Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gingerbread House Layout

Can I say I LOVE my Peachy Keen face stamps! I love how cute they make my gingerbread man look! This year we made gingerbread houses for our activity day girls and we had one left over and so after making my own for the very first time in my life, I brought the extra home with the intent of making another one and having my kids finish them. Well, my daughter didn't want to make one and so I turned my son loose and he had a ball. After decorating it once, he even picked all the candy off and ate it and then decorated it a second time to eat! It made me laugh. Well when I was looking through my pictures and things, I remembered I had this cute little font that had gingerbread images on it and so I loaded it into my MTC program and voila. I was really excited to see that it also had a mug and gingerbread cookie on it because there is a challenge going on here: that I can even enter it into. You can't beat that....something I wanted to do and a challenge to boot! Have I mentioned lately that I love my MTC program! It always amazes me that no matter WHAT I choose to scrapbook, there is always a free alternative to a cartridge. This is a Lettering Delights font called DB Gingerbread Cookie that I got when they offered it as a free download. I love it! If you want it and watch their site, they often run sales for $1.00. That's a pretty cheap cartridge, but it was even better when I got it for 0.00! :-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gift Card Holders

Over here at: they are having a challenge on our favorite weather...spring, summer, fall or winter. Well, I'm tired of winter around here so I decided to do a spring card for this challenge and there was another spring challenge here: I decided after I was done that I liked this type of card so much that I made a second one, hence, the birthday card too. LOL. I also found this challenge here and it was to use pink so I had these cute little pink flowers left over from another project so I used the so I could enter this challenge also. If you'd like to take a peak at it, jump over here: And one last challenge...this was to make a card that moves...they showed a card that was an accordian style and so I figured this is sorta like's not your average card, it has a little extra something to it so I thought I'd enter it there also. You can peak at this challenge here:

Anyway, I found this fun tutorial here on how to make these really cute gift card holders. I think these will make a fun gift so I set out to use some of my leftover scraps. These are the two that I came up with really quick. The flower one follows the instructions exactly to the linked tutorial, but I changed my second one to make it a little bigger. I started with a piece of cardstock 5 x 10.5 and I scored it at 3, 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 8 1/2. I then cut my top pieces to be 2 1/4 xs 4 7/8 and 2 3/4 by 4 7/8. I used a corner rounder on the corners and cut my slit just using my fiskars cutter at 3 3/8 inches long. Then I just used left over cricut cuts from previous projects, glued the bottom so the gift card doesn't fall out and done. Really a very simple project and how fun that the gift card pops up when they open it. Give it a try. It makes a really cute gift card holder. I like it!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Daughter's Valentine

Well if you saw my post a few days ago, I posted what I made as part of my son's Valentine. Well, this is my part of my daughter's set. She loves wolves and her favorite colors are red, white, and black so.....this is her set. She also LOVES chocolate so of course it is filled with chocolate hearts. LOL. She'll love it. I am also entering it into the challenge below... Thanks for looking! challenge was to use a box for a Valentine.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Fire Station Layout

This last week, I found a site that is starting challenges for scrapbook pages. Yeah! I'm a scrapbooker at heart and many of the projects I do never end up on my blog as they are in my scrapbooks. I was excited to see a blog that was doing challenges for just that! So...this is a layout I did this week. I used the Treasure Box Deisigns puppies. Aren't they cute! I love how this layout turnd out. You can't really see it in the pictures, but the fire hydrants and the heart and flower are covered in glitter. This paper was from a pet glitter pack and I have LOVED it. As you can tell, I still scrapbook 8.5 x 11 which makes for a disadvantage in some ways as there isn't as much room to embelish, but I work with it and enjoy it! If you'd like to enter the challenge too, go here:

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Valentines Bouquet

This was a fun project. I wanted to make a little something for my kids teachers and my Grandmother's for Valentines Day. I actually made 4 of these, but 3 looked better in the picture! LOL. The little containers are actually Weiler's juice containers. I knew I kept them for some reason. I almost threw them away a few days ago but I'm glad I didn't. They were the perfect size for these flowers. Each of these flowers has a sucker in the middle. Aren't they cute! I'm entering them into these challenges: - use the word love - use cupids and hearts something other than a card something springy or Valentine's related project based on love Valentines Treats hearts and flowers

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blog Candy

Check out this blog candy! This is one of the few cricut cartridges that I wanted to buy. I love the little frogs, elephants, and ladybug! Aren't they sweet. This blog candy can be found on the wonderful blog here: Carri's having a birthday so if you stop by her blog to see all her wonderful creations, make sure you wish her a happy birthday!

Son's Valentines

Well, here it is. This is part of my son's valentines gift this year. He reads a lot and the other day was asking me for another bookmark. He had lost the one he had before and he said he wanted a monster one. So I thought....hey what a fun idea to give to him as part of his Valentine's Day gift. And while I was at it, I decided to try one of these cute little carrot boxes which turned out so cute and adorable! You can't see it in the picture, but on the top of the carrot box is actually a stamp with a heart on it. It turned out so fun. I filled the little box with heart shaped Valentines candies and have his scripture maker left to do and I'm going to also try one of those gum holders if I have time. I think he will like them. I was excited to see that there was even a challenge this set fit into....they wanted a "non-traditional" valentine with no red and pink. I think this set qualifies! LOL. This little monster was a freebie from Treasure Box Designs. I think he turned out cute! Here's the challenge that they are going into...

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Bear and Cupcake Card

I had one of these left over from a birthday layout that I did and so I turned it into a cute card! Isn't it fun. I love these little bears. I'm adding it to the challenges here:

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