Monday, October 31, 2011

My first Digital layout

My two younger grandsons really got into the spirit of their costumes this year!!  Now don't be too impressed with the layout, it isn't mine LOL.  This was a free layout from My Memories suite, I was really just seeing how to post to my blog.

First simple page using the My Memories Suite digital software

Halloween Treat holders

So now that all the little beggars (LOL) have gotten their candy, the porch light is out and the candy dish empty I will get to post the treat holders I made, with help from my daughter for the grandkids and one little neighbor girl.

Pillow box from Easter 2010, white cardstock and I stamped the images all over the paper before I cut. I don't know the size, I used my Gypsy and was able to get 4 to a 12x12 mat

This little orange guys are actually two tags glued together on the bottom, candy in the middle and tied with a ribbon

I saw these on facebook.  Someone had posted their first video tutorial, sorry can't remember who right now.  So I tried it and  it was so easy I decided to make them.

In total I had to make 132 treat holders.  I had a few left over so I took them to work for the ladies in my office.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Win an Heirloom cartridge !!

Just reminding everyone that if you visit Bugjuiced and help her each her follower goal you will be entered in a drawing to win an wonderful Imagine Cartridge, and if you tell her I sent you, I will be giving blog candy away as well for all who tell me they are now Bugjuiced followers!!!!  nothing could be simpler, and while you're there make sure you comment to win a blog MY blog??!! Well Debbie can design one for you too, for FREE.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

....And we have a winner!!

Thank you everyone for joining me on this wonderful, wobbly Action Wobbles blog hop hosted by Haidee!   The winner of my blog candy is..............

Blogger Cathy said...

I never thought of using an action wobble on an altered frame. great idea!!
October 22, 2011 4:11 PM

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Action Wobbles Blog Hop day #2!!

Welcome back my crafty, wobbly friends!  So glad you decided to stop by for our second day of the action wobbles blog hop hosted by Haidee.  If you didn't start at Haidee's blog, you need to start over from there!  You have just left Martha's wobbly project!

For today's project I made a tag that wobbles.  Using my Gypsy I cut two tags from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge, one just slightly smaller then the other.  I then inked both tags in pink.  I punched out some dragonflies from various scraps and heat embossed them.  I adhered two flowers, added the dragonflies and a little stickles bling.  After putting a ribbon through the eyelet and a little feather for added texture I adhered the smalled tag to it's layer with the Action Wobble and tada!

I tried to shoot a video, but unfortunately my camera did side shots and when I rotated it became all grainy.  I guess I will learn how to use our actual video camera LOL.   Remember to comment both days in order to be entered in my blog candy give away.  Didn't know there was blog candy??  Well check out my post yesterday to see what you get!  Now it's time to shake wobble and roll over to Alina!
thanks for hopping and happy scrappin!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Action Wobbles blog Hop Day #1

Whoo hoo, if you haven't seen these before you don't know what you're missing.  These little gizmos make all your projects come to life!!  I especially like using them for children because they can't stop playing with them.

Hi and welcome to the action wobbles two day blog hop hosted by the ever cheerful Haidee.  I will have two different projects, one for each day of the hop and blog candy to the one lucky winner who comments on each project.  If you have wobbled over from Martha'ssite then you are going in the right direction.

My project for today is an altered frame.  I picked three frames up from Michael's for $2.  I have never altered a frame before so I was excited to try this.

I painted the top and bottom of this frame and then separated the colors with ribbon and bling!  The "Drama Queen" cut is from Rock Princess and is mounted on an Action Wobble!  I added some Black Diamonds Stickles to it for a little extra shine!  Put a couple little bows from Offray on the corners and voila my frame was complete!

Now on to the blog candy!   Leave a comment and a way for me to contact you if you win!!  Good luck, thanks for stopping by and always, Happy Scrappin!

School stickers, coordinating papers and brads and of course a couple Action Wobbles to get you addicted!!
Your next stop on this wobbly blog hop is Alina

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Blog Hop


You are at stop 7 on this 20 spot blog hop!  You should have flown over from Gina's blog.  Welcome and I hope you are enjoying yourself so far!  I love Halloween and can hardly wait for it to get here (really the only reason for SUMMER to end for me).  I love seeing all the neighborhood kids dressed up and running up and down the street.  I play scary music and decorate the yard. (That's a big deal for me as I only decorate outside twice, for Halloween and Christmas.  It's cold  here in Illinois LOL)

 For my contribution to Ashley's Halloween Hop I have made a cute photo frame.

  I picked up this frame, and two others, at Michael's, for $3.  Yep, 2 for 3! First I painted the frame white.  They come natural wood and although I like the color of wood I was afraid the paper wouldn't adhere to it.  I then covered it in paper from K & company Specialty Paper pack.  I've had this paper for quite awhile so I don't even know if it's still available.  Using the same paper I cut the scarecrow out and blinged him up a bit with stickles and raffia and pop dotted him and the little crow to the outside of the frame.   I can't want for my grandkids to dress up this halloween so I can put their photo in there!  

For my second project I made a Halloween card. But to be honest I am in an Action Wobbles blog hop tomorrow so I made this card for that hop and then remembered there were color limitations, so I figured I would post it here because it fits the theme!! And maybe that will peak your interest and you will stop tomorrow to see both of those projects made with action wobbles!!!

All images cut from the Happy Hauntings cart and they all wobble like they are dancing.  The inside of the card reads
"Party like you're Monster Mashed!"  Isn't that cute??!!

Don't forget Ashley is giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky winner who comments and follows each blog in this hop!!!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you continue through the corn maze by clicking here --> Cindy

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Win an Imagine heirloom cartridge!!

Deb from Bugjuiced is trying to reach 500 followers and once she does she will be giving away an Imagine heirloom cartridge!!  She also has up for grabs a blog redo and some handmade embellies, these are three different give-a-ways you can enter!  Deb is the great and hysterically funny lady who designed my blog so I want to help her reach her goal!!  If you go over to her site and become a new follower, post that I sent you (Liz from tryin2craft) once Deb reaches her goal of 500 followers I will also do a give-a-way to show you my appreciation for helping her out.  I will pick a winner from those who went to her blog referred by me!

So go over to her blog: Bugjuiced become a follower and let Deb know I sent you, come back here and leave me a comment that you are now a new follower!   I will be giving away some stickers, ribbon and a few Action Wobbles!!!  (You have to be a US resident to win though-sorry)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sympathy cards

Hello all!  Today I had to make two sympathy cards for co-workers who lost family members.  I used the same colors and cuts, but made them a little different.  The butterfly was cut at 2" from the Ashlynn's Alphabet cart, which was the first cartridge I bought at a Black Friday Wal-Mart sale years ago and don't really use very often.

I used basic A2 card bases and re-folded one into a gate fold.  I covered the inside entirely so you can't tell from the inside.  I embossed both butterflies.  The second butterfly I really like how it turned out, it is much prettier in person.  I cut the second butterfly from the same pattern paper I used for the base.  I then used the "stencil" part of the cut so I would know where the image would cut on the paper and inked over the pattern paper and also added accents in yet a second shade of ink.  I then embossed both butterflies with clear embossing powder three times to add some weight to them.  I don't have the extra thick embossing powder (yet) so I used extra layers and it works similarly.  Everything was inked in a dark purple for some highlights.

thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Winner winner spaghetti Tuesday dinner!!!!

Thank you all so much for hopping with me for the 5 day World cardmaking Day Blog Hop hosted by Gill.  I really appreciate all the kind comments on my cards AND my blog.  In case you didn't catch my "How do you like me now" post, my blog was redesigned by Debbie Crowder.  Isn't it just hilarious!!!  So now for the winner of my blog candy............{...insert exciting drum roll here...}

Winner is:

#17 Eva

Eva left this kind comment:  wow, you have been crazy Love them, so many great cards. I am a new follower.
Eva :0) 

Thanks for hopping and visiting Eva.  I will be sending you an e-mail shortly!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

World Cardmaking Day!!


Hello crafters and welcome to The World Cardmaking day blog hop. This is day #3 in the hop.
This is a 5 day blog hop with 10 different participants each day - But each hop starts at Gill's blog, so be sure to visit her each day. 
As it is World Cardmaking Day the participants of the hop are donating cards for charity. I will be donating my cards to Special Olympics of Illinois.

If you have arrived here from Beckie's blog and want to hop along then you are on the right track. I hope you enjoy what you are about to see, not only from me but from all the participants - each day remember to leave comments there will be  BIG blog candy 
from sponsors of the hop. Gill will even be giving blog candy  for what she thinks is the most interesting comment and will announce the winner 2 days after the hop closes.

So on with my cards this is very picture heavy..I have been making cards for awhile!

Here is one group

Easter and Mother's Day


General cards

Get well and masculine birthday

Happy Birthday

General Cards


St. Patrick's Day
Valentine's Day

Well i hope you like what i have come up with. If you would be interested in donating cards for Special Olympics you can e-mail me.

 Now your next hop stop is Lisa  where you will find another fabulous creation!  But before you move on, I have BLOG CANDY!!!  Become a follower, leave a comment and come back on October 7th to see if you've won!!!!

stickers and embellisments from life's little occasions

Dont forget to visit Gill tomorrow for another hop and more beautiful cards.