Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween, I was sick all day & didn't even get to hand out the candies that I got for our little goblins that were in the neighborhood =( not to mention I can't have the goodies b/c I had my wisdom tooth taken out Weds & am having tons of pain so I get to take a trip back to the oral surgeon in the morning so he can look at it =( .....

On a good note I was told that the Gypsy update was already up & running so I am waiting for my update to finish...I can't wait to see what the smiley cart has. I will post more later on once it's done updating & I get a chance to take a look at the new carts I'll have. I had a couple of them but am really excited to get TTB&M, Smiley & Christmas. Anywho talk with you soon. =)

Friday, October 29, 2010

More Halloween Goodie Bags

I made these for my hubby's co-workers, he took them to work last night as some people have the weekend off & we wanted to make sure everyone on his team got one.

Materials Used:
4x6 Cello bags from Stampin UP
Colorbox - Black Cardstock
K & Company Patterned Paper
Paper Doll Dress Up for the bats
Glimmer Mist
White gel pen
Sticky Strip & ATG gun for adhesives

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations

I am finally done! I purchased the I-Rock a couple weeks ago & they were out of the clear rhinestones. I looked at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, & Joanns...then as I was walking through one of the isles I saw the iron-on images & thought it's pretty much the same thing....right?!? Well I purchased 2 of these...
I took the rhinestones off the sticky clear plastic sheet & started to seperate them into piles. This is what it looked like after I was done counting out 17 piles & each one included 31 rhinestones. Even after using 527 rhinestones I still have all those that you see on the bottom right corner for other projects. I personally haven't tried the kind that I've seen shown online in projects but I think that this method works great & it's cheaper!

I had 2 little helpers...well they didn't "help" much, they just laid there looking cute & sniffing everything that came within their reach. This lil guy is Romeo, Sadie was being camera shy & jumped down, you can see her lil rear under the table. (sorry for the jammie pic, I do most of my crafting at night)

And now back to the is what the front looks like:

This is a view of the inside:

Here is a pic of all but 1 of the invitations done, after I finished the last there was 17 total:

After putting each of them into an envelope here is how I wrapped them to give to the mother-to-be to mail or hand out whichever she prefers:

For the making of these I used Paper Doll Dress Up (frog) & Lyrical Letters (font). I used my gypsy to weld all the letters together & throw everything together that needed to be cut. I used Old Olive & Very Vanilla from Stampin Up! for the colors. I ran the Very Vanilla through my cuttlebug using the Spots & Dots folder. The ribbon I picked up from Walmart, it goes well with the Old Olive. I used my snail adhesive to adhere the ribbon to the embossed cardstock & then used the I-Rock & set 3 rhinestones (not counted in the piles above, lol) to the right of where my little frog is. I used some dimensionals to pop the frog up & did some faux stitching on them to give them a little more something. The front still looked a little to plain so I grabbed my Zig 2 Way glue pen & used that on the "your invited" & put some fine glitter I had in my craft room on it. After it dried I ran them through my Xyron & adhered them to the front of the invitation. On the inside is where the 17 piles of 31 rhinestones come into just looked to plain so I had to bling it up. I ran all the words through my Xyron & after doing that is when I used the I-Rock to adhere the gems. I took a pencil & drew very faint lines to give me a straight line to write on when I put the info down (almost forgot to take pics before I had written down all the info..eek!). After getting all the info written down using my Old Olive Stampin Write Marker I just erased the lines & you'd never know that they were there...unless of course your reading this, then yes you now know, lol. Here is a list of everything used (although I think I pretty much covered already but just in case):
Cricut Expression
Paper Doll Dress Up for the frog & it was cut @ 3.05" x 8.00"
Lyrical Letters for the font, I used the Jumbo & used all caps. Cut @ 1" for Baby Shower & all other words were cut @ .55"
ATG gun
Snail Adhesive
Old Olive Cardstock & Stampin Write Marker - Stampin Up!
Very Vanilla Cartstock - Stampin Up!
Ribbon - Walmart
I-Rock & rhinestones
Zig 2 Way glue pen

I really hope you enjoyed today's post, I think they turned out quite cute if I don't say so myself =) Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day =)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Inking Pink Blog Hop!

This blog hop starts now (if your in Central time which I am hehe) & starts at Patty's Crafty Spot. If you are on Facebook & did or didn't get the invite this is what it said : "I am hosting my first blog hop and it's for a good cause, Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer. I have 22 very talented women from all over the world to helping me. Recently we found out another design team member has Breast Cancer and we are helping spread the awarness. Now a lot of you have seen me post my card on facebook but how many of you have visited my blog. This will be a good chance for you to see what myself and many other very talented ladys do. Now there will be lots of blog candy you can win (if you have blog if not they are free to join) thru out all the blogs and I hope on October 26 you can join us." So if your wanting to see some really neat projects, I'm sure these ladies have lots of them to offer.

On another note, I found another really neat blog today! Her name is Saundra & her blog is Luv Scrapping Together. She has some really awesome projects on her blog & some blog candy still going on until Nov 1st.

I am STILL working on those baby shower invitations, I keep adding & adding...I am finally satisfied with what I came up with, with the materials that I had on hand & the short amount of time that I had to work with these. Thankfully majority of the people who are coming live here in town so it will only take 1 day in route to them through mail, if we choose to go that route. Hope you all have a wonderful night/day depending on your sleeping schedule & what part of the world your in!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Goodie Bags

I am currently working on some baby shower invitations for a friend so in the meantime I am going to post the Halloween Goodie Bags that I made for my husband's co-worker for her son.
Materials Used:
Colorbok Black Cardstock
K&Company Spooktacular Patterned Paper
Stamps - PKS Halloween Sweet Folks (BOO!)
Stampin UP 4x6 Cello Bags
ATG 714 & Sticky Strip

I cut the end of the cello bags & added some sticky strip so when she fills her bag all she has to do is remove the sticky strip & seal it. Yes I know it is going to be very hard to get those suckers apart...didn't think of that at the time of making them, but she said that it would be funny watching them try to get them open so it all worked out, lol.

I will be posting the ones that I made for my husband to take to his co-workers once they are full of goodies. Now back to working on these invites that need to get done =) Have a great day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This past week a friend of mine told me about one of her friends, friend's son who has brain cancer & may be possibly having his last birthday on the 23rd of this month. Hunter will be turning 7 & when asked what he wanted for his birthday he told his dad that he wanted ton's of birthday cards. We had another friend whose birthday was this last Sunday & she asked that for her gift that we all bring a card for Hunter. This past week has been a very crazy hectic week for me so Sunday (the day of the get together) I was finally able to sit down & throw some things together. In total I made 3 cards before having to head out & had 2 birthday cards in my stash so I took her all 5 so she could pass them to others that didn't bring one or to give her daughter to take to class with her & have ppl sign. Here are the pics of the cards that I made. Enjoy!
Materials Used :
Stampin UP Cardstock
Stampin UP Scallop & Circle Punch
Stampin UP Designer Paper
Stamp set - Unsure
***This card was made at my demostrators house during our monthly meeting***
On the inside of this card I used a spring sticker from Imaginisce that had some bling added to it using the I-Rock.
Materials Used :
Stampin UP Cardstock
Stamp sets - Well Scripted & Crazy for Cupcakes
Stampin UP Ribbon
I colored the cupcakes in using Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie & Lavender Lace, after coloring them in I cut them out. I believe the ribbon is also Barely Banana but not sure as it came from my scraps.
Materials Used :
Stampin UP cardstock
Patterned paper was in my stash from Joann's
White Gel Pen

**** If you would like to make Hunter a card for his birthday it would be greatly appriecated. Here is his information & again his birthday is on 10/23 ****
Hunter Scott
C/O Jessica Koehn
PO Box 278
St. Leonard, MD 20685

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Christmas Card

This is the 1st card that I've done hand stitching on. It was very quick & simple to put together...the longest part of making this card was the stitching. This will be one of the many cards that will be send out to OWH (Operation Write Home) for the soldiers (deadline for Christmas cards is 10/30). Hope you enjoy & thanks for stopping by =)

                      Materials used:
Cardstock - Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip from Stampin UP
Patterned Paper - Picked up from Joann's
Ribbon - Stampin UP (don't know the name it was in a pile of ribbon scraps)
DCM Floss (not sure of the color as it to was in my stash)
*I added another piece of Very Vanilla in the inside of the card to cover up the tape & stitching*

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Challenge #4 with Creations with Christina

This challenge was to use the colors Orange, Purple, & Green! This is another very simple but cute card, here is what I did.

                                                     Materials used:
Cardstock - Basic Black from Stampin UP
Patterned Paper - Picked up from Joann's
Ribbon - Picked up from Walmart
The Happy Halloween came from a pack of Halloween Confetti that I picked up last year. I layered the Orange over the black to give it more of a shadowed look & used some dimensionals from Stampin UP to pop that up.
White gel pen faux stitching
Stamp - Grabbed this from the $1 bin @ Michael's (I didn't have any Halloween stamps when I purchased this...I don't think I will be purchasing another stamp from the $1 bin, took forever for a good clean stamped image to come out!)
Stampin Write Markers - Lavender Lace & Going Gray

Challenge #3 with Creations with Christina

This challenge was to make a Christmas card...which I needed to start anyway because I am going to be making cards for OWH (Operation Write Home) you can find there site here if you are interested in doing this. It is for our troops that are deployed overseas so they have homemade cards to send to their family for whatever occasion & our deadline to have our Christmas cards to our shippers in 10/30/10. Ok enough about is what I did for this challenge.

                                           Materials used:
Cardstock - Stampin UP Night of Navy, Whisper White & I believe Bashful Blue (that piece was given to me as well as the stamped image on the Top Note die from Stampin UP)
*I chalked some Bashful Blue on the Whisper White to give it more color it just looked to plain to me. I also used Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black & Only Orange to color in the little snowmen.*
Stamp - The more the Merrier (retired set I believe, I know it was a hostess set)
White gel pen to do some faux stitching.
Dimensionals from Stampin UP

Challenge #2 with Creations with Christina

Since this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month this challenge was to make a card using Pink as the main color. This is what I came up with.

                                            Materials used:
Cardstock - Stampin UP Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper - Stampin UP (not sure the pack, I believe that it is retired I've had it for a while my demo gave it to me when I placed my 1st order with her)
Prima Flowers
Brads & Rhinestones
Stamp set - Not sure the name of it I used it when I was at a stamp class @ my demo's house but I will find out & post it. I know she said that it was retired though.

Challenge #1 with Creations with Christina

I tried to post all my challenges yesterday when I did them but blogger was going super slow...reasonable because there was TONS of stuff going on yesterday! So with that said here is the card that I created for the 1st challenge of the day on Christina's blog.

                                                    Materials used:
Cardstock - Purple & Pink is from Stampin UP (sorry don't know the name I grabbed it out of my scraps), White is from Gemstones (from local Joann's)
Patterned Paper - Picked up from Joann's
Prima Flower
Stamp - Stampin UP - Fabulous Phrases set

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Who's ready to make some cards?

I know I am! So far I have done some goodie/treat bags for a friends son & am putting the finishing touches on the ones that I am making for my husband's co-workers...just gotta wait till the end of the month to fill them, lol. I was on FB just now & saw this . It is a GREAT challenge, it will be going on all month & it's for a wonderful cause! I know that there are ALOT of blog hops going on today as well as several other blogs doing challenges such as Christina from Creations with Christina. If you have time swing on over & check out Emma from My Creative Time she has some wonderful projects done with her new Imagine! Hope you all have a wonderful day =)

Friday, October 1, 2010

October already....really?!?

Wow does time fly!!! But I am enjoying the cooler mornings & far. I've been blah lately & hadn't really played around with anything. I won my very 1st Peachy Keen Stamps from Emma when she was doing a Halloween week celebration. The stamp set that I won was PK-632 Halloween Sweet Folks (soooo cute). This is what I came up with tonight while watching Prison Break on my laptop (it's been a while since I've watched it & I loved that show). I hope to be posting atleast 1 project/card a week. Don't forget that tomorrow is World Card Making Day & there is a big blog hop going on as well on Nicole's blog. This is the very simple...yet cute card I made with the set I won from Emma.

                                                    Materials used:
Cardstock - Only Orange (believe this color is now retired)
Patterned Paper - Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday (this stack has been sitting my craft room for almost a yr now!)
Ribbon - either grabbed at Joann's or Walmart but matches the paper well
Stamp - Halloween Sweet Folks (PK -632)
Dimensionals from Stampin' UP

I used my Stampin' UP stampin' write markers to color most of him in. I don't have all the old colors in my marker set so I used my blender pen & grabbed some ink from the ink pad to color in the orange & top part of his lil body.
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