Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sweet Easter Peeps Layout

Today I'm sharing a fun two-page layout I put together using the Cuddly Cute Designs' Easter Peeps, Scalloped Shapes, Fun Borders, and Egg Hunt files. Here's a look at the whole layout:

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And now just the first page:

The big egg-shaped page mat is from the Scalloped Shapes file from Cuddly Cute Designs.  I LOVED that there was an egg shape included in this pattern along with the Square, Rectangle, Circle and Banner.  So perfect for Easter layouts, don't you think?  I cut this egg shape at a proportionate 8.540" Wide by 11.154" High in SCAL and then sized a shadow for it which was .15" larger.

Here is a closer look at the top of my Easter title.  The green base and beige middle layer are made from glitter paper.  I used some 3M foam tape on this part of the title to raise it up off the page for some dimension.

The "SWEET" banner is from the "Fun Borders" pattern collection.  I added some older alpha stickers (another check mark for my "something old with something new" goal) and also added some really cool sequins that I purchased recently and just HAD to play with.  I also glue-dotted some of them on the lower green paper for just a little added "something".

Isn't this Easter Chick with all the colorful Peeps just this cutest?  This pattern is called "Easter Peeps" and was an absolute breeze to put together.  I added a couple more Peeps to this grouping to represent my seven grandkids.  Not sure you can tell by the photos, but all the Peeps are cut from glitter paper for a little touch of sparkle.  This grouping of Peeps and the rest of the title were also attached to the page using 3M foam tape for dimension and to make adding a 6x4 photo much easier.  As you can imagine, I'm planning on a group photo of me with all of them this Easter Sunday. Hmmm...wonder if I should plan on wearing a pink headband...

Whenever I have some small leftover glitter paper scraps, I've been making a habit of punching out different flowers, leaves, dragonflies, etc., and saving them for later use.  These flowers and leaves definitely came in handy for this layout!  And, for more of my "something old" goal, I used these adorable little Bunny Brads as my flower centers.  Just another nice subtle Easter touch. The yellow egg is from the Egg Hunt file pattern. 

Now here's a closer look at the second page:

I again used the Scalloped Shapes pattern and sized and shadowed the Rectangle to fit a 6x4 and 3.5x5 photo.

I added a few more Peeps, just because they are so cute and fun, and also added a smaller version of the Egg Scallop Shape and ran it through my printer to print "2015" onto it.

The plaid paper is by Authentique, the chick paper is by Doodlebug Designs, the dot paper is by BoBunny, glitter paper is from Core'dinations, cardstock is by Bazzill, and the green floral paper is by Heidi Grace Designs.

If you'd like to see the paper piecing patterns, you can find them on the Cuddly Cute Designs website HERE.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed my layout and maybe it gave you a little Easter inspiration for your own scrapbooking!

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt Fun Layout

Hello, and Happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing my Cuddly Cute Designs Facebook EASTER HOP project which is my two-page layout "Easter Egg Hunt FUN".  Since this was the very first Hop for Cuddly Cute Designs, we decided to offer it only on Facebook this time.  So if you're reading this and didn't know about our Easter Hop and would like to see all our Design Team Easter projects, please be sure to check it out here at Cuddly Cute Designs.  But you'll need to hurry because this is a one-day hop on March 27, 2015!

For my Easter Hop project I created a two-page layout that’s all about having some good ol’ Easter Egg Hunt Fun!

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I used several patterns from Cuddy Cute Designs, namely Easter On The Go, Carrot Patch, Egg Hunt, and Scalloped Shapes. These files worked so perfectly together and I had a great time putting my own “spin” on them.

This adorable Chick and Bunny are from
the "Easter On The Go" pattern.

The tree is from the "Carrot Patch" collection.

In addition, I created the words "Easter" and "Fun" for my title in SCAL using a font from my computer.

The "Egg Hunt" title is from the Egg Hunt pattern.  I just love
how the letters are layered over the colorful Easter eggs!

The little patches of grass are also from the Carrot Patch file.
In keeping with my "something old with something new" goal,
I used this yellow Rick Rack ribbon that I've had on hand for at least 6 years!

One of the newer Cuddly Cute Designs pattern sets, the Scalloped Shapes, is an absolute must have! There are five different scalloped shapes that can be sized to fit your scrapbooking or cardmaking needs. The shapes are square, rectangle, circle, banner, and an egg shape (yay!).  For my layout I used the square and rectangle scalloped shapes.

The Carrot Patch file is so adorable!  For my layout I used the bunny, tree, and wheelbarrow.  This file originally has the bunny holding a carrot and the wheelbarrow is full of carrots also, but since this layout is about an Easter Egg Hunt, I simply made eggs instead of carrots.  The eggs are from the Egg Hunt pattern.

I can’t wait to add some pictures to this layout of the grandkids having their own Egg Hunt fun!

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at this layout!  It was really a lot of fun to put together.  If you'd like a closer look at the patterns, the link to the Cuddly Cute Designs website is HERE

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cuddly Cute Designs Tag Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm loving the Tag Challenge we have going on this week over at Cuddly Cute Designs. For whatever reason I never think about making tags, but this was FUN!!! For my tag background I used one of the labels in Label Set 2 and I used the chocolate bunny and eggs from the Easter Kids collection.

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Tags are actually a fun way to use up some of those little pieces of scrap paper that you just can't make yourself throw away LOL!  I took some scraps of Core'dinations glitter paper and punched out some flowers and a little dragonfly.  As you can see, I also embossed the bottom side of the label/tag.  Here are the punches and embossing folder I used:

I know for sure that the Dragonfly punch is an older one from Creative Memories and the flower punch is by EK.  Don't have a clue about the little tiny starburst punch... I think it was in a goodie bag I got from someone but just can't remember.

I love how this turned out and I'm thinking there just might be a few more tags in my future!

Hope you enjoyed my contribution to the Cuddly Cute Designs' Tag Challenge -- until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Furry Little Leprechaun

Hope everyone is having a good week and has something fun planned for the weekend!  This past Tuesday was St. Patrick's Day and I decided to have some fun with our little Fur Baby named Maggie.  She was such a good sport, although once the photo session was over she ditched the props and made a super fast bee-line for Grandpa's lap LOL!

The Weekly Challenge for Cuddly Cute Designs this week is "50 Shades of Green" and the challenge is to make anything using all different shades of green.  Since I had the perfect picture of Maggie with her glittery "shades" of green on, I just knew I needed to make a scrapbook layout!  So here is my funny one-page layout that I titled "Furry Little Leprechaun".

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I love all the different shades of green in my papers and, as you can see, I'm totally not afraid to mix a bunch of patterns together LOL!  I used the clover and Leprechaun Hat paper piecing patterns from the "Lucky Train" collection by Cuddly Cute Designs.  The Leprechaun's Hat is actually one of the train cars in this collection but I turned it upside-down and enlarged it for my layout.  I also enlarged the stemmed clover from this file, copied it and made the copy a shadow and cut them out of two different shades of green cardstock.  I ran the lighter one through my computer to journal that it was Maggie and the date.

In keeping with my goal of using something old with every new project, I used some ribbon and a little pot of gold embellishment piece that I've had on hand for quite some time.

For the title, I printed "Furry Little" onto a lighter piece of green cardstock from my computer and I designed and cut out the word "Leprechaun" in SCAL using a font called Dumbledor 1 Wide.  Love the old Irish look of this font.

Thank you so much for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed taking a look at our little furry Leprechaun!  Here's a quick link in case you'd like to see the whole  "Lucky Train" pattern collection -- it really is adorable and worth the peek!  Lucky Train Collection

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mommy 2 Be Layout

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I'm sharing a two-page layout titled "Mommy 2 Be" that I made using paper piecing patterns from Cuddly Cute Designs.  The patterns I used are "Mommy 2 Be", "Label Set 1", and "Pretty Borders".  Here's my layout:

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I recently went to a baby shower and was inspired by the pretty pink and mint green/turquoise colors used for the decorations.  Obviously the "mommy to be" was expecting a little girl LOL!

Here is a closer look at the two pages separately:

The "Mommy 2 Be" pattern has all these cute elements included in it and they were actually very simple to assemble.  Don't be afraid of all the little toes... they really do assemble quite easily!  The title is layered perfectly and the little onesie on the hanger is just precious.  To highlight the title, I used one of the borders from the new "Pretty Borders" collection by Cuddly Cute Designs.

And, of course, we can't forget this super cute Mommy 2 Be herself!  The little safety pins are also part of this file collection.

The polka dot mat that the Mommy 2 Be is on is from the Label Set 1 file.  The other two photo mats are the same Label pattern, but I used just the inside of the Label as my photo mat.  A 3.5 x 5 photo will fit perfectly inside this label. And how fun is the Pregnancy Test pattern!??

The little flowers and swirls were made using Fiskars and EK Success punches. For the centers of the flowers I used some tiny baby buttons I had on hand.

If you'd like a better look at the patterns I used for this layout, here are some quick links for you:

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I really  hope you enjoyed my project.

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 13, 2015

FLASH Layout

Here's a quick one-page layout I made using the current challenge over at Cuddly Cute Designs which is a Sketch Challenge.  I've had their Superhero Shirt files for a little while now and, for whatever reason, when I saw this Sketch I immediately thought of using that file.

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Cuddly Cute Designs' Sketch Challenge March 8-14, 2015

Last October my grandson's school was having a "Super Hero Cape Day" during their Red Ribbon Week.  He was so cute when he asked me, "hey Grandma, do you know how to sew?"  I told him I used to sew all the time, and what did he need?  He told me about the Cape Day and that he knew exactly what he wanted and, if he drew it could I sew it?  How could anyone say 'no' to that??? So he gave me his drawing which was for a "FLASH" super hero cape:

We went to the store for fabric, and we made a fun little FLASH Super Hero Cape for him.  I also had him participate in the lightning bolt placement, pinning and trying on so he could be a big part of this project.  So, of course, I HAD to take a couple photos of him with his new cape.

When this Sketch Challenge was revealed, I knew it was the one I had to use for the FLASH Super Hero Cape Day.  I was so excited that the Cuddly Cute Designs pattern included the FLASH Super Hero Shirt!

This pattern also includes the Super Hero insignia for Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Green Lantern, and Captain America to go on the front of the shirt. Whichever "super hero" your little person decides to be, there's probably a cute pattern you can use! Click here to see the whole pattern.

I designed my own FLASH title in SCAL2 using a font called SF Comic Script.  I also used the lightning bolt from the shirt to make my "Flash" photo mat.  I did this by placing the lightning bolt on a rectangle from the Shapes Library, selecting both, and clicking "Union".  I then made a shadow of this whole shape and cut them out along with the lightning bolt and layered them to complete my photo mat.  Turned out so cool (if I say so myself!).

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my take on the Sketch Challenge! 

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Grandma-azzi Layout

Well, if you're like me and have kids and/or grandkids, you probably almost always have a camera handy whenever they're around.  So when Cuddly Cute Designs came out with their new "Grandma-azzi" pattern, of course I couldn't WAIT to use it to make a layout.  Here's a look at both pages:

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And now take a peek at the first and second pages separately:

This collection was so much fun to play with.  The pattern actually has the "Grandma" posed as I have it in the lower right hand corner...

but since I'm constantly taking pictures, I'm not always "posed" the same direction LOL!  So I switched up her little arms and shirt tops a little and came up with my own poses!  Love it when a pattern is so versatile you can assemble it however you like!

Just had to "bling" this little Grandma-azzi up!

Notice the glittery "flash"???  

The little Polaroid-type mats (which I reduced down in size) that are part of my title are also included in this pattern. Oh, and I actually busted out my old Sizzix Big Shot and my barely used Cat 'n' Mouse Sizzlets dies to cut out the lettering. Love how it turned out!

The "Grandma-azzi" title is also part of the pattern:

For some added embellishment, I AGAIN used my Big Shot and cut out some medium sized stars to put down the words that I'm sure we ALL say when we're in "Grandma-azzi" mode...."Smile", "Gotcha" and the forever infamous "Just ONE more" LOL!

The background papers I used are some of the new ones I got at Scrapbook Expo last weekend.  When I saw this patterned paper I just HAD to have it.  The little sayings on the stars like "smile", "captured", and "awesome" just called out to me and was begging to be used for this layout LOL!  I already tossed the manufacturer's strip, but I think it's a paper by Bella Blvd.  I was also excited to use up quite a few things from my older "stash" for this layout... I used my Sizzix and Sizzlets dies, some blue bling, orange ric rac, gold Stickles, and some more of my Candi paper brads. Giving myself a big pat on the back for this LOL!

Well, I hope this layout brought all of you "Grandma-azzi's" out there a smile or two!  If you'd like to see the entire pattern by Cuddly Cute Designs (it also has a little baby girl pattern included with it), here's a quick link for you to do so:
And if you're NOT a Grandma...fear not because there is also a "Mom-arazzi" pattern!  Both are so adorable!

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Remember this week's Freebie from Cuddly Cute Designs (it's the "Doggie Borders")? Well it is too stinkin' cute and I just had to make a layout using one of the borders (there are 4 different borders included). So here's my page and I titled it Puppy Love.

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I'm still sticking to my goal of using something "old" with my "new" projects and, for this layout, I used some "old" Thickers alphabets and a set of doggie brads and papers from Queen & Co. that I got at Scrapbook Expo probably three years ago (right after we got our puppy!).  It's almost like the Doggie Border pattern was made especially to go with these supplies ~ Love it when that happens!

For the larger bone, I simply enlarged one of the bones from the border, copied it and then made a .25" shadow for it in eCal (SCAL for the Sizzix eClips). I just love how versatile these patterns are!

If you haven't already grabbed this amazing Freebie from Cuddly Cute Designs, here's a link so you can get it before it's gone: Doggie Border Freebie

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