Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas 2007

You know how the name of my blog is The Scrampin' Mama? Did you know that by definition, a scramper is one who stamps AND scraps? When I created this blog, I fully intended to do both, in equal parts. As it turned out though, I have always been heavy on the stamping while my scrapping has all but disappeared from sight.

Well, I decided to remedy that tonight! I got this SUPER cute Dust of Snow paper in my last envie from i {heart} papers, and I just had to use it. My photos are not so great. I couldn't get good shots of these pages to save my life. Trust me though, this paper is to die for! The snowflakes are beautiful, and about half of them have glitter on them, so the pages sparkle. It's gorgeous in real life! I also got the coordinating Alpine Frost Die Cuts to accentuate the photos. I used some Accent Pearls here and there on random snowflakes and embellishments, and voila! A layout is born!

I really do apoligize for the photo quality on these. I took dozens of pictures in all different kinds of lighting, and just couldn't capture the beauty of the pages for anything. The red in the paper is very similar to SU's Riding Hood Red. Almost identical, in fact. The green that you see behind the photo's is SU's Kiwi Kiss, and it is a perfect match for the green that is in some of the embellishments.

Here is the left side of the layout:

And here is the right side of the layout:

Here are a few close-ups.

That's me with my gramma... :o)

I like how my sweater matches the paper. I totally planned that. Ha ha! Just kidding.

And no, my photos aren't this washed out in real life. I had to play with the brightness of these pics in Photoshop to get the papers to show up right... it kinda messed with the photos as a result. If anyone has any tips on how to take good pics of 12x12 pages, I'd love to hear them!

If you haven't already purchased your holiday papers, this is a great time to get them. Kate still has a great selection of Christmas/winter papers in stock, and you'll be all set when your photos come in. And while you're at it, check out these ghost shapes. I never saw them before she started carrying them. How stinkin' cool are those? Think of the possibilities. I'm thinking I might have to get some of the hearts to use on my Valentine's cards. I can just see them edged in chunky pink glitter, can't you?

Before I let you go for today, I have to also tell you that my friend Kim over at Crafts by Kim is having a huge blog candy give away. Check it out! Kim is a fellow Wisconsinite, and one of these days we're going to meet, I tell ya! Probably at a stamping store, right Kim? ;o)
i {heart} paper supplies:
Tarnished Brads (The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby)
SU! Narrow White Organdy Ribbon


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Lorie said...

Great pages Sarah! Your grammie is adorable!

Heather said...

Hi Sarah,

You know I hear ya! I was Scrapbooker first, and then got into cards when I was introduced to Stampin Up 2 1/2 years ago. Well I have sure made lots more cards and stamped items then my scrapbook pages and now I have 3 kids and am soooooo far behind!!!

I love your pages! The pictures are great and your creativity is an inspiration!

Thank you for sharing maybe after stampers club today I should make a Scrap book layout again!

I knew you were teasing I was just teasing back. Well, at least I was pretty sure you were teasing!! LOL.

I had lots of people give me a hard time about that challenge!!! LOL.

Once you sat down to do it though it really was not to hard it was the reading and keeping it straight what you were supposed to do that got people!

I hope you are having a Stampendous Sunday Sarah!!


Kim said...

Sarah~ I love your layouts! And that paper does look awesome! I totally was a scrapper before a stamper! I scrapbooked for over 15years...and just started stamping last February! Now I am totally hooked on stamping! And like you my scrapping has been at a hault! ha ha!
Thanks for the shout out with my blog candy! You are the greatest...and YES we so have to meet one of these days...and I am TOTALLY game for a craft store!!! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Anonymous said...

Your pages are wonderful! The paper is all the details.

Holly said...

oh how sweet! I'll bet you had fun looking back at last year's Christmas! I love your new picture too Sarah!

Dani said...

Great layout! That paper is gorgeous!

Sparkle said...

I love your layout! I need to start scrapping again too!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love your pages.......... I was a Scrapper WAY before I was ever a card maker!!! I need to get back to it!!!!!!

You have given me a little inspiration to do so!

have a lovely day Sarah!


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous layouts Sarah and photo's that you will cherish of your beautiful children and family, Hugs, Nikki x

Kristine B. said...

I know what you mean! I started out scrapbooking for several years b4 I was introduced to stamping, but now STAMPING has taken over. It just is so much quicker to make a card then to plan and make a 2-page scrap layout!! BUT, I am testing the waters in digiscrapping, which I'm having a ball with, so hopefully will get some pages done. Problem is, we don't have our old hard drive back yet, so very little pics to choose from so far. Well, HAPPY SCRAMPING Sarah!! =) Hugs!

Christi said...

Fantastic pages!! Don't you just LOVE that dp? I just got mine last week and LOVE it!

Ann said...

Sara, that paper is awesome, and I love the pops of green against the red! Such cute pics, too! :D

Emily said...

Great pages Sarah! Love that paper! Your layouts look great! I really need to scrap more. I started off scrapbooking, and then got introduced to stamping, and there when that. I probably haven't done 10 pages since.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh beautiful pages!!!! Love your snowflake in your signature too!

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