Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Eve Layout

This is a quick layout I made of my daughter, Makenna, passed out cold on Christmas Eve. She didn't get to sleep until about 11 that night, so this pic was taken around midnight. She was so cute-so tired, but we had to set out the cookies and milk and write a note to Santa before she could go to sleep. I love this picture. I want to remember her like this forever! Thank goodness for scrapbooking-now I can!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Blog Hop Winner

Hi y'all. I realize I am more than a week late posting the winner from the blog hop and I do apologize. Have you ever had a completely bizarre, totally crazy week? Like, Twilight Zone kind of week? Well, that's what we have had a my house. Some wonderfully good things, and some awfully sad things. Please keep my friends, the Baker family in your prayers. The father of that family took his own life this week, leaving behind a wife and three sweet little boys.
Anyway, I am happy and excited to announce the winner of the giveaway.
Makenna did her wonderfully random drawing, and this is the WINNER!

I'm with Carol! These are amazing. Loving the colors! TFS!

Blog Hop Sista'

Christel, thanks for the sweet comment and congrats! I will be getting in touch with you today!

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Hugs, KeeKee

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Project

Welcome to Life-Is-Scrap! and the Rockin around the Christmas tree Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting
Carol's blog at, you're in the right place! Make sure to head to Amy's blog after you're done cruising around mine.
BLOG CANDY! It wouldn't feel like Christmas without some sweets, now would it? If you decide you like what you see, and would like to subscribe to my blog and comment on my project I will put you in a drawing for one of my newly released scrapbook totes, designed by me! You can check out the bag at . I will draw randomly from the comments and subscribers on December 10th, so the winner will be sure to receive their blog candy before Christmas!

If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Totally-Stamps
and start at the beginning. Go
The theme of this blog hop is ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE. Each blog has created a project. Be sure to visit each blog for inspiration and fun BLOG CANDY.

Susan -
Carol -
Jenny -
Debbie -
Misty -
Iva -
Bonnie -
Nana -
Laura -
Rebecca -
Carol N -
Kee Kee - (here!)
Amy -

Every year I make decorative boxes for my family members to give to them along with their gifts. Not only does my family look forward to seeing what their boxes will look like each year, but they get to use them over and over again as part of their Christmas decor. I start with regular paper boxes from Hobby Lobby. These usually cost around $5 each, and if you use a coupon, even cheaper! I start by painting the edges of the boxes that won't be covered by paper or trim with a paint color that coordinates with the papers I have chosen. This year I used very traiditional type Christmas line by Bo Bunny for my mother, and a cuter, more country type paper line by K&Company for my brother and his family. After the paint is dry, I cut and trim the papers, use decorative borders and trims and embellishments. I apply the paper with Mod Podge, then adhere the embellishments with hot glue or glossy accents. Then, everything gets sprayed with glimmer mist, accentuated with stickles, and sprayed with an acrylic sealer for longevity. The year the box was made is part of the decor, and makes it fun to look back each year to remember-just like we do with ornaments. I am going to start storing each years Christmas cards, letters, and a DVD copy of that year's Christmas celebration.

Here is a pic of LAST year's boxes:

Keep going to my next (older) post to see the finished products for THIS year!

Finished Boxes!

These are the finished boxes! I am so happy with how they came out-the camera doesn't do them justice-they are so sparkly and pretty! Can't wait to get the gifts in them and get them under the tree :)