Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Ace

Time to share another Midnight Rooster layout for December.  The photos were taken at Uncle Steve's last winter.  They had a chess match. I don't remember who won but those photos record just how seriously she takes her chess games, lol. 

I am a very frugal/cheap scrapper.  This sheet of paper from Crate is hollowed so I could harvest its backside of the vintage playing cards :)  Please tell me someone else does this besides me?!
 
The MME buttons from its Lost and Found collection came on this adorable card and I used it to frame a photo, making it the focal point. 

Well, Christmas is only a week away.  The weather has been so cold here, I can't imagine how long and dreadful this winter will be now that the Vikings have collapsed in every way imaginable and unimaginable.  There is always scrapbooking right? :)

29 comments:

Debbie said...

Don't worry you are not alone when it comes to paper. With my favorites I save every little scrap and try to cut around a piece so not to ruin that one treasured spot! Cute layout! I've yet to use my Crate Paper Restoration collection. We've not had the snow, but very cold temps and a for football I gave up on the Redskins a long time ago! I just finished making some oatmeal raisin cookies iced with white chocolate! Yummy!!! Butterscotch is next and then on to scrapping! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I cut out the backs, too!!!!
Super cute layout! Love what you did with the MME button packaging!

Virginia L. said...

Love how you "rescue" the cards :) Totally neat and cool design! Yes, the winter weather is so freightful, but your blog is always delightful..thank goodness for our hobby!!

Kathy Martin said...

WOW! This rocks Jing Jing! :)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

fabulous LO, JJ! your work is always so perfect! you gotta teach me how to scrapbook one day, hehe. love the vintage playcards. thanks for sharing and hope you have a great weekend!! *hugs* steph :)

Sarah Mullanix said...

I love this LO, and the photos are awesome! I totally hollow out my pattern paper too, I just want to enjoy every bit of it for as long as I can!! :)

Sarah Mullanix said...

Oh yeah, and I scrap with packaging too...I'm sure a lot of us do that! They just make the packaging so darn irresistable! :)

Pearl said...

you are right on the money with your frugal scrappy tips here ! lol . never out of style for sure! fun layout !

Karen B. said...

Oh, I do that too, and it makes the books lighter in the long run, can't go wrong. Such a fun layout.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Yep, I do it too! Only makes good sense to me ... although I've been known to buy more than I need so just I can use both sides at will. Love your page. Sorry you live where it is so cold .. but as you .. more excuse to scrap!

Alice Wertz said...

i'll definitely do that if i have that piece of paper. fabulous layout! love this!

teacher jessy said...

Well u r not alone on the papers! I do the same thing too- another frugal scrapper in the hse!! This layout is awesome ;)

Angie... by the said...

Love it. The colors are wonderful, as is the photo! Love the way you used the packaging, too. I so do that!

Mira said...

I like your style very much!!

Jocelyn said...

Love this one and how great that you save your papers!!!! I too love to save every little piece of my favorites!!!

Hang in there with the weather.....The Ravens play today...but I do not have much hope against the Saints!!! :-)

Love ya girlie!!!

Larajc said...

another amazing layout! I harvest the backs sometimes, especially if I like the underside too, or if I need more paper! It is something about the Metro Down (I mean Dome)...wonder what will happen next? Merry Christmas Jing-Jing, I love following your creations!

Keshet said...

Well, I'm lousy at hollowing things out, so I don't always do it:) Love this layout though, the alphas fit so perfectly!

Melanie said...

I do the same thing with paper! Double-sided paper is a curse and a blessing :) Reusing packaging is fun for me, too. So much of it today is too cute to throw away.

This is a really cool layout. I love the colors and the theme of it. My DS loves chess--you've inspried me to make a page about it :)

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Oh, Jing-Jing, this is a really, really great layout out. I love the cards in the background. Don't know how you do it, but you just keep amazing me!

Keri said...

I really love the design of this layout, the balance of the photos, the use of the rub-ons and MME packaging...and yes, I also "harvest" the backside of papers in this same way...you are NOT alone! :)

Jennifer Larson said...

That's adorable--I think we got that chess set for Dominic this Christmas! Now I know what to do with that paper!

Aubree said...

I never used to cut out the paper...that is until you came to visit. Now I cut it out almost every time!!

Love the layout -- Noah is getting a chess set for the holidays so might just copy this one!!

Christie Bryant said...

Such a cute layout and I love that you used the MME button card! So clever!

Courtney said...

omg. i totally save every scrap. even the paper that i'm not particularly fond of which actually makes absolutely no sense at all.

now as for this layout - so cute how you framed the photo!!

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

Linda Beeson said...

Those cards are the most perfect accent on your adorable layout. She is way to young to be that serious over Chess, how cute!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Cette page est fabuleuse et on dirait bien que cette collection a été faite pour toi!!

Belinda said...

Oh so cute! Love the use of the vintage playing cards! :) So fun!

Amy Heller said...

Oh MY GOODNESS - this is gorgeous, Jing-Jing!!! LOVE it!!! ! So happy you are coming to CHA. It'll be great to see you again! ;)