Monday, February 28, 2011

A Happy Birthday Never Ending Card

I had so much fun making the Never ending card for this past weekends Blog Hop that I decided to make another one. This time with a Birthday Theme. If you scroll down I did do a quick video with the card live. This style of card just has to be brought to life.

Well thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you back again soon!!

We have a Winner!!!

I would like to thank everyone for participating in the Motions and Folds Hop this weekend. I don't know about you but I got some great card ideas. Thanks again also to Ellen at Card Monkey for hosting such a great hop!

I chose a winner through random. org and the winner is #5 which is Patti over at Patti-Lynn Creations . Patti said, "SOOOOO SWEET!!! This is amazing...and now I will be singing that song all I'm a new follower and I'm so glad to meet you!". I'm glad to meet you to Patti. I'm sending you an e-mail so I can get your address to send you the Scotch Quick Dry adhesive. It's great stuff, I hope you like it as much as I do.

Thanks again everyone and hope to see you back again here soon!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Motions and Folds Card Hop

Welcome everyone to our Motions and Folds Card Hop. If you arrived at my blog from Selina's blog you are in the right place. If you just arrived at my blog and would like to start the Motions and Folds Card Hop from the beginning head on over to our wonderful host Ellen's Blog at

Today I've made the Never Ending Card.  ♪♪♫♪♫ This is the card that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends. Some people started folding it, not knowing what it was, and they'll continue folding it forever just because...♫ This is the card that never ends, yes it goes on and on my Friends....♪♫♪♫♪
LOL!! You get the point. We used to sing the never ending song at girls camp over and over and I bet looking back we drove our camp leaders crazy! So I thought it fitting to change it to the card that never ends.
I went with a wedding Theme. This is the front of the card and it folds 3 times to make a total of 4 cards in one. It's really neat.  I used the sweethearts cartridge for all the cuts. The dress I added some Tulle, satin ribbon around the waist and a little jewel. Then I ran the center Red and black through the cuttlebug. I added lots of "bling" on the corners with my i-rock.

Ok so when you open up this card this is what you will see. Again I used the Sweethearts Cartridge.  I added red stickles on the heart on the shoe which is hard to see in this photo. Then again added "bling" with i-rock. The texture is from the cuttlebug, one of the dot's folders.

Now the top photo opened from the middle to create the bottom card. Again used sweethearts cartridge. Added stickles to the ring to make her shine. Then used the same cuttlebug folder and i-rock.

As you can tell the top card opened from the middle and you get what is below.

Photo's just don't do justice to this type of card, so I did a video on how to make this type of card and I also show you this card being folded.

I recently purchased the Quick-
Dry Adhesive made by Scotch and I absolutly LOVE it. It drys real fast and it's Acid Free.  I've found that once I put paper to paper with this adhesive it's done, there is no moving it.  So because I love this product so much and I love my followers so much.  I want to share it with one of my followers. So leave me a comment and on Monday I will a winner.

Your next stop on the Hop is to Jessica at The Creative Stamper Spot.                
Happy Hopping!!

If you get lost at any point along the way here is a list of the Hop in order.

Thank you so much for stopping by for this hop. These are some talented ladies I tell ya :)! See ya soon!

Friday, February 25, 2011

I Love this little Turtle

I was cleaning up my scraproom and I found a happy Birthday stamp with a Turtle stamp on it. The kind of stamps that are in those $1 bins.  I decided I didn't want to use the turtle stamp but would use the turtle cut from Create a Critter. I then found the background paper in my scrap pile. Added some stickles and googlie eyes and  this is what I got.
Thanks for looking! Hope you come back soon.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

All For Aiden

Hi everyone!  I'm thinking that you might have all ready seen this but in case you hadn't I wanted to pass it along.

Tanya from Scrappin KY Momma needs help from all of us crafters. She knows this little boy and his family and would like to send him cards. Here’s his story…
Aidan is a sweet lil 2 year old who was recently diagnosed with T Cell Leukemia. On Wednesday, he had a port installed in his chest, spinal tap, bone marrow, and chemo in his spine. He did GREAT! This lil guy is such a trooper. His parents have accepted that their BABY has Leukemia.. NOT the easiest thing to accept, but their faith in God and their support system have kept them going. T-Cell Leukemia has a high cure rate although chemo will be continued for quite a while. Lil Aidan LOVES mail, like any 2 year old does. So….

This is the card that I made for little Aiden. What kid, or what adult for that matter, doesn't love Mickey. I hope that it can put a smile on his face even if for a few minutes. As a mom I can't imagine what the family must be going through. Get Well soon Aiden!

I added a little Mickey on the front of the envelope to make it a little more exciting to get in the mail. If you would like to send Aiden a card please send it to....
C/O Tanya Stilwell
PO BOX 143
Cecilia, KY. 42724

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I made the Scrapoholic Design Team!!

I've never applied for a Design Team before.  I see everyone's work and think I'm not good enough.  My husband tells me that I under estimate myself.  I've decided it's not whether your good enough. Creativity is portrayed differently from everyone and it's a style of creativity.  I've learned in life that it's how many no's you get. The more people that tell you no the more yes's you will get.  So not thinking that I would be chosen I decided to apply for the Scrapoholics Design Team.  Well guess what? I got chosen for the Team.  I'm so excited and ready to step up my creativity.  I hope to inspire someone and to have a lot of fun in the mean time. Thank to everyone's comments and words of encouragement, it really means a lot.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

bee -Happy

My sweet hubby came home last night from Walmart. Which he doesn't do Walmart unless he absolutely has to, but he had to get something for work. He came home and walked up and handed me the Live Simply Lite Cartridge.  I don't think I have ever been so surprised in my whole 14 yrs of marriage.  I usually suspect something or I'm there with him when he buys. But not today. My daughter said my facial expression was priceless.  So I immediately went in and made a card.

The Card is of White Card stock and is 6 1/2"X 5"
 I used the bee Happy from the Live Simply cut at 2 3/4"
The Bee is from Create a Critter cut at 3"
The polka  dot paper is from DCWV Extreme paper pack "everyday"
I used yellow scraps for the background (Which I wish now had run through the cuttle bug polka dot folder, owell)
I inked and doodled a little then added some gingham ribbon and this is what I got.  I love this Cartridge and can't wait to use it again.
                                 Thanks for stopping by, See you next time.

The Liebster love Blog award.

I'm so honored to have received another blog award, this one from Ellen over at Card Monkey.  I have never seen this one before now. The Liebster Love Blog Award is designed to recognize bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers but whose work deserves gigantic praise.  To accept the award, I am to spread the love by recognizing three-five blogs whose work I follow and admire.
The  blogs I'd like to pass this award onto are.....
1. Barb over at Barb's bunny Hutch
2 Dedrah over at Blondies Creative Place
3. Micia's over at Yellow Bird Creation

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Sweet Thanks!

I found this "thanks you're sweet" stamp in the dollar bin at M's. I had all ready made this card in my head before I left the store. 

I used Sweet treats for the cupcake. I cut it with the Imagine at 4.8". I used the polk a dot cuttlebug folder on the top of the cupcake.
For the light brown background I used the swirl cuttlebug folder for the texture. I used a Inkssentials opague pen for the white dash around the card.
Then for the Sentiment, like I said, I got from the $1 bin at M's and the I used the eK punch to the black.

For the heart I ran it through my Xyron, permanent adhesive, then sprinkled Martha Stewart tourmaline glitter on it.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

San Xavier Del Bac....different kind of paper craft.

My son tells me on Monday that he has a project for school he has to do that is due on Tuesday morning (grrrr!).  He has to make a replica of the San Xavier Del Bac Mission also known as the "white dove of the dessert"  The San Xavier del Bac Mission was built between 1783 and 1797 by the Tohono O'odham tribe, under the direction of Spanish Franciscans. The mission opened Tucson's first public school in Nov. 7, 1864.

The Mission was created to serve the needs of the local community, the village of Wa:k (San Xavier District) on the Tohono O'odham reservation, southwest of Tucson, Arizona.
 Anyways, enough history lesson. This was the project that we came up with.  We used paper and the hot glue gun.  My paper crafting tools came in real handy. We used the paper cutter, scissors and believe it or not the score board we used a whole lot.  If you look close you can even see we used paper that looks like sand for the under the mission and a toothpick for the cross on the left tower.

Just wanted to share. We worked really hard and it paid off because from what my son told me had all the details needed to receive 100 points. Ya 100%!

                                                       Thanks for looking, I'll see ya next time!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I made this for the hubby. Love these lips! I cut them at 3" from Indie Art. The border punch is from Michael's it's there Recollection's brand. The lips are covered in Martha Stewart "garnet" glitter.
Hope everyone has a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quick Valentine's Day treat~Sour Cream container how to.

I've always thought these little sour cream containers were cute and I needed something different for my son's 4th grade school class.  Well I didn't stop there I made these little things for the Primary teachers at my church and then made some Thank you's.  They are so simple to make so I made a "how to". So enjoy!!

Here are the Thank you's. They are filled with Hershey kisses.

Here is an example of the vellum containers. I stamped them with red ink and a Valentine's stamp before I put them together. They are filled with Hershey kisses.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon!

Friday, February 11, 2011

How to make a Tri Fold Shutter card...My first Video.

Well I've enjoyed all the videos out there that have taught me so much. I decided I wanted to pay it forward and hopefully teach someone else something.  I've been pretty nervous about doing it but now that I have it was so much fun.  I hope that you enjoy. I know it's kinda cheesy I'm still new with figuring out the editing, so any feed back would be much appreciated.

I made a card back in January for the Valentines Day Card Blog Hop and this is the card that I'm showing today how to make. Enjoy!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I am really honored to have been award the Stylish Blogger award.  This was rewarded to me by Rachelle over at Rachelles Place   Go check her out she has some beautiful cards.

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

So here are 8 things about myself:

1. I have an 11 yr old daughter who loves to scrapbook and make cards  (Simply Shellsea)  and a 9 yr old son.
2. I'm Married to my husband of 14 yrs who supports my scrap maddness 100%.
3. I have an Expression an Imagine and a Gypsy. (These are the mainly used tools.)
4. My favorite color is Pink
5. My hubs and I own and run a Directv Retailer business by day.
6. I have my very own Scrapbook room, that I am so thankful for.
7. I love mexican food which works out good for me since I live on the Az/Mexico border.
8. I have 3 dogs, (Lab, Beagle and Dalmation.) and 2 cats. (Momma & baby)

Here are the 8 bloggers I would like to share this award with:
This was tough to pick, there are so many to choose from

1. Mandie over at Mandies Scrappin
2. Lesley over at Sugacatz
3. Pam over at Simply Pam
4. Deb over at Crafty Wizard
5. Janie over at Trypical Scrapbooker
6. Shellsea over at Simply Shellsea
7. Linda over at Paper Boutique
8. Trisha over at Techniques By Trish

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Michaels Coupon

Just wanted to pass this on. I can never have too many coupons and this way I know where to find it when I'm on my way out. Happy Shopping ;)!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This weeks LID Challenge

I have forgotten what I absolutely love to do and that's scrapbook. I've gotten so caught up in card making, which I also love to do. So I went back to the Cricut Message board and looked for this weeks LID Challenge. It always gets me motivated to scrap again.

I used all scraps on this page.  The denim paper scallops are circles welded together on the Gypsy. The journaling circles are left over layers I didn't use from the Lori's Garden. Then I inked the edges black and chalked the circles in blue. The family is cut from Going Places.  I used the Martha Stewart around the edge circle punch for the circle border.  The small tag was cut using TBB&M. The string is Hemp for jewelry in a navy blue. The background paper is Martha Stewart that I inked up with a black ink pad.

So here is my take on this sketch.

Thanks for looking, see you next time.

"Owl" Always Love You

I love owls. What's not to love. They are so stinking cute. This particular owl is from, Straight from the Nest. It's a basic pink background paper.  I used the imagine pre cut shapes to cut out the black. I used my paper cutter with the wavy blade to cut the little pink square. The stamp is a $1 bin stamp from I believe Michael's. Did lots of doodling and added a basic piece of pink ribbon and Walla a cute card.

Thanks for looking, see ya next time.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My "PINK" Imagine!

If I remember right when the Imagine first came out or right before they were saying we could buy replacement parts to customize it to our favorite color.  I haven't heard another thing about it.  So I was thinking, why couldn't I just paint it myself? So that is just what I did.
I set out today to find pink spray paint that would adhere to plastic.  I went to Walmart and well they didn't have it in pink. They had a really light purple but no pink. So I set out to Lowes to see what they had. I found this spray paint and though it doesn't say on the front of the can that it is made for plastics like some of them do, it does say on the back of the can that it works on most plastics.  I went ahead and took the chance.
How'd you do it  you ask?  Well I learned by doing and so I will share some tips with you so you don't have to go through what I did.  First thing is taking the trim off.  The front strip...
This is only attached by 3 magnets. The lip you see here up on the top of the strip slids up under the handle you use to open the machine. It is easier to pull this off after the Imagine is open.

Now for the sides. I didn't have a clue how to get the sides off. So I just kinda pulled on it and well suprising enough they, pretty easily, came right off. So once I pulled the sides off there were screws with little metal like spacers. I just unscrewed the screws, pulled off the spacers and pulled off the plastic cover up. I then spray painted. There was no need to tape off anything. Although I did cover the magnets as shown above on the front trim piece. I didn't paint that side but I did tape off just to be safe.  So I let everything dry and I brought them in.

Now for the learning part.  I went to put the sides back on and well the screws and spacers I couldn't get lined up for it to slide back on.  That is when I realized that there is access to the screws while the trim is on the machine and I probably should've unscrewed the screws before taking off the sides. But luckily no damage was done. So how I put it back together is I slid the metal spacers into the machine it's self. Then I put the side trim pieces on. Make sure the bottoms click in. Also there is a Left side and Right side. The inside of the trim is marked L or R. Then I was able to put the screws in. They went right in right through the spacers. Then I put the black plastic cover piece in.
So There you have it a Pink "do it yourself" Imagine. Thanks for checking it out. If you decide to color yours I'd love to see it. See you next time.

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