altered, Christmas, design teams, Halloween, Scrap Chicks, scrapbooking

New class this month at Scrap Chicks!

Please forgive the work in progress blog.  I’ve had a crazy couple of weeks and I’ll get to it soon.

Let’s get to that class!

This month at Scrap Chicks it’s Christmas in Septmeber!  It may seem early to start thinking about ways to decorate your home for the holidays, not to mention that most of us aren’t even beginning to think about what we’re giving as gifts this year.  The thing is, now is the perfect time!  School is in full swing (here anyway) and if you haven’t started school, you will be soon.  September is a great time to work on holiday projects.  If you’re not convinced, let me tell you another little something.  For many of the projects that we’re featuring this month, the design team has made two versions for you.  One in a fall theme and one in a winter theme.  Make one now, make one later!  Just what you need to get creative and be ready for the seasons 🙂

I volunteered to post a project on the first day of the crop, and here is what I posted today…

Holiday Shadow Box

I made this Christmas version last year for a DT project. I loved how it came
out and I ended up making a bunch (and even selling ten of them to a friend).
They’re cute and very easy!

Go here for the tutorial for the basic (smaller) version of the box.

Now, this year I decided to do a Halloween version in a much larger size for Fall
decorating.

The measurements are different on this one (I started with an 8.5×11 piece of
chipboard) but the principle is the same. I used the hot glue gun to attach
everything and put it together on this one too. No glue dots. Goodness knows the
kids will mess with it and it will take a beating.
Let me know if you have any questions or need help figuring out the measurements for a different size box!

There you go!  Hopefully this post works out (since it’s the first one I’m doing here on wordpress).  Have a great day!

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Another layout, anyone?

I know, another challenge layout.  This time Kelly chose a Page Maps sketch for the Summer Nights challenge.  I loved the sketch and was so happy with how my layout turned out! 



This sketch has been showing up all over Pinterst since we did it over at Scrap Chicks.  I had a lot of fun with it and was proud of myself for actually using my machine to sew on it and for changing the thread to brown.  I tend to just use white thread on everything 🙂
I hope you’re having a great week!  Go be crafty!

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Another challenge layout!

Before I get to the challenge layout I did last night, let’s talk about Sassy Lil’ Sketches.  Cherie is the one drawing all these amazing sketches and very soon she’ll be releasing an e-book filled with them!  I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s officially been released, and I want you all to check it out because I’ll be in it!  I got a little peek last night and it’s going to be amazing!

Now, on to the layout.  We had another summer sketch challenge last night at Scrap Chicks.  These have been a lot of fun and I was pretty happy with how my layout for last night’s challenge turned out.

The sketch was for an 8.5×11, but I do 12×12 so I just laid the smaller layout on top of a piece of cardstock. 
What have you been crafting lately?
altered, Baking, Gel-a-Tins, Scrap Chicks

More Cuppy Cakes!

I had another project on the gel-a-tins blog this last week and it may be one of my favorites yet.  The Witchy Poo stamp set comes with the cutest banner and I thought that mini size would be perfect used in a cupcake (the way a slightly larger one looks cute on a cake).  I also used my Cricut to cut out some cupcake wrappers and stamped them to match.  I even use the same banner stamp (attached to my Fiskars Stamp Press) on a curve to stamp around that bottom edge.  I think these would look great on a treat table!



I hope you’re having a great weekend!  Don’t forget about the Scrap Chicks crop that’s going on right now too!  We’d love to have you come play and win some prizes!  Link is in the side bar!

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Get ready to crop!

I know I mentioned that I’m part of the team over at Scrap Chicks now 🙂  Well, this weekend is our first crop!  I have three challenges and I am so excited to see what everyone does with them!  Please come by this weekend (starting Friday).  Join up if you haven’t already!

I also have a new project on the gel-a-tins blog today!  Just a little tag that you could use for a million things this Halloween.  Head over to that blog to see how I made it.

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I need a schedule :)

I blog all the time (almost every day) over on the gel-a-tins blog, but rarely over here.  I’m pretty sure that has everything to do with me making a schedule for that one.  It may have a teeny bit to do with the fact that I don’t make enough stuff to be able to post every single day either, though.

Over at Scrap Chicks the Sizzling Summer Nights sketch challenges are still going strong.  It’s a timed challenge where a sketch is posted and you’re given a certain amount of time to complete a layout and get it uploaded.  They have been a lot of fun and this week’s sketch was no exception.  Here’s what I did with it.

The sketch was really cute and we were challenged to rotate it, only distress either the rectangles or the circles, to use two fonts for the title and to use more than one color of ink or mist.  I love all these Sassafrass Lass papers and had fun working with them here.

Just a few more days until the twins are back in school (and I have more quiet time to create)!  Woohoo! 🙂