Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kissable Layout

Happy Saturday!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far!  I've been having so much fun in my scraproom today making this layout.  I used cutting patterns from the "Beary Sweet" collection by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. When I saw this file, I knew I had to have it and also knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  And here it is.... my "Kissable" layout:

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I've had these Hershey Kiss papers for a really long time and thought it was time to quit admiring them and USE them LOL!  

The frame is not included in this collection but all the pieces needed to make it are.  I made my own frame by placing and sizing two rectangles on my eCAL virtual mat and grouped them together.  I then copied the Kiss and flag patterns and layered them on top of one another onto the rectangles, selected everything and clicked "Union" and then cut it out (the red Bo Bunny Dot paper part).  I then copied this piece and made it a shadow, which is the black.  I glued the red frame onto the black shadow.  Next I cut out the Kisses and flags and glued them onto the red paper and took a blue Gelly Roll pen and wrote "Kisses" on the flags.  Voila -- I had my Kiss frame!  Here's a close-up of the frame top:

I then cut out the Truffle Bear from the LSHD files but instead of him holding a truffle, I cut out another Kiss and had him hold that instead:

Next was my title.  I just wanted something simple, and "Kissable" totally fit the bill.  I cut this out using a font called Lavanderia.

So there you have Kissable layout.  This layout can be used for pictures from not only Valentine's Day, but just about anything!  Here's a quick link to the pattern if you'd like to check it out:

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you enjoyed my project.  Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mud Run Layout

Back in 2012 my daughter completed her first Survivor Mud Run and my grandson (then 5 years old) and I got to see her finish the first two of the 25 obstacles (spectators were not allowed on the actual course which was a bummer) and then see her cross the Finish Line.  Even though she was covered pretty much from head to toe with mud, he told her afterwards that he wanted to do that! She heard about another mud run called "Muddy Buddy" that was coming up that had a "Mini" run just for kids and signed him up.

He was SO excited!  The day was fun and it was hilarious watching all the little kids (with a grown-up) go through their mini obstacle course getting all muddy and winning their medal as they crossed the finish line.  What a perfect event to scrapbook!

Here is my layout I made using the "Mud Run" pattern files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

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Since my grandson has the bluest eyes, I had to give my little characters here blue eyes!

And now here are some closer looks at the paper piecings.  First, the title:

Here's my messy little guy crawling over the fence. 

What's a mud run without being waist deep in mud, right?  I have to admit, it felt a little "wrong" muddying up my little characters with inks LOL!

This little guy is just beginning his race, so he's not all muddy yet!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Loving you is SWEETER than CHOCOLATE layout

Hello again!  Here's my layout I just finished that's titled, "Loving you is SWEETER than CHOCOLATE" and it features this week's free file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs called Box of Chocolate Mouse.

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I'm a little partial to this pattern because my file suggestion (a Valentine box of chocolates) was chosen by the LSHD owner to make as this week's freebie (yay!).  The pieces were very easy to put together and it turned out so adorable!  Here's a closer look at it:

The heart border on top of the layout was made from some really old paper that I've been hoarding "saving" for just the right project (it's made by a company called Rusty Pickle and I'm not sure that they are still in business, which is too bad because they always had some really cool and funky papers!).  I matted the heart paper with red cardstock and then with a dark kraft cardstock that I punched with a Fiskars scallop punch.

The title was made using two different fonts on my computer:  Lavendaria and (what else?) Chocolate Box.

Here is a quick link to the LSHD website for the free file:

Thank you for stopping by and, until next time... Happy Scrapping!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Instant Buddies Layout

Have you ever had some photos and papers all set aside for a layout you just couldn't wait to put together but then got distracted and next thing you know a ton of time has gone by with nothing done? Well, that's the back story on this layout.  Yep, it's January 2015 and these photos and papers have been begging to be used since January 2010!!!  Now that this layout is all finished, I can't help but wonder why in the world I didn't get this done sooner.  Oh well, better late than never, right?

These photos are of my grandson the day after he got his dog, Rocco.  They were instant BFF's and have remained that way ever since! 

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The paper piecing pattern is from the "Wuff You Collection" by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and has another pattern included which is of a sitting dog holding a heart - super cute!  

This file can be found under their "Retiring Soon" category, so if you would like these patterns for your own, be sure to get them before they are gone! Here's a quick link to the pattern:

I've made a scrapbooking goal for myself this year and that is to use something "old" (stuff in my stash) with my something "new" (completed project).  I have so many embellishments from stickers, brads, eyelets, ribbons, well - you get the picture, that I just had to have when they were purchased and somehow became a collection instead of being used.  For this layout I used a self-adhesive felt border that says "Woof Bow Wow Best Friends" and a metal brad that I got at a Scrapbook Expo a very long time ago and both are from Queen & Co.  They worked perfectly with my papers and photos!

I printed the caption from my computer and used a font called "Good Dog" by Creating Keepsakes.  I loved that it went so well with my Puppy Love paper.  

I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout!

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Rose Pop-Up Card

Believe it or not, Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Wouldn't you just love to have (or give) some roses that will last and last? Well how about a pop-up card with a half dozen red roses? Here's a Valentine's Day project using the Rose and the Pop-Up Card patterns by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

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The Pop-Up card is made with black cardstock, the flaps are topped with a heart patterned paper, and the box sides and top feature a striped paper. The roses were made using a few different shades of red cardstock for contrast and green cardstock for the stems and leaves. The front flap has a large red chipboard heart attached to it from my stash. Here are the links for these two patterns if you're interested in getting them to make your own bouquet:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

"Building Memories" Gingerbread House Layout

Now that Christmas is over it's time to scrapbook all those great pictures we took, right?  Today I'm sharing a two-page layout I made to add some adorable pics of my grandson making a gingerbread house that I titled "Building Memories".  For the paper piecings I used the "Building Christmas Memories" collection by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  

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This file also includes patterns for little girls, but since I know it's just my grandson in my photos I opted to use just the boy.

In the file, this particular pose is shown with a little girl pattern but I just reversed the arms on the little boy pattern to have him holding the gingerbread house front.  Just shows you how adaptable these pieces are!

The finished Gingerbread House up by my title isn't really a file in this set, but since all the pieces were technically there, I built my own :-)  Just sized a few up, a few down and voila!  Instant Gingerbread House and I think it turned out ADORABLE!

The title was made from Thickers alphabet stickers and I think they worked perfectly with their white stitching, and I used some Icicle Stickles on the gumdrops and icing squirts.

The heart is a Sizzix "Primitive Heart" die and I added some flowers and a little gingerbread man epoxy tile that I made using some really, really old paper and the square Epiphany punch.  One of my New Year's resolutions is to try to use something "old" on all my "new" projects and so far I'm batting 1,000 LOL!  This layout includes FIVE items I haven't used much and now I'm all jazzed to use some more! 

If you'd like to use this paper piecing pattern, here is a quick link to it on the LSHD website:

Thank you for allowing me to share my scrapbooking projects with you -- I hope you enjoyed this layout and that it gave you a little inspirational "boost" to scrap YOUR Christmas pictures!

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!