Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Beginnings!!! Happy 2014!!!

I'm baaaack!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!

Yes it's been a very long time, just life getting in the way, time is precious and sometimes not there for blogging but I promise to be here more often, not sure how much but more than I have been for sure ;)))

I'm especially back because one of my good friends has started a challenge blog and I want to be supportive and join in on the fun!!!

The challenge blog is: Open-Minded Crafting Fun and Vicky's blog is Crafting Vicky, she is a super talented woman!!!

The first challenge on Open-Minded Crafting Fun is use new toys or new technique. Well I've been scrapbooking a lot over the holidays and wanted to show off a page from last Christmas (yes I'm a little behind in my So here it is:

My "new toiys" are the paper and snowflake embellishments and also the die cut. I found some great deals recently and this is the first time I got to use them.

Here is a closer look at the TITLE, it was the Santa Claus Parade in downtown Montreal, November 2012. In one of the pictures you see my family, the family of four, and my cousin Melissa's family, the family above mine, it was her daughter's first Christmas!!!

I used this great sketch from Sketch on U Sketches:

I will be entering the following challenges:
Open-Minded Crafting Fun, New toys
Stuck on U Sketches, sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by, I can't wait to come back and show you more of my creations!!

love & create



NanaConnie said...

Oh, what a marvelous layout, Cinzia! Love the colors and those snowflakes are terrific. I did a scrapbook page over Christmas week last month of my kids playing in the snow when they were just pre-teens. My baby is now in her 40s so don't worry about being behind. lol OK, so I'm really here with my new DT hat on to thank you for playing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and to wish you luck in the challenge.
NanaConnie DT

Susan Kennedy said...

This is fantastic!!! I love the papers and those great snowflakes!! GREAT layout!! Thanks so much for the support :) REALLY glad you joined us for our first challenge :) And I adore your layout!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

Aluna said...

Great layout! I really like the background of your project. Thank you for participating in the Open-Minded Craftin Fun challenge. Hope you will join us next time. Joanna DT

Caroleanne Wright said...

Super take on the sketch, many thanks for joining in with us at SOUS and look forward to seeing more of your lovely layouts. Happy New Year to you.

Caroleanne Wright said...

Hi super take on the sketch, so glad you joined in with us at SOUS. Happy New Year and look forward to seeing more of your work.

hokeycokey said...

What a pretty layout, the colours are beautiful and I love your snowflakes! Thanks for joining in and best of luck x
Teresa Guest DT (Open Minded Fun Crafting Challenges)

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Hey you!!! So happy to see you in blogland and so very honored that you came and played with us at our new challenge! That's such an awesome layout! Glad to see you are still scrapbooking ;o)

Big hug and come back to play with us often!!! Remember it can be with any type of creation so long as it fits the challenge. V

Charlotte Brochu said...

Really nice how you've embellished the circles! Thanks so much for entering your layout at SOUS!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hey there!
I'm glad to see you out supporting your friends
with their new challenge AND being able to use
our sketch as well! Good job!
I read your first lines and laughed because each year I think..."I'm going to be a better blogger" and then I realize I love crafting, not really blogging. LOL, so I kinda stink at it still! =)
Well great page and fun to play with new things! Thank you for taking the time to use the sketch and link back!

Warmly, Leah

Laura said...

Lovely layout :)

Nicolle Kramer said...

What a fun layout! Love the websters pages paper and snowflakes! Thanks for playing along at SOUS!

Amy Andrade said...

Beautiful! I love your choice of Patterned paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

Neela Nalam said...

Really nice of you to support your friend. You did a really nice job of interpreting the sketch. I like that you used some extra photos. The snow flakes look great.

Eli said...

Wonderful winter layout! So colorful! Thanks for joining us at SOUS.

Tracey Gregory said...

Beautiful page! Thanks for playing along at SOUS!

Patries said...

Very nice layout and lovely story!

Jane Stirling said...

Great take on the sketch Cinzia, loving the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at SOUS!