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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stamps - Practical Scrappers

The challenge at Practical Scrappers this week is Stamps.  Use your stamps.  I had some new stamps I got from Clear Dollar Stamps and I wanted to use them so I was happy for this challenge.

This card-box was inspired by a Stampin' Up Demonstrator from San Diego, CA.  It is strips of scrap white paper, inked with Cat Eye Inks, Circle punches in incremental sizes, white pen and of course the stamps. The box is the matchbox cut from Tags Bags Boxes and More cricut cartridge.

Back of box:

This was a really fun project to do and just makes me smile every time I look at it and sneak a candy from inside.

My Pink Stamper - Spooky Challenge

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sadie the Skunk - Practical Scrappers

This is Sadie the Skunk from Robyn's Fetish Digi-stamps.  The challenge at Practical Scrappers this week was to use ribbon in your project.  Here I used ribbon as the stems and leaves of the flowers as well as the little bows on the buttons.  Then I used ric-rac as the base of her little garden.

This project stumped me for a long time.  I put it off until the very last second that I had to do it. Some projects are just like that I guess.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Paula Bee won my gift certificate to Eyelet Outlet and Charms for her participation in the cricut crawl.
Paula Bee said...
This is a wonderful card!! There is so much detail and it all looks fabulous. You did a great job! Paula Bee

Monday, September 20, 2010

Planting Seeds of Friendship - Giveaway

Winner: picked number 9, that is Stacy.  Thank you all for joining me on my birthday.

The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut is Harvest Time.  Think gardening, harvest, fall.  I found this quote, "Plant seeds of friendship, reap a bouquet of happiness." 

It started with a jewelry box that I wrapped.

Then scrapped the quote with cuts from Walk In My Garden.

The last time that I was at the Navy Exchange, I bought this Martha Stewart Crafts Charm Bracelet.
I used the little flower cut from the Bird on Create a Critter and some Martha Stewart Micro Glitter to make the little flower charms.

I got the idea for this project from the Martha Stewart website on crafts for kids.  Kids were to use it to collect things like stamps or buttons.  It is a fun project but a little more difficult than I think young kids would find to do, at least to make it look really good. 

What kind of gardening project will you come up with?  Join us at Fantabulous Cricut!! 

It's my birthday today, so I am going to give away this little project to someone.  Leave a comment on this post to be eligible.    Happy Birthday to me, happy gift for you!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dragonfly Days - Practical Scrappers

This is a Digi-Stamp by Robyn's Fetish Designs.  It's a cute design that I colored with Martha Stewart Pencils and Stampin' Up Markers.  The challenge at Practical Scrappers was add buttons.  There are three buttons on the flowers.  Stash ribbons and ladybug, eyelet outlet brad and happy charm.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fireman Jim- Practical Scrappers

 This week at Practical Scrappers the challenge was to use a white or color core cardstock.  I used white core behind Fireman Jim from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.  I embossed the background and the water coming out of the hose with Divine Swirls embossing folder, then sanded the tops to release the color. I colored and cut out Fireman Jim and placed him against the background.

 I used Bazill card-stock and signo silver and white pens to doodle on the designs. Dog, his house and the fire hydrant are from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  This was a fun card that I liked better than I thought I would in the beginning.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!!

The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for this week is Labor Day Themed.  Come join us!!

The wagon is from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge.  The pumpkin is strips of cricut papers.
Triangle pennant stamped with HAPPY LABOR DAY. 

This is how the wagon started

I had this little Whitman's candy box and the top made the perfect inside of the wagon.  It could hold candy, little decorative pebbles, whatever you wanted to decorate with.  It was so easy to make.  Two wagons cut (flip the second one) layer your colors and attach the box between the two.  If you make the wheels sturdy enough it could hold salt and pepper shakers or whatever you wanted. 

Here the wagon is filled with some scented gems
and below with some candy.

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day and get to celebrate it without working.  I am going to be in the States at the Rock and Roll Half Marathon watching my grandson while his brothers and their wives run in the race.  I'm going to be one happy woman! 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

White Pen Project 2 - Practical Scrappers

This is my second white pen project for Practical Scrappers.  On this one I used the sponsor's digital stamp from Robyn's Fetish Digi-Stamps.  This is Angie Angel guarding the poinsettia's.  Oh, I can't wait for Christmas! 

Angie Angel is colored with Martha Stewart pencils, and stickles on her wings.  The poinsettias and leaves are punches from EK Success.  The Green background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Holly Leave embossing folder, double faux stitching around the outside and inside frames with the Signo Uniball White Pen (my favorite) and ribbon and a star button.  I'm up to 4 Christmas cards now!  Yippee! 

Come join us at Practical Scrappers!

And I'm off!!!!!!

Onward to my trip home from Italy for a three-week visit.  I can't wait to hug my grandbaby, Ellis. 

This picture by barefoot photography (Thank you, Taylor).  

All my DT stuff is set to go up without me but I'll be checking because we have a FANTABULOUS CRICUT BLOG HOP coming up on September 13.  Hope you join us! 

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