It has been forever since I have posted! Scrapbook layout inspiration, or is it?

I apologize to my readers, stick with me and I promise I will be back.  I blew up my laptop and desktop with a bad surge protector and just have been grabbing what I can when I can if I can’t craft on a tablet.  Without my own computer and Photoshop on it, I think my mojo has focused a different direction. I have hope though, for a new computer soon we will see! 

For now, I am kinda sad because my kids are going through this stage where they don’t want their pictures taken.  My son doesn’t want to be embarrassed by everyone on the football team, which infuriates me because I know all other mom’s are getting them and all I really need is one good one after a game I don’t care how sweaty and tired he looks.  I didn’t get the package and he didn’t do the individual.  He is second string so I don’t even get a alot of photo time in the game.  When he hike’s I can’t even see him but my big lens does come in handy so videos are it.  My daughter.. well a different story but I am hoping to get some today after making this.   I made her a mardi gras mask last night, she likes it so I may get a couple out of her. 

I saw this sketch on my facebook page from the Canadian Scrapbooker page.  I love love love them! It instantly inspired me to get up and make a layout.  I feel like my family is disappearing in a block of time since we don’t get out much anymore and do a lot, so our family is disappearing not being documented.  I gave the project life a shot but I am having a hard time with it.  As a photographer most my photos are vertical and they just don’t fit in my pages as easily as most ametuer photographers would be able to just slip them in.  So again I need my photoshop to preplan the pages and print out the little ones, which is annoying.  I don’t want my scrapbooking to die.  I just simply have to figure out what works for me. Plus I am just going to have to force it and think of non expensive ways to play. 
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I was looking up kids crafts looking for something to do with my daughter, I found some free stuff to trace that is how I came up with some shapes then cut them on the Cameo.

I have been crafting a little, making labels for people that turned out super awesome, a t-shirt transfer for the first time, will be posted this week.  I have done a few things to post soon.  So hang in there.  Hope to see you then!

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Snapdragon Snippet and SVG Attic SVG Challenge

Monday, September 1, 2014

Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic September Challenge

Our challenge this month is FALL (can include Back to School and Halloween). This is a month long challenge and you can make anything that strikes your fancy with a FALL or Back to School or Halloween theme as long as you use files from Snapdragon Snippets and/or SVG Attic.

I have some inspiration for you today using the gift tote for pint jar with tag” Design ID #65667 

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I didn’t use a jar for this because there is so many possibilities.  I was really stuck on getting a stuffed vampire for it but that didn’t happen!  It’s a very cute tote and you could make for any occasion!   I did forget to cut out the tag cause I was going to use one of my own, but that will be next so here we are for now.. this is my inspiration for the contest!

Contest Rules
• Become a follower of SVG Attic‘s and SnapDragon Snippets‘ blogs.
• Create any type of project using at least one recognizable element from an SVG Attic or SnapDragon Snippets file.
• You have until Midnight Central Time on September 27th, 2014. Designs submitted after the deadline will not be included in the judging.
• Submit your entry by clicking on the inLinkz button below.  If you do not have a blog, you can also enter by posting a picture of your project on our SVG Attic or SnapDragon Snippets Facebook pages and state it is for the contest.
• Please only provide the link to your blog post itself and not your blog in general.
• You may enter as many times as you want for this contest.
• You may enter your project into as many different challenges as you want.
• Please include a link back to this contest post in your project’s blog post.
• Not a requirement, but we would love for you to “Like” SVG Attic and SnapDragon Snippets on Facebook if you haven’t already done so!

Prizes

First Place:  $25 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Second Place:  $15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Third Place:  $10 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

• Judging will be done by the inspiration team members and designers.

• Top 5 will be announced on September 30th, 2014.  From that point the fans choose the top 3!  The pictures will be placed on Facebook and the three with the most “likes” will win.

Good luck and happy crafting!


Welcome to the Scraps to Treasures “Candy Wrap” Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by today to see our awesome candy wrapper’s that we have created for you to get new ideas!  You can make them for any occasion, Halloween, Christmas, Birthdays and more.  I don’t know many who don’t love candy and making it pretty makes it taste that much better!  I am your host today,  Lissa here at www.somanycrafts.com

We are making our creations with our scraps to get them used up and gone!   If you are interested in joining us get rid of your scraps, you can look up the Facebook group STT-Candy Bar Wrap, or next month it will change to  STT-Tic,Tac,Toe.  Then request to join if you would like to hop along.

This was a fun one to do… You surely couldn’t make them for each trick or treater at your door but for someone special it’s a great way to give a treat!CandyBarWrapper

Thank you for stopping by our little hop and if you would like to win some blog candy I would love to create a Studio J Layout for one lucky winner and I will give a tutorial on YouTube how I did it!  It can be a layout of your favorite pets, your children, siblings, anything goes. Even if you want it as a business advertising, I can adjust it to that too!  I will show you how easy it is done!  I will create the file and send you the Jpeg to do what you wish with it!  All you have to do is follow by Email, Blog Lovin or through WordPress.  Comment here and let me know you did, with the corresponding email you used to sign up.

If you have been here before you surely know I am having a Mystery Hostess Party, for Close to My Heart if not, for more details as seen on my sidebar, or scroll down to the invitation on mobile, you can also click on the image to take you to the party or the Mystery Hostess Link.   If you would like to check that out you are welcome to, but if you choose to place an order be sure to click on Join Now before placing your order.   Only qualifying amounts will be granted a mystery hostess to get the rewards, so lets make it great!  We only have 10 days left before it closes!  If you place an order this will give you an extra 2 entries!

All entries will be a random winner from random.org

Thank you for taking the time to stop by our Candy wrap hop,  also known as a Candy bar wrapper hop. I hope you enter to win…….

 

Next up is..

Halloween Card

I made this card, and decided to put it to test by entering it into a challenge!  Wish me luck!  These are DCWV Halloween mat stack and my little handwriting!

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Just wanted to make it a quick post!

I thought I would enter it into some challenges, so far I have entered it in

Paper Crafting Journey

Crafty Sentiments

Craftin” Boutique

Thank you Ladies!

  See you soon!

Happy Halloween!

I thought I would quickly share some easy treat bags that I made for the potluck tomorrow at work.  This is the Best Ever Popcorn Ball recipe at AllRecipes.com and they REALLY ARE… (but I use Kettle Corn, 🙂 ) 

I just did a search for free svg’s and this is what I came up with bats and ghosts.  to make it easy and used left over scraps for my fun little designs.  I do remember the ghost came from Free SVG cuts, he’s a cutie!  Just using scraps from old paper then adding the cuts to it.

This is my last post for Halloween this year 🙁  I just love Halloween decor.  I didn’t do as much this year but from Halloween til’ Christmas is the BEST!  I hope you have a great one!

Welcome to Pam’s Spooktackular Birthday blog hop

What is more fun than a birthday?  Spooktacular projects made by amazing friends!  We are hopping for 2 days sharing 40 Spooktacular projects to celebrate Pam of MzLavr2’s Creations turning 40! If you have arrived from (enter person before you)’s blog you are right on track! If you missed the beginning you will want to head over to the Birthday Girl’s blog!

http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/

Not only are we sharing fun Halloween projects, we have a lot of fabulous goodies for our trick or treaters!

Our Sponsors are:

Jen over at Girl Boy Girl designs is giving a full digital kit to one luck winner!

Please go like and comment on her Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girl-Boy-Girl-Designs-by-Jen-Balding/113186302038084?fref=ts

and let her know you stopped by from Pam’s Spooktacular 40th Birthday hop!

You can find her stuff at http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Girl-Boy-Girl-Designs/

Pam is on her Creative Team

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Scrapbook Stamp Society is handing out 3 digi stamps to one lucky trick or treater! I know we are all so excited!

Best part is you win digi stamps so there is no shipping!

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Little Scraps of Heaven Designs is giving one lucky trick or treater their Ghouls Night Out paper piecing pattern set

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Erica’s Room is giving one trick or treater a Cricut Cartridge!

http://www.shop.ericascraftroom.com/

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There is an overall grand prize sponsored by Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa Designs.It is $20 in free Halloween files!

Scrappin with Lisa Designs

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-With-Lisa-Designs/130882060268842?fref=ts

http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

Lisa is asking that you become a follower of each blog along the hop as well as her design team blog

http://scrappingwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/

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In order to qualify for the goodies we have listed, please Comment “Trick or Treat” and let each of us know what you love the most about our projects on every blog while trick or treating!

Here is my SpOOkTacUlaR project:

A card for Pam that says Brew up some fun!  Then Happy Spooktacular birthday inside!  I hope your wish you a good one.  I am writing this on your actual birth date.  I hope you had a great one!

Thank you for checking out my project! The next house on the street is Vanessa T – http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com

Thank you for trick or treating our blogs!

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Here is the full line up in case you need it!

Jennifer F. – http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com

Lisa P – http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

Pam Lash – http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

Ashley – http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com

Nancy – http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/

Miranda – http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/

   You are here >>>>>  So Many Crafts. So Little Time

Vanessa T – http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com

Paula Jennings – http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com

Kris Parsons – http://scrappinbykris.blogspot.com

Maria Matter – http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com

Nicole Elliott – http://teachdanz.blogspot.com

Amy T – http://thebestofme-amy.blogspot.ca/

Lluvia- http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com

Carolyn- http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/

Jennifer – http://creativecricutdesigns.blogspot.com

Jessi Mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com