Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heritage Gift

I made this layout this past summer in commemoration of my Grandma and Grandad Zediker.  It was my first heritage layout.  I entered it in the local fair and got many comments from friends and family that knew my grandparents.  My dad really liked it, so I decided to give it to him framed for Christmas.  I love the background paper since it too reminds me of my Grandma and her leatherwork.  The Z with the rocker under it is the old family brand.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Let It Snow

I made this platter to coordinate with the candle holder that I made for a hop last month.  I am so ready for some snow.  If it's going to be under 10 degrees for nearly three weeks, I want some snow to go with the cold.  I used the following Scrapping Bug Designs files:  snowmen from Winter Wonderland, snowflake from Baby It's Cold Outside, and the title is welded from the Star Card.  I added fake snow to the bottom piece and snowflake buttons to the inexpensive platter that I picked up from Walmart.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Handmade Christmas Gift Idea Blog Hop

Blog Hop starts Saturday 12:00 am and runs til Saturday 11:59 pm central time

Hello, Welcome to the

Scrapping Bug Designs and Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
Handmade Christmas Gift Idea Blog Hop
We are so glad that you have decided to hop along with us. Throughout our hop we hope to inspire you with lots of ideas for creating your own handmade Christmas Gifts this year .There will be some great blog candy along the way as well as aGRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY of $100.00 in free patterns for Scrapping Bug Designs and $100.00 in free patterns for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning please hop on over to Chrissy's Blog. If you have been following the blog hop and have hopped over from Paula's Blog, then you are right where you need to be.

Line up

I love snowmen, so this was the perfect excuse to do some winter projects/gifts with them.
     For my first project, I bought a six inch clear candle holder at Walmart.  I bought the bottom trim in the fabric department, and the beaded top was a Chirstmas ornament/package topper.  I used the Winter Blessings file from Scrapping Bug Designs and cut the white part of the snowmen out of vinyl.  I first tried paper, but due to the candle holder being a bit tapered at the bottom I had to switch to vinyl.  The other pieces are paper.  I used my fabric tac to adhere the paper and glue dots to hold the trims.  I added a bit of fake snow in the bottom, and now it only needs a white candle to finish it off.  This would make a great decoration for any table or shelf and could easily be kept out through January.

My second project is a winter themed shadow box.  I again used the snowman from the Winter Blessings file.  The photo mat is zig-zag stitched and sized for a 4x6 photo, and I again added some loose fake snow.  I haven't added the vinyl word to the outside glass, because I haven't decided who I'm going to give this to yet.  I wanted to wait until I find just the right photo and then add an appropriate inspirational word in vinyl.  The shadowbox is another Walmart find, since there are no craft stores within a 1.5 hour drive of me.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my projects.  If gingerbread men are more your thing, please scroll down a few posts to see an adorable gift tin filled with mini recipe book, cookie jar, and an appliqued apron.
In order to be eligible for the grand prizes listed above, you must:
follow all blogs,
leave a comment on all blogs,
become a follower of Scrapping Bug Designs and Little Scraps of Heaven designs on facebook ,
leave a comment on the fanpage so we know they stopped by.
Blog Candy:  Snowman Ornament

In order to be eligible to win by blog candy, please:
leave a comment below and
visit my Scrap N Ewe Facebook page

Now hop on over to Leann's blog.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Elfin Tradition

This is a layout to commemorate a tradition that my grandmother had of putting an elf on the tree for every grandchild and great grandchild.  I used the Scrapping Bug Designs "All Wrapped Up" and "Tree Farm" files.  The title is one that I made myself using SCAL and a tree from the Tree Farm file.  I added stickles for a little sparkle.  Last year, my daughter came home from her Christmas program and moved a stool in front of the Christmas tree to play on.  Thank goodness I had my camera handy to catch the cute, playful moment.  I couldn't believe this shot that I got with her elf so perfectly behind her.  I'd been saving it to scrap, and the elf file from SBD was just the motivation that I needed.  It's great to scrap such a meaningful page to pass on to my daughter so she will know the story of her elf.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baking Memories Mini Album

This was my first attempt at a mini album.  I made it for my 2 year old daughter to remember our baking fun when we made her first cupcakes on her 2nd birthday and all of the pancakes she made in the summer of 2011.  She loves cooking with mom and these are two of her favorites!  It was a lot of fun-and somewhat addicting making the mini album.  I used the Scrapping Bug Designs "Baking Beavers" file and "Baking Memories" title.  There are some additional pull out journaling tabs and photos in more of the pockets.  I found the wonderful red paper bags at the Dollar Tree.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hopping Through the Holidays Hop Winner

I used to help me pick a winner.  Congratulations to Mary D

Mary D "New follower here and facebook. Love your projects! Thanks for sharing the directions and for a chance to win."

Thank you so much for becoming a new follower.  Contact me at and let me know if you want a fall themed mini book or the one with the "Taste of Christmas" gingerbread men and leave me an address to send it to.


Snow Welcome

Just a couple of examples of what you can do with paper piecings in wood.  I used my Cricut to cut out some oversized patterns and then cut them out of thin wood.  I painted them with acrylic paints, highlighted with my stamps, used vinyl for the words, added wire, and buttons.  The smoreman is about 14 inched tall, and the snowman is about 16 inches.  I used the "Winter Blessings" and the "Smoremen" files from Scrapping Bug Designs.  The wood hanger is a pattern of my own. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hopping Through the Holidays Blog Hop, Day 2

Welcome to the "Hopping Through The Holidays" Blog Hop. Come hop along with the design team members of Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs November 19th and 20th. You will see some awesome projects using both Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs paper piecing patterns. We’re super excited to be doing this hop together! Our design team members will be showcasing their amazing creations they have created especially for this hop. This hop will feature projects for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our intentions of doing this hop is to show each and everyone of you all the wonderful projects you can create using Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs paper piecings. We hope to give you some great ideas and inspiration through out this amazing blog hop.

Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs are offering an AMAZING couple of grand prizes also. Creative Kuts will be awarding one lucky winner a $100.00 Cash for their grand prize. Scrapping Bug Designs will be offering one lucky winner a $100.00 in free files. How about that?? Isn’t that awesome!!

To be eligible to win these wonderful grand prizes you MUST:

1) Go through the entire blog hop (both days) and leave a comment on EVERYONE'S post.

2) Become a FOLLOWER of everyone's blog (both days).

3) Visit Creative Kuts Store (you will need to do this to meet the last requirement)

4) Visit Scrapping Bug Designs Store (you will need to do this to meet the last requirement)

5.) At the end of each day you will end at Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs blogs. You will need to leave them a comment stating you have made it through the entire hop and you will also need to leave in your comment what is your favorite pattern set in their store.

Be sure to hop through the entire hop both days to be eligible for the grand prizes, as well as all the other blog candy throughout! We hope you all enjoy this hop and find a lot of great ideas, inspiration, and most of all have loads of fun!! Here is the link to day one in case you missed hopping on day one.(link Linn's blog
Remember you have to hop through both days to be eligible for the grand prizes.
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way.

1.Kandice: ~
2.Michelle Sheehan ~
3.Tammy Luiz ~
4.Lisa Peters ~
5.Fabiola ~
6. Tracey Geneau ~
7. Lisa Pontious ~
8.Lisa Lamer Rhodes ~
9.Anna Zuniga~
10. Ginny ~
11.Gaby B ~
12.Jamie L.~
13. Liz Hagag~
14.Janet Royer ~
15.Creative Kuts Blog ~
16.Scrapping Bug Designs Blog ~

Project number one is a fall themed explosion box using SBD "Fall Scarecrow" and "Fabulous Fall" files.  It really was simple to figure out.

Explosion Box Directions


The basic bones of this album is only 4 12x12 sheets of cardstock + embellishments as you desire.
§  4 Sheets of `12x12 cardstock (the thicker the card the sturdier the box)
§  Paper trimmer or craft knife and metal ruler
§   bone folder
§  Adhesive
§  Pretties...

The box

1. Take your 3 sheets of cardstock and trim them to size as per below:
  • Bottom layer (box) - 12" x 12" (thick card stock like bazzill linens are preferable for strenth)
  • 2nd layer - 11" x 11" (Ok to use patterned scrapbook cardstock for these 2 layers)
  • 3rd layer - 10" x 10"
2. Now score 4 folds on each card layer as per the measurements and diagram below.
  • Score the Bottom Layer 4" in from the sides
  • Score the 2nd layer 3 ¾" in from the sides
  • Score the 3rd layer 3 ½" in from the sides
3. Cut out the corners from all 3 sheets. They should look like this when they are layered on top of each other.

4. Embellish each of the four side panels on all three sheets as you wish. You may embellish both sides of each panel or just the top sides. Create pockets for tags, photo matts, use quotes, ribbon, brads etc. Adhere the bases together when you have finished embellishing the box.
The Lid

 Trim the last piece of cardstock for the lid to 8"x8". Score folds similar to the first sheet above at 2" from each side. Do not cut the corner squares at this stage.

Score four more diagonal folds as marked in the diagram below. Fold each corner up and adhere to the side to form the lid. Embellish as desired.
**The directions were taken from
*I used a lid cut file that I had gotten from Lori Whitlock instead of this one, because I wanted a shorter top (1”) and liked the way the lid folded better than this one.

Project number two is a gift basket with a tin, cookie jar, apron and a recipe booklet. 
I used SBD "A Taste of Christmas"  and the peppermint candy on the gift tag is from the "Gingerbread House".  I used vinyl on the jar and tin; on the tea towel apron, I used fusible web and fabric to make the gingerbread man pocket.  The frosting on this gingerbread man only is puffy paint.  I found the most adorable recipe cards to put on the inside of this mini "recipe" album that I picked up for a dollar at Walmart. 

Thank you all so much for looking at my projects.  Be sure to check out my blog to see more altered projects in the week to come.  As an incentive to come back, I will offer your choice of a fall (Fall Favorites) or Christmas themed recipe album like the one above. 

To be eligible, you must
1.  Become a follower only if you want to.
2. Visit my blog  again 1 time and leave a comment.
3.  Like my Facebook page and let me know you've stopped by. 

 I will draw for my blog candy on Wednesday of next week.

Now hop on over to Lisa's blog:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Just Treats

This is a Halloween layout that I created using Scrapping Bug Designs "No Tricks, Just Treats" paper piecings  The fence is from one of SBD border sets and was enlarged to fit the page in SCAL.  The cats and pumpkins were so much fun to work with!  I added a beaded necklace and a charm pin to one of the ribbons for a little more interest.  I completed this layout as a part of a challenge to use up some of our old papers.  I've had most of the papers for about 5 years and just kept putting them away every time I got them out for something.  It took a while for the layout to come together, but I'm happy with the results.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall Splendor

I love fall and all of it's colors!  I used some Bo Bunny papers in my favorite colors to accent some of my best pictures from last fall.  I took the picutres with my 4-H photography group in a local park.  There's nothing like a walk in a park on a breezy day in the fall.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Best Witches

This was a layout I completed earlier this year using Scrapping Bug Designs paper piecings from Best Witches, Witch in Cauldron, and Hocus Pocus.  I made tights on the little flying witch to more closely match the tights that my toddler wore as a part of her witch costume last year.  It was a big deal to my daughters last year that we all three dressed up as witches.  The ric rack across the top of the pages is from the neck of her dress and her witch hat.  I was so glad that I'd waited to scrap the photos, because the paper piecings were a perfect match to bring the layout to life.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Another fall layout featuring Scrapping Bug Designs.  I used the Pumpkin Patch piecing file and a title that I created in Sure Cuts a Lot.   The bears were used at 100% and were larger than I thought they would be, so only 1/2 of them were used in this layout.  I used some papers that I purchased in a fall stack at Joann's and Michaels.  Watch out, these pumpkins are addicting!  I've now used them in layouts, cards, and paper bag albums.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Box

Here's a fun, easy, Halloween box made from a free file from Lori Whitlock on her blog and Scrapping Bug Designs No Tricks Just Treats file pieces.  I enlarged the box pattern to as large as would fit on a 12x12 cutting mat which was just about 150% of the original.  The spider web is actually cut out of the lid.  The paper piecing title and pumpkins were down sized and the spiders were enlarged.  The paper is from a seasonal paper pack that I picked up at JoAnns a few weeks ago.  This will make a good "You've Been Boo'd" gift box for one of my co-workers later on this month.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Fall Yall

A layout to welcome in fall.  Happy Fall to all of my scrapbooking friends!  Today brought some much cooler weather and some showers making it feel like the season.  It even smelled like fresh rain and fall.  Now we just need to visit the pumpkin patch in a few weeks to so that I can finish this layout.  This layout features the Pumpkin Patch paper piecings from Scrapping Bug Designs which you can get here. Watch out, these pumpkins are easy and addicting.  The corn is from a Scrapping Table file.  The title is one that I created with my Sure Cuts a Lot.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Near the end of my guest designer month of August for Scrapping Bug Designs, I was asked to stay.  I am now on the full Design Team.  Look for my posts every other week on the SBD fanpage!/pages/Scrapping-Bug-Designs/112382888836311 .  I am so excited to be designing for SBD!

Fairy Cute

This is another Scrapping Bug Designs paper piecing layout.  I just love the color combinations!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

At the Fair

Since all of last week was spent at the fair showing sheep, I decided to scrap with the fair theme.  The paper piecings are from Scrapping Bug Designs, and the paper is Echo Park, Doodlebug Designs, and Bo Bunny.  I altered the original bumper car pattern to make the car to look more like the one that my daughter rode at the fair.  I added sequins to the ferris wheel to look like lights.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Berry Sweet Card

This is a card I made using Scrapping Bug Designs Berry Sweet title and strawberry bear.  I added the "of you" with a stamp set I had to make it a thank you card.  The white border was made using a Fiskars border punch.   I added some buttons with heavy thread at the top.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

So it begins...

I am starting a blog as a place to feature some of my scrapbooking and craft projects.  Here goes.  Please wish me well in this new adventure! 

I was so excited and honored to be accepted as the Scrapping Bug Designs' August guest desinger.  Here is my first project for them.