Thursday, December 9, 2010

Very Easy, Quick Scrapbook

I created this 20 page 4 X 6 scrapbook last night in no time!  It was easy to make.  First I selected 5 different colors/type of 12 X 12 paper.  I cut a 4 X 12 piece from each sheet.  I scored at 6 inches, put them in order that I like and folded in half.  I punched two holes and tied with a ribbon.  Bingo - done.  Next I went to work filling the pages.  I used Sports Mania cartridge (as this is a hockey book!).  Of course, keep in mind 4 X 6 photos will need to be trimmed and 3.5 X 5 fits perfect.


 These two blank pages are where the Coaches will add a personal note.

The two yellow pages are for teammate's autographs.

Back cover (Hocky is life)

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Hockey Bookmarks

I volunteered to make my son's hockey team bookmarks a long time ago.....finally got them done (minus the tossel).  I used Stampin Up Mustard paper, and Stampin Up stamps from 2009.

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Pillow Gift Box

This morning as I was running out the door to work, I remember it was our office gift exchange party - YIPES.  I quickly made this pillow gift box.  I used the Easter 2010 cartridge and "hide" the bunny on the pillow box.  The paper is last years basic grey that I had left over.  The tag was made with a die cut from Paper Trey Ink as well as the stamped images and button.

I was done and out the door 5 minutes later - on my way to Wegmans for the present!  I included 4 different lottery tickets (the ones that take a while to play - more for money I say!!), a full-size payday candy bar and the little 4 piece of Russel Stovers chocolates in a box.  This was one of the gifts that everyone keep "stealing" from others! 

The end pillow gift box:

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Gift box

Here is a quick gift box with a flower on top.  I used Tags, Bags and More cartridge.  This literally took 2 minutes to make.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Blop Hops

Today I particpated Mailbox Monday!!  A blog hop to boost your subscriber count! Hosted by A little of this A little of that…Simply Stacie and This Mama Loves Her Bargains.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  Each week a new linky will be generated so make sure you stop by on Monday’s to add your blog.Your blog *must* have a place for people to e-mail subscribe.  Check it out by going to

I have found some fabulous new blogs!  Two of them have asked me to particpate in their blog hop

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Red Carpet Card - Day 18

My daughter has a birthday party at Sweet-n-Sassy (if you don't have one locally, they are a great place for young girls and tweens to get their hair cut, have a birthday party, pedicure/manicure).  The theme of the party is Red Carpet.  I had to make this card quickly, as I forgot all about it with all the Halloween fun!  Sorry for the shadow, I took this picture in my car on the way to the party.

Paper: Red, black and gold glitter (scapbook supplies from years ago); Stampin Up - Sahara sand for body and  close to cocoa for hair
Stickles: gold for rings, red for rings,
Marker: Stampin Up - Real red for nail polish
Stamps: Princess Faces by Peachy Keen Stamps
Ink: Stampin Up - Basic Brown

Cricut Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up.  I set the height for 5.50 for all cuts.
Body (3.94 x 5.50) - I duplicated the body, flipped it, and welded it together at the top of the head. (used gypsy)
Dress: (3.88 x 5.50) This is the dress on the top row 5th button. Same button with Shift key for boa (2.78 x 5.50)
Hair - I cut the long part off so it looks like her hair is swept up. I also cut crown and shoes.

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My Son Made These! Day 17

I am so proud of my 8 years old son.  His teacher last year has been out of school for 7 days due to her husband's illness.  He came home form hockey practice and was very instint that he make a "get well soon" card for Mr. C.  Once that card was done, he realized that he needed one for Mrs. C. (his teacher last year).  He didn't want any help from me and used our little bug (Cricut) that the kids are allowed to use. 

Get Whale Soon Card:

Paper: StampinUp - YoYo Yellow and Ballet Blue
Stamps: My Pink Stamper (Punny-licious)
Ink: Stampin Up Ballet Blue

Miss Ewe

Paperr: StampinUp - Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray, Pink
Stamps: My Pink Stamper (Punny-licious)
Ink: Stampin Up Ballet Blue
Stickles: Green for eyes and Pink for bows

I am so proud of my son for his thoughtfulness, creativity and caring about people that made such a difference in life. 

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Halloween Centerpiece - Day 16

Wow, I am half way done with the 30 Day Challenge (even though I think was suppose to finish up the end of September).  I wish I had more time to work  on my crafts - someday when I win the lotto, that is just what I will do.  If I could only remember to buy that lotto ticket!

This is a centerpiece that I made for my dinning room table.  The base is from Southern Living.  It is the base of the cake holder, turn upside down.  I filled it with a collection of orange and black glas discs, white glass ghosts and black glass bats from Pier 1.  Next i used lollipop sticks from Michaels and used my Cricut to cut out Halloween items.  I cut them at 3.5 inches (height).  I did use my gypsy becasue I needed to duplicated the image and flipped it, so I could glue them "back to back."  This whole project took approximately 30 minutes.
Paper: Glitter paper pack - Fall colors from Joanne's
Googlie eyes from Michaels

Cricut Cartridges:
Happy Hauntings: Cat, page 33 (  x ); Ghost, page 37 (  x  ); Witches Hat, page 54 (  x  )
Mini Monsters: Pumpkin, page 61 (  x  )
Doodlecharm: Spider
Hello Kitty Greetings: Bat
Rock Princess: Skelton

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Treat Boxes - Day 15

 Here are 40 boxes that I made (with the help of my kids) and stuffed with candy for all the kids that are coming to our annual Halloween party. 

Paper: K&Company halloween pack from Michaels, glitter paper fro Joanne's
Googlie eyes from Michaels

Cricut Cartridges: Cut at 2.5 inches except for box
Rock Princess: Skull
Mini Monsters: Ghost (page 42); Pumpkin, page 61
Doodlecharm: Spider
Hello Kitty Greetings: Bat
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More: box at 11.50 x 8.93 (hide the holes for ribbon)

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Boo To You Banner - Day 14

I made this "Boo to you!" banner for Halloween and hung it over my kitchen window.  It was so simple to make.  I used the gypsy to "weld" the letters into the top layer of the banner.

Paper: Basic black (Stampin UP) and pattern paper is from DCWV (at Joanne's)
Ribbon: Halloween ribbon from Michaels

Cricut Cartridges:
Country Life: Banner (shift and banner button (7.3 X 11.51) in black (hide the little holes if you want) and top layer of Banner (5.81 X 10.5) in pattern paper (banner button - banner with mouse - hide mouse)
Happy Hauntings: Vampire Font (welded onto the banner)( 3.28 x 4.30)

This was so easy and there are so many Halloween says you could use.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Party Invite - Day 13

Here is the invitation that was sent out to neighbors and close frineds.  I used my gypsy for this project.  I will admit this took me a while to get the design I wanted.  Once I had that, I mass produced the card.  It is easy to cut 25 mummys when using the Cricut!

Supplies used:
All paper was Stampin Up: Basic grey (card was 5.5 x 7); Sahara sand for the tombstones, confidty for the mummy, black for the lamp post, yo yo yellow for the face in the tree and lampost light, close to cocoa for the tree
Stamps: My Pink Stamper - Spooky Puns (Tomb it may concern...) and the bat stamp was out of a dollar bin years ago.
Stampin Up markers - black for spider legs and real red for RIP
Stickles - black for spiders body, Christmas red for mummy's eyes, green for bat's eyes and yellow for the lampost light.
Ink: Papertrey Ink - true black

Cricut Cartridges and deminsions
Mini Monsters - Streetsign page 70 (hanging signs hidden) 1.83 by 3.0; Light (Yellow part) (layer 1) page 70 ("scream" hidden)
Haunting Halloween - Tree (shift button) page 67 2.84 x 3.0;  Grass (layer 1) page 62 Graveyard 6.75 x 4.57; Tombstones - (shift button) page 62  6.75 X 4.51;

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Friday, October 22, 2010

B is for Baseball and Birthdays - Day 12

Hi everyone....My son had another birthday party to go to - this one was a baseball theme tying in the playoffs to the part.  This was made using Sports Mania cartridge (wish Provocraft would come out with more sports cartridges). I welded the baseball together to make a card (go to for video tutorial).

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Hockey Puck Card - Day 11

My son has two birthday parties this weekend.  The first one I made is for a little boy that LOVES hockey (like my son). The yellow B can be for.....Birthday, Buffalo Sabers, Boston Bruins, or their hockey team Bxxxxs.

Thanks to Emma for another Throw Back Thursday!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bats - About You Card - Day 10

Here is a card that I made - participating in Emma's Throw-back Thursday Challenge (  I used my "gypsy girl" to create the card.  It was very easy and simple to make. 


Paper - Bazzill (balck and dark gray), DCWV black glitter and Stampin Up only oragne
Stamp sets - My Pink Stamper - Spooky Puns and Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter faces
Ink - Paper Trey Ink - True Black and Stampin Up Craft White
Googlie eyes

Cricut Cartridge: Hello Kitty Greetings
Bat button - shadow at 5.78 x 4.07 copied twice, one bat fliped, weld together to make card
Bat button - hide all cuts but the tummy - cut in organe
Batt button - hide the tummy cut - cut in glitter black

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

About Me

I am a mom trying to do it all....I have three children, work fulltime, spend lots of time at kids sports, lessons and other activities. This leave me very little for scrapbooking. When I am able to find time to use my "creative side" of my brain....I end up in my scrap-room. Usually this is late at night or very early in the morning.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hydrangea Card - Day 9

I made this card for a wedding shower.  The bride loves Hydrangeas and will be the flower the wedding party will carry.  The rose red color is the color of the bridemaids dresses.

Paper from Stampin Up: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, and Kraft
Stampin Up stamps: Stipple Hydrangea and Everyday Flexible Phases
Ink: Versamark and Stampin Up Always Artichoke
Stampin Up chalk: Rose Red and Always Artichoke
Cuttlebug emboss folder
Creative Memory heart punch
Ribbon from supply (not sure where I got it)

Rose Red cut at 8.5 x 5.5, fold to make card 4.25 x 5.5
Emboss front of the card
Kraft and Always Artichoke cut at 3.25 x 4.5
Stamped flower on Kraft with Versamark
Used chalk to add color
Punched heart out of Rose Red, stamped "love" in Always Artichoke
Attached heart to tiny ring and tied ribbon onto ring.  Attached with glue dot
Assemble card

I hope you like this, the bride sure did!

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hello Lizard Card - Day 8

I got this idea from Robyn over at  If you are not familiar with all what she creates - make sure you check her out.

Lizard (iguana) - Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge
Paper and brads from Stampin Up: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore
Stampin Up Stamp: Simply Circle
Ink from Stampin Up: Real Red
Googly eyes

Base card 5.5 x 8.5 folded to 5.5 x 4.25 in real red
Layer 5.25 x 4 in tempting turquise
Cut Lizard out of green galore and emboss with cuttlebug - tiny bubbles
Add brads in upper left corner and stamp Hello in bottom right corner on tempting turquoise
Add eyes to lizard
Assemble card (I used popdots to attach lizard)

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Banner - Day 7

My daughter's aide at school, daughter Hannah loves primary colors and animals.  Abbie wanted to make something special for Hannah - so this is what we came up with.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Save the Date Halloween Card - Day 6

Wow, where does the time go?  I have my craft items made, but just can't seem to find the time to post them.  It is so frustrating.  If anyone has any suggestions how to find time to post to a blog - I would love to heear them. 

We have an annual Halloween party for the neighborhood kids.  This year I just love so many of the Halloween Cricut Cartridges that I had to make save the date cards.  Given the Halloween party that I have, I decided to make three different cards.  The card was cut using Wild Card cartridge and the spider was cut using Doddle Charms.  I used Stickles for the spider eyes. 

Now I get to make the Halloween Party invite - so many ideas swimming around my head!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Goodie Bags - Day 5

I made these goodie bags for my twins birthday party.  They are so easy.  You can pick up the clear bags at a lot of places.  I got these from Michaels, since I forgot to order them ahead of time.  Next I cut 4 inches by 3 inches strips, scored at 1.5 inches.  Folder the strip over the clear bag and staple.  So easy and the kids love them.

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Gift card holder - Day 4

I made this gift card holder for a very special girl, who loves to shop!  This was so simple.  It took no more than 5 minutes.

Paper: K&Company Sparkly Sweet, purse is almost amethyst by Stampin Up
Cartridge: Wildcard (button - all in one), cut at 4 3/4
Cartridge: Forever Young (button - purse 1 shadow) Real size 1 3/4
Stamp: Mega Meixed Messages by Paper Trey Ink
Ink: Basic Black by Stampin Up
Stickles: Diamonds

I set the Wildcard all in one file up on my gypsy so I never have to remember the measurements.  All I have to do is select paper and make an embellishment.  So easy!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Koozies with BLING! Day 3

Here are two koozies that I "blinged-up" with my iRock!  I made these as a joke for two ladies that were talking about the lack of femail koozies. 

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Episode 1 - Tour of my Scrapbook Room!

I am so excited....I just bought my Kodak Zi8 and completed my first vid!!  I know I still have a lot to learn, so please be patient, but it was so easy.  I shot the vid, made some edits using iMovies and posted!  I hope you enjoy the vid.  I promise they all won't be anywhere near this long!

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Part 1 - Tour of my scrapbook room

Part 2 - Tour of my scrapbook room

Friday, September 10, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card - Day 1

This card was so simple to make.  I took Stampin Up Ballet Blue 8.5 x 11 and cut it to 8.5 x 5.5 (Fold in half creating a 4.25 x 5.5 card. I layered it with Stampin Up Night of Navy  4 x 5.25.  The next layer (stripped paper) is scrap paper I had measured at 2.5 x 5.  I stamped the cake on white with stampin up markers (Night of Navy, Pumpkin, Ballet Blue, Summer Sun.  Trimmed the white card stock and used Pumpkin as a layer behind.  Stamped sentiment with Stampin Up Ballet Blue

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