Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Baby Shower Decor

We recently had a baby shower for my cousin.. here theme was "elephants"...and who got to help decorate --- ME! Here are a few projects I created for the event!

The elephant image for the cake - I just scanned my paper pieced creation and Sam's Club did the rest!

These were the hangng decorations - simple but cute!

This is a little magnetic giveaway.

A pick for inside the flower vases.

Here are the flowers.

I love being able to create anything my customers want... the sky is the limit!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Kit!

Check out this Recession Buster Kit --- it is called YOU ARE LOVED and it is only $8.00! The top picture shows the assembled kit, and the bottom picture shows the suggested photo layout. The white mats do not come in the kit. This kit is versitile and comes with blue flowers and buttons so if you want a more masculine look you can easily achieve it by using the buttons!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Custom Maternity Silhouettes

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I want to show you a fun custom product I offer --- Custom Maternity Sihouettes!

All I need is a side profile of you... and wa-la... a unique die cut you can use for invitations or in a scrapbook.

This is my beautiful Cousin Rose - pregnant with blessing #5

Take a look how I transformed her into a die cut we can use! I put her in a flowing shirt and capris so she looks all dressed for her shower!

What a fantastic momento this will be for years to come. It's even suitable for framing.

If you'd like to order your own custom Maternity Silhouette Keepsake - email me! Prices start at just $5.00 - very affordable for any mom to be!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gearing up for Halloween!

Are yoy thinking of your halloween costumes yet? We sure are! Check out this fantastic page by Shannon Blin using custom cut buzz words of course!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Boo - tiful Wordbook!

I am officially addicted to wordbooks.... this is a BOO book I created recently. 1 Creative Bug carries the MOSD build a book system so you can build basically any wordbook you want! Letters are just $1.25 each and they are a great way to use up your stash of supplies... take a look at a few pages from my book and how I embellished them...

Since BOO is such a short word and I usuallh have sooo many halloween pictures I added an extra page to my book with scrap chipboard and a ghost die cut.. I just trimmed the exposed areas of a 12" length and wa la! an extra page- for FREE!

If you'd like to order a wordbook - feel free to email me.
Some Halloween ideas are:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Easy Distressing technique

If you like the distressed look... try sanding the edges of your picture... I love how they turn out every time!Do you have a distressing idea??? Leave a comment and share it with us! We LOVE to hear from you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sketch Contest!

It's Contest time!!! Use this sketch as inspiration for a page... email completed project to me through THIS LINK... you will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win some 1 Creative Bug Goodies! The winning layout will also be posted to the 1 Creatieve Blog!
Entries must be submitted by September 30th, 2009. Please feel free to tell a friend, post the contest on YOUR blog, etc!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Who doesn't love a hayride?

This is a quick easy layout you can "scraplift" for any occasion.. designer Shannon Blinn shows off her darling children partaking in a halloween hayride.... need fun fall leaf die cuts> Just email me,
they make great journaling boxes!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Fun - with some squirrels!

This page was crated by designer Shannon Blinn... she aparently has some pesky squirrels hanging out at her house. 1 Creative Bug was pleased to provide the acorn paper piecings. I can't decide which is cuter, the squirrel on the roof, or my acorns... what do you think?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon

I know I was going to show you only gift ideas available from 1 Creative Bug this week --- but I have to show you an awesome gift option from my very good friend Suzy... Suzy is the owner of the Memory Cafe and now the Ribbon Cafe.

Well... the Ribbon Cafe has just posted for sale a Ribbon Club!!

You can get a 3 month, 6 month or 1 year subscription --- meaning FABULOUS ribbons will show up at your door every month for as long as you want...


In fact I thought it was such a great idea - I'd get one for myslef, so I did!

Here is the October set of Ribbons:

For more information check out the Ribbon Cafe Blog!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gifts for your Scrappy Friends

The most used products in scrapbooking is why not gift your scrappy friends with their favorite - OR - with something new they have not tried. With price points from "Stocking Stuffer" and up - you are sure to find a soultion that its your bidget and makes your friends want to sitck around!
The Zig 2 Way glue pen makes a perfect little thank you, stocking stuffer type gift. It is perfect for little projects and especially for attaching custom cut Buzz Words. Read more about the Glue Pen HERE... You can pick up the Glue pen for just $3.25 each.

Need more information about Buzz Words??? Stay tuned to this blog in the coming weeks!

The next adhesive on the must have list are Glue Dots.
Glue Dots are an embellishment lovers dream... here I have mini Glue dots - sized perfect for tiny google eys, gems, buttons and even for ribbon. To learn more about Glue Dots - check out THIS POST.
With a Price point of only $4.00- you can get a pack as a gift and a pack for yourself!
There are so many "tape runners" on the market it can be hard to choose... I prefer the E-Z Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives for a few reasons:
*You can twist and turn while applying adhesive
* It's disposable so you don't have to remember how to refill the sucker!
*It's perfect for attaching pictures and photo mats quickly

This great Tape Runner is also an easy way for you to donate to a great cause --- every purchases of Scrapbook Adhesives and their parent company 3L donates to the Make a Wish Foundation .
All you do is buy adhesive and you are making a difference... that's why most of the adhesive 1 Creative Bug carries, is from Scrapbook Adhesives. The E-Z runner is $6.50 in a single pack or $11.00 in a 2 pack.

Do any of your friends have a die cutting system... if they do - this is the gift for them:
Scrapbook Adhesives - Adhesive Sheets.
12 X 12 adhesive you apply to your paper before putting it into your die cutting system - whatever the system may be - and wa la you have self adhesive titles, dies cuts, paper piecings, etc... At only $10.00 for a pack of 5 sheets - this beats buying a high priced cartridge you're not sure if she'll like!

These adhesive sheets are also great for making Serendipity squares - check out the how to HERE.

Last, but not least we have photo tape...another winning product by Scrapbook Adhesives. You can gift all 81 feet of double sided tape fun for just $10.00. This is the tape I use for putting my pages into albums. It's great for large areas, but versitile enough for small areas.

Find out what my favorite use for photo tape is HERE.
I hope you have enjoied my review of adhesives and will consider purchasing for your friends - as you can see you can spend as little as $3.25 or over $20 by bundling several adhesives together - it's up to you. Email me to order... have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Giant Stickies - for walls, windows, and MORE!

Here is a fantastic option as a Christmas gift this year... order a custom Stickie for the wall. Prices start at $7.50 for a stickie that is 11 inches long... there is something for every budget. You can get a quote, phrase or even a family name... email me and I'll design something wonderful and CUSTOM for you!

Monday, September 14, 2009

All I want for Christmas...

Are you thinking of Christmas yet??? I am - in fact don't throw anything at me through the computer - but I am 99% DONE with my Christmas shopping! This is Lauren in December of 2007 with a huge toothless grin...
Stay tuned for the rest of theis week for some GREAT gift giving ideas available through 1 Creative Bug.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Beautiful Scenery

When Anthony was driving, the kids looked forward to getting an email... they never knew what was going to be inside it... on one occasion Anthony emailed pictures of 4 different mountains - all discovered in the beautiful state of Montana...
L = Lauren Mountain ,
M = Megan Mountain,
D = Douglas Mountain
and the large one with no letters is "Mommy and Daddy" Mountain...
Someday we plan to take a trip and see the mountains all together!
Scrapbook pages don't always have to have people as the subject... scenery is just as important and in this case a wonderful memory from a crazy time in the life of the Gandara Family!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What's your 10-20?

Howdy ya'll ! This here's Momma with a cute page of the little uns drivin this here big - rig....
The truckers life is sooo exciting to the bugs --- they dream of the days they can drive off and go to work with Daddy! But for now- they have school work to do...
10-4 good buddy - over and out, see ya later, amen and goodbuy...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Check out this adorable page my designer and Friend Shannon created... her outlaw family has been in trouble before --- and said trouble is the reason I made this adorable ( if I do say so myself- and I do!) handcuff paper piecing... I never imagined she'd use handcuffs on a Disney album page... but alas Shannon is a rebel with red hair after all! Thanks for scrappin outside the box with my paper piecings Shannon! If you want a custom paper piecing - I'd love to make one for you - many of the designs in my etsy shop are simply things other customers like YOU have suggested.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I almost followed directions...

Here is another layout kit from my stash... this one, however is STILL AVAILABLE... head over to Legacy Paper Arts And snatch one up for yourself...

I was practing my photography skills ... taking pictures of unsuspecting children in my father's backyard... then we gathered all the grandkids and papa for a group shot!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Nature's Beauty

We won't mention my husband was DRIVING while taking two of these pictures... we have a thing for folliage in our family! Here in California Fall is totally boring - it's just like summe, with a little cooler temperatures. . . so anytime we can experience the change in seasons is a good thing. Last year Anthony was driving cross country and got to see many, many amazing things - including this Rest Area in Pennsylvania.

Do you have any Fall Foliage layouts - perhaps you are lucky enough to live in an area blessed with such beauty - or you have traveled to such an area --- don't be shy--- share them with us!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Unique page elements...

This is a pretty boring page - 2 pictures, a title , and a journaling box... what makes the page unique, is the journaling box... it's an old time card. (Does anyone use time cards anymore???) I used it to tell about the job change Anthony was undertaking... get it Time Card - Job...

What do you have in your stash of "hey I can use that" stuff - that you can actually pull out and use ... well go for it! Now is the time.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Usin up my "stash"...

I have enough scrapbooking supplies to last me until the end of time... I am making a conscious effort to use what I have and limit my purchases to adhesive, and specific needs! This layout was created with "leftovers" from a Kit... I can never use kits the "right" way - I am forever buying them and rearranging the layout, etc... this stuff was purchased in a kit - quite a few years ago by Keep It Simple Scrapbooking...
I'm pretty sure she won't have this partiular kit - because like I said I'm using up older stash... but Shannon has AWESOME kits - check them out...
This layout shows the girls on their first night of Faith Formation (CCD classes) - They were in a Kindergarten/1st grade combo class - which made me feel much better. I spent every week sitting outside ( or inside when it was cold!) ... you know I'm too paranoid to leave them there - ALONE!