Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

Drum roll please, we have a winner, actually we a winner!!! Betti G.
Tracey's dough Angel gets an honorable mention, and all the other ladies who submitted cards will get a little surprise for entering. Thanks love your creativity!
Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas BlogCandy: Entries

1. Entry by: Betti G "Reindeer Christmas"

2. Entry by: Jessica M. "Christmas Cheer"

3. Entry by: Tracey Whimsy Angel

4. Sydney W. - "Oh Christmas Tree"

5. Nickalli B. "Christ - Heart of Christmas"

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Scrapbooking BlogCandy Giveaway!

Want some scrapbooking candy for Christmas?
One lucky follower will win a $25.oo gift certificate to http://www.thescrapqueen.com/
The giveaway is open only to my blog followers.

1. Become a follower.

2. Post your handmade Christmas card or Christmas project on this post (no layouts). Or post the link to yours (project must be dated today - Dec. 21, 2009)

3. Extra entry for posting about my giveaway on your Facebook page.

4. Extra entry for mentioning my giveaway on your blog.

Winner will be randomly drawn on December 21, 2009.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Scrap That "Tree"

We all have awesome scraps we hate to throw out~ this is a great project use those leftovers to Scrap That Tree!
Use several different patterns or any reversible papers. I used CTMH Jingle Collection Creative Basics, added some wire for garland and Clear Sparkles (they are graduated sizes). The tree becomes an embellishment for the page.

Add your main photo mat, smaller photo or journaling areas, and a title!

You could even base the tree on cardstock, trim around the edges, add ribbon and make an ornament!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Tag You're It"

"Tag You're It"

Whether you are making your all your holiday tags, love snowmen, are looking for some creativity here are a few great samples from an online class. Click on each one and check them out.

Requirements: hand cut or torn snowmen- no diecuts- stamped or drawn faces after cutting, and other requirements.

Sydney- WA Jessica- TN Nickalli-AZ

Dana- PA Amy-PA

Lisa- SC Cheri- NY

And mine. Close to my Heart juniper, CTMH stamps and font.

Monday, November 16, 2009

"Nutty " Thanksgiving Project

We all get a little nutty around the holidays, so the Nutty Turkey is a fun adult or child's project!

Supplies needed:
1 walnut
1 chestnut
5-1/2" of pipe cleaner
1 large silk leaf
1 small silk leaf
Strong glue ( I used Close to My Heart Liquid Glass- glue dot's did not hold)
cardstock scraps for beak and other additions you might like
2 bead for eyes
Ribbon or twine if you want a bow.

Glue the chestnut- bottom facing the front on the walnut. This gives a different color to the face.
You will need to hold project to add eyes, beak and other decorations you might like.
Add small leaf to the front of the large leaf and adhere to the back of the walnut.
Make pipe cleaner feet for your turkey to balance on.
Sit by an arrangement, candle or stand alone just for fun!

Here's the back view. Enjoy and hope your Thanksgiving isn't to nutty!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

10 Minute Cornucopia

These Cornucopias are so quick!! Fill for a neighbor- teacher gift, wrap your silverware and napkin, place in your cornucopia on the plates for Thanksgiving dinner.

Start with a 7 or 8" square of paper, roll from one corner to start your cone,

secure with adhesive, edge with any decorative scissors, then fold your paper edges to the front.

Do the same to a piece of cardstock, and insert into the paper cone.

Decorate how you like with twines, ribbons, buttons, beads, a Thanks Tag , stamp and cut out an image or whatever look you want.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Turkey Fun!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Calm and little stress. You can make your holiday funny, serious or incorporate it with a birthday (as our family has a few days before).
This is a fun turkey! Some stamping, some paper piecing.

Close to My Heart Playful Petals stampset to make some tail feathers, and Dash Dot CTMH font for my sign. Cardstocks are CTMH sunflower, orange, terracotta .

Picked individual petal stamps for feathers and cut them out. Various hole punches for holes in beaks, eyes, etc. Sanded some edges for a stronger look. I free handed my turkey but you can certainly find one on line or in a child's coloring/ story book.

You could make your sign say what ever you want.
Examples are:
One Turkey to another
Happy Birthday Turkey
Eat Pork
Go Vegan
Easy to use for a place card, card, scrapbook page, or other Thanksgiving craft.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Treats, Miscellaneous, and Halloween

Things have been busy here~ two scrapbooking retreats in 11 days, workshop, fall and Halloween approaching.
I know some do not celebrate Halloween but the projects can certainly be adjusted to other themes.
Many things I have done here were taught at workshops, gifts for retreats, or little party favors. Some are in quantity. Pull out your scraps. You don't have to have all new product for every project to match. When we do quantity sometimes simple is best.

I used a few sheets of retired CTMH paper and odd chipboard letters for the Scrap-a-holic goodie. I used Metro self adhesive tags for the wording. This could hold anything from a candy bar, wax melt bars, or whatever you like.
If you don't want to use an initial, use flowers, ribbon, a holiday item or whatever you want and remember they do not all have to match!

The tiny bags- just a token of fall candy corns. CTMH cardstock and inks matched perfectly. Use Fall, Harvest, or Halloween.

The organdy bags (bought premade) , insert a thick piece of scrap paper, stamp your image directly on the bag with Stazon. Fill with candies, votive candle, scrapbooking goodies, a small stamp or whatever you like!

The Boo card was traced, cut the window out - scissor distressed, stamped inside and liquid glass on the windows. A couple of odd stickers and a little bling.

Friday, October 2, 2009

In Memory: Baby's Memorial Layout

In Memory of my cousins precious baby, Chad.
Angels sometimes bless us~ ever so briefly.
September 28, 2009 - September 28, 2009

An exert from the vellum journaling :
"You will not see me now,
just know that I still live.
I'm following in your tracks,
just tiny steps behind."

The entire album will be made with Twitterpad paper pack. Layouts are titled and left with much open space for the parents personal feelings, thoughts, or journaling. Below is "When I held you in my arms"

Please keep the family in your prayers.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Treat Cup

Lots of things going on here! Making many projects~ some I can't share because they are for upcoming events! October is a busy retreat and workshop month for me.
This is the cutest treat cup, a surprise for a special group of ladies I have for an upcoming event. They can choose a Fall, Halloween, or General image. I used CTMH papers, stock and pirate stamp (not so clear in this photo) .

Fill with your favorite goodies for a double treat! Great for any party, get well, pencils for a teacher, or even filled with sugar free treats for someone on a diet.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Treat Containers & Recycled Gifts: Rub-ons

Do you have rub on's, left over or sheets you haven't used? These are great projects using rub on's! You can pick any theme sheet, or use uncommon designs.

This was a half a sheet on a recycled plastic container (came peppermint sticks inside) . You can add a ribbon, yarn, and a tag and fill with anything you can fit in the mouth of the container. Who wouldn't love to get this filled with anything!

I found the little glass flower pots on sale for 15 cents each last year because the seeds were missing... and they will hold a tea light, votive candle, and many other things. This used pieces parts of a rub on left overs. So don't be afraid to mix up pieces from different sheets.

Last but not least a super lamp. The neighbor's empty wine bottle (washed inside and out, wiped with rubbing alcohol prior to applying rub ons) , add a string of 25 Christmas lights in side (no drilling holes for me~ lol) , and the entire sheet of rub ons! The great thing ... I didn't even separate them to add them on, just placed the entire sheet as they were placed on top of the bottle.

This is birthday theme, you could certainly add a larger bow, a few silk flowers in the mouth of the bottle. What a fun gift for anyone. You can see it sheds beautiful reflections when plugged in and it highlights your rub ons!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Scrapbook "Bell Pull" or Plaque

Got this great plaque kit from 3Birdsnest.com it was fun, and it's on clearance! Comes with nice thick 6" chipboard circles, reversible papers, punch out flowers-photo mats circles- words, awesome metal raised letters, rickrack, velvet ribbon and a tassle.

Decorate each like you desire.

Add your photos ( this was from 1995), black and white would look nice! Next string your ribbon and chipboard, add your tassel and you have a plaque or a bell pull!

I may use some of my new Close to My Heart stamps for images for the photo mats. Wonderful treat for yourself or a gift!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Simple Creations

I have had several ask in this current economy "how do you stretch the products you already have"? Whether you are making items for yourself, swaps or gifts you don't have to use your entire stash on every project.
Here's a 6" tag for a Boy's layout, very simple. Left over CTMH cardstocks, brads, stamps (one shirt says "Boys"), inks and a few markers or pencil colors. The receiver can now add lines to journal, journal without lines, or even a small photo. They can punch a hole up tog and add string, wire or something they have if they choose.

Old playing cards are wonderful to alter even without a lot of layers. I used blank cards stamped, colored, chalk, a little glitter, then cut 1 flower into 4 parts --that covers 4 cards, instead of using the entire flower on each card. This card is reversible in case someone likes one side more than the other. You can take Stazon and cover a regular playing card and simply emboss if you don't want a lot of layered paper.

Remember the hand hole punches we all seem to have? I know so many have gone to the cricut and other that we forget how a simple hand punch can add a little depth or dimension to a project. Again very simple topper, embossed and punched out stars. When it's on a layout the cardstock or papers will show through the stars. Then when you pick your project, if you want to add ribbon, buttons or whatever you can.

Take an old coaster and alter it or use a blank one. This one is stamped, chalked a little glitter and again some left over papers. (Remember I am not a photographer- ha ha ). If you don't celebrate Halloween you can pick any theme.
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