Friday, October 29, 2010

treat boxes.. coffin style

My son has a football game tomorrow and myself and another mom, Patricia made these coffin treat boxes. It is great to hang out and craft with a friend! The coffins were cut at 10", the skeleton at 5.25", the pumpkin at 1.25". The stickers were from a Martha Stewart pack. Coffin and skeleton came from Happy Hauntings and the pumpkin from Oct 31st. I then took strips of red paper and used the drippy goo punch and glued them to the inside of the lid of the coffin. I added stickles to the stems of the pumpkins. The Happy Halloween and I Vant some Candy stamps came from a local stamp company. This project took ablout 2-3hrs including breaks for kids, we made 13 in all.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Witches Brew

My sons 1st grade class just learned the song "Witches Brew" and I thought it would be fitting to have the drink to go along with the song. His class will be performing it for the parents on Friday and then we are having cupcakes and punch. I wanted to give the teacher a copy to keep and of course I needed to make it cute! I used Mini Monsters for all of the cuts. The witch was cut at 3.35" and the cauldron at 2.53" using my Gypsy. I pop dotted the bubbles on the cauldron to give it some dimension. I printed the recipe on purple
cardstock and then cut it down to the size I wanted and layerd it on some left over halloween paper.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Peace, love and note cards

These were great to make, not your typical not card. Fun and a little funky. They are a standard size A2. I ran the black and gray paper through the Cuttlebug. The peace sign was cut from Feelin Groovy and I used some scrap paper for it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Toilet paper roll mini!!

I am so very excited to be a guest blogger at Scrap'n Tote. I have decided to make a mini album. Since
the holidays are right around the corner I thouhgt that this toilet paper roll mini would make the perfect gift for family. I have 3 boys so I will be making one for each, here is my first completed album, oh did I mention this is my FIRST mini!!

You will need at least three toilet paper rolls but can add more if you like. You will need to flatten your rolls and crease them with a bone folder. I found that if you leave them under something heavy for a night that really helps.

I then measured my rolls and took a piece of cardstock and cut it the roll height + 1" and then cit it 2x roll width + 1" it should look like this:

I added adhisive to one side of the roll and placed it on my cardstock. Next I cut 4 slits at the corners of the roll. I then placed glue on the larger flaps and tucked them inside the roll. I finished taping the paper around the roll and tucked in the 2 smaller flaps.

I repeated this for all of the rolls. I then punched a hole at the bottom of each and added a medium sized eyelet. I decorated each with corrdinationg paper and embellishments. I cut the tags from Tags Bags Boxes and more and decorated each. I plan on adding pictures and journaling to each tag. I looped my rolls on to an old key ring I found and then added some ribbon to it. I hope this has inspiered you to make your own.

other carts used: Lacey Labels, Boys Will be Boys, Gypsy font, Nursery Rhymes, Calligraphy Collection.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween home decore

This was a fun but time consuming project. Most of the paper came from a mixed color stack at my LSS and the green paper with glitter came from a K&Company halloween stack from last year. I went to Homw Depot and they were able to cut a piece of scrap wood to 12"x12" for me, I used this as my base for the main sign. I picked up a small wood board at Wal-Mart and used that for the beware sign. I modge podged everything to seal it and give it a little added strength. I then just used ribbon to connect the two pieces and hang it. Here is the cut info from the gypsy, I am only giving the height as the aspect ratio was on turned on.

Witch 1.61"
moon 3.12"
house 8"
pumpkin 1.47"
tree 4.53"
bats 0.76"
fence 1.71"

Most of the cuts came from Oct 31st except the fence, that was from Mini Monsters. The fence was copied and welded unti I reached my desired length 11.25". TFL

Friday, October 15, 2010

And the winner is......

craftaholic said...

Wow!! Those are so Beautiful!!! I love flowers and use flower paper,stamps,brads,ribbon and anything i can find flowers!!! Thanks for the chance to win some great Blog Candy!! I am on my way over to photo Craft!!


Congratulations Rexann!!! I will be contacting you shortly for your mailing info.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I made this card for the Circle blog challenge, it was a challenge for me because I don't use this much pink or girlish thigs, I have 3 boys! I cut the scallop rectangle in the backround using my Gypsy it was cut at 4" x 5.25" I then stamped on some flourishes and cut a piece of vellum using the same scallop to go over top. I cut the birds at 3.2" also using the gypsy. I then took some scrap ribbon and made a fuffle with it. I then added jewels for the birds eyes using my I-Rock. TFL

Be sure to enter my give awa, today is the last day. You can do that HERE!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blog Candy!!!!!!!!!

                                                                 Do you like what you see??

Brian from Photo Craft makes these beautiful flowers and leaves, yup you heard right these are from his personal product line!! He has given my EVERYTHING and then some so that you can recreate your own design. For all my ladies who live in Hawaii be sure to check out his store in Honolulu, also here is a link to his blog Photo Craft. All you need to do to score this awsome give away is become a follower and leave a comment with a way to get a hold of you. I will be drawing a winner on Friday. Oh and here is a pic of all the goodies!!

also please don't forget about the card drive to find out more click HERE

Sunday, October 10, 2010

outta this world birthday

I made this card for a little boys birthday. The inside reads "Hope you have an outts this world birthday" The spaceship was cut at 4", I cut two of them and on the second I cut the window from acetate to give it a window look, I also pop dotted the second ship for added dimension. The alien on the inside is cit a 1.5".

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Snail Mail

I made this for Throw Back Tursday challenge over at My Creative Time with Emma. You had to make a shape card with Create a Critter and include the color oragne. This is what I came up with. The snail was cut a 1.75" and I used my Gypsy to cut the mail box, I welded two of them together and then made the height 4.25" and the length 5.5"

Friday, October 8, 2010

Just a few cards

These are just a few more cards I have made for my card drive. Don't forget to check it out HERE!! Both stamps are from The Greeting Farm.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Circle blog challenge

Here is my entry for the Circle blog challenge. I used paper scraps to make my card. It is a standard size A2. The lion was cut using my gypsy with a height of 3.85" and a width of 4" I finished it with some black brads and white metal accents with my I-Rock. Really easy card.

Card Drive:
please be sure to sign up for my card drive and support our military!!! Just go to the original post HERE!! I have some really awsome give aways to go along with it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Card drive!!!!!

I am so excited to finally get this started! This is my first ever card drive for 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines. Let's all help make sure that our service members recieve mail. I am also super excited to announce that Munchkins has donated some craft items to be given away!!!!!!! Thank you SO much Cynthia. For all of my local ladies in Hawaii make sure you pay her store a visit she carries some super cute stuff, here is a link to her site:

So let's get to business... To be eligible for the give away you must send me cards. I would greatly appreciate more than one but I will take any amount you are able to send. Just leave me a comment with a way to contact you for the address you will need. I need to recieve the cards no later than November 1st so that I can get them mailed in time for Thanksgiving. The cards do not need to be holiday themed, anything goes. Also you do not need to become a follower but I would appreciate it. Thank you so much for all of your support!!... I will be picking a winner for the give away after Nov 1.


I am happy to announce that Sarah from Pink Cricut has donated a $20 gift certificate to her Pink by Design store. Thank you SO much Sarah for your support!! If you don't know about Sarah already please go check her out.

I will now have 2 lucky winners for some great items.


I love trying new things! My son is playing football this year and I volunteered to put everyones names on their jerseys... it was a good excuse to try the heat transfer vinyl.. I think they came out really well. I used the Silhouette vinyl in my Cricut, everything has to be flipped and written bachwards. You also need to make sure everything is 3-3-3, blade at 3, pressure at 3 and speed at 3. It does take a little time to iron but still very easy. TFL.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cards for 2/3

I am so excited to be starting this card drive for the Marines in 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines. I know how much they will be appreciated. I am blessed to have so many of you willing to send cards and I can not thank you enough.
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