Sunday, October 31, 2010

Create a Critter Croc

Hello everyone! It's finally Halloween! I can't wait to take my son out trick or treating and see all the fun ghouls and ghosts tonight! I wanted to do a challenge today for M.A.G Challenge #2. I LOVE that this is a challenge blog that gives you a page from a certain cartridge to work from each week! You should check them out!
I got a 1 lb pack of scraps at HL that had this fun looking brown leather like paper in it (Its the reason I got the pack) and I just knew that one day I would be using that paper! And I was right! The grass, croc outter layer, and yellow layer are all from that pack. Its Handmade paper from TPS. He is cut at 1.8  and the bird is cut at 1.5. I used paper from DCWV's Amber Autumn  for the mat (Which I distressed with TH's Aged Mahogany) and the bird (Which was distressed with TH's Wild Honey).
Card cut at 5 x 7 using Kraft card stock and the mat is 4 3/4 x 6 3/4. 
The sentiment is from Clearly defined Small Tag Lines. The clouds are cut on the Imagine at 3.7. And last but not least the grass is the MS grass border punch. 
I used Stampin Up's deminsionals to put the Croc on and double layered the deminsionals to make the bird seem to be standing on the croc. 

Hope you like it!

Other challenges this card is in are The Paper Players - Anything goes Challenge

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blog Candy HERE!!!

Ok guy's. I seem to be getting more and more followers faster than I thought I would! So I am giving away some blog candy when I reach 100!! Lets see how fast that goes?!? It's not much but hey... it's free!! Here are the rules:
1. Comment on this post
2. Become a follower
3. Link my post on your sidebar (Then comment again saying you did and the name of your blog for another entry!!)
4. Tell everyone on facebook about my candy! (Then comment again for yet ANOTHER entry!)

So that would be 3 chances each if you guys do the above! Thanks for following me guys even though I am still very new to all of this. Once my room is done and I get moved in you will see TONS more projects posted by me and by that time I plan to try my hand at some tutorials! YAY!

Thank you for stopping by!

***EDIT*** I have reached my 100 followers and will announce the winner on Sunday 11/28/10! Thank you so much to everyone who have made this possible! 

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Freezer Paper Stencil Tee #2 & 3

Here is a shirt for my son. I cut from 3 different cartridges for this one and I can't remember what they were sorry :( (skull and crossbones with flames). The camouflage shirt is for a friend of ours son. We didn't want it to be too white so its painted on sort of like a silhouette. Again I don't remember where the dear came from, but the grass is a MS border punch.

Hope you like them.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Freezer Paper Stencil Tee

Ok so I have been wanting to try a shirt I had seen on the Cricut blog as it seemed to be so easy... And well... Yes it is! Although I did learn from the first shirt to have a full length table under the shirt and not just a TV tray! I still like the results either way. I used the Cars cart for Peace sign and the word "Peace" was from the font on the Rock Princess Cart. I placed the peace sign on my gypsy first then placed the letters and shifted them so they were circled around the sign. Then flipped the design after welding it. Because I used freezer paper to make my stencil. When you use freezer paper on the cricut the dull side sticks much better on the mat than the shiny. After I cut it out I then ironed the freezer paper onto my shirt shiny side down. I used Tulip Fabric Spray paint (white) that I got at Micheal's. Going to make my son and daughter one sometime this weekend.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crazy Birthday Card

Ok so I have a co-worker who just seems to make everyone laugh and we all really enjoy her company. Her favorite saying is "It's all About ME!" (When really its not but we wont tell her that, cause she thinks she has us fooled into believing she really feels that way lol). Well anyways, I had to make her a card for her *cough cough* "21st" birthday. (Who really says someone else's REAL age on a post? LOL). She does love to have original, out of this world, items. So I played this card up a bit. (My daughter said its fat lol).

It's late so I really don't have directions. It has lots of color and bling and all sorts of things

Thanks for looking

Top 3 at Sisterhood of Crafters (My first AWARD!)

Wow and to think I did not prepare a speach or anything! Oh who am I kidding, since when do I NOT have something to say? Right? So I am cruising through all my bookmarks to check on posts and pages I love to visit and places I have posted projects and things and LO & BEHOLD I made top 3 on The Sisterhood of Crafters blog! .. Yes.. me.. no.. I am not kidding this time! See it over there in my sidebar??!! Isn't it just pretty?

Ok I have to post it on here too :) I am so excited because this is my VERY 1st award while bloggin! **Insert Happy Dance Here**

Thank you guys for keeping me going to craft what I feel like crafting and making me feel like they really are good creations! lol

Have a Scrappy Day!

True's Gift's from the Heart & Beary Scrap Blog Hop Candy!

I know I don't have many followers but if everyone of you could just click on the link on this post for True's Gifts or Beary's Scrap,  it is for a great cause and another handful of women can be inspired and enlightened about a serious matter to us all. They are having a Breast Cancer Awareness hop and I really love this hop. Not only for the creations I am seeing (and you can really see they are from the heart these ladies put their all in these projects!), but for the whole reason of the hop.

True's Gift's from the Heart Blog Hop
The Beary Scrap and Beary Sweet Blog Hop

Here is a a few pic's of some of the items in Their candy as well. It's a SEA of pink!!!

So hop on over there ladies!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Shirts!

My daughter and I were playing around with tulip paints and shirts. Here are some Halloween shirts we made today! I made the one's with Boo on them (one for me and one for my son) And my daughter made the Happy Halloween one. She meant to put 2010 but instead put her graduation year but I like it! They both have lots of glow in the dark paint on them!
We are hoping they are good enough for the challenge though! Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Our Family's loss today

Today is a sad day for my family. Today we lost a part of our family when we had to take our family cat Nacho to the vet to be put down. He had contracted severe Urinary tract issues that even if we treated for would be an issue the rest of his life. Many cat's can live with this situation however Nacho wasn't your average cat. He had what the vet called Kitty Crones (bowel issues). So he was already on a special diet for this. Both problems could not be treated without irritating the other. My DS took him to vet together and held onto him while they gave him the injection. At least he is no longer in pain as it did go really fast. WE love you Nacho and will miss you dearly! The collage below were all pictures take today. He was almost 8 years old.

Obsessed With Scrapbooking Giveaway!

Run on over to Joy's blog to enter in your chance to win one of two Christmas Cartridges! Christmas Card Mini and Christmas Village Mini. Click here to go to Obsessed with Scrapbooking for your many chances to win!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DCWV Have blown us away yet again!

Yes.. I said that right.. DCWV has blown us all away with their AMAZING new paper that comes in 12x24 and.. ready.. ITS ADHESIVE! You will get a 36 sheet stack of 12x24 paper...12 sheets solid cardstock, 12 sheets printed cardstock, 12 sheets solid glitter cardstock...and all of it ADHESIVE!!! ((hmmm did I already mention it was ADHESIVE?). You will be able to find it in Joann's for around $40 retail. I don't know about you but I am SO on my way to Joann's! Of course this means I will have to finally break down and buy myself a 12x24 cutting mat too. The shame of it all! :) Head over to their blog right now to be entered into a chance to win one of these awesome packs for yourself! DCWV Diary

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Bags complete!

I meant to post this on Sunday but one thing lead to another and I did not ever get around to it. But I FINALLY am done making the lil treat bags for my son's class! Now to just buy the candy and lil inserts for them and Viola!
Hope you guys like them!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Helmar Design Team Hop!

You guys must go check out this hop! There are so many inventive idea's that its just oozing with inspiration!

Helmar  is also giving away some nice blog candy so check out the hop and enter to win!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 2 Count down to Karlee on My Pink Stamper

Wow ok so I planned on getting all of her challenges done today after I finished the project for my son's class. But its really late and I have to be somewhere. So this will be the only one I get done today! I just got my Rock Princess cart in and had to make something so why not something cute for Halloween! I also got some smooch spray in the mail from a friend and had to try it out on this card. LOVIN it! I made all the colors for the skeleton with my IMAGINE!! So a first time messing with the RGB codes and I am so glad I finally did as this is awesome. No more searching for the right color!

Hope you guys enjoy, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Anniversary Card

Happy Friday everyone... I spent the day doing well, pretty much nothing but going to garage sale's & the cheap dollar stores around town. Today is DH's and My Anniversary so I made him a card. I didn't want it to be too girly though as he is not into those sorts of things (might worry if he was). Its a woman's touch kind of card with a lil' bit o' man in it. (I used brads that look like screws for the matting lol). He actually said it was a pretty neat card, which for him to say something like that is really awesome cause he is the funny guy in the family and his usual response is "Swell". :) love it. So really its just a gate card cut at 10 x 7 and then scored at 2 1/2 and scored again at 7 1/2. I made the matt on the outside 6 inches for the first layer (might be 6 1/2) and then just layered down from there. The sentiment on the card is all done on my computer. Outside it says Happy Anniversary and on the inside I just couldn't resist to keep with the "funny" man aspect of my marriage. It says "After 6 years in this sacred institution of marriage, I can safely say: There's no one else with whom I would rather be institutionalized!"
This was also my first attempt at doing some embossing with glitter and well.. lets just say the jury is still out on this until I can get my scrap room and really play around with it. It's just too messy to do at my dinning room table. 
Going to work on some of my challenges I am behind on this weekend so you will see more posted from me. And while I was out and about I picked up things here and there to put together some blog candy for something special! I will get a pic of it all later and get it posted with the rules for entry!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Going Buggy Blog Candy

Going Buggy is giving away an awesome stash that has hard to get items here in the US for us. And then there is another stash of hard to get items for those of you who live in the UK and can never seem to find these types of things there. So head on over and tell her I sent ya! Click here...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

4 Crafty Angels giveaway!

Dorca has made it to 400 and is giving away a Country Life cart! Head on over there to try to win it for yourself!

4 Crafty Angels

Will try to get something posted tonight for some challenges I have to catch up on too!

Have a Scrappin Day!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Count down to Karlee Day 1 Challenge!

So here is my submission for Robyn's (My Pink Stamper) The Count down to Karlee Day 1 Challenge.

I have never made a box before this and (don't tell Robyn) but I made it all by hand! No Cricut involved... I used my Martha Stewart Score board, and circle cutter. The stamp of course is one of Robyn's from her Buggy Punnies set. I actually just sat on the livingroom floor and made this while watching TV with the kids. The paper is from SEI, something I had totally forgotten I had. I wanted two sided paper for the box so I dug out all I had and this paper just stuck out like a sore thumb yelling "I'm perfect for you!!!". And yup... it was right :) The pictures honestly do NOT do the colors justice. But my daughter stole my good camera so these will have to do.

Happy Scrappin during the countdown!

***I took better pictures with my good camera - see the last two pics***

Sunday, October 10, 2010

DC card & CAC card

I worked on a card for my friend tonight and thought I would share it with you. I used Doodle Charms cart to make the Popsicle into a card on my Gypsy by welding two of them together. I used stickles in the cut portion (Diamond) and then put Glossy Accents over it to puff it up. I used My Pink Stamper's stamp from her Fruit & Veggie Puns set. The inside of the card is all the same color but I could not get the picture to come out right, so it looks like I used two different colors. Pretty simple card really, just took awhile to wait for the Glossy Accents to dry.
While I was waiting for the Popsicle card, I was wanting more to do, so I took the scrap paper from the orange part of the card (Core'dinations Cardstock) and started trying my hand at sewing some Embroidery thread on paper.  I had not done it as of yet but had bought the stuff to do it. I thought it turned out pretty good so I just had to use it with a card! So I made a lil monster from the Create a Critter cart and it just sort of came together from there. I used Martha Stewart's Sticky Goo punch & the stamp on the front is from Micheal's in the dollar bin. On the inside I used a stamp from a garage sale I picked up somewhere so I can not tell you where it came from. Of course its all highlighted with gel pen faux stitching! The base of the card is paper from K & Company there "Spooktacular" pack.

Hope you all enjoy and have a scrappy day!

How to Make the Puzzle

I don't have a video camera but there is a die cut for the Cuttlebug that cuts anything you put into it as a puzzle. I posted a picture of it below. Sorry for the glare but it is metal and I could not get it to stop.
The Snowman/Santa picture which was a digital image, was cut out at 4x6 then the mats were from smaller to biggest 4 1/8x 6 1/8 (red) - 4 1/4x 6 1/4 (white)- 4 3/8 x 6 3/8 (red). Make sure when you mat them all together that you also glue in the middle alot so that when the Cuttelbug cuts the pieces it all stays glued.
For the bag I used a bag from Micheal's "Transparent Archival Bags" - 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 - I only used these as this was the smallest I had so you might be able to buy smaller ones. I cut a piece of paper 5 3/4 x 2 1/4 & folded in half to make it 5 3/4 x 1 1/8. I stapled that to the top of the bag to close it. Then cut out a red piece of paper 5 5/8 x 1 to go over the top to hide the staples. Then decorated the red paper. The digital pic on the outside is a wallet sized picture of the puzzle I just used my ATG to glue on.
Hope this is understandable as I have never written a tutorial before.
Thanks for all the great responses! 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lisa's Scrapin Shack

Here is my entry for My Pink Stamper's Saturday Challenge. Its a puzzle I made with my Cuttlebug.
I am putting them in the bags with the full picture on the front.
After I made this I thought it would be an awesome idea to make multiple of them, so that my son can
hand them out in class around Christmas.
Hope you like them!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Still around..

Ok so I have not had much time to scrap lately as I had a full weekend last weekend going camping with my son's boy scout troop. It was a BLAST! (Even though it got down into the lower 30's the second night camping in a tent!). I was so upset with myself as I forgot my camera too! I did manage to get one picture on my phone of all the things... my son learning how to start a fire without matches or a lighter! (Ohhh help me here lol). I will figure out how to get that picture on here later though. Or will use it to make a scrap page and post it! (Ok so I just figured out how to get the picture on here! HA!
Still working on those bags for halloween but will try to work on something else this weekend AFTER I go to the Convention in KC for scrapbooking! This will be my first one guys! My SIL told me to take ONLY cash and no debit cards or credit cards because she says I will go nuts once I am there if I have that plastic in hand. I think she knows me pretty well huh?