Thursday, September 30, 2010

Guess How Many Candy Corn are in the Pumpkin to Win a Cricut Cartridge

As promised, I am posting the 31 Days of Horror Cartridge Giveaway Contest today.  All you have to do is 1)Become a follower if you are not already and 2)Guess how many candy corn are in the pumpkin to win.  Whoever guesses the closest without going over wins a brand new Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge.  This contest will run through October 25th and I will announce the winner of the cartridge and the number of candy corn on October 26th.  If more than one person guesses the exact amount or the same amount, I will use random org to determine the winner.

Email Your Guesses to and label it Candy Corn Guess.

Some details: The pumpkin container is 5 inches high and 5 inches wide.  Hope that helps with your guesses.  I am going to allow everybody 2 guesses, so if you make your first guess and then think about it more and change your mind, you can guess again.  But no more than 2 guesses per person.

Bee-U-Tiful Layout

I used the cricut markers to write the title on the yellow paper using the Don Juan font.  After it was printed on their, I cut the paper with a curvy top and then colored in some dots on the letters and added some small bee stickers.  The larger bee is from Create a Critter and I added some google eyes and some stickles (frosted lace on wings, cotton candy on face) to spruce it up a little. The frame is from Storybook and the background paper came out of the Songbird paper stack.  I didn't really have a picture to go on this yet, but I know I will have find one of Kaylee to fit on here, lol.

A Few Reminders

Tomorrow will officially begin the 31 days of Horror, so remember to stop in each day to check out all of the Halloween projects and their will also be giveaways along the way.

Also, there will be a contest to win a cricut cartridge as well.  I will be announcing the details of that later today, so be sure to check back in for that.

I also want to remind everyone that I will be out of town with the hubby and my sister starting Oct. 16 and coming home the evening of Oct. 23rd. I don't think I will have any internet service during this time, but  I will still have a Halloween project everyday for the time that I am off, so don't worry.  I am trying to work out the details of how those will be posted.  I was going to have them set up to auto post, but that doesn't always work, so I may bulk post that week the day before I leave or try the autopost and if it does not work bulk post the days when I get back.  Anyhow, if you have a preference to how you would like me to do those days, let me know. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Last Year's Halloween Layouts

Since we are getting really close to the 31 days of horror, I thought I would reshare some of last year's Halloween Layouts with you guys that I made to get everybody in the Halloween mood. Can't wait until Friday to begin sharing some great ideas for this year with you all.

The Boo Crew Layout.  This layout was made using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge, Computer Generated Sentiment and the MS Drippy Goo Punch.

Brewing Up Some Halloween Fun Layout was also made using Paper Doll Dress Up and a computer generated sentiment and lots of stickles on the witch's pot and a few of clear skittles as well.

Happy Halloweenie layout was made with a computer generated sentiment and the Paper Pups Cartridge.
Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun was made with Paper Doll Dress Up and a computer generated sentiment and I used glitter paper and some bling to dress up the ghosts.

The last one I have to share with you today is the Mummy Loves Me page which I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the Mummies, put a little bow in the little ones hair and printed the sentiment straight onto the paper.  I am not sure if you can see in the picture, but I used stickles on the words to make it look like bandages.

Beam Me Up

I made this bookmark for my sister who likes Spock from Star Trek.  I am not sure why, but it didn't photograph very well.  I used paper dolls dress up for the doll and then hand cut the points to glue on the ears. I also drew the symbol on the shirt and the hair as well.  I also laminated it, so it would be durable as a bookmark. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A "Moovelous" Pumpkin

When we went to drop off pumpkins at the Farmer's Market on Sunday, the lady that owns the market had took a pumpkin and painted spots on it like a cow.  When I saw it, I thought, I can make one of those and I can make it cuter.  So, I got a little pumpkin and decided to give it a try.  I used the Animal Kingdom Cartridge to cut the cow head and used googly eyes and small buttons on the face.  I then painted the pumpkin white.  It took 3 coats of the white paint to cover the pumpkin completely.  I then used black paint to add spots to the pumpkin and to paint the stem to look like a tail.  I hot glued the cow face to the pumpkin and I also used small spools that I painted black to hot glue to the bottom for legs.  I really love how this turned out.  I am thinking that I might have to make some other animals.

Football Candy Men - Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Entry

The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut is to do a project that includes a cricut cut and some type of stitching.  I made these little Football Men just like I made the Halloween Candy Guys.  The stitching was hand drawn with a white opaque pen on the football.  I also used the pen to draw the lines on the sides and the mouth, and added some googly eyes.  I used Sixlets for the candy that is his arms and legs.

Be sure to check out the Fantabulous Cricut blog here:

Video Game Coasters - My Sheri Crafts Challenge Entry

The challenge this week at My Sheri Crafts is to make a masculine themed project. Be sure to check out their here: I made these coasters for my hubby to use in his game room.  I wanted them to be kind of vintage looking, so I went with these images from Halo Reach, Bioshock and Fallout 3.  I printed the images off of the computer onto cardstock.

These are made from a do it yourself coaster kit that came from Hobby Lobby.  I painted the coasters with metallic silver paint.

Next, I attached the pictures to the coasters and covered them with Mod Podge.  I used three layers of Mod Podge to make sure it was fully sealed.

The kit also comes with the pads to put on the back of the coasters.
Here is an upclose pic of each coaster. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Serenity Scrappers Color Challenge

Serenity Scrappers are having a challenge right now to do a layout using the colors blue, green and purple.  You can check them out here: I was thinking about what to do, I was thinking about how I mainly make layouts for pictures, but you can also make them without pictures and also wall hangings, etc.  I love to make layouts and frame them as gifts, so thinking about that, I decided to make a layout with a bible verse on it to frame and hang up. 

I used a blue background sheet,a purple flower and button and then for the green, I cut the stem from Serenade, the leaves from Gypsy Wanderings and the frame is from Storybook.  I printed the sentiment onto the cut in purple. The butterflies are stickers by Jolee.  I like how this turned out and think it will make a really nice framed layout.
I wanted to take a second and say thank you to Tina over at the Tina Time blog.  You can find her blog here:  She is sending me an Irock as an appreciation thank you gift for being one of her followers.  I have been wanting one of these and haven't been able to find one, so I can't wait to get this and play with it.  Thanks so much Tina!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Teacher Gifts

I have been gone most of today and did not have time for any crafting, but I wanted to share something with you guys, so I decided to share a project that I did for Kaylee's Kindergarten teacher last year.  Her teacher loved frogs and had her room decorated with them, so that is how we came up with the frog theme.  I had a few more items, but can't find pics, so I may add more later, but here is what I have for now.

First, a notepad made on an acrylic picture frame.  I used paper in the frame part, stickers for the letters, score tape to secure the post it notes and hot glue to attach the frog button.

Next, a tissue holder.  This is one of the wooden ones that you can get at Hobby Lobby.  I painted it green and then used paper and wooden shapes to decorate it up.  I hand wrote her name on the label.  The paper used on this is from the DCWV School Days paper stack. The words ribbit are from the Animal Kingdom cart.

Next is another memo holder.  This is a coaster that is covered with paper and has a magnet on the back.  I then used a binder clip to add a mini post it note to it and glued a rubber button with a frog on it also.
I then made her a pocket calendar that I covered with a digitally designed piece that I made with the Scrapbook Factory Software and printed out.
And  I dressed up a bottle of hand sanitizer just a little by adding a computer generated label and a little bit of ribbon.

I made her a couple of other items, but I can't find the pics right now.  (Don't you hate when that happens)  Anyways, I will post them if I can figure out where they have run off to.

Thank You to Leigh at My Scrappy Journey

I just found out I won a cricut cartridge from Leigh's blog giveaway she had during the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl.  I just wanted to say thank you to her and if you haven't checked out her blog be sure to do so here:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Do you know someone addicted to Farmtown.

First, let me start by telling you that I do not play Farmtown and I never have.  My mother loves it and is always on Facebook playing it along with many other people I know.  I just saw an update of something they had received on Farmtown and thought that I would share with you a couple of gifts that I made for the Farmtown fanatics around here.  Maybe you know some that you would like to make something like these for.

This first is a gift basket that I did for my sister's coworker.  I used Paperdoll Dress Up for the farmer girl, Animal Kingdom for the animals, the tree is from My Community and the barn with her name on it and the bottom wording are computer generated.  The basket is filled with miscellaneous goodies.  (Sorry the pic isn't so good, this was took before I replaced my ratty table, lol) The label on this one says"Farmtown Survival Kit, because you always need snacks while harvesting your crops"

The next project is a gift I made for my mom.  This is an empty 2 litter bottle that I cut the back and made a flap and then filled it with snacks and some shredded paper.  The cow is from Animal Kingdom and the label is computer generated.  It says: "Farmtown Survial Kit, because you always need snacks while harvesting your farm"

Lastly, I made this cup for my mom also.  This is one of the plastic mugs that you can open up and add your own design to the inside. This says "I am not addicted to Farmtown, I just can't clean my house right now"  This was 100% computer generated.

Well, maybe some of you ladies have some Farmtown friends that may enjoy some gifts like these.  I have a good bit of projects in the works right now, so I will be posting some layouts, etc. in the next few days.

Blog Button

I have been wanting to make a blog button for a while now.  Rhonda over at Scrap Happens posted her button today and it got me inspired to go ahead and do mine. (Thanks Rhonda).  So grab my button posted in the sidebar if you would like!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I just wanted to remind everybody that the 31 days of Horror is coming up starting October 1st.  I will be showcasing Halloween projects everyday for the month.  I will also be having a few giveaways and a contest with a chance to win a cricut cartridge.  I have been making some items that I hope you will all enjoy.  I made the cutest thing today that I cannot wait to share with you. So get ready for a month of Halloween fun!

Bowling Notebook

Me and Britney and Whitney are on a bowling league that starts this Sunday the 26th.  My hubby George drew us a design with the name we came up with for our team.  I scanned it into the computer so we can print it out on transfers and make some tshirts.  I still have to go get the tshirts and transfer paper, but I went ahead and made our notebook to keep the scores in today.  I covered the book with some bowling paper that I got from the scrapbook store and then printed out a copy of the designs he made and attached them to the top.  We went with bowlinators to be like the Terminator, lol.  We thought it would be fun to have a tough name for us girls.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vinyl Cases for your glasses

I found these hot pink holders for glasses in the $1 section at Target today.  I immediately thought, I could put vinyl on those, so I grabbed all of the pink ones they had. (I need to go to the other Target near me to find some more, because I would like to make some more for gifts)  Anyways, I used Black Vinyl and Green Vinyl on these.  Britney was the only one that wanted green and everybody else chose black.  I made me one with the owl and then I made the ones with initials for Britney, Whitney, Melissa and one of my grandmothers.  The letters are from Jasmine, the circles are from George and Basic Shapes and the owl is from Stamping Solutions. Here are some closeups of the cases.

Toothbrush Holders

Me and my sister Britney saw some monogrammed toothbrush holders at a store a few months ago and she mentioned she would like to have one for our cruise but didn't want to pay what they were asking.  So, I decided I would make us some.  The toothbrush holders came in a pack of 3 with toothbrushes for $1 at the Dollar Store.  I then used my lime green vinyl and cut the letter from Jasmine and the circles from the George and Basic Shapes Cart.  These were so simple and quick to make and now we have our cute little holders to take on our trip.  I will definitely be getting some more holders to make more of these.