Sunday, November 23, 2014

Disney's Frozen Elsa Inspired Birthday card

So my youngest daughter's 5th birthday was last weekend and she had a Disney Frozen party. A while ago I had been researching my Cricut cartridges for something I could use to make a Frozen birthday card. I found the perfect image on Paper Doll Teen Scene Cricut cartridge that would work for an Elsa image. I hadn't used this cartridge yet and I was a little intimidated by it. Let's just say there a many cuts you have to do for these paper dolls, so very time consuming. I also found on Life's a Party Cricut cartridge a castle that would work great for Elsa's frozen castle. I cut the castle card feature at 11 inches out of white cardstock...I wanted it to be as big as possible. I then cut the castle layer out of blue cardstock. Then I decided that Elsa needed to be pretty big too so I cut her at 5 inches. I also made some alterations to her dress to look more similar to Elsa's dress in the movie. Once I had all of that put together and attached to the card, I added the iridescent snowflake sequins and the other iridescent sequins. Lastly, I printed Olaf out from my computer and hand cut him out and attached him the inside of the card. I then added the Happy Birthday stamp.


I used these items to create my card:
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - castle card
  • Paper Dolls Teen Scene - Elsa
  • Iridescent snowflake sequins
  • Iridescent sequins
  • Diamond and Glitz Bazzill cardstock
  • Shimmery blue and white Recollections cardstock
  • Computer generated Olaf image
  • Happy Birthday stamp
I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my Disney's Frozen Elsa inspired birthday card.

Disney's Frozen Inspired Treat Box

Recently my youngest daughter turned 5 years old and she wanted a Disney's Frozen Birthday Party. I didn't want the typical party supplies that you get from your local party store so I made some of my own. I did a little research of my Cricut cartridges and found a super cute snowflake treat box on the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge that I knew would be perfect for what I wanted to use it for. I made 6 white and 4 blue because we were expecting girls and boys to my daughter's party. I cut the boxes at 11 1/2 inches, folded it at the hash marks, added iridescent snowflakes around on all 4 sides, put in the treats and closed it up. This was a super easy treat box to make and everyone loved getting them as they left the party.

Here you can see I was able to fit a package of hot chocolate mix, Frozen fruit snacks, a sticker sheet and a tattoo.

This angle shows how pretty the top snowflake looks once it is all put together.

I used these items to create my treat box:
  • Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge
  • Recollections shimmery blue and white cardstock
  • Iridescent snowflake sequins
 I am entering my treat boxes in the following challenges:
This was such fun and easy project to do and the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge is really awesome for these types of projects. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Disney's Frozen Inspired Treat Box.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

I am super excited today that I have been given the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for My Sheri Crafts. The challenge this week is #147 Oh Christmas Tree and you are to make a card for Christmas which must include a tree on it. This is what I made.

Here is a side can see the dimension I added by putting a second layer on top with foam squares.

This is the inside...I kept it plain and simple with "Merry Christmas"

I used these items to create my card:
  • A Child's Year Cricut cartridge - children with tree image
  • Bright Pink Recollections cardstock
  • White Recollections cardstock
  • KI Memories - Joyful Twinkle background paper
  • 3 Snowflake brads
  • 3 Rhinestones from Stampin' Up - added to the snowflake brads for a little extra sparkle
  • Foam squares - added to the image for some dimension
  • Merry Christmas clear stamp
  • Green ink from Color Box Petal Point

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
This was such fun being chosen a Guest Designer for My Sheri Crafts, I hope to get to do it again another time. I hope you enjoyed my little Christmas card and I thank you for visiting,

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Carving/Countdown to Halloween Day 30

So today was our pumpkin carving day and it went well. My oldest daughter (12) wanted to do Jack Skellington and my youngest daughter (4) wanted to do Elsa. I was able to find Free stencils on Pinterest for both characters. I, of course, ended up doing my youngest daughter's pumpkin...and OMG I thought I was mutilating it, but it actually didn't turn out half bad. My oldest did hers all by herself and did an amazing job.

Fun stuff, making memories.

Monday, October 27, 2014

31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar/Countdown to Halloween Day 27

So I have been working on this project pretty much the last 3 weeks, I guess I should have started it last month. Oh well, I guess we will get the full effect next year.
Below is a photo of what this started as, just a simple wooden country calendar. I only wanted to use the base, so I removed the top and bottom portions and tossed out the middle wooden piece too.

Once all of the pieces were gone I spray painted it all black.
I then began cutting and putting together all of the paper pieces.
I used these items to create my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar:
  • Up-cycled very old (was lost in my garage) wooden country calendar
  • Phrases Cricut cartridge - the Happy Halloween at the top
  • Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge - the house and ghosts
  • Monster Bash Cricut cartridge (1st time used) - the tree and moon
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - the tombstones
  • Designer's Calendar - numbers
  • Orange eyelets
  • Computer - printed out Halloween activities for the back of the tombstones
  • Nails - to hang the tombstones on
  • Black Ribbon - to hang up the calendar

Here is a pic showing some of the tombstones revealing the activity for the day.

I am entering my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my 31 Days of Halloween Activities Calendar.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Walking Dead - No Sanctuary/Countdown to Halloween Day 14

Ok so I hope by now all of you who are fans of  The Walking Dead have had a chance to see this past Sunday's premiere episode title "No Sanctuary." I can honestly say that this episode was THE BEST EPISODE OF ANY TV SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! I went through every emotion under the sun. The beginning was very concerning because you don't know if some of your favorite characters are going to be killed by the Termites. Then seeing Carol, Tyreese and Judith you have a little hope that Carol is going to save everyone. Then the worry intensifies because all hell breaks out in, smoke, and walkers everywhere. I'm trying not to give too much away. Then the escape, the compassion, the lunacy, the abundance of walkers, the kills, the reunions and then the surprise. I swear I cursed, cried, cheered, and cheered some more. The episode was amazing!!! If you haven't seen it...YOU MUST WATCH IT NOW!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Decaying Zombie Head Makeover/Countdown to Halloween Day 10

Early last year I had created a Decaying Zombie Head and well this year I gave her a makeover.

You can see I hollowed out her eyes.  If I remember correcting when I was creating this last year no matter what I tried the eyes just weren't working for me so I left them as is...that is until now. I also lightened up her skin and bloodied areas. And that is pretty much it. 

I hope you liked my Decaying Zombie Head Makeover and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ancient Evil Mummy Head/Countdown to Halloween Day 4

I am super thrilled to share with you today my Ancient Evil Mummy Head on the 4th day of Countdown to Halloween. My inspiration came from the challenge over at Haunted Design House - Macabre Monday - Ancient Evil. You are to create a project that is inspired by old, very old evil  and I immediately thought of mummies. I personally love mummies and going to Egypt is one of the first things on my bucket list...someday I hope see the pyramids and a real mummy.

So here are couple side views of my Ancient Evil Mummy Head:

I used these items to create my Ancient Evil Mummy Head:
  • 1 Styrofoam wig head
  • 1 Cotton Bandage Roll 4.5in x 4 yards - cut into 8 x 2 inch strips
  • leftover coffee and tea - to color and age the bandage roll
  • equal parts water and white craft glue - mixed
It was real simple. All I did was dip the strips into the coffee/tea, wring them out and set them aside. I then dipped each strip into the water/glue mixture and began layering them on the wig head. I purposely left some hanging and torn to give it a more weathered look. I let it dry over night. Lastly I added a necklace that I actually had hanging in my jewelry cabinet. I think she turned out beautiful and is going to make a wonderful addition to my Halloween decorations.

I am entering my Ancient Evil Mummy Head in the following challenges and Linky Parties:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Haunting the Home/Countdown to Halloween day 3

Okay, I know this is Day 3 but I am new to this Countdown to Halloween. Forgive me.

So I have been pulling out the Halloween decorations for days now and slowing getting them up. I had to deal with a sick kid the last 2 days so it is taking a lot longer than usual.

This morning as I opened up the front door to let some of the cool air in I got this gorgeous glimpse of the rising sun hitting one of the hanging plastic skeletons on my garage and I just had to get a picture of it.

I think the sun made it look as if it were glowing...I love it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to get on track real soon and share a bunch more of what I love about Halloween, horror movies, decorations, costumes, and handmade decorations.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elmo Crayon Box

So there is a sweet little boy who just turned 2 and I wanted to make something special for him. Since we were only giving him some toys my youngest daughter was donating to him and some money, it had to be something different. I was going to make a pop-up box card but I thought, I already did that earlier in the year for his sister. I knew he liked Elmo so I flipped through some of my Sesame Street and Elmo Cricut cartridges and found alot of things I liked. I decided that the size of the crayon box on the Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge was perfect to not only hold a box of crayons but the money too and that is what I decided to do.

I used these items to create my Elmo Crayon Box:

  • Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge - Elmo crayon box cut @ 8 inches and all layers
  • Martha Stewart red (ladybug) flocking powder - on Elmo's face 
  • Glossy accents - on the crayons
  • Black pen - on the crayons
  • My Craft Spot clear stamp set - In & Out Set #2 - Happy Birthday and back sentiment
  • black and white ink

I am entering my Elmo Crayon Box in the following challenges:

This was such a fun and easy project. Thank you so much for checking out my Elmo Crayon Box.

Monday, September 22, 2014

My Craft Spot Challenge #152 - Blast From the Past

This is an interesting challenge coming to you from My Craft Spot Challenge #152 - Blast From the Past - You are to pick a favorite project you have created some time in the past using My Craft Spot Products. I choose my Tulip Happy Birthday Pop Up Box Card

I used the My Craft Spot Clear Stamps Inside & Out Set 2 for the front and the back of this card. I love the way this card turned out and my mom still has it sitting on her table 3 months after her birthday.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Party Time Layout

I created this page in record time today, about 3 hours, and that included drying time for the stickles and glossy accents. I made this for a birthday gift for a friend of my daughter's. The birthday sleepover was tonight and I needed to get it done in a hurry. I spent all week taking care of my mom and her house that it was just not possible to even look at it until this morning. I was a little bummed because I thought I had a nicer zebra print paper but I couldn't find it or I had already used it. I am though very happy with the way it turned out.

I created a hidden tag for journaling.

Here are just some more close ups:

I used these items to create my Party Time Layout:
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - pink and zebra cuts and "CELEBRATE"
  • Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge - tag
  • Pink and black stickles
  • White gel pen
  • foam squares - behind the "CELEBRATE"

I am entering my Party Time Layout in the following challenges:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall Straw Hat Girl

I can't tell you how long I have been wanting to make this. I know I have had that straw hat for at least 3 years. I also had all of the other items to create this hat for many years too. I think she turned out super cute. Living in the valley of the sun, Arizona, I don't get the Fall that I remember from my youth in New Jersey so I have to create it. As soon as September hits I start to bring out my Fall decorations so that it at least feels a little like Fall in my house. So I finally got all of the items out that I needed to create my hat and here she is.  I just love her!

I am entering my Fall Straw Hat in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Fall Straw Hat Girl.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Smile, Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party 2 page layout

Today I bring to you my Smile, Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party 2 page layout. This didn't start out as a 2 page layout but here it is and I think it works.

Page 1 is "Smile" because this page describes the photos I took of Jaidyn for her invitation. I actually did some hidden journaling behind the camera. Basically I made the camera into a shape card...pretty cool I think!

The journaling says, "It was October 30, 2012 and I had to get a good photo of Jaidyn for her 3rd birthday party invitation. So we went out front, with her favorite green shirt on, and I attempted to get a good photo. But Jaidyn would look everywhere but at me. The best one I got is the one in the frame. This is also the one I had put on her invitation. Not the greatest picture but definitely shows Jaidyn's personality." 

I also used an "old school" tool on the wooden frame. I used a texture plate called carpet to make the wooden frame look like tree bark instead of using the easy to use embossing folders.

I used these items to make "Smile" page 1:
  • Shrek napkin and treat bag from the birthday party
  • Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge (1st time I used this cartridge) - for the frame
  • Dreams Come True Disney Cricut cartridge - slime splat
  • Create a Critter Cricut cartridge - camera
  • Phrases Cricut cartridge (1st time I used this cartridge) - "smile"
  • Brown, green, black and silver cardstock
  • Fiskars texture plate (carpet) (1st time I used this plate)- on the frame
  • Brown ink and marker - on the frame
  • Brads - on the frame
  • Glossy Accents - on the slime splat and camera lens
  • Foam squares - under the slime splat and camera
Page 2 is the Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday invitation page , it displays the invitation I had made with one of the photos I took on page 1. One other cool thing I did was I used items from Jaidyn's party to create both pages. I used one of the napkins for the main images and a treat bag with Shrek on it. These were such fun pages to make...I really glad I kept those party items.

I used the items to make the Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party page 2:
  • Shrek napkin
  • Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge - trees
  • 2 different colors of green and teal cardstock
  • Brown ink - on the trees
  • PARTY metal tag 
  • The actual invitation from Jaidyn's party

I am entering my Smile, Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party 2 page layout in the following challenges and linky parties:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Smile, Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party 2 page layout.