Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blog candy giveaway

There is a great Blog candy giveaway at this site Crafty chatter
and a great place for some inspiration. Hop on over there

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Design team Challenge . Pear

Here is a layout i made for My first project on the Design team for Scrapbooking and crafting friends. This time around we recieved a Digi stamp set from ( great site) the set is called Ultra Mod Patterned.
I used Basic Grey Paper from the Recess line as it matched perfectly as it was covered in fruit including pears. I cut my Mats on My Cricut with the Childs year cartridge card function. I Changed my Pear image from Black to red then printed on Colored card stock then mounted on Red. I popped one of the pears up with pop dots. The Card stock is Bazill card stock and I used my Fiskers punch on the top corner and bottom edge
This is my Daughter and Neice in Matching outfits. Old photos as my Daughter is now 16 and Niece 12

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snowflake cut out card ACY

This is one of the coolest things about this cartidge which I will play with so much more.
It has a card function key for this card, I pressed the card function key . The size was 5 1/2, then the Winter key, which is the one with the child and a snowman, then pressed cut.
Then let the magic begin. . My machine then cut the perfect card complete with 3 cut out snowflakes along the edge, Decorative edge and small holes for snow on the front of the card.
I then lined the card with white and added 3 gold brads to show through for the centers of the snowflakes.I inked the edges of the sentiment with a gold ink pad to mimic the Ribbon.
the sentiment says " May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart with Peace, your home with Love" the sentiment is from Stampin up "Snow swirled" stamp set

I have a confession though For those that know me as the Ribbon addict. I actually picked my ribbon first then matched everything to the ribbon, Its an obsession I tell you LOL

Sparkly pink fairy ACY

this little cutie is for a card swap and the challenge was to use 3 shades of the same color.
I cut the Birthday fairy at 3 inches then cut the shadow the same.I used my cuttlebug embossing folder Swirls and birds for the background piece behind the fairy .I love this Pink glitter paper by k& CO which I found on sale at Ollies locally . I used pop dot adhesive on my fairy to make her stand out
and the border on the Glitter paper was cut with My Fiskers border punch.

God created mothers ACY

This is a ATC ( artist trading card) for a swap I am in the theme was mix and match so we had to combine something from 2 lists of topics . so this is family and black and white. Or family and quotes, I can't decide.
the quote says: God could not be everywhere so he created Mothers"
I cut the mother and baby in black at 3 inches then cut the shadow white at same size.
then the mother leaning down I cut at 2 1/2 I think It may of been 2 I didn't right it down. then I used pop dots to raise up the front image. there is a gold peel off sticker saying mother st the bottom of the card. Love how this turned out.

A childs year Cricut cartridge

For those of you that have a cricut machine. RUN don't WALK and get the A childs year cartridge.LOL For those local ladies come over and use it at my house. LOL
It is my all time favorite cartridge. I reach for it over and over again. it has many function keys as well as the great silhouettes which are so classy. The following posts will be a few projects I have done lately using this cartridge. And Believe me there will be many more.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Are you sick of paint cans yet ?

Anyway here is Mymost recent Paint can this will be sent to my Partner at the end of this month. But shhhh its a secret swap . So we don't know who our partner is . I hope she likes it as much as I liked making it I tryed to make it look like a Elf shoe so sewed a shoe that slips over the paint can. it has a pocket on the side too. We had different Chelledge projects to include in our can. I will post more pictures of those once the swap is over I don't want to give my self away too much. But in the pocket at the side is a book mark and some tags that were 2 of the challedges I also tied the can opener on to the handle then slipped it into the pocket and added a ribbon Poinsetta to the top of the opener Somyou can see that in the picture. Then of course I went Ribbon crazy on the handle. This was so much fun to make .

Here is a valentines can that I made the girl that I swapped with was a tinker bell fanatic. I have a Cricut machine and a Tinkerbell cartridge to cut the die cuts which any of you local ladies are welcome to come over and use by the way.
I embossed the hearts.
and used red floral wire to wrap the hearts around the can. Tinkerbell has little gems on her shoes and hair. just to add the Bling.I always tie ribbon on the handles to decorate. For those who know me I am addicted to Ribbon so try to use it on almost every project. Luckily I have a Ribbon outlet near me and a Trimtex outlet store so am able to fuel my addiction pretty in expensively LOL I actually ended up adding more ribbon to the handles than shows in the pictures I just tie small pieces on until the handle is covered.
The other can I made is a more traditional valentine theme heart paper Love quotes and title.

The "Marie" can was one of the cans I received. Isn't it clever how she laced up the side with thin ribbon. and the paper underneath is sparkly these pictures don't do it justice

Not your average gift Wrap. Throughout these last couple of years i have been involved in some fun swaps. One being a apaint can swap they have been different seasons themes.
Basically you take a empty Gallon paint can . Which can be purchased at Coles hardware and some paint stores for 2-3 dollars. Then decorate it with a certain theme then fill it with Goodies.There is no end to the possibilities .These can be decorated for any age group. The Pictures are some of the paint cans I have receieved and the ones I have made too. Especially this time of year it is fun to come up with creative gift wrap ideas.that can disguise the gift. Fill with candy, bath goodies, small toys, cookies, the list goes on. even decorate one in Husbands favorite sports team and fill with his favorite snack.they can be covered in Fabric, paper, gift wrap there are many tutorials or patterns online. But if you have any questions don't hesitate to call me or maybe you want to come over and i will help you make one.

Picture #1 a fall can I received the turkey has a ribbon tail and wooden beads on the handle
picture 2 back of can I did not make this one .

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sorry Haven't updated much lately Just trying to catch up on some swaps, Work out what Christmas gifts I am going to make and keep up with Family etc.
. Every year I say I will start early and every year here I am into NOV and Don't have half the stuff started that I would like to have started.
So I Do have some pictures I need to post and I want to include some quick gift ideas too .
I am Just trying to be careful what I post as some of the things are for Secret sisters etc or Gifts that I don't want people to know about yet. So If You see something on here then recieve it as a gift . Try to act surprised OK LOL
I am also trying to get my Blog organized and try to work out what I'm doing. May need to ask some help from My wonderful writer,journalist, Super mom ,Friend with the initials JC as she seems to know what she is doing

I hope everyone is thinking about all that they can be thankful for this time of year. I count my blessings everyday, for my Family, Friends, and My faith that has bought me to this phase in my life.Seasons change and Children grow in to young adults Before we know it and as a Mother I don't know that I am ever ready for the changes. But I am striving to enjoy the Journey anyway.

I will try to update some pictures tomorrow.