Thursday, October 31, 2013

Too Cute To Spook-Happy Halloween!!!

So, I think this is the last of my stockpile of Bella Blvd. layout from the DT call.  But I wanted to post it for Halloween, so I hung onto it!  This is Carleen's cousin's little girl and she was just adorable!


Supplies:  All Paper and Embellishments-Bella Blvd (Trick or Treat); Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo with die cutting file

Thought this saying was cute with her in a monster costume!


Just a little close up of the cluster!

So, here is to a fun and safe Halloween!  Have a happy one and get lots of candy!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Paper Bakery-Hello, What's Up?!

I am up over on the Paper Bakery blog today with this layout.  I snapped these pictures at the mall when the cousins were down one weekend and I had to get this cute face on a page!  I used the October Scrapbook Kit-Pumpkin Latte for this.


Just a close up of the title and how I embellished that area.  I also used one of the printables that come with the kit.  I just printed it on photo paper.


I had a pretty big area to fill here, so I decided to do some typed journaling to fill the space some.  And you can see above, I still had some room, so I add the fun gold rub ons at the bottom of my journaling to take up some space and to even things out.  


Alright, my job here today is done!  Check back tomorrow, because there is going to be a spook on the blog!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Carving with Silhouette!

Warning, no layouts and picture heavy post!

So, don't think I am nuts, but I have never carved a pumpkin before Saturday! I know WEIRD, right?   I don't know what I was thinking the experience would be, but I had fun.  We still have one pumpkin to carve yet, it was getting to be a little late to start another one at the rate I carved!

Carleen started the process for us, plus she wanted to roast the seeds to snack on later.


So, I had this brilliant idea to use a cut file from Silhouette for my pumpkin!  Cut it out of cardstock and then trace on my pumpkin.   Here is the cut file.  It's Design ID #50298 by Simple Stories.  Sn@p! on! is the name of the file.  And no, that is not a typo, it really is a @!

I knew I needed heavy cardstock to hold up to the beating it was going to take.  I pulled out my Textured Twill from WorldWin Papers and used it for the cut file.  Then I was trying to figure out how I was going to get it to stay on my pumpkin so I could carve it.  WASHI anyone?!  We all have a ton of it, so why not use it!


It was a beautiful afternoon, but I was too busy trying to carve my design.  I probably "should" have not picked out something this detailed for my first pumpkin carving experience!  I am not sure how long it took, at the very least about 2-3 hours.  Thank goodness for Carleen's pottery tools or I would have thrown in the towel.  And I "might" have broken one, so I owe her big time!


Carleen finished hers in record time and she even carved the back of it!  Here they are drying out so we can get them cleaned up a little more!


Hee hee, that cardigan backside!

Then nighttime came and we finally got to see our results!  And these are with my iPhone, I didn't have a tripod to take them with my regular camera.  The iPhone seemed to work great!


Thanks for stopping by today aka this evening!!!  I will have a layout up late tomorrow for you.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

November Memories-A Not Perfect Layout

I had thought about not posting this layout, because it's not one of my favorites.  It's not the pictures, just the overall design.  But I decided to go ahead and post it, because maybe I would figure out exactly what and why I don't like it!  I was limited on paper to use and that could be part of it also.  I like a full collection and (sadly for the house) two sheets of each pattern, so I have lots of play!  LOL  This is actually one of my submissions that I had done for Bella Blvd.  

Supplies:  All Bella Blvd (Thankful); Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo

I do love the clusters that I did on the layout.   And this tag was fun to create with my Cameo.

The other cluster up in the corner.

So, now that I have shared a "not perfect page" I need to go make one that I like better!  I will be back on Monday!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pumpkin Latte Treat Boxes for Paper Bakery

This is my week for tutorials it seems!  I was up over on the Paper Bakery blog on Monday with this one.  I thought I would go ahead and share it here too.   These were made with the October Pumpkin Latte Scrapbook kit.  I loved all the papers so much, it was hard to cut into them!  


1. Select your papers and cut them.  For these I cut the following sizes: Eat Box (8.50 x 5.50 inches), Yum Box (7.00 inches by 4.50 inches), Good Stuff Box (7.50 x 5.00 inches)


2. Apply adhesive to one short side and one long side, see picture below.


3. Roll each piece of paper into a tube, rolling from short side to short side.


4. On the long end with the strip of glue, pinch together the end of the tube.  When you are done with this step, they should look like this.


5.  Then apply some adhesive dots to the inside of the open rim of the tube.  I used Zots, because you can place them on there and they still have a protective cover over the dot, so it makes it easy to still add treats.  Then close the tube diagonally from the opposite end.


6.  The container should look like this when closed.


7.  This step is optional.  You can run the ends thru a paper crimper for added detail.  OR you could tie a bow around one end.


And then decorate you boxes with what you have laying around!  I had some left over chipboard pieces from the Pumpkin Latte scrapbook kit, which worked perfectly on my containers!




I cannot believe October is just getting close to being over! Try these out before the month is over, or they would be great on the table at Thanksgiving.  I will be back tomorrow with a layout share!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fairy Wand with Therm O Web Glitter Dust

Here is a fun and quick Halloween idea with Therm O Web's Glitter Dust Spray!  I had this tutorial up over on the Therm O Web blog yesterday.

AND let me tell you, I don't do glitter.  And if I do, well I get it everywhere!  Therm O Web's Glitter Dust Spray is GREAT!  Glitter that doesn't spill AND stays put without flaking?!  Sign me up, I would use glitter more if every glitter was like this!


Supplies:  Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye Sweet Caroline; Ink-Prima Chalk Ink; Flair-Paper Bakery; Ribbon-various sources; Washi-Target; Vellum-WorldWin Papers; Doilies-Hobby Lobby; Wand-unknown; Adhesives-Therm O Web

 Cover the base of your wand with Zots Singles Jumbo.  If a wand is not available, cut a shape out of cardboard and glue a stick on the back.  Cut the Zots as needed to fill the shape of wand.  Cover with pattern paper.  Sand and ink edges of shape if desired.

Run ICraft Adhesive tape around edge of shape and then attach ribbon.  After ribbon is attached spray wand with Glitter Dust Spray Pink.


Layer doilies and adhere them together with Zots Jumbo.  Spray with Glitter Dust Spray in Silver.  After they are dry to touch (about a minute or so) attach them to the back of the wand with Zots Jumbo.

Use the 3D Foam Squares to add detail to the front of the wand.  Spray individual elements that are added with Glitter Dust Sprays in Gold and Iridescent.  Layer elements for desired look.

Wrap wand handle in washi tape and add ribbons at base of wand as desired.  Wired ribbon works well to get curls in the lengths of ribbon.  I cut the butterfly out on my Silhouette and then sprayed it with the Glitter Dust in Gold.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Today Was Truly Awesome-An American Crafts project

I still have a few American Crafts projects to share from my guest design, so I thought I would share one of them today.

This was the first layout I did when I started working on my projects.  The unique thing about this is that most of the layers are from the Cut and Paste 6x6 mini pad!  I just cut the sheets of paper in half and layered them on each side of my photo.  Great way to use those pads up.

And I loved using the fun rub-ons to put on my picture!  They worked like a charm and I wanted to add more!


Supplies:  All Supplies are from the Cut and Paste collection by American Crafts; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Doily-Hobby Lobby

I just created a cluster with one of the wooden tags to make a title for my page.


I also used one of the wooden tags to put my journaling on.


Ok, I am heading to bed.  It's been a busy, but fun weekend.  I will share pictures from Pets and Pumpkins and a corn maze later in the week!

Friday, October 18, 2013

WorldWin Papers and Inspired By Stamping Blog Hop!

Winner of my American Crafts Giveaway is:
Jill B!!!! 
Congrats I will be contacting you for your mailing information!  Now......

Hi there!  Welcome to my stop on the hop!  If you did not get here from the beginning of the hop at WorldWin Papers' blog, please start there!  Here is the order of the hop and you will want to hop in order,  because you will be picking up a letter at each blog as you comment!

Katrina Hunt-You Are HERE!

Inspired by Stamping
Rose Miller
Shea Marshall
Tina Hale

You will have thru Sunday night to comment and grab your letters.  The winner will be announced on the Inspired By Stamping blog on Monday morning.

I made a treat bag and a card for the hop.  We were graciously given three sets of holiday themed stamps.  As soon as I saw the little banner stamp, I knew I wanted to make a tag for a treat box!  The box is made from WorldWin's Kromekote paper.  They all have a sheen and come in a variety of colors and textures.  This is a smoothed textured one and works great in my Cameo! The tag is the Totally Tan color in the Original ColorMates colors.


Next up I made a quick Christmas card.  This would actually be a good design to send thru the mail, as it is not bulky at all.  I used WorldWin's Petallics in Beargrass as my base.  Then I used Medium Berry Red in the Original Colormates.  I embossed the red with a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder.  I stamped my sentiment on ColorMates Textured Twill in the Natural Twill color using some Prima inks.  Added a doily, jute, sequins and called it done.  I love the how the elements play off of each other!


Thank you for stopping by on the hop, make sure and comment and grab your letter!   Your letter from my blog is

 If you don't comment, you cannot win.  Head over to Gloria Stengel's blog now!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sketch Week Sketch and Gossamer Blue

Giveaway to celebrate my American Crafts Guest Design still open HERE!

It's Sketch Week again over on Allison Davis' blog and I am here with my take on the sketch this month.  It's a FREE sketch download that you can download over at Scrapbook Generations website.  The sketch will be available on Tuesday and will include all measurements of papers, etc.

And of course, you know I had to change it up! I used some pictures from our photo shoot with April Turner at Uturn Studios.  Love these pics and the expression on their faces.

Supplies in kit:  Pattern Paper-Carta Bella-(Hello Again Stripes *mint green/Hello Chevron *ombre polka dotted paper/Journaling Cards *remember that card), My Mind's Eye (Cut & Paste Charm Carefree *blue woodgrain & grey strip), Fancy Pants (Trendsetter Runway *brown woodgrain), Gossamer Blue (Graphical ikat *multi color diamond border strip/Candy Stripe *pink overlay), Teresa Collins (Memorabilia Chalkboard *chalkboard strip and yellow polka dotted strip); Alphabets-Pink Paislee (Luxe) & My Mind's Eye (Chalk Studio); Enamel Dots-Teresa Collins (Family Stories); 

Supplies not in kit:  Journaling Tag-Chic Tags (Chevron Tab ATC's); Pen-Sharpie; Adhesives-Therm O Web

And here is the sketch that I based my layout on, you can see I flipped it and adjusted for different pictures.

Just the title.  The "littles" is actually really sparkly, you just cannot see it too well.

I used a journaling tag from Chic Tags out of my stash.  It pretty much tells the story behind the layout!

This is just one of those layout that I fell in love with it the minute I had it completed.  Part of it may be the cute pups on it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

American Crafts Guest Designer!!!!!

Uh, yeah!  I am the Guest Designer over on the American Crafts blog today!  I can hardly believe it and am pretty still much in shock over it!  I have a lot more projects posted over there, so go check it out HERE and say hi while you are there!  Thanks American Crafts for letting me play with you!

PS...Check the bottom of this post, there could be a giveaway!

I am going to show one of my layouts and a card on my blog today and then save the other projects for later in the week.  I played with the Cut and Paste collection and there is so much to love about this collection I am not sure what was my favorite out of it.  No, it's the Thickers!  LOL

Supplies: All supplies are from the Cut and Paste collection by American Crafts; Silhouette Cameo and a cut file; Adhesive-Therm O Web

Quick close up of Allison stealing my Thickers!

And the journaling tag.

Loving the stamps with the collection, especially this one.  I got the inspiration for the card from one of the papers in the collection. 
All Supplies-American Crafts Cut and Paste collection; Ink-Prima Chalk ink; Adhesive-Therm O Web


I know you probably scrolled right to the bottom of the post for the giveaway right?!  Well, I have some goodies left over/extra from American Crafts that I would love to giveaway to one lucky reader!  Just leave a comment here.  For an extra chance, leave a comment on my guest design post over at American Crafts.  I will leave this open thru 5:00 pm Central time on Monday, Oct. 14th.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, October 15th here on the blog.  You MUST leave a way for me to contact you to arrange for your prize.  US entries only please.  Sorry, but I have trouble getting to an open post office to ship anywhere else.  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Rockin' Those Boots with Bella Blvd.

Welcome to Tuesday, peeps!  Here is another Bella Blvd. layout.  The inspiration for this came solely from the those fun rubber boots.  Heehee, yes there is a pun intended there!

This layout is from the "Kiss Me" collection.  Not listing supplies, because I am:
1. lazy
2. tired
3. don't remember the rest!


I love this little banner strip across the page, above her pictures.  

So, here is a sneak of what is up tomorrow!  I am so excited about it and I cannot wait to show all my projects.  I will tell you it's a guest design spot that I am FLOORED about!  If you look, you can probably figure it out!