Saturday, October 30, 2010

Episode 18 - Treat Bags

Hi Crafters! Well, Halloween is just 1 day away! So I decided to create some super easy treat bags to hand out to my little goblins!

I am using George and Basic Shapes cartridge and Gypsy Wanderings to cut out the bags and I am using stamps from Peachy Keen and Scrappy Moms.

You can find the gypsy fileHere

I hope you and your family have a safe and fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Some other things I have been doing!

Hi Crafters! I thought I would share with you some other projects I have been working on.

I have started painting, at the encouragement of my BFF Linda.

I started collecting old metal trays from the local thrift store and started making some christmas gifts by painting on them.

I have finished 3 so far, I hope to get a few more completed before christmas.

This is the first one I completed...I love this Santa!

For this one, I found this really cool wood plaque that had a really ugly painting on it, so I decided it needed a couple of cute gingerbreadmen on it instead! So this is what it ended up as....

And this is the 3rd one I have been working on..I have to say, this one was the most difficult! But I love it the most! I am not giving this one away! I am going to keep this one and use in my kitchen at Christmas...

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little break from papercrafting! I am off to paint a few more trays!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CraftJunkieToo Project - Halloween is in the Air!

Hi Crafters! Today is my 2nd project for CraftjunkieToo's blog! This week we are focusing on Halloween and the theme is "Halloween is in the Air"!

We were challenged to make something that could be hung on a door, window, doorknob, etc. for Halloween!

Soooo, I decided to make a door hanging for my front door for Halloween night! (I also could put this on my 15 year old son's bedroom door, I am afraid to go in there also!)

For this project, I am using the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I cut the frame with the spiders using the "fit to page" function. I cut the frame base from cardstock and chipboard. I adhered the cardstock to the chipboard using a wet glue.

I cut the frame from coordinating designer paper and adhered that to the frame base.

I cut the words from the same cartridge cut at 8", I cut the layers and the shadow for the words.

For the spiders, I add some Martha Stewart black glitter to make them sparkle! I also added a few little round black rhinestones on the scrolls of the frame.

Make sure you stop by CraftjunkieToo and check out the other design team members projects! They are awesome this week!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!



Monday, October 25, 2010

Club Ruby

Hi Crafters! If you haven't checked out Club Ruby yet, what are you waiting for?

Club Ruby offers a monthly kit, fabulous inspiration and a wonderful community of crafters! I can't post the projects I have designed for the club, but I can give you a few peeks!

Come check us out!

First Months kit:

3rd months kit:

As a designer, I have just received the 4th kit, and all I can say is "Wow" Megan and her team have out done them selves this month! The kits just keep getting better and better!

If you haven't heard of Club Ruby, make sure you stop by and check us out! You will be glad you did!

Have a great day


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Episode 17 - Pumpkin Patch Layout

Hi Crafters! Today's I am making a page layout from my trip to the local pumpkin patch with my grandchildren.

I had so much fun with this layout! I am using the Opposites Attract, Old West, Doodlecharms and Paperdoll Dress Up for this project.

I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Playing with the Imagine

Hi crafters! I have been playing with my Imagine this week and thought I would post a couple of cards I have made.

This card was made using 2 Imagine carts and Just because Cards cart. I selected a card base from Just Because Cards and flood filled the image with the paper from Better Together cart.

The cute little girl and her dog is from Better Together also. Then I switched to Hopscotch cart and still using the Just Because Cards flood filled the tag image with the cloud paper from Hopscotch. I then switched back to Better Together cart and flood filled a scallop border from Just Because Cards.

I sure hope the gypsy will be able to assist me with this type of creations in the sure would make it easier!

For my 2nd card, I am using Imagine More Cards cart. I cut the card base and the roses, tag and roses from this cart. This is a really neat cart, as it has different card bases that you can change the colors make your own custom card.

I added some stickles to the roses to add some interest and bling! The stamp is from Papertrey Ink as well as the ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed these cards, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Friday, October 15, 2010

First project for CraftJunkieToo and Episode 17 - Turkey Day

Hi Crafters! Well, today is a REALLY special day! I have my first project post as a design team member for CJToo!

Since I normally do a video on Saturday, I thought I would combine the two this week. I hope you enjoy!

Today we are making some Thanksgiving Holiday decorations. I wanted to create a really fun centerpiece for my table and thought the turkey from Create a Critter was just perfect! And then I thought, hum...I need some napkin holders also! So I created those with the same cut from Create a Critter.

I think they turned out so darn cute, I hope you feel the same way!

They were very simple to make, and since I used my Imagine this week...there isn't a gypsy file (the gypsy doesn't communicate with the Imagine yet), but I think you can all make this project with no trouble at all! are the videos explaining how to assemble this fun project..

I decided to add the Gobble Gobble (also from the Create a Critter cartridge) after I finished the video. It was very simple, I cut the Gobble Gobble 2 times once at 2 1/2 inches and once at 2 inches.

Since the phrase doesn't have a layer, I created my own using the idea shared by CJtoo a few weeks ago on her site. It was VERY easy! I also attached a dowel stick to the back of the word phrase so it would stick out of the turkey table decoration. I did end up putting styrofoam inside the box of the turkey table decoration so I had something to stick the sign into.

I hope you have enjoyed this project!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Imagine projects

Hi Crafters! Today I am sharing a couple of projects that I have submitted to Tammy at Creative Critterz Imaginations Design Team call. I am sure there will be a lot of really fantastic projects sent I hope I have a chance!

This first project is a layout I made using the Imagine More cartridge.

This 2nd project is made from Nursery Tails cartridge and the pillow box is from the Wedding solution cartridge. Wouldn't this be so cute with a matching onsie with the same image ironed on? I am off to Walmart this week to find one and I will post the picture once I get that project completed.....

I really am loving the new Imagine! My projects just seem to come together so quickly with this machine! I can't wait for the gypsy update, this will open up so much more creativity!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!


Great News!!!

Hi Crafters! I have some great news to share with you today! I have been selected to be on CraftJunkieToo!'s design team!

I so soooooo excited!!! I have been following Tracy for quite a while and really love her style! Besure to check her out and the other new Design team members! They are really awesome!

I will have my first project on Friday, so be sure and check back!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Episode 16 - Boo to you!

Hi Crafters! Oh my, I have a really fun project this week! Have many of you seen the "You've Been Booed" gifts that go around during the Halloween season? Well, I have a fun twist on this Halloween tradition. Normally you would leave a little basket or treat bag at a friends door, but I thought how fun would it be to make a hanging treat bag to hang on their door instead!

So, that is what we will be making this week, and hanging "Boo to you" treat bag. Hope you enjoy!

Here is my finished project! I also added the little poem that goes with this treat, so you can pass it on to another friend when you recieve it.

You can find the poem Here

and you can find the gypsy file Here

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Episode 15 - Halloween Layout

Hi Crafters! I am here today with another video in my cricut and gypsy video series. Today I thought I would make a halloween page layout. I still need to finish scrapping my halloween pictures from last year, and here we are...another halloween is upon us! So I better get movin!

Here is the final layout! I ended up adding an extra ghost and I added some eyes to the word Spooky!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!