Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Traditions 2012

This 2 page layout is for two challenges, the Splitcoaststampers Digital Scrapbooking Day Celebration & the My Favorite Things Scrapbooking Challenge.  The details are below. 

This is my final page & the 5th challenge for the Splitcoaststampers Digital Scrapbooking Day Celebration.  Yeah, I got all 6 done (I did #6 before #5)!!  The challenge from Terri (SCS 3Fries) was Persnickety Holiday Preparations & it had to be about a holiday tradition you are fussy about & you  had to use the word persnickety on your layout.  Now I really had to think about this one because I'm no persnickety about much.  In our house the motto is "it's good enough for who it's for"...that's according to my DH.  Of course in the past it has backfired on him!!  This page was a project we did at Faye's SU party a few years ago.  It was her design & I put it together.  I thought it went perfectly with my persnickety holiday tradition!

This page is for Splitcoaststampers MFT (My Favorite Things) Scrapbooking Challenge.  There were a couple of layouts you could chose from & I didn't follow it exactly.  I flipped the 3 photos from the left side of the page to the right side & put the other photo at the top instead of the bottom.  I figured it would be OK since I saw other LOs in the gallery that had been changed.   I did a continuation of the left page of Santa's suite & since the buckle was on the other page I left this blank.  I was going to tuck a glove into the belt but decided I wanted to add more journaling. 

Supplies - Card stock/paper - SU Textured Cherry Cobbler, SU Textured Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Gold, SU Cherry Cobbler DSP; Ink - SU Cherry Cobbler. 


  1. What a fabulous LO. I love your Santa hat tradition. With all these great pages, I hope you stocked up on albums. LOL

  2. Great take on the sketch challenge!