Getting Ready for 2013

This is my last blog post until after the holidays.  These little cuties were made for a New Year die swap.  I used CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut the banner and numbers.  The sparkling cider element was made from a rubber stamp that I purchased at Rubber Stamp Fantasy store in Marietta, GA this past Friday.  The store owners, Debbie and Gary, are great people.  They showed our group several techniques that I have started using when I craft. 
I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

2012 Christmas Tags

          These tags are for a Christmas tag swap that I am getting in the mail tomorrow.  Thank you Meka from ModgePodge for hosting this wonderful swap.  The poinsettias are made from a Verve stamp set and colored with SU's real red pen and gold embossing powder..  Then I cut them out and added a few leaves cut with a McGill punch.  The red tag base was embossed using the Cuttlebug swirl folder.  I used the SU corner rounder and slant punch to make the shape of my tag.
       Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful crafty week.

Wreath Ornaments 2012

               These wreath ornaments were made using Paper Studio gold pearlized cardstock and the wreath on page 43 of the Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge.  I cut the wreath at 2.5” and used CTMH Almond Glitz Glitter Gel, hotfix topaz bling, and HL Christmas 2012 ribbon to embellish them.

Christmas Wreath Card 2012

         This card was made using the wreath on page 43 of the Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge.  I cut the wreath at 2.5” and used CTMH Almond Glitz Glitter Gel, hotfix topaz bling, and HL Christmas 2012 ribbon to embellish the wreath.
          I set my paper us as an Avery 3268 Note Card, Landscape; then printed the inside sentiment using the following RGB code:  R=224 G=179 and B=0. 
          The front of the card was made using my altered wreath listed above, more HL Christmas 2012 ribbon, and Mary Christmas Stamp from CTMH’s C1525 Pear & Partridge stamp set that comes with the G1052 Pear and Partridge Workshop on the Go on page 65 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book & Catalog.
          I hope you all stay blessed throughout this season of our Lord.

Thanksgiving Card Using 3 ply decorative napkin. 

Weekend Crop Cards

This was a great weekend.  I spent time hanging out with some of my wonderful crafting buddies.  I even managed to get my cards done for a sympathy card swap using a technique with 3 ply napkins that my friend Mazie showed us.

The first set of cards was made with napkins and organza I from Hobby Lobby.  Of course you know they were on sale.  LOL  However, any 3 ply napkin with a great design pattern will do. You may email me for the instruction if you like.

The next set of cards was made with CTMH’s Pear and Partridge Card Kit on Page 66 of the Fall and Winter 2012 Idea Book.  Card 1 of this kit was my favorite as you can see.  I plan to make this my card for the year.

Well that’s all for now.  Thank you for stopping by to check me out.



Rolo Pencil

Most people make these as teacher’s gifts.  As you can see, I made a regular color pencil and Halloween themed ones. I plan to give these babies out at my Crop in October.  The Rollo pencil is pretty easy to make; therefore I don’t think you will have any problems using these instructions even though a picture illustrations is not included.  Should you run into problems, you may check out this Youtube video by Scrappin with My Bug. 

The following items are needed for each pencil:

·       3 ½” x 4 ¾” Cardstock or design paper (use yellow cardstock or paper for regular pencil)

·       3 ½” x ½” Cardstock for body of the eraser (use pink for regular pencil eraser)

·       7/8” cardstock circle for the eraser head.  (use pink for regular pencil eraser)

7/8” is equivalent to .875” if you decide to you your Gypsy to layout your cuts to use  your Cricut machine or you can use a nickel to draw your circle and cut it out with scissors.

·       3 ½” length of metallic ribbon or aluminum foil.

·       Zig zag scissors

·       Paper crimper or score tool

·       Adhesive of your choice

·       1 Role of Rolo

·       1 Hershey Kiss    

First, take your cardstock and put the 4 ¾” side into the crimper and crimp.  If you do not have a crimper, you can score the cardstock at every ¼” until it is fully scored from end to end.  You may also crimp or score your metallic ribbon. 

Next, trim one of the 3 ½” ends of the cardstock  with zig zag scissors.
Apply adhesive to the cardstock and roll it around the Rolo keeping the zig zag closed to the edge of the Rolo.  You will have some of the Rolo showing on the other end.  Wrap and adhere the 3 ½” x ½” cardstock around the end of the Rolo that is still showing to make the side of the eraser.

Next, cover and adhere that same end with the 7/8” circle to complete the eraser.  Wrap and adhere the ribbon just under the eraser. 

Lastly, adhere the Hershey Kiss to the other end and cut off the white kiss tag if it is show.  As you can see, I forgot to do that part before I took the picture.  LOL 

I hope you find these instructions useful.  Happy crafting until next time. 



CTMH Coffin Treat Boxes

The new CTMH Cricut cartridge is very addictive.  I just can’t seem to put it away.  Hahahahaha.  This weekend I used it to make these coffin treat boxes.  The cutting measurements are as follows:
Coffin Box = 7.5"
Spider Web = 2.5"
RIP = 2.0"
Black Strip = 11" x 1/2"
Skeleton = 4.5
These fun boxes makes great party favors for those who like to throw a party for Halloween.  I would not recommend giving them out to the trick or treaters unless you cut the box smaller because this size holds a great deal of candy.

Now it’s your turn to try them.



Leilani's Digital Layouts

This has been a crafting filled weekend for me.  I wanted to get a layout or two done today; but, I did not feel like pulling out supplies today.  What must a girl do?  J  I know, break out the digital elements on the old laptop.  

The first page is of my new grandniece Ms. Leilani Amaya Lee.  The second page is of her with her proud parents and Gmoma.  Of course my sister says she is too young to be called grandmother.  Hahahahahaha

Even though I completed this project last, I decided to post it first because the next two posts will include information on how to do the projects. 

Thank you for stopping by to check me out.



3x3 Note Card Holder

My last post for the week is of these card holders I made for the 3x3 note cards that was previously posted.  Thank you Del Bucher for giving me this idea.  These little cuties are made from the magazine die cut on page 47 on the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Both pieces are cut at 4.25”.  I continued to use the CTMH Clementine card stock and elements to decorate two of the holders and regular Bazzill paper and stickers for the blue box.

CTMH 3x3 Note Cards

This week, I made 3x3 note cards and 3” envelopes using my two favorite CTMH Cricut cartridges.  The first set of cards and envelopes was made with the Clementine Paper pack and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I made sure that I used the paper saver and auto fill features with this project.  This helped me know that I could get four cards out of one piece of 12x12 card stock and two envelopes out of a 12x12 piece of paper.  The cards were cut at 3” and the envelopes at 3.25” with the Cricut Expression.
The Christmas 3x3 note cards were made with a combination of the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.  The lovely bow is from the Artiste cartridge and all other embellishments came from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used cardstock and paper from another source.

CTMH Artiste Collection Birthday Wish

Today, I broke out my CTMH Cricut
Artiste Collection and the Clementine paper pack to make these two masculine birthday cards.   think the My Reflections Clementine paper pack is a great choice for masculine layouts and cards.  Because I did not have coordinating CTMH ribbon and buttons, I used some from another company.  The ribbon, buttons, and brown cupcake color on the second card are slightly different than the first one.  I also used my handy dandy pop dots to add some dimension on the sentiment and twilight blue cupcake and the cuttlebug floral fantacy embossing folder to sorbet cardstock. 

Thank you for checking me out.
Kisa  {{HUGS}}

Jumbo Gem Clip Book Marks

I finally finished making the bookmarks for the crop in October.  You can find the tutorial for the gem clips at Jumbo Paperclip Tutorial on YouTube.  Instead of using store bought bling as an embellishment, I decided to make my own dew drops using hot glue and alcohol re-inks for these cuties.  You can find the tutorial on how to make the dew drops on the Frugal Crafter’s blog
Thanks for stopping by to check me out.


     The new CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge has been released.  This cartridge presents endless possibilities for your creative side.  Click here if you want to get a closer look.  Also, feel free to participate in the Virtual Gathering that is currently happening on my CTMH site.  Thank you for stopping by to check me out.


               Today, I want to give you some ideas for favors you can make for events from welcoming someone to your neighborhood to end of the year teacher’s gifts.  The great thing about these favors is you can easily make them using your paper scraps on hand. 

The first item is a book mark made using scrap chipboard, cardstock, and design paper that I had in my stash and extra jumbo paper clips I purchased from Wal-Mart many years ago. Wal-Mart does not carry the silver ones anymore; but, they have colored ones that you can purchase for less than $3.00.  I think these are great gifts for teachers.  There are several tutorials on YouTube that you can get more ideas for this project.

          Now let me move on to the sour cream containers.  These are fun and easy to make.  There are also several tutorials on YouTube that you can check out.  As you will see, I embellished mine just a little bit different than the ones in most of the videos.    I spellbinder dies and a little ribbon for embellishments.  However, I did cut the paper at 4 ¼ x 5 ½.

          Lastly, the tea bag or Ghirardelli candy holders were also made using my scraps.  The use for these holders is endless.  Like the other two projects, I have provided a link for a tutorial for this fast and easy project.  The embellishment options for this holder are endless.  I put my spellbinders dies and Copic markers work on the embellishment for these holders.

          That’s all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog.  May your life be filled with many happy scrappy times!


Christmas in July with Verve

This Center Step Card was made using a retired SU Christmas paper pack which had Mellow Moss and Real Red cardstock and coordinating striped papers.  I used spellbinders dies to cut the shapes for the center of the card.  The tree is made from the Verve O Christmas Tree stamp set by stamping it with versa mark ink and adding color with PearlEx powder pigments. The sentiment on the envelope and card are also from the same stamp set.  I JUST LOVE VERVE STAMPS!

Wouldn’t you know, Verve is currently running a 20% off sale on all of their stamp sets until August 4, 2012.

I altered the card just a little so that it would fit into a 5.5”x 5.5” envelope and followed the YouTube video instructions on how to make it with my Martha Stewart scoreboard.   Essentially, you use an 8.5” x 8.5” piece of paper and score at 3 1/8” on all sided.  Oh yea, how about this wonderful tool has been in the box sitting in a corner for over 6 months.  I’m trying to do better when it comes to using what I have instead of purchasing more stuff and I am proud to report that I used things that I have on hand already and it feels GOOOOOOD. Not to mention, it feels good to my pocketbook.   Hahahahahaha

I hope you find the links beneficial and appreciate you taking the time to check out my work.

{{HUGS}} and have a happy, scrappy day.

Grateful The Stampscapes Way

I made this card using stampscape stamps and a Lockhart stamp that have been put away for some years.  Then I used copics to color in everything. I had forgotten how much I liked using them.  The Copic makers just made it that much sweater.  LOL
The Stampscapes used are:  231C, 150E, 054F, and 196F. My favorite chair is a Lockhart Stamp Co. stamp.

Evernote – A Crafter’s Friend

I am so excited to be able to tell you all about a wonderful software that is essentially FREE to help you organize your crafting hobby/business.  It is called EVERNOTE!    Evernote is a free app for your  smartphone and computer that stores everything you could possibly imagine losing track of, like a boarding pass, receipt, article you want to read, to do list, or even a simple typed note.  I use it to help keep track crafting projects, crafting supply list, scrapbooking blogs, and many other things that I want to have at my fingertips on my smartphone. 

Over the next few weeks, I will give you all tips and tricks to get the most out of your Evernote experience.  But in the meantime, go here to down load it on your smartphone, laptop, kindle, and table because this program will sync on all your devices to keep your notes updated.
Thanks for stopping by.

Albany, GA Crop-- October 12 & 13, 2012

Come join us for a Friday and Saturday Fun Filled Crop -- (Space is limited)

When: October 12 - 13, 2012
Where: Country Inn & Suites - Albany GA
Crop Space Cost: $25.00 for both days
Crop Time: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. -- Oct. 12
                    9 a.m. - 11 p.m. -- Oct. 13

Crop Registration Deadline: September 29, 2012

We have special room rates for standard room $79.99 (plus taxes) per night and for a suite is $99.99 (plus taxes) per night. 
If you have any questions, please Email Me
Looking forward to having a SCRAPPY time with you!!!!!!!!


Digital Fun with CS6

This layout was done using Photoshop CS6.  I just started learning it this weekend so, I decided to make a layout using the techniques I learned so far.  Thank you for looking.

Getting Ready for the 4th of July

This 4th of  July lantern is one of the elements in Stars and Stripes SVG Kit  from  The main body of the lantern is made from SU real red card stocked, the accent pieces are from DCWV Summer paper pack.  I used 20 gauge wired that I found at hobby lobby for the handle.  The led candle is from Michaels. 
My good friend Mary Hampton and I tackled these together.  We both agree that the lantern is a little challenging but you can make them if you have plenty of time and patience hahahahaha.  TFL

It's Your Birthday L. Dawn

These pages were done for my BFF’s 50th birthday party. We had a wonderful time at her gathering and I had a great time doing this album to commemorate this special event.   The image on the wobble page is from Robert Jackson’s digital stamps.  The image is colored with Copic markers and cut out using the hinge method with my Ecraft Machine.  Thank you for stopping by my blog to check me out.

Simple Thank You Card

This card is for a swap at the Jasper, GA retreat that I will attend from June 8 – 10, 2012.  If you are like me, you can never have enough thank you cards on hand.  I was inspired by Northridge Publishing’s Weekly Newsletter for this week. 

The card is made from the following materials:

·       Stampin’ UP -- Summer Sun and Old Olive card stock; Real Red Button.

·       DCWV Paper Stack  – Ctitrus Stack

·       Twinery – Lemon Twin

·       EK Success Flower Edge Punch

Thank you for looking.

Liebster Award


Thank you so much Angela B at  OK Cricuteer Blog Spot for choosing me to receive this Liebster Award.   Angela is very talented person on The Outlawz Ning and I am pleased that she chose me for this award.
"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Without further adieu, here's what you do as a presenter of this award! 

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

So, now it's my turn to pay it forward, my picks for fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers, in no particular order, are as follows:

1. Shalana Glass Scrappin' with Shalana

2. Tammy Venable-Garnett From Me 2 U Papercrafting

3. April R. Jackson The Purple Scrapbook

5. Tracey Jean Sticky Inky Fingers

Now, choose 5 blogs that you like and give them the award!

Graducation Card 2012

This is the card I made for each of the graduates in my family this year. I used SU confetti white card stock for the card base, bazzill textured black and gold card stock, and Paper Studio Pearlized white card stock. The embellishments are from the Jolees' Boutique Graduation 3D sticker pack. The outside sentiment is from a stamp purchased from Hobby Lobby. TFL

Beautiful Friend

Beautiful Friend
I made this card for someone to give to a friend who is moving away. I used bright fun colors so that it would not be to soggy and sad.  The paper is from DCWV Citrus Stack and the image is Hugabella.

I made this book using chipboard and a Bo Bunny paper pack for my doctor who is leaving my area next month.  All the office staff has to do now is to write messages to her.

The Best Things in Life Are Handmade!

This card was made as a reminder that the best things in life are the ones that are handmade. The image is called Copica from Etsy.  I listed the colors I used for the skin and hair for those of you who like the tones.  Thank you for stopping by.

Valentine Goodie Boxes

I cannot believe it is time for Valentines.  It seemed as if Christmas was just yesterday. has a great SVG kit called Love Me Do that I just had to have.  Boy am I glad this great file is in my collection.  As you can see, I went a little crazy with these cute little boxes.  U used Sure Cuts-A-Lot 2, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, and Cricut Gypsy to make thes boxed.  The heart shaped boxes and not hard but it takes time to put them together.  Thank you all for stopping by my blg.