Monday, December 22, 2014

Pocket Pages using Toni From Designs Flair

Happy Monday! Can you believe that Christmas is in only three days? The end of the year is just flying by, and there is so much to document. Jen Boumis is up on the blog today, showing you how she used the Christmas Icons flair set to embellish her adorable pages full of December memories in the snow. Take it away Jen...

The day before Thanksgiving brought a major snow storm to our area. My husband was thrilled because he was able to use his brand new snow blower for the first time. The kids were thrilled because, well, they are kids. I was thrilled for perfect scrap material! I created the two pages here for my December album using a bunch of on-hand supplies and Toni From Designs Christmas Icons flair.

I love the wood grain background of this flair set, paired with white silhouettes:

Here's a closer look at my pages and the flair details.

You can find this flair and so many other great sets in Toni's Etsy Shop! Use code JENBOUMIS for 10% off any order of $10 or more.

I hope you all loved seeing Jen's adorable pages. It makes me almost wish we had a lot of snow in North Carolina...almost. :-)

Until next time friends,

Happy Scrappin'



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December Memories using Elle's Studio

Hello. Happy Tuesday! I have a new blog post up on the Paper Issues blog this morning, using some fun goodies from Elle's Studio.

I am working on finishing up my December Memories album from 2012. Yup, you read that right, I am working on my mini album from 2012.  We bought a new home and moved in December of that year, so I am just now finally documenting that season. That month was absolutely crazy and I did not have time to take photos every single day, but I did manage to document quite a bit, including; packing and moving into our new home, holiday preparations, and some of our family coming to visit us from Washington State. Considering we didn't close on our home until December 10th, I am considering that a huge win for 2012!

Regardless, of when you work on your holiday projects, I hope this post inspires you to dive in and have some fun during the holidays, and document what you are doing. Remember any kind of documentation is better than none. You don't have to make a December Daily album or take a photo every single day. Remembering to take some pictures and journaling about anything you do that month is more than enough!

This photo of Elliot and Isabelle is so darn sweet. When I see this photo 
I am reminded that this was the last year that Isabelle still 
believed in Santa Clause 

My mother and Isabelle love crafting together.

Games are a big part of family life, as well as taking naps. :-)

Morning messy, head cuddles are just simply the best!

For this mini album, I used many elements from the Elle's Studio Good Cheer Collection. The fun colors, stamps, wood veneer, and adorable bits and pieces has sure made putting these pages together a snap and a lot of fun as well. I also incorporated some sequins from the shop, a few elements from my stash, an some fun machine stitching as well.

If you have any holiday shopping to do, don't forget to use code "TONI" at checkout and you can save 20% off your entire order!!!

I hope y'all have a blessed and safe holiday season,



Monday, December 15, 2014

Mischief Under the Tree: A Layout using Toni From Designs Flair

Happy Monday! Kathy Skou is here today to share a gorgeous and holiday-filled layout with all of you. I just know you will love it! Take it away Kathy.....

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a layout I created using the new Snarky Christmas Flair Set.  

This set is perfect for these pictures of my "naughty" kitty Daisy playing under the Christmas Tree. 
Here's a peek at the entire set, I'm sure just about everyone can relate to these!

And here are some close-ups...

 Make sure to stop by Toni's Etsy Shop to pick up Snarky Christmas and the other Holiday sets. Use code KATHYSKOU and receive 10% off your order of $10 or more!  That's it for me today, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

I hope you enjoyed seeing Kathy's layout today. It is so adorable and such a perfect subject for the naughty Christmas flair set. I will be back tomorrow with some pages to share from my 2012 Christmas Memories book with all of you. I am also very overdue to share some December Daily pictures from this year. Those will also be shared on the blog later this week. I hope to see you back here and until then...

Happy Scrappin'



Monday, December 8, 2014

Welcoming Brenda Smith to the Creative Team

I have the pleasure of introducing you to the talented Brenda Smith today. She is the newest member of my Creative Team. Brenda has a very clean style with layered bits and pieces and stellar photography. I love how she groups embellishments and is a whiz with white space. I am thankful that she is here today to share an amazing layout with all of you.

Here is Brenda's post:

I have some more exciting news today.  Toni From Designs has asked me to be on her design team!!!  Toni has the most fabulous flair in her Etsy shop.  When I saw theseI could not wait to create something with them.

Supply list: Flair - Toni From Designs | News Print Paper - DIY Shop | corrugated paper - paper studio | bag+gold doily+tag+dots - Studio Calico | gold word sticker + hearts - Heidi Swapp
 sequins-paper issues swag bag

See that reindeer!  Sigh...he totally has my heart.


Thanks of sharing your work with us today Brenda, welcome to the team!



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Toni From Designs Black Friday Mega Sale!!!

Starting today through Sunday November 30th at 11:59 pm all flair in my shop are 30% off using code "BLACKFRIDAY." I love a great sale, and I hope many of you do as well!

I have an adorable card designed by Kathy Skou to share with you today as well.

This is definitely one of the cutest shaker cards I have ever seen. Kathy used the chevron flair from the "Oh Christmas Tree" flair set for this card.

Have a great weekend everyone. As for me,  I will be decorating and working on setting up some pages in my December Daily album, and packing up flair orders too of course!



Monday, November 24, 2014

Toni From Designs: Lots of New Flair is in the Shop!

Happy Monday friends! This past week has been very productive, and I am so thrilled to share with you that I have seven, yes seven brand new flair designs up in my Etsy shop. I have a really great coupon at the bottom of this post, so make sure to read it before shopping. :-)

I love Christmas. I mean like super love, love Christmas. I love everything about it. The magic. The decorations. The birthday of Jesus. What isn't to love? For this reason, I designed a few new Christmas sets that will be just perfect for all of your holiday crafting. I also designed a December Daily set that can be purchased for either twenty-five or thirty-one days (depending upon your preference.) There is even a Christmas set that is meant to be a little humorous (aptly named Snarky Christmas.)

*Please excuse the photography of my flair sets. I have found it very difficult to photograph something so shiny, despite repeated attempts. I am working very hard at my photography, and in the meantime, I want you to be able to really see how gorgeous these pieces are in person. For this reason. I have included the proof photos below each set, so that you can accurately see what the patterns look like.*

Christmas Icons (woodgrain pattern)

Merry Everything (cork pattern on select pieces)

December Daily (these can be purchased in sets of 1-25 or 1-31). 

The sets have a chalkboard background. This is what the background looks like in person.

Snarky Christmas

Oh Christmas Tree 

I designed some more everyday flair sets for my shop this week as well. *I also make custom flair. If there is something that you would like, please let me know, I am happy to make it for you. The University of Georgia Bulldogs, Denver Broncos, and Tea Lover Flair Sets all started out as custom orders, and were later added to my shop.

University of Georgia Bulldogs

Chevrons (very universal set that could be used for anything)

Born to Travel (this was requested by several customers)

These flair sets would be perfect for any cooler weather you might be experiencing.

Let it Snow

 Tea Lover

Coffee Lover

All of the flair in my shop are currently on sale too! Please use code "HAPPYTHANKSGIVING" now through Thursday night (11/27/14 at 11:59pm EST) and receive 10% off your entire order (no minimum purchase necessary.) :-)

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your support of my shop. I really appreciate it. I will be back tomorrow with some Project Life pages to share with you all.



Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014: Holiday Helpers with Cool Yule Stamp Set

Happy Saturday! Today I have three cards to share with you that were created using Cathy Zielske's Cool Yule stamp set. The idea to create these cards, all started with a conversation between Jennifer Picard and myself. We both admitted to ordering an abundance of holiday stamps this year, but still had not started making Christmas cards with any of them. We decided to issue one another a challenge. The challenge was simple. Pick one stamp set we both had and to create 3 cards with it that could be easily mailed. Cards needed to be simple and relatively flat (so they could mail easily.

Without further ado, here are my cards. I believe in simple cards. I spent approximately 20 minutes making all three of these and I love how they turned out. Jennifer and I hope to be "holidays helpers" and inspire you to pull out your Christmas card supplies and get 'er done.

Supplies Used:

I hope you stop by Jen's blog too so that you can see her awesome creations. 

Until next time,