Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Blog Hop

Click HERE to start the hop!

Starting October 30, 2009!

The Time is here!
Woo Hoo..... START HERE for the Halloween blog hop - If you arrived from Cheri's blog, you are on the right spot

I love Halloween! My entire family loves Halloween, but it is my husbands all time favorite holiday- probably because his birthday is at the beginning of the month. A couple years ago we had a big Halloween party, new home party and birthday all in one, but he had no idea about any of it. I decorated one of the spare rooms in a Halloween theme using that plastic wall paper. It was hard work, but so worth it. I also got a fog machine and set it up- found out real fast that they don't work so well inside: it set the smoke detectors off and that's when DH found out my secret. It was rather humorous, but ruined the big grand finale that I had planned.

I have a card all ready to share, but my camera decided to stop working, so I will have to post it later when I figure out what happened to it. It was either the puppy or the baby- either way, it could be a while LOL. This card will be here until I upload my new one. This image is from Sew Many Cards.

In the mean time, we will be having a drawing for some prizes. The first prize will be for $10 at Digital-Ink co. If you have never been there, be sure to stop by and see the digital images- there are eight stamp creators and they are all very different.

  • Three entries for doing a project that is Halloween themed and linking to Mr. Linky, or commenting with the link if he is not working.
  • One entry for a great Halloween story - true or not- put into the comments
  • Two entries for a picture of you in a Halloween costume.
Make sure to check out the other Blogs in the line-up for fabulous prizes-

JUST IN CASE YA GET LOST ALONG THE WAY....Here's our lists of ghoulish creators!!

1. Sarabeth
2. Beth
3. Cheryl
4. Alison
5. Margie
6. Jeri (HERE)
7. Tonya (
8. Jennifer
9. Kristal
10. Michelle
11. Mia
12. Trish
13. Emma
14. Cheri
15. Angela
16. Genevieve
17. Sarabeth

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Win a $250 Shopping Spree at The Scrapping Cottage!

How would you like to win a $250 shopping spree at the Scrapping Cottage? That's right - the winner will get to choose $250 worth of products at The Scrapping Cottage!

They are trying to reach 500 followers- so go and make sure to follow for your chance to win :)

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are the hardest to make. This one is for someone DH works with. I used an embossed card that was 5.5 inches and then layered and matted several times. Sewed around the edge of some of the mats and cut the Fancy Tag using SCAL and my cricut. After I cut it out I printed the sentiment on it by making it on plane paper and then taping the tag over the top and re-printing. I added some pearls and ribbon.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Midnight Madness

I made this card for the Midnight Madness Challenge-

I used Dazzles from PaperWishes for the heart (layered heart) and the brads are also PW. The paper is gcd and I sprayed the white paper with a glimmer mist that I made with alcohol and Pearl x -- I sewed around the edges of the squares. Unfortunately, my computer crashed and I don't have my editing software, so the pics are not that great. Just wish the color would have come out better because I love how it turned out irl- You can see it in the pic, but there are small pears on the bottom left instead of using the real holes . Two more dazzles were added in the upper right corner too. Very disappointed in the photo though-

Thursday, October 8, 2009


My dream has been to own a scrapbox for a while now- I saw a picture in a magazine last year and have wanted one ever since- well, Midnight Madness is having a drawing and giving one away and I'm here to tell you about it.

Oh and since looking on the website, I have foud more things I like the ribbon box- and did I mention that it is only $19.99 - if you order from there Enter this code when you place your order to get $100 off your shipping: 100Writes

Here is a snapshot of what it is the scrapbox is:

The Work Box™ is every crafter’s dream. It’s a workspace and a storage solution that looks like a beautiful, high-end piece of furniture. There are drawers, nooks and spaces for all of your stuff!
On wheels, The Work Box is fully transportable. It folds up into a handsome box, hiding all of your supplies from sight. This system comes with a collapsible work table and adjustable shelves.
There are 85 removable canvas totes with label inserts that fold up for easy storage. There are also 20 removable clear zipper pouches in 3 sizes.
Choose either raised panel or beadboard door styles and black or vanilla colors to match your room decor.
Included Canvas Tote Sizes:
(3) 6"width x 12"length x 12"high(22) 12.25"width x 12.25"length x 3"high(10) 12.25"width x 12.25"length x 5.5"high(30) 3"width x 12"length x 3"high(20) 5.5"width x 12"length x 4.5"highTotal: 85

Included Clear Zipper Pouch Sizes:
(2) 13" x 13" Large (6) 13" x 6" Medium(12) 6" x 6" SmallTotal: 20

Monday, October 5, 2009

Clear Overlays

Inking or Stamping

Applying ink is a great way to add definition or color to an overlay. It is important, though to be careful of which ink you use. StazOn ink pads are best, since overlays are non-porous surfaces-the ink dries quickly without the chance for smudging.

Inking or Stamping
Applying ink is a great way to add definition or color to an overlay. It is important, though to be careful of which ink you use. StazOn ink pads are best, since overlays are non-porous surfaces-the ink dries quickly without the chance for smudging.

For all-over inking, place the overlay on a piece of scratch paper and turn the ink pad face down. Press the ink pad to the overlay, increasing pressure for more coverage, pressing lightly for less. You can also press a stippling brush to an ink pad, then to an overlay for a different look.

Coloring with Paper and Pens

Adding a touch of color to an overlay is also a simple and fun way to alter it. Select your overlay, then pick cardstock or paper that coordinates with the overlay and project. Cut the cardstock or paper to fit behind the entire overlay piece or just a select portion-behind a letter, border or image. Another super simple way to add a touch of color to your overlays is with a permanent ink pen or liquid acrylic paint. To add the color, turn the overlay over and apply the ink or paint to the back. This way the color will show through the translucent portions while still allowing the darker printed portions on the overlay to show.

Attaching Overlays

Overlays can be attached with ribbon, brads, and hidden adhesive- glues do not work as well as tape.

Look for places on your layout where the transparency will be covered by other items such as photos mats and embellishments. These are the perfect places to hide your adhesive. It only takes a few small spots of adhesive to hold the transparency in place.

Brads are one of the easiest embellishments to use. Simply poke a small hole with a push pin, insert the brad, and open the prongs on the back.