Sunday, December 27, 2009
But... for those of you who are always being asked what you want for Christmas... I found this handy little universal button from Amazon! supplied by a wonderful person on FrugalScrappersYahoo Group. You add this button to your browser tool bar and everytime you are on a site that has an item you want... you click "Add to My Wish List" and it stores the site to your Amazon wish list with the item! Loved ones can get your wish list and find the things you've been wishing for. What a great little tool! Now I only wish... that each person I gift to would get one of these handy little buttons!
To get yours... simply click on the link and move the little button to your toolbar! It's that simple. Here ya go! Click on Link
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
So far, though, we haven't heard anything big for ProvoCraft... maybe the Design Studio Pro? Hmmm... what will it be this time. So far, they've only got new Cuttlebug folders, which are already on pre-order from some suppliers.
As for a previous release, I finally got a YourStory about a month ago. Today I FINALLY used it. I created 26 8x8 layouts for my book (without embellishments to make the binding smoother). Then I bound the book! It is super-uber fantastic, and I'm SO glad I have it. I will be doing much more and may even do some 8 1/2 x 11 pages, as I have one more album cover for the YourStory. I will definitely be on Creative Xpress when I get some $$$. Now I'm working on embellishing it.
The only bad thing about it is the books have to be so slim. I barely got the 13 pages in there.
Oh! And about that de-cluttering. I'm done and organized. Yay me!
Anyway... Toodles for now! lisa
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Yes... I'm one of those people. The people that buy things, even though they don't have the time to finish them. I always have more than I can do.
I have 3 purses that need to be made, as people have been expecting them for quite some time. I also have so much scrapping to get "caught up" on. I'll never be done, but that's the fun of it, right?
Anyway, I'll be doing this the rest of tonight and tomorrow. Maybe even the day after.
I had hopes of participating more in the virtual crop but got so disgusted with all the mess, it made it really hard to do anything. So here I am. Gotta go... got so much more to do!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I actually got one challenge done on a virtual crop over at Frugal Scrappers. It is a group I joined just the other day. The challenge is "Simply Sketchy" and follows a sketch. I did the best I could in the time I had. And here it is. I sure hope I'm posting this right...
The papers are from my stash...
The "mom" is from Beyond Birthdays, the heart from George & Basic Shapes, and the "Mo" is from Opposites attract.
The heart and borders from the larger photo are chalked.
Still lovin' my ATG gun!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
101 ways to use Stickles!
1. You can use Stickles to outline the letters in your titles.
2. You can use Stickles to outline the patterns, pictures & designs on your patterned papers.
3. You can add a little shimmer by spreading it around with your finger!
4. You can use Stickles on handmade cards.
5. You can use Stickles to make flowers glittery.
6. You can use Stickles to make glitzy photo corners!
7. You can use Stickles to make firework photos glittery!
8. You can use Stickles to make the trails from butterflies and dragonflies.
9. You can use Stickles to doodle dots and stitches.
10. You can use the clear one which is AWESOME on stickers etc. to really make them look special.The Basic Grey cardstock stickers become 3-D and really spectacular! !
11. You can use Stickles to outline the veins in leaves.
12. You can use Stickles to add to the clothing on Bella stamps to make the girls look ready for a night on the town!
13. You can use Stickles to make brads sparkly!
14. You can use Stickles to make ribbon sparkly!
15. You can use Stickles to make icing on cupcakes and cakes shimmer.
16. You can use Stickles to make waves look 3-D.
17. You can use Stickles for making cherries/fruit shimmer as if wet.
18. You can use the color Orange to make the fire on the end of a birthday candle!
19. You can use Stickles to make rain drops or water drops from a watering can.
20. You can use Stickles to make fairy dust around a fairy's wand.
21. You can use Stickles to decorate your kids school supplies instead of buying designer stuff.
22. You can use Stickles to cover entire cutouts.
23. You can use Stickles over the designs on grunge board. It looks great!
24. You can use Burgundy Stickles as the perfect color to add blood droplets on your Halloween LO's.
25. To cover clear embellishments entirely and make them oh so sparkly!
26. You can use Stickles under transparencies, to adhere them. Looks great for bubbles.
27. You can use Stickles for decorating t-shirts. When they're worn down, ripped or you tired of them, cut out the design and scrap it. More mileage this way.
28. You can use dots made with Stickles to border a page!
29. You can use Stickles for slug trails.
30. You can use Stickles for snail trails.
31. You can use Stickles to decorate tennis shoes.
32. You can use Stickles to decorate buttons.
33. You can use Stickles to decorate ribbons.
34. You can use Stickles to make a spiderweb sparkle in a Halloween LO.
35. You can use Stickles on handmade tags.
36. You can use Stickles to add bling to hats or crowns.
37. You can use Stickles to make jewelry gleam!
38. You can use Stickles to make belts shine!
39. You can use Stickles to add pizazz to purses & some shine to shoes!
40. Add Stickles to all or any misc accessories! (whether it be in a LO or IRL.That's up to you! LOL!)
41. Add stickles dots to decorate lots of things, especially stamped swirls or flowers.
42. You can use Stickles generally anywhere on your LO, just to add some bling!
43. You can use Stickles to highlight just one letter in a title and make it POP!
44. You can use Stickles to make a circle or square of dots to frame closely in on a face or object in a photo.
45. You can add Stickles to the center of flowers.
46. You can run Stickles along swirly-swirls!
47. You can use a line of Stickles to make a thin (or thick!) border around anything (or everything!) on your page.
48. You can use Stickles to highlight the shadow on stamped letters.
49. You can use Stickles to stamp with them!
50. You can use Stickles to embellish concert LO's.
51. You can use Stickles to make flourishes on your flourishes and make them look embossed.
52. You can use your Stickles to add bling to a star.
53. You can add them to flames to make them shimmer, glow & come alive!
54. You can use the color Cotton Candy to enhance.Um, well, Cotton Candy!
55. You can use the Candy Cane Stickles for... Candy Canes!
56. You can use the Icicle Stickles for... Icicles.
57. You can use Waterfall Stickles for.... Water & Waterfalls.
58. You can use Orange Peel Stickles for... Oranges.
59. You can use Stickles to make the lines of a shooting star!
60. You can use Stickles on flowers to make them sparkle!
61. You can use Stickles as paint (dot a little then spread with paintbrush)
62. You can use Stickles to make a proper Disco Ball!
63. You can tear paper snow for cards or layouts & run Stickles along the top edge of the snow.
64. Stock up on the white/frosty colored Stickles. Stickle the paper or the ghost shape flakes. You can also stamp snowflakes and put Stickles in the center of the snowflake.
65. You can add Stickle to anything that you stamp!
66. You can use Stickles on paper piercings.
67. You can use Stickles on diecuts.
68. When using jewels, outline the jewel with Stickles.
69. You can use Stickles to outline a journal box.
70. You can use Stickles to decorate a cast.
71. You can use Stickles to decorate gift bags.
72. You can use Stickles to decorate wrapping paper.
73. You can use Stickles on feathers for Mardi Gras or Las Vegas LOs.
74. You can use Stickles with a stencil instead of ink.
75. You can print out stuff from Google, then add Stickles and top with Diamond Glaze to make homemade sparkly stickers!
76. You can apply Stickles to the top of Thickers.
77. When glitter comes off of stickers/paper, you can fill it in with Stickles to make it back to normal!. You can use Stickles to glue more glitter on top of the sticker!
78. You can use Stickles to make the eyes on a Disney Princess cut with your Cricut.
79. You can use Stickles to create rays of sunshine!
80. You can use your Stickles to create a rainbow!
81. You can use Stickles to make a heart (or hearts) shine!
82. You can use Stickles to make stars glitter & shine!
83. You can use Stickles to make moonbeams shine!
84. You can use Stickles on diecut Christmas trees to make the bulbs sparkle & shine!
85. You can add Stickles to your own Christmas ornaments or Christmas ornaments as gifts!
86. You can use Stickles to add shine to a trophy.
87. You can use Stickles to a title block.
88. You can use Stickles to add sparkles to a Shamrock.
89. You can use Stickles to add sparkles to an Easter Egg.
90. You can use Stickles to add rays of light to a Christian cross.
91. You can use Stickles to create firework frame around something (For example, a name or an object!)
92. You can use Stickles to make fish glimmer.
93. You can use Stickles to make water reflect (ocean, lake, waterfall, ripples, streams, fountain, aquarium, etc.)
94. You can use Stickles to make a reflective mirror.
95. You can use Stickles to highlight Art Deco from the 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's found in the backgrounds of pictures.
96. You can use Stickles to highlight a monogram.
97. You can use Stickles on inchies.
98. You can use Stickles on tear bears.
99. You can use Stickles to add bling to automobiles.
100. You can use Stickles on your Disney Princess pages.
101. You can use Stickles on everything & anything & as long as you still have Stickles to use!
Now that you know what you can use them for... go out and buy some more!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I spent more money than I'd hoped (but of course!). We split a batch of Glimmer Mist after actually doing the make-and-take. It is quite fun. AND... I've used it on 8 layouts already. Love the stuff. I bought a little here and there, stuff to work with now, and some not so much.
Jenn and I went to the all-day crop and scrapped our hearts out. I got quite a bit done for my swaps due (in one week). We went back and forth to shop and crop. We were settled into our seats for the rest of the day, cramming to get more done, when I got a phone call at 4:30pm... WE HAD WON THE S.E.I. $100 SHOPPING SPREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, of course we had to go spend it. We didn't get a lot, because if you know scrapping stuff, it kinda costs a lot, and it's not like it was a sale. But we did get quite a bit and decided to split stuff in the stacks and embellishments, so we actually got much more than we would have separately. And so... we both walked out of there with $50 more in product than we spent. Woohoo!
I still need to take pics of the swap stuff I've created. I haven't been taking pics of cards as I've done them, oh well....
Anywho... I'm on my way out the door. Toodles for now! lisa
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
There are some really great perks about the EXPO there. First off, it is at the Orange County Fairgrounds, which also hosts the Orange County MarketPlace (otherwise known as a "swap" meet, but they don't really barter there, and it's really nice). The reason I'm telling you all of this? Whelps, folks... if your significant other doesn't want to go the EXPO and doesn't want you to go, you can ply him/her with the wonderful MarketPlace experience. They have great food, entrance fee of $2, great items, and wonderfully fresh and beautiful produce. Heck, if you walk around the food aisle (the last aisle at the south end, stretching east to west), you can get breakfast/lunch for free with all of the samples. They even have a blog to check out other types of fun things and photos! Yippee!
I'm also telling you this, as if you choose to go, DO NOT EAT AT THE EXPO!!! The prices are super high, even outside. Pay the $2, go into the marketplace and get yourself some good eats for 1/2 the price, or maybe even a bigger savings. Plus, it is noisy inside the EXPO, and you and your friends can chat better in the MarketPlace.
Plus, not all prices at the EXPO are awesome. There are some booths at the MarketPlace that offer scrapbooking and crafting items (including ProvoCraft and Cricut items) at very good prices. Trust me... I know. Been there, done that, but don't have the layout. (LOL, Christina!)
If you choose to go, and you will be there on Sunday, please feel free to e-mail me prior. We can then exchange numbers, and meet up. This is not a pick-up line, just a chance to meet someone else that is friendly and crafty and swap ideas. Yippee!
If you can't make it, still... feel free to e-mail me! Friends are always welcome. Also, if you can't make it, or don't live around Southern California, check out the schedule for other EXPOs.
For those of you who didn't go, there are a couple of sites by some wonderful women that give some great glimpses into the happenings at CHA (Crafts & Hobby Association).
Just A Scrappin' by Linda... has some interesting and informative items. She also is an advocate for us all when it comes to ProvoCraft. "ProvoCraft is not listening to their customers."
Also, Glenda's Creative Place by So Cal's own Glenda has some great videos (especially for those who love the bug [Cricut, of course!]!!!). Just think... 25 new cartridges for 2009! I need more $$$!
Please visit both of these ladies' sites... and don't forget to leave a comment! Toodles for now! lisa
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Hope you all like the changes. Fell free to visit all of my blogs...
Monday, February 9, 2009
The hearts embossing folder adorns the background, as well as Sakura's Jelly Roll (glitter red) to emphasize the hearts. Then the embossed "with love" border sits underneath a Threading Water cut border.
I liked it, and I hope my hubby will, too... next Saturday. It's coming soon! Toodles for now! lisa
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Here is my take on it:
"I'll Hiss for a Kiss" I just popped with it when I saw the snake from Animal Kingdom. I saw so many things I had ideas for, but this one just clicked a little more. And I used scraps I already had. Woohoo!
The hiss and the snake were made from Animal Kingdom; the snake's pink diamond back was embossed using the Cuttlebug Textile folder. ("HISS" is actually two sizes [1" and 1-1/4"], since there is no shadow feature on the "sounds" of the animals.) The other letters are Opposites Attract and dusted/inked with bright pink daubers from Direct Memories.
Of course I had to add Stickles somewhere... so I put it on the skin of the snake (in Cinnamon), emphasizing the diamond back. And I used the "Heart" embossing folder for the background of the card, then sanded the red cardstock to bring out the white core of the cardstock and make the hearts "pop" a little more.
Since it was for a child, I felt only google eyes were appropriate to add a little humor and character to my otherwise fearless friend.
Hope you like it, and check out the links above for more fun and challenges on their blog! Thanks Nilda! And thanks to everyone at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, as well.
This week's challenge was to use distressing. I chose to sand and use Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink.
First, I sanded my cardstock. (This would allow the ink I am going to use to absorb into different areas, giving it an old feel.) Then I applied the walnut stain ink to the Cuttlebug embossing folder, on the non-raised side, and sent it through, dry-embossing it. The edges are then torn and re-inked to add the "old-paper" feel and look to it. *I was trying to find a more versatile way of using a Halloween-type folder. I *think* I succeeded, don't you?
Then I added the sentiments and embellishments. The purple words "Dust Off the Cobweb" and "is here!" are embossed with Ranger's Puffy in purple, and "Spring!!!" is embossed in hot pink glaze. I left a flower floating on the web for effect.
Hope you like it. You can see more takes on the challenge and check out a challenge of your own on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. Good luck! Toodles for now! lisa
Danielle is an awesome paper crafter (scrapper and everything inclusive). She is... (get ready for the drum roll...) giving away a CRICUT EXPRESSSION!!!!! Can you believe it? But, there is a catch! She wants to get to 600 comments. (We are below 200 on 02/03/09.) So... let's help her (and us!). Please go to her blog and leave a comment. AND do me a favor (por favor!)... I have another friend who is trying to win the other prize, so... please let Danielle know (in the same comment) that "Captain Scrappy" (my friend, Jenn!) sent you.
Good luck to you all! Go back everyday!!! The more comments, the closer one of us gets to getting the Big Bug! Woohoo! Toodles for now! lisa
First of all, her work is excellent. Secondly, her self-portrait is pretty hot (so all you fellas out there need to take a look, too!). She had her 6-month blogaversary, has had over 3,000 hits (much more than mine! lol!), and has hit the over 200 comment mark (again... much more than mine! lol!). What does she do to be so great? Whelp folks, go on over there and check it out. You will find a great card maker, scrapper, crafter, and friend (also a member of Scrapbook BINGO!).
Leave a comment for her and you will be entered into a drawing for a wonderful package (includes glitter stacks, ribbon, stamps, etc.)! But you gotta go see to enter... So... just click the link next to her name, and you will be taken there. Toodles for now! lisa
Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The card club cards are supposed to be blank on the inside, so I just wanted to add a little sparkle to the starry night and Stickled (with a sponge) around the "Way to Go!" (done with the George Cartridge and my Cricut). The chipboard button is from the $1 bin at Michaels. The snowflake border at the bottom is Martha Stewart (on clearance at Michaels). I lined the inside with plain white paper for ease in writing and also to accentuate the border on both sides.
I will be entering both of these cards in the Cricut Christmas Noel Challenge #1 on Scrapbook Bingo... Watch Out Girls! I'm comin' to win it!!! LOL! Just kidding, but sorta serious. Toodles for now! lisa