Monday, December 16, 2013


Oh yes!! It's Giveaway time!!
The lovely Jessica over at Scraptastic Club asked if the design team members would like to host a giveaway! 
Ummmmm heck yes!
Are you ready to hear what the prize is!??? 
Well, ONE lucky winner will receive the...
Home for the Holidays main kit, add on kit and stamp set!!
Check it out!
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DSC_1482 kit add on

TONS of product packed into these kit!! 
But, there can't be a winner without rules right?
Leave me a comment on this post telling me anything, what's your favorite thing this time of year, what the last project you made was, what color are your socks, suggested projects you would like to see me post... anything!
For more chances to win...
be a follower to this blog (I know some people can't join, so a comment will be your main entry)
Go follow me on Instagram @kraftybuns
Share this Giveaway with your friends by tagging on the Giveaway photo, like the photo, repost if you'd like.
(if you are active on Instagram then go ahead and add your Instagram name to the comment you leave on the blog so I know it's the same person)
The winner will be announced on my blog on December 23rd!!
Good luck everyone! :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Hello there! Sharing a layout I made using the December Scraptastic kit, Just Breathe. 
Their Christmas kit is also amazing, I took a little too long deciding which kits I was going to get this month, I do have some old Christmas products I've been wanting to use up so I decided to stick with the girly kit!
Here is the first page I made using the kit and add-on!
I love all the little die cuts that come in the kits and the stickers!!!! 
I used some gold spray paint to make some splatters on the background and used the bakers twine from the kit to add a little bit of stitching to the top!

I am a bit obsessed with alpha stickers for some reason and I totally love these ones!! 
I love the little enamel stickers!!

I layered a wood veneer heart on top of the cute flag from the kit. (They never fail on making the cutest wood veneer embellishments!)

Love the tab stickers!

Don't forget to check out what the other design members are making over on the Scraptastic blog!
Have a great day!!!
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Countdown Base

Hello hello!
Today I wanted to share the base of my mini using the Christmas Countdown kit and the supplies I pulled to add to the kit. I won't be adding a photo a day but I will be adding all my Christmas type photos to this lovely album. Can't wait until family come to visit!!
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I went ahead and punched holes in the wood cover and papers and put them in order. I left a lot of the papers out just in case I want to make some embellishments with them. Also, nothing is permanent, I'm sure once I start adding the photos I will end up moving some pages around. 

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For the cover I wanted to keep most of the wood showing. I took the paint I used to paint the frame embellishments I made for the kit and added some splatters to the cover. My paint was super cold and I didn't like the way it turned out at first but once I added everything else I was happy with it. I embossed some little snowflakes to the cover, added the star die-cut that came in the kit, embossed the year on a chalkboard piece and was finished! 

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I went through my little labels and found a ton that go great with this kit, took a paper clip from the kit and stuck it on a page.

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I took the pretty glitter paper, cut a strip and added it to the vellum envelope!

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I've had this adorable green envelope forever and have been wanting to use it. Perfect for this mini :)

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Clipped a custom print that came in the clip to a page.

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I used a doily, glued down just the edge, stuck a tag behind, an adorable deer on top and a cute clothes pin!

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Clipped on a cute bag and stuck a glittered tag inside.

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Carrie added some custom pocket pages to the kit, so cute, great for tags and tid bits!

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Clipped on another label!

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Loving the way it's turning out and can't wait to add photos and more embellishments!

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Are you making an album for December? Leave the links in the comment so I can check it out!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hello Fall

Hi everyone! Sharing another layout using the Scraptastic Club kit, Colorblind and add on.
Not to long ago I made a layout using a fall photo of leaves on the ground and my feet in the picture. I'm pretty sure it will become tradition!
Here is the layout!
Kept it pretty simple but loooove the embellishments!

I used the dot stamp to add some little grey dots for added detail, put some thread under the wood leaves and added a couple hexagon enamel dots!

Love that large sticker!

I think this leaf shape is my favorite! 

Added some letter sticker from the kit, thickers, the date of the photo and a sticker heart! 

Don't forget to check out what other members are making with their kits over on the blog!
Thanks for stopping by!! 
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Countdown Prep

Hi everyone!! Thought I would do a quick post showing you what I pulled for my Christmas Countdown mini! First I grabbed the oh so lovely Christmas Countdown Kit that Carrie Elias put together, went through my stash of Christmas embellishments or anything that screams Christmas and threw it all in a pretty pile! 
Here is what I pulled together!

Love all the colors!

What would Christmas be without glitter?? So happy these glitter tags came in the kit. I grabbed some stars from my stash and some number stamps.

I have a confession... I have a good amount of washi tape and I never seem to use them. I think I will challenge myself to use some up in this mini!

And my favorite part... the embellishments! Ones from the kit, from my stash and flair buttons that I got last year from JC Penny :) 

Stay tuned for some sneak peaks of the mini and don'f forget to go check out the kit and see everything that's included!! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Las Vegas

Hello hello!
Today I'm sharing a somewhat double page spread I made using the Scraptastic kit called Colorblind and add on. I went to Las Vegas in August with some family and took a *few* photos that I knew I wanted to scrap! At first I wasn't sure how I wanted to put these together. I was thinking of two 12x12 pages with an insert in the middle, then I was thinking a mini album but I knew I wanted them in my 2013 12x12 album. Then I thought I would just make 4 layouts and then changed my mind again haha.
I finally decided on making a layout with 4 photos to go on the left, and a 12x12 collage to go on the right. I changed the photos to black and white so they look better and I'm not having to fuss with matching products to the harsh Vegas lighting. 
Here is what I came up with:
Making the collage in Picasa 3 can be a little tricky. I had to remove or add photos otherwise some of them double up just so the collage is even looking. I'm happy with the way it turned out though. The 12x12 was on sale for only $2 from and I ordered the others in 3x4 sizes.

I love these Glitz papers! Glad they came in the kit too because now I'll be able to use any left overs in my Christmas Countdown album! 

I used a little diecut from a previous kit and a little arrow clip from my stash 

Another little sticker and it's done!

Here is the making process for this page!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope this gets you going on your vacation photos!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas Countdown 2013

Hi everyone!!
I'm soooo excited to be making my very first December Daily this year!
There are tons of cute kits out this year but I was asked to make some custom frame embellishments for a Christmas Countdown kit that was put together by Carrie Elias. She made lots of custom files that are adorable and I love all the colors shes used for the kit. 
Here is the kit!

Here are some detail shots!




Go check out her video here and a full list of supplies here. There aren't many left so snatch them up when you can! Not to mention they are about half the price of most kits and that includes shipping. Once you purchase your kit you will also receive the files to make more pages if you need them! 
Happy Scrapping everyone! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OOTD Layout

Hi everyone!
Today I have a layout to share using the Scraptastic kit, Never Tear Us Apart and add-on.
These kits are full of warm colors that are perfect for scrapbooking those fall photos!
Here's my page :)
I knew I wanted to cut up that chevron paper and I love how it looks like it's going into the photo!
I backed my white background paper onto some brown card stock from the kit for a little more color. I added some brown/gold mist to the background, it's a Maya Road mist, not sure if they are available anymore but it's the first time I've used it and I LOVE the gold shimmer after it dries!

I love getting Thickers in kits, you can never have to many!! Oh and OOTD stands for Outfit Of The Day :)

I cut out a camera from one of the patterned papers, added the adorable wood veneer piece, some enamel dots and a butterfly sticker from my stash. Since I offset the background paper I went ahead and added the arrow paperclip to the top right above the cute flair badge!

I love cut apart sheets, I went ahead and cut out a couple of tags, added the today sticker, and enamel dot and another butterfly sticker from my stash. 

Tag me on Instagram @kraftybuns so I can see your fall layouts!
Have a great day!!

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Monday, October 14, 2013


Hi everyone! I recently shared a challenge over on the Scraptastic blog and wanted to share it here!
The October kit is full of warm fall colors and adorable embellishments, they also have a Halloween kit and add-on for those that are interested :)
Here's the layout!
So my challenge was to use a large photo! 
I normally like to scrap smaller pictures, but a large one is fun to work with once in a while. 

And the closeups!


Head over to the challenge post and let's see what you make with a large photo. Link your project and be entered to win a $20 certificate to the Scraptastic store!
You have until Nov. 6th! 
Can't wait to see what you make!!

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