Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates :) 

This is us a few years ago at Animal Acres  
Turkeys love being petted. They're so sweet. 

I've been vegetarian for a few years but the hubs likes his meat. After a visit here, he's much more into skipping meat once in a while. 

This year, we'll be cooking a Soy turkey for the first time, 
I usually just skip the turkey altogether but I saw this at my favorite Vege food supply I'm gonna give it a try. Mine comes with vegan stuffing and gravy.


What's going on for thanksgiving at your house?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas with Clear Scraps & DCWV

Welcome to Day 2 of the DCWV and Clear Scraps blog hop!
You should have come from Britt's blog:
Thanks for making it this far! 
On to the project...

I might have a LO or 2 about Christmas....Why? I just never get around to making more of them! The Holidays are usually too crazy and then I get into doing LOs of just ever day stuff or travel pics... and the holidays just get forgotten. 

This year, I'm ready! I'll have the album pre-made, I just have to stick on the pictures and add some journaling!
I used this 8x8 tabbed acrylic album from Clearscraps to create a Christmas mini that is ready to go. 
The papers are Christmas Memories with a little bit of the Christmas and winter Diecut stack, the Christmas basics 6x6 & the Burlap stack.

I love clear albums because I like to see the layers through the clear pages. 


I folded the 12x12 papers in half and cut them to create pockets for journaling and more photos.




  • Use sheer washi to hold double sided paper (christmas basics, christmas and winter die cut) on a clear album when you want both sides of the paper to show without using adhesive which is visible on an acrylic album like this one. 
  • Make pockets for more photo and journaling space in your album. 
  • Add ribbon/burlap tabs on your tags and picture mats for easier handling. 
  • Use sheer washi to decorate the album tabs. 
  • Ribbon (instead of metal rings) softens the look of your album.
Hope you enjoyed your visit, now make sure to visit the Clear Scraps blog 

There will be prizes from Clear Scraps and DCWV so make sure you leave a comment on each blog you visit ;)

Here's the blog list for today in case you get lost along the way: 
Rachel Kleinman:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bare Bones LO

One more attempt at getting ready to ACTUALLY document Christmas. 
I have very few Christmas LOs, so I'm attempting to remedy the situation by having LOs and minis done ahead of time. That way, all I have to do is add pics and finishing touches. 
Let's hope it works!


This is Christmas made: 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Quick Noel Card

After I made this ornament, 

I used the same stacks to make this quick card.  


If only everything was this easy! 

I'm trying to get ahead of the holidays here....what about you? 

You can join the DCWV ornament or LO challenge HERE. There won't be a December challenge, so don't miss out! 

This is Jolly Whimsy and Christmas Glitzy: 

Friday, November 1, 2013

We have a winner!

Ok, everyone who entered got one entry, so I put a max of 11 on and the Lucky winner was #10! 
Congratulations, crimsoncat05! 


Please contact me as soon as possible! 
If I don't hear back by Tuesday 11/5/13, I will do the drawing again. 

Thank you to all who entered. I wish I could send you all something!