Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WINNER....... and some layouts

Winner of the Lovebug bloghop prize (a scrappy RAK from me!) is FIGNIE!! Congrats, Dee. Email me with your mailing address and I'll drop something in the mail for you :-)

Just a few more March layouts to share. I made my goal of 20 layouts (I think I am now at 22), so I am happy :-)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bunny Treat Holder - "Inspire Us!"

Welcome to Lovebug Scrapbooking's "INSPIRE US!" blog hop!! Our blog hops
take place on the last Saturday of every month. Thanks so much for joining

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking
place, please go back to Lovebug Scrapbooking and start the Hop. You won't
want to miss all the inspiration from our members....... or the prizes :-)

Our theme for March is "EASTER".


For my Easter project, I made a Bunny Treat Holder. I had this saved on my computer for some time now, but I don't know what site I saved it from.

These would be very easy for children to make, and also would be great for teachers to give out to students.

I started with a piece of white cardstock, 4x6 inches. Score in half length-wise. Make a light mark at the center of each end, and draw a line from the ends to the scored rectangle (as shown). Score and fold these lines. Punch 4 holes as shown.

Draw and cut out bunny ears and feet. For the feet, I traced around a Memento ink. Add ink to make his paw prints. For the ear shapes, leave a little tab so you can stick them on the triangle shape. I used ink to add some detail.

You need about 12-14 inches of ribbon to tie the treat box together. Thread the ribbon as shown. In the top left hole, the ribbon goes from the outside, in ...... then across to the top right hole from inside, out :-) Center the ribbon, then thread each end in the bottom holes (from the inside, out). Believe me -- I tried a number of different combinations before coming up with one that worked!

(Note: this one has the front holes too close to the center point. It didn't draw together well)

Draw face on your bunny. This should be done before threading the ribbon :-) I added some ink for the cheeks.

Don't forget the treats! Draw ribbon together and fold box up. Tie into bow.
Adhere feet and ears as shown.

Thanks for looking at my Easter project! Leave a comment sharing something you do at Easter time. I'll draw a winner on the 31st for a scrappy RAK!

If you become a follower of my blog, you won't miss out on the announcement (wink!)


This blog hop will run from today, March 27th until March 30th. We will be drawing for winners on March 31st.

You are at the END of the Hop. Head back to Lovebug Scrapbooking to finish up!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


some more layouts :-)

Using up the last of my Basic Grey "Origins". I think I have only one full sheet of paper left from this kit . This was for our Challenge Monday on Sisterhood of Scrap.

Done for Week 1 of Great Ribbon Rave at Savvy n Sassy.

Scraplift of "venus" on Lovebug Scrapbooking.

Friday, March 19, 2010

WINNER of book....

that I had up for grabs is...............

WANITA!! Congrats :-)

Email me with your mailing address, and I'll get it in the mail next week.

check out.....

Lovebug Scrapbooking blog! We're preparing for our March blog hop!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Online crops...

There's a couple going on now, and you have time to get in on the prizes :-)

At Scrapbook Heaven "Green With Envy" crop -- Have fun creating layouts using environmentaly friendly products. Projects are not due until March 20th.

On Sisterhood of Scrap "March Green Challenges" -- Seven challenges based on the color GREEN. Projects are due March 21st.


Here are a few layouts I did this weekend:

This was a scraplift of Helen's on SOS. She hosted a one-hour challenge. LOVE those!

Done for a challenge on Scrapbook Heaven

Scraplift of Carissa on Lovebug Scrapbooking.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Some layouts....

done so far in March. I won't get nearly as much done as the past two months :-)

This one is based on a sketch by Susan Stringfellow - Creatively Savvy.
I know the pics aren't the best, but sometimes you have to use what you've got!

This one was done for a challenge on Sisterhood of Scrap.

Another challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap :-)

This one is for a challenge I'm posting later on Scrapbook Heaven. Check it out! We're have a "Green With Envy" crop today!

This one was posted on Lovebug Scrapbooking and is a scraplift of Linda.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

February Reading ....AND a giveaway!!

Here's what I read last month:

~~ Michal - Jill Eileen Smith
~~ Abigail - Jill Eileen Smith
Set in Bible times and all about two of King David's wives. GREAT books!! Really enjoyed them! Sent them off to my mom to read.

The Daughters of Jacob Kane - set of 2 books by Sharlene MacLaren. Not sure if there's more in the series or not.
~~ Hannah Grace
~~ Maggie Rose

These were really good, as well. Enjoyed them! I think the third book is coming out this summer.
~~ Watch Over Me - Christa Parrish
Not the ending I expected, but good book :-) I like her writing style. I think this is only her second book. Will keep an eye out for more of her books.

TO read this month:

~~ Stepping Into Sunlight, by Sharon Hinck
Just started this one yesterday. A bit slow at the start, but I think it will get more interesting.
~~ Stones of My Accusers - Tracy Groot
This one is set in Bible times, just after Jesus' crucifixion.

~~ Song of Erin, by BJ Hoff.
Found this one at the library and am excited to start reading it. From the back of the book, ".... an epic that spans generations and relives one of the most colorful eras in American history while shedding new light on the "terrible beauty" and ancient glory that is Ireland."

~~ Take One
~~ Take Two
Thought I'd try something by Karen Kingsbury again. Haven't read her books in AGES! These are two of a set of 4 (two new releases to come out this spring and summer)


So, how about you?? What are you planning to read this month?
Leave a comment and I'll enter you name for a book drawing. I have "At The Scent of Water", by Linda Nichols to give away. I somehow ended up with two copies :-) I've read several of her books, and they are very well written. This one is no exception. You'll be sure to enjoy it!

I'll draw for a winner before the end of the month. I also picked up two new books this week. I plan to give them away also. Be watching during the first week of each month for a book give-away!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Outside my window... it's dark. Snow is blowing around a bit.

I am thankful... I am able to stay at home with my children.

I am thinking... I should go wash up and get into pjs -- American Idol is coming on soon.

From the kitchen... I see the light on over the stove. Some dishes are left on the counter-top, but I will get to those in the morning.

I am wearing... brown cords and a long-sleved shirt.

I am reading... Someone to Take Care of Me (can't remember the author)

I am hoping... that I can stay away from sweets and junk for a month! Starting a liver cleanse tomorrow.

I am hearing... tv from the family room.

I am working on.... making my list of prizes to get in the mail.

Around the house... the only light on are here and in the kitchen. Everyone is sitting in the dark, watching tv or playing a game.

One of my favorite things... watching "The Office" :-)

A few plans for the rest of the week... get some scrapbook layouts done on Saturday

31 layouts completed

for February! WOW!