Friday, April 27, 2012

You're Electric!

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope your weekend is relaxing and fun!

My card of the day, today, is a simple little card I made with a super cute set of Stamps from BoBunny. When I saw this set at my local scrapbook store I just had to pick it up.

For the card I just cut a couple strips of patterned paper and attached them to the front of the card. I stamped the mixer on the card and on a piece of patterned paper, then cut it out and attached it to the card with pop dots. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom (unfortunately I smeared it a bit). Then I added some machine stitching and attached the whole thing to a red cardstock base.

Supplies used: cardstock - red, white; patterned papers from Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket; stamps - Sweet Tooth by BoBunny; Copic Markers; Sewing Machine.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Near or Far

I'm sharing a Mother's Day card today. Mom's special day is fast approaching! Gosh, before you know it we will be in the midst of summer!!!! Yay!

I thought these glasses were cute and reminded me of the fifties, so I tried to keep that theme going in the card. The background paper is called Spiffy. I cut the glasses on my Cameo with a Silhouette Studio file. The background for the glasses and the font were cut with the Nifty Fifties cartridge on my Cricut. I used Glossy Accents on the lenses of the glasses, although it is hard to tell on the picture.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, black, cream, red; pattterned paper - Spiffy from Peachy Keen by American Crafts; Silhouette Studio cut file; Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge; fonts - Incised901 BT and FontdinerdotcomSparkly; rhinestones - American Crafts; Glossy Accents


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Star Is Born / Twisted Sketch #148

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch and "twist" over at Twisted Sketches, the "twist" this week is Star. The design team has some wonderful layouts to share with you. I hope you'll stop by the blog and check out all the wonderful inspiration, then pick up the sketch and play along.

I chose to make my beautiful granddaughter the "star" of my layout!

Supplies used: cardstock - white, pink, yellow; patterned papers - Pink Stitched Diamonds by K & Co., Twinkle by Creative Imaginations, and Humpty Dumpty by American Crafts; twine - Lime twist by My Minds Eye; alphabet stickers - Bella in Kids Fresh by Making memories and Milkshake in Thickers by American crafts; journal spot - Chloe's Closet by Making Memories; Silhouette Studio Cut Files.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Poppy Wish / CTO Challenge #60

It's time for a new challenge over at Celebrate The Occasion, so I hope you'll come over and join us this week.  We are making a birthday card and you must use ribbon. The design team has some darling projects to share with you, please stop by and leave them some love.

I made my card with some pretty poppy paper by Authentique and cut a poppy out with my Cameo using a Silhouette cut file. I did a little stitching with my sewing machine, tied a bow around the stem with a tag attached. Punched decorative corners out and added a border inside the card to show through the corners.

Supplies used: cardstock - 2 shades of orange, blue, black; patterned paper - Bloom in Gathering by Authentique; border punch - EK Success; corner punch - Martha Stewart; ribbon - Michaels; tag - Authentique; rub on - America Crafts; cut file - Silhouette Studio

Monday, April 23, 2012

You Turn Me On

Yesterday was Earth Day, which reminds all of us to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and help take care of our planet.

In honor of Earth Day I made a little card that reused some dead batteries, and I pulled the papers from my scrap stash. I made the cuts with Silhouette Studio cut files on my Cameo. The sentiment was printed on the computer.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, black, patterned papers - Adirondack in Poppy by SEI, Checky Emery Red by Making Memories, Fine Engraved Paper in Ruby from artsy.lucious by Chatter Box; border, heart and lightening bolt - Silhouette Studio cut files; font - LighteningVolt; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft; twine - my stash; dead batteries.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Here's lookin' at you.....

It's Friday, YAY!!!!!!!

Lookin' forward to a beautiful weekend, some gardening, some craft time and dinner with our good friends on Sunday evening, what could be better?

I have a fun card for you today. I saw this design in my Paper Crafts magazine and thought it was so cute. It was done with different papers, but I chose this "Celebration" line from Authentique. Love the color combo. The glasses, mustache and speech bubble were all cut with my Cameo using Silhouette Studio files. I added some brads to the front of the glasses. The sentiment is a combination of letter stickers and label stickers made with Dymo.

Supplies used: cardstock - black, grey; patterned papers - "Laughter" from Celebrate by Authentique; Alphabet stickers from Celebrate Elements by Authentique; Dymo label maker; Happy Birthday stickers from Celebrate Details by Authentique; brads - Making Memories; Silhouette Studio cut files

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I Have An Ion You!

I love to use a play on words in my cards, I think it is so much fun! I saw this play on words in one of my Paper Craft magazines and I got a kick out of it, so I had to make my own version.

All of the cuts on this card are from Silhouette Studio - The atoms, ions, border and label.
The background paper is a scrap from my stash.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, black, blue, orange; patterned paper - scrap from my stash; brad - American Crafts, letter stickers - Authentique and All That Bling by Jolee's; Silhouette Studio Cut Files.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dreams Come True

I hope everyone's week is going well! We are finally having some great weather here and it does much to improve ones mood, I will say. It's supposed to be in the 80's on Friday, Yay!!!

I'd like to share a card today that would be cute for either a Congrats On Your Engagement or a Wedding card.

The heart and the couple were cut out with the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge and the border was cut on my Cameo with a Silhouette file.

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned papers -  Cool Cat and Jitter in Peechy Keen by American Crafts; border - Silhouette Studio file; heart and couple - Sweethearts Cricut cartridge; stamp - Studio G; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Congrats / CTO Challenge #59

Hi everyone!

We hope you can pop on over to Celebrate the Occasion and join us this week for challenge #59. The design team has some awesome inspiration to get your mojo flowing. This week the challenge is to create a monochromatic Congratulations card!

I had blue on my mind and decided to pop over to the Silhouette store and see what background cut files they had. The one I chose is chevrons, which seems to be all the rage lately. So I purchased the background file and a label file. I sized the background down to fit my card size and cut away. I picked a background paper to match my cardstock choice, attached that to my card and attached the cut file on top of that. A little bit of twine, my label with Congrats stamped on it and a button and my card was finished.

Supplies used: cardstock - blue; patterned paper - No Sweat in Peechy Keen by American Crafts; twine, button - my stash; stamp - Almost Mounted Stamps by Art Declassified; Silhouette Cut Files   

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hippo Birdy to You

What a gorgeous day it was yesterday! So nice to see the sunshine as most of last week here was gloomy. My hubby and I went for a hike with the pooch and we all enjoyed the beautiful spring day. Hope your weekend was wonderful!

I have an easy birthday card to show you today. Really quite simple. I did the title on my computer using my Printshop program. I stamped my cute image on three different polka dot papers, tied 2 color coordinated pieces of twine around the card and popped a button on top. Makes a cute card in a flash, when your short on time.

Supplies Used: cardstock - white; patterned paper from Bitty Dot Collection by Papertrey Inc.; font - Pea Noodles Girlfriends; stamp - Wild Things Snag 'Em stamp by Imaginisce; twine and button - my stash.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wizard of Oz Shadow Box

I would like to preface this post with the fact that I was the oldest of 4 siblings. As such, I did, at times, lord it over the younger ones - especially my sister as she would contest.

When we were young we used to dress up and play Wizard of Oz. I, of course, was always Dorothy, one of my brothers was the tin man and the other was the scarecrow (he would take pieces of my mothers broom as straw).  Here comes the part I am ashamed to admit - I made my sister play the part of Toto and follow me around on all fours. I realize there were other female parts she could have been, and she pointed that out to me on numerous occasions, but I told her she had to be Toto or she could not play with us. Horrible, I know! She probably has some deep, underlying psychosis because I forced her to play the part of a dog.

Anyway, over the years it has become a source of many jokes and we have exchanged many Wizard of Oz themed gifts to one another. Hence, here is my latest gift to her.

Supplies used: Shadow box - JoAnn's; patterned papers from The Magic of Oz by Graphic 45; Red Stickles; Pop Dots; GemTac

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps

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Shipping at Ginger Snap Scraps is $5 flat rate shipping to the US and $10 flat rate shipping to Canada.  Shipping to military bases is always free, as a thank you for your service to our country. Help support small business and stay-at-home moms! Cori would like to offer all of you free shipping to her store!  Use the coupon code EP4 at checkout for free shipping on your order-good for US and Canada!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tea For Two

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! I spent a fantastic weekend with family, just wish it hadn't gone by so quickly.

We have a new challenge for you over at Celebrate The Occasion - Create a "Just Because" project, must use pink. The design team has some great inspiration for you, so please hop on over to the blog and check out all the projects. You can link up your creation, we'd love to have you join in the fun.

For my project I created a Tea bag dispenser with a Silhouette Studio cut file. I cut the teapot and sentiment out with the Nursery Rhymes Cricut cartridge. It would be a great little gift for a friend.

Supplies used: cardstock - two shades of pink; patterned paper - Enchanted in Ever After by Pebbles; tea dispenser - Silhouette Studio File; tea pot and sentiment - Nursery Rhymes Cricut cartridge; ribbon, twine, button - my stash

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Table Decor

My house needed some serious Easter/Spring decor. I seemed to be short in that department. I saw a cute piece similar to this one on my second favorite addiction - Pinterest. I thought, I can do that!
So..... off to Michaels I went.

I had the metal basket already, I had purchased it last year at Walmart. At Michaels I bought some silk grass picks in the floral dept., a floral foam square, some speckled eggs, a little butterfly and some moss. I attached the floral foam to the bottom of the metal basket with tape, pushed in the grass picks, covered the top and sides with moss and topped with some scattered, speckled eggs and my little butterfly and voila!!!

I think it turned out kinda cute.

Supplies used: metal basket - Walmart; floral foam, moss, silk grass picks, eggs, silk butterfly - Michaels.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Two Easter Cards

Only a few more days until Easter!

Thought I would share a couple more Easter cards with you. The first one is made with some wonderful papers by Rusty Pickle called Chocolate Bunnies and the second one is made with several cute papers from Little chick by 3 Bugs In A Rug.

Supplies Used - 
1st card - cardstock - off white; patterned papers from Chocolate Bunnies by Rusty Pickle; Sticker from Chocolate Bunnies by Rusty Pickle; ribbon - Michaels; button, twine, flower - my stash; border punch - EK Success; Scalloped Circle Punch - Stampin' Up

2nd card - cardstock - white; patterned paper from Little Chick by 3  Bugs In A Rug & my scraps; stamp - Craftsmart; Copic Markers, letter stickers from "Celebrate" Elements by Authentique; Ink - gathered twigs Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; Thickers Playroom by America Crafts; twine - my stash.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Color Me Happy

Along with some Easter projects, I got a few cards done this weekend. Today I'd like to share one of them.

Supplies used: cardstock - pink, yellow; patterned papers from Peep collection by We R Memory Keepers; die cut from Peep collection by We R Memory Keepers; border punches - Ek Success and Martha Stewart; embossing folder - Whimsy by Lifetime Crafts; ribbon - my stash; sewing machine; Pop Dots


Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Egg Garland

Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend! I spent a lot of time in my craft room, so of course it was a good weekend for me.

I'd like to share one of the projects I worked on this weekend. It is a garland I made for the mantel.

The Silhouette store has these wonderful 3D egg cut files, and on their blog I saw this super idea for using them.

Supplies used - cardstock - turquoise blue; Silhouette Studio Cut File; 10 light mini light strand; ribbon - Michaels.