Thursday, January 28, 2010

Home Grown

I think this is my favorite layout Shannon did for her Scrappin Sports and More CHA papers... These pictures are painted vegetables and stuff - I think at her local Fair. My kids would go CRAZY over something as cool as this!
This layout has more 1 Creative Bug custom stuff--- see the barbed wire? Cute isn't it. Shannon dreams it and I create it - what a team!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stickles - I just can't say enough!

You HAVE to get some of these - if you are a local 1 Creative Bug customer I have them every month at my crops- if you are "out there" check your local scrap store
- or email me and I'll help ya!
But, seriously - if you have not tried them - Please make it a point to! Shannon used Stickles on the 1 Creative Bug "mouse ears" - it gives them just the right POP.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I should save this one...

For halloween, lol but it is so stinking cute! Shannon dressed her cute beagle up a chicken! This page is perfect with the Scrappin' Sports and More paper and the magic mesh!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Shannon Rocks!

Shannon has been getting Scrappy... this week all the projects are hers. How cool is that???

First up we have another altered item. Shannon is so good at decorating "stuff".

Any project that uses stickles is top in my book... but I also just think it is fun to have unique handmade frames that help tell the story behind the picture.

We're here bloggin - hoping to inspire you to be creative bugs too!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Worth Repeating...

When you create a 2 page layout - do you create a different look for the
left and right pages? Sometimes I do... but sometimes I prefer to keep it the same and repeat the same layout in reverse like I did on the layout above.
Repeating the same layout makes my scrapping go faster, but still lookin' good!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Resolutions...Goals... what do you call them?

You can scrap it quick and easy with this great kit... only $7.00 and you get everything you see here as well as an alternate title "Goals" - so you can title the page however you prefer.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CHA Winter...

1 Creative Bug is getting some exposure this month at the Craft and Hobby Winter Show here in California... I have some die cuts hitching a ride on layouts Shannon Created for her other DT... Scrappin' Sports & More... Isn't this one grand??? Can you tell what piece of her layout is 1CB?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

An Altered WHAT????

Look at this cute thing... can you believe it's used to trap cute little mieces??? (LOL!) That's right --- today's project is an altered Mouse Trap--- Designer Shannon Blinn created this cutie as part of a challenge. She didn't use any 1 Creative Bug products- but that's OK! It is too cute not to post... I hope it inspires you to alter something this week!

Just incase you didn't believe me - the back side...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Love is in the Air....

We are gearing up for Valentine's Day and celebrating LOVE! I created this limited Edition SWEET banner kit just for you! IT is available in 'pink' (shown) and 'red'.
It comes with chipboard, ribbon, micro beads, die cuts...!!! The only blin you may want to add is Stickles. You can see I used Silver stickles to accent the letter in the close up below.

This banner is part of our "Quick Kits" goes together in a snap and is only $7.00.

Quantities are limited, so if you want one please email me.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Girly Girls

Even the older cousins got into the spirit of fairys, fun and dress up at the Fairy Party held in July of 2008. One of my lovely Nieces wanted (for no reason) to throw a party at her house... her mom was happy to oblidge, and the Fairy Party began.
This simple layout was fun to create - I used stuff from my stash, and nothing unique to 1 Creative Bug, but it's not always about that. It's about preserving memories and being able to recall the cherished moments together.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Custom Work

The Scrapbook Industry is full of wonderfull people. I get to work with the BEST of the BEST in this the good folks at Craft Sassy.

Maura of Craft Sassy contacted me a bit ago because she knows I specialize in custom paper creating...she needed decorative squares of cardstock for special birthday cupcakes (shown above). It was my pleasure to do these!

The Craft Sassy Crew are right up my alley - they are all about CUSTOM...custom paper that is!
Have you ever wanted to turn one of your original designs into paper? Perhaps you have looked and looked for the perfec paper for your project, but you just can't find it.

They put it best when they say:

Imagine the Possibilites

•Scan and print your child’s favorite blanket, or fabric from your wedding dress.
•Create scrapbook paper from vacation photos — a spectacular sunset or your footprints in the sand.
•Document special handwriting on a one-of-a-kind scrapbook paper.
•Make hard-to-find sports or activity scrapbook papers.
•Scan and print your child’s artwork for amazing background papers.
•Print your family crest or a decorator fabric for unique shadowboxes or home accessories.
Your design options are unlimited! Try some custom designs today and fill your scrapbook with images of your life!
Take a minute and Check out Craft Sassy - you won't be sorry!
...and if you have any custom paper die cutting needs- that's me ! 1 Creative Bug

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

tweet, tweet!

This is a simple layout I did to document a scrapbook day I spent in Vallerymo, Ca last July.
I had sunch a wonderful time, and I got lots done too.
Do you remember Monday's blog post... what did I say you had to do to get an RAK???
Check Monday's Blog Post if your forgot... you'll get a sweet tweet from 1 Creative Bug!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year - New KITS!

It's a new year blog fans! (just in case you've been off the planet for a few weeks, ha ha.)
With the new year, comes new kits and NEW PRICING!
The new line is called Quick Kits - it all started because I made a new year's resolution for you. I'm sure you made your own, but I figured I'd make one for you as well.
My New Year's Resolution is this: We are going to get some scrapping done!
To help you with this awesome (if I do say so myself) goal, I will be designing a series of quick kits. They are simple, fun and designed to get the job done. Best of all the Kits will all be priced at $7.00 or less... you can't beat that!
Kits are made as limited editions so when they are gone, they are GONE... if you would like to get your hands on the first Quick Kit "New Year" - send me an email to order.
The kit contains the year die cut for 2008, 2009 and 2010 - if you need a special year, just let me know and I will create i for you at no charge!
Good luck with that Resolution!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Clear Cover Fun

I had the pleasure of spending a scrappy weekend with my good friend Ana...we just scrapped here at my house, but we got alot done (even with the swarm of bugs underfoot!).
This is the front view of a mini album she created for an upcoming class.

As you can see below, the covers are clear, letting you peek underneath.

The paper and embellishments are all from stampin' up...including the adorable NEW bird punch. I even used the bird punch (GASP!).
When you spot the layout this week using the bird, leave a comment for a chance to win an RAK from 1 Creative Bug!

Good Friend + Scrappy Time = GREAT WEEKEND!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Kids in the Kitchen...

If the kids in your life are anything like the kids in my life - they love to help in the kitchen!
Here in my house we have a "kid of the day" everyday except Sunday. (Each bug gets 2 turns a week as KOTD) Part of their privledges is to get to help cook... it's not a chore, but an honor to help in the kitchen.
In this layout 1 Creative Bug Designer Shannon Blinn highlights her little chef and his french toast masterpieces...
speaking of masterpieces - how about the custom french toast paper piecing created by you-know-who!
How about making a resolution this year to cook with kids- and scrap it!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Toys Everywhere...

I just love the CHAOS left after all the toys are opened...stuff everywhere!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dollar Store Callendars

Pick up a pocket calendar at your local dollar store and you can easily alter it! Just another way to use up bits and pieces of your every shrinking stash, right???

Friday, January 1, 2010

Trading Pictures...

It's a New year - time for some new ideas!!!!

Are you tired of the same old layouts??

Have some fun with a scrapper you admire and trade photos!

These two layouts I created for my friend Shannon - it was an honor and a privilege to scrap her photos.

Of course I custom created the paper piecings...