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.   

Hop Line-Up:
1. Lisa Pontious -

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

2. Madge - (NEXT)
3. Ashley W -
4. Sandy Hentzel -…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne -
6. Angela -
7. Alicia -
8. Miranda -
9. Daphne -
10. Rhonda -
11. Charmagne -
12. Barbara-
13. Lisa F -
14. Sharondalyn - Http://
15. Jessi -
16. Heather - Http://

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