Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dimensional 9x9 Halloween Album

Dont ya just love fall?? It gets my creative juices flowing to create
Halloween stuff. This new workshop is for my customers who like
over-the-top creations. I took a 9x9 Memory showcase album
and made a pop out dimensional book that you can even leave out for display.
It has a belly band wrapped around the whole thing to slide off. And when you open it. BADABOOM! Its so stinking cute!
 This is the first page section. Its so sparkly with the black glitter.
I used the leftover pieces from my "Mischief Workshop on the Go" kit
to complete the layouts.
The Black cat and tombstone were a Quickcuts Diecut,
and the pumpkins and trees were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy
cartridge. Look at that little cute!

 This is the 2nd page section..More sparkly trees, and pumpkins.
And stamped bats using the stamp set included the the Mischief Workshop on the Go kit.
One tip to make big areas sparkle evenly, after you cut
your shape with the cricut, run it through the Xyron. It will be full
of adhesive when you pull the backing off, Then apply your glitter.
Much easier than using a gluepen etc..

Below is a close up of the belly band that slips off
to keep the book closed.

Supplies used:
9x9 My Creations Memory Showcase Z1198
Michief Level 2 Paper Z7144B
Opaques Licorice Adhesive Gems Z1335
Close to my Heart Cardstock
Quick Cuts Tombstone & Cat Die Cut
Martha Stewart Black Glitter
Close to my Heart Prism Glitter
Designer Brads Z1360
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection Z1686

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Masking Technique-Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!There are 11 of us participating in the Masking Technique hop. THis technique is shown on page 15 of the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, and uses the milepost shapes as a "mask".
Essentially masking is a way to stamp only a portion of an image by covering all or part of a stamped image so that other images may be placed partly over it without the overlapping area being visible

If you are coming from  Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track!

This is the card we will be making using a Circle
for the "mask".

Cut a 2-1/2 circle from a piece of cardstock

                           This will be your masking template
Use the cardstock piece with the circle cut out as your
stencil and begin sponging Sunflower Ink (Z2150)
and shading the inside edge with Sunset (Z2191)

                Remove the template and just lookie! Isn't that cool?
Now take that 2-1/2" circle you cut out in the beginning, and
place it over the inked circle image, and begin making your
spooky,smokey background. I used Hydrangea(Z2129)
and Pacifica(Z2192) and Black

                       Then lift off the circle mask, and wha-la!

You are now ready to stamp the little witch flying across the moon
I used My Acrylix Fright Night (B1359) from page 68 in the Autumn Winter Idea Book

Then you can cut out a design for your sentiment
I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut a cute little
label. If you would like to know more about the Cricut cartridge,
click here

Attach to the front of your card, then layer with another accent piece of cardstock, and a little bling for the stars.
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Melissa's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you though of my variation and happy hopping!

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want to start from the beginning, please visit this link  Shirley's blog

Friday, October 7, 2011


Here is just a tidbit of a peek for the December dimensional album
I have created. More will come.
I used the Believe paper pack, and the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
to create to Poinsettia on the front and everything beautiful inside...
I cant wait to show you. Its soooo coool!!
Materials used:
z1198 My Creations Memory Showcase
x7145b Believe level 2 paper pack
z1360 Designer Brads
z1482 Silver Glitter Gel
Bulk _Believe
x5639 Sweet leaf Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Topiary Cardstock
Poster board

If you would like to order any of the items listed, or to order the Cricut Art Philosophy , go here for more information and to order.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Liebster Blog Award "Dearest"

Thank you Lisa Fowler!!
Wowee! I dont know what to say!! I guess Im doing pretty good job with this blogging thingy. When I started exploring how to create my own blog just a month ago, I must say it was overwhelming at first. After asking many people for help or tips,(not knowing how long it would take), I finally decided to sit on my butt all weekend and try to come up with something that I could call my own on the Internet. After many tweeks, deletes, copy and pastes. It's here. Not perfect, not exactly the way I would like it to be after seeing SO many creative ones. but it will do for now.
Its been really fun adding my photos of stuff I create. I find that I do try to push the envelope a little when it comes to my creations. But us crafters I think all have one common thing, the need to create. If I dont have my hands in some kind of paper, sparkle, glue or paint...Im grumpy!

Part of the award’s requirements are that the receiver:
1. Thank his/her Liebster Blog Award presenter on his/herblog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded him/her.
3. Copy & Paste the award onto his/her blog.
4. Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award.
5. Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog.

I have to think about who I would like to nominate for the next Liebster award. As a beginner, every ones blog looks good to me!
Thanks again Lisa  (click to see Lisa's blog)

Here is one of my "accidents" I created while making a snowman.
Yeah, dont ask how it evolved into an Angry bird. But it did!
Dont ya just love "happy" accidents?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Treat Box/hanger

How clever is this for a party or as a treat for workshop attendees?
This is just the right size to slip over the top of a water bottle and
put a small cookie and a drink flavor packet inside.
I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut my circle and scallop,
then used My Acrylix stamp sets B1359 Fright Night, and the
Mischief Workshop on the Go stamp set G1029.
I just love our acrylix stamp sets, they are so versatile. I was able to
put 3 images on 1 acrylic block to make it look like 1 stamp
to say Im feeling WICKED.