December 19, 2014

#CSMPhotoprompt Album Days 4, 5 and 6

Hi there!

Hope you are all getting your holiday lists completed without too much stress. I'm slowly plugging away at mine, but I have been battling a bad cold this month which has slowed me down.  But, I did manage to get a few pages done in my December photo album.


I spent most of yesterday, watching Wilna Furstenburg's Heartfelt Christmas Workshop. It comes with a dozen videos, but also so many printables and diecut files!  I spent hours cutting shapes and printing embellishments. The "smile" page has a few of the diecuts from the workshop and I heat embossed them with Zing glitter embossing powder. I love, love, love that stuff!! Anyway, the workshop is well worth the $20 US and I highly recommend it.
After watching the videos, I think next year I will do a bigger album to include a bit more journaling. I'm finding it a challenge to add all the details that I want to include on these small pages.
Thanks for looking!


December 6, 2014

#CSMPhotoprompt December 2014

Hi there!

It's been a while since I posted something. But, I haven't really had time to make anything these past few weeks. Life has been way to hectic with work and visiting the kids in college and hockey. What time I did have for crafting, I used to make my Christmas cards. But, since I haven't mailed those yet, I don't want to post them here.

I was so excited when I saw that Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine was going to have the Instagram Photo Prompts for December, it got my creativity bubbling and I knew I had to make some time for this. I loved my little album I made last year and really wanted to do it again.  It's my own version of December Daily, which I know I would never have time to do.

As luck would have it, I missed work this week due to a cold. So, whenever I had a few minutes of energy, instead of cleaning the house (HA!) I started my mini album.

It's nothing fancy. I just want to get the photos in the album. So, I will be working with a kit I got last year from Scrap Shotz featuring SEI papers. I cut the tags with my Cricut and Plantin Schoolbook. For my embellishments, I have a sterlite drawer where I keep all my Christmas supplies. There are bits and pieces of punches and scraps that I have created from making Christmas cards or pages. I keep everything. They are perfect for using in mini books. The poinsettia on the cover is one I made quite a few years ago for a card. The stamp is Basic Grey/Hero Arts.


I'll post more pages as I get them done. My plan is to keep up. Fingers crossed. ;)

If you want to follow along on the photo prompts, just check out #csmphotoprompt on Instagram.

Thanks for looking!