Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Anna Griffin blog giveaways!

Oh this is without a doubt one of the  most exciting giveaways I've ever participated in!  Four weeks of FABULOUS gifts and winning any one of them would be a dream!!  Head on over to Anna's blog and find out how to win...  http://annagriffin.com/content/annas-blog

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Great Giveaway but HURRY!

A great crafter who I have admired for years, Michele Kovack, is having a great giveaway at http://chelemom.blogspot.com/2014/02/pink-and-grey-and-giveaway.html .  But hurry because the deadline is tomorrow Friday, February 21st!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Never Ending Card for Valentine's

I recently bought the never ending die from Inky Antics and used it for the first time to make this card for my hubby.  To make the card, I cut a single piece of red cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, attached a white piece of paper 4 x 5 1/4 which was embossed with the cuttlebug folder from the Love Language set and is small hearts.  The die makes a small card and I took a small bag (like for beads), cut it down, taped it to the front of the white cardstock using scor-tape and inserted the small never-ending card.  The phrase is from the Cricut cartridge Phrases.   I learned a lot from doing this one and hope to do better on the sections on the next card I do.

The first section of the card is from an Inky Antics stamp set called Teddy Hugs and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

The second section is four individual small stamps from Repeat Impressions ( http://www.repeatimpressions.com/index.html ) and colored with Bic markers (fine point) as the red from my Prismacolors always seems to bleed too much and pink and green Prismacolor pencils.

The third section is a cardstock scallop with wording that was in my stash.  I kinda messed up on cutting it.

The final section is two hearts cut from page 72 of the Sweethearts cartridge using the shadow feature and a stamped sentiment.

Valentine Card in a Box for my Sister

This is my first try at making a card in a box.  I wanted it to fit in an A2 envelope so I adjusted the measurements and it ended up being smaller than most of the card in a box that I've seen but for my first try, I was happy with it.  The wording is from the old Cuttlebug embossing folder/die cut set called Love Language.  The hearts are from page 35 of Sweethearts.  I cut them in white and in red and then used the negatives of the hearts for accents.  I decorated the lower outside parts of the box using the same word cuts from the Love Language set.  The roses in the vase and the envelope with hearts are stickers that I put on thin slivers of acetate to make them wobble just a bit.  The small heart with wording that is stuck down a little low on the first section of the box is also a sticker.  The tiny  picture in the background is one of my favorites...it was of me and my Sister just before we went off to sea kayak (for the first time ever!) at Bar Harbor Maine last summer.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Card

Well, Valentine's Day is tomorrow and here is a card I did for my oldest sister.  The blue background paper is an older pattern from PaperTrey Ink.  The mailbox is from page 28 of Doodlecharms and the mailbox post is just a scrap of brown paper that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder.  The hearts and envelope with hearts are from page 27 of Doodlecharms and the grass is from page 69 of Plantin Schoolbook.  (Those older cartridges are still some of my favorites because they have some great images.)  I inked in black around the cuts and the little flowers are just some that I had in a box of embellies.  I have no idea where they came from.  I am entering this card in the Fabulous Cricut Challenge Blog which is to use a heart.  You can see the entries at  http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2014/02/fccb-challenge-197-i-heart-you.html .  Come on over and join in the challenge!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our 2014 Valentine's Day Blog Hop!  You should have reached here from Hrvatica  - Croation Crafter  If you are just joining us, please start at RockinRenee's blog.  There are so many great projects and I don't want you to miss a single one!  Today we are highlighting Valentine's Day inspired projects.

I'm so excited I have FOUR projects to share.  The first is treat bags for my grandson and is something I totally scraplifted from  http://jeanscraftycorner.blogspot.com/2011/02/cwc-sweet-shop-blog-hop-day-1-you-make.html .  I mean almost TOTALLY.  I did the heart from Sweethearts and the eyes from Graphically Speaking like she did, but I did do a different mouth.  And instead of using staples, I used Scor-tape to attach the sixlets to the hearts and to attach the hearts together.  I stamped the back with a Paper Trey Ink Stamp from the Spring Friendship jar set saying "Be My Valentine" and a "From" stamp from a set by Stephanie Barnard at Stamps4Life.  My grandson LOVED these and is so excited about giving them to his school friends.  I was working on these at my favorite scrapbook store (PS Scrapbooks in Allen, Tx) when one of the owners saw them.  She took pictures, sent to friends and the next week several other ladies at the store were making them, too.  I think this project caused a run on Valentine Sixlets in all of Garland, Plano, Allen and Frisco!!!

The second idea is the treat bags I made for my granddaughter's class.  She loves owls so I used the owl from the Cricut Artiste cartridge and even found matching owl suckers at the dollar store. The treat bag topper is from the Storybook cartridge and the hearts are from the Sweethearts cartridge.  I assembled the owls and hearts and stamped the hearts ahead of time.  She and I put the candy in the bags, she signed her name on the hearts and she put the hearts and owls on the toppers and put the toppers on the plastic bags of candy.  She is growing so fast and knew exactly what to do after seeing me do only one.  I also used the same stamps on her treat bags as I did on her brother's.

The third project is one I did awhile back but never posted.  The hearts were done with a Design Studio cut file and the little boxes that were between the top and bottom hearts were done just using a scoreboard and this tutorial http://scor-pal.com/basics/index_files/Page402.htm .  I did a 2" square box with 1" sides and that was the perfect size for two of the Ghiradelli squares, with the sides of the candy wrappers folded up on the side.

The fourth project is nugget tins that I did for the grankids' teachers.  I used this template to make the dividers http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2008/10/introducing-the.html .  The Ghiradelli squares and nuggets covers and the outside bands are just strips of paper.  The little hearts on the outside of the box were cut using the Sweethearts cartridge and stamped using the Paper Trey Ink stamp.  Each tin holds four Ghiradelli squares and four nuggets.

Thank you for joining me.  Your next stop on the hop is with 6. MamaC - Carolyn's Creative Corner
And here is the entire blog list:
1. RockinRenee - I came, I saw, I created.
2. HappyScrapper64 - Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker 
3. gonescrappin - Col's Creative Corner
4. Hrvatica  - Croation Crafter
5. Scootingranny - Scootingranny's World   (You are here)
6. MamaC - Carolyn's Creative Corner    (Go here next)
7. Greenie8705 - Gina Beana's Crafts
8. MariaJ - Stamp, Cut, Create!
9. Di&Co - Creating Is Like Breathing
10. Dragonfly50 - Designs by Dragonfly
11. TiffysMom - Angie's Paper Passion
12. *Violette* - Whimsical Treasures
13. cricutaddicted - ScrappingForMoreFun
14. LoriSjogren - The Singing Shell
15. Scrapalette - Around the Block with Scrapalette