Wednesday, April 2

4 weeks old already

Just a few layouts of the grandson -colorful one of him rolling over from tummy to back and only 3 weeks old-
 1- 2 - 3 -4 weeks old already. Simple and colorful one pic for each week for the little guy- he changes everyday- they grow up so quick.

Monday, March 31

Love you to the Moon & Back

This ONE is my Favorite..and it took me over 3 hours to finish it- so many details and I made all the embellishments. I hand cut out the stars and inked and doodled, cricut cut the moon and inked and doodled, the Sweet Dreams is planned with my Gypsy and cricut cut along with more cuts of the clouds and inked and sprinkled with glitter. I then cut out the sheep and added flock to them and doubled matted the photos and faux stitched around the 12 x 12 border
 the way I put the photos on this layout it looks like he is counting sheep- so cute.

Friday, March 28

Just adorable!!!!

This is one of my favorites- its just adorable how my daughter did this photo shoot. Love the little blocks that spell his name ....I layered many papers and did fussy cutting out of the embossed bears from some special papers and made the banner and matted the photo with 3 papers

Wednesday, March 26

4 Generations/ welcome home

Love these photos- 4 generations- again I made the circle embellishments and Cricut cut the title and some polka dot ribbon on this simple layout
 Some pics of Bears new nursery- which I helped my daughter decorate during the spring..and once Bear arrived I went home and made the BEAR (his nickname) Banner to hang above his turned out wonderful. And of course he has received a few teddy bears since he has arrived- how adorable this is in his room along with the handmade crocheted blanket in neutral colors that I also made. I have dbeen very busy!!!

Monday, March 24

Love to snuggle with Bear

Who wouldn't want to snuggle with this little guy? Mommy(my daughter) took all these pictures for me and I put the page together for her. Very simple 2-pagelayout- since I was mixing black and white photos with some colorful ones.  I just did some fussy cutting from some special papers and added glitter and made my own 4 embellishments and added some sticker words to complete the layout

Thursday, March 20

You're gonna be one Loved baby

 I have so many favorites- but this one below is one of them. another two page layout for Barrett's book.

Tuesday, March 18

& BABY Makes 3

Wow---I haven't posted on here since Last Year in December. I have been so so busy with Life and grandbaby- but wouldn't change it for the world. So, I was going thru all the pages that I have done since last year in October thru February and thought I would start posting them on my blog. So why not start from where I left off and that would be the scrapping of my first grandchild!

This is my (oldest child) Daughter and her husband 20 minutes after the delivery of my first grandson!!! Barrett. What a proud moment this was for me. This is a 2-page layout of the first photos taken of the new family.
The next two page layout is Barrett's first pictures while getting all cleaned up and under the lights for awhile before we could hold him.

This little guy came about 1 month early. I had her baby shower on June 22nd and during the shower in the afternoon- my daughter didn't feel good and went to the doctors office to just make sure everything was ok and he said- Your gonna have a baby in the next 12 hours and she did (due date was July 17th).

Sunday, December 8

Creating Christmas cards for the Holidays

Wow where does the time go...I have been so so busy getting ready for the Holidays- its been over a month almost since I posted anything on here...Well I have completed over 150 Holiday cards, made all my gifts this year and did 55 pages in my grandsons scrapbook...that's where my extra time has been-creating away!!!!
I will post a few of the cards that I have been making and they're ready to send out this Monday.
                                                                                                                                          and above is the matching tags I made to go with ( so I did about 15 tags for each of the cards). One of my favorite cards. I embossed both the card and the tag and used the negative area for the card and then  saved the cutout of the deer and used it on the tags- 2 for 1 deal here.
I love the look of nature and pinecone on this card- with the burlap and twine added. Really simple with a little stamping on the background and coloring of the pines and cones on the front. Did some doodling and inking and of course a little stickles- made matching tags but not shown here- forgot to take a picture of them.
And the cute little gingerbread men- have to have a few of these cards and tags. Which the card was a Cricut cut and the tags were stamped and added either rick rack or painted (tulip paint) to give the 3-D look and added some buttons on this vintage looking papers from a Christmas paper stack.
 And I also made several cards which I had posted earlier (actually my last post) my favorite one was of Santa which  was embossed- so cute. Well, hopefully I will have a little more free time to post some great layouts of my grandson- that I have worked one in the next few weeks.  Oh yeah, I put up all my decorations and 3 trees this year in my home- so I have been very busy...but everything looks so wonderful- now its time to enjoy it all.  Happy Holidays to All.

Wednesday, November 13

Holiday Make and Take

                               HOLIDAY MAKE & TAKE

I'm hosting an Open House Holiday   Make & Take   Please come and join me in being creative and making some Holiday cards and tags during the weekend of November 22- 24th (see schedule below)
                                            Costs for this Make & Take is only $25.00
      I (Creative Hostess-Debbie Bakk) will have All the supplies needed for you to complete 20 cards and several tags- already designed and pre-planned- so you don't have to be "creative"- just have fun and assemble them - and add your own personal touches, so you can give handmade cards to friends and family this year. All in the comfort of my home, which my whole lower level (craft areas) are designed or set up for 10 friends/ladies to join me at one given time. So pick a day & time which suits your schedule and give me a call to reserve your seat/seats. Call or bring a friend or two- the more the merrier!!!
                 Dates:  November 22- 24th   (you pick a day & time to fit your schedule)
                                        Friday 22nd- 6pm - 11 pm
           Times:           Saturday 23rd   1 pm - 11 pm
                                 Sunday 24th  noon - 8 pm
         Where:        316 Sterbenz Ct. Antioch, Illinois  60002
         R.S.V.P.     by November 17th     to reserve/any questions  call  Debbie Bakk   847-207-1734
Here is a preview of a few of the cards we will be creating- more pictures by the weekend to come
                        **please bring your choice of beverage with you - - -  snacks will be supplied***

Sunday, September 22

Alaskan Cruise- final layouts

I have finally finished all 83 of the Alaskan Cruise vacation pages for a friend...WOW !!! the finale ones are of the family all dressed up for the cruise dinners and so they are pretty simple pages because of the wonderful- and large photos I was working with. These first post are a 2 page layout of the parents and one son/girlfriend and I tried to just pull out the colors and use this new glitter paper in gold -that cuts really well with my Expressions

 This 2-page layout above was very difficult for me and took me some time to figure out what I was doing- but I had a idea to bring out the etched artwork in the dining room into this layout. If you look closer at the glasswork on staircase- you can see what I was trying to create. So that kinda explains the background on this layout of the formal dining room -postcards and the lovely photo of a grandma and granddaughter

 The last few pages here are some more of the Cruise line photos they had taken and I used papers  she had bought from the cruise that were especially made for this vacation of theirs. I tried to also keep them very simple and did some fussing cutting of the papers with the bears and placed them on the pages.
   Well, I really enjoyed creating all these layouts for my friend and look forward to her next vacation.

Monday, September 16

The Butchart Gardens

Botanical it is- so with that in mind I looked thru my scraps/stash and found these flowers already cut out from a earlier page that I had done and these were scraps(can't throw anything away) I love to tear paper, so I found some papers in green and deep purple and torn away and matted the photos with white cardstock and added all the cut flowers to the page- ending up with a very colorful 2-page layout for my friends book of her Alaskan vacation.

Friday, September 13


Oh Canada...was another one of my friends stop on their Alaskan trip- And look what I came up with for these photos she had for me to scrap.
So, the color Red was appropriate for this 2-page layout along with some bear and elk stickers and then I just stamped some leaves and added glitter to them and a few other little embellishments. Did a simple white cardstock for the mats on all photos and had the precut Canada and stamped with rubber stamp alphas the sub-title of Victoria, BC

Wednesday, September 11

Hand stitching on a 2-page layout

Some hand done stitching along the borders on this 2-page layout. With some cricut cuts of leaves and some premade/bought Alaskan vacation chipboard stickers and little bit of green inking and this one was good to go.

Tuesday, September 10

Nautical theme TPE#216

One of my favorite 2-pages that I have been working on for a friend of their Alaskan cruise- this was one of the formal nights and they had some wonderful large photos to work with that were taken by the cruise line photographer( so these were very special to them).  As you can clearly see this has the nautical theme with the ship and anchor. I used several Cricut cuts and some light lavender embossed papers that I found in my stash.  I really like working with this new glitter paper that I bought at my last retreat I attented- cuts very well with my Expressions. I didn't want to take away from the great photos so, I kept it pretty simple and elegant - I will be applying this over at The Pink Elephant challenge for a nautical them on a project #216.

Monday, September 9

SOUS- die cuts "Gates"

This was such a hard page to do- trying to figure out how to put everything on this page and still have the brochure available to open and read and the postcard visible and some kind of theme for all of it. So, I came up with the color scheme(from the postcard) and put the cricut cut gates at the bottom on the page and used a border punch for the brochure sleeve. There was more information  and memorabilia than actual photos. I will be applying this page over at SOUS for the Gate die cut challenge this week

Saturday, September 7

Frosted Designs # challenge

Well, since I have been working on some Alaskan pages for a friend- the number 69 was the engine number of the Yukon Trail train ride they were on with all kinds of stops for adventure along the way. So, I will be entering this page for the challenge over at Frosted Designs this week- to use numbers on a project.

Friday, September 6

Alaska here we come

Over at Scrap Our Stash the themed challenge is Road Trip/Travel and I sure have been busy doing a lot of pages for a friend's trip/cruise to Alaska. So here is one that I picked out to enter into this challenge. This 2-page layout was the beginning of their journey to Alaska.

Did several cricut cuts for the luggage and airplane then used some travel strip Borders from K&Company and several rub-ons. Also, the precut Seattle title and made some clouds and inked all the edges in blue. I also had to find room for the space needle brochure, which I added a tab- so it can be lifted up to read the inside.

Monday, August 26

Totem Poles galore...

Totem Poles and lots of them . I used my Gypsy and Expressions to plan this title out and weld together. I torn papers and put them in the corners of the pages and then painted with white acrylic on the pics , instead of matting each photo. Also used a few postcard embellies and another 2-page layout is finished.

Friday, August 23

Up in the Clouds

Up in the Clouds in Alaska while on the train ride- I wish I could of been with my friend on this beautiful journey. Again a lot of 4 x 6 pictures and just using pre bought Alaska papers from scrap my trip. I did make a few clouds and stamped my title in them amd this simply 2 page layout was done.
 While up in the clouds they did take the time to adventure out a bit and take a few more photos. Once again I also used the Alaskan papers (bear pawprints)-and a few laser cut embellies on this layout

Thursday, August 22

Wonderful sites while in Alaska

Oh the beautiful sites in Alaska...but they are kinda hard to scrap at least for me-but I do like the simplicity of the finished pages- and you see those sites in the photos and not all the embellishments that are usually on a layout. So here are 2- 2page layouts of just photos (all 4x6's) which I simply matted each photo and put them on special papers with Alaskan pictures as the background and a little sticker in the middle of the pictures which represents what was going on. A train ride and lots of photographic moments or sites.
 I did have a little more room to add a few embellies on the layout below. I used my crimper on some scrap paper in the colors I wanted to pull out -very earthy and then handmade a few square embellies and attached a button and some twine along with a title cut out with Cricut Expression and covered in Stickles for a little and pop. Behind the title was some distraction from the paper pictures so I painted or dry bruched white paint over the area for the title to go so it would be seen better