Friday, November 30, 2012

Match box Advent Calendar

So I'm a HUGE procrastinator ... always have been, probably always will be LOL!

Quite a few weeks ago, the very clever Karen from Scrap Therapy showed us how to make an Advent calendar using match boxes.  It was so gorgeous that I decided instantly to add it to my Christmas to-do list. Fast forward those weeks & it took me until the very last minute to finally sit down & get it done.  But I'm so happy that I did ... my kids LOVE it.  They're going to have a ball counting down the days now.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November's Kraft It Up ...

is all about creating a minimalist layout on kraft with lots of white space.  Should be easy huh LOL?!!  Nope, not so much :).  I think I missed out on that gene.  Thankfully, the Kraft It Up DT have some awesome examples to inspire & this is what I came up with.

This is my absolute favourite photo of Matty!  He was having a ball riding on the seesaw at the park.  The colours in the September kit from A Piece of Cake Designs were perfect for it.

If you're a kit freak like me, pop on over to Raquel's site to check them out 'cause they're gorgeous!

Thank you cards ... and Julie Dudley

Not too much crafting happening so far this month ... although I did go to my very first Stampin' Up party which I really enjoyed.

I've been procrastinating for much of the last month trying to work out how to thank the many amazing people who supported us in so many different ways when we lost Mum recently.  I knew I wanted to make a card but every idea I came up with just wouldn't come together ... gosh, I was getting frustrated!

Anyway, this is what I ended up with

and the inside ...

I must give a huge shout out to Julie Dudley ... Julie creates the most amazing cards & I found so much inspiration looking around her blog.  So THANK YOU Julie ... your creativity saved me xx