December Take 12!

I can hardly believe it. When I applied to be one of the 2012 Ella Publishing Friends, I could have never anticipated what a ride I was in for! It has been a year of learning, inspiration, documenting life, and a whole lot of FUN! Seriously, it has been such a great experience. It is hard to imagine the fun coming to an end, but life moves on! I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for Ella Publishing in 2013, especially now that they have joined up with Big Picture Classes. What a venture! So excited for them
Seeing as it is December, that means that it is also my last “Take 12” for the year, too! This was a very special “12th” as it was 12/12/12! This only happens once every 100 years, so it was definitely a day worth documenting! I spent much of the day following along with Stacy Julian and her team via UStream while they shared how to create a yearbook in one day! It was so inspiring and I love the amazing album that I nearly completed on that day. So many memories were documented in so quick a time. I’m thrilled with it! Also, at 12:00pm, I met the kids at their school and took some photos at 12:12 on 12/12/12! It was so fun to share that historic moment together. Here is the layout I completed – my last TAKE TWELVE!
Here is to another year of growth and change. I’m looking forward to a new year full of even more!

Misting With Masks – Guest Posting at Ella!

I am thrilled to be guest posting at Ella Publishing today...and about a subject I was scared to death about! The challenge today in Ella’s “Spring Training” was “Misting with Masks” and, though I own several colors of Spray Mist, I have never figured out how to use them…BUT, today would be my day! I decided that, if Ella’s team of experts couldn’t teach me how, then I was a hopeless case 🙂

You can read a little bit about what I learned and see my completed layout on the Ella Blog today. Here is a tiny sneak peek of what I created:

 I would love to hear your hints and tips for using spray mists as well – I am far from being a misting expert after my first time trying, but I plan to try and try again until I become super comfortable using them. Already I have decided that I wouldn’t use them on a detailed patterned like this typed patterned paper from my Clementine kit (from Project Life). But, all in all, I’m not afraid to use them anymore. I would love to see links to YOUR misting projects! I love to learn from you!


Winner of Spot in Ella’s Spring Training!

The winner is…….


Thanks for entering, Janice. Please contact me so I can get you your code to get your free spot in Spring Training at Ella Publishing!

Everyone else – you can still register AND get a discount! Type in the word: “LEOTARD” when you register to save 10% off the fee. I am so excited for this event and I hope you’ll all join me!

Save 10% with code LEOTARD - Spring Training starts Monday! Bite-sized exercises for rad scrapbookers