Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Getting Ready for the New Year

2012 is almost here; are you ready? For my post today for Glitz Design, I decided to pull out some photos from our last New Year's Eve. I used a mix of from the three latest collections to create this fun page.


These photos crack me up, Emily thought she had to blow till her cheeks hurt for it to be loud enough, LOL! Here's a couple of close-ups,






Next, I created a journal as a very special gift for a friend who likes all things shabby and girlie. To create my journal, I cut two pieces of chipboard, regular copy paper and a few sheets of pattern paper to 8.25"x5.25" and bound everything together with my Cinch.


I used the Beautiful Dreamer collection and added a Tim Holtz book plate and rosette trim with lots of images cut out of the paper collection.



I kept the inside very simple as I want the recipient to be able to journal and maybe adhere ephemera or photos throughout the book.




Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish you all a happy and healthy new year filled with many blessings for you and your family.

Hugs,
Jolaine

Celebrate Layout
Glitz Design - Dance in Sunshine Collection - Transparency Pieces - Peek-A-Boo

Glitz Design - Dance in Sunshine Collection - Cardstock Pieces - Whatnots
Glitz Design - Dance in Sunshine Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Birds
Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Houndstooth
Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Toile
Glitz Design - Vintage Blue Collection - Epoxy Stickers
Glitz Design - Vintage Blue Collection - Transparency Pieces - Peek-A-Boo

2012 Journal
Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - Epoxy Stickers

Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Journaling
Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - Transparency Pieces - Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - Trim
Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Titles
Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - Cardstock Pieces - Whatnots
Glitz Design - Beautiful Dreamer Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Stripe

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Wishes

Hello dear friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas weekend filled with blessings, family and  loved ones. I couldn't have asked for a better holiday and now I get to enjoy a whole week off from work at home!

Here's a few photos to share...
I managed to get this one of the kids outside wearing their Santa hats. It's soooo hard to get a good shot of both of them at the same time! LOL!


I had to bribe Dylan to sit on Sata's lap for this one at the mall, he was so afraid of him!


Cookies and milk for Santa. They couldn't figure out Santa's favorites so we went with shortbread and chocolate chip :)


Oh the anticipation! I had them hold still on the staircase on their way downstairs long enough to get this adorable shot. Dylan smile's as funny as it gets!


That's all for today. I do have lots of crafty projects to share in the coming days, in the mean time, have a healthy and creative end of the year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Photo Redo

Hello again! Just a quick post today as life seems to get busier as Christmas appraches. Only 10 days away!!!! Anyway, I'm sharing a layout I created for last month's Prima BAP. I totally forgot about it until I saw featured on their blog along with other beautiful projects.


I hardly ever scrap myself but I LOVE this picture of Emily and I. This is a redo of this other LO created some time ago.

I used the gorgeous Printery collection with a new vintage treasures and resin piece. Here's a closer look...


Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

MCS Main Kit For December

Hello again, as promised, today I'm sharing my projects with this month's beautiful Main kit over at My Creative Scrapbook. I have a feeling this kit will be very popular since it has a great mix of some of the best holiday collections out there. You'll find papers from the Authentique Wonder collection as well as Echo Park Seasons Greetings and Bo Bunny Blitzen collections, so beautiful!

Here are my creations with this kit,

Merry Christmas To All



You Better Not Pout



Favorite Present



and my second holiday card ever! These papers were so easy to work with!!!


And lastly, an altered Santa's sleigh using an unfinished wooden sleigh I picked up from Michael's last month.





Finally, take a look at the kit, simple beautiful!


I really enjoyed working with this kit and the other DT girls did too, check out what they created here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

MCS December LE Kit Reveal

Hi there! Just a quick post today to share my projects with this month's LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook. With Christmas only a couple of weeks, I'm sure you're in the mood for some holiday crafting. You'll love this beautiful kit which includes a wonderful mix of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas and Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas. I really enjoyed working with it and here's what I created...

Merry & Bright



Merry Christmas



December 25




I'm new to making cards but it's the holidays so why not, right?


And finally a couple of candy wrappers for Hershey bars. These make great gifts for teachers and coworkers!



This amazing kit is packed with goodies, I still have a ton of leftover supplies! Here's what the kit looked like right out of the box,


Don't all those goodies look fun? Now head over to the DT gallery and check out what my team mates created, so many beautiful projects to be inspired!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and come back tomorrow when I'll share my Main kit projects!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

We Have a Winner!

Thank you to all of you who entered my recent giveaway. I picked a random name and the lucky is winner is...

Melissa!!!

Melissa said...
What a great giveaway! Following you now and loving your blog.

November 16, 2011 9:23 AM

Melissa, please email me your addres at jolaine.frias@gmail.com so that I can send you your new goodies.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Creative Sketches Round 3!

Hello there! I hope you're all enjoying a happy and restful Thanksgiving Day weekend. If you're home and looking for some crafty inspiration, head over to My Creative Sketches and take part on the third and final round of our Big Fall Sketch contest. Here's sketch #3...


... and here's my take on the sketch,



I used gorgeous Prima papers and embellishments to create this page. I was able to coordinate older papers from the Reflections collection with the new vines and the little resin bird to give this layout all the dimension I love to see in my pages.






I really do hope you join us over at My Creative Sketches, we're having so much fun with the sketches and the grand prize winner will get a 3 month subscription to the always gorgeous Limited Edition kit. And one more thing, take a look at this round's prize pack, can you say YUMMY?!


I leave you with a few photos I snapped of my kids before Thanksgiving dinner. I can't believe how much they're growing and how much joy they bring to my life. I am so thankful to be their mother!





Thanks for your visit today, have a wonderful week!