You’re Kidding Me~

I know I’ve already told you about Hartly deciding groundhogs were out and warthogs were in for this year’s Groundhog’s Day when I included it in her Hello 2015 mini album.

But, some stories need to be repeated.

Especially in the album I plan to keep.

So, I made a two page layout using the fabulous Fancy Pants Me-ology collection.

You’re Kidding Me~

Warthog Kidding Me

The bright and bold colors and patterns of the collection were perfect for my colorful story.

A close-up~

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Apparently I’ve gotten quite the reputation for making mainly one photo layouts, so I created quite the stir when the ladies at my retreat table saw my second page with two pictures on it.

Happy Warthog’s Day~

Warthog

A close-up~

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But, the pictures were so cute I couldn’t stop myself from using them all.

I used~

Fancy Pants Me-ology Collection and Éclair Thickers

Happiness Starts Here & Now~

Remember way back in January, I started my 2014 Disney Album?

I’m finally back with another page.

When we arrived at the Magic Kingdom it was an absolutely gorgeous day, and it was also right when the Dream Along With Mickey show started.

Not only was the show entertaining, but we got the biggest kick out of Hartly.

At times she was singing and dancing along and others hiding behind Travis or me.

My layout~

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I used DCWV’s Chick Stack filled with bright, happy colors mixed with embellishments from Simple Stories Say Cheese collections.

A few close-ups~

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Guess who’s gotten in the habit of putting her layouts into page protectors?

Luckily this girl, because silly me knocked over an entire glass of tea over on my desk.

Magically not a drop got on either of my layouts. Yay!

To see more of my Disney 2014 Album or other Disney albums, click here.

I used~

DCWV Chick Chat Stack

Simple Stories Say Cheese & Say Chees II Bits & Pieces, Enchanted Bits & Pieces, Éclair Thickers, EK Success Mickey Punch

How Much I Love You~

Can you handle one more bear project from me?

I hope so.

A few weekends ago I spent the entire weekend having the best time with my scrapbooking friends at the Doodle Crew Retreat.

While I was gone my littlest, Hartly,  was extremely concerned she might forget what I looked like.

Thanks Dad!

It seems he tells her that all the time although he sees her several time a week.  Grandparents!

And since I didn’t let her keep the picture she snapped of me while I was in the shower that morning, I made her a card to show her how much I love and missed her.

My card~

Bear Card

I thought the bright colors and bold prints in the Fancy Pants Me-ology collection were perfect to pair with my Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Stamps and Dies.

The inside~

Bear Card Inside

This was also perfect for the Cricut Circle Stashing Thru The Snow Challenge: Pick A Friend.

And my little friend was so happy to receive this card.

She even handed over her Leap Pad to let me make sure she had deleted those shower pictures. Shew!

I used~

Fancy Pants Me-ology Collection, Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Stamps & Dies, Enamel Dots, Kraft Paper and Teresa Collins Ebosser

Happy Teddy Bear Day!!

What you don’t celebrate Teddy Bear Day?

Well, we do.

Or at least one of the elementary school classes does.

Every year my Mom goes and reads to the children several teddy bear stories and usually give them a little bear treat.

This year’s treat~

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Teddy Bear buttons and colorable tags that can be used as a bookmark.

And guess who made them all?

Me.

And my little helper.

A close-up of the tags~

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I used the writing feature on my Cricut Explore to draw the bear from Teddy Bear Parade and to add the sentiment.

A little time saving tip is to make sure all your writing elements are the same color.

If not, you will be having to hit that little Cricut Go button continuously.

That is exactly what my little helper did.

She kept hitting that silly little button every time it blinked.

And it blinked a lot.

The buttons~

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I used an adorable bear image from Miss Kate’s Cuttables to make my buttons.

These are 2.5″ making them the perfect size for the little ones.

According to my Mom not only did the kids loved them, but they had a fabulous Teddy Bear Day!

I used~

Bazzill Smooth White Cardstock, Cricut Black Pen, Teddy Bear Parade, Miss Kate Cuttables Bear Image, American Button Machine

A Little Bear Love~

We have TWO big birthdays coming up in our house this week.

So, it was the perfect time to get the new DIY Project Stacks from DCWV.

To see all of them check out the new product reveal videos.

Luckily I got the DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes, since I just happen to need two boxes to hold the perfect gift for two sixteen year olds….cash.

Did you think I was going to say car keys? Ha.

All of the DIY Project Stacks are filled with fabulous patterns, vibrant colors and even templates for various projects.

Since I have the cutting abilities of a four-year old, I used my Brother Scan & Cut to scan the Take Out Box Template.

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I cut it out of several of the papers from the stack.

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Then it was a simple matter of scoring, gluing and decorating them.

My boxes~

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A close-up~

Bear Box Close

Can you tell I just got a new stamp set from Mama Elephant?

And I’m crazy about the bears in the Bear Hugs set.

So I also made a coordinating card using the patterned papers from the DIY Project Stack Flowers.

My card~

Bear Card

The bright colors and fun patterns made it so easy to stamp and cut my images and quickly assemble my card.

A close-up~

Bear Card Close

I think that star patterned paper is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

All together~

Bear Box Set

Okay, I think all of these stacks are quickly becoming my favorites.

Did I mention most of the papers are double-sided? Squeal.

Make sure you check out the DCWV blog to see all of the new releases from JoAnn Stores and to see what the other designers come up with.

I used~

DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes, DIY Project Stack Flowers from JoAnn Stores
Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Stamps & Dies, Landscape Trio, Sew Fancy and Stitched Sky Dies
Teresa Collins Cut ‘n Boss, Brother Scan & Cut, EK Layered Heart Punch

A Walk In The Woods~

Have you seen the new DCWV Mini Book kits?

Especially the Kraft & Gold Mini Book?

Swoon.

Seriously, I can’t get enough of kraft and gold together.

And that’s why I paired the Kraft & Gold Mini Book with the Foil Cardstock Stack, Foiled Vellum Stack and even Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards with foil to make my A Walk In The Woods Mini Album.

The cover~

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I might have added a few glittered Thickers in there too for extra sparkle.

The prints in the Mini Book are perfect for my outdoorsy pictures, since it’s filled with florals, wood grain and even a bit of a nautical theme.

The kit has 19 printed pages, 20 cutouts, and 2 sticker sheets making it easy to complete especially when you have a four-year old helping you.

The pages~

Walk 1

Walk 2

Walk 3

Walk 4

Walk 5

Walk 6

Walk 7

Walk 8

Walk 9

Walk 10

I used a few embellishments from the Heidi Swapp Project Life Kit, but I made a lot of my own using my layered heart punch and the coordinating papers.

A few close-ups~

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Walk 9 Close Up 1

Walk 9 Close Up 2

Walk 10 Close Up

And I have to tell you about the Teresa Collins Studio Gold Gold Metal Dots.

They are absolutely fabulous.

I will be stocking up on more. Soon.

I used~

DCWV Kraft & Gold Mini Book, DCWV Foil Cardstock Stack Neutrals, DCWV Foiled Vellum Stack, DCWV Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards
Teresa Collins Studio Gold Star Charms, Paperclips and Gold Metal Dots, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Rub Ons, Story and Daiquiri Thickers, Papertrey Ink Twine, Heidi Swapp Project Life Embellishments, EK Success Heart Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Excuse Me…

This is Hartly.

It seems my Mommy has been quite busy lately with other less fun things like work, trying to keep up with me and those pesky teens and getting all her Fitbit steps in.

And since she left her new Mama Elephant Three Amigos stamped images just laying on her desk…

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He he.

I colored them.

I mean, I needed to make a Thank You Card anyway.

My card~

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I even used some of my own Disney Princess Stamps.

I added some extra letters just because I thought they’d look awesome.

And want to know what else I did?

I decorated the back of the card too!

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Personally, I think all cards should have a decorated front and back.

My handwritten sentiment~

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And since I thought it just needed a little something~

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I drew Olaf!!

Because it’s snowing.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post today.

I had lots of fun taking over my Mommy’s desk, supplies and iPhone.

Now I’ve got to run as I have to hide her ATG!!!

Hartly used~

Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamps and Dies, TC Cut ‘n Boss (Actually, Mommy did that part.)
October Afternoon Sidewalks Paper
Crayola Crayons