вторник, 30 ноября 2010 г.

Last day of November

Today is the last day of November. Tomorrow I get to do my first entry in my December Daily. I'm so happy to go for this journey, especially since I'm doing it with 5 more close to me people!

Well, I just could not wait to begin recording in DD, therefore I did my first page the last week of November. It's just a few pictures from our walk outside (weather was perfect for that) and a couple of sentences. Summary of fall... I will post it as soon as I get my photos.

пятница, 26 ноября 2010 г.


We LOVE Thanksgiving, that's why we celebrate it a few times a year. We have a special Thanksgiving service at church around October with dinner after the service, and then celebrate together on Thanksgiving day.

What is the most important thing at Thanksgiving? Is it a turkey? Because at this house was definitely a laughter! Yes, tables were overflowing with abundance of food including turkey... but being able to gather together and just have fun was a blessing.

I am really thankful for a large family!

среда, 17 ноября 2010 г.

More scrapping and more lifting

I had so many thoughts in my head that I wanted to share while I was cleaning and doing the laundry, but when I finally got a chance to sit down, I couldn't think of anything.

Well, I did want to share a layout I made a few weeks ago. For some reason I just couldn't get the colors of these papers to look right on the photo. Anyway, here is a layout, using some Teresa Collins papers together with Making Memories.

This is a page about one of the best weeks of the year (and one of the best places too). Here we shared that perfect moment with my baby. I just enjoyed being with her, and observing how she acts, talks and grows so quickly. It was perfect to simply spend a day with her.

Next, is another one of those pages that I did last week when I was so busy with the wedding. Yeah, that totally doesn't make sense (scrapping while you are busy). But I just couldn't do anything else. This time I used Jana Eubank's layout for inspiration.

I don't think I will ever get tired of Teresa Collins Giving Thanks collection papers. They are so delicate and can work on any page.

Have one more page to share with you tomorrow, using the same collection. I had little pieces left and that's exactly how that page came together.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

вторник, 16 ноября 2010 г.

Congratulations, sister!

Whew,... what a week! I believe it was the busiest week in years for all of us. This past Saturday we celebrated my baby sister's wedding and it was BEAUTIFUL! We were worried about many things, but our biggest concern was the weather, since we couldn't control it. And, by the grace of God, the weather turned out to be absolutely gorgeous!

There are four sisters in our family and we all love to work with flowers. I used to work as a flower designer at the local craft store. I truly enjoy working with fresh flowers and consider flower arranging as one of my hobbies. So, this week, the three of older sisters did flowers for our youngest sister's wedding.

I love to start with this:
To turn it into this:
And this:
So that the special day is surrounded with flowers from ceremony:
to bridal party...
to reception...
to make these happy:

They truly deserve that. We love you sister! Congratulations!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon!

вторник, 9 ноября 2010 г.

Mini Home Decor project

I love to surround myself with little inspirations, especially in my scraping corner. This week I made some pencil cups using paper and tags by Teresa Collins and some cardstock. Originally I was planning on using these tags on my layout, but I figured they will be hidden in the album and I wont be able to see them all the time, so I decided to use them here:

They add some decor and warmth and inspiration to this place... Here they are with supplies in them.

I also pinned a cutout page with an awesome quote to my cork board for the same reason. To be INSPIRED. To remember all the blessings in my life and to take time recording them.

You can find all kind of stuff around your home and using your favorite scrapbooking supplies turn these useless items into usable decorative stationary. And here are mine before they got a makeover:

I also wanted to share a layout I made, that I scraplifted Stefany Dagan's page. Sometimes I make myself scraplift someone else's work that I love, and today was a perfect day for a scraplift - a day when your head is spinning, worrying whether everything is done and ordered for the wedding, but a day when it's too early to do flowers and decorations just yet (will begin that on Thursday)... I needed a creative escape. So, having a piece of work you love to scraplift without thinking much about design is the way to go!

I even kept the colors pretty close to hers. Should say, I really enjoyed it. My hands were working with stuff that make me happy and my head had a break. Well, it wasn't missing completely, it enjoyed pictures and colors and being at my favorite spot.

Next time you are tired or don't feel very well oriented to design a masterpiece - just scraplift one that you like. Happy scraplifting!

среда, 3 ноября 2010 г.

Card for a Teacher

I made this card for my daughter's teacher using Teresa Collins products. Usually when I work on school related projects, orange is the first color choice I go to and this Giving Thanks paper collection was a perfect choice.

What I also like about Teresa Collins papers is that the name of the collection is in nice font and is big enough to use as a sentiment an a card or a little phrase on a page, as I did here: GIVING THANKS for the front of the card and THANKS for the back.

To give this book an open look, I used glue dots between the pages and under the cover too.

Thanks for looking.

понедельник, 1 ноября 2010 г.

December Daily 2010

Fall is usually full of things to celebrate - birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving and now we can add another one - my sister's wedding. And the closer it gets the more nervous I become... Well, lots of things are on the list for the week before the wedding.

I have participated in making December Daily with Ali Edwards last year and can't wait to make another one this year. Here are the products I'm planning to use for it, actually these are already precut pages for DD.

I really loved this project and am trying to convince some other "nonscrapbooking" people to join this year. My sister is one of them. I even made one for her.

Same as Ali, I made two different covers for DD, and still deciding which one to use. The other one will become a cover for my sister's December Daily. Here are both of them:

Thanks for stopping by.