Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pagemaps "Storyboard Kits" Sketch Contest

The Toys Are Back!

There is a fun contest going on at Pagemaps. The winner gets an awesome kit from Storyboard Kits. Here is the sketch provided by Becky Fleck:

As you can see, I flipped the sketch 90 degrees.

These are my boys in their Toy Story costumes. They are huge Toy Story fans, and they have worn these costumes all over town: running errands, to the grocery store, they even wore them with me when I went to vote. By Halloween, Woody required some one-on-one time with my sewing machine!

Supplies used: Patterned Papers (Sassafras Lass, Recollections), Jillibean Soup cardstock, American Crafts alphabet, Making Memories tiny alphabet stickers, Spare Parts metal

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Life...In a Nutshell

Here's a super simple layout using an 8X10 print. This picture was taken on Thanksgiving day.

Handmade roses using a six-petal flower punch

Supplies used: Patterned Papers (Basic Grey, Reminisce, My Mind's Eye), Jillibean Soup cardstock, Reminisce stickers, American Crafts chipboard alphabet, Making Memories alphabet stickers, Recollections flower buds

Deck The Halls

This is my absolute favorite time of year, and it's looking a lot like Christmas at our house! I actually managed to get all of my indoor decorating done a week before Thanksgiving. I figure that it takes so much time and resources to decorate that I might as well enjoy them as long as possible.

Here's what crafty things I've been up to.

Somehow I lucked out this year, and my boys have left the gifts alone. Jack, age 2, decides to take a drum stick to the tree every so often.

My tree at night

I love a decorated mantle at Christmas.

The lights on my wreath decided to stop working.
Ugh. I just redid the thing, too!

The outside of my house takes on more of a whimsical feel. I was going for the gingerbread theme. My front door makes me smile!

I wanted some gingerbread cutouts, but waited too long to order them. My sweet husband cut them for me, and I had too much fun painting them. I see a whole colony of these sweet thing in my future. :)

My house at night. Our front trees are also covered in red and white lights.I love everything Christmas.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas season!