Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hot Chocolate Holder - Sweet Treat Gift Idea

Hello and Happy Holidays Doodlebug fans! I am up on the blog today with a fun little gift idea. These came together really quickly so they are perfect for those last minute gifts or if you need to make a whole bunch of gifts to give away- these are perfect. I made Hot Chocolate Holders from some cardstock and some fun elements from the Here Comes Santa Claus collection. Here is what they look like:
 Let me show you how to make these: You will need a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of cardstock and a scoring tool.
On the 11 inch side of your cardstock , score your paper at 4 3/4 and then at 10 inches.
Fold on all the scored lines to make the bag.

From here you can decorate the front of the bag. I chose a 4x4 inch square of  Trimming the Tree pattern paper and a 3 1/2 x 4 inch piece of  a few different shades of gingham- linen Petite Print papers. I cut them on a diagonal and made them into a little pocket. I then slipped some various die cuts from the Odds and Ends. I added sentiments from the Santa Celebration pattern paper cut into banners as well. I also added some Candy Canes and Holly Berries shaped sprinkles. I finished the top of the bag off with a white button and a double bow made of bakers twine.

To attach the hot chocolate packet to my bag, I simply ran a piece of double stick tape to the back of the top flap, and then taped the packet to the flap. Here's the inside:
Hopefully I have inspired you to whip up a batch of these fun holders. They are great for teachers, co-workers, and also kids can make these for their friends since they are so easy to do. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Digital Inspiration with Tya

Hey Lori Whitlock fans!  I am up on the blog today with some digital inspiration for you. Are you decorating your tree this weekend? We usually put up our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving so I decided to share with you a layout about putting up our tree a few years back.

I used the following files for my layout-
-LW Life Templates Square Set 5
-LW Basics Embellishment Set
-Christmas Day Collection
-LW Lizzy font
-LW Splendid font

Hopefully I have inspired you today to get some of your tree trimming photos out and get them scrapped! Lori has some great Christmas themed digital collections - you should check them out! Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hello Fall 2003 Digital Page

Hi Scrapping friends - I have been loving getting some of my fall photos scrapbooked and have loved hunting around the internet for awesome kits and sketches to use. After hunting around I stumbled upon the Creative Scrappers site and they have super cute sketches so I decided to try out their latest #300 Sketch seen here:
Isn't is so fun? I am sucker for anything grid themed so I came up with this fun Fall themed layout:
I used the adorable Hello Fall Digital Collection from Simple Stories for my layout -the colors were perfect! 
Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek at my layout! Let me know if you have any other fun sketch sites you like to visit!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Digital Inspiration - A Day to Remember

Hi everyone - I am up on the blog today with some digital scrapbooking inspiration for you. This month with it being Thanksgiving - my thoughts turn to the things and people that I am thankful for. Today I made a layout of my cute sister-in-law and her darling family. Her kids are the cutest aren't they? Here is my layout:
I used the following products for my layout:
-Life Templates Square Set 4
-LW Curious Font
-LW Fabulous Font
-Echo Park I Love Family Collection (designed by Lori)

Thanks for stopping by today - hopefully I have inspired you to scrapbook some of your favorite family photos. Happy Creating!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Choose Happy Digi Layout

Hi Friends - thanks for stopping by my little ol' blog today. I am having a great time making a dent in all of my pictures! I have been wanting to try out Simple Stories digital kits for a while now and when I stumbled across these photos of my 2 girlies, I knew I had to use the cute Posh kit that I picked up recently from them. I am also participating in the Stuck Sketches November 1st Challenge so I used the sketch for my inspiration. Here is the sketch:

and here is my layout:
They really are such sweet girls and I am super lucky to be their mama :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a look today! Have a great one!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lori Whitlock Creative Team November Blog Hop

Hi friends - welcome to your last stop on this month's Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Ashley's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie that is available through today so make sure to stop back there!
 This month I am focusing my memory keeping and scrapbooking on the thinks that I am most thankful for. Of course I list my family at the very tip top of the list so I chose to make a digital layout showcasing some fun, family memories of a vacation we took a few years back. Lori has some great all occasion digital kits that I used on my layout- here is what I came up with.

I used the following products for my layout:

 Make sure you check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out!

 Lori is also giving away a $20 gift card to her SVG shop so don't forget to enter the raffle!  Thanks for stopping by!

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 Thanks a bunch for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to scrapbook what you are most thankful for this month.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Digital Inspiration - Trunk or Treat

Hi Lori Whitlock fans!  I am up on the blog today sharing with you my latest Halloween themed Digital Scrapbook page. Do you do Trunk or Treat where you live? A few years back our neighborhood did this fun activity and I was so excited to record it. I was a great activity for my kids when they were little. I decided to do a double page layout because I had too many cute photos that I wanted to use. Here is the layout:
One of my favorite techniques lately is making the fonts I use in my my titles look like puffy stickers. I played around with the bevels and added a stroke to my letters to make the title for my page. With the use of some of Lori's Life cards, this layout came together really quickly. Those 4x6 and 3x4 cards are great to use on traditional layouts as well as pocket layouts.

Here are the supplies I used:
-Life Cards Halloween
-Happy Halloween Collection-
-LW Alphabet Set Chalkboard Happy
-LW Dreamy Font
-LW Delightful Font
 Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my layout today - I hope everyone has a wonderfully spooky Halloween!