Monday, November 17, 2014

Document December

I admit, I have been missing in action. It has been a very busy past two weeks. There are more than a few blog posts coming to catch you up on all that has been going on. But in the meantime, I just wanted to get this post out about my Document December workshop.

Every year I want to document Christmas, or Christmases past. And every year my best intentions get waylaid by everything else going on. Well, this year, I want to help you and me achieve that goal!

Join me on for a Christmas Remembered Workshop. You will create this fabulous album using the Holiday Happenings My Crush Book and the assortment and a few additional accessories. With the book completed, all you have to do is slide in photos and memorabilia of Christmas as it happens or as it is remembered from years past and you are done! A Christmas keepsake to be cherished!

I had originally advertised this in the newsletter for Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 pm. However, as I am slow on getting this on the blog, I am offering an alternate night, Thursday, December 4th. Please RSVP by Saturday, November 29th to secure a spot. Cost is $28.00.

Can't make the workshop? You can still purchase a kit. Photos of all pages will be included to allow you to assemble at home. Cost of at home kit is $30.00.

I hope you'll join me!

Friday, October 31, 2014


In celebration of Halloween, Edgar Allan Poe, and a lot of spooky fun, I wish you all a Happy and a Safe Halloween!

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Witch's Hat

Remember the poem, "I'm a mean old witch with my hat..."? Well, in the Close to My Heart (CTMH) catalog, there is the cutest witch's hat. Fortunately, for all of us that wanted to make one, CTMH kindly published the instructions here.

However, as with many projects, sometimes what looks simple enough really isn't. That was my experience with this hat. My challenge was the CONE!

I followed the instructions. I glued two sheets of patterned paper to two sheets of cardstock. I taped them together. I started to roll from the corner. And my cone was hideous and I couldn't figure out how to even off the bottom and I had a little kindergarten meltdown. Sooooo, I went to bed.

The next day, I watched a couple of YouTube videos on making cones and after work, I tried the cone again, this time with a little help from my very patient husband. We ditched the two sheets of patterned paper and went down to just one sheet of patterned paper adhered to a sheet of cardstock. Rather than just winging it, we created our own even pattern using a pencil and string. Tie the string to your pencil, hold one end of the string tightly at the corner of the paper and draw from the top corner to the other, keeping the string tight. Here is a little video clip of my husband drawing it out.

Once we had the pattern, I cut it out and rolled it into a perfect cone. And then, the rest all came together. The cricut cuts as seen here are still the correct size, I just used three cupcake liners instead of four.

Because I will be making these with my stamp club tonight, I needed to mass produce enough for ten so I simplified a bit and improvised on some of the products. I used black, thistle and slate cardstock, the Scaredy Cat paper packet, Geometric Backgrounds (but any background stamp would work), and black ink.

Rather than using patterned paper for the banners, I used thistle cardstock and then stamped it and sponged the edges.

All in all, I think it turned out pretty great. We'll see if the lovely ladies coming to my stamp club tonight to make their own will agree. And hopefully, if you want to make one of your own, I've saved you a cone meltdown as well.

Halloween is only a week away! Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2014

One last VW card

Okay, one last VW card and then I will give it a rest (for a while--I really am in love with this cricut cut).

I used the 2" cars again and this time, I did use the shadow background on the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge.

It's a Herbie the Love Bug race! (Again, please google this if you are too young to know who Herbie the Love Bug is).

Happy Scrapping and Paper Crafting!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Halloween VW Card

Ahhh, Halloween approaches. Fall is in the air. My Halloween decor is up. Time to create a Halloween card.

It starts out fairly simple, boring almost, but then...

You open it up and there is a VW Halloween party inside!

It's a pop up card! The Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge is fabulous for making pop up cards. I've just been so busy cutting VW bugs that I failed to actually use the pop up feature on the same key (until now). The Frightfully Fun stamps and the Trick or Treat Sweet stamps had the perfect little characters for this card.

Don't you want to go trick or treating with this bunch?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October Stamp of the Month

I take a break in the VW series to share a little October Stamp of the Month happiness. I know, I know--it's October! We are thinking Halloween and Fall. But Christmas is not far away. Why not get a jump on your holiday cards this month? Only $5.00 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 all by its lonesome. Go here to see more.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Baby VW's!

More VWs! And this time, teeny tiny baby ones!

Remember this guide? This time I used the 2" VW. I love it's tiny size!!!! It is perfect for a 3x3" card.

I thought these would be so cute for baby cards. And the Artfully Sent cartridge comes with three stamp sets, one of which includes several sentiments, including these I used inside. 

Congratulations is a separate stamp so that it can be used with several different sayings to fit your occasion.

And on we go. But again, stay tuned because I don't think I'm quite done with the VWs!