Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Favorites - November 29, 2013

This post-Thanksgiving Friday evening finds me just now settling down to take a little breather after a day-long whirlwind of activity. I've organized in the scrap room (and even scrapped a page!), settled in with my work laptop to write some code, and I even went out for a tiny bit of Black Friday shopping, though just at Michaels and Loft and well after the morning crowds had dissipated.

This weekend looks like it'll pretty much have the same agenda, sans the shopping since I'm so done with that for a while. The state of my scrapping table definitely says that Christmas crafting time is here, and I'll be doing some of that this weekend, as well! There are a few Christmas items creeping into the weekly roundups, and hopefully you'll find something inspiring in the mix!

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From the top left:

  • The Style Files posted a roundup of 10 crafty and beautiful advent calendars.
  • Ashli Oliver used up some scraps and made packaging to for her Christmas treats!
  • I love a good sketch, and Write. Click. Scrapbook. has a great post on getting lots of layout ideas from a single sketch. You'll find ideas for changing orientation and placement here and a look at resizing and rotating sketch elements here.
  • This lovely garland at Giochi Di Carta was made using scraps of paper and a few other bits and pieces. Wouldn't a Christmas version be lovely for the holidays?
  • Anabelle O'Malley shared a peek at her crafting space on the Crate Paper blog. I just love how she's dressed up her Cropper Hoppers with gorgeous fabric flowers!
  • You can download and print these free cloud greetings at Oh Happy Day.
  • Learn how to make this fun hexagonal photo decor piece at Photojojo.
  • Ever wonder how Anna-Maria Wolniak gets those lovely watercolor washes on her layouts? Well, wonder no more! She recently shared a step-by-step look at her technique on the October Afternoon blog.
  • Christmas albums are everywhere right now, and I'm especially loving this gorgeous bright mini found on the Bella Blvd. blog.