Friday, December 31, 2010

Crazy Colored Creatures - part 5

Part 5- we made it :)
Monsters cut at 6-1/2 from Wild Card. The skirt is from Paperdoll Dress-Up cut at 10
 Shoes cut from Paisley at 2-1/4 then I inked them with brown and added some brown squiggly lines with a sharpie.
Thanks for sticking with me this week and checking out my Crazy Colored Creatures. You can find part 1 HERE, part 2 HERE, part 3 HERE, and part 4 HERE.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Crazy Colored Creatures - part 4

Part 4- almost done :)

Monsters cut at 6-1/2 from Wild Card. This one will have a straw after it gets laminated.
 I hand drew this and cut it out since I couldn't find one on any cartridge. I colored it in with a silver Sharpie.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crazy Colored Creatures - part 3

Part 3- YAYYY

Dwight White cut from Wild Card at 6-1/2. I made the stars from George cut at 1 and 1-1/4 and the moon is from New Arrival cut at 2-1/2.
 I just added the band-aid to him, I should have cut one but sometimes its fun to use the real thing. :) The teacher had done the text so I didn't add it here it will say... Fred Red bumped his head!
 check Monday and Tuesdays posts for part 1 and 2.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Crazy Colored Creatures - part 2

Here we go with part 2- again all monsters were cut from Wild Card at 6-1/2, the door is from Mini Monsters cut at 27. I know this might seem crazy big but in comparison to the monsters on this cartridge it would cut so it fit them. This will fit on a 12x12 mat.
The cityscape is from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 3-1/4. I actually cut it so it's just barely behind Round Brown on both sides. I didn't want it to show up behind his eyes.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Crazy Colored Creatures - part 1

My daughter's Kindergarten teacher asked me to re-create this book called "Crazy Colored Creatures." She has it but cant find it anywhere... I think the monsters got up and ran off! Anyway this week I will show you 2 pages a day of what I did for her...

All monsters are cut from Wild Card at 6-1/2 inches for Sue Blue, she just gets a Kleenex.
 This I had to make on my own using my Gypsy and George, the main part is the number 8 with the holes hidden then I used a variety of circles and rectangles for the rest of it and welded it altogether.
Make sure to check back tomorrow for part 2!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Personalized sleds.

A friend of mine bought these cute sleds as a gift for someone she knows and asked me if there was any way I could personalize it with "The Johnson Family"... of course I can do that! :) I used Lyrical Letters and my Gypsy to get the sizing just right... another reason that I cant live without my trusty Gypsy! :) After that was done we got to looking at the smaller sled that came with it and decided it needed some vinyl too... I ended up cutting the kids' names and adding that on as well.... I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! :)

My Review of Black and White Floral Tote Handbag

Originally submitted at CSN Stores


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LOVE this!

By Jamie S. from Arizona on 12/24/2010


5out of 5

This bag is so cute and above what I had expected. I love the print with the black at the bottom and it fit my books perfectly with room leftover. The one thing I didn't like so much is how long the handles are, if they were a couple inches shorter it would've been totally perfect but I still really love this bag! :)


Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Money Holders, this time I made easy ones!

Well if you read yesterday's post about me making 38 elf money holder cards and how time consuming it was and how I needed 50 but couldn't bring myself to make anymore here is what I ended up doing for the other 12... super easy and super FAST!! :) All you do is take a 12x12 piece of cardstock, scored it at 4 and 8 then cut it in half the opposite way at 6 inches. Then I took some DCWV cardstock from the Winter Wonder stack and cut strips to fit the front, I added some ribbon and a sentiment and stapled the flap inside, that was it!
 This one is My Pink Stamper
This is how I did the inside, I measured down 1.5 inches from the left and 1.5 inches from the right and cut it at a slant, then I stapled the edges to hold the money :) The Santa paper is from My Minds Eye.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WINNERS and a money holder card.

Well here was a fun card to make... not if you have to make a lot like I tried doing but if your just making a few then it wouldn't be too bad. I was going to make 50 of these bad boys but after 38 I called it good and changed to another design which I will share tomorrow. I used my Gypsy to lay everything out on different layers for this one so I could just load paper and cut. This elf is from the Jolly Holidays Lite cartridge I cut him at 3.70...
This is my process for making lots of the same card... at this point I had already cut all the base layer out in white. This is all the wagons, I have added stitching on these BEFORE I took them off the mat so it would be easier to get through all of them.
 I did the same thing with the faces so I wouldn't be flipping through 38 pieces. On these I used Peachy Keen 530 Simple Simons.
 I started attaching things, the wagons and the wheels were 1st...
 Then I used my BIC Mark-it marker in Rambunctious Red to color his shirt and legs...
 Here I did a few steps in one adding the faces, hats and pants...
 now I added the shoes...
 the hands...
 and the cuffs on the top of the shoes and the sleeves (what a pain those were)
 Here they are finished... FINALLY!!! I used Die Cuts With A View paper :)
 a close up...
and with some money :)
OK for those of you still with me and want to know who won the stamp sets here we go...

The winner of the My Pink Stamper Stamper "Family & Friends" set is....

And the winner of the "you pick your favorite one" from Scrappy Moms Stamps is...
Kate Furner

Congratulations to both of you and a BIG thank you to My Pink Stamper and Scrappy Moms Stamps for donating these sets for the Fantabulous Cricut "Deck The Halls" Crawl :) I truly appreciate it :) Please email me at cutecardsbyjamie at yahoo dot com so I can get your stamps out to you.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Clearly I Stamp Challenge #20

 This month's challenge over at ClearlyiStamp was to create a project using 3 shades of blue. I chose to go with these from bazzill. Using my gypsy and the Storybook cartridge I cut this shape to fit my stamp just perfect, the snowflakes were cut from When It's Cold Outside at 1-1/4. I went with the Wagon Wishes stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps and just used the snowman, that's the great thing about this set is that you can use the wagon with any image OR just the image alone. I colored his scarf, nose and ear muffs in with my BIC Mark-it markers then I used black stickles on his coal buttons. I got my Pebbles Inc, shimmer chalk out and gave him a light dusting all around with that but you cant really see it. I also used my Martha Stewart punch for the bottom. For the snow I used white puff paint.
 Here is a little bit different picture showing the snowflake stamp I used behind the snowman on the white cardstock. I stamped those with platinum planet ink.
 For the bottom inside of the card I used a strip of the dark blue and my border punch on it as well.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Peachy Keen Emboss It Challenge.

Peachy Keen's Challenge was to "Emboss-It!" I know, nothing like waiting until the last day to get your entry in huh?! Well this is it, I finally used my Action Wobbles too! The purple, green and pink cardstock are all DCWV. Purple was embossed with "seeing spots" pink was done with "D'vine swirls". I used Peachy Keen PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment for my cute little face on the cake. That was cut from Simply Charmed at 4 inches. I also used Scrappy Mom's Stamps for the sentiment. I did make a video so I will try to get it posted today on how to use your Action Wobbles :) super fun! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas Simple Tags.

These are some really quick and easy tags I made up for the My Pink Stamper challenge, you had to include 2 shades of pink, 2 shades of blue and black. I went with the mitten from Simply Charmed cut at 1-3/4 and at 2 inches but the 2 inch was too big. I also used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the tag and cut that at 4 inches. I used some Die Cuts With A View paper from the Christmas stack 2 years ago. The punch is EKSuccess and then I added some ribbon. The sentiment is also My Pink Stamper "Christmas Wishes" set.

Friday, December 17, 2010

"Let it Snow" wall hangings.

Another idea from I {heart} Naptime. I loved hers so much I made some of my own, these will probably hang up until the end of January. The wood was free from the guy building a house in my neighborhood, so the only real cost was paper but I already had it so I guess there really wasn't a cost! :) I had my other neighbor guy cut the piece of wood down to 10x10 for me then I painted the edges and in about 1 inch black, like the picture below.
Then I picked the paper I wanted and cut it down to size. These prints are from the Die Cuts With A View Winter Wonder stack. Then I used Mod Podge and put a coat down on the wood and then put my paper on top. I use a paper towel to smooth down my paper when I do this so that any extra glue that squishes out goes directly onto the paper towel. When I was done with that I got my Holiday Cakes cartridge out and cut the word "let it snow" at 7-1/2 with some red cardstock also from DCWV Christmas Glitter stack from 2008. I used some red grosgrain ribbon to make hangers and stapled it to the top of my boards with an industrial stapler. That's it, they are now hanging by front door! The following pictures are a little bit closer up of each one. Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway on Monday and Tuesday's posts :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gumball/Candy machine, so cute!

 Well can I just say that I. LOVE. THESE! I found the idea from I (heart) Naptime and knew I had to make a few or like 8 to be exact! I was only going to make them for my kids teachers but then I decided it would be fun for a couple more people as a Christmas gift so I went back to the stores and bought enough for 4 more :) For 1 machine you will need 1- pot, 1- saucer from Home Depot, 1- glass bowl from the Dollar Tree and 1- wood ball, I had a problem finding these cause I literally live in the desert and neither Wal-Mart nor Home Depot had these so I ended up buying drawer pulls from H.D. at .97 cents a piece. I ended up going over to Las Vegas and as I was looking for something completely different I happened upon the wood balls I needed for this AND there were 9 in a bag for 2.99 AND I had a 40% off coupon so I totally scored, I took back the draw pulls and got over 8 bucks back :) :) Anyway back to the directions, you will also need paint of your choice I used black and painted them with 2 coats. You'll need E-6000 (glue) or something similar for adhering glass and then some white vinyl or you could always use white paint for the dots and glass etching cream for the words. I used my paper crimper and my shredder for the filler paper inside (crimp paper 1st then shred) The dots were cut from George and Basic shapes at 1/2, 3/4, 1, and 1-1/4 then my daughter helped me randomly stick them on. The word "candy" was cut from Calligraphy at 1.59 on my Gypsy. I added some fun ribbon and some yummy candy and called it good. That's it pretty easy :)
This one was for the guy teacher my daughter has so we didn't do the polka dots and we used striped ribbon instead ;)
Don't forget to enter my giveaway's My Pink Stamper stamp set HERE and Scrappy Moms Stamp set of your choice HERE. Spread the word for another entry on both days, just click the share button on the bottom of this post then leave a comment telling me that you did on each day :)