Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Blog Background

I wanted to give credit to the wonderful designer that made the gorgeous elements for my blog background. I used Christmas Comes Softly by Mandy King. You can find more of her designs here
I also used My Memories software to create the background and the blog banner. You need this software! New version 3 is here and the code on the right hand side of my blog will get you a $10 discount and also a $10 credit to spend in the store to purchase more kits

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Speed Scrap


I LOVE Sundays on the My Memories Facebook page because there is a speed scrap. Jessica gives a new set of directions every few minutes and by the end you have a completed page. I used Mye De Leon's Black Friday Grab bag to create this page. It is busier than I normally do but I like how it turned out. It is so fun to see how differently everyone interrupts the directions and the end results.

It is funny to scrap about rolls but this recipe has been in my mother-in-law's family for many generations. My daughter insisted on staying home this year to make these rolls(even though we had been invited to join another family to celebrate). Even at 5, she realizes that traditions are important for weaving your family together. That is pretty awesome!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Little Thanksgiving Turkey

My mom got me a Brother SE400 embroidery machine for my birthday this year. It sat in the box forever because I was afraid to get it out and use it. It was so much fancier than my old basic sewing machine. I wish that I hadn't been so scared to get that baby out and use it. Just look what it can do! I downloaded the turkey pattern from SWAK embroidery This particular design was made by Applique For Kids. They have such adorable patterns and a lot of them are more than just a stitched design. I just couldn't resist the ribbon tail feathers of this turkey! So adorable! I took a plain brown t-shirt from Target and made it into a dress and then added the embroidery. So festive for Thanksgiving. I am tempted to make myself one to match!

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking

Look at this gorgeous page and Paige :)! All I had to do was put my picture on the page and send it back a layer. The beautiful page was already completely done for me! I did add the bow on the frame and the ribbon under the word Princess. I had this Quick Page in mind before Halloween because I knew that Paige's Rapunzel costume was purple and it would match so well with the embellishments on the page. With all those beautiful flowers and her peeking out of the frame it really reminds me of Rapunzel! The best part was that it took seconds to do! I am doing to do more traditional Halloween pages too but I couldn't wait to share this with you(especially since it has been awhile since I posted...sigh!)

Are you interested in trying digital scrapbooking? Well, you are in luck because My Memories has given me a code to share with you for $10 off the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store to purchase downloads for your new software. Go to the My Memories website and enter the code STMMMS37730

Go and check out their website and get ready for a give away next week after I post my Halloween pages. You can get a copy of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software for free!