Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Family Fun Layouts 1 and 2



Ok, so the other day I was playing on pinterest and found another Out on a Limb scrapbook page that I liked.   I thought the colors and the trees were adorable.  So I set off to make my own version of it.  Here is their version.  Cute isn't it.  I like mine too!  Love the colors.  Isn't it fun!  


Then I still had more pictures so I just did a simple page that will follow the first one in my book.  Anyway, love the results!  I just used the basic shapes from my MTC program and stole the stump from another tree I had.  I even had a little hedgehog left over from some I cute from  a file from Too Cute by Jessica and he looks just as cute on my page.  The little 4-wheeler is a Little Scraps of Heaven leftover cut too.  Love it when I can put these extras to use!  

http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ anything with wheels - 4-wheeler







Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring/Easter Baby Birds Layout


Do you ever cut something out just because you thought it was adorable?  I admit, I rarely do.  I tend to only cut and spend time on cuts that I need for a page or a project.  However, I couldn't resist today and this has turned out to be one of my favorite layouts that I have done in a while.  Just because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those little birds in the nest.  I thought it would be perfect for Easter.  Lately I've been using a lot of cute little birds and lovin' them.  Not so much into owls like everyone else, but just cute little birds.  For this project, over at Miss Kate's Cuttables, they gave us this little freebie nest with eggs in it and in their buy it section, they came out with a nest with little birds in it.  I fell in love with those little birds and noticed that the shape of the bird was the same as the "It's your special day" bird that I had recently purchased.  So, I cut my little freebie nest that they gave us, added my "It's your special day" birds and then took the branch from another one of their files and voila!  I now have my own little version of their adorable file made with all their adorable files that I already had.   So so cute!  When I cut, I always cut extras - as many as will fit on the paper and so I have some little birdies left which fit  nicely on top and then grabbed some leftover flowers for the top corner and done.   Now I just need some pictures to put on it LOL.  And that is why I rarely do layouts without pictures first!  I'm not to worried because I know I will have some Easter pictures that would love to hang out on soon!  Some projects are just better than others and for me, this is one of those.   Anyway, now I'm off to go play with the left over cuts and see what other layout I can come up with!

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/03/challenge-253-always-anything-goes.html AG
http://biminimoose.blogspot.com/2015/03/optional-twist-photo-mosaic.html AG
http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/03/spring-anything-but-card-challenge-67.html spring
http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/2015/03/happy-easter-new-challenge-here-at.html Easter
http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2015/03/show-it-off-saturday-linky-party-thanks.html show it off
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/03/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-152_19.html anything goes
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2015/03/mid-post-challenge-81-easter-or-bunnies.html Easter
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/03/challenge-108-what-season-are-you-in.html Spring
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.ca/2015/03/challenge-207-welcome-spring.html Spring
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/2015/03/pinspirational-challenge-136.html  colors
http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/2015/03/terrific-tuesday-challenge-pink-and.html pink and yellow
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/pile-it-on-60-use-3-of-something.html 3 of something










Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A simple life layout

 I had some of these little birds left over, a title left (I almost always make 2 titles at a time, that way if something doesn't cut right the first time, I should have enough for my project with the second cuts.  The bonus is, is that if it does cut right, then I have another to use somewhere else, like on this layout.)  Even the borders, grass and sun are left overs or duplicate cuts from other layouts.  Kinda cute for a bunch of after thoughts huh!   There was a challenge going on to use pink and yellow hence the yellow background and borders.  Yeah!  I keep entering into some of these stamp challenges in hopes that I can win some of their cute stamps.  I don't have very many stamps so I keep trying!  LOL.  Wish me luck!

http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/2015/03/terrific-tuesday-challenge-pink-and.html pink  and yellow

Love You 2 Pieces Layout


Over at Scrapping Bug Designs, they came out with a new pattern with the cutest little black bears.  I thought about buying it, but it had a love title which I didn't really need so I decided to look through the bear patterns that I already had.  I found this cute little guy and decided that if I cut him in black instead of brown, he becomes a little black bear.  I LOVE him!  He's so cute brown but he's just as cute black!  I've also seen a lot of "I love you to pieces" files lately.  Well, since I created my own little black bear, I decided to just cut some generic puzzle pieces and make my own title.  I think this is such a pretty font.  It welds so nicely and it's fat enough to cut well.  A win win.  So this is my version of the I love you to pieces cut files that several of the designers have out now.  I think mine turned out pretty darn cute.  Love it when files can be versatile and used in a variety of ways which saves me money to purchase something else!  LOL.   (Most of all I love that handsome young man in my pictures!  He's an amazing son and I am so lucky to have him!)      


http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/03/ch66-teddy-bears.html bears


Rainy Day Layout


I just love this little layout.  I used a variety of files to create this one.  Miss Kate's Cuttables, Designs on Cloud 9 and various others.  Now if I could just get my silly printer to work I could get the journaling on it and put it in my book.  I bought an Epson printer and I have hated it.  It will not allow me to use refill cartridges which means it's $40 every other month for ink.  UGH.  Anyone have a new printer that will allow you to use refill ink?  I'm ready to get rid of this one and purchase a new one.  Not only is the ink expensive, it also doesn't last very long but it takes FOREVER to print or copy anything.  Thinking I need to go back to an HP printer.  I just thought it would be less expensive to purchase the colors separately instead of an all in one cartridge.  Not so much if I have to replace them all the time.  I really don't do that much printing and it is so frustrating!  UGH.






Thursday, March 12, 2015

4x4 Layout



Here's a 4 wheeling layout that I created using the little 4-wheeler from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  Such a cute little 4 wheeler.  I changed her title to just be 4x4 and like it better.  I also used the mountain from a Miss Kate's Cuttables file.  I love how it has the snow on the top and yet is only 2 cuts!  Love their files for there ease of use!