Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fun Christmas Projects

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We sure did with my family on Christmas Eve.  It's so fun watching all the kids (young and old!) have a good time, enjoy some good food, and having fun playing some Christmas Bunco LOL!

Here are some holiday projects I made leading up to Christmas:

First off I have these fun chipboard ornaments I made that are ready for some pictures to be added to them. These turned out so adorable and I used parts of the Calendar Markers and both Christmas Tags and Peekers sets by Cuddly Cute Designs.  Just look how adorable they are when displayed on a Christmas tree!

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a "thing" for anything and everything SNOWMAN, so it's no surprise that I would make a Snowman Christmas Card! Here is one I made using the Snowman pattern by Cuddly Cute Designs.

Next are some fun Hostess Gifts I made for my 12 table guests at a Champagne Luncheon event that I co-chaired.  These little treats contained four Hershey's Nuggets candies.  The boxes were made from an svg pattern I purchased a while ago from SVG Cutting Files and they were adorned with this beautiful Candy Cane and Poinsettia which are from the Cuddly Cute Designs "Christmas Tags & Peekers Set 1" collection.  I also included a "thank you" card with each one of them that I printed using one of the graphics used for the Luncheon theme, which was "Just Be Claus".  These graphics were purchased online and are from The Daisy Company.

Although not a total paper piecing project, I also wanted to share with you another hostess gift I gave my table guests that I totally "craft-lifted" from Pinterest LOL!  This was such a fun and EASY project. All you need is an inexpensive 3" paintbrush, some paint (I used a barn red color), some buttons, wooden plugs, batting, hot glue gun and a star embellishment (I cut mine out of glitter paper and also chipboard and layered them for stability).  I also used a Pearl Pen to add some snowflakes to my paintbrush handle. These are so adorable and I think they would also make a fun craft project to do with the kids and/or grandkids!

Christmas projects just wouldn't be complete without a scrapbook layout about a visit to see Santa Claus! Here is my two-page layout I made of my grandson with Santa.  I used the "Santa Visit" file and, again, the "Calendar Markers" and "Christmas Tags & Peekers" files by Cuddly Cute Designs for my paper piecings on this layout.  I just love how this turned out and how wonderfully all these different patterns go together.  My pages are topped off with a fun border I made using a Martha Stewart punch and I added some Christmas colored Candi paper brads as ornaments.

Lastly, here is a layout that I've been wanting to make for a couple years now. I've had these two adorable Christmas Cards made of photos of my granddaughters in their "Nutcracker" ballet costumes from two different years that were just screaming to be scrapbooked.  When Cuddly Cute Designs came out with the new "Nutcracker" file I just knew it would be the perfect embellishment I needed for this layout. So here is my "The Nutcracker SWEETS" project I made using the "Nutcracker" file and the Christmas Tree is from the "Calendar Markers" file.

I hope you enjoyed my holiday projects!  Thank you so much for taking the time to check them out!

Until next time ... Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!  I'm so honored to be a Guest Designer representing the Design Team for Cuddly Cute Designs for this spectacular and festive event!

This hop began November 24th and will run through December 5th. There will be new postings each day by 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, and this hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration.  This is an awesome way to see some beautiful Christmas cards, scrapbook layouts, and home decorations all made by some very talented ladies.  And who knows, you may even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried before!  As stated above, there will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful  amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day there will be a guest designer or two for you to visit.

You should be arriving from the the talented Haidee's blog. If so, GREAT; if not, then you will want to start at the very beginning.  Please check out the bottom of my blog for a complete list of the hop line-up.

For my project today, I'd like to share a one-page scrapbook layout that I've titled "Cookies For Santa". 

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For this layout I used the new Pudgie Palz-The Claus' file and also elements from the "Baked With Love" collection, all by Cuddly Cute Designs.  The Pudgie Palz files are all so fun and easy to cut out and assemble, and there is a really fun variety of Pudgies -- something for everyone!  I designed my own title, and my little gingerbread cookies that Mrs. Claus has "baked" are actually some cute little brads I had on hand that I purchased from Queen & Co.  

Here is a closer look at the paper piecings:

I designed my own title and gave it a shadow for extra "pop".

Aren't Santa and Mrs. Claus just the cutest?  These Pudgie Palz make you just want to pinch their cheeks, don't they!  LOL ...

This is a close-up of my gingerbread cookies (brads) and my cookie sheet, mixing bowl, mixing spoon and rolling pin which are from the "Baked With Love" collection by CCD.

If you'd like to see these paper piecing patterns and more, you can click HERE to go to the Cuddly Cute Designs website.

I hope you enjoyed my 12 Days of Christmas Hop project today and I'd like to thank you for hopping by!

Your next stop is with MADGE.   

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Haidee - (Guest Designer)
Debbie - (Guest Designer- YOU ARE HERE)

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Yikes - Time to Play Catch-Up!

Wow, I have completely gapped out and haven't been keeping my blog up-to-date!  This is going to be a catch-up type posting today showing all the projects I have made since the last post. I'll start with the most recent and work my way down.  All the projects were made using files by Cuddly Cute Designs. 

This layout was made with the Pudgie Palz Turkey file by Cuddly Cute Designs.

This layout was created for the CCD Birthday Bash Hop and I used the Zoo Animals and Happy Birthday files for this layout.  I also created my own title using elements from the Happy Birthday collection.  Yep, Cuddly Cute Designs celebrated their First Year Birthday on November 24, 2015 -- Happy 1st Birthday CCD!

I have to say this is one of my favorite layouts I've made lately, not only because the Pudgie Palz Elf is adorable, but so is my own crazy little elf aka my grandson when he was three LOL!

This double page layout was made using the Dear Santa and Ho Ho Ho Santa files.

I just love how this layout turned out.  I used the Turkey Day pattern collection for it.

A brand new Halloween Spirits file was released, and as soon as I saw it I just KNEW I had to have it.  This is such a fun Halloween file!

This is a card that I made to send to Tami Gonzalez, who is the owner/designer of Cuddly Cute Designs to commemorate CCD's first year anniversary.  I used the Cuddly Cute Critter Koala and the martini glass is from the Halloween Spirits file.  The Happy Birthday cut-out was made using a Martha Stewart punch.

For the CCD Fall in Love With Fall Hop I created this wall hanging using elements from the Fall Wreath, Apple Picking, and Harvest files.  These all went together so perfectly, don't you think?

This picture frame was my other project for the Fall Hop and I used the Harvest file for this.  I absolutely LOVE how this turned out.

I actually made 14 of these layouts as page kits for a very good friend who was having a "Hocus Pocus" themed crop party.  It turned out so fun and all her girls absolutely LOVED this.  I pieced together the Hocus Pocus title and spider for the kits which was a totally new experience for me doing THAT many LOL!

And then, just for fun, I also added this Brewing Up Some Fun layout for the same group of gals.  Putting together 14 of the bears and potion botttles was a challenge, but I got it done!  I used the Spell Casting Bear file for this layout. The cat is actually made using a metal die that I purchased from a vendor at Scrapbook Expo.

This is a super easy Halloween card I made using a pattern from the Calendar Markers file.  

This is a super cute layout using the Pumpkin Patch Cuties file.

This Devilishly Cute file has other parts to it, but I thought using the Boy Bear Devil made a cute birthday card -- love being able to use Halloween files in a whole different way.

This was such a great card and it turned out beautiful, if I say so myself.  I wanted to show that you could take some small elements from a fun pattern collection and make them look a lot more elegant.  I used the pumpkins and leaves from the Fall Cutie Crow file and backed it with an embossed mat.

This is another favorite layout of mine.  I used the Just Plane Cute file and absolutely love the rustic colors.

Now if this isn't just the cutest layout, I don't know what is LOL!  This is one of the absolute best layouts I've made in a long time.  Love, love, love the Western Cuties file and how everything turned out.  I made the title using my computer and a rub-on that I'd had for a long time.  Of course, the little real cowboy in the photos is pretty fantastic also!

Here is a super creepy but fun Halloween layout.  I had these photos of my grandson from Halloween 2014 and really didn't know what to do with them. When CCD came out with this Spider Wreath file, it was the PERFECT embellishment I needed.  The spider web border was a perfect match as well (it's another Martha Stewart punch).

Using the Build A Pumpkin file for this layout and the title from the Carving Pumpkins file sure made this simple layout really pop!  I just love all the jack-o-lantern faces -- and those of my grandkids also!

How perfect was this Skull Frame for this layout?  At my grandson's school they don't have Halloween parties any more but they DO have pajama day instead. Since it was Halloween, he wore his skeleton jammies to school and it also happened to be an awards day LOL!

I think this layout turned out so pretty and I love my title -- "Move Over Cinderella - There's a NEW Princess in Town".  I used the Once Upon A Time an Pretty Princess files for this project.

And, lastly (whew!), here is a fun Halloween card I made using the cupcake from the Candy Corn Bears file.

Thanks for bearing with me while I played catch-up! Stay tuned for more projects to come -- but I promise they won't be all at once!

Until next time ... Happy Scrapping!  ~Debbie

Friday, September 11, 2015

Today I'm sharing a Halloween layout I made using the Cuddly Critters Bat, Cuddly Critters Spider, and the Boo Title. I just love how these three files look together!   

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Here's a closer look at each page:

I also took the little spider web inside the Boo Title and turned it into a fun border by copying it several times, welded it all together, and then created a shadow for it. 

I hope you like my BOO layout and that my use of all these patterned papers doesn't scare you LOL! 

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Let's Play "Catch Up"

So...... it certainly looks like I've been neglecting my blog so how about I get everyone all caught up on my projects!  There's been quite a few, so bear with me while I show them all to you!

Let's start off with where I left off -- Here is a fun layout I made for my personal scrapbook of my grandson at his very first Fun Run Race that took place 3 years ago! It was at a "Color The Skies" event which hosts Hot Air Balloon enthusiasts and also includes a Kids' Fun Run as well as a 5K and a 10K Race, Kite Flying Events, carnival rides, and all kinds of family fun. For this layout I used the Cuddly Cute Designs "Color Run" pattern and just omitted the color splatters. Voila! Instant race pattern! I just love how versatile these cutting files are and how you can certainly make them work for just about any theme for your crafting projects.

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Next up is my take on the High School Titles file by Cuddly Cute Designs.  I used our local high school's colors for these and tried them in different color combinations.  This file is the absolute easiest to make!

Our evenings and mornings are starting to cool down and it won't be long before Fall will be here. I just love seeing all the trees changing colors, and so I'm sharing a layout I made that I titled "NUTS for Fall". My paper piecings are all made from patterns by Cuddly Cute Designs and they are the Cuddly Critters Squirrel, Fall Title, and the tree/leaves are from the Leaf Pile collection. I designed the word "NUTS" in SCAL2.  I think Fall is my favorite season mainly because of all the beautiful earthy colors, and I really hope my layout does them justice.

I have so many photos of the grandkids playing, splashing and jumping in the pool, so I made a fun layout to put some of them on. I used pieces from two patterns by Cuddly Cute Designs and they are the "Splash Zone" and "Pool Party" files. These two files work so perfectly together! 

I used some vellum paper across the little boy with the frog swim ring to make it look like he was floating in the pool:

Let me just start out this next layout by saying I totally LOVE all the Grade Titles by Cuddly Cute Designs! They are so fun to assemble and turn out looking so amazing! As I was looking at all the grade sets and thinking about my seven grandkids, it dawned on me that we have one in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades! Now what are the chances of THAT happening, right? So I decided to make a "2015 combo" layout starting off with the 2nd thru 5th graders. I used... the ELEMENTARY BEARS pattern for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades, and the 5th Grade title is from the MIDDLE SCHOOL TITLES file. I also used some of my supply stash of buttons, journal cards, and punch-out numbers (remember those?). And I really need to give a shout-out to Debbie Mumm for my "older" school papers used here because I absolutely LOVE how the graphics on the pages actually MATCH when you put two of them together (total pet peeve of mine!). I have to say that I think this is one of my absolute FAVORITE layouts that I've ever made.  Now all I need are this year's school pics of each of the kids and these two pages will be complete!

Here's the continuation of my school pages I made earlier for my grandkids' 2015 school pictures. This layout is for the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and I used the Cuddly Cute Designs "Middle School" title set and also pieces from the "Earth Day Bear" (the globe) and "A Penny Saved" (the cent sign) files:

Here is a layout that I've been wanting to do for a while now. I found this older paper by Graphic 45 with the words to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star printed on it and immediately knew it would go perfectly with the Cuddly Cute Designs "Sweet Dreams" pattern. So here is my "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" layout. Besides the CCD paper pieces, I also used my Sizzlets Cat n Mouse alphabet for the wording. Such a whimsical font and I think it's perfect for this project, don't you?

Thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoyed all these projects!

Until next time... Happy Scrapping!