Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!

I actually finished all my Christmas shopping, wrapping, tagging, and most of the cooking/ baking for Christmas a little early. This is a first in a great many years for me, so I took advantage of a little down time to create a Buncha Scraps & High Hopes Stamps project that I wanted to share with you all today.

I used a variety of different resources for this project. First, I stamped one of my designs from High Hopes Stamps from the Joys of the Seasons release called "Sleigh Ride"

This Snowman and his little Penguin buddy are defintiely cuties, who look as if they are on their way to visit all their favorite people to deliver Christmas gifts. So, I made them a sleigh using some Buncha Scraps papers from my Christmas Collections and filled it with goodies.  I would have filled the sleigh with candy, but I try not to keep candy readily available, if you know what I mean!

The fabulous sleigh design is a 3D Sleigh Design by Silhouette found in their design store. It was a lot of fun to make, and worked perfectly with my little Snowman and Penguin stamp.


If you look closely, I have also created two large paper presents in the background. I used Buncha Scraps papers from the "Christmas With Santa" Paper Collection for these presents. 

These Presents are not just for looks. They are functional as well! The paper  Gift Box design is also from Silhouette called "Gift Box Hidden Card Holder" by Snapdragon Snippets. I love this design so much that I made two of them...both of them are actually stocking stuffers for my son for Christmas. 

The big paper bow lifts right up to reveal a gift card, note, money, or whatever your heart desires. It's a fantastic presentation! I can't wait for him to open it!

I hope you have enjoyed my little Christmas projects.  Merry Christmas Everyone!

Be sure to check out my call for Design Team members. The application Deadline is Dec 31, 2015!

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Memories

Hey Everyone!

This is a re-blog from my personal blog. I just wanted to share not only the layouts, but the meaning behind them.

This is the time of year that brings our loved ones to us either in mind, body or spirit. I have so many wonderful memories of Christmas and some very sad ones too. But as I look back, the memories that always bring a smile to my face are the ones of my loyal, loving, precious babies!

I had to use this photo because they were my two precious little girls, Coco, and Bella. I say were, because, little did I know at the time, this was the last Christmas that my sweet, gentle Coco would ever spend with me. 

She got very sick just a few short months later, and almost over night I lost my Coco. It was shocking and heartbreaking, to say the least. I still miss her everyday. 

Although it ended in sadness, this photo depicts a very happy and hilarious moment. It was only days before Christmas 2014, the girls were napping on the sofa, so I thought it would be the perfect time to  try quietly to wrap some of their Christmas presents. 

I gathered everything I needed and put them on the dining room table. I began to wrap each gift in anticipation of their excitement on Christmas morning when they received their little treasures. Suddenly I had a feeling of being watched, and when I turned to the right, there they both stood looking at me with curiosity and wonder. I couldn't help but laugh and grab my phone to snap a picture of this treasured moment. I never could pull anything over on these two. They were forever watching everything I did.

Last year, my adorable and crazy little Bella realized that, in her mind, Christmas is all about her! So she has graciously taken over everything and fallen into the "only child" role quite well. I'm sure she misses Coco too because they were best of friends. I'm just so grateful to have my memories and, still be able to have so much joy through my little Bella.

I can't wait to create new memories this Christmas with my family and friends. It's a precious time of year. 


I created these layouts using two Buncha Scraps collections, Christmas Treasure and Christmas with Santa, which is not yet released, but will be shortly. They are the same layout, just switched out the background papers and some of the embellishments!

I hope you have enjoyed my treasured Christmas Memories as well as the layouts.


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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Design Team Call 2016

Hey Friends! If you haven't already heard, Buncha Scraps is super excited to be hosting a Creative Design Team Call for 2016. 

This is a company creative design position, so we are looking for happy, joyful, ACTIVE creatives, who like Buncha Scraps, love to paper craft, live creatively, and share their handmade and/or digitally created treasures with the scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting community! 

Our ideal creative should be confident, professional, enthusiastic, detail orientated, responsible, dependable, be able to think outside the box, and have the ability to produce quality projects, on time, each month, according to a schedule, and are looking to show off  fresh ideas, and creativity, while having way too much fun working with new products. 

Creatively, we are looking for layout specialists, cardmakers, mixed media artists, DIYers, and anyone who thinks, creates, and lives outside the box! 

You DO NOT need to have previous design team experience, or published, but, if you do have experience and are already published, AWESOME!

If this describes you, to any degree, we are excited to meet you!! 
Please visit Buncha Scraps website for more details and how to apply.
Application Deadline is December 31, 2015.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Frosty Winter Blessings

Hey Friends! 

Hope you all are getting your Christmas shopping done. This is the first year, that I can ever remember, that I finished my Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve.  I don't even have to stay up all night on Christmas eve to wrap everything either....that's done too! 

Today I'm sharing a little card created with the Christmas Treasure Digital Collection.

Oh BTW...the Christmas Treasure Alphabet Collection is now available for download.

A very pretty font, in a crimson linen with a thin white outline, makes for a wonderful Holiday header, title or just about anything your imagination can create. 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Winter Wishes

Happy December Everyone! 

Hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday Season so far! It's such an exciting time of the year filled with joyful anticipation. 

Buncha Scraps Christmas Treasure Collection is still going strong. I just wanted to share this layout with you all that was created with this collection.

Since I last posted, new add-ons for the Christmas Treasure Collection have come available.



Sometimes, just adding a border to your page or pages can change the whole dynamic of your project.

A border can be any combination of elements, or just one long element, that runs down or across your page. Many of you can get very creative with the fabulous touch of a border. But just in case you need some help, I've also created a set of Christmas Treasure Borders to help you along.

The Christmas Treasure Border Collection has eight coordinating frosty and Christmas-ee 12" digital borders. I used two of them in the "Warm Wishes" layout.   

Adding Tags and Text Art to your projects are always fun in defining special moments, times, or feelings etc...

Often, time is an issue for all of us. So, I also added a Christmas Treasure Tags & Text Collection which include words, sentiments and even a journal tag, to help you with your pages and projects. 

As most of you know, I almost always include this add-on to help create your pages and projects a little quicker. Since Christmas is a gift giving opportunity, these would also work well to decorate your presents. 

However, given the Holiday Season, and all the gift giving that goes along with it, I've also created a printable collection of Christmas Treasure Gift Tags. These beautiful tags download as a JPEG file that can be printed, cut, and used to identify all your presents.

Have you noticed the text art in the "Warm Wishes" Layout? That was created with the Christmas Treasure Alphabet Collection coming soon. 

I will keep you all posted!

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and the add-ons for this collection.


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Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Treasure

 Christmas Treasure CollectionHappy Monday Everyone!

Wow! The Monday before Thanksgiving. Can you believe how quickly the Holidays


I hope you all are getting into the spirit of the Holiday Season. Christmas is my favorite time of year, especially that we are now in the cooler weather again.

Buncha Scraps has a new Christmas collection out called Christmas Treasure. I am still adding to the collection, so check Buncha Scraps often & subscribe to stay up to date.


There are twelve Christmas Treasure Digital Papers for a beautiful assortment of Christmas projects.


 Chrismas Treasure EmbellsihmentsThe Christmas Treasure Embellishment Collection has 43 coordinating elements to adorn your special Christmas memories.

 Christmas Treasure Tags & TextAnd a Tags & Text Collection as well. 

So as I begin my Christmas gifting this year, I am also adding to this Christmas collection.

I hope you are having a great day! 

What will you be creating this Holiday Season? Handmade gifts? 

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Monday, November 9, 2015

From the Kitchen Of

Hey Friends! Even though the weather doesn't exactly feel like November, the excitement of the holidays are definitely catching up to us!

November brings us thoughts of falling leaves, cool crisp air, warm socks, and holiday feasts. 

Just about anyone who cooks, or eats, has a favorite recipe, and the Holiday season is just the time to share or prepare these little treasures.

I have created a beautiful series of 4 different recipe cards, at Buncha Scraps,  for just such an  occasion. 

They were all designed with the Autumn Splendor Collection and few extra design elements.

These recipe cards measure 4"x6" and come in a set of 8 ready to print & cut, for your convenience. 

Here's a little sampling of how wonderful they look and hold your recipes. 

There is even a spot to identify the chef with a "From the Kitchen of" round. 

These cards a great way to organize you Holiday favorites or to give as gifts or to share your favorite recipe with someone special!



I hope I have given you some encouragement to journal your Holiday goodies or even create your own using this festive collection.

What will come "From the Kitchen of" at your house?

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

One Day SALE

Hey Everyone! 

Happy Weekend! 

I hope you all had a great productive and creative week! 

Just a note to remind you not to miss our ONE DAY ONLY 40% SALE!

Everything in the Bunch Scraps shop is on sale today. So, stock up on your favorite collections and get ready for the Holidays!! 

Have a GREAT weekend!

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Give Thanks


Happy November Everyone!

This is a little digital Harvest card I put together using the new Buncha Scraps Autumn Splendor CollectionThe actual size is 4.5"x6.0" 

As you can see, this Autumn card design lends itself perfectly for personalization, as well. 

With the Autumn Splendor Collection, I put aside the whimsy and went for the elegance. This style is so versatile. You can use to for a number of different projects.




These are place cards that I printed and cut. They would look beautiful on your Thanksgiving Dinner Table. 

Or how about even some napkin rings? 


I hope you enjoyed this project!

Only 4 more days til Halloween! Enjoy your week and ....


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Friday, October 30, 2015

HALLOWEEN SITE WIDE SALE

Hey Everyone!

Buncha Scraps is having a SITE WIDE 25% OFF SALE for Halloween

Everything in the shop is 25% OFF Friday & Saturday so be sure to stock up on all your favorite collections! 

Enjoy your Halloween Weekend!
Have fun, be safe and create your memories because every moment is gift!


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Best Witches

Hey Everyone! This was a crazy fun box card to make....and it would probably be even more fun to receive as well, if I were sending it. 

However, I didn't make this card to send out because I went a little crazy and added a few over sized embellishments!

I actually made this one to use as a decoration, and... to show you some of the my new Halloween Stamp designs for the High Hopes Stamps New Release.

For this project I used the Buncha Scraps Boo Crew Paper Collection for the box itself. 


I used several High Hopes Stamps as well. The top witch is  "Witchy Ride" , the middle Witch is "Witchy & Friends", and the adorable little kitten at the bottom is called "Scary Kitty".... it's so funny that High Hopes named her that! The sentiment is called "Take Flight", which I attached to a tag that I punched out from the Boo Crew background paper "Halloween Stars & Swirls Black"

Here's another angle so you can see the base more clearly. 

For the finishing touches, I added some Halloween polka dot ribbon to coordinate with background papers, and cut out a few scrolls from Lisa Norris of Pretty Paper Graphics to give an illusion of movement, and....because I love scrolls!!


I hope you enjoyed this project!


Only 4 more days til Halloween! Enjoy your week and ....


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Monday, October 26, 2015

Too Cute to be Scary

Hey Friends! 

Being a pet lover myself, I couldn't resist having some fun with the Buncha Scraps Boo Crew Collection using this adorable little black cat photo I saw on Fashionably Geek

Do you dress up your fur babies for Halloween? I never have but I have to say, if I had an adorable little black cat such as this one, I would definitely have to try!

This little kitty is definitely too cute to be scary! And as most of you already know,we don't do scary here at Buncha Scraps.

I created this adorable Halloween card using the Boo Crew Paper Collection, the Boo Crew Embellishment Pack, and the Tags & text Art Collection

Only 5 more days til Halloween! Enjoy your week and ....


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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mummified

Hey Friends! Happy Saturday!

Here's a little "Mummified" Halloween card that I created with the Buncha Scraps Boo Crew Collection.

Did you know that there is only 7 days left till Halloween?! 

If you were planning on sending a little Halloween wishes this year, but the busyness of life got in your way, and now think you may be running out of time, think again. A digital card can be sent, posted and enjoyed, in no time at all! 

In this digital card, I used the Boo Crew Paper Collection, the Embellishments Pack & the Tags & Text Collection



Now,  if you are someone who loves to actually cut, hold, and adhere, your papers and elements as you put your card together, you can easily print your papers and embellishments out as well, to make a physical card or layout. 

In this card, I printed out the elements and handcrafted the card. I used a black satin ribbon, which is unfortunately, barely visible in this photo. I also added a couple of  YNS Black Gumdrops  and YNS Crystal Clear Gumdrops, that I got from ONE CRAZY STAMPER

Whether you prefer to create your cards digitally, or handcraft them, I'm sure they will come out looking FABULOUS!

I really don't have a preference. I just LOVE every facet of creating and paper crafting. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Baby Love

Hey Friends! Here's another "spooky" layout for you using Buncha Scraps Halloween "Boo Crew" Collection! I'm calling this one "Baby Love" and you can see why! Just look at these adorable little spooksters!

This colorful layout was created with the Boo Crew Paper Collection, the Border Collection, the Embellishments pack & the Tags & Text Art Collection.


So while I was researching Halloween costumes for babies, for a friend of mine, I suddenly found myself immersed! I was so entertained by the cute, creative and hilarious costumes for kids. I found many, many that were made by just really talented, and very imaginative, people! I know several ladies who would be amazing at creating unique baby costumes. Gotta love it!

Countdown to Halloween.....only 8 days away! Are your little ones ready? I can't wait to see all of their adorable costumes this year!


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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Autumn Is In The Air

Hey Friends!
                
Yes! Autumn is definitely in the air and now..... it's also in the Buncha Scraps Shop! 

I've been working hard to bring you this beautiful collection and it's finally ready for immediate download!

I'm sure you will definitely be inspired by the new Autumn Splendor Collection! There are several wonderful kits for this collection!

I couldn't decide on which papers to include, so I created TWO paper collections!


The Autumn Splendor Solid Linen Papers. These 12 beautiful digital Linen Papers coordinate beautifully with the Pattern Paper Collection.

The Pattern Paper Collection is also Linen with a wonderful mix of polka dots, leaves, stripes and florals.These papers are great for layouts, cards and any other autumn paper crafting projects!



The Autumn Splendor Embellishment Collection  has an array of Autumn bouquets, pumpkins, leaves, apples and several coordinating buttons & brads!




Autumn Splendor also has a Border collection with 10 beautiful coordinating borders. 

Tags & Text Word Art  for labeling and/or tagging your fondest Autumn/Fall & Thanksgiving memories!



Autumn Splendor Frames  to complete your layouts and other memorable moments.


And an Autumn Alphabet  too with upper & lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation!


So there you have it. I hope you all enjoy this collection as much as I do. I can't wait to see what you come up with!



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