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!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013