Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop!

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop! 

Welcome to Day 3 of our inspiration week! If you are just dropping by make sure that you start at Scrapping Everyday Miracles to get all the details on our hop and catch up on the first two days. And so they don't get buried in all the tag photos following, here are the secret words for today (shh…don't tell): the greatest 


Many of these tags are inspired by all the great techniques that Tim Holtz shares on his blog every year in the '12 Tags of Christmas' that he does. You should check it out, they are so much fun to do and you can adapt what he shares to materials that you already have (which I think is half the fun). So, without further ado, here are some closeups with links where appropriate.

Tag 7

Tag 9, Tag 10 (for number)

Whew! That's a lot of tags! I hope you're inspired. You could use these techniques and looks for cards too. Be sure to become a follower if you aren't already and leave a comment for a chance at a prize. At the end of the hop (on the 5th) I'll do a random drawing to pick a winner. Merry Christmas!

The hop details: 
1.    Come back and visit us each day this week to be inspired.  Hop to the Design Team member’s personal blog and collect your secret word.  At the end of the week e-mail us at with the secret phrase and you will be entered into the drawing for this awesome prize from Burlap & Buttercups, one of my personal favorite kit clubs. 

2.    Create something or many things based on our inspiration and link it to the Mr. Linky by December 10th for a chance to win a December kit from Scrapbook Circle, yes this is also a favorite of mine!
3.    Every day that you come back to visit you will also find a new discount code to give you some help in your shopping; some codes are good just for the day and others are for a week so make sure you get them quick!
4.    Have a ton of fun and don’t forget to join us on Monday, December 5th for our December challenge and another awesome prize package!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop Coming…

Are you ready for a week of inspiring Christmas projects? Each day a member of the Scrapping Everyday Miracles DT will be posting a different Christmas project to get your Christmas crafting vibe going. Get ideas for gifts and decor! There will be chances for prizes and other fun stuff happening so check in on November 28th to join in.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

10 Great Years

Today is my 10th anniversary and I am so thankful for this time that Matt and I have had together. I can't believe that we've been married for 10 years though! Time sure flies. He is such a wonderful husband and I am blessed by him. I created this layout to commemorate this milestone wedding anniversary.

The journaling on the tag behind the photo reads:
Thank you Lord for 10 wonderful years with Matt. He is such a blessing to me and you brought us together. Matt, thank you for being a wonderful, supportive husband. I love you so much and I can't believe we have been married for 10 years! Here's to many more!

I used this sketch for the layout:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenge #10!

It's time for another fun challenge over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles! This one is all about nature. We are certainly surrounded by beautiful places and things. We would love to see you take on this challenge and scrap about what you find in the natural world. For my layout, I chose photos I took when we went camping at Calaveras Big Trees State Park last summer. Those trees are truly amazing and so gigantic you really can't comprehend it, even when you are standing right by them. I feel very blessed that I live in a part of the world where I can easily make a trip to see these amazing trees.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holy Smokes – It's November!

11/1/11, how about that? I'm tempted to celebrate by baking some cookies (maybe chop up some leftover Halloween candy to mix in? hmmmm…) but I will be strong and just blog about making cookies. ;-) Greg is getting to be a pretty good "cooker" (as he used to say at three). Start 'em young is what I say. One of these years he can start cooking dinner too!