Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Project Share - 2013 Advent Calendar

Hey guys! I know I have been among the missing. I am still here :) I have been having issues with my computer, so it has been going back and forth between Toshiba and myself.

It should be here tomorrow and I can get back on track. I do plan on finishing the 12 Meows of Christmas this year. It seems every time I try to do this something happens. Last year my back was giving me more issues than normal and this year it is the computer. So, I have decided to just keep going even if some of the cards are after Christmas. It will start giving you ideas for Christmas 2014 and you can be ahead of the pack!

What I am sharing with you today is an advent calendar I made for my son. He has loved it! I really didn't know when I bought it if he would be that into it, being 17 years old. (He will be 18 in less than 2 months..YIKES!!!) But, he looks forward to it every morning when he gets up. It really warms my heart and makes me think back to when he was a little tyke.

I am looking forward to getting another one next year if Hobby Lobby carries them again to do one for a friend.

Without further adieu..

Supply List
Cardstock (Kraft & Glittered) - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Patterned Paper - Very Merry (K & Company)
Silhouette Online Store - #34295
Ink - Rhubarb Stalk & Bamboo Leaves (Memento)
Dies - My Creative Time - Embossed Gift Card Holder
Punches - 1" & 1 1/4"
Other - White Paint (Apple Barrel - 20403 White - Walmart); Royal Cosmetic Applicators; Fantastix - Brush Tip (Tsukineko)

Inside boxes were 5 5/8" X 5 5/8". Score at 1 7/8 and 3 3/4. Cut away outside squares. Use punch to punch half circle on front and back of box.
Front Size - 1 7/8" X 1 7/8". Use 1 1/4" punch to punch out half circle.

I hope you guys enjoyed this project. It was so super fun to make. I look forward to making another one next year if they are available.

Make sure you stop by to see what is happening tomorrow. I have a lot of crafting to fit in and share with you. If you are all done with your Christmas crafting for this year, it is never too early to start for next year!!

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Project Tutorial - 3D Snowman Box

Welcome back! I have the most stinkin' cute project to share with you today. I saw this in the SOS and HAD to make it. You know my love for snowmen!

Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Jolly Jamboree - Recollections
Silhouette Online Store - #51073
Stamps - "Think Snow" by My Craft Spot; Ink - Paris Dusk by Memento
Stampin' Up Punches - Scallop and 1 3/8 Circle
Other - 7/8" White Ribbon, Twine, Snowflake Brads, Scor-Tape

I can't believe how cute this project is! I also wanted to share the reindeer version with you, although I didn't film a video on that one. I will be sharing him with you this week.

I hope you attempt one of these. As you can see, they are super easy to put together and AMAZINGLY adorable :) Also, through December 8, 2013, the Silhouette Online Store is having a 50% off sale.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Shopping Haul - Target, Salvation Army, Thrift Store and Hobby Lobby

Hey guys! I have another shopping haul to share with you! I don't feel bad about it either because I have been using the products I have been buying :) Take a look at my loot...

Thanks for watching, happy crafting!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12 Meows of Christmas - Card #2 - Christmas Tree Pop Dot Card

When I filmed these videos, I filmed a bunch together. So, I mention Thanksgiving cards, but I have already posted those before. I will have to start being careful of mentioning dates. Thing have been super duper busy around here so I have been filming in bunches. Plus, I had to give up my laptop and wanted to make sure I had videos ready to go while it is being repaired.

Cardstock, Patterned Paper (I Believe In Santa) - Recollections
Silhouette Online Store - #50083

I love it when you can also use the negative of your card in the project, no waste!!! Works for me :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

12 Meows of Christmas - Card #1 - Flip Swing Cards

Hey guys! Welcome back to another video. Today starts a special series I am doing. You've heard of the 12 days of Christmas, well, I am the crazy cat lady so we have the 12 meows of Christmas.

Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Recollections - Jolly Jamboree
Silhouette Online Store - #50951; #50950

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Shopping Haul - Hobby Lobby

Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by today :) I have a haul from Hobby Lobby to share with you. I got some great goodies!

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Project Share & Tutorial - Chubby Turkey

Hey guys! I have a super adorable card to share with you today. It is a perfect card to give for Thanksgiving. You know how much I loved the chubby vampire, well, this chubby turkey is just as cute :)

Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Recollections - Simply Autumn
Silhouette Online Store - #4183
Ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento
Stamps - Cardz TV - Thankful For You
Action Wobble

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Project Share - Acorn Card w/WRMK Envelope Board Tutorial

Welcome back guys! Today I have a project share with you and making a card with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board.

Before we get to that, I thought I would give you an update on Juan Carlos. He's had his fishy medication and he is doing well as far as I can tell. He was covered in black and now you can see his gorgeous blue color again! His top fin that rotted off, which alerted me to his condition, has already started growing back. I was amazed at how fast that happened.

Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - DCWV Pumpkin Patch Stack
Silhouette Online Store - #50554
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really appreciate all of you for following my blog and my videos. I love making them and it is great to know you guys like to watch them.

Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Shopping Haul - Target and Hobby Lobby

Hey guys! I have another shopping haul to share with you. I picked up some goodies at Target and Hobby Lobby in this episode. ENJOY :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Melody Lane's 5000 Subscriber Challenge Entry

Hey Guys!! I have a video showing you my entry for Melody's Subscriber Challenge. I totally forgot to take a picture before I sent it off, sorry :( Luckily, I do have the video!

Supply List
Silhouette Online Store - #46566 - 7 Lori Whitlock Label Shapes
Glitter Paper - Black - Paper Studio; Teal - Doodlebug Design
Patterned Paper - Zebra - The Paper Studio; Chevron - Amy Tangerine
Cardstock - Recollections
My Creative Time Stamps - It's All About You; Just A Little Note To Say
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other - Tulle, Glue Gun, Silhouette Chipboard, Scotch Foam Tape, WRMK Envelope Board

This was a super fun project to do! Fingers crossed it makes the cut :)

Keep your eyes open as I will be starting with The 12 Meows of Christmas very soon. The 12 Meows will feature ideas for Christmas Cards, Hanukkah Cards and a couple projects to get your Holiday Season underway.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Project Share & Tutorial - Thankful Card/Envelope

Hey guys! I have another project for you. This is a super simple card that would be perfect for Thanksgiving. If you wanted to use it any other time of year, you could just remove the leaves and acorns to have a beautiful card fit for any time of year.

Patterned Paper - Recollections - Simply Autumn
Cardstock - Recollections
Silhouette Online Store - #50783, #50839
Elmer - Craft Spray Adhesive
Ribbon - Michael's

As I say in the video, my Silhouette was having issues that day and didn't cut the envelope correctly. I was true to my word, the envelope is still in my collection. My OCD wanted to throw it away, but I kept it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Stop by again soon for some more holiday inspiration and fun shopping hauls!

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Project Share - Goodie Bags & Magnet

Happy Halloween!!!

I have my final Halloween project of the season. I am fortunate enough my son still lets me make goodie bags. I believe the only reason is the candy, but I LOVE to make them and they LOVE the candy. It makes both of us happy :) I was a little bummed about this being my last year to do them for Halloween...do you think I could send them to him in college?!?!?

Cardstock - Core'dinations (Black); All other - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Studio G
Silhouette Online Store - Halloween Icons - #47353
Ribbon - Offray
Clear Bags - Target (In the party section)

I cut out 12 of my favorite pumpkins from Designs On Cloud 9. I only needed 11 for my goodie bags, but figured I could find something to do with the left over pumpkin. I was right!!! I decided I could pop some magnet on the back and add a toothy little grin to my fridge.

Cardstock - Recollections
Silhouette Online Store - Halloween Icons - #47353
Adhesive Magnet - Walmart

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Project Share - Boo Banner and Chubby Vampire

Hey guys!! This is my next to last Halloween Project Share for this year. I started kind of late with the Halloween projects, so I'm sad to see them go, but it is time to move onto the next season.

Silhouette Online Store - #33319
Patterned Paper - Recollections "Boo Who"
Cardstock - Recollections
Ink - Stampin' Up - Concord Crush
Adhesive - Glue Dots, Glossy Accents, Black Diamond Stickles
Envelope Punch Board - WRMK

Silhouette Online Store - #3913; #48796
Cardstock - Recollections
Adjustable Marker Holder for Silhouette - Chomas Creations
Paper Mate Ink Joy Pens - Red

Stop back by for a special Halloween Project Share tomorrow!!

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Shopping Haul - Jo-Ann's

Hey guys! I just wanted to stop by to share a quick haul I got with you :)

Thanks for watching! As always, happy crafting :)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Project Share & Tutorial - Vampire Owl

Hey guys! I have another super cute Halloween project to share with you.

Card Size: 5 X 5

Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Recollections - Boo Who Stack
Adjustable Marker Holder for Silhouette - Chomas Creations
Ribbon - American Crafts Satin Ribbon
Other - Hot Glue Gun; Action Wobble, Ink Joy Pen (Purple)

Silhouette Online Store
Vampire Owl - #48295
Have A Hauntingly Happy Halloween Phrase (Sketch)#48797

As I said in the video, I went back and forth about using Glossy Accents. I decided to go ahead and use them on the owl eyes. I put them on last night and the card went off to Montana today! I'm sure my sister-in-law will LOVE him :)

I am not going to list the dimensions for all of my projects. If you are interested in them, please let me know and I am more than happy to post them. It takes a lot of time to go back in and separate out everything to get individual measurements and I'm not sure anyone even uses them.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have more videos coming up, so check back soon :) As always, HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Shopping Haul - Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann's & Amazon

Hey guys!! I'm so excited I've had so many videos to share with you lately. The really impressive part to me is they have not all been hauls! This video is a haul video, but I do have more crafty videos uploaded and scheduled to be released.

For now, please enjoy my crafty finds :)

Thanks for watching!! Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Kitty Cards - Project Share & Tutorial

Hey guys! I have some Halloween cards I would love to share with you an we'll even assemble one on screen. Watch closely, I tie a bow on screen!!!!

Patterned Paper - Silhouette Online Store - #48588, #48591
Cardstock - Recollections
Sentiment - Silhouette Online Store - #48797
Adjustable Marker Holder for Silhouette - Chomas Creations
Ink - Concord Crush - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - American Crafts; Studio G (Black & White Polka Dot Ribbon)
Punches - Drippy Goo, Fence Border Deep Edge Border - Martha Stewart Crafts
Other - Action Wobble; Bic Mark It Markers

Halloween Icons - Silhouette Online Store - #47353
Green - 1.290h X 1.435w
Dark Orange - 1.110h X 1.470w
Light Orange - 1.075h X 0.925

Halloween Kitty - Silhouette Online Store - #50184
Cat - 2.590w X 3.305h
Hat Band - 0.570h X 1.110w
Nose - 0.155h X 0.210w
Green Eye - 0.530h X 0.885w
White Eye - 0.610h X 1.225w

I was so super happy with how the marker holder worked out. I have also used pens in the marker holder and it works like a charm. I was very impressed that only one time did I try to cut with the marker in!!! I HIGHLY recommend getting one of these holders from Amy over at Chomas Creations. She ships super fast and the product is AWESOME!! I can't wait to work on more projects with this. She also has them for the Cricut and other die-cutting machines.

I hope you are enjoying seeing some projects again. I really am enjoying working on them!! It's nice not to be labeled as a "collector" and to be creating again.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Step Cards & Project Share

Hey guys!!

Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - K&Co - Ghostly Greetings; DCWV - The Spookytime Stack
Stamps - My Pink Stamper "Happiest Moments"
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog
WRMK - Envelope Punch Board
3L - Black 3D Foam Squares
Silhouette Cameo
DecoArt Glow In The Dark Dimensional Writer

Center Step Card - Silhouette Online Store - #39779
8.50h X 5.50w

Cats On A Fence - Silhouette Online Store - #32446
Moon - 1.585h X 1.715w
Fence - 1.520h X 3.415w
Cats - 1.650 X 1.715w

Haunted House - Silhouette Online Store - #21539
4.805h X 2.58w
Use the knife tool to cut down each side of the house.

Cardstock - Recollections

Always & Forever - Silhouette Online Store - #11822
Ampersand - 3.965h X 3.250w
Always Forever - 3.470h X 5.765w

Skeleton Flamingos - Silhouette Online Store - #49391
Flamingo Bones - Head Down - 2.730h X 3.780w; Head Up - 2.675h X 3.760w
Flamingo Body - Head Down - 6.185h X 4.015w; Head Up - 6.365h X 4.455w


I hope you enjoyed my hodge podge of projects today. I have more project and haul videos coming up :)

Thanks for stopping by! As always, HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ANOTHER Crafty Haul.....

I know, I know!!! I need to do the haul video so I can put away the goodies to make a project. Space is at a premium in my scrap room right now. Project to be coming soon!!! Until then, ANOTHER haul video :)

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Crafting :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Project Share - Cameo HTV Cross Country Shirts

Hey guys! I know its been awhile. I am still dealing with the h.pylori. I think I am up for a second round of antibiotics - UGH!

I am here to share with you some t-shirts I made for my mom and I.


HTV - Expressions Vinyl - Orange & Black
Silhouette Online Store - Cross Country - Design ID #15653
Font: Freshman - dafont.com
T-Shirts - Jo-Ann
*The "B" with the witch was traced from the schools logo in Silhouette Studio

I had so much fun making these shirts! I will definitely be making more in the future. I could not believe how easy it was to do! I just watched a couple You Tube videos from Expressions Vinyl and off I went. If you decide to make these, pay attention to how fast your iron heats the vinyl. I used the estimation from EV and it was a little long for my iron. I just shaved off a few seconds. I don't know if I pushed harder or if my iron was hotter, but I got the iron imprint on one part of my shirt. I was pretty happy that was the only problem I had for my first time doing this!

I also want to give a little plug to Expressions Vinyl. I was SUPER, SUPER, SUPER impressed with them. I placed my order late Thursday evening and I had my order here on Monday morning. I didn't upgrade my shipping either! That to me is customer service!!

Just wanted to share a challenge that Melody Lane has on You Tube right now. Here is a link to the video, which you have to watch to find out what the challenge is:
So, head on over and check it out!!

That's all for today. I will be having a haul video coming up soon. Although I haven't been very crafty, I've still been shopping!!!

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Update & Giveaway Winner Announced

Hey guys! Thanks for being patient with me. Here is the winner being announced!!!!

Congrats to the winner :) I'm not saying who it is, you will have to watch the video to see who it is!!!

Happy Crafting :)

Silhouette Grouping & Un-grouping Video

Hey guys! I was out trolling one of my new favorite groups on Facebook and someone needed some help with a file. I offered to do a video. Here it is :)

I will be posting the winner from my You Tube giveaway shortly, the video is processing now. I'm sorry it took so long to get the winner announced, but I haven't been feeling well at all. I was diagnosed a week ago with a Peptic Ulcer caused by H. Pylori. H Pylori is a bacterial infection, It SUCKS!!! I have basically felt like having the stomach flu 24 hours a day and it doesn't go away. Plus, it's been hard eating because of the ulcer. UGH! Today was the first day I woke up and am actually feeling a little better. So, I really wanted to get the winner pulled.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy crafting :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Small Haul & Giveaway Winner Announced

Hey guys! I wanted to share a small haul I was able to do yesterday and announce the winner from my giveaway! I'm sorry I have not been on as much lately with videos and crafts, but I believe I have an ulcer. I am seeing my doctor on Monday to confirm and am hoping to be feeling much better SOON!!!

Just a note. For my giveaways, I do not like to post that it is a giveaway. I want to make sure my normal/frequent viewers have the best opportunity to win. So, keep watching, you never know when a giveaway will pop up :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! As always, happy crafting :)