Saturday, October 30, 2010

AC Moore 50% coupon 11-6 and 40% week

Frankenstein treat boxes

Today I attended Angie's Ustream at Chic n Scratch. She went through and showed us how to make these fun boxes.
Being the frugal person I am with card stock - I was able to make two using one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock (green) and 1/2 sheet of black for the cover/top.
Here is how I did it
Cut 8 1/2" x 11" in half so you have two 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 pieces
Score at 1" on the portrait sides of the piece
Turn and score at 3 1/2" on both ends
clip middles and glue to form a "bag/box

For the top/cover
I cut two piece of black at 3 1/2" x 5 1/5"
score all edges at 1"
Clip and form into a box cover.

Angie showed us how to make eyes:
Using a 3/4" circle punch - punch eye a set up eyes.
Using a 1/2" circle punch - punch a set of pupils (you can use your white pen to highlight the eye as well
For the eye lid - punch one 3/4" circle in green and cut in 1/2. ink and glue all in place.

For the mouth you can use a template as Angie did, but I just drew a "W"
These are going to my two nephews tomorrow, as my sister's family comes to our neighborhood each year as it is safer and you can hit 50+ houses - LOL.

For the bolts - I punch a couple large arrows, folded them at the tip to aid in gluing and drew on the threads.

I am entering in these "not so spooky" fun candy boxes in these challenges.
Paper Playtime - Halloween
For Fun challenge - Halloween - no orange
Frosted Designs - treats

Ode to the MS scoreboard

While it's been a while since I crafted anything as I had to get through over 400 blog posting in my Google Reader library, I made it through and came out with a few challenges that intrigued me.

Using the Midnight Madness sketch - I went with the plain version and took my Martha Stewart Scoreboard and made score lines and frame on the main card and the accent piece.

I recently bought this large intricate MS butterfly punch as well and thought the trio of butterflies would work well on a plain background for the Simon Says challenge. The next was the monochromatic (and one color was ok) at C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog.
Just a sprinkle of MS crystal fine glitter finishes this card off for The ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter.

The inside of my card follows the recipe at The Paper Players, one designer paper (Creative Memories), one sentiment (Sugarloaf Products) and a punch (MS) (I missed this challenge - but it so helped me complete the inside of the card.)

Friday, October 29, 2010

OWH Blog Hop November 13th

Even though Valentines Day seems far away - we have to prepare early to send the cards to the OWH shippers. By creating and shipping early - the soldiers/heroes will have cards to then write in and send back home! Whew.
So we are having a blog hop! I signed up a few minutes ago and look forward to it!
Take a look and sign up go till November 10th

Michael's Coupons

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Directions for treat bag

I learned the basic directions on a blog a few weeks bag, I can't find where it was.. when I do - i'll post the source for the bag using a whole sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" cs.

But this one here is one I had a scrap piece of black cs and changed the measurements to fit!
Here they are:
1) start with a 8 1/2" x 9" piece of card stock.
Score the short side at 2" and 7"
2) Turn and score the long side at 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 1 1/2" 2 1/2" and 1"(that equals 9" of the long length) See pic above where I punched the border punch.

3) remove most of the bottom section leaving one of the 2 1/2" section border punched which is your flap. Have the remaining punch piece section for another project!
4) Remove upper right corner only and clip all remaining flaps this is your bottom.

5) add glue to where I have noted. In fact you can write on it - or put an X so you do not glue the wrong sections.

6) Assembled the side (1" to the 1 1/2" sides) to form a square tube
7) Assemble the bottom as with any box.

Decorate the front and use your crop-dial or whole punch to punch two holes to run string or ribbon through.

Halloween treat bag made from scrap

Hi All
I had just bought this MS spiderweb punch in Clearance at Michael's on my Friday night shopping trip and came home and made this little bag and finished it up this morning.
I'll post measurement and direction a little later

Items used - MS punch, Recollections paper, spider rub on from Target. Misc white string and ruffed up the edges/

entering this in a the challenge at Paper Playtime - spiderweb on a project, I bought the punch with this challenge in mind!

Voting ... on my card

Hi folks
I have entered into a voting challenge of my Fall thank you card at Papercraft Star

My card is entry #28 and voting begins today if you like to vote for me or other fabulous designers please go here.

thanks for your time! Happy Sunday. My daughter is home for the short weekend from college and we have food shopping planned today! LOL.

Also - an AC Moore coupon is in the post below.

AC Moore 50% coupon 2 days and 40% week

Friday, October 22, 2010


This was fun - putting this together I enjoyed the outcome even though as I went along did not know the final finish.... would be.

I kept it simple by using the sketch from Clean & Simple, CSAYL wanted metallic - so I added the snowflake which I make go back and distress to go along with the rest of the vintage feel as requested by Winter Wonderland. (I missed it by a few hours - that's ok I love vintage cards) The color scheme of black, gray and old olive was from ScrapMaster Paradise.

The swirl stamp is from SU in which I used the Versamark ink pad and the perfect pearls again love it as it adds shimmer. The border punch is from MS and you can see some dry embossing with the CB underneath on the black paper.
On the gray paper - I inked the edges with my dark brown Color box chalk ink and did the negative effect of the word believe.
Simple but I think I like it!

Thank you fall card

My friend and I had a lovely lunch today and she treated so I came right home and made her this card.

The front base is embossed using a Sizzix TH embossing folder. I inked with ColorBox Burnt Sienna. Followed the sketch at Card Patterns and added the zig zag ribbon to go along with the Alphabet Challenge blog.
At Crafty Creations they wanted to see red brown and green and For Fun Challenge also wanted to see red brown and cream which certainly went with the Fall Challenge at Crazy4Challenge. I tied it all together with the All Sorts Bingo game challenge and the genre of Thank you and other challenge aspects (embossing, metal, Cricut cut (my rectangles from Wild Card and anything else) can be found at Paper Craft Star.
The twig/leave stamp was stamped in versamark and I used my new Perfect Pearls I got at Die Cuts R Us. I had to buy the Mini Misters today and tried my hand at the new technique - love it!
Added pearls I also got from DCRU.
Oh the stamps and sentiment are from a retired SU set.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cricut new releases

I would love to get the Christmas Card mini cart!
You can read about them on Obsessed with Scrapbooking

here is the one I would love to have as i make over 80 Christmas cards each year!

Welcome New Followers

I see I have jumped to 213 followers!
Welcome and hope you stay and comment.

A little about myself, I have three children and live in New England here on the east coast.

Right now the leaves are changing to a wonderful yellow red and brown hues.

I post challenges that I enter, ideas, coupons and blog candy.
My next candy will occur when I reach 225 and it will be a Cricut Solution Cart. I won't say which one.... so please leave comments as that is the best way doe me to find you.

As a follower some of your blog accounts do not take me to your home page to chat or post comment.

Look forward to your comments.
I'll leave you a pic of our cat - Bella who has found a new spot for his morning to mid afternoon nap!

AC Moore 50% coupon 3 days

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween goody bag

I created this bag using a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock.
I love this! It's going to my daughter when I see her on Saturday

Skeleton from Michael's dollar bin, card stock from Recollection
Ribbon from Stampin up
Border punch from MS
Sentiment is a rub on from Target that my sister gave me.

Entering this in a few challenges
Sisterhood of Crafters Boo-rific challenge
Crafts and Me challenge of Halloween
One Stop Craft challenge - Halloween project
and at Scrappy Frogs - it was to make a treat bag

Saturday, October 16, 2010

ACM coupon

Acorns a plenty

After multiple coats of acrylic paint and drying time - I finished the project.
Vase full of painted acorns - I mimic what Mod Podge blog did. If I was to do it again - or if I have the gumption to continue, I would paint some green ones too and gloss them over.

For now this is it. (the ribbon is from Michael's)
I had some glitter spray by Krylon and did a few while I was waiting.... after making a glitter mess (oh my) on my kitchen floor - this was all I got done.
Entering this in Crazy 4 Challenges create a *Fall/Autumn* card/project

Friday, October 15, 2010

While I wait for the acorns to dry

Yes - I have painted acorns - OMG they take so many coats of paint - I've been up and down the stairs - one coat... next coat. Now I have painted the caps... I can't wait to show you all. I really hope I get done with it tonight. Considering I started at 11:00.... this morning.

So I was reading that this year was a "burst" in the acorns. It was weird - I mentioned early on in the summer.. .Why are there so many acorns in our yard. Mind you the tree is not ours - but our neighbors who decided to cut down all his trees a couple weeks ago in his font yard due to car damage of dropping acorns. You could hear them drop... ting ... ting.. .tang... ok so I digress.

So our back yards meet, and this one tree of his drops so many - you would walk - and ouch step on acorns. I made the mistake one day to hang towels on the line with no sneakers or slippers. Let me tell you painful!!!!

So before our rainfall last night - I went out to the land of plenty (LOL) and gather a few of these treasures. (ha!) and saw a post of Mod Podge blog where they painted them. I thought - great - I got today off from work and want to do some crafting...

Or should I say... waiting for the paint to dry.
Any way - I hope it's done soon as I can't wait to finish.

Gift Card - using Plantin Schoolbook and Cheerful Seasons

This was a fun and simple project.
I cut the gift card holder from PS cart at 3 1/4" using function key Envelope and Tall Ball. Inked the edges and used sturdy tape to keep it closed.
Cut the birdhouse from Cheerful Seasons at 3".
Insert brad and added branches using MS punch.
Entering this into challenge at Cricut Cardz Challenge - make any card with the cricut and at Paper Cutz - make anything !

Friendship Z fold card

I bought this stamp set from my Stampin' Up rep cause it was retired. I love hummingbirds and couldn't wait to make a card.

Ribbon from Offray, sentiment and image from SU! Embossing from Sizzix. CS and DSP is also from SU!

Entering this card in the following challenges
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for yellow
Anything Goes Challenge - ribbons
Charisma Cardz - more than one fold

Mummy snack cup

I saw this on a web site -can't remember sorry - but wanted to give it a try.

I cut the eyes from Graphically Speaking Cricut cart at 1" as I did not have any large googly eyes.
I am entering this at Polka Doodles

iParty Coupon

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Welcome New Followers

Hello to my new followers! Welcome as I see I have reached 205.
Poke around - do a search, I generally post 4 or 5 days a week and also post coupons for Michael's and AC Moore craft stores.

I live in the US on the east coast and the weather is a little cooler this time of year and the leaves are changing to beautiful yellows and reds.

thanks and please comment so I can come visit you too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Farida's Blog candy

Farida is having give-a-way of her first blog candy!
Look at the goodies!

I love the colors of your background on the blog and her cards are adorable!

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends up north

Here in the US it is Columbus Day, but I learned it is also Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

(Card I made and posted last year)
I did a little research and it states:
The Canadian Thanksgiving holiday is officially observed on the second Monday of October,
2010: Monday, Oct 11
2011: Monday, Oct 10
2012: Monday, Oct 8
2013: Monday, Oct 14
2014: Monday, Oct 13
2015: Monday, Oct 12

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mission #673

As a Cricut Card Fairy we get quite a few missions to create for a special child. This mission (673) is for a 7 year old who has cancer and his only wish for his 7th birthday is cards!
I could not wait to create one today. Will be in the mail Tuesday with Monday being a holiday.

I used a new stamp set I bought yesterday at M's Changito is my fav and welcome the thought of using it today for this little boy.

To help me accomplish this card - I used the sketch from Crafty Creations

Michael's coupons for this week

Red Black and White Birthday

Created this for a couple challenges - one at Get Sketchy (sketch) and one at The Paper Players color theme
The stamp is one I have had for a long time, the border is a MS loopy punch and the rhinestones are from Recollection at M's (funny the red looks off in the balloon)
Thanks beejay - she found that Paper Cutz had promoted the red black and white challenge to on their blog.