"LIttLE bear"

Before I tell you my story and share my layout I wanted to remind you that next week will be the Copic giveaways here on Debby's Dare.  First giveaway is Monday, then there will be two more, Wednesday and Friday.

Mark your calendar to check out HSN for Epiphany Crafts.  The show is this Monday, March 21st, 7:00am and 4:00pm Eastern Time!  Check here for Epiphany Crafts products.  When my design team products arrive I'll be doing a few Debby's Dare Demo/Projects.  This would be a great time to pick up your tools and supplies and follow along with me. 

The Story
The minute I saw these photos I knew I wanted to create a layout that was special.  My daughter found this very cute, soft, unusual bear hat on Etsy.  She purchased it before Little Honey was even born.  The hat was designed for newborns, but LH will get a couple of months out of it.  With that cute face and exquisite hat how can you resist photos.  These were taken with the iPhone.

The Layout
What I Learned
  • Fiskars micro-tip scissors can cut even the smallest of designs.  The little circus characters on the banner were all hand cut.  Micro-tip scissors are a must for scrapbookers.
  • I'm trying not to always put everything in a row.  As I was placing my elements on the paper design my layout, the three circle embellishments I made from Tim Holtz Fragments and Graphic 45 diecuts was just lieing there with this incredible idea.  I did not place everything in a row, I left the pieces where they landed and I love it.
  • Although I was trying to leave white space I just wanted to go a little further and added another embellishment at the top with another cut out from the Le Cirque line.  I like the effect.
  • I did not want to do what everyone was doing with banners, but this fun paper cried out for a banner.  Well, I decided to do two banners, crossing one another. 
  • By the way, who says the top of the flower has to be just centered.  I added a button just to be different.  Really I did.  The paper and photos just said do the unusual. 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains are awesome!  My set came in earlier this week and if your love Ranger and Tim Holtz products or just looking for another medium pick up the Distress Stains.  I was concerned that I would not get a "distressed" look.  I started out with "Linen" and added "Fire Brick."  It was incredible.  And so much faster than using the inks for the larger areas.  (Tag with my hidden journaling.)
I will be spending the evening with Sudie Alexander, unKit, taking a class with May Flaum!  I can't wait for the crafty evening to begin.

Have a Crafty Weekend!

Gratitude List
1.  little bear
2.  Adam
3.  an understanding, generous husband
4.  energy to work on renovating the house
5.  God's grace that reminds me to whom I belong


  1. Those pictures are adorable, I love the layout you created with them.

  2. oh my i just love those pictures--how adorable!!

    your layout is also awesome!

  3. awesome LO ~have a wonderful time!!

  4. What sweet photos and LO!

  5. CUTE picture but wonderful layout :) Great ideas and tips! Have a super FUN weekend!

  6. Grandchildren...the best reason I know for scrapbooking. Besides children that is! Love thepix Debby and the layout is gorgeous! TFS

  7. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Awww, such a cute baby. And a beautiful layout! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Those photos are adorable. I love the layout and your color choices. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Great LO and have fun in your class with May!!

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  11. Debby - I think the bear is sooooo cute :) What an adorable layout!

  12. Beautiful LO - love the bear hat - and all that careful cutting out :)

  13. Raelyn is such a cute baby! So lucky to have a grandmother who is recording all of these beautiful photos and making suched cherished keepsakes out of them!


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