April 30, 2010

God Bless America

Here's a SCUT2 file for Memorial Day.

Download HERE

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April 28, 2010

A big Thank You!!!

Fantabulous Cricut

I just found out I won the Winged Thing Theme Challenge. I am so honored, over the moon actually.  This is the first time I won for any of my projects.

My prize is a kit of my choosing from MonkeyDoodle Cricut. Click on the button below to check out Monique'a work. Cricut Kits include paper, cardstock, etc. and easy to follow directions with Cricut Cut Chart.

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April 26, 2010

Challenge Me Projects

Challenge #7- Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Challenge #36 - Exodus 20:12 - Stampin' Sisters in Christ

Mom's Day
Create a project/card for a special mom

Cricut Cartridge- Storybook
Emoss fold- D' vine
Paper- various scrap pieces in dark red and brown
Embellishments- strip ribbon, 3-d mother embossed sticker, 2 gold flowers and 1 red prima mini, along with a couple of sm gold jewels.

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April 22, 2010

Challenge project- ScrapbookPal Design Team Entry

Challenge Me Monday #6 @ Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
Winged Thing Theme: Create a project that includes something that fly's, birds, butterflies, dragons etc...

I've been working on an altered cover for my faithbooking album.

Here's a close up.
Challenge #1: Blooming Gorgeous @ Sentimental Sundays
use flowers, and of course, a sentiment!

I'm going to summit this for ScrapbookPal Design Team Entry!!!  Crossing my fingers, this will be my first DT!

Project recipe:
Cricut cart: Home Decor
Paper: 12x12 pattern paper for album and bird, floral wallpaper scrap for matte, cream cardstock for bird and words.
Embellishments:  Prima flowers, gold brads, bronze ribbon
Other: Mod Podge- gloss, and black chalk to give bird definition
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Guess what?!?!

I thought I would share....I'm a top three pick from the design team!!!!!  How cool is that?!?! 

Fantabulous Cricut

Here is the card I entered!
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April 20, 2010

Pooh Diapers

I was asked to make a "simple" diaper cake for a lady expecting a little girl. Here's the catch... NO PINK!!!   They wanted yellow, brown and green.  Luckily, I found out her theme was Classic Pooh.

I found a cute hat and bootie set.  I also used Storybook cart for the letters and ovals.

Overall, I think it was cute, but I would have went for the pink and lots of foo-foo embellishments.
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April 18, 2010

We have a winner!!!!

My 100 post winner is...

Christy from Scrappin for Jacey.
A big thanks you to all the ScrapBook Blessings followers!!!!

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Lil Birdie

Here is a sweet little birdie svg. It is a paper piece and can be ungrouped to cut.
Download SVG HERE

PS: Don't forget I'm going to draw a ScrapBook Blessings follower tonight. I'll post the winner Monday afternoon.  The lucky crafter will get something little to say thank you for sticking with me for 100 posts :)
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April 17, 2010

Flower-border 2

Flower #2. Happy Cuttin'

Download SVG HERE

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April 16, 2010

101 posts!!!!! Some candy and an award!

Wow, I just realized that my last post was number 100!!! Hopefully many more to come. To celebrate, I thought I would give a little something to one of the ScrapBook Blessings followers. I'll draw a name Sunday 18th.

I also want to thank Judy from Judy's Cardmaking and Papercrafts for giving me a nice blog award. That was so sweet and I'm honored.
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Tulip centerpiece

No Cricut used...my heart be still. Papercrafts without the Cricut?!?!? My husband reminded me it could be done, lol. Since I didn't have my cricut-baby until last November.  I wanted a quick hostess gift to give my sister's MIL who was having us for Easter dinner.

This is a very simple craft project to do.  Supplies:  cardstock, small dowel rod, green floral tape, double sided tape, easter grass, candle wax, sm. flower pot.
 (The Pot/Stem)
STEP 1: Cut your dowel rod 12 inches or size you need and wrap with floral tape.  Start at the top and work to the bottom.
STEP 2: Take old candles and microwave bowl until melted.  Pour into flower pot.
STEP 3: As wax sets up, put dowel rod in the center. (sorry I should have took a picture but I was rushing to get to dinner)
 STEP 4: When the wax has set up with the dowel and is secure, fill with Easter grass and goodies.  (the sticker says "He has Risen".  It was the only yellow thing I could find on the fly)
(The Flower)
STEP 1: Free hand or use flower template ( of course there is always the cricut!)and cut out flower, cut small tag to go in the middle and cut peek-a-boo window in the flower if you choose. 
STEP 2 : Use double sided tape and adhere outside edges of the flower together to make a pocket. Slide the dowel rod in and glue.
STEP 3:With a gold pen, write your little note.  If you have more time you can emboss, stamp, etc.  The sky is the limit.  (This is a very simple flower made quickly because we were late for dinner, and hubby was running me out the door, lol)

Last step is to put all the goodies in the grass.  To make the chocolate, check out this previous post.
I would love to see if you do a flower centerpiece :)

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April 15, 2010

Flower-border 1

Lovin' Spring! Here is a simple flower and border. Happy cutting!

Download SCAL 2 file

Download SVG
EDIT: I added a shadow for the flower and border, also.  I updated the file to include svg :)
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YEAH!!!! GYPSE A TO Z DVD!!! (&COPICS?!?!?!)

I had such a rotten afternoon at work today but when I got home, I checked my email and look who e-mailed me!!!

You won a reserved Copy of the New Gypsy A to Z DVD!!! This DVD will not be shipping until after May 1st, but if you send me your address, as soon as the copy is in - you will receive it!! :)

Thanks Sandy!

have a great day!

Yeah!!!!!!  It's MEGAN!!!!!!  I love this girl! If you haven't been to Above Rubies Studio yet, you got to check it out!

Get Scrabooking, Cricut, Craft Project Ideas and More at Above Rubies Studio!

PS.  I asked for the gypsy for my b-day in June, just e-mail if you want to get me one :P

EDIT: We decided to go out to dinner, take the kiddos to the rose garden/park and let them run around like crazy, take a ton of pictures, get ice cream and take more pictures. The family had such a great evening together. We just got home and I thought I would check my emails before bath time. Guess what I found?!?!?

Good Afternoon Sandy,
Thank you so much for playing along with us this week over at My Scrapbooking Supplies .

You are our lucky winner of the nice Copic set .

Make sure you contact me soon with your full name and address so I can get these Copics out too !!
Again Congrats and thanks for playing along we look forward to see what you make with them:)

Oh my goodness. I just about fainted!!!! Two items that were on my wish list! Thanks you random generator and Terria at My Scrapbooking Supplies. Another great site to check out!

I'll make sure I post a project as soon as I get them!!! Promise!!!
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April 14, 2010

Sunny Days... Are right around the corner!

Two posts in one day...watch out!!!

I found Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and it is great!!!  I found the site from Judy's Cardmaking and Papercrafts.

Fantabulous Cricut

Challenge #005
April Showers (water) Theme: Create a project that has something to do with "Rain or Water"

Cartridge:  Everyday Paperdolls
Paper: Various scrap cardstock
Embossing:  I used the little dots folder (my friends is borrowing, so I don't have the name of the folder right now)

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Everybody Loves Chocolate!

I remember making easter chocolates as a family when I was a little girl.  This year, I decided I was going to make some with my little girl.  I forgot how easy and hard at the same time it is making these.  Or maybe that is beacuse it was my parents doing all the standing at the electric skillet, lol!

Here is what you need:   electric skillet, 4 coffee mugs, spoons, water, melting chocolate wafers, candy molds, and all the other goodies (like fruit, peanuts, raisins,  rice crispies, etc.) that you like in your chocolate.
I got my chocolate (dark and milk) at the local candy/cake shop. I think the craft/discount store's chocolate has too much of a waxy taste.  At the cake shop, I was also able to get the rest of my stuff. (pictured below)
STEP 1: Fill electric skillet with 2 inches of water and 4 coffee mugs. 
STEP 2:  Turn skillet on high to heat the water and cups, and add the chocolate wafers (1/2 c at a time).
STEP 3:  Stir chocolate until melted and spoon into candy molds.  Shake mold gently to smooth out chocolate. 
STEP 4: Place candy mold into freezer for 8-10 min.
STEP 5: Take out of freezer and "pop" candy out of mold onto wax paper.
If you want to use peanuts, raisins and such, get the small candy cup mold and fill with sm. cup wrappers. 
 Add all your goodies to the cups along with the chocolate.  For the pretzel rods and fruit, all you have to do is dip into or drizzle the chocolate on them.  Below, my lovely little assistant is helping Mama make the chocolate covered strawberries.
For Easter, my sister's MIL had us for dinner becasue we all were in our Church's Passion Play.  She relieved a lot of stress by hosting dinner for us.  I wanted to bring a hostess gift also to say thanks.
This was so easy to make.   I'll give the instructions in the next post.
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April 13, 2010

Tooth for Sale

Here is a tooth with blackout feature (Scal 2 file), perfect for that first lost tooth layout. My oldest went to the dentist today and got a clean bill. But I started thinking of when she start loosing those baby teeth! 

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April 12, 2010

Do it yourself embossing mat

I got this great tip from one of my scrapbook groups...

I needed a mat that I could use my embossing gun with and I ran across one I caould make.  First I used very heavy/thick chipboard.   This one was the back part of an embellishment pack.
Next take some aluminum foil (I used name brand).  Cut the size of the board plus a little extra for folding.
Then I folding the foil around the cardstock, like I was wrapping a present.  I taped the flaps down on the back side.

Now I have a great embossing board. 

I think the reflective foil helps the powder/gun heat up faster and I don't have to worry about my fingers or my table.

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