Saturday, October 31, 2009

SU Page 158

More wood sheets! We'll be doing this at my next monthly stamp club ;)

It's the same card on page 158 of the SU Catalog, I simply changed the colors and added some ribbon!

It Can Get Any Worse

And then it does Free Smiley Courtesy of

I do have some creative stuff to show you, however it was on hold as I dealt with some meanness at work. You know that was stressful and painful enough, then life decided to throw another curve at us.

My sister in law was involved in a four car pile up early Friday morning. At this time we know she has two broken legs, a broken pelvis, several broken ribs, a broken jaw, a collapsed lung, and there was some brain bleeding last night. The brain bleeds have stopped now, they assure us that there is no brain damage, and there is no apparent internal injuries. We don't know what kind of treatment or rehabilitation she will be looking at yet. We do know that she will have to have reconstructive surgery on her pelvis, but we don't know when.

She is of course extremely medicated, she really hasn't woken up to tell us anything, what little she is awake she just says things like "where" "who" she did make us all smile when she said "holy shit" but she's still very confused, dazed and out of it. At this time Lynn continues to be in St. John's hospital in Detroit, she is in ICU and that means no gifts or vistors outside of immediate family for now.

Some of my friends that read this blog just for the crafty stuff may get tired of my family ramblings over the next little while, and for that I will apologize in advance, however this may become, for my family readers, a way to express updates if needed.

If you're the praying kind, keep sending them up to man upstairs we all apprepriate it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I Warned You!

I'm getting totally addicted to these Wood Sheets! Doesn't Santa from the new Good Cheer set look soooo good in wood?

Monday, October 26, 2009

SU! Wood Cut sheets

I'm loving the look of the new Wood Cut sheets! I ordered them first thing out of the catty and I'm just now trying them for the first time, I think I could get addicted to these things! If you haven't tried them you need to!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


For the return of my missing MOJO! I haven't stamped or created in a week! What's up with that? Plus I have a box of new goodies sitting here that I haven't touched :((((

Someone please find and return my MOJO!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nothing Crafty

But I've had my nose stuff in a few good books lately! Have you read this "Paper, Scissors, Death" by, Joanna Campbell Slan?

Wonderful scrapbooking mystery!

Hopefully I'll get some time to post something crafty later tonight ;~)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More Crypt Work

I warned you, I love this set! This is the "cool skull" sponged with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie and more Cast a Spell paper. It is a free standing popup card

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Altered Treat containers

I LOVE this new set, From the Crypt! Pair it with the Cast a Spell DS paper and even my 16 yo DD was saying "cool skull mom" be still my heart!!!

This is a pringles can, stamped on Perfect Plum C/S and added the Cast a Spell papers, easy peasy!

A little more work to this one, it's an altered styrofoam coffee cup, I made a template by first wrapping a piece of print paper around it, tracing the cup, then I cut out my pattern and traced that onto my c/s.

This is what the coffee cup looks like with the lid on it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Faux Ribbon Roses

Faux Ribbon Roses

I cannot take any credit for this, unfortunately I don't remember where I originally saw it either, so I'm re-creating it in the way that I did it.

See my little ribbon roses in the lower right hand corner? That's what I'm going to show you how to do! {tip, add some green leaves ;) I forgot them!)

1. Punch some 1/4" holes, but keep your punched pieces you'll need them at the end. I used Almost Amystest cardstock here.

2. Now punch 1 1/4" circles, centering your 1/4" circle in the middle.

3. Now cut your circles into spirals, starting on the outside and cutting in toward your littlest hole. The width of your spirals will determine how "thick" or high your FRR will stand. {Another tip, twist a paperclip to look like mine}

4. Now slide one end of the cardstock into the loop on your paperclip, spiral your C/S around that loop.

5. Keep spinning the C/S around that paperclip, adding some Mono-Multi as you go to keep it together.

6. They should look like this (sorry about the crappy photo)

7. Now take that 1/4" circle you saved and glue it to the bottom of your FRR.

8. This is what the bottom will look like, use a glue dot to adhere it to your project now! (again sorry about the crappy photo)

9. You can now "kick" it up a notch by adding some glitter to top edges of your FRR or you could "rough" up the edges using your edge distressor, play with it and see what you can do!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October is.... Halloween of course!

I've been wanting to do one of these "step cards" for a while now, these GinaK images that I got as a Rak worked perfectly!

I sponged the color onto the images, then I mixed up some SU! White Shimmer paint/alcohol mix and sprayed the C/S - I'm not sure if you can see it, but it created an awesome mottled look on the edges of the sponging & C/S - all C/S & ink are Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October is... National Book Lovers month

This cute High Hopes image was a RAK:

I based my layout on this vintage Alice In Wonderland book cover:

Monday, October 5, 2009

October is... Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I made this "Stampin' Up! Mostly" card in the tent topper style but off to the side in shades of White, Pretty in pink, Regal Rose, and Rose Red for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another Fairy

Here's a quick "Clean and Simple" card using Clip Art and Flocking, C/S & ribbon is all Stampin' Up! The other stuff is from my stash of "found" goodies.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Love Fairies

You can find anything on the web! I searched Google for "Free Fairy Coloring Images" I found this, resized it, and colored it Free Smiley Courtesy of all the paper, background stamps, and embellishments are Stampin' Up!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Layered Butterflies

It was my turn to host the SCS Stampin' Up! Demo only Workshop WOW challenge this week (Jana and I take turns every other week doing this - Jana keeps me sane!)

Anyway this tutorial > Layered Butterfly Tutorial < was suggested for this week, isn't it lovely? And I have to just squeal about the SU! Bride and Bridesmaid specialty papers - I love that you can brayer them any color and the metallic/shiny lines resist the ink, just awesome!

One photo is a side image so you can see all the layers, the other is a front image.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Twist, Old Favorite

Last month over on SCS Stampin' Up! demos challenged each other to make a card using Real Red, Night of Navy, and White, but we were to try to make it non patriotic or nautical - here's what I came up with!