Saturday, December 22, 2012

Owl Be Home For Christmas Blog Hop!

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Owl Be Home For Christmas Blog Hop!! 

We are so happy you are here! 
Please be sure to start at the beginning at Heather Lynn's blog: 
so you don't miss out on a thing! 
 We have all made some super cute owl themed projects to share with you today.
You will not only get some inspiration ~ but you could win prizes, too!
Heather Lynn is offering one hopper a really fun prize. 
at all of the stops to have a chance to win the Grand Prize! 
There will be lots of other candy offered along the way, 
please take your time and visit all of the blogs.
You have all weekend to do so. 
Please be sure to let us know at the last stop (at Pinque Peacock) that you followed the rules to be included in the random drawing for the Grand Prize!

 Heather always gives us free reign on our projects as long as it follows the hop theme and incorporates owls in some way.
I decided to make some ornaments:
These were so fun and easy to make and I just love how they dress up my little tree:

I hope you enjoy the hop and all of the gorgeous projects.

Here is the wonderful line up we have for you this weekend:

2. Teresa
3. Jenn
5. Ashley
6. Lisa
7. Melissa (You Are Here)
9. Cindy
10. Julie
11. Joe
13. Janet
14. Paula
15. Tara
16. Heather
17. Norma

Thanks so much for joining us!! We really appreciate each and everyone of you!
From my home to yours ~ Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sketches In Thyme #97

A new sketch is up today at Sketches In Thyme!

Isn't it fun?

I chose to shrink it down into a one-pager:

Paper is from the Paper Loft collection "Easy Breezy".

And some fun little bits from American Crafts and Pink Paislee.

We'd love to see your take on this awesome sketch.
Don't forget, there's a prize up for grabs this month for one lucky participant!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kids' Christmas Cards

This week at Party Time Tuesdays we're looking for your child-themed holiday cards.

Mine's more for a tween/teen than a little one.

Some pretty paper, a little ribbon, and voilĂ !

It's a loose interpretation of a card I saw on Pinterest, I love the way it turned out!

We'd love to see yours! Link up here.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sketches In Thyme - New Sketch Is Up!

Hello, Thursday!

I'm so excited to share the latest sketch from Sketches In Thyme with you.

The super fabulous sketch #95:

Say "bee". Like, say cheese. Get it? (I had title block. Does that happen to you?)
{I just noticed that I forgot to "outline" the inside of the "b". All fixed now. Oops!}

Pull-out tag for journaling:

Which is funny since my handwriting actually isn't hideous on this:

I'm pretty sure Duke wanted to eat her. Oh how we miss that goofy boy.

Won't you join us?

Link up your take on the sketch on the Sketches In Thyme blog
and be entered to win this:

Products Used:
Lily Bee Design {Stationary Linen}
The Paper Loft {Gentler Times - Party Line}
Webster's Pages {Palm Beach Girl}
American Crafts chipboard {Dear Lizzy Neapolitan}
Freckled Fawn {Grey Dot Washi Tape}
Queen & Company {Black & White Twine}
Journaling Tag from K&Company {Smash}

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Daily - the bones

I was intrigued last December by so many people's December Dailies that I promised myself I would try it this year.

Oh the visions I had!
 All of the cute pockets of goodies and photos.
I will get one of those gorgeous little Sn@p binders and fill it full of our holiday traditions and escapades!

It would be so easy to keep up with!
I mean, if they can do then surely I could do it, too.



I couldn't even get the darn thing assembled by December 1st.

And we don't even do that much stuff in December,
I would have an album full of fluff.
Or "what we had for dinner".
Or a bunch of staged, fake photos of the kids and more likely -
our poor dogs in Santa hats and elf hats drinking the water out of the Christmas tree.

So, I'm not doing a December Daily. But I sort of am.
It will be a fun little album of all our traditions and escapades,
but it won't document every single day.

I found this adorable burlap chipboard album (Little Yellow Bicycle)
at Michael's for THREE DOLLARS. Um, hello?

It's 6x6 and has 6 inside pages.
I just received an awesome kraft envelope for winning a layout challenge,
so I punched some holes to use it as a "page" also.

Some acetate pages and vellum envelopes will also find their way in soon.

The paper? October Afternoon's Make It Merry. *swoon*
I love it. LOVE. It's so whimsical and perfect.

More bits and pieces from the OA collection . . .

What's an album without washi? A boring one if you ask me.

And stamps!

I won't bore you with the ink, paint, ribbons, and alpha stickers.

Mainly because I haven't picked them all out yet.

I have been taking plenty of photos for it, though!

Here are a few that are just waiting for a prime spot in the album:

Is there anyone out there who is a little like me?

Is your "December Daily" more of a
 "This Is What We Did In December And A Little Bit Of November And Maybe Even January"?

Since that title is so long and would never fit on a 6x6 album,
I shall call it instead the "Holiday Hustle".
Because it's funny. 
And everyone could use more funny.