Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Friday, July 31, 2009

More Ziska!!

As you know, I am a currently a Guest Creative Team member for Studio Ziska! I am loving it - her kits each have a style all their own!! So I have a couple more things to show you using her LITTLE BUGGY kit, available at Scrapbook Graphics.

This first layout uses a FREE template that you can get on her blog! I love them template - it's very unique!! Sometimes templates can start to look the same - not this one!! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE templates and when you use them - you truly do make them your own!

Next up is a set of four cards! As most of you know if you visit me often - I don't stamp (well, very rarely and I don't think very well). So the digital gives the "stamper" in me an outlet!! I just size and print! It's perfect!! These four flower note cards are also made from LITTLE BUGGY - it's a VERY versatile kit!

So four cards - four different flowers! The patterned paper is also from the kit. Some cardstock and a ribbon - they're done!! Very simple and great for any occasion!!

Thanks for stopping by!! There's more around the corner headed your way!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Fresh Batch!

Hey there everybody!! It's Thursday - and you know what that means! Another sketch for the Fresh Batch to work on! And we definitely have a Fresh Batch this week - so be sure to stop by the Stamps & Smiles blog and check them out!! We have a NEW FANTABULOUS Sketch Artist this week - DALIS!!! She drew us a fabulous sketch - which you can see HERE. This is my take on it!

You know this would have to hit at least one other challenge right? Because as you all know - it's what I do! LOL

And that's it for me - be sure to come back - I always have MORE to show you!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Project Tuesday - Pull Treat

It's Tuesday!! You know what that means?!?! Project Tuesday!!! This week, we have a Pull Treat for you, you can find the instructions ---------> HERE.

This is a really cute idea - quick and easy and you don't even need to untie the bow to get the chocolate out! Just pull up on the ribbons and the chocolate comes with it!! Be sure to check over at the Project Tuesday blog to see the FANTABULOUS creations from the rest of the Design Team.

This project has also been done in digital! The kit is called Chocolate Mint and you can find it at Stuff to Scrap.

Well, that's it for now! If you're looking for my 365 Cards post, scroll down!! Thanks for stopping by!

An "Eye" for an "I"....

Hi everybody!! It's Tuesday and I have a couple of things for you today!! First up - I am a Guest Designer for 365 Cards today!! It's reader appreciation week and I am honored to have been asked. The challenge today - Use a homophone in your sentiment! There are so many cute ones out there right now in stamps and rub-ons - I am sure you will a lot of fun doing this one!

Here's my card:
And there it is - "We Make a Perfect 'PEAR'"! Really cute card for an anniversary or just to tell your significant other that you love them! The papers I used here are digital, as are my perfectly matched pears! The are both a brand new kit out by LCC by Amy Stoffel called Itty Bitty Gourmet. It's actually a baby kit! A beautiful chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon and a little bit of bling - and it's done!

But stay tuned - Project Tuesday should be up next!

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Template Book - Part 4

Here they are!! The last five pages of my 20 page 8x8 album using kits from Jady Day Studio, as well as the FANTABULOUS template album from Studio Hillary at Scrapbook Graphics!

I just adore this album and you will actually be seeing a second one (soon I hope!) of my daughter's cheerleading this past year. Actually, you won't be seeing that one until Polka Dot Plum opens it's doors, as that is done in all brand new PDP paper sets!!

I would definitely grab these templates! They're great, easy to use, and easy to customize to your own needs!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

One more....

It's Sunday people!! That means a new challenge from PILE IT ON!! This week's challenge is to use WATERCOLORING on your project. Now I want it to be known that I am NOT a stamper! However, I also didn't set the challenge this week - my partner in crime Dalis did!

Also, it's the last Sunday of the month and our sponsor this week is STAMPS & SMILES! She has such cute stamps (like the cupcake on my tag) so you might want to check out the Stamps & Smiles store!

I know I have been making a bunch of these Sour Cream containers lately - but they're so quick and easy and a great little treat to give somebody as just a simple pick-me-up! I promise - last one for a while!!

True to my normal - and Pile It On's theory - this obviously hits more than one challenge:

That will do it for this one! Be sure to check out the PILE IT ON! blog and see what the other Design Team members created!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bottle Cap Magnets

If I do say so myself, this is an ADORABLE project!! And you will probably see a few more before I am done! These are magnets and they're made from bottle caps!! The circles in the cap are made from my 1" circle punch.

The papers/elements are from Studio Ziska's Little Buggy kit and I am THRILLED to say that I am lucky enough to have been asked to be a guest on her Creative Team!!!


I grabbed the tin these are in from Michael's and just printed some paper out and covered it. I just adore the way these came out!!

I can't take credit for the idea though...but I can't remember who it belongs to, I will be sure to add it for you - I think it was Betsy Oehlers.

Party Favor anyone???

Happy Saturday everybody! Who wants to party?!?!? Okay, so we're not really going to party, we just going to talk about party favors. LOL

Okay - first one up - another sour cream favor (yes, they're a "thing" right now)...they also happen to be this week's project over at the Project Tuesday blog!

Today's favor is to talk about today's Heart Hugs Etsy Inspired Challenge. The shop today is called Artistic Flair, and you can find my inspirational piece HERE. They make all sorts of art pieces out of stained glass!

I also must say at this point that I have had a lot of fun being on the Etsy Inspired Team for the month of July! This is my last project as their Guest Designer and all the girlson the DT have been great!! Be sure to stop by their blogs as well as the Heart Hugs blog and play along!!

This piece is mostly digital!! It comes from the July Collab over at Pretty Scrappy and is called Drama King. This kit is HUGE!! Great for the young boys in your life!

Next up....Danielle Corbitt Designs. Saturday is Hybrid Day over at the Starlets blog, and here is my project that will be featured.

These are three simple party favors that can be made quickly and easily! There's my current sour cream container favorite favor, then the other two are just wraps - I used the JUMBO Reese's peanut butter cup and one of the snack sized Hershey bars. You will see they all have the same scalloped tag on them, which says - Thanks for Coming. All of these were made using the Birthday Bash kit over at Danielle Corbitt Designs, which is available HERE. Of course, if you spend $10 in the store, you get it FREE!

And last - a layout to go with those cute little party favors. I am finally getting around to scrapping more and I am loving it! When I started papercrafting, all I did was scrap. Then I got around to making cards, now I am going digital! Although you will be seeing a lot of stuff from me (cards, etc) using my digital papers now - they're interchangeable you know!

Once again I used Danielle Corbitt's Birthday Bash kit and I also a template and "paper cutters" to make this layout! All those numbers on the side where made using a special clipping mask....isn't it great!! Both the template and clipping mask are made by Chrissy W Digitals.

As always, thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sweet Pea & Itty Bitty Gourmet

It's release day at the Orchard!!! LCC by Amy Stoffel has two ADORABLE kits coming out and you can purchase them now!!

First up is a layout that uses Hi Sweet Pea and it is the CUTEST baby kit you would ever see! Soft pastels, and bunches of cute little pea faces! You can purchase it HERE.

How about a little shower favor? Easy to customize and cute as can be! This also uses Hi Sweet Pea. This also happens to be this weeks project over at the Project Tuesday blog!

Next up - a couple of bag tags - digi style! I know you have seen me do bag tags before but there are my first digital ones - LOVE THEM!! Obviously going digital, there's much less bulk to them which is good! Both of these use the new LCC by Amy Stoffel kit called ITTY BITTY GOURMET! It's full of fruits, veggies, baby food jars, spoons - you name it - it's in there! And done in Amy's OH SO CUTE style!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! There'll be more tomorrow - at least Etsy Inspired and this week's hybrid project for Danielle Corbitt Designs!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Take a Dip!

I am loving these customizable mugs!! You can buy them at a Walmart and a Target and look what you can do to them!! (truly loving that plaid paper!!!)

Now I had made another one for Stuff to Scrap and my new buddy Nicole, who owns the place, like the idea so much she made up these templates. These templates will fit into the Aladdin mug, the Migo by Aladdin mug and the Starbucks mugs. (16oz size)

So you can purchase the templates HERE and the kit I used is called TAKE A DIP (also made by Nicole) and you can find it HERE...and since I'm the new hybrid gal over there, you'll probably be seeing bunches of hybrid projects from me! Of course, in digi-land, a card is considered hybrid, so you know I am good to go.

Thanks for stopping by!!

A Template Book - Part 3

These are pages 11-15 of the 20 page album I created last week using 20-page 8x8 Template album by Studio Hillary. These templates are GREAT!!! I did previously mention that I have started a second book, but I still can't tell you much about it! lol

Again, everything I used for these pages is from Jady Day Studios and is available at ScrapOrchard.

I think this bottom page is my favorite of the book. Not sure if it's the picture of my kids or the flowered swirls, but either way - I love it! Hope you do too and thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Project Tuesday - Sour Cream Container

It's Tuesday and we all know what that means!! It means it's time for the newest project on the Project Tuesday blog! But first - I have an announcement to make!

I am the new Hybrid Artist over at Stuff to Scrap!

I have been loving digital and applying and have been VERY LUCKY to have landed on a couple of teams! The ladies over at Stuff to Scrap are VERY FRIENDLY so be sure to check them out! It's easy as pie to print out your papers at home and make the same items you do with the paper you purchase as the scrap stores!

Okay - back to Project Tuesday...

I am actually your host this month and today's project is this cute little Sour Cream container. You can find the instructions HERE! It's a VERY quick project and would be perfect for party favors, shower favors or even a quick little thank you or pick-me-up to leave on a co-workers desk.

The papers I used on this project are from a Stuff To Scrap kit called Splattered News. It's a fun kit for the teen girls in your life (I would say that's who it's most appropriate for anyway).

I can't wait to see YOUR creations this week! So be sure to stop by the Project Tuesday blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, and be sure to check out Stuff to Scrap too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Template Book - Part 2

Here are the next five pages of my album!! These are pages 6-10 in the 20-page 8x8 Template album by Studio Hillary. I am loving these templates - I have actually started a second book, but I can't tell you much about it...YET! lol

Everything I used for these pages is from Jady Day Studios and is available at ScrapOrchard.

This is TRULY a great album and can be used in SO many different ways! You should definitely pick it up!

Thanks for stopping by....come back to see what else I did last summer! LOL