Black Friday!

Are you braving the crowds looking for the best deals, or are you lazy like me and prefer online shopping? 🙂
Either way, I hope you enjoy this Black Friday without getting stressed out.

Check out the new products Jenn Barrette has in her stores today: three fabulous collabs!
First off, a fantastic kit with Zoe Pearn:

I used it to make a card for DH’s birthday:

Birthday Card 2010

Thankful for You by Jenn Barrette and Zoe Pearn
Fonts: Monotype script, Traveling Typewriter and JH Kari

Then a triple scoop:

This kit is adorable! Here’s a photo-less page I made with it:

10 Things I Love Right Now

20 Questions by Jenn Barrette, Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman
Fonts: 1942 Report, Pea Stacy Fancy, Pea Noodle’s Girlfriends

I had fun creating the little monster! 🙂
Finally, a collab with Pink Reptile Designs – I loooove the retro colors and patterns!

It was perfect to scrap this picture of DH I had been saving:

I Don't Feel Good

Have a nice day!

Merry and Bright

Happy Black Friday! Have you seen the amazing deals at ScrapMatters?

Being on a Christmas mission :),  I picked this new release by geniaBeana scraps:

and got another lovely card done:

Xmas Card 2010 (3)

Merry and Bright by geniaBeana scraps

3 cards down, 3 to go. 😉

O Christmas Tree

Since I decided to do Christmas cards after all (for family only), here’s another one I worked on during the weekend:

Xmas Card 2010 (2)

Template by Jennifer (notes4theheart)
All I Want for Christmas by Connie Prince
Snowflakes from Dear Santa by Lawteeda Designs

Oh how I love Stickles!
It certainly looks like I’m only doing Christmas-y stuff lately: either cards or December Daily! 😉 And I am having so much fun at it! 🙂 But I also feel like I’m running out of time, so I am really glad for this long Thanksgiving weekend.

$1 Deals

Molly DeCrow has a bunch of products on sale for only $1!

Seriously amazing deals!!
Let me show you this one up close:
and here’s what I did with it tonight:
Mom's Visit - Day 9 (4)
And I will scrap with this one tomorrow:
Yummy, isn’t it?! 😉
ETA (11/26): here’s my page with it and the Sketched Borders (also on sale for $1):
Big Giraffe

HE and Sketched Dividers by DeCrow Designs
Font: CK Chloe
Photo action by Pioneer Woman

Counting Down to Christmas

Jenn Barrette has a new kit in the store today (and it’s 20% off) and let me tell you – it’s absolutely fabulous!!

I love the color scheme! The papers are so yummy, and the elements are adorable! I made a card with it last night:

Xmas Card 2010 (1)


I had decided not to make Christmas cards, but with such a pretty kit, I couldn’t resist. 🙂 So yeah, I will be making Xmas cards after all. 😉
This kit is just perfect for my Daily December album too!! I already printed out a few bits (the wordstrips are not all shown and they are so cute!! I printed out a few that are perfect for me: shopping, wrapping gifts, family recipe, craft time, traditions, family time, watching movies). I will make a couple of pages for my album soon. 🙂

Early Christmas Gift

Well, guess who made it on Molly DeCrow’s CT? 😉 Yaaaay! 🙂 And just in time for the release of this gorgeous Christmas collab with her mom, Rebecca McMeen:

This kit is so beautiful, and I’m falling in love with it more and more as I scrap with it. I have done 2 pages last night, and I am itching to do some hybrid with some of the other papers I haven’t used yet.

Christmas Breakfast 2009 (1)

Holly and Ivy by DeCrow Designs and Studio Rebecca
Font: Pea Stacy

Christmas Breakfast 2009 (2)

Holly and Ivy by DeCrow Designs and Studio Rebecca
Font: SS Fun

Can’t wait for the weekend to get some hybrid crafts done! 🙂

A Chance of Flurries

I have put together two new pages for my December Daily album this week using a fabulous new release by Jenn Barrette and Mandabean (20% off today!):

The pictures really don’t do these pages justice (they’re so pretty!!), but here’s what I made. Page 7:

Line It Up: Templates v. 1 by Krisi’s Kreations

And page 8 (I actually haven’t printed the date insert yet so for now the 8 is just sitting on the right hand page):

The silhouette works really great for making alphas. I usually cut three copies of each letter and glue them together to get a nice thick alpha. So fun! I made the 8 this way. And for the mittens, I glued together 2 copies so they have a nice thickness.


So have you survived DSD? I didn’t spend much time online, because I wanted to spend time with DH who is finally back home after 2 weeks of traveling, and I also wanted to make progress on my December daily album. I have made progress (still not much – 5 pages only! – but it’s coming along) and I can confirm once again that the Silhouette machine is my best purchase E.V.E.R. I am totally in love!
Here’s a few sneak peeks of what I have accomplished this weekend:

Snow Much Fun by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Line It Up: Templates v. 1 by Krisi’s Kreations

Retro Christmas by Michelle Coleman
Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs

I also bought my first paper kit ever (you can see it in action in the top picture: the green paper)! Well, not a kit but some bits and pieces: a 6×6 paper pad and some adorable chipboard accents. From this collection. I’ve been drooling over it ever since the first projects with it were posted back in July.
So, from digi to paper? 😉 No, my album is still mainly hybrid, but it really is super convenient to be able to add in a few double sided pages without having to print out my own and glue them together. 🙂 Plus, it’s such a pretty, pretty collection! I’ve been craving something like this in digi ever since I saw it, but haven’t found it.

I’m seriously starting to wonder what I am going to do when this album will be completed. I mean, how in the world am I going to find the courage to cover up these pretty pages with photos and journaling bits?? They are so cute just as they are! 🙂 Seriously! I’m thinking I’m going to write in very tiny handwriting, and maybe add pictures on extra pages? Hmmm…
I’m still not 100% sure that I will be able to finish this project, because it’s taking me a lot of time and December is getting so close!, but I sure hope so because I’m loving it so far!

DSD Blog Train

Happy DSD!! 🙂 And welcome to another stop of the ScrapMatters blog train.
ScrapMatters is having a great celebration for Digital Scrapbooking Day, including a fantastic sale, a gorgeous free with $20 purchase collab kit Many Thanks, games, chats, speed scraps… you name it, it’s happening this weekend at ScrapMatters! 😉

The designers have some fabulous new products in the store and I am really in love with this huge collab, it is just beautiful!

Since the theme of this blog train is Thankfulness, I wanted to share something I am grateful for today. I am grateful for having a loving husband who takes care of me and makes me laugh and puts up with all my scrapbooking time. 🙂 He also does special things for me, and I want to tell you about the most recent one. He has been traveling for work these past two weeks, but last week he hid a gift for me in the house. It’s a bracelet he made for me:

Many Thanks collab by the ScrapMatters Design Team

Isn’t that sweet? So it looks like I’m no longer the only one in the family putting together handmade gifts. 😉

Anyway, here is the little something I created for you:

I hope you like it, so please leave me a comment if you do! 🙂
This freebie will be available only for one week, so grab it quick! [ETA: 11/13 this freebie is no longer available, thanks for your interest]

It’s time to keep riding the blog train. You should have come here from Liz’s blog and now you can head off to Tanya’s blog to pick up your next goodie! If you get lost, just head back to the ScrapMatters blog.

Make sure you check out the special DSD section in the forum so you don’t miss out on all the fun games and events that the team has organized! 😉 You will find a schedule there too.

Are You Ready?!?

I don’t even know where to start to show you all the fabulous products Jenn has in the store today!! And the best news is that everything is 30% off!
She is also guesting at Zig Zag Scrap this month, so she has a few kits there too. I will start by showing you what she has at the Sweet Shoppe.

The colors and textures of this kit are unbelievably yummy! Here is my page with it:

Cup of Joy by Jenn Barrette
Font: Traveling Typewriter

Next, a Christmas kit, finally! 🙂 I’m all ready to scrap and create Christmas-y stuff! 🙂

I love the patterns and colors of this kit!

Christmas Cheer, frame from Fresh Start: Layered Templates and Say What!: vol. 1 by Jenn Barrette

In this page I also used two of the fab CU products Jenn has in her grab bag with Lauren Grier:

I loved this kit so much that I got another page done:

Christmas Cheer by Jenn Barrette
Date Stamp Classic by Britt-ish Designs
Font: SS Whimsy

Look out for something hybrid coming with this kit soon too! 🙂 Hopefully I can work a bit on my Dec. Daily album this weekend.

Ready for more? 🙂 Here’s a new collab kit Jenn has with Kristin Cronin-Barrow:

And my page:

As my life has gotten busier and busier during the past year, I find myself assigning priorities to the stuff I need to do and to the stuff I want to do.
Sometimes giving up something frees time for other things I care more about. And I am less stressed out because I accept that I cannot get it all done.

Take Note by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Jenn Barrette
Fonts: Pea Summer Funkyness and Schoolhouse Cursive B

Jenn is also finally re-releasing some of my favorite products of hers. This collab with Captivated Visions:

Here’s a page I did with this for my calendar:

Online by Jenn Barrette and Captivated Visions
Fancy Flourish stamps by Jenna Desai
The Alpha Files no. 5 by Krystal Hartley

Finally (at SSD), here’s her fabulous shadow styles, back in the store! These styles are fantastic and I highly recommend them!

And there’s more! 🙂 Here’s what Jenn has at her guest store at Zig Zag Scrap:

OK, this is the one kit I don’t have a page for… 😉
And finally:

A Shabby Kinda Love by Jenn Barrette
Font: SS Whimsy

I absolutely love how this page turned out! 🙂

OK, that’s all folks. I told you Jenn has been busy creating!! 🙂 Happy DSD!