18 December 2013

WOYWW - Noah Elf

Here's what I was working on this Wednesday morning

Even though I don't have children yet, I love the idea of Elf on the Shelf...probably because the pictures are just so much fun!  Chase and I live on a budget though...and those elves are expensive!  So I decided to venture out and try to crochet one. 

I used this pattern on Ravelry by Jill Watt 

Here's how it happened....

Looking good...I put pipe cleaner in the limbs so they would be flexible :)

Stevie (my blind kitten) wanted you all to know she helped too!

I tried to make the head according to the pattern directions, but I just couldn't... So I decided to wing it, and this is how it turned out!  Elves shouldn't be bald though...and I think his hat needs a little fringe!

Hmm...Did I accidentally make my elf look like my husband?  Maybe?

Stevie thinks this Noah Elf character may have turned out alright.  Noah Elf likes being kind to the animals :)

So that's my workspace this week!   Now I'm off to bit of blog hopping (and maybe clean my house too).

Peace and Love, y'all!
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14 December 2013

CT# 2: Jen Wright Designs

The second CT (creative team) I joined is Jen Wright Designs

Here's a layout I made with her kit, Little Town.  I really like the concept of Little Town.  She designed it after her favorite hymn.  My momma used to sing "O Little Town of Bethlehem" as a lullaby so it holds a very special place in my heart. 

Here's my project life style layout!    The Journal Cards (I designed them with her kit) is available for purchase here.

Here's the preview of the kit.  Isn't it cute?  Available here.

Jen is giving away a matching tag on her Facebook :)

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09 December 2013

New Scrapbooking Endeavors: Dee's Deelights

It's been a very long time since I've been on a CT... The last one I was one was back in 2009.  

I applied to 3 CTs, and now I'm in 3 CTs.  LOL!  I really didn't expect to be in all of them, but I'm happy I am.  So over the next few days, I'll be making layouts for my scrapbook using some of the new kits from the 3 designers who were kind enough to welcome me onto their team.

First up:  Dee Deelights

Her kit, A Walk in the Park, had a windmill element!  It was perfect for my Tulip Festival pictures.  In 2012, we went to a Dutch festival up in Iowa.  There were windmills all over the little town!

Lately, I've been intrigued by the concept of project life...You just slip in the photos.  In my thoughts, it's scrapbooking for the simple reason of documenting everyday moments.  Sometimes I get lost in the process of making pages and forget why I'm making them.   Using this style layout helps me focus on documenting :)

I used A Walk in the Woods again for this kit.  The font is as ever Darcy Baldwin's DJBKatieM (my custom made handwriting font)

Thank you, Dee for taking me on as a CT member.   Hopefully, I can be of service to you and help you grow your business :)

Peace and Love, y'all!  I'll be posting soon about my other new Creative Teams!
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07 December 2013

Scrapping Away

This past week has been a very productive week for my 2013 scrapbook!   I've gotten ALMOST caught up!  Of course, I can't really share pictures of the interesting, little visitors who periodically come to stay with us so the layouts look a little funny with strategically placed elements. 

Here are a few that I have completed.  All the products are from Sweet Shoppe.

I'm quite proud of myself on this layout.  I made the Project Life-ish template all by myself.

Credits: DJBApple Pie, Reed and Hartley Lovers Dreamers and Me. (kit is now retired)

Zoe Pearn Happiness Is (Also retired I believe)
Cindy Schneider's date templates for the dated circle

Lauren Grier's Kitteh Love - Retired from SSD but still available here.  Font is DJB ApplePie (by Darcy Baldwin)

I've really felt inspired by the Project Life style scrapbooks lately.  Not familiar with Project Life?  It's a new-ish style of scrapbooking.  Simple, efficient. More info here:  http://beckyhiggins.com/project-life/.     Most folks who are making these sort of albums are aiming to capture every week.  I think every month will be sufficient for us.   

Anyway, I'm having quite a lot of fun scrapbooking again after a very long break.  I think maybe it's time to venture out again into some of the larger scrapbooking communities.  I've been exclusively hanging out in the charming little Sweet Shoppe community...but maybe I'm ready to give DST a second chance as well as try out a few more!  Maybe I'll even try out for a CT or two!

Peace and Love, y'all
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