Thursday, December 31, 2009

Here we go!

Welcome to The Digichick New Year's blogtrain. We are celebrating the dawn of 2010 in style -- TDC style! First off, here's a list of the other Digichicks who are participating. Be sure to visit us all so you can get everyone's goodies.

Tiffany: A Scrap Away
Jenn: Jenn Scraps
Kelleigh: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Sylvia: Sylvia Scraps
neenee: nee nee's inspirations
Jude: Lil' Digi Bits
Holly: Love 2 Scrap in Japan (you are here)
Pam: Pamela Donnis
Jana: Jana M Designs 
Marianne: Now, then habibi
Jacinda: Digi Kiwi Chick

Please note that we are scattered all over the globe and with timezone differences it may take a few of us a bit longer to get our posts up. If one isn't up yet, don't forget to come back and try again!

Next up, since you're here visiting me, here is my gift for you. This cluster is made  with the gorgeous Girl's Best Friend scrapbook kit by Quirky Twerp. I hope you like it!


I have had such an fun and wonderful experience these past 3 months as a CT member of The Digichick. It is the best place on the web to CT for -- the staff and CT members are wonderful and the designers are amazing. I'm looking forward to even more fun in 2010.

The Digichick Blog Train is Coming

Have you ever heard of a blog train? Its kind of like a scavenger hunt where you are taken from blog to blog and you get to download free digital goodies at every stop along the way. Some of the Digichicks and I are going to do one for New Years, so keep an eye out and come take a ride with us! I'm going to be making something just for you, so come and visit me again within the next few days.

ブログトレインが聞いたことありますか?次から次へのブログを見てデジタルスクラップなどのファイルを無料にダウンロードが出来ます。The Digichick Creative Team membersはお正月にブログトレインをやります。私も何かプレゼントを作って差し上げます!時間があれば、是非 "乗ってみて下さい。" 明日、明後日ごろまた見に来てどうぞ。

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Crackerbox

Have you ever heard of The Crackerbox? When I was growing up my Grandma had some very elaborate hand-made beaded ornaments. After she died I was sad that I didn't think quickly enough to get them before her things were all sold off and thrown away. I don't know if she made hers from this company or not, but here are the ones I've made over the years. They're much too heavy to put on a tree so I hang them in our "bay" window.

Each one takes about 20 to 30 hours to make, so I have to start in September or so. I haven't made a new one in years. But going through their new releases makes me want to buy a new kit or two. Droool....

Here's some holiday eye-candy.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Scraplift challenge at The Digichick - Come and Play!

Here we go.... Its time to start the Scraplift Challenge over at The Digichick. Here's a link to the challenge forum so you can play along!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Trio of pages

First off, I want to invite you to join me for a challenge. I will be hosting my first ever scraplift challenge at TDC starting on Friday the 18th. We will be scraplifting mom2peanuts' beautiful gallery. I'll be sure to upload a link here once the challenge is up and running. I would love it if you joined in! Here is the page I made, of course its a scraplift of one of mom2peanuts' pages. You can see her original page in the challenge thread tomorrow!


Next up I have an unusual Christmas page to share. One of my most beloved friends recently had a fantastic opportunity to have photos taken of her and her beautiful daughters by the incredible Solveig Boergen of Tokyo's starphotography. I'm so completely jealous of these awesome photos, but my friend has given me copies of the photo shoot. So at least I get to make pages with these incredible photos. Anyway, back to the Christmas page.

次はちょっと違うなクリスマスページを作りました。この間大好きな友達は3人の娘さんと一緒に有名なSolveig Boergenに写真を撮ってもらいました。本当にうらやましいです。素敵な写真をいっぱい撮ってもらって、私にコーピを渡しまして。上のチャレンジ用ページの写真も、このページの写真もそうですよ。これからまだ色んなページを作りたいです。

And last but not least, another wedding page. ViVa Artistry has a new set out called Skin to Skin. Its a gorgeous kit with a sub-theme of racial harmony. I don't know why, but as soon as I saw it I wanted to scrap one of my own wedding photos. This is the first page I have ever made using one of my own wedding photos.

最後にまた結婚のページです。ViVa Artistry から人種間の調和のテーマがあるのセットは今週の新しいリリースです。見てからすぐ自分の結婚式ページを作りたくなりました。初めて自分の結婚式写真を使ってページを作ってみました。

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wedding pages

Just want to make a really quick post showing a couple of wedding pages I made last year. They are both basically quick pages from Natali Designs with a few little extras. Black and white seems to be a popular color scheme for weddings, but just like scrapping any other photo its also beautiful to highlight the colors in the pictures.

I'll be making more Wedding pages and as I do I'll be sure to upload them here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Waterfall Album

The other day one of my friends taught me how to make a Waterfall scrapbook album. You use one full sheet of 12x12 cardstock, 6 patterned papers cut to size and lots of double-sided tape. It took me a few tries to get it right, but the end result is just too precious. The final size of the cover is 6x6, but each blank paper size is only about 3 x 5. I love it with just the paper, but it may be perfect with a simple photo on each page and very little embellies. Pull on the right-side tab and the pages cascade up to flip to the next page. Have you ever seen something so fun!



Friday, December 4, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

and the designers at TDC have been keeping us busy and happy with all their new releases. Love to scrap Christmas photos, just don't have any from this year yet so I'd better get the camera out.