Tuesday, August 30, 2011

3-D Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge Project

This haunting project may seem a bit daunting at first, but after you make sure you have all of the pieces cut from the black bazzill cardstock, following the instructions for gluing in the booklet are fairly easy.   I embellished with distress stickles in tarnished brass and spice marmalde, stickles in black diamond, and cotton balls for the smoke, ghost and spider webs.  So fun!  I used a white piece of cardstock marked up with distress stain then cut to fit the round lazy suzan the house is sitting on.  (do you love the black cat in the background!)  Happy Haunting!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Design Team project-Recipe Album

It took me darn near FOREVER to finish this recipe book AND I am not even completely finished yet.  I still have to add a few finishing touches, like a ribbon closure, yes? no?..... but I wanted to get this on as it would make SUCH an awesome Christmas gift. It didn't take forever because it was difficult, far from it, but because I have a bad habit of starting 100 things all at once!

Here is the cover, the back matches, sans the buttons. I used Bo Bunny 6x6 chipboard binder album, painted the edges, adhered my designer papers, sanded the edges, inked them, added my ribbon, floss in my buttons, then my buttons.  

The pages of the album are also chipboard and I did the same things with the edges & paper.  I used a Sizzix envelope die to make the pockets.  I cut off the end and punched a half circle for the notch.  I distressed them to death but I think they look pretty good..  There are two on each page and there is one recipe card in each.

I stamped  and distressed my recipe cards on cardstock and rounded the edges with my crop-a-dile.  A very easy and fulfilling project.

Of course I got everything I used at Scrap Happy.  However, the paper line I used is an older line that has been discontinued, but Susie has some gorgeous papers that are perfect for a recipe album.  Right now she has some new Crate Paper Farmhouse in both 6x6 and 12x12.  Very beautiful papers.  I am stocking up as we speak to make a couple with that line so YOU had better get in too!  I used my Tim Holtz distress inks, Jenni Bowlin paint dabbers, Zip Dry paper glue, & embellishments and accessories from Scrap Happy, with the exception of the library clips.  BUT, I am working on another recipe album using mini clothespins which I dyed with re-inkers (or alcohol inks) and will be using those in place of the clips.  I am sorry that I won't be able to have this particular one on display at the store, it is a gift, but I will try to take better pictures during the daylight hours and post more later.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer World Tour.....

Finally....my summer world tour has ended...so sad!

Sharon and I made a list and realized I have been in 13 states this summer....you would think i would be exhausted but actually.... i am ready to go!!! I will share a little of each stop on the tour in several posts...i do not want you to get too bored!

I will share what my fav was.....Long Beach, California....BEAUTIFUL! I actually took a vacation...no laptop, no i pad....nothing just my kiddos, well 2 of them, Bailey decided she didn't want to go? She did not want to miss the first day of school, i have no idea how i produced a child that would pick school over the beach and JUSTIN BIEBER!!!!  We had tickets for the Taylor Swift concert and Mr Bieber made a special appearence....Don't worry that ticket did not go to waste. We had the pleasure of having the most amazing tour guide....Alberto, so we invited him to go with us! He even wore his Bieber shoes just for the concert! it was a great time and can not wait til the next visit i make!

here are a few pics....
till the next time....Susie

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Not too soon to think about your Christmas Cards.

Hi Everyone! Well, I was asked by Susie to be part of the design team. I was elated to be asked and said yes. So here I am with my post for the week. I had another project in mind and I did not have all the items I needed so I decided to do a different take on a Christmas card.

I saw this new stamp by Impression Obsession at Scrap Happy and it screamed my name! I thought it would be a verstile stamp for birthdays, holidays, or a sympathy card, but I decided on a Christmas card. I colored the image with my copics, used vintage christmas Flower Soft, sparkly fluff, basic grey buttons w/ floss, green cardstock using the Spellbinder die eyelet circles and embossed it with a sizzix embossing folder and used the New Authentique collection paper called Wonder. I love this new company's paper.

Don't forget to check the calender for all the new classes coming up! I am also the copic instructor so check out my classes too!  Don't forget to come back and follow the blog for the other design team project! My next project is a little home decor for Halloween! One of my favorite holidays, I might add!  That all for now.

Design Team Member

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My August Card Class.....

Yes, they are finally all ready to go to the store....sorry for the lateness.....I have no excuse.. :o(
BUT.....I think you will like them anyway....they are all Honey Pop cards!!! All different themes...Christmas, Halloween, Birthday and just a general wishes-for-a-good-day-card....lol
Sign up at the store and get the required supplies list when you sign up....don't wait.....class will be on August 25th @ 6:00. Call the store for any other details and to get signed up!!

And......here they are....(but I am only showing you the card fronts....tee heee.....you have to come in and see the rest in person!!)

ok....I gave in for one.....here is the inside of the Christmas card....but actually, I added some brown honeycomb to the tree trunk and it looks much better now....come in and see for yourself!!

Until later....Happy Stampin'....Sharon :o)

LA-LA'S ARE HERE!!!!!!!!

I have to share just a couple with you...these are just the ones I bought....but Susie has 56 different La-La's in the store!! You just have to see them all!!! It was soooooo difficult to decide which ones I wanted first...ugh....I hate hard decisions like that. But....I will show you which ones I decided on for starters.
OH....I also have to tell you.....if you have a smartphone, you can download an app for a Qreader.....and guess what you can do???? You can read that Q code on the labels and it will tell you what color Copic markers they used to color that image!!! The only downside is....they are only on the new release stamps until they use up all of their old packaging, but you can't blame them for that. I think this is just the coolest thing ever!!!!!
Well, I will quit babbling and let you see what I bought now!

May I introduce you to.....(l to r)
Sunny Christmas Marci, Luka on Sled, and Buccaneer Marci

AND......Genie Marci, Sir Luka and Mermaid Marci.

Until Later...Happy Stampin'....Sharon

Heat Transfer Vinyl & Repurposed T-shirt

My youngest daughter had this t-shirt that we brought back for her from D.C.  She recently out grew out of it but was sad to see it in the "donate" box.  Most of her too small clothing goes to younger cousins or a friend that is smaller.  So I pulled it out and typically would put it in a pile that will someday become a quilt made from old clothing.  Well it didn't stay there long either before she pulled it out and asked to wear it again.  I think it was the color that she loved the most, lol.  So with a few scraps of fabric and the fabulous Silouhette brand HTV from Scrap Happy it is now her favorite backpack.  Silouhette vinyl is a great value and Scrap Happy has a  variety of colors already available in the store. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters of her name with the Hello Kitty Font cartridge.  Did you know you can use shadows and layers with the HTV?!  If you have not tried the iron-on (aka HTV or Heat Transfer Vinyl) in your Cricut, you are missing out on a whole world of crafts!  Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming HTV Cricut classes.

Bonus: T-shirts my oldest DD and I made with a combo of screen printing and HTV for her Girl Scout Troop when they went to Chicago.  The front of the shirt says: " If RAWR means I love you" and the back of the shirt says:

The dinosaur was printed on my inkjet printer onto Silouhette printable HTV, also available at Scrap Happy!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Altered scrapbook frame

I am so excited, I was asked by Susie to be on the "Design Team" for Scrap Happy and this is my very first submission for said "team"  Please forgive the background, I am far too tired right now to edit and crop my pictures :)

What I decided to do was an altered Scrapbook frame and turn it into a cork board. With the exception of the Spray primer, cork, & pushpins, everything I used for this project I purchased at Scrap Happy AND SO CAN YOU!!!!

Here are the ingredients for this project, 
naked scrapbook frame

12x12 piece of cork

Rolled flower dies from MFT

everyday clear pushpins

paint/paint dabbers

100% wool felt (always use this when die-cutting, it cuts crisp and doesn't stretch), your favorite papers (I used my FAVORITE, Authentique Splendid), coordinating bling, ribbons, adhesives (glue dots, Scor-tape 1/4", Ranger Glue 'n Seal Glossy, and liquid felt glue), Tim Holtz sander, and in this case some Diet Coke on ice and some U2 & Foo Fighters on the radio!  Gotta have good music!

Here is a close-up of the pushpins I made with the rolled flowers dies!

This was SO fun and easy to make and would make an awesome dorm room accessory!

Remember everything I used I got at Scrap Happy with the couple exceptions I noted.  I will have this on display at the store later this week and if you have ANY questions please feel free to comment below.  I love hearing from you, positive or constructive feedback is always welcomed.  And as always, subscribe to this blog, friend us on facebook, and sign up for our emails that are chock full of great info and coupons, first alert sales, and more!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cricut layout, using Once Upon a Princess

One more Princess Ballerina layout!  I found a perfect match of paper and Cricut Cartridge and put it to work on this layout.  The Sugar & Spice phrase it cut at 2" from glitter paper, Bazzill swiss dot and white cardstock.  The layers went together very quickly.  Photo matte is cut at 4" using the Real Dial Size function, and the gems were cut at 2".  So altogether I used, 2 Princess Ballerina background papers, 1 Bazzill swiss dot, a scrap of white cardstock, and a glitter paper.  One note about the glitter paper, I have the majority of that sheet left to use in other projects, and when you put it in your cricut it cuts beautifully!  I used setting of blade: 6, pressure: high, and multi-cut: 2.  If any of these Cricut or scrapbooking terms sound like a foreign language, be sure to browse the class calendar at the Scrap Happy website :)

I do hope you will check back at this blog to see what Cricut home decor and teen party decor in coming weeks!  Please be sure and leave a comment if you have questions, or would like to see a specific project :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Did you know you can come to Scrap Happy and crop??
We have a GREAT crop room for you all....I even have pictures to prove it!!!
But FIRST.....I want to give you info on coming into the store to crop.....Fridays are FREE....yes, you heard me right....FREE!!!!!! You can come in and crop from 10 am until 10 pm on 'most' Fridays (sometimes we have special events)....all you have to do is call the store and see if the room is available and get a spot so you know you have a seat when you get there.

Saturday crops are only $25 (per person), too!! And those are from 10am until 10 pm, also.
(If you want to reserve the crop room for a private crop, please call the store for details 419-443-0882).

we have some special crops coming up, too!!! Usually if you come in to crop on Saturdays, you are on your own but Scrap Happy is hosting a crop on Saturday, August 13th from 10am-10pm for $25 per person....this one includes lunch, specials, goodie bag & door prizes!! You don't wanna miss it.....and just think.....if you call and come in on Friday the 12th....you have a 2-day crop for $25!! (you are on your own for lunch and dinner and Friday, though).....click HERE to get a sign up form for you to print out and get all signed up!!!!

There is also an ALL WEEKEND CROP!!!! YES, 48 hours + of non-stop cropping....you do not have to leave if you do not want to!! This will be at the Hampton Inn in Tiffin. Save these dates: Friday, October 21 thru Sunday, October 23, 2011. Check in Friday at noon and out on Sunday at 4pm!!!! This includes dinner Friday, lunch Saturday & Sunday, goodie bag, make-n-takes, specials & classes..... So, grab some friends and get signed up!! Go HERE to print out the sign up form and get ALL the details!!
Come and have some fun and crop until the roosters crow....and then some!! :o)

And I did not forget the pics of our crop room at the store.....