More Cards!

During this Thanksgiving break I’ve been having some good hybrid inspiration, and I did 2 more cards!


Template by Winkasheart

Dear Santa by Cecile Designs

Font: Handwriting- Dakota

Here’s the printed out version (I brushed it with Mod Podge too):
I actually like this so much that I was thinking about making an ornament out of it, to hang somewhere in the house!
And here’s the other card I did


Very Merry add-on by DeCrow Designs

I used the add on by DeCrow Designs to the gorgeous collab kit Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs.
I really love the colors and elements in that kit!

Hybrid Xmas Card

I did another card for the It’s In the Cards challenge at ScrapMatters.

Here is the digital card I prepared:


Template by Kari Stamps

Funky Stems and Very Merry Add-on by Britt-ish Designs

Fonts: Eutemia, Existence

I used the add-on to a gorgeous Christmas kit by Britt (in collab with DeCrow Designs) that I really would love to have: Very Merry. I haven’t received my coupon from SM yet, and unfortunately the 40% discount for Black Friday has expired, but I hope I might get it either today or tomorrow (30% off) since the kit is $6.95 and I’m getting a $5.50 coupon. It’s such a gorgeous kit!!!! I really hope I can snag it!
Anyway, here’s the actual card:
I really love the colors!!
I used Mod Podge to finish the embellishments and to glue the papers together and the snowflake; I used glue dots to stick the little brads and the big one, so they have some 3D feel. I did not brush the Mod Podge over the papers, and I really love how the elements stand out since Β Mod Podged them!

A Call and Black Friday Plans

Polka Dot Plum is having a CT call!!!!! Check it out here.

I would love being in their CT.. I’ve been drooling over their kits, especially the seasonal ones!
So I’m keeping my fingers crossed until next week!
DH and I are on a terribly low budget this year, so we don’t really have any Black Friday plans (except we have to buy a futon/sofabed/air mattress for when my family comes to visit us for Christmas!) so it looks like we won’t have much fun tomorrow..
There’s a lot of scrap sales on the web too, and I hope I get my coupon at ScrapMatters (YEAAAH I reached my 60 points so I get a $5.50 coupon) in time for the sales.. Fingers crossed!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so happy I get to stay home for this long holiday! I have quite a lot of work to do, but it’s just good to be home. πŸ™‚

Yesterday was DH’s birthday! Here’s the card I prepared for him (not my best hybrid production, I must admit..):


Template by Scrappy Kate

You Say It’s Your Birthday add-on by the ScrapMatters Design Team
Funky Stems by Britt-ish Designs

but I’m quite happy I went for some experimenting for the inside of the card:

You Say It’s Your Birthday add-on by the ScrapMatters Design Team

Template for pop-up by Claire Skeps

We celebrated with a nice dinner and a beautiful Thanksgiving themed cake:


Shabby Fall and Harvest Spice by Shabby Princess

Got a Date Strips and Funky Stems by Britt-ish Designs

I did this for the Grand Theft Layout so I scraplifted this LO by One Happy Mama.
When I saw this cake at the store, I simply couldn’t come home without it!! This turkey is just too cute! πŸ™‚
I scrapped this page quite in a rush, but I love how it turned out! Especially, I love the flowers + buttons!

One month to Christmas!

Wow: -1 month to Christmas! I’m so excited!!

I’m actually happy Thanksgiving is almost here, so this means I can put up the Christmas decorations soon! πŸ˜‰
I finished the calendar! Here’s the cover I prepared.


Welcome home by Erica Zane

Funky Stems by Britt-ish Designs

Today however was a pretty bad day for us! We had a (minor) car accident: DH was driving, and an elderly lady backed up from a driveway directly into our car!! πŸ™
Luckily, the damage is minor (we are so glad she didn’t hit the side of the car, but only the fender), and our car is really old, but still we were so upset!
Tomorrow is DH’s birthday!! I did a card tonight but it didn’t really turn out very well.. :-S I’ll post pics tomorrow!

Almost done!

I did the missing 2 months for the calendar so I’m almost done now! I just need to finish the cover.

For the month of October I used a LO I did previously and replaced the pictures with a photo of us. I just loved this LO too much and I thought it would be perfect for an autumn month.

Green paper from BeautyFall add-on and template by Scrapmuss Designs

Other papers and 2 leaves from Autumn Sweetness add on by CΓ©cile Designs
Leaf from Beautiful Blessings add on by Haynay Designs
Razzle Dazzle Alpha (recolored) by Britt-ish Designs

Finally, May is done too. I did this one from scratch!
Template Inspired by Ashley by Britt-ish Designs

Orchard Blossoms (some recoloring) by Amy Sumrall

Font: Eutemia

If everything goes as planned, tonight I’ll finish the cover and place the order!


I’m so glad this week is over!!! I’m SO tired and finally tomorrow DH is coming back home! It has been a long week indeed.

Tonight however I scrapped another page for the calendar and I have only 2 months to do now!!

I did this LO for the Word Up! challenge at ScrapMatters (we had to use words from Β a given song in our page).

Ice Garden collab kit at Digital-Crea (some recoloring)
Funky Stems by Britt-ish Designs
Fonts: Scriptina, My Own Topher

For the calendar, I obviously replaced “Love you more” with “November” and I also took out the buttons- they’re a bit distracting I believe. I was uncertain whether to leave them in the LO above, but I left them in in the end, maybe only because I lost some time recoloring them.. πŸ˜› I’m still not sure whether I prefer them there or not – another good reason why I’m eager for DH to come back, because when he’s not home I don’t have anyone to ask suggestions for my pages to! πŸ˜‰


I was tired last night, but I did another month for my calendar!

I lifted jemenifer’s On the First Day of Christmas (so I did this for the Grand Theft LO Challenge at ScrapMatters). And I also double-dipped partecipating to a challenge by Sugarplum Paperie on using repeated elements! πŸ™‚


Whimsy Doodle by Amy Sumrall and Sugarplum Paperie

Little Bits by Sugarplum Paperie

So now I’m left with 3 months to do!! Yaaay!
I’m loving the weather here this week. We’ve been having lots of snow, and I just love it! Walking from the parking lot to work yesterday morning was magical, and I couldn’t stop smiling! πŸ™‚
It looks like it’ll be the same this morning, because some fat snowflakes have started falling, and I’m about to get ready to leave.


Christmas is near so it’s definitely time to work on my Christmas gifts. I decided a few months ago that I would prepare a calendar for our parents and my grandmother, so I can give them something that I really like, done by me especially for them, and I can even have fun in the process of creating it! I will have it printed so I only have to prepare the figures I want for each month.

Until today, I’d been stalling because I couldn’t really imagine what I wanted the calendar to look like.
But now, I finally figured it out: each month will have a LO with a picture of us (so both our families will be pleased! πŸ™‚ ). I’ve already found 7 LOs that can work and made the assignments to months.
But that left me with 5 months still to do, and not very many decent pictures of us (I already scrapped the best, and I only want to use pictures taken in the last year or so..). Anyway, now the goal is near and I feel it will be ready soon. I’m actually liking it very much!!

Tonight I realized I needed a page for the month of December, so I pulled up last year’s pictures and I sadly discovered that there is only one of me and DH together, and it’s out of focus! :-/
So I tweaked the picture a little, kept it smallish, and did a LO I’m *very* pleased with. (While I was at it :), I did it for the template challenge at Scrapmatters – we also had to journal at least 5 sentences).
Here it is:


Template by Jeni Hopewell

Christmas Future kit by Linda Cumberland

Glittery stars and hearts (recolored) from About A Girl by Scrap’It Designs by Brianna Cox

Pinned and Dated (recolored) by Fei-Fei’s Stuff

Font: My Own Topher

Of course, there is no journaling on the version that goes in the calendar, only a pretty alpha writing “December”.
8 months done, 4 to go! πŸ™‚
This week we’ve had quite some snow, and cold weather: winter is finally here. I love snow and I had forgotten how beautiful it is at night when there is so much light because of the snow. I really love to live here!


I did a LO for the Saturday Special challenge at Scrapmatters. We had to do a wordart for our LO. I believe I never did one before, and I don’t usually put wordarts in my LOs, but I love how this LO turned out!
I actually spent a lot of time getting the colors right, and then the wordart flowed out pretty quick and natural.

Template Inspired by Ashley by Britt-ish Designs
Summer Lovin’ collab kit by Ellie Lash and Pineapple Plantation Designs (some recoloring)
Font: 1942 Report

The orange doesn’t have anything to do with the colors in the picture, but I tried it out and liked it, and could not force myself to take it out! πŸ˜‰