Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reindeer Food

Good morning everyone! This is going to be my last post till after Christmas. I'm here today to show you what i have made for my daycare kids plus my own kids. Reindeer food!! Every kid loves to spread some reindeer food across the lawn on Christmas Eve. I found the image and poem off the internet. I went into my scrapbooking program and create these cute little tags. The container that i used if from my ribbon rounds that i buy from CTMH. They sure do come in handy!! Hope that everyone has a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Layout for Sketchy Thursdays! And FREEBIES

Good morning everyone!  Is everyone getting excited for Christmas?  I know that my kids are!  They can't wait till Christmas day, they want to go back to grandmas house to play.  Lately it's more fun at Grandmas house than it is at home!!  The Freebies are at the bottom of the post with the link. 

Well i'm here to show you the newest layout i have made for the Challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays.   Please keep in mind that my layout is 11x8.5 instead of 12x12.  I just love the brightness of these colors.  It matches my daughters personality perfectly.  If any of you know about any more sketch challenges leave a comment below.  I'm trying to get some of my scrapbooking done, and i figure a perfect way to do this is by challenging myself!!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my project today.  Hope you all have a wonderful day. 

I just wanted to remind you about the challenge over at Patties Creations Design Challenge. You have to use a punch or punches.  The DT have created some great projects.  You should go check it out and see what they have come up with.
We are taking a Holiday break after this Challenge #9.  We will return on Friday, January 7, 2011 with a Blog Hop titled "Pattie's Creations New Year Blog Hop".  PLEASE check back here for the details!

You will still have time to enter the challenge this week and next week  over at the lollipopspot to have your chance to win one of the January Lines.  Trust me you will want to win this.  The lines are amazing.  I have spent the last month playing with them, and i'm in LOVE!!! 
And don't forget about the 12 days of Christmas over at the lollipop Press.  Tons of FREEBIES!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Digital Cards Tutorial

Today I’m going to show you how to make 3D pop up Cards digitally!!!
I use a different program than most people, StoryBook Creator 3.0 Plus.  I’m sure that you can take the basic techniques and use them for the program that your using.

We will be starting off with a 12x12 blank page.  You will be creating 4- 8”x4” rectangles. 3 will fit horizontally and one will be vertical.  There will be a square in your upper right hand corner.  You can use that square to make a tag if you wish. That is what I did!!

Lets start with the first rectangle top left.  We are going to basically cut your rectangle in half.  The way I did this is by using my Cut and Fill Option.  I made a rectangle around the bottom half of the rectangle, and you CUT AROUND THE SHADED AREA. In other programs this might be the select tool? This will make you have 2 smaller rectangles now. See the next 2 pictures.

So now that you have the 2 smaller rectangles you are going to fill the bottom one with your choice of paper.  I used papers from the Santa Baby Kit. For this first card I chose the pink paper.  That will be the bottom half of your card.

Now you will import/add embellishments to your liking.  I used the embellishments from Santa Baby to match the paper I took from the kit.  Just remember that you want to have half of the image to be off of your paper rectangle. Just like the picture below

Don’t forget to add shadows if you want to POP it off the page more.
Do any personalization at this point too.  I wanted my plain pink paper to have some texture so I added that at this time too.  If you use SBC+ and would like to learn how to do this just send me a message and I can help you out.

Now after you have finished placing everything were you want you will erase the grey box at the top.  You will now repeat all the steps again for every card.  When you are all done, Print them out.  I send mine into Costco because that is the cheapest place I have found to print them.  Plus I do not have a 12x12 printer!!

After you have printed this out.  You will now have 2 options for cutting and mounting onto cardstock.  You could cut around the tops leaving the white part attached to the rest of your card. Just like i did with the snowman card below. Or you can cut around everything even eliminating the white off the card.  like i did with the "Holly Jolly Santa" 

 Now just depends on what you did with your cutting will depend on what you do next.  If you cut everything off then you will need to cut a piece of white cardstock 4"x8" and score it at 2" on the 4" side.  You will then glue the card onto the cardstock.  (picture is below).  If you decided to just cut around your image you will need a piece of cardstock 2"x8" to glue onto the inside back like the picture below. Your basically trying to cover the hole were you cut the image out of with the cardstock. 

Finish doing this to all the cards.  I chose to cut the white off of my cards it seemed to be easier to do that then take an exacto knife and cut around the image. 
Here are all 4 of my cards done, with a nice tag to match.  

All the digital product used was from the Lollipop Press, Santa Baby Kit. The cardstock i used for the bases of the cards is from CTMH.  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Cupcakes!!!!

First of all i would like to apologize, because the blog hop with the Studio Aloha Designs has been postponed.  I hope that my post today will make up for it!! 
Well i have been very busy this past week.  With all the projects i need to get done for all my DT requirements and making stuff for at home.  Yesterday i was busy making cupcake wrappers from SVG Cuts File.  Wow i'm so glad that i'm done but i had sooo much fun making them.  The tree cupcakes have green icing, the Santa cupcakes have red icing, and the snowmen have white.  Sorry the picture of the snowman is a little blurry.. batteries died in my camera or else i would take another picture!!  
Hope you like them

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lets ink it Up Swap

Good morning!!  About a month ago i joined the Lets Ink it Up Swap Challenge The theme for the swap is make 6 3x3 Thank you Cards.  Make sure they have envenlopes and an optional thing is a box for them.  I Created my 3x3 thank you cards all from Close to My Heart product. Instead of making a box for the little cards.  I made a Purse that holds 16 3x3 cards.  I'll send my 6 to my swap partner with the purse, then if she wants she can add to 10 more cards too it!! 

Well i hope that my swap partner like it!!

Don't forget to join us over at Patties Creations Design Challenge this week You will have till tomorrow morning to enter.  Its a fun challenge you should try it!!

Over @ Lollipop Press we are having the 12 days of Christmas. If you swing by there, i'm sure that you will find a couple of freebies!!  

Join me and the rest of the Aloha Girls on the Studio Aloha Designs Blog Hop tomorrow and Friday!!  It's going to be so much fun. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lollipop Press Santa Baby and a challenge

Here is the fun stuff that i did yesterday!!  I created another LO with the Santa Baby Kit from Lollipop Press.  I think this kit is sooo cute, and fun!  I works with my kids so well.  There are so many things that you can do with this line.  It's HUGE!!!

I am entering this layout into the Sketches in Thyme Challenge this week. You should go check out the sketch this week and join in!!  

Don't forget about the Challenge over at Patties Creations Design Challenge.

Please join me next week on a Blog hop with the STUDIO ALOHA GIRLS  December 16th & 17th.
 There are going to be prizes to win a long the way.  One of the prizes is from here!!   

Friday, December 10, 2010

Patties Creations Design Challenge #8

Today was just "one of those days"!!! So i decided that i was going to hurry up and clean the house so that i can work on some fun stuff!  Well the fun stuff i have done already today i will share with you in another post.  Right now though I'm here to let you know about the 8th Challenge over at Patties Creations Design Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is Color inspiration  Here is the inspiration 

The rest of Team #2 DT have created some wonderful cards.  You all should hop on over than check them out. When you do please show some love.  We all like to read comments!!  Here is my project i made for this challenge. 

Sorry that the picture is a little fuzzy.  I couldn't figure out how to fix the setting on the camera. I just turned a Hot chocolate container into a little gift canister.  
I used the ribbon from Close to my Heart.  
The paper i used is from LOLLIPOP PRESS - SANTA BABY KIT 
yes i printed digital papers to make this!  You can do anything with digital papers or digital images!

Don't forget to hop over to Patties Creations Design Challenge for our challenge there this week. you will have till Thursday!!

Stop by the Lollipopspot to enter your layout into our challenge this week theme is 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I have some GREAT NEWS!!

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful week.  I have been soo busy this week.  Well you all want to know what my good news is, so here it is... I got on the Design Team Lollipop Press!!!  YAY  I'm sooo EXCITED!!! :D  I just love the kits that Amber makes.  Decembers kit is just AMAZING!!  It's called "SANTA BABY" It's has more than a usual kit has.  Usually Amber puts out 2 new kits every month.  This month there is only one kit just because Santa Baby is soo much bigger than usual!! You would almost say it was a mega kit!!  Here is the picture of the kit.  You can buy the kit HERE

Well here is just one page LO of the kit that i have made. 

There are so many different things you can do with this kit..  The papers fit a 12x12 LO.  Here I did an 11x 81/2" LO.  I'm working on another little project that you can use this kit with.  I will be using that project to do a Technique post on the 20th of December on the Lollipop Press Blog.  

Don't forget to hop on over to the LOLLIPOPSPOT Blog to enter into the challenge this week and every week so that you can be entered to win one of the kits for January. I can't show you what the kits look like until the 15th of January, but i can tell you the names of them. 
 Woodland Winter and Chic and Shabby 
 I won for the month of November!!! YAY me.  Here is what I won.  I can't wait to get this one in the mail!!  When i get it i'll take more pictures and post them.  

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Digital Layout for Lollipopspot

Hello everyone!  

I just finished another digital Layout for the Lollipopspot challenge this week. This week it's just not a word for the challenge.  They decided to have a picture with color choices and a phrase.  here is what it looks like.  

Now my layout.  I tried to stay within the colors that are asked of us. The pine cones and the holly berries are from a picture that i turned into ebellishments. I used Creative Memories Jewel Digital Power Palette.  The tag is from S.G.Rowe Designs Christmas Memories a freebie. Sorry i don't have the link at this time. I'll find it and post it this week. I also went by the sketch #6 on the Lollipopspot blog

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lollipopspot Challenge Week- Thankful

Hello everyone.  I'm late posting this to my blog too.  I should mention why i have been so late this weekend.  I had a meeting in town on Friday about me going back to school!!! YAY!!!  I'm going to be going back for an electrician, i know WOW right?  Well it will be a challenge but it's something that i would like to do.

Ok now onto the challenge for last weeks theme on the Lollipopspot blog.  The theme was THANKFUL.  Like i said this was last weeks theme.  I posted this layout on the Lollipopspot blog last night.  I used the Black Friday Freebie  i found on the Lollipop Press blog.  This layout is not one of my favs but i love it just the same because my girls helped out on it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Patties Creations Design Challenge

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I have been so busy, i'm late in posting for Patties Creations Design Challenge this week.  Ooops!!  Well I should get on with it.  This weeks challenge is a sketch. Go over to the blog to check out the rest of the Dt's creations using patties designs. Remember if you enter into the challenge using one of Patties Designs you will be entered into the draw 2 times.   

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Digital Layout for Lollipopspot Challenge DT CALL

I sat down this morning at my computer with an idea!  Therese Travis from Paperfacesdesigns has just sent her design team some new files.  One of the files i just fell in love with and wanted to create my own pattern paper from it.  The image i used is called Diamond Medallion, you can find it here at her ETSY SHOP .  
Oh I wanted to mention that Therese is looking for some more talented people to join us on the Design Team.  If you would like to find out more info on this please head on over to her site to read all of the details.

I made this layout for the Lollipopspot challenge this week. The theme is still yellow.  Besides my own pattern paper i made.  I used Thanksful Blessings by Seachell and Nature by Dailly Designs. 

Speaking of Lollippop, the Lollipop Press is looking for some new DT members as well.  I sent in my application, hopefully i will be asked!  I love their kits.  If you would like to send in your application go to the Lollipop Press blog and read all the details. 

I would also like to enter this page into the Southern Girls Challenge. The theme this week is your favorite color.  Mine happens to be yellow and black.

I used this sketch

And here is my version of it

Final Picture is the paper i designed using Paperfacesdesigns Diamond Medallion image

Monday, November 15, 2010

Digital Layout for Lollipopspot

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a great start to your week.  I has a little time today so i decided to make a page layout for Lollipopspot Challenge.  This weeks theme is YELLOW.  It's so much fun creating these layouts... i'm going to try and make another one before the end of the week, but who knows if i'll actually get it done!!  Hope you enjoy. Here's my little princess Emma. Under the layout is the sketch i used from Lollipopspot

Friday, November 12, 2010

My First Post on the Lollipopspot

Hello everyone.  I'm so excited to be a member of the Lollipopspot!!  I posted my first creation using one of their sketches yesterday on their blog.  I just love all the papers and kits they have available.  I just need to get some moola then i can go shopping!! I have not been really into scrapbooking lately but this is getting me back into it!  So i am going to start to do at least one page layout every week. You should go check out what the other ladies have come up with.  There are some beautiful layouts to look at.  These Ladies are so Talented.  There are some rules on participating in their challenges.  You should go read them then get started yourself!! Here is the sketch i went by

I used Thanksful Blessins by Seachell and Nature by Dailly Designs

Patties Creations Design Challenge #4 and a FREEBIE

Good morning everyone! I hope that you all had a great week.  I'm here to tell you about Patties Creations Design Challenge #4.  It is a great and easy challenge this week.  You have to create a Birthday Card.  Now how easy is that?  We do have a reason for making a birthday card because Pattie and Sandi's Birthday is coming up this week.  If you feel up to it you can go to the blog and wish them both a Happy Birthday in the comments, i know they would appreciate it even if it's early!!  So have some fun this week and create a birthday card.  Just remember that if you use one of Patties Images you will be entered into the draw 2 times. Oh i almost forgot, speaking of Images, Pattie has a FREEBIE for you, just for this challenge, it will fit the theme perfect!  Here is my Birthday card that I made.  If you have some time you should go check out what the other members of Team#2 made, they are all so beautiful!

Materials Used: 
Paper: pink CS (CTMH) Pattern Paper out of my stash
Stamps: Happy Birthday (CTMH)
Digital Image is GymnistPattieboop from Patties Creations
Ribbon from my stash. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Close to My Heart Facebook Draw

I don't know how many of you know that i'm an Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart.  I love their products!!  I know that i'm bias, but i really do.  Their stamp set are the best quality i can find!  Well i'm on here to post what my favorite product is from the idea book.   it would have to be the the "Wishes" how to book.  I have one and I look at it every day!

My new Blinkie

My friends and fellow Dt member on Paperfacesdesigns, Jeannie is sooooooo talented!!  Jeannie has created me my own BLINKIE!!  You can go to Jeannie's ETSY shop and see now that she is a blinkie maker now.  Would you like one? I got to choose what i would like it to look like.  I think that Jeannie did an amazing job on it. YAY!!  So how about you go to my side bar and pick it up and put it on your blog!

I know i haven't been posting a lot lately thats just because i have been creating lots.  Just no batteries in the camera to take the pictures and post.  I've made 10 tags for the girls from my Christmas Card Class, as they requested.  I have a special Christmas project that i'm working on.  As long as i get it done (it's a lot of work!) i'll be posting it this week.  I was asked to be in a Christmas Craft fair at a local school.  So i'm trying to get some things together for that too.  I will be back with a project to show you soon.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tag your It!!!

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm here to share a tag that I made for Waltzingmouse Makes Blog Challenge.  For this challenge we have to make a Christmas tag that is elegant and beauty.  Well i got the Christmas part, but i don't think that i got the elegant and beauty part!! LOL  I still think this tag is really cute.  The main base of the tag is acrylic 3x3 then i used my Cricut and cut out the blue piece. Before adhering the blue piece i stamped the acrylic with white snowflakes.  I used my Cricut again to cut out the "snowfun".  I really wish that the acrylic would show up better in the picture.  If any of you have any tips about that I would love to hear about it.  Either send me a message or leave a comment here.  We can make more than one tag to enter so i'll be back with another later tonight or tomorrow.     

Materials used: 
Tag: Acrylic -from office depot
blue cs- Micheals
white cs for "snowfun" and snowman- CTMH
Snowman stamp- my stash
"snowfun"- SVG Cuts

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Card

Well, I have been busy!!  I've been getting ahead in my DT projects for Patties Creations Challenge. If you haven't already you should go check out the Challenge that is going on right now, you could win!!  
So i'm not allowed to show some of the cards that i have been making until the Challenge blog posts them so i decided to make a Christmas card to hold you over for a little bit longer!!  The little present moves back and forth and spins around.  All paper used is from my stash and the present is from a stamp set (oh Christmas tree) from CTMH.  You might have noticed but i have changed up the was my pictures are done.  I'm using photoshop elements now and I have added some decorations to the picture.  It's so much fun using this program.  I have had some help from CDAC.
The tutorials I have been finding there helped me out a LOT!!  Well i'm going to go now and make another card to share with you... or maybe something else not sure yet.  Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Patties Creations Design Challenge #2

Good Morning everyone!

This is the first Challenge for Group 2 of Patties Creations DT. I'm so excited to include you!  This challenge is an easy challenge.  All you have to do is use fall colors, red orange, yellow, brown!!  How easy is that?  Here is my creation that i did for this challenge.  You should go check out Patties Creation Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with.  I've already seen it and you will be amazed how talented the other dts are!!  Don't forget to enter into the challenge and don't forget to read the rules on the right sidebar.  You could win!!
Products used:
Paper:  dp from my stash, brown CS from CTMH
Vellum from CTMH
Punch from MS 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Candy anyone?????

Hello everyone!!  Hope you all had a great week.  I just stopped in to let you know that one of my new friends Theresa and fellow DT member for Patties Creation Design Challenge is giving away some Candy!! Head on over to her blog and check it out. 
She is offering a SURPRISE GOODIE BAGGIE to a lucky follower and the deeds are as follows...::::]
1. You must be a follower of my blog.... (Theresa's blog)
2. You have to take part in the challenge over at Pattie's Challenge Block you can find it HERE
3. You have to leave a comment here (Theresa's blog) so that she can verify
Now tell me that is not
Theresa is willing to post local and international!!!!!!!!
I will give you a small hint of some of the goodies you will get................
AND MORE.................
Theresa will give you till 22 OCTOBER 12pm, after which she will do a draw using 

Hope you all have a great day and weekend.  I'll be back soon with another project i'm working on.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween Lantern, Patties Creations Design Challenge, Digi's With Attitude! Launch

 Hello everyone.  For my project today, I used a tutorial from Making Memories facebook fan page.  You can find it here.  I thought this project was and still is the coolest thing. I have not made anything like this before so I thought that I would try.  It is supper easy.  Here is my lantern.  I used Therese Halloween and autumn digi's to complete it all. You can find and buy her digi's HERE  I'm going to be making more of these.  Now i just need to find something to make for the kids Halloween at school.. If you have any suggestions that would be great!   

Oh i would also like to remind everyone that Patties Creations Design Challenge Blog is having their first challenge starting tomorrow the 8th.  I'll be posting my project for the challenge tomorrow.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.. This is going to be a fun challenge.  How were working it, well Patties Creations has 2 DT groups.  The 2 groups take turns.  The challenge tomorrow is with the First DT group (i'm in the 2nd!)  then 2 weeks from now we will have our second challenge.  DT group 2 is designing for this.  It's going to be so much fun i hope that you can join us!

One more NEW challenge blog will be starting tomorrow too.  That challenge blog would be  Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog launch this Friday!   Don't forget that their shop is having a grand opening on the 11th of October.  This challenge blog is going to be so much fun.  I will be participating all the time in this one!! I can't wait till the store opens because i won 10 free digi's.  I looked at the sneak peek of her new digi's and i Just LOVE them!! I hope that you will join in on the fun with this one too!! 

Sorry about the long post!!  I guess I had lots to say today!  Don't forget to leave me a comment with any suggestions about the kids halloween projects for school.  I'll see you all tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fire Chief for the Day

Happy hump day everyone! I hope you all are having a good day. The week is already half done!! YAY!!  Today was very special for my son Robbie.  He was chosen to be the "Fire Chief for the Day" One student from every school in Kelowna  was chose to be "fire Chief for the Day".  What happend when your "Fire Chief for the Day"?  Well his day started when he was picked up by the firetruck at our house.  They had all the lights and sirens on when they came. You should have seen his face!  (I had my camera but it was so cold my batteries shut down :(  )  They gave him a ride to school, they asked me if I would like to have a ride too but I had the daycare kids.  Wish I didn't because i would have loved to share it with him (not because of the HOT firefighters!!!  I know i shouldn't say that, but i couldn't help it! LOL )  Tonight we bring him to the main Fire Hall in town here, were he joins the firefighters for supper with McDonalds!!  Then they show him the fire hall... go through the equipment, and who knows what else!!  I will be posting pics of tonight tomorrow with my next project. I am so proud of him!!

Now on to my Card!!!  Therese the lead for paperfacesdesigns has some really, I mean REALLY cute digi's for fall and halloween.   This is a new image called 

autumn birds. You can find it here.  When you buy this digi stamp you will get another one with it called cat n dog nap.  Now i think that is a great deal.  Buy one and get another one with it!!   Tomorrow i will be back with my next project using Paperfacesdesigns.  I can't wait to show you!!  Don't forget I LOVE reading comments!!! Talk to you all tomorrow.

Materials Used:
Kraft (out of my stash)
the colored circles are made from CTMH cardstock i punched out.  
Chocolate Waxy Flax is also from CTMH
Autumn Birds from Paperfacesdesigns

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wow I'm finally finished updating!!

Wow... OK so this took a lot longer than i thought that it would.  I think that was because i couldn't make up my mind on what Template i would use! I would like to thank you all for putting up with me changing all the time. I hope that you all like my new look!  I was trying to go for Bright and cheery!!  Something to make me smile everyday! (I really need it right now)  Tomorrow i will have some more cards for you.  A thank you card that I am making my sister in-law.  Hope you come back to see again tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Under Construction!!

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to pop in and apologize for my blog.  I'm trying to update it and change some things around... well i had some problems so please bare with me as i figure it out.  I'm trying to get it done by the end of the day tomorrow.  Sorry again.

Monday, September 27, 2010

10 FREE digi's with Attitude!! Blog Candy!

Hi everyone!  I hope that everyone had a great weekend!  It was a busy weekend for me and the family.  My husbands brother got married on Saturday!! YAY  I'm so happy for them! Julie (the bride) was just gorgeous.  Here are some pictures from that day.  I'm in the black dress with my hair half up and half down.  

The reason why i'm on here right now (i'll be posting some cards this week) is to let you know that Cindy-lynn over at My Inkie Fingers is giving away 10 free Digi's with Attitude.  When you get over there and leave your comment please let them know that I sent you (use my blog name not my real name please!)

Now for the pictures!!