Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All About Me Blog Hop

And I present my very cheery, very patterned layout that is all about me!
Here is the lineup for this blog hop - and you are visiting my blog, #7!
Shelley is offering BLOG CANDY, too!
I am very, very fond of distressing photo edges and paper edges, too! 

I like to use font stickers often, too, as my handwriting is unpredictable - and I like to trim them to different sizes! 
This blog hop was a true challenge for me, as I lately dislike having my photo taken!

I used these products to create this layout:
I am offering BLOG CANDY!
*Become a follower and then comment on this post! *Winner will be randomly selected & posted Dec. 1st!*

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Save the Date! All About Me Blog Hop

Save the Date for a very personal blog hop! 
Oh, and there will be CANDY!!! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Vote for My Bug in The Tub

This is what the contest page looks like!   **Just scroll down until you see this pic of Ezra!***
***Please comment that you voted for Ezra, and I will do a giveaway in December from all of the comments/voters!***
VOTE for EZRA every 24 hours!  (PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Winter: A Layout for Frosted Designs & Bird is The Word

I work with lots of sketches, one because I love them, and two because I have so many pics to scrap that I don't have time to spend coming up with the layout on my own!  I loved all of the elements of this sketch, and was able to incorporate lots of techniques.
I also entered this layout in the Bird is the Word challenge for October 22, 2012: Spring/Summer/Winter/Fall
Here is their site badge if you want to pop over:
I used "Winter" for my title, and found a great quote about snowflakes! 
For this layout, I used these products and tools:
Marvy Uchida snowflake punches
Basic Grey tiny brads
embroidery floss
Ribbon and foam dots from Michaels Craft Store
 ***Merry Christmas 2012!***

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Paper Punch Ornaments

I have a different sort of post today!  My 4 year old and I have been getting crafty the last week, due to the somewhat early arrival of winter, hurricane Sandy, and some congestion this morning that kept us at home on a Sunday. 
I modeled these layered ornaments from some felt examples I saw on pinterest, and thought paper would be easier to work with and use a few of the sheets of paper I already had stashed!  My youngest son LOVED using  ther paper punches! 
I was also able to pull out some spools of less-used ribbon from my stash and use those, too!
To create these lightweight ornaments, I used papers from DCVW, Bo Bunny, and Canvas Corp!  Punches included Martha Stewart, CTMH, Marvy Uchida, McGill, and Fiskars!  In between each layer of paper is a foam dot!
Merry Christmas!