Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My One Little Word for 2012

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! Now that I finally finished the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping I can sit down and focus on my plans for next year. One of the things I've been thinking about is my OWL for 2012 (if you're not familiar with One Little Word please go and check out Ali Edwards' blog), and reflecting on my 2011 OWL, which was Push! Push was in reference to pushing myself to accomplish goals in terms of creativity, health, education, and so many other things in my life that I may have become a little (or a lot) lax on taking care of or excelling. I pushed myself creatively and tried some new things and applied for a handful of design teams which I'm over the top excited that I was accepted on half of the teams I applied for, so I'm thinking that I need to continue to PUSH! So I'm sticking with my 2011 OWL but with parentheses (harder).

So here is a layout I made using primarily Scrapbook Circle's Fresh Picked kit to document my OWL for a challenge on the Scrapbook Circle blog to document your OWL or resolutions. I used a sketch 262 from Pencil Lines.  I also used some stickers and paper from my Crate Paper and October Afternoon stash, Jenni Bowlin ticket stamp (love it) from the December kit, Prima Ink, and Mister Huey mist.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week and in case I don't blog for the next few days...Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Don't Forget to tell Santa and his helpers "Thank You" Docerela Challenge

Happy Holidays ! We are just days away from the big day that we have been waiting for all year! Christmas Day! So, in advance I'd like to wish everyone a A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I'm sure we have all been busy with the Holiday hustle and bustle and getting all the last minute details complete. When the wrapping paper has been picked up, the dinner dishes put away, and the children are settled down with all their new loot, don't forget to give thanks. And sending out thank you cards can be a very simple yet heartfelt way to let your friends and family know that you appreciate them this season and all year long! If things go as planned I hope to work on some thank you cards on Cjmkkjstmas Eve while watching the marathon of "A Christmas Story" (love that movie...makes me smile just thinking about it)!

Well, the current challenge at Docerela Creations has helped me get a jump start on making my holiday thank you cards! The new challenge is to create a holiday thank you card.
For my card I used a Gartner Studio card, Docerela Stamps: Mix & Match II, and October Afternoon (paper, button, and sticker), Jenni Bowlin ink, and Tim Holtz embossing powder. A very simple and quick thank you card, but the sentiment let's my recepient know that I really appreciate them!

I hope you will pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and join in our challenge over at Docerela Creations! And be entered to win a set of her stamps!

The line up:
Docerela Creations
Nitasha (you are here)
Happy Holidays to all my friends!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Docerela Creations Blog Hop and Challenge

Docerela Creations is hosting another challenge!
Today's challenge is Pink Christmas!
Are you in full Holiday card making mode??
Are you making scrapbook pages for this year... Last year?? 
Come join us and catch up!

For the Challenge I decided to make a fun, glittery pink card! I love glitter, but rarely use it, but when I heard the challenge was to use pink glitter was the first thing to come to mind! I can't wait to see what cute, pink Christmas projects you all come up with!

Supplies: Stamps: Docerela Creations- Home for Christmas  ; Patterend Paper: Crate Paper; Cosmo Cricket, The Paper Studio; Tag: Elle's Studio; Stickers: My Mind's Eye, The Paper Studio; Wood Snowflakes: Maya Road; Twine: The Twinery; Ink: Jenni Bowlin; Mist: Studio Calico; Glitter and Embossing Powder: Recollections; Embossing Folder: The Paper Studio

I hope you will pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and join in our challenge over at Docerela Creations! And be entered to win a set of her stamps!

The line up:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Are you Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree....link it up...

Stopping in to let you know that Docerla Creations is having a Christmas tree link up party!!! And, if you link up your Christamas tree, you will have a chance to win a set of very cute stamps! We know everyone puts their trees up at different times, so no worries if you don't have yours up yet because the link up is open until December 31!

Well, in spirit I love decorating and Christmas cutenss, but in reality I'm a last minute, minimal Christmas decorator who is quick to take it all down because I can't stand the clutter! ( I wish I were like this awesome lady- Kiesha Campbell- she is a holiday decorating superstar in my eyes! Drool!) But, in all honesty, family and friends have to threaten me each year to go ahead and put up my tree....ha! And actually, my youngest son usually gets the Christmas tree party started when he gets worried that Santa won't visit if we don't have our tree up, although he claims he doesn't believe in Santa anymore. But, I think there's still a little glimmer of believing in the guy in the big red suit in his sweet little nine year old heart! Anyway, to my surprise, my oldest son decided that he wanted to put the tree up today...WHAT? And of course with that he wants to go out and spend money on decorations, lights, and even asked if we could go out and get a white tree. The answer to all were Ummm... NO! So, into the garage I went to drag in the bins for him to start decorating!  So, here he is getting it set up and yelling at me that I don't have consent to photograph him or the tree! Ha, well guess what buddy....hahah!
Oh, and look at this treasure that I found while sifting through bins in the garage!

 It's my 'My Child'!!! Oh, my goodness I loved this doll as much as I loved my Cabbage Patch Kids which are tucked away in bins in my mom's garage! Blast from the past--- 1985! Anyway, she is so cute, but my son says I need to put her back in the garage; called her Chuckie! Nope, stripped her down to wash her little clothes which hopefully will come clean, and I'm gonna comb her hair and put her on display!  Anyway just thought I'd share a happy little December Daily random info!

Ok, so don't forget to hop over to Docerela Creations and link up your Christmas tree! And, remember once you link up you are in the drawing to win a set of stamps, too! Spread the word so we can have tons of trees to see!