Friday, December 30, 2011

if you are you looking for a scrappy challenge…

…please check out the challenge I shared on Two Peas today!  It’s a color challenge and I was inspired by one of my very favorite things – can you guess what it is from the image below?   (you can see what my inspiration is right here!).

Here’s a little peek at the layout I made based on my color inspiration:


You can see the details HERE on Two Peas in a Bucket.  I’d love for you to play along – and there will be a prize awarded next week too! :o)

Monday, December 26, 2011

christmas card 2011…

For some reason, I struggled with getting in the mood to do some of the “regular” holiday stuff this year…like Christmas cards.  I actually made the decision NOT to send out Christmas cards this year.  However, when I mentioned this to my sweet husband, I could tell I had made the WRONG choice.  So, the week before Christmas I started searching online for a cute (EASY) template so I could just drop in a photo, upload to Costco, and pick up to mail off.  This was my first attempt:


Then I tried this template:




Next, I tried this one:


And finally, I found this template.  It took a little more work, but I was really pleased with the result.  I’ve never been a big fan of the “Holiday Letter" but I thought this was kind of a fun way to sum up our year without getting all long-winded and “braggy…”2011_christmas_card

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas day.  We enjoyed our day immensely – the kids were up early.  They had to ask us several times to get up so they could open their gifts from Santa.  We gathered in the living room and enjoyed opening gifts (photos to come).  Since it was so early, and I was working on the 2nd day of a Migraine (Merry Christmas and Christmas Eve to me Sad smile), I went back to bed to sleep for a couple more hours.  We all went to church at 11:00 – Grandma and Grandpa joined us since our meeting was 2 hours earlier than theirs – and enjoyed a beautiful meeting.  We all went over to Grandma and Grandpa’s home for a  wonderful lunch and gift exchange with family.  We were lucky to have some of our cousins come back over to our house for a while to play and visit.  We ended the day watching movies and eating yummy food.  It was a truly wonderful Christmas day.  And now I’m looking forward to spending the week with our kiddos…looking forward to celebrating New Year’s day in one short week! :o)

Friday, December 23, 2011

holiday gift set…

I just realized I hadn’t shared this quick and easy little project here yet.  I put this set together using all Doodlebug Design products…I am loving the teal/red/pink combo lately.


It really didn’t take me long to make this set and it is the perfect combo for a teacher gift…a little box full of yummy treats and a coordinating gift card holder. :0)


Here’s what truly makes this project “quick and easy:”


If you’ve been debating about this sweet little machine, stop debating and order it!  You won’t regret it!  And, lucky for you, they are back in stock right now at Two Peas…plus, remember those cute little elves?  Shipping is Freeeee if you order before December 31st!


If you’re looking for more quick and easy gift/card ideas, be sure to check out the Doodlebug blog to see what my fellow design team members have been creating! :o)


Thursday, December 22, 2011

the quickest project ever…

I created this little project in only a couple of minutes. 
It’s sitting on my counter and it makes me smile every time I look at it.  I was inspired by a print I saw online…you can see my inspiration and read the details on the create: blog (here).

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

holiday cards…

Have you sent your holiday cards yet?  I just put the stamps on mine last tonight and Brad will be mailing them off today.  whew!  It’s nice to be able to check that off the list! 

Speaking of holiday cards…here’s a quick little card set I put together for the Pebbles, Inc. blog this week.  You can see the details, as well as lots of other fun ideas from my fellow design team members here!  :o)


Here are some quick links to the products I used to put together my card set: