Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Transparency Halloween Layout

My challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use my Cricut and a transparency to create a layout. I cut out a tombstone from the Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up. I then used Staz-On Black Ink and stamped the skull and the swirls. I then used red stickles to outline the tombstone. I also used a transparency on top of the picture to stamp Trick or Treat on the 4 sides.

I am working on a whole album for when we went to Little Monsters on Main Street at Disney's California Adventure. The kids got to dress up and go trick or treating in the park! IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! We are going this year too! I can't wait!!!!!

Join us for the Blog Hop going on at Practical Scrappers!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Transparency Hands Soap Dispenser? BLOG HOP

Practical Scrappers is part of a fun, fabulous, PRIZE FILLED BLOG HOP! PS has teamed up with several Challenge Blogs to go and get inspired and win fun prizes! The first blog on the hop is Scrapsketch. They have an awesome sketch to try out and you can win a Michaels Gift Card!!! But don't stop there! Don't forget to hop to the next blog and see all of the fun and goodies that are out there! HAPPY HOPPIN'!

**Just a reminder, the blog hop goes from September 25 until midnight on October 1**

Our first challenge for the blog hop is to use Transparencies. I saw this soap dispenser at my Aunt Wendy's house and I LOVED IT!!! It is a transparency inside a soap dispenser that has descriptive words about hands. It is soooo cute in person. I wanted to say thank you to Janet Holdaway who gave me the instructions on how to do this! I print on transparencies all the time when I make my own rub-ons but then I wipe it off so I can use it again. Janet told me that you have to make a copy of the words so that they will be burned into the transparency and the soap won't rub it off! Then cut the transparency and roll to slide in the dispenser. Then when it gets in it will flip open and you can pour the soap into the dispenser. I found that it is easier to have the straw from the pump in a little ways before you put the transparency in to help make sure that the pump is BEHIND the transparency instead of blocking it!!!!

These are adorable and I am giving them as Christmas gifts this year. Click HERE to check out Practical Scrappers for tons of ideas for using Transparencies!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Halloween Decor

Our Challenge at Practical Scrappers this week was to use felt. I LOVE the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the Cricut. It has some of the cutest Halloween images! I cut out the tombstone, the pumpkin, the ghost (I love him!), and the bat. Then I traced those images on felt and cut them out. Then I hand sewed on the borders and details. I bought the orange swag at my favorite thrift store (go DI) and wrapped it around my curtain rod in my dining room, which is also our den, and my scrapbooking room. We know how to multipurpose at our house! ;)

I love Halloween and I am so excited for Halloween this year! We are going to go and visit my mom Halloween weekend! She lives about 6 1/2 hours south of us and we haven't seen my family for awhile! It is going to be great! Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baby Girl Framed Art

Our challenge this week at Practical Scrappers was to use stickers. I made the border with some stickers that I have had for YEARS and then used black chipboard Heidi Swap stickers for Girl. I used doodle charms for the duck that I cut out of Co'ordination cardstock. I love that stuff! I embossed it and then lightly sand and the pink shines through! It is so much fun!

If you have time go pop over to the PS blog! There are some wicked talented ladies there!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another CONTEST for 4 CARTS!!!!!!! or a CRICUT

This is contest entry for those crazy folks at TodaysMama and Cricut. Be sure to check out Cricut's cool new cartridges and the chance at $30,000 in travel for you and your friends at the Great Gypsy Escape site!

Great Escape Meme
1. If you could escape to anywhere in the world where would it be?
Italy (I have just always wanted to go there!)
2. What song do you play when you are by yourself in the car?
Defying Gravity from Wicked (but it has to be LOUD!)
3. If you had a night to yourself, and money was no object, what would you do?
Go to an all night crop with my Cricut, paper trimmer, and pictures and then buy everything else I needed to complete some projects!!!
4. What is your guilty pleasure?
5. What is the farthest place you have traveled away from your home?
Mexico City, Mexico
6. Last book that you couldn't put down?
Breaking Dawn (I know, big shock a Twilight saga book!)
7. When you want to escape into another time, what movie do you watch?
Pride and Predjudice (the long ENGLISH version!)
8. What is your favorite local escape?
Green Tangerine ( I love to just go and crop there when I have a few extra hours!)
9. How do you escape on a budget?
Invite friends to come and scrapbook at my house!
Best food you've ever had while on vacation. Tacos al Pastor in Mexico...YUMMY

This is such an amazing contest! Thanks and Cricut for this super fun contest!

Cricut has reached 100 cartridges! is giving away 100 cartridges over the next 5 weeks! Be sure to go to and enter to win!!!!! Here is a link to the 100th cartridge Winter Woodland

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!


I need to go back to Kindergarten and learn how to follow directions. Our challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use simple shape punches. I thought that a leaf was a simple shape but now I see that it was more like circles, squares, etc. OOPS! I will learn to follow directions one day!

Here is my not so simple shaped punch page. I used pooh font for the letters in FALL. I also used the new EveryDay Paper Dolls to make the pumpkin. It is a super cute cartridge!

I am going to make sure I pay closer attention to my next assignments! :) Go and check out the other projects that can follow directions there are some amazing projects!

Newly discovered blog! and CANDY!

At Practical Scrappers I learned about a fabulous blog! It is called Bits of Paper. Jamie has only had her blog for a month but she is very talented and shares her how to's! It is a fun place to spend a little time! Go check it out and enter her blog candy!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

4th Grade LO

I have a new assignment for the Practical Scrappers blog. I am the Cricut specialist so that no matter what we are challenged to use I also have to incorporate the Cricut into the challenge too! HOW COOL IS THAT?

This months challenge was to use stamps. I admit that I am stamped challenged. I have stamps but RARELY use them. I am just not that great at it. So when I thought about mixing the Cricut with stamps I decided to use my roller stamps from Stampin' Up and stamp across images I cut out from Graphically Speaking. I also used a journaling stamp.

My oldest daughter (2nd child) just started 4th Grade this year. She is such a cutie. The paper really reminds me of her. It is from Me and My Big Ideas specialty paper pack.

I also sewed a on it just because I have missed sewing on layouts! Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear from you!