Friday, December 20, 2013

December Daily series: December 19th

I missed posting a picture on Instagram yesterday but look for the recap tomorrow!! Here is how I created the card!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Hey CSM!!! How is everyone?  I hope your December has not been too crazy for you all!  So this layout was a fluke really... my dad gave me a ton of photos from my childhood.  These two popped out at me.  My dress from 8th grade prom was black and white and my 12th grade prom dress was light cream. But the Sr. prom pic was far enough away that I thought black, white and red would just work. My date was wearing a white tux so that sealed the color choices for me.
I was inspired by the latest 213 in 2013 video for the Two Peas site... here is my post there. Have you guys gone back to scrap old photos like this??

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Glitz Feather Roller

I am really loving this roller!! Can't wait to get more!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

First Week of December Daily review

Hey CSM!! I hope you guys had a great first week making December Daily memories!! Here are the first 7 cards!!  I post on Instagram daily so check them out there too!!  Thanks for all the likes on Instagram guys it really really means a lot to me!! Any questions on any of the tools or products used please let me know!!  
Also if you guys are doing process videos for your December Dailys please link below... I love watching them!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Lover Of Purple

So I have been all about Two Peas this past few weeks... and I really got inspired by a video from the Seeing Double series. As I was watching I really knew excatly which pictures I wanted to use and everything... Well you know what they say about plans!!  Anyway I looked thru my pitcures and found two pictures I had posted on instagram and then printed via Walgreens and decided to use those.  I am soo happy with this layout!!
Purple is by far by favorite color and I don't get to use it a lot while scrapbooking about my boys. So I was definitely excited to start looking thru my stack of purple papers and bits!! The only thing about this layout that I didn't like was I HAD to use my favorite paper ever :) ... Bird Song collection Enlightenment by Graphic 45. I even posted on Instagram about not wanting to use it... I was hoarding it I know. Listen I had 2 sheets... I used the first sheet to create my Filofax cover and this sheet I was holding on to... but it was just to prefect not to use! I used papers from: Graphic 45, My Minds Eye, Studio Calico, Sn@p, Recollection by Michaels and American Crafts. Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico, American Crafts and other bits from my stash for the embellishments!  Here is the link for the TwoPeasInABucket video by Lisa Dickinson and here are pictures on my layout! See if you get inspired by it too!! I'm posting on my TwoPeas account also... Look for the post in the Gallery!!

Enlightment by Graphic 45


Monday, December 2, 2013

December Daily my way!!

So the December Daily craze has started again!!! I am on this bandwagon, but only in the wheel well! When The Coco Martha mentioned it to Swtdreamz03 and I at the Scrapbook expo in Sept... I was like what is that???  I didn't think about it again until Oct. And before I checked into it I just figured it was a daily calender!! So I decided that I would create a flip calender, but couldn't find exactly what I needed. So I went with a clipboard, and I am sooo happy with the outcome!!!  Now I started this back in October so I would be finished by December, but it turns out that I am only on day 18 so I have some still to finish up.  I am doing a daily video of all the cards... today's video was only 50secs so these are short videos! I am hoping none will be longer than 2 mins!
I have a few videos done about the cards that I will share below and don't forget to follow me on instagram  (craftyscrappymamas) so you can see the still pictures of the cards each day.  I will do a weekly group picture post on here too!!! Happy December!!

***A few people have asked why am I doing a calender and not a full on December Daily book... quite simply I didn't know it was daily scrapbooking at first.  And there would be NO WAY in my crazy life that I could scrapbook or even print the photos for the days every day!! This just works better for me and my family!!  Enjoy your holidays!!***
 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share below your links to your December Daily!!

Creating December 1st card!

Creating December 2nd card!

The Clipboard!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Black Friday haul!

My Black Friday shopping started later in the day since I was at MAC Cosmetics during the mid afternoon!! Most of these "Deals" were regular for the stores since I went to mostly TJMaxx and Marshalls... but I was happy with what I got!! I have a order coming from an online store soon so I will be excited to share that when it comes!!

I am on instagram too!! Check the sidebar for the link!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

6 week layout!!!

Here is a layout I finished last night!! I have been straving for some scrapbooking, but I have been doing Halloween layouts and December Daily calendar cards!! So last night I finished a layout that I started 6 weeks ago!!!

Check my instagram for proof!!! I love how it came out and I am ready to do some more just fall ones today and tomorrow!!! This weekend I will finish up my December Daily cards and holder!!! Just in time for December!!! Got to go scrap!!!

I am on Two Peas also!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Scrapbook kit Clubs

I have been jones'in to get into a scrapbook club for months now... but never was able to.  I remember for my birthday this year in March I had planned to sign up for Studio Calico. But it sold out within 2 mins. THAT left a BAD taste in my mouth.  I have to say that since then the "scrapbook kit monopoly" has been broken and there are WAY more clubs out there!!!  Which presents another problem.... which one to choose!  So I am asking my CSM'ers which clubs do you belong to?? What do you like about them??

Thanks everyone... I'm thinking either December or January to start!!

"When you can, Craft!" ~JES

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Halloween Close up!!

Halloween was so much fun this year... esp. since last year we were homeless because of Super Storm Sandy.  The boys and I really got into the holiday!!! I was super happy to be able to use my passion Makeup to really get the boys into this fun time of year. Here are a few close ups of so of the layouts I have done so far!! If you have any questions or see something you want to know about let me know!!! I have been using most products I found at Michaels on sale AFTER Halloween. Recollections and My Minds Eye.

I am hoping to get finished with the Halloween stuff soon!! I want to finish up my calendar cards (my December Daily) before the first of December!!!!  I have a lot of Fall pictures to scrap before Thanksgiving comes!!! MUST SCRAP EVERYDAY!!! LOL Take care everyone!!!

"When you can, Craft!" ~JES

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Busy Summer and Now we are in Fall

Hello Crafty Scrappy Mamas!!!! Wow this year has flown by!!!  Summer was a blur and with 2 of my 3 boys going to school now I am still just as busy as in the summer, only now I am doing home every night!! I have had sometime to create and plan tho!!!  I also went to the Scrapbook Expo with Nicole!! We shopped and hung out it was fun!! I have videos on Youtube showing all my hauls... check them out below.

About this blog... since this blog is for my hobby I am no longer going to feel bad about not posting... I hate feeling like I HAVE to post!!  I wish I had something mobile to with.  I have a Kindle Fire and a Galaxy s3 but I haven't found that those are great for Blogger.  So I can only get to posting when I have 10mins or so alone... which hardly happens. That being said I have some old news to get to.  IF YOU WON THE NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY mini contest I had PLEASE contact me again with you info. I still have your winnings but I don't have the addys.

New stuff: I'm doing my own December Daily and getting my Halloween layouts too!! Follow me on Youtube and Instagram to see more from me!!! Thanks everyone... Also check the Gallery link above to see more pictures and what not!!

"When you can, Craft!" ~JES

Monday, July 29, 2013

Thanks guys!!!

Guys I was on vacation and first things first.... I will be going to the post office tomorrow... SORRY MY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY WINNERS.... I didn't forget but life catches up with you!!! Thanks for having so much patience!!!
I did haul on vacation!!! One video is already up!!  Also I created something amazing with my mom and I am going to share it... but I have to get her to "okay" the pictures!!!  It was my first "client" scrapbooking/memory project!!

I hope you all are having a great and Crafty Scrappy Mama summer!!!
"When you can, Craft!" ~JES

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Great video inspiration!!

Thanks to watching an INSPIRING video by Ellen H... I was able to whip together this Teacher card on Tuesday morning for my son's Kindergarten teacher!! The party was for 2pm the same day!!! Here is Ellen's amazing video...

"When you can, Craft!" ~JES

Friday, June 7, 2013

Grey Skies layout

This is one of those layouts... I was just not sure about how I was going to embellish.  I did however know I wanted to have some sort of  bright paper in the background.  The leaf paper is from that Amy Tan paper pad I picked up at Big Lots a few weeks ago!! (the camera paper too!!)  The Heidi Swapp arrows are treated with Heidi Swapp Color Shine and blue and black inks!!  I also used the new to Michaels Heidi Swapp stencil (with the hearts, dots and stars)! I loved the stripes on the side and bottom...turning the eye to the bottom and going up at an angle.  Those sequins are from my stash and surrounding them are dots of black matte acrylic paint.  I hope you guys like this one... any questions let me know!

  "When you can, Craft!" ~JES

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A little help from my friends!!

Hey better late than never right!!! I love getting inspired via others!!! This color combo was born out of the  blog The Memory Nest.  This is May's color challenge.  I saw a tweet from Lesile about Memorial Day markdowns... and I wondered around her shop for a bit, but found myself on her blog!!! I saw the picture for the May color challenge and fell in love!! I was super happy too... cause I knew I had a prefect picture!! 
I took this picture of my baby son's knee!! Random I know... but I was playing with Instagram. I swear he wore this outfit only 3 or 4 times before growing out of it... so I am glad I was able to snap a photo of him in it.  

Want to know how I came up with this title? I didn't... Thanks to BobbysGirlForever on Instagram for helping me with this one!!! I hope I did you proud Linda. (Here is the photo on Instagram)  Anywho, if you look at the layout, it is really really simple. Background, 3 pieces of paper, and I matted the photo on some regular white cardstock. Not much for layering or embellishments... but I did get a little brad happy!!! I must have like 60 brads on this layout( ok more like 18ish) then I did some paint dotting, added sequins.  That cute dino... I got him at the Scrapbook Expo last year!! So glad I didn't use him before. My older guys weirdly enough don't play much with their dinos. I think I got the dino stickers when the show Dino Dan just came out.  But Lord help me I really hate that show... so I don't let the boys watch it... (the acting... is not... it's more like pausing... sorry it's true) also those little mini dinos are from Michaels. That's about it for the layout... any questions or comments ask below!! Thanks for reading and Thanks for the help my Scrappy Friends!!

"When you can, Craft!" ~JES

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