Friday, October 29, 2010

Countdown to Halloween Day 4

There are only 2 more days until Halloween. Truthfully, I'm ready to put the ghosts and witches away and trade them in for some fall foilage and Christmas goodies.

Today I am sharing some little Halloween cones I made. I don't remember where I saw them at the first time but they remind me of Tussie Mussies. I just used some scraps and trims I had laying around. They were fun to put together and I think everyone will like them!

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and here they are filled with goodies!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Countdown to Halloween day 2

I told you yesterday I'd share the second card I made for my parents. Here it is. I really liked the pop up bat die by sizzix but didn't want to buy it this year. I came up with my own pop up bat.

Front...
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Inside...
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To create the bat I cut 3 circles with my Nestablities and flolded them in half and the put adhered the halves together to create the body. The wings were cut by hand.

Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink (black) Unknown (orange)
Embellishments: Tattered Angels (Halloween chip, Harvest Orange Glimmer Mist) Martha Stewart (bat punch)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Countdown to Halloween

I have been finishing up the last of my Halloween projects. Today I am sharing one of the cards I made to send to my parents. I'll share the other one tomorrow. I can never settle one just one card for them. This year they are getting 4 cards as both kiddos made a card for them.

First up, my card...
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The kids took advantage of some great Halloween card kits I received in a swap at Inspire Swap Chat.

Simon's Card...
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Lizzy's Card...

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They had some help with cutting the paper as I don't let them use my paper trimmer. It's a rotary blade and I have cut myself a few times on it. The design is all theirs.

Supplies (my card only)
Paper: Papertrey Ink (Kraft, white)
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Other: Ribbon and button

Monday, October 25, 2010

Baby Cards

I had a request to make 2 boy and 2 girl baby cards. I don't really have much baby stuff. I was not much of a card maker when I had my kids and I just don't know that many people with babies. I had a stashed baby girl card but nothing for the boys. I ended up making a onsie card and another little cutie with a giraffe stamp.

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The onsie cards are super easy and very cute. I'd show you a tutorial but there are like 100 of them out there.

Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink (blush, aqua mist, craft, cream) Imaginisce (baby boy)
Stamps: Imaginisce (giraffe)
Other: button, circle punches, nestabilities (circles and rectangles)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Aaah it's Christmas time or at least time to get crafting on those Christmas items! I am still friends with my embossing powder so my cards today feature embossing. It makes a simple card elegant. The partridge in a pear tree cards are available in my etsy shop.

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Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey ink (cream, ripe avacado) Stampin' Up! (purely pomegrante)
Stamps: Martha Stewart
Other: Gold embossing powder, Versa Mark

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Halloween in Wonderland

This card I created specifically for my brother. He likes Alice in Wonderland and under much protest and complaint, loves frogs. When I saw this little frog I knew he was getting it on a card!

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Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink (black cardstock) Graphic 45 (Halloween in Wonderland)
Other: Ranger (glossy accents) Uknown (tulle, fiber) Sara's bin of embellishments (key)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Easter Layout finished (finally)

I have had this un-finshed layout in my scrapbook area for like a year and a half. I started it at a crop and brought it home for a title and just never did it. I've thought about doing it several times but just couldn't do it. I finally finished it this past weekend with my new Slice.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween in Wonderland mini album

I am still very much in love with my Halloween in Wonderland papers by Graphic 45. I altered this tin and created a mini album full of little details all from a couple sheets of paper! I wanted everythign to shimmer, sparkle and have a touch of vintage feel to it.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dear Embossing Powder and Watercolors:

I am sorry I had you both shoved to the back of the craft bin. In all fairness, you are both fickle friends. Some days you produce beautiful works and other days you make me want to drown you in the kitchen sink.

To my embossing powder: I think I have finally found the missing piece in our relationship--the embossing buddy. With this little guy we have been able to create several successful cards in the last few weeks.

To my watercolors: I have found the correct amount of water to add and additional "swirling" time to make you work right.

I promise to pull you out and use you more as I really do like the results the three of us come up with. However if you become fickle again, I will stash you in the back of the bin again. There are so many options that I can't be bothered with fickle supplies.

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and the inside (I just love when the inside is finished)...

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Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink (dark chocolate, cream) Bazzil (blue and Burgundy)
Ink: Stampin' Up (chocolate chip) Versamark
Stamps: Hobby Lobby (French script) Great Impressions (flower)
Other: Ribbon, Embossing powder (gold), pearlescent Watercolors, Stickles (gold and baby blue)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Campers

While I was at home working, Simon and Lizzy spent the summer with Grandpa and Grandma having great adventures. One of those adventures was a backyard camp out. Simon has been camping before with Grandpa, but this was Lizzy's first time to sleep out under the stars.

I really liked using the Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy line. Besides being super cute, it comes with a sheet of title strips and a sheet of journaling blocks. The hard part was narrowing it down to what would fit on my page. I have some more adventures with the grandparents that I will be scrapping with Mr. Campy.

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Supplies:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket (Mr. Campy) Bazzil (Green)
Embellishments: American Crafts (red buttons) Papertrey Ink (twine)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hope--Scrap Pink

Bo Bunny gave product to scrapbook stores for their customer's to use for a layout about how breast cancer has affected you. I created the layout below. It has all Bo Bunny products except 2 colors of Bazzil Card Stock.

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The journaling says: I hope you never have to worry about breast cancer. I hope you and your children live in a world where there is a cure.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween in Wonderland

Have you seen the Halloween in Wonderland collection by Graphic 45? I fell in love with it the first time I saw it and immediately had Felicia at Felicia's Scrapbooks order it for me. Of course when I ordered it, I had no idea what I might do with it. The papers are mostly Alice in Wonderland with just a few touches here and there to make it Halloween. I will be using many of the papers and elements for non-Halloween things. I started with Halloween by making some wall art to go on our mantle. I have had some canvases for quite a while so I finally pulled them out to use when I went to the Scrap Pink crop this weekend.

The trio on my mantle...

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The Mad Hatter...

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The Rabbit...

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Alice and the Queen...

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As you can see, it didn't take a lot of embellishing to create these. The papers are so wonderfully detailed. I added some star dust pen and a little glossy accents and I was finished.

Supplies:
Paper: Graphic 45 (Halloween in Wonderland)
Other: Glossy Accents, Star Dust pen, Canvas