Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Freebie Kit

Now is the time to start scrapping all those wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day photos of all the madness with your kids and their new stuff.  Or you with your new stuff.  Go over to Hummies World, spend $7, and get a really neat Christmas kit for free.

I just downloaded mine and unzipped it and it is going to be perfect to scrap my grandkids Christmas photos with.  It is available for $6 but I got it free when I bought Kiki Cole's Candy Cane Lane Bundle.  It is a winner, too.  Watch my blog for layouts made with all the Christmas goodies in The Boomerang Store.  I love to be scraplifted.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Year in Review

Just the highlights, folks:

Also lots of remodeling, done by hubby in preparation to selling the house.  Hope to be living in Georgia by next year this time, hopefully in our brand new house.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Season of Joy Kit

Lee Benkers Designs celebrates the season with her new kit, Season of Joy, now in the store at Hummies' World. 
And while you are there, grab her journal cards, I used one for my Christmas card.

Now for some inspiration:


Sunday, December 09, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Put up the Christmas tree yesterday.  Took some photos of some ornaments.  Scrapped them. 

Both layouts made with Andrea Gold's Holiday Splash kit from
I fell for the snowman!!!  And the teal and purples reeled me in. 

Friday, December 07, 2012


I love this old-fashioned Santa.  And the string of old fashioned style lights.  And that round Christmas ball like I used to have on my childhood tree.  I had to make something with them.

The list of designers and kits I drew from for this page are listed in my gallery.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Punch it Out

Digitally, I mean.  I learned something new today over in Hummies' World Classroom: How to punch shapes out of digi paper using the eraser tool.  I made my eraser from a firework shape provided by PSE and had some fun with it.

I put some artistic black paper over a photo we took at a 4th of July celebration and erased with the brush to reveal some of it.  Cool effect, I think.

Monday, December 03, 2012

December Desktop

Every month my digi friend Tammy designs a template to make a custom desktop background.  This month I finally took the plunge:

Want to make your own?  You can join the Hummies' World Challenge here.

Sunday, December 02, 2012


I love quotes and I love to make artsy layouts.  Recently on a trip to Auburn, I was walking up the hill just before dark to where we were staying, and the building was silhouetted against the sky and the crescent moon was gleaming.  It made me so happy (although Auburn FINALLY not being able to give their game away that day also had something to do with it) that I snapped a photo with my iphone.  The moon did not show up well in the pic, so I gave it some photoshop help.  The quote is from  Rabindranath Tagore,

To make the layout I used:

By The Light of the Moon Bloghop:

Jessica's Sweet Nothings: Blue Moon
Design by DeDe: Moonlit Dreamz

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Bad Photo: Go Artsy!

I was doing my scraplift for the Scraplift Challenge over at Hummies' and had a vision of using a photo of my whole Christmas tree with a filmstrip of ornament photos.  I took these photos over the last two years, planning to scrap about each ornament in my collection.  Well, the only tree photo I had was horrid.  So I lifted it from the photo, plopped it onto green paper and started blending.  Here is the result:

Each of these ornaments in the filmstrip have a unique story.  The top nativity scene is plastic and is from my tree when I was growing up.  The ceramic Santa is a portrayal of old fashioned St. Nicholas from Germany and was bought while we lived there.  The little wooden angel was also purchased while in Germany.  The snowbaby at the bottom was in my Mom's Christmas decorations box.

I no hang all my ornaments on my tree; way too lazy now.  A few years back I discovered I had rather  inadvertently fallen into the habit of collecting angel and snowmen ornaments, so that is pretty much what I put on my tree, sort of a theme,  but I have not thrown away my other ornaments, and when I open the box each year, they are all shouting their stories at me.  Quite a noise.