Hello Sunshine Layout

I wish you all could see me – I am doing a happy dance over the project I just completed!! While my family was playing a game I sat down with one of my very favorite Doodlebug Collections – Fruit Stand – I started playing with the paper and stickers and I came up with this:

Layout made using Doodlebug Designs Fruit Stand Collection from 2013

Layout made using Doodlebug Designs Fruit Stand Collection from 2013

I am so tickled about this because I have wanted to start creating scrapbook layouts again.  I really want to make a push to record my family’s history through scrapbooking.  Major goal for this summer!!! What better way to add beauty to my families life than by recording our memories in a beautiful way!!

You may have noticed that my layout has no pictures – well, that is because I am a backwards scrapbooker.  I like to create the layouts and then find pictures to put on it,  I am only behind by 15 or so years so pictures are EASY to find!!! I am excited to find a day of fun in the sun to add to this page.  What an easy day to find pictures of!!

Everything I used on the scrapbook page is from the Fruit Stand collection – with the exception  of the colored cardstock.  I am not sure brand, or color name since I pulled it from my stash that I have been constantly adding to over the years.

Thanks for looking and celebrating my “happy dance” moment with me – hopefully there will be many more to come!! This is the 49th post so stay tuned for the 50th one!! I hope you all realize the significance of 50 posts – for me it represents my picking something and sticking with it,  What fun I have had and I am looking forward to the next 50!  See you soon!!!

Crayon Birthday Card

For as long as I can remember I have loved crayons, and been fascinated by the colors and the designs on them.  I was so excited when – way long time ago – Stampin’ Up! came out with a stamp set called “Kid Prints”.  I was so excited because guess what it had …an adorable crayon image in the set.  With that stamp in mind I set out to make a birthday card that looked like a box of crayons!  Here is how the front looked –

A crayon box made from Summer Sun cardstock and stamped. "Perfect Plaids" from Stampin Up! were used to add the green lines!

A crayon box made from Summer Sun cardstock and stamped. “Perfect Plaids” from Stampin Up! were used to add the green lines!

When I figured out how my box would look I stamped 5 crayons in bright colors on glossy cardstock and cut them out! I inserted and attached them in the “box” so they would not fall out.  Added a message on the inside flap – ” Hope it’s colored with lots of fun!!”  Adding a small piece of velcro made it so the flap would stay shut until opened! Under the flap it looks like this:

The message appears when you open the flap and there are 5 stamped and cut out crayons attached inside.

The message appears when you open the flap and there are 5 stamped and cut out crayons attached inside.

This card has been around for many years now but I realized that I have given copies of this card to many a child to help make their birthdays more beautiful.  And I thought that this was a great time to share the idea with you!!  Thanks for stopping by – have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Only 2 more posts to go – this one is # 48!!

Remember I will have a giveaway on my 50th post!!

Graduation Card – Doodlebug Style

Two members of my extended family graduated recently from college so I was in need of graduation cards to send them.  I sat down with some parts of the new Doodlebug Graduates collection, some washi tape (also from Doodlebug) and an older stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Tassel Time and this is what I came up with:

A Fun, Simple Graduation Card I made

A Fun, Simple Graduation Card I made

I love how cute the garland from Doodlebug Graduates collection looks at the top of the banners. I hope these cards are well received and enjoyed!! Thanks for visiting!! Only 3 more posts to go til I get to 50 posts and a giveaway – so be sure to come on back!!!

It’s in the Bag!!

I love jazzing and “Cute”ing up ordinary things – I was looking through my birthday card box, seems I am getting low on cards!! But in my looking, I came across a stack of these white paper sacks that I had covered with paper, added a flap to close, and put this boy diecut on to cute it up! Loved the colors and the diecuts were cheap since I had bought a package of them at a warehouse sale! It caused me to grin from ear to ear because I had in my hand a way to remember a birthday beautifully!!

A view of the bag - this is how it looks when the flap is sealed down on the front!

A view of the bag – this is how it looks when the flap is sealed down on the front!

I started making these years ago but because of all the fussy cutting I put them in a project to-do pile.

Here is a view of all the fussy cutting I was talking about around the words!!

Here is a view of all the fussy cutting I was talking about around the words!!

Which of course got lost in all the disarray of my craft room.  So when I re-organized and revamped my craft room I stumbled across these and decided it was time they were finished.  When I was done doing all the cutting, then layering, and then cutting out again of all the words for the sentiment – I put them on the bag with pop dots!  I was thrilled because now I had 12 or more little bags to remember someone’s birthday with!! Guess what I discovered – a cupcake from my local cupcake store fit perfectly inside!  I am so excited to have this project done and have all these bags at my disposal.

Maybe you, like me, have an unfinished project somewhere that you could dig out and work on!! And bonus, maybe also like me, you find something you can use to add Beauty to someone else’s life.  So go ahead – find an unfinished project and give it a whirl – It just might add beauty to yours or someone else’s day!!