Wednesday, November 30, 2011

1st Christmas Card for 2011

Welcome everyone!

Not sure if you have noticed but I am in the process of updating my place here and I am making some changes.  The most noticeable being my title and link - from Carolee's Scrappin' Spot to Workman ScrapsSorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tomorrow is December 1st...can you believe it!  This holiday season has come too fast.  There is just not enough hours in the day to complete all that needs done.  But I am working hard to get all I want to accomplished.

Today brings with it my first Christmas card of the year. 

Supplies used: paper from the Paper Studio, Martha Stewart punch, vintage photo distress ink and the Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge Tis' the Season cuts from page 32, phrase Tis' the Season cut at 3" and the Cardinal from page 21 cut at 2 1/4".

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Monday

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone is recovered from turkey and stuffing overdose.  We cooked, baked and ate all weekend but enjoyed all the family time.

I finally started my Christmas projects and will share them later this week.

Today I am sharing my last two Halloween projects that I failed to share before Thanksgiving.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for each one of you!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Many Thanks...

Lately I feel like time is an enemy.  And the more I try to capture a little extra, time goes faster. 

As the holidays approach I am assaulted with reminders of why we should make time for family, friends and ourselves. 

There are many many people and treasures that I am thankful for and for the rest of this week, I will let you in on a few.

Today, I am thankful for my freedom and my job. 

Looking around, not just in my home town, but across the world I realize more than ever the sacrifices countless others have given so that I can live my life free.

I made this card for a friend - just because - letting her know how thankful I am for her friendship.

Supplies: Cricut Cartridge CTMH Art Philosophy - pg. 62 Decorative Layer @4" and Oval5 @ 4";
Cricut Cartridge Phrases - pg. 22 Phrase 3/Shadow Layer @ 1", Paper from DCWV and We Are Memory Keepers.

Also, I am thankful for my job...I know it's not the best and it my not be my dream job but this job puts food on my table and allows my family to live in comfort.

What are you thankful for?

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Friday, November 18, 2011

Winner and Breaking Dawn Part I

Congratulations to Frances Joy the winner of the stamp giveaway.

Also, Terry I have something for your continued comments and support.

Please email your address to

Now for Breaking Dawn...WOW!!! About sums up the movie. From the Directing to the acting, this is (so far) my absolute favorite. Everyone did an amazing job and I am anxious to see the movie again. For me it was an emotional ride. Part 2 can not come out too soon for me!

Until next time - happy scrappin! ~ Carol

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Breaking Dawn Hop

Welcome to Carolee's Scrappin' Spot and the Breaking Dawn Blog Hop with Pixie Dust Studios!

I have waited four years for this! 

The day the world gets to see...Isabella Marie Swan marry Edward Anthony Masen Cullen!
Today starting at four - my sister and I are hitting the theaters early for the Twi-athon and finishing at 12:31 p.m. with Breaking Dawn!  I will post pictures tomorrow.

I am honored and excited to be apart of this hop and I know you will enjoy the inspiration and beauty each one of the lovely ladies in this hop will be sharing today.  You should have come here from Caz's blog. If by chance you did not, please find your way to the beginning at Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge.

If you don't know anything about me, know this...I am in love, addicted, and a little obsessed with the whole Twilight Saga! I am Twi-hard and proud of it!!!

So when Margie was asking for participants for this hop, I jumped at the chance.  I was able to choose 2 images so I chose Jasper and Alice (two of my favorites).  First up is Jasper.

Yes, I am Team Jasper. Which one are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?  Next is Alice!  I love her character and her style in the book and out.

Is she not just gorgeous!  
The sentiment says, "There are no rules that can bind you when you find your other half."

I colored them both with copics and added some stickles for 'sparkle'.  The paper is from DCWV: the Immortal Love Stacks.  Throw in some Zva, prima and ribbon for good measure and the sentiment and Team Jasper are Artful Inkable stamps. 

Hope you enjoyed my Twilight inspired cards today.  Next stop for more Twi-inspired fun is Lisa Thorpe.  Make sure you visit and comment on everyones post and finish at Pixie Dust Studio

The Prizes from Pixie Dust Studio's are....
- One grand prize will be awarded to the person who plays along with our Twilight Inspired Challenge, which will end on Wednesday, 11/23rd Noon CST. The Pixies would love to have you join them in this FUN challenge!

- Two other prizes will be awarded to Hoppers who have completed the hop and leave a comment on the Pixie Dust Studio Blog!!!!

- WINNERS will be chosen through and will be announced during next Thursday's Challenge (11/24th)
Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happenings around here and Twisted Sketches #84

Welcome to Carolee's Scrappin' Spot! 

Hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday.

Do you know what happens in 2 days?
Well for those who are unaware, BREAKING DAWN hits theaters on the 18th at 12:00 a.m.  And YES I will be one of the many many viewers waiting in line for hours (so I get a good seat **wink**) to watch the movie! I am more than a little obsessed in love with the whole Twilight Saga!

Of course, what better way to celebrate but to have a Breaking Dawn themed blog hop on November 17th. So be sure to stop back in for a little ok, a lot of inspiration hosted by Pixie Dust Studios and maybe a giveaway or two.

Also, today I am sharing a card I made for my daughter.  She had her first choir concert a few days ago and she was extremely nervous.  For her - getting up in front of one person is an accomplishment but to get up in front of hundreds was simply amazing.  She is the sweetest girl but also the shyest person I know.  Which is hard for me to understand because I am NOT

I used a sketch from Twisted Cards #84 to make a simple card.

Thank you again for stopping in.

And don't forget I have a giveaway going on HERE.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, November 14, 2011

What...a Halloween layout & a little Giveaway!

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to Carolee's Scrappin' Spot!

As you know I am still behind on my post but I want to share a Halloween layout today.

All the supplies used (except alphas) are from Scraps of Darkness All Hallows Eve kit.  If you like this kit, you are going to love November's kit so stay tuned for the 15th and the new kit will be revealed.

Also, today I have a little happy Monday giveaway!  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, November 17th.  If you are a follower you get a second entry. Winner will be posted Friday, November 18th.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Busy Bee

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Still here - I've been busy with life (mid-terms & sick kids).

I have a few projects in the works and a few completed to share over the next few days.

Also, I promised a giveaway for my one year blogaversary that (of course) has come and stay tuned.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and emails.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Twisted Cards #83

Welcome to Carolee's Scrappin' Spot!

Hope you all are have a great week.

Twisted Sketches also post twisted cards sketches.  When I saw this sketch, I immediately knew I had the perfect paper and stamp.

The twist - Black, any way any how.

Supplies: Black Ribbon-Hobby Lobby, Martha Stewart punch, Ruby red stickles,
Paper-CTMH My Reflections Mischief and stamps-CTMH All Hallow's Eve and Wicked;
Viva Glitter liner-Haematite

Thank you for stopping by.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Dear Lizzy: December Daily SC Kit Giveaway

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Scraps of Darkness - All Hallow's Eve Sketch

Hello and welcome to Carolee's Scrappin' Spot!

Can you believe that November is all ready here?  The weather is getting cooler, turkey's are getting nice and plump and Christmas decor is out in stores.

Yet here I am, still thinking about Halloween.

I was finally able to sit down over the weekend with Scraps Of Darkness All Hallows' Eve October kit and sketch.  The sketch is from Suepup and the kit is just amazing - fabulous papers.  Each month I am constantly surprised with all the beautiful and amazing products in the Scraps Of Darkness kits.  Check them out HERE for questions on how to sign up.

All supplies except prima swirl jewel and journal card from Scraps of Darkness.

Thank you for stopping in, I appreciate all comments.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Twisted Sketches #125

Welcome to Carolee's Scrappin' Spot!  I hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday and recovering from all the Halloween celebrations.

Twisted Sketches created another fabulous sketch this past week.  Each Thursday they post a different sketch that I enjoy scrapping with.  Below is Twisted Sketch #125 and my take on it.

Supplies: Passages Kit - Scraps Of Darkness, Colorbox Classic Pigment Cat's Eyes - Black

The photos are of my son (4 yrs in picture) taken in 2009 at his pre-school.  Is he not the cutest little cowboy you have ever seen (biased yes).

Thank you for stop by and I appreciate all comments.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol