Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2010! Be sure to stop by the blog for a lot more project updates soon!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December Daily - A few pages

I have slowly been playing catch up with my December Daily project after being gone for a week. Here are a few more pages that I have been working on. Above and below is the page for December 5th talking about boarding the Oasis of the Seas for the Maiden Voyage.

Loving the new boarder punch I got!
Here is the page for December 7th talking about the cupcake decorating class that Karen and I took on the ship.

Last is the page from December 4th that just has a bunch of pictures talking about our traveling to Florida the day before the cruise started.

I can't believe that Christmas is only 2 days away! Hope that you are all ready and have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Can't Believe it's almost Christmas!

I can't believe that Christmas is next week! So much to do before then and so little time. Today I have to get all of my gifts purchased and send out all of the Christmas cards I finished making yesterday.

I also need to get working on my December Daily album. I have a week's worth of pages to finish since we were on the cruise last week. I also need to work on my trip album, still trying to figure out how I want to put that together...

No real projects to share yet, hope to have some pictures of some finished things by the weekend. So for now I will leave you with this picture.

Have you finished all of your shopping yet?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Card Creations Class!

I am teaching Card Creations this month at Craft Fancy!
Join me this Tuesday for class to make these fun cards if you are in the area! You can call the store to register for class, spaces are still available.

I'll be back with more blog posts this week, including lots of pictures from our vacation last week on the Oasis of the Seas!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Trip Album

We are leaving for a family cruise today and I wanted to share what I am taking with me to document the trip. I got this mini book from a few months ago but didn't know what to do with it. The colors are perfect for a cruise vacation so I decided to bring it along.

Along with the book I brought some journaling stickers and some markers to document the trip. When we get back all I have to do is print the pictures and put them in!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

a few layouts to share

Here are a few layouts that I have been working on over the past month. The first two layouts I used paper from the Studio Calico kit club.
The last layout I used my favorite photo from Jen's wedding. It really captures the whole night!
I have a few more things that I am working on, Christmas cards and some other layouts that I will share soon, as well as another look at my December Daily book.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Daily Album

I can't believe it is December already! I decided to take another try at the December Daily album this year that was created by Ali E. (take a look at her books from the past few years, they are great!) It is an album that you make before December and then fill in each day to document the season. I did one last year and towards the end of the month I felt like I had figured out the process so I am hoping that the book this year will turn out a little better.
For my album base I used two holiday bingo cards as the covers to make a 5" x 7" album. I love how the cover turned out. I just kept adding things until it felt finished and I liked the look of it.
Since yesterday was December 1, I was really excited to begin the book. I started out with a page about my love of all of the holiday drinks that Starbucks has this time of year.
I also love the cups that they have this year and the theme of wishes and I am hoping to use that as my overall theme for the book this year. I will share some more pages as the book starts to fill up.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

St. Louis!

We are hangin out for the weekend in lovely St. Louis! It has been a beautiful day so far. Nice and warm. We stopped at one of our favorite places for frozen custard!

Now we are off to a fundraising dinner.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jen's Wedding!

Just got back from a wonderful week in Los Angeles for my friend Jen's Wedding! It was a busy week but the whole thing turned out beautifully! The whole day was a blast! (Click on pictures to see bigger)
After the ceremony we took some pictures outside where the reception was.
Me and Jen and her sisters Michele and Melanie, we were told to make her laugh which isn't that hard to do! Thanks Shannon for taking all of these pictures for me!!

The bride and I

The whole wedding party...we had some trouble all figuring out the silly poses for these pics!

So glad Shannon could come out for the day!
We had a great dinner and then spent the night dancing.
My favorite dance partner Jacob, Jen's nephew, kept me on the dance floor all night long!

Jen and Ray and their first dance
Jen dancing with her Dad

We had a great night, I don't think I sat down after dinner was over!
The next day Shannon and I went to Zuma beach and saw dolphins

Then we took a trip to CLU to see the Gold Gumby statue for ourselves....we are not to sure about it.
Hope you enjoyed the photos!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Guest Book

My friend Jen is getting married this week and I made her a guest book!
I loved how this turned out, it fits the theme of the wedding so well and it is what she wanted.
I can't wait to see it filled up!
I used book cloth to cover the front and back book board pieces and it was fun to work with and it looks great in person. So I think I will have to get more book cloth in other colors to make some more mini books!