Category Archives: Christmas

December Layouts for GDS and SNS!

I guess I had better play catch up here on this post!  Trying to finish up all my assignments over at GDS and fit in a couple of extra layouts too.  With all the festivities of the holidays, I ended up finishing up most of my layouts this week for my GDS Supreme Team assignment.  Hard to believe that I am half way through my term at GDS!  I have to say that I am very happy with my layouts for GDS.

Here are my latest…

Using “Caresse” by Princess Designs

Being 3 is so much fun!

Using “Christmas Charme” by Verena Designs

Dreaming of Christmas

Using “Flowering Moments” by Scrap Angie

A Moment in Time

Using Merry and Bright Bundle from Andrea Gold


Finally, here is a layout using Stephanne’s new Life 365 products available exclusively at One Story Down!

The Best Hugs

Thanks for stopping by.  I am participating in the DSF Blog Train in January, so don’t forget to stop back by on Tuesday to pick up my part.

Happy New Year!


GDS Designer Contest Update…and a new layout!

My final submission for the Go Digital Scrapbooking Designer Contest was this “Welcome Winter” kit.

Welcome Winter by {K}squared Designs

The download links have expired at this time, but I will hopefully be offering this kit with some extra add-ons at a later date. Needless to say, I did not win the Go Digital Designer contest. Though I was very disappointed, I learned a lot through the process and am proud to have made it to the final round with some very talented designers. A big congratulations to Tricia of Seoul 2 Seoul Designs.

After two weeks of getting ready for the holidays, I have finally found a minute to sit down and scrap my first layout for the Supreme Team this month! The Collab kit for Dec 2012 is “Christmas Past”. This kit is beautiful. Here is my layout about Christmas Traditions.

Christmas Traditions

Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy holiday…if I don’t blog before then. ūüôā

Guest CT over at GingerScraps for January!

I am so excited to be a Guest CT over at GingerScraps for the month of January. For those of you that know me in real life, this is the site that I participated in the Scrapping Survivor 3 this fall.  I placed in the top 10 and am very proud to be  part of the esteemed group that made it to the end.

GingerScraps is a wonderful site full of activity and challenges.  I jumped right in on Sunday and got my feet wet.  Here are the first 3 layouts I have completed as the Guest CT!  All layouts are linked to the GingerScraps gallery so you can see the credits.

Layout #1 using Sugar Pie Scraps newly released templates “Scrap Like LaShawn Vol 1

Layout #2 using Guest Designer Rosey Toes Designs template “Project 12 Monthly” and the Collab kit “Dear Santa” by Sugar Pie Scraps and Down the Road Designs

Layout #3 using Guest Designer Rosey Toes Designs kit “Hodge Podge” for the Scraplift Challenge (Sugar Swap)

My partner designer is HK Designs… so I am off to download some products and get to work! ¬†Thanks for stopping by to look at my stuff! ¬†Go check out all the great products over at Ginger Scraps! ¬†I’m telling you…it is good stuff!!!

Merry Christmas Sale at Snips and Snails Designs

I think the excitement of Christmas has affected Stephanne!  Both her stores are 60% off (excludes collabs) for 2 days only!

Jump on over to her stores at Divine Digital and theStudio to grab your deals.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Catch up day for our little elf post…

Where has this week gone??? ¬†After our party on Saturday, I have been trying to catch up on “stuff” around the house, get the Christmas cards ready to mail, and do some work. ¬†I managed to get a couple of scrapbook pages done, but not much.

The Christmas cards are ready for the mail though! ¬†Yesterday, I sent out our international cards, but I don’t think they will arrive at their destinations on time. ¬†ūüė¶ ¬†It is the thought that counts though, right? ¬†Here are our domestic ones ready for the mail today!

Our elf has been a busy little elf too!  Here is the run down of his hiding spots and some of the treats he left.

Tues the 13th they were hiding on the bakers rack beneath the pot rack

On Weds the 14th… we found them hiding among the sippy cups!

But look at these cool little snacks he left the kids. ¬†(Saw them on Pinterest and we had just 2 little donuts left that night). ¬†ūüôā

On Thursday, they were snuggled up together in Jack’s stocking.

This morning, Jack found them on the ledge by the basement stairs. ¬†I was quite surprised by how fast he found them this morning, but you just never know. ¬†And just look at how cute my niece and nephew are in these pictures!! ¬†Now they are teenagers, beautiful and handsome, but still teenagers! ¬†ūüôā

Last night, the kids were playing with their balloon instead of cleaning up toys like I told them 20 times. ¬†I popped their balloon and you would have thought I killed Santa right in front of them. ¬†Probably not the best choice for me to do, but once it was done, it was done. ¬†I told them to get their toys cleaned up and they could ask Diesel to bring them a new balloon in the morning. ¬†Peyton seemed a little unsure that this would help, but she finally decided that she didn’t want Jack to get a balloon and not her, so she asked too. ¬†Needless to say, they both received balloons in their little gift bag this morning along with their Hershey’s Santas. ¬†Hoping the therapy bill won’t be too high in the future!

Well, that brings us up to date on our little elves adventures.  We are running out of places to hide him, I think and the candy supply is getting low.  Might have to start in on some cheap gifts instead.

Wow…there is so much going on in digiland

Stephanne from Snips and Snails Designs is celebrating the holiday season early. Check out her blog at Snips and Snails Designs¬†for all the details! ¬†Don’t forget to subscribe to her newsletter while you are there…she has awesome freebies and coupons!

First, the Christmas Card Blog Hop is still going on.  Grab your copy of Silver Bells on the blog.  Here is a link to that post.

Second, Hark the Angels kit has just been released.  This is a gorgeous Christmas kit.

And this is my layout using this kit.  My beautiful niece was an angel at her Christmas program.  

Third, there is a freebie for the Hark the Angels kit posted on the SNS blog, so don’t forget to go grab it.

Fourth, there are 2 chances to win the new kit ‘Tis the Season at DST and on the SNS blog.

Finally, Stephanne is having a huge sale!!

Whew….that is a lot! ¬†And I think I forgot a couple of things too! ¬†I’ll write another post when I figure out what I forgot. ¬†ūüôā

Happy Shopping!

Thirteen days left??? Oh no!

Only thirteen days until Christmas?? ¬†Oh no! ¬†I guess I had better figure out what Santa is really going to bring to the kids! ¬†LOL ¬†Hmmm….maybe we will go shopping over in Jackson and leave the kids to play with their cousin for a couple of hours. ¬†Sending email….

Well, Diesel and Candy Cane elves were lost in the laundry room this morning. ¬†What in the world would they be doing in the laundry room? ¬†No one wants to venture in there. ¬†They managed to climb up to sit with the rarely used iron! ¬†Hope they aren’t too dusty when they climb down tonight.

They brought with them some peppermint nougat candies which Jack proceeded directly to the trash to throw them away. ¬†LOL ¬†He dug them out after I told him it wasn’t nice to throw other people’s presents away. ¬†Guess we’ll have to find a better gift for tomorrow.

Last night we attended my niece, Peri’s, Christmas program. ¬†She played an angel and did a fabulous job. ¬†Here she is singing her little heart out.

And a quick pose before removing her costume. ¬†Note the slightly tilted halo…hmmm…that probably fits her rather well. ¬†ūüôā

Today, I am busy making ads for all the sales coming up at Snips and Snails Designs. ¬†If you are a digital scrapbooker and haven’t signed up for their newsletter, let me just say…you should. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Stephanne has some great sales coming up this month! ¬†And a beautiful kit coming out later this week.

Since, Peyton is currently sleeping I’m going to try to get a scrapbook layout completed. ¬†Hopefully, it will come together quickly.

Happy Monday and don’t forget only 12 more days of shopping left. ¬†AHHHH!!!! ¬†Wait!!! ¬†I haven’t finished my shopping yet!!!! ¬†I’m out of here!!