Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Haunting!!!

Hard to believe that Halloween is next weekend! We have big plans for the weekend including my Dad's birthday party, a costume party for which I have NO IDEA what I am dressing up as, and of course taking my niece and nephew trick-or-treating. I can't wait to take my 1 year old niece around, she is going to LOVE it! I will let her do all the work, and I will just eat her candy, hehehe!

Halloween is my best friends favorite holiday, so I thought I would make this card for her. I also made this card for a challenge on the Cricut Circle blog. The challenge is to use a piece of overlay, vellum, or acrylic in a Halloween themed project.

Here are the ingredients:
  • The card is 6 3/4" x 6"
  • The orange piece is 6 1/2" x 5 1/2"
  • For the challenge I used an overlay- the purplish-pink frame. It is a Fancy Pants transperency.
  • I used my Expression to cut the witch at 3 1/2" and the broom at 3" both from the Mini Monsters cartridge. I drew on her eyes and mouth. I also cut out the spider web from the October 31st cartridge at 3 1/2". I loved the way the web turned out!  I used stickles to snazz these things up a little.
  • Since I am still trying to figure out the Imagine, I did use it to print and cut the 'Happy Haunting'. It is also cut from Mini Monsters at 2". The Happy Haunting is actaully underneath the transperency and I used some black chalk to make it look smokey.

I want to get better at using my Imagine, so on my next project, my goal is to use it more!

Happy Haunting Casey, I miss you!!

Thanks for looking and have a fun and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bright Birthday day! Celebrate the big 5-0

Happy Birthday, Cheryl (my boss)!!!
She is turning the big 5-0 today, and now she is going to kill me for posting this on my blog!
 But in all fairness, I made her a hanging frame that holds a picture of us four HR girls. That should make up for me posting her age on my blog, right!?! I love making these frames! They are a little more time consuming, but they turn out so cute!
So, here are the ingredients:
The black paper is Bazzill.
The shiny kind from Michael's (my fav!)
The pink scalloped paper is
from a paper pack from Hobby Lobby
The stripped paper and the drink paper are from Michael's
I cut out the crown using the Once Upon A Princess cartridge
(cut at 4")
and the 3 circle cut outs from the Home Accents cartridge
(cut at 3 1/2")
The ' Let's Celebrate' is from a K & Company birthday pack from Michael's
All of the flowers are Prima paper flowers.
I adhered all of the rhinestones with my i-rock tool. I'm really loving that tool more and more!

I used pop dots to pop up the stripped paper so that you can put a picture in there.
I used a 4x6 picture so I cut the hole just a tad smaller so that the picture will be held in place.

A close up of this fancy thing from the Home Accents cartridge.
 This picture also shows the ribbon I chose. The lime green ribbon has 'Party Time' on it.
I am a ribbon junkie, I have SO much ribbon, so I couldn't tell you where I got it from...

What a great gift, huh? I love making these!!

Happy Birthday, boss lady!

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Already October?!?!?

Wow, can't believe it's October 1st! 
I love this time of year; leaves changing, cooler weather, FOOTBALL (duh!) and everything else fall-ish. Another great thing about fall are all of the colors.  I made this card for a challenge- to make a thank you card using either orange or yellow somehow on the card.

The card measures 5x5
The solid orange is 4x4
and the solid off white is 2 3/4 by 2 3/4
I love this paper from My Minds Eye, I got from one of the daily scrapbook deal websites.
The stamp is from a collection that I got at Michael's.

I like simple cards, not only are they easy and quick to make, but they look good too!