Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas mini mini

This is a mini Christmas mini that I had made for my daughter-in-law to carry in her purse or whatever she would like. This mini was made from Laura's design on Following the Paper Trail. It came together really quickly. All the tags were stamped with a background stamp I had purchased last year at Micheals. The tops of the tags are from a Stampin Up stamp set that I had used dimensionals on and added sparkle accents too. The 2010 was stamped on shrink film and punched with Stampin Up's ornament punch and heated with a heat tool. The embellishments are from Recollections. The designer paper are from DCWV and Stampin Up past Christmas collections. The front cover was stamped and embossed with the same stamp used on the tags. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the inside of the covers.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Jingle Jangle Blog Party winner

THANK YOU!!! to everyone who hopped along to my blog for the Jingle Jangle blog hop. This was my first time participating in a blog hop and it was alot of fun. I can't believe how many followers I have gained Thank you!!!

Congratulations to

"craftaholic said... I love the angel ones!! TFS!!!"

Rexann December 17, 2010 9:32 PM

You have won the Stampin Up stamp set "Yummy". Please email me with your information and I will get that out to you asap.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Angel Ornaments Directions

Since I have had a few requests on the angel ornaments, below is the link that I found on youtube. Please check out her blog as she has some gorgeous angels on her blog.

Angel Ornament video click here

Carol's blog: 

Carol has some beautiful projects on her blog. To see the angels just scroll down a little. Enjoy.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jingle Jangle Blog Party *Giveaway closed*

Welcome to the Jingle Jangle Blog Hop!

For the blog hop I decided to use what I have in my stash. The first set of ornaments are 3" round coasters that I have covered with patterned paper from last year's winter stack. On the reindeer ornament I had used the reindeer image from the paper stack and cut 1" circles with my punch to create a scalloped border. I then placed this image onto my coaster that was covered with patterned paper. For the banner I used a inkadinkadoo stamp and embossed in gold embossing powder and layered that onto velvet ribbon. I put dimensionals on the banner and then placed a holly button with the shank removed to the coaster. On the back of the ornament I used the pattern paper for a journaling spot. I used metallic paper to make the top of the ornament and embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.

On the second ornament I had cut out Santa, Mrs. Clause, Elf and the reindeer out of Paper Doll Dress Up and layered them with different patterned papers. Again I covered a coaster with patterned papr and just adhered the cutouts with dimensionals. I used green metallic paper and the same cuttlebug folder to emboss for the top of the ornament with Stampin Up's Tab punch.

The second set of ornaments are made using one 7" circle cut in half and a 4" circle cut in half. Directions for these ornaments come from another crafter on youtube since these are not my original idea.

Now for my giveaway - Giveaway closed
I will be giving away a Stampin Up wood mount stamp set "Yummy". This stamp set is great if you like making the treat bags as gifts. Please leave a comment if you would like to enter the giveaway. You do not have to be a follower of my blog although I do appreciate you becoming a follower and taking the time to check out my blog. Thank you for stopping by.

Now onto the next blog.





Evelyn (That's me)



Mari (Momo)







Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SVG Cuts 12 Days of Christmas

Check out the awesome giveaways over at SVG They are running a 12 days of Christmas series and there are some awesome prizes and Mary is doing some fantastic crafts. And while your there check out the SVG website, they have great svg kits that are great for cutting out on your cricut with SCAL. There is a kit for every season and then some. You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Wreath Advent Calendar

The idea for this wreath came from Jackie Topa, check out her blog here. I made this wreath using Stampin Up's petal card punch and the leaves were cut from my cricut using Scal. Directions for this wreath can be found on Jackie's blog she has a video on making the boxes. You can do many variations with these boxes. I cut the leaves with textured cardstock and on some of the leaves I scored down the middle to create a more 3d effect. I sprayed the leaves with smooch spritz in the yellow gold. I used the Martha Stewart punch for the ferns in between and attached the crystals with my I-rock. Each box has a stamped image inside. The brads are regular office brads that I had colored with my Sharpie markers and stamped snowflakes on with white Stazon ink. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Here is a card I made for Thanksgiving. The turkey is a D.O.T.S. "Terrific Turkey" stamp and I stamped it with stazon ink on watercolor paper and used my Stampin Up markers to color him in. I then cut some leaves with a cuttlebug die and adhered them on my image.  I used the I-Rock to attach the bling on the leaves and on the card. The background paper is some old paper I had in my stash. Each layer was matted on dark brown cardstock and then added to a crumb cake A2 size card base. And then I added a ribbon bow. Thanks for looking and to my family, friends, and fellow crafters THANK YOU!!! for inspiring me each and every day.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Motorcycle Birthday Card

Off to my nephews birthday party, but I thought I would share the card I had made for him. He is fond of motorcycles and dirtbikes so this is what I came up with. The card base is a standard A2 size card of Stampin Up's Pacific Point cardstock cut 5 1/2 x 11 and scored in half. I then matted a piece of tin foil (that I had embossed with my diamond cuttlebug folder) on a piece of black cardstock. The motorcycle is a Stampin Up stamp and so is the sentiment. I colored in the motorcycle with pacific point and going gray ink with my blender pen and sponged the edges with pacific point ink, then matted the image on black cardstock. Mini brads were placed in all four corners and then the matted imaged was placed on the card with dimensionals.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Box Card

I had seen the directions for this type of card on a fellow crafter's blog Valita's Designs and Fresh Folds and knew I wanted to try this so here is my take on this type of card. The gingerbread men are from a TAC set that I stamped on Kraft cardstock 3 times (on two of them I excluded the heart and left the heart on one and colored it with a red marker). Glossy accents was used on the heart of the gingerbread man and the others I placed some tiny buttons from my stash. I filled in the frosting lines with my white gel pen. The two background papers are Stampin Up's Bermuda Bay cardstock stamped with snowflakes in versamark ink. The top and bottom gingerbread people are mounted on dimensionals and the middle gingerbread man is mounted on dimensionals on one side, on the other side is a piece of velcro.  The ribbon is red cardstock punched with the lace border punch from Stampin Up. I then shaped a bow from the cardstock and added that to the foe ribbon and added a pearl in the middle. The sentiment is a TAC stamp with Bermuda bay snowflakes lightly stamped in the background and punched out with the SU large oval punch and matted on an SU scalloped oval. I used my white gel pen to doodle dots on the scallops. The inside of the card box has a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock that I stamped snowflakes with white ink and then used a word background stamp with versamark and clear embossed over the top. The tags are from a TAC stamp set that I had left over from last year that I had made up.

Thanks for looking.

Fall Banner

Watching all the banner blog hops I decided to create my own fall banner. The banner was cut from my cricut using Scal and the letters were cut from a storybook font on my computer using Scal. I embossed the letters with the pumpkin cuttlebug embossing folder and layered them on a black shadow mat. The paper used was from an older Debbie Mum Holiday paper stack which I had in my stash. I challenged myself to use one paper stack on this project and to use up what I have. I used 3 (12x12) sheets from that stack for this banner. One paper I had cut out the images to use as embellishments (sayings, glittered leaves, glittered pictures etc.) I did use some textured cardstock for mating and to cut out some cuttlebug leaves that I ran through my crimper. Large black eyelets were used in the corners of each banner and the banner is connected and hung with raffia.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Birthday card

Here is a birthday card that I had made for a friend. I used an oval frame and the birthday cuttlebug folder for the background and sprayed with some homemade glimmer mist and used my sponge dauber with ink to outline the cuttlebug image. I stamped the cake and sentiment using a Stampin Up set and colored in with my markers. I then placed some beaded trim around the oval with glossy accents (this was tricky since the beads kept moving, I should have used my glue gun for instant tack but you know how it is when you want to use something you cannot find it). I then tied a bow on the front and mounted the card front onto my card. I then added some bling and sparkle to the candles.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spooktacular Halloween mini

For my finale in the Halloween series I had originally wanted to video this mini but my computer had other ideas. So I will try to explain this as much as possible.  The outside is an unfinished wooden gravestone that I had bought at Michaels and painted with black acrylic paint and sponged with gray and gold shimmer paint. I left the bat emblem black. I then sealed with a sealer. I added the stitch witchery (thanks Yolie for the tip) to the front for a spider web and added some spiders from halloween confetti. Then I added the skeleton and added some bling in the eyes with my I-rock. You open the gravestone to reveal a mini inside. The papers I used on the mini were from last years Recollection and Making Memories Halloween papers. I used the Martha Stewart bat fence for some of the pages and the Cuttlebug cut and emboss gravestone for the journalling tags. I used Martha Stewart's drippy goo punch and EK Success Hole border punches for the photo mats. I then placed various epoxy stickers throughout the mini and used the web confetti for photo corners. On the front of the mini, are two charms from Michaels that I got last year I believe they are from the Spook Alley collection. I had fun putting this mini together with my daughter. She had fun painting the gravestone and picking out the stickers.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween series #6 Card Set

Sorry for the delay in postings, been having computer problems. Don't you just hate that when you need to get something done and it doesn't work.

Well for today's halloween series I have a card set. These are a standard A2 size cards. For the background I used Coredinations paper with the pumpkin embossing folder from cuttlebug and sanded the images to make them pop. The stamped pumpkin images were made using Stampin Up's wide oval punch, I punched out 5 from designer paper and sponged the edges and layered each one behind the other to make a pumpkin, then I punched out a circle in the middle of them. This was then layered on top of a stamped image that was colored with watercolor pencils and the water pen. I then layered it onto a black cardstock layer and then onto rich razzleberry layer. I attached a black twine bow and leaves from the SU leaves sizzlet. I then placed it onto the card with dimensionals. The stamped images are from The Angel Company.  I added a strip of gathered designer paper to the front of the card and stitched down the middle. The hat and kitty are mini punches that I punched out and used glossy accents on. The sentiments are from a Studio G stamp set and punched out with an EK Success ticket punch. The card front was layered onto an orange cardstock and attached to a Rich Razzleberry card base.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween series #5 Frankie

This card was made using an older Stampin Up set. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored the image with my Stampin Up markers and distressed the edges. I then layered the image on a purple designer paper layer and distressed the edges. The ribbon was added on the side with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (love this tool), and then I layered it on a piece of Coredinations paper that I ran through my cuttlebug folder and sanded the top. I sprayed this layer with Smooch Spritz. The saying stamped on the card is "Kick up your heels with a halloween squeal". I stamped Kick up your heels on the front and "with a halloween squeal" on the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween series #4 Puss and boots halloween

This card was made using the Cat and Friends stamp set from Inkadinkadoo. This cat reminds me of Puss and Boots. I stamped the cat on watercolor paper and colored in using Stampin Up markers and a water brush and then distressed the edges. The stamped layer was layered onto a orange layer which had the edges distressed and the they were layered onto a purple patterned paper layer. The dotted background was layered on a purple patterned layer and added to the black card. A 1/2" strip was cut from the purple patterned paper and attached diagonally to the card front layer. I used my dymo label maker to add the trick or treat. I finally added sparkle to the leaves, patches and buckle on the hat.
Thanks for looking.