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Goodbye Christmas!

Well…  looks like the holiday season has come and gone.

First we bid a goodbye to Yule.  Then it was so long Christmas Eve.  Followed by a fare thee well to Christmas.  A “don’t care where ya go, but you can’t stay here” to Boxing Day.  Then today it was our family feast of leftovers…  See ya next year!

It was a gooder, full of fond memories (and some crummy breaks too – gotta love a holiday car accident).  The holiday season of 2011 will be generally looked back upon with joy.  And here’s a little scrapbooking layout sharing a wee bit of our Christmas morning:

digital scrapbook layout featuring most of the Yandt clan on Christmas morning.

 

Pictures, beginning at the top left, are of:  Riki, Jewles and the kid,  Ron, Wilson and kid kid, my Dad and Lily-Ann, Lily and Marie, my Mom and her grandgal, and finally Steven and Lil’.  Not pictured but also present (get it? present?) were myself and Damon.  Not present, but loved none the less, my brothers Aaron and Earl.

 

Penguin 1st Christmas kit by Peekaboo Designs, available at Polka Dot Plum here:

http://www.polkadotplum.com/shoppe/product.php?productid=19470&cat=0&page=1

Scraptastic Saturdays – a LO at Long Last

It has honestly been ages since I last found time to scrapbook.  Seriously, almost two whole months have passed since I created a LO (layout).  So, on my birthday I set aside a little time for me, and got back on that.  LOL  And I’ll admit, it felt really good.  Hogging a little time just for me?  Yep.  Totally worth it.

Here’s what I created:

Eating Snow

The kit is called “It’s a Girl Thang” by Totally Twisted Scraps.  And the LO is based on a template from a collection called “Rocking the Layouts” by Wyld Web Design.

Scraptastic Saturdays – does it really have to be over?

I am sooo not ready for Saturday to be over.  Can I get a do-over?  LOL  But without erasing any of the stuff I managed to accomplish today?  I just need another Saturday.

I’m too tired to post much, but I did want to share a layout I did this week.  It’s very different from anything I’ve done  before.  And there are some things I’d change if I were to start again.  But it was a neat learning experience, and (generally) I think it turned out pretty cool.

I’d planned on turning this particular photo of the girlie into a fairy at some point…  and this just seemed like the time to try something new.  🙂  Sooo…  what do you think?  LOL  Should I stick with my usual type of layouts, or should I do more like this?

 

Scraptastic Saturday – What do you think?

Before jumping into all the scraptastic fun…  What do you think?

Do you like the new look?  Any thoughts as to what YOU’d like to see in the title image?  I realize this blog was created to allow my participating in Project 365, but it will continue into the new year.  Sharing my thoughts, rants, photos, and stories has become a regular part of my life, and it’s not something I’m going to give up just because the year has come to an end.  So I really could use some thoughts on what you’d like to see.

Okay…  Scraptastic Saturday.  🙂

I’ve been scrapping like crazy the last couple of weeks.  And this week I got to work with a bunch of new designers…  which is always a treat.  I’ve found several new favourites and I highly encourage you check them all out at Polka Dot Plum.  Lots of gorgeous kits, templates, and other goodies to be found.  And this weekend there are a ton of 50% off sales there too.  So it’s the perfect time to stock up.

There is still time left to jump over to Enchanted Studio Scraps to take part in my definition challenge for November.  The word art I’ve created centers around the word SPECIAL, and it’s perfect for scrapbooking all those wonderful holiday memories from last year.  The download link can be found at ESS in the challenge thread (just look for November’s Definition Challenge).  Hope you’ll play along.

Since Kat (of Kat’s Creations) dissolved her creative team, I’d been on the lookout for a new spot…. and I’ve found it.  When Crystal (of Sugar Pie Scraps) opened her new store at PDP I met a bunch of new scraptastic ladies who are as quirky and as fun as I like to think I am.  LOL  It was a natural fit, and I was thrilled when they accepted me as a member of their creative team.  So now, not only am I a Sugar Pie Chef, but I’m a Sugar Plum too.

I’ve been scrapping layouts featuring my siblings with Lily-Ann.  And I’m proud to say I’ll start to work on the last one on Monday.  They’ve got super smoothly, and I’m really happy with how they’ve all turned out.  I guess the key is to figure out which one to share here today.  LOL  Hmmm….

Okay, you know what?  I’m not going to share any of them.  LMAO

Here’s Lily-Ann with her cousin Eliana:

Lily-Ann and Eliana

Lily-Ann Marie and Eliana Marina

The kit is by Brine Designs and is called Tayla, General Girl.  It’s available over at PDP…  so hop on over there and check out their Black Friday sales (going on all weekend).

Take care everyone, it’s cold out there.

Be good to each other.

Scraptastic Saturdays – Then and Now

I have been a scrappin’ machine this last week.  Seriously, I’m usually content to get a LO or two done every week…  this week though?  I think I’ve finished SIX of them.  Like I said, scrappin’ machine.  LOL

So…  what I decided to share, are two layouts.  I didn’t plan them together or anything.  But  when I looked back through the week, I realized I created two that focused solely on the wee girlie, and both utilized templates by ScrapElf from the Silly Side collection.   One features pictures I took on Thursday, one features pictures her Daddy took the day she was born.

Without further ado.  Here’s Lily-Ann.  Then and Now.  🙂

Lily-Ann, when she was brand new.

Then

A fun and exhuberant three year old girl.

Now

 

Then – Sweet Baby kit by Missy’s Bits and AliSarah  & Silly Sides Template by ScrapElf.

Now – Potty kit for girls by Sugar Pie Scraps & Silly Sides Template by ScrapElf.

Scraptastic Saturday – Happy Halloween!

Scraptastic Saturdays – My Favourite Layout

Early this week I created what is my new favourite layout.  I’m really proud of this one.  It features a photograph that you’ve seen on this blog before…  but that had  a regrettable bit of negative space (specifically a garbage bin and a shovel).  Extracting the wee girlie, the snow, and the snowflakes (and duplicating the snow so that it appears on both sides) made for a much more pleasing image where nothing competes for your attention.  It is the simplest layout I’ve created, but I do think it is the most beautiful as well.  🙂

Wee girlie in the snow, a perfect, magickal moment.

This LO (short for layout) has been awarded LOTD (layout of the day) at Enchanted Studio Scraps and is now up for LOTW (layout of the week).  Wish me luck.  Voting is this weekend.

I used the Magically Pink kit by Sugar Pie Scraps.  It’s a wonderful kit that was just released last week.  It’s available for sale through ESS.  I only used two papers, and two  elements (star and wordart) from it… but I have to admit that I had a hard time limiting myself.  Lots of great stuff in the kit.  🙂

For a special Halloween treat, head on over to ESS and visit the blog.  Every day leading up to the 31st they are giving away part of a huge mega-kit.  All you have to do is visit the blog, and click the image to download…  try to get there every day, and you’ll get the entire kit for free.  🙂

Enchanted Studio Scraps Blog – http://enchantedstudioscraps.blogspot.com/

Scraptastic Saturdays – Modesty

Today I just thought I’d share a new layout with you all.  The kit I used is called Built-in Playmate and is a collaboration between Kat’s Creations and another designer.  As a member of Kat’s Creative Team, I had early access to the kit so got to play with it before it was released.

the wee girlie and rooty toot Chihuahua

Modesty

Scraptastic Saturday – I’m BACK!

Sorry everyone.  I’ve been an absentee blogger lately.  I have been taking a daily photograph, but life simply got in the way of my posting them.  I’ve been absolutely run off my feet the last while, but I am hoping everything is going to settle back down into our regular routine now.  Of course, those could end up becoming famous last words – though I hope not.  LOL

So, it’s Scraptastic Saturday.  That being the case, I’ve got a couple things to share.  🙂

As you likely read earlier in the week, “Little” was born!  YAY!  Well, “Little” now has a name:  Finn.  And it suits him perfectly.  So here’s a layout I did a little earlier in the week, when Finn was only a couple days old, featuring photos from when he was only minutes old.

Welcome Finn!

For this layout I used a kit by Sugar Pie Scraps called “My Boy”.  It is available at the Digital Scrap Cafe, here’s a direct link to the kit:  http://digitalscrapcafe.com/cafe/product.php?productid=18459&cat=0&page=1

In other scraptastic news, I am now running the Definition Challenge over at Enchanted Studio Scraps.  The whole month of October, everything has been done to reflect a spooky Halloween theme – which I just love.  🙂  This is SOOO my favourite time of year.  With that in mind, I decided to use the word “creepy” for this months challenge.  Hope you’ll decide to play along.

Creepy Definition

You can find the challenge rules, and download the wordart at:  http://enchantedstudioscraps.com/forums/showthread.php?p=113448

Well, that’s it for today.  Welcome to October everyone.  Hope it’s a spooktacular month for you.  😀  Full of the richness of the season, the warmth of the heart, and the fun of both Thanksgiving and Halloween.  Be good to one another!

Scraptastic Saturday – Back 2 School

First off…  I’m so glad you all liked my first attempts at creating my own wordart.  🙂  Each of them has had over 120 downloads already.  That’s awesome!  I’m honestly just tickled.

Secondly…  It might be a little while before I try another challenge.  LMAO  Only one entry.  But it was super cute.  So I’m very happy to offer Michele (mdkscrapper) a code worth three dollars off at Sugar Pie Scraps ESS store.  Drop me a line at td at tobi-dawne dot com to claim your prize.  🙂  And thanks so much for participating.

Thirdly…  I decided that this week I’d share one of my layouts.  It’s one I did this week, and I really am happy with how it turned out.  I have to admit, I was actually really disappointed that it didn’t win Layout of the Day at Enchanted Studio Scraps. I totally thought it was LOTD worthy.  LMAO  But it was chosen as a Gallery Standout by Kat’s Creations Creative Team.  That’s three out of the last four weeks that one of my LOs has been featured on her blog.  🙂  So…  here’s my LO (layout).

a digital scrapbook layout

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