Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sweeter Treater Halloween Cards

Happy Halloween !

Using up some scraps to make these cute cards.

The  witch image was stamped on water color paper
then painted with stamp pad inks and a water brush
for a water color effect.

All rubber stamp images,  inks and solid color card stocks were from Stampin' Up!
Die Cuts With  A View patterned papers
Cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder
home made faux black brad

I'm entering my cards (top one) in the current challenge at
Shopping Our Stash - Witching Hour

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Cross Stitch Mason Jar Lid Ornament - TUTORIAL

I know this looks odd seeing a Christmas project
being shared now, the day before Halloween.
It's not much different than seeing all of the
Christmas trees and such on display in stores -
right next to Halloween decor ;)

Why a Christmas project in the middle of Halloween cards ?
 I'm sharing it as my final Design Team project
an anything crafty goes challenge.
NOTE: all supplies used on my project are my own,
no images were supplied by the sponsor this week

This small cross stitch piece fit fairly well inside the
ring to a large mouth mason jar to make an ornament.
A little paint, stain and embellishments to finish it off.

This week we are sponsored by

Share your crafty project by Nov. 5th, 2018 at
Through The Craft Room Door
for a chance to win a
 $12 voucher!

I'm entering my project in the new challenge blog for all things Christmas,

Thanks for looking =) 

EDITED TO ADD  11/5/2018
My ornament was a winner at

Cross Stitch Mason Jar Lid Ornament Supplies:
Small cross stitch piece to fit opening of mason jar ring
           (or whatever you wish to frame for the ornament)
Polyfil or quilt batting (optional if using a fabric item)
Heavy duty double stick tape
Low temp hot glue
Embellishments as desired. My project uses a thin twine, twill ribbon, wood snowflake, hand stamped and cut banner, snippet of orange card stock for a carrot nose
Pencil and scissors

Paint your mason jar ring if you would like. I used a white acrylic craft paint then added an antiquing medium over that. I also sanded it a bit for a slightly distressed look. Let it dry thoroughly before continuing the project.

Find a small image to fit inside the ring. There are so many things that you can frame, not just small cross stitch pieces. Something as simple as a photograph will work ! The ideas are endless.

Depending on what you choose to frame, you may not want to use batting. I like to use a polyfil stuffing type material if I am framing a fabric piece, but it is not necessary.

If you do want to use a batting material, cut it to fit inside the ring. You will also need to cut a piece of chipboard a smidge smaller than the ring. It needs to fit inside the ridges of the screw-on part of the lid and have a tiny bit of room for the edges of the fabric to fit. I traced my lid onto the lightweight chipboard then cut it slightly smaller using scissors. Test fit and trim as needed.

Cut another chipboard to use as a cover to finish the back of the ornament off when you are done. Test the fit of the chipboard pieces before proceeding, trimming if necessary to make them fit well. 

Trim your fabric about 1 1/2"  larger all around than the chipboard circle. You want to leave enough fabric to be able to pull it over the polyfil then around to the back side so you can glue it in place.

Layer the batting / polyfil stuffing material between the cross stitch piece and chipboard circle.

Carefully pull the edges around the chipboard and batting, working on opposite sides all the way around. For example, start at 12 o'clock, then 6 o'clock, 9 o'clock then 3 o'clock. Be sure to check the front after the initial adhering of the four points. Place it inside the ring to make sure it is centered.  Remove it from the ring then you'll then do the same thing, working in between those four starting points until all of the edges are pulled around and glued in place.

I used a heavy duty double stick tape to hold the edges of the fabric in place while I was working, then I added a little bit of hot glue once it was done. Don't worry about the unfinished look, you will cover it with another piece of chipboard.

Push the completed fabric piece all the way in to the ring. If you used batting like I prefer to do when making this type of ornament with fabric items, it will make it puff out slightly from the frame. Hot glue in place.

Make it puffier by adding extra polyfil . You may need to make the fabric circle larger so there is more to "give" if necessary as well as to pull around to the back. Don't pull it really tight when gluing the edges of the fabric to the back either, this will smash the polyfil down.
If adding quite a bit of stuffing to make it puffier, keep it centered in the fabric piece. You don't want too much at the edges where it needs to fit in the frame

Choose your embellishments to finish your piece. I've already tied a thin twine around the ring, adding an extra loop for hanging from the Christmas tree in this photo. You will also see my teeny tiny card stock carrot nose for the snowman, a twill tape ribbon bow, a wooden laser cut snowflake, hand stamped and cut banner and the final chipboard piece to cover the back. You might like to cover this piece of chipboard with decorative paper. I chose not to so I could hand write on the back of my ornament.

Use your favorite all purpose heavy duty adhesive to attach the embellishments. I used low temp hot melt glue for everything other than the teeny tiny nose and card stock banner. I used a toothpick dipped in Tacky Glue to stick them in place. 


Thanks for looking =)

Monday, October 29, 2018

Too Cute To Boo Halloween Card

rubber stamp images, Stampin' Up!
decorative paper, Die Cuts With A View
textured black and white card stocks
black tag, dollar spot at Target
Cuttlebug embossing folder
ribbon scraps, unknown

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Card 2

Jack o' lantern and greeting stamp, Stampin' Up!
tree stamp, unknown (it was a gift)
embossing powder
various inks
homemade alcohol ink spray
white, watercolor and textured black card stocks
circle die, Nestabilities

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloween Card 1

White and textured black card stocks
homemade alcohol ink spray used on water color paper for the orange piece
rubber stamp and punches, Stampin' Up!
Spiderweb embossing folder, Cuttlebug
stitched ribbon, Michael's 

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Yummy Scrapbook Page

Supplies for this simple page, many are oldies from Stampin' Up!:
Smoky Slate card stock, rubber stamp image, inks, die cut and flower brads

patterned papers are from an old paper stack
corner rounder, Martha Stewart

This is the final scrapbook page I made 
in early September and finally got around to sharing.
Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fall Whimsy Digi Kit

template from the challenge in the PDW forum

There's a cute new digital kit by JMC Designs 
now available at Plain Digital Wrapper:
Fall Whimsy.
I really like the "cozy" plaid patterned papers
and alphabets !

Each pack is on sale for just $1.00 through November 2, 2018.

Cute As A Button Scrapbook Page

Supplies, most are oldies from Stampin' Up!:
naturals card stock, rubber stamp images, ink, button mold and clay, 
gingham ribbon, stitching template, scoring board and stylus, tag topper punch

"as a button" made from Snap Stamps
polka dot ribbon, Offray
patterned paper, Die Cuts With A View

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Baby Boy Scrapbook Page 4

Basic supplies, most are from Stampin' Up! and all are oldies:
card stock, rubber stamp image, inks, border punch, 
scallop circle punch, circle punch,  tag punch, wide ribbon

 decorative background paper, unknown
star shaped "rhinestones"

Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Kimeric Kreations at MyMemories

Attention Kimeric Kreations Fans, 
if you haven't already heard:
some of the gorgeous digital kits by Kim
are now available at MyMemories
Read the announcement posted by her partner Eric on her blog here.

I, like many others, am so happy to see that
 her work is once again available :)

I was a Creative Team Member of Kim's briefly this summer.
 I made dozens of projects and posted them here on my blog in addition to
 the gallery at The Digichick (no longer online).
I'll try to update the links on my blog as I find kits that I've used
listed at the MyMemories site for those that might be interested.

The easy to use MyMemories software is not required
to use her kits, you can download general files that will work
with other editing programs such as Photoshop Elements.

It appears there will be sales on certain items at times, too!
For example, the beautiful
Autumn On The Great River Road
is currently on sale through October 31st.
Get this massive digi scrapping bundle for $10.50 !

Product Information

  • Type: Bundle Pack
  • Designer: Kimeric Kreations
  • Download Size: 539.3 MB (approximate)

Design Elements

  • Digital Papers: 38
  • Page Elements: 224
  • Monograms Characters: 327

Designer Notes

The Autumn on Great River Bundle by Kimeric Kreations includes all of Autumn on Great River Packs: Pack, Monograms, Graffiti, Pocket Cards, Quotes, Word Art, and Word Strips. In this Bundle you have have everything you need to create stunning digital fall scrapbooking pages or projects.

Baby Boy Scrapbook Page 3

Nearly all supplies used on this page were from Stampin' Up!
card stocks, designer papers, rubber stamp image,
metal edge frame, hello die, inks, glitter, paper piercer and guide

baker's twine
metal heart tag
alphabet die, Michael's

Monday, October 22, 2018

Baby Boy Scrapbook Page 2

Basic supplies (all are oldies):
assorted decorative papers
white card stock

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Baby Boy Scrapbook Page 1

Basic supplies (all are oldies):
assorted patterned papers from paper stacks
white and light blue card stock, Stampin' Up!
stitched grosgrain ribbon, Michael's
yellow star brad, Stampin' Up!
baker's twine, American Crafts
yellow safety pin
small circle punch, Stampin' Up!
tag die, unknown

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ouch Scrapbook Page

Basic supplies:
Block background paper 
Polka dot vellum
Alphabet die cuts, Little B Monogram

This is an 8 1/2 x 11 page.
Image and text have been "painted" out
for privacy.

Thanks for looking !

Friday, October 19, 2018

Big Sister Scrapbook Page

 The color of the ribbon and blue card stock is off in these photos,
they actually coordinate with the paper much better in real life.

Finally getting around to sharing scrapbook pages I made in early September!

Basic supplies:
- Designer papers, card stocks, vellum, swirly paper punch, 
edge die and matching embossing folder all oldies from Stampin' Up!
- Polka dot ribbon and alphabet die, Michael's

This is an 8 1/2 x 11 page.
Image and text have been "painted" out
for privacy.

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Daisy Scrapbook Page

About halfway done with sharing scrapbook pages I made months ago!
Baby boy themed pages are coming up ;) 

Project supplies:
So Saffron, Certainly Celery, white card stocks, Stampin' Up!
decorative paper, Die Cuts With A View
Certainly Celery ribbon, Stampin' Up!
border punch , unknown
flower brad, Stampin' Up!
paper flower, unknown

This is an 8 1/2  x 11 page.
Image and text have been "painted" out for privacy.

Thanks for looking =)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cherish Scrapbook Page

Last of the girly, pink scrapbook pages I made months ago.

Project supplies:
pink card stocks, Stampin' Up!
decorative paper, Die Cuts with A View
stitched pink ribbon, Michael's
metal Cherish ribbon slide and large flower, unkown

This is an 8 1/2  x 11 page.
Image and text have been "painted" out for privacy.

Thanks for looking =)