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I made an adorable layout for the Lollipop Spot blog weekly contest. This weeks theme is Christmas Day. Make sure to enter the monthly contest in order to win some cool prizes. This months prize is a free kit from the February Line. More information on the prizes can be found HERE. These lines are so cute so make sure to enter before the end of the week to be in the running!  You must use at least one item from Lollipop Press. You can use a free sketch found HERE or download the 12 Days of Christmas freebies to use. Here's my entry for the contest:
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Credits: Lollipop Press - Snowflake Brushes, Sept & Blue - Merry & Bright Kit - Whimsey Tree & Wintermint Paper, Design House Digital - JenAllyson - MLChristmas title, Simple J Studio - Christmas Treasures Lights and Holly, Dewnie Designs - Christmas Treasures Kit - Christmas Ornament

Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

~Erin
 
I Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas! If you want one last present, visit the Lollipop Press blog for some FREE Santa Baby Papers! These are the papers I used in a previous post to make Christmas Tags! These would be great for next year or to scrap this years Holiday photos! Check them out HERE!
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Hi Friends! If you are looking for some new prints for your walls, visit my new Fine Art Prints Etsy shop. I have local Kansas City images, nature, landscapes, etc. Most prints come in black and white or color. These images would look great matted and framed on your wall. Do you live in downtown Kansas City or in the Western Auto lofts? I have some fabulous pictures of downtown KC. Check them out today!
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Last week, I got together with some friends for a cookie exchange. Who doesn't love friends, wine and dessert! Yum. I made some delicious carrot cake oatmeal cookies I found on the Betty Crocker website. So delicious. My husband also loved them, which means something, because he's not much of a dessert eater. Though, I love baking so there's always desserts around.
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Here are some of the other delicious cookies my friends made :)
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And of course we had to get a picture of all of us by the Christmas Tree!
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Thanks for a fun evening girls :)
 
I wrote my first technique tutorial on the Lollipop Press Blog HERE. Learn how to create digital polka dot paper. It's super easy and lots of fun.

Also be sure to check out the Lollipop Press 12 Days of Christmas HERE. There will be freebies, such as sketches and embellishments, for the next 12 days! Also don't forget to participate in the December Contest. Click HERE to learn how to participate.

I also made some cute Christmas Tags using the patterned papers in the Santa Baby Kit found HERE. They are very simple to make and so cute.
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I love them all and will be using them on my gifts, like shown above! If you'd like to make some tags too, feel free to download the Tags Template I made. Click HERE to download. If you make any tags, come back here and post links to your creations. I would love to see what everyone creates. They aren't limited to just Christmas. All holidays will work! Be creative!

Happy Tuesday!
 
I made a super yummy carrot cake with cream cheese buttercream frosting for Thanksgiving! My family loved it, especially my Aunt & Uncle who had never seen my cake decorating skills before. My Aunt had to get a picture of it and I sent most of the cake home with them on their long 10 hr drive back to Indianapolis.

At first I couldn't decide what decorations to add to the cake, so I kept it simple...a few leaves and acorns all made out of fondant. Check out my beautiful Thanksgiving Cake!
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A cool picture emphasizing 'food' with my cake in the background. This is the table cloth my parents had on their table for Thanksgiving Dinner.
 
Check out Lollipop Press' December Kit, called Santa Baby. It's absolutely adorable and perfect for your Christmas layouts or creating Christmas Cards. Click the preview below to buy the kit.
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Here are a few layouts I made using this kit.
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These are my dogs, Cooper & Miley! They are so cute. All embellishments from Lollipop Press Santa Baby Kit. Striped paper from the Christmas Treasures Blog Hope Kit by Butterflies & Bluebells.

Also here are a few Christmas Cards I made using the kit as well. It's a very versatile. Visit the Lollipop Press shop HERE.
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An adorable family with twin girls. Visit my photography blog for more photos www.erinleighstudioblog.com. All embellishments from Santa Baby Kit.
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These are pictures I took of my nephew and my sister-in-law. Visit my photography website www.erinleighstudioblog.com. (Paper from Lollipop Press Santa Baby Kit)
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A picture I took of a fun family. Visit www.erinleighstudioblog.com. (All embellishments from Santa Baby Kit)
Check back for January's new kits and layouts in a few weeks and an upcoming blog hop at the end of January. Also pop on over to the Lollipop Spot Blog and enter the contest for December to win a free kit.
 
I am super excited to announce that I'm a new member of the Lollipop Press Design Team! It's my first creative team position for digital scrapbooking! I will be making digital scrapbook layouts using the Lollipop Press designs and occasionally posting projects and technique posts on their blog. I'm so excited to promote this new company and improve my scrapping skills. Visit their site here, there blog here and the contest blog!
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Check out all the new members by visiting the blog HERE!