Friday, December 30, 2011

Panda FEVER!

Hello Friends!!!
It's been a while since I posted any of my creations. I've been busy today, looking at patterns from LSHD and deciding what I wanted to make, what I was in the mood to make.
So, after much thought I decided to use a couple of different patterns from LSHD and make some panda bears for Valentine's day!!
Yes, I said Valentine's day. I'm so in the mood to use my imagination on something LOVE related.
My first photo I'd like to share with you is just a photo mat or tag...could be either one. It was been using the rough edge bear pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (LSHD).
I just love how these patterns can be used for any type of bear that you can imagine to make.
Next is just a set I made using the Love Hot Air balloon pattern from LSHD.
I also made a couple of extra peeker bears to go along with it.
Wouldn't this look so cute on a Valentine scrapbook layout?
I have some K&Company paper called Valentine Sweetheart that I plan to use them with. Be watching for the layout in the next couple of weeks.
Well friends, it's time to let you go. But before going....I want to wish you a very Happy New Year! Make 2012 the best year ever!
Blessings.
~Margaret~

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pillow Boxes for Sale

Hello friends!
I have tons of pillow box gift card holders left from the craft fair that we went to. If you are interested in purchasing a few, they are 50 cents each. They shipping should be no more than $2.00 and I can fit about 4 of them in one yellow envelope unfolded. 
Here are a couple of samples of what I have..

 These have been sold, but they come with the band and a tag around them.





Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In memory of....

Hello friends.
I hope the month of December and all the Christmas festivities are keeping you busy and happy this year.
 
I lost a very important part of our family on December 7,2011. My dear, sweet mother in law, Christine, passed away unexpectedly. She was 77 yrs old. I've had a really hard time dealing with her passing. She always had a way of making you crack up laughing or saying the darndest things at the most inappropriate times. That was just her. 
She was one of the most stubborn women I've ever met in my life. The one thing that stands out most to me in the 24 yrs that I've known her was her love for her family. She LOVED her family.  Always made sure we were fed or had drinks when we came to visit. She was a very giving person...giving to her family.
Take the time this Christmas season to love and cherish your family. If you have sqaubled with someone, go make it right. Don't hold grudges. Embrace life and love the ones you have. Life is short and fleeting.
Make sure that you come to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior. If you don't know how....ask me! I'd be thrilled to tell you how to know the King of Kings.
Much love this Christmas season to you and yours.
Blessings.
Margaret

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 3 of Tis the Season Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to day 3 of the Tis the Season Blog Hop.
If you happened here by chance you can go back and start here at Elsa's .


Today I wanted to share a little purse gift bag that I made using the cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I really like this cart.


Paper is from Martha Stewart and is so darn cute. I just love the little gum drops, don't you. I added a cardstock sticker of milk and cookies to the front with 2 green sticker jewels. The ribbon I used reminds me of a candy cane and looks so awesome with all the gumdrops, don't ya think?

I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop. Hop on over and see what Stacie has in store for you. So much talent in this hop.

Blessings and Merry Christmas!
~Margaret~

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 2 of the Tis the Season Blog Hop

Welcome to day 2 of the hop! I hope you are enjoying all the projects as much as I am.



We hope to inspire you to create and give homemade gifts and cards this year.
If you arrived here by chance please go back to the beginning and start with Elsa at http://www.JustaFewDesigns.blogspot.com/

My item for today is a paper bag album that I created as a gift. I love making paper bag albums when I have the time. You can use your imagination in so many ways. They can be simple with just mats and a few stickers or more elaborate with paper piecings, flowers and lots of ribbon. I love using tons of ribbon on my rings.




 Next up is STACIE. Have fun and leave some love on each page and if you aren't a follower please join right in...I love visitors.
Here's the line up in case you get lost a long the way! Have a great hop!!

 Elsa- http://www.JustaFewDesigns.blogspot.com
Krystal  http://www.krystalsnight.blogspot.com
Jules http://www.thejulebox.com
Kimi - http://uniquescrappiness.blogspot.com
Linda -http://simpleandsassycreations.blogspot.com
Margaret- http://www.auntmargaretdesigns.blogspot.com
Stacie-  http:/ www.creativyou.blogspot.com
Michelle- http://creativeoperation.blogspot.com
Tmika - www.scrapdaworld.blogspot.com
Sue -  http://scrappingsuzieqtt.blogspot.com/
Yolanda - http://socrafty3.blogspot.com
Emily- http://www.createserendipity.net

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tis the Season Blog Hop!

 Tis the Season Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop, Tis the Season to Hop. I have joined a bunch of talented ladies to share with you some awesome Christmas themed projects.

We will be hopping for three days from the 2nd through the 4th of Dec. Some of the ladies in the hop will offering Candy so look out for those neat gifts...also make sure you become my follower and comment all 3 days of the hop on all the participating blogs in order to win the Candy Elsa will be giving away on her blog.

We hope to inspire you to create and give homemade gifts and cards this year.
If you arrived here by chance please go back to the beginning http://www.JustaFewDesigns.blogspot.com/

My projects over the next couple of days will showcase what you can put some of your little gifts in. I'm in a craft show this weekend and these have been all that I've been working on. I've had a blast coming up with these little guys though. Pillow boxes are my first showcase today. Pattern can be found at Designs on Cloud Nine as a the freebie. The little sled that I used is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Paper is from K & Company. I just love the Christmas stack that I bought from them and it is double sided! Enjoy.


thanks for stopping by and please hop on to STACIE....

 Here's the line up in case you get lost a long the way! Have a great hop!!

 Elsa- http://www.JustaFewDesigns.blogspot.com
Krystal  http://www.krystalsnight.blogspot.com
Jules http://www.thejulebox.com
Kimi - http://uniquescrappiness.blogspot.com
Linda -http://simpleandsassycreations.blogspot.com
Margaret- http://www.auntmargaretdesigns.blogspot.com
Stacie-  http:/ www.creativyou.blogspot.com
Michelle- http://creativeoperation.blogspot.com
Tmika - www.scrapdaworld.blogspot.com
Sue -  http://scrappingsuzieqtt.blogspot.com/
Yolanda - http://socrafty3.blogspot.com
Emily- http://www.createserendipity.net

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ending November 2011

Good morning friends!
I have to say that November has flown by. Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on its way.
Where has 2011 gone to?
I have no idea. It's whizzed by so fast I've barely had time to breathe.
Today I wanted to share a little project with you.
Thanks to DC9 for the pattern for the pillow box. 
So, if you like what I made you can go to Designs on Cloud Nine and get her freebie this week.

Have I told you lately how much I love Little Scraps of Heaven Designs? I love them bunches. The cute reindeer on the front of the pillow box can be found by clicking HERE. I plan on using this pattern on some more of my creations this holiday season. It is just so cute and easy to make.
Paper is from Home for the Holidays by g.c.d studios. Very nice paper to work with and can be found at Michaels.
Have a great week!!
Blessings.
Margaret

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Autumn Blessings

I am so thankful for so many things. My family is my biggest blessing of all. I love each one of them so much. My husband is loving, kind and supports me in everything that I do...he's my rock. I'm most thankful that I met him 24 yrs ago and that God placed him in my life.
I'm thankful for Jesus saving my life.
I'm thankful for being a design team member for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.
I'm thankful for a roof over my head and food on the table.
I'm thankful for so many other things that I can't mention them all here or it could go on for days. LOL.
I'm blessed. 
 



 
  Click HERE to bid on this cute set.


 I wanted to share a very sweet set with you called  Autumn Blessings from LSHD. I'm thankful that Tricia comes up with such sweet and cute patterns.
The field mice in this pattern are sooo cute. I get tickled pink just thinking about them. 
Please check out LSHD by clicking HERE. You'll find all the new patterns listed as well as all the older patterns.
 
Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today. I am thankful for each one of you. You all are a blessing to me.
Blessings.
~Margaret~

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Autumn, Pumpkins and Mice

Can you believe it is November?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner!
Who's up for some yummy eating? I wont be able to eat much this year, but I can still smell it and dream. LOL
Pumpkin pie, whipped cream, turkey, sage dressing, green beans, sweet potato casserole, corn....Oh my!!
This week I wanted to share a layout I did.


It's a pumpkin patch 2 page layout and it is stunning. I wish I could pull you through my computer screen and into my craft room so you could see for yourself. 

The pumpkins and mouse are from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and can be found HERE. If you like making your own paper piecings go check it out. Tricia has beautiful patterns and I love being a part of her design team!!
I hope you will stop back by. If you would like to purchase this layout click HERE. I have a buy it now on it or you can just bid on it. You won't be disappointed.
I look forward to sharing more of my creations with you.
Have a super wonderful day!!
~Blessings~
Margaret

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thanksgiving Border

Good morning friends!
So glad to see you this fine fall morning.
It started out beautiful this morning with the sun shining and temps not too chilly. Now it has gotten downcast is going to rain in a bit. My how weather can change at the drop of a hat.

Yesterday I completed my project for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.
I used the new Baby's 1st Thanksgiving pattern to complete it. The little turkey is to die for!

I made the border from cardstock and patterned paper, also used 3 vintage wood buttons with handmade twine.

I cut the word Thanksgiving from the pattern on my cricut and pop dotted the back to raise it up off the border. It turned out really cute.
 Click HERE to bid on this cute set!

I plan on making some more of these cute turkeys and might even do a layout in the near future. It's a blast working with LSHD patterns.

Thanks for dropping in today. Come and sit with me again. I'll be posting a layout in a little while that I think you will enjoy.
Blessings.
Margaret

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sweet Little Dragons

 Click HERE to bid

Hello sweet friends!
I hope you have had a wonderful week!
It's been nice, rainy, cold and just yucky here. Imagine all that in the same week!!
Over the week I have been addicted to making Little Dragons.
 Click HERE to bid 

LSHD has the cutest Lil' Dragon Costume pattern.
I made four of them into tear bears and they are just precious.
 Click HERE to bid
They are ending tonight on ebay. I'd love if you would come over and bid on them. They are so much more cuter in person that I can capture on the camera!
 Click HERE to bid
Each one has their own little personality.
If you would like one in a different color, just contact me and we can do a special order.
Thanks for stopping in today!
Blessings.
Margaret
 

May the Force be with You!

Don't you just love Star Wars? It's a classic movie that will never die. I've seen it I don't know how many times, I was just a little kid when it first came out.
Yoda was probably by far my favorite character!
LSHD has a really cute pattern called the MASTER that looks like Yoda.
Check out what I did with the pattern.

I have to say he turned out pretty good.
Me thinks Yoda I like!
He's up for auction right now, just click HERE to bid on him.
Thanks for dropping in.
Blessings.
Margaret

Sunday, October 23, 2011

And the WINNER is......

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 52

Result:

25
The lucky number is 25 which is:

Designs that Delight said...

Adorable. Love the fun colors!

Dawn

Congratulations Dawn!!!

Thanks everyone for dropping by for this wonderful blog hop! I had so much fun looking at all the party goodies and I hope that you did too!

Blessings.
Margaret

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Party Blog Hop!!!!


Hello, Welcome to the Halloween Party Blog Hop
We are so glad that you have decided to hop along with us.
Throughout our hop we hope to inspire you with lots of ideas for hosting
your own Halloween Party.
There will be some great blog candy along the way as well as a
GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY of $100.00 in cash (which is a big
chunk of change to buy goodies for a Halloween Party)

  
How do you win this candy you ask?
Well I'll tell you...

To be eligible to win this wonderful prize you MUST
1) go through the entire blog hop and leave a comment on EVERYONE'S post.
2) become a FOLLOWER of everyone's blog.
3) stop by the LSHD Facebook fanpage and become a fan (if you are not a fan already)
4) leave a comment on the LSHD Facebook fanpage letting us know you were there.

This concludes our Blog Hop. Thanks so much for hopping along with us!!
Happy Crafting.
              


If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning please hop on over to
LEANN'S BLOG
If you have been following the blog hop and have hopped over from NANCIE'S BLOG
Then you are right where you need to be.
Blog Lineup

Now on to my cute little Halloween Party Project.
I used the Boo Crew Pattern set and created these cute little treat bags for my kids teachers this year. Teachers deserve to be recognized and rewarded for all their hard work with our children during the year. So, what better way than to make cute little treat bags for them.
I bought these little bags at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, can't remember which one and they came in such vibrant colors. Added the cute little ghosts from LSHD, name tags and a little twine and BAM...a cute treat bag for those goodies!!
Next on the list is Emily!

I do have blog candy...I just couldn't find it to post it. I am giving away a set of 3 stick/hat pins to use for scrapbooking or cardmaking. This will be surprise!! LOL.
Thanks for stopping by.
Blessings.
Margaret 


Think Pink!

Hello friends!
Wanted to share my border/mat set with you. I may be making more sets like this if they go over well. Any thought would be greatly appreciated.

I used the Think Pink Pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs for this set.

On the border I stickled the think pink in baby pink, so it has a little shimmer to it.

Isn't the bear just adorable? I love the color pink. The pattern set is for Breast Cancer Awareness, but is very versatile. You can see the way that I have used it here. It's for a girly girl that "Thinks Pink"!
Thanks for dropping in today. If you would like to go bid on this darling set, click HERE.

Show me some love and leave a comment.
Don't forget that LSHD is having their Halloween blog hop tomorrow. I'm in this and I'll be having some blog candy. So drop by!
Have a great day!
Blessings
~Margaret~

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Tear Bear and Pumpkins!

Hello friends!
I'm a bit under the weather this week. This old weather, no matter how much I enjoy it...always brings the yuckies with it!
I wanted to share my pumpkin set with you today. This is from the Harvest Mouse Pattern set from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. The tear bear is my own creation and a pattern was not used in making it.
How many of you have your pumpkings carved and setting out already? We do!!! My little boy couldn't wait to carve his pumpkin this year. He loves this time of year too! Our outside is all decorated with many pumpkins...I'll have to post a pic of all of them.



 
Anyway...here is my creation for today. The pumpkins were made with cardstock, dry embossed in my cuttlebug and then distressed with ink. Next I added some prima flowers to complete the look.
The big pumpkin has the little harvest mouse peeking over it. Her and the tear bear are becoming fast friends...they even have matching hair bows.
If you would like to bid on this set click HERE!
Thanks for stopping by today. Leave me some love, I enjoy hearing from you!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My 1st Explosion Box

Hello Friends!
I hope everyone is having a FANtastic day!!
Today I want to share my very first explosion box with you. It was super easy to cut out with my handy, dandy cricut expression.
Decorating it was a whole different story though. Let me tell you there is a lot to decoration on of these little boxes.

The box actually measures 4 x 4 inches when it is all closed up.
I've used DCWV paper pack to complete this, can't get enough of there cardstock. It is the best to work with!!
Tags, jewels, ribbon have been added all through this, along with many 3 dimensional cardstock stickers. I love Halloween and have a big stash of things that I can use.
The cute little bears that I have used are from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. They are from the pattern Rough Edge Bear pattern. Just click on the high lighted words to be taken to them.
I do take custom orders if anyone is interested. I'd like to make a few of these up for Christmas. They'd make wonderful Christmas presents.
Come on over and bid on this one by clicking HERE.
I know you are waiting to see some more pics...sooooooo...here they are!
Have a great day and thanks for visiting.
Blessings.
Margaret