Friday, December 23, 2016

Digital Inspiration with Tya

Hello Lori Whitlock fans - I have a digital page to share with you today. Lori has some adorable Christmas themed kits over on Snap Click Supply that are perfect for documenting you holiday celebrations.
I took this photo of my kids a few years back. They looked so cute in their Christmas PJs and they were so excited to open their gifts at their grandparents house. Here is the layout:

I used the following products :
Christmas Day Collection
Christmas Eve Collection
LW Apricot font
Basics Embellishment Set

Thanks for stopping by today! Hopefully I have inspired you to scrapbook those holiday photos!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Lori Whitlock Creative Team December Blog Hop

Hi friends - welcome to your last stop on this month's Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Ashley's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie that is available through today so make sure to stop back there!
 Tis the season to scrapbook holiday photos - so that's exactly what I decided to do! I seem to take so many photos during the holidays - it's nice to go back and get some of them in my albums. I had these fun photos of my oldest daughter after one of her choir concerts and they wore ugly sweaters and I just loved the photos I got. I used a sketch from the Stuck Sketches site for my inspiration as well - who says sketches can only be for traditional scrapbooking? I used this sketch:

Lori has some awesome digital kits that she designed for Echo Park . I picked up my kit over on Snap Click Supply where she has so many adorable Christmas themed collections. Here is my layout:
 For my layout I used the following products:
Christmas Cheer Mega Collection (designed by Lori for Echo Park Paper)

 Make sure you check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out!

 Lori is also giving away a $20 gift card to her SVG shop so don't forget to enter the raffle!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Digital Inspiration- Tis the Season

Hello Lori Whitlock fans - and Happy Holidays! I have a digital page for you today. Christmas parties are a tradition in my family-  and it seems like I always take a ton of photos so I thought I would do a page about one of my favorite family parties. Santa comes and the decor is always so cute and the food- yum!
I used the following products to make my page:
-Christmas Phrase Posters
-Christmas is Here Collection
-LW Everyday Font

Thanks for stopping by today! Hopefully I have inspired you to scrapbook some of your favorite Christmas Party photos!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Simple Stories Mistletoe Kisses Layouts

Hey blog friends - thanks for stopping by today. I have the Christmas photo scrapping bug and just picked up the adorable Mistletoe Kisses Collection from Simple Stories and thought I would share with you the 2 layouts that I did:
This first one is for the Creative Scrappers Sketch 301 Challenge.It was fun to use all the different pattern papers in the collection on this layout. Here is the sketch:
 And here is my take on it:

 I loved the Elf movie quote on the journaling spot. Perfect for this photo of the kids singing carols at our family Christmas party a few years back.

The next layout has some of my favorite photos ever of Ashlyn. One year Santa brought her a very rare pack of Hamtaro figurines clear from China. She was so happy and excited and I loved that I captured all that joy in photos. I love the font that the word Joy was made with. I am such a font junkie :)
Thanks a ton for stopping by today - Happy Holidays friends!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hot Chocolate Holder - Sweet Treat Gift Idea

Hello and Happy Holidays Doodlebug fans! I am up on the blog today with a fun little gift idea. These came together really quickly so they are perfect for those last minute gifts or if you need to make a whole bunch of gifts to give away- these are perfect. I made Hot Chocolate Holders from some cardstock and some fun elements from the Here Comes Santa Claus collection. Here is what they look like:
 Let me show you how to make these: You will need a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of cardstock and a scoring tool.
On the 11 inch side of your cardstock , score your paper at 4 3/4 and then at 10 inches.
Fold on all the scored lines to make the bag.

From here you can decorate the front of the bag. I chose a 4x4 inch square of  Trimming the Tree pattern paper and a 3 1/2 x 4 inch piece of  a few different shades of gingham- linen Petite Print papers. I cut them on a diagonal and made them into a little pocket. I then slipped some various die cuts from the Odds and Ends. I added sentiments from the Santa Celebration pattern paper cut into banners as well. I also added some Candy Canes and Holly Berries shaped sprinkles. I finished the top of the bag off with a white button and a double bow made of bakers twine.

To attach the hot chocolate packet to my bag, I simply ran a piece of double stick tape to the back of the top flap, and then taped the packet to the flap. Here's the inside:
Hopefully I have inspired you to whip up a batch of these fun holders. They are great for teachers, co-workers, and also kids can make these for their friends since they are so easy to do. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Holidays!