Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving - Docerela Challenge #24

It's Halloween night, and I can't believe how fast the holidays are already going by.

This is my first Thanksgiving card (a few more to come, so stay tuned) this card was inspired by the Docerela Challenge #24  Click HERE for more info and to enter your project into the have a chance to win a Docerela Stamp Set.

The challenge is to make a project using ribbon and a button - easy cheesy right!   So this is what I've come up with

This card is sized 5 x7 I cropped the right side edges so they're now curved. 

This cute little turkey was cut from Create A Critter.  I pop dotted him (sorry forgot to take of pic of side view) I used stickles to add to his "vest" buttons and also his layer of feathers.  His cute face is from PKS Critter Faces Medium Size. Colored in with jelly roll pens.  I used a Versa Pen to add dimension to his "vest" and his hat

I added a few leaves cut from Doodlecharms cartridge.  Placed along a sheer ribbon, glued them down and added a satin ribbon and a button

On the inside I stamped Happy Thanksgiving that I had in my stash of stamps. 

Well folks, that's it for today....stay tuned for more Fall projects.  It's finally cooled off here on the Colorado River and I'm feeling really crafty!!!  

Chao! --C

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ghost Poop! Halloween Treat

Well, my crafty friends, it's time to say this is my last post for Halloween and time to move onto Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

For my last Halloween Treat my friend, Shannon, asked I assist her with this idea she found on Pintrest. Being that I'm game for just about anything crafty I said I'd help her out.  This is her idea LOL

I used the gypsy to weld the letters for Ghost using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and Italicized them.  I moved the letters off set from each other for a 'scary' look.   I  use regular font for Poop and linked those letters straight.  I removed the center o from the O's since we were going to cover them up with google eyes.
We alternated the purple and orange for Ghost Poop just to spice it up a bit. 


 She had foam ghosts with sticker backs.  These worked really great to add to the label really fast.
Then we used two sided tape to adhere the label to the snack size baggie.
Then we added marshmallows and candy corn to the baggies.  We made 40+ of these.
Now here's the gig about these treat bags, they're for a baby shower party favor...themed Halloween. You're to come to the baby shower dressed in costume.  How fun is that!
The mom-to-be came dressed as a Pregnant Nun LOL
That's it for today, I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween tomorrow and your little ghosts 'n goblins have a safe evening out.  Stay tuned for upcoming Thanksgiving projects, can't wait to share them all my crafty friends.  Chao! --C

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Witchey Woman

I'm really excited to share with you a project that my cousin, Teri, and I collaborated on for a fun and entertaining Halloween project.

I made this card using the witch cut from Teresa Collins Chic n Scary cartridge.  It's a black card with the printed background paper from Recollections "Elegance" set.

The witch is cut at 3 inches
I used black background and covered it with vellum to set up the sentiment.  I actually printed this sentiment on the vellum using my printer.  Cool huh.   Then I added black jewels for a little "witchey BLING"

For the inside statement, I stamped Have a Spooktacular Halloween.  I thought the broom and witches shoes fit perfectly with this themed card for Halloween.

NOW, for the super fun collaboration....I made templates of the witchey woman at 10 inches, and smaller ones at 3 inches.  I also made cupcake pics using MCT scallop & stitched circle dies. Then used cuts from the Chic n Scary cartridge to add to the cupcake pics.  Remember the spider cupcake wrapper click HERE for that post.  Well, Teri, ended up using them as garland around the cake stacks.  You can see them in between.

The cake topper is made from the stencil I sent her (she's in California, I'm in Arizona, so we spend a lot of time on Skype dreaming up these ideas LOL  it's so much fun)
Cake Topper - made from Gum Paste - This turned out so cool....she put a few wires through the bottom of her legs to help her stand up right on the cake.  Can you believe how good it looks up there as the center piece. :-)

Then she air brushed some of the smaller stencils to see how they looked and then used some of her glitter dust on the other stencils. For a trial run using the stencils I made and collaborating on this I think this cake turned out great and I just love how the cupcakes look with the cake pics in them.  To see more of Teri's cake designs go to her website Cake Play Ground or click HERE

 I can't wait to make more cake pics...Hmmm, maybe for an upcoming bday for the office gal.

That's my post for today...I hope you enjoyed my post today.  We're hoping to do more collaborating soon. 


Monday, October 22, 2012

G Thanks - Peachy Keen Challenge #40

Today's card is for the Peach Keen Challenge #40  WORD UP

About a year ago, I found this stamp "G Thanks" in the dollar bin at Joann's and I just had to have it...just like, I just have to have all the craft products I currently have.  The only problem I have is so little time :-)  so until now, I haven't used that stamp that I just had to have.   When I saw this week's challenge over at PKS, I knew exactly which stamp I was going to use.

I embossed the "G Thanks" using Momento Black ink and Hamptson Art Clear Embossing Powder.  The embossing gave it a nice texture.

The lady bug is cut from Doodlecharms, cut just under 2x2 inches.  I used a face from PKS Critter Faces (medium set) and used white ink, and clear embossing powder for her beautiful eyes.  And to top her off I used Glossy Accents on her spots.

I ran the card through the Cuttlebug using the little flower folder and a little red ribbon and Enamel Accents dotted the corners added just enough embelishments to the card without taking away from the sentiment G Thanks.

I hope you'll join the gals over at PKS and enter your card.

Here are the details for this challenge:
PKC Challenge 40 :: Just Cards :: Word Up
Here's what ya gotta do to play along with our challenge:
Create a card where the focus of the creation is the sentiment. You can accomplish this with clean and simple designs or let your creativity go wild with patterns and color, as long as the sentiment shines through as the main focus. That's it! Oh, yeah... have FUN, too!! Below are the guidelines for playing along with our challenge this week:

  • Design must be new
  • Design must showcase the sentiment or words as the focal point.
  • Link up by 10/24 - 11:59 pm EST
  • You don't need our stamps to play along, but only entries using Peachy Keen Stamps can earn Top Peach!
  • Sorry, any entry that does not meet the guidelines for this challenge will be automatically removed without notice.

That's it for today. Chao for now. --C

      Sunday, October 21, 2012

      Halloween Party Favor Challenge

      Hope you're all having a wonderful Crafty Sunday....this is my second post today.   I wanted to share a sweet treat/party favor I'm making for the office.   
      I first used MCT Stitched Circle & Scalloped dies - I used glitter card stock and a white glimmer card stock.  I got this idea from one of the MCT design team members, and for the life of me, I have tried to look and see who it was so I could add them to my blog...I believe Give Credit, Where Credit Is if, no WHEN, I find it I'll add it to my post!
      Have plenty of peppermint patties on hand for this project....I ate a few...
      You're going to use double sided tape and put the mint patty in between the two cuts.
      I then used any of my Halloween stamps that would fit and stamped in different colors and added a little bow on the top so they didn't look so spooky LOL
      Here's a short video on HOW TO make these wonderfully tasty treat party favors.
      And there you have it~


      I'm entering these sweet little treats to the 3 Girl Jam Party Favor challenge, you had to use ribbon.  Carri over at Double Click Connections keeps throwing (not literally lol) these challenges my way and I'm happy to say this is my very first 3 Girl Jam challenge. Go check them out.

      Have a crafty day!  Chao for now! --C

      Halloween Home Decor

      I've been so inspired, once again, from the many talented blogs out there, I just had to give it a shot at doing my own Halloween Home Decor. 

      I took a scrap of wood, about 15 inches long, and 1 1/2 inches wide. I'm thinking you could use a wooden ruler from the dollar store for this project, just make your circles smaller.
      I then painted the wood black with craft paint...probably would have been faster with spray paint. But I did with what I had on  hand - improvise right!

      I used Halloween paper, not cardstock, for the fanned circles. I scored it every other 1/4 then folded. I used two 12 inch long pieces and then glued them together to make the circle. I tried three different widths on this project.  For this center fan, I used MCT Stitched Circle & Scallop dies and a stamp from my stash of stamps TRICK OR TREAT for the top.

      These three circle fans I used cuts from Teresa Collins Chic n Scary all cut on glitter paper.
      On the top, my hubby drilled a hold to hang on a nail.  I used some upcycled black mesh (I know there is a name for this stuff but it slips my mind) and tied it into a bow.  VIOLA!
      Well that's my Halloween Home Decor project.  I'm hoping to be doing some more home decor projects and share them you.  Until then, have a great day!

      Chao for now, --C


      Tuesday, October 16, 2012

      Boss's Day

      Today is Boss's Day and what a great way to let your boss know they're the best than giving them a card and a little something, something!  The office all pitched in to get our wonderful boss a gift card to Kohl's.

      The card is sized at 5x7 - had to have enough room for everyone in the office to sign the card! 
      The owl is cut from Create A Critter Cartridge at 3 inches.   I used my Gypsy to hide the eyes so I could use my new PKS stamp set.

      I used Peachy Keen Stamp Set, Critter Faces, for my owl face.  This particular set is the medium size.  I colored in the nose with orange jelly roll pen.  I used Versa Marker   to highlight the 'feathers' on the wings. (this is a new wonderful pen I just started using, it allows you to draw on your paper and turn it into a similar color, like a watermark. Easy Cheesy!)   For the ears and the chest feathers I used Stardust Stickles. 

      For the wording, I used my Gypsy to weld most of the lettering from the Jasmine Cartridge.  As you can see, I made the Who into Whooo's  GET IT?!   I used white jelly roll pen to add some emphasis on the lettering.

      For the inside, I added another owl at 2 inches, also hid the eyes so I can use another stamp from the set.  I wrote in marker YOURS, following up with the front of the card "Whooo's day is it". Sorry for the writing on this pic...had to get everyone to sign it before I was completely finished and took pictures. Hey, gotta do, what ya gotta do, right! 

      I colored in the nose with orange jelly roll pen. The eyes with black and white jelly roll pens. And another new addition to my craft supplies is Glossy Accents. I LOVE THIS STUFF.  Once my ink from the jelly roll pens dried, I added Glossy Accents to the eyes...kind of makes them look like googly eyes.

      I think the card came out really cute and everyone in the office liked seeing my new added craft supplies in the works.   They're even cutting out their coupons for me now. LMAO Are they trained or what! 

      That's it for today.  Have a great day!  Chao for now. --C


      Sunday, October 14, 2012

      Simply Crafts Challenge Blog One Year Anniversary

      It's time to say "Congrats" to Simply Crafts Monthly Challenge Blog One Year Anniversary!!!! 
      And because it's their one year anniversary they're giving away TWO prizes to two lucky winners who link up their project. 

      Below are the details; or click HERE to go straight to their challenge for this month.

      This month we are using the vampire bat cut from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. If you have this cartridge we'd love it if you'd use that cut on your project. We are also opening up this challenge a little bit more since it's our anniversary. You can submit ANY Halloween project as long as it's made between today and October 16th. No past projects please. :)
      There are still a few days to enter your project, so I hope you'll be able to join in on the fun. 

      For my project, I'm using the vampire bat from Teresa Collins Chic n Scary cartridge. (I don't have the Create A Critter 2 cartridge, yet)

      I chose to make a Halloween scene using a few cuts from the Chic n Scary. 

      This little Batty's face is stamped with Peachy Keen Pumpkin Faces...I did a little stamp rendering.  The little mouth, is actually the nose of the pumpkin face.  I masked off the mouth cause it just didn't fit right, but the nose actually looks like a mouth once I stamped it on the bat.  I think he looks a little "hungry" lol  then I pop dotted him so he's "flying". You can't see it real well, but I also used Glossy Accents on his eyes.

      This is the Gnarly Tree cut.  I accented it by using white jelly roll pen. I added the glittery moon to make the tree and bat stand out a bit more.  Ohhh, lookin' scary, ha!

      The last cut I added to my Halloween scene is the picket fence and crow.  I had to cut this one twice, once in brown kraft color and in black.  Then I just cut the crow off in black and glued him on.  I used brown felt pen and made the lines for the boards of the picket fence. No white wash here.

      On the inside I simply stamped Happy Halloween. 

      Hope you enjoyed my card that I'm entering into the Simply Crafts challenge.  I hope you'll enter your project too. 

      Chao for now. --C


      Wednesday, October 10, 2012

      Halloween Cupcake Wrapper

      Hello my crafty friends....I'm super excited for this post because down below is my very first picture video tutorial on how to make this really cute Halloween Spider Cupcake Wrapper. 
      I used the Cricut Cartridge, Ribbons & Rosettes, that my wonderful crafty friend Cassandra had given to me....she won like a Gazillion Cartridges and she shared the love! Thanks, Cassandra!!!
      Visit Cassandra's blog HERE
      One thing I learned, is that if you can't afford, or win LOL, the cartridges you'd like to have then you just have to improvise.  Now some of you may have already been thinking, Ribbons & Rosettes doesn't have a cupcake wrapper on that cartridge...and you're absolutely right!!!  But I liked this spider so much, I used my gypsy and made my own wrappers. 
      Check out my "picture" video below...don't laugh, it's short n sweet and I only did the pictures with voice over, still not brave enough for a live video...however, that may be coming soon.

      I hope my video was helpful and you'll be making some fun cupcake wrappers for the holidays. 
      Leave me a comment and let me know how you liked the video.

      That's it for today. Chao for now! --C

      Saturday, October 6, 2012

      Girls Night Out

      In this day and age, I believe you really have to LOVE your job because there isn't much out there should you change your mind and want to do something else.  I'm one of those fortunate ones who can say I LOVE my job...and for those of you who know what I do, you can tell I have FUN at my job too.

      Last year we created a Girls Night Out with lots of fun, drinks, games's kind of like a slumber party and bachelorette party all rolled into one...this night also included POLE DANCING LESSONS (I'm not kidding) Last year we had about 120 participate and this year we had a whopping 231 wild n crazy GIRLS (women) of all ages join us last Saturday for one Crazy Night.

      We had such a great time I just had to make these cards to send to some of the girls thanking them for making the night so much fun.

      These fun cards are sized at 5 1/2 x 4 on black cards stock.  I then used a HOT pink (because we were ALL really HOT that night-- from all the dancing LOL) the hot pink cardstock for layered dimension.
      Then I had a stiletto shoe stamp from a set I believe I bought from Joann's.  I stamped that "single" shoe (we ALL acted like we were single that night ha!) on white card stock in black Momento Ink.

      I used Emm'a MCT Scallop Circle and cut it in black card stock and a duo pink zebra striped card stock and then off set the two. Then stamped Girls Night Out from the same set as the shoe, in black Momento Ink.  And just to add a little bling to the card I dotted the i's with some Stardust Stickles.

      For the inside statement...this stamp also came with the set....and it was PERFECT!!!

      Sorry, I can't share any pics from the party....I was sworn to secrecy that they would never be let out from the vault. :-0  Hey, what happens at the AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT in Laughlin, NV, stays at the AQ in Laughlin!!! 

      Have a great weekend.  Chao for now --C