Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scrappy Jak Swap Project

I participated in a wonderful scrap swap with all my friends from Scrappy Jak and I put together a lovely collection of wonderful things for my swap partner who in return sent me nothing... So the lovely Melissa of Scrappy Jak sent me a box of the most wonderful things. If I wasnt getting ready for a consignment sale I would be crafting with it all right now... :) So here is a quick project I worked on today, I promise I will post more in the future. With Hunter starting preschool in a couple weeks and a big consignment sale the same week, I am slammed with stuff to do. Hope you like my card!

Products used:

No Cricut this time- can you believe it?

Owl stamp from I Cling (sent to me from Melissa)
You are always so thoughtful sentiment from Anyone Can Stamp set (Michaels clearance)
Polka a dot scrap paper
Martha Stewart border punch
Thank you ribbon from American Crafts ($1 section at Michaels)
Flower brad from Making Memories (thank you Melissa)
Flower from Melissa

Again, Melissa thank you for stepping up when my swap partner didnt, I really appreciate it. I will post more things that I make as I have time... Thanks for the fun swap!

Lots of Love, Holly

Friday, August 13, 2010

Congrats Card!

Yes it is midnight and I am still up... But that just gives me time to craft! My husbands brother just graduated from High School and we are going to a party tomorrow to celebrate his graduation and to say goodbye because he is heading to college soon. So tonight I made him a card using the cartridges Everyday Paper Dolls and Beyond Birthdays. This isnt my best card but I am really tired, hopefully he likes it as much as any teen boy would like a card... :)

I used scrap brown, blue, yellow and dark blue. The polka dotted paper is from Dcwv Flower Shower Spring Stack. Ribbon is from American Crafts Premium Ribbon ($1 at Michaels) I also used a tape runner and a white gel pen.

Hope you like it! Good night or good morning, whatever it is!

Love Holly

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Jackson Card

We are going to a birthday party this weekend and since I have been using Mini Monsters, I thought this would be perfect for a 5 year old boy. I hurried and made this while Fisher was asleep so its not perfect like I would like it to be. Blue paper and patterned octopus paper are both from Cricut cardstock (celebrations and basic pack) The ribbon is from the dollar section at Target. The green polka dotted paper is from DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. The happy birthday sentiment is from the Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats. I used a Marth Stewart punch but cut off the part that made it look like lace. I also used an adhesive runner to glue and a white gel pen to embellish everything.

Hope he likes it! Love Holly

Mini Monsters Treat Bag

Ok so really quick project this morning. My Cricut mat and my adhesive were both not sticking today, making it difficult to finish my project. Plus Fisher was trying to bite it... LOL I made this treat bag to see what it looks like. I am going to add faux stitching to it when the glue dries. I am going to make 20 of them for my sons preschool class for Halloween. Now I just need some cute ribbon for a handle and I will write each kids name on the belly of the monster. I think I love this cartridge as much as Create a Critter which says a lot. Now I just need to lose 5.8 more lbs and I can open my PINK CRICUT EXPRESSION and I can make a bigger treat bag for the teacher. I used Cricut basic cardstock and some red scrap for the eye. My glue made me so mad and is not sticking so I am not even going to mention it.

Love Holly

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Halloween Challenge ~ More Than Favors/Pink Stamper

My Facebook friend, More Than Favors (that is not actually her name), has a Wacky Wednesday Challenge and the theme is Halloween. Also My Pink Stamper has a challenge of sorts that is animal or critter themed (this I would consider a critter, right?) This is what I made using the Mini Monsters Cartridge (monster, Boo) and B is for Boy (peek a)I used paper from the Green Stack, scrap red, black and green pieces and the patterned green on the monster is from Cricuts Celebration paper pad. I also used a white gel pen for the faux stitching and the embellishment of the BOO! (BTW in the finished product I actually did embellish the rest of the exclamation mark) Hope you like it! The inside will either read "We need to see you" or to go with the Halloween theme "we're dying to see you"

Also I havent crafted for about two weeks and it felt so good to finally be crafty!