Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Kit
Designed by: Wendy Reaux
Toadilly Scrapping Kits
dba Laptops and Lollipops
Hello Ladies!!! I just want to welcome you all to my fun little blog that I have been posting on for several years.  It has evolved throughout the years...and now I am able to offer you this cute little kit for sale.  Please click on the Toadilly Scrappin Kits tab and you will find more information regarding my kits.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Princess for a Day

We were at it again! I just love these pictures! What a beautiful littel girl she is and so sweet too.  She was feeling a little under the weather and she was so worried about me coming to her house and 
getting me sick- sha' little girl!
 We broke out the "inkpots" and changed the beading color to gold to match the colors in this layout.  I plan to add alcohol ink to the centers of the red flowers.

Check out these little white and gold flowers---from the dollar bins at Michaels.  I have found so many great things from them to use in kits and camps!
Hello Kitty
I have always had a fascination with Hello Kitty! I was too old to really buy the stuff when it came out, well I was too cool in my mind.  I must have been about 14 or so.  But I always secretly liked the stuff!  So when she handed me the packet of Hello Kitty my eyes lit up! I even hand cut the big Hello Kitty out of some sort of place matte, and more flowers from the $1 bin at Michaels!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Fun-day Kind of Friday!

I headed back over to my friends house after work for some fun times in her scraproom.  She has hired me to help her use some of the many scrapbook items she has and to get some of her much needed layouts complete! *Please feel free to ask me about this service!
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this layout, she special ordered some of the Brave paper and die cut title for this (  I know I know...everyone will want to know where she got the Merida girl and the triplets....She found them online and printed them onto sticker sheets.  We worked on handcutting them out and while I designed and put the layout together she was busy helping me cut circles for the target...and check out that handmade bow and arrow- her hubby made it the night before I came so that we'd have it to use on the layout! So cool!
 I hand-tore the brick wall paper and handcut some of the hair paper to peek out from behind the brickwall.  I have to say this is one of my favorite layouts that I've made in awhile.
 Yes this Brave title was also printed onto the sticker paper but it was on stark white background so I used several inkpads to tone the color down and make it look antique and worn looking.
Close-up of the banner and bow and arrow.

The next layout was made with paper also from  I started by just layering the papers, then knew I had to make a red light, from there I could see the banners and circles being brought to the other side of the layout.  When you don't have alot of embellishements for a layout then you make due with buttons, bling, ribbon, twine etc...
 We are going to add a checkered flag aboe the "Speedway" sign when she finds one.
Check out that cool swirled twine!  I've been using twine for along time and with a little bit of scrappy glue you can make it do just about whatever you want!

Hope you enjoy our layouts that we created today!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Fall Ya'll!

I always love decorating my house for the seasons.  I guess its just something I got from my mother and grandmother.  They always loved decorating as well.  I have inherited some of my grandmothers decorations and I just enjoy seeing them each season.  It bring back wonderful memories of our time together. Below you will find some of the things that I have pulled together to make a simple centerpiece for my dining table.  I switched out my halloween stuff and added the turkey and the fall china set.  The China set was my paternal grandmother's, the set is called Shefield Bouquet.  It has all the colors of fall with a silver trim.
 Beautiful fall garland that I found at the local craft store.  I added shiny orange pumpkin picks to add a pop of color!

 Excuse myself in the window!- I promise I wasn't taking a selfie, I'm not really into selfies! :)
Another garland that I worked into my photos, lamp and candles.  I'm just noticing the towels in the backgroup, glad they are atleast nice and folded! LOL  I hope you enjoy seeing all of my arrangements for the fall.  I really don't want to think about Christmas just yet, even though the stores are getting all ready!

Funday Monday!!!

Well, they say when one door closes another one will open...or 2 or 3.  I am so very thankful for all the blessings that I have in my husband and kids, my parents and of course all the friends that I have made.  Speaking of friends, I have a very special friend that I made about 5 years ago...yesterday we decided to have a Funday Monday so that I could help her use up all of the wonderful scrapbook supplies she has.  We only had enough time to complete 2 layouts, but we hope to crank out more each week!  I enjoy her and her mother's company and wow her daughter is such a cutie pie!

 Check out these peanuts, hand-made!  She has only been asking me to help her create a festival layout for about 2 years- I am so happy we finally got her something created!

Please feel free to copy these layout for your personal use.
Until next time....
Happy Scrappin'