Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my crafty friends!
I have not been crafting this month - my husband has been in the hospital since 12/9. :(
He is making some progress and hoping he comes home soon.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas
a Happy New Year!

Catch you in 2012!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Tags

I made a Matchbox with Tags as a gift for a crafty friend. The Creative Charms embellishments were the perfect touch and I used quite a few different ones on my tags.

Here is my box - it is a matchbox style. The poinsettia is embellished with Gradient Pearls. The box is from SVG Cuts Crisp Days of Fall Kit.

The box slides open and inside I have three tags perfect for Christmas gifts.

The first tag is my Santa Tag. I used Gradient Gems to accent the Santa image. Santa paper and background paper is from BoBunny.

The second tag is my Red & Green Tag. The Vintage Jewel Brads were a perfect fit for this tag. I did some embossing of the AC Cardstock.

Last but not least is my Snowman Tag. I used the Vintage Christmas Self-Adhesive Metal Frames for this one.
I cut the snowman along with all the other images on my Cricut using SCAL.
The snowman is actually a freebie from SVG Cuts.

These were so fun to put together - I think I may put together a bunch more as little gifts for crafty friends!

Dont' forget to check out the Creative Charms Blog for lots on holiday inspiration!

Friday, December 2, 2011

More Treats for School

My son, Will, picked out mini candies for his classmates. I placed them in a bag and added a quick and easy tag. Made 22 of these in no time at all and we're all ready for the Christmas Party!

Here is a look:

I used Stamps from Punkin’ Patch Stamps ~ Holiday Traditions ~ for these along with their free Stampables. I imported the SVG for the Stampable into SCAL and cut a bunch of them:

I wanted to attach the stamped scallop shape to the bag and decided to do some work in SCAL.
I took the SVG from the Stampable and added a Shadow effect to it. (rounded 1.25) I then made a large circle using basic shapes and welded that to the scallop shape. I added a smaller circle inside the larger circle (do not weld this).

Here is what it looks like in SCAL:

Check to make sure it will cut okay by clicking Preview.

I cut these using AC Cardstock and adhered the stamped scallop on top and attached to the treat bag. Simple & Easy!

SVG Cuts & the Design Team have alot going on. Check out some of these giveways:

Visit Punkin' Patch Stamps on FB and enter to win the entire line of stamps!

Stop by Cheryl's Blog & enter to win an SVG Cuts Gift Card.

Check out her latest DT project while you are there.

Thienly has a fabulous DT Project coming out -

stop by her FB page to guess what inspired her.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Creative Scrappers Sketch

You may have been shopping on Black Friday...not me! I was cropping all day and finished up a bunch of 2011 layouts. I discovered a great sketch site called Creative Scrappers - they host challenges and provide lots of inspiration!

Here is my Zoo layout:

Here is a look at the sketch:

Here are a few closeups:

The cutout with the stars is from the SVG Cuts Party On Elm Street SVG Kit.
I added color paper behind them.

Papers are from Reminisce - Safari Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Candy Cane Treats

Well it is not even December and I already have the treats done for my sons’ classmates. Making treats for the class are one of my favorite things to do. I let my boys pick out what they wanted to give their classmates. My 6 year old son picked out these bright colored candy canes.

I decided to make some sleds using the candy canes as the runners. Here is a look at the cuts I used. I imported them into SCAL (Sure Cuts Alot). The sled is from SVG Cuts ~ Rockin Around the Christmas Tree SVG Collection. I used the base of the sled and also created a shadow version of it in SCAL. I imported the Stampable from the Holiday Tradition stamps from Punkin’ Patch Stamps.

I cut the shadow of the sled using some silver holographic paper. It had snowflakes and worked perfect!

Next I cut the sleds, tags and stampables. I used three different colors to match the candy canes.
I also picked out three different colors of twine from the Twinery.

I stamped my stampables using my Punkin’ Patch Stamps. I always cut extra just incase I mess up. Still mastering the art of stamping.

Next apply the stampables to the tags and attach the tags to the sled using the twine. Attach the sled to the sled base.

Next attach two candy canes to the bottom of each sled. I used wide packing tape to attach.

Punkin’ Patch Stamps is having a Cyber Monday Sale -Save 40% on your entire purchase and get FREE shipping if you buy two or more sets of stamps ~ Expires midnight Monday.
Stop by their website or FB page to find out more!

Stop back soon to check out what I did for my other son’s treats!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Creative Charms has some great deals going on now.
Click here for more details.

They are also having a giveaway on their FB Page - stop by and leave a comment.

While you are on FB - stop by SVG Cuts FB Page to sign up for their Sizzix eclips giveaway.
You can enter every 24 hours.

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
I spent the day at a Black Friday Crop at my local scrapbooking store, The Crop Shop.

I rarely run into anyone who uses SCAL at the crops
but there were two other SCAL users at the crop, how cool is that?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

3D Ornament = FUN!

I made this 3D Ornament for my sister-in-law. It was so darn fun to make! It is included in the latest kit from SVG Cuts ~ Spirits of Christmas Past.

I added a photo of my little great niece, Barb’s grand daughter and some ribbon and a Velvet Poppie from Creative Charms. Hmmm guess I will be making one for my other great niece too!

Must warn you...these 3D ornaments are so fun and may be making many of these too :) Going to enter the JUGS (Just Us Girls) Color Challenge for this one.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Spirits of Christmas Past

Oh my - have you seen it? The latest Kit from SVG Cuts released last night is called Spirits of Christmas Past. When I viewed the video I could not decide which 3D item to make first!

Well since I am a big frame person could not wait to try the Framed Box. I took out the butterflies that were supplied and added in the gingerbread man and a tag at the bottom. I plan to give this to friends of ours who had a baby awhile back and include a gift card in the box. Might be able to fit some cute little socks too. So it is a frame and box all in one.

I used a stamp from Punkin’ Patch Stamps - Gingerbread Kisses. It was very easy picking out my ink color - had one called "Gingerbread".

The Gingerbread SVG is a freebie from SVG Cuts.
Click here to grab it.'
I used fellow DT Member, Cheryl’s technique with the white dots. It needed something and it was the perfect touch. My white pens never seem to work so I used white acrylic paint and applied with the flat side of a wooden skewer.

Here’s a look at the entire kit:

Click here or on the photo to take you to SVG Cuts.

Stop back soon to see my take on the 3D star ornament!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Joy • Peace • Rejoice

I had great fun crafting last weekend with the Creative Charms November Kit of the Month. Here is a shadowbox I created. The size is 8" x 8" which is perfect for all the wall or it can be displayed in one of the holders on a coffee table or on a kitchen counter. I picked up my frame and holder at Joanns.

The kit has plenty of goodies. I used the Vintage Poppies, Christmas Vintage Metal Frames, Christmas Twinkle Stickers and the green accent from the Red Fuzzy Daisy Medley.

Here are a few close ups:

I used my Cricut Expression to cut the paper piecings. I used Kits from SVG Cuts. The "JOY", snowflake and background shapes are from Merry & Bright Kit. The Santa is from Santa’s Visit SVG Kit. Paper are from BasicGrey ~ Jovial and solids are AC Cardstock. I also made a cute little tag to go along with my collage.

Start that Holiday Crafting & stop by the store and pick up the kit today! Don’t forget to follow the Creative Charms blog - the new DT is rockin’ it :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SVG Cuts News

Check out the SVG Cuts FB Page and enter for a chance to Win a Sizzix eclips!

I have one of these coming my way from SVG Cuts ~ everyone on the Design Team is getting one! Can you believe it?

Stop by on Friday ~ I have a Creative Charms DT Poject to share with you.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I am back!

Some of you may know I have my own Photo Booth Business, Ham It Up! My best buddy and I take a photo booth to weddings, parties, reunions, etc and guests pick out props and go in to the booth and it takes 4 photos. Two strips print out - one for the guests and one goes in a scrapbook. I create the custom designed scrapbook to match the wedding theme & colors.

Well we have had a very busy fall wedding season. Just calculated if you lay out the pages I've done from September to November they would span over 1/8 of a MILE! Wow! I love it ~ I get paid to scrapbook.

Here are a few of my pages from a recent wedding. Also...I can tell you the {IN} color for this fall is eggplant. I think I have bought Joann's out of “eggplant” multiple times. Sorry if you were looking for that color :)

Now that I have a bit of a break in the action - I'll be catching up on all the great files SVG Cuts has released and start my holiday crafting!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Welcome to all the new Creative Charms Design Team Members and welcome back to some of the currect DT Members. I am so happy to continue designing for Creative Charms. I sure do love the people and products of Creative Charms. Check out these very talented ladies’ blogs:

· Laura Evangeline -

· Diane Campbell Payne -

· Ellen Panseri -

· Kristal Andrew -

· Lisa Dorsey -

· Theresa Harris -

· Liz Chidester -

· Erin Schreiner -

· Joanna Bandelin -

· Erika Taylor -

· Aymee Gandy -

Now for the November Kit & Deal of the Month...

Each 42 piece kit contains:

Christmas Twinkle Stickers - 10 Pieces
Christmas Vintage Metal Frames - 6 Pieces
Red Fuzzy Daisy Medley - 2 Pieces
Green Braided Daisy Medley - 4 Pieces
Red Braided Daisy Medley - 4 Pieces
Forest Green Vintage Poppies - 8 Pieces
Red Vintage Poppies - 8 Pieces
Yours for a special price of $14.99

November Deal of the Month

This month's 138 piece deal contains:
Red & Green Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
Holiday Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
18" Red Vintage Velvet Ribbon
18" Green Wide Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
18" Red Wide Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
Green Gradient Gem Brads- 12 Pieces
Red Gradient Gem Brads - 12 Pieces
Red Vintage Gem Brads - 9 Pieces
Red Pure Blossoms - 14 Pieces
Yours for a special price $6.99.

Now for the giveaway! Creative Charms is giving away the November Kit of the Month. To enter go to their Facebook page & leave a comment. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 7th. Good Luck!