Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009

I took a few steps back in my scrapping this week to catch up with some older pictures. I did get one more Christmas layout in too.

I posted a few pictures from Thanksgiving this year earlier, here is the layout for our scrapbook
journaling: We’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving with the Nortons for many years now, and it is something we all look forward to. The kids spend the afternoon playing with each other, the adults look through the newspaper ads and decide which sales they must attend the next day while chatting, and of course we all eat! Marta thoughtfully smoked the turkey for us this year- The pan the turkey was in was a bit small, and the drippings started overflowing near the end of the baking time. Old and new friends joined us this year- Kristen brought her new beau, Kevin, Marta’s friends Sam and Trisha with their kids, and Melinda’s mom, Linda joined us for the annual dinner. We had 13 kids and 8 adults for dinner this year!
credits: Bless-ful by Krystal Hartley at funkyplaygrounddesigns; LO template 52 by Yin Designs;
fonts: Natural Script

I did this layout back in November for a Crew assignment. It turns out it was for inclusion in the 2008 Studio Crew book, which is a collection of layouts done by everyone so that we can get to know each other better. Maya even gave us all some cash so that we could have it turned into a bound book. I got mine from MyPicTales the day after Christmas and it is wonderful to have a beautiful book I can actually sit down and read. I think I will always prefer to have something I can hold in my hand when it comes to books and magazines.
credits: Autumn Glory by Flergs and Birgit Kerr, Worn Overlays by Manuela Zimmerman, journaling strips from Funky Junky by Michelle Godin, Kate Hadfield and Rachael Young, A fine Mess of Grids by Birgit Kerr, Melody of Your Heart by Bluebell Design, Strung Out Tags by Traci Sims; fonts: Typewriter and CK Becky

I had fun making this 'art room' the other night to showcase a few of the art pieces that Brenna has brought home from school this fall. Brenna asked what room this was when she first saw it on the computer screen ;) I used the fabulous Impressions of Imagination collab that is being released at scrapbookgraphics tomorrow.
credits: at Scrapbookgraphics.com: Impressions of Imagination by scrapbookgraphics Designers (coming Jan 1), View It Room Templates by Wendyzine, Personal Stash- Frame Frenzy by Maya, paperclip by Dana Frantz- IO Fatherhood, tapes by Flergs Gumnut Gully and IO Fatherhood) and Michelle Godin, scissors, eraser and pencils by Helene Douchet from Pack to School; Get Framed by Sophia Sarducci; white crumpled tape by Amy Hutchinson from Crystal Cranberry; paint box and paint brushes by me; fonts: LB Chelsea

a layout documenting the Littlest Pet Shop craze that all four of our girls have right now.
journaling: The Littlest Pet Shop craze hit our house a bout a year ago. All four girls have their own ‘littest’ collection. Sometimes they build big towns in the family room floor and play with them all together.
credits: Little Pet Store by Saxon Holt at scrapbook-elements; LO template 14 by Yin Designs; fonts: gigi and CK Jolly Elf

and a layout that I did for this week's Digidare to scrap about your Christmas tree and some of the ornaments on it.
journaling: Our tree again sported lots of handmade ornaments this year in order to minimize the possible breakage from little hands that liked to play with the ornaments. The new ornaments that we added to the collection to represent our travels were a toy top that we made at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry in July, a painted slate roof tile from Rainbow Row and a magnolia blossom tile from the Magnolia Plantation, both in Charleston, North Carolina from Mark and Melinda’s trip to Savannah, Georgia in September.
credits: Holiday Shimmer by Phuong and Microferk at scrapbookgraphics; worn overlays by Manuela Zimmerman at scrapbookgraphics; Worn Overlays 2 by Something Blue Studios at catscrap; Homemade Kissmas by Paint the Moon (Annie Manning) at oscrap; Christina Renee: Color Theory Gold (beads, stitching), Miniatures; Ribbon Bin Velvet by Amber Clegg at Scrapartist; gold alpha from Holiday Spirit by Dani Mogstad at SweetShoppeDesigns; fonts: CK Heritage

and it only took me a year to get these photos scrapped about the New Year's Eve party we attended at a neighbor's house last year to ring in 2008.
journaling: We rang in 2008 with our friends and neighbors the Parrishes at their house with the Holcombes. We enjoyed cake to celebrate Evan’s first birthday and then spent the rest of the evening talking, playing games, watching movies and enjoying everyone’s company. When the kids started to get rowdy about 11:30 we decided to break out the bubbly a few minutes early so that we could get them into bed. Sarah even lasted the whole party and only fell asleep when we finally got her home about midnight.
credits: Countdown by Dani Mogstad; LO template 61 by Yin Designs fonts: CK Constitution


We're playing it low-key this year and hanging out at home. We are passing around this bug that Carissa brought home before Christmas and I'm the latest person to catch it. With that I'll say Happy New Year- see you in 2009.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rhonna Farrer said...

Just want to say thanks so much for visiting!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Mish Gasser said...

Melinda, I don't know how you do it, but somehow your pages just keep getting better and better. These are just beautiful. I LOVE the one with Brenna's art. I need to do something like that for the girls.

9:02 AM  

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