Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow, Snow and More Snow....

I have to tell you - I probably shouldn't start long term commitments - scrapwise anyway! LOL The three layouts I am posting to show you today are all using pages I created in order to do the December Daily, but didn't have what I felt were appropriate photos until now. Of course, I have to tell you that the December Daily failed miserably on me, but I at least have these layouts to show for it (and a few more that I created that I hope I will be able to put to use soon!)

This first layout uses a template from SUSAN ROBINSON DESIGNS; the kit is HAPPY FEET by Ziggle Desings - I totally adore this kit! I don't think the colors are for your average snow/winter kit.

And it was so easy - I actually did this layout at 3:00 this morning while I couldn't sleep. Of course, everything on the layout was already done - I only added the picture, date and the journaling. I might trying making my own "quick pages" more often for later use.

The second one uses the same Happy Feet kit and another template from SUSAN ROBINSON. I put this one together this morning - only needed to add the title, journaling, date & photo again!

Last one for today uses CHILLY MILLY by Illiella Designs and the template was a FREEBIE over on the Amanda Heimann Designs blog. The CT gives away blog freebies often, so if you're not subscribed you should check it out! I believe this one was made by TRINA!!

And that's it for today! Quick post and since I had previously done the layouts, they came together pretty quick too! (Well, at least they did today!) Come back soon...I am sure I will have more to show you.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you all! I just have a couple of quick things for you today! First - ScrapbookGraphics is having a chat tonight!! It is sponsored by Studio Jen and we would LOVE if you could join us!!

Miss Kate - our regular chat hostess is off for the holidays tonight, so Miss Kim will be our hostess and I will be there with her to greet you all!! There's games & prizes, so be sure to stop by!

Speaking of Miss Kim - she made this WONDERFUL layout of my pooch!! This is Miss Lainey and she is a merle Great Dane! I was surprised to find this in my inbox this morning. I do not, unfortunately, have the credits to go with it (except I do know those nifty photo templates she used are from Studio Jen), but will update you if I can find them out!!

We got quite a bit of snow here in the Northeast this past weekend and I was able to take this photos of Lainey playing in the snow! Hopefully you are someplace warm and snowless!

I will have more to show you in a day or too, so be sure to stop back by!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Coasters, Trivets & Magnets - OH MY!

Hi All!! As many of you may know, I do a monthly hybrid post for ScrapbookGraphics. It posts on the third Tuesday of each month. If you havent' checked out the SBG Blog - Studio Matters - you should! Anyway, this is what I created this month:

I used the WINTER HUGS kit by Studio Baers Garten - I love her cute whimsical style! There's a bunch of pictures here...just figured I would warn you!

Now - here are a couple of my work in progress photos. This one you can more closely compare the inked edge vs. the non-inked edge. It also shows you the magnets in the back - they come on a sheet of 36 (I think) and are easily cut apart with scissors.

This last one shows you the size difference between the magnets and coasters. For reference mine are done as: 2" for the magnets, 4.5" for the coasters and 6" for the trivets. The magnets are probably slightly larger than a normal coaster.

That should do it! Hope you like it! It's really a very easy and inexpensive project! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lots of Templates!

Hey there everybody! I have a bunch of stuff to show you today! This first one uses SNOW DAY by Amy Stoffel. It's an adorable kit with LOTS of great snow elements. Unfortunately, as I write this post, we haven't had that much snow, so I used it in a non-snowy way! It just shows how versatile this kit really is!! The template is by Susan Robinson, part of her SketchPad #11 Collection and is available at PDP.

This next layout also uses an Amy Stoffel kit. It's called WINTER'S KISS. It's got a gorgeous color pallette! Again, I used in a non-wintery way. This is my LOVELY daughter Amanda...and just for the girls on Amy's team, she posed for me in her new Twilight inspired T-shirt. This is also a Susan Robinson template - so check her out over at PDP.

Next up - a template by Adi of LePingouin Designs and a kit by Litabells Designs. This was Lita's first kit and I think it's AWESOME!! You can find it at DayDreamer Designworks.

Last but certainly not least, is this BEAUTY (pun intended) which uses the MISS AMERICA kit by Kandy Kane Creations and the template belongs to Studio Hillary.

And that's it for today! Be sure to check out these great kits and templates!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December Daily...sort of....

Okay - I have started my December Daily...haven't been doing the best job. But as I write this it is the 10th of the month - you won't be seeing it until the 16th. But point - as of the 10th, I have already done 9 am thinking not too bad - and the 10th one is almost complete on my computer! ROFL

Anyway - this is my first page - not including my cover - which is also done not including the journaling...okay - I am slacking - what can I say. This is CHILLY WILLY by Iliella Designs over at Sweet Shoppe Designs and the template is by DeCrow and available at Scrap Orchard.

Quick post today. As you may be reading this - I am at the dentist for a BUNCH of dental work....but I do have another post scheduled for the 18th, so stay tuned!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Layouts for Shawna

Although I usually do hybrid for Shawna, today I have a few layouts using a few of her more recent kits!! This first one uses I'M THE PRINCESS. This is not my normal style - I am usually much less busy! The template is by BIOGRAFFITTI and it was a RAK!! It was a great surprise - so be sure to check out her store over at SCRAP ARTIST!!

This next one uses BREATHE IN THE RAIN - a "SHAUREN" Collab. They're a great pair! The template is made by Dani Mogstad and was a freebie in the SSD forums, so go check it out!!

And lastly - another busy one - and bright too! This one uses Shawna's CRAFTAPALOOZA kit - which is actually a collab with Fee Jardine. I thought it was perfect for a non-journaled layout just about the fact that I CREATE! I thought it kind of spoke for itself. I believe the template on this one was also a freebie a while back at the SSD forum, but unfortunately that's all I can tell you.

And that's all for this post! See you again soon....

Saturday, December 12, 2009

How about some boxes??

Hey there! Got some hybrid for you!! Since it's late in the day and I am tiring as I type this (in advance for you) I will keep in short and sweet!!!

This one uses the SILHOUETTE BOX template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff and the HIS BOY ELROY kit by Shawna & Libby.

This cutie uses Kelleigh's MILK CARTON TEMPLATE and the kit is AROUND THE FARM by Kandy Kane Creations.

Last - but certainly not least - this uses the CANDY BAR BOX template by the Hybrid Kid and A DREAM FOR PETER kit by Amy Stoffel.

See - I told you it would be short and sweet! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Grab Bag For Hillary!!!

Hillary has a new grab bag out and I assure you - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!! I always love a grab bag and this one is PACKED!!!

Like this layout? The template I used to make it is a BONUS TEMPLATE available EXCLUSIVELY to Studio Hillary newsletter subscribers when they purchase her upcoming December Grab Bag.

The Grab Bag will be up for sale starting this Thursday December 11th, but only newsletter subscribers who purchase the bag through the newsletter link will get this extra goodie!!!!!! so go subscribe to Hillary's newsletter now!!! Here's the link:"

Here's my layout with the subscriber only template:

I have another one I will show you in the next couple of days as well!! The kit I used here is Flergs - MOMENTS IN TIME. I love this kit! So versatile!!

This layout also uses a template from the grab bag:

The kit on this one is TOMFOOLERY by Amanda Heimann and Bella Gypsy.

So go sign up for the newsletter - use the link from the newsletter to buy the grab bag and get that EXCLUSIVE template from Studio Hillary!!