Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Still having probs with blogger

Wanted to let my blogger friends know that I'm still not able to leave comments on all blogs. It's been screwy since May 20. It appears that I am able to comment if the blog comment box is set as a pop up, but if it's embedded below the post, I'm unable to comment. I'm still not even able to sign in to my blog {so why I am able to still post on my blog, I do not know.} I just hope that the blogger fixey peeps are still working on this and will get ALL the probs resolved very soon.

So if I've not left a comment on your blog in the past couple of weeks, please know I'm not ignoring your beautiful work, just not able to leave you some love. :)

Lattice Tri-Shutter Card

Hello and welcome to the studio today! Remember, I said you could expect more of these awesome tri-shutter cards....well, here is another. I love this style, they're fun to make, and I decided this time to take it up a notch...or two!

Isn't this a really cool look! Again, it only looks complicated but it's not. It is really very easy to make, I promise. I do love how the lattice screen looks. That was my notch or two idea! ;)

Product list:
LC Sweet Simplicity lattice border die, DC0120
QK branch and berries  border die
LC Wildflower Gift Set bird and branch dies
LC Sweet and Spicy papers
My Creative Time, This and That set - having you as a friend makes life sweet
Misc bling

Friday, May 27, 2011

Delicious Memories of Summer

Happy Friday! :) For today's layout I used {gasp} my Cricut Expression!!! HAHA! I know, I know...I LOVE my manual dies, they are my babies ;) but for this page I followed Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge from the My Creative Time blog and used 1) and older cartridge {Geographically Speaking is the one I chose}, 2) green, and 3) yellow.

Always love my foam tape! Doesn't the foam tape make the title look awesome.

From the My Creative Time stamp set, Have Fun in the Sun.

And these super cute salt and pepper mills by the Scrapping Cottage. Yes, they are a die. I couldn't possibly do a layout without a single die on it, could I!?? :) I cut them from cork and inked them for dimension. I love how realistically wood-like the cork paper looks.

Product list:
Cricut Cartridge, Geographically Speaking
Cottage Cutz, salt & pepper mini die
My Creative Time stamps, Have Fun in The Sun
October Afternoon, Modern Homemaker collection
Bazzill cardstock
foam tape
cork paper

Tomorrow is the annual Soap Box Derby. We're so excited Grace wanted to race again this year. :) Grampa even spiffed up the race car, fixing a couple of dings and giving it a new paint job. I made new decals and added a new one this year too. ;) Now that I'll have another batch of pictures, I suppose I'd better get last year's photo album done so I can start on the new one. HAHA!!

Thanks for coming by the studio. Have a FUN and SAFE holiday weekend! I'll be back Monday with some pics of the Soap Box Derby race.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

You BOWL me over!

Ha! I make me laugh!. :) Have you seen the new Cottage Cutz In The Kitchen release yet? Oh be still my heart! I have a love for all things kitchen and a weird thing for mixing bowls. LOL Today's project with Scrapping Cottage Cottage Cutz dies includes the super cute new mixing bowl set. I LOVE these!!!

Of course I added foam tape for dimension -- because that's how I bowl, I mean roll! :) The background is a spellbinders die.

For my message I used the measuring spoons. These are so cute AND they come with mini stamps with measurements on them (which you can see I did not use in this sample). Still, they are stinkin' cute!

Hope you enjoyed my kitchen punny card this week. ;) This release is my all time fave. If you can't find something you like In The Kitchen, I don't know if we can still be friends. HAHA!! Have a crafty week, peeps!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blogger probs!!!!

Dear Blogger fixer people:

Since you fixed it, blogger has not been behaving. Can't sign in. Can't comment on other blogs. Please fix the previous fix.

Much love,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DO play with matchbooks!

The newest release by Lifestyle Crafts includes some fun new project shapes - and as you probably know by now, those are my favorite kinds of dies! I love little boxes and booklets and folders and all those fun things.

For my projects this week, I've used the new matchbook dies. Doesn't it seem like we never have a piece of paper when we need one? Well, it happens to me all the time, no matter what size handbag I'm carrying. LOL So I made these adorable little note pads to toss in my bag to jot down a phone number, address, library hours, date (or even a license plate number if something should warrent! LOL) or whatever. So handy and so cute!

You can't see in the pics, but before I stapled the note papers into the matchbook covers, I ran them through my perforating blade. I love that thing.

Product list:
Lifestyle Crafts Sweet Simplicity scallop end matchbook die, DC0113
Lifestyle Crafts Wildflower Gift Set papers
My Creative Time stamp set, Just a Little Note
staple, ink, perforator

I used the plain matchbook die to make these gift enclosure cards. Thank you for a teacher, and congrats for a new graduate. These are so cute. I love the size too.

Product list:
Lifestyle Crafts Sweet Simplicity matchbook die, DC0113
QK Windows and Labels, cookie cutter circle die
Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock
White smooth cardstock
My Creative Time stamp sets, Follow Your Dreams, Happy Homecoming, So Grateful for You, and My Favorite Sayings
Handcut apple leaves

Thanks for coming by the studio. I hope you've enjoyed today's goodies. So easy and fun to make!

Monday, May 23, 2011

A sweet thank you

Another cute little box! I did this one in this super cute apple paper. For added interest, I used a die to cut a square piece with the green apple from a piece of leftover scrap, lined it up over the box and adhered it using foam tape for pop. I also used foam tape to pop the cute thank you tag. Someone commented yesterday about this being a good idea for a gift card. Just so you know, this is too small to accommodate a gift card. The dimensions of the finished box are 3x2x1inch.

These little boxes are so sweet. And super easy to make too. All the cutting and scoring is done for you. All you have to do is fold, adhere one tab and close it up. Great little project and perfect for small gifts like this one for a great teacher!

Product list:

LC Sweet Simplicity, rectangle box DC0117
LC Sweet Simplicity, matchbooks (tag), DC0113
QK Windows & Labels (3D green apple)
October Afternoon, Cherry Hill papers
My Creative Time stamp set, Happy Homecoming
Foam tape
Baker's twine
Thank you for checking out today's project. This die will be available for shipping next week at Scrapbuggy. Be sure to get yours on order soon, I can see this one flying off the shelf!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Box of sweets

Welcome to the studio! Today's project is an adorable little candy box. Isn't it sweet -- pun intended! This little box is the perfect size for a treat....perfect for tucking into a lunch box or backpack or the glove box of the car (if you don't put chocolate in it LOL). Fill it with raisins, gold fish crackers, mini marshmallows or dry cereal (I love a handful of cheerios) and it makes a great way to present a little gift too. Or use it for party favors. Fill it with little toys, scratch n' sniff stickers, tattoos, or silly bands. The possibilities are endless for what you can use this little box for! I put Willy Wonka Everlasting Gobstoppers in this one! Yum

Product list:
LC Sweet Simplicity, rectangle box DC0117
LC Sweet Simplicity, matchbooks (tag), DC0113
LC Wildflower papers
QK cookie cutter mini candy kiss
My Creative Time stamp set, Just a little note

Thank you for coming by today! :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Creative Time New Release Blog Hop

WELCOME to the new release blog hop with My Creative Time! Wait till you see the fabulous sentiments Emma has for you this time! You're going to want every one of these sets! BUT you could get LUCKY and WIN one of them just by following this blog and commenting on each blog in the hop. What could be easier and more fun, right?! This time there will be FOUR winners. Each winner will receive the set of his/her choice from this never before seen release. Hop on over to the other blogs to see all the other releases!

Of these four new sets, I was priveleged to work with the Camera Shy set. For a scrapbooker, this is a must have! The sentiments are larger and great for titles and subtitles on scrapbook pages, as well as for cards. I LOVE working with this set. You'll love the size, and the font is one of my all time favorites.

Here's my page using two of the stamps for my title, and two more as embellishments. As a side note, grandgirl, Mila pictured in pink, is 7 years old today!!! :) Happy birthday, Mila!! Grama loves you!!! :)

Is this cute or what?

Look at the adorable cheese! Cracked me up! And the camera....how stinkin' cute are these guys. Had to use them both on this page. I stamped and cut them three times and separated each layer with foam tape. For the camera flash, I added a tiny bling. Couldn't help myself! I love bling!

Here I took the "you are such a ham" stamp and separated it to fit these cute sticker tags for my the rest of my title. {layout recipe at the end of this post}

And here are some of the super cute flower embellies I made.

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That's all for me this time! If you started here,
you're at the very end, so please be sure to
hop on over to the My Creative Time blog
and leave some love for Miss Emma to
start at the beginning of the hop!  

You are HERE -----> Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/

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Layout recipe:
October Afternoon, Fly a Kite papers and cardstock sitckers
Quickutz nesting hearts dies
Cuttlebug heart dies
Lifestyle Crafts blossoms dies
Making Memories heart clip
Martha Stewart scallop and dot border punch
Stampin' Up spiral edge punch
Offray ribbon
Baker's twine
Foam tape

All you have to do to be in the drawing is become a follower here if you aren't already, and leave a comment on each blog in the hop. Remember there will be FOUR WINNERS and each one will get to choose from all four new awesomely awesome stamp sets!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for hopping by the studio today! Have a crafty weekend, bloggy friends. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Day

Happy Thursday and welcome to my design team day for My Creative Time! This week's assignment was to do a tag. My assigned stamp set was Follow Your Dreams -- a really great set for grad cards, thank yous, scrapbook pages and inspirational messages.

I love the award ribbon shape and thought it would be perfect for this project. This one is from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge. I cut the shadow in black and attached the award on top with foam tape to give it dimension.
The sentiment I used, "we are so proud of you", and the adorable little diploma are both part of the stamp set. Too cute ! I cut out the diploma and attached it with foam tape, then added some hand doodling to the ribbon for a little extra touch.

With graduation just around the corner, this stamp set is a must have for those scrapbook pages and cards you'll be doing soon! :) Thanks for coming by the studio today.

Sign of Summer

Mowing the lawn is a chore my husband absolutely hates. Don't ask me why, considering our teeny lawn area that takes maybe 15 minutes at the most to mow. It usually takes many "gentle" reminders before he'll wheel out the mower, but this time I nearly fell over when he did it on his own without any prodding whatsoever from me! Go hubby! I keep telling him it's the little things that make me happy...but I guess to him, the mowing is a big thing. Oh well.

Now on to the details. Funny thing about this page is that he doesn't even know I got these pictures. LOL Pattern papers on this page are October Afternoon, Farm Fresh. One of my faves, but most everything OA is a fave really.

I used the Cottage Cutz lawn mower cuz, well, how could I not for these pics!?? I used the grass from the pumpkin scarecrows and you can see I "trimmed" the grass behind the mower. Hee hee!

For my subtitle, I used one of the flags from the Cottage Cutz plain pennant die. The top of the flagpole is the dot for the 'i' that I didn't use with the letter. Letters are QK Blossom mini alphabet.

And the main title banner is done using both the plain pennant and the pinking pennant dies from the birthday release. These are both must-haves for layering. Super cute! I popped the letters with foam tape, and added tiny buttons to the twine for even more dimension. Title letters are QK Diesel Classic, lower case.

These pennants have endless possibilties. Great for party invites, thank you cards, birthday or any celebratory occasion. How cute would it be to make a mini banner for a bake sale table at church, or lemonade stand in the summer...endless. :)

Thanks for coming by today. Hope you'll be inspired to create a fun banner for one of your projects this week!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tri-shutter card

I have been wanting to try this type of card for a long time. I finally found an excellent and super easy to follow tutorial (thank you, Crafting Katie, for sharing the link on your blog!) and this is my first attempt. I really love this and will definitely be making more of this style in the future. I hope you'll watch this video so you can see what I can't show in flat photos, and also just how easy it is to make. Click here for the card tutorial by Mary of Cardz TV.

Now for the details! I used black as my base for this one because I think it is a stunning backdrop for the Lifestyle Crafts Wildflower Gift Set paper collection. Here on the front, I've used four (4) different papers from the set and the wildflower blossoms die as well. Simple.

And here is the card fully opened and lieing flat.

Now let's see how we got from beginning to end. :) This is the card as you begin to open it:

and the message inside, using the label and shadow dies that come in the set, and sentiment stamp by My Creative Time:
and the bird, also a die in the gift set, which appears to be perched on the flower branch. I strung it using invisible thread (like fishing line or monofilment) so that it "floats" in the air when the card is open and looks as if it's sitting on the branch. I love how it came out!

Here it is from a "bird's eye view" -- LOL! Isn't it fun.

Theme ideas and uses for this fun card are endless. Imagine what a fun invitation it would be, for example. I hope you watched the video and will give this a try for yourself. I promise, it's super easy to do and fun too.