Wednesday, January 1, 2014

December Daily - Day 31

I have been thinking of how I am going to write the last blog post for MemoryWorks. I've been with MemoryWorks since 2005 and on the design team since 2007, so this is bittersweet for me. I will miss the team, MemoryWorks and the Home Office staff. This experience has been wonderful and I love the ability to be able to create and share and inspire others on many levels from projects to business ideas.

To close out the MemoryWorks blog I want to share my entire December Daily Album. I'm waiting on pictures to arrive, so in place I have white paper with what photos will go where. Also, I apologize in advance that two of the images are a little blurry.

Lacey's December Daily by Slidely Slideshow

Thanks for your support throughout the years. The TeamWorks team was a blessing to work with and a group of talented women who loves sharing their passion for documenting their lives. So thanks to a fantastic team (current and past).

Follow current TeamWorks blogs if you love our style, interested in what we are doing next or just want to make friends in the scrapbook world! You can find our links on the left side of this blog.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

December Daily - Day 30

Hello there - I apologize for this late post. 

If you remember my post on the 11th, you may remember I'm doing my December Daily album a little different and I stopped with the 25th.  But here is a recap of my album.  Almost completed.

It was very easy to swap out spots, as some things just didn't get done this year for us. And add in things that we have never done before.  I still need to get some photos printed and finish up my album. 
Thanks for checking in. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December Daily - Day 26

Hey there bloggers, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you all from southeast PA where it's a blustery cold winter day.  All is as it should be.

Jenn here to share with you my Daily pages for Christmas day.  Yes, I said pages. 

Before I get into my pages I'd like to express my delight in seeing the various December Daily styles represented by my fellow design team members.  They are all amazing!  From the altered children's book to the countdown clipboard, to the hand bound books, each designer has showcased products beautifully, shared new and interesting techniques and let us into their world by sharing their days this month.  I love the range of styles and products.  You can't help but be inspired to try something new in your scrapbooks whether you're a traditional scrapper, Project Life-er, love to use mixed media, artsy-fartsy techniques--or all of the above.  :) 

Back to my pages.  As I mentioned in previous posts, I pre-designed my Daily.  I was concerned that if I didn't I'd start a Daily and by day 5 it would be tossed to the way-side for more fun, important scrappy/crafty tasks.  In the interests of full disclosure, I didn't finish my pre-design before the month started, and I still have photos to print and put in.  I have scheduled that into my calendar however, so it will be finished within the first couple days of the new year.  During my pre-design process I decided to devote several pages Christmas day.  I couldn't think of one single photo that depicts the day, rather numerous photos to show the progression of the day. 

 I started by creating a "chapter page," no photos, just a 3x4" card, old-school heat embossed and a die-cut page with a polka-dot background.
 Embellishment and paper layers.  I took a die-cut 4x6" card and cut it down--yes, you can do that!--so that I show that these photos continue to be from the 25th.  Additionally, I adhered that card to the outside of the protector.  You can do that too.
 Layers, rub-ons, stamps, and punches create these two pages.  Again, I used elements that include the date for a reference point.
 Punches, bits of an old border strip and sequins, lots of sequins.  I didn't plan to put a sequin in every die-cut opening but a few spilled out of the bag onto the layered card and I thought, "Perfect!". 
 Sorry for the glare here, it's hard when you have those divided pocket protectors to get the lighting just right.  The last of the pages.  I took tons of photos however and I'm thinking they'll go into the general scrapbook in divided pages.  There's just so many unforgettable pix I have to include them all.
 A future page--I need to add the date, but in my pre-design phase I included extra pages for days I knew there would be too much to include in one photo.  This page is for the weekend, for the Edwardson-Roberts Shindig when we celebrate Christmas with my husband's family. 
 I acutally stitched right through the protector and one layer of paper.  I used my We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool to pierce the protector (the foam mat slipped in so I'd only go through one side) and lightly poked the holes into the paper with my piercer.  Then I hand-sewed the border.  Cool, huh?
I added a backer so you wouldn't see the sewing and made good use of my tools--punches!--to add interest. Again, I layered these on top of the protector so I could go out of bounds.  I find the Beacon 3-in-1 glue adheres to the plastic nicely.

If you've made it this far, thanks!  I had a lot I wanted to say and show. 

So, this is it.  My last Memory Works blog post.  I am feeling bittersweet.  I have loved every minute of being on the design team these last two years. I am sad to see it all end.  I look forward to the blog shares and hops that other, former design team members are planning and participating in.  I hope you will follow my personal blog, which you can access from the sidebar here to stay on top of my scrappy adventures.  I hope Kevin and Amber and Simple Stories grow far beyond their dreams.  I thank all the great folks in the office who supported us throughout the years.  And to all my fellow Memory Works consultants, cheers to you!  Best wishes for a blessed New Year.  Thanks Memory Works, it's been wonderful.




Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December Daily - Day 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!  Cathie here with my final December Daily post and sadly, my last post ever as a member of the Memory Works design team. :(.  Today I'm sharing a silly tradition of mine... Every year on Christmas Eve I watch A Christmas Story.  No matter how many times I see this movie I laugh and have a good time. The first time we watched it as a family my son, who us now 40!!!, had a habit of getting his mouth washed out with soap. If you've seen this movie you know where I'm going with this.  His favorite scene was blind Ralphie, "it, it, was... Soap poisoning!"

Well my page for Christmas Eve is very simple, a snap shot of popcorn and hot chocolate... Standard winter movie treats.

Thank you everyone for following along this year and I wish you all a blessed and Happy New Yeat! Be inspired and creative ALWAYS.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December Daily

Happy Holidays everyone! This is Gia, with my final December Daily Post and my final post ever as a Memory Works Design Team member. I just want to say good-bye to everyone who has been following the Memory Works blog this year and for all of your uplifting comments all year long. I am really going to miss Memory Works and I hope you will keep in touch with me and all of my design team mates on our personal blogs which you can find listed in the sidebar. Without further ado, here is the cover of my December Daily A Clipboard Countdown using Crate Paper products.

For my Day 23 post I kept it simple because this close to Christmas is so busy and I start to get serious about contemplating the true meaning of Christmas and the reason for the season as they say. We used to have a beautiful nativity made from ceramic and a manger made of wood and sticks. But, year after year we gradually lost members of the "cast" of characters as the children couldn't help but be fascinated with the scene and want to play Nativity pageant.  This set of wooden nesting dolls have been the perfect solution for us because they are not breakable and when we pack them away for the year they don't take up any space! 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
-x Gia

Monday, December 23, 2013

December Daily

Hi Everyone.  Cathie here with a weekend catch up blog.  For my December daily this year I am using My Minds Eye - Vintage Christmas.  I love the burgandy and hunter green tones of this line.  I used two chipboard dividers from Simple Stories for my front and back cover and two binder rings to keep it all together.  This year I kept my pages very simple and easy.  I don't know about you but this month has really gotten away from me and I'm glad to have this simple book to record the month in.  To start off here is a picture of my front cover...
I created a collage of papers on the cover and added some bling from my stash.  The red ribbon is also from my stash.  I have used some washi tape here and black ink around the edge of the cover.

Here is the inside front cover...

Friday December 20th was my husbands birthday and this is a picture of the birthday boy...

On Saturday December 21st I spent the day making peanut brittle for the neighbors and doggie treats for my grand doggie Molly the Great Dane. Then last night we celebrated Dewayne's birthday at Fratellos, a family favorite resturant here in Fowler, CA.   Here is a picture of the treat box I found and personalized with my Cricut and of course the doggie treats and Dewayne and the grand boys...

Finally, here is a picture of what my base pages look like and my page to record my resolutions for the new year...

Thank you so much for stopping by today... I will be back on Christmas day to show you how we spent Christmas Eve.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas full of family, friends and love.

Friday, December 20, 2013

December Daily ~ December 20

It's getting closer and closer to Christmas!
Have you finished all of your shopping yet?
I think I have, I hope I have anyway!

Here is  Day 19 in my December Daily "The Night Before Christmas"

I used a "less is more" idea on this page since the illustration in the book is perfect.
(And I still don't have any photos added ~ I will get to it, hopefully before the new year!)
I added Teresa Collins "Santa's List" enamel dots to the tree, a sticker from Simple Stories "25 Days of Christmas", Heidi Swapp "Believe" sticker and MME "Vintage Christmas" chipboard element.
You can see the rest of my December Daily on my blog here.

Thanks for stopping by & Merry Christmas!