My Scrapbooking Cat

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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas Layout with Doodlebug

 Did you survive Christmas? It was a very busy and tiring week of dinners and presents and of course Boxing Day shopping for me! And now, lucky me, I have a post Christmas cold! Not enough sleep and way TOO much junk food! I had my box of kleenex and some quiet time to scrap this Christmas page today. This was one of our Christmas card pictures this year, which I think is rather cute. We try to do something funny every year for our cards. Next year, hopefully there will be 3 in our festive picture! wink, wink!

 I used this year's North Pole Collection from Doodlebug to create this layout. In this banner I had to improvise with the letter "e" as I ran out on my Simply Sweet rub-on sheet. I had to use a "c" and then a bracket to make the letter "e". I punched the banner using a Fiskars punch.

 I used an EK Success border punch on the red paper and tucked the flags under it. I ruffled the ends of the Doodletwine on both banners.

The title was from awhile back but is also Doodlebug (headlines). I added a red Doodle pearl to the dot of the i.
I also added a white pearl to the center of the three snowflakes, which are placed in a triangular shape on the page.

And now for New Year's Eve......Hope you all have a wonderful New Year and happy crafting in 2013!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Back With More Christmas Ideas!

 So I am WAY behind on Christmas stuff! Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I am not done shopping, wrapping, or baking. I tell myself that some how, some way, it will all get done. At least I finished my cards!!! This card was a variation on the one I posted earlier. I bought the snowflake border from Memory Box and created this card. I used the same silver papers and again, embossed the sentiment. A pretty simple card but easy to mass produce!

 I got this idea from the Doodlebug website but altered it to make it my own. I used a Doodlebug mini card and ripped off the bottom of one side. I glued Doodlebug paper to the back. I cut some black paper to make the belt and yellow glitter Doodlebug paper to make the buckle, which was punched using squares punches. I added a tag which I stamped and added a strip of Doodlebug patterened paper. I also added some Doodle twine. I glued the sides of the card to make a pocket for the tag.
                      The stamp is from Technique Tuesday and I used silver ColorBox ink.

 Need an ornament idea? I bought these big bottle caps from Archiver's by Maya Road. I added Doodlebug paper to the background. I pop dotted one layer of the white glitter paper. I tucked in the mini Doodle Pop snowmen and a tree and viola! I stickled the heart on the tree. I used my Big Bite to punch a hole in the top and added silver ribbon to hang it on my tree!

                                     This one is the same but it does not have a tree.

 I made this ornament last year with Doodlebug paper and a snowman sticker. I added glitter to the tin so when you shake it, it is like a snowstorm. Very glittery!

 At Michael's you can buy glass balls for do-it-yourself decorating. This is probably the easiest ornament in the world to make. I cut some garland and stuffed it into the ball. I added gold ribbon to the top and that is it! When it catches the lights of the tree it shimmers and actually looks quite elegant, I think.

There was a layout on the Bella Blvd. Blog that had pictures taken in an ornamnet. I loved this idea and decided to try it myself! This is such a cute Christmas picture!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!! Remember to enjoy time with family and loved ones this holiday- it is not about the gifts, baking, wrapping, dinners, etc. It is memories made with those who matter.

Friday, 7 December 2012

I Found a Fix!

So here is my Christmas card for this year. I have only made 8 of them so far and I need way more than that! Hopefully I will get these ones mailed out first to my out of towners, maybe this weekend. I also realized I need to find envelopes now for this size of card- yikes, there is always something!
I embossed the sentiment, which turned out to be a learning process. I am not a stamping/embossing person so that was all new to me. I also added silver ribbon to the side of the card to finish it off.

Now, I have to find time to make my annual ornaments, finish my cards, do some kind of baking, finish buying gifts, and of course take our Christmas picture! Only 2 more weeks.....scary!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Simple Christmas Cards

 I made this card using a mini-Doodlebug card and a die cut sentiment. I added a few snowflake stickers and that is it- very simple!

 I used a Memory Box poinsettia tree die cut on Doodlebug glitter paper. I adhered it to 2 different shades of silver paper. I stamped a sentiment in silver at the bottom but it does not show up in the light. I need to find a fix for this since it might be my "it" card for this Christmas.

I used red and green cardstock for the background and just plain white paper for the same tree as above. I added pearls to the flower centers on this tree and stamped the sentiment in white. I don't like this one as much as the silver version but I thought I would share my experiments.