Friday, December 18, 2009

Soooo Worth the Wait

Hi everyone! My Upsy Daisy box finally arrived after two months of waiting but when it did, it was sooo worth the wait because the products are sooo yummy I had to play with them right away!

Christmas Outtakes

I first played with the Hot Chocolate papers and made this layout:

Journaling: Mommy held a photo op with Nat and Phil as part of her preparations for the family’s christmas cards. These pictures are the ones that did not make the cut.

UDD Products Used: UDD0155. Wintergreen,UDD0154. Tree Farm, UDD0152. Dash Away, UDD0151. Cocoa, UDD0150. Cinnamon Stick, UDD0153. Frosted, UDD193. A Little Birdie Told Me, UDD0123. Basic Brown Alpha

I topped my snowflakes with Diamond Stickles for that sparkly touch. For my title, I used the Classic Brown Alphabet Rub-ons and made alphabet cut-outs and die-cuts using UDD0153. Frosted and UDD0151. Cocoa.

I cut out the small trees in the UDD0154. Tree Farm and UDD0155. Wintergreen and raised them up with pop-dots to create dimension. I also adhered liquid pearls on my trees for added texture.

Altered Clear Packagings

I am always on the lookout for items to alter and so, when I bought my kiddos their briefs and underwears, I saved the clear packagings that come with them.

I figured these packagings can be used to box my christmas gifts to family and friends. I filled the smaller boxes with chocolates and embellished them with Hot Chocolate and Spirit papers.

I had a change of heart with the bigger clear packaging. I fell in love with this angel and got attached - - I just have to have it for myself!!! LOL. I thought of making it as an album/journal holder instead of making it as a gift box.

UDD Products Used:
UDD0159. Peace, UDD157. Joy, UDD0156. Giving, UDD0161. Thanks, UDD208. Chic Bebe Clear Stamp, UDD0082. Oodles of Doodles - Alphas Rub-ons, UDD0081. Applesauce Alphas Rub-ons.

Christmas Journal/Album

I have seen a lot of December Dailies and have always wanted one. Since I'm quite late for the "daily" documentation, I made this one in preparation for the highlights of the family's Christmas celebration.

The size of the journal is 4 inches by 7 inches since I took into consideration the size of the clear packaging/journal holder. Instead of using jump rings, I used these ball chains so that the journal will be less bulkier and can slide in the
clear packaging/journal holder easier.

The journal used papers from both Hot Chocolate and Spirit lines. This is the front cover of my journal:

On the other hand, these are the insides of my journal. As I mentioned earlier, I plan to document the actual celebrations of the family come Christmas time, so my journal here is still bare. I will use my scraps to embellish these pages later on.

Joy Love Peace Card

For my last project, I used the remaining portion of the UDD0159. Peace paper. After cutting out the big angel which I used for the altered clear packaging album/journal holder, I know that I have to use the left over for a card.

I topped the flourishes with Platinum Stickles and adhered cutouts using
UDD157. Joy. I used the topmost right printed portion of the UDD0159. Peace paper to cover the hole made by the big angel cut-out on the lower left portion of the card. The edges were distressed using distress inks and stitched together with the UDD0160. Play paper as matting.

UDD Products Used: UDD157. Joy, UDD0159. Peace, UDD0160. Play.

Whew!!! That was a rather long post, wasn't it? LOL. Just a little trivia: I made all these projects in two nights while the kids are sleeping!!! That's how excited I am to make my first blog post here in Upsy Daisy.

Hope these projects have inspired you to play with your Hot Chocolate and Spirit papers. May you have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!



Kim Sonksen said...

absolutely amazing Janis - you are so right, it was worth the wait. You have created such awesome projects

Grace Tolman said...

Janis these projects are so WONDERFUL!!! I love all of them. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I'm so inspired!

Kat said...

love all these projects, janis. you surely are a very talented lady...i really love the outtakes cute!!

Sandi Counceller said...

Beautiful Janis!!

Julia Saddi said...

Janis, your criativity and talent are just so very inspiring!!! Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year! xox Julia