Friday, October 28, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #115 leaves

Paper Cutz Challenge #115 we're "Turning Over a New Leaf "! Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using LOTS of leaves and any colors you'd like, EXCEPT NO GREEN or BLUE!


This week at Paper Cutz the challenge is leaves. I had some leaves left over from the wreath I made. I decided to stamp some leaf images in brown (Memento Cocoa) then use Distress Inks to color over the area. See the decorative edge on the bottom? I went old school and used some decorative edged scissors/ (remember those LOL) I added my left over leaves to the corner Brown trim and ribbon finish it off..


I had more supplies left over from over projects so I made a second card. I went old school on this one too and used a Colluzzle oval cutter for the image. (if you have been crafting a while you might remember those) Man, I used those Colluzzle shapes almost every week for years when I was a Kindergarten teacher. (good memories)



I had these little leaves that were left over from my leaf shaker card. They were the perfect little touch.

I had fun using scraps and my old tools. Would you believe I did not even turn my Black Cat cutter on for this project. What happened? I was watching a movie and did not want to leave the room :) LOL

Head on over to Paper Cutz Challenge Blog and enter in on the leaf card challenge. (One of the DT members made a leaf wreath that looks so realistic I could swear it looks like actual leaves)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cuttin' Up With Class Show & Tell Link Up

Hello Blogland friends. Have you been creating something special that you would like to show off? 


 Well this week at Cuttin' Up With Class we are having a Show and Tell. You can use any project that you have made. Old or new. Just simply make a NEW POST  telling that you are entering the project in our Show and Tell and include a link to Cuttin' Up with class,  Then you can link up your project and go visit at least three other sites in the link up and leave comments.  It is that easy and is sure to be a lot of fun. 


Here is the project I am going to take for Show and Tell.




It is a center step card that I made for a teenage girl's birthday. She loves these colors so I think she will really like it. 


You can find instructions for the center step card in the tab at the top of my blog marked step cards.


The flowers are what I call my "loose rose". You can find instructions for them on a tab at the top of my blog too. 


The butterflies are from one of the SVG files from my "butterfly collection" in my Etsy store.






Hope you enjoy my card and head over to the CUWC site to link up one of your projects :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paper Cutz #114 Breast Cancer Awareness

This week at Paper Cutz challenge blog, we are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness .

#114: "In the Pink" As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so to help promote this worthy cause, let's make a card, LO or craft project for Breast Cancer Awareness month using PINK and any other colors you'd like.


I made a step card with pink handmade roses.



I cut the  roses from white card stock and inked them with TH Distress ink; Victorian Velvet. I used Forest Moss for the leaves. I used my own cut file this time instead of Penny's. I copied Penny Ducan's  basic design but changed the petals a little. I told her all about it and got her blessing before sharing this cut file. (the rose file is included in the "Think Pink" step card file) You can download the svg and pdf files here.  Think Pink Step Card 


I also included a little bling.


Hope you enjoy this card and think PINK.

Featured at Scrappin' Sista's

I am very honored to be featured on Christel's blog, Scrappin' Sista'. She is celebrating her birthday month by featuring some of her crafty friends. I made this card for the occasion. (I promise it matches better in person LOL)
The patterned paper has reds and purples in it. The colors did not photograph very well.

Here is a better look at the roses.

Drop by Scrappin Sista's blog for more details.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Caramel Apple Treat Cups

Hello my bloggy friends. I wanted to show you my caramel apple treat cups that I have been working on for my Etsy store. They are really cute and the best thing about them is they are FAT FREE! (then again if you fill them with candy, that point is moot LOL)


On this one, I cut the caramel layer then added some Aleene's Paper Glaze to make it shine. I wanted to give it a little something extra. I used my "scalloped border with holes" cut file and accordion folded one of them to make a rosette. You can download it from here.


For these apples, I embossed the caramel layer. I also embossed the sticks on all of the apples. 


And for the last apple, I decided to add some beads to look like candy Jimmies.
The beads my not be a good idea if young children will be getting the treat cups, but little pieces of paper would do just as well.
The ribbon is from the blog candy I won from Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly a while back.
(BTW I was one of the winners for the Link Up For Pink event !
Woo Hoo! I won a gift certificate from Cutters Creek! I already did a little "window shopping". Yipee!)

I am entering these treat cups in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge; Apples.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

CUWC Challenge #4 Trick or Treat

Well this week at Cuttin' Up With Class we have a really fun challenge going on. I am calling it 
TRICK or TREAT

If you want to trick someone, you will get the files and instructions on how to BOO! a friend.
They will include a door hanger
and files to make a BOO! bucket.

See the challenge blog for more details.

If someone chooses TRICK, they will get these candy files.
and a cute little treat cup.


I also made this treat box and bag.


Come on over to Cuttin' Up With Class to get in on the fun.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Leaf wreath and award



I made this leaf wreath (say that 3 times fast LOL) using the leaf files I gave away on the Cuttin' Up with Class blog challenge this week. I cut them from white cardstock and colored them with distress inks.


I also received this blog award from my dear, sweet, crafty friend Eva from Eva's Scraps N' Cards.
Be sure and go by Eva's blog and leave her a nice comment.


As a recipient of The Versatile Blogger Award, there are 3 rules to follow…
1.  Thank the person who awarded you.
2.  Tell 7 things about yourself that your readers may not know.
3.  Award 7 other bloggers with this award.



Thank you again Eva!


Hummmm... 7 things about me...that I have not already mentioned...


1) I have been making flowers in some form or fashion since I was very young. From tissue paper flowers to clay to icing and to paper.


2) We lived in New Mexico for a few years and want to move back there someday.


3) We have 3 cats that were all rescue kitties. (we are suckers for furry little animals)


4) I LOVE Cherry Coke Zero!


5) We are huge Lord of the Rings/ Tolkien fans.


6) My maiden name was Hollister. (what I would have given to have a Hollister brand t-shirt when I was a teen...then again I would have to give a lot for one wouldn't I LOL)


7) I have always loved elephants.


7other blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award.
(in no particular order)


Cheryl from CAFExpressions


Lori from Papercrafts by Saints Rule


Audrey from Cute and Some


Kim from Paper Punch Addiction


Davi from Alstromeria's Artistry


Linda from Lovely Linda's Craft Central 


Paper, Scissors, Ink

Hope you enjoy these fun blogs! Be sure and stop by Eva's blog too )









Friday, October 14, 2011

Paper Cutz challenge 113

It is time for Paper Cutz Challenge #113. I have to admit, I can usually come up with all kinds of design ideas but this challenge had me stumped. We were supposed to create a project with stars, circles, and diamonds.
I could not think of anything for several days. Then it hit me to use the shapes as part of a bigger picture. Here is what I came up with.

The circles are in his eyes. The diamonds can be sen in his feathers and his beak. (I folded the beak in half but it is a diamond) The stars are obvious :) They are from a file I gave away here back in May. If the leaves look familiar, they were left over from the leaf shaker card I posted yesterday. They were still laying on my table and I thought they added a cute touch.

My printer is out of ink and my DH got the wrong kind so I just printed "you're a hoot" on my label maker. (I am nothing if not inventive LOL)

I can't decide if my little owl should have wings or not. I made some but they looked weird. Leave a comment and tell me whether or not I should have added wings. :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Leaf shaker card

Hello blogger friends.
I have another leaf file project I made with the file that I am giving away on the Cuttin' Up With Class challenge blog.

It is a leaf shaker card.

I cut the leaf shape out of the front of the card and lots of little leaves to go inside. Then I inked them.
I tried to put foam tape along the leaf frame but you could see the white edges so I just cut the leaf frame shape out 12 more times, stacked them, and inked the sides.

Fall Fun was a caption file I made to give out on the challenge blog too. Hop over there to get the files.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cuttin' Up With Class challenge #3

If you are looking for day 2 of the Scrappin' Sista Blog Hop click here.


It is time for challenge # 3 over at Cuttin' Up With Class


This week we are using these leaves file I made. There are sooo many things you can do with this file.


Here is what I came up with.
It is a swivel card. This side says "Seasons come and seasons go...


Then you flip the center section and ...






This side says "My love for you will always grow.


Be sure and stop by Cuttin' Up With Class to get the free cut file and enter the challenge with us.


You will defiantly want to see what the DT made with these files.

Scarppin' Sista Blog Hop Day 2


Day 2 of the Scrappin' Sista Birthday Blog Hop!



Here is the line up:


7. Jani L. - www.papercompulsions.blogspot.com  <---Woo Hoo! You are half way through!





Hello and welcome to Christel a.k.a. Scrappin’ Sista’s Birthday Swap Blog hop day 2. We are celebrating Christel’s birthday with her.  Each month, she hosts swaps on her blog and we are highlighting projects that have been created using the swap items that we’ve received.

If you’ve arrived from Anita C's st Anita and Bugs, you are in the right place.  If you just dropped by my blog today, we don’t want you to miss not one project.  Go ahead and go tohttp://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com to start from the beginning.


For today's post I wanted to show you a couple of cards that I made from items I got  in the masculine embellishments swap from August.

This first card features an airplane made by Anita (you were at her blog right before mine)



It is called a peek-a-boo card and is really easy to put together. 

Take 2 rectangular pieces of  card stock that are the same size. (Mine are 5 1/2 by 7 1/2) 

Score at 1, 1 1/2, 6, 6 1/2

Cut window out of one of the pieces (this will be the front) I made a frame to go around it using one Of Penny Duncan's Nested shapes. 

Then you place your pieces on strips of acetate, position, and sandwich the acetate between the 1 inch pieces on either side.

The clouds were from a recycled commercial greeting card.
I used the ends from the piece I cut out of the frame to decorate the sides.

When you push and pull the left and right sides, the images appear to move.

For the next card, I used this cute little sailboat.



It is a Z-fold card 

I took a piece of card stock  5 1/2 by 11

Scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 and folded it.


Thanks for joining us for Christel's birthday blog hop.
Don't forget about the prizes.



***HOP GRAND PRIZE CANDY ALERT***
We have some wonderful prizes up for grabs.  Here are the rules.
  1. Be a follower of Scrappin’ Sista’s blog.
  2. Leave a comment on all the hop participants’ blogs.
  3. Include an email address in an internet safe way.
  4. Have a U.S. address.  We love our international bloggers but we’re unable to cover postage at this time.

Here's what's up for grabs.
1. $30 gift certificate to HL, M, or J - sponsored by Anita
2. beaded butterflies - sponsored by Celeste
3. My Memory Suites Digital Scrapbooking Program - sponsored by Barbara & Liz
4. handcrafted flowers - sponsored by Jani
5. CTMH products - sponsored by Shalana
6. Birthday stamp set - sponsored by Maria
7. Pink By Design Birthday Stamp set - sponsored by Jenny
8. $20 Dee's Bugaboo gift certificate - sponsored by Dee
9. $20 Paper Crafting World gift certificate - sponsored by Melin

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Your next stop is Shalana G. at Scrappin' With Shalana.




Sunday, October 9, 2011

Scrappin' Sista Birthday Blog Hop

Today is the first day of the Scrappin' Sista Birthday Blog Hop!



Here is the line up:


7. Jani L. - www.papercompulsions.blogspot.com  <---Woo Hoo! You are half way through!





Hello and welcome to Christel a.k.a. Scrappin’ Sista’s Birthday Swap Blog hop where we’re celebrating Christel’s birthday with her.  Each month, she hosts swaps on her blog and we are highlighting projects that have been created using the swap items that we’ve received.

If you’ve arrived from Anita C's st Anita and Bugs, you are in the right place.  If you just dropped by my blog today, we don’t want you to miss not one project.  Go ahead and go tohttp://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com to start from the beginning.


Well, I am fairly new to Christel's monthly swaps. I have only been playing along for 2 months. I have to tell you though, it is SO exciting when you get the package in the mail. You feel like it is Christmas for crafters! I encourage you to join in next time:) 

I am so happy to celebreate Christel's birthday. I made her a birthday mini album. I made "double tri-shutter cards"  (sounds hard, but you make to tri-shutter cards and join them together. Then you embellish :)



I used the caption that I made for the September hop.


I added some of my handmade roses...


These start out as white cardstock. I cut them using a cut file I made, ink them with TH Distress Ink, and mold them into beautiful flowers.

The purple background paper is embossed then rubbed with silver chalk ink. The center silver piece is actually a part of the packaging to my pain patches. (the medicine never touches the foil pouch) It embosses and cuts so easily. (Plus I get to focus on more craft supplies instead of pain everyday when I put the patches on :)

So let's open it up!


When folded it is 8 inches by 8 inches. When open, it  ends up being about 24 inches long. But just look at all those little spaces to put pictures and journaling!LOL ..You are crafters, you understand!

Here is a closer look at the center section.


OK, I know this is a really long post. 
Just one more picture...

The crown was my swap item for this month.  The caption says "A birthday fit for a queen"

Well, thank you for sticking in there with me :) Hope you enjoyed it. 
I have instructions for a tri-shutter card on one of the tabs under my blog header. Look for "step cards"

Check back tomorrow for more swap goodies!



***HOP GRAND PRIZE CANDY ALERT***
We have some wonderful prizes up for grabs.  Here are the rules.
  1. Be a follower of Scrappin’ Sista’s blog.
  2. Leave a comment on all the hop participants’ blogs.
  3. Include an email address in an internet safe way.
  4. Have a U.S. address.  We love our international bloggers but we’re unable to cover postage at this time.

Here's what's up for grabs.
1. $30 gift certificate to HL, M, or J - sponsored by Anita
2. beaded butterflies - sponsored by Celeste
3. My Memory Suites Digital Scrapbooking Program - sponsored by Barbara & Liz
4. handcrafted flowers - sponsored by Jani
5. CTMH products - sponsored by Shalana
6. Birthday stamp set - sponsored by Maria
7. Pink By Design Birthday Stamp set - sponsored by Jenny
8. $20 Dee's Bugaboo gift certificate - sponsored by Dee
9. $20 Paper Crafting World gift certificate - sponsored by Melin

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Your next stop is Shalana G. at Scrappin' With Shalana.

roses later

Well friends, I thought I finally figured out a way to explain how I make my roses without  a video recorder. It worked for me once, but I can't get it to work again. I figure if I can't duplicate it, it won't do any good to do a tutorial. Sorry. I hope to get a video recorder by the end of the month though :) When I get it I will show you how to make these lovely flowers.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Link Up for Pink

Well, I finally had time to make a Link Up For Pink card. Yolie, Gaby, and Celeste have really done an awesome job in bringing a focus to breast cancer awareness to the crafting world. They have over 80 sponsors and 3 thousand of dollars in prizes (152 prizes altogether). I urge you to make a card for LUFP and link it in support of this great cause. You can get more info and link up at any of these blogs:
            Just Yolie, Just Create                 Gaby Creates                     Touched by a Butterfly


Here is my first entry.


I used my pen holder and Cri-Kits metallic pen to write the caption and then cut it n my Lynx. (it does such a better job with this than my Cricut)




For this card I made a center step card. I have been wanting to make one of these cards for a while now and just kept putting it off. I found a tutorial at Split Coast Stampers. I made some pictures to help explain it. (I am such a visual learner....I think everything should be in pictures LOL)

Start with a piece of card stock that is 5 1/2 by 11 inches.
Make a cut line 1 inch from the left side that starts at the 1 inch mark and ends at 6 1/2 inches. Repeat on the right side. 
(or you can just download this free svg cut file or pdf template LOL)


Score the sides at 1inch, 2 inches, and 6 1/2 inches.
Score the middle section at 5 1/2 inches.
Refer to the right side of the diagram to see how to fold on the score lines. M stands for "mountain" so the fold goes up and V stands for "valley" so fold goes down.


I have to say this is one of the easiest step cards I have tried.  I was surprised. You should definitely try one of these if you have not done so before. If you are anxious about it just download the pdf template above and cut and fold where indicated




And of course I added some paper flowers. This time I used my own cut file that I will share tomorrow.


Be sure and go by Yolie's, Gaby's and Celeste's blogs to see all the fabulous projects that have been linked up. 


Celeste also posted another card she made using some of the flowers I sent her as the winner of the link up party. :) 
  

Friday, October 7, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #112

Hello! This week at Paper Cutz challenge we were asked to make a scarecrow. We are only allowed to use the colors orange, yellow, blue, brown, black, and white.


I decided to make a card. I made a little scarecrow and gave him a little crow friend.





I made some little white clouds but they needed something extra so I put Snow Writer on them. 
The cool patterned paper for his shirt is Graphic 45.


Hope you like him:)


Join in on the Fall fun and make a project that has a scarecrow and enter it at Paper Cutz.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cuttin' Up With Class Challenge #2

It is time for challenge # 2 over at Cuttin' Up With Class


This week we are decorating masks.


Here is what I came up with.


I added his nose with a little tab in the back. That way it will not be in the way.


This mask was so fun, I could not stop at just one.




Goldilocks has fled the scene! Well, actually, I have to work on her some more and will post her soon.  


Be sure and head over to Cuttin' Up With Class to see the other DT projects and to get the file so you can play along.