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.