Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oops! It's almost May-need to post my Scrapbook Challenge page for April

Hi Everyone!  Happy last day of April!  I almost forgot to post my page for the Monthly Scrapbook Challenge over at Christina's blog Creations with Christina.  If you are not familiar with her blog, you need to check it out.  She has tons of videos on projects she makes with her Cricut and other products she uses.  She is a very talented person.

I was able to attend a weekend crop recently and dedicated the time to scrapbooking my adopted daughter's "placement" scrapbook.   Since she is adopted, we don't have a "baby" book.  I decided to create a "first year" book which will cover from the time she was placed with us to her finalization.  After I complete this book then I will do a "Destiny" themed book which will include: school, sports, birthdays, etc.  I think you get it the picture. 

DCWV paper stack (old)
Cricut cartridge Straight from the Nest
colored cardstock from stash
Scattered flourishes are from the leftovers from the tree image
Xyron Sticker Maker and Adhesive

So? What do you think?  I am very pleased with it.  Love the phrase "Welcome to the Nest".  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! It's going to be sunny here in Ohio (which has been rare) so we will have some outside time today. Soccer game later.

TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day Cards

I've had a lot fun making these adorable cards! Have you ever had a design idea in your head but no time to sit and make it.  That was me but yesterday I had the chance to sit and get these from my head to my Gypsy and then cut on my Cricut E. 

This first card I made for my mom and mother-in-law.  All the images are cut from the Cricut Straight From the Nest cartridge.  I made the shaped card on my Gypsy.  The printed paper is from DCWV Glitter Stack.  Love this stack!  The flowers and bling are from Michaels.  I believe I found the "Mom" charm at Big Lots (I'm not 100% sure about that.) Foam squares from Darice. DMC Embroidery floss and a cute matching button. The colored cardstock are from stash I've had forever! This card fits a standard A2 envelope.

 This next card I made for my sisters. I used the Cricut Paisley cartridge for this one.  This cartridge has some really awesome images for the teenage girl or young adult female or any cool chick, like my sisters. Love them!
The printed papers is from DCWV Glitter stack.  I also used the Cuttlebug to emboss the flap of the purse.  Bling is from Michaels and ribbon is from Joanns. Oh, yes, the scalloped edge was cut using Fiskars scallop border punch.  I also used a white Sakura gel pen to doodle around the card.

I love the way they turned out!  What do you think?  Thanks once again for stopping by.  Thanks for all the great comments too!

TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

P.S, I just entered these into two challenges: My Crafty Spot (mothers theme) and Fantabulous Cricut (use three flowers).  How fun!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Getting Cricky with K Blinkie Bonanza Giveaway

Just thought I'd let you know about a giveaway going on at Getting Cricky with K Andrews. She is giving away a set of Peachy Keen Boy Mate Face Stamp Set
Aren't they the cutest?  Check out her blog and tell her Scrappymama Elaine sent you.  Thanks!

TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Monday, April 25, 2011

Quick Birthday card-Birthday Bash cart

My son was invited to a 16th birthday party and the oldie but goodie song "Sixteen Candles" kept playing in my head.  (I know, I'm dating myself but this song was before my time too!)  In order to get 16 candles on the card, I made a "long" card.  (First time for this one.) I cut the cardstock to fit a standard #10 business white envelope.  The candles were cut from my newest cartridge, Birthday Bash.  I'm loving the cute images on this cartridge.  I cut the candles three times and cut away two candles when I was done.  I used stickles to embellish the flame a bit.  The sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up! set that I converted to use on a clear acrylic block.  I love the ability to to see right where my image will stamp.  I did goof up though cause I was in a hurry and didn't press hard enough on the card so I had to go over it with black ink.  It still turned out ok and I don't think anyone noticed. :)  We are our worse critics, aren't we?.

Super easy and fast!  Could have used a ribbon somewhere but again, I was in a hurry!  Do you find yourself in a last minute pinch most of the time too?  It's funny, I have a box full of cards that I can use but I had to make this one!  Glutton for punishment is what I am!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter My Blog Friends!

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

I made these for our Easter get together tomorrow.  Just wanted to share with you all (virtually anyway).

Hope you have a great day tomorrow!
These are just a few.
TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Goodies for our new "babies"!

Ok....long story, short.  We reconnected with our oldest son (It's been 7 years.)  As a result of this blessing, we gained an additional 4 family members: his wife, his two sons and one more on the way!!!!  It is exhilarating to be more then a grandma by title only!!!

Of course, I had to put together some goodies for the "babies".  We haven't met them yet but we will soon!!! They live in Hawaii and we get to go visit them!!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Hawaii here we come!!!

Here are the baskets I made for the boys.
one of the sides to the basket. I messed up and deleted one of the side pictures, oh well
another side to Ethan's basket. He is one.
I was informed that the baby loves his Weebles.
I came across these at Walmart and you know what? Of course! I had to buy them!

Collin is 7 and his daddy is in the military.   He loves all things military therefore the military theme.
filled and finished-too cute!!!
love those Peachy Keen stamps-they just makes me smile :)
I used my Cricut Expression, vinyl and the following cartridges: Stand and Salute, Paper Pups, Stretch Your Imagination, Straight From The Nest and I think it was Making the Grade for the names.  I purchased the baskets at Target along with some of the goodies inside the baskets.  The basket bags are from the Dollar Tree.  The ribbon is from Michaels. The tags were made using Doodlecharms, Peachy Keen Everyday Faces and some Stampin' Up! Ink and Chalk. I almost forgot, I used a Creative Memories punch for the stars and starburst cuts.

Oh how fun it was designing the cuts on the my Gypsy but the most satisfying was envisioning the smiles on their sweet faces.  I posted on Facebook that I was making goodies for the "babies" and my nineteen year old asked if she still qualified?  Lol! I told her she is always one of my babies! 
 Gotta love it!

Let me know what you think of my story and my creations.  Love to know that others are stopping by and this is not just being posted to the "air"  :)

TTFN, Scrappymama (now grandma) Elaine

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Green Tea Paper Stack Giveaway-check it out!

Hi everyone1 Natasha over at Crafting with Natasha is having a follower giveaway.  She needs 43 more to reach 200.  She is giving away the DCWV Green Tea Stack.  Go check her out, you might be the lucky winner! Hey! Wait! If you win that means I didn't. LOL!  That's ok, just tell them I sent you :)

Thanks for stopping by! TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Monday, April 11, 2011

Paper Rosette Tutorial

One of my blogging friends ask me for a link or a tutorial on how to make the paper rosettes I made on the gift bag I posted.  Instead of re-inventing the wheel, I asked Christina from Creations with Christina if I could post her video on my blog.  She gave me the "ok", so here goes.  She is the best!  If you are not familiar with her blog, you should be! She has an awesome library of tutorials on her blog!  She is very talented and easy to follow! Thanks Christina!

I've been busy designing some wedding invites.  My son is getting married and I want to help him and his bride keep their cost down.  I'll post soon.

Thanks for stopping by! TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Inking It Up Birthday Week Guest Designer

I get the priviledge of being a guest designer this week for Kassidy at Inking It Up Crazy.  The theme this week is Birthday.  Make sure to check out her blog to see all the awesome projects everyone has made to inspire you for those birthdays that come along quite often.  My assignement was to create some birthday packaging.

Here is my project: In keeping with my blog name "Scrappin on a Dime" I chose to  reuse a gift bag that had writing on it. I covered up the writing and no one will ever know!

Used bling for the eyes, gel pen to outline the beak, wings and letters.
Also inked up the embossed topper.

Love these rosettes. A little bit of a pain to make but so worth it!
Don't you think?

Had to fiddle with this cut a little to get what I wanted but it worked.  Love it!
I also used the gel pen here.  I love the sparkle the gel pen gives.

Cricut cartridge: Birthday Bash
Gypsy Wandering
Cuttlebug folder Happy Birthday
Sizzix embossing folder Dots
White Craft Ink Pad for inking over the embossed Happy Birthday
Patterned cardstock from an old, I mean old, DCWV stack
Cardstock from my stash
Scotch dot roller adhesive
Glitter pink gel pen
Bling from Michaels
Scotch pop dots
Ribbon from Joanns
EK Success Border punch

So how did I do for my very first Guest Design post?  It was so fun! Thanks Kassidy for the opportunity to share!  Hope you'll come back again and take a peek at what I'm up to in the scrappin' world.

TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My latest glass block creation

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  Life has spun a little out of control.  but, God continues to prove Himself faithful in spite of the storms!  On to my post....

I made a glass block light for my great niece's Christmas gift.  When her mom and aunt saw it they said "I want a princess light". So I knew what I was making for their birthdays.  I didn't make it "princess" theme but instead "diva" themed since they are both divas!!!!!

front of one

back side

check out the bling on the sandal! love it! so diva-ish!
the next diva's block

lit up

I used Cricut Vinyl and the Paisley Cartridge. I believe I used Cheerful Seasons for the monogram and Gypsy Wandering for the crown.  I etched the glass block and the ribbon was from Joanns. I also used Creative Memories circle punch for the bubbles.  Bling is from Michaels.

So what do you think?  Inquiring minds want to know.

TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine