Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Hop "Candy" Winners!!!!!

Congratulations to MaryAnn Samuelson for winning my Blog Hop Candy and to Tamia A Davis for winning my FB Fan Page Hop Candy.  If you ladies could message me or email me your shipping information ( I'll get your "candy" off to you right away!  I hope you enjoy your new Music Sheet embossing folder!

Thank you, again, to everyone who "hopped" along with us at the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs DT Christmas Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing everyone's projects and maybe got a little inspiration along the way.

Until next time...Merry Christmas & Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Count Down Ornaments

Happy Sunday everyone -- and a big "Thank You" to all of you who "hopped" over to my blog and/or Facebook page for the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Design Team Christmas Hop yesterday!  We greatly appreciate the many, many wonderful comments left for us and we welcome all our new followers!  I will be drawing a winner from my blog AND a winner from my Facebook Fan Page tomorrow for my "hop candy" (Music Sheet Embossing Folder), so keep your fingers crossed!

Today I'm sharing a little Christmas Count Down Ornament project.  With the final days before Christmas upon us, I thought this would be a fun way to count them down. 

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The base of these ornaments is a 4" chipboard coaster that I purchased on eBay several years ago and was so happy to finally have a purpose for them LOL! The paper piecings are from the "Advent Calendar" collection by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  I sized the patterns down in SCAL to fit the 4" coaster.  After they were put together, I punched a hole through each one with my Crop-A-Dile (LOVE this tool) and tied a ribbon through the hole.  Then all that was left to do was to put them on my little table tree:

Aren't they adorable???  They are a little extra special because my SIL was here visiting with me (she and her family are currently living out of the country and are back in CA for the holidays) and she just LOVES to play with paper as much as I do, so she jumped right in to help with these.  LOVE her for that!

Here's a closer look at each one:

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Gotta go take a couple of these off the tree...counting down you know!!!

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs' Christmas Hop

Welcome to the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs DT CHRISTMAS HOP!  Our Design Team has prepared some great holiday projects to help inspire you to get those last minute Christmas gifts done!

There will be all kinds of Christmas Hop "Candy" along the way, and a chance to win an amazing $100 GRAND PRIZE shopping spree at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs! To qualify, you must "Follow" and "Comment" on all the blogs participating in this Christmas Hop.  So grab your cocoa or your eggnog, sit back and get ready to be inspired!

If you have hopped over from Doris' blog then you are right on track! If you just happened across my blog and would like to start at the beginning, start here at Tricia's blog.

Today I have created a two-page layout to share with you entitled "The Nutcracker". 

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The files used on this layout are "Nutcracker", "Christmas Borders", and "Catching Snowflakes" which are all from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Here are some close-up photos:

I just LOVE the plaid and music sheet papers together.

I designed the title in eCal (SCAL for the Sizzix Eclips) using a font on my computer.

I used some pink vellum for the Sugar Plum Fairy's wings and added some shimmery silver ink on the edges.

This snowflake border is actually called the Snowman Border in the "Christmas Borders" file because it has a large snowman to go with it.  After I cut the snowflake border out using some Core'dinations glitter paper, it just seemed to disappear into the background paper so I created a Blackout Shadow for it using the same green paper I used on the photo mats.  Much better!

I did the same Blackout Shadow for these snowflake embellishments (which are from the "Catching Snowflakes" pattern).

Thank you so much for joining in our LSHD Design Team Christmas Hop.  Don't forget to "follow" me and leave a comment to be eligible to win my Hop "Candy" AND the $100 Shopping Spree at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  In the spirit of The Nutcracker, one lucky person will win a Music Sheet embossing folder from me!  Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

Next up is Amanda B.

In case you get lost, here is the complete blog line up:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Merry & Bright Christmas Card

Here's a quick Christmas card I made last night that features the "Christmas Light Post" pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

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I love this light post pattern!  The sentiment embellishment is a punch by EK and the stamp is from a Hampton Art stamp and die set that I think I picked up at Scrapbook Expo...can't remember for sure!

When I first made this card it was just on the red cardstock and seemed to need "something".  I remembered I had some gold metallic paper and used that behind the red paper.  Just what it needed!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Merry Christmas Layout

Hi everyone!  Tonight I'm sharing a one-page layout that I made using the Candy Cane Bear from the "Hot Chocolate Bears" collection and the snowflakes from the "Catching Snowflakes" files -- both by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

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The paper that I used is from a Mambi Sheets Christmas stack by Me & My BIG Ideas that I got at Michaels.  It already has the candy canes and the title printed on it.  I love the bright green background color -- so cheerful!  For the photo mat, I used the snowflake border and corner punches by Martha Stewart on some Coredinations glitter paper.  What's cool about using these punches is all the little snowflake confetti that is left over!  I added some of them on this paper and just love how they added that little bit of sparkle!

The paper has some snowflakes already printed on them (the ones with the really round tips), but on this next photo you can see the small snowflake confetti from the punched photo mat and also the large snowflakes which are from the "Catching Snowflakes" file.  I sized and cut these at 3" wide.

And last, but not least, is the star of the page -- the Candy Cane Bear.  He's so adorable sitting there holding his yummy candy cane!  He looks sooo cute on this paper -- just like they were made to go together, right???

Thanks for looking!  Don't forget to visit and "Like" my Facebook Fan Page:

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

I "Heart" Hot Chocolate Layout

After a super busy week, I was finally able to get my second project completed for my Design Team posting on the Little Scraps of Heaven Facebook page.  Here is my one-page layout that I titled "I (Heart) Hot Chocolate".  I must really like the "Hot Chocolate Bears" file from LSHD because this is the second layout I've made using patterns from that collection!  But it is sooo cute and easy to piece together and I have a ton of pictures of the grandson drinking his favorite drink -- hot chocolate!  To him it makes absolutely no difference if it is 46 degrees or 106 degrees outside; any time is the right time for hot chocolate LOL!

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I used the "Cocoa Bear" and the cup from the "Bear With Cup patterns in the Hot Chocolate Bears collection. The title was designed in eCal (which is SCAL for the Sizzix eClips for those who may not know that), and I also used a couple of punches I have on hand for the other embellishments on the page.   Here are some close-ups:

This little "Cocoa Bear" is so cute laying across the can of cocoa.  I added the heart which was made from a Sizzix heart die.  The green photo corners were made using an EK Success punch.

The title looks great matted in white glitter paper and then matted again with the same brown cardstock I used for the lettering.

I LOVE how this cup of hot chocolate turns out.  I used an EK Success punch for the steam (mainly because I forgot to cut the ones out from the LSHD pattern -- oops!)

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout -- I greatly appreciate you stopping by to check it out.

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Tags

Here is a quick project that I made using a newer file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs called "Christmas Tags".  These are super easy to make. They measure approximately 4" x 2-3/4" and would work perfectly on larger gifts.

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As you can see, there are six different designs -- Candy Cane, Snowflakes, Stocking, Sleigh, Wreath, and Bell.  The gift bag shown in the picture contains a full set of these tags.  I plan to give several of these sets to a couple of friends so they can use them on their Christmas gifts.

I actually made another project using one of these designs but will post about that at a later date because the event hasn't been held yet and I want to keep it under wraps for now...

Here's a quick link for the Christmas Tags file in case anyone would like to purchase their own set from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs:

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!