Friday, February 12, 2016

Frozen-themed Valentines: Olaf You!

Hello everyone. Happy Valentine's Day!

We found little Olaf-themed jelly beans at our local grocery store and bought a box. I thought they'd be perfect for some punny Valentines.

They were super easy to make. My 6-year-old wrote: "Valentine, 'Olaf' you! XO Cory" on small strips of paper. Then we glued the strips onto some red polka dot scrapbook paper.

We attached the strips to the jelly bean packets and that was it. Super quick and easy and who doesn't love Olaf?!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's weekend!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1st Noel: Santa Babies

Hi everyone. It's almost Christmas! Nothing quite beats the first Noel: little babies in Santa hats.


This is Cory and his cousin Zack on their first Christmas.  Zack's mommy and I were both late-life Moms. What a thrill it was for our family that we both had babies that year. It was a miracle, really, and puts a spin on the caption,"We Believe." 

I used the December kit from My Creative Scrapbook to make this layout, which featured papers and embellishments from the new manufacturer Photo Play.

Here's a couple closeups:

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Read To Me, Santa!

At age 20 months, my son was sure of one thing: his love for lift-the-flap Maisy, his very favorite book. He was a whole lot less sure about that old guy in the red suit.

As we approached Santa in the mall that year, Cory stood a good 10 paces behind me. Nope, he wanted nothing to do with that guy. No amount of coaxing would convince Cory to come closer until I handed Maisy to Santa. As Santa began to read, Cory inched closer and closer and finally climbed on Santa's lap. Score one for Mom!

Oh, I loved this age. It was such a sweet and tender time. If only I could bribe him so easily now.

To make this layout, I used the December kit from My Creative Scrapbook which featured the Dear Santa collection from the new manufacturer Photo Play.

Here's a closer look at the embellishments:

They were just perfect for this photo.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Traditions: Visit To The Tree Farm

Good morning!

In the great debate over real or artificial Christmas trees, my family leans toward real. I have fond memories as a child going to a local Tree Farm, picking out our tree, chopping it down, and hauling it home. We are continuing that tradition with Cory and, in fact, have returned to the same tree farm we went to when I was his age.

I took this photo of Cory with my folks at the tree farm last year. I layered the picture on top of a variety of patterned paper from My Creative Scrapbook's December kit. The kit features the holiday line from Photo Play.

To the right of the photo, I added a tree, embellishing it with stickers and a flair, then stamped the year, 2014.

I wish I had added some journaling to this layout and will go back to add a couple of short journaling trips to the upper right.

I have scrapbooked this tradition in previous layouts and in my December Daily. You can see the layout from our 2012 trip here and my 2014 December Daily entry here

Here's a photo of the kit I used this year:

I appreciate your stopping by. I'll be back with additional layouts from this kit on Friday and next Monday.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Home for the Holidays: My Creative Scrapbook

Hello everyone!

I look forward every year to welcoming in December and all the accompanying holiday traditions. The best tradition of all, of course, in welcoming home family.

Cory adores his cousins in Texas and it just doesn't feel like Christmas until they are back on the East coast with the rest of us.

I made this layout with the new December kit from My Creative Scrapbook. It features the new manufacturer Photo Play.

Here's a photo of the Creative Kit I used.

You can find more information on all the kits at My Creative Scrapbook on its website.  Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll have other layouts with this kit on my blog this week.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Scrapbooking Thanksgiving: Grateful

Hello everyone!

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away. I love the Fall season, but it always seems to slip by so quickly and the next thing you know, Christmas carols are playing. 

Before we turn on the holiday music at our house, I wanted to pause for a moment and honor Thanksgiving. I have so much for which to be grateful and I took a few minutes to jot that down on this layout. 

I made this page with the November kit from My Creative Scrapbook. It featured a mix of lines from Echo Park Paper and Doodlebug Design. 

I included a few lines of journaling right under the photo, which I took of the table setting last year. 

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch

Good morning, everyone!

I have another Fall layout today from the November kit at My Creative Scrapbook. 

I frequently scrapbook holidays and events a year after they happen, e.g. I 'll scrap Christmas 2014 in December 2015. I like to scrapbook in the same season as the event, but since it takes me a bit to upload and edit photos and I work with designer deadlines, the holiday is often well past. So, I just hold the photos for next year. Thus, I made a layout of last year's pumpkin patch visit just last month, which you may remember. 

In a break with tradition, I'm scrapbooking this year's pumpkin patch visit this year! The colors and icons in the November MCS kit worked perfectly for a pumpkin patch, so I got her done. 

Here's a close-up of the page:

I have a simple style. I most often use a strong 4x6 photo as my focal point. I try to include a bit of journaling on my layouts too, but I didn't here. I handwrote the date (2015) and the title tells where we were. We go to this particular farm each year and other layouts about our visit to Hodges Farm tell a little more of the tradition. 

This November kit featured a mix of Echo Park Paper and Doodlebug Designs. I used primarily Echo Park here. 

This is the kit I used: 

You can find out more about My Creative Scrapbook on its website.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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