Harvest and Baby Projects with Krisis Kreations

Here's a party hat. Yep, you guessed it.  I just turned it upside down.  I wanted to take a picture with some popcorn in it, but my kids ate it all! It was so easy to make!
Pattern Paper- Pink Paislee,
Letters-Cosmo Cricket
Cardboard Handle-Pink Paislee (It actually has a sticker that has polka dots on it which matches the collection, but you can't see it)

You can find the party hat here!

Here's an easy baby card that I actually just kind of used her sketch to do the card.  I love how it turned out.  The other templates that come with this kit are just fab!!!
cardstock:Stampin Up
pattern paper-Autumn Leaves
ink-staz on
stamp-Stampin Up
brackets and ribbon-American Crafts

You can find the bracket it up card template here!

My youngest brother and his wife are stationed in Hawaii.  He is a nurse there.  They are expecting.  I couldn't make it to the sprinkle baby shower, but I wanted to make something extra special.  Here's what I came up with.  Hope you enjoy it!
cardstock-Stampin Up
pattern paper-Autumn Leaves
ink-Staz On
stamp-Stampin Up
ribbon-Stampin Up
embellishments-Autumn Leaves
punch-Stampin Up
You can find the box it up square here!

I used Krisis handwriting font to type up these quotes.  One is a quote for a new dad, another for a new mom and then the other is a quote just about babies.

You can find the It is Me Handwriting Font here!

Then the other side I just decorated up with embellishments that matched the paper!
Of course, I am not putting this card in there, but I don't have the gift card yet and I used this to make sure it would fit in there right!
Thanks for looking! Happy creating! Hope I have inspired you to make something and even go and grab something from Krisi.  She has such wonderful templates!!!


List of 10 Things at TrailMakers Challenge Blog

There's nothing like getting a new puppy.  But....they are such hard work.  My kiddos are really finding that out.  A couple weeks ago we brought home this bundle of joy. She is a Yorkie and a Jack Russell mix.  I thought this would be a great list of 10 things.  I asked the kids what they thought and here's what they came up with.  I thought that Scribble Scrabble Sunkissed and Tangerine and Blueberry Breeze and Keylime were great papers to use with this picture.  You can get this at the Papertrails Store.  I took the picture tonight and if you've ever tried to take a picture of a puppy, you know how looooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggg it took!!! I only got one shot of her sitting still and thank goodness I was happy with it.
In my stash I used:
Letters: My Little Shoebox, Sassafrass Lass
Banner: Sassafrass Lass
Flower: Creative Charms
Ink: Colorbox
Here's something I found by accident....I love to sand my paper.  On my work area I had little circle punches laying there and I didn't know it.  If you put your paper over top of them and sand, you will have the indentations of the little circles.  I thought it was kind of cool.  If you look closely on my Keylime paper, you can see it.
Sure hope you decide to list 10 things this week.  It's a great way to journal and get some of your thoughts and ideas onto your paper.  Do what I did...ask your kids!!! In addition to submitting challenges this time, we are also looking to give away a $10 gift certificate to The Paper Trail. In order for this to happen the we need at least 10 submissions to choose from so let's get to submitting some lists!!So, if at least 10 people submit layouts listing 10 things, we will give away $10!! You will have until 5pm EST on Saturday, October 9th to submit your list of 10 layouts to Mr. Linky. If we get at least 10 participants, the winner will be notified by Oct. 12th!! Happy creating! Look forward to seeing what you come up with! Here's where you will link your layout!


Capturin a Sketch and Ribbon Card Challenge

Over at LCOM, we've changed our challenges a bit and have started having sketches with an added twist.  This week we had to follow the sketch and then add two different ribbons. 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock-Stampin Up
Pattern Paper-Echo Park
Stickers-Echo Park
Ribbon-American Crafts and Stampin Up

Oh and here was the sketch we used! Didn't Rusha do a great job! Hope you stop on by and play along with us this week for a chance at GDT for the week of Oct. 3 and 15% OFF your next LCOM order. 
Happy creating and Thanks for stopping by!


Jumbo Backpack from Krisis Kreations

I love this! This would be fantastic to put a homemade pack of cards in and give as a gift! It went together so easily! I am so excited with how it turned out! I dug into my stash of old, old fave papers and pulled these out. See the pattern paper under the backpack.  That's what I made the flower out of. It's a different look compared to the ones that you ink and spray.  This one I just sprayed with water and followed all the steps as before in my tutorial.

Pattern Paper: Applesauce Upsy Daisy
Rubons: Applesauce Upsy Daisy
Ink: Stampin Up
Ribbon: Stampin Up
Template: Krisis Kreations Backpack Template Jumbo and Create it Yourself Flowers v1

Here's the template I used.  You can buy it here. After you make yours, come and post your creations here, so I can see what yours looks like too! I bet you'll love the template as much as I do!!!


Back to School Challenge at Trail Makers

It's Back to School time and the mayhem is in full gear.  It never ceases to amaze me how stores start advertising things in July for Back to School.  But, we always wait until a few weeks before school starts to go back to school shopping.  It's always such an exciting time! I snapped these pics of Jeremy in our front yard.  I was so happy with how he posed for me.  I knew that the boyfriend and earth love lines from Cosmo Cricket would just go perfect with it.  You can find them at the Paper Trails store.
From my stash I used my October Afternoon little letters and American Crafts letters and a piece of scrap paper to journal and put beside the pic.  I also used my brown chalk ink pad to go around my pics and papers.
A tip I have for you is if you are using 2 pattern papers,  you can cut and use pieces of it.  That way it doesn't overtake your page, but adds to it.
Thanks for looking and let's see your back to school pages.  I know there's lots out there! We are all the papparazzi when it comes to taking pictures at back to school time! Hope you are playing at Trail Makers.  You have until September 25th @ 5pm to get it posted here.


A New Team/A Fond Farewell and School Themed Card Challenge at LCOM

It's bittersweet at LCOM today.  4 NEW team members join us, but that means that 4 team members leave us! Mel, Corinne, Emily Sue and JJ decided to step down from the Card Team for this term due to other obligations.  It was such a delight to get to know them better working closely together and throwing ideas off of each other for three months.  I will miss them and hope that they will stay in touch!!! The 4 new members are Sue Kithcart from New York, Danielle Ryerson from Connecticut, Sandy Ang from Singapore and Tanya Lamo from Pennsylvania.  We are making some changes on the LCOM Card front, so pay attention and check back often.  I think you will like them!!!
So, the challenge for this week is School.  Yes, it has engulfed my life for the past several weeks and I thought it should yours too! I asked each of the team members to think about what teacher touched their lives or who was their favorite teacher? what grade did they teach? and why were they your favorite teacher? I would love it if you would share it on the LCOM blog too.  It will be so fun to read what you write!
So, here's my card that I made a while back.  I love it because it has so much texture on it!
I also used my brayer and I don't use that very much so I was pretty proud of myself  for using it!

Cardstock-Stampin Up
Pattern Paper/Felty/Ribbon-Imaginisce
Stamp-K and Co.
Ink-Stampin Up
Hope you decide to play along at LCOM this week and have a chance at GDT for the week of September 19th and 15% off your next order at LCOM.  Check out our blog for all the details.  Happy creating!


A Tutorial for Krisis Kreations

I am going to show you how to make some beautiful flowers today using Krisi's scallop circles.  If you have a cricut and are able to do svg files on your computer you definitely want this template.

Here's what else you will need:
8 scallop circles cut from the template (I cut mine 2X2)
a small brad
a paper piercer
a water based stamp pad
a water spray bottle
and if desired glitter stickles

First thing you want to do is ink the edges of each one of  your scallops with the desired color of ink. Keep in mind that if you don't want your fiingers to get messy you may want to wear rubber gloves.

Do all eight scallops.  You can do as much or as little ink as you want. 

Then you are going to spray each scallop with water.  I gave each scallop about 2 spritzes of water.  You want it to be damp, not soaked.

Next wad each of your scallops up like a spit ball.  This is where your hands tend to get a bit messy because of the ink moving on the scallop.

Wad all eight of them as small as you can get them.  Then you will unwrap them.  Be very careful when you unwrap them because they do stick together a little when you open them up from being wet.

Stack them on top of each other.

Then put a hole in the center with your paper piercer.

Push your little brad through the hole and fasten.

This is the magic.  Pick up one layer at a time and squeeze it together.  Repeat the process until all 8 layers are pinched and squashed together.  If my 10 year old can do it, you can too!!!

This is what the flower looks like.  You can fan it out a little and play with it.  Then apply stickles if you want.

Here's a card I made with a flower I made earlier this afternoon.  You can see that I put stickles on it to give it some glitter. I had to glue the flower to the card to get it to stay.

Pattern Paper: Prima
Letters: October Afternoon
Pearls: Prima
Oh and I forgot to tell you the template I used for this card is Krisi's too.  You can get it here
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you will try making some of these flowers.  They really are very easy and so very beautiful!!!


4-6 pics challenge at Trailmakers

As you have probably noticed from previous pages of mine, I usually don't put many pictures on one page, so....I have to say this truly was a challenge for me!!! I really wanted to emphasize the picture of Jeremy and Bentley together, so I put that picture in black and white.  When you look at the layout that is the first picture you see on the page.  Supplies I used from my inspiration kit at the papertrail store are my capella brown buttons and then I used capella falsetto, capella bravo, capella libretto and capella venetian papers for my page.  I also used my capella micro mono stickers to put Friends on my photo.
The only thing I used out of my own stash this time were circle punches, American Crafts letters and the lace punch.
Besides using the black and white photo idea to make that photo stand out in my layout, another technique I used was to fold my paper back and forth.  Then I ran my monoadhesive along the back of it and folded it back up, attached it to my brown piece of pattern paper and attached it to my layout.  I did this at the top left hand corner of my page to create a little texture. 
Thanks for looking! Hope you stretch yourself this week and do something you normally don't do!
You have until Saturday, Sep 11th at 5 pm (EST) to link your single page layout with 4-6 photos here.