Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bottle Gift Box/Container and Layout

Hi! This is Gaby with the last of the layouts created using Fancy Pants Saint Nick's Layout Kit and a decorated bottle gift box for the holidays!

This is the bottle gift box/container:

Supplies: Gift box/container from discount store; red, sugared berries from Michael's; red, green and yellow cardstock; and shimmery paint.
Cricut: Flower Shoppe for poinsettias, for leaves, and Sophie for swirl (cartridges).

This is the layout:
I flipped the design (journal to the right) so that I can place this in my album with the other single layout from this kit.  Additionally, I used two 4x6's instead of two 6x4's pictures and added some glittery snowflakes to match the real tree's d├ęcor.

Remember that we carry Bazzill cardstock at the STORE

Hope all of you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I will be taking a week off to vacation with family. Will be back in January 2012!  HUGS ~Gaby

Friday, December 16, 2011

Spoiled Layout using Queen & Company Perfect Pets

Hi Happy N Scrappin' friends and blog readers! Gaby here stoping by today to share a layout of my beautiful daughter and my Shar-Pei mix Moto (Moto Cross, yes! DH was into Motocross ridding!)
The dog was cut three times, one blackout on a darker brown and the shadow and regular cut on lighter brown cardstock using the Animal Kingdom cart.  The letters were cut using Base Camp cart and welding the paw print on the Gypsy from Mickey and Friends cart!
You can find Cricut/ProvoCraft items over at the [STORE click here].
The journal/library card is a die and stamp from PTI and the bracket is a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die.
All PP and brads are from the Queen & Co. Perfect Pets collection that you can find over at
Happy N Scrappin' at super great prices!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!  -- see you back on Tuesday for the last of the Fancy Pants Saint Nick's Collection kit layouts

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Trimming the tree 2 page layout

Today I am sharing a two page layout using Fancy Pants St. Nick Layout Kit

With this kit, you get everything you need to create two 1 page layouts and one 2 page layout and have enough left over to create additional items.

This is the 2 page layout- ..or layout 3 on the included instructions.
I pretty much followed the instructions for the basic layout, but changed the embellishing part a bit and the setting of two of my pictures.

Instructions included but will condense a bit and will share what I changed:

1- Two Stockings papers for base.
2- Cut 4 strips 1"x12" from the Tinsel paper, red side up
3- Cut Gleaming paper in half.  Adhere to each of your base papers 3" from top (or from bottom) across.
4- Adhere the 4 strips of red Tinsel paper above and below your Gleaming paper.
5- Trim the "jolly old st. nicholas" strip from the top of the Strips paper.
6- Trim around the striped bracket from Strips paper (include the "happy holidays scallop")
7- Adhere above striped bracket (step 6) and "jolly...." (step 5) to left edge of the left page vertically.
8-  I skipped this step because I did not use mats for my pictures (cut 2 4"x6" from the Strips paper, green side up).
9- I skipped this step (Ties a piece of woven ribbon around the 4" end of one of these mats.)
10- Instead of adhering pictures horizontally on the left page, I adhered vertically.
From here on I changed the placement of the embellishments.... you can do that too!  I wanted to personalize it a bit more.  You can see from the pictures that I added different embellishments, more buttons and floss.

You can do this so easily because you get enough supplies to make it your own!

Hope you create your own!

TIP: instead of adding mat, I sanded around my pictures to give them that matted softer look with my Tim Holz sander that you can find over at the [STORE]

Here I shared Layout #2 included on your kit  (click link for instructions)

I will be back to share layout #1 next Tuesday!

This is the Kit  that you can get over at the [STORE]

Click HERE to purchase
 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!  Hope you are having a great Holiday Season ~Gaby

SUPPLIES you can find at the STORE (click on pictures)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Glitz Design - Shaped Christmas Cards

Shaped Christmas cards with Glitz Designer Laurie Schmidlin

  With the Holidays fast approaching, Laurie has kicked her Christmas card and gift making into high gear!  :-)  This beautiful card made with Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer Collection is both unique and fun...perfect for the Holidays!

GD Believe

The non traditional colors of Glitz's Beautiful Dreamer collection lend themselves perfectly for these beautiful Christmas cards. The tree shaped card is embellished with a die cut felt bird, ribbon, a puffy flower, and an epoxy sentiment!

Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Papers: Houndstooth, Damask, Polka
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Paper Layers
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha
Other:  Christmas Shaped Cards, Felt, Flower, Bird & Branch die set (Sizzix), Ribbon, Rhinestones, Paper piercer

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Two Page LO using Doodlebug's Santa's Workshop

Happy Tuesday!  Gaby here with a layout using the oh so fun and playful
Doodlebug Santa's Workshop Collection

It is super cute and fun!
Here is a picture of the two page layout I created--
Here with a bit too much light but more true to its colors.  The first picture is a bit darker but you can appreciate the glitter on all the embellishment from this cute collection!
 All PP, tags, brads, letters and embellishments are from the collection! The only thing I added was two pieces of white cardstock and a bit of machine stitching.

The pictures I had them develop at Costco for under $3... I used Picasa, a free photo software from Google, to arrange both pictures on a square and I had them printed on a 12"x12". I just cut down the middle to get to 12" w x 6" h   I am really liking the linear look of this layout with a large picture across.

Thanks for visiting!

Did you get a chance to look at the advent calendar with a twist!! -- if not, see below!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Advent Calendar - with a Twist !!!

Advent Calendar Kit
Advent Calendar Wreath
Advent House Back
Advent House Front
Click to enlarge

Thursday, December 1, 2011

She Reindeer Treat Box - Doodlebug

Hi! Gaby here stopping really quick to share a fun treat box!

I created a reindeer treat box that is a she.

Supplies used that you can find over at Happy N Scrappin'
Doodlebug Classic PP for antlers and ears
Doodlebug  crushed velvet brads tuxedo assortment for eyes
Doodlebug bubblegum twine to create pom pom
Making Memories gem brads

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! 
Before you leave, did you see the post below about  TIM HOLTZ 12 Tags Of Christmas!
You can find tons of TIM HOLTZ items at the STORE