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!!

10 October 2011

5 Cards using My Scrap Chick Kawaii files

My Scrap Chick just had a Facebook Challenge using their Kawaii files. I made 5 cards using 4 different files.
This card is made using the Kawaii Fruit Stand Collection, some Trendy Twine and a Joy's Life "Yummy Puns" Stamp.
This card is made using the Kawaii Food Vol. 1 and the bracket shaped card and mat are from the My Scrap Chick's 30 Boxes and More set (the 30 boxes and more set is a MUST have set, there are so many fabulous patterns in this set!)
I made this card using the My Scrap Chick Kawaii Food Vol. 1 and a stamp from Joy's Life "Barnyard Puns" stamp set. I added a bow and some stitching and I was all done with this simple card!!
This card is so cute! LOL I used the lettuce file from the My Scrap Chick kawaii Food Vol. 1  . I added some Trendy Twine and the sentiment is one I created myself and printed, I used my Cuttlebug to give the background some dimension.
This card was made using the My Scrap Chick Kawaii Sweet Shop set  The cobweb paper is from Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium Paper Collection, the twine is from Divine Twine and the sentiment is from Scrappy mom's. I also used the Martha Stewart cobweb border punch .

09 October 2011

Retro Crazy Daddio Card

Isn't this just the fun-est card ever!! LOL I LOVE it. I used the Lettering Delights "Hipsters" Cut-it set. I used a background paper from the DCWV Mod Retro stack and the brick paper is from the same stack. I used some metallic papers and some Crystal Effects on the body of the Base Cello. (I think that is what the instrument is, I am not musical other than listening and singing badly! LOL) My Aunt wants this card to send to a Friend of hers! I am considering parting with it! I guess I can make another one! LOL
Here is a close up of the instrument body.

08 October 2011

Halloween Candy or Gift box

Isn't this fabulous!! This box is a My Time Made Easy file "That's A Wrap" , I just love Lauren's files, they are so original and easy to assemble with fabulous directions. The paper is from my stash except the cobweb paper, that is Echo park (I buy the digital version and print my own as I need it) The tag is from My Scrap Chick and the Stamped sentiment is from Joy's Life's "Holiday Occasions" Stamp Set. I inked the edges of the cobweb paper and the ribbon is from Wal-mart, the spider is a brad from my stash (sadly it is the last one I have!) Here is one last pic of it all filled up with Halloween (or Fall) Hershey Kisses.

04 October 2011

Cuttin Up With Class Challenge #2

The challenge this week was to use a super cute mask file created by the fabulous Jani! I made my card using the mask svg and the super cute skeleton guy is from Lettering Delights "Spooky Soiree Cut-its" and the witch hat is from the Lettering Delights "Witch One Cut-its Set". The pumpkin bag I made using last weeks pumpkin file, I boolean joined a circle from basic shapes to make it look like a Halloween bag. I joined a face from the DB Jack-O-Patterns font I added some  halloween Orange Licorice Trendy Twine for the handle. The background paper is a digital paper that I printed out onto the Georgia Pacific white cardstock that I buy at Wal-Mart, it is from the Lettering Delights "Best Witches" Paper Pack. The glitter paper is from a Martha Stewart Halloween stack I bought at Michaels and the sentiment is a Joy's Life stamp from her Holiday Occasions stamp set, I hand drew on the spider hanging from the N. I hope y'all get some inspiration from my Trick-or-Treating Skeleton Witch and please go over to the "Cuttin Up With Class" blog and grab your mask file and play along with us!!

01 October 2011

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Happy World Card making Day!!! Go make a card, after you hop, of course! If you have arrived here from the super crafty Melissa's Blog then you are in the right place! If you just stopped by, Welcome!! :-D and you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a single Fabulous project!!
I made two cards for your viewing pleasure today.
 I used an burnt orange card base and the accent paper is from Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium Collection (I buy the digital versions at Jessicasprague.com ) The Witch is from Scrappin Bug Designs "Witches N Potions" set, I used a Sizzix Cracked Glass embossing folder on her skirt and a Peachy keen Face, I also added some Stickles on her hat brim and some inking to highlight the details. The cool frame is from Echo Park's svg "Oval Frame" in their Apothecary Emporium Collection available at idiecut.com. The super fabulously COOL Oct 31st is a Joy's Life stamp from her Halloween Puns stamp set.
My second card uses this super cute Frog from the Digi Bistro's "Hoppy Little Frogs" SVG set, the witch hat (I Stickled this for the bling) and the moon and bat are from the Digi Bistro "Pick Your Poison" SVG set and the two bats on the left side are from the Digi Bistro "Halloween Town" SVG set, these bats look a little funny in the pic, they are covered with Martha Stewart Glow-in-the-dark glitter and they really glow (I tried to take a pic, but it didn't work) The sentiment is from Joy's Life's "Halloween Puns" Stamp set, I embossed this with Zing embossing powder. 
Your Next stop is the Fabulous Theresa's Blog and I am posting the entire line up if you get stuck along the way! I hope y'all like my halloween Cards that I made for World Card Making Day and please leave a comment to be in the running for a little something (to be determined! LOL Can you tell I have had a week!)
Joy - http://www.joyslife.com/
Amanda -http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Jin - http://underacherrytree.com/
Jovan - http://www.cardsbyjovan.com/
Julie- http://www.cricutchick.blogspot.com/
Kyle - http://thegreencricut.blogspot.com/
Margie - http://bellabugcreations.blogspot.com/
Martha -http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
Melissa -http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

27 September 2011

Cuttin' Up With Class first Challenge!!

Welcome to the inaugural "Cuttin' Up With Class" Challenge. I created two projects for this challenge, a card and a goodie bag.
This is a super cute gift bag! I used Jani's pumpkin file and chose the shorter of the two pumpkins. I used Lindsay's Stamp Stuff's "Fun Favors SVG Templates" available at My Grafico.

The face is a Doodblebat font "DB Jack-O-Patterns 2" (Letter G) I used some glossy accents on her lips, a couple of leaf brads for her earrings and I used some Fabric Stiffening spray to make the curly tendrils from some twine. I used two different twines, one from Trendy Twine (I love this twine, the colors are so gorgeous, Thanks Bee) and some from The Twinery. I added a bow and she is ready for some gifting fun! :-D
My Second project is a Pumpkin Pirate card. I used Jani's pumpkin file, this time I chose the taller pumpkin, I created a shadow, duplicated it, mirrored one of the two images and then welded them together to create the card base. I cut the pumpkin and inked the edges in black to make my Pirate scruffy. I used the "DB Jack-O-Patterns 2" (letter Z) again to create the pirate face, I did not cut  the left eye and substituted the eye patch from the Lettering Delights svg set "Aye Matey" and the pirate hat is from the Lettering Delights "Hat Hoopla" svg set, I used Trendy Twine's Halloween Twine to attach the eye patch. I used a Joy's Life stamp from her "Halloween Puns" stamp set.

Come on over to the Cuttin' Up With Class Blog and join in on our challenge and win great prizes and get free svg files created by the super talented Jani!!  I as so happy that Jani asked me to be a memebr of her Design Team with her new "Cuttin Up With Class" Challenge Blog, I look forward to all of the fantastic challenges!! Thanks Jani!!

24 September 2011

Gnome Gift Box

I made this super cute gift box using the "My Time Made Easy"  Carry It Cut set. I also used the Lettering Delights "Good Luck Gnomes" svg set. The doors and windows I created using basic shapes. The door knob is a paper fastener. The roof is glitter paper and the stamp is from Joy's Life's "Wildlife Puns" Stamp set. The papers (other than the main box paper and the glitter paper) are all Echo Park papers.((Wow the typos! LOL can you tell I am feeling under the weather and when I am sick my brain refuses to work!))

21 September 2011

I am a Child of God Plaque and a Freebie!! Also Link Up for Pink info!!

(Actually three freebies!! Woo Hoo) I created this plaque for a new baby girl (who has since arrived and I have even held her!!) My wonderful Hubby routered the edge and painted this plaque and I used to different colors of vinyl to create this.  I added some ribbon to be used as part of the wall hanging. I also used two different fonts in three different sizes for visual interest. The Mom (in the pic) loved this gift and I am so glad!! I am giving y'all the svg file for this saying and I am also adding two svg files for a wavy banner that are similar to the retired Sizzix Creative Memories wavy banner die(these are available over on the righthand side of my blog under the "My Free SVGs" Heading. Enjoy your freebies!!
The winner of the Scrumptious Sweet Blog Hop is "ScrappinMamma" I have email her and hope to hear from her soon and Congrats. I will have more blog candy soon with two new hops I am participating in next month! 
Also BIG NEWS!!!!
My Friends Yolie, Celeste and Gaby are Co hosting the "Link Up for Pink" Link Up Party. They have over 70 sponsors and $3,000 worth of giveaways.... Make sure get that pink out and start creating for LUFP starts October 1st!

16 September 2011

An Apple and A Pumpkin

These boxes from Kelleigh Ratzlaff are so super cute! This is actually a pumpkin but it makes a great apple too with a quick change of paper. The leaves are from my super huge svg stash LOL. To make the stems I used a clear straw, used some Scor-Tape to go around the straw and then wrapped it with some twine I bought at Wal-Mart. These boxes would make great teacher gifts filled with some candy. (I want mine filled with Ferrero-Rocher candy! LOL)

Y'all need to go check out Kelleigh's files, they are all so cute and easy to work with, I am loving them!

03 September 2011

Scrumptious Sweet Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Scrumptious Sweet Blog Hop, hosted by the Fabulous Yolie. If you have arrived from Norma's Blog then you are in the right place, if you just came to visit, Welcome and please start at the beginning so you are sure not to miss a single fabulous thing!! I created two projects for you and neither is a card! LOL. The first project are two wonderful and fun Cupcake Boxes.
Both of these fabulous boxes are  from Kelleigh Ratzlaff, I used DCWV papers from their Nana's Kitchen Stack and the Ball Fringe is from hobby Lobby and the pink lace trim is from Michaels. I love how fun and flirty these boxes are, they will also hold a plenty of fabulous Chocolates!! (my gift of choice!)

This next project is one that I have had on my "to Do" list for a while. I have had these large glass jars for a while, I believe that I purchased them from IKEA. I used MTC software and the Font "KontikiEnchanted JF", It was included in a Font Pack from my Yahoo Font Group. I cut these out of red vinyl at 6 inches long and 3 inches tall. We recently painted our kitchen a pale yellow with bright white trim and I want to go with red accents (red is my Favorite color) I love the way these turned out and I filled them with my 2 year old's Favorite cookies and snacks! (needless to say they are gourmet only to the 2 year old set! LOL) 
Leave a comment here for a chance to win a mini album kit and if you are a Facebook Fan leave a separate comment for a second chance at the blog candy.

Your next stop is Tori's Blog and here is the list of all of the stops along the hop just in case you get lost! Have a Scrumptious Hop!! :-)
Angie - http://angie-scrappinmemories.blogspot.com/
Amy M. - http://aimitup.blogspot.com/
Amy V. - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
Celeste - http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com
Desiree - http://p1x3lf3t1sh.blogspot.com/
Gaby - www.gabycreates.com
Jani -  http://papercompulsions.blogspot.com/
Melin - http://papercraftingworld.blogspot.com
Norma - http://pinkblingcrafter.blogspot.com/
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/
Tori - http://itstoristime.blogspot.com/
Yolie - www.justyolie.com