Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Halloween Goodie Bags

Ok, yeah I know I am over 2 weeks behind on this post, but I thought these turned out so cute.  Wish I didn't make them the day BEFORE my daughter's party :)

All supplies are from Stampin' Up! except for the Cuttlebug folder and Texture Boutique (that my good friend Tiffany gave me - check out her blog at  Enjoy!

Her are the supplies that came in the kit - google eyes, orange twine, bags, and tags.
I ordered the entire bundle that also came with these cute Halloween images.  I think the mummy is my favorite with his one eyeball peeking through.
Here are the images all stamped on the tags - prior to google eye plastic surgery.
I used the Cuttlebug folder to emboss the bags.
I even had a little helper with me to stuff all the bags with goodies - nerds, chocolate, and puff ball google eye stick on critters.
And here is the final product.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

6x6 Beachy Layout

Here is a 6x6 scrapbook page I made with scraps left over from the mini album I made for our vacation to Myrtle Beach.  I gave this to my swap partner Nef for the Mason Jar Swap at Mini Album Scraps.  He went to Aruba over the summer so I thought it would be a nice thing to hang in his office/scraproom with a picture to remind him of the days on the beach in Aruba.          

Supplies Used:
Paper Collection - Surfs Up (Recollections)
Felt Pieces - Close to My Heart
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Martha Stewart (Deco Shells), Fiskars (Jenni Bowlin Tab), and Stampin' Up! (retired) Punches
Stickles - Frosted Lace

Mason Jar Swap - What I got from my partner

OMG!  I love my jar that I got from my partner Nef (YouTube - heymrn, Blog - from the Mason Jar  - night light swap over at Mini Album Scraps.  It is beautiful.  It has bling, butterflies, and flowers.  What more could I ask for.  Here are a few pictures of it.

Not only did he send me a fabulous night light, he also sent me a bunch of goodies which I was totally not expecting.  
Look at all this great stuff...bling, buttons, butterflies, flowers, a stamp, lace, and an entire spool of (crud, I can't remember the name of it) stuff :).  Thank you so much Nef.  I really appreciate it.  I also saw that they used your jar for the picture for the group.  Way to go!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mason Jar Swap - Mini Album Scraps

I have not done a swap in forever. I used to love doing them over at Splitcoast Stampers when I was doing a lot of Stamping' Up! parties. They are so much fun. Then I ran across Mini Album Scraps and a mason jar swap. I just couldn't resit. I love mason jars and this was a swap for a mason jar nightlight. The basic rules were to make a mason jar or other similar jar into a night light using one of three themes…vintage, shabby chic, or grunge. My partner wanted me to do anything that I thought would be the best for him. I would say the style I choose was mostly vintage with just a hit of grunge. Without further ado…
My mom actually found this mason jar around the house so I didn't even need to buy one.  Originally I though I would need to buy a whole case...turns out you can get single ones at Michaels...who knew (obviously not me).  :)  On the bottom of the jar I decoupaged on a paper doily sprayed with homemade glimmer mist.
I added on a canvas label that I cut with a Stampin' Up! die cut -  Labels Collection Framelits Dies.  I sprayed the label with some walnut stain and other glimmer mist spray that I made up.   I backstitched the "smile" and edged the canvas label with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo that I have had laying around the house for ages (opened for the first time for this project).  The flower was originally white and was glimmer misted and walnut stained.  I got this flower and the other flowers you will see in the later pictures from SaCrafters.
The lid was also covered with the Vintage Photo distress embossing powder.  I added some lacy trim that I had in my stash that I died using more of the walnut stain.  I also added a string of flat back pearls form SaCrafters.
I punched holes in the top of the lid for more texture and added flowers.  One started as read and the other purple.  Both sprayed with glimmer mist and walnut stain.  I added a pear center to one of the fabric flowers (also walnut stained).  All flowers and pearl are from SaCrafters.
The dragon flies that are wrapped around the jar are from Michaels that I got a LONG time ago and war on clearance.  There was a entire roll of them. This is just a small section.
I think that is about it.  I have already sent the mason jar to my partner and he really seemed to like it.  I will be posting the one that he sent me in a future post.  Until then happy crafting.

Also, don't forget to check out Link Up Tuesday over at Sarah Hamer's blog - Pink Cricut.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Botanical Garden

I love this page kit that I got from Legacy Paper Arts.  Melissa puts together some AMAZING kits.  I highly recommend signing up for her monthly club.

These flowers took forever (just ask the girls that I cropped with).  There was a lot of inking, spritzing, crinkling, repeat.  I love how they turned out though.  Very textural.

I inked around all of the butterflies with various cat eye chalk inks to give them a bit more dimention, cupped the paper a bit, and popped them up on pop dots.  I also added some antenna, made with white wire (they looked a little naked with out them :) ). 

Head on over to Sarah Hamer's blog and Link Up Tuesday to see what everyone else is up to.

Pink Cricut

Monday, June 11, 2012

Teacher Thanks

Just realized that the kiddo has been out of schools for almost 3 weeks and I hadn't posted the card I made for her pre-school teacher.  This was her first year of preschool and I wasn't sure what to get her teacher so I thought, why not a card.
I had just gotten my new Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge in the of my new favorites.  LOVE IT!  So I just had to use that one.  So that is what I used for the background.  The apple is from the Doodle Charms cartridge and the pencil is from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I can't remember which cartridge I got the little yellow tag from.  All of the paper was from my stash.
I wrote thanks on the little tag and tied it to the apple using Sew Easy Fancy Floss Bakers Twine.  On the refection on the apple I added a bit of Ranger Glossy Accents.

On the inside I just cut a simple thanks (sorry, forgot this cartridge as well- crap, need to write it down next time.)

Check out this weeks Link Up Tuesday at Sarah Hamer's blog.  She always has some talented crafters linking up.  

Hope you enjoyed this card.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Happy Crafting.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I think I am addicted...

So my collection gets bigger.  I now have two more Tim Holtz ink pads (worn lipstick and spiced marmalade) to add to my collection.  I got them at Michaels when they had a sale last week (buy 1 get 1 free -Justification enough for me :) )

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June lia sophia Specials

Summer is finally here (although it has felt like it for quite some time now).  I wanted to share with you the June Gems.  Lots of wonderful lia sophia specials.  
The Laguna is my favorite piece in the catalog.  Do you have yours yet?  Mine is in the mail.  So EXCITED!  Get yours today for just $5 when you book a party in June.

Look at all of the awesome benefits you get for hosting in June.  20% of your show sales in free jewelry, 4 bonus items, and 2 half price items.

What's even better than hosting a party, joining my team.  If you have your starter show in June and sign up for this great opportunity, you will get Curio for free.  Check out the details.

If you have any questions about the business, hosting a party, or just placing an order let me know.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Owl Miss You

My daughter had her last gymnastics performance and we wanted to give her teacher a card. I made this card using the Hoot and Holler Cricut Lite cartridge.  The cartridge has a lot of really cute images and sayings on it.  Good for many occasions.  I also used the Best Friends Cricut Imagine Cartridge for all of the paper.  This is such an easy way to coordinate all of the paper without having to root though all of you scraps to find there perfect match.  I popped up the sentiment with some Stampin' Up! dementionals and inked all of the edges with Brushed Corduroy from Tim Holtz.  Then, to top it all off, I added a Stampin' Up! flower button.
Here is the little owl on the inside of the card.  
I think my favorite paper from the cartridge is the clouds.  I love clouds.

Happy Craftin' and make sure you check out Sarah Hamer's blog for Link Up Tuesday.  There are a lot of talented crafts people you can find there.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yeah, unmounted stamps = more room for more stuff :)

I have moved all of my scrapbooking/crafting supplies to one of my spare bedrooms.  In doing so I realized that I have WAY too much stuff.  I sold/donated some of the stuff, but I still do not have enough space.  So I needed to get creative with my space.  In a previous post my hubby and I made a clip it up for my plethora of stickers and such.  One of the other things I decided to do was convert all of my wood mount Stampin' Up! stamps to cling mount.  Here is how I did it.  (I really need to start posting videos instead of taking all of these pictures - one of the many things on my To Do List).

Here is the storage space before. Now I do have more stamps, but this is all that would "fit" here.
So here is one of the wood mount stamps pre-convert.
First, pull the rubber away from the gray foam.  If you have any issues you can nuke it in the microwave for 3 sec or so, but I didn't have any trouble with mine.  (So what do you think of those nails??)
Here is what it looks like when it if removed.
I used cling mount foam from Stampin' Up! 
Just peel the paper back and put the rubber onto the stick side of the cling mount foam.
Next I used a hot knife to cut the foam cling mount foam around the stamp. 
The knife cut like butter.
Now I have about 100 wood blocks to find sometime to do with.  Let me know if you guys have any good ideas.  I have come up with at least one that I will be showing in another post.
I put the converted into Stampin' Up!s Bulk Clear Mount Stamp Cases.  Now look at all of the room it saved.  LOVE IT!!

If you guys need any Stampin' Up! supplies you have seen, send me a message and I can put in an order for you and directly ship it to your house.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Here Kitty, Kitty - Shape Card

Here is another shape card that I made with, you guessed it, Create A Critter cartridge from Cricut.  These are so much fun.  I want to just keep making these shape cards all day. 
 The card stock was just from my stash (I think the dark pink might be Pink Passion - retired - from Stampin' Up!).  I inked around the kitty with Tim Holtz - Antique Linen.
 I added a little bling that I also had in my stash which I think added just the perfect little touch.  This card is going to be for my niece's 14th birthday (gosh I am getting old).
 For the envelope I used Making Memories - Passport paper.  I thought that the pink color was perfect not to mention the little postal sayings.
 I used my Martha Stewart - Score Board to score my envelope.  I made it to fit a 6"x6" card (a little bigger, but better than a little too small).
Here is what the enveloped looked like all complete.

Hope you feel inspired to make a few shape cards.  Happy Craftin'