Friday, March 18, 2016

Update about 2-3 week YouTube/Blog Break

Hello all. I just wanted to let you guys know my plans for the rest of the month of March. I have finally after moths of thinking about it and planning will be rearranging my craftroom. So for the next few weeks I will be moving things around in my room. I have posted a few videos this week but after this post I will be holding off on the videos and blog post so I can get my room all move around. I will have a video of the before and during but wont be sharing any of that until the room is all finished just so I can get it done by my goal which is by March 26 but I am giving my self (especially since I cant seem to get rid of this cold) until April 1st so be done with the room and back to getting videos done. I will update you if the time frame changes, again do to this cold that just wont go away. Thank you all for hanging in there with me I am really hoping with this new redo I will be able to get more done in my room.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What What Wednesday - Big Haul from SSS, Craft Warehouse, Michaels/Joanns, Amazon and The Peddlers Pack

This is going to be a short post. I just wanted to share all the goodies I have gotten over the last few months. I am getting ready to move thing s around in my craftroom and wanted to show you all the things I got before I put them away and forget to. I placed an order with Simon Say Stamps and Amazon. A good friend of mine told me about a store that I have been driving past ever since we moved here and I always thought it was a bike store but it turned out to be another craft store. I hope you find something that inspires you to create something fun. Have great rest of your week and I will be back to posting once my room is back to normal.

Happy Crafting

Monday, March 14, 2016

Cut It Out Monday - Easter Project #7 - Easter Basket Signs

      I don't know about you but I could use one more day for the weekend. Why isn't Daylight Saving on Saturday instead of Sunday. I feel like I never catch up on sleep and it only an hour I miss but it also doesn't help that I still have a cold. Now hubby is home sick so it going to be a long week if this cold doesn't leave this house soon. I am hoping that I am on the mend.

      Anywho on to today's cricut project. I found a make it now project for Easter yard signs and thought I could make the same thing but for the kids baskets. I think they turned out really neat and doing it this way I could easily personalize them. 

      These signs are 5.5 inches. I used two different bunnies for just some fun. I took the backs of each of the bunnies and lined them up in the corner and sliced the image so it would sit right in the corner. I cut out the rest of the bunny and then just hand trimmed it to make things easier. I used a black pen for writing.

      For Drianna's sign I used light pink cardstock for the main part of the sign. For this bunny I went for a chocolate bunny. I used dark pink cardstock for the bunnies nose, ears and bow tie. I also added an Easter egg to the top just to fill in the empty space using the same color pink I used on the bunny. 

      For Summer's I used the same dark pink cardstock for the main part of the sign. I wanted to give this sign a white bunny and this bunny is just too cute. I did the same thing to this bunny that I did to the other. I used the light pink card stock for the ears, nose and the egg.

      These signs are pretty easy to make once you know what you want to do. I can't wait to add these to their baskets and see my kids faces. Thank you all for joining me and I hope you have a great week. Stay tunes for a update video as well as a haul video.

Happy Crafting

Friday, March 11, 2016

To Die For Friday - Easter Project #6 - "Peeps Offering" Card

      Hello all. I hope your week went well. I wish I could say my was but my loving husband & youngest was so thoughtful to share their cold with me and I seem to have gotten the worst of it. My youngest had it for about a day and a half (all she has now is a cough) but mine started in my chest and has been slowly moving to my head. I seems every time I take something the next day I feel worse. I am hoping this ends soon.

      Anyways I know your not here to hear about my cold problems lets get on to today's project. I have really been enjoying the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit. I had so much fun with the first card I made with this kit I wanted to make another. I love all the sentiments in the stamp set and with the dies I knew what kind of card to make next.

      I decided to use just some pattern paper from the kit and the dies for this card. I started with the card base which is a top folding (not sure why I am on a top folding kick lol) A2 size off white card. I used my We Are Memory Keeper Corner Chomper in the 1/2 inch. I stamped out the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

      I picked out a few papers I thought would make some really cool looking peeps. I then die cut out 3 bunnies for each pattern paper. I then decided which patterns I wanted to use for which bunny size. When I was happy with the layout I glued down  the bunnies using Tombow Mono. I then took just a bit of the clear Wink of Stella around the edges just for a little something.

      For the inside I stamped the "Hoppy Easter" with Memento Black . I then took to of the smaller peeps and glued them down on either side of the sentiment and gave them some clear Wink of Stella too. That finished off the card leaving room to write a note.

      I love how this turned out. I think the peeps die cut out of pattern paper just gives it a fun look without being to busy. Thank you all for joining me and I hope you all have a great day and weekend and I will see you next week.

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

What What Wednesday - Easter Project #5 - "You're My Kind of Peep" Card

      Hello all. I hope everyone is doing well. Me and my youngest spent a day under the weather. Thankful she is doing better but I still feel like I had every wheel of an 18 wheel run over me twice. I am hoping with a goodnight sleep I will be back to myself. I am so glad I got a bit of a jump start on today's card.

     My Simon Says Stamp Monthly Kit finally showed up over the weekend and I could not wait to start playing with all the goodies in it. I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them. The stamp set has so many great sentiments in it but I knew which one I wanted to use first. I thought this would be a great card to give to a friend for any reason or no reason at all.

      I used the pattern from the kit as my background and some of the off white cardstock from the kit for the card base. This is a top folding A2 size card. I used my We are Memory Keepers 3/8 corner chomper to round the corners of the card base. I then took some plain white cardstock from my scraps and cut it down to be 3.5 x 5 inches. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then took the same corner rounder and rounded the corners on the white panel.

      For the peep bunnies I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and did some masking so I would have two of the bunnies in the back. I used just one copic marker for each of the bunnies and I took my colors from the pattern paper. I used G00, B00 and Y02. I was going to leave them originally without a face but I didn't like the way they looked with out a face so I stamped out a different face for each. I then took my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen and gave them a few coats of that would look like they covered in sugar. I used some Tombow Mono to glue it flat to the front.

      For the inside I jut stamped this fun sentiment using Memento ink. Leaving plenty of space to write a note the who ever I send this to.  I can't wait to see what other great card ideas I can get out of this card kit. 

      Thank you all for joining me for today's card. I hope you all and a good Wednesday and I will see you next time.

Happy Crafting


Monday, March 7, 2016

Cut It Out Monday - Easter Project #4 - Happy Easter Banner

     It's Monday again. Did you all have a good weekend? Mine went by fast but it was good. I didn't get as much done as I wanted but we did finally get around to putting together the drawers for under our bed. I also picked up the last bit of stuff for the girls Father/Daughter dance later this week and made plans to get pedicures done with a friend and do a little shopping and crafting afterward. This week is going to be busy but a good one.

     Anyways on to today's 4th Easter project. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for today's project so I went looking on the Make It Now section of the Cricut Design Space and the first thing that popped up was this cute little Easter Banner. I could not resist making it. I thought it would look really cute hanging in front of the kids baskets or on the wall behind them or just some place in my craft room. I didn't change much to the banner other then the colors and letters. This was another great way to use up some scraps from my stash. 
     I did stick to the blue and green banner flags I just changed the font that was used, I didn't care for the one that comes on the banner but it also had the font I used hidden in this project. I also wanted the bigger banner flags to be white. I glues down the the banner pieces together using Tombow Mono first. I wanted to use all the colors associated with Easter (pastel like colors) so since I had used the blue and green for the banner I decided to use light pink for the letters. I glued them down with Tombow Mono making sure I had the right number of letters going on the right number of banners.

  I used some pale yellow ribbon from my ribbon drawer. I just used some Scotch Quick Dry glue to hold those down to the ribbon. This is a great glue to use for something like this it dry like hot glue but with out the heat. I used my grid mat to line them up so I could get the right amount of spacing. 

     This I just a closer look at the banner hanging on my wall. I think this is really cute and would make a great Easter decoration for next year too. You could even make the banner bigger if you are having a get together for Easter. I also found (after I had already had most of my pieces glued together) you can have the banner flags line up at the top for just a little something different. 

     Thank you all so much for joining me today. I will be having an update video for you guys here this week as well as a haul video. Have a great rest of your day.

Happy Crafting

Friday, March 4, 2016

To Die for Friday - Easter Project #3 - Chocolate Bunny Pillow Boxes

     Well happy Friday everyone. How did your week turn out? Good I hope, mine was so so. But we don't need to talk about that lets talk about something else something fun, something crafty, something.... Chocolatey! With Easter coming up we have all seen the sweets in the stores and some of them have probably made it in to your house already (I know we have some) weather it's Peeps (we always get those the kids like to battle them), jelly beans or Chocolate bunnies.  I thought why not take those ideas and use them for a Easter project.
     A friend of mine came over a while back and let me stamp out most of the stamps from Mama Elephant's Lunar Animals. I decided to use the little bunny from that set and make some pillow boxes using Lawn Fawns Pillow Box die to add to my kids Easter baskets.                               
     I used pattern paper from the new Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad Bunnyville. I took the jelly bean pattern and die cut that out one for each of my kids. Since this is one of the small dies it will fit on the 6x6 paper. I used score tape to hold the box closed. I took some dark pink and light pink scrap cardstock to stamp out the sentiment I made using Harold's ABC's from Lawn Fawn. I stamped it with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Ink. I trimmed my scraps down and gave them a flag end.
     I took the little bunny that I had already stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on some copic quality paper. I used my copic markers to color in the bunny. I wanted each of my kids to get different chocolate bunny. For this one I colored it more milk chocolate and used E33, E34, E35. Once the coloring was done I fussy cut it out and used my brush tip copic multi liner to cover up the white edges. I then glued it to the dark pink paper and trimmed off any over hang and glued the bunny and flag to the pillow box. I did leave the ears unglued so I can pop them up a bit.

     For this one I wanted more of a dark chocolate look. I took E25, E27, and E29 and colored it in. I then cut it out and used the copic brush tip for the white edge. I then glued it down to the light pink banner and added it to the pillow box. 

     I have some candies to add in to the boxes once we are ready to fill up their baskets. I think these turned out really cute and cant wait for my kids to see all the fun things I have made for their baskets this year. Thank you for joining me and I hope you all have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What What Wednesday -Easter Project #2 - Dinosaur Easter Egg Hunt Card

     Well it's Wednesday again and you know what that means. Time for another What What Wednesday post. I never really did any Easter cards or projects before but the creative juices started flowing and I cant wait to share them all with you.

     Today I have a card for you and let me just say this turned out amazing. I not only used a stamp set not normal associated with Easter but I also found while making it that this would also make a great baby card.

      It's it cute. I didn't have any Easter type stamps so I looked through the Stamps set I had and the only one I had with an egg was the Critters from the Past by Lawn Fawn and thought this would be a great way to think out side the box (or in this case the egg lol). I stamped out all the eggs with the same inks I used for the images and colored them with the same copic markers. For the background I used the B0000 to give a little color with out taking away from the images (or washing to the T-Rex)

      Let's start from the bottom just for a nice change. I wanted to make this card with out using any dies but when I was deciding on placement I really wanted to hind some of the eggs behind the grass but could not figure out how to do that by stamping out the grass from Critters on the Savanna so I used the Grassy Border Die from Lawn Fawn. I first sponged on some Memento New Sprout and a little Memento Cottage Ivy. Once it was die cut I used the the grass stamp and did some first and second generation stamping using the same two inks for a little some extra. I stamped out 9 eggs in total and put 6 of them on the ground behind the grass. I used all the same copic markers from the dinosaurs for the eggs too. For the hill I just free hand cut that after sponging on the same two green colors. I did use a little G19 and then sponge over that with a bit of the Cottage Ivy to give it more depth. I then just used Tombow Mono to glue everything down.I used the ink pads to cover up some of the white of the cardstock after cutting out the images. This was a bit of a struggle up really like the way it made them look.

     I used just a few colors through out this whole card. I stamped out the brontosaurs using Memento Angel Pink Ink for a softer look the black. I then colored it with  RV0000, RV000 and RV00. I then took my 0.03 Copic Multi Liner and add the eye, nose and mouth since those got a little lost. I fussy cut it out. This egg is colored with B00 for the main body and the dots are colored with B0000. 

     For the pterodactyl I stamped it with Memento Lulu Lavender ink. I took V000, V00 and V01 to color it in and again used the same copic multi liner for the eyes, nose and mouth. I then took an egg colored with RV00 and RV0000 and glued it on to its back. I then used some foam tape to pop it up so it looks more like its flying.

     For the T-Rex I used Memento Summer Sky and then took B0000, B000 and B00 to color it in. I used V01 and V000 for the egg. I tucked it in behind him so it looks like his is either trying to surprise the others or hind it from them. I used the same multi liner on this one too. Glued him down with Tombow Mono.

     Once everything was glued down I used some foam squares to pop up the panel on to the card base. It's a A2 size top holding card base. I used my We Are Memory Keepers 1/8 corner rounder for the panel as well as that card base. I didn't give it any sentiment most because I did have one and was having a hard time coming up with a fun one so I just left it blank front and inside.

     As you could see if you just leave off the eggs this would be a really cute card for a baby shower or even as a congratulation on the new baby type card. I not only like the fact that I found a great color combo for baby cards but that this is just a fun Easter card that's not the normal type. Thank you guys so much for joining me and I hope you have a great rest of your week.

Happy Crafting