Monday, January 30, 2012

Loads of Love Mini Album

I hope you've found your way here from the Little Scraps of Heaven DT blog, if not be sure you head over there to see this Monday's challenge. We're creating Mini Albums.

Here is mine. For the cover I used truck from the Apple pickin' Time file.

For the rest of the piecings I used the Wanted for Stealing Hearts set.

This mini is a paper bag folded up to form a pocket. It's actually 2 pockets. The big pocket holds 2 additional photo mats on each side. They are also double sided to hold lots of photos.

 The smaller pocket is stitched in and hold 6 journaling cards. 3 on each side.

This is the back page: U stole my Heart!

I bound the album with my Bind-it-All, using 3/8" O wire. I've finally made a project and used the BIA. Yippee!!

Someone in my family is going to get this cute Mini Album for Valentines day. Who should it be?

Hope this inspires you to get crafty! Please join us in our challenge and make a Mini Album this week. You have till Saturday night to post your project.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Sketch Challenge

Howdy! There's a sketch challenge going on over on the Design Team blog for Little Scraps of Heaven. You can find it here. This is the sketch:

This is my take on the Sketch:

My layout is 8x8 and went into my friends Baby book. I used the Panda Bear pattern. He's so cute, who couldn't LOVE him?

You still have time to play along. Layouts are due by Saturday night. You have a chance to win $20 in free patterns.

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Built Boy Tough

Good afternoon! I thought I'd share yet another 8x8 baby album page with you today. I used the Built Boy Tough file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs for this one. 

The set looks like this:

My layout turned out like this:

Here are a couple close ups of the piecings:

These little construction bears are so cute.

There are some really wonderful new sets for sale at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I thought I'd give you a couple peeks.

Enjoy your weekend! I'm off to the scrapbook room to work on a mini album for an upcoming challenge over on the LSHD Design Team blog. We have a weekly challenge going on over there be sure to stop by and check us out.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

A quick Thursday post

I should be cleaning my house but NO! I'm sitting on the dang computer. Well dinner is in the slower cooker and  there is a load of laundry in the washer. So that's a start. I just wanted to share a couple quick things.

First another adorable 8x8 baby page or two. First My Hero Bears from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs:

And a little hockey player from Beary Sweet Designs Shoot Out Champ set:

And I need to let you know that we have a card challenge going on over on the LSHD DT blog. Here is the card I made:

I made it an Easel Card so when you open it up it looks like this:

Be sure to stop over and see what the other girls made. There are some wonderful cards over there. Click right here.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

LSHD DT Sketch Challenge

The gals over on the Design Team blog for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs are going to have weekly challenges. This weeks was a sketch challenge. There is still time to enter. Entries are due by Saturday and the winner will be announced on Monday. Click Here

This is the sketch for this week:

And here is my take on that sketch:

And a couple close ups:

The bear is from the Playful Bears collection. The whole set looks like this.

Be sure to visit the Design Team blog weekly to see what the new challenge is. Go create a project then come back and link it up. You might be our winner!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Birthday Monkeys part 2!

I Love the Birthday Monkeys so much I made 2 different layouts. This one went into a little boy baby album.

The paper piecings are from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Birthday Monkeys collection. This is what the set looks like.

Here is a closer look at the two sides. The right side has two pull out tags. They can be used for extra journaling or photos.

And a close up of each of the piecings:

This set is so much fun to play with. I hope they've inspired you to get creative.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Birthday Monkeys!

I fell in LOVE with the Birthday Monkey set the minute it became available over at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. This is one of my favorite sets to play with. Here is a Little girl 8x8 Birthday layout I created for my friends baby album.

Here's a close up of the left side:

and the right side:

And just in case you wanted to see detailed close ups of the piecings:

8x8 albums are so much fine to create. They really do come together quickly. I hope you all have a great week. Here in Michigan we are bracing for some "Snow" towards the end of the week. Looks like winter is here.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baby Album pages.

 Well here are a few more baby album pages. This first one uses the Peter Pan collection from Little Scraps Of Heaven Designs. I put the journaling card inside a mini paper bag. The bag front holds the title. She's adorable, who doesn't love Tink!

This one comes to us from Treasure Box Designs. It was called Cat and Friends. I could not find it on their site any more so I have no link for you. 

This one is another LSHD piece. It's from the Water Babies collection. I used the "baby on a towel". So precious. 

This last one is from Designs on Cloud 9. I used her Wonderland collection. The White Rabbit knows all about the passage of time.

This album turned out adorable. I still have a few more pages to share but alas you'll have to wait till the next post.

I hope you're going to get your craft on today. I know I am. So many ideas so little time.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Memories

I've been working on scrapping older pictures again. I came across this set from Christmas of 09. They worked perfectly for the 2 page December sketch from Sketch Support.

Then I added a few paper piecings from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Country Christmas and Peeking Santa. 

Combined the two and came up with this layout.

Here's a close up of the Title and the Piecings. I should mention the title is from Designs on Cloud 9.

So far 2012 has been a productive Scrapping year. Please God let it continue. :)


Monday, January 2, 2012

Helping a fellow crafter.

Melissa Pinter is a fellow crafter... her son is very sick. She and her family are traveling a great distance to be with their son. I would like all of us to reach out and help her in this time of need so she can continue to afford to be with her child. He is a precious two year boy who has already had a liver transplant and is now having some other major medical complications.

Please Please Pray for Ethan, 2 year old son of our crafting buddy Melissa Pinter. He is in Critical Condition. If you'd like to read the updates, please join us at Prayers for Ethan

100% of this file will go to Melissa to help her financially.

You can buy this file at

Be sure to check out as well. She also has a file for sale with the proceeds being donated to the Pinter Family.

I thought I would pass this information along to my crafty friends.

Thanks for your help.


Happy New Year!

Little Scraps of Heaven is changing things up a bit for 2012. We will now have a card challenge and a sketch challenge every month. This is exciting!! So today we launch out first Card Challenge. If you head over to the DT blog you can see everyone's creations.

Here is mine:

 I used the New Years Bears. I also used an old Tim Holtz embossing folder and a stamp. Get out of here! LOL. I like the simplicity of this card a lot. The inside looks like this:

Simple- printed it out on the computer and popped it inside the card.

I hope 2012 brings many happy things to each and everyone of you.