Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kissable Kid Layout

Today I'm sharing a two-page layout I created using two files from Cuddly Cute Designs:  The "Midnight Kisses" file which is geared towards a New Year's Eve celebration, and the "Scalloped Shapes" file.  Here's a look at the whole layout:

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As some of you may or may not know, I worked for Hershey Chocolate for a very, very long time in CA. When I saw the "Midnight Kisses" file I couldn't help but think about using it for a "Kissable Kid" layout. Our Hershey's Visitors Center used to have all kinds of souvenir items like bibs, onesies, and cups that had "I'm a KISSABLE Kid" printed on them and I always thought they were just adorable. We also used to have quite a few stuffed bear items (for the Hershey Bears Hockey Team), which was another reason why this file worked so perfectly for me.

Here are some closer looks at the first and second pages:

Did you notice my chocolate Kiss paper?  I've had this paper since somewhere around 2002 and it made a great photo mat and border, don't you think?

These "Kisses" made a great accent embellishment. The little wooden alphabet stamp set I got a long time ago from a class were just the right size to stamp "you" "are" "a" on each of the Kiss "flags". 

The "Midnight Kisses" pattern has a title included with it, but I made my own "Kissable Kid" title using the unwrapped chocolate Kiss pattern and a font I had on my computer that pretty much matched the original "Midnight Kisses" one. As you can see, I made three "shadow" layers for this title.

And just how stinkin' cute are these Bears?

I really love how my layout turned out and hope you will too!

If you'd like to see both patterns, you can find the "Midnight Kisses" pattern HERE and the "Scalloped Shapes" pattern HERE or you can check out the whole website at www.cuddlycutedesigns.com 

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SPARKLES the Clown Layout

Happy Tuesday!  Today I'm sharing a layout I just completed that I titled "Clowning Around with SPARKLES the Clown".

Last weekend I took two of my grandkids to the Chocolate Festival here in town and one of the vendors had SPARKLES the Clown there making all kinds of fun things out of balloons for the kids.  For whatever reason they BOTH wanted a pirate's sword with a belt and SPARKLES whipped them up in no time at all.

For this layout I used the Cuddly Cute Designs​ pattern called "Cute Clowns" and also used the fun little flowers from the "Wow Title" file because they pretty much matched my background paper perfectly and worked as a great cover-up for the person photo-bombing in the pictures LOL!  

I used sequins for the flower centers (which was so easy to split in half on the one flower), lots of Stickles to add "sparkle" on my letters and flowers, and the red border is from my stash of Bazzil "Just the EDGE" Cardstock Strips.  My background papers are by BoBunny (absolutely LOVE them!)

I designed my title in SCAL2 and used the Mandingo and the Action Is JL fonts. As I mentioned before, I added Stickles to the letters for my own "sparkle". The pictures don't make the letters look very good, but in "real life" they really do look pretty!

The pattern from Cuddly Cute Designs can be found HERE  It also comes with an adorable little dog wearing a polka dotted party hat.

Thanks for looking!  Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Star Wars Layout

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing a layout that is chock full of "GALAXY FRIENDS", which is the newest set by Cuddly Cute Designs.

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My son has been a Star Wars fan from Day One.  I've had these outdoor Polaroid (yes, Polaroid!) pics of him in his Darth Vader Halloween costume from a "galaxy far, far away" (okay, from 1978) and these Star Wars papers for at least 3-4 years (maybe longer!).  FINALLY the "Force" was with me when Tami from CCD released this awesome new collection.  

The minute this new set was available I couldn't wait to start working on my layout! I scanned my Polaroids and the one regular photo to make them larger and, unfortunately they are not as sharp as I'd like, but my motto is pretty much a bad picture is better than no picture!  Here is a closer look at Page 1 and Page 2:

I had so much fun watching these Galaxy Friends characters basically come to life while piecing them together. The detail on each one is just incredible! You can find this collection on the CCD website HERE

I printed the "A long time ago..." on regular cardstock
and then cut it to use as an embellishment mat for my
Darth Vader paper piece nameplate which was cut
from a Star Wars paper I had in my stash.
LOVE how this turned out!

Here's Yoda looking so wise!

C3P0 is just so cute -- love his expression!

R2D2 is so realistic looking that I could almost hear
him whirling and whistling!

Princess Leia is just beautiful in her
Intergalactic gown.

I absolutely LOVE this Luke Skywalker
piece mainly because of his longer boy
hair LOL!  I can definitely see myself
using this piece a lot more often!

I do have one small surprise on this layout and that is my Star Date journaling mat -- it actually opens up to document that it's my son and is held closed by magnets.

I absolutely love how this layout turned out and I hope you've enjoyed looking at it also!  Until next time... Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Calendar Titles

Today I'm sharing something a little different that I just finished up and that is the "Simple Calendar Titles" by Cuddly Cute Designs.

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I've always wanted to make scrapbook calendars to give as Christmas gifts but have never gotten around to it. When I saw this calendar collection on the CCD website, I thought it might be just the incentive I needed to hopefully make the calendars THIS Christmas.

I love the design of them and that they have just enough detail on each month to make them look more involved than they really are. I have to say every one of these months were extremely easy to put together. It seriously took me more time to place my paper on my cutting mat than it did to assemble each one. Here is a closer look at each individual month:

So if you've ever wanted to make a scrapbook calendar or just need something with a certain month's name on it, I highly recommend this file for something quick and easy. You can find this pattern on the Cuddly Cute Designs website here:  Calendar Files 

Until next time... Happy Scrapping!