Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year Everyone.  I hope 2011 is a great one for everyone.  I have made a Happy New Year’s card.  I usually don’t make New Year’s cards, but something about these stamps just screamed New Years to me.  new years card [1600x1200] I used several different supplies for this card.  For the card base, I used the new grand nestabilities labels 1.  I cut my cardstock to 6 x 12 and folded it in half.  Then I placed the nestie so that just a little bit of it was above the fold.  misc and xmas_0003 [1600x1200] This way your fold will stay intact when you run it through the machine.  I used my new Grand Calibur machine.  This thing cuts great and it’s convenient to be able to cut more than one shape at a time.  misc and xmas_0004 [1600x1200] Here is a picture of the Grand Calibur (ignore the mess on my desk).  The stamps on this card are all from Stamping Scrapping Designs.  new years card [1600x1200] The design stamped on white around the oval is from the Beaded Ovals set.    I then stamped the sentiment Happy New Year which is from the Celebrations Set.  The martini glasses in the brad are also from the Celebrations set.  I colored them with a copic spica marker and then put them into a brad with my chatterbox brad maker.  The final stamp set used on this project is the stitching along the labels 9 die which is from the Dash it All set.  I finished the card off with some rhinestone bling and a glittery flower.  So, Happy New Year everyone!!  

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Magnolia Stamp Lovers is having an ornament challenge. I decided to do something a little bit different with my ornament project- I made an ornament shaped card.

I cut the card on my cricut Imagine. The card base is from Joys of the Season and I filled it with patterns from the Mr. Frosty cartridge. The colors look so vibrant and I love printing them on textured cardstock. I then colored my Tilda to match the papers. This Tilda is called Chilly Tilda, she is an oldy, but a goody!!! I think she looks so cold. I stamped the sentiment (from the Stamping Scrapping Designs Celebrate set) onto mynestabilities label 4 and then sprayed it with my copic air compressor while it was still in the nestie. I love how this leaves such a nice clean white border around the shape.

Monday, December 6, 2010


It is time for a new challenge at House Mouse and friends. This time of year, everyone is busy so they have decided to make this one an anything goes challenge. You can create any type of House Mouse and Friends project you would like to.
I have decided to make mine a Christmas card.

I used the stamp St. Nick Mouse. I have colored the image with copic markers. I paper pieced the gifts to make them look more like they had been gift wrapped. I added a little bit of 3 dimensional snow to the bottom with my snow writer. I kept the emebellishments simple just adding a couple of flat snowflakes. This card could actually be mailed with no extra postage required!!! The sentiment is from Stamping Scrapping's Celebrate set. Now, this is the year I am actually going to mail Christmas cards!!!! I still have all the ones I made last year and they need to go out!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

MSL Punch Challenge

Magnolia Stamp Lovers is having a challenge to use your punches. Oh, I remember when I bought my cricut and I thought I would never need to use punches again. Sad to say, that's not true. LOL I have used this adorable stamp from Magnolia's collection last Christmas called Santa's Little Helper. I think this stamp is so cute! If you don't have one hurry and grab one, Cindy only has 2 left!!!

I have used 2 different Martha Stewart punches on this project. On the side I used the holly leaf border punch and for the strip Tilda is sitting on, I used the snowflake set. The paper I used is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I put a poinsettia up in the corner and added a sentiment. Yay!!!! 2 Christmas cards done so far this year!!! Better get a move on to get them all finished. I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers for the layout of this card.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Almost Black Friday!!!!!

If you have decided you would like to get a head start on your Black Friday shopping, you need to stop by StampingScrapping. Cindy is marking down tons of stuff!!!! There will be .99 items, TONS OF 40-70% off items, the whole store is ON SALE at least 10% off (except minimum pricing policy items).
FREE GIFTS WITH ALL PURCHASES OVER 75.00 (these items retail for $19.99) There will be TONS OF FREE MERCHANDISE given away! The more you spend the MORE value they will add into your box! Cindy will be drawing from ALL orders UNDER $75.00 and 4 PEOPLE will WIN THEIR ORDER FOR FREE! When your name is drawn you will be given a couponcode for your entire order total good for 1 full year!
SALE WILL START FOR SURE AT NOON EST ON THANKSGIVING(TOMORROW) Look for the Black Friday category on the top!!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cricut Imagine Blog Hop

I recently purchased a cricut Imagine and I love it!!! You can make some great projects in a very little amount of time. When I was given the chance to join in this Imagine blog hop, I jumped at the chance. You should have ended up here from Tisha's blog. If you didn't don't worry, the hope goes in a circle so you will still see everyone's fabulouse creations.

I decided to make some Best Friends t-shirts for my daughter and her BFF. I used this adorable bread and butter image from the Better Together cartridge. I flipped the image and printed it on iron transfer paper. I then laid it on t shirt and ironed it on medium setting for about 3 or 4 minutes. Then I peeled the backing paper off and my t-shirt was complete. tshirt 1 I wish I could say it worked perfectly on my first try, but it did take more than once to get it right. My advice is to make sure you have it positioned where you want it and do not put the iron directly on the image to do touch ups. That does not work. Now, if you want to give your BFF a t-shirt, you need a cute bag to put it in. I decorated the gift bag with the same image.tshirt 2 This time I split the image up into layers and pop dotted the bread and butter from the background. I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the borders and filled them in with a pattern from Better Together so they would match the toast image. Here is a picture of the finished project. tshirt 3 I have really had a lot of fun with this new machine and I can’t wait to create more with it. Now, hop on over to Sarah’s blog and see what she has to share with you.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Sketchy House Mouse Card

The House Mouse and Friends Blog is having a sketch challenge- here is a picture of the sketch

and here is a picture of the card I made using the sketch.

I have used the stamp Bobbing on Apples. The stamp is colored with copic markers and cut out and matted with a plain oval and a beaded oval nestabilitie. This stamp was not an easy one for me to color. I'm not great at coloring things that appear in nature. I was using the R39, R37, and R35 copics for the apple and it looked too pink almost like a strawberry. Then when I added the green and the yellow to the top of the apple, there really wasn't a smooth transition between the colors. I ended up coloring over the entire apple a few times with the Y19 marker I used for the yellow. This helped to blend the colors a little more and change the red of the apple so it wasn't quite as pinky. I love the vintage look of the beaded oval and I thought it would go great with this distressed paper from Cosmo Cricket and some lace. I love adding lace to my cards. The sentiment Just Because is from the label accents set and the little outline around it is from the
stamping scrapping designs set made to coordinate with the beaded oval nestabilities. These stamps are made to fit just inside the embossing of the nestabilities.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!!! It's been a busy weekend. Here are some pictures of the Halloween festivities here at our house.

We used the cricut cartridge Pumpkin Carving to cut our pumpkin design out of vinyl.

We placed the design on the pumpkin, traced around it, and cut. Super simple!!!

Now time for the Halloween Carnival.

As soon as we put the costume on the dog, she ready to trick or treat.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I know it's a little early to be thinking about Thanksgiving, I mean we haven't even made it to Halloween yet, but I've had this little image for so long and haven't used it. I figured this was the perfect time. Scrappy Frogs is having a Thanks challenge. I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and created this Happy Thanksgiving card.

I used Native American Tilda as my image. I masked her and have her sitting on a bench. She is colored with copic markers and this is one of the first times I have ever colored black hair. I've always been intimidated by it, but it wasn't as hard as I expected. I added a flower up in the corner with some leaves and some fall looking berries that I found at the craft store. The sentiment is from my favorite sentiment set- label accents.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sparkly Singing Tilda

Magnolia Stamp Lovers is having a Sparkling Challenge and I wanted this card to sparkle as much as it could, so I grabbed as many sparkling products as I could find. I stamped my image Singing Tilda, and colored her with copic markers to match the colors in this glittery sparkly paper. I went over her dress with some shimmerz paints to make it sparkle.

I then drew on a necklace with some liquid pearls and stuck a real pearl in the center. The flowers have been dabbed with shimmerz paints and sprayed with shimmerz spray to make them more sparkly. I also added some clear sparkly pearls behind the flowers . To finish it off, the sentiment is stamped on paper and colored with shimmery chalk. It's hard to tell but I went over the words For You with a clear glitter pen. And the final sparkling touch was to put an Irock rhinestone in each corner. I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers for the layout of my card. I am also entering this card in the 7 Kids College Fund Magnolia Challenge to use flowers and layers.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Well, Halloween is almost here and I'm sure all the little witches, goblins, and ghosts are getting ready. It looks like Mimosa and her little cat are getting ready to go out and do some haunting.

This has to be the sweetest little witch I have ever seen.
The stamps is Mimosa Witch. I have colored her with copics to match the colors in this fun Halloween paper- Lollipop Lizzy from Imaginisce. I stitched around the edges of the layers and then added a few prima flowers up in the corner. I sprayed the roses with my copic airbrush to turn them black and green to match the paper. Then I added some black rose ribbon along the side. I love the way black tulle looks on Halloween projects. The sentiment in the corner is from the Bildmalarna fall kit. I stamped it on textured cardstock to give it kind of a distressed look. Don't forget, this is an anything goes challenge, so please link your projects.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Batty Bildy Card

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is hosting a Halloween challenge right now. I decided to use Tosse dressed up like a bat from the Fall Bildmalarna stamp kit for my project. I cut the haunted house out on my cricut with the mini monsters cartridge and added some stickles and spica pen for a little bit of bling. Then I colored Bat Tosse to match. I gave him a little bling by adding some copic spica pen along the shadows of his bat cape. I pop dotted a few bats and added them up in the corners for a spooky look. I hope you have enjoyed my Batty Bildy card and I can't wait to see what the rest of the design team comes up with.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Magnolia Stamp Lovers is having a lace challenge right now. I had the perfect stamp in mind for this challenge- Tilda in Bunny Slippers.

This is one of the cutest stamps I've seen in a long time and the little diaper she is wearing looks like lace. I colored this sweet little Tilda with my copic markers. I used BG10 to shade the white diaper to give it some depth but still appear to be white. I matted the image with one of the new Beaded Oval nestabilities. I used another beaded oval nestie for my sentiment. I added a flower and some Magnolia chandelier garland in the corner for some added excitement. The paper I used is Basic Grey- Olivia. It's adorable and the little bunnies on it are perfect for this image. To finish my card off, I added a little bit of lace of course. I love adding lace to my projects, so this one is right up my alley.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween Treat Bag

Scrappy Frogs Challenge blog is having a Halloween Treat Bag contest. I decided this was the perfect time to use my new Pumpkin Carving cricut mini cartridge. First I cut a bag from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge on my cricut. Then, I cut one of the faces from the pumpkin carving cartridge and backed it with a green rectangle. I sewed around the rectangle with a zig zag stitch and added some fringe to the top of the bag.

For the back of the bag, I cut the word Boo also from the pumpkin carving cartridge and mounted it to a lacey square nestabilitie.

This was a really fun and easy treat bag to make. The pumpkin carving cartridge has a ton of cuts on it that would be great for this kind of bag.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Bildy Bookmark

I have a 9 year old daughter I am always encouraging to read. So, I thought maybe if she had a cute little bookmark, she might get inspired to read more. The current challenge on Bildmalarna Blog is to make a bookmark- perfect!! For this challenge, used a Bildmalarna stamp, Rose Mimosa, she is just so sweet looking.

I have colored her with copic markers to match the colors in this new Basic Grey pack called Olivia. I can't get enough Basic Grey paper, I love it all. I added a couple of swirls that I made with my irock and the swirls pattern. I love the little bit of bling and elegance it adds to the card.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tilda the Witch

I have used the adorable Tilda with spider stamp for my Magnolia Halloween project for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge. She is just such a cute little witch. I have colored her with my copic markers of course.

It's hard to tell from the picture, but the papers are really blingy. They are from a new Die Cuts with a View pack that is full of glittery Halloween papers. The houndstooth is glittery and the silver spiders are foiled. To match the bling of the paper, I went over parts of my image with my spica pens, which unfortunately doesn't show up well in the picture either but it looks great in real life. . I added a brad made with my chatterbox easy brad maker and some ribbon and then finished the card off with some crystals that I set with my Irock tool.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Trick or Treat

It is my turn on the big Stamping Scrapping Designs nestability compatible stamps blog hop!!!! ! luck person will win some free stamps at the end of this blog hop!!! You need to leave a comment on every design team members blog each day of the hop and you will be entered in the drawing. I have used some of the stamps from the Holidays Set to make my project.

I cut a treat bag with my cricut out of some black core'dinations cardstock and then covered it with different patterns of paper from the Basic Grey Eerie collection.

Then I stamped and colored my images. I put a little bit of my E50 copic around the edges of the mummy to make him look a little more worn and not so white. Then I cut him out with my labels 4 nestability and inked around the edges with some black soot distress ink. I cut another paper pattern with the larger labels 4 dies and matted the mummy on that. I then air brushed some prima flowers with my copics so that they would fit in with the paper a little bit better. The V99 and V95 copcs go well with the purple in this paper.

I put added the Boo sentiment onto a mega curved rectangle die, embossed it, sanded and distressed it. Now, every treat bag needs some handles. I decided to use black tulle as the handles of this bag because I think it fits in with the whole eerie Halloween them. I hope you have enjoyed my treat bag. Please leave a comment to be entered in the drawing!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Little Candy Corn Witch

I have had some unexpected time off from crafting due to a family tragedy. I think I am ready to jump back in with both feet and try to get caught up on my challenges. This little card is for the Anything Goes challenge on Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central. I absolutely love this little Mimosa witch stamp. She is a super cute little witch. My daughter was a candy corn witch for Halloween last year, so when I saw the ruffles on her dress, I knew she would make a perfect candy corn witch too. So, here is a picture of my little candy corn witch

and here is the card she inspired.

I colored Mimosa and her little cat with my copics. I cut her out and then put her on a circle that I turned black with my black soot distress ink. I then matted that circle on one of the new beaded circle nestabilities. I added a spider web border that I cut with the new deep edge spider web punch from Martha Stewart. I finished the card off with a bow topped with a candy corn button. I hope you can join our anything goes challenge we would love to see what you make!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blog Hop is Coming!!!

Beginning tomorrow, Monday September 13th, you will see a new project created
with Stamping Scrapping's new Spellbinders™Nestability™ matching stamp sets each day! The Design team has come up with some great projects to demonstrate the versatility of these stamps.

4 Lucky winners will win their choice of one of the new stamp sets!
How cool is that? All you need to do is to leave a comment on EACH blog Each day. You will
have until Midnight EST of the same day to post your comment.
On September 24th we will randomly draw 4 lucky winners to receive their choice of a new stamp set!!! Below is the blog hop order. We start tomorrow with the fabulously talented creator of the stamps- Cindy Echtinaw!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Piggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is my little Piggy's birthday!! We had a great day full of piggy birthday fun! Here is a picture of her with the birthday card I made her.

She loves pigs and she loves skulls and crossbones, so I combined the two and made the perfect birthday card for her. Here she is with a little pig she got for her pig collection.

And finally, here are the pig snout cupcakes we are taking to give to the kids in her class tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Piggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!