Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Juggling Act

Hey there Blogland!
Sorry to be gone for so long, I am trying to balance life but I have to admit that I keep dropping the ball. There seems to be so much that I want to do in so little time. Three are some nice things going on like us spending more time with our grandson and my youngest daughter turning sixteen. There are some adjustments like my oldest daughter transferring schools, and me trying to increase take the leap and start my business presence on the web. However one of the best new things for me is being a part of the Sketch~n~Scrap design team. This is a fun group of ladies and I just love the sketches. I hope you have had the chance to check out the December 1st reveal here, if not please stop through and take a look at what the entire team created. Also we will be having two giveaways this month that I am sure you would love, you can get more information on the Sketch~n~Scrap blog!

This is my take on the December 1st  sketch:
I purchased this paper from Michael's on clearance last year but I am not sure of the manufacturer. I love the way it came together and there are some really fun elements to the page like this star garland that I used for my circle image. I found it in the party section of Michael's, it is usually used as a party decoration but you know as a scrapper we see things differently, lol. 
I stamped the numbers using my glue pad and some Recollections stamps and sprinkled them with some Martha Stewart glitter. I didn't follow the directions and heat the glue before I added the glitter so when some of the glitter started to come off, I had to add more.
Then to top off the layout I used the fiskars interchangeable border punch of music notes. Oh yes you will see this punch used more often.
I am trying to spend more time with the hubby so I have been crafting less but I hope to share a few more projects with you very soon. Also next Wednesday i will be celebrating my 3-11 year anniversary (married for 3 together for 11)  and I wanted to share our "how we met story", it is one of my favorites.
Happy Crafting!


Kerry said...

Haven't you cacelled xmas yet, I'm thinking about it, I've got too much scrapbooking I want to do and my craft stuff gets put away every xmas to make room for our big tree! Perhaps I could just swap to a little one that fits on the mantlepiece? Don't think I will get everyone to agree though!
Hope you have a wonderful anniversary and can't wait to hear your story of how you met.

Brenda Ragsdale said...

Great layout and nice take on the sketch! So happy you made the DT at SNS. You should do well there and I wish you the best! Happy Holidays!

Staci said...

Great job, Tamika! I love the way you did the numbers. TFS.

renee said...

Great layout! Congrats on making the team.

Tricia said...

Pretty cute!

Krafthead said...

Where do I begin? I love the glittered letters, the paper the overall design!! This is a slam dunk!

Kelly said...

Oh girl, I so hear what you are saying!!! I need so much more time for all I want to do too!!! I have also been trying to juggle how to spend my time - so hard! I LOVE your layout and the star garland was the perfect touch to bring all the red shine together. I can't wait to hear your love story!!! :)


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