Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Scrapers,

I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Happy Scrapin!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blessing Mix

Hi scrapers :) I bring you my version of the "Blessing Mix" that I saw Angie with Chic-n-Scratch do a few weeks ago, or you may of seen Tracy with Craft Junkie Too do something similar as well.  

Blessing Mix Poem:
The Bugles are a symbol of the Cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
The Pretzels represent arms folded in Thanks & Prayer.
The Candy Corn reminds us that during the first winter, the pilgrims were allowed only five kernels of corn per day because the food was scarce.
The Fruit is a reminder that Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest.
The Peanuts represent seeds, the potential of the bounteous harvest of the next season if they are planted & well-tended.

Turkey is cut from Create-a-Critter at 2.5"
The paper rosette was made by using a 12x1.5" strip of paper and scoring at every .25". When that is finished fold on each score line using the mountain/valley fold. See this video for a better explanation. 
I used Diamond Stickles around the edges to give them a little glitter. 
The poem was printed for Angie's PDF file she has available here.

I filled cello bags with bugles (I couldn't find the original so I used chocolate/peanut butter), pretzels, candy corn (only 5), orange slices, and peanuts. 

I hope you have enjoyed my Thanksgiving Blessing Mix treats. I gave these to my co-workers, my mom, and a neighbor that helps me out with sewing projects. 

Happy Scraping!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Pumpkin

Okay, this will be my last post for tonight. Shew, getting caught up is a lot of work. For this project I created a 1 page scrapbook layout of my boy Solomon with his pumpkins. It was quite a job cutting his pumpkin to look like him. Thankfully, I found a template to use on Better Homes and Garden.

Imaginise Apple Cider collection used.

(1) 12x12 piece of the wood grain used as the base.
(1) 12x12 piece of the green used for the scalloped square cut at 10.75 x 10.75 from Mini Monograms
The words "My Pumpkin" are also cut from Mini Monograms and I used the hide contour feature to hide the stitching lines.
(2) photo mats both fit a 4x6" picture. The mat sizes are 6.50 x 4.50 and 6.25 x 4.25.
(3) pumpkins cut from Create a Critter. (1) pumpkin and all layers cut at 2.5" and the (2) smaller pumpkins cut at 1.75"
(1) wood stump and all layers cut at 1.75" from Create a Critter
(1) squirrel and all layers cut at 2" from Create a Critter
(1) acorn and all layers cut at 1"
I used my Jelly Roll white pen do doodle on the stump, squirrel and pumpkins.

Happy Scrapin

Happy Birthday

WOW, another blog post in the same day! I'm on a roll. So I created this cute cup cake card for my dad's birthday. I was trying to figure out a way to make something cute but be manly. So what better way than to use the color blue. Perfect! 


Crumb Cake SU card stock cut to 5.5 x 4.25"
Cup Cake cut from Create A Critter at 3"
I used to hide contour feature to hide the face and I used a Peachy Keen face stamp.
The brown patterned paper is from the TPC Studio Homeroom stack and it's cut at 5.5 x 2"
Happy Birthday is from the My Pink Stamper Family & Friends stamp set (I cut the stamp in half to separate the two words). 
White pearls are from my stash.
I used a Jelly Roll black pen to doodle around the cupcake and a white Jelly Roll pen to doodle around the outer edges of the card.

Happy Scrapin :)

Christmas Cards

Hi Scrapers,

Well here I am again with another project. Here are the two Christmas cards that I will be sending out. I have about 12 done and I need to make about 50. I ran outta my Stampin Up paper so I've been on hold with them for awhile. I have another Stampin Up club meeting this Sunday, so I'll be putting in my order and get these cards wrapped up PDQ! 

So what I've done here is I've created the card front and will adhere the card front to blank white prescored cards I picked up from Joann's.


Card #1:
Crumb Cake SU paper cut to 5.5 x 4.25" 
Dotted paper cut to 4.25 x 3.75" and adhere to top of card
Punch green card stock (Old Olive SU) 4.25 x 1.5" wtih scallop edge punch. I used a Fiskers threading water punch and adhere to card.
Cut red card stock (Real Red SU) 4.25 x 1.75" and stamp sentiment on left side. I stamped in VersaMark and used white embossing powder then heat embossed.
Cut striped patterned paper 4.25 x 1.5" and adhere.
I used the Hero Arts "Joy to All" stamp set.

Card #2:
Crumb Cake SU paper cut to 5.5 x 4.25"
Cut green card stock (Old Olive SU) 5.5 x 2.5" and stamp the sentiment on the left side. I stamped in VersaMark and used white embossing powder then heat embossed. I used my Cricut and Gypsy and welded a circle cut at 1.75" to a 5.5 x 2.5" rectangle I got from George and Basic Shapes. You could use a 1.75" punch to get the same effect.
Adhere the image behind the circle window using dimensional adhesive (SU dimensionals)
Cut red card stock (Real Red SU) 5.5 x 1.5 and punch with a scalloped edge punch. I used a Fiskers threading water punch.
Cut patterned paper 5.5 x 1.5" and adhere to card front as shown.
Adhere green window card (Old Olive SU) piece to card using dimensional adhesive. 
I used the Hero Arts "Joy to All" stamp set.