Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monkeying Around! Bear Hugs Design Team Post. and Weekly Freebie.

Today I have a quick card that I made using Bear Hugs Art and Scraps Monkey Business cutting files. I really didn't know which file I wanted to play with this week. But this cute little monkey just won my heart!
I used a stamp for the sentiment and think it goes perfect with it.
I added a button that looks like bananas to spice it up a bit!.
and don't forget to go over to Bear Hugs Art and Scraps to get this cute free cutting file!
I will be entering this card over at Monica's Creative Madness for her newest challenge which was to create a project with a cupcake. Thanks for popping bye. Have a great week.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday! Wedding Bliss!

Hello my Crafty friends. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I just wanted to stop by and show you a card I made for a couple of challenges going on right now.
The first being Fantabulous Cricut Blog: Wedding Bliss
Make a project for the happy couple (wedding or anniversary)
I decided on a Anniversary card.
For the card base a used a free file from  Monica's Creative Room. This card is called a gate fold and I just love all the detail cuts in it. If you are looking for it it is card #16.
The beautiful detailed hearts on the front of the card were cut from Wedding Cricut Cartridge at 2 inches. I used a pretty pink shimmer paper which does not show up in the pictures.
For the Happy Anniversary I used Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes Cricut Cartrige and cut it at 1.5 inches.
 Final touches were a bit of chalking around the edges of the card, some pretty heart brads and a heart charm.
I am also going to enter the card over at D.L. Art: Wedding or Anniversary challenge.
As always thanks for stopping bye, have a great weekend.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Gone To The Beach!

Last year when we were in Hawaii we came across this store with full life size bears. I couldn't help but want to get our picture taken with them to show the grand kids . I have never seen such large bears, my hubby is 5'7 and I am 5'5 and we are standing up tall and straight. At the time I didn't know I was going to be part of Bear Hugs Design Team and when Karel came out with these files I knew just which picture I was going to work with. I just love the way it turned out and I am already thinking about page two.

The layout itself was super fast to throw together, using paper that I had gotten about eight years ago.
I wanted to tie in the bright colours of the umbrella and came across some more old paper which I had picked up in Hawaii over five years ago but  thought was to busy to use as a background so just added a small amount to tie everything together.The Bears are from Bear Hugs by Art and Scraps Beach Babes
 The Lei is from the Dollar store which I just cut in half and used for both bears.

I am going to enter this layout in the following challenges:
Creative Cutter Room: Summer Fun
Die Cut Diva's: Summer Fun
Getting Cricky with K Andrew: Summer Celebration
Cardz TV: Anything goes
As always my crafty friends thanks for stopping bye and leaving me some love. Have a Great weekend.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Families Rock! Day 4 and 5 of The Paper Doll Teen Scene Challenge and Give Away!

Hello my crafty friends, today I have finished up my last two dolls for Renee's Teen Scene Challenge.and give away. It has been so much fun playing with these paper dolls, it took me back to when I was a Young girl. My hubby even said to me "now I know why you like scrapbooking so much it like playing with dolls"and you always have been a kid at heart".

 So here are the boys! 
 This is Alex, I added a skate board to his page and a little tag that was from Groovy Times cartridge.
 I created the title Families Rock with my Cameo thinking my granddaughter could add pictures of her cousins.
The second and last fellow is called Tyler.
Like I said this was such a fun challenge and you still have time to join in on the fun. Just go over to Renee's blog at I came, I saw, I created and check it out. The give away is open until Saturday so you still have time.
Sorry the pictures are not the greatest but the sun had gone down and I really wanted to get these on tonight and start on my next project.
So as always thank you for stopping bye and leaving me such lovely comments. Have a great week!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day 3! Back To School Teen Scene Challenge and Giveaway!

Renee from I came, I saw, I created is having a week long series featuring all the character and outfit from Paper Doll Teen Scene. Each day a different doll will be highlighted and at the end there will be a giveaway. When I read about this challenge I decided I just had to do it. Today Renee is featuring the doll called "Molly."

If you read yesterdays post you know that I am making a mini album for my oldest Granddaughter for Christmas.
I am a little bit behind with making the dolls, so if you want to see the giveaway head over to  Renee blog and check out the give away!
Today we are featuring Molly, is she not pretty or what!
Cartridges used for this page are:
Paper Doll Teen Scene
For the second page I used my Cameo to make the blackboard, the book worm was from the Silhouette store and back to school was Cricut Recess cartridge.
Here's a close up of the black board which I added a couple of school buttons
and last, I just had to show a close up of the book worm.
As always thanks for stopping bye and make sure you come back tomorrow to check out Alex.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 2 BBQ Time! Paper Doll Teen Scene Challenge.

Renee from I came, I saw, I created is having a week long series featuring every character and outfit from Paper Doll Teen Scene. Each day a different doll will be highlighted and at the end there will be a giveaway. When I read about this challenge I decided I just had to do it. Today Renee is featuring the doll called "Chloe."
If you read yesterdays post you know that I am making a mini album for my oldest Granddaughter for Christmas.

Today I decided to go with a BBQ theme so I could add a couple more summer pictures into the album.
This is the first page with Chloe.

Cartridges used for these layout were
Paper Doll Teen Scene
Block Party
Fast Foods
I used my new Martha Stewart scissors for the grass and some Button Brads.
I made three tags so she can add pictures and write on them. I will leave this up to her.
I am also going to enter this over at Getting Cricky with K. Andrew for her summer celebration challenge. So that's it for  day two, make sure you come back  tomorrow and see the featured doll "Molly"
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments, I just love reading them.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Paper Doll Teen Scene Series, Day 1 "Sarah" Summer Vacation!

Renee from I came, I saw, I created is having a week long series featuring every character and outfit from Paper Doll Teen Scene. Each day a different doll will be highlighted and at the end there will be a giveaway. When I read about this challenge I decided I just had to do it. I bought the cartridge about two months ago and I still had not opened it. LOL!
The first doll to be featured is Sarah.
 I decided since there are so many cute doll, I was going to make a Mini Album for my Granddaughter for Christmas.
 My first two pages of the album will be about her summer vacation. What a better way to spend your vacation then at the beach.
The album is a 8X8 and I cannot wait to start the next character tonight.
I am also going to link this up over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge me Monday Sunny Days: make a project using a yellow sun.
Getting Cricky with K. Andrew: Summer Celebration
Cartridges used for this project
Paper Doll Teen Scene
Lifes a Beach
Cricut Classic Font
Thanks for stopping bye.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bear Hugs Weekly Challenge

Welcome to week two of Bear Hugs Face book Challenge! This weeks challenge is to make a project and Bling it up. I love my little girl, but I am very disappointed with the way the picture turned out. The card is just filled with shinny glitter and sparkle which you cannot see at all. Even the little ice cream cone is all glossy and shinny but yet once again the camera has not picked it up. I used two different Bear Hug files to create my sweet little girl. The body and hair are from Two Scoops and the dress and head band are from Time To Clean. Both sets can be purchased at Bear Hugs Art and Scraps.

It has been so hot here in Edmonton for the last week or so and I have had one of my granddaughters staying with me so it was hard to find the time or energy to scrap. Earlier this week I saw this sketch challenge for Die Cuttin Diva's,  and decided to give it a try. I love a good challenge and this look like a really cute sketch for what I had in mind.

I used George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge for the circles, which I have saved on my gypsy and makes it a breeze when it comes to making my cards. Once again I had both my Cameo and my Cricut Expression cutting at the same time, making music to my ears. LOL!
I am also going to enter this card over at Fantabulous Cricut: make a project with any type of summer treat.
Once again my crafty friends thanks for stopping bye. Have a great weekend and I hope to see you over at Bear Hugs Fan page showing us your cute Bear Hugs Projects.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Welcome to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Before anyone says anything I am in the process of fixing this title! I lost my Z somewhere! I told you this layout was CURSED! LOL!
 I have been wanting to scrap these pictures from Universal Studios every since we got back last year, but for some reason I just could not get this page to come together. I wasted so much paper, I had to go online and order it from E-Bay because our local scrapbooking stores were no longer carrying it, but with a lot of love and patients for scrapbooking it was well worth the extra couple of grey hairs in the process. I just love the way it turned out and cannot wait to start the second page.
 I even created the title myself using my Cameo and a free Harry Potter Font I found on line.
Before we went to Universal Studios I had heard of Harry Potter and my Hubby and kids had seen all the movies, but I didn't think it was something I would enjoy. LOL! Man oh man was I ever wrong, talk about amazing, it totally blew my mind and now I am already reading book four and cannot wait to finish all the books so I can start to watch the movies.

Isn't Harry simply great? I got the SVG file from a site that is only by invite only right now, which is a real a shame because her Disney files were so fun to work with and I have no ideal what happened or why.

I will tell you I did have a lot of trouble getting the shield to cut for me, but I think I need a new blade for my Cameo and they are on back order, so until then I have to make do with what I have.
I will be entering this in Lets Get Sketchy challenge
Here is a picture of this weeks sketch.
As always thanks for stopping bye and have a super fun week!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Just Chillin! BeachBums! Part Two!

Well here we are with another week of new challenges and I am so happy to see a few of the blogs I follow have decided on summer time or beach projects. I don't know if you remember a few weeks ago I did a layout called Beach Bums, well I have just been dying for a chance to do the second page and I am just so happy with the way it turned out!
I used Bear Hugs Art and Scraps SVG file Beach Bums for these awesome waves. On the sandpaper beach I added a pair of flip flops and a turtle charm.
I asked my hubby what he thought I should call this layout and he said "Just Chillin", cause that is what he was doing. The picture was taken this past October in Hawaii on our 42 wedding anniversary. I sure wish I was there right now so I could just jump into that ocean and cool off!.

I used  the cricut cut from Summer Fun for the dude hanging out in the beach chair. Hubby was not to happy with me when I said it look just like him! LOL!
The title just Chillin was cut in glitter paper but it is just not showing up in the picture like in real life. I used my cameo to create it. So once again for this layout I had both machine cutting away at the same time. LOL!
So here are the two pages together.
I will be entering the following challenges with the layout.
Monica Madness Cameo Creations: Anything goes!
 Scrappy Moms Stamps  "Hit the Beach"
Getting Cricky with K Andrews Simply Sunday Challenge "Summer Celebrations"

Friday, July 6, 2012

Thanks For Your Support!

Wow! Two post in one day! I can't believe it. It has been a long time since I have done this.
I wanted to get this card made for a challenge over at D.L Art Thankful Thursday Challenge which is over tomorrow. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute! This weeks Thankful Thursday Challenge was to make a thank you card. Also I can't forget about thechallenhe over at Go Fish . This weeks challenge is to create a thank you card using your favorite colour.
This was a SVG freebie from Scrap Chicks a couple of weeks ago and it was one of the quickest cards that I have ever made.I used my Cameo to make the cuts and just some good old scraps from my scrap bucket.
I think the saying on the card is just perfect to thank all my followers for coming back and checking out my blog to see if I have posted something new. I love each and every comment that is left and get such a great feeling just knowing you are there for me, even if we have never met.

Bear Hugs First Challenge! Please Come Join Us!

Good Morning and Happy Friday, Are you ready for this Bear Hugs first challenge??? Well, you can find the details here! I have also posted my project as a example to help get you inspired!

 Challenge for Week 7/6-7/12.
This week’s challenge is to create a 3x5 name tag, a twist on an everyday tag! To be eligible to win you must use a Bear Hugs Paper Piecing on your name tag and then use the name t...ag you created as your profile picture for the week of the challenge. Make your name tag a reflection of you! Be creative and Have fun!!!!
I used one of the past freebie bears for my name tag, since I love angels.

 You have till Midnight EST time on the July 12th to post your name tag and change your profile pic. A winner will picked using Random.org and posted on the fan page on Friday 7/13, along with the details of the next challenge. The winner of this challenge will receive $10 in Bear Hugs Designs Patterns. How cool is that!!
 So grab your scissors, glue and your thinking caps and come join in the fun over at Bear Hugs Facebook Fan page, I can't wait to see all of your wonderful projects!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just Teddy and Me!

Hello my Crafty friends, today a have a quick  card for you using another darling SVG from Bear Hugs Art and Scraps. This one is called Just Me and My Teddy.
This card is called a Criss Cross Fold and the instruction can be found over at Splitcoast Stampers. I just love this type ofl card, it is so easy, different and fun to make..

Once again I was able to use all scrap paper to make the card. I am really trying to get my bucket down in size. I swear I don't throw anything away when it comes to my scraps and it is beginning to get harder and harder to search through it.

I also wanted to tell you that Bear Hugs will be doing weekly challenges over at Bears Hugs Facebook page starting this Friday! Challenge will be posted Friday Morning on our Facebook Fan Page!!! Are you ready?
Check back tomorrow for my DT Challenge project and some more information on Bear Hugs first ever Challenge!
Thanks for stopping bye!