Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Mini Album

Today I would like to share a fun little mini I made using 1 sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  I found this tutorial  on You tube here is the link  It's in German, but she gives you all the dimensions and instruction on how to put it together.

I found that double sided paper or solid color paper works best. Also make sure that your embellishments are not too bulky.  I used a magnet for my closure (make sure to adhere it before covering with your designer paper). Be prepared for lots of pictures.

My cover

First inside flip.

Next flip showing pocket page

Inside flip

final picture of inside

I used DCWV "Bewitched"  paper stack and embellishments. The glittered pieces are from K and Company.  I was able to complete this in a couple of hours.  It might of taken less time if I knew what I was going to use to decorate the pages.  Decisions. Decisions.

Give it a try.  I've made several of these and they make great gifts.  I made one for my Mom for Mother's Day and put pictures of all her children as youngsters and now.  She really liked it.  I also made one for my trip to Charleston, SC.

Leave me a comment if you give this a try and let me know how you used it.

Bye, Bye for Now 

Monday, October 13, 2014

FUN PUN Challenge # 232 at FCCB

It's time for another Monday Challenge at FCCB.  This week we are making projects with Fun Puns.
For my card I used the Doodlecharm cartridge.  I like the basic cuts on this cartridge, because they can be embellished so easily.  I cut this bear out of four pieces of double sided paper.

After cutting the four bears out of the patterend paper I cut one out of black to attach all the layers to.  I cut the arms and legs first and adhered them and then the ears. I attached the belly last to hide all the intersecting pieces.  I made a bow and blinged it up with a heart and added google eyes. Do you see the little bit of cotton in his mouth. I think it goes well with my sentiment, don't you?

For the finishing touch I added faux stitches to make it look like the bear was sewn together. 

Here is list of supplies I used.
MME Honey Cake 6x6 paper pad
Scrappy Mom's - Bear Necessities stamp set
Doodlecharms -Cricut cartridge
goggle eyes
heart bling
Black Sharpie

Can you think of a Fun Pun? Make a project and link it to our challenge at FCCB.

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, October 6, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 231

Hi! Everyone

It's another Cricut challenge at FCCB.  This week the challenge is to make a Birthday card.  Who can't use a stash of already made Birthday cards.  I had someone in mind when I made this card.

I cut the shoes from Cricut Alphabet that came loaded on my Expression 2.  I added some Cotton Candy and Black Diamond Stickles on them to glam them up.  I also used some pink bling.  This is not the type of card I usually make but I know the recipient will appreciate it.

I had a roll of Zebra striped Washi tape and never could find a reason to use it until now.  The sentiments are from a stamp set by Fiskars and TPC Studio.  The pink and white chervon is punched using a 2.5" Fiskars punch out of a scrap of paper, YAY!.

Hope you like my glam card.  Create your Birthday card and link it to our Monday challenge.

Bye, Bye for Now,

OH! by the way I have another Halloween project to share. Click HERE to view my Witch's Hat.
And check back next week I will posting more Halloween projects.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Witch's Hat

OK here is another Halloween project for you.  I have always wanted to make a Witch's hat. I have seen them on You tube and other blogs and thought they were so fun for a home decor Halloween project.  Here's mine.

It was alot easier than I thought. I used MME "Wicked Merchant Malvado"and it already had a template so I cut it out and put it together.  The fun part was decorating it.  I used a large Prima flower and some of the embellishments from the paper.  Of course black tulle and trim added just the right touch.

Hope you like it. I think I will make a few more and group them together.
Stay tuned for more Halloween projects.

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, September 29, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 230

Tired of the old traditional square or rectangle card. Here's some inspiration to make a Shaped Card which happens to be our challenge this week at FCCB.  I used Elegant Edges cartridge for my basic shape.  Then I cut out my embellishment piece using Celebrate with a Flourish. I like this cartridge because it only has four cuts for each image and they are easy to assemble.

I also finished the inside of the card using stamps from My Creative Time.

Here's a list of supplies used.

Black cardstock- base of card
Orange and black polka dot paper-scrap
Images cut using paper scraps- Yay!
Stickers from Halloween stash
Yellow bling
Stickles Lemon and Black Diamond
MCT-All Around Halloween

Hope you like my card. It was fun to make cause I love Halloween.  You will be seeing a lot of Halloween projects on my blog.  I pulled out my Halloween box of goodies. I'm making (Halloween) things, like treat boxes and decorations so I will be sharing them.

Make your shaped card and link to our challenge, looking forward to see what you create.

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, September 22, 2014

Challenge #229 Sketch

Hope everyone is feeling crafty. Our challenge this week at FCCB is to use a sketch for your project.

Here is my card for today using Cricut cartridges Cricut Sampler and Elegant Edges.

 Challenge #229: Sketch

For my card I used DCWV "Whimsy" paper stack.  The scallops were cut using Elegant Edges and the Thanks sentiment was cut using Cricut Sampler.  I inked all my edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Iced Spruce".  The flower is Prima.  The banners were cut free hand.

Be sure to use the above sketch as your inspiration.  Include at least one Cricut cut and link to our challenge at FCCB.

Bye, Bye for Now

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Wanted to share with you some cute little note card gifts I have been making.  These cards are 3x3 and are perfect for sending a note to someone or putting in a gift.  They are quick and simple to make.

Here are the note cards. I made a set of four for each gift bag.  For the papers I used DCVW Mariposa 8x8 pad.  The Fleur de Lys is a stamp by TCW (bought at Tuesday Morning).  I used Rangers Perfect Pearls in gold.  In the lower right hand corner I attached three pink flat back pearls.

This is the presentation gift bag. I stamped a Fluer de Lys with Staz On black ink. This works best. Other inks will work but they must be completely dry or they will smear.  I made the embellishment using the same papers and my MCT die "Scallop & Stitched Circle".  I stamped another Fluer de Lys and fussy cut it.  The finishing touch is a hand dyed seam binding in pink to coordinate with the pink and black color scheme.

Hope you like this gift idea. Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think and maybe suggest some more themes.  The recipient of this set is a huge Saints fan, but I wanted the colors to be feminine.