Monday, July 18, 2011

Winner of It's A Wrap Blog Hop Blog Candy

I used, and here is the result:

The winner is Suzelle who said:

      This bag is adorable. I LOVE that monster its one of my favorites to use on the Mini Monster Cart!

      Thanks for sharing!

Congrats Suzelle!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's A Wrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the It's A Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans By L.B.  Do you like to receive gifts?  How about give them?  Well this hop is all about the outside ... the wrapping; gift bags, boxes, baskets and more.  There are 22 wonderful stops on this hop and we hope you will take some time to stop in and see everything we have created for you.

You should have arrived here from Stephanie from Once Upon A Paper.  If you are just finding our hop in the middle, you can go to the beginning at Cool Beans By L.B.

For my project, I made a Halloween gift bag that I will give my grandson.  This is my first time making a gift bag.  Here it is:

I bought the bag at Michael's.  All cardstock is Bazzill, the polka dot patterned paper is from The Paper Studio All Seasons stack, and the patterned paper behing the monster (the paper has dark green dots on it) is from the DCWV Flower Shower paper stack.  The mat behind the monster was cut using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and was cut at a height of 7 inches.  I used the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge to cut Boo! and the monster.  Boo! was cut at a height of 6 inches, and the monster was cut at a height of 5 inches.  For the monster's face, I used the Peachy Keen Stamps Monster Mash Face Assortment. I put the design on both sides of the gift bag.

I used my Gypsy to lay everything out on the mat to cut.  Here is the screen shot and the mat with paper to cut the mat behind the monster.

Here is the screen shot of my Gypsy and the mat with the paper for the monster and Boo!.

I'm offering blog candy, which is this mini chipboard album kit. 

In order to be eligible to win, you will need to leave a comment including a way to contact you.  I'd also love to have you as a follower, but it's not required.  I will choose the winner in the evening on Monday, July 18th using

Thanks for stopping by on this fun hop.  Your next stop is Maria from Stamp Cut Create.

If you get lost, here is the whole list for this hop!

It's A Wrap Blog Hop Line Up
Cool Beans by L.B. (HOST)
Debbie from Deb's Eclectic Thoughts
Cindy from In Love With Paper
Amy from Amy's Digi-Scraps
Cindy from Scrap-Obsessed
TX Scrapper Mom
Scrapalette from Around the Block with Scrapalette
Suzelle from
Confessions of a Scrapaholic
Stephanie from Once Upon a Paper
Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker You are here
Maria from Stamp Cut Create Your next stop
Terri from
Lori Apgar from
I came, I saw, I created
Anabel aka cricutaddicted from
Michele from Green Girl Scraps
Alicat from
Everything Digital Scrapbooking
Robin, The Scrappin' Delta Diva
Gamma's Creative Corner
Paper Crafting Chic

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another Layout Using My Stash!

I completed a one page layout today, and everything used is from my stash!  I really like the way this turned out.  I used this sketch from the Page Maps 2 book for a starting point:

Here is my spin on the sketch:

All cardstock is Bazzill.  The patterned paper is from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack.  All the cuts are from the Florals Embellished Cricut cartridge and were all cut at a height of 3 inches.  On the green patterned paper below the photo, I used the Fiskars Threading Water punch.

New Layout!

I have been working on this layout since the 4th of July.  It took longer because I could only get in a little bit of time here and there.  I went out of the box on this one as I've never split a title  between the two pages.  The idea for this layout came from a lady saying that Ethan should have been named Christopher because he looks like Christopher Robin.  Anyway, here is the layout.

2 Page View

Page 1

Page 2

I used DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies stack for the patterned background.  All other cardstock is Bazzill.  I used the Pooh Font Cricut cartridge for the title and all other die cuts are from Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge.  I cut the title at a height of 1 3/4 inches using the letter and shadow.  Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger were all cut at a height of 3 inches.  The Frame was cut at a width of 6 1/2 inches and a height of 8 1/2 inches. The Hundred Acre Wood sign was cut at a height of 2 inches, the Treehouse was cut at a height of 3 inches and the Bee and Bee Hive were cut at a height of 2 1/2 inches.

I used my Gypsy to cut all the layers.  Here is the screen shot of my Gypsy and paper on the mat for Pooh and Tigger.

Here is the screen shot of my Gypsy and the paper on the mat for Piglet and Eeyore.

Here is the screen shot of my Gypsy and the paper on the mat for the sign and treehouse.

Here is the screen shot of my Gypsy for the title (I forgot to take a picture of the paper on the mat).

Here is the screen shot of my Gypsy and the paper on the mat for the bee and bee hive.

I didn't take a picture of the screen shot or paper on the mat for the frame.

Friday, July 08, 2011


I can't wait for the work day to be over today.  Then I'm on vacation for a week!  I plan to finish a layout tonight that I've been working on for 3 days.  Lots of layers to assemble on some Cricut cuts.  I'm hoping the layout turns out as good as I envision it to be.