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.




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. :)