Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Glitter Leaves

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!!!

Today I am sharing a project I did to transform some plain silk leaves into sparkly decor for my home.

I started with a bag of plain silk leaves like these :

I brushed the leaves with a coat of Modge Podge. Starting in the middle and working my way out I sprinkled the leaves with glitter, then shook off the extra. I laid them on wax paper to dry and then repeated the technique on  the back of the leaves. I did both sides of the leaves because I was going to hang them from my dining room light. If you are just going to lay them on a table you can get by with only doing the fronts.

Here are some before and after leaves:

For the red leaves I used Candy Apple in the middle and a combination of Fire Opal and Brownstone on the edges. All by Martha Stewart.

For the orange leaves I used an orange Shimmer Glitter by Making Memories in the middle and a combo of Brownstone and Fire Opal glitter by Martha Stewart for the edges.

Last, but not least, for the yellow leaves I used Buttercup Shimmer Glitter by Making Memories in the middle of the leaves and Tangerine by Making Memories along with Fire Opal by Martha Stewart for the edges.

I hung them from my light with some green ribbon. The picture doesn't really do them justice, They are much prettier in person and I love the way they catch the light!!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Lollipop Holders

Happy Monday to everyone!!

I apologize I have been missing for a few weeks. I have had some family issues that have taken almost all my time. I am happy to be back with all of you now, though!!

I wanted to share some Turkey Lollipop holders I made for my grandson to hand out at school.
They were  made on my Cameo with a cut file from Silhouette Studio. I put together 30 of these little guys. Luckily they went together pretty easily and they are just to darn cute!!!

Here is a close up of one of the little gobblers:

I put a little piece of tacky tape on the bottom of the holder to help keep the lollipop in place.

Supplies used: card stock - brown, white, orange, yellow, rust, red, green; Tootsie Pops; Silhouette Studio cut file.

I hope the kids enjoy their Turkeys!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

4 Frames Repurposed for Halloween

I had picked up about 10 small frames in the dollar bin at Michaels to use for a dessert buffet table I did for my sisters birthday. Originally I used the frames to announce each dessert on the buffet table.

I thought it would be fun to repurpose them for Halloween decor. I dusted off my trusty Cricut machine, pulled out my Happy Hauntings cartridge, grabbed some scraps of Halloween paper from my stash and went to work.

Here Is what I came up with:

A Scary Witch

An eerie Dracula

A spooky Owl

And Frankenstein doing the Monster Mash

Supplies used: card stock - white, black, several shades of green red, purple, brown, orange; patterned papers from my scrap stash; black, purple and green tulle; rhinestones; Pop Dots; Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bride of Frankenstein Shadowbox

OK... I pretty much cased this project I found in one of my Cricut magazines. I thought it was so fun and wanted to put it in my guest bathroom. Of course I added many of my own touches, cuts, paper, etc.

I created it using an 8X10 shadowbox purchased at Michaels. I used both my Cricut and my Cameo cutting machines.

I used a ton of Pop Dots on the project for several layers of dimension, sometimes using three Pop Dots on top of each other to really raise it up.

The window frame is a Memory Box die, the curtains were cut freehand, the chandelier, candelabra  and spiderweb were cut with the Chic and Scary Cricut cartridge, the Bride of Frankensteins head and the bath tubs claws were cut with Happy Hauntings, the towel was cut with Paper Doll Dress Up, The potion bottles were cut with Frightful Affair and the bath tub, the bubbles and her legs were cut using a Silhouette Studio cut file.

For her curlers I cut small strips of black and pink paper, rolled them up and glued them to her hair.

Supplies used: card stock - white, vanilla, tan, 2 shades of green, purple, yellow,orange, pink, red, gray, black; patterned papers - Echo Park and Little Yellow Bicycle; Window Memory Box Die; Chic and Scary, Happy Hauntings, Frightful Affair, Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridges; Silhouette Studio cut files; Orange Stickles, brads - Making Memories; clear Skittles; ribbon - my stash; Pop Dots; 8 X 10 shadowbox - Michaels

Have a fabulous day!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Celebrate Birthdays

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a productive and fun weekend, I know I did!! I got so much accomplished for my Halloween party on Saturday. I'm really looking forward to it :)

I have a couple simple birthday cards to share with you today.

The first is a masculine card for Operation Write Home, using their sketch # 164.

I simply flipped it on its side and pulled out some new papers I got from The Paper Loft.

Supplies used: card stock - gray, green; patterned paper - Geese in Huckleberry pond by The Paper Loft; brads - Making Memories; sentiment sticker - Metal Captions by Mrs. Grossmans; Pop Dots.

The second birthday card is using a pretty stamp set by Unity called True Wishes. I stamped the dandelion heads in yellow and then added some Clear Dazzle glue by Hero Arts.

Supplies used: card stock - grey, white; patterned paper - Persevere in Be(you)tiful by Authentique; stamps - True Wishes by Unity, and Happy Birthday sentiment stamp from my stash; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento, YoYo Yellow by Stampin' Up; Clear Dazzle Glue by Hero Arts; ribbon - Doodlebug; embossing folder - James, set by Cuttlebug; border punch - Fiskars; Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Happy Haunting

Happy Friday!!

Sorry I've been missing in action this week, but I've been knee deep in getting things ready for my annual Halloween party and also helping out with Link Up For Pink.

I'm popping in today to share a couple of simple Halloween cards with you.

The first uses a fun bat from Paper Smooches, stamped on black paper with white ink, fussy cut and a couple of google eyes added. A few banners cut out of some fun patterned paper, a bat border punch by Martha Stewart used on one edge and some twine.

Supplies used: patterned papers - Weathered Black by Lasting Impressions, Icon Stripe and Witches Feet in Spook Alley by Making memories, Toil & Trouble by The Girls Paperie, and Monster Stew by Jillibean; stamps - Falling For You by Paper Smooches and $ bin at joAnns; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; and white by a la Mode; Copic marker; bakers twine - my stash; twine Liz's Paper Loft Boutique; charm - Doodlebug; border punch - Martha Stewart; Google Eyes, Pop Dots.

The second card uses a sketch from DeConstructed Sketches to just layer some papers by Cosmo Cricket, with the top stamped with a sentiment stamp by Bug Bites. Then a chipboard bat, also by Cosmo Cricket, added for fun.

Supplies used: card stock - dark orange, black; patterned papers - Them Bones, Nevermore, and Ominous all in Haunted by Cosmo Cricket; tag - Haunted by Cosmo Cricket; blackboard bat in Haunted by Cosmo Cricket; stamp - Magic Spells by BugBites; ink Jet Black Archival.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Look What You Can Win!!!!

For those of you who follow my blog regularly, you know about the linking party we have going on over at Link Up For Pink.

This is our third annual linking party to help raise awareness about breast cancer, encourage those going through the fight and honor the taken.

We have over 50 sponsors and over $1000 in prizes. There is just one catch, you have to create a pink breast cancer awareness card and link it up with us in order to have a chance to win!!!

Today I am showcasing one of our very generous sponsors Crafters Companion!!!!

I would like to give them a huge shout out for the fabulous prizes they donated toward our linking party.

Gals, there is some serious cuteness going on here. Eleven stamp sets in all, with 4 pens included in each set!!! That means eleven chances to win with just this one sponsor!!!

I don't know about you, but I see some absolutely darling Christmas cards coming out of these 4 sweet sets!!

I feel some fabulous birthday creations possible with either of these two adorable sets!!

And look at these four, the possibilities are endless!!

Now really, after seeing these enchanting and winsome stamp sets don't you want to come and join the fun so you can have a stab at winning one of them?????

Come on gals, get that pink mojo going, make a card and get it linked up!!! You have until midnight Monday the 14th to get your project in!!!

Come join the cause, get your PINK on!!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Faith, Hope Love and Courage!

 In Honor of our Linking party over at Link Up For Pink

Faith, Hope, Love, and Courage: four things that are necessary when you are fighting cancer!!!

I have two cards to share with you today. The first is using a darling image from one of our Link Up For Pink sponsors Digital Delights by Loubyloo! The image is called Pink Ribbon Boo Boo Bear which you can purchase here.

You will have a chance to win a $10 certificate to their store.

Supplies used: card stock - white, 2 shades of pink; patterned paper - my stash from Yolie; digital image - Digital Delights by Loubyloo; Copic markers; border punch and corner rounder - Fiskars; ribbon - Michaels; brads - Making Memories; Pop Dots

My second card is made with a stamp by another one of our sponsors Lawn Fawn!! The stamp is from Gnome Sweet Gnome which you can purchase here.

You will have a chance to win a stamp set and a petite paper pad.

Supplies used: card stock - white, recycled white, 2 shades of pink; stamps - Gnome Sweet Gnome by Lawn Fawn and Birthday Sampler by Paper Smooches; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; Copic markers; rhinestones - K & Co.; sequins - my stash; Pop Dots.

I hope you're linking up with us!!!!!!

Remember Ladies - Take Care Of Your Girls!!!!

Get Your Mammograms!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Surprise Pop Up Card

Happy Monday All!!!

I'm stopping in to share a fun Pop Up card with you and to remind you to join our breast cancer awareness linking party over at Link Up For Pink!! I'll be linking this card up with them.  Over 50 sponsors and fabulous prizes!! I hope you'll join the fun!!!!

For this fun card I used this tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers!

The inside sentiment is from Jillian Vance Designs and is from the set called Merry Moo-lah!! Jillian is one of our fabulous sponsors!!!! You have a chance to win her Hope Ink Pink stamp set!!!!

This makes such a fun card to give a gift card in!! 

Supplies used: card stock - white; patterned papers - Silly Chilly and Play Day in Joll By Golly by Cosmo Cricket; stamps - Merry Moo-lah by Jillian Vance and coffee4two and labels2use by The Stamps of Life; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; die - coffee cup dies by The Stamps Of Life; border punch - Fiskars; brad - Making Memories; snowflakes - my stash; fibers - Basic Grey; Crop-A-Dile; Big Shot; SkorPal; tutorial for Surprise pop up Card by Splitcoast Stampers.

Can't wait to see your pink creation linked up with us!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

LUFP's 3rd Annual Linking Party

Link Up For Pink is celebrating their 3rd annual linking party!!!!

At LUFP we are all about raising awareness, supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors and honoring the taken!!!

I hope you will join us in the fight against breast cancer and link up your breast cancer awareness projects over at our blog!!!

We have 53 sponsors and over $1K in prizes!!! How about that for a party?

I have two projects to share with you today.

My first project is a treat box I created with one of our sponsors digital images, our own Crafty Girl!!
The image is called Love Ribbon Doodle and you can purchase the image here.

You have a chance to win 5 digital images from her store.

And... one of our other fabulous sponsors stamps - Unity!!!
The stamp is called Cancer Sucks and you can be purchase it here.

Their prize is TBA.

I created the box on my Cameo with a Silhouette Studio cut file. It is called Cake Box Surprise and is actually to put a cake pop in, but I choose to use a sucker so that it would go with my Cancer Sucks tag.

Supplies used: card stock - white; patterned paper - Holy Moly in Peachy Keen by American Crafts; digital image - Crafty Girl; Copic markers; stamp - Unity; ink - Jet Black Archival; ribbon - Michaels; twine - Liz's Paper Loft Boutique; buttons - my stash.

For my second project I created a card with a digital image from another one of our generous sponsors - The Stamping Chef!!! 

You will have a chance to win 4 digital stamps to their store!!!

I felt she looked like a tough little fighter and thought I would put her behind a graffiti splashed wall.

Supplies used: - card stock - recycled white, white; digital image - The Stamping Chef; Copic markers; embossing folder - Bricked by Tim Holtz for Sizzix; ink - worn Lipstick distress ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; fonts - Graffonti.3D.drop and Most Wasted; rub ons- Marah Johnson; Icycle Stickles; Pop Dots.

Now it's your turn!!!!

Can't wait to see your creation linked up with us!!!

Remember Ladies - Take Care Of Your Girls!!!

Get Your Mammograms!!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Same Card - Two Versions

Well, we're off to a new week with all kinds of new possibilities!!

Hope yours is a great one!

Today I am sharing two cards that are the exactly the same, except for my choice of colors. I loved the design of this card that I saw on Pinterest and I wanted to see if I could make both a masculine and a feminine version by changing my color palette. Do you think I succeeded?

For my feminine version I chose a white card stock base with a soft color combo of pink and green.

And for my masculine version I went with a kraft card stock base and a bright color combo of red and blue.

Supplies used: card stock - white, kraft; patterned papers - Jillibean Soup; stamp - my stash; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; border punches - EK Success and Fiskars; twine - my Stash; Pop Dots

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Get Your Pink On!!!

Hey everybody are you ready for some PINK fun!!!

The third annual linking party at Link Up For Pink is about to begin!!

Starting Oct 1st we are asking you to Get Your PINK On and help us spread awareness about breast cancer. Get out all your pink paper, pink ribbon, pink glitter, pink bling, pink anything and start making some cards. The linking party lasts for two weeks and you can link up as many times as you like. There are going to be all kinds of fabulous prizes you can win from our wonderful sponsors. The rules will be posted on the blog as well as a list of this years sponsors.

So help us spread awareness, GET YOUR PINK ON!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Stopping by to share  two very different Halloween cards, but both inspired by the word BOO!

The first card was inspired by a cute creation by Karolyn Loncon. I cut the ghosts and my sentiment from my Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.

I love the way the ghosts are layered on either side of the orange card stock.

Supplies used: card stock - orange, black; patterned paper - Charlotte A. Weaver in Boo! by American Crafts; embossing folder - James' set by Cuttlebug; Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge; spider stickers - JoLee's; Pop Dots

For my second card I cased a creation by Angie. I liked her simple use of Washi tape and labels.
I had these cute, tiny brads by Making Memories and I attached one through the holes of my button for a fun little accent.

Supplies used:  card stock - recycled white; patterned papers from Elegant Witch Mat Pad by Martha Stewart; Silhouette Studio cut files; scalloped oval and oval punches by Stampin' Up; Washi tape - Haunted Paper Tape by Martha Stewart; stamp from Heebie Jeebies by We R Memory Keepers; ink - Jet Black Archival; twine - American Crafts; button - my stash; brad - Making Memories; Pop Dots.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

School Is Cool!

This is my second post today.

My friend Yolie sent me a super fun 6 X 6 paper pad called Hallpass by We R memory Keepers.
I just had to put it to use. I pulled out a cool "itty bitty" stamp set by Unity called Apple Of My Eye, my Rich Cocoa ink pad by Memento, a few Sugardot stickers and I was ready to start creating.

I thought I would link it up on the Unity Blog for their Friday Friends With Flair!!

Supplies used: card stock  recycled white; patterned papers from Hallpass 6 X 6 paper pad by We R Memory Keeepers; stamp - Apple Of My Eye itty bitty by Unity; ink - Rich Cocoa by Memento; Sugardot stickers in Delight by Prima; Pop Dots.

Have a fantastic weekend!!!