Monday, October 25, 2010


I have been having fun making Halloween items this month. Here is another card I made.



(not sure why the difference in coloring, I took the photos in the same location. It is made with Black Magic cardstock with green core.)

The base of the card is made using the gate fold technique. I started with a piece of 12x6 cardstock. I scored at 2, 4, 8, & 10 inches. At the 4 and 8 inch score, fold towards the center of card. Then at the 2 and 10 inch score, fold away from the center. Now embellish as you please.

I of course I had to figure out how to emboss the top tabs with the Cuttlebug. It was very easy. I folded the card up, then placed one tab between the folder and ran it through....worked great! then repeated for the other side.

I cut a scalloped square using the Create A Critter cardridge and again ran it through the Cuttlebug (LOVE my Cuttlebug!) The skull and the word danger were cut using the Wall Decor and More cartridge. The poison bottle and the mat were cut using Ashlyn's Alphabets cartridge. I inked every thing up then pieced it all together.
This card is being entered in the following challenges.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Sweet Treats

The theme this week over at The Paper Variety is "Sweet Treats". Make a treat bag or some type of holder. Sticking with the Halloween theme, I made a treat bag to go along with my other projects I have made this month. If you don't decorate for Halloween, no problem, just make it for any holiday or birthday.

With Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock with green on the reverse side, I cut it the length of my baggie and wide enough to score in half. I then ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots embossing folder and sanded the embossed areas so the green would show through. With a border punch, I punched a strip of patterned paper to run along the bottome edge of the embossed cardstock. I glued down some fibers.

I cut the skull using the Wall Decor and More cartridge by Cricut. Inking it up to give him an aged spooky look. I stamped the word "poison" on orange cardstock and crinkled it up, then inked it. I drew the cross bones free hand and also inked them. I adhered the crossbones and skull with pop dots for a 3d look.

I stamped the baggie with a spider using Staz On ink, then filled it with candy (it would have looked better with those eye ball gum drops, but I didn't have any on hand) I then folded the cardstock in half and attached with staples to complete the packaged look.

close up

Be sure to head over to TPV to see what the awesome design team and other members have created.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Butterfly Kisses

I have been in a layout slump the past couple of weeks. I really hate when that happens!

This layout has been on my craft table for days, and last night I made up my mind I was going to finish it and stop just looking at it. I made it for one of the monthly challenges at Scrappin N Chattin. We had to used rolled paper in some fashion. Using cardstock by Webster Pages, I cut out a section then rolled the paper. I attached the photo to another piece of cardstock and adhered it to the back side. I cut the circle with George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge then randomly added glitter. I made the flowers (video coming soon). Of course I had to add bling. The butterflies were floating around in my stash, I don't remember who they are by. With tiny alphas, I spelled out "Butterfly Kisses". I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010


The scary Halloween theme continues over at The Cuttlebug Spot. This week I made a banner. If you don't decorate for Halloween, you can make this for any holiday or birthday.

I cut the banners at 3 inches, using the Country Life Cricut cartridge. It's kinda hard to see in the picture that I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the spots and dots embossing folder, then inked the edges and highlighted the embossed parts. The bat is a Cuttlebug die, the alphas are boxed brush by Sizzix that I also ran through the Cuttlebug. The skulls are from the Birthday Cakes Cricut cartridge and are cut at 2 1/2 inches

I used an eyelet at the bottom of the banner and the top of the skull, then used black floss to attach them. I then tied on orange and black fuzzy fibers. With a jump ring, I added a bead to the bottom of the skull.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to go check out the other Design Teams spook-tacular projects HERE

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Treat Holders

Don't you just love Halloween? I enjoy seeing all the decorations and of course the kids in their costumes on Halloween night.

This week The Cuttlebug Spot Design Team made treat holders. I am in awe of what the others made, so be sure to head over there and check them all out.

For my treat holder, I used Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock. I ran the front of it through the Cuttlebug with the Spots & Dots embossing folder. I then sanded the embossed areas so the orange would show through. I cut the skull and word danger from Cricuts Wall Decor and More cartridge. The handle I used a border punch on both sides, then ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, again sanding it so the orange would show. I stapled orange and black fibers to each side. I crickled up thin strips of black paper for the inside.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Winner

I'm running a bit behind in getting the winner of the Trivia Giveaway posted.


It is against the US Federal Government to throw this away, however, 7 MILLION get thrown away each day. What is it?



Have you done the math? That is 70,000 dollars EACH day! wow! wish I could find all of them...LOL.

I put in everyones name in a dish who stated pennies, and mixed them all up....then mixed them somemore....and mixed them yet again....and.....

the winner is............

Scrapping Galaxy!

Congrats, please email me your snail mail info to scrappyartcrafters at yahoo dot com, and I will get the pins on their way to you.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Feeling Good

Five days later and I'm feeling good!

I had a stent put in my right artery, which was 70-80% blocked, and a balloon in the left side, which was 99% blocked. The reason for the balloon instead of a stent on the left side is due to my artieries being very small. There is another blockage at 75%, but it too is to small for any type of correction.

I've always said my mom and dad didn't put me together right....LOL!

I am making some life changing changes, #1 is to stop smoking. This has been the hardest thing for me, I have been smoking for 30 years. I feel I am doing very well. I have only smoked 4 cigarettes since Sunday evening. I know each day will get easier for me.

I also have to change my eating habits. I don't like alot of foods, and really think it is a waste that God created us to have to eat to survive. I get all my calories each day from soda....not good huh? anyway, my mom bought me this awesome heart healthy cookbook. I have had 3 meals out of it which were all wonderful.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Time!

Time for what you ask?

For my very first Design Team reveal with The Cuttlebug Spot. I am so excited to have been chosen to join the team. I LOVE my Cuttlebug!

Being that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, to represent the "Power of Women", we designed our projects around that theme. Here is my creation.

I have chosen to make a card. I set the card base up on the Cricut Expression to cut the oval shape out. I had to do the same for the pink cardstock. With the D'Vine Swirl embossing plate, I embossed the pink cardstock, then rubbed it lightly with a pale pink ink pad, highlighting the embossed swirls.

With white cardstock, I cut out a oval frame. Using the Swiss Dots embossing folder and again rubbing lightly with a pale pink ink pad.

I made the ribbon and added sprays of foliage that I punched using a Martha Stewart punch, then added a small Prima rose. Notice that stick pin?, one of my new creations. You can check more out in my shop HERE.

Lastly, I printed the sentiment on an oval shape and adhered it to the card.

Be sure to check out what the other talented designers have created, you can find a link to their blogs on the right side bar.

Thanks for looking!
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Trivia Giveaway

I thought it would be fun to post a trivia question and give y'all a chance to win some of the stick pins I make. You will win 3 fall colored pins just in time to add to your fall cards, layouts and projects.

All you have to do, is to leave a comment with the correct answer. I will then put all the names of those with the correct answer in a drawing. You have until Friday October 8th at midnight your time zone to enter. (I am unable to ship this item international...for this I am very sorry)

Now, on to the question.

It is against the US Federal Government to throw this away, however, 7 MILLION get thrown away each day. What is it?

Good Luck!

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