Monday, September 28, 2009

Check out something exciting....

Win, win, win!!! check out what is going on at GCD Studios.

They have some exciting news and some great prizes. All day long!

Edited to add:

Make sure to hop back on Tuesday and Wednesday as the excitement continues there!

Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm a proud mommy!

Today my two kiddos were honored at a before school awards ceremony. They both were chosen this month by their teachers for a Citizenship award. Each teacher chose a child to receive a Citizenship and one to receive an Academic award. Both of my kiddos were chosen this month! Whoot, whoot!!

So proud here!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Welcome to the Creative Cuts & More Blog hop!

Welcome Friends and Blog Hoppers!! If you haven't arrived from the Diecut Diva blog, be sure to jump on over there! You will want to start there because not only are some exciting projects posted, but also there is vital information that you will need to win that blog candy! (Not-to-mention the coupon code for 15% off to use at Creative Cuts and More! So sneak back there and check it out!

Well, now to the projects...first up is this acrylic mini-purse bag. It's the perfect size to give as a party favor, to include some special Halloween goodies in or as a small gift for a special person. I used Ranger alcohol inks on the surface of the box and then stamped the leaf image (From Cornish Heritage Farms) in black archival dye ink. Then I blotted off the ink and it left the negative image there. After the inks had dried, I added some leaves (diecut out of metallic cardstock) on the outside of the box to "bling" it up!On this tuck and close bag (And guess what? They come in two sizes!) I again used alcohol inks. (Eggplant) However, I used it only on the backside of the box. On the front side, I used Timber Brown Stayz-On and stamped this wheat image from Cornish Heritage Farms. It is fun to look through the box and see both layers! One thing that I found very helpful when putting my boxes together was using the Killer Red Tacky tape that can also be found at Creative Cuts and More. It's got a killer price tag too! What a great bargain! They come in three sizes 1/4, 1/2 and 1/8 inch rolls. And the rolls are 36 feet long!!!! GREAT STUFF!!

Now for this project, I realize it looks like a strange one. However, I assure you that it was one of my favorite ones for this blog hop! It is a bat card! (Not to be confused with Batman...but it would make great birthday party invites for a Batman themed birthday!) The card was die cut out of black metallic cardstock. I stamped the flourishes on the wings with a Stampendous stamp and used gold embossing powder. I then used Versamark to distress the edges and added some embossing powder on top of the ink. I then took my finger and wiped away some of the embossing powder to add to the distressed feel of the card.

Here is another view of that fun little card. It fits perfectly in an A2 sized envelope too! I colored two rhinestones black and added them for eyes, and the little fangs came with the card. I stamped a tree image on gold cardstock and embossed it with gold embossing powder to make a little invitation folder. (Image is a background stamp from Cornish Heritage is one of my favorites!)
Here you can see a view of the opened invitation card. This makes a great Halloween invitation or even a thank you for a Halloween-time gift. Another idea would be a comic relief card about going batty or an over-the-hill party. (Just a couple of random thoughts there...)

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to jump on over to Melinda's blog. She is one of our guest designers this month and she has some fabulous projects to share with you! Don't miss it! And be sure to check out the details on the blog candy....(It's a Halloween mini album which is a new kit from Creative Cuts and More!) Stop by again soon~ I will look forward to seeing you here!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More winning going on!

Check out Craft Critique to win a chance at some fabulous Basic Grey Paper!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Win a Slice!

AND a chance at some other prizes too....(like Shimmerz)

check out the instructions here. Danielle is always very generous and she has some great projects posted on her blog too.