January 11, 2014

Reuse and Recycle!

So last night I was looking at some Marketing material on the VistaPrint website.
As I was checking out, these additional things I might be "interested" in
kept coming up before actually getting to the checkout.
It was annoing, until....

I saw the Business Card Bulletin Board Holders.
$7.99 for 4!!!
WHAT!!!????

Are you kidding me! They looked like a piece of cardboard with a pocket.
I went, pshhh, I could do that....
And then, I COULD DO THAT!

So, I didn't even finish my checkout, now that I think about it, and I came directly to my craftroom to see what I could come up with. *mumble*$7.99*mumble*I'll show them*mumble*

I have a stack of Mailing envelopes Jamberry sends our product in. But any Heavy Cardstock will do.



Next, I cut allong the white line of the Envelope. If you are doing it with cardstock, the measurements are 8inches tall, 4 inches accross.



I then scored it horizontally at the 1.5, 2.0, and 3.5 inches


Flip it and Score it at 0.5 and 3.25 inches



Now cut all the way down from the opposite end to the horizontal 3.5in mark and remove it completely.
Then from the 1.5 and 2.0 horizontal marks, cut down to the .5 mark and then flip it and cut down to the 3.5 mark BUT DON'T CUT OFF! just fold them up.


Next, on the score lines fold at the 2.0 and 1.5. You will then apply adhesive at the tabs and fold back.


This is what it looks like assembled.


For the front side, I added the a piece of the envelope to cover the white part,
 but you can add anything else, really.



And this is the finished product!
Mind you, it took me about 5-7 min to make it and I wanted to see how it looked like
I made 6 to post around town, but I may change the "flyer" or make a new one.




Thanks for looking!
Don't forget to leave me a comment!
ALI

January 10, 2014

Let it snow

It's interesting to me, that once you start with the creative juices, you crave for more.
That's what is happening to me, now. I'm craving more. I WANT to do more.
I need to be challeneged!!!

Okay, well, let's not get too excited.
I was going through my list of blogs when I landed on the Trendy Twine Blog.

They are having their monthly Challenge and it seemed interesting.

Let It Snow!

Project must be a tag.
Include a snowman,
snowflakes,
and some Trendy Twine

I had an idea in mind. I had seen this gorgeous card of a snow man with his head  back and all you could see was his carrot nose. It was super cute! So I decided to model the snow man just like that.


As you can see, the snowman looks like he's looking up and with his arms up to the sky! He's wishing "this" big. The stamp is from the a Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set. I embossed it with silver embossing powder.


The Snowflake Die Cut addition is from the Stampin Up Holiday Guide called Festive Flurries. I have the retired Framelit, but you can get the SVGs and cut it with your e-cutter.  The other snowflake is from my stash.


The  Brown Tag is a Magnolia Doohicky Die. On top of the tag I added some Liquid Applique to give it the look of Snow. I finished with some Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine for a tassle. On the side I used a Memory Box Die that I can't remember the name of, and I added some pearls and a crystal pin infront of some Silver Tulle.


The snow man is done with Totally White Trendy Twine. I did two layers of swirls in a 1inch, 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch circles. I used some Liquid Pearls in Pumpkin for the nose, and used some black pearl 1/2 backs for the buttons. And that is my tag!

Thanks for looking!
ALI

January 9, 2014

This is EPIC!

I haven't done much Crafting in a While, not because I didn't want to, but because life has gotten in the way. You know how it is. First School starts, then there is Occ. Therapy for the boys, Capoeira, Speech Therapy, Then Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.... Not to meantion my Jamberry Nails business. I've been doing vendor events, home parties, catalog parties and just getting my name out there. Sooooo, my crafting and scrapbooking have taken a back seat.

This morning I woke up at the crack of dawn to get my oldest son ready for school. Usually, I go back to sleep until my youngest wakes up, but today, I just couldn't go back to sleep. I had seen this sketch and had Pined It.

Pretty!! 

I had just the perfect Paper Packet! The Laughing Lola Paper Packet from Close to My Heart has these Complementary Dimensional Elements that has just the Chevron Chipboard Embelishments I needed to make it work. I also used the new Cricut Art Booking Cartridge to cut the back ground.





I used the B1431 Reel Life Stamp Set and used both StazOn and Slate Ink Pads.
The beautiful Totally Grape Twine I used is from Trendy Twine.


All I need to find now is a perfect picture to go with it.

Thanks for looking!
ALI

August 13, 2013

The end is only the Beginning

Just Finished Up the last swap I signed up for on the CMessage Boards.
I think I will take a break after this and focus on my buisness, but more on that at the end of the post.

The challenge this time around was
1- Vintage Apple (No Lace)
2- Grunge Leaves (no brown)
3- Steampunk Pumpkins (no gears)

This is what I came up with:






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Thanks, for reading!

 

July 21, 2013

Would you care for some Tea?

I recently finished another Ticket Swap and my Partner requested a Tea Time Theme
 and in a Vintage/Retro style.

I made three of them tear away tickets. Those were easy.

The last two, the Strip Tickets were hard. It took me about a week to come up with something and I wasn't to happy with them.

This is what I came up with.
 












Thanks for Looking!
ALI


EDIT: I recivied the most beautiful Tickets from my Swap Partner. I loved them and they are perfect!


Ticket Swap

I was recently in a ticket swap.
I had never done any altered tickets, so I had to go buy the ticket die.
Good news, it works on my Cuttlebug. Bad News, it requires the extended plates which I didn't have.
Off to Michaels to buy the plates.

After much running around I finally sat down to make them.
They were to be a summer theme. To me, nothing says more "SUMMER" than the beach.

I spent most of my summers at South Padre Island since it's about 20 minutes from where I grew up.

I used the Tim Holtz Ticket die and cut out 12 of them






 
Thanks for Looking
ALI

July 18, 2013

I needed a Challenge....

So I have been trying to Scrapbook more often, since most of my projects have been Home Decor.

But, to be honest, I have been in a rut.

My Scrapbook Layout creativity had been missing and I really needed to look for it.

I really enjoyed the Ticket Challenge over on the Trendy Twine Blog so I decided to look around and...

I found a Challenge I liked!!

Dr. Phil Scraps Had a Sketch Challenge that looked very promising.

The challenge was to use this Sketch



So off I went to my **ahem** "Craftroom" **ahem** to start creating.

I wanted to use the "For Always" Paper Pack from Close to My Heart (CTMH) since it has that Retro/Vintage Feel. I had an Idea floating in my head and this was perfect.

I started with the Cricut Cartridge ARTISTE by CTMH. Using my Gypsy (CCR) I manipulated a 2 Rectangles into a Cutout of a Polaroid on White Daisy Cardstock from CTMH. You can't really see it but I also cut out a view reel wheel that I made from a Circle and rounded squares and two triangles. It's in the upper right hand corner. I made it on the Gypsy as well and it was 11 inches all around.



I then Made a slight bigger Rectangle in Black Cardstock to Mat the Polaroid cutout.


My go to embellishment right now is Trendy Twine. I used Black Licorice and tied them around the base of the Polaroids.


Next I used The Cranberry Ribbon from CTMH on the middle of the left side of the Layout. The base is Slate Cardstock and the bottom 4 inches is the Patterned paper from the Paper Pack. You can see at the upper left/center I have used the fabric pack also from CTMH "For Always" I made three banners.


For the Title and Journaling, I also used Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I cut out the letters in White Daisy Cardstock and used The Stamp set Universal Background Flair from CTMH to stamp the letters. I used the Script Block. For the Journaling, I used CTMH Stamp Set called Comments.


Using Liquid Glass, I covered the letters of the Title for a little bit of dimension.


For the Other part of the Title, I cut it out from CTMH ARTISTE and used VersaMark ink to cover the diecut and covered it with CTMH Silver Embossing Powder.


On top of the Fabric banners I placed my Handmade flower. This was cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Rose Flower, Three layers. The Center is the Quilable flower also on the same Cartridge as was the leaf.


On the other side of the Layout, I used The sentiment from CTMH Stamp Set Family Tree. The Ribbon Stamps and Center Circle are from the CTMH Stamp Sets included with Artiste. They were stamped in Black Ruby and Slate.



And here is the completed Layout.





Thanks for Looking!
ALI


DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with any of the product I used. I have not been paid to use them, nor were they given to me. I just really like them. LOL.