December 16, 2014

Our Snowman | Chic Tags

Since we barely have a change of seasons here in So Cali, and it's never cold enough to snow, it also means no snowmen. The one thing we do have is Target, and on a recent shopping trip to Target, I found the *cutest* little snowman that just had to come home with us!

Our sweet little snowman has an "outdoorsy" look to him, so for my layout I used a monochromatic natural wood color scheme along with bright Christmas red accents.
The Christmas Cheer Kit from Chic Tags (along with a few pieces from some past kits) was perfect to use, lots of wood veneer, the darling snowman die cut and the cute little red veneer stars!

No, we may not have snow, but we still have fun decorating for the holidays!
supplies: red glitter polka dot paper - My Minds Eye, bow, everything else Chic Tags

December 4, 2014

Christmas Pocket Pages Mini Album - December Daily

I'm up on the Chic Tags blog today with 2 pages of my 25 Days of Christmas mini album, using pieces from the Christmas Cheer kit. My album is 9x10, and I have about 1/2 of the pages already completed for the "family tradition" things we always do in December, the rest of the pages I will make as the days come along.

First up is a page for when we make a gingerbread house. That's something we do every year, and of course I always take pictures ;)

The cute cork gingerbread people were perfect to use! I also used the baking with love 3x4 card and the gingerbread die cut and peppermint candy flair button, all from the Christmas Cheer kit.

My next page is all set for the pictures of "Buddy", our Elf on the Shelf. He always manages to get into some kind of mischief, so we have to document that too!

Be sure to check out the exclusive Christmas Cheer kit, there are so many fun pieces to use for your December mini album or layouts and cards too!!

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2014


My girlie turned six a few weeks ago, of course that meant a new layout!

I have lots of pictures of her with her birthday cake and opening presents, but those will come later. For now it's a layout with this picture that captures here sweet personality and beautiful blue eyes. I still can't believe she's six.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Place Cards

I had these place card holders up on the 3 Birds Studio blog last week. What a great way to add a little fun to your Thanksgiving dinner table!

They're super easy to make, and will add just the perfect touch to each place setting! To start, I made the “feathers” by cutting 3 scalloped circles using my Silhouette and THIS cut file (scalloped circle punches would also work for this!) Next, I cut the circles in half, and glued them on to the place card base made from a 4×5 piece of scrap cardstock that had been folded in half.

I cut the turkey body and beak from cardstock and then layered it on the feather pieces. For the turkey’s wattle, I cut a small piece from a strip of red quilling paper found in the Holiday Season Card Making Kit. Next came the googly eyes from my stash of craft supplies.

After the turkey body was complete I added a rectangle piece of patterned paper, and did some machine stitching around the edges. To finish the place cards, I printed the names on my computer, then cut them into small strips and added to the center of each card.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

November 19, 2014

Hayrides & Memories | Chic Tags

I have a new layout up on the Chic Tags blog today using some of my favorite pieces from the exclusive new Fall collection!

I used the cute pumpkins hayrides & friends 3x4 card, and as you can see, I added it behind my photos so the word friends was covered. Since this was a picture of my hubby and son I decided to "hide" the word friends, and then layered on the memories made with you die cut.

Below the photos I sprinkled on a few of the leaf die cuts, did some quick machine stitching right on top of them, then added the cute Hello Fall flair button.
And yes, the year 2004 on the date stamp is right. Somehow I never did scrap these photos way back then. Now to get Fall photos from 2014 scrapped!

November 14, 2014


The November issue of CREATE magazine is out, and the incoming Design Team for 2015 got to join in on the fun!  Here is my layout from page 162

Go HERE to see the whole issue, there are are over 240 pages of ideas including layouts, cards and sketches too!!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
supplies: papers - Heidi Swapp and Amy Tangerine, chipboard - Heidi Swapp