Saturday, January 4, 2014

First Scrapbook Challenge of 2014!

Happy New Year!  And I'm starting out in the first week with a blog posting and a challenge! Look at me.  Thanks, as always, to my scrapbooking buddy, La-Vie, for posting this challenge on her FaceBook page and getting me motivated.

When I visited Pin And Tack's blog, my first thought was "done!"  I mean - shiny is what I do.  I love bling and glitter and sparkle.  It is one of the reasons I love scrapbooking so much.  There probably isn't a creation of mine that doesn't have something blingy, sparkly or shiny.  The sparklier the better I always say...

The other awesome thing about this challenge was that each entry would benefit a great organization - Dogs for Deaf.  I am a huge animal lover, and have two babies that I rescued who are the best cutie mccutiekins ever... Tyrone and Leroy.  It breaks my heart to think of all the dogs out there who just want to give their love and loyalty to someone forever.  Two down... millions to go...
Tyrone, getting a Christmas kiss

Anyway... okay get it together.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  I love the presents, the decorations, the good feelings, the parties, the food, the drinks - so for this challenge I wanted to keep the holiday spirit going a bit longer (yes, my tree is still up), therefore, I created a Christmas themed mini-album.

I started with a Cosmo Cricket black chipboard album, and used an American Crafts 6x6 mini pad (merrymint) that I got at Marshalls for $3!  (Did you know you can find some great, brand-named scrapbook items at Marshalls, Ross, TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning for super cheap?  Well - you can!). Embellishments used include some chipboard shapes from Studio Calico, and shapes I cut with my good old Cricut.

For shine and sparkle, I used some Tim Holtz tinsel ribbon that I LOVE, some red bling, glittery Thicker letters (Marshalls again).

In this photo, you can see where I used some silver Stickles on the dots of the present - cute right?  Totally.

Well, now I'm motivated for 2014.  Already ordered my Christmas pictures from Shutterfly to go in this album - can't wait for them to arrive!


  1. Definitely a merry creation, Chris! My pup - although, he would argue that he is a DOG because he is 5 now - was a rescue as well. Your pups are adorable and what a sweet kiss - wink.

    Lots of blessings,
    Corrinne Quinn

  2. Awesome mini! Glad I helped you get your mojo back! Thanks for reminding me that I love my dog. hugs.