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Thanksgiving Digital Scrapbooking Supplies

Thanksgiving is Thursday here in the states. Everyone is gearing up for those big meals, family coming into town (or yourself going out of town), and just being plain old thankful! In fact some people have been doing their 30 Days of Thankful since the 1st.

Canada had their Thanksgiving last month; and let's be honest. We should be thankful year round. That being said, if your Thanksgiving is coming up, make sure to take those photos!! For some reason I tend to forget to take photos of Thanksgiving. I always find my photo selection wanting when it comes to gearing up to scrap those Thanksgiving memories. I am making it a mission to get more photos this year!!

Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving digital scrapbooking supplies. There are a lot of goodies in this post!! I don't want to overload you with too much. I do want you all to see some of the best, in m opinion, digital scrapbooking supplies for your Thanksgiving photos and layouts. The IMAGES are linked to their counterpart in the store. In case you want to check them out.
Gobble Gobble! 

Believe in Magic: Celebrate Thanksgiving by Amber Shaw & Studio Flergs

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a grateful heart and a touch of magic! Amber Shaw and Studio Flergs are back with a brand new collaboration featuring the best of classic Thanksgiving elements and colors, with the perfect extra touch of glitter and gold. Patterned papers including plaid, stripe, chevron, woodgrain, abstract and solid are the perfect backdrops for your photos and embellishments, including acorns, pilgrim hats, feathers, flowers, jeweled buttons, pumpkin pie and more. You've got lots to be thankful for. Share your bounty with pages made this from this #believeinmagic digital scrapbok kit!

New Releases - Christmas, Harry Potter, & Mickey!

Another Friday has dawned. Which means it is time for new releases for all things digital scrapbooking. With everyone gearing up for Thanksgiving here in the states, and Black Friday sales all around, there are not many new goodies this week. I will just jump right into them though. As usual, all images are linked to their counterparts in the store.

Magic Moments: Fab Five by Bella Gypsy Designs

Oh, boy! When your squad is both magical and inseparable, you learn the value of true friendship. Come meet our pals, get an autograph if you can, even. And document all of your magical memories of the five best friends you could ask for with Magic Moments: Fab Five.

My Layout:
I don't have many photos with Mickey in them. Or the Fab 5. All the boys (son and nephews) went through their Mickey Mouse Clubhouse phase. They all had Mickey or Fab 5 birthday parties. I just don't have a lot of photos though. Which is sad. I do have photos of the kiddo and his cousins coming out the ears though. Or should I say the "Brousins".

Harry Potter Digital Scrapbooking Supplies

Keeping with my ultra-nerdy Harry Potter theme I have going on the blog here lately! I thought that to go along with all those HP digital scrapbooking layouts I created (to go with all the Universal and Halloween photos), that I would showcase some actual Harry Potter digital scrapbooking supplies.

I did all the scouring of the inter-webs to find all these HP products. Most all of these I own personally and have used on multiple pages. There are copyright laws that affect a lot of what can and cannot be in a hit. They are usually generally themed and can be put together to bring you the whole idea of Harry Potter. It isn't too vague that you cannot get the theme of the kit/collection, and in turn your layout(s).

Surprisingly enough there has been an influx of HP themed digital scrapbooking supplies out this year. Which is perfect for me since we went to Universal this year, and dressed up as HP inspired characters for Halloween! I think that I am going to show you most (if not all) of the ones out there. I feel like there is bound to be one or two that I miss. Basically because I stick to a few stores. If I do miss one or some, make sure to link me up in the comments. I will gladly edit this post to include them! I will go ahead and say that I skipped looking on Etsy. All images are linked to their counterparts in the store. So hold on to your Hippogriff...there are a lot of them!!

Accio Scrapbook Supplies!!

Many parts of life are beautiful, but some moments are just pure magic! The Magic Moments Collection is an undertaking 11 years in the making--join Bella Gypsy as we explore every magical moment our imaginations can and hearts can hold.

New Releases - Winter & Christmas Layouts

Here in the states once Halloween ends and with the start of November 1st, brings Christmas crashing down upon our heads. I don't say that in a complaining sort of way. I am one of those people that loves Christmas so much that I am happy for it to be a two month affair. You might even find me from time-to-time in the summer busting out the Christmas playlist just to lift my spirits.

I do realize that there are many many many people out there that are not like that. That want to enjoy Thanksgiving for all it's glory. (Don't fret. I love me some Thanksgiving too! I can just appreciate both at the same time). They wont even think of Christmas until the Friday after Thanksgiving. I hear ya! I will not put any Christmas decorations up until then. In fact my Halloween decorations are still up with pride. We love Halloween a bit too much for me to shove everything back in storage come November 1st. I get my early Christmas celebrating on by Christmas music and digital scrapbooking.

Just like most everything else the digital scrapping community starts gearing up for Christmas in the week after Halloween. There are Christmas gifts to make! Gotta get those designs out early and those projects started! With that in mind, yesterday this week's new releases came out at all my favorite stores. Most of them are Christmas inspired.

Get ready for it....
Jingle Bells!! Jingle Bells!! Jingle all the Way!!

New Digital Scrapbooking Releases 

Rust Cabin Christmas by Melissa Bennett 

This is the quintessential Christmas kit to me!! Piney greens, Christmas red, woodgrain, and kraft paper. I am also a sucker for plaid...and the color comination of black and red. In fact I am wearing that color combination as I write this! It also happens to be the color scheme of my favorite sports team. Go Dawgs! Anyway, when I saw this collection I knew exactly what I was going to scrap.

I actually scrapped out of theme for this. I didn't go the Christmas route. I had this photo of the kiddo and I snuggled under a blanket with this exact color scheme. In fact one of that papers looks like the blanket itself. Here is my layout:

A Lot Like Christmas Collection by Bella Gypsy Designs. 

No your eyes do not deceive you....CHRISTMAS PANDA!!!! Of course you know me. I had to put that cute little guy in his Christmas PJs as many ways possible that I could find on my layout. I will also be coming back to this collection. That is one of my favorite things about Bella Gypsy's designs. They are jam packed full! I love clustering on my layouts. They are the perfect designers for that. I should dress up as a Christmas panda while putting up the tree this year!

Make sure you check out their store as well. There are a great many add-ons for this collection too. There are additional stackers, dates (perfect for December Daily!), and alphas to go along with this huge collection. So check em out! Here is my layout:

November 2017 Grab Bag by Designs by Connie Prince

It is that time again. This month's grab bag by Connie Prince. This one is a Christmas themed grab bag! As you can see from the image above there is a kit, border clusters, inked bits, page clusters, extra papers, and templates!! All for just $5. I always look forward to the monthly grab bags. It is a great value for the money paid. 

This is another quintessential Christmas collection. From the traditional reds and greens, to Santa, trees, holly, and candy canes. Of course a whole lot more. This was the 1st Christmas kit for me this year. It was a lot of fun scrapping with it. I am really really pleased with my layout. 

That is all I have for today. Make sure to check back on Monday. I am showcasing the last bit of the Harry Potter digital scrapbooking. Monday will be all the great digital scrapbooking supplies out there that you can use to scrap those Harry Potter photos. Nerdy fun! 

And in case you did not believe me...here ya go. This is me right now. Wearing my red and black. I also probably could have smiled a bit more. I thought I was smiling when I took the picture. ha ha ha. Well smiling as much as I can without showing all my teeth. Anyway, I guess that is what you get when you spend most the night up and coughing. A non-smile when you thought you were actually smiling. I actually kinda look mad. lol. There ya go though. Wearing red and black. 

Have a good weekend! 

Harry Potter Digital Scrapbooking Layouts

Halloween has come and gone. Harry Potter though is with me all year long. You guys. I am such a huge nerd! I wave that flag proudly though. Like I mentioned when we were talking about the Masquerade, I needed to do a post with nothing but Harry Potter digital scrapbooking layouts. Yeah, I have that many. Enough to make an entire blog post about them. I was going to combine a post about all the magical Harry Potter digital scrapbooking supplies out there. I decided to make that a separate post though. I try not to overload your visual senses too much. 

That being said, most of the items that are going to be on the next post are being used in these layouts. So you can get a good idea of what is out there. I also wont make you wait terribly long for that post. Check back later this week for it. I am going to do all the hard work for you. Do all the searching. 

Here are the some of the Harry Potter digital scrapbooking layouts I have scrapped: 

Favorite minutes 5. by Tinci Designs
School of Wizardry by Magical Scraps Galore

Mama Bear {Templates} by Little Rad Trio
School of Wizardy by Magical Scraps Galore

GingerScraps Nov. Buffet & Halloween 2017

It is that time again. The 1st of the month brings us a new Buffet at GingerScraps! That also means October has come to a close. With these in mind, I am going to show some of the items from this month's Buffet and wrap everything up with a quick look at our Halloween last night. I would just like to say before we get started...I am so sleepy!!

This month's Buffet has very fall inspired colors! It reminds me of a dreary, misty, Autumn day. I probably should come up with a better word than dreary. I love those kinds of days! In fact they are probably my favorite kind. Don't get me wrong. I see the beauty in  and enjoy bright sunny Summer days, right along with the rainy and snowy ones. Well, I love love love snow! Anyway, typical Autumn days are my fav. These colors capture that feeling for me.

It is always interesting to see what the designers at GingerScraps create off the same color palate. Like I just mentioned, I see a dreary, misty Autumn day. The designers saw so much more than that! We have puppies, the forest, little boys, grandparents, and even winter!
Here are the kits/collection from the creative teams that I am on. Some will show my example layouts, some not. After you view these, make sure you take a look at the video. It showcases everything!

GingerScraps November 2017 Buffett

The Hogwarts Masquerade

I think it is probably no secret around this blog that not only do I love me some panda bears. I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. I am not alone in my nerding out though. My son and I are a quarter of the way through the last book. My parent's named their dog Padfoot; and my sister youngest goes from being Harry Potter to wanting to own him. lol.  Going to Universal and spending two days immersed in all things Harry Potter really solidified the love for the boys. It was just yummy butterbeer flavored icing on the nerd cake that is my life. ha ha ha. I really need to do a post with just all the Harry Potter digital scrapbooking layouts I have done.

Needless to say when our local Barns and Noble posted a FB event about a Hogwarts Masquerade...we were in! These are the photos from that. I am giving a huge shout-out to my mom (otherwise known as Grams...and Madame Hooch in the photos). She made most of everything you see here. From the elaborate Hedwig right down to wands and my crystal ball. I have individual photos on my Pop's camera. I might come back and do a slide show with those later. But now...on with the nerdy goodness!!

Going from biggest photo and then top down, we have:

  1. My sister as Hermione and your's truly as Trelawney. Even in costume we cannot deny each other. My mom made my skirt, wand, shawl, and crystal ball.
  2. Didn't know batty Trelawney and Sirius had a thing going on did you? If Jerr could grow his hair out and it look like that, man-oh-man! My mom made his coat you guys!! 
  3. It is me and the ever so talented Madam Hooch. She made her robes
  4. Doesn't he make the cutest Newt?! My mom made Picket (look behind his scarf in the pic), his Niffler, and his suitcase. I will have a better photo of that after Halloween.

Going from left to right. Top row then bottom row. We have:

  1. Group photo of Hermione, Voldemort, McGonagall, a dementor, Hedwig, Newt, and Harry Potter. 
  2. Me with Hedwig. You guessed it! Mom made that entire costume. I will have to get the count of the feathers from her again. Just take me word in the fact that it is an insane amount. How cool is that though?
  3. You guys haven't met this guy yet. Well, maybe you have met Voldemort. I am talking about my future Brother In Law. He is fast becoming like a big brother to me. He is amazing with my sister and the boys; and as you can tell, a good sport! My mom did his face and mended his robes. 
  4. Me and one of ol Voldy's minions. A Death Eater. Lucius Malfoy to be exact. My mom painted the mask and mended the robes. 
  5. Voldemort and the man of the night. Harry Potter. This boy was in awe when we were at Universal. It was so convincing, he thought it was real. He came back with a huge love of all things Harry Potter. He is also about as blond as can be. lol. It looks so funny to me seeing him with dark hair. My mom made his robes. 
  6. The boys at "Honeydukes". They are decorating cookies. 

In the same progression as from above. We have:

  1. The Black, Trelawney, Scamander....errr...I mean the Castings' family!
  2. Me and probably my most favorite one from the night. Professor McGonagall. I literally jumped up and down when I saw what she was going to be, and the finished product. Mom made everything but the turtle neck! 
  3. Me and little Harry. So cute!
  4. Not so cute?! A dementor! Like my scared face? lol. If you guess that mom made that too...you would be right. Made every last bit of it! 
As you can see we had a blast. It was a bit crowded and hot inside. I do wish there was a bit more activities to do. The boys had fun though. I think MeeMaw did as well. She kept asking me what was on her head. Then laughing and saying that everyone was talking about her costume. They were posing for photos with her too. 

We are all dressing back up tomorrow for Halloween. I will have more photos of that later this week. I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into how nerdy and AMAZING my family is...oh...and how absurdly talented my mom is!! 

Happy Halloween everyone!