Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010....hello new challenges!!

I just made this sweet little Valentine had some fun inspiration....

This is a new blog I just found! Love new challenges....they get the juices flowing!
Check them out....if you play along, you get a chance to be their guest for the next
month. FUN!

I'm excited to see what the New Year challenges, new experiences,
new crafting fun too! 2010 was truly craftopia here......I don't know if 2011 can
possibly keep up, but it will be a fun ride either way! Hope you all can join me!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Time for a little sweet.....

Well, I haven't had time to play along with Skipping Stones Designs
sketch challenges for a here, with a whopping 55 minutes
to a card for SSD#55. Super quick, but super cute! Tim
Holtz swirl folder embossed red paper......brushed with a cat's eye
white chalk ink to pop it. Used labels 14 to cut the shape for the
sentiment (stamped from SSD friendly fruit set). Added the strip
across the top from white glitter cardstock (American Crafts) and the
little peppermint was made with a 1" circle that I freehanded swirls
using copic #R46 and then blinged it with diamond stickles. A bow
here a pearl there.....I call it done! Whew!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Here a little "chill chaser" Cosmo-licious project, that is over on the Cosmo
Cricket blog today! If you haven't had a chance to hop over there.....pop by
and say hi, and leave a comment, cause they are giving away some goodies,
too! Read all the info over there! Well, on to the project.....below is some of
the Jolly by Golly collection....a couple of the journal cards (LOVE! can
really alter these up!) and I cut a piece of Core'dinations out with Spellbinders
labels 14, then scuffed it up.....

Below is how it looked when I put it all together (the cup is pop dotted)...
And here's the finished folder.....I used a 6x6 base just cut a
12x12 sheet of paper in two, and you've got what you need to make the
folder! I trimmed it out in more Cosmo goodness.....a journal strip, pretty
paper (PP). Love that snowflake paper! And then ready set chipboard that I
added the words to, using the tiny type alpha.....yep, you know it.....LOVE!!
This is the inside....I added a piece of velcro to hold it closed.....the swirl is
cut out of more Cosmo PP, and the Cocoa is the Jolly by Golly alpha....I
wanted all the letters to look the same.....and there was only a red A on the
sheet.....soooooo, I used the V turned it upside down, and added a little
piece of the brown paper I used to make the's all about the
Here's a detail shot of the cocoa pouch, I fed the ribbon thru a hole here,
tied a triple knot behind to hold it in place.....
And, you know, I just can't leave well enough alone.....what is a gift without
a matching card?? Here's where that altered set of journal cards ended up!
And a little chipboard snowflake from Mitten Weather, and a little bling....
Cute little teachers gift, bus driver gift.....anytime you want to give a little
something. You could also add a gift card inside the card to complete it as
a bigger gift.

Hope you enjoyed......have another project coming next week, and I may
just sneak in a few more of Tim's tags.....there are 5 more sitting here
completed.....still have 4 more I'd like to do.....those may be a New Year's
project! Say hi, if you stop by, and watch for more goodies soon!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

We Have A Winner!!

First off, let me say a huge THANK YOU, to everyone
that participated in our little hop! We had a blast, hope
you all enjoyed it too.......and thanks for all the wonderful
comments, and to those of you that became new followers
too! I have a lot of fun things coming up.....going to post
the rest of my Tim Holtz tags, and I'll be sharing some
detailed "how to's" on my Cosmo Cricket Guest Design
Team projects....I'm up every Saturday during December!

So, I promised you a winner, and here you go......

by random (dot) org number generator, the magic number is....

wait for it.....

still waiting.....

why are we waiting again??

Oh yeah, you want to know the winner, right??

Ok, Ok, Ok,........

#60. What you want me to count it out for ya too??

LOL.....ok, that would be:

Josie59 said...

Love it!! Thank you for sharing this clever idea.

Josie59--you have until midnight on Tuesday to contact me
with your email so I can pass that onto our lovely store owner
Kim, and she can get your prize on it's merry little way! Hey,
you get an early present!! Congrats, and again, thanks to all
that joined us.....we'll be hopping again, so keep an eye out! And
in the mean time.....don't be a stranger.....stop by and say hi.....I
often have my own blog candy to giveaway, too!! And I feel a
mid winter clean out coming

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Let's Go To The Hop!!!

Welcome to the FIRST EVER Cutter's Creek Blog Hop! You should have
"hopped" here from Mandie's blog, make sure you don't miss a single stop,
because we have a chance to win BLOG CANDY, and amazingly talented gals
with awesome projects are at every stop!! The pic above is my little blog
hop's a great gift item, and so easy to make, you'll want one
for yourself!! It's a "Christmas Card Keeper", see a pic of the inside below:
Our "theme" is red and green, but you can see, this would make a great
project in any color scheme, and ANY theme at all. It's a great way to
present a beautiful handmade card set to someone, or a great way to
keep yourself organized!! Below you see all my envelopes, stamps and
address labels all neat as a pin!
Ok, here's where it gets funny.....forgot to edit this next pic, and it was in the
middle of all these pics I downloaded, get to see my goof,
lol. You start with a basic, inexpensive school pocket folder.
Next, you make a score line 1" above the pocket........all the way across....and
you will cut down the middle seam of the folder, down to this line.......
Now you cut 2" off the top of the folder all the way across. Now you are
ready to make the flaps. Measure the first angle as shown, and draw a
pencil line...cut off this piece. Do the same on the other side of this flap,
then use the finished flap as a "template" to cut the other side.....
Now you have your folder ready to decorate.....
Start with 2 pieces of 9 & 1/4" by 5" paper to make your "liners"....put
adhesive on the folder, and line up the TOP edge first, then make sure it's
lined up at the crease, then tuck what's left into the pocket (put adhesive on
the back of the paper for this last part!)
Now to finish it off, you can decorate any way you like! I used the ever
gorgeous American Crafts glitter cardstock (white...stripes inside, red on
the front cover, black under the label and santa's belt, and gold for the
belt buckle), I also used Spellbinders Fancy Tags dies which I blinged out
in some Stardust Stickles, and the white panels on the front are plain
white cardstock, embossed with the Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades
from the Snowman/Snowflurries set. As a last note: I used small pieces of
velcro to hold the flaps down and hold the keeper closed.

Hope you enjoyed my little time it's a video tutorial, this takes
way to long to!! But now the BEST for last......yep, you guessed it
my BLOG CANDY!! I have an awesome set of American Crafts fine tip
markers! Awesome for cardmaking and scrapbooking alike.....what a lovely
addition to a card keeper gift....hmmmm......just leave me a comment, let
me know what you think of the project, the hop, whatever, and I'll choose
a winner by on Monday morning, and post it here. Only one
comment per person tho'.....want to make things fair!
Now it's time to hop on over to the awesome Melissa's blog,
and continue having a hopping good time! Make sure you don't
miss one awesome stop!! Here's the line up just in case:

Chris – CC Blog

Mandie W

Laura - ARE HERE!!


Sandi S

Kim B

Vicki W

Lori B

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The 12 Tags of Christmas.....

Well, here it is, my very first Tim Holtz tag!! I have become a regular TH
addict of late (wow, scrapaddict really fits It's been so fun to
play along with his 12 Days of Christmas tags.....but as much TH as I own,
I've had to improvise a lot! But then, that's all part of the creative journey!
The Noel tag is #2....I used a 7 gypsies swirl stamp, a Skipping Stones Design
music stamp and the holly stamp (can't was colored with
copics and then I used glossy accents.....think this one is one of my favs....
looks great, but was really easy!
And this is the third tag.....the branch was actually from the tree in
tag #1 (TH embossing folder)--I inked it and then cut it out. Got the
vintage post card from the internet, the tinsel is Making Memories,
and can I just say.....if you don't own TH's tissue tape....RUN don't
walk and grab it!! Wow is that stuff the BOMB!! I used it for the flower
and also it's decoupaged on the bird (which I colored with copics.....
it takes any alcohol based ink really well!!). Ok, off to work on tag #4
wow, lots of improvisation on this

And hey--don't forget to check out the Cosmo Cricket blog every
Saturday in December for my projects during my GDT stint! I'm so
excited to "play" over at CC!!!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Ok, I am doing the hap, hap, HAPPY DANCE over here!!! It's true
pinch me, I must be dreaming, but true.....I am the guest designer
for the month of December for Cosmo Cricket!! I am so excited to
have this opportunity to create for one of THE most AWESOME
scrapbook companies EVER!!! Thanks again for everyone that
stopped by to visit during my Cosmo Mitten Weather projects...
and make sure you come visit the Cosmo Cricket blog often.....
you should see some of my projects soon!!! WooooHoooo!!!!