Friday, November 5, 2010


So I've been slacking these past few weeks. Actually, I've been getting quite a lot done, it just wasn't so much in the scrapbooking world. Halloween is finished and I can jump for joy. November is a calming month for me -- one I try to use to forget about the stress of Halloween and prepare for a peaceful Christmas.

I haven't celebrated Thanksgiving in years. Some of my American friends here do and they are always kind enough to invite us to join them each year. But for some reason we've had other things going on for the past several years. Its been 9 years since my last American Thanksgiving and Christmas. My son was born that summer so we took our annual trip home over the holidays instead. It was wonderful.

papers and elements from The Gathering by Studio Gypsy
page template is from Fuss Free Room to Breathe 2 by Fiddle-dee-dee Designs

So are you (my scrapbooking friends) all fired up for iDSD this weekend? I know there are sales and challenges all over the web. Please be sure to stop by the Digichick this weekend too. We've got some incredible new designs and challenges. I'll be hosting a challenge in the forums on Sunday, so come give me a visit!

Speaking of incredible new designs, you have to, just have to see this kit called Misfit by ViVa Artistry. Its been awhile since a kit has taken my breath away, but this one certainly does. I want it to be real, I want to make some of these punchy flowers and make this into a "real" layout.

papers and most elements from Misfit by ViVa Artistry
page template from Fuss Free Contest Series 1 by Fiddle-dee-dee Designs
black loopy trim by Amy Martin
worn overlay by Something Blue Studios

Its also been awhile that I had enough time to scrap with kits just because I want to. I've been going through my older kits by Studio Gypsy and rediscovering how much I adore her designs and why I begged her to let me be on her CT.

page template is from Honey Pots 2 by Busy Bee Designs
papers and elements from Evening Bloom, Junk Hound, Reclaimed Vol 4 Flowers, Keeper of Time, Kindred Spirits, Love My Man, Shrine of the Times 3, Subtle Shift, and Storybook Alpha - all by Studio Gypsy

And finally some other pages from the past couple weeks. I love kit scrapping, that's one of the reasons I absolutely enjoy being on my CTs. But I'm also recently rediscovering how much fun it is to pull different items from various kits together to make a page.

all papers and elements from Falling Hearts by Kitty Designs
page template from Easy Breezy pt 6 by Busy Bee Designs
alpha is Suzy Q by CD Muckosky

papers and elements from Bohemian Fall by Sherwood Studio
page template is from Honey Pots 1 by Busy Bee Designs
alpha is Get Punched by Nikki Beaudreau

 most papers and elements from Enstasy by Danielle Engebretson
page template from Sweet Starts 3 and green leaves by Nikki Epperson
fonts used DJ Jumble, Pea Lisel Caps and Aquarelle
alphas Free Spirit by CD Muckosky, Motivation by Kristen Rice, 
Wire alpha by 4 Shades of Blue, Sparkle by Jen Wilson

 page template from Honey Pots 1 by Busy Bee Designs
papers and some elements from Happadelic by Joyful Heart Designs
Dotty Gel epoxy alpha by Mari Koegelenberg
transparent tape by Roben-Marie Smith
white flowers from After the Rain by Jennifer Labre
stitches by Anna Aspnes
word definition strips by Katie Pertiet
hanging flower/tag by Natalie Braxton

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the web. Please link me up to your pages too. Please come again.

1 comment:

Lulutoo said...

Wow, Holly! Each of your pages is just so gorgeous and so different from one another. Nice work. :) I would love to hear about some of the delicious food and traditions you have there. My mom would make the transition easily, I think. She served tacos one year for Easter. ;) (So she's not hung up on serving the same food each time like a lot of people are--but I think I kind of am because I LOVE holiday food! LOL)