Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Most of us agree, it's "the most wonderful time of the year"!  One of my traditions has been to always include a picture of my kids or whole family with my Christmas cards.  I've done this every year since my oldest, Lauren was born, and she's almost 22!  Well, now that the kids are older and going off in all different directions, I wasn't able to get a photo of either all three kids together or all five of us together.  As time goes on and life brings changes, it just might be the last phone of its kind.  :(  So I decided to scrap last year's picture.  I used the Krafty Christmas Paper Pack by Green Goddess Creations, which will go with anything!!

Hope you have a very wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Daring Adventure

Ever since I started going to Kazakhstan for work assignments three years ago, I wanted to go on a camel ride.  For whatever reason, I didn't get the opportunity until Thanksgiving Day last month.  It was a gorgeous day -- cold but clear.  The one thing about Kazakhstan is that when it's sunny, the sky is sooooo blue!  Anyway, I was finally able to ride a camel, so of course I had to make a layout of it. 

I made the map on the bottom half of the page by downloading it from Google Maps, which is a cool little trick to remember next time you're scrapping a place you've been.  I used a gorgeous border from Vintage Symmetry by Annie J Designs at Can You Digi It? to divide the two backgrounds, which I think adds balance and interest to the page.

Thanks a lot for looking, and I hope you find some time to craft today!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Warm and Cozy

This is one of my favorite pictures of me and Jeff!  It is a self-portrait taken during our New Year's Eve weekend get-away in 2011.  We're both wearing our funky Russian hats that we love so much!  The challenge theme over at CYDI this week is "Baby, it's cold outside", which gave me a great excuse to create a layout around this picture using the fabulous digital papers and elements from Delightfully Distressing Designs over at Can You Digi It?  Aren't they perfect for the picture?!

Why don't you join in the fun and enter the challenge?!  Would love to see your creations!!

Enjoy the season,