Thursday, December 30, 2010


During Leora Sanford's 25 Days celebration, I stumbled upon a site which I will ♥ forever!
And there is a fabulous giveaway and sale there right now! So... go, go, go and take a look!

(images are linked to the blog)

In other news... I have been crazy, crazy busy! I am finally getting "caught up" though that's mostly just in one part of my work - the rest has all taken a back seat to that, and now needs to get caught up. Anyway, I am hoping desperately to get some scrapping done over the next week or so, so hopefully you'll see some new layouts (and maybe a few hybrid goodies as well) soon!

Have a safe and happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The best of intentions...

Yep, I certainly have the best of intentions!

I try to scrap!

I want to scrap!

But time seems to elude me lately...

This morning, though, I threw caution to the wind, and despite the fact
that I have my largest day of work so far ahead of me,


Yay, me!

Now I pay for it by being even more behind on my work...

All product images are linked.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wish List Collab and Blog Hop

Oh, my goodness! Do I ever have good news for you today!! The designers of CatScrap have gotten together with those of The Lilypad, and they made this beautiful collab together. What's better? For a limited time, you can get it free with your $10 purchase! And even better? Our CTs are having a blog hop, and you can collect a whole host of gorgeous QPs made with this great kit! Ready to have a look? Here you have it - Wish List.

Here is the layout I made with it. Ummm... kind of embarrassing that this is my first December Daily/Journal Your Christmas page you've seen, but it's the first one I've gotten made. I had planned to make a paper book, but as we were gone for the first week of December, and I've been swamped with work since we got back, that just had to go by the wayside. So, here is my day 12 page, though I still plan to make a coordinating page with journaling. Can you tell I have a lot of work to do on this project yet?? Oh, well. It's fun!

And since I didn't figure you'd want a "12" on your page, I changed that to some word art for your QP.
You can download it at, and if I run out of bandwith there, you can get it at 4shared.

I believe if you are following the blog hop, you should have come from Meryem's blog, and your next stop after me is Val's blog. Have fun!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Some goodies

Oh, my poor neglected blog! I'm sorry I've been away so long! There's been a lot going on here from lots of paperwork, to my brother-in-law unexpectedly falling gravely ill and passing away within a week, to an unplanned trip halfway across the country for his memorial service, to lots more paperwork and getting ready for Christmas. I'm still FAR from ready, with only about 6 gifts bought so far! We don't have a tree yet, or any decorations up, because we only got back a few days ago, and have been pretty solidly working! Hopefully we'll get all that done soon, as we are rapidly running out of time! I am working on making a few holiday gifts - I'll share more about them as I get some made. But for now, I must share a few things with you!!

Did you know that CatScrap is having an Advent Calendar? Check out the daily downloads there! And you might notice Santa hanging around in the forums and gallery!

Then head over to two little pixels! With your $10 order, this beautiful collab is automatically added to your cart!

I had a lot of fun working with it! I recently made my first photo book using a free code from Shutterfly, and as I had to make it quickly (because I waited until the last minute, as usual), I had to just throw things together. It came out nice, but because I know nothing about bleed and all that, the pages are a little off center. And because all my layouts are single-page, a lot of the pages don't match very well. So, I vowed to make more two-page layouts in the future. Here's my first one.

Page one...

Page two...

and the two combined!

And check out the sweet December 2010 Gold Member kit at DST. It was made by my friend Shen. I absolutely loved playing with this kit!

Here is what I made.

I hope this post finds you well! And I plan to be writing much more over the next few weeks! (((hugs)))