Wednesday, December 14, 2011

as promised...CSI Peek!

As promised, I have a sneak peek of my first layout for the New CSI: Color Stories Inspiration site! The site will launch January 6th and the first challenge was super fun and you can actually customize your challenge to fit what you would like to do. I can't wait for you guys to see these cool challenges, and I can't let the cat out of the bag, but I promise you will have fun. Debbi said I could share this little peek with you guys. I just love this photo of Savvy on Christmas eve passed out on the couch by the tree.

Not a creature was stirring....


















I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday with your family and friends! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Framed Tag

Everyone is doing holiday tags and things but I just can not find the time to do a whole group of them during the holiday season. If you are like me, you see them and think about how you wish that you could make time. Well, how about ONE tag. Just one cute little tag. I can do that! I pulled out my DCWV French Country stack, because it's just so beautiful, and I made one tag. It was fairly quick once I found this little pear on a holiday pick. I cut the styrofoam pear in half and hot glued it to the paper rosette that I made. I also have a little stash of broken costume jewelry from thrift stores and things and I used a piece with a half pearl on the pear. Since the paper is all glossy glittery here and there, I didn't need the extra glitter, but I added a bit around the scalloped circle to make it look sugary and some mica flake looking snow for the plastic holly at the top. And done. The frame is an old one from my grandmother, that was falling apart anyway, so I added my favorite print for the background and pinned the tag on. Then I thought maybe I could make a spring tag to put in there after Christmas. :) The cool part is that that blue is the exact color of my walls in the master bathroom and it looks very cute between our mirrors for a bit of Christmas cheer.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration

CHECK IT OUT!!! Starting January 6th you will have a new place for inspiration and challenges! CSI: Color Stories, Inspiration. We all love color challenges like The Color Room, right? Well, this one has a bit of a twist for those of us who need a bit more of a push to make those layouts exciting and fun to create. Not just color inspiration but some great design and journaling prompts too! What's the best part? well for me, the best part is that I was chosen to join the super talented Design Team! WOOHOO! So pop over to CSI and see the new site along with a bit of a sneak peek. I was so excited that I have already finished my layout for the first challenge and I just can not even wait to show you guys! I might talk Debbi into letting me share a little peek later in the month :)

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Do Not Open til Christmas

Here is my page for Sketch Savvy 2 page sketch #13 . I just love this fun "12 Days of Christmas" collection by My Mind's Eye. The colors are perfect for my photos of my disney tree. Figaro likes to guard the tree and presents and pop out and get the other kitties when they come by. It's pretty funny to watch.