Friday, September 30, 2011

Feeling the Holiday Spirit coming!!

I'm excited for this years Christmas, are you? I recently went looking through the last couple of years Christmas photos and was inspired to scrap some of them! Here's my two layouts: 

Christmas through the years 
Pictures of my sister Carina, in 2007, 2009, and 2010. Totally not my fault as to why there is no 2008... my mom isn't a photographer, like I am. Oh well, I love the way this turned out because although there is a lot of busy-ness with the layers the white space in the layout creates some balance. 

For this layout I used Trixie Scraps: Winter on the Mountain

My second layout, is called Happy Holidays 2010. I haven't scrapped that many layouts from last year's Christmas and primarly it was because the photo quality was horrible in most photos. But I managed to find these three photos of Angel opening his big present - a talking soccer goal :) The colors in the layout are softer and I decided on a vertical design for clusters and photos. 

For this layout I used Happy Holly Days by Karen Lewis Designs

Thanks for looking!! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shoprite Catalina Deal! Just had to share :)

Nabisco Self Serve Packs are about 52% off at Shoprite this week (9/25-10/1)

There is also a Catalina deal when you buy 5: 
Note: you can only buy 4 per variety, so for example: 1 Chips A Hoy and 4 Mini Oreos

Buy 5 Nabisco Single Serve 12 packs ($5.49 Original Price) $2.88 Sale Price
Total: ($27.45 Pre Sale Total) $14.40 
Get $20 in catalinas
Free + $5.60 Money Maker after catalinas

$5 Catalina to be used during the week of 10/2-10/8
$5 Catalina to be used during the week of 10/9 – 10/15
$5 Catalinas to be used during the week of 10/16 – 10/22
$5 Catalinas to be used during the week of 10/23 – 10/29

I did mine today and it worked!! I'm so excited... my first big FREE deal in a while.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Want to Win a September CT spot for Trixie Scraps?

Trixie Scraps is having a Guest CT call layout contest!! Join in on the fun and maybe you'll be the lucky one to  win a spot :) 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My first Hybrid Card

Hi all! I saw on the hybrid chic blog's card caravan challenge and I was excited to try it. I have to say, I know exactly who will be receiving this thank you card and I know that a handmade card can sometimes make all the difference. The challenge was to use twine, and although I wasn't too sure how I was going to do the challenge because I was sure I didn't have any lying around. BUT, when unpacking one of Angel's birthday gifts was twine used to keep the toy in place. I love the fact that I can reuse materials, not only because it's free that way but also because every small effort can make a grand change when it comes to our environment.

Anyway, enough talk :) Here's the card.

I used Autumn on the Lake by Trixie Scraps Designs

Hope you like it! Thanks for looking. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Angel's 2nd birthday party!!

I am so pleased and happy how my projects turned out for Angel's 2nd birthday party! I used Aprilisa Designs' Out at Sea kit throughout the projects with the addition of a clipart Elmo to create a unique theme just for Angel.

I made cupcake wrappers and toppers, pinwheel cakepop toppers, food signs, jam jar labels, a banner, flatware tote and a door sign!

Door Sign

I didn't get a good picture of the banner but in the background of this one, you can see it just barely. 

"Fish and Chips"

"Sea Worthy Sweet Treats"

Flatware tote

Jar labels and 5 flavors of homemade jam, made by me and my grandmother! 
(Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pina Colada and White Grape) 

Pinwheel Cake Pops (Baking by Danielle, Pinwheels by Me) 

"Captain Angel's Cupcakes" 
(Baking by Danielle, Wrappers & Paper toppers by me) 

I love creating for parties! I hope I get more opportunities to do so really soon!