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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve. I hope you are having a great end of the year. We are enjoying our Christmas gifts and the weather. A perfect entrance to what I expect to be a wonderful 2012. Exciting!

We will see you next year.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

 This Year
*  we had our big Christmas dinner on the 23rd, due to the fact that we have wonderful people in our family that dedicate their days helping others less fortunate. This year they had to work on Christmas.
* we celebrated our annual x-mas eve tradition of hot chocolate and lights. So much fun.
* we made mint chocolate bark (see here). Melt in your mouth.
* crafted new decorations (see here).
* enjoyed the weather. We are so lucky in So. Cal!
* It was all about family. We had a great Christmas with wonderful memories to carry us into the new year. 

I hope your holidays were equally memorable. I have many goals swirling around in my head. Lists are being made. Resolutions are set. New beginnings are exciting. What are your dreams for the new year?
xo, c.f.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DIY Christmas Stars

I was inspired by a star I found on Pinterest.  I tracked the tutorial to this beautiful website grey luster girl.  My mom and daughter created the stars out of a random star template. They just drew a star then cut it out of card stock. We only made one sided stars.
 Then I spray painted them with sparkley glitter.

 We used the stars to decorate. They turned out really beautiful and were so easy to make.

This is a great last minute decoration to use on gifts too! I hope your December is going wonderfully.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wonder Why I Love you

I love your imagination, your creativity, your art, and how you see the world. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wonderful Gift DIY

This is a super easy and SUPER melt in your mouth DIY. All you need is:

To avoid a funky color we separated the chips.

My boy helped me here.

My sister poured the melted chocolatey goodness on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Then sprinkle on the crushed candy canes.

Refridgerate for 30 minutes, you can "check" on it and chip off the edges to clean it up. :)
Eat, share, package and give as gifts! 
 Cute and easy. This will bring smiles out everywhere. Check out the awesome star adorning the gift. Yes, another easy peasy DIY coming soon! 
I hope your holiday season is off to a great start.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wonderful Fall

 We decided to go for a beautiful walk and capture some Fall moments before the season slips away as fast as it arrived.

 Like most years we are in denial that it is actually Fall. We try to squeeze every last bit of summer in. 
Eventually, when all the leaves have fallen we accept that the season has changed. That's when the fun begins.
 We found some mushrooms in a perfect Fall color.
 I hope you are having a beautiful season. 
xo, c.f

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wonderful Halloween

This year our Halloween:
* was enjoyed with new friends
* resulted in too much candy
* shared lots of candy
* was on a Monday
* had one spooky kid and one sick kid
* enjoyed carving pumpkins

Sunday, October 2, 2011

DIY mini envelopes

 Tools needed: Pretty paper, Mod Podge, Sparkle Tape or other stickers, glue, paint brush and scissors.

 This stencil is for the inside of the  envelope.
 cut out envelopes and liners with pretty paper and scraps.

have fun sending sweet little messages
. xo,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Coming soon DIY Mini envelopes

Super cute and fun DIY mini envelopes.  Hopefully by the end of the week I will have the tutorial finished. I love to slip these little notes into my loved ones lunch boxes and backpacks. They also look super on gifts. Be back soon! I hope you are having a great week.

Monday, September 19, 2011

DIY Bookcover

credit: Pugley Pixel template

Here is a great way to re purpose a paper bag. We made a book cover old school style for my daughters school book, then added duct tape to modernize it. Here's how:

1. Supplies: paper bag, scissors, book, duct tape, and ruler.
2. Cut down one side of bag then cut bottom out.
  •  Lay bag flat with logo facing inside ( if you do not want logo to show).
  •  Put book in the middle of bag. Fold the top down and make a crease at top of book.
  •  Repeat for bottom.
  • Take book off and fold top and bottom flaps at crease.
  • Put book back in center of paper, it should fit nicely lengthwise.
  • Fold left side of paper over book to cover the front of book. 
  • Fold again at the edge of the book.
  • Slide the hard cover page of the book inside the folded cover.
  • Repeat on back side.
3. Tape edges of paper bag closed so the bag doesn't open up.
4. Use duct tape to decorate the outside, get creative!
Have Fun!
xo, c.f.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Sunday, August 28, 2011

    Thursday, August 25, 2011

    photo book cover

    I am going to try and create my first digi scrap photo book, lite on the scrap heavy on the photo.
    wish me luck. This is the first draft of my cover. What do you think?
    xo, c.f.

    Monday, August 1, 2011

    3rd variation

    This is a 3rd variation of the Paislee Press Template with stitching from Vicki Stegall from oscraps.com and stripes from Vera Lim design. Thank you all for the beautiful freebies!

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Fear, If, and Letting Go

    Fear, if, and letting go are all obstacles that I need  to conquer, because a dance with the wind for a day and a night would not be such a bad thing.

    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    2nd page

    this is my second page, a variation on the first template. i like the pics to be center focus. thank you Fei Fei stuff for the confetti and Paislee Press for the template.

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    My First Page

    Here is my very first Digital Scrapbook page! Thank you to Paislee Press for the layered template and inspiration. Also Thank You to Kitty Designs for the heart. I can't wait to learn how to do this and design these images as well.

    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Wonder Where I Got My Blog Bling?

    Being relatively new to the digital design world and still trying to find my identity within it, I find it hard to keep all the tutorials and resources organized. Many times when I want to refer back to a specific blog or website, I waste hours trying to locate it. It's a big world out there in digi space! I have decided to try and develop a collective of inspiring and helpful links. I will start with my header here.

     Thank You To:
     The beautiful sequins: Katrina of Pugly Pixel for a set of FREE sequins brushes.
     Font: Who Needs Consistancy ( I can't remember where this is from )