Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge

Yay I love these challenges!  This week's challenge is to use some kind of embossing.  Since I'm a novice stamper I don't have a heating gun to heat emboss so I used my Cuttlebug Spots & Dots folder to make another birthday card.

This is for a 13 year old boy so no bling, ribbon, etc....

I think this will work well for a boy.  Black card base and the patterned paper is KI Memories from the Party Pack.  The Happy birthday is from Celebrations and cut at 2 inches I believe (I laid it all out in my Gypsy, so not sure).  I like the way the stars and circles look together.  The flash kinda washed out the colors, it's brighter in real life.  All in all I like the way this came out.

Thanks for looking today!  The week is half over... yay!!!  Hope your week is going great! :)


November Birthdays

Wow, I didn't realize I had so many birthdays coming up this month.  I need to get busy!!!  I'll be posting up lots of birthday cards in the coming days.

Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday this week is to use a bird so I made this very pink card for a sweet little girl's birthday...

Not one of my favorite cards but I do loooove that little birdie.  She's from Cherry Limeade.  I cut her at 3 inches and you can't tell but she's on pop dots.  The patterned pattern is very old KI Memories and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms.  I inked up the pink cardstock a bit and added a pink ribbon (I'm thinking I should have went w/ a brown ribbon now, ugh!).

Thanks for looking and stopping by! :)  I'll be back soon with more birthday cards.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Throwback Challenge

Hey everyone!  :)  This week's Throwback Challenge Emma posted is to use Celebrations cartridge for a Christmas theme project.  This was a toughie.... Celebrations is mostly birthday related.  Some of the posts are soooo creative.  Mine isn't very creative/original but I did think a lot on it ;)  I didn't want to use the presents... too easy.  ;)  So I went w/ the numbers.  I decided to make a Christmas tag.  Here's what I came up with...

front (flash washed out the green colors)


(A Christmas tag in front of my little pumpkins looks kinda funny)

This was pretty fast to put together once I decided what to do.  I'm thinking of making more of these for the "biggie" Santa gifts... wouldn't take long at all. 

This little tag is 3x3.  The edge of the kraft cardstock is inked w/ a cat eye ink in Warm Red.  The patterned paper is from the new DCWV Christmas Combo stack.  

For the front... the circle scallop tag (page 123) is cut at 2.25 inches.  The numbers (page 82 & 86) I cut at 1.25 inches.  I added a little gold brad.  

The back "to" and "from" (page 129) is cut at 1 inch.  I added some left over paper from the front and the Christmas light chipboard is from American Crafts.

Pretty easy.. just like usual with me :)  Hope you like it and thanks for looking!  :) :) :)


Last of Halloween projects

Hi everyone!  Hope you all have had a great weekend and fun Halloween.  I'm home tonight handing out candy... unfortunately I don't get many kids here :(  I love seeing them all dressed up.  I went last night to a 80's themed Halloween party... it was sooo much fun!  :)

So I wanted to do a quick post of the Halloween projects I haven't posted up yet.  First is the goody bags I made up.  I made about a dozen of these but only had 2 left when I remembered to take pics.  I used to just plain ol' brown paper lunch bags....

I kept them very simple.  Just my cuts and ribbon to tie them.  I used October 31st for the spider and Mini Monsters for my toothy pumpkin.  :)  Both were cut @ 5 inches.   The bags held a lot of loose candy and then a few crafty things.....

First up pencil holders from Made by Momo: 

I used paper scraps and popped up the cuts -- they are from Pumpkin Carvings.

I did a couple of candy wrappers.  The candy bar wrappers are from various sites but I used the measurements and such from here:

More Mini Monsters and of course Scrappy Moms stamps.  

The next one is a candy box wrapper that I borrowed from Jean @  She has had a Halloween project every day this month and man... she is crazy talented!!!  When I saw this idea I immediately saved it because I knew I wanted to make them! 

here you can see how the box just slides right out

Aren't those so cool.  Such an original idea she had.  Loved it.  I used Storybook for the top note, Pumpkin Carving for the mouth and stitches and Mini Monsters for the eyes.

The last thing that I haven't posted before is a little "BOO" sign I made using the 4x4 chipboard coasters from Michael's.  I liked the way this turned out....

I put this together in my Gypsy.  Almost all the cuts are from Happy Hauntings.  The font is from that cartridge... isn't it such a cool font.  Love it!  The moon, web, and flying witch are all from October 31st.  I inked it all up to give it a dirty/grungy look.  I also frayed the edges of the ribbon holding each coaster together (Can't see it very well in this pic) to keep it looking grungy kind of.  I was happy with how it turned out.   Expect a few more of these... I found the coasters in a clearance bin.. 33cents/package.  I stocked up big time, like bought way more than I need.  LOL  :)

I love Halloween!  :)  Now onto Thanksgiving and of course Christmas!!

I hope you have a great night... I'm going to try and finish up my Throwback Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Decor

Hey there blog world!  :)  Hope you had a good week.  It has been crazy hectic around here lately... which is partly to blame for the lack of posts up on the ol' blog recently.  I sat down today during my lunch and made out my weekend 'to do' list.  It's gonna be pretty busy weekend as well.  Hopefully November will be quieter and allow me more time to craft & post :)

Ok, enough of my rambling.  I have a quick little Halloween Home Decor project I did.  Now I saw this idea somewhere online, I thought it was one my blogs I have in my Google reader but I've been through it twice and still can't find it.  Soooo... if this is your idea or you know where I saw this, blog, message board... etc Please Please let me know.  I always want to give credit and link back to the original.   So - this is not my idea but I thought it was too cute to not do.  And sooo easy.

w/ flash... I have terrible lighting

w/out flash, no glare but not color acccurate

I loooove the way these turned out!  They are on my side board in my dining room right now with some other Halloween-y decorations.  I love silhouette pictures so when I saw these I knew they were going to become part of my Halloween decor.  I picked up the black frames at the Dollar Store and I had all the paper... so this was a very inexpensive project, a whopping $2  LOL  ;)

I put it all together in the gypsy (which I'm sooo in love with, BTW!) so I'm not sure the sizes of the cuts.  The images are from Happy Hauntings.  Paper is from DCWV Midnight Spell.

Hopefully I'll get my last Halloween projects up and posted before Halloween is past.  ACK!  Time flies.  I still have a little something I want make using the chipboard coasters too....  

 I hope you all enjoy your Friday night and the weekend!!!  


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge #15

So the newest Tuesday Challenge is to make anything other than  card.  I made some more gift bags.  :)

First up a birthday one...

Since I had Celebrate With Flourish out I decided to get a jump start on some Christmas gift bags....

I really like how the Christmas bags came out.. Love the cuts on Celebrate With Flourish.  This was all made with random papers in my stash.

Thanks for looking!  Hope you're having a great week!  :) 


Monday, October 25, 2010

It's been awhile

Wow.  I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted.  I've been busy and creatively kinda fried.  Oh well.... that happens sometimes, right?  I have to finish up my Halloween goodie bags though so I better get going!

So what I've been busy with....

I did a bathroom re-do.  It had been awhile and I was bored with what was in there.  So now it's all fresh and new and I love it.  I went with grey, turquoise, and white as my colors.  Very calm and fresh.  :)  I also did a re-organization of my craft space.  It's a small area so I'm always looking for ways to be more efficient!

I also spent a few days here last week...

So much fun.  I love San Francisco.  On Tuesday we went to the Giants vs Phillies playoff game 3 (Giants won 3-0).  That was for him.  This was for me...

Mumford & Sons concert.  Wednesday night.  It was amazing!  Love that band.  (This is just a random video I found on youtube, but it's my fav song)

I also picked up a new toy...  

Yay!  A Gypsy.  I had been thinking about it and going back and forth on getting one.  Than Provo Craft announced that big promo deal and I just couldn't pass up the deal.  So I've been having fun playing around on it... watching videos, etc.  

That's about it for me.  I've got a few challenges i want to try to kick start the creativity.  I also need to post up Momo's Tuesday challenge that I finished but just haven't posted.  

Thanks for stopping by... if anyone is still out there after my little hiatus.  LOL  Take care.