Top 10 in 2011

Hi, all! I LOVE when other people do these posts, and I love posting my own, because it forces me to look back at my work throughout the past year. This year was fun to look back on because I think my style evolved a bit. And all my favorites are super colorful...So, here are my top 10 favorite layouts, in order by when they were made: (P.S.- This was a pre-scheduled post and sometimes Blogger isn't very nice to me. If my pictures end up with a million annoying spaces between them I'm sorry!)

Combo of Green, Pink, Blue and
Green Horned Unicorn products:
Loved Sassafras' Paper Crush collection:

Loved those Glitz rub ons:

This is around the time when every single layout I made contained about a billion butterflies:

I made this for my guest design stint at Creative Scrappers:

I loved Studio Calico's Metropolitan kit more than any other. This was the first SC kit I ever bought and it is still my fave:

Such a weird combo of colors here, but I was pushed into it with one of Crate Paper's color challenges:

On this one, I was trying to clear out some of my brad stash...I think it worked:

One of the first layouts that really illustrates my new style:

This was made from another Studio Calico kit, Field Guide. Love the colors, the fun picture, everything...I think this is my favortie layout from the entire year:

And there we go...my top 10. E was sitting by me while I was prepping this post and he picked out 2 of his favorites, neither of which ever entered on my radar. It's funny what people consider to be good and how we evaluate our own work. Here are his 2 faves:

A layout of us being ridiculous...he likes how colorful it is, and how funny the picture is:

This one features pictures from Catalina Island. And includes Merv, the seagull. E loved Merv, therefore E loves this layout:

Thanks so much for hanging in here until the end. I hope that you have a happy New Year. I'll see you in 2012!


DD days 15 - 17

Hey, everyone! I'm back to share a few more of my December Daily pages:

Day 15:

This is my Pinterest board that is full of fun gift wrapping ideas. All the packages looked so pretty...too bad I didn't use any of the ideas this year. Maybe next year?

Day 16:

This day I left to fly to Orlando to meet E and his parents for a 7-day cruise. I look frantic in the picture, because, well...I was :o)

Day 17:

This is the day we boarded our cruise..fun times ahead!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!


I'm baaaack..with more December Daily-ness

Hey, everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas...and are looking forward to a happy New Year. I've been trucking along on my December Daily since returning from a nice vacation with family. But instead of bombarding you with a GIANT post, I figured I would just share a few pages at a time...if you're like me, you are so behind on blogs at this point, that you can really only afford to spend about 30 seonds at each page :o)

Day 12:

These are E's and my Christmas lists. Thank goodness for Pinterest. I made my list on that site and he was able to quickly click on the picture and get to exactly what I wanted!

Day 13:

Ha! I know these pictures look somewhat ridiculous. I ordered Eric one of those really nice memory foam pillows, and for some crazy reason, it shipped in the world's biggest box. I really had to ham it up and capture it on film. :o)

Day 14:

I decided that one ugly faux tree was just not enough, so I added a second "birthday" tree for Eric. His birthday is in January, but I do birthday/Christmas shopping simultaneously. I'm still playing around with the idea of decorating it.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back again soon with more DD updates {I'm sure you are just riveted to see my progress... ;o)}.



Hey, everyone! I'm just popping by super quickly to share a new layout that I made for the current challenge over at The Creative Type. The prompt this month: scrap your greatest gift. My greatest gift is my fiance (or ex-boyfriend, as I lovingly call him). We recently got engaged...and I feel truly lucky and blessed that he chose me to spend the rest of his life with. I'm a lucky, lucky gal.
Enjoy the holidays...I'm taking a bit of a bloggy break to enjoy the season and spend time with family and friends...when I come back, you'll get to see all my December Daily goodness :)

Layout:Patterned paper: Studio Calico; Paint: Apple Barrel; Alphas: American Crafts; Tape: MT Deco; Ribbon: Green Horned Unicorn; Diecuts: Basic Grey; Jillibean Soup


All Caught Up!

***Warning: VERY photo heavy post***

Well, I am all caught up now! And it didn't even take that long...

Day 6:

I bought some gifts to wrap, box up and mail to my parents and my grandmother.

Day 7:

I made this wreath 2 years ago, for my first Christmas in Cali. I still like it, but I probably need to stop being lazy and make a new one next year :o)

Day 8:

The left side shows the stack of Christmas cards that I wrote to be mailed out. The right side is my actual Christmas card this year. I love the sequins and glitter floating around inside the tree!

Day 9:

It wouldn't be December without a Peppermint Chocolcate Chip milkshake from Chick-Fil-A! Granted, there are an INSANE number of calories in one of these delicious yummies, but as a Friday treat, I think it's okay...

Day 10:

This is our Christmas tree this year. It may look a little sad in this picture, but it doesn't look so sad in real life. E isn't here to help me put up the big one, and I didn't think I would be able to do it by myself, so I just decorated the faux tree that sits in the corner of the living room.

Day 11:

Today the stockings are up and ready to be filled. I ♥ Christmas stockings. It's one of my favorite traditions...not so much getting my own, but I love buying little goodies to put in everyone else's!

If you made it to the end of this post, bravo! You hung in here longer than I would have :o)


A Very Punky Christmas...

Here I am, just popping in super quick to share my layout for the current Punky Scraps challenge. It is a Christmas-inspired challenge, but you certainly don't have to make a holiday layout if you don't want to. The sketch provided is pretty awesome, too.
I kept this layout super simple and I'm pretty happy with it. I hope you can play along with us this month!

Layout: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Doilies: Martha Stewart; Wooden Shapes: Studio Calico; Bling: Paper Source, Prima; Alphas: Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey; Paint: Apple Barrell


More DD pages...

Helo, hello! I have 2 more December Daily pages to share with you. I am a bit behind right now, but I'll be able to catch up this weekend....especially if it stays as cold as it is here.

Day 4:

Here we are making sad faces because we are leaving Vegas. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I had from this day...and I look like a little boy. Oh well... But E makes an incredibly cute puppy dog face, does he not? In addition to the picture, I also put our hotel room keys in the little pocket.

Day 5:

So, I said it was cold here. This was a screenshot taken at about 945 in the morning. I do not think that it came even close to the 66 degree high that it predicted. And I know that 42 degrees is not cold at all compared to some places, but for Southern California, that is super chilly :-)

As always, thanks for dropping by...Enjoy the remainder of the week.


December Daily Update

Hi, everyone! Sorry I've been MIA recently. I've been doing A LOT of traveling, but I am back now {at least for the next few weeks... :o)}. I will be stopping by blogs soon to catch up on everything that I've missed!

I did want to pop in to quickly share the work that I have done on my December Daily so far. Last year I created my foundation pages ahead of time. This year, I am trying a different strategy and am creating them as I go. I did a few things ahead of time, such as the number tags and gathering on my supplies, but I think this way may produce a product that I am slightly more happy with.

Day 1:

We were in Vegas this day, so I included a picture of us during the day and at night. I also included part of the ticket from the show we went to see that night.

Day 2:

Another day spent in Vegas. We did a lot of fun things that day, so I included a lot of pictures on this page.

Day 3:

Yesterday was our last full day in Vegas. I included a series of silly photos we took that had the Vegas Strip as our backdrop. I also included the ticket from a Cirque de Soleil show we saw last night.

I totally love this project and am glad that I am doing it again this year. Do you have a December Daily? Share a link...I'd love to see!