15 May 2012

This and That board

I created this super cute message board using a 6x18 inch board that my Fabulous Husband painted white, some fabulous patterned vinyl, solid vinyl and the font is my absolute favorite, Kon tiki Enchanted. The clips I bought at Staples Office Supply and I glued them on with E6000 glue. This is so cute and makes a great gift. We added (meaning my Husband did) two picture hangers on the back, one on either side so that it will hang straight even if only one hook on one side has something clipped on. This is a fun project to make and so useful! happy Crafting!!

05 March 2012

St. Patties Day Pot O Gold

I used three different SVGcuts.com files to create this super cute Pot O Gold with Leprechaun and rainbow! I used the Party on Elm Street SVGcuts.com set for the pot o gold and I embossed the pot with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.
  The Leprechaun is actually the Pilgrim man from the Autumn Cuddly Friends svg set.
  The rainbow is from the Charm and Chance svg set. I used a piece of wire to attach the rainbow to the pot (I also hacked off the pot of gold that was part of the rainbow)
 I filled my pot o Gold with Leprechaun gold (the kind that disappears after a while! LOL) This was a fun project and it looks great as a super cute St Patties Day decoration, Jeremy is loving it, although I think that has more to do with the Leprechaun "gold" than anything else! LOL

02 February 2012

Snail Mail Box (My Scrap Chick)

I used the mailbox file from My Scrap Chick to create this super cute Snail Mail box! The snail is from the My Scrap Chick Critter Books set and I used Make-the-Cut to create the "Mail" wordart. I inked the edges of the snail to add interest and dimension. I used a brad to attach the flag. This is a sturdy mailbox and so super cute!!!

**editing to add that the font I used to create the "mail" word-art was "Mail Ray Stuff" it is a free font and I included the link to it on Dafont.

30 January 2012

Jukebox (svgcuts.com)

Welcome back everyone and I am glad to be back too!
Some of you know (My Facebook Friends) that I started a small vinyl craft business, in October I did my first craft show and I was so busy that I had no crafting time. After the holidays my creative mojo went of vacation! I finally made myself get back into the craft room and this is the first thing I made! This is the 3D Jukebox from the Brand NEW Rockin and Rollin kit from svgcuts.com. Mary has really out done herself and I am going to be making the record box too (I seriously LOVE the dice and glasses) I did the vellum version and I cut my vellum out of the white style vellum and used Alcohol ink in silver to color it, you can still see the battery operated tealight through the vellum. I used a gray paper for the body (to simulate chrome or aluminum) and then did a black and pink theme that is so typical 50's. I just loe the way it turned out and so does my almost three year old (His birthday is Friday 3 Feb.) He kept saying Wow, Wow LOL . Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!! I will leave you with a few more views from different angles!

22 November 2011

Cuttin Up With Class Family Challenge

I made a Christmas card using the Stick Figure Family Cut Files. The little girl and boy are only two of a large family set designed by Jani from Paper Compulsions. You can get the basic family for free when you take part in our challenge over at Cuttin Up With Class and you can get an add on pack of their clothes and accessories from jani's ETSY store. I used Peachy Keen's "Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment" stamps for the faces. The tree on my card is from My Scrap Chick's "Christmas Cuties" Cut Set and I used stick on jewels for the ornaments. The sentiment is from Scrappy moms "A Holiday to Remember" stamp set. I also want to wish all of you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!!

15 November 2011

Joy's Life Wintery Puns stamps

Check out Joy's newest stamp set!! I have ordered mine and I can't wait to start playing with it!! I have a Bunch of card ideas already! LOL Run over to Joy's Life and order yours today!!

08 November 2011

CUWC Thanks Challenge and a Free svg file!

I took some creative license on this challenge! I decided that, instead of creating a tag or card to put on a Thank You gift, I would create the gift itself! I had the small jar candles that I bought at Walmart and I used the leaf file from the challenge a few weeks ago. I cut the leaf in brown vinyl and then I created the "give" to go with the "Thanks" file that is part of the challenge this week. You can download the svg of "give" HERE. I also tied on some raffia to complete the gift and I will be giving these to a friend who helped me out recently! Go over to the Cuttin Up With Class site and grab your Thanks cut file and create your own Thanks, card, tag or gift and upload it to be in the running for a cool prize!!

01 November 2011

CUWC Scarecrow Challenge Card

The challenge this week over at Cuttin Up With Class is using this scarecrow file, in either the cut form or the digi stamp version. This scarecrow is so cute and I have a lot of fun piecing him together. I added some pen work with the stitches and a Peachy Keen face stamp for the face. The stamped sentiment is from Scrappy moms. Go over to the Cuttin Up With Class blog and grab your files, create your own work of art using the files and link it up!

27 October 2011

DigiStampCafe.com digi stamp cards

Here are a couple of cute simple cards that I created using Digital Stamps from Digi Stamp Cafe these digi stamps are created by the same folks who are behind My Scrap Chick. You all know I adore My Scrap Chick so I am loving these digi stamps! Please go and check them out and the new website Digi Stamp Cafe.

25 October 2011

Fall Leaf Votives

Fall Leaf Votive
** several folks have asked if the votives are washable, I did a quick test and it looks like if you hand wash, gently, and hand dry they are washable. I did not have any of the alcohol ink come off when I did a test wash.**

I created two fall votives for A Craft Junkie Too Design Team project last year and I wanted to repost them because I have many new followers and recently a new Friend was telling me about these fabulous votives she saw on a blog last year and I had to laugh because they were mine! I love the way they turned out. I created a video so you can see how I made these. They are quick, simple and inexpensive. I am linking these up to the "link up" party over at Cuttin' Up With Class so y'all create your own set and link them up too!! :-)

Please forgive the choppiness of the video, it was over 18 minutes long so I had to get it under the 15 minute limit and I am still learning how to edit! If anyone makes one please let me know, I would love to see them!

Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think, I love comments and I will confess to constantly checking for them! So, come on and make my day by leaving me a comment!!

21 October 2011

Little Scraps of heaven Halloween party Blog Hop

Hello, Welcome to the Halloween Party Blog Hop
We are so glad that you have decided to hop along with us.
Throughout our hop we hope to inspire you with lots of ideas for hosting
your own Halloween Party.
There will be some great blog candy along the way as well as a
GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY of $100.00 in cash (which is a big
chunk of change to buy goodies for a Halloween Party)

If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning please hop on over to
If you have been following the blog hop and have hopped over from Deborah's Blog
Then you are right where you need to be.

I created these fabulous cupcake thrones, I absolutely stole the idea from Ruthie (Thanks Ruthie!!) The templates are available HERE for the cupcake throne. I used 4 of the characters from the Ghoulishly Cute Collection and the sentiment stamps are from Scrappy Mom's stamp set "A Haunting We Will Go". I baked the cupcakes and my 2 year old was so excited, I thought I would never get him to bed after all of that sugar! LOL Don't forget to leave a comment to be in the running for the Grand Prize Blog Candy!!
Your next stop is Angie's Blog and here is the entire list just in case you get lost along the way! have fun hopping!

Blog Lineup
Leann http://scrapbookingbyleann.blogspot.com/
Patricia http://pattyandcharlie.blogspot.com/
Wendy A. http://scrappydownunder.blogspot.com/
Wendy L. http://wleitel.blogspot.com/
Nancie http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
Margaret http://auntmargaretdesigns.blogspot.com/
Emily http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/
Jeana http://www.scraptoday.blogspot.com/
Deborah http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Tammy http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/
Angie http://capzscrapzcreationz.blogspot.com/
Cindy http://cpmemories.blogspot.com/
Dawn http://dawnsdesignsthatdelight.blogspot.com/
Tricia http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/

SVGcuts.com 3D Haunted House

This 3D haunted House was SO much fun to make! :-)
It is part of SVGcuts.com's Elmhurst Hollow SVG Kit. I used textured black cardstock for the main body of the house and some patterned orange from an K & Co. Halloween stack. I added a spider brad, some distressing with Tim Holtz Black Soot distressing ink, and red vellum to the windows. In the back you can place 3 battery operated tealight candles and it is gorgeous all lit up (I did try to take a photo of it lit but they just didn't turn out well.) I used floral wire that I sharpie markered black to attach the bats so they appear to be flying. I am very happy with the way this turned out and it was fairly easy too!

20 October 2011

Cuttin Up With Class Challenge #4

Y'all, I am so sorry that my post is so late, I have had a time getting this post up! I was also late because I had my weeks all messed up and I am crazy making stuff to sell at two craft fairs I am participating it in November.
This super cute Caramel Apple Goodie Box was created by the fabulous Jani! I used glossy Accents on the caramel to give it extra dimension. (it is hard to see in the photo) I tied a bit of Trendy Twine around the stick and filled it with Halloween Hershey's Kisses. This weeks Challenge is greatly varied so please go over to the Cuttin Up With Class site and check it out, create a project and link up!! Thanks.

12 October 2011

Happy Fall Y'all - My Scrap Chick

Happy Fall Y'all!! I made this card with My Scrap Chick's new collection "Harvest Kids". I used two patterns out of the collection, the fence and flowers set and the Boy #2 set. There are 11 different patterns in the collection and you can easily mix and match them. I used Tim Holtz distressing ink to give this a more distressed look, a bunch! of pop-dots and some white gel pen stitching and accents here and there. The face is a Peachy Keen face from their "Simple Simons" set and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms "The Charmed Life" stamp set.

11 October 2011

Cuttin Up With Class Challenge #3 ~ Fall Leaf

To create this Fall card I used the Maple Leaf pattern from Jani. I created a shadow in MTC and duplicated it, mirrored one of the pieces, bumped the two pieces together added a rectangle basic shape (to make the folded area slightly larger) and then welded to make my card base. I then cut the leaf shape out of a pretty fall patterned paper and the vein layer out of brown paper. I assembled my pieces and then pop-dotted the leaf to the card base. (oh, I forgot to say that I used Time Holtz Distress inks to distress the Kraft paper on the card base) I added some Cinnamon Stickles on the vein layer and then added a Copper bow, a wooden button and some twine. The inside says "Happy Fall". Please go over to Cuttin Up With Class , grab you free file (which includes both this leaf and an oak leaf) and participate in our challenge!!