Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 10 for 2014

The last day of the year has arrived.  It comes so quickly doesn't it!  So, I thought I would reflect back on this past year to see what I have created and how I have grown in the world of scrapbooking.  Here are my top ten favorites.

                                                                          1. Beautiful

                                                                 2. Lady Luck

                                                                         3. Happy Easter

                                                                      4. By the Sea

                                                                    5. Whisper a Dream

                                                                      6. A Beautiful Day

                                                               7. Just Because

                                                                          8. Sea Dreams

                                                                9. Windows to my World

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23

                   Merry Christmas (Creative Embellishment DT)


 Merry Christmas everyone!!!  Kathleen here to share this Christmas layout I made for my beautiful Southern Belle of a sister.  Have you ever seen a Mark Roberts fairy?  Well this layout is like one of those filled with tons of color and things to delight the senses like these delicious Creative Embellishment snowflakes, ornament and tree.

All of the chipboard elements received a coat of gesso followed by a coat of different gorgeous Shimmerz paints.

Bling, you can't Christmas/holidays without sparkle.  I applied different colored gems and flourishes through out.  I just wish you could see the sparkle in person.  The camera just doesn't do it justice!
Here are a few close ups.

Scrap Africa asked us to journal what a typical December is like where we live.  This is a time for family gathering together enjoying good food, music, laughter and loads of love.  Since my family is scattered in the wind I don't get to see all of them in the same year.  I hope you all are enjoying your holiday traditions.
  Thank you for joining me and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.


 Creative Embellishments Snow flakes, Starry tree, Flourish ornaments

Zva gem dots
Spare Part mini purple flowers
Websters Papers leaves and large pink flower

Webster Papers Sweet Seasons Beautiful plus coordinating doily , My heart flutters

Stash items; assorted flowers, ribbon, flourish decal 

Scrap Africa  Journal your December traditions.

  C'est Magnifique  I used this sketch
 Beyond Grey Challenges #64 Sparkly Christmas

Off The Rails Scrapbooking   I choose the first mood palette

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

                                    Mother Goose

 Fancy Oval Frame SetFancy Oval frame set Branches (set of 3)Branch set

  I love the month of December!  It is the perfect month for children young and old.  So I thought this would be a perfect time to create a layout filled snips and snails and puppy dog tails!  I also created my first snapguide and pray it works!  Of course the main feature are these incredible Creative Embellishments chippies!  The frame received a layered paint treatment while the branch was kept simple with muted colors that sparkle!

Close ups
The frame was first given a coat of green ink then edged in Shimmerz texturez  Mari-Gold-Digger follwed by Blingz Pixie Dust and tipped with white gesso.
Here is a close up of the chippies. The Branches were lightly touched with brown inks and given a generous coat of the Pixie Dust.  There was a "lot" of fussy cutting, layering and pop dots for this creation. 

Check out How to Make a Mother Goose Layout by Kathleen White on Snapguide. 


Graphic 45; Run and Hide, Mother Goose, Spot On, Little Boy Blue, Secret Garden flower punch outs
Jillibean; Smidgen of Sweets, Pound of Party


Creative Embellishments; Fancy Oval Frame set, Branch set of 3
Shimmerz; Dazzlerz Baby Blue, Texturez Artie Choked and Mari-Gold-Digger and Gold Mine, Shimmeringz Baby's Breath, Blingz Pixie Dust
The Paper Studio; Sticky dots
Stash items; doily, lace flowers and flowers and dot stencil

Boys Rule sketch challenge I flipped the image.
Current Challenge

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter Wonderland

                              Winter Wonderland

 Just a very quick blog note before I run off on vacation to see my daughter graduate!  I just had to do a layout for my favorite monthly challenges.  I hope you like it.  The icicles were made with dry wall tape .

 Berry 71 bleu
 I felt this and SATW moodboards were very similar.
Scrap Around the World
I loved the blues with a spot of red and lovely snowflakes.

The color room  use wrapping paper.  One of the red leaves is made from wrapping.  My daughter woke up looked under the tree and yelled, " Mom what happened to this present!"  lol  Yes, I took it from an already wrapped gift.  I just didn't have time to look anywhere else.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sugar Plum

                                Sugar Plum

 Merry Christmas everyone!  May your holiday season be bright and merry filled with love and good cheer.  I found these old Christmas papers way down in my paper pile and thought they would be perfect for these fabulous Creative Embellishment chippie I have the privilege to work with each month.

 My husband suggested I should put a red dot on the reindeer's nose.  I rather like the look.  One of my bead garlands started falling apart so I gathered up the loose pieces for this layout.

 A bit of lace, tons of bling and everything covered with an assortment of Shimmerz products make a magical landscape.

There is nothing sweeter than young love especially at Christmas.  I have tucked the journaling on the back.  It tells of the bitter sweet memories this photo brings.  My daughter's new life with this wonderful man and our last Christmas in San Antonio before moving to Dallas.  

It is with a very sad heart that I also learned that Once Upon a Sketch has announced this will be there last challenge.  I would like to thank all the ladies there that have inspired me each month.  I have learned so much from this site and am sadden to say goodbye.  I wish you well and Merry Christmas.

Scrapki-wyzwaniowo  triangles.  My trees are triangles

 Scrap our stash  
 I was inspired by the snow on the tray and the  blue color plus loads of bling.
Once Upon A Sketch  

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014

                  December challenge; use a stencil or mask 

                              (Creative Embellishments DT)

Ohhhhhh I am so ready for December and the holidays, how about you!!   Kathleen here wishing you a very merry stress free month.  Just breathe and take in all of the wonderful sights and sounds.  My new grandson turns six months and it is his first Christmas.  So, I thought I would create a winter wonderland canvas filled with yummy CE chippies! 

 We have a Mickey Mouse train that runs around under our Christmas tree which I love.  Creative Embellishments had this Christmas train  which is my focal and starting off point for this canvas.  I applied a coat of gesso then starting painting the cars with Shimmerz Inklings peppermint twist, miner, miner 49er and emerald city.  The trees received a smuggy layer of Shimmerz Texturez artie choked.  

My daughter was trying to sell llama paintings to raise money for her college's medical missionary trip this summer.  She had leftovers and I decided to recycle the.  This is an 11x14" canvas. I ripped a piece of Webster's paper Sweet Seasons at an angle and cropped off two inches on the side to give an opening down the center .  Here I used a dot stencil and applied a mask which I also added on the edges.


Branches (set of 3)            Frosty the Snowman       Snow Flakes


Webster Papers  Sweet Season


Creative Embellishments Branches (set of 3)   Frosty the Snowman    Snow Flakes  

Christmas Signs     Berry Branches        Holly and Berry boarder

Shimmerz Inklingz(Emerald City, Peppermint Twist, Miner Miner 49er), Dazzlers( Snowbuddies Bizness, Barely Blue), Texturez (Artie Choked, Gold Mine), Shimmeringz (Goldie Lox), Vibez(Snow Storm)
Petaloo flowers
Stash items; ribbon, lace,

Gauche Alchemy  A wintery mix

 The Aviary: Paper Wings Production

Tresors de luxe winter challenge  found on facebook. 
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Artastic  Use this color palette