Saturday, December 31, 2011

♥ happy 2012 ♥

we would like to wish all of you a very happy new year!

card created with the JAN 'Nook kit filled with gorgeous Lily Bee Head over Heels and trim from the DEC 'Nook kit filled with gorgeous Crate Paper Peppermint

see you next year!


as 2011 comes to a close it's fun to look back at the year and all that we've accomplished.
as a design team we thought we'd share with your our favorite kit layout from the year.

hopefully they will serve as a reminder to you of all the fun we've had here at the Nook and get us all excited for the yummy kits coming our way in 2012!!!

Have you chosen your favorite layouts for the year? If you've shared those on your blog we'd love to see them! Link us up in the comments so we can have a look ;)

Happy New Year everyone and THANKS for sharing your lives and with us!!!

Carol (September Kit)

Gina (October Kit):

Jessy (September Kit):

Anna Sigga (July Kit)

Jaz (November Kit)

Hilde (May Kit):

LG (February Kit):

Marinette (August Kit):

Stacey (June Kit):

Lilith (October Kit):

Nicole (October Kit):

Pam (July Kit):

Deanna (October kit):

Friday, December 30, 2011

Get Your Groove On!

Are you looking for a way to jump start your creative mojo in twenty twelve????
Do you want to add a little to your stash???

Then we've got the party for you!!!
A  top ten crop!

10 challenges spread out over 5 weeks.
A chance for everyone to play and win ;)

Challenges will be posted here and on the message board every 
Saturday and Sunday mornings starting on January 7.

We can't wait to see you!!!

Ring in the New Year

As the big day approaches, we would like to help you ring in the New Year!  There is no prettier way to do it then with the darling January kit!  We have all been playing and creating, enjoying all the Lillybee and Maya Road! 

Here are some layouts below:

Still loving banners?  These Lilybee stickers are perfect for celebrating any layout topic! 

If you are looking for some delicate touches, check out the beautiful roses that come with the has dotted the center of the heart!

Layouts by Stacey Michaud

The Lilybee index cards are a perfect item for layering, and your journalling too!

Layout by Nicole Nowosad

 layout by Carol Monson

Be sure to grab your January kit and celebrate 2012 in style!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Card Sketch Challenge

(this is the second post today, please scroll down for more amazing inspiration)

Hi ladies! I have a card sketch challenge created especially for you.

FYI, you can create a card with any theme :)

For this I created this card using the December kit that was filled with Crate Paper: Peppermint collection. Hope you can play along with us. Can't wait to see your card :)

Happy New Year 2012!

Xoxo Jessy

Ready for Christmas 2012!


For you who followed our Advent Calendar during December, you might have noticed there were different tags each day:

All tags are made with the December Kit + stuff from the ad on section

What I like most about these tags are that they can be used over and over again for the coming Christmases. So next December I have tags ready for the kids' countdown calendar. I still haven't made up my mind if to
  • give them small gifts each day (you now, stuff they need anyway like socks, rubbers and pencils, and a piece of candy now and then)
  • or write small notes on the tags with invitations to a join me for a Christmas preparation activity, like "You are invited to bake gingerbread cookies with me tonight" or "Let's go shop the gift to grandpa".
  • Or I could mix?

Another great thing about making tags for the Count Down Calendar is that you can use scraps. I used mainly the December Kit, but you can use whatever you have: pieces of different collections, one-of-a-kind stickers or embellishments, the numbers on your thicker sheets that always seem to be unused etc etc.

So why don't you start now, pull out the scraps and become prepared for Christmas 2012?

Here are all the tags I made for the Nook Advent Calendar:

Tag 1-8

Tag 9-17

Tag 18-25

Happy creating!

Monday, December 26, 2011

♥New Year's Crackers♥

this is the second post today, please scroll down for more inspiration♥

today's monday challenge in the CARDS forum is to create a New Year's Cracker (or several)

here's one of several that are pinned on Pinterest

to create mine, i used the JAN 'Nook kit filled with gorgeous Lily Bee papers and elements. i have created several of these for my mil New Year's Eve party and filled them with money and candies for the kids.

if you create some New Year's crackers, we'd love to see them, leave a link in the comments section on this post or in the CARDS forum♥

happy creating♥


December Member Inspiration!

Hi everyone ! Hope you are all relaxed from all the holiday celebrations that have been going on..!

If you are lucky enough to be off work today and in the mood and have some time to scrap over the next few days, why not be inspired by one of our super talented forum members....

Check out this inspiration piece to get your mojo going after the holidays!
now, here is my attempt to be inspired by this wicked awesome page using the December Nook kit!
I just loved the mixture of landscape and portrait photos and all the little bits of tags and paper too!

Hope you will give this inspiration a try and share it with us in the gallery!

Thanks Becky for inspiring me today!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

My Scrapbook Nook Advent Calendar December 25th

Wow, I can't believe it's the 25th already. Were did December go?

Made with My Scrapbooknook December kit + ad ons

Today's Calendar Post is a bit special. For the last 24 days we have had a blog post at Leah's blog were you could leave a comment to get a "lottery ticket". And the prize? We have one December Kit to give away and one free three month subscription to the Nook Kit. Today is the day we will draw our winners.

Are you excited to see who the winners are?

Drum roll.....




he, he. You will not find the winners here! You have to head over to Leah's blog to see who they are :-)

The Nook DT want to thank all of the hosts who has made this Advent Calendar possible, as well our friends who has followed us through the whole month of December.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Scrapbooknook Advent Calendar December 24th


It's always ineteresting to learn how people celebrate Christmas around the world. I some parts of the world, the 24th is the most important day (like in Norway, where I live), but in others, the 25th is. It's fun to think some Australian has beach parties as a Christmas tradition, but I bet the Canadians are hope for a White Christmas.

So what about you? What is your Christmas like?

Today's host is someone who probably wants a white Christmas: Jennie from Sweden. Head over to her blog to see what she has for you, and wish her a Merry Christmas, as Christmas Eve is The Day in Sweden!

PS, today is the last day to leave a comment on Leah's blog post, to be entered into the drawing of a free subscription to the Nook Kit.

Friday, December 23, 2011

My Scrapbook Nook Advent Calendar December 23rd

Hello again!

Made with My Scrapbook Nook December kit + ad ons

If I was an Air Line Company, and you were using one of my planes every time you moved from one country to another during this Calendar Hop, I would be rich *lol*

Today we're going to an exotic place: an island called Iceland! Iceland has been in the news for both the financial crises and stunning nature including vulcano eruptions, but the country has a lot more than that: fish, ponies, great shopping facilities, an outstanding night life and not to forget, the super talented scrapper, one of My Scrapbook Nook's DT members, Anna Sigga!

I know Anna Sigga has been looking forward to hosting today's post for a long time, so please pay her blog a visit, find out what she has for you today and leave her a comment to get a chance to win her RAK.

PS, you have today and tomorrow to leave a comment on Leah's blog, to get a ticket to the Big Lottery!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Scrapbook Nook Advent Calendar December 22th


Made with My Scrapbook Nook December Kit + ad ons

As I have metnioned earlier, My Scrapbook Nook friends is indeed an international group of talented scrappers. Yesterday we visited Sweden in our Advent Calendar, today we're going far, far more south, to South Africa to visit Sam.

Having scrapping friends all over the world, has made me used to working within different time zones. I know my US friends are 6-9 hours behind me, the Australians 7-9 hours in front of me and that the Europeans are equal +/- 1-2 hours. It's quite interesting then to see that Durban, South Africa, where Sam lives,  is in the same zone, when the journey there take half a day, longer than to New York or Ottawa :-)

Let's visit Sam today and see what she has for us in todays Calendar Post. Take a look at the clock in the left bar on her page and notice what time it is. Did you get surprised?

Have a happy Thursday, no matter in which time zone you are!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winner Winner!

First, I want to thank everyone who participated in our Card Sharks contest!  There were a few glitches with the board coming and going.  It was a busy holiday season...yet, you were here!  So thank you to everyone who voted, challenged, commented, and created!!
The last round brought three strong competitors and some fabulous cards!  You are all winners!  But only one of you can earn the title of Card Sharks grand champion and the lovely prize pack....

and that person is....

a very talented scrapper and cardmaker.....

Anabelle O'Malley!!!!

Congrats Anabelle!  You are so talented and inspiring to all of us! 

My Scrapbook Nook Advent Calendar December 21th

Hi folks!

Tag made with My Scrapbook Nook December kit + ad ons

Are you ready for a lesson in Swedish?

Here are some cool Swedish words which might me useful during this season :-)

Julgran = Christmas tree
Tomte = Santa Claus
Paket = Gift
God Jul = Merry Christmas
Hej då = Bye, bye

I'm sure Pysselpetra, today's Advent Calendar host can learn you some more words if you ask her. Head over to her blog to see what she has for you today and to bomb her with words to translate!

Happy language class!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Scrapbook Nook Advent Calendar December 20th

Hi folks!

Tag made with My Scrapbook Nook December kit + ad ons

One scrapper who really knows how to use her camera is our DT member Marinette, today's Advent Calendar host Not does she takes the most lovely photos of her kids and everyday life, she has a unik way of displaying her layouts and cards. Head over to her blog to get some great ideas on how to make your projects look stunning! As it's her day to host the Advent Calendar, I'm sure there is a RAK involved, too!

Have you signed up in Leah's blog post about how to win a free subscription to the Nook kits? If not, it still isn't too late. Head over right away!

Monday, December 19, 2011

My Scrapbook Nook Advent Calendar December 19th!

Hi! Are you still hanging in there?

Made with My ScrapbookNook December kit - sorry about the dogy image - liht conditions were BAD today!

Today's give away is hosted by Andrea Amu. She is really the Queen of Cardstock and does amazing things with it - a tour on her blog will give you some great ideas - I promise!

Have you left comments on some of our previous hosts' blogs? Don't forget to check back to see if you are a winner!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Card Sharks: Pick Your Winner Challenge 2

Here we are with the finalist's takes on Challenge 2! Please view the three cards below and follow the directions to pick your winner!

The challenge involved using a bird on your card.  Here we go:




It is time for you to vote! Simply pick your FAVORITE card of the three. Leave a comment in this post with your vote. Only one vote per person. Voting begins on December 18 and goes until midnight on Decembeer 19th!

Be sure to head over to the other challenge to vote for Challenge 1!!

Card Sharks: Pick Your Winner Challenge 1

What a fun contest this has been!  We have seen beautiful and inspiring cards from all of the girls.  And now we are down to three finalist! 

Challenge 1 for the final week was to create a card that featured twos...2 patterned papers, 2 word sentiments...

Our three entries:




It is time for you to vote!  Simply pick your FAVORITE card of the three.  Leave a comment in this post with your vote.  Only one vote per person.  Voting begins on December 18 and goes until midnight on Decembeer 19th!

designer showcase - trio of tags

Hi everyone, Gina here to share this little challenge with you... I've been gathering some Christmas inspiration from Pinterest these last few weeks and can't help but notice some of the gorgeous tags being's just a small selection of some that have caught my eye..

so I decided to make these tags using some left overs from the gorgeous December kit..

for the first tag, I've used a piece of 'ski lodge' paper and smaller piece of 'present' then scraped some gesso on and added some chipboard pieces, stickers and little finish I've added faux stitching in white pen

for this winter themed tag I've used the 'snow globe' and 'embellish' papers and added some chipboard, stickers and hand cut snowman from the 'present' paper..

for the last tag, I've stencilled the herringbone pattern with mist, then added some stickers, and scraps of the 'present' paper..

so I'd love it if you could have a go at making some tags..not necessarily for Christmas, but maybe a birthday or other occasion!.. Don't forget to share them in this thread if you do!

best wishes,
Gina x