Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday ~ Layout Challenge

Hey Everyone!

I'm so glad you all could stop by today. I have been sooo busy with the holidays and work. It's making me sad that I'm not getting as much crafting time as I normally do. I am making some crafty Christmas presents so that helps me get some crafting in. Anway, for Thankful Thursday Design Team today we were to make a layout. This is what I'm used to doing. I started off scrapbooking, but I haven't done it for a while so I felt a little bit out of my element.

I did a Christmas layout with a couple of pictures of my kids with Santa when they were younger. They are now 19, 18, 16 and 11. They grow up so fast! :)

Now, don't forget to hop on over to Crazy About Cricut's blog and check out all the other designers layouts. Also, we hope this inspires you to do a layout also and post it on back on Crazy About Cricut's blog to be entered for a chance to win a great prize. Thanks for stopping by and stop again real soon.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday ~ Make a project that "falls" open

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. Today our design team was to make a project that "falls" open. I made an explosion box. It was quick and easy and I think I can make a bunch of these, add some candy to them and give them as little gifts to friends. This one I made using textured paper, the bunps on it feel like felt and I used some red and white snowflake ribbon to tie it up with. It's kind of Christmas looking and I could add some Hershey Kisses into it and it will be a nice little gift for someone.

I hope you guys like my little project. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop over at Crazy About Cricut's blog and check out all the other design team members projects and enter a project of your own for a chance to win a great prize! Stop back real soon.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Decor ~ Thankful Thursday Design Team

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. Our design team today has created lots of Halloween Decor to help get your creative juices flowing. I have to start by saying that I am totally addicted to Pinterest. Thanks Emily!  ;)

I had "repinned from someone elses pin" this cute ghost quite a while ago and when I saw what the challenge was for today, I knew I had to try it. I was really nervous last night when I started working on it that it wasn't going to dry in time and it wasn't going to stand up on its own. It took many times of spraying with the starch and letting it dry and spraying again and letting it dry. I put wiggly eyes and a bow on my "girl" ghost. Here's how it turned out:

Sorry if the pictures are blurry. I'm having some steadiness issues. I think my little ghost turned out so cute. What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments. Go on over to Crazy About Cricut's blog and check out all the other design team projects. They are pretty awesome!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop

So, Friday was the My Pinkalicious Blog Hop over at My Pink Stamper. The challenge for this months blog hop was to make a goodie bag or 3-D item that is for a Holiday. Any Holiday or Occasion. I went with making a little goodie bag to hold some Halloween treats. I think this one will be for my neighbors. I know they are going through a rough time and I'm hoping this will bring some Halloween cheer to them if there is such a thing. :)

Click here to view the tutorial on this box. I also made a matching card to go with it. I think it turned out cute! I stickled the heck out of the pumpkin! :)

Hope you all like my creations today! Thanks for stopping by and stop by again real soon!

Friday, October 14, 2011

More Duct Tape Projects

Hey everyone! Look at me! Two days in a row I'm posting! My kids and I are just going crazy with making projects out of Duct Tape. If you go to and in the search type in Duck Brand Duct Tape, they have a whole bunch of awesome projects you can try and it's so much fun with all the different colors and patterns of duct tape you can find.

So, I made a duct tape headband with a bow and a cell phone case. Check it out.....

Well, my kids and I are going to keep making fun projects with duct tape. If we come up with anything else awesome and fun, I'll be posting it here. Thanks again for stopping by and stop again soon.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday Design Team

Hey Everyone! Today our Design Team was to make a project with a monster on it. I just made a card this time, but I think it turned out pretty cute. This was my first time adding tulle to a card and I love the look it gives the card.

The little monster on the card is a Doodlebug Design Doodle-Pop. I think these are soooo cute. I got a few of them at Archiver's but I've seen them all over the internet. The stamp "Too Cute To Spook" is just a cheap wooden stamp that my Wal-Mart started carrying. I also got the bat ribbon at Wal-Mart in the scrapbooking section. I also added a little bit of purple stickles in the "O's" of Spook.

I was feeling soooo creative, I decided to make a second card. :)  Thanks for stopping by everyone! Go on over to Crazy About Cricut's blog and check out the other design team members monster projects.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hey Everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. So, my son needed a book cover for a class at school and by the time we knew this and went looking for one, we couldn't find any that were reasonably priced. Anyway, my sons teacher said that they couldn't use brown paper bags (like I did when I was in school) because they don't hold up well enough. Well, my boys and I have been checking out the Duck Brand Duct Tape You Tube Channel a lot and have been addicted to making things with Duct Tape. There was a tutorial on how to make a Duct Tape book cover using a brown paper bag and Duct Tape. We used green (my sons favorite color) and metallic silver. What do you think?

I think it turned out pretty good and I think it will serve the purpose. Also, he can write on the Duct Tape with permanent marker. So, if you have some Duct Tape sitting around, get creative and make something with it. Stop by again soon!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday Fall/Halloween Blog Hop!

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to The Fall/Halloween Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the talented Jen over at If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny at so you can start from the beginning :)

The grand prize for this hop is the beautiful Celebrate With Flourish cartridge. To enter you need to leave a comment on ALL the blogs in this hop.

Now, on to my project. I found this idea on the Martha Stewart website. I thought they were cute Halloween decorations. I decided to make a cat and a pumpkin.

Step #1 ~ Accordian fold an 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper in 1/2 or 3/4 inch folds. I used my Martha Stewart score board to make equal scores at 1/2 inch for the pumpkin and 3/4 inch for the cat.

Step #2 ~ I used my bone folder to make my folds sharp and to bend my folded paper in half to form a fan.

Step #3 ~ You will do this folding to two pieces of paper, but then I did mine a little bit different than the directions on the website. I put the two pieces together by tying them with thread through the center and using Red Line Craft tape to form a circle. See below.

Step #4 ~ Then I just used scraps of paper to cut out the facial features for each decoration. Here is the finished pumpkin.

 And here is the finished cat.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project today. Thank you for joining us! Now head on over to see what the talented Gaby at has created for you today!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday ~ Pirate Theme

Hey everyone! Welcome back for another Thankful Thursday Design Team project. This week we were to make a project with a pirate theme. This one took me a while to come up with an idea. I finally decided to take some pirate-themed scrapbook paper and cover some chipboard and then I used my Bind-It-All to turn it into a little mini notebook for my son. I decorated the front by cutting out a little pirate ship from some pirate-themed scrapbook paper and placed it on the front using pop dots. I also added some glossy accents to the waves to make them look watery. It turned out pretty good I think. Here are some pictures.

Okay, now it's your turn. Go on over to Crazy About Cricut and enter a project of your own with a pirate theme. Thanks for stopping by and I have to let you know that this Friday and Saturday, my mom and I are off to the Mall of America for ScrapFest 2011! I can't wait! It's my favorite time of year, even more than Christmas! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday ~ Grandparents Day Card

Hey Everyone! I'm so glad you stopped by today. Our challenge for today was to make a card for Grandparents Day. I'm very excited for Grandparents Day! This is my first year as a Grandparent to a sweet little 4 month old named, Shilo. She's my little sweet pea.

This is me and my granddaughter, Shilo.

I think she has the sweetest face and the most beautiful blue eyes.

Onto my project. I made a card for my Grandma who is 85 years young this year. When Shilo was born, my Grandma became a Great Great Grandma for the first time. I decided to do a gate-fold card. This is the first time I've tried this type of card.

I recently started making little hair bow clips, so I made a bow and instead of putting it on a hair clip, I just added it as an embellishment to my card.

I kept this card on the simple side for my Grandma.

The ribbon is from Making Memories 5th Avenue collection.

The paper is from DCWV The Mod-Retro Stack.

The stamp on the inside is from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Life. Ok, now go back over to Crazy About Cricut's blog and check out all the other projects from my fellow design team members and then upload your project or card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stop back soon.