Sunday, September 29, 2013

Little Man by Wendy Tunison Designs

Wendy Tunison Designs' hybrid chick, Stephanie here with a fun tutorial. First off, anyone else living in a house full of guys? Like, even the dog is a guy? If you're like me & are surrounded by testosterone, you'll really want to pick up Wendy's kit Little Man. It has everything you need to scrap all your boys, from the big ones to the little ones!

I recently needed this kit to make some tags for my boys' lunchboxes; I'm getting a little tired of Angry Birds this, Angry Birds that so even though I could have made Angry Birds tags I went with something cuter instead! Will the Angry Bird madness ever end?

First off, if you don't have a laminator & have been wanting one ... go buy one now! They are super cheap & oh so useful for so many different things. I picked up a Scotch Thermal Laminator at Target for about $30, you can also get most of the laminating supplies for the machine there as well.

However, what I needed was some luggage tags & those I found at Office Max. I found this pack of GBC Luggage Tags, it was about $16 for the pack of 25 tags & straps. Not bad!

These tags are 2.5" x 4.25" in size so to start making your tags, create a rectangle that just a little bit smaller in size. I think mine was a touch under 2.25" x 4". Since I love rounded edges I used an action from TheCoffeeShop to give me some curves. If you want to do a double sided tag, make a copy of your rectangle so you can design & print them separately.

After getting my base all set, I went to town designing the tags! On the front I just put the kiddo's name but on the back I used the word art from the September Word Art Challenge over at GingerScraps. I added a robot, a monkey, a cowboy & a dinosaur. Yes, you can find all of those elements in the Little Man kit!

After printing & cutting out the tags, I then glued them together back-to-back (making sure that I didn't have one side upside down!). You don't need to use a lot of glue, just a dab to make sure the front & back stay together through the machine. Also, if you do the double sided tag, you don't need a thicker paper for printing, since it'll be laminated this is a good time to use regular paper if you want.

Next, pop the glued tag into the laminating pouch & get it as nice & neat as you can. Make sure your machine is ready to go & gently feed the pouch through the top of the machine. Wait as patiently as you can for it to come out the bottom, it'll be hot!

Finished! And OK, I am weird that I love the smell of a laminator? Reminds me of when I'd go in to help my Mom set up her classrooms before school started & she'd have to laminate a bunch of posters. Yup, I'm weird.

Back on track, now that you've gotten your whiff of the laminator & your tag has cooled off, attach the strap to the tag & then to what ever needs its little label. This is seriously a great way to keep track of your stuff, I've already made a bunch of regular luggage tags for travel & will be making a few more to get various bags labeled around the house. Easy, cheap & personalized. Love it!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Block by Block from B2N2 Scraps

As the mom of two small boys, blocks of all shapes & sizes are strewn about my living room on a daily basis. While I haven't been able to find a good way to keep from stepping on them, I have a wonderful kit to scrap all the creations I'm sure my boys will be making. Block by Block from B2N2 Scraps celebrates all those fun, primary colored toys that we all know & love. Pick up the kit, the quick page set & the alpha for 30% off right now!

This is from a few years ago but I love the looks on Jake & Payton's faces!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Puttering Around by Just For Fun Designs

After a summer of fun, it's time to get all your golfing pictures scrapped with the new kit, Puttering Around, from Just For Fun Designs. This adorable kit is perfect to scrap all those golfing photos, whether on the green or the mini golf course. The kit is on sale for just $2.00 for one week & if you head on over to Kelly's Facebook page, you'll find a cute little addon!

My husband loves to golf (he was on the golf team in high school!) & is working on getting our boys interested in golfing as well. For their birthday, Ian & Jake both received a set of kids golf clubs from my parents; to say they were excited was an understatement. Naturally the clubs had to be opened right away & tested with Daddy & Grandma.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Just Us {June} Hybrid by Wendy Tunison Designs

Wendy is back at it again with an amazing Just Us kit, this time for the month of June & it's all about the guys! Since I live in a house with one husband, two sons & one male dog I'm all for any kit that gives me guy-themed elements & papers to work with.

Did I also mention I have a twin brother? Gah, too many guys in my life but since our birthday was this past week, Wendy's new kit was the perfect excuse to make my twin brother a birthday card & complete the September 2013 Printables Challenge over at Scraps N Pieces at the same time. Since I also didn't have a lot of time to get the card done, I went basic but with lots of grunge so that it looks really cool even though there are no elements!

Furever Love by B2N2 Scraps

Do you have a kitty that you just adore & take tons of picture of? If so you'll want to snag the new kit Furever Love from B2N2 Scraps, made to celebrate all those wonderful felines!

My husband is allergic to cats which is a big bummer as I grew up with a wonderful cat named Johann (after Johann Sebastian Bach, my Mom is a music teacher). He really was the best cat in the world & even though it's been 20 years since he passed away, I still miss him.

I made a set of templates to go along with Becky's kit, the color palette reminded me of the first quilt my Mom made (which I own!) so I went with a quilted theme & a few cat elements for my Furever Love templates. With the Stuff to Scrap store closing, you can pick up this set for 75% until Monday, September 30th! And be sure to check out the rest of my templates as well.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Just Us {June}, A Sale & A Birthday Party!

There's nothing better than a great staycation in June! School is
released but summer hasn't started quite yet and it's the perfect time
to spend a little time at home having fun with your family. Just Us
from Wendy Tunison Designs is packed full of fabulous game pieces and 
bold colors. The perfect blend to scrap some serious game time!

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In addition to the HUGE kit, Wendy has also made a few add ons for this kit that I'm sure you'll love!

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If you want the best deal though, pick up the full bundle!

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Take a look at the fabulous layouts our CT made with this bundle!
(you can click on the previews to see them much larger if you like)




Don't forget to stop by SNP for the retirement sale! There are 246 items in the sale! WHOOT!

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Here's a peek at what Wendy Tunison Designs is retiring at the end of the month.

We're also celebrating big at Ginger Scraps for our Birthday Bash! Wendy is hosting a speed scrap this morning at 10am MST so be sure to swing by and play along for a coupon to her shop! 

Here's a look at what's happening...


Ginger Scraps is also having a fb hop! OH YEAH! Stop by Wendy's fan page to pick this up and jump on board the train!

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Wendy has also contributed a fun new kit to the final edition of Paper & Pixels!

Simply pick up their September edition to grab this fun kit from Wendy as well as so much more! Their e-zine is full of paper and digital techniques and tutorials. So much fun!

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Have a great day!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Temptations Vol. 22 by Wendy Tunison Designs

Wendy Tunison Designs has got a fun new release for you today! Temptations Vol. 22 is so much fun! With tons of circle fun, you'll have a blast playing with this set!
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Our creative team did a bang up job with these! Check out all of this eye candy! Remember you can click on the images to see them larger.




Did you notice a trend there in the beginning of the layouts? We were using Sassifrass. Why? Because it's 50% off this week! Whoot!
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Why have two kits on sale when you can have three? Wendy's also put World Traveler on sale this week for 50% off!

Speaking of awesome sales, SNP is gearing up for a retirement sale!
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Here's a peek at what Wendy will have in the sale...
Remember to stop by her blog tomorrow for some awesome CT freebies made with Sassifrass!
You'll want to stop by the Super Saturday Sale at SNP this weekend too!

Have a great day!