Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Christmas & January DT stuff...

Long time no blog! Between work and getting ready for the holidays and all the normal everyday things, the blog got left behind... We hosted Christmas dinner for my family, and the dinner was pretty yummy if I do say so myself. The kids had fun and seemed happy with their presents and had lots of fun shopping with their gift cards and cash from grandparents during the Boxing Day sales. Christmas is a crazy fun time, but I'm glad to have a chance to breathe now that it's over. Still haven't gotten my Christmas cards out, but they're all made and I have half in addressed envelopes, so I'm getting close to getting them out...

The January kit @ MSS is holiday themed - Fa La La - A great mix of Scenic Route Roxbury, Love, Elsie Noel and a little MME Bohemia for good measure. Add some American Crafts felt thickers and a very cool label stamp (designed by Marcy--only available in the kit) among other embellishments and you get a rocking kit as usual! I started a mini-book for our favourite Christmas recipes so they're all in one place, and used up some holiday photos (from this year and last year) to get two layouts done.

To see the individual pages of the mini-book, and to see what Marcy, Jen, Leigh and Anita did with the kit, check out the MSS Red Star Kit gallery. Jennifer Johner is the Featured Designer this month, and you can see what she did with the kit here.

This month at BYOM Colleen, Shannon and Kelly are the main designers for the newsletter, but I did manage to get a couple things done before the deadline... I still have lots to play with, but I want to show what I've done so far. I really like the blue/orange combo lately, and the MME papers mix that with some brown so I was all over this kit!

Shannon designed the awesome sketch this month, and I couldn't wait to create a layout with it. Heart Check was my first take, and then I couldn't resist turning it into a two page layout (see Deck the Halls ~ above) too. Thanks Shannon!
You can see what Carmen, Krystn, Laura, Monica, Shannon, Colleen and Kelly did with the kit in the January DT gallery.
I'll be back later this week with another sketch to start off the New Year!


shannon said...

love that mini album!

Brandy said...

cute stuff, as always!!