Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Birthday happy2create!

I just wanted to wish my sister, Amy, a happy 40th birthday!  Here is the card that I made for her:
Happy birthday!
Love, Brenda

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I was in Target recently in the cat litter aisle - so exciting, I know.  I saw the most adorable Christmas gear for cats - I immediately thought about dressing up my kitties Sumner and Elliott and taking photos for our Christmas cards for the year.  I didn't buy the outfits that day, I wanted to get my husband's opinion first.  Of course he thought it would be hilarious, so I went back to Target last weekend and bought a Santa hat and beard.
Elliott was really good about wearing the hat and beard.  He seemed to forget that he had them on and just sat there and let me take pictures of him.  Sumner was good for about 30 seconds before he started to try to get the hat off.  I got a few pictures, but he looks pretty angry.  Normally, he is the sweetest kitty!
I used Shutterfly to create the cards and they are pretty adorable.  I'm happy to be getting them out on time this year!  I decided to make a layout with the photos.
I used the Studio Calico December 2010 kit, Metropolitan.  When I was in the beginning stages of planning this layout, I decided to take a peek at the SC Sunday Sketch which I rarely participate in.  The sketch made the creation of my layout really easy!
My favorite  item that I used was the green glittery trim from the kit.  I never would have thought that I would use this embellishment, but it worked perfectly on this page.
I'm heading to Wisconsin on Friday to visit my family for the holidays.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sneak peek! (Just to prove that I am working on something!)

I've spent all of my scrapping time over the past few weeks working on a mini album of our vacation to Paris last summer.  I finally finished all of the pages last night - the front cover plus ten pages.  Now I have to start on the journaling.  I bought five oversized postcards in Paris and I'm printing my journaling on the back of those, so I have a long way to go!  I don't want to share the album until I get the journaling done, but I thought I'd share a sneak of the work that I have done so far.  
This is a peek of the front cover:

I actually bought the album in a scrapbooking store in Paris - Le Temple Du Scrap.  I just had to make a trip there as part of my vacation!
This page is from the Louvre:

I tried to include as many ticket stubs and other little items as I could in the album.  
I'll be sharing the entire album soon - TFL!!
Have a good week everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ho ho ho!

I thought I'd share a Christmas card today that I made quite a while ago.  I had received the reindeer sticker on the card in a care package from Making Memories when they sent me a new Slice to replace the broken one that I had.  Around the same time that I got the reindeer sticker, Cards was having a style challenge to use green, red, brown, and reindeer on a card, so I thought I'd try it out.  This is the card I came up with.
The green and red patterned papers are from a company called Memory Box.  The background die cut stamp and the fabric brad are both from BasicGrey.  The pin is from Maya Road.  I cut the "ho ho ho" shape out with my Slice.  
I'm so glad that I saw this challenge otherwise I don't know if I ever would have used that sticker!
Have a great week everyone!