Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Mini Album and Announcement!!

Happy Halloween Everyone! I have an announcement to share with you.... I found out last week that I made the SweetSassyDiva design team. I am so super excited!! This is my first project that I am daybuing on the blog This is a mini album I made for my son using the paper collection by Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland. It is so cute!! I just love it!! I glimmer misted all of the pages with Old Lace glimmer mist by Tattered Angels. This is one of my favorite, most used mist. It is almost clear with just a hint of glimmer. Enjoy!

-Tim Holtz Baroque Die
-Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge
-Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge
-Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge
-October 31 Cricut Cartridge
-Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland 8x8 Pad
-Tim Holtz Ornate Plate
-Prima Bling in Black Pearl
-Prima Mini Roses
-Prima Lace
-Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Wheat Fields and Old Lace
-Crafty Secrets Alice in Winderland Stamp Set
-Crafty Secrets Halloween Stamp Set
-Tim Holtz Odds and Ends Stamp Set

The first thing i did was cut out 6 pieces of medium weight chipboard and colored the end of each edge with black acrylic paint by Claudine Hellmuth. Then i took the pattern paper and cut that with the baroque die by Tim Holtz as well. For the front cover I used an ornate plate by Tim Holtz and alcohol inked it in black (all of the metal embellishments are inked with black alcohol ink). Next I used a stamp by Crafty Secrets, cut out some of the pattern paper, and of course it could not be complete with out some Prima bling and flowers.

For the second page i used a clear frame I got at Michaels as a pocket to hold some tags. The tags are from the Happy Hautings Cricut Cartridge and they are cut at 3.5"H x 2.47"W

For this next page i used my Cricut Expression and the October 31 Cricut Cartridge ( I just love this cartridge). I cut out the image twice, once the whole image and then the next one i cut out out using the hide / contour feature, then used distress stickles. I used Tim Holtz distress ink on the leaves. I cut the image at 2.01"H x 5.00"W, I cut the tags at 3.5'H x 3.29"W.

The next two pages are pretty simple, I used the Happy Hanutings cartridge to cut out two frames. On the first one i used distress stickles over it and cut it at 4.97"H x 3.64"W, the second one I used Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, cut it out at 3.84"H x 4.23"W.

This was a page I used my most favorite Cricut cartridge of all time... Sentimentals. It is an envelope pocket to hold some tags and pictures. I cut it out at 2.33"H x 6.31"W
This next page is so super simple, i loved the paper so much i did not want to cover it, so I used another acrylic frame i got from Michaels, it is the Recollections brand.

This next page is very interesting and I just love it. It is a mini album within a mini album. I cut out all of these little playing cards from the collection and then made them into a mini album to hold journaling and photos. I cut out the little tabs using the Fabulous Finds Cricut cartridge. I cut the little tabs at .36"H x .84"W.
This page is for some tags, I cut out the spider web using the Happy Haunting cartridge. The web was cut at 3.59"H x 3.07"W.This is another page that I used the Sentimentals Cricut Cartrige on, I cut out this file folder at 3.95"H x 6.89"W

The last page I used the Cricut cartridge October 31 and i cut this piece at 3"H x 4.63"W. I then backed it with some black cardstock so that the words would really show.
Please feel free to down load the file: Alice in Wonderland Mini

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Graphic 45 Steam Punk Birthday Card

It was a friends birthday at work so i whipped up a quick card. I love the Steam Punk Debutante collection from Graphic 45, it is so gorgeous. I thought that this image went perfect with the Mariposa paper stack by DCWV, the aqua blues, and oranges are very similar, both have butterflies in them. I of course could not forget some prima flowers as well as the gems from I-Rock. I used some stickles around the image to accent a few points. I am really happy with the way it turned out. I also used a stamp by Tim Holtz, the name of the stamp set is Odds and Ends, and can you can purchase them at a great price if you go to Awesome customer service by the way!! So, i stamped the ticket using a page from the paper collection and cut it out. I finalized the card by using some Prima lace.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Greeting Farms Birthday Card

It was my brother in laws birthday this past Sunday, so i had to make a quick card. I really like the way it turned out. I used my copic markers to color Ian, i think i did pretty good with the blending, i am still learning, i then edged him with vintage photo (i had ink on my finger and touched his face, so some of the distress ink got on him). I am not sure if i like that or not, i don't like the white space i leave after i cut him out. Anyway, so then i used patterned paper from a Tim Holtz paper pack and ran it through my big shot with one of Tim Holtz embossing folders and put Vintage photo distress ink over it. I also used a pocket watch stamp that is from Crafty Secrets - Alice in Wonderland Collection (that i got at, just love their customer service). Of course had to bling it out with my new I-Rock and finish it off with some lace by Prima.

Let me know what you think of it.


Scrap Space

Good Morning,

Sorry i have been M.I.A. lately. I have been working pretty much round the clock on a big project at work, and have not had too much scrappy time. We are finished with the project and now my schedule is back to normal. I am so happy, because i have not spent too much time with my son either, so i had an awesome weekend of just family time with hubster and my son. We went pumpkin picking yesterday and had an absolute blast. I worked on a few items this weekend, one of them is an ornament swap that i am in on the message board. Those girls are so much fun, you should check the board out if you haven't yet. Susan also does live shows on UStream a few time a month.

I took some pictures of my scrap space and wanted to share it with you guys, because i love it so much. Before i got this desk in May i was scrapping on the floor :( not fun (at least for me).

The picture below shows my most favorite and most used tools, my Cricut Expression and Sizzix Big Shot. It is sitting on a desk i got from World Market. I love this desk, it has so much space for scrappy stuff (this is not all of my scrappy stuff, just my most used items). I keep my most used items in here and other extra items in another room in the closet. I try to keep this space pretty clean. There is a space that opens up and that is where i create my projects. My glue gun and ATG along with other few items are always on hand in that little space along with my craft sheet (underneath that there is a glass mat so that i do not cut or mess up the table).

Hope you guys like my craft space, i just love it. Let me know if you have any questions about it.