Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Chaos

I know I have been such a bad little blogger lately...but I got bit by the Christmas scrapping bug and I have been real busy.

I was in a little bit of a scrapping slump, but the cybercrop at Chookscraps on the weekend fixed that. I got all three challenges done in record time (for me) and then I move onto some personal scrapping.

Challenge 1 was to create a layout about someone that is special to you - can be a relative or a friend. It also had to include ribbons and or bows and at least one tag on your layout. I chose Boo's best friend Harley as that special someone. I used some fantastic Daisy D papers and a little hand stitching to finish this layout.
Challenge 2 was to choose one of the Chookscraps December challenges and complete it. I chose to use the fantastic skectch that Tess sent in early this year and scrap the girls decorating our tree. I used the delicious Basic Grey papers on this LO. They are so rich in colour and design....Challenge 3 was another sketch and I used another of the Chookscraps December Challenges for inspiration. I dug out an old photo of me in preschool, I am dressed as an angel for the Christmas nativity play. I also found photos of Boo and Lolly in fairy costumes, photos of them taken around the Christmases at the time. I've used some more Basic Grey, some more hand stitching...and I doodled!!! I never doodle!!! I'm not sure I am entirely happy with this lo, but there it is and I am not pulling it apart again.I also indulged in a little personal "just for fun" scrapping of Bret Domrose. I have these fantastic photos of him and the softball team he occasionally plays with...the Burbank Dirtstars. The Dirtstars are a group of musicians/actors/entertainers that play professional E grade softball. I found the sketch for this LO in a mag a while ago and I knew I wanted to use it for these photos...I just hadn't gotten around to it till now.I was so eager to keep scrapping that I started on Christmas presents for people. First up was a calendar for Kandle. For the past two years I have made her a Keanu calendar...last year I purchased a 12 x 12 calendar blank that I promptly forgot about. I found it while cleaning out my scrapping cupboard on Monday. I quickly got busy! I put the last page to this calendar this morning and now I just need to add the finishing touches. So here we have it....twelve pages of Keanu Reeves....

All thats left to do now is two little altered board books, a canvas album, a dozen Christmas cards, two gingerbread houses, grocery (and Christmas) shopping, a slumber party for 4 eleven year old girls and I guess I need to start wrapping some presents....note to self....BUY WRAPPING PAPER!


Chookie said...

Wow Susan - you certainly have been busy! The calendar looks fab!

francineA said...

yes double wow very creative..and simply an amazing calender,,you rock!!!!