Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hybrid for Amanda!

I was a little behind this month on posting my hybrid projects, but I got them all up and done today! YAY!!! Here's what I have created lately...

The two I am showing you today were both made with the SANTA & FRIENDS kit by Amanda Heimann & Ziggle Designs. You can pick it up at Scrap Orchard.

The template for the CD Holder is by Mari Koegelenberg and you can grab it over at the DIGICHICK.

Next up - an old favorite. This oragami box is one of my favorites to create! It too was made with the SANTA & FRIENDS kit.

And that's it for today! Just a quick little post!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Block It - By Lita!

New templates from Litabells Designs have been released! This set is called BLOCK IT. Here's what I did with them...

Amanda 2 uses A GRAND NEW DAY by Danielle Engebretson and is available at the DigiChick. The alphabet is from Flergs and is available at Scrapbook Graphics.

This layout uses CONTRADICTION by Gypsy Couture, also available at the DigiChick. The alphabet I believe (but don't quote me) is Jennifer Fox and I believe it was a freebie on her blog.

This last one you have actually already seen already, but here it is again. The kit is new from Amy Stoffel, part of her FLAVORS OF LIFE: FALL collection and is available at Scrap Orchard.

Hopefully I will have more for you soon!! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mona Lisa Smiles....

Yes - another team for me!! I am just loving them! MONA LISA SMILES opens at POLKA DOT PLUM today!!! And she's having a HUGE sale! I totally love her kits!!

Here's what I created for her so far....
This first layout uses her LEMON FUDGE kit! I totally fell in love with this kit...I am going through a grey phase! LOL I am loving grey with pops of color, so don't be too surprised if you see this from me lately!

The word art is by Bethany.

This is a template, I just don't remember who right now. I will edit once I figure it out!

This next one uses a kit called MAMA-RAZZI. New today! Again - loving the grey!! This word art comes with the kit, as well as a few others! Gorgeous colors here!!

I hope to have a couple of more for you soon from Mariska, so be on the look out!! And again, check out the store! It's a great sale!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Storybook Anybody??

Yes - with MOSD products you can make your own storybook! Well, that and in this case, a little help from my friends in the digital world! I will tell you it was VERY EASY.

I used Lorie Davison's A VERY BUSY DAY CHILDREN'S BOOK kit. This is a story written by Stephanie Ralla Salanova and uses Lorie's Digital Graphics. It's actually a kit of Quick Pages. This really means that 90% of the work is done for you! The words are add the words and your photos to the pages and you have a customized, personalized story book that your child will treasure for a LONG time!

So here we go...

I have used the MOSD 8x8 Acrylic Covers and Chipboard Pages. This will give the book both protection and stability. I joined the pages and covers with "C" Rings (which can be found at your local office supply store) and decorated with ribbons.

These are a few of the pages you will be able to create using this kit - again, they are Quick Pages. Just drag the words (which are also available in a French version) onto your page and add your own photos!

I did, however, create my own back cover using Lorie's DON'T EAT THE WORMS preview kit. I believe this was a freebie on the Scrapbook Graphics Studio Matters blog. Because I didn't use the title page included in the kit - my back cover would have been blank chipboard. So instead, I created a back cover using Don't Eat the Worms and personalized it for my son with the all the credits as well as a dedication at the bottom.

I hope you enjoy these story books and make one of your own! Obviously you can grab a kit like I did, or you can scrap it with paper in your own way, with your own story! Or even tell your child THEIR story - whatever it may be.

Again, I used the 8x8 Coverset and chipboard pages, however, I also printed out several of these pages at 6x6 in size and they were still easy to read - so if you prefer a 6x6 version, MOSD does also offer you the 6x6 option. If you are not doing it with a premade digital kit like I did, any size MOSD album would work to tell your child a story!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Release - Susan Robinson - PHOTOLESS

Photoless!! Photoless?!?! Yes - may sound odd...but let's think about all those moments you mah have floating around in your head - and you just don't have a picture to go with it. Do you want to lose that memory? Not likely. Maybe it's just something random...I think these particular Susan Robinson templates are great for BOOK OF ME type things...and they're BRAND NEW TODAY over at POLKA DOT PLUM.

Let me show you mine:

This first one uses a kit by Jen Yurko & JayaPrems hangout and is called CAT'S PAJAMAS. It's a TOTALLY adorable kit and I used it to show my "preference" towards pink pajamas! (I don't actually have a preference - the pink pajama thing just kind of happened! LOL)

Next is a layout about Coffee - or lack there of - and it uses CAFE LATTE by SugarPlum Paperie & Tracie Stroud. Adorable kit! What I forget to say in this layout is I love coffee cups - I just never put coffee in them! LOL

Last, but certainly not least is this one:

This one might be my favorite - it uses SHE GEEK by Shawna Clingerman & Lauren Grier. I don't think you can read the journaling but it talks about how I started digital scrapbooking.

I hope you run over there an check them out! Susan has lots of AWESOME TEMPLATES in the store - so go pick yours up!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Amy Stoffel has done it again!! Another set of FLAVORS OF LIFE with Jen Yurko. This time the amazing duo chose FALL (they also have a SUMMER set out so be sure to check those out as well!)

These two layouts use two different kits. These kits are bigger than a mini, yet smaller that a regular size kit...

This first layout uses BUTTERSCOTCH KISS and a template from Studio Hillary's new SQUARE PEGS template set.

Next up is a layout using a template by LITABELLS DESIGNS (which isn't released yet, so you're getting a sneak peek) and the kit is PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE.

And that's it for might see at least on more project with this set of Flavors's just not quite ready yet, so be sure to come back and see it!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


It's not like I don't have enough to I opted to enter some contests! LOL This first one is for Chrissy W.'s Stretch A Sketch. You can find more details on it HERE. The template is Chrissy W.'s from her NAMELESS collection available at Elemental Scraps and the kit is Melissa Bennett's FREEZIN' SEASON available at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

This next one is for a Traci Stroud/Fizzy Pop contest. You can find details about it HERE. The template is Fizzy Pop's and available on Lizzy's blog. The kit is BUBBLEGUM BEAUTY and available at Scrap Orchard.

And that's it for me for this post! Come back and visit me soon!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Crystal's Jumpers!

We have a new Studio Girl over at Scrapbook Graphics - Crystal Livesay!!! She calls her templates JUMPERS and the Crew had the opportunity to play with them - and boy, did we play!! I made four layouts with them, but there's plenty more inspiration over in the SBG GALLERY! Be sure to go check it out.

Here are my layouts:

Spiderman - using Tangie's HERO OF THE NIGHT (which is actually a collab with DeCrow Designs)

TROUBLE - Using Randi Oh's Be Happy:

Heart and Soul - using mgl Scraps HEART & SOUL

RIKER - Using Amanda Heiman's NOVEMBER GRAB BAG - FOR THE BOYS (A collab with Wild Dandelions)

So I hope you take a peek at her gallery at SBG! The Crew did some FANTABULOUS layouts for your viewing pleasure!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Release - Susan Robinson

Time for a new release over at POLKA DOT PLUM!! Susan has SKETCHPAD COLLECTION #9 coming out and the CT just ROCKED these sketches right out of the water!!
Here's what I did!

This layout uses Amanda's Heimann's FALL FROLIC - A collab with Jennifer Fox.

And I did this one, using the DSD GRAB BAG from BZB Designs - who I am guesting for this month. You can now buy all the pieces seperately over at ELEMENTAL SCRAPS.

And that's it for me! You might see another one from me sometime soon...if not - there are lots of other things to see! I have a fabulous post going up tomorrow...there's a new designer coming to...oops! can't tell you! You'll have to come back tomorrow....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Working for Shawna!

I must say that I LOVE being on Shawna Clingerman's creative team! I can work with EVERYTHING she designs!

This is my most recent project for Shawna - it uses her GUESS WHOOO LOVES YOU kit as well as a template from Lauren Meader.

I was trying to make an owl! My daughter told me it looked like a turkey even before I added the feathers in the back, so...I added the feathers and made it into a turkey! I am thinking it's pretty cute! If you were really ambitious (and I know I'm not) you could make one for each person at your Thanksgiving table!

This next project was made quite a while ago and it is featured in the DST INSIDER this month!!! I am very excited to be published for the first time! This is made using a couple of collabs from Shawna...MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY - with Lauren Grier and BEEP CHUGGA ZOOM with Kristin Cronin-Barrow.

It's a travel set!! Everything fits in the can - with room to spare so you could throw a couple of dry snacks in there too! It will keep the kids occupied as you take the long trip to visit relatives for the holidays!

There are bingo cards - made with templates from Studio Wendy at Scrapbook Graphics.

There are 50 state cards - for the license plate game! I also put the state abbreviation, capital and nickname on mine so they could be used for a learning tool later!

A travel mug - didn't want to leave the adults out!!

And the top of the can is a tic tac toe board - made with bottle caps and by adhering magnets to the bottom of the bottle caps - really easy to do!

So be sure to stop over at SHAWNA'S store - I am sure you will find her designs are AWESOME as I do!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Releases for Amy!

I think I am a bit behind in my posting!! The Horror! LOL Life has just gotten into the way, so I am going to try to catch up!

Today I am going to show you the newest releases from Amy Stoffel...

This uses Amy's PRECIOUS kit and the template is by SUSAN ROBINSON:

This next one is Amy's SWEET TEDDY kit - the template is by BREE CLARKSON...

Last, but certainly not least - Amy's ANGEL SONG, which is available at Daydreamer Designworks as Amy is a guest designer there this month. The template is Lauren Meader's Around Town Tote available at Papertrey Ink.

And those all released already, so hop on over to Scrap Orchard and Daydreamer to pick them up!