Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter Twig/Little Yellow Bicycle Cycling Team!

Cycling Team Time!!!

It has been SO hard to keep these projects under wraps!  I adore the Winter Twig collection, so fun and LOVE the various shades of blues!  And I am so sad that now it's time for it to be over!

I am only going to share a couple of my projects here, but ALL of them will be over on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog, including instructions to make one of them from me!  I did a total of four, so there are lots!  SO, I want you to go over there!  BLOG HERE-see I made it easy for you!

First up is the layout that I made.  As soon as I found out that I which collection that I was going to get to work with, I knew that I wanted to do a layout with this particular picture.  

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Chipboard, Stickers, Garland-Little Yellow Bicycle (Winter Twig); Twine-The Twinery Baker's Twine; Adhesives-Glue Arts, Fabri-Tac, and Scrapbook Adhesives; Punch-Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set

I made the journaling tag hidden underneath the picture, so that you can just pull it out.  

I didn't want all my letters the same color, so I just sanded down the "snowflake" portion of the title!

And then I made a quick card.  And when I say quick, it's quick!  Cards take me awhile, but all the fun embellishments and stickers that Little Yellow Bicycle has made this a super easy card to make!  

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Chipboard, Stickers, Clear Cut-Little Yellow Bicycle (Winter Twig); Cardstock-American Crafts; Ribbon-Michael's; Adhesives-Glue Arts, Fabri-Tac, and Scrapbook Adhesives; 

That's the projects I am going to show on here!  Please head over to LYB's blog to see ALL of my projects, which has a banner and a snowman!  

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Girl Layout with a Busy Week ahead!

Are you ready?  Christmas is here before you know it.  I have all my shopping done and most of the wrapping of the gifts.  I love to tie fancy bows, but no bows this year.  I had a "mishap" with the hot glue gun and I decided the pain wasn't worth the bows.  A big burn on the side of my index finger on my right hand took care of the bow decision for me.  

It is going to be busy here on the blog the next couple of days.  I have an altered project appearing on Sketch Support on Monday and my Little Yellow Bicycling Cycling Team post goes up on Tuesday on their blog and here.  And after that, I don't think I will get a chance to update until after Christmas!

Scrappy time has come to a basic HALT with Higgins needing to either be attached to a leash with us or crate rest.  We hate to have him sit in the crate if we are home, especially after a work day.  But we have to hang on to the leash or the little stinker will get away and try to do something he isn't supposed to.

But, I got some Basically Bare goodies in the mail and had a chance to play with them.  A fun mix of chipboard and felt.  Some packages have acrylic and cardboard mixed in too!  I am in LOVE with this package of them!  

And quite truthfully, I am "sick" of Christmas paper right now!  So, I dug out some fun bright papers to play with from Pebbles and came up with this layout!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Pebbles (Fresh Goods); Stickers-Pebbles (Fresh Goods); Chipboard/Acrylic Items-Basically Bare (Buttons, Heart, Locket face, Cloud); Twine- The Twinery Baker's Twine (Buttercup/Denim); Paint Marker-Elmer's; Adhesive-Scotch ATG, Fabri-Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives

Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch; Silhouette Cameo with file 

A close up of that fun cardboard heart.  I covered with pattern paper and then curled and roughed up the edges.

And since I can hardly wait, I am just going to give you a sneak of one of my Little Yellow Bicycling projects that I did!  I am in totally LOVE LOVE LOVE with the Winter Twig collection!

Have a wonderful Monday and I hope you get all your shopping done, gifts wrapped and a little time to relaxed before the full holiday swing kicks in!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Higgins and Elmer's....what a combo!

I said I was going to be back and then I never showed up!  Higgins partially tore his ACL, so we are trying to avoid surgery.  If he was going to tear it, it was the best kind of tear.  NO surgery and crate rest.  So, we are doing crate rest and on leash only for the next three weeks.  Then the next three weeks after that is slowly doing rehab to build him back up.  It's going to be COLDER in three weeks!  So, we are looking at after the first of the year for the old man to get better.  Here is a pic and you can see how full of spunk he is!

And with all the Higgins excitement I totally forgot to share the news that I am back on Sketch Support for another year!  We have some returning DT members along with some new ones!!  I can't WAIT to see what everyone does for the next year!!  Allison runs a great team and if you ever get a chance to be a part of it, do it!

On Wednesday, I am participating in the Elmer's Looks for Less challenge on Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker's blog.  Here is a sneak of my project over there and I have a little tutorial to go along with it.  And there are prizes involved!!

I am going to try to start doing a few more tutorials, so let me know if you want to see something and if I can do it I will!

That is IT from me tonight!  This girl is heading to bed.  I am so tired that the snow today wasn't even too exciting for me!!