Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A holiday wish...

Finally finished my shopping and my wrapping yesterday...phew! Such a relief to have that done! Today was cleaning and tomorrow will be baking and then off to the in-laws for Christmas eve. Can't believe it's finally here! My girls are counting down the "sleeps". :)

Over the weekend, I had a chance to play with my Pink Paislee goodies. Can you believe I actually made some layouts? I don't do them often, but when I do, I really have a lot of fun. That is going to be one of my New Year's resolutions...to not make quite as many cards and altered projects, even though I love to do them...and focus more on getting the memories down in my scrapbooks once again.

I combined lots of different Pink Paislee lines here..Pop Fashion and Sweet Cakes papers, along with Tinsel Town stamps (snowflake and snow ticket) and rub ons (swirl). This is Kati during our first snow, Dec. 7th. She saw the snow when she woke up, then she and Taylor got ready and went right outside first thing in the morning!
I sprayed some "snow" from the craft store onto an acrylic snowflake page from Maya Road and sprayed a clear sealer over it before adding it to my page. Kind of a fun effect!

I ran out of black letter stickers and really wanted my title to be in black, so I had to be a bit creative. I used f's and cut the tops off of them for the t's. For the e, I used a 3 backwards.
On the "Love Me" layout, I used some Sweet Cakes papers, journaling postcard, and rub ons by Pink Paislee. My girls are so funny.. one of them is always trying to love the other one and it goes back and forth like that all day. =) I added the little bee rub on right over the letter stickers. The hearts are Melissa Frances and the butterfly button is Making Memories.
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I saw this ornament at 2 peas, and I was so inspired! I tried it out with strips of photos of my girls printed on a 4 x 6 piece of photo paper, but when I wrapped them around like she did, it created a very small ball. So...instead I found some styrofoam balls in my stash and decided to add strips of Tinsel Town papers, ribbons and a piece cut out from the Tinsel Town Postcards. Added some Pop Fashion sticker borders also for a little pizzaz. lol


The blue/white ornament below was the first one I created, and even though I like the blue/white color combo, I like the other one better. I learned that I didn't want the styrofoam to show through, so if you make one of these, wrap the ribbons first and then add the paper and photos to the top. Then the photos don't get covered up so much by the papers and ribbons. The papers on here are Making Memories Poolside.
For a base I used part of a ribbon spool covered with more of the MM paper. To attach the strips, I just used pins from the fabric store at the tops and bottoms of the strips.
Well, this will probably by my last post until after Christmas, so wishing you all a Happy Holiday!! Stay safe and enjoy the magic of the holiday, and of course, don't forget to take tons of pictures to scrap. Merry Christmas!

31 comments:

Nicole said...

Love all your projects Dani! Those ornaments are beautiful! Merry Xmas!

Katie Watson said...

Dani, these are GORGEOUS! I love your work so much, always so inspiring! I will miss working with you on the PP DT! You are a total sweetie on top of being so talented!!

Char said...

Love all these creations, Dani!!! Have a Merry Christmas !! Char

Melanie said...

Such beautiful, beautiful creations! So Christmassy, glittery, snowy (gosh - I can only dream of snow). Thanks for the inspiration and eye candy!

Staci said...

You should make layouts more often - you do gorgeous work no matter what the medium!! I saw that ornament at 2Peas, as well - love your version!!

Leigh said...

Love the layouts (especially the first one!!) and the ornaments!
Wishing you a very merry Christmas my friend! :)

Michelle Lanning said...

how do you do it? Just gorgeous --- I love that you used a row of pictures for the ornament! Love it!

KarenB said...

Absolutely beautiful - all of it!!! I have always been amazed and in awe of your work!!! Merry Christmas!

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

Absolutely beautoful...I always love the glittrery and foofy look your pices give. Tons to look at!
Happy Holidays!

scrapanath said...

theres always tons of details in each project: i love them all :)
love your colors and projects
it s always beautiful here!
nath

mo9ca said...

Gosh! I wish my english were better, because I would like to be able to tell you just how much I love your creations! Your style is so beatiful and detailed!! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!!
And thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments, I really really appreciate them, and I put them in my heart to keep. Thank you, you made my day.
Here in Norway we celebrate christmas tonight on the 24th, so we are just about to get started with all the things we need to do before we can slow down and gather with our families. It's the best day of the year, and the joy in the children's eyes are all worth the stress beforehand.
I wish you and your family a wonderful and heartwarming christmascelebration, and all the best for the new year.

Monica
xoxo

Anabelle said...

Just love all of these, Dani. The layouts are fabulous. Can't wait to see more of them. And the ornaments are gorgeous! Have a wonderful Christmas!

DeeDee said...

WOW!!! GORGEOUS stuff here...as always!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS girlie!!! HUGS!!!

Melonie said...

You always leave me speechless. LOVE the new LO's and that ornament is fabulous!! I am going to have to make one of those. Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous projects, as always, Dani! SO fun to see pages from you! Those ornaments are fabulous. I absolutely adore the strips of tiny photos on them!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Babydoll said...

Love your layouts and those ornaments are adorable! Merry Christmas!

Wendy Kwok said...

Lovely LOs... I can't wait to play with my PP stuff...

Danielle said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love it all Dani!!!! Have a Merry Christmas!!!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

gorgeousness all over Dani! Merry Xmas!

Renee said...

pure eye candy on each project Dani! I pray that you have the Merriest of Christmas today!

shelley said...

I love your take on the photo ornament! Beautiful! Have a Merry Christmas! Shelley

Karine Flores said...

Love all these creations!!!!!!!
So beaultiful!
Merry Christmas!
Karine ( BRAzil)

evafromca said...

Dani, everything I see is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! Your work is always amazing no matter what you do. Have yourself a fabulous, Merry Christmas!

Leena said...

Your projects are so inspiringly beautiful Dani! Wishing You & Your Family A Blessed Christmas! :)

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Your work is so inspiring Danielle...I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! :)

Shanna said...

Hey my friend! Beautiful and amazing creations as always! I get giddy when I see you do layouts! Just love them! And the ornaments.... holey wow! Hope your Christmas was fabulous and have a great 2009!

Thanks for being such a sweet friend to me this year! I've so enjoyed getting to know you better! I look forward to fun things this next year from you too! HUgS!

Julie O. said...

Lots of fabulous inspiration here! Gorgeous stuff Dani!

Regina Easter said...

oh my word girl, you are just something else.....hey anytime you get a breater and are looking to join a stamp team...I want ya over at the cutting cafe designing for me...you rock big time...hugs

Dena said...

I can't pick a favorite...sigh.
Everything is just beautiful.
I hope you and the fam had a fantastic Christmas and have fun getting some new furniture :)

Monika said...

So very beautiful!

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