Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wanna see something really scary?

I give you tonight a very unusual card. I'm hoping that you can figure out where my inspiration came from. If you were a lover of sci-fi movies from the 80's you probably know what it is. If you weren't, then I feel sorry for you. 

The movie is Twilight Zone:  The Movie (1983) and the last line in the movie is,"Wanna see something really scary?" by the very funny and famous Dan Aykroyd. The look on the other very famous actor, John Lithgow, is priceless!

A little background:

Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the originals, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control.

I was only 8 years old when this film came out but I loved all things horror and sci-fi as a child and still do.

For more information go HERE!   

This is not your typical doesn't really open, just the door on the front opens to reveal a surprise inside...a mirror.        

I thought it was appropriate to make this a birthday card...a funny ha ha Happy Birthday card! 

I used these items to create this card:
  • Design Studio
  • George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge - the card shape and rectangle cut for the mirror
  • Wild Card Cricut cartridge - the door
  • computer generated title
  • button - door knob
  • Martha Stewart glitter - around the opening of the door
  • plastic mirror sheet
I am entering this card in the following linky party and challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my birthday card, I hope you liked it and that I see you around my blog again!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's Day 2012 layout

 So today I have here for you my Valentine's Day 2012 layout. This photo does not show off this beautiful red paper at all.  It has vines of hearts all over it but it just wouldn't photograph, but believe me it is gorgeous. Anyhow, last year there girls just had so much fun with our little celebration I had to scrap it.  The expression on my daughter's faces really show off their personalities. Kaitlyn, my oldest, is my photogenic child and Jaidyn, my youngest, is my goofball. I'm so pleased with the way everything turned out on this layout. I have plans to make a second page to display their gifts but that will have to be another day.

Here shows off the top part of the page: the bling, the Martha Stewart edge punch, and the title.

This portion shows off the great picture of my girls and a little more bling. I actually put together 2 tear drop gems to make a heart.

Lastly this is the bottom of the page: it shows off the year, a little bit more bling, and again the Martha Stewart edge punch.


 I used these items to create my Valentine's Day 2012 layout:
  • Design Studio - to weld the title
  • Storybook Cricut cartridge - font
  • Martha Stewart lace heart edge punch - top and bottom of page
  • Recollections bling - top and bottom of page
  • Metal "Love" embellishment - on small picture of my youngest daughter
  • Studio 112 tear drop gems - on main photo
I will entering this layout in the following challenges and linky party:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Valentine's Day 2012 layout.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Zombie Walk 2012 Layout

I am super excited to share with you today my 2 page Zombie Walk 2012 layout. I've been wanting to create this layout ever since the Zombie Walk in October.

This was the 1st year we were able to participate and I wasn't gonna let anything get in my way. The week before I had received my 2nd round of chemo to treat my breast cancer. When I had my labs drawn the next week, the week of the Zombie Walk, it was determined I was neutropenic. Which basically means all of my blood counts were extremely low or zero and that made me very susceptible to infection. So I was ordered to receive neupogen shots over the next 5 days, the last day being the night of the Zombie Walk. Plus, the doctor did want me to get a blood transfusion but I refused for personally reasons.

So the day of the Zombie Walk my husband and I were frantically trying to finish my daughter's Sam costume and I was taking my daughters across town to The Railroad Park to attend the NICU Halloween event for preemie graduates, which my youngest daughter is.  We had a really nice time. I ran into a co-worker and the family that my daughter shared a room with in the NICU. The girls got their faces painted, road the merry-go-round and the train.  Then it was rush, rush, rush home, drop the kids off and then get my last neupogen shot. Plus during all of this I was trying to find a hospital gown to wear to the Zombie Walk.  Thankfully for my nurse at the hospital, she gave me one!  Then it was a rush to get home again, still trying to finish my daughter's Sam costume and get myself and youngest daughter ready for the Zombie Walk.

We ended up just a little late and missed the beginning of the walk but joined right in. I finally felt like I belonged somewhere. Everyone was dressed in their best zombie attire. My costume consisted of a brain cap (to wear over my bald head), hospital gown, some blood splatter, and I carried around my victim (Zombie Baby). I created my Zombie Baby for the Blogger Virtual Zombie Walk 2012  (please check it out). My husband was a nerd zombie that had a pencil sticking out of his head. My oldest daughter was Sam (yes we finished it) from the movie "Trick r' Treat." You can see all of the details about Sam HERE. And my youngest was Scooby Doo.  I had the absolute best time and will never miss another Zombie Walk.

Page 1
Check out a close up of the brain...I am so pleased with the way it turned out!!!
Page 2
And all together

I used these items to create my layout:
  • Design Studio
  • Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge - "Zombie Walk 2012" title, the graves and grass
  • October 31st Cricut cartridge - the hand in the title
  • George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge - moon
  • Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge - city
  • A Frightful Affair Cricut cartridge - the zombies and hands
  • Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge - lamp post
  • Martha Stewart Dripping Goo edge punch - blood dripping
  • Glossy Accent - on blood and shoes of business attire zombie
  • star brads
  • plastic folder divider - glass part of the lamp post
  • eyelets - lamp post sign
  • ribbon - lamp post sign
  • brown, black and white ink
  • red craft paint - on blood splattered zombie and brain
  • Brain - created by Creepy Glowbugg - I just altered it a little by adding some watered down red craft paint (it was originally gray) and glossy accent to really make it shine!
I am entering my layout in the following challenges:
I am so happy that you've taken the time to check out my Zombie Walk 2012 layout, I hope you liked it. This year I hope to be able to spend more time scrapbooking and putting together the memories that have been created over the years, especially with my girls!

Monday, January 14, 2013

My 1st Shaker Card

Yes, you read it right, this is my very 1st shaker card.  I have been wanting to try one of these for a very long time and now I have. I did make some mistakes along the way but I learned from them and I feel very confident that I won't make those same mistakes again.

I used these items to create my shaker card:
  • Design Studio
  • Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge - snow globe (can't remember the last time I used this cartridge)
  • Create a Critter - penguin (can't remember the last time I used this cartridge either)
  • stickles
  • glitter (have had for many years)
  • Close to my Heart clear stamp sentiment - S110 Holiday Magic (never used before)
  • ribbon (had since last year)
  • iridescent snowflakes (have had for many years)
  • Clear Craft Plastic (had since last year)
Here is a view of the bottom and inside of the card:

I am entering my shaker card in the following challenges:
I think I did pretty good for my very 1st shaker card (toot toot my horn). Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Penguin Snow Globe Shaker card.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013 Party Hats

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone is starting the new year off to a good start! I'm happy to be giving you a look at my first project of the New Year! I created a couple of New Year's party hats to help ring in the new year with my girls!

Here's is my youngest daughter wearing her hat proudly!

And here is my oldest daughter, looking a little bit tired just before midnight, wearing her hat.

Now since my youngest daughter went to sleep I borrowed her hat to wear, with my oldest daughter, while the New Year's Eve ball dropped!

I used these items to make my hats:
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - hats
  • Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge - "Happy New Year" and "2013"
  • feathers (stash)
  • ribbon (stash)
  • Martha Stewart glitter (I've had for over a year)
  • DCWV the Glitter cardstock stack (I've had for probably 2 years) - hats
I am entering my party hats in the following challenge:
This was such a fun and easy project, I will for sure be making more party hats in the future! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my New Year's party hats!

Happy New Year 2013!!! DL ART 2nd Blogaversary and 800 Follower Giveaway!!!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a safe and happy new year's eve! I was so excited to see this morning that one of my favorite blogs is having a giveaway

*** DL ART 2nd Blogaversary and 800 Follower Giveaway!!! ***

This is a wonderful blog and has fantastic challenges with amazing prizes! Hope to see you come help celebrate!