Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Call

Well I thought I would throw my hat card in for the Design Team Call over at My Creative Time  I just love Emma's enthusiasm, craftiness, wonderful stamps and dies. She is quite an inspiration to me and has the best ideas! Here is the card I would like to submit.

Here is the Recipe
A2 card cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" with white cardstock by Papertrey Ink - Stamper's select white cardstock-
8 1/2" x 11"
Blue Mat cut at 5 1/4" x 4"- cardstock by Bazzill
Paisley Mat cut at 5" x 3 3/4" Bazzill Basics Divinely Sweet Collection
The 3 mats were rounded with the 1/4" Corner Chomper by W R Memory Keepers
The rosette was made with the Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes Die and using the Divinely Sweet Collection

by Bazzil
I inked the rosette with Rasberry Fizz ink by Papertrey Ink and attached a turquoise button and some bling from my stash.
The red, pink and white strip is also from the Divinely Sweet Collection. I just eyeballed the width and then used my Dotted Scallop punch for the edging on the strip
The Happy Birthday sentiment if from My Creative Time stamp set- Gift Card Sentiments and stamped with Rasberry Fizz ink -
The label is from My Creative Time Die- Stitched Oval Die
I finished the card with some bling rhinestones from my stash
I made and envelope to match the card using the same collection of paper by Bazzill.
Thank you for looking! Good luck to everyone that is trying out for the Design Team.

Halloween Pencil Toppers

I had a package of 20 Halloween pencils laying around the house and thought it would be fun to make some pencil toppers for these and give them to the various small children of my family and friends. I completed the pencils and then made little treat bags with the pencils, some straws, a little bit of candy, erasers and other fun stuff like that. I will post the picture later of all of the bags. Here are the pencils for now.

I used the Tim Holtz Rosette Decorative Strip Die- Mini Paper Rosettes to make all of the toppers. I used various Halloween Paper packs- K and Company, Martha Stewart and paper I printed from my Cricut Imagine and the Hopscotch Papers and Pattern Cartridge. Instead of printing the pattern on white cardstock, I printed it on orange cardstock to give it a totally different look.

I hot-glued the small rosette to the large rosette and decorated the centers of the rosettes with various brads, stickers and chipboard die-cuts from Studio G, K and Company and Recollections. I then hot glued each rosette set to both sides of the pencils. I also inked the rosettes with Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Black Soot
I also tried my hand at artistic photography of these pencils- not sure if I really pulled it off, but I tried!

Anniversary Card

Here is an Anniversary card I made for my mom and step-father.

The card base and it's layers are cut from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge and I used Papertrey ink cardstock.

 The print paper is from a DCWV mat stack - Hippie Chic - I did not even cut the paper- just took it right out of the 4.5x6.5 matstack and adhered it with my ATG glue gun.

The 2 large hearts were punched from a Creative Memories punch called Sweet Heart Maker and some of the Hippie Chic matstack punches

I used the white ribbon to add a little interest and cover up the rough edges. It is from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection

I finished it off with some buttons from my stash and called it done.

Altered Letters for my Granddaughter's room

These were white letters my daughter purchased for my Granddaughter Lola's room. I thought that I could cute'n them up some chipboard pieces, butterflys, stickers and rub-ons. Each letter had a certain color that I incorporated into them. They are hung over her crib. I think Lola really likes them!

Here's Lola!
 I had fun making these.
The chipboard die cuts are from Basic Grey- the Olivia collection- stinkin' cute!
The swirly stickers are from Kelly Panacci- I have had various packages of these for years because I keep buying them- I love the shapes
The Butterflys are from my stash of things I buy because they are cute- haha
The green tree is from some felt embellishments I had. The Metallic looking stickers are again from my collection and the chipboard glitter flowers are from a K and Company pack.

Thank you for looking and have a crafty day!

Birthday Card and Gift for my Step-Father

This is my 1st time making an S-fold card. I got the idea and theme from a card that Mary at I like the idea of the Dinosaur and putting my Stepfather in the tree because he is "old as a dinosaur" - haha. He is a good sport and loved his card.

The "Recipe":
Card base was cut at  8 1/2"x5 1/2". It was folded in half at the 4 1/2" and then you fold back the front of the card to meet the crease at 4 1/2"- this creates the S fold. I used Bazzill Cardstock for the base.
The front panel paper and the panel behind it was cut at 2 1/4" x 5 1/4". The larger inside panel (paper with dots) was cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". The paper used for the panels is from a Martha Stewart stack.

The Dinosaur and tree are from the Create-a-Critter cartridge. The dinosaur was cut at 3 1/2" and the palm tree was cut at 4 1/4". The paper used is from Cut-Mates PaperLayerz- I love this paper and it really does cut great (nice and clean)

The body and clothes were cut at .75 and is from Everyday Paper Dolls. I cut and adheared a head to match the body size (as best as I could). I probably should had done some doodling on the card- it might had made it pop a little more. Oh well...I still had fun with this card!

Richard loved playing all kinds of board, card and dice games. He loves making up his own score sheets and sometimes his own rules, so I thought it would be nice to decorate a 3 ring binder. I put dividers in so he can file his score sheets. I also included a pack of mechanical pencils, sticky notes and a calculator in a pencil bag.
The game night and dice were cut from Designer's Calendar. The cards with chips and money with chips was cut from The Father's Day cartridge.
Sorry about the glare in this picture!

Thank you for checking my blog out!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Swaps for Creative Escape

I signed up in advance for a few of the swaps at Creative Escape. I participated in 3 of the swaps- Christmas Tag Swap, Inchie Swap, and the Charm Swap. A swap, in case some of you don't know is where you make 10, 20 or however many of the same items and then swap them with other participants in the swap. You will end up with 1 of your own creation and 9 or 19 others. Pretty fun and I received some great items... Here are some pictures of my projects...

Inchie swap
I used 1" square Stampboard that I inked with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo. I stamped the word Love on it from a generic wood stamp I have had forever. I then punched out all of the red hearts- I did not have any red paper so I print the red paper on my Imagine. I glued the hearts to the squares and then stamped the word Love on it from a generic wood stamp I have had forever. It was then finished off with some doodling and a turquoise square on the back of the board. There had to be some of the Creative Escape colors in this project- these were, black, white, red and turquoise.

Charm Swap- I cut these from the Charm icon on my Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge- these were cut at 3" on Shrinky Dinks. I then baked them in my craft oven, painted them with copics and bic markers. They were finished off with a little glitter.

Christmas Tag Swap-these tags were cut from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge at 3 1/2". I am not sure but I believe the trees were cut from Winter Frolic at 1". I used some K and Company Christmas paper from last year's collection. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and stamped with green ink from Momento.

Thanks for looking!

Back to Blogging

Oh boy was I right by my last post...I am the worst blogger I really hope to stay on track with my blog post and creations!

As I said in my last post my family all pitched in and sent me to Creative Escape for my 50th Birthday! I was so excited to go and had a fabulous time. I made a few friends and did some great projects. It was so awesome to just be away and craft for 3 days- I loved it! There were some great teachers at the event, 2 of which were Heidi Swapp and Ali Edwards!  Here are a few pictures from my weekend...

 Not a very good picture but Creative Escape was an Event "Worth Remembering"

 This is my friend Amanda that I met at Creative Escape. She designs the most wonderful fabrics and papers for Bazzill. Go check her out at

This Fabulous red T-Bird was inside the hotel at Creative Escape. This car is owned by "Mr. Bazzill" himself. How awesome is this car!?

Just me at the Farewell Dinner (all meals were included)