Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Card Blog Hop Candy Winner!!

Hey all of ya crafty fans out there!! I want to thank each and every one of you for making my day with all your wonderful comments to my shaker card! I REALLY enjoyed reading each and every post! You guys are so nice to me! Sort of sad that it had to end, but like all good things I guess it had to. Anyone out there want me to join in on another one I would be more than happy to just shot me an email or hit me up on facebook!!

So has been so gracious enough to lend us it's lil generator thingy to make one of you lucky duckies a winner!!!

And the winner is...




Angela R! ---

Angela R , Please contact me with what store you would like your gift card from (Hobby Lobby, Michael's, or Joanns) so I can get it out to you as soon as possible ma'am!!! Congratulations!

And again, thank you SO much to each and everyone of you! I gained a whopping 35 followers during this hop! I am growing up in this crafty world! Yeah baby! 

Jolly Holidays Christmas Tags

I wanted to post the tags I made this weekend from my Jolly Holidays cartridge. $20 Black Friday purchase baby! 

I cut the wreaths and mittens at 2 inches, the snowman and tree at 3 inches (I did have to use my xyron 5 inch machine to run the black part of the tree through though). Loads of stickles going on with these tags! I even used some white flock on the mittens! The holes to punch in these tags were so easy using my Crop-a-dile! 

The ribbon is from the "Ribbon Boutique" and the bells I bought at Tuesday Morning. 

Loving this cartridge people!  

Hope you like them! My kids were already picking out which ones they want on their presents!

I will be announcing the winner of my blog hop candy when I get home from work tonight so stay tuned!!! I have had A TON of people start following my site and am so excited that you are all here! Thank you! 

I am entering my tags in Gaby Creates Challenge this week!!

Mod Podge Clipboard Fun!

This weekend we did a couple of crafts and I wanted to share the clipboards my niece and I decorated with you.

All the paper on the orange button clipboard is from K & Company, and the other one has some paper from K & company and some from The Paper Studio. We did bling them up a bit with the i-rock tool from Imaginisce.

Both of them have been distressed with Tim Holtz distressing ink. 

All the ribbon is many different kinds form my stash!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

100 Followers Blog Candy Winner!

First let me say that I am so thankful for all of you guys and really wish I could give something to each and everyone of you! It was really exciting to watch my # of followers grow this month and read all the wonderful comments on all of my posts!

Ok I know enough of the blah blah blappity blah stuff and announce it already!!! he he...

The WINNER IS!!!!!!!!

#72 Stephanie ----

Congratulations Stephanie and thanks for following my blog! Please email me with your contact information!

Thanks again everyone who made this possible! And who knows there might be another giveaway VERY soon so stay tuned!

If you are looking for the Christmas Card Blog Hop Click HERE...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Card Blog Hop!

Welcome to Lisa's Scrap'n Shack , and the Christmas Card Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Giselle ,  you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at  This blog hop is intended to get you in the Christmas Spirit.... If you haven’t already started/finished your Christmas cards, hopefully this will inspire you to come up with an idea... and maybe you can win some blog candy or get ideas for great Christmas gifts (whether they’re on your list or for someone else!).  So if you aren’t braving the malls and can get some computer time, come join us for some fun!

For my Christmas card I wanted to try my hand at making a Shaker card. What theme would make the best shaker in this situation you ask? Why what else other than SNOW!?

I started off with a 5 x 7 piece of textured cardstock in a light blue color. No I didn’t use traditional Christmas colors for the simple reason that snow makes you feel like everything is fresh and new! Think back to a crisp morning right after a night of falling snow. Smell that air? AHHH!!
I mated a black piece of textured card stock, size 6 ¾ x 4 ¾ onto the top of the card and then another layer of patterned paper from “The Paper Studio” that I got at Hobby Lobby.
The shaker frame is the made from the Mother’s Day 2010 cartridge. Not sure what the name of the shape is I used sorry. But I made it 5 inches for the outside and 4.5 for the inside and welded them together using my Gypsy. I cut this out 8 times with my Cricut Expression. 4 of the layers are cut using a frozen Totino’s pizza box. And the other 4 are cut with the black textured cardstock. The back base is also cut at 5 inches hiding the oval in the center. I cut a piece of acetate for the cover at 5 inches.
Inside the shaker are 2 embellishments from Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section.  I put some flock on the edges of each snowflake. I bought some micro beads at Tuesday Morning to use for the shaker part. I think they are called Beadies. I used Helmar's Clear Round Zap Dots to adhere the shaker part to my card.
The ribbon and brad & tiny snowflakes are from Hobby Lobby, and the stamp “Let it Snow” is from My Pink Stamper’s “Winter Punnie’s” set.
Inside the card I used the same dimensions on the mat. Then I cut out a 3 x 3 piece of textured black cardstock, a 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ piece of the pattern paper, and a 2 ½ x 2 ½ piece of Ivory cardstock to put the sentiment on. The sentiment I bought from Joann’s and it is from TPC Studio the “Christmas Phrases” set. I put a couple of the same snowflakes that are on the outside on the sentiments mat.

***Closed at 56 entries!!!**

Phew that was a long description! Thanks for listening to me ramble! I know, you all are waiting for the best part of this post and that is the candy! I have a $10 dollar gift card to Hobby Lobby or Michaels for one lucky winner (sorry only US residents on this one guys).  Here is how ya win:
1.       1.  Become a follower – if you want, but it’s not necessary. (Little tip - I do have some more candy for my followers when I reach 100 of ya all though! Go Here to find the post! )
2.       2.  Post on this comment and tell me what you favorite part of the Holiday season is.

It’s that simple! Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy this hop! Now get to moving along and give Jess at KinderStampO some love! She is your next stop!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Here is the line-up in case you got lost somewhere along the way!

Lisa –  YOU ARE HERE!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bear Hugs for kids...

Hello everyone! I didn't get to craft much yesterday but I did get to make a couple of cards. Both the same but hey, assembly lines are awesome for card making! Chris Wooten from Turned Gypsy  asked if we could make some cards to send to hospitals for a "just because" reason I guess. Cards that can be for both boys and girls, holiday, get well, birthday, or just to plain ole cheer them up! I think this is awesome and have started making some to send her. I plan on "trying" to make one a day to send to her on the 5th. I know I can make more than 1 but this to me is a realistic goal that I know I can overcome :). I aim low so I can look better to myself lol. 
 I cut the base at your normal A2 size and mated down 1/4 inch for each mat. The only "designer paper" is the top layer from DCWV their 8 x8 Far East Stack. I think distressed it with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain. The panda & bamboo is from Create a Critter and cut at 3 inches. I distressed my Panda with black soot and used white gel pen & light brown sharpie. I also used Tim Holtz distress stickles "Antique Linen" on his tip of the hat and on the bamboo. About a month ago I found some Bamboo "Anna Griffith" brads at Tuesday Morning for $1. Was not sure what I was going to use them for but I have a obsession passion for brads so I had to have them. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's More Punnylicious stamp set. It says "Bear Hugs".
Inside the card is a Stampin' Up "Get Well Wishes" sentiment. And the ivory card stock is distressed as well.

I think I am going to make some more of these as I want some for myself. I think I might even try some flock on the next batch!

Thanks for looking!!

Remember I have some blog candy going on for when I reach 100 users and we are SO CLOSE!!! 
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Get Well Card

Here is my submission for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge! PPDU is where the nurse is from. All papers just plain cardstock from stash. I don't know what the name is of the cuttelbug folder I used to emboss the layers one is the big circles. The border punch is treading water by fiskars.
The Get Well is embossed using a cuttlebug folder as well. And then distressed with an old ink pad I had.
Sorry for the lighting I can't turn the overhead light on. (See below post to get an explanation). 

Thanks for looking

Attitude Blog Award

I've received the 'Attitude Blog' award from Celeste at CC's Cards and Crafts! My first blog award! Thanks Celeste! Means ALOT coming from you!

(From what I can tell, both thumbnails go for the same award even with different names)

To accept this award I need to say three things that make me different from everyone else and then I have to pass it on to five other blogs.  After that I'll display the award on my blog and I can receive a $5 gift certificate from Digi's With Attitude (click here for details).

So here you go:

3 thing that make me different:
1.  I have no problem not acting my age, especially with my kids :)
2.  I try to challenge myself into doing something new every once in awhile - my last challenge was CONTACTS! PHEW.. if ya knew me you would know this was a GIANT step!
3.  My kids are my life, and no one is going to take that away from me!

5 people I want to award this to (in no particular order):
1. Amy at Tsuruta Designs
2. Misty at The Daily Scrapper
3. Vanessa at Banessa, Banessa, Banessa
4.  Debbie at DD's Crafts
5.   Susan at It's Me Susan P

These are a few of the blogs that I absolutely love!  All of these ladies are so amazing - they will inspire you with their creations!  Thanks for sharing your amazing talents ladies!!!!  I'm a big fan! :)

Baking some Yummy's!

Hey everyone, I wasn't able to craft today as my son has been held up on the couch sick all day and I couldn't turn the overhead light on or I would of woke him up. So I HAD to find something to do right? So I fired up the oven and baked 3 dozen Oatmeal Raisin, 2 dozen Macadamia Nut, & 2 dozen Chocolate Chip cookies, 3 pumpkin breads, and one Apple Caramel cake. My house smells like heaven! And no not from scratch as Betty Crocker I am NOT! 
I did have 3 of the pumpkin breads but I gave one to my nephew when he brought me over some Motrin for my son! 

Don't forget to check out my blog candy guys!! We are getting so close! 23 people away!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Crazy Gingerbread Man!!

I am going to LOVE these action wobbles! I made a card tonight using them and can't stop playing with the card! I used the Gypsy's Smiley Cards Gingerbread man cut at 3.5 inches. Glammed him up with some with Imaginisce Pearl rocks using the i-Rock, gel pen and Peachy Keen Snow Cuties face stamp. The "Yum" bubble was cut at 1 inch.
The card is Kraft paper and the pattern paper is from DCWV Christmas Combo Value Stack.

Let me know what you think!

Don't forget about my blog candy going on!!! Not far from finding a winner now! I am getting excited! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MPS Cricut Imagine Challenge

Hey all! I was sitting at my desk last night thinking "How could I let a night go by without crafting Yeah like that can happen right?  So I thought to myself.. Self, Robyn over at My Pink Stamper has a Cricut Imagine Challenge going on! And since I don't have that many Imagine carts my mind got to smoking thinkin and I remembered I had to still scrap about my DD's "Think it Over" weekend. So I grabbed my Nursery Tails cart and realized I hadn't upgraded my Imagine yet! Please don't turn me in to the Crafters Police for not being on the ball with up to date toys! So I had to update it first but all my worries were for nothing, cause it updated without a glitch  so easily!
I printed the pattern paper with the butterflies and sun's on it and used my new EDGE TO EDGE 12x12 option! I knew they could do it!
I used stickles on the butterflies and dragon flies to make them pop off of the page a bit (Diamond ones of course so I wouldn't lose the awesome color the prints already were). The on one of the Sun's I almost used stickles as well but decided I wanted to Glossy accent it up! I think my hand is still cramping from holding and squeezing my bottle of Glossy Accents so long). I LOVE how it turned out! It brought the color of the sun out even better than I could even imagine!
I cut the "Its a Boy" at size 3 inches and decided it needed a mat so I cut a mat at 3.3. The Frog & birdie on this cut are layered up to pop them off of the page too. I used Helmar Zapdots for the frog since they are so the right size for making things look dimensional! I used the clear ones by the way.  T
The mat's for the pictures are cut out at the same size as the sentiment but I did't pop them off of the page as much as the sentiment. I used some nice sheer ribbon I got from Michael's to embellish the circles with. The photo mats have a fastenator staple on each. One says Baby and the other says Boy.
I don't have pictures on the mat's yet as I want to print them at the store since my printer is almost out of ink. When it gets that way it doesn't print photo's very well.
I hope you enjoy the page...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mod Podge Chipboard Letters

I finally dug into the closet and pulled out the bottle of Mod Podge. Yes I started very small... But ya got to start somewhere right? I got the letters,paper, & ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The brads I had in my stash. Since it was for my son I thought he would enjoy helping! The picture's really don't do the design of the paper justice. It is basketballs.

 This picture shows the design pretty good I think.

As always don't forget about my blog candy!! You can find it HERE.

Always Grow Card

I love challenges and this card was specifically made for the M.A.G Challenge #4. The challenge was to use Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge and only the images on page 69. I cut the wheelbarrow at 5.25 in 3 different colors, black, silver, & brown. I think used my Cutter Bee knife to cut out the wheel, and the handle to create the different colors of the barrow.
All the tools are cut at 4 inches & distressed with Tim Holtz black soot, frayed burlap and my white gel pen. The leaves are cut at 4 inches as well. I used a McGill Petite Perfect petals punch to cut out the flowers and then embossed them with my stampin' up embossing tool. The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet. I used Eucalyptus Stickles in the middle of all the flowers. All the die cuts are adhered to the page using glue dots.
I embossed the mat for the paper with one of companion folders from the preserves line. Then took some whisper lilac ink across the embossed parts. I used a corner rounder on all the edges of mats and the card. The sentiment is a stamp set from Stampology called Ticketed.
On the inside is just a simple mat distressed with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord and a metal tag from Making Memories the Eclectic line.
Hope you guys like this!

Don't forget about the blog candy when I reach 100 followers!! Click HERE for the post & to enter.

I have also entered it into Anything Goes Challenge. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My First Mini Album Christmas

After joining the Mini Album blog hop tonight I really wanted to try to create an album I had seen on the hop! So what did I do? I went to the bathroom and went potty cause I had sat for 3 hours hopping! I got me 4 toilet paper rolls and sat down to create! 
This is my first attempt at a mini album so be nice! Or things might be messy.. well wait, my desk is already a mess... I think it turned out ok. But I have to confess I didn't take any measurements :( sorry. But you can find the video on how to create your own HERE at Cardz TV. (Mary is one awesome crafter!)
All of the paper is from DCWV Christmas Combo Value Pack. (excluding the mat's on the tags and front page, that is just Ivory cardstock distressed with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap). The chipboard diecuts are from the Paper Craft Magazine, and I didn't like that they were so white against my papers so I distressed them as well with the same color as the cardstock. I adhered them to the album with Helmar Clear Zapdots.
The stamp on the front is from Unity Stamp Co, and I got it free off of the Paper Craft Magazine Nov/Dec issue.
I am entering this into the Cooking With Cricut blog hop challenge! Check it out HERE!
Hope you enjoy!

Still have my blog candy up for grabs guys so click here to find it and get all your friends to sign up too!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall Thank you Card

My husband and I received a nice letter in the mail from his Uncle the other day so I wanted to thank him for all they had done. Here is a card I made to have the kids, my DH and I sign to send to him.
I used an EK Success punch for the leaves on the front. I used my hand embossing tool from Stamping up to put some lines on the leaves to look like the veins. Then I took Tim Holtz Burlap and Victorian velvet to distress them. All the paper for the card base is from the Victorian pack of paper from Joann's. The beige piece of mat was sprayed with Walnut Ink.
I cut the Thanks from Gypsy Wanderings at size 1.70 and ran the top part through my xyron upside down to get the Martha Stewart glitter to stick to it. Then ran it through the xyron again to stick to the shadow of the word. I used the very thin twine behind the Thanks on the card. I adhered it using Stampin' Up's demnsionals. After it was all put together I used Glossy Accents on the Thanks and let it dry to give it a more 3D look.
I lined the inside of the card with the same cardstock as the front however I didn't spray the Walnut Ink as dark so you could write all you wanted on the inside and be able to see it. I have a set of Fiskars Seasonal punches that I used to punch out the leaves for the inside of the card and adhered them to the card using the small glue dots. Those were distressed using the same inks as above.
I hope you like it.
I have something to post tomorrow that I am REALLY excited about, but I have some "homework" to do before I can post it :)

Happy Scrapping ya all!

Don't forget about the blog candy I still have going on! Click HERE to get to the post!