Saturday, October 23, 2010

Holiday Recipe Swap with JustRite Stampers

I love getting new recipes, so the challenge at JustRite this week really appealed to me. I found this adorable SVG pattern for a teacup at My Time Made Easy. It was so much fun adding embellishments to it. For my "china pattern", I stamped part of the border from Christmas Nested Frames. For the Gourmet Cocoa tag, I used the Baking Stamp Ensemble. I had a piece of chipboard flourish laying on my worktable, and decided it looked great added to my handle.

I think it will be great to make up some of these little gifts to give out to people that you just need a little something for!

Here is the recipe:

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Mix all of the ingredients together. Divide into four baggies, one for each teacup. On your tag for the cup, put the directions to add 3-4 Tbs to a real teacup, add boiling water and stir well.
JustRite Stampers: Holiday recipes
Alota: Something to eat or drink

Just Imagine Kreaxion's Punches Fall Blog Hop

Hello all, if you're here for the Just Imagine Kreaxion blog hop, you're in the right place! You should have arrived from Ellen's blog - if not, you will want to go back and start at the Just Imagine blog. Believe me, you will want to visit every blog on this hop, because each of our Design Team will be giving away one of their favorite punches. If that wasn't enough, we will have a grand prize winner that will receive 2 punches of their choice and the circle cutter. (Please note: prizes can only be shipped to the United States and Canada) Please be sure to leave some love at all the blogs to be eligible to win.

I used the negative-cut (or the off cut) of Punch 304. It created a very regal border. I used Heartfelt Creations stamps and diecuts for my images.( Stamp HCPC 3328 Swirly Autumn Leaves, HCPC 3334 Open Falling Leaves, 707 Falling Leaves Die Cut, sentiment from HCPC 3330 Elegant Autumn Swirl Leaves). The second picture is the inside of my card.

For my prize, I am giving punch #304 - the same one that I used on my project! You have until 9 pm (EST), Sunday night to leave your comment. I would love for you to follow my blog, but it's not a requirement. Winners will be announced Monday .

Just Imagine Blog

Just Imagine Blog

Now you can hop along to Steph's blog and see what fabulous inspiration she has for you.

Don't forget to comment along the way...and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Spooky Night

It's Friday, so that means the new challenge for Cricut Circle members started today! Woo hoo! The challenge was simple, make a Halloween card that incorporates a clear element. I decided to use some very cool, clear cardstock that I have from Heartfelt Creations. It gave CAS a whole new look! I used Happy Hauntings and Paper Doll Dress Up for my cuts.

Cricut Circle: Halloween/clear
CPS: sketch

Halloween Tag

I wanted to share a tag that I made for Halloween to help decorate my husband's classroom. The birdcage was cut with my Cricut. I stamped and cut the flower from Grungeboard. I thought the antique "lock" typewriter key was really funny beside the birdcage! I used tons of Glimmer Mist all over the tag, so it's sparkly and spooky!

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything but a card

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Posy Trio

Hi! I am really excited to get to share with you another card using Heartfelt Creations. I found this very luscious metallic paper on sale, the last time I went to Hobby Lobby. I knew it would look perfect with my dimensional flowers from HC. I also got to use my new Gold Flower Soft for the center - is this not a match made in heaven? I used a very luxurious Metallic Band Edge Gold/Brown ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here are details for my card.
HCPC 3305 Posy Patch Clusters
HCD 701 Posy Patch Diecuts
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers
Zva bling
Glimmer Mist

I assembled my card base first, using brown cardstock for the base with layers of metallic gold and a foiled gold designer paper. Set this aside.

Stamp the large trio from the Posy Patch Clusters, color with medium of choice and fussy cut image. Stamp, color and cut single posy flowers using the Posy Patch Diecut. Attach the flower layers to the base trio using dimensional adhesives to separate each layer. Add bling to the card base and glue the entire flower bunch over the crystals. Add gold Flower Soft to the centers of each flower. After that is dry, glue a dewdrop in the center of the flower.

If you would like to see more inspiration, please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog - You will be amazed at all of the talent over there!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Let's get misty!

The Beary Scrappy Gals have been getting messy with Glimmer Mist! This is one of my favorite products, and we would love to have you play along with us - just make a project using a misting technqiue - Easy Peasy! Take the challenge to Spritz the Glitz!

This layout was so fun! I just kept adding more and more layers. I started off using papers from My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found - Madison Avenue. I distressed some of my edges by first dabbing on some Glimmer Mist using a sponge dauber. Next I used a Glimmer Screen and spritzed the upper left corner using Pink Ice (which was a darker pink) and then Vintage Pink for the lower corner. Then I took the same screen and sprayed it with Carmel Apple and laid it down (a little offset) to stamp the image onto my paper. So I used the screen for both a negative and positive image. I stitched on all of my layers and added tons of distressing. I hand-sewed French knots along my scalloped border. I had fun surfing the web and finding new flower tutorials, and made all of the flowers by hand.

Glimmer Misting is so much fun, there is no right or wrong, so I hope you will play along with us!

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Mind's Eye Monthly Challenge

Well, you know, I am a My Mind's Eye addict - so, of course, I had to play along with this month's sketch challenge. Besides using the sketch, you also had to incorporate black into the layout.

Years ago, there was a theme park, up near Boone, NC called the Land of Oz. It's been closed for decades, but every fall they have a festival up there. This is my nephew who got to have his face painted like his favorite Oz character - The Tin Man.

My MME papers are from Garden Vignettes (having an entire black and white paper pack really helped on this challenge!) I fussy cut a second piece of the background paper and popped the birds and branches up, so it would look like the Tin Man was walking through the forest.

Can't wait to see what next month's challenge will be!

MME: Sketch/black
Crafty Pad: Distressed edges
One Stitch at a Time: Embellish with your favorite things (handmade flowers)
ABC - "F" Flowers
Delightful Challenges: metal
Pixie Cottage: stitching
Cute Card Thursday: What's Bugging You
Mark's Finest Papers: stitching

It' Wasn't Me!

If you look at my card, you may guess that the challenge this week at Karen's Doodles is distressing (one of my favorite techniques!) I thought my image It wasn't Me was the purr-fect stamp for this one - It come already pre-distressed! I added some ivory Flower Soft for the stuffing on the chair. I also tried a new method of distressing - water distressing. This is really fun for a different look. I inked the edges of my papers, and finally made a shabby silk rose.

We hope that you will play along with us this week!

Card Patterns: sketch
Crafty Pad: torn or distressed
One Stitch at a Time: Use your favorite embellies (flowers)
Papertake Weekly: 3 of a Kind
ABC: "F" Flowers
Craftilicious: anything goes