Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Apple Worm Card

Isn't this cute!  This week is teacher appreciation week at school and so I thought I'd make a few items for my son's teacher.  I saw this idea from KaDoodle Bug Designs and decided to make my own version of it.  I think it turned out cute!  I hope his teacher likes it.  Inside it says "Thank you!  We appreciate you!"  I also have a couple more projects that I am going to be giving her but we're starting off with a card.  :-)

http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2013/04/tuesday-throwdown-145.html Thank your teacher
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/2013/04/ptt-118-anything-goes.html anything goes
http://redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/rcs-34-thank-you-cards.html thank you card
http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/2tc49-fifth-tuesday-free-for-all.html free for all
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-113-anything-goes.html anything goes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-63-punches-andor-dies.html punches or dies
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2013/04/dlart-thankful-thursday-april-linky.html link party
http://pausedreamenjoychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/ch-9-outdoor-critters.html outdoor critters
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-19-anything-goes.html anything goes

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Beary Fun Game Layout

Here's a fun little layout that I made using bears from Kristi W. Designs.  I think it's a fun layout.  I'm entering it in the challenges below....

http://amusestudiochallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/inspired-by-colour.html color challenge
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/lm-137-seasons-change.html seasons change... baseball season now LOL
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-113-anything-goes.html anything goes
http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-110.html anything goes (and their prize is the queen bee stamp set!  It's so adorable!)
http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/2tc49-fifth-tuesday-free-for-all.html free for all
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-63-punches-andor-dies.html punches or dies (up to 3 entries)
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2013/04/dlart-thankful-thursday-april-linky.html link party
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2013/04/craft-it-up-link-it-up-party-5.html use a pun (Beary Fun Game)
http://pausedreamenjoychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/ch-9-outdoor-critters.html outdoor critters
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-19-anything-goes.html anything goes

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Teacher Gift Can

Here's another cute little gift that I made for my son's teacher.  It has glue, emery boards, pens, and a candy bar in it.  Simple but I thought she might be able to use it to hold pens or pencils in her class once she empties it.  This little bear is from My Scrapchick as part of a Valentine's set but I thought he was perfect for this! I looked for the set on their site so you could go see, but.... I couldn't find it now but I'm sure it came from them.... maybe it's been discontinued?

http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/altered-item-challenge.html altered item - soup can

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Merry Christmas Deer Card

Here's an early Christmas Card that I made.  I had this cute little reindeer (Krisit W. Designs) and thought.... Christmas of course!  So.... better early than late!

http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-109.html clean and simple
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2013/04/sos-98-dollar-or-bargain-bin-find.html brown chalking ink (I bought several!  LOL)
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2013/04/tuesday-throwdown-144.html make my own background
http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/2013/04/inspired-by-anything-goes.html anything goes

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lagoon Fun Layout


Here's a fun layout I made using some of my old papers and cutting files.  I've had both for over a year and decided it was time to use them.  I also used my Peachy Keen faces on the bear riding the ride.  We had such a fun trip.  I needed to get them scrapbooked before we did any more trips!  LOL.  I used the Ticket to Ride set from Scrapping Bug Designs for the cut files.  It turned out cute.

http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2013/04/himcr-94-banners.html banners
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/tpe-scrapbook-challenges-55.html anything goes
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/just-us-girls-185-colour-challenge.html color-pink, green, yellow
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-35-use-your-stash.html papers are a couple years old and I've had these cutting files never used for over a year also
http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/peachy-keen-challenge-13-16-anything.html anything goes - riding bear face - stamp
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/213-abac-bugaboo.html anything but a card

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Nuts for Riding Layout


Recently, I found a new company that offers a daily freebie and her files are some of the cutest I've seen...  not to mention really affordable.  Since I had been downloading lots of her files, I decided to open one up and cut it to see how they do.  I love the way she arranges her files for cutting.  When I open a file, I often group my files to layer just like she does so it makes my computer time shorter and my cutting time faster!  I love that!  These little squirrel was a freebie from Miss Kate Cuttables and if you haven't been getting her daily freebie, then you are surely missing out!  Her files are cute, adorable, inexpensive, and cut really well.  That's a win, win, win in my book!

http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com/2013/04/4ccc-challenge-138-trees.html trees
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2013/04/monday-challenge-95-anything-goes.html anything goes

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Construction Bears

I bought this set on a clearance for only a dollar and I just had to have this file.  I bought several sets and this is one of the first ones I have cut even though I didn't even know what I would do with them.  I just love them and for that price just couldn't pass them up.  Once I bought them I realized that they would look so adorable on the pages that I have of my husband doing remodeling projects.    So that's where they are going to end up.  Woosh....glad that they will have a home after spending the time to make them!  LOL.  I usually only buy files that I have pictures for but....every once in a while, you just have to get that set that screams "I'm just so cute, take me home!"  These are a Krisit W. Designs file. 
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Gingerbread People


I have a TON of Christmas pictures to scrapbook for a couple of years.  Christmas is usually the holiday that I don't scrapbook very fast or I put it off forever because I have so many pictures.  We have a Christmas Party with both our families before Christmas each year, Christmas breakfast at Grandma's, Santa, not to mention Christmas morning, their stockings, setting up the tree etc.   Anyway, it's always so time consuming that I put it off forever.  Well over Spring break, we had the opportunity to spend 5 days in a cabin in the woods.  It was wonderful as usual but while I was there, my paper supply was limited.  So instead of starting my actual pages, I decided to work on piecings while watching TV with my family.  All in all, I did 22 of these little guys.  I love, love, love them and it will make actually putting the pages together so much faster now.  Yeah.   These are a Kristi W. Designs file and they are adorable!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mice Piecings

Ok....these little mice are from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  It seems that each designer has a few files that I just have to have.  These little mice were one of those!  Aren't they absolutely adorable.  I made 10 to 12 of these little guys and just love them.  My favorite is the little laying down mouse.  I think he's so cute!  I have a couple of layouts that I'm going to use these on and I've already used one on a card.  I was thrilled to realize that I won $25.00 in free files for joining their challenge and so now I get to go choose some more of my favorites!  She has such cute files.  I love them.  If you haven't been to her site, make sure you pop over and look at her adorable style!  I'll post more pictures when they land on their permanent home.  :-)
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Summer Lovin' Crab Layout

We grabbed my mom, nieces kids, and my friend and her kids and went boating and it was so much fun.  Here are some of the pictures that we took.  It was a warm sunny day.  My favorite kind of day without any wind, nice and hot, perfect for boating!  The little crab is a Little Scraps of Heaven piecing and the title Summer Lovin is a title from Scrapping Bug Designs.  Sometimes quick and easy is the way to go! 

http://childsplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/craft-challenge-paint-by-number.html paint by number colors
 paper from over a year ago,
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2013/04/dlart-thankful-thursday-april-linky.html link party

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cabin Memories Layout

I always have pictures of us doing something at the cabin and am always looking for cute files to use on these layouts.  This is another quick layout I did using left over cuts from other projects and just quickly getting those memories on paper and in a book and just adding the perfect sized sentiment.  For being fairly simple, I really like the amount of photos and journal-ling I was able to get on these layouts.  It's really important since I still scrapbook 8.5x11 to try to make room for the photos and text and still look cute.  Sometimes in these layouts, less is just right.

http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/2tc48-chocolate-buffet.html chocolate cardstock on moose, chalking on my paper piecings
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2013/04/tuesday-throwdown-143.html focus on sentiment
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Deer Pocket Card 1

Here's another little pocket card that I made to have on hand for when I needed one.  I love these cards because it's easy to make, but a little different than a normal card!  The little deer is a Kristi W. Designs file and so cute!
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/2013/04/ch-8-more-than-1-fold.html more than 1 fold
http://pausedreamenjoychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/ch-8-friendship.html friendship
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2013/04/dlart-thankful-thursday-april-linky.html link party

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I Love This Man Layout

I've had a few odds and ends photos laying around and decided to make some quicker layouts to get them out of my stash and into a book.  This is one of those layout.  I love the little dancing couple from My Scrapchick.  They look so cute on this page...really the only decor on it.  Sometimes simple is nice.  :-)

http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-43-hearts.html hearts

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Lego Fun Layout

My son loves lego's, so I created this simple layout to showcase some of his creations. The lego's are from from Scraptastical Kreations and bear from Treasure Box Designs because I had him leftover from another layout so instead of cutting a new bear, I just used him.  THe striped background paper is some of the first paper I purchased probably 10 years ago.... yikes!

http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2013/04/monday-challenge-95-anything-goes.html anything goes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-61-for-guys.html for the guys
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-pink-elephant-challenge-tpe195.html paper piecing
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/lm-135-use-your-stash.html use your stash
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-35-for-boys.html for the boys
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Just Checking In gift

One of our friends lost their son a few years ago.  I was thinking about their family around the time of year when he died and decided to make this little thinking of you gift.  Not much, but just a note to let them know I was thinking about them.

http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/2013/04/sometimes-life-sucks.html thinking of you project

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Zucchini Boat Races Layout 2

Here's a fun layout I made to scrapbook a trip to Island Park on our way to West Yellowstone.  It was such a fun vacation.

http://myshericrafts.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-sheri-crafts-challenge-108-arbor-day.html use a tree/nature
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2013/04/himcr-93-super-scraps-saturday.html scraps - these pieces on this page are all leftover cuts....all made from scraps  :-)
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/lm-134-childhood-memories.html childhood memories
http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/2013/04/fabulous-friday-challenge-travel.html travel - trip to Island Park on our way to West Yellowstone
http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/winner-announcement-challenge-15.html taxes (tax return equals vacation right!)
http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/pile-it-on-14-wooden.html wooden - trees

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Happy Mother's Day 2 Page Layout

Here's my two page layout to go with my Happy Mother's Day 1 layout.  I love how these little bears turned out....love the frog and turtle with Peachy Keen face and even the little ladybugs.  I also LOVE these colors together.  So spring and so very cute!  Have a wonderful day!

http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/2013/04/happy-mothers-day-stamp-release-day-at.html Mother's Day
http://www.2creativechicks.com/2013/03/mothers-day-challenge-1.html  Mother's Day
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2013/04/himcr-92-yellow-green-pink.html scraps (I always use scraps to make my paper piecings and borders....I scrap 8.5x11 so I always have border pieces around)

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2013/04/dlart-thankful-thursday-april-linky.html april link
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-43.html pink green
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/flowers-with-lili-of-valley.html flowers
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/2013/04/ptt115-anything-but-card.html anything but a card
http://cameocreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/spring-has-sprung.html spring
http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2013/04/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-8.html anything goes at Spark Your Creativity
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/theme-challenge-at-bugaboo.html catch the bug - ladybugs
http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/peachy-keen-challenge-13-15-photo.html color challenge - pink, blue, lime green, green, white.
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-14-good-morning-everyone-we.html things with wings (ladybugs)
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/animal-challenge.html animal

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tea Time Layout 4

Ok...here's my last double page layout for our Tea Time Party.  The bears are Treasure Box Designs files once again.  The rest are some I've picked up over the years that someone has shared.  This was such a fun time and I'm glad for all those pictures to remember it by!  What a girly day!  :-)  (My daughter isn't really a girly girl, so this was really fun for us and especially her Mom!)

http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/think-spring-challenge.html spring
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.ca/2013/03/animal-challenge.html animal
http://gofishchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/go-fish-challenge-38-flowers.html flowers
http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2013/04/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-8.html anything goes
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-110-pastels.html pastels -all my cuts embelishments are die cuts
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2013/04/sos-96-not-your-normal-paper.html not your normal paper (I love this paper....it's actually a glitter stack and I saved it forever before doing these layouts.)
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/2013/04/ptt115-anything-but-card.html anything but a card
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2013/04/monday-challenge-94-cute-critters.html cute critters
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/04/lm-134-childhood-memories.html childhood memories

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mouse Card

Isn't this mouse the sweetest?  I made about 10 of them today and added one to the front of this little card.  I think it's adorable.  Out of all the poses, this one is my favorite!  This little mouse is a Little Scraps of Heaven Designs file and I think he's just the cutest thing ever!  Hope you agree!
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Monday, April 1, 2013