Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Call

I think by now most of you have heard that Emma from My Creative Time has openings for her first official design team.  I really appreciate Emma and her blog because all of her great video tutorials on the gypsy helped me tremendously when I first got mine.  I would sit watching her tutorials with my gypsy and follow along learning all the tricks to master that girl, so thanks Emma for taking the time to make those great videos!!  Emma also has a great line of stamps and dies too and because of her I now own Peachy Keen stamp sets. 
The card I made is one I designed to give to my youngest daughter's soccer coaches.  Tomorrow is our last game and we are our last playoff!!  So far we are undefeated in their league:-)  We have the best coaches and they invest so much into our girls.  We chipped in and ordered them a T-shirt with a picture of the team on front.  I offered to make the cards. 

I used an svg file for the card front and the soccer ball.  The grass is from Plantin Schoolbook.  As you can tell from the bottom picture, this is a tent style A2 sized card.
***If you haven't visited Emma's blog lately I encourage you to take a peek at all the talented bloggers who are joining me in pursuing a spot on Emma's design team.  There is SO much talent and I am grateful for my fellow bloggers who share their talents freely and consistently inspire me to grow in my own creativity!!  Good luck to all of you!!***
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great rest of your weekend!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"see-thru" ghost treat box

I used a free svg file from Lori Whitlock to make this cute little box.  It fits several little goodies with plenty of room to spare:-) 

I am entering this project in the following challenges -
My Craft Spot - see through project
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge#83 - create a project with a ghost on it
Die Cuttin Divas - use orange, black, purple and green for halloween
Cricut Cardz Challenge -spooks, monsters, ghouls and goblins

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DtsArt Design Team Day - candy holders

This week the design team got to work with a candy holder svg file.  This is a perfect project for all of the upcoming holidays and very simple to make.  You will have fun seeing how each of us design team girls added our own little touch to this project.  I am always inspired by my colleagues at DtsArt and I hope you will be too:-) 

The first box will hold several pieces of candy or even a small cookie would work too.  I chose to make a belly band and decorated it with a rosette.

The second box would work great with Ghiradelli chocolate squares but I didn't have any so I used the second best thing - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  Oh do I love those:-)  I added some perfect pears around the edge and a couple of  roses and voila! a pretty package with a yummy treat -

Make sure you head on over to Dtsart blog to see what the rest of the design team did with these files.  Also check out to purchase them for yourself!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy Design Team - Halloween Treats

I made this cute shoe to resemble a witch's shoe.  It will hold a small bag of goodies on the inside of it.  I did a little inking along the edges with my black stamp pad.   Head on over to Kassidy's blog to see what the rest of the design team created for their halloween treats:-) 

This great purple paper was from a Studio G pack I got at Walmart.  I am also going to enter this into the following challenges -
My Craft Spot - 3D halloween
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - challenge #82, create a project with purple and a bug or monster on it

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DtsArt's Design Team - Memo Notebox Holder SVG

It's time for another project featuring an original SVG from Dardi at DtsArt.  This week's project is a memo notebox holder.  I love this and what a great gift idea!!  In fact the disney one I made is going to our school secretary who loves anything Disney.  It is a quick and easy project too.  Along with the notebox holder is a template to cut your own paper.  You could use a notepad from the store too.  The options are endless as you will see at DtsArt blog, our design team was so creative in their use of this little box:-) 

 Don't forget to stop by DtsArt blog to check out the rest of the design team's projects and there may even be some blog candy:-)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I made a ghost shaped card using the cut from Smiley Cards.  I absolutely love that cartridge:-)  I chose not to weld the front and back together.  Instead I scored the back card about an inch down from the top and added adhesive in that top inch.  I did add the word "boo" from Simply Charmed and welded the shadow of the word using my gypsy.  I only welded it to the front side of the card.  I am going to enter this in the weekly challenge over at My Craft Spot.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Post It Note Holder - Dtsart Design Team Project

This is a great svg file to create Post It Note holders.  It makes this craft so quick and easy that I enlisted my 9 year old daughter to help me.  I am planning on making these as Christmas gifts for my co-workers at the dance studio.  I was able to layout 3 templates on my mat.  I found the mini gel pens at Staples for $5 a 12 pack.  Check out DtsArt for the cut file and DtsArt blog to see how the rest of the design team created their Post It Note holders. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thanks a Latte

Here is a cute project I found from the Scor Pal Project Page.  I made a coffee mug and filled it with chocolate candy.  I used a cut from the Smiley Cards cartridge to make a thank you card and put a gift certificate for coffee on the inside.  These are going to a friend who helps me get my daughter to her soccer practices when I am unable to - she makes my life easier and I wanted her to know how much I appreciate her!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sock Monkey Easel Birthday Card

My youngest daughter is invited to a birthday party today and the theme of the party is "Sock Monkey".  I used this cut from Lettering Delights Let's Play set to make a sock monkey birthday card for the birthday girl.  I put my monkey on an action wobble to make him more playful:-)  I also pleated my ribbon using scor-tape.  The card is an easel card.  I started with a piece of cardstock sized 4.25" by 11".  I scored it at 5.5" and 7.75".  I cut another piece of cardstock sized 4.25" by 5.5" to go on the top and to build my card top on.  Splitcoaststampers has a great tutorial on these.

side view of card

look closely and you can see my Action Wobble
doing the "monkey dance"

The sentiment is from a Scrappy Moms stamp set.  I also added some bling and used my Irock.  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy Design Team Project - "Cricut-less" project

This was a good challenge for me because I own a lot of stamps and don't use them often enough  - both rubber and digital.  I chose to use this cute digital stamp from Meljen.  I colored it in with Bic Mark Its. The card itself is rather simple and I found coloring the image to be very therapeutic:-)  I added some stickles to the cheeks and a button with twine from the Twinery -

Make sure you stop by Kassidy's blog to see what the rest of the design team did to complete this challenge.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Candy Corn Peeps - Dtsart Design Team Project

Time for another project using an svg set from Dtsart.  This week we are using the Candy Corn Peeps.  This svg set comes with six different candy corn designs.  I chose to use the witch and the ladybug for my scrapbook layout.

I have hardly done any scrapbooking in the past 5 years of my life.  It is sad because before that I only scrapbooked and occasionally made cards.  We started a major remodel on our house (put on a second story by ourselves) 5 years ago and it pretty much shut down my hobby.  In the past month I have chosen to use some of Dardi's files for scrapbook pages.  It reminds me how much I miss scrapbooking.  I am not a fancy scrapbooker by any means and I like to use a lot of pictures on my pages.  Here are some close up shots of my project for this week-

I chose to use the witch and ladybug files to match some of the costumes in the pics I was scrapbooking.  I made the ladybug a bumblebee by using yellow instead of red.  I still need to journal my pages (I always save that for last).  I used some stickers and paper from Creative Memories to help embellish my page.

Thanks for stopping by and please head on over to Dtsartblog to check out what the rest of the design team did with these files.  There are some really creative ideas and you will not be disappointed!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Gift Bag

I just got the Mini Monsters cartridge a little over a week ago.  It was on clearance for such a great deal and I had been wanting it for a long time:-)

The bag itself is made from Plantin Schoolbook.   The tag is from Sweet Treats and the witch's hat is from Mini Monsters. 

I used my Bic Mark Its too color my bling to match my project (see closeup)  I also used stickles on my lavendar brad to coordinate with the stickles on the hat.

I am entering this project in My Craft Spot's Monday Challenge #28:  "Too Cute to Spook".

3d Backpack and Backpack Card

Happy Monday Everybody!!  It is rainy here in the Pacific Northwest.  Gone are the Indian Summer days that I have so been enjoying:-(  Anywho, this past weekend my youngest daughter had a soccer game.  We had quite the fiasco the night before because we could not find her soccer jersey!!  Their team has uniform jerseys so it was very important to find!  Turned out one of the other girls had mistakenly grabbed it but after that I decided we needed to get a zip up bag to keep all of our stuff in.  Great minds think alike because immediately after winning their soccer game (yeah girls!) their coach presented them with personalized soccer backpacks!!  They were a gift from him with no financial help from the parents - what a blessing!!  So right away I knew we had to do some kind of a special thank you and this is what I came up with-

The team colors are red and black which explains my color choices:-)  I used an svg file that I got from here but it isn't necessary to have an svg compatable machine to make this - simply use the template from splitcoaststampers resources.  There is also a great tutorial there on how to put the project together as well as a gallery of ideas to help your creative juices!!  I am going to show you a few pics to help you with the assembly process.  I chose not to put a front pocet on my backpack as this is for a man and I didn't want to get too complicated or fancy with either of the projects.

Here are my pieces after cutting and scoring.

The shiny sections are the orange sticky tape I used
to glue the project together.

The splitcoaststampers tutorial suggested 36 inches of ribbon but
I only needed about 24 inches.

I used self adhesive velcro dots to keep the top closed.
 I wanted a card with plenty of room for all 13 girls to sign so this is what I came up with. 
I took a 4.25" by 12" piece of black cardstock and scored it at
4" and 2.5".  I added white cardstock to the interior of the card.
The folded up card will fit into an A2 sized envelope.

The backpack is cut from Doodlecharms.

I am using this project to enter for the design team call at My Craft Spot.  I have always enjoyed Kimberly's work and remember her from the old cricut message board and her generosity in sharing her files.  I would love an opportunity to work with her!!
solid cardstock is from Michaels Recollections
patterned paper is older Creative Memories
button and bling are also from Michaels
twine is from the Twinery
stamp is $1 stamp again from Michaels
white stickers are also older Creative Memories