7″ and I used white cardstock for the base of my card.  I rounded the corners of the card base with a corner punch.  I trimmed the floral pattern side of the Spring Fling paper to 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”.  I trimmed the heart pattern side of the Spring Fling paper to 2″ x 6 ¾” and adhered it along the bottom of the Spring Fling pattern paper.  Again, I rounded the corners of the pattern papers with a corner punch.  I added white Glitter Tape, adhered the paper layers to my card base, and added some machine stitching around the card.

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This cute little teacup is from the Garden Party collection (an oldie but goodie) by Pebbles.  I used my craft knife to trim out the center of the teacup.  I added Glossy Accents to a piece of white cardstock and sprinkled Gold Glitter onto it making sure I pressed the glitter down.  After that dried, I brushed some Mod Podge onto the glitter to make sure it wouldn’t be able to come off.  I added some more Mod Podge to the teacup and adhered it to the glitter on the cardstock.  I love the “tea” in my little teacup!  I added adorable flower Puffy Stickers next to the teacup.  Love it!

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Love this grouping and layering of a Die-Cut banner, a Rosette, and more puffy flower stickers.

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I used the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to make a matching envelope for my card.

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I used the Blossoms pattern paper to make the 5″ x 7″ envelope and used the Celebrate Thickers to label it with the word “Grammy.”

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Love how the card and matching envelope turned out!

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The card slips easily into the gold ribbon on our gift.

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We can’t wait to give Grammy her Mother’s Day Gift!  We know she’s going to love it!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, EVERYONE!

Supplies:

Pebbles Spring Fling Spring Fling (733100)
Pebbles Spring Fling Blossoms (733105)
Pebbles Spring Fling Celebrate Thickers, Gold Foiled Foam (733114)
Pebbles Spring Fling Ephemera Cardstock and Vellum Die-Cuts with Gold Foil (733116)
Pebbles Spring Fling Puffy Stickers (733120)
Pebbles Spring Fling Dimensional Embellishments 4/Pkg, Rosettes (733123)
Pebbles Garden Party Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (732541)
American Crafts This To That Foam Tab Adhesive, Squares (61710)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Dot Runner (368570)
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Flat Adhesive Dots .25″ (340274)
American Crafts Glitter Tape, White (96041)

Becky Higgins Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (93740)
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti Wow! Glitter .88 oz 4/Pkg, Rose, Frost, Gold, & Mint (683719)
Fiskars Fingertip Precision Craft Knife
Plaid Matte Mod Podge
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (662530)
We R Memory Keepers Precision Glass Cutting Mat (71299)

sewing machine and yellow thread
paintbrush

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Let’s Go Skate! Mini Album

I made a birthday mini album for my girls. Since they BOTH wanted a roller skating party, they shared a birthday party this year. It wasn’t a big deal though, because their birthdays are about a month apart. They both agreed to have the party on Caitie’s birthday in April (since her birthday was on a Saturday this year). IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! They really enjoyed it! And, we managed to get through it with very minimal injuries. So happy! I took hundreds of photos and chose my favorites for this album.

For the covers of the mini album, I chose to combine pink, aqua, and gold inspired by these pretty images found on pinterest:

clear ornament with pink, aqua, and gold glitter stripes.

clear with pink, blue, and gold stripes round ornament

Beautiful

photo origin for this pin unknown

pink, aqua, gold

Style Me Pretty

Here’s the front cover (a little retro)…

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

The pages in this album measure 5″ x 7″. Let’s go inside!

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

This bitty bag pocket holds a journaling card that I used to include the friends that came to the party.

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Isn’t this page awesome?! After the party, I went online and found this image of Anna and Elsa. I downloaded it to my computer desktop and printed it off as a 5″ x 7″ image to fit into my album. Then, I used colored pencils and watercolor paints to add color. I even added some Frosted Lace Stickles to Elsa’s hair and Diamond Zazz! Glitter Glue to her dress…just for fun. I added this page into the album, because it was a Frozen-themed party AND because of the next pic…

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?! I totally did NOT plan it! My girls hugging just like Anna and Elsa! Love that I found that image to include in their mini. So pretty and special.

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Let's Go Skate! Mini Album

Supplies:

Birthday Wishes “thanks” Self-Inking Stamp (732569), Birthday Wishes Journaling Cards (732572), Birthday Wishes Cardmaking Pad (732582), and From Me to You Roller Date Stamp (732278) (Pebbles)

Amy Tangerine Plus One Rub-On Transfers (366844), Amy Tangerine Photo Op Roller Date Stamp (96731), Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Rotary Phrase Stamp (366080), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 12 x 12 Paper Pad (366766), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 6 x 6 Paper Pad (366767), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Wood Veneer Shapes (366781), Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Mini Adhesive Badges (366795), Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Die-Cut Card Set (366209), Gold Glitter Finish Zing! Embossing Powder (27150), Diamond Zazz! Glitter Glue (27415), This to That 3D Foam Dots (61709), Knock Outs Border Punch Value Kit (63013), Primio Bakers Twine (89423), Gold Glitter Ribbon (58685), and Lauren mini Marks Rub-On Transfer Book (American Crafts)

Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Kraft Paper with Gold Foil (683413), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Gold Labels (683419), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Accent & Phrase Stickers (683420), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Chipboard Shapes (683421), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Ephemera Pack (683422), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Photo Overlays (683423), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Journaling Cards (683424), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Vellum Shapes (683425), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Standouts (683426), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Vintage Frames (683429), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Mixed Embellishments (683433), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Decorative Tape (683435), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Adhesive Flair (683436), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Gold Rub-Ons (683437), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard Phrase Stamp (683438), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard 6 x 6 Paper Pad (683439), Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard 12 x 12 Paper Pad (683440), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Printed Gold Vellum Paper (683273), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Border & Accent Stickers (683278), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Decorative Flowers (683285), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Fabric Bows (683287), Maggie Holmes’ Flea Market Decorative Pins (683294), Maggie Holmes Fabric Bows (683166), Oh Darling Accent Stickers (683381), Oh Darling Adhesive Chipboard (683383), Oh Darling Ephemera Pack (683385), Oh Darling Photo Overlays (683387), Oh Darling Printed Wood Veneer (683391), Oh Darling 6 x 6 Paper Pad (683393), Oh Darling 12 x 12 Paper Pad (683394), and Party Day Brads & Buttons (683135) (Crate Paper)

Printshop Circles with Words Wood Veneer, Gold, Inky Black, and Sugar Plum Mr. Huey’s Color Mists (Studio Calico)

Aquamarine Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint (20774), foam brushes, and Mod Podge (Plaid Enterprises)

Think Pink! Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint (02658) (Delta Creative)

Crop-A-Dile Big Bite II (We R Memory Keepers)

Xyron 5” create-a-sticker (XRN500EN)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)

Tiny Attacher, Glossy Accents, and Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger Industries)

Herma Vario Tabs (EK Success)

Mini and Ultra Thin Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)

Brayer tool (Recollections)

2.75″ x 4.5″ Aqua Chevron Bitty Bag, 2.75″ x 4.5″ Yellow Diagonal Stripes Bitty Bag, and 5″ x 7.5″ Gray Chevron Middy Bitty Bag (Whisker Graphics)

Embossing Heat Tool Model 2500 and 2.5″ Mega Circle Clever Lever Craft Punch (Marvy Uchida)

colored pencils (Crayola)

watercolor paints (Loew-Cornell)

paper piercing tool (Making Memories)

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen (Kuretake)

Scoring Board (Martha Stewart Crafts)

scissors, craft knife, 12 x 12 craft mat, and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

2 inch Book Rings (Office Depot)

Arial Narrow and 3Dumb (Computer fonts)

chipboard

pink crepe paper

paper snowflake

white and clear sequins

vellum

white thread and sewing machine

Disney’s Frozen Party Invitation and Thank You Cards (Party City)

Disney’s Frozen Anna and Elsa by myers30534 (deviantART.com) *I downloaded this pic, sized it down to 5″ x 7″, and printed it off on the back of the pattern paper from Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard collection by Crate Paper*


December Daily 2012: Days 10-25

Hey, I finished my December Daily! I’m not happy that I fell behind. But, I had to give myself a break since we have been sick on and off for the past few weeks.

For Day 10, I used the Wonderland Collection Sleigh Ride Pattern Paper by Studio Calico, the Heyday My Type and Darling Dear Alphabet Wood Veneers, Sleigh Ride Vellum Number by Crate Paper, and a silver sequins ribbon.

DD 2012: Day 10

On the inside of Day 10, I used the Wonderland Collection Toboggan Pattern Paper and Sticker Sheet by Studio Calico, the Sleigh Ride Collection Jingle Bells Pattern Paper and Chipboard Accents by Crate Paper, Orange Chevron and Red Polka Dot Little Bitty Bags by Whisker Graphics,  Winter Wonderland Chipboard Buttons By My Mind’s Eye, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

DD 2012: Day 10

For Day 11, I used the Sleigh Ride Collection Blue Christmas Pattern Paper, Vellum Number, Border Sticker, and Chipboard Accent by Crate Paper and a filmstrip washi tape by Queen and Co.

DD 2012: Day 11

For Day 12, I printed off my pics from 12.12.12 using Photoshop. I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number by Crate Paper and Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Gold Foil Mini Alpha Tiles by American Crafts.

For Day 13, I used the Wonderland Collection Alpine and Glad Tidings Pattern Papers by Studio Calico, Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number and Border Sticker by Crate Paper, Amy Tangerine Scene Glitter Foam Thickers by American Crafts, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

DD 2012: Days 12 & 13

For Day 14, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number and Tag Cuts Pattern Paper by Crate Paper, Winter Wonderland Enamel Dots by My Mind’s Eye, Dear Lizzy Christmas Collection rose sticker and ribbon by American Crafts, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

For Day 15, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number by Crate Paper and our movie tickets from “The Hobbit.”

DD 2012: Days 14 & 15

For Day 16, I used the Sleigh Ride Collection Let It Snow Pattern Paper, Vellum Number, and Border Sticker by Crate Paper and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

For Day 17, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number and Tag Cuts Pattern Paper by Crate Paper, Winter Wonderland Flakes Pattern Paper and Chipboard and Follow Your Heart “Be Happy” Twine by My Mind’s Eye, Amy Tangerine Everyday Mediterranean Printed Chipboard Thickers by American Crafts, gray striped washi tape, Inky Black Mister Huey’s Color Mists by Studio Calico, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

DD 2012: Days 16 & 17

For Day 18, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number, Deck the Halls Pattern Paper, 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Crate Paper, Winter Wonderland Chipboard by My Mind’s Eye, Seen and Noted Collection Black ABC Stickers by Pebbles, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

For the brown paper bag, I added a photo of the Christmas ornament Payton made for us at school with a Smash Clip by K & Company, Winter Wonderland washi tape by My Mind’s Eye, Noel Christmas Date Stamper by American Crafts, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

DD 2012: Day 18

For Day 19, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number, Accent Cuts Pattern Paper, Chipboard Accents, and Border Sticker by Crate Paper, Wonderland Collection Mistletoe Pattern Paper by Studio Calico, Once Upon a Christmas Collection Vintage Santa/Brown Houndstooth Pattern Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle, Studio Calico Stepping Stone Alpha Clear Stamps by Hero Arts, red colored pencil by Crayola, black stamp ink, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

DD 2012: Day 19

For Day 20, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number, Deck the Halls Pattern Paper, and 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Crate Paper, Wonderland Collection Mistletoe Pattern Paper, Snowflakes Wood Veneer, and Peppermint Mister Huey’s Color Mists by Studio Calico, Welcome Christmas Clear Stamps by Pebbles, Dear Lizzy Christmas Collection Wishes Clear Stamps by American Crafts, black stamp ink, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

For Day 21, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number, Glitter Chipboard Shapes, Tape Stickers, and Mini Alpha Tiles Sticker Sheet by Crate Paper, Wonderland Collection Tree Farm and Snowdrift Pattern Papers by Studio Calico, and white acrylic paint.

DD 2012: Days 20 & 21

For Day 22, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number, Chipboard Accents, and Mini Alpha Tiles Sticker Sheet by Crate Paper, Once Upon a Christmas Collection Poinsettia/Multi Starlight Pattern Paper and Vellum Tape Strips by Little Yellow Bicycle, Winter Wonderland Decorative Brad by My Mind’s Eye, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

The glitter ornament die-cut was taken off a Christmas card. I added Winter Wonderland Polka Dots Pattern Paper and Enamel Dots by My Mind’s Eye.

DD 2012: Day 22

For Day 23, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number and Border Sticker by Crate Paper, Winter Wonderland Polka Dots Pattern Paper by My Mind’s Eye, Dear Lizzy Christmas Collection sticker by American Crafts, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

For Day 24, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection White Christmas Pattern Paper, Border Sticker, Glitter Chipboard Shapes, and Vellum Number by Crate Paper, gold glitter ribbon by American Crafts, Classic Calico Vol. 2 Tiny Stars Wood Veneer by Studio Calico, Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger Industries, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

DD 2012: Days 23 & 24

For Day 25, I used a Sleigh Ride Collection Deck the Halls Pattern Paper, Glitter Chipboard Shapes, and Vellum Number by Crate Paper, gold glitter ribbon by American Crafts, and Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for the journaling.

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Now it’s time to put away the Christmas stuff until next year. Love doing December Daily! Now, I’m cleaning up and organizing my scrapbooking stuff. I’m getting ready to finally finish the mini album I started making for Payton of her Birthday last year. You can see a taste of it here. My goal is to get it done before her next birthday coming up in March. LOL! And, I’ll post it up on my blog as soon as I can get it done. My hubby says What? You have to finish that album? Why don’t you change it to Payton’s almost 6th Birthday! HA HA HA…very funny!


December Daily 2012: Days 2 – 9

Here are some more pages from my December Daily album.

For Day 1, I added the word “Party!” using a candy cane red-striped Elf Glossy Chipboard Thickers by American Crafts.

For Day 2, I used the Wonderland Collection Handknit and Mittens Pattern Papers and alpha stickers by Studio Calico, a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number by Crate Paper, decorative brads and buttons (chipboard banner flags) from the Winter Wonderland Collection by My Mind’s Eye, and buttons by Crate Paper.

DD2012: Day 2

For Day 3, I used the Wonderland Collection Glad Tidings Pattern Paper by Studio Calico. Also, a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number and Phrase Sticker by Crate Paper, a decorative brad and button from the Winter Wonderland Collection by My Mind’s Eye, blue decorative washi tape from the All is Bright Collection by My Mind’s Eye, and journaling using my Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake.

For Day 4, I used a White On Kraft Horizontal Striped 5 X 7.5 Bitty Bag by Whisker Graphics. A Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number by Crate Paper, Wood Veneer Snowflakes by Studio Calico, some “film strip” Trendy Tape by Queen & Co, and journaling using my Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake.

DD2012: Days 3 & 4

For Day 5, I used the Sleigh Ride Collection Silver Bells Pattern Paper and a Vellum Number by Crate Paper. I added a chipboard element from the Winter Wonderland Collection by My Mind’s Eye, blue decorative washi tape from the All is Bright Collection by My Mind’s Eye, Inky Black Mister Huey’s Color Mist by Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Black Journal Foam Thickers and Black Courtney/Spooky Tricks & Treats Glitter Foam Thickers by American Crafts, Seen and Noted Collection Black “and” Adhesive Label Sticker by Pebbles, Smash Date Stamper by K & Company, and journaling using my Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake.

DD2012: Day 5

For Day 6, I used items that were included in my happy mail from Catherine at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine. They sent me items from the On Trend Collection by Crate Paper and I combined that with gold glitter ribbon by American Crafts, a decorative brad and twine from the Peppermint Collection by Crate Paper, and a Sleigh Ride Collection Vellum Number by Crate Paper.

DD2012: Day 6

I added copies of my girls’ Letters to Santa. I traced over their handwriting using my Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake, because I was worried that the pencil would smear or get erased. I also added the date and the “A Letter To Santa” phrase using the Noel Christmas Date Roller Stamp by American Crafts.

DD2012: Day 7 - Letters to Santa

For Day 7, I used the Wonderland Collection Glad Tidings Pattern Paper by Studio Calico. I stitched on a Vellum Number by Crate Paper and the green scalloped Song Ribbon from the Dear Lizzy Christmas Collection by American Crafts. I added a Sleigh Ride Accent Sticker by Crate Paper, Wood Veneer Star by Studio Calico, Noel “A Letter To Santa” Christmas Date Roller Stamp and gold glitter ribbon (punched out using a standard hole puncher) by American Crafts, blue-striped washi tape, and decorative brad from the Peppermint Collection by Crate Paper.

DD2012: Day 7 - Letters to Santa

For Day 8, I used Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic gold Fox Glitter Foam Thickers and a gold foil heart from the Accent and Phrase Stickers by American Crafts. I used a Sleigh Ride Vellum Number, a pattern paper and mitten tag from the Sleigh Ride Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Crate Paper, Wood Veneer Tree by Studio Calico, gold stripe washi tape, and my Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake for some journaling.

For Day 9, I used a colored copy of the “Clue” Board Game picture, stitched on a Sleigh Ride Vellum Number by Crate Paper, added a red-striped pattern paper from the Sleigh Ride 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Crate Paper, and journaled along the stripes using my Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake.

DD2012: Day 8 & 9

For this fun filler page, I used the Wonderland Collection Sugarland Pattern Paper by Studio Calico. I still love coloring! So, I colored it in using colored pencils by Crayola. For my pretty wintery trees, I colored the trees using a green colored pencil and then added Frosted Lace Stickles by Ranger.

DD2012: Filler Page - Front

I used this phrase sticker from the Sleigh Ride Collection Accent Stickers by Crate Paper. I added some green twine from the Wonder & Wishes Collection by Little Yellow Bicycle tied up into a little bow along with some tiny silver bells. I attached that using a bit of Glossy Accents by Ranger. I love the sound of the jingle bells. It came in a little package that I got from Hobby Lobby for 5o cents (on sale). The package has three different sizes of bells – small (which are cute and so teeny – tiny), medium, and large. The cute, teeny tiny ones are in this close-up photo.

DD2012: Filler Page - Front Close - Up

DD2012: Filler Page - Back


December Daily 2012: Cover, First Few Pages, & Day 1

November went by so fast. Can’t believe we’re in December. I started working on my December Daily album and wanted to share it with you. This year I decided to go with the Sleigh Ride Collection by Crate Paper, the Wonderland Collection by Studio Calico, and the Once Upon a Christmas Collection by Little Yellow Bicycle for my December Daily. I’ll also mix in items from previous collections and some new stuff.

For the front, back, and inside covers, I hoarded my supplies from the Once Upon a Christmas Collection by Little Yellow Bicycle. I love this image of Santa and used it for my front cover. This pattern paper is called Vintage Santa/Brown Houndstooth. I colored the image of Santa using some colored pencils. I used a Holly Jolly Clear Stamp (59216) from the Hollyday Collection by American Crafts for my album title.

DD2012: Front Cover

For the front, inside cover, I used the pattern paper called Christmas Greetings/Cream Damask by Little Yellow Bicycle. For the Christmas Tree page, I used items from the Sleigh Ride Collection by Crate Paper. I used Wonderland Wood Veneer Trees along with Peppermint and Tannenbaum Mister Huey’s Color Mists by Studio Calico, Opera Pink VersaColor stamp ink pad by Tsukineko, some white acrylic paint, the Noel Christmas Date Roller Stamp by American Crafts, decorative brads from the Winter Wonderland Collection by My Mind’s Eye and the Peppermint Collection by Crate Paper, and rub-ons from the Hollyday Collection Stocking Accents & Phrases miniMarks by American Crafts, and some machine stitching.

DD2012: Tree Page

For the back of the tree page, I used more pattern papers from the Sleigh Ride Collection by Crate Paper. I used a Wonderland Wood Veneer Tree, a Classic Calico Vol. 2 Tiny Stars Wood Veneer, Peppermint Mister Huey’s Color Mist, Wonderland Sticker Sheet, a Darling Dear Calendar Pocket by Studio Calico, All Is Bright Decorative Tape by My Mind’s Eye, a snowflake rub-on from the Hollyday Collection Stocking Accents & Phrases miniMarks and the Noel Christmas Date Roller Stamp by American Crafts, a star punch by Fiskars, and more machine stitching.

For our family photo page, I used items from the Sleigh Ride Collection along with a piece of Gold Airmail Washi Tape, Peppermint Mister Huey’s Color Mist by Studio Calico, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Date Roller Stamp by American Crafts, and more machine stitching.

DD2012: Tree Page & Family Pic

For Day 1, I used a Sleigh Ride Vellum Number and pattern papers by Crate Paper. I used Wonderland pattern papers and Darling Dear Orange, Mint, Chartreuse, Navy Opaque Gems by Studio Calico. Winter Wonderland Decorative Brad, Enamel Dots, and Decorative Tape and All Is Bright Decorative Tape by My Mind’s Eye. Gold/Silver Dauber Duos by Tsukineko. Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz. Circle Clever Lever Craft Punch by Marvy Uchida and a standard hole punch. Black Zig Writer Pen for my journaling. Ready Set Go Vellum Envelopes by American Crafts for a few more pics of the birthday parties. The green and red baker’s twines are from the Wonder & Wishes Collection by Little Yellow Bicycle.

For the back, inside cover, I used the pattern paper called Christmas Greetings/Cream Damask by Little Yellow Bicycle.

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For the back cover, I used the pattern paper called Vintage Santa/Brown Houndstooth by Little Yellow Bicycle.

DD2012: Back Cover

I tried to keep my December Daily simple, traditional, and a bit modern for this year. Mostly just having fun with it. I hope you’re having fun with your December Daily (if you’re joining in this year). I’ll try my best to stay on track and not fall behind on it this year. I’ll post more of my album as I go. So far, so good. Happy to be doing it again. Happy December and Happy Creating, Everyone!


So Very Special Card

I made this Birthday Card using items from the Pretty Party Collection by Crate Paper.

Supplies I used to make my “So Very Special” Card:

The Pretty Party Collection by Crate Paper

Pretty Party 12 x 12 Collection Pack, Accent Cuts and Confetti 12 x 12 Pretty Party Paper, Pretty Party Chipboard Accents, and Pretty Party Phrase Stickers by Crate Paper

Others:  White A7 Scored Card 5″ x 7″ by Archiver’s, Classic Calico Vol. 2  Hearts & Arrows Wood Veneer by Studio Calico, White And Pink Diagonal Stripes Washi Tape by Love My Tapes, Mini and Ultra Thin Glue Dots, Square Foam Tabs by American Crafts, Glossy Accents and Diamond and Xmas Red Stickles by Ranger Industries, Sapphire Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Scoring Board by Martha Stewart Crafts, paper trimmer by Fiskars, red glitter, blue thread, and sewing machine


That’s What Makes You Beautiful Layout

I made this layout using the May Color Challenge over at the Crate Paper Blog. The color combination is Marshmallow White, Marigold Orange, and Aqua Blue. Not only did I use this great beachy color combo to create my page, but I also took inspiration from this song by One Direction and combined it with an email ad I received from Anthropologie. (I just know my sisters…and Emmy…are gonna tease me about this song. Come on, just admit they remind you of NKOTB and Backstreet Boys, too.) LOL!

 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful (Official Music Video)

by OneDirectionVEVO and directed by John Urbano

Oh, sweet Payton. My favorite little 5-year-old. She is sweet, charming, smart, loving, stubborn, caring, considerate, hilarious, a foodie, the list can go on and on…she is just beautiful inside and out. But on top of all these great things about her, she has some serious “alpha” issues. Oh, yes. This little sweetheart has told us that she is upset that Caitie was born first. When I first heard her say this, I laughed because I never thought that this kid could ever be jealous. Plus, how often do you hear someone admit to that? I feel bad. As her Mama, I never want her to feel like this or feel that I love Caitie more than her. Oh sure, Caitie was born first, gets to go to school first, and has lots of school friends (BTW, Caitie’s friends love Payton, too). Did I mention that Payton will run up ahead of us just be first (the leader) and she even gets upset if I go kiss Caitie goodnight first? Yeah. Okay, so what do I do to make her feel better? Besides talking to her about all the things that make her special and unique…that the beauty inside her is what matters most, I created this layout for her as a constant reminder that she is totally beautiful. We love her and there is nobody else like her. She’s a keeper!

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO

Here is the confetti I added to the page. I used the leftover hearts and moon-like shapes from the punches I used on this page. I don’t like to waste any bit of scraps from patterned paper. I love using all I can and these looked adorable.

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

I added Aquamarine paint under some of the hearts I punched out.

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

I added layers of pretty fabric, tissue paper, and pattern paper under my photos. These pics were taken on the day of Payton’s 5th Birthday Party. It was a fun little photo shoot. I can’t believe she stood still for me! HA! How adorable are the washi tapes I added!? Yes, Payton’s adorable, too.

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

I added the scallop heart punch to the “Sweet” tag.

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

Pretty buttons and I added the wood veneer girl shape to the page using the Glossy Accents. Lots more pretty layering using a doily, fabric, and pattern paper.

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

Love that scallop frame punch! I gotta use it more!

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

I added more Aquamarine paint to the wedding cake bag and let it dry. Once it dried, I turned it upside down and printed off some journaling on it. Why not have the journaling out at the bottom this time? Then, I added the Pretty Party Alpha Stickers for my title and sewed the bag right onto my page.

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Let me show you the journaling card…

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

I just had to add a pretty little flower to it along with a ribbon from the Farmhouse Trims.

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

Pretty Computer Font Time! I used the font Another Typewriter for all the journaling on this page.

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

Pretty button, love this no. 5 chipboard, and more painted hearts.

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

I love this little chipboard butterfly!

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

That's What Makes You Beautiful LO Close-Up

Supplies I used to make my “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” Layout:

Pretty Party and Story Teller Collections by Crate Paper

Pretty Party Invitation and Stitch Pattern Papers, Pretty Party Alpha Stickers, Pretty Party Chipboard Accent Stickers, Pretty Party 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Pretty Party Double-Sided Cuts 12 x 12 Sheet Tags, Pretty Party Eclectic Buttons, Random Flea Market Buttons, Farmhouse Trims and Buttons, and Story Teller Journey Pattern Paper by Crate Paper

Punches:  Scallop Heart Border Knock Outs Punch by American Crafts, Scallop Frame Large Punch by EK Success, and Pinking Circle Punch All Over the Page Craft Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts

Washi Tapes:  Like This Smash Tape and Section Smash Tape by K & Company

Computer Font:  Another Typewriter (downloaded from the internet)

Others:  Take Note People Wood Veneer Shapes by Studio Calico, Glossy Accents by Ranger, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 20774 Aquamarine (from my local Joanns Store) and foam brush by Plaid, embroidery floss by DMC, needle, Herma Tabs, Mini Glue Dots, fabric quarters (from my local Joanns Store), Wedding Cake Bags by Amscan (from my local Party City Store), scissors, doily, aqua tissue paper, white thread, and sewing machine