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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs DT Halloween Blog Hop

Happy Halloween!!!

This year for Halloween we, the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs DT, decided to get together and have a Halloween Blog Hop.

We've been preparing for halloween for days here (weeks if you count decorating) and have been having a fun time doing it!

I've made pumpkin and halloween banners to hang in my home, halloween cards, cheesecloth ghosts and even some fun Halloween treats for the kiddos.

If you have been following the hop and have come from Dana's blog then you are in the right place. If you have just happened upon my blog please join us and head to Tricia's Blog to start hopping with us.

For the blog hop, I've decided to work with the "Ghouls Night Out" pattern collection as well as a few elements from the "Haunted Graveyard" pattern collection.

I've been dying to work with it and this seemed like the perfect excuse!

Here is the two page layout that I created:

 Here is a close up of the left page:

and the right page:

Aren't these gals just the coolest?  I'm really trying to figure out how I can incorporate them .. you know .. mix them up in other ways ... for future projects ..

The spooky tree and cat

A close up of the cat

I'm giving away a few handmade cards as blog candy for stopping by today.

To be entered to win, simply leave a comment here and stop by my facebook fanpage HERE and say hello to be entered to win.

You don't want to miss out on the GRAND PRIZE!!!

$100.00 Gift Voucher for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs!!!

To be eligible for a chance to win the $100.00 Gift Voucher you MUST

1) Leave a comment on all blogs/fanpages throughout the blog hop

2) Become a follower of each blog/fanpage

3) Become a follower of Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Fanpage and leave a comment.

A winner of the $100.00 Gift Voucher will be announced on Friday, November 2.

Your next stop will be Dianne's blog

If you get lost along the way here is a complete list of the line up








Michelle L.

Michelle R.




Thanks for stopping by today.

I hope that you've found my project inspiring and I wish you the best in winning the blog candy along the way!

Interested in this layout or some other of my creations?  Click HERE (this layout will be made available at 6:15 pm PDT on 11/1/12)

I had a bit more time last night and wanted to add a few more details... pull out tags, ribbon, charms and twine were added to this creation .... here are a few updated pics:

Monday, October 8, 2012

ATC Card challenge

It's Monday .. and that means a new challenge is up at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.
Challenges are good for me .. it gets me thinking outside the little box that I have going on in my head that says cards, layouts, cards, layouts, cards, layouts .. you get it.

A challenge always inspires me even if it can be frustrating or intimidating.

A while back .. gosh, probably a year or more .. we had an ATC swap challenge over at LSHD.  I freaked out about it ... working with such a small space (2 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches) was VERY intimidating to me .. especially when I needed to include a paper piecing on it.  I really had a lot of fun with that challenge.... so much .... that I suggested this challenge for this week!  :)

HERE is a good link to learn about Artist Trading Cards (ATC).

Here are 3 ATC's that I've created for this week.
You can find all the details on this challenge, as always, on the DT blog HERE.

Here are some close ups of each of the cards:

I am really happy on how each of these turned out.
I actually broke into a pack of paper that I've been hoarding for that 'perfect' paper to create these.  I'll admit it .. that as I was cutting these tiny pieces from a large 12x12 paper I was having a bit of a heart attack .. eek!  But .. I have never been happier with the results and I DO NOT regret breaking through that plastic wrapping at all!  :)

Now ... anyone want to swap with me?  I'd love to actually swap these.  Let me know by sending me an email at!!

 For this project I used the following products:
1. Paper pack from Three Bugs in a Rug - "Blast Off"
2. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - "To the Moon"
3. Trendy twine - "Lemon Tart"
4. Misc. Clearsnap Colorbox chalk inks
6. Rhinestones from Want2Scrap

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you on the LSHD FB page participating in our challenge this week.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's FA-BOO-LOUS Halloween week!

Hi there!

Thanks for joining me for FA-BOO-LOUS week with a Happy Life, Crafty Wife!
I'm so excited to be joining Tamara with this week.  I'm really getting into the Halloween mode... and what does Halloween need .. nope, what does Halloween REQUIRE?  Decorations of course!

I'm in the process of pulling out the old, as well as making some new decorations to fill my new home.

For FA-BOO-LOUS week I've decided to make some fun decorations to hang on my pantry door.  It really spruces up the kitchen and gets the kids in the mood for Halloween.

Here are some close ups of each of the individual elements:

To create this project I used the following items:

1. Trendy Twine in Orange Licorice and Lime Licorice
2. Paper piecing Patterns by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
3. Textured cardstock from American Crafts
5. Misc buttons and ribbons,

Please stop by Tamaras blog over at Happy Life, Crafy wife and check out all the FA-BOO-LOUS projects she has going on this week!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sketch Challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

Ok, I'll admit it ... 
Are you listening?

I really love sketch challenges lately!   I really do!!  
How do you feel about sketches?

It really gets me going if I'm in a rut ... if I'm in a rush .. or even if I'm overwhelmed with too many ideas in my head (which happens often).  I love how you can take someones sketch and make it your own.  That no matter what ... two people are always going to interpret the sketch differently and come out with layouts that are dramatically different!  Neat!!!

This week there is a new sketch challenge over at Little Scraps of Heaven's Design team blog.  I hope that you'll consider hopping over there and playing along with us.  There's always a chance for some fabulous files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs ... who doesn't like a bit of cuteness with their layouts?

Here is my take on the sketch:

This is a layout that I made for a fan of my facebook page, Lisa Pontious at HoneyBearz Designs.  Lisa won a layout of mine JUST for being a fan!   This is the second time I've given away a full page layout.   I've had positive feedback from the winners and think that this is something that I'd like to continue to do with my giveways!

If you have any interest in having me create you a personal one (or two) page layout ... send me an email and we can discuss pricing based upon you're level of details.  I'd love to capture some of your special memories!   I can be reached at any time at  

For this layout I used the following items:
3. Patterned paper from "The Lodge" paper stack from DCWV
4. Solid papers by American Crafts
6.  Natural twine

Don't forget to join us at the LSHD DT blog to join in on the challenge!

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