Friday, February 20, 2015

My February DT Reveal over at Scrapbook Nerds

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Kim @ ScrapbookNerd.comI had a great time playing with the All Bundled Up line from Carta Bella this month!
This one is super simple and I just let the yummy papers take center stage. I cut the patterned paper into strips and just laid them on a diagonal. Embellished with the most delicious snowflake dies from MFT and Quickutz (Lifestyle crafts) as well as the beautiful bow die from My Favorite Things.
This is a page about my daughter's haircut...
You had been bugging to shave your hair and get a hair tattoo. So much to grandma's dismay, I let you do it! I was worried about the kids at school teasing you but you RAWKED it!! It is so you. It suits your funky quicky personality and unique sense of humour. I love that you are confident enough in yourself to set yourself apart from the rest and be true to yourself. Love you and the new do! December 2013
Be YOUnique scrapbook layout by Kim
Well I can't do a layout for one without doing one for the other!
Here is my daughter Caitlin...beautiful inside and out!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful colours of the papers in this collection! Also used the jumbo beautiful bow die from My Favorite Things and the swirled border die from Quickutz (Lifestyle crafts)
BeYOUtiful layout by Kim
As soon as I saw the kit from carta bella in my pizza box I knew I was making a mini album with it! I admit I don't do mini albums...I love them when other people make them but I struggle with the smaller scale. However it couldn't have been any easier!!
Paper bag book by Kim
Last but not least, a fun layout with all of my bits and scraps...I even used the bar code strips!! Waste not want not!! LOL!! This is Team Dirty Girls taking over the slopes at Chicopee...There is no one louder, faster or having more fun!! TDG!! WAAHHHHOOOOOOOOO!!
Winter layout by Kim

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Waterfall Album Tutorial

Good morning ladies!
Today over at Scrapbook Nerds I am sharing a how-to on creating a super cute and super easy waterfall album made from paper bags!! Yep! They aren't just for lunches anymore!! As soon as I saw the kit from carta bella in my pizza box I knew I was making a mini album with it! I admit I don't do mini albums...I love them when other people make them but I struggle with the smaller scale. However it couldn't have been any easier!! The papers and embellies in the All Bundled Up line made this go together in a snap! But first...let's make the album!
Paper bag album by Kim
You will need...
2 paper bags
Bone folder
sewing machine ( I used a machine but you could also do this by hand)
Assorted papers and embellies to decorate as you wish
The example below uses only 2 paper bags and will create an album with 4 different length pages.
1. Take your paper bag and measure the length.
(I used bags 11" long.)
Divide the length by 5.
This will give you the width of the first page which will be 2.25" for my example.
length 11" / 5 = 2.25"
Lay the 2nd bag on top of the first bag keeping the folds aligned
 Carefully sew along the crease to form the spine of the album.
Once you have sewn your spine your waterfall paper bag album should look something like this album in the photo. Embellish pages as you wish.
Don't be afraid to use your punches to clean up the edges of the bag and create "peek a boo" interest.
I made page 3 into a pocket by gluing the top and bottom edges only of the "bottom" of the paper bag
The "insides" of the bags make great pages but if you need more space for photos or journalling you could add another "waterfall" page inside the pocket. The gusset of the bag allows for lots of room!
Paper bag album by Kim
Give this a try and be sure to link your projects back here!
Thanks for letting me share!! WAAAHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

WHOOOOOOO loves a tutorial?

Good Morning Nerds!
I'm Kim and this is my first blog post over at Scrapbook Nerds.
I'm super stoked to share a cute little project tutorial with y'all!
I don't know about you but I love corrugated cardboard!
You can paint it, punch it out, even use it as a stamp...its so yummy to play with!!
Today I thought I'd use it to create this cute little guy.
I think this would be great fun to do with kids...
tutorial by Kim @
You will need...
Corrugated cardboard
Liquid adhesive
Small heart punch (optional)
Hole punch
Leaf punch (optional)
Bakers twine or thin ribbon
Use your trimmer to cut 6 strips of corrugated cardboard (12"x 0.5") I found that cutting it backside up made things much easier and didn't crush the paper. Roll 2 of the strips with corrugated side out. You will use these to make the eyes.
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Next roll the 4 strips with corrugated side after another to create a larger roll for the body. I used liquid adhesive as I was rolling to keep roll tight. You can use an elastic to hold until the glue sets or just hold in your hand.
Glue the eyes to the top of the body.
Next I cut a small square and hole punched the middle. Then attach to the back of your owl so that the hole is accessible. Thread bakers twine or ribbon through hole to hang your owl.
tutorial by Kim @
Cut eyebrows of your owl. I cut them freehand but you could use a
mustache die or punch as well.
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Next using a leaf punch punch cut the leaves from corrugated paper. You could also cut them freehand. Attach to the front of the 'body'.
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Punch small heart and add as nose.
Add bling as eyes. You could also use googly eyes! So cute!
Add him to a tag or gift and enjoy!!
tutorial by Kim @
tutorial by Kim @
Thanks for letting me share!
Be sure to share your owls by linking them back here. I'd love to see them!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love is in the Air - 
I can't type that heading without!!
Welcome to today's love inspiration!!
Well...anyone who has known me for longer than five minutes knows I love...DIES!!
So excited to play with my new dienamics for this one...
I used blueprints 7, stitched tag stax, just go with it and blueprints tag builder 3 as well as some really yummy wood embellies...this went together in a heartbeat! LOL!!

This is a photo from the Canada Day parade in Port Dover...who doesn't love a parade...especially when you get to snuggle up with a pretty girl like my Piper! This is my gfs son Colin with her, sitting on the curb watching the bands go by...I absolutely LOVE this pic of the two of them!
Thanks for letting me share...
Now go scrap a photo of someone YOU love!!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Love is in the Air 
Love is definitely in the air here at Scrapbook Nerds!!
Here is a little more inspiration to get you in the mood...

Something old...
busted out some oooold stickers for this but I was really happy with how it turned out...knew I was saving them for something!! LOL!!
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And something new...
what else? new MFT dies of course!
I used fluttering hearts and love & adore...
I knew I had to have them as soon as I saw them!
They make quick cards and even quicker layouts!

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Hope you get to spend your Valentine's day doing something you love with someone you love! Happy Love Day y'all!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DT Reveal over at Scrapbook Nerds

Kim @
Good morning Nerds! Our challenge this month was to use the pocket pages from Sn@p. I had a great time with them and loved the versatility especially because I don't use the divided page protectors...yet I thought I would use them instead to make my "patterned paper".
In my first project, I used the assorted sizes on a diagonal to try to create some visual interest. They are also double sided which made designing this layout quick and easy!!
It really was a "sn@p"!! Cousins...
Cousins layout by Kim @
Here I raised some of the squares to add some dimension and cut the words into strips to use as embellishments...Cherished Memories
Cherish layout by Kim for
You don't have to use them just as a square or rectangle...try die cutting them like I did here...Our Family DocumentedFamily layout by Kim for
I was having so much fun with all of the yummy goodies I received...I used the patterned papers in a more traditional way here...Love You
Love You layout by Kim for
I was also given a sheet of wood veneer to play with...oh my gosh! I LOVED it! It's great to die cut and adds texture and polish to your projects...Hello Doc
Hello Doc layout by Kim for
If you haven't had a chance to play with the Sn@p pocket pages yet, be sure to check them out! Super fun!!! Happy Scrapping!! WAAAHHHHOOOOOOOOOO!!!