Friday, December 2, 2016

Are you doing December Daily?

Today I'd like to share with you some photos from my December Daily, 2016. It's only day one but I am loving how it's turning out so far. Please check back for more posts as I update my project throughout the month. 

Also, I have a video, if you're interested, where I talk about my process and such. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zveHVFpl9gU

Check it out!

Now for the photos:








If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, or check out the video, which might answers whichever questions you might have.

Thank you!
Carol Maitoza

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DIY numbered pocket cards for December Daily using The Greeting Farm!

Hi everyone!

I am thrilled to show some numbered DIY pocket cards that I made for my December Daily album using products from The Greeting Farm. And by the way...this is a guest design team project! I was thrilled when The Greeting Farm asked me to do some process videos for them for November and December 2016. 

You can check out my videos by clicking HERE.

Head over to The Greeting Farm store by clicking HERE.

Here are some photos of the cards that I made.



Do you love that reindeer? He's in a set called Dashing. You can find it quickly by clicking HERE.



How cute is Snuddle Anya??? Find here by clicking HERE.







Monday, November 28, 2016

A holiday card and link to a process video. =)

Hello!

Lately I've been getting some requests to go back to doing card process videos on my You Tube channel. Who am I to say no? I actually don't take requests per say, but if it's in my power to come up with a project for one of my subscribers, I'll do it.

Here's a link to the video that I just put up today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBOQ2qnAJD4

Check it out if you want to see how I created this cute little shaker holiday card!


Talk to you soon!
~Carol

Monday, November 21, 2016

DIY Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub!

Hello everyone!

The holidays are almost upon us! On my You Tube channel I uploaded a video about how to  make your own whipped peppermint sugar scrub! It's a great gift and is simple to make. 

Here is the link to my video if you want to see how I made it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdhNwQAdvjY

Here's the recipe:





Let me know if you try it!
Hugs!
Carol



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Project Life layouts....


Hello!
I have to say, I love using the pocketed style scrapbooking. There are so many names for it, Project Life being one, though I think that specifically PL is for documenting daily throughout the year. Mine is modified. I do document the major things that families tend to do...day trips, vacations, holidays. But I also document the little things, like something I made to eat, a craft, my new manicure. Granted, some people might not find the little things worth documenting but those are the things that I want to remember....the day to day little things that make me happy. 

This particular layout was documenting Mother's Day. So yes...this one was a holiday but the day to day ones are down a bit further. We went to San Francisco for a day of fun and we all had a great time. In this particular layout I have a shaker pocket in that center row. Those thin pockets are a bit difficult to work with. I usually try to make them into a shaker pocket. I have a ticket inside but backed it up with some arrow washi tape since the back wasn't as cute. 


On this side of the layout you'll see that ticket. I use a lot of stickers with pocketed scrapbooking because it's hard to add anything too bulky to a pocket. I do love pre printed filler cards and journaling cards, they add instant cuteness to any layout and can also dictate a color theme. Washi, tags, brads and shaker pockets add fun and interest. 

So this is what I'm talking about with every day life. My cats. Oh how I love to document my cats! I document them playing, sleeping, looking at me, cuddling. If they are doing ANYTHING, it needs to be documented. I mean, in my opinion. 




See what I mean? More cats. I document funny angles, the relationship they have with each other and their nick names. It's just me. Maybe I'm a crazy cat lady in training. OR I'm already there. Again...whichever. I cut some pages from a Garfield comic book for this layout, added stickers and journaling and called it good. 





Question!
What is your favorite thing to document that is sort of a smaller thing that might not be significant to anyone but you? Let me know, leave me a comment!
Talk to you soon...
Carol

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Randomness.....the usual from me. =)

Hello!

Today I'm sharing some random things with you. I think typically that's how my blogs roll, just random things that I remember to tell you. The first thing is actually from last year. I don't think I've ever talked about it on my blog, but I ran across these photos that I took and decided to post them on my social media so that I can get them off my computer. I already printed them and such.

I had a proud moment when I was asked to be a guest designer for The Greeting Farm. They have been one of my very most favorite stamp companies since I first discovered them, when their company was a lot smaller. I had to make three projects for them and ohhhhh the chills it gave me to see my name on their blog! Want to visit The Greeting Farm and check them out? Click HERE.





This photo is from a very simple project that I did but I just loved the result. Anyone can do this! I have an extensive collection of glass jars. I obsess over Bath and Body Works candles and never just throw the jars away when the candle is gone. That's blasphemy in my book! I had all of these super cute filler cards in my stash and decided to use Mod Podge to adhere them to the jars. You can then use the jars for anything, really. Fill them with scrapbook embellies, candy, I mean...whatever you want. These are all on my scrapbooking room shelf holding random scrappy goodies but I plan to do some more at Christmas time and fill them up for some friends. 


The next photo is of a Project Life spread that I made quite a while ago. It's pretty self explanatory but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I'll answer as best I can.  =)


 The next two layouts are some basic layouts that I made a few months ago. I used Simple Stories paper, frames, ephemera and stickers and layered them all up.




Well, that's it for today! See you soon!
~Carol

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The blogging struggle is real....

I know, long time no blog. But I do have a lot of things to share so let's get started, shall we?

First of all, I was a fan feature on the Paper Issues blog.

This gives me some sort of weird pleasure that I can't even describe. lol I don't know why this excites me so much, it's probably just a random pick BUT I don't care. I still get excited. Here is the layout that was featured:

It's just this crazy kind of fall themed layout with frames, die cuts and such. This photo was taken when I was pregnant with my son...very pregnant...and when my daughter was almost two. She is now an adult so yep...throw back photo time!

The layout below was a pretty simple layout with just a few different papers, a banner and some paint splatter. I ~think~ that it was a Paper Issues challenge, where you had to add a certain type of element to your layout but I can't recall. This photo was taken a few years ago.


The layout below was also for a Paper Issues challenge. I think I had to use washi plus a hashtag and a few other things. Enamel dots, probably. I rather like this layout, maybe because I'm using my favorite colors OR because the layout was about my happy place...the beach!


Did I ever share on my blog this layout of when we went whale watching?? This was made quite a while ago but I just LOVE IT.


I'm also not sure if I showed you these cards that I made using Lawn Fawn stamps. Simple and sweet!





So basically I'm not sure if shared these cards with you, either. I should keep up on my blog better, I know, I know.....

This card is one of my all time favorites. There are elements inside that you can see through the window that I cut from the front. LOVE IT!!!! I sent that one to my bestie.






This card was made a LONG LONG time ago! I made it using some Greeting Farm stamps and wanted it to be super frilly. I think I accomplished that.
The layout below features my daughter from one year to the next. She started getting her eyebrows done and doing her make up differently and did an ombre on her hair....she's got it all together!


Well that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to post again soon. But no promises! lol
~~Carol~~