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Mouse Ears

Edit:  Awww, I didn't win but I think it's still super cute! I thought I would participate in this week's scrapbook challenge over at TGF too.  Above is the layout to follow. Here's my interpretation of the layout.  Because we had such a fun time at Disneyland and the kids still can't stop talking about it, I thought I'd better start scrapbooking about the trip.  So this page is solely about their new mouse ears.  They each got different hats and my older two got to pick their own ear styles and patches too.  You can click on the picture above to see their hats close up.  I put a description of each hat in the colored circles on the left.  I traced the large black Mickey ears from another Disney srcapbook set and the letters are die cut. These are my kids represented by TGF stamps and wearing their mouse ears.  I love the way these came out.  My daughter was made with Ruby's head and Stamping Anya's body.  I left the message on the shirt the same s

Free online classes!

No photos today, just sharing some online finds. I subscribe to a lot of newsletters and am always on the lookout for freebies! :) Here are 2 recent online classes that I've been notified about. One is Jessica Sprague's Computer Tricks for Cards, here , although I believe registration ends today. And one at Get It Scrapped called "Where Scrapbooking Ideas Come From" here . Hopefully I can keep up with the lessons...

Happy Day Beach Day

Edit:  Yay!! Found out my layout won!  So very excited!  Makes me want to craft some more.  If only there was more time in a day. Wow, long time no post I think.  I was trying to finish up some projects when I realized that this beach themed scrapbook challenge at The Greeting Farm was ending today.  Normally, I don't do many scrapbook pages but I just got this super cute sea life themed paper yesterday from All That Scraps.  So I dug out this old picture of my daughter dated 2004--not even a digital print!  I used the photo as the backing and made a shaker box filled with sun confetti and and beads.  I also punched out some of the cute faces of the sea animals and put them in too.  The "sun" at the top has a starfish in the middle and is covered with a dome epoxy sticker.  I think it's supposed to be a sunflower from the Hope and Grace stamp set but I like to use it as a sun.  I die cut the yellow felt flower with PTI's Beautiful Blooms die set. I altered H

Penguins & Flowers

In the quiet of darkness, while my kids are sleeping, I've been making this little project for my daughter.  It uses Sunghee's (from Creativity in Progress ) template called Almost Square Bag.  You can find it HERE .  When I first saw this template, I thought it was the cutest thing but didn't really know exactly what to make it for.  I usually need some occasion or person to inspire me to create something.  Then I thought of making this for my daughter.  But it took me a while longer cause I could only work on it at night.  I had some of these leftover double layered flowers that I had crocheted from a PTI tutorial ( HERE ).  Then I just crocheted a simple chain stitch to make handles. My daughter loves, loves, loves penguins so I stuck one in the middle.  This penguin stamp is from Dandelion Designs.  I punched it out with a half inch circle punch and stuck it on a button and placed a clear epoxy sticker over it.  That was also something that I had read over on PTI.  I

Sympathy Card

It's always hard to make Sympathy Cards.  I think this is only the second time I've made one.  And what's harder still is to write something meaningful inside the card.  I'll just try to keep it simple. Everything I used on the card is from PTI except the felt (from Walmart, I think or maybe Ben Franklin) and pearl embellishments.  And the scallop border punch I used is from Stampin' Up.  I wanted to use my new Martha Stewart floral border punch but it couldn't handle the thickness of the PTI cardstock.  Disappointing!  The Beautiful Blooms II stamp set is so pretty and the flower dies that match makes it even better. That's it for today.  Have a great weekend!

Happy Birthday card continued...

Thanks for posting the birthday card...and all the crooked letters! I was trying to place the "birthday" the way they had it on the sticker sheet and then the spacing got messed up and it started slanting downward. And not so easy to stick die cut letters or letter stickers on nicely either, I think I'm cock-eyed. I took some photos of the card before it was even finished since it took forever to get my son to sign it, but then I was thinking it looked kind of messed up to post. I guess I should have shown Eva how the card unfolds, but it was hastily shoved into an envelope, which by the way I made with the Martha Stewart scoreboard since I hadn't heard of it until Eva told me about it, and then when Michael's had a 50% off coupon, I figured that was a pretty good deal. But we didn't even address the envelope or seal it...I'm such a bad card giver. Although I was pretty happy I even finished it in time since it took me a couple days to decorate it. And by

Birthday and Thank Yous

My youngest celebrates his 2nd birthday tomorrow.  How quickly time flies.  Got this cute card from Cheryl.  It has all these interesting folds and I haven't really seen this anywhere so I'm not sure if it has a name or anything.  Maybe she'll blog about it later??? This is how the card opens up. This is the back side of the card. The back side also opens up but horizontally.  Isn't that neat? I really liked how the card opened up so I thought I would make a couple but just a simpler version. My version just opens in the front.  I love Fleur Anya from TGF.  She is so cute.  I cut the scallop square from felt that I bought at Walmart using my new Big Shot.  I really want to try the wool felt from PTI though so that's on my next order there.  And I do love my Big Shot.  It's so easy to use and my youngest likes to turn the handle with me.  I'm sending this as a Thank You card for Cheryl.  (Sorry, spoiling the surprise).  She was so thoughtful to not o

Happiest Place on Earth

This is a picture of Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland.  We just returned from almost a week long vacation there.  So our blog was a little neglected in the time being.  It really was a fun and memorable trip.  The kids are already talking about going back.  Right now I'm just trying to get back into the crafting mode.  Hopefully I'll be able to post something crafty soon.