Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Getting Ready for December

This year i've caved from peer pressure and am making a december daily album.
really just want to document the everyday....of our december, the whole shabang!

this is my test to see if i can really do "project life", a daily documentation of 2012, which i'm really anxious to do!!!!  It might sound crazy to some of you, but i think it's amazing and despite all my scrapbooking efforts, I don't have a lot of the everyday, real life.  I know having had something like this of my family when i was growing up would be a gold mine for me.  So I've got big plans and I think it will be amazing to have when it's all said and done.  Here's a link to the project life website to see what I'm talking about....

anyhewwww.....here's a few pics of my december daily album.....i've been working on it but not going to share anymore until I actually start filling the pages ;)

I started by collecting everything I might want.....went with an old October Afternoon line I've been hanging onto, along with anything else that matched.

 I used some chipboard shapes as my album covers then used file folders that I cut down for my insides.  I'm covering those with my paper.
 Here are a few of the inside pages....i've just about got all my pages done for the whole month, so it shouldn't be too hard to fill in everyday, it shouldn't.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Get Picky Nov. Sketch

sadly......is past.
i feel badly that i wasn't able to get this posted earlier....but you know.
the blog was on vacation, apparently!!!

I So loved this sketch, I didn't know it at first.
Don't usually do much with circles/ovals.

But these pics have been floating from paper to paper, waiting to be scrapped and nothing ever felt right so they always got pushed to the side.  

But alas, they finally made there way onto a page and I loooooove it!!!!

Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking ;)

My little Samantha....always the life of the party, even at ONE!!!
Used a bit of Studio Calico and Sassafras here ;)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Kit at My Scrapbook Nook

My blog is fixed ;)
Such a weird problem.......I'd pulled my Little Yellow Bicycle layouts off of THEIR blog and for some reason those pics killed my blog.  I've done that before, pulling stuff I need off other locations.  But as soon as I removed them from the post everything went back to normal.  Fan-freakin'-tastic ;)

So here are my overdue Nook layouts for November......it's a good thing too, since I've got our HOT december kit in my hands already.....wahoooooo!!!!

The November kit was from Echo Park, Times and Seasons.
It's a beautiful kit, though a bit dark and vintagy for my taste.
To lighten things up a bit I like to use white backgrounds.  This line has some really awesome prints in it that I thought were perfect for Disneyland....so all my layouts are from there.....fun hu!!!!

 This picture has been on my MUST SCRAPBOOK list for quite a few years.  So glad this kit reminded me of it......I think it's a perfect match and so happy to have my way too cute Kristen documented with Ariel!!!!
 Been wanting to try the chevron pattern thingy that's all the rage right now.  Love how these patterns worked together and suited Goofy so well ;)

 Another Ariel picture....the colors here went so well with her tail.

 I think the stripe in here was my favorite pattern....pulled out Minney and Mickey for this one.  Pictures from our trip last year.  Finally got some good pictures as they've moved Mickey outside instead of in ;)

While the Nook is repairing it's message board you can find all our fun challenges and inspiration on our new blog!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Something is Wrong with this thing!!!

Not sure how to get my blog fixed, if anyone knows do tell ;(
I can load pictures into a post but it doesn't save anything nor will it publish them.
Words are all I can manage to get posted..........so sad, because I have TONS of things to share ;(

Saturday, November 19, 2011


blogspot, are you working yet??????

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle Guest Spot

I recently had a chance to design for Little Yellow Bicycle on their Cycling Team.
I was honored to be given a chance to play with their Get Your Game On line.

I had so much fun pulling some old photo's of Nathan and scrapping them on this sports themed paper.

Thank you LYB for giving me the opportunity!!!!

Here are my layouts and you can check their blog for more detailed shots!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!!
Congratulations to Kim H for winning our big blog hop prize of a 3 month sub to our gorgeous kits!!!! Woot Woot!!!

As for our random winners, we pulled 6 names from 6 different blogs and here are your prizes girls!!!

Zarah: Thicker Prize Pack
Janet Z: 1 Kit
jenessa: Thicker Prize Pack
Stephanie Eaken: 1 Kit
Cassandra: Thicker Prize Pack
Mag: 1 Kit

Please send your mailing information to mysrapbooknookdtATyahooDOTcom

Thanks so much for playing along everyone!!! Sorry for the delay in announcing this.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Leah!

This one's for you!!!!
Hope you have the best day....you deserve it!!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Trick or Treat

I definitely win for treats this year!
Just look at these kids.....they are my treat for sure ;)

I had some fun playing with my pics and added a few spooky elements to them ;)

Samantha had seen this cool ghost costume in a magazine so we did our best to duplicate it.  Found a base dress at Ross and then added lots of stuff from my sewing bucket to it!  Took some old white leggings and added trim.  Painted face and ratted hair.......cutest ghost in town!

 Kristen wanted to be a flapper and just after I went to the fabric store and found out it would be too expensive this year we a miracle happened.  Found out a good friend had one we could borrow!   Happy girl, happy mom!!!!  She looks so cute and reminds me of when I was her age and was also a flapper girl ;)

 Jack had lots of plans for Halloween and the costume he wanted.  In the end I convinced him this old costume of Nathan's would be perfect!!!  And it was.  He loves Lord of the Rings so dressing up as Frodo was not out of the picture ;)  Those hairy feet are my faves!!!
 Isn't he the cutest!!!!  And he has the ring on, it's just hiding, like it should be ;)
 Do you recognize that gloomy face of Napoleon Dynamite?????  This was all I could get of Nathan.  The costume was his idea but in the end refused to be seen in public like this!  He'll be seen now!!!!  Mwahahahahaa!!!
We had a fun night.  The neighborhood wasn't as outta control as usual which was really nice!  And my kids were pretty much done about an hour into it.....which was also nice ;) Seeing as how it was a school night.  They were in bed by 9 I think!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scrapbook Nook Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to the hop from My Scrapbook Nook!!!!

We're offering one lucky lady a 3 month subscription to these gorgeous kits and several smaller prizes for other hoppers!

We have hidden 7 birds among the design team blogs....so hop around, find the birds and keep track of who's got em'. Once you've found all seven, email those names to: myscrapbooknookdt@yahoo.com

One random winner from those that find all the birds will be drawn to receive a 3 month subscription to the Nook ;)

As for the rest of the prizes, they will be drawn from the designers blogs at random. So comments are optional, but the more you leave the better your chances are of winning a prize, which include kits!!! For an extra bonus drawing for a $50 prize pack- leave a comment at Danni Reid's link including a link where you have facebooked, blogged or tweeted about this hop- you can leave up to three comments for a shot at that $50 prize pack!

The Nook kits are filled each month with the latest paper collections and embellishments to make you swoon! They are a fantastic deal and our international ladies love the low shipping ;) If you sign up for a 12 month subscription you'll get a free kit after your 12 month mark! Now that's a bakers dozen of goodness!

Here's a layout I did using our gorgeous October Kit ;)  My Minds Eye Lost and Found Sunshine!
Some silly pictures of me....this is how I act in front of the camera.  Like a dork.  It's a good thing I'm behind it most the time!

I've got another favorite layout I'd love for you to see over at the Nook for our member layout inspiration challenge.  This is where we take a layout from one of our members and turn it into a sketch for everyone to play along with....here's the link and mine is at the end of all the layouts ;)

Thanks for looking and here are your hopping orders!

Carol <----you are here


Hop ends on Fri., November 4 at 11:59 pm.
Winners will be announced on Sat. November 5th!

Be Sure to check out our Christmas Card Class and New Contest "Card Sharks!" a fast paced, four week battle of creativity!!!!