Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Gamer

As many of you know I was in a blog hop a few weeks ago called It's A Wrap.  I had already made my door hanger when I thought of this...  I wanted to wrap up something special for my nephew.  He loves Ninjago and said that he wanted the game for his DS player.  
I wrapped the game in really bright paper that said "Happy Birthday" all over it.
I thought it would be cute to make the gift a TV and the card attached the game controller.
For the TV I used the Slumber Party.  I added pumpkin pie corduroy brads for the dials.  The cord is a satin ribbon that is round instead of flat. 
The Happy Birthday is from Once Upon a Paper.  I popped up the Happy Birthday since 3D TV is all the rage right now.  LOL!
I doodled around the shadow of the TV and on the antennas.
The game control is from Father's Day...I think.  I used my Gypsy to copy, flip and weld the shadow for the controller to make the card.  I popped up the buttons so it looks like the real deal then added the arrows and letters.
I love that I was able to take something so normal and make it stand out on the gift table.  For your next gift wrap up something up in a special and people will remember for a long time.  

Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas Cards

I thought since everyone is sharing Christmas in July projects I would show you this one.  I got the idea from my friend and fellow scrapper Kristi from Craftin' on My Door.  I used to keep all the cards I received from everyone during Christmas in boxes but the cards took over and there was no storage left for actual decorations.  This is the perfect solution!  (my apologies in advance for the not so great pictures.  Ugh,  shadows!)
I punched a square from each card (two from some) and then put each across the top.  Some are pictures of family and friends and others are just a cute piece of the card our family received. 
I used black letter to make the title with the shadow and the rod iron is a felt sticker I picked up from somewhere that has been in my stash for a while.
I decided to make my Christmas Card page the last one in the scrapbook for that year.  What a great way to celebrate the past year and embrace the new one.

If you have other creative ways to keep Christmas or Birthday cards I would love for you to share them.  I'm kind of sentimental but only when it doesn't take over the house.  I don't much like clutter, it makes me a little crazy.  Until next time.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

And the winner is.....

Congratulations Cindy who said...
Love this idea....sooo cute!

Cindy send me an e-mail with your address so I can get your goodies in the mail.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Mad Hatter Money

So as promised here is another door hanging box.  We have been to Disneyland a few times in the last year and the kids always want to buy something.  So I came up with Disney Dollars.  It was an easy way for them to earn some spending money and a little lesson in management and keeping track of it.  When they are do something worth rewarding then I give them a Disney Dollar. 
One box holds the Disney Dollars I have to give and the other hangs on the door.
I forgot to weld the door hanger and the sweetheart box.  Ugh!
Here is what it looks like before it's put together.
And now put together.
These are the Disney Dollars.  I used clip art to get the Mad Hatter and the font is from a free fonts website and is called Alice in Wonderland.  I made them in $1, $5, and $10 increments.  They are the size of a standard business card so it was easy to print several sheets of each.  I also made one with a Buzz Lightyear theme and Star Wars theme.  (those are the kids choices Mad Hatter is my favorite so I chose to make one with him)
Then I took some padding bond that I got from Chica & Jo to make then into notepads.  This makes it much easier to keep then in one place and it's kind of fun to tear them off.
On the hanging box I cut a slit in the top that will allow me to just drop in the Disney Dollars when they are earned.
I used Elegant Edges to create my background and Disney Classics for the Mad Hatter.  This cartridge is a must have if you love Disney!
The "mad" is cut from Happy Hauntings and the $ is from Birthday Cakes.  The card stock and ribbon are from Stampin' Up: Kiwi Kiss, Taken with Teal and the new Pool Party.  The twine is from The Twinery.

I hope you have enjoyed another idea for my door hanger boxes. 


The End.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's a Wrap Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the It's a Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans by L.B.  This hop is all about the wrapping.  Cool ways to package that little something to give to someone special. 

You should have arrived here from,  Confessions of a Scrapoholic.  If you came here one your own you can catch the beginning of the hop with our hostess at Cool Beans by L.B.

I have created something that I just love.  When my kids were little I bought a ceramic cupcake from one of those paint it yourself shops.  My thought was that I would fill it up with treats and leave it on their nightstand so they would wake in the morning and find it.  Since then the cupcake has gone away.  But now I came up with this super cute idea for leaving my birthday treats.
I used my Gypsy and welded the door hanger from Tie the Knot to the sweethearts box from Love Struck to create this door hanging box in black.  I used small circles to create holes in the front of the box and backed it with white to create a polka dot front.  You could also use acetate to give a little peak at the treats.
Because I didn't want the hook of the door hanger to be open I cut a slit on each side of the opening .  I tied melon mambo polka dot ribbon through the holes then finished it with twine. 
The Happy Birthday was cut from Once Upon a Princess using a light pink polka dot paper, melon mambo and shadowed in white.
The flower was cut with the same papers in addition to old olive and black.  I used Mothers Day Bouquet.  Pop dotted some of the layers to add dimension.  
I thought it looked a little boring so I added some tulle around the box.  I think it adds a little fancy and softens the flower. 
I made a few different styles because I could not decide which to post for the hop.  Check back through out the week for some other ideas I came up with for these handy little door hangers. 

Now a little something sweet for one of my followers.  I have a cute Birthday Stamp Set from Stampin' Up, stickers, vanilla Smooze spray, twine and some other goodies.  
All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment.  I will select a winner using Random.org and announce the winner on Wednesday, July 20th.
Good Luck!
I hope you'll take a few minutes and check out all the ideas these talented women have come up with and get inspired to wrap something up yourself.

Thanks for stopping by,

If you get lost here is the whole hop list:

Cool Beans By L.B. (our fabulous Hostess)
Paper Crafting Chic

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's a Wrap Blog Hop Reminder

Don't forget tomorrow is the It's a Wrap Blog Hop!  This is my first one and I am super excited!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Awards!!

A GIANT Thank you to Laurie from Scraps by Sissy.  I'm so EXCITED she passed on these awards to me.  I've received a couple awards since I began blogging late last year but each one is special to me.  I love to share what I've done and get tickled when I've inspired another person's creativity.

There are rules for our winners but they are simple.
1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2) To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

Seven random facts......hmmmm...

1. This Saturday, July 16 I will be in my first blog hop.
2. If I stacked up all of my paper it would be as tall as me.
3.  I cannot wear sneakers without socks but flip flops are my favorite.
4. I never used to read, EVER...until I got a Nook (love it!). 
5. I go NO WHERE without my Gypsy.
6. I dream about running all the time...like marathon running.  (I don't run so I wonder what that means...?)
7. I like to use wiggly eyes, on everything with eyes.

I have selected the following blogs to give these awards.  These fabulous crafters have and still continue to WOW me with their projects, pages and other ideas.

1. Irene from Crafty Girls Workshop
2. Kristy from Craftin' on My Door
3. Carissa from Happily Ever Paper Crafter (love the blog name!)
4. Liza from Hoo's Crafty
5. Michele from GreenGirl Scraps
6. Amber from My 3 E Scrapbooking
7. Sheila from She's a Sassy Lady
8.  TX Scrapper Mom

Congratulations Everyone!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Campfire Dinners

My hubby is a Scout leader and they recently learned to make camp fire dinners.  They are all kinds of yummy goodness wrapped in foil and then cooked on the fire.  They are great because you can make them ahead of time and they just cook them when you get the the camp site.  When mine is finished cooking I usually just cut it open and eat it.  My sister however, decided to make her dinner more fun.  She used the scissors to cut "teeth" in the opening thus creating a monster.  When I saw this I just had to get the WIGGLY EYES to complete the look.  And so a layout was born.
I used a grass border and inverted it at the bottom then welded it to a square to make the scary teeth background.  I used Don Juan and Gypsy fonts. 
The camp fire is from Camp Out and I put stickles to make it glow.  The monster is from Mini Monsters.  I'm going to add journeling to the bottom left corner....someday.
Here is a closer look...yummy right? 
Until next time, keep it creative, even with dinner.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Santa's Little Helper

First let me just say I am so happy I didn't pay WAY TOO MUCH for Jolly Holidays on ebay.  I was SUPER excited when I saw it was available on Cricut.com.  I needed a new Gypsy because mine was starting to act up.  I had around 3800 rewards points so I decided to spend the $100 on cartridges then use the rewards points to get to 4000 for the free Gypsy instead of buying a Gypsy.  I already have most of the cartridges offered on the rewards site.  Well it came just in time literally.  I updated my old one and it will not turn on but my new is here so all is well.  I lost many of my designs but I'm in the process of recreating the ones I still needed.  (including the Lego men, please be patient.) 

This is one of my new favorite layouts.  I love how it turned out!  I used Riding Hood Red, Pretty In Pink and Wild Wasabi from SU along with a printed paper I picked up while at a crop recently.  I used Elegant Edges for the picture mat and the elf and wagon are from Jolly Holidays.
I made this tiny little pom-pom using a fork and some twine.  I also added real buttons and of course wiggly eyes.  ( I {heart} wiggly eyes).  So cute!
I used Birthday Bash, and Cursive (regular and one of the shift functions) and did some doodling.  I think doodling adds one more little touch to the finished page.
Then I popped it all up.  I was really hard to pop us the word little because it was so thin.
I have a lot of stuff going on this week so you will see new things often and on Saturday I am in a blog hop.  My first and I am so excited!  Check out more details by clicking the blinkie in the sidebar.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Blog Header...

Hello everyone.  I wanted to put up a quick post.  I worked on this a few weeks ago and wanted to know what you think.  My header is kind of...well, boring.  I wanted to create something myself and this is what I came up with....  What do you think?