Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I hope you each had a relaxing Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year).  Ours was absolutely wonderful.  The kids got Lego set after Lego set.  I'm off from work until the 2nd (yay!!) and today began Lego building day. I love nothing more than sitting at the dining room table on the laptop while the kids are putting together Legos at the other end!  Total joy to me.

Today while the kids put together Legos, I was able to help Designed by Soco with some layouts for her new template release "Year in Review.  How great are these templates??!!  They are great for a cover or back page of a 2014 book, a 12 Days of Christmas layout, or even just using them for template with lots of pictures!  I loved playing with these today and can't wait to use them for future layouts!  You can read more about them on her blog and you can snag them over at Mscraps

And here are my layouts.  I used one as a year in review; and I plan on using it for my 2014 book (maybe I'll have that done by 2016!  LOL).  And the next one I used for our 2013 trip to Disneyland.  Slight alteration and I had a large photo of my daughter and Merida!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

12 Days of Christmas

I have my final portion of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop for you today.  Have you had a good holiday season so far?  Enjoy your own holiday time and be sure to relax and enjoy the time with family!

Today is the September portion of the freebie blog hop - made with P12 2014 - September.  You can find the full kit in Romajo's shop.  And I hope you enjoy the freebies I've made for you!!

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Tomorrow, hop on over to Amber's blog for the next month's freebie!!

As a final gift to you, if you've missed any of my monthly pocket cards, I've packaged them all together.  You can download them as one large zip file, or go back through my posts each month to download them month by month.  I hope you've had a wonderful 2014 and a blessed start to 2015!

Here's to another year of creating!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

12 Days of Christmas

Welcome back to my blog for the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop!  Today I give you a freebie I made with the P12 2014 - June edition from Romajo Designs.  I hope you're having fun each day grabbing some adorable freebies - and if you need the full kit to complete your stash, hop on over to Romajo's store.

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See you all again in a couple days.

Tomorrow, be sure to hop o Renata's blog for the July freebie!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Insomnia - love or hate?

For those who may know me, you know I LOVE to sleep.  I have Multiple Sclerosis, so am often exhausted and sleepy.  I've been on a round of medication for the last 4 days that has caused me to not sleep well.  Though I went to bed at 9pm last night, I woke up at 2:45 and could not get back to sleep!  I finally dragged myself from bed at 4am and so far have written my Christmas letter (yay!), started stuffing envelopes for said cards, written this blog post, posted my Mousescrappers Challenge, scrapped a scrapbook layout, and re-calculated how long it takes to drive from Texas to Port Canaveral, Fl!  whew!  and I still have 30 minutes before my alarm goes off.  Anyone else suffer from insomnia often?  If I had a day or two like this each week, I might actually get my house cleaned!  LOL

Anyway, I thought I'd share with you that I'm hosting the Mousescrappers Weekly Challenge #263 for the next 2 weeks.  If you come and join me and scrap a page about a Peaceful Disney related moment (can be Disney at Home), you can get this fabulous template from Holly Kay Weber.

Here's a layout I made with the template.  I couldn't stop giggling at this Trunk or Treat event when "Elsa" would play a game/sport.  And then when she would be next to one of the other 3 dozen Elsa's there, I giggled even harder!

Here's hoping that the next few nights can be restful and peaceful for us all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Alexandra Rae Designs - Dear Santa

Hi all, I'm here mid week to share with you that I had the privilege to work with Alexandra Rae Designs kit "Dear Santa" this week!  How super cute is this kit?  Perfect for documenting your Daily Photos or those precious photos of your kiddo's and Santa - You can read more about the kit and Alexandra Rae Design's on her blog.

I enjoyed playing with this kit and started my 2014 (yes, you read that right!!) daily December photo a day layout.  I was so excited that I'm actually scrapping pictures I took just days ago!  That never happens, as you can see my next layout was from 2011!  

You can pick up this kit and more at her shop.

I also thought this was the perfect kit to make my 2014 Dear Santa letter, and I've packaged it up in jpeg and pdf if you'd like to use it as well.  This freebie is for personal use only.  I hope you enjoy!!

I'm slowing wrapping up my final Christmas preparations - gifts to wrap and ship, cards to send out, and I hope that I can be completed by Saturday and enjoy this season of family and fun.  I hope you are also having a blessed season!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas!!!

A tradition has been started with Romajo Designs - a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  And welcome to Day 1!!

Over the next 12 days, you will have the opportunity to hop around and grab some freebies made from Romajo and the Romajo Creative Team.  These freebies will all be made with the P12 2014 collection.  If you haven't grabbed it yet, hop on over to her store!

I have the honor of bringing day 1 to you.  Using P12 2014 - January, I give you a title word art and this small snow angel cluster.  I hope you enjoy!!

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Tomorrow be sure to drop on by to Scrappin Andi's blog for the February freebie!

I'll be back with June, so stop on back here in a few days!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Festive Flowers

Can you believe 2014 is coming to a close?  There are some things that help me count down the days.  The first is work - Working in the Financial Industry I'm always a day or 3 days in advance - settlement days.  Having kids in scouts and sports means I'm constantly thinking about the next meeting or practice or game.  Working with monthly kits is another way I'm reminded that a year is coming to a close - and Romajo's P12 2014 is wrapping up it's final touches.  Have you gotten everything?  Today's new release is the P12 2014 Flowers.  You can get it at a discount this first week in Romajo's shop, and read more about it on her blog.
Here's a layout I made with a few different kits from the P12 2014 stash -
P12 2014 - Flowers
P12 2014 - April
P12 2014 - May
P12 2014 - July
P12 2014 Stamps & Paints
P12 2014 Solids 1 & 3

I hope you all have a wonderful day - I'm off to try to stay awake (slumber party all night at my house last night **yawn** - and basketball for both kids all day.  I see lots of coffee in my future!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Hi All!  Happy Monday.  I've created 6 new journal cards for you to add to your 12 month stash!  These were made with Romajo's P12 2014 October, November, and December!  I hope you enjoy them!

Coming this Saturday are a couple more freebies for you from Romajo Designs!!  Be on the lookout for these.  One will be on her Facebook page and the other in her newsletter, so make sure you're signed up through her blog (right hand side)!

Also, get ready for the 12 days of Christmas coming soon to a blog near you!  Marieke from Romajo Designs and her CT team will be posting freebies for you during the 12 days leading up to Christmas.  Each day focusing on a new month of the past year!  Hope you will come back and snag some more goodies I have prepared for you!