My Scrapbooking Cat

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Live in the Sun Layout

 Happy New Year's Eve! I made this layout yesturday using Echo Park's Paradise Beach paper line. It is an older line that I never used. My goal last year was to start using all my products that I have been hoarding. I think I did pretty good- I made piles of layouts and cards. So my New Year's Scrapping resolution will be to continue with that theme- use, use, use! The problem of course is that I buy, buy, buy more!!! I know I have way too much but I am not great with letting go of the old. I figure one day I will find a use for it all......
So my goal will be to continue using as much older stuff as I can. I wonder what people do with product that is half used and not in style......maybe I should let the kids at school use it for crafts.

 This is one sweet memory from last summer.....remember the summer and the sun!!! Now that Christmas is over I wait anxiously for warmer weather. If we could just have winter for December I would be happy! I need a white Christmas but then I am done. My layout was so simple. I cut the designs from another piece of paper. I added some stickers with pop dots. Honestly I was kind of stumped with this layout. Sometimes it is just like that. Oh well.

                                                     Cheers for a crafty 2015!!!

Monday, 29 December 2014

Fa La La La La

Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year to everyone!!! I have been absent from my blog due to the usual Christmas madness. I was sewing pillows and then aprons and then wrapping and shopping and then Christmas-ing. Phew- now I can breath again!!!

I made this layout today using my holiday card that I sent to friends and family. I used Echo Park's Home for the Holidays.

I need to develop all my photos from Christmas so I can scrap them- I may even have enough to make a December daily album. At least I tried to take a picture every day. As usual, no time for the daily recording in an album but maybe I will get something done!

Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Hope, Peace, and Joy!

 Up first is a tag I made using Doodlebug. Very simple- just added a snowman and a fancy frill border.

Below is a Jillibean Holly Berry Borscht card I made. I used the Pea Pod parts and the paper.
It is the last week of panic before Christmas......I never feel ready, no matter how early I start.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Doodle Cute!

Just a card to share today- I am beat because I was working again tonight so nothing creative happened today! I used Doodlebug squares and twine to make this cute card. I added stickles and bling to some of the pictures. I am taking my son to see Santa tomorrow......will he melt down or be a happy camper.....the pictures will tell!!!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A Wee Christmas Card

I meant to post last night but after work I was really tired! I will try to post a second time today...if I can get something made!!! I used a Doodlepop, a sticker, a sentiment rub-on from KI and Doodlebug paper. Just a cute mini card!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas is coming.....

 So I made 3 cards today that have the easy factor. I had leftover squares from the advent calender and I wanted to use them up since they were cut and here you have it- two cute cards! Below is a style I got from the Doodlebug blog. I was looking for cards that could be mailed and if the recipient threw it out, I would not be wasting my precious supplies. So I have not put much extra into these cards but I think they are still really nice.

 I pop dotted the cute cut below but other than that it is just a basic card, ready to mail!
Just over 2 weeks until the big day! I need to get these cards in the mail.....

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Finally Finished!!!

 So I have been showing little previews of this baby and I am happy to say I am done! Finally!!!
I used Doodlebug Christmas products to embellish this paper mache calender I bought at Hobby Lobby. I like it because the boxes are a bit bigger so I was able to put toys inside.

 I just got my Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and saw that there is an advent calender using Doodlebug in there as well. I did not copy that one.....just in case anyone out there thinks I stole the idea. But I will say that this paper, specifically the one with all the squares lent itself to making an advent calender quite nicely.

 Just a note about the process.....I painted this with white acrylic paint, then mod podged it with extreme glitter podge, then sprayed it with an acrylic sealer so the podge would not be sticky- hence the reason it took so long!

 And here is a view of a little surprise that my son will find in his boxes each day!

We picked out our tree today and thankfully it was not bitter cold- for once!!!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Projects

 Here is a not so helpful finish to my pillows. I forgot to take pictures of the first seam being sewn. Basically, you sew right around the edge of the pillow square. Turn right side out and sew again about 2 inches inwards.
 This will leave you with an opening to insert the pillow and a ruffle edge on the finished product.
This is really so easy to make and a great gift for the campers, travellers, or youngsters on your list. The best part is finding the cutest fabrics to make these pillows with!

 I got the bright idea of making my son a felt Christmas tree that he can decorate and explore. I put some velcro on my shapes so it sticks a little better to the tree. I am not done making ornaments but thought I would show you this idea. Christmas fun for little hands!

 Here is a little peak at my advent calender that is taking forever to make!!!!
 I am using Doodlebug Christmas papers and embellishments to make this project. So far, so cute! I need the numbers yet and a final coat of protective spray. is only Dec. 4th- I still have time right.....

Monday, 1 December 2014

Oh Deer!

 My apologies for a much delayed post! I swear, December approaches and it is a firestorm of activity.....I have been working like a mad woman on my Christmas projects. Above is a very simple card I made using Fancy Pants' Christmas line.

Below you will find partial instructions to make pillows. I forgot to take the last couple of photos but I will post tomorrow to finish this up!

I am making 16x16 pillows with removable cases. I am kind of terrible for just amking things up so I apologize for not having measurements- I just eyeball my sewing work!!!!
I cut one piece of fabric to fit the pillow and have a seam allowance of about 2 inches.
I then cut two pieces of fabric that overlap each other and fit the one large piece in size.
 This is the half piece. I did a double fold for a seam and pressed it before sewing it. I did this on one side of both half pieces.
Here they are with a sewn seam.

 Next I laid the two half pieces on top of the full piece with the pattern facing inwards. I pinned them together at the edges and sewed around the whole pillow, about a half inch seam.

 Once you have sewn around the whole pillow, flip the fabric right side out. Now Sew about 2 inches inwards all around the pillow again. What you will have is a pillow case with a nice edge. I will show pictures tomorrow of this part!
I am also going crazy trying to make this advent calendar for my son. It is Dec. 1st so I have missed the mark on this project but he really does not know the difference so I think I have time yet! I am using Doodlebug's Santa Express. Stay tuned for the finished glitz!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Bella Cards for Christmas

I made another card using the Daily Details page from Bella's line Christmas Cheer. The great thing about these cutouts is that you can make so many cards in a snap. They are also great for pocket scrapping. Below is a recap of the cards I have made so far. I embellished with Bella stickers, twine, stickles, and gems. It is almost the final month before Christmas.....time to think about mailing cards to people far away!!!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Christmas Card with Bella

I made this card using Bella Blvd's Christmas line. I punched the heart from cardstock and layered a sentiment from the border paper on top. I added stickles to the snowflakes and the heart. I also added a twine bow at the top. I loved the paper with the cute squares- there were so many cute sayings and I made a bunch of cards from that sheet already!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Snow Banner and a Thankful Layout

 Phew! I have a long post of pictures to share today. I made this banner over the weekend and finished up today. The flip side was done with Doodlebug's Christmas line so that side is not done. This side was done with Doodlebug's Frosty Friends line.

 I bought pre-made chipboard triangles at Hobby Lobby. I traced the shape on paper and cut it out. Then I decorated all the pieces with embellishments!

                                  I used lots of pop dots to add dimesion to the stickers.

 Here is the banner together, sort of! I will not tie it together until I finish the Christmas side.

 I also got a layout made today......Thank you 3 hour nap time!!!!!
Let me tell you- that does not happen often so I took great advantage of that time!!!

 I used Bella Blvd's Thanksgiving line to make this layout. I fussy cut the scarecrow from a journal square from an older line.
 It was a lovely day in September and I love how the colours reflect the feeling of the sunny fall day at the park.

Some of the stickers are pop dotted as well. There is so much snow on the ground already and the roads are icy. Welcome winter......I miss you fall!!!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Santa Card

I managed to squeek out a card this morning. I used Doodlebug products from the new line and a few older stickers too. The sentiment at the top is from Bella Blvd. I pop dotted the green gift and used a Doodlepop santa. Snow again today so it is going to be a white Christmas!!!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Let It Snow

 I thought I would share this layout even though it is not finished. It is taking me much longer to finish projects because I have picked up some extra work. It will be nice to have money for the holidays but it sure does not leave me with a whole lot of "ME" time! I have also not developed pictures in a really long time so that does not help when I want to make layouts! I have made two layouts like this one already but I wanted to use the Frosty Friends collection from Doodlebug since it is SOOOO cute! The original idea came from a post on Doodlebug's blog quite awhile back.

 I kind of separated the colours but I interspersed white all around the circle. I will put my picture in the blank area. I also plan to add some more embellishments outside the circle. It does not show up here but I have sprayed the whole page with a shimmer mist to give it a snowy feel.

I saw a sign that had 40 days until Christmas posted on, time is moving fast!
Now we have snow too so it is feeling like winter!!! BRRRRR.......

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

I am back today with a snowman card using Doodlebug's line called Frosty Friends. I cut glitter paper in a wavy pattern and layered the two pieces on top of each other with pop dots. I added some glitter trees, snowman stickers, and the cute enamel dots with snowflakes. The sentiment is from Reminisce.
Enjoy the chilly day!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Winter Wonderland: Frosty Fun

 The more I look at this layout, the more I fall in love with the Frosty Friends line from Doodlebug. The colours in this line are awesome and how totally adorable are the snowmen.......but what else could one expect from Doodlebug. The snowmen are ALWAYS super cute!!!

 I added stickers, sprinkles, vellum, washi tape, and paper to make this layout. The plain cardstock is also Doodlebug.

I am still loving the the glitter ones and love the little enamel characters too. This is one item I will be using on most projects for sure!!! The holly berry ones are also VERY cute, by the way!