Monday, October 31, 2011

A Haunting From My Past

Happy Halloween!  I'm posting one of my favorite cards that I've ever made and it happens to be a Halloween card.  This card is also from my very first post which you can see HERE.  I'm almost coming up to my 2 year blogaversary.  :)  This card was made using the Wild Card cartridge and the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.

What got me thinking of past cards is the Paper Playtime challenge that is happening this week.  It's a 'Just for Fun' week challenge.  You can post anything past or present.

Sorry about the bad picture.  Like I said, this was my first post and I wasn't sure on how to take the best pictures.  :)  I definitely have to remake this card sometime.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Episode 93: Birthday Rosette Card

Happy Friday Crafters and Friends!  Can you believe we are almost in November?  It's insane how fast this year has gone by.  Here is a card that I made for my aunt.  I wanted it to be fun and interesting.  Hopefully I've hit that mark.  :)

All of my designer paper is from the Enjoy the Seasons Cricut Imagine cartridge.  I'm loving this cart.  Anywho, enjoy!

Card Recipe:
Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge
PTI - Hawaiian Shore Saddlestitch ribbon
PTI - Harvest Gold cardstock
Hero Arts stamp (Sorry, don't know the stamp set)
Diamond & Turquoise Stickles
Glossy Accents
American Crafts White cardstock

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Episode 92: Another Halloween Treat Idea

Happy Tuesday!  OK, before I get on to the post I need to explain something.  I totally forgot that for the Creative Critters Imaginations design team post were suppose to use certain colors.  I was thinking it just needed to be another Halloween project.  So my project doesn't contain Orange, Purple or Green.  It does contain some black though!  LOL  :)

Anywho...  I just got the 'Enjoy the Seasons' cartridge and saw this Haunted House and had to use it.  It is so detailed and I just love it.  My project is super simple.  The image is cut at 1.5".  My clear bags are 2"x8" and I got them from Clearbags R Us on Ebay.  

Thanks for stopping by and watching!

Project Recipe:
Enjoy the Seasons - Haunted House 1.5"
Red & White Cardstock
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Border Punch
SU! Real Red Marker
2"x8" Clear Bags
Kit Kats

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pearls, Pearls and More Pearls

My name is Pam and I am a Craft Hoarder.  Seriously.  I was telling Glora this the other day.  I buy crafting supplies and I hate to use them.  I want to keep them because they are so pretty and they cost $$.  :)  So I'm determined to start using my crafting supplies as you can tell from this card.  I call it the Pearl Explosion.  LOL  The image is from Lori's Garden Imagine cartridge.  I just got it this last week and had to use it.  To make it pop a little more I used all of the layers to the image and then for it to pop a whole lot more I put pearls all over it.  Seriously.  All over it.  :)  Enjoy!

Card Recipe:
Lori's Garden - p. 20 cut at 4.9"
Card base - 5" Circle card
Pearls, Pearls and More Pearls

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Episode 91: Making My Own Background Paper

Hi Crafters and Friends!  I wanted to share with you on how I made my own background paper with this card.  It's super simple to do and has a great effect.  I used the Spellbinders Impressabilities tool which is usually used to emboss paper.  I wanted to use the design on them as the design on my paper.  If you don't have the Impressabilities try cutting out a design w/ your Cricut to use in it's place.  It's super easy.

**I want to say a super THANK YOU to Glora.  I don't have the Disney cartridge that Tink is on so she cut and put her together for me.  THANKS GLORA!!!!**  :)

Card Recipe:
Flower Silhouette Spellbinders Impressabilities
Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Diamond Stickles
PTI - Hawaiian Shore and White cardstock
Cricut - Tinkerbell & Friends 5"

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Too Cute To Spook!

Happy Tuesday!  For my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post we are making Halloween Cards.  So for my card today I wanted to do something different than I normally do.  I usually make A2 size cards so I decided to make a circle card.  It's still simple but that's me.  :)  The circle card is sized at 5" and it was from a kit that I already had so I just pulled it out and decorated it.  Easy.  My first designer paper circle is cut at 4.7" and is from the Bubblegum Stripes Imagine cartridge.  My next paper is cut at 4" and is also from the Bubblegum Stripes Imagine paper.

Today is the last day to submit your project over at the Simply Crafts challenge blog.

Card Recipe:
Bubblegum Stripes Imagine Cartridge
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - Ghost 3.5"
Pop-Up Neighborhood Cricut Cartridge - Sign 2.2"
Black & Orange Twine
5" Circle stock card from a kit
SU! Only Orange and Chocolate Chip markers

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Classy Halloween Card

Hi Crafters!  Today's post is for the Paper Playtime Challenge.  I'm back on their design team and they have a new setup now.  The first Monday is dedicated to Cricut cuts.  The 3rd Monday is dedicated to sentiments.  This project we are to use buttons, bows and a sentiment.  This is what I came up with.

I love how the button came out.  The button is from a sweater that was snagged so is not usable anymore.  So I snipped off the buttons because I like the big black fat button look.  It ended up being perfect for this project.  I flipped the button over so the bumpy parts are on the bottom and the flat part is the top.  I then stamped the spider from the My Pink Stampers Spook-a-licious stamp set w/ Versamark ink on the button.  Then heat embossed in white.  I put Scor-pal tape on the back edge of the button and wrapped the orange thread around the button.  It turned out really fun.

It's hard to tell in the picture but the white paper has some shiny embossed ghosts on it.  Love the look of it in person.

To participate in the challenge you can submit your project at the bottom of this post (it will show up on the Paper Playtime challenge post as well), or head on over to the Paper Playtime challenge blog to submit your project.  Just needs to have a bow, button and a sentiment.  There is a giveaway involved as well.  Make sure you check it out!  :)

Card Recipe:
My Pink Stampers Spook-a-licious stamp set - Sentiment & Spider
SEI Spooks paper pack
SU! Basic Black Grosgrain Striped ribbon
Making Memories Orange Thread
White Embossing Powder
PTI - True Black and Orange Zest cardstock

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby Toy Card

My aunt needed a baby boy card and this is what I came up with.  The stamp cut is from the B is for Boy Cricut cartridge.  I merged two of them together to create the card base.  It's cut at 5.25" real dial size.  My yellow layer is cut at 4.75" and the white at 4.5".  I embossed the white cardstock w/ my Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing folder.

The toy is from the same cartridge and is cut out, w/ all of it's layers, at 4".  The designer paper is from the DCWV Baby Boy paper stack.  The toy is also on an Action Wobble.  This cut definitely needs to be a wobbling.  :)

Card Recipe:
B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge
DCWV Baby Boy paper stack
Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - Blueberry Sky, White, Lemon Tart cardstock
Action Wobble
White Gel Pen
SU! Blue Pen

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Episode 90: Neighborhood Boo Treat Container

Happy Tuesday!  For today's Creative Critterz Imaginations design team blog post we are making Boo projects.  Have you done those in your neighborhood?  It's big in my neighborhood.  You get a treat anonymously from a neighbor along w/ an instruction sheet and a boo sheet to put in your window showing you got boo'd.  Then you have 2 days to Boo 2 other houses in your neighborhood.  My house just got boo'd in the last few days so this project came at just the right time.  :)  I've scanned in images of the instruction sheet that we got and the Boo sheet.  It's at the bottom of this post.

I learned how to make this container from Glora's Crafts.  Thanks Glora!  :)  This container is actually really easy to make and it is so cute.  My mom saw them and she is already making a list of who to give more too.  :)  Enjoy!

Boo Instruction Sheet:

Boo Window Sheet:

Project Recipe:
Country Carnival Imagine Cartridge
Black & White Imagine Cartridge
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge
Peachy Keen In Stitches Stamp Set
Black Ribbon
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Martha Stewart Scoring Board

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Reminder Post

Hi Crafters!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was nice and relaxing.  Saw the movie Real Steel.  LOVED it!!!  :)  So great.  I was excited and nervous at the same time.  Love when movies pull you into the story.

Anywho.  I have a craft post ready for tomorrow morning but I wanted to remind everyone of Glora and my Cricut cut challenge blog called Simply Crafts.  You have until the night of the 18th to submit a project.  Go HERE for more details.  There is a giveaway involved.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Video Game Card

This card was made for my nephews birthday.  It's simple but perfect for little and big boys.  :)  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Don't forget about our Cricut cut challenge.  It closes on Oct 18th.  More details HERE.

Card Recipe:
Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge - 2.9"
Bo Bunny Blast Off 6x6 Paper pack
My Pink Stampers Boy Crazy stamp set
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, White, True Black cardstock
SU! Blue Marker
White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Simply Crafts with Glora and Pam - Halloween Challenge

Hi Crafters!  We have some exciting news for you!  Glora and I have been asked by some of you to open up the challenge that we have with one another each month.  So we have decided to try it out.  We have a new blog Simply Crafts that we are putting our challenge on to make things easier.  That way you don't have to figure out what blog you need to put your project on.

So on this post I am going to tell you how I made my card and then ask you to go over to the Simply Crafts blog to find out more information on the challenge and how to submit your project.  :)

It was my turn to choose the cut and I wanted to choose a Halloween/Monster cut from a cartridge that most people might have.  This little guy really stood out to me.  Thought he could be really cute.  My problem was that I wanted him to have feet.  :)  So I looked on the same cartridge and found a vest that I thought it would look like cutie feet.  Here are the original cuts:

The vest is cut at 5.45" and the monster is cut at 4.35".

To make the black and orange background paper I first printed orange striped paper from the Country Carnival cartridge w/ my Imagine.  I then printed the diamond checker pattern from the Black & White Imagine cartridge on top of the orange.  I love the way it turned out!  I then cut out the design from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.  It's the Stamp cut, button #17, Oblong option on and I hid the design in the bottom right hand corner.  It is cut at 5".

Now, to participate in this challenge, and yes a giveaway is involved, head on over to the Simply Crafts blog to submit your project.  This challenge is open for two weeks.

Card Recipe:
Paper Doll Dress Up - Monster 4.35", Vest 5.45"
Black & White Imagine Cartridge - Black Diamond Checker paper
Country Carnival Imagine cartridge - Orange Striped paper
Elegant Edges - 5" Button #17
PTI - True Black and Simply Chartreuse cardstock
Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan Collection (Green paper on monster)
Peachy Keen Stamps Monster Mash Face stamp set
White Gel Pen

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Episode 89: Halloween Treat Box

Happy Tuesday!  For my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team blog post we are to make a treat box.  I've been wanting to make the milk carton on the All Wrapped Up cartridge for a while and now I have a reason to.  :)  The pattern on the paper is from the Snapshot: Texture cartridge.  It really looks cool in person.  Everyone I've shown the box to feels the paper because they think it really has a texture on it.  :)  Enjoy!

Project Recipe:
All Wrapped Up Imagine cartridge - Milk Carton 9", Tag 2.5"
Snapshot: Texture Imagine cartridge - Designer Paper
Bump in the Night Cricut cartridge - 3"
TPS Studio - Rockets + Rayguns Googly Eyes
Making Memories - Toil & Trouble Fibers
My Pink Stampers Spook-alicious stamp set
SU! Black Pen
Memento Ink

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