Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know I did. I love this time of year when you get to spend time with family and friends and I love to give. I made these cards to give out to some friends and a family member. I am ashamed to say that I did not send out cards this year :( That's not like me because I send cards out every year, but this year, I just had so much going on and not enough time. The wishes were still there though. :)

I made these cute snowmen cards using one of my favorite snowman stamp from Stampin Up. I used black stickles for the hats and buttons, the blue ribbon is from Paper Trey Ink, the red and white twine is from the Twinery. The brown twine is from Michaels. I colored the scarfs with Stampin Up markers, the card base is Kraft from Paper Trey Ink, the pattern papers are from a Cloud 9 Design paper pack. I punched out the shape for the sentiments with a Stampin Up punch, the sentiments are from My Pink Stamper. I also used Snow Writer from Peachy Keen stamps on the snowmen. So cute.

The duck card was made from the PK-266 Duck Dolls stamp set from Peachy Keen stamps, the card base is a white cardstock from Stampin Up, the presents and tags were cut out with the Doodlecharm cartridge. I used the Martha Stewart icicle punch for a border, the duck's hat was cut out from the Winter Woodland cartridge, I hand wrote the sentiments on this card. I also used the Snow Writer on the icicles and frosty stickles on the bows and presents.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wishing you all Happy Holidays full of Blessings, Health, Happiness and Love

Hi Everyone,




Been busy like everyone else doing last minute shopping and such. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I hope the holidays are very good to each and every one of you :) God Bless you all and be safe.




Friday, December 17, 2010

For A Frog Lover

I made this card for a friends daughter who loves frogs. I used the Happy Lil' Frog Cottage Cutz from Peachy Keen Stamps, Kraft color cardstock from Paper Trey Ink, pattern paper from DCWV which I punched a border on the bottom and some ribbon. The sentiment is from a My Pink Stamper stamp set called More Punnylicious.

Sorry that the picture is blurry, didn't notice until after it was posted. Just might have to fix that. ;)

I used a white gel pen to highlight the eyes, a black marker for the spots and some ink for the belly and inked the whole frogs to tone them down. Aren't they just so cute?

Thanks for stopping by. I love visits.  ;)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Cute Gift Package

Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here, I had so much fun making those sour cream containers and tags. I am going to a Christmas party and we are exchanging ornaments, so I decided that a bigger sour cream container would be perfect to hold the ornament I am bringing which is a snowflake picture frame, oops, I didn't take a picture of it before I put it in the container, sorry about that. This one started off at 8" x 10".

Isn't this a great way to present a gift? (No pun intended, LOL) Thanks for visiting. I appreciate all your compliments.

I have a really cute card that I made for a friends daughter who loves frogs. It will be posted here tomorrow. :) So come back and visit. Thank you everyone.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sour Cream Containers with a Surprise Inside

Hi Everyone it's Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room. It's my turn today to show you what I created for this month. I can't believe Christmas is almost here. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. So, I've been seeing these containers and thought they were so cute and they are very easy to make. I started out using the Very Merry Tag cartridge to make tags. I cut each image out twice, once in cardstock and once in cardboard from a yogurt box.



 Here are the tags all put together.

 Now came the fun part, I cut out all the tags in red and white and although I could have cut them in different patterned or colored papers, I thought it would be fun to decorate them instead, so let me tell you how I did that. The top row of tags, the warm wishes tag I inked with yellow and doodled stitches around with a black marker, the noel tag I sprayed with Jazz Blue glimmer mist, the gingerbread boy I inked with brown and added Cinnamon stickles for the buttons, the gift tag I sprayed with Key Lime Pie glimmer mist, the mitten tag I painted with red smooch and added lime green stickles along the cuffs, on the bottom row, I just inked the warm wishes tag with brown and added white doodle dots with a white gel pen, the noel tag I used gold stickles all around, on the gingerbread boy I inked the whole image with Dune color ink and added Cinnamon stickles for the buttons, the gift tag was just inked with brown and the mitten tag was sprayed with Graphite glimmer mist and I used silver stickles on the mittens. WHEW :) sorry about the long description, they were so much fun to decorate.
Now these cute little containers started off at 6" x 4". I used my ATG gun and put a strip along each long side (6" side) and a strip along one of the short sides (4" side), then I pressed one edge together and ran the edge through a crimper and just went back and forth a couple of times. I cuttlebugged the green cardstock with the snowflake folder.

 Then I added 4 cinnamon candies to each one.


 Then I folded the other end the opposite way and crimped that edge.
 Then I punched holes in each container and used thin white ribbon to tie on all the tags. Aren't they so cute?
Well, I hoped you enjoyed my project. Thanks again to Sheila for having me.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

THANK YOU TAMMY AND SHEILA

Happy Sunday
Stylish Blog Award

Thank you so much ladies for the beautiful blog award. I am touched. I'm still learning how to blog, not sure how to post the award. Here are the 8 things about me ;)

1. I thank God for everything everyday.
2. I love my husband, son, family and friends.
3. I love to clean and organize.
4. I sometimes play video games with my son.
5. I need to learn to be a better listener.
6. I love to read.
7. My son says I give really good advice.
8. Everyone tells me that I am a wonderful mother.

I need to pass this along to 8 other bloggers, so I chose:

1. Agnes at Flowerdisco's scrap hut
2. Audrey at Cute and Some
3. Sue at Crafting with Sue
4. Melissa at MelissaMade
5. Dorcas at 4CraftAngels
6. Michelle at Scrapaganza
7. Stephanie at Scraps of Life
8. Linda at Ladybug Lair

Congrats Ladies and thanks again Tammy and Sheila.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sweet Gingerbread Boy and Girl

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy December 1st. WOW already. Time goes by so quickly. So, hello everyone. I wanted to show you two cutie pattootie cards I made for my Mom and Dad for Christmas. I used one of the new sets from Peachy Keen called Lorie and Al Gingerbread Set - PK-416. I love this set, I think it is so adorable.
I used Stampin Up markers to color the images in and then I cut them out. I stamped the other images and also colored them in. I used some twine and a button. I used glossy accents to the icing to make it look like chocolate. YUMMY ;) I added some stickles, inked the edges and stamped the sentiments using the Christmas Wishes stamp set from My Pink Stamper. Lastly, I used a punch on the corners of each card.

Aren't they so cute?
See you soon.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day with family and friends and don't forget to think of those that are alone, residents in nursing homes, the homeless, our men and women who are fighting for our country. Let us be Thankful for everything and everyone. Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fall Hanging Decoration

Hi Everyone,

Gee it seems like forever since I posted something, sorry about that, sometimes life gets so hectic. I've been busy with appointments and we are training Tyson (our puppy), which is going better and better each day, thank goodness.

So, I've been making this cute decoration for my mom and just finished it, so I thought I would post it tonight. The paper towel roll is flattened and I used this leave cardstock from DCWV to cover it. I stamped the leaves using the new Snow Cuties PK-500 on the leaves that I cut out on my Cricut, they are from the Create a Critter cartridge, so cute. I also layered some silk leaves and used some Dazzling Diamond glitter on them. I cut out a turkey, also from Create a Critter, he's so darling. I used some red Smooch on his hat, and did some doodling on him. I then used eyelets to tie the jute through to hang. Then I used ribbon and tied a bow, the ribbon is so cute, it has scarecrows and pumpkins on it. Thanks for stopping by. See you soon ;)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Meet our new family member

Hi Everyone,

Sorry this post isn't about Scrapping but I just had to share our new addition. We have always wanted a puppy but I guess you could say it was never the right time. We ended up getting a kitten who we named Matrix, he is 3 years old already. After a lot of thought and begging from my son, we finally decided to get a puppy. We didn't want to just buy one from a pet store so we were looking at rescue sites. We put an application in, but it seemed like the puppies that we were looking for were already adopted. So, a friend of mine told me about our friend whose dog had puppies, they are Boxers and are nine weeks old. What great timing huh? So, I called her and she said she had two left earlier but had just sold one, and only had one left. WOW, the mom had 10 babies, three died, poor things, so seven were left and they all are going to great homes.We went over right away, Monday, October 25, 2010 and came home with this little darling named Tyson, who we already love. :)
Isn't he just the cutest?

I figured I might as well show off our cat too, don't want him to get jealous. Poor thing, he is adjusting but I think he is wondering what the heck this thing is in his home. Hopefully, he will get used to him.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gypsy Made Simple - Partial Shape Card with She's a Sassy Lady

Happy Saturday Everyone.

Sheila at She's a Sassy Lady works so hard on Saturday mornings to teach techniques using the Gypsy so I decided to play along. I decided to use the little chick from Create a Critter. I used orange stickles for her hair and feet and added a pink bow to her head. I also punched a border along a strip of patterned paper to put on the side.

Thanks Sheila for another great tutorial. ;)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Pennant Banner

Hi Everyone, it's Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room. I'm excited to be here again to show you what I came up with this month. Thank you Sheila for having me ;)

I decided to make a Halloween Pennant Banner. First I was trying to think of what to use as the pennants. I thought of chipboard but I really don't have any on hand right now, I'm starting to save more cereal boxes and cracker boxes. I love how those cut and they are pretty sturdy without being to thick. Then I thought of felt but it would be to flimsy, voila, I have foam sheets.



 So, I used a bone folder and a ruler and scored three pennants on black foam then cut them out.






They started out as each side being 10" and the top 7" but I found them to be to big so I just trimmed them down a bit. Next I traced them on the back of this cute paper from DCWV, The Midnight Spell stack.







I used Gem Tac glue to adhere the paper to the foam and it worked very well. I then punched holes and added eyelets. I threaded through orange ribbon from Papertrey Ink.





















I cut out 3 bodies from Paper Doll Dress Up, then cut out a mummy, a monster and a ghost and adhered them onto the bodies using Zip Dry glue.














Next I used a Grey marker to highlight the mummy, and added googly eyes. I used old paper distress ink on the ghost and added googly eyes and a bow from jute, for the monster I added googly eyes and did some doodles with a white gel pen and I stickled the tops of the antenna with purple. I put one self adhered chipboard letter on each pennant to spell out BOO. I also added self adhesive glittered flowers along with black ribbon which I stapled.

















Thank you Sheila for having me for another month and thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My First Easel Card

Hello My Friends,

I was so excited when I found a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers on how to make an easel card, and just in time too because a friend from work is celebrating her birthday on Thursday. So, let me tell you all about how I made this darling card. I cut the base at 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", then I scored it at 4 1/4" and at 6 3/8". The second score is folded the opposite way. The top and inside cardstock are both 4 1/4". The top 4 1/4" piece of cardstock is adhered to the score folded the opposite way. I used Martha Stewart's punches, a butterfly punch, a picket fence punch and a laurel leaf punch for borders. The leaf border is to stop the card base from closing. The tutorial said you could also use a brad. I cut out some tulips and a ladybug from A Walk In My Garden and did some doodling. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's stamp set, Everyday Occasions.



Thank you for stopping by. It's always nice to have company ;)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

To Cute To Spook

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all doing great. I was blog hopping the other day and found an adorable Halloween wall hanging and decided to make one for my mother as a decoration for her house. I think this is so adorable. The credit goes to Mary at Cardz TV. Thank you Mary for your inspiration. Check out her blog, she has quite a few projects in video. http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/.

My mind is working overtime thinking of how many different ideas I could come up with for this wall hanging, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays. All you need is a paper towel tube, you flatten it with your cuttlebug, wrap it in paper, cut out images. I cut out all my cute images from Paper Doll Dress Up and the font is from Don Juan. I got the ribbon at Michaels. Very easy and oh so cute.

I'll be back on Thursday with my design project for She's a Sassy Lady. See you then. Have a wonderful week.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ghost/Boo Window Card

Hi Again, ok Sheila (She's a Sassy Lady) now you have got me hooked. You were such a good teacher, I couldn't resist making another window card. I am so excited now that I know it has to be a frame to be successful :) and your video helped so much. So, my gypsy girl welded this cute frame from Gypsy Wanderings, the ghost from Paper Doll Dress Up and the Boo from Don Juan. Isn't this just so cute? :) Like they say, practice makes perfect. Thanks for stopping by.


Window Card

Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday. Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their weekend. It is a beautiful sunny day here in Massachusetts. Well, Sheila at She's a Sassy Lady has a video up on how to make a window card. I have always wanted to make one but I was having a hard time. I did make a Happy Birthday one not to long ago and it came out ok, but still not the way I wanted it to be, UNTIL TODAY. WOO HOO, I am so happy that Sheila did a video instead of a tutorial. I think following along made it so much easier.
Here is my window card. What do you think?


I am going to keep practicing with different words and embellishments. Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge with Emma

Hi Everyone,

This week's challenge, Emma asked us to make a shaped card and to use the color orange in it. I used the Create a Critter cartridge, this is one of my favorites. This was made on my Gypsy.

I decided to make the little mushroom. I used Paper Trey Ink Kraft paper for the base of the card, PTI orange zest for the top. I used the hide contour feature for the face and stamped this cute little face with Peachy Keen's PK-490 - Everyday Characters. The pattern paper is from DCWV. I used my white gel pen for doodling, a red Stampin Up marker for the mouth and used chalk for her sweet cheeks, then tied a little bow with jute and adhered it with a glue dot.
Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Totally Totebag

Hello My Friends,

Oh my goodness, I am so excited to show you this. I get newsletters from Splitcoast Stampers (Weekly Inkling #229) and I fell in love with this bag so I decided to give it a try. It is so darn cute. You download a template and just copy it onto cardstock, then you cut it out and score it. I had a hard time with the sides the way they show you how to do it so I just used sticky tape on mine and added the paper and brads later. Isn't it the cutest thing. I LOVE IT. To think it is made with cardstock. I used Papertrey Ink cardstock because it is thicker and I adhered patterned paper. I just added two flowers to the front, but you could add a tag or anything you wanted and add filler inside to put some goodies or cards or whatever you wanted to put inside. I think I will be making these for little gift bags.

 Front













Back 













Side













Thanks for taking the time to stop by ;)





Monday, October 4, 2010

Sweet Treat Cup Card

Hi Everyone, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It's beginning to feel like Fall now. The weather is getting chilly and colds are starting. UGH

I've been wanting to make one of these cup cards for a long time now, I've watched several tutorials but cannot get the trap door right, so I decided to make mine sealed. Instead of using candy, I stamped a little pumpkin image on the paper and added Autumn Flower Soft inside the cup. I tied a piece of jute around the cup and made a bow. I stamped images of pumpkins on a piece of cardstock and used chalk to color them. I used two silk leaves that I had in my stash. On the inside piece of cardstock, I stamped another pumpkin and also colored it with chalk, I love how this one came out. I cut strips of the same patterned paper and used sticky tape to put all around the edges to seal in the Flower Soft.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day

Hello Everyone. Wow there is so much going on today, Saturday, October 2, 2010. There are blog hops and card making and sketches and videos and giveaways. So much fun. I decided to join in with Christina from Creations with Christina. She is having challenges and videos. This is my card for Challenge #1.

The Recipe is: This is an A2 size card (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock for the base, patterned paper from DCWV, the Amber Autumn Fall Stack, silk leaves are from my stash, the pumpkin is cut out from the same patterned paper, the orange cardstock is Papertrey Ink, and the black cardstock is from Stampin Up, I used a Stampin Up punch for the sentiment and just handwrote Happy Fall on it. I inked the card with black ink and used a white gel pen and a brown marker for the doodling.

Thanks for stopping by, take a little trip over to Creations with Christina and see what she has in store for you today. :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Tag Swap

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I have been working on a Halloween Tag Swap. I made 3" tags from the Don Juan cartridge. I inked around the tag with black ink. I cut out the cute ghost and the fence from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I used dimensionals for the ghost. The brown cardstock is from a paper pack from AC Moore, the Designer cardstock is from DCWV, it's called Midnight Spell, which was on sale at Joanns. I did some doodling on the tag and fence with a white gel pen, I used the Everyday Character Faces - PK-490 from PKS for the ghost, I also chalked the cheeks and used a red Stampin Up marker for the mouth. I put black eyelets in the holes of the tags and tied some jute to them.

Thank you for stopping by. See you soon ;)