Monday, May 28, 2012

The best birthdays are full of scrap!!

Hi everyone!  So glad you are still hopping along with us and enjoying The Paper Bakery blog hop!  What is the best way for a scrapbooker to spend their birthday?!?  Full of scrappy goodness NO DOUBT!  So I would like to give a big SCRAPPY birthday shout out to my sister Sarah, The Paper Bakery's #1 in charge!        

                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!

The small wooden "bag" is from Michaels and the Happy Birthday die-cut was made with my Silhouette Cameo.  The beautiful paper with the cabbage roses is by GCD Studios... I love it!  The collection is called Oh Happy Day...  Wooden gal is Studio Calico~ I can't get enough of these little people lately!

Please leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win the AWESOME GRAND PRIZE~ A $10 gift certificate to the Paper Bakery!  And please just remember that in order to win, you must have left a comment on each and every blog in this blog hop... GOOD LUCK!!!  
The birthday party isn't over just yet though!  NEXT HOP ON OVER TO Tina's fabulous blog for more inspiration!   
And if this is your first stop, please head over to The Paper Bakery Kit Club to START the fun!
Have a great day everyone!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Who loves bunnies?

I love bunnies!    Who doesn't love bunnies right?   For this layout I decided on a photo of a weathered lawn decoration (bunny, of course!) that was a special gift from my mother-in-law.  Since the bunny looks very weathered I wanted to give the layout a very vintage vibe.  I know vintage bunny is an interesting combo, but just stay with me!   Here is my vintage inspiration...


                                               And the layout~  I just love how it turned out!

                  Notice how I used the fabulous wood print paper (Elegant from the Botanique collection)  to make an "old" picture frame?   And I hammered the brads to make "nails".   So very easy~  grab a hammer (or a can of soup if you are not a tool girl!) and hammer away just until they are flat!  

         I titled the layout "My Weathered Treasure" because it is a keepsake from my mother-in-law. 

             Silhouettes were very popular way back when, so I included my very own silhouette bunny! 

       I hope you enjoyed my layout and it inspires you to one day make a layout about a personal belonging you treasure.  And for all of you that already grabbed a hammer, I applaud you! 

Supplies:  (all papers) Botanique, Elegant (1710) - Botanique, Beauty (1707) - Botanique, Stationary (1715) - Botanique, Botanique Cards (1705) - Storybook, Chalkboard (1737) - Storybook, Animal Crackers (1734)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Anyone thinking about 4th of July yet?

So how about a little 4th of July inspiration~ card style!
For the first card here, I scanned the Maya Road canning jar mini album and enlarged the image because I wanted the card to be a bit larger.  I am loving canning jars right now!

On this second card I wasn't quite sure how to cut out the "fireworks" myself.  I had tried. And failed. A couple of times.  Then I had an "ah-ha!" moment and decided to cut out parentheses with my Cricut! I loved how they turned out.  And I added a couple of gems at the bottom to simulate the small fire ball that you see in fireworks when they fall from the sky....
On both cards, I used GCD Studios Oh Happy Day Collection.  It can be found at
They just got it in last week!  Thanks for visiting!  Until next time! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I am loving The Paper Cut!

Check out the second edition of GCD Studios The Paper Cut~  fabulous yet again!
Click below to see the great projects!