December 20, 2009

5 Days Until Christmas!

Good Morning!

This month is flying by isn't it? It always amazes me at how busy the holidays can be. I just wanted to quickly check in because it's been awhile since I have posted. Here is a project that I did before Thanksgiving, but am just getting around to posting...


This cute little tree was made with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4 and the Eskimo Kisses and Jolly By Golly 6x6 paper pads!

I took each size die and cut several pieces from different papers. You can use as many per size as you would like depending on how full you want your tree to be.

I then used my Epic 6 and Cuttlebug folders on the cardstock pieces and inked all of the edges.

I used my Scor Tape to adhere them together and then slid them onto a skewer (you will want to cut the point off off of the top, but not until you are finished).

I left mine plain, but you could add photos etc. to decorate it up a bit :)

Feel free to leave a comment with any questions!


Have a Wonderful Day!!!

December 02, 2009

November 25, 2009

We Have a Winner!!

Thank you to everyone that entered! I wish you all could win! But I had to pick just one winner for this one! So I put all of the comments, and extra entries into a dish and let my little girl pick!

And the winner is...

Blogger Lindsy said...

WOW! Totally amazing blog candy!
On my "wishlist" is
1. Scent with Love stamp sets Drinks
2. Any color of the alcohol inks
3. Any color of Flowersoft (except Poppy) =)


Congratulations Lindsy!! Please send your address to me at cwarnke@sbcglobal.net and your prize will be shipped out ASAP!

November 24, 2009

Lookin' Like Christmas - Day 7



I created these place cards for my family's Thanksgiving dinner. You could use these for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any event where you would need a place card.


Supplies Used

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Scor-Pal
Scor-Tape
ATG Gun
Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing folder


How To

The first step is to cut two shapes with the Labels 2 dies. Also cut 1 circle from you Nestabilities Circle dies (you can choose the size to fit your needs) and then use the die that is one size smaller to cut your photo.

I ran one of the Labels 2 dies through my Epic Six with the Herringbone Embossing folder.

Take the other Labels 2 die cut that is NOT embossed and put it on your scor-pal sideways and score at 2 1/2" .

On this same piece, if you choose you can write something to the person or leave it blank.

Now you want to take your Scor-Tape and place it just above the score line that you just made (on the smallest part) and adhere your embossed die cut to the front of this one.

Now you have your place card and all you have to do is adhere your circle and photo and you are finished!

These were VERY easy to make in an assembly line fashion. I think it only took me about 45 minutes to do 12 of them!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!

November 23, 2009

Lookin' Like Christmas - Day 6


Hi Everyone!

Today's card is super simple again! I have been trying to find that perfect simple card to use for my family's Christmas cards and i think I am getting closer to it!

Supplies Used for this card:

Scent With Love "Label Accents" stamp set

Eclipse Tape

Epic Six

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4

Colorbox Chalk Ink in Lipstick Red and Dark Moss

Paper is from Imaginsece's Christmas line from last year

Scallop trim is a felt trim from Creative Imaginations.

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Scor-Tape (I have recently fallen in love with this product! I used it under the felt trim and it is really sticky, but doesn't show a little bump under the trim!)



Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

November 21, 2009

Lookin' Like Christmas - Day 5


Hi Everyone!

Here is today's card!! Another simple card that is easy to duplicate for Christmas cards!

Supplies Used:

Scent With Love "Label Accents" stamp set
Spellbinders Nestablities Labels 8
Eclipse Tape
Dark Moss & Warm Red Colorbox Chalk Ink
Quickutz Scalloped Border die
Quickutz Epic Six
Paper is from the Imaginesce Christmas line from last year.


I just wanted to share a money saving tip for making your own Christmas cards. Because I make them in larger quantities, I have invested in an ATG gun for the adhesive. I can get adhesive super cheap compared to a regular tape runner! The adhesive for the ATG comes in 36 yard rolls as opposed to my tape runner that has only 40 feet! It has already saved me a ton of money, and I even find myself using it on my everyday projects too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

November 20, 2009

Lookin' Like Christmas - Day 4


Just under a week until Thanksgiving! Time is just flying by! I don't know about you, but I have a lot of gifts to make in the short amount of time until Christmas! Hopefully I will get them done in time to share them with you here!

Today's card is AGAIN using the Scent With Love stamp set called Label Accents. Yes, this is my favorite stamp set right now!!


Supplies used for this card are

Scent With Love "Label Accents" stamp set
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2
Eclipse Tape
Spellbinders Embossing Mat
Quickutz Epic Six
Memento Rose Bud Dye Ink
Paper is from K & Co's Christmas line from last year.


One thing that i have not mentioned in previous posts is how I stamp and cut the images.

- The first thing I do is stamp my image on a good quality cardstock.

- Nest I line up the Nestabilities die over my image and secure it with the Eclipse tape.

- I then flip it upside down and place it on the cutting platform of my Epic Six, with the cutting plate on top and roll it through.

- At this point I carefully remove the tape (because it will show lines from where the tape was when you emboss it) and keep the image inside the die. I then transfer the die with the image in it onto my embossing platform and place the Spellbinders Embossing Mat along with 2 cardstock shims and my cutting plate on top. I then roll it through my machine one time.

- Now the image is stamped and embossed and ready to add to your project!


If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

November 19, 2009

Lookin' Like Christmas - Day 3


Can you tell that I LOVE this stamp set?

For today's card I decided to do a quick gate fold card with a belly band. It's super easy and VERY fast to make!

SUPPLIES

Cardstock cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Cardstock cut at 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Scor Pal or other scoring device.

Cuttlebug Candy Stripe Embossing Folder

Nestabilities Labels 8

Label Accents stamp set from Scent With Love Stamps

Scor Tape

Colorbox Chalk Ink in Lipstick Red and Dark Moss.

Eclipse Tape


HOW TO

All you have to do is lay the card on your Scor Pal with the 8 1/2" side at the top. You will see two arrows pointing down and that's where you score! Super easy, now you have a gate fold card!

Now for the embossing! I did one flap of the card at a time (did not emboss the back) but I am sure you could probably do both at once if you wanted to.

To make the belly band I tried scoring it, but that didn't work. You want to be able to remove the band somewhat easily from the card to read the inside so you will want it a bit looser than what the scoring allows for. I decided to just wrap it around my card and make little "fold" marks where it needed to be scored. I then took it back to my Scor Pal and scored those marks. I attached it together with Scor Tape to make sure that it wouldn't come apart while being handled.

Now you are ready to stamp your labels and attach them to your belly band!

Super simple right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a FANTASTIC day!!

November 18, 2009

Lookin' Like Christmas - Day 2



Hello Again!

Today's project was inspired by my daughter! She is constantly telling me what she wants from Santa and to be honest, I can't keep track of it all! I decided to make this little Wish List book so that I could write all of those wishes down! I think it will also be fun to look back on it several years from now and see how much things have changed with her wish list! If you don't have little ones, the book could also work for making lists of the gifts that you need to buy or make!

This is honestly the most simple book to make!

SUPPLIES

1 - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock scored and folded in half (basically a normal A2 card)

Printer paper cut at 8" x 5", scored and folded in half. These are the inside pages and you can decide how many you would like in your book.

Stamps of your choice for the background (I used an Inkadinkado set from last Christmas)

Versamark Ink

Ribbon to wrap around the book

Scor Tape I like this better than the red line tape because it is not as thick and doesn't show a bump under your ribbon. It's also SUPER sticky and you don't have to cut it- you tear it! It's awesome!

Stapler

Mouse pad or piece of foam

Spellbinders Nestabilities 8

Label Accents Stamp Set from Scent With Love Stamps

Eclipse Tape

American Crafts small MerryMint stamp set for the "Wish List" stamp. You may even have a stamp in your own collection that would work just as well!


HOW TO

To get started grab the stamps you would like to use as the background and your Versamark Ink. I do this step first because the Versamark takes some time to dry. You could also emboss the images which would eliminate the drying time.

Now, go ahead and cut and stamp the labels and set them aside.

Back to the book. Now you will need to place your inner pages inside your cover just as you want them. Lay the book out flat on your mouse pad or piece of foam (so that you can see both the front and back cover) and put two staples into the book where you scored it in half.

Now you have a book! Go ahead and put the score tape around the book and adhere the ribbon to it. Be sure to leave some ribbon at the ends if you want to tie it closed.

You are now ready to adhere your labels to the book! I used foam adhesive for this step so that I wouldn't see the line from the ribbon through my labels.



That's it! You're finished and you have an adorable book to keep track of those special gifts!

I would LOVE to see your book and if you would like to email it to me at cwarnke@sbcglobal.net I would be happy to post it here!!

Please feel free to email me or leave a comment with any questions!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a WONDERFUL day!

November 17, 2009

New Cricut Mini Cartridges - Limited Edition!!

Mother's Day

Love Struck


Easter

Okay I am LOVING these new carts!! I think the Easter has got to be my favorite!! Just look at those cute little bunnies!!

If you love these don't wait because they are a limited edition so once they are gone that's it!


It's Beginning to Feel a LOT like Christmas!!


It's getting to be that time of year again! Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner!

Here are the supplies used for this card:

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4 & Labels 8

Label Accents set by Scent With Love stamps.

Eclipse Tape This works perfect for making sure your Nestabilities are perfectly centered over your stamped image while cutting! The best part is that you can reuse the same piece over and over!

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Ranger Inkssentials White Gel Pen

Colorbox Chalk Ink in Warm Red


Please feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful day!

November 10, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day...

Happy Veteran's day to all those who have served and are currently serving in our country's Armed Forces.

Thank you for all that you do and for the sacrifices that you and your families make for the safety and freedom of our Nation.

And a special thank you to my own hero's...





I am so excited that there is a "Happy Veteran's Day" sentiment in this set!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Veteran's Day!!

October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!


Just a quick share today! A very sweet little girl I know, is going to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz for Halloween this year. I made these little treat baskets for her to take to her friends at school. I filled them with lots of awesome $1 stuff from Target's awesome dollar bins! They were SO thrilled with everything in the basket!

I used the Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls to create Dorothy and a template from Papertrey Ink for the basket. I am SO happy with how they turned out!!

October 26, 2009

Epic Six Exclusive Die!!


This is the Epic Six Exclusive die that you can get only by purchasing the Epic Six machine before October 31st! It's a 6" cookie cutter die. I will be honest and tell you that I sold my die on ebay for $59 which is almost how much I paid for the machine! What a deal!

If you have been thinking about purchasing the Epic Six machine, NOW is the time to do it!
If you want the exclusive die you MUST ORDER BY OCTOBER 31, 2009!




To view my video on the Epic Six - CLICK HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a WONDERFUL day!

October 24, 2009

Free True Type Fonts to use with SCAL...

I recently came across a couple of AMAZING true type fonts that I would love to share with you!! They both come from the author of the blog Clever Someday. She's extremely talented and very generous because she shares her fonts for FREE!!

The first one is called Punch Dings. You can download it from her blog HERE.


The second one is called 09 Kut ups. It is probably my favorite font because of all of the scalloped shapes! Love it!! You can download it HERE.



Be sure to check out the rest of the Clever Someday blog because there are lots of freebie files and some great info on Cricut and SCAL!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!!

October 18, 2009

Thankful For You...

This week I decided that i would try the ZING Metallic Embossing Powders and let me tell you...

THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

For this card I used:

  • Happy Fall Stamp Set by Scent My Cards
  • Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder
  • American Crafts Gold Metallic ZING Embossing Powder
  • American Crafts Green Metallic ZING Embossing Powder
  • American Crafts Red Metallic Zing Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers (For the apple and the stick)
  • Memento Rich Coca Ink to stamp the images
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8 dies
  • We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Chestnut Roan Cat's eye (for inking the embossed image and around the edges)
  • Stampin' Up! Kraft Taffeta Ribbon
  • Green Cardstock
  • Foam Adhesive


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!!

October 10, 2009

Fireman Birthday Card with Everyday Paper Dolls

I am LOVING my Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge for my Cricut!! I am working on hand drawing my faces and this is one of the first ones I have done.

I honestly didn't think that I could draw the faces onto the dolls and have them come out right, but Scrappin Cricut has a tutorial on how to draw them HERE and it made it SO easy! Thanks Scrappin Cricut!

Well that's about it for today!
Have a great weekend!

October 05, 2009

Scents for the Cure...



Cindy at Scent My Cards and Stamping Scrapping has created a special new scent called "Scents for the Cure".

100% of the proceeds from this Scent will be donated to the Betty Ford Breast Care Clinic.

Please join us in the fight against Breast Cancer by purchasing your "Scents for a Cure" Scent today!

You can purchase yours from:

http://www.scentmycards.com/item_138/SCENTS-FOR-A-CURE.htm

or

http://www.stampingscrapping.com/item_3897/Scent-My-Cards-SCENTS-FOR-A-CURE.htm

or

http://cutterscreek.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_201&products_id=2484&zenid=5ef6073d5aba3ac4f1778c38ade0bb90

September 29, 2009

NEW Full Cricut Cartridge Pics!!

And here are the full cartridges that will be coming out!

PAGODA
DINOSAUR TRACKS

OLD WEST




These cartridges should be shipping sometime in October!

New LIMITED EDITION Cricut Cartridge Pics!

Here are the pics of the new LIMITED EDITION mini carts!!





These will be shipped at the end of November!

September 28, 2009

Cricut News...

Have you seen the new seasonal carts that Provo Craft is coming out with? They are too adorable and the best part is that they will retail for around $20! Awesome!

Some other news...

Provo Craft has decided to stop making Solution Cartridges. They still carry the ones they have, just won't be creating any additional carts.

They have also decided to change the Kitchen & Bath and European D├ęcor to full cartridges and those will be released sometime in 2010.

Thank you to Cindy at Stamping Scrapping for this bit of info!\

September 23, 2009

A Little More Info on the Gypsy...


I have posted a couple of places for you to enter to win a Gypsy, but wouldn't you like to know exactly what you are entering to win?

Craft Critique did an awesome article on the new Gypsy and in my book, even if you don't think you NEED a Gypsy, you should read this article.

Here is a link: http://www.craftcritique.com/2009/09/all-about-provo-craft-gypsy-craft.html

September 21, 2009

Featured on Stamping Scrapping!

Hi there!


For this round, I decided to do cards instead of a scrapbook page. I have recently fallen in love with the Jolly By Golly paper from Cosmo Cricket so that is what i used for these!

Supplies Used:
American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder
Jolly By Golly paper deck
Nestabilities Labels 8
White Gel Pen
Scent My Cards "Scentamints" stamp set
Scent My Cards "Winter Wishes" stamp set



Supplies Used:
Scent My Cards "Scentamints" stamp set
Scent My Cards "How Ya Bean" stamp set
Kaiser Craft pearls
Jolly By Golly Paper Pad
Nestabilities Labels 8



Supplies Used:
Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly paper pad
Quickutz Epic Six (for scallop border)
Scent My Cards "Scentamints" stamp set
Scent My Cards "100 per scent Party Time" stamp set
Copic Marker - Lipstick Red
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Stickles - Christmas Red


Supplies Used:
Jolly By Golly paper pad
Cricut Winter Woodland Cartridge
White Gel Pen
American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder - Chestnut
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Scent My Cards "Scentamints" stamp set


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

September 11, 2009

We Will Never Forget...

I can hardly believe it has been 8 years since the 9/11 attacks. Eight years later, this is still the saddest day. I can still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when that first plane hit. I doubt that i will ever forget that moment or how helpless I felt.

Please take time today to remember the Heroes who lost their lives on that day as well as those who have lost their lives in this war and those who continue to serve our country fighting for our freedom and safety.

Please say a prayer for ALL of our Heroes and their families today.

August 24, 2009

Sweet Treats!





For this project I used:

Scent My Cards Winter Wishes Stamp Set

Scent My Cards Scent-a-Mints Stamp Set

Scent My Cards Best Witches Stamp Set (for Star)

Scent My Cards How Ya Bean stamp Set

Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch (I think that the Icicles Punch would work better but I don't have it yet :)

Diamond Stickles

Hello Kitty Font Cricut Cartridge

White Gel Pen (swirls on the house)

I’m pretty sure the paper is from last year’s Christmas collection by K & Company

DCWV Glitter Cardstock in White

I paper pieced the house itself.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



August 16, 2009

My First Project With the Scent My Cards Stamps!

This is my first card using the NEW Scent My Cards "Best Witches" and "Happy Fall" stamp sets! I love both of these sets and have SO many more ideas on how I can use them!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!

STAMPS STAMPS AND MORE STAMPS!!!!!


I'm SO excited!! My Scent My Cards stamp sets came!! I can't wait to play!!!

August 13, 2009

The Epic Six

I got my Epic Six about a month ago when it was first released and I have to tell you - I LOVE IT! I was a bit skeptical when I first took it out of the box, but no more - it's fabulous!!

I did a short video demo to show you how it works and the types of things it will cut. I also wanted to mention that if you have been thinking about purchasing this tool, NOW IS THE TIME! If you order before August 31st you will get a rebate for a FREE 6" die from Quickutz!



So without further ado, here is the video...

August 07, 2009

When Life Gives You Limes...



Make Margaritas!!!

I just can't stop using the new 100 per/scent stamp set from Scent My Cards!!

For this card I used the Lemonade paper pack from Basic Grey and cut 1 1/2" squares from several of the papers. I then started in the center of the card and worked my way out in a quilt pattern.

I took a fine tip brown marker and created the look of stitching around each of the squares.

I finished it off with some Basic Grey Bling!

For the margarita glass I used the Quickutz adhesive backed vellum. I stamped my image and cut it out and then I ran it through my Epic Six with an embossing folder from Quickutz. The adhesive backed vellum is the most awesome product! I have always had issues with finding an adhesive that didn't show through the vellum, but this solves that problem! It also looks cool when it's embossed :)

Well that's it for today! Have a wonderful Friday!!

August 05, 2009

An American Crafts layout...


My two favorite products from American Crafts are Flair and Paper and this layout definitely has plenty of both!

This layout was completely inspired by the American Crafts paper that has kites all over it. it's from their Backyard collection and is called "Quack". I thought that it worked perfectly with the photos of my husband and daughter flying a kite!

My Supply List:

American Crafts Backyard Collection paper: Quack, Ribbit, Pop
American Crafts Craft Collection paper: Faye Needleworth
American Crafts Everyday Collection Paper: Howdy
American Crafts Flair: Fashion Flair Cool, Everyday Flair Smile
American Crafts Thickers - Vera font in taffy.
Basic Grey Bling (pink)
Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst Ribbon
Quickutz Silhouette was used to cut the sun.
Stampin' Up Ticket corner punch was used to do the corners on the journaling block. As soon as the new Corner Chomper is available I will be trading in my SU punch for it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

July 28, 2009

A Baby Card...


Seems like quite a few people I know are expecting babies in the next few months so I've been making baby cards! This card was made for my cousin who is expecting a baby boy in the next month!

For this card I used:

October Afternoon Ducks in a Row 8x8 Paper Pad
Hero Arts Baby Boy stamp set
Fiskars Apron Lace Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

July 27, 2009

Margaritas Layout


Hi everyone!


For this layout I used:

Scent My Cards 100 per/scent stamp set
Basic Grey Lemonade Paper Pack
Basic Grey Bling
Core'dinations paper
Spellbinders Flying Beauties Dies
Quickutz Epic 6 with Sugar Sweet and Chocolate Alphas and Scallop Border Dies

Thanks for stopping by!