Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Crop....

Hi everybody!....Sharon here...
I just wanted to pop in and remind you all of the October crop! It is just around the corner and there are a few spots left....but sign up now so you don't get shut out!!!
There will be fun, make-n-takes, goodies bags, food and lots of socializing!!!
I will be putting the sign up sheet on this post so all you have to do is print it out or call the store with your payment info.
All details are listed on the sign up form.....but hurry! Don't miss out on all the fun!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sizzix Note Card Holder

Hey, Erin here for my Design Team tuesday post!  Last week when I explained how to apply the paper to the die cut box, I was doing it the super hard way, lol. So I found out that you should apply the paper to the chipboard (both sides if you want the inside decorated) then place the chipboard on the die with the paper you want showing on the outside facing down.  Way easier!!!!  I used Modge Podge, it spreads easily with a Perfect Pearls brush and dries quickly.

So today's project is the note card holder die from Sizzix.  I covered both sides with Simple Stories paper, the 25 Days of Christmas collection, front panel mat and tag from them also.  Available now at Scrap Happy. I know it's crazy to be doing Christmas stuff in Septemeber, but I just couldn't resist the paper! The silver panel on the front is Quick Cut brand vinyl that I ran through the Big Shot with a Tim Holtz fades texture.  Yes you can emboss vinyl!  I love the look it has, like a tin ceiling panel.  Used some Stickles on the holly at the bottom of the tag and some pop dots to make the tag stand out.  Some stuff I already had in my stash, like the inside cardstock, ribbon, eyelet, number stickers, clothespin (ive seen these at the store too :)  The tabs I cut on my Cricut from the Fabulous finds cartridges
Sideview: its about 1/2"thick, and inside cards are 3.5x5"

I added an acordian fold binding at the bottom of the inside panels so it could be a mini book, Christmas shopping reciept holder, gift card holder, or anything else holder, lol.

Each one of the inside panels has a little cut out decoration from the 6x6 pad of paper Simple Stories: 25 days of Christmas collection.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tilda Fall Card.

Trina here from the Design Team. I was in Scrap Happy and seen that they have gotten some Magnolias stamps in! They are my second favorite stamp after La La Land stamps! I originally went in to get one of the Six by Six design paper pad All Spice by My Mind's Eye and thought if I found a fall Tilda stamp I knew exactly what I wanted to do! So, I made a fall card with the paper pad I bought and Tilda with Autumn leaves.

You need to stop in the store and take a look at this card! Adorable!!!!!!!! I used my copics to color her and cats eye chalk in pumpkin spice, olive paste, yellow cadmium and chestnut roan. I teach copics the 3rd Saturday of each month. Beginner is $10 and starts at 10 am and Advance is $15 and starts at 11am. Stop in the store and sign up today!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Sizzix Hanging Bag Die Project

Hey! Erin here for Design Team Tuesday posting:  I stopped in Scrap Happy last week and browsed through the dies.  Susie gave me a demo of a few and I think she challenged me to make some samples, lol.  I decided to purchase the Big Shot ($69.99 EVERYDAY at Scrap Happy) with the Sizzix Hanging Bag die, and the long cutting mat to accomodate the larger dies.  Below is the result!  I used the chipboard off the back of a legal pad, Sillouhette vinyl in dark green, black and fuzzy white, these are all available at Scrap Happy.  When I did the die cutting, I layered the vinyl on the die, then stacked the chipboard on top and ran it all through the Big Shot together, that way the vinyl would be cut the perfect size and the chipboard is just scored on the folds.  If you just run the chipboard through, it will just be scored on the folds. I used some embellishments from my stash.  The letters are cut on the Cricut at 0.5" from the Varsity cartridge.  The little note pad is made from scraps of cardstock cut to 2.5"x3".  I stacked them neatly on one side, clipped them with a couple binder clips and used Modge Podge brushed on thinly in a few coats to make it a "tear off" notepad.  This one is  going to my daughters teacher for a thank you gift.  I have one other example that I did with paper instead of vinyl on my blog at

I added a little bit of ribbon and white fuzzy vinly to dress up the mini binder clip.

These bags (more like a box) sit up perfectly by themselves.  A mini gel pen is the perfect addition to the set.  Another idea would be to add magnets to the back.
I'm thinking these are going to be a great gift around the holidays for everyone!  Teacher, mail carriers, girls at the bank, Girl Scout troop leaders, secretaries, co-workers.....everyone can use a notepad!!!

Anyone interested in a class of Big Shot basics and this project???  Leave us a comment!

P.S. I <3 Vinyl, it's self adhesive, and versatile!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Simple Stories....

If you have not been in the store to see the Simple Stories HAVE to get in there....this paperline is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Of course, there are matching sticker sheets, too.
There are multiple lines, but right now, I am in love with the Family and Christmas lines!!
Can you spell    G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S????
I used the family line and made this tray last simple....the hardest part was trying to decide what to actually put on it....everything is sooooo pretty!! I am going to add a couple buttons but I am going to share it with you now anyways....

And, I am NOT trying to sound conceited, but the picture does NOT do this justice!!
Hope you like it.....but better than that she has some great samples in the store so if you want some of this, you better hurry because I do not think it is going to be there fact, I am going to go get some more of it!!
Until later.....Happy Stampin'.....Sharon

Ride 'Em!!!!

Introducing our western/roping couple of the year.....Cowboy Luka and Cowgirl Marci!!!!
A couple more stamped images from La-La Land Crafts.....Aren't they just the cutest images????
I colored them with Copics (of course) and blinged her up with Stickles.
You can contact the store for the list of what colors I used to color the images.

Cowboy Luka

Cowgirl Marci

Man, I love these stamps!!!!! Until later....Happy Stampin'....Sharon

My September Card Class is out!!

sorry, I forgot I told you I would update when I got the items to finish up my fourth card.....all done and posted for your viewing pleasure!! lol

I know, I have all been sitting right on the edges of your seats to see what I am going to do this month....right??? Right! lol
Well, I am about to show you. There was such an overwhelming response to the Memory Box Halloween samples the store received, so I re-created some of them to have a class with you all! (I tweaked them a tiny bit to make them mine....oh, except for the tall one...I loved it just like it was and didn't want to change a thing!!!)
Only thing is, I am waiting on a die and a stamp to make up my fourth card so I am going to "borrow" an image from a Memory Box blog to show you pretty much what the 4th card is going to look won't be exactly like that, but pretty close.
Soooo......are you ready????
Are you SURE you are ready????
Well, they are!!!!!

.....AND.....HERE IT IS!!! :o)

Hope you like them....and hope to see you in class!
Until then....Happy Stampin'....Sharon

New Class! Cricut Haunted House

Sunday Sept. 18th, 2pm
Thursday Oct. 6th, 6pm
Call the store to sign-up! 419-443-0882

Come and learn how to cut out and put together the amazing 3-D haunted house on the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge.

We will provide the Bazzill cardstock and vinyl pumpkins!

Bring these supplies with you for the class:

 Cricut Expression or E2

 Fresh blade for your machine

 Cricut cutting mat

 Cricut spatula tool

 Happy Haunting Cartridge

 Liquid adhesive with a fine tip applicator

 1/8” Score tape

 Cotton Balls

 Distress Stickles in Tarnished Bronze and Spiced Marmalade, Stickles in Black Diamond

 Any embellishments you would like!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Show Your School Spirit with Cricut and Heat Transfer Vinyl!

 For this project I used a sweatshirt that I purchased at a garage sale for $0.50 and the fabulous Silouhette Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) from Scrap Happy, Cricut and the Varsity Cricut Cartridge, plus you will need an iron to apply the HTV and a grid ruler to set the letters straight.
Finished Sweatshirt!

$0.50 plain blue hoodie sweatshirt from a garage sale.  I always keep an eye out for plain shirts that I can decorate later.

I used the yellow fuzzy HTV to cut out the top layer of the lettering.  For this project I only used the inside cut.  I am saving the outline cut to put on another sweatshirt. 

Here is what each top layer cut would look like with the background shadow.  I used the special edition blue HTV with the glitter in it :)

To center the letters I first folded the sweatshirt in half and ironed on the fold, then used my handy grid ruler to line up the letters.  If you remember to type your letters into the cricut backwards and flip the letters that aren't symetrical then they come off of the machine all lined up and ready to go.  I remembered to flip mine, but forgot to type the words in backwards :0p

Close up of the lettering, I can tell my F is a little crooked, lol.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Halloween Decor

I am a week late with my project. Sorry about that, life can get crazy sometimes. I made a Halloween countdown calendar.

You will need:

12x12 frame (bought or homemade from sq. dowels)
Halloween paper. (I used Authentique collection Glowing) LOVE THIS PAPER!!
Canvas paper
1 large wooden clothespin and 31 small clothespins

Cover the frame with the burlap, cut diamonds and rectangles from paper and cut the canvas paper slightly larger than the papers you cut. Adhere the paper to the canvas. I cut 31 1/2in circles and wrote numbers 1-31 and adhere to your paper. With the tacks place on both sides of the frame about 12 on each and take the twine and make three row "clotheslines". Then use the little paper clips to attach the papers. Make a 4x4 square out of cardboard and wrap in burlap and adhere a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 square piece of paper and attach to the top of the frame. Next cover with paper the large clothespin and adhere to the 4x4 square.  Enjoy!

Until next time,