Saturday, December 14, 2013

December Mini 2013

Hi - sorry for the lapse in posting, I'm attempting a December Daily-ish album this year and time seems to go by so fast with doing stuff with my kids and general day to day household things as well.  Just a busy time period.

Yesterday I finally sat down and worked on the cover of my album.  Two HOURS later I had to stop.  Kids were waking up and I was getting overwhelmed.  I've never attempted an album like this, so I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do.  My album is a Simple Stories chipboard Sn@p 6x8 album in red that I picked up at Michael's.  I didn't realize until I opened it that it came with paper, chipboard pages and clear pages. 

Here's my cover:

I have a bunch of supplies in an iris case that I collected the last month or so.  I have some Silent Night from October Afternoon, a few items from Crate Paper's line (the name is not coming to me right now), some Chic Tags, Ali Edward stamps, and a few other odds and ends.

The paper circles are from the Silent Night 8x8 pad and the lined paper is actually one of the paper pages that came in the album that I decided to use for my stamped title.  All the inks are Stampin' up and I inked the edges of everything in Chestnut Roan chalk ink.  The white splatters are from a white Mr. Huey mist/ink.  Sequins are from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SG December Blog Hop - Photo Arrangement class - week #3


Welcome to the SG Blog Hop for December, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.

For the hop I'm sharing a layout from Allison's Photo Arrangement Replay class.  I participated with a group of ladies online in working along with the class materials.  I still need to complete the final week, and the class in now over, but there's always time to catch up later.  I cannot say enough great things about this class.  I now look at sketches and see so MUCH more than before.

After I finished the pages, I realized they don't line up...oh well, right?!  Here's some close ups of the details:

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

Next on the hop is Tina, leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be draw on December 9th, so you have one week to leave a comment.

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog -

Thanks for stopping by!