Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ornaments - The Cutting Cafe

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share a project that I completed for the design team over at The Cutting Cafe.  This weeks challenge was to use the Christmas Ornament Fun file.  This is a really fun file that can be used for soo many different things.

I used some colored copy paper as well as the Sweet Dreams Holiday Avenue stack by My Minds Eye.  Added some stickles, large eyelets, jingle bell, ribbon, flat backed pearls, a couple of flowers and a stamped sentiment.  I think these turned out oh soo cute!!!

Pics and video are below.  Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!






Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas 3x3 Note Card swap w/Scrapdaworld


Hi Everyone!

Today I want to share with you all some cards that I made for a swap hosted by Tmika, who is Scrapdaworld on YouTube.  We had to make 5 cards to send out.  The cards had to be 3x3 with at least 2 embellishments.  We also had to make, or buy, envelopes for the cards.

I used The Ballet stack by DCWV and a stamp from Miss Anya Hats Off collection.  I really LOVE how these cards turned out.  I also made an envelope that had a gusset of 1/2 an inch since the card is dimensional. 

Pics and video are below.  Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think.












Monday, November 12, 2012

Free File - The Cutting Cafe

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I wanted to let you all know that Regina, who owns The Cutting Cafe, is offering a free set called December Daily 1-25 Photo and Journaling frames.   Not only is this set great for those of you that participate in Project Life, this is a great set that can be used for cards, mini albums, layouts and more.  In addition to this set, you will also be able to download 5 other sets for FREE!!  How cool is that??? 

Keep in mind that all of these files come in PDF, WPC and SVG formats.  This special is only good until November 17, 2012, 11:59 pm.  So hurry up and grab your free files!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you all a wonderful and crafty week. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Scrapinvintage Blog Hop


This month Scrapinvintage is having a Blog Hop!
Starting Thursday Nov 8th-Sunday Nov 11th
All you need to do is follow the blogs and leave a comment on their page 
for a chance to win!

You have to visit every blog on the hop as no one but Crystal knows 
what blog the prize is on.
3rd prize is a mixed bag of vintage lace and trims.
2nd prize is my featured kit 
1st prize is a Websters pages bundle

What am I thankful for?
 I am thankful for my family and my friends,
I am thankful for my love of paper crafts,
I am thankful for my you reading this post right now.

I love meeting new people and I have met some really wonderful, 
amazing and extremely talented people here in blogland, YouTube and 
on the various ning sites.  
Through our love of crafting, we have bonded, enabled, shared 
ideas...and scraplifted a few.  LOL

But overall, I wouldn't trade this experience for anything in the world.
So from the bottom of my heart, thank you all.

After checking out my blog, please check out Kerry as she is the next 
blog to visit for the hop.
However, if you started here, please start at the begining, which is the
Scrapinvintage blog to be sure you are eligible for the prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and below is a video of a Thanksgiving 
project I finished up Tuesday.
Thanks for watching!



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Greetings ~ TCC

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share with you all my project this week for the challenge over at The Cutting Cafe.  For this week, we could use the Gobble Word Shaped card, Turkey Shaped card and/or the Thanksgiving Day Greeting printable stamp set.  I used the Thanksgiving Day Greetings set to make a display for Thanksgiving Day. 

I used 2 dies by Sizzix called the Accordion Flip 3-D Album and the Frame and Label BigZ die.  I used the Natural Stack by DCWV as well as the shimmery open stock paper found at Michael's. 

Thanks for watching and let me know what you think!



Baby Boy Mini Albums

Hi Everyone,

Here are the finished Baby Boy mini albums that I worked on in my 5 part tutorial.  They turned out sooo incredibly cute!!!  Love them!  LOL   I also show the baby wipe cases that I made to go with the mini's. 

I also used a few files from The Cutting Cafe in the mini's.  I used the Onsie, Cap-Shaped Card, I'm Kind of a Big Deal, All About Babies and Baby Word Circles printable stamp sets.

I hope you enjoy the video.  Thanks for watching and let me know what you think.



6x6 Mini Album tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share with you a tutorial series that I have done for my 6x6 mini albums.  I hope you enjoy the series and let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for watching!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5 (final part)


Think Pink Card Swap


Hi!

I wanted to share some cards I made for a swap.  Betty hosted this awesome swap.  We had to make 5 cards to send out and 1 to keep.  The theme was Breast Cancer Awareness, the cards had to have at least 2 embellishments, pink and an image.

I used the Think Pink printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe for my cards.  I think they turned out soo super cute.  I've included the video of the cards I made as well as the cards I received.  Let me know what you think and Thanks for stopping by.


 

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Swappers Choice Tag Swap

Hi Everyone,

Here are some Halloween Tags that I did for a swap over at ScrapinVintage.  These tags turned out sooo incredibly cute.  I used the Coffin Treat Box and the Halloween and Fall Basic Shapes file from The Cutting Cafe.  Please let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.

Pics and video below.







Cigar Box for swap

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share with you all my first cigar box.  I joined a swap over at ScrapinVintage and my partner was Crystal, the owner of the ning site.  I had sooooooo much fun with this swap.  I really LOVE how this cigar box turned out.

So for the swap, we had to decorate the cigar box, inside and out and also include at least 6 trims.  I add some extra goodies for Crystal and she also added extra goodies for me.  I'm going to list the video of my box to Crystal, the video of me opening Crystal's box to me, and also Crystal's video of her opening my box to her.  I hope you enjoy the videos as well as what I made for Crystal and the items she made for me.  Thanks for watching!






Chevron Bookmark's - The Cutting Cafe

Hi Everyone,

Here are some bookmarks that I created for a challenge held over at The Cutting Cafe.  I used the Chevron Fall Background printable stamp set.  These bookmarks turned out really cute.  Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.





Tri-Shutter Card ~ TCC

Hi Everyone,

I know I have been MIA from blogland for over a month but I have been crafting.   :-)   I've been uploading videos to YouTube but not updating my blog.  Soooo sorry...I really need to do better.  So stay tuned....I have a lot of posts that I will be sending out today.

Here is a Tri-Shutter Card that I created using the Autumn Days printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe.  The instructions on how to make this card can be found at SplitCoast Stampers.  I hope you like what I've created.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Pics and video are below.





Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ItripledogdareU Tag Challenge

Hi Everyone!!

I wanted to share with you a project that I entered into a challenge.  Lydia, who is ItripledogdareU on YouTube, is having a contest.  We could make a tag, card or layout, any size and the theme was Halloween or Fall.  We had to show layering, 3 or more flowers, a vintage photo and lace, trim and/or ribbon.

I made a large tag....it measures 9x4.5.  This was my first tag and I has a lot of fun creating this tag.  I hope you like it.

Pics and video are below.  Let me know what you think.




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mini Album

Hi!

Here is a mini album that I created using a sizzix die and Prima's Romance Novel paper stack.  Can I just say again how much I love, LOVE, love this paper collection!!!  It's just beautiful!  So I made this mini album for a swap that I'm participating in but had to cover up the name as I don't want her to know it's for her until she opens it.

In the video, I had black and pink lace for the binding.  After the video, I decided that I liked the mini better without the pink lace and I added some black pearls to the front of the album.  I like it soo much better like this.  I hope she loves it!!

Pics and video are below.  Thanks again for stopping by and let me know what you think!




Grunge Postcards - Scrapinvintage

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share with you all some postcards that I made for a swap over at Scrapinvintage.  This is a ning site and it is free to join.  Lots of great swaps and everyone is super creative and friendly. 

So for the postcard swap, we had to use the word "time" and the theme was grunge.  I must admit, I have never done grunge before and have run the other direction as it wasn't in my comfort zone.  This was definitely a challenge for me and I love the results.  I think the postcards turned out super cute!!  I will definitely try grunge again as I've gotten a couple of pointers.

I used Riley from The Greeting Farm and Prima's Moulin Rouge paper stack.  Pics and video are below.  Let me know what you think and thanks for watching!




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

3x3 Note Cards w/Envelopes Swap

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share with you some 3x3 Note Cards that I completed for a swap with Tmika (Scrapdaworld on YouTube).  I was part of the Hi/Hello and Thanks/Thank You groups.  Making these cards and envelopes was soo much fun and they turned out sooo incredibly cute!!!  We also had to make envelopes for the note cards.  Since my note cards were on the chunky side, I had to make envelopes that fit so mine have a 1/4" gusset.

Pics, video and tutorial video on envelopes are below.  Let me know what you think and thanks for looking.







Cracker Treat Boxes - TCC

Hi!

I'm back again to share with you some treat boxes that I made for a challenge over at The Cutting Cafe. For this challenge, we had to use the cracker treat box file. This project turned out sooo super cute!  This file would be good for any type of treat, like candy, brownies, cookies...whatever you can fit, this will work for you.  So super cute!!

Video is below.  Let me know what you think and thanks for watching!



Cards - The Cutting Cafe

Hi Everyone!!

 I hope everyone is having a great week so far. The week for me is going pretty good. No complaints. :-)

I wanted to share some cards that I did for The Cutting Cafe. For this challenge, we had to use the hexagon shaped card file. This file is super cute and a lot of fun to work with. Lots of possibilities.

So, for these cards, I used the Bo Bunny Little Miss stack and the Bo Bunny Timepiece stack. I also used DeeDee and Flirty Edward stamps from The Greeting Farm. Below are pics and video.

Let me know what you think and thanks for looking!



Monday, August 20, 2012

Chunky Mini Album for my Dad

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday to you all!  So I finally finished up the album for my dad that I have been working on 2 months.  Sad...I know.  I had different things going on and other deadlines to meet so kept having to stop while making this mini.  However, I am soooooooo glad that I am finished.  Now, I can make a project that I can add bling and flowers to.  LOL

I used Tattered Times by DCWV for the paper and I used 6-9 white envelopes as the base.  I also used stickers that I purchased from Hobby Lobby since I could only use flat embellishments for this album.  I love the way it turned out and my dad loved it too.

Below are pics and a video.  In the video, I forgot to show one of the tags so there are pics of the tag below.  Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.






Monday, August 6, 2012

Gifts for New Engagement

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share with you all a couple of projects that I did for one of my cousins.  She was having a housewarming party because her and her boyfriend bought a house.  Well...a little birdy told me that he was also going to propose at the party as well.  So, I decided to make her a shadow box to help preserve the memories.

I used the Bella Amoire stack by DCWV, flowers, ribbon, and of course...bling.  LOL.  I purchased the shadow box from Michaels sometime last year.  All of the flowers were sprayed with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.  The red roses and the heather sprays are both from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The blue roses and the white cherry blossoms are from Sa Crafters

I used a card that I had previously made for a design team project for The Cutting Cafe.  I decorated the shadow box using the same colors, just adding red with the flowers and I decorated a bag to put the projects in.  I LOVE how the shadow box turned out!

Pics and video are below.  Let me know what you think.





Camera Mini Album - TCC

Hi!

Here is another project that I created for The Cutting Cafe.  This is a super fun and easy file to work with.  I used  the Camera Photo Holder set and the Jot it Down set for this project.  I really love how this project turned out.

Pics and video are below.  Let me know what you think.




Flip Flop Cards - The Cutting Cafe

Hi Everyone,

So sorry that it's been a month since I last posted.  I have been creating and uploading the videos, just haven't had a chance to post the projects to my blog.  It's been a super busy month!

So, let me share with you the Flip Flop cards that I did for The Cutting Cafe.  I used 3 files to make these projects:  the Flip Flop Shaped Card, the Flip Flop Laundry Line and the Beach Ball set.  All of these sets are so fun and you won't be disappointed.

Pics and video are below.  Let me know what you think.




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Independence Day - The Cutting Cafe

Happy Independence Day!!

Hi Everyone!  I hope all is well and everyone is enjoying their week so far.  Hopefully you all have been enjoying family, great food and fun.  I don't have big plans for the 4th as it falls during the middle of the week and makes it kinda hard for everyone to get together.  So, I'm just going to go over to my mom's for a bit and then relax as I have to go to work Thursday and Friday.

So, for this week, our challenge over at The Cutting Cafe was to use files that were about Independence Day.  For the challenge, I made 2 projects....a card and a layout. 

For the card, I made a gate-fold card where the base is 6x6.  I used the Independence Day Sentiments, The USA Phrases and the Independence Day Background set.   I used my Stars cuttlebug embossing folder and some stickles.

For the layout, I used the Independence Day Sentiments and the Independence Day Background set.  I also used the Stars cuttlebug embossing folder as well as some borders and stickers from K&Co.  The blue paper is from Michael's open stock.  I just adhered the paper to some chipboard to make it sturdy.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Pics and a video are below.








Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SOC Blog Hop Winners

Hi Everyone!!

Thank you all for participating in the blog hop this past weekend.  It was a lot of fun and I got some really great ideas from the participating bloggers.  Soo.....without anymore rambling....the winner of the BIG prize sponsored by Scraps of Color, is Nitasha!!!!  Congratualtions!!  Please email chantal626@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Now, for my bog candy, not everyone followed the rules.  So, for those that followed the rules, your name was put in a bucket and the winner is.......Craftyhomemade!  Congratulations!!! Please send me an email with your address to gemzisle@gmail.com and I will get your prize out to you.

I also put everyone else who commented at least once in a bucket and pulled a name.  Kate Blue....you won!!!  Congrats!  Please send me an email with your address to gemzisle@gmail.com and I will get your prize out to you.



Thanks again and talk to you soon.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

SOC's Blog Hop - Day 3

Hi Everyone!!

I hope everyone is doing well and having a great weekend.  This is Day 3 of the Blog Hop for Scraps of Color.  If you have never checked out the ning site, please do so.  It is free to join and the Ladies and Gentlemen there are awesome and their creativiity is endless.

I decided to make a book as my last project for the hop.  As I state in the video, I can't really call this a mini album because it is rather large...9 1/4 x 7 1/4.  :-)   I used my Cinch to bind the album.  I think I need larger wires as the largest size I had were 1.0 and I think I need 1.25 or 1.50.  I will pick some up later and change out the wires because as you put pictures in the album, it will expand. 

I used The Summer Days stack by DCWV, some stickers, Martha Stewart punches, corner chompers, epoxy stickers, various charms and the Beach Bum printable stamp from The Cutting Cafe.  I think this project turned out great...Very vibrant and reminds me of summertime.  Let me know what you think!

Again, Please don't forget to comment on all of the blogs to be eligible for the prize of Scraps of Color.  Also, don't forget to leave a comment on each of my posts for the blog hop and become a follower of my blog, if you aren't already, in order to be eligible for my blog candy.

Below is a video and pics of the project.  Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!!
















Saturday, June 23, 2012

SOC's Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Hop.  I hope you all are enjoying the projects as well as your weekend!!  For Day 2, I decided to do a layout.  I don't do many layouts as I am addicted to making mini albums.  That being said, I hope this layout measures up to those that are pros at doing them.  :-)

I used The Summer Days paper stack by DCWV.  I just adhered the paper to some chipboard with hot glue so that it would have some stability.  I used Recollections flowers from Michaels as well as the flowers in the calipso tin that Michaels used to sell (I don't think they sell them anymore).  The lawn chair is a sticker, the flip flops and the title are from the paper stack.  The ribbon slider and flatback pearl are from Babbers1891 on youtube. 

Video and pics are posted below. 








Thanks again for coming back for Day 2 of my projects for the hop and don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower if you are't already to be eligible for the blog candy.  I hope you all stop back by tomorrow for my last project of the hop.


Friday, June 22, 2012

SOC's Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Hop



 

Hi Everyone!

This weekend marks the official start of summer--days filled with a little travel, fun, and relaxation with family and friends! So to celebrate, I, along with some talented crafters, have teamed up to share projects that display summer fun! Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus there will be a SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Mon, June 25 at 11pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs on Wed, June 27, 2012.

Here is a pic of the SOC blog candy.


Remember....in order to be eligible for the SOC blog hop gift, you must make a comment on each blog by Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11pm EST.  Good Luck!!!

For the blog hop, I have created 3 projects.  I will be posting 1 project a day from Friday - Sunday.  Below are pics my project for Friday, June 22, 2012. 

This is a cup card.  I LOVE pink lemonade and nothing says Summer like a tall glass of lemonade.  I got the tutorial on how to make this card from Splitcoast Stampers.  The sentiment on the glass is from The Cutting Cafe.  The lemon wedge is from Michael's; the pearls in the body of the butterfly's are from Recollections and in the middle of the sentiment is a ribbon slider and a pearl.  I also put stickles around the rim of the cup.








In order to be eligible for my blog candy, you will need to be a subscriber to my blog and make a comment on each project by Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11pm EST.  Here is a pic of my blog candy.

Good Luck!!!


Below is the list for the blog hop.

                                                                           Sheryl     You are here

Thanks for Hopping, Good Luck and Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sweet Stuff

Hi Everyone,

Happy Hump Day!!  I hope everyone is have a great week so far.  My week has been a lil busy but that's ok.  I'm really glad that the weekend is almost here but especially glad that my weekend starts early as I am off Friday.  WoooHoooooooooooo!!

Ok, back to the reason for this post.  Over at The Cutting Cafe, we had a choice of the Sweet Stuff Printable Stamp Set and the Sweet Stuff Card Set for this weeks challenge.  I used something from each set and made 2 cards.  I also used a sentiment from the Something Old, New, Borrowed Blue Set.  The sets assigned this week were really fun to work with. 

Be sure to check out The Cutting Cafe as there are tons of files for whatever you need and they are really affordable.  Also, check out the The Cutting Cafe Blog.  On Wednesday's, it's Inspiration Time where all of the projects created by the fabulous ladies on the design team are presented.

Thanks for stopping by.  Pics and videos are listed below.




Tuesday, June 5, 2012

WOC Open Design Team Call - Wedding Cake

Hi Everyone!

Wild Orchid Crafts is having an open design team call.  When I saw the video, I immediately thought of Weddings.  Last year, I coordinated a wedding and her cake was absolutely beautiful.  I started thinking that the cake would be the perfect project for the design team call.

I created the boxes using chipboard and covered them with the cricut 12x24 white paper.  The paper has a texture to it that I thought was perfect for weddings.  The pearls are from Recollections and the ribbon trim with the pearls is from Hobby Lobby.

The cake houses thank you notes that are tied with some organza ribbon from Joanns with a Trellis Rose attached.  I didn't embellish the cris-cross cards because I needed them to lay flat for the purpose of this project.  However, I will embellish them so that they are ready when I need a card for special occasions.

The flowers that I used are listed below:

MIXED WHITE/CREAM TONE MULBERRY PAPER TRELLIS ROSES 1½" (40mm)

CREAM CLASSIC SWEET MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 1½" (40mm)

MIXED RED TONE HIP ROSEBUDS

WHITE MULBERRY PAPER HEATHER STEM FLOWERS

2-TONE GREEN/YELLOW CALLA LILY FLOWERS

WHITE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 1" (25mm)

WHITE PEARL SPRAY

GREEN MULBERRY PAPER FERN LEAVES

Pics and video are below.  Good Luck to all who try out for the design team.  Let me know what you think and thanks for looking.




Friday, June 1, 2012

Shop

Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday!!!  I just wanted to let you all know that the Shop button on my blog is now active.  There are wipe cases, stick pins, a card and a mini album.  I will probably add more things next week so check back often.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Easel Box w/Mini for Mom

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share with you all the project that I made for my Mom.  It's a box that holds a mini with an easel on top. I was inspired to make this from watching Molly and Yuli on YouTube.  Their projects are gorgeous so please check them out.

This is a lengthy video because this one has pictures in it.  I hope you all will be inspired to make a project like this one as well.  I really LOVE how it turned out.  Let me know what you think.




Tea Bag Holder Mini tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share with you all the tutorial on how I made the Tea Bag Holder from The Cutting Cafe into a mini.  A few people had asked for the dimensions so I thought I would just make a tutorial in case others wanted to know.  There are 2 videos as well as a couple of pics.

Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you all soon.

 


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dress Form Stick Pin Easel Card


Hi Everyone! 

I wanted to share with you all the cards I made for my first swap.  I had soo much fun making these cards and stick pins.  I can't wait to see what my swap partners have made.  I'll be sure to post them so that you all can see them as well. 

Tmika, from Scrapdaworld, hosted this swap.  We had to make a card that had a dress form on the front and 5 stick pins on the inside.  Since we have 2 partners, we were to make 3 cards; 2 to swap and 1 to keep.  I made 4 cards: 2 for my swap partners , 1 for Tmika and 1 to keep. 

The tutorial for the card can be found here.  Pics and video are below.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think.