Thursday, September 30, 2010

CSD 8x10 LO Challenge

One of the many challenges over Creative Scrapbooking Divas was to create a layout with a 8x10 pic. 
Alter a piece of raw chipboard
Use a tag
Use at least 2 buttons
Use at least 1 flower

 I always take advantage of Walgreens 8x10 freebies, so I had a couple of pics to choose from.  Ok so I didn't use 2 buttons and I don't have any raw chipboard to alter, but I'm still submitting it.  I think the purpose of challenges is to get you CREATING! LOL

The pic is of Dulce and Irene, my two beautiful nieces that I just adore.  This picture was taken at Newport, RI in November 2007.  I believe the paper is from Miss Elizabeth.  The "cherish and blessings" are Creative Memories stickers.  Everything else is from my stash.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CSD Blog Hop Challenge # 3

For the third challenge I decided to do Sandy's Back-to-School theme project, I thought it was an easy. One little problem, I don't have kids and don't buy school theme paper!  And it was too late to go off and do one of the other challenges!  Ah but wait, I am a confessed paper hoarder and I was lucky to find one, just one sheet of school paper!  LOL  I decided to make a book marker for Dulce.

CSD Blog Hop Challenge # 2

Alecia's challenge is to lift a layout from the Diva's Gallery. I choose Susan's Olivia layout.

All paper is Creative Memories including the sticker sentiments. The brown flowers are from my stash. Brads are Basic Grey.

CSD Blog Hop Callenge # 1

I'm participating on the blog hop challenges at Creative Scrapbooking Divas. One of  Luisa's challenge is to create a layout with a cluster of embellishments.
I used Creative Memories and Prima papers;  Flowers are from Joann's Scrap Essentials; brads are Making Memories.  I have my journaling done but didn't attach it yet.  I always type my journaling, I have a handful of layouts that include my writing....maybe I should challenge myself to hand write my journaling more often.

This is my niece Irene, taken at the seafront mansions in Newport, RI.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Witching you...

Well what do you know, I got another card done today too! LOL
All paper is from TPC including the plaid.  The inside sentiment says, "a happy halloween".
The witch legs are from Stephanie from ScrapNCreations. I added the skirt, don't know if anyone would want it, if I receive enough comments asking for it I will add the link.

The hat was a freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and you can still get it here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Witchful Thinking

It was a busy weekend, but I got a card done today too! Yay!

All paper except for the card base is from scraps. Brads are Making Memories; I used glitter pens but it didn't come all that great on the pic.

The cute witch is from Kathy B's Little Corner.   I posted the spider border link on the previous post. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The witch is in

LOL!! This card cracks me up! That plaid paper just keeps on goin'....All card stock is TPC and some from scraps. Ribbon is KI, the spider brad from my stash.

The witch legs are different from the one I posted a couple of days ago. You can grab it if you wish, down below along with the title. The cauldron is a freebie Tricia shared last year, Little Scraps of Heaven; the download link is still working. I don't remeber where I grabbed the drippy goo, if you recognize, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I'm  falling behind in responding to email and visiting blogs, I will get to emails and visting you all this weekend.  Love to see what all of you are creating!  I need to leave as soon as get this post done, need to pick up Dulce from school.  We get to hang out today...going to Joann's  and she's starting on her halloween cards today too.

I used the same plaid paper from yesterday's card and dirtied it up a bit with black chalk. Love how the web border came out! I searched the web and found that the corner web and the web border is from Amy at Sensationally Chic Boutique. Ribbon is from my stash.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


You'll be seeing some Halloween cards  for the next week or so along with Halloween SVGs.  I hope you don't get tired of them.

I'm using paper I've been hoarding for over 5+ years. Yeppers, "my name is Yolie and I am a paper hoarder!" 
The orange spider paper maybe from Miss Elizabeth's paper, not sure.  The cardstock is TPC and some from scraps.  I don't remember where I picked up the spider web corners; the spider is from Little Scraps of Heaven, a file she shared last year and you can still download it for free.

Now onto the witch's legs...I cut the legs on purple because out of all the paper I own hoard I didn't have any paper that would coordinate.  So I used ribbon from KI, I think it works, looks like silk stockings...LOL. Please note the circles on the cut file will not cut.
I ran the shoes through my Xyron, then sprinkled Pink Paislee Pixie dust.  I sealed it, with some Mod Podge.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scaredy Cat!

I tried lifting a card from Lorie, but my first mistake I didn't cut the card base square. Geez!  I did try to do the same layering but then changed it up a bit...well more than just a bit.
I had the cat pattern paper forever.  Ribbon is KI self adhesive, brads are Making Memories. 
I don't know where I picked up the cat, if you recognize it, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

Birthday Card

This card is for my dear friend Angie.  I used the same cut file I posted yesterday.
Pattern paper and ribbon is DCWV. Card base & title is TPC and from scraps; bling is Darice. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

FIL Birthday Card

This is my father-in-law's birthday card, he's 70 today!  My mother-in-law robbed the craddle! LOL

Pattern paper is DCWV, card base TPC all other is from scraps.  Ribbon is American Crafts.  Pretty simple's card to create for men, especially my FIL...I hope he doesn't notice the pink!! LOL

Saturday, September 18, 2010

MIL Birthday Card

My mother-in-law is 75 today!!  Yay!  Here's the card I gave her.   Isn't she a cutie?! She's from the Girly Girl collection by Treasure Box Designs.

The pattern paper on the base of the card is My Mind's Eye. I used Debbie Mum's paper for her dress.  The embossed strip is the oops from the altered notebook, you know the one that shrunk?  All other paper are from scraps.
Rhinestones are Darice; the lace and flowers I bought at Dollar Tree; the purple ribbon and the 'happy birthday' stamp are from Michael's dollar bin.

Friday, September 17, 2010

MIL Altered Notebook

I searched high and low for paper to coordinate with the fabric used on the altered tote. This is the closest I got, not a perfect match at all, but I'm trying oh so very hard not to run to purchase more paper.  Gotta use what I have. 
The pattern paper is Colorbok, I had for a very long time. The cardstock is TPC. I used my new pink ATG gun to adheare the it! Ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin; pearl swirlys are Want2Scrap. I didn't have any pearls for the flower centers so I used white brads by Basic Grey. Flower are from my stash.  The mat is one of Penny's shapelies.  And of course I used my homemade shimmer.
Now let me tell you about the embossing, maybe you already know this. I cut the purple strip slightly longer so I can trim it after I glue it down. Well, did you know that paper shrinks when you emboss?!! I didn't, why didn't someone tell me!? LOL I thought I was loosing it!! I cut the strip 3 times, yes 3 times, until I figured it out! Geez! LOL

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cely's SVG Challenge {Creating in Carolina}

This is the card I just submitted for Cely's challenge, Creating in Carolina. She extended the challenge to Friday, so there's still time for you to submit your card!

The callenge is to use one of her free cuts, I used her pumpkins. I also used one of SVG Cuts freebie from the My Mom's Attic collection.
Pattern paper is from DCVW Indian Summer Stack; cardstock is TPC; ribbon is by Wyla; rhinestones from Darice I used Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky glue. It works just like the Tombow Metal liguid glue AND it's cheaper!
Except for the card base, all paper is from scraps, yay me! LOL
Do you see all the shimmer?? ooooohhhh so pretty! My homemade glimmer mist love it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Altered Canvas Tote

What do you think? I had planned to alter a tote for awhile now but never got around to it. I got the inspiration from Samantha, More Paper Please. My mother-in-law will be joining me on the women's bible study and this is for her to carry her book and notepad. I plan to alter a sprial notebook and include it with the bag as a gift for her birthday on Saturday.

The fabric is from some scraps that were given to me. I had just enough to cut two pieces; it's sheer so I had enough to cut two pieces and used fusible interface. I sewed both pieces together but I was only able to sew the top of the square onto the bag. I didn't have fabric glue so I used Aileeen's Fast Grab Glue to attach the rest. I covered the edges with ribbon from Michael's dollar bin and added the buttons along the side just in case the glue doesn't do it's job, but so far so good. LOL
The flowers are from my stash and I stitched them on with buttons I bought at Walmart; Favorite Findings.

I wanted to add another fabric on to the bag but I didn't have anything else that will coordinate and really didn't want to go out and buy any more fabric. I want to use what I have. Can you relate? {heavy sigh}

Side Hinge Card Swap

This is a side hinge card I made for October's card swap over at Creative Inspirations & Friendship forum. The sign up deadline is September 30th and the mail out deadline is October 30th, so you still have time to join us!

Pattern paper is DCWV, Indian Summer and TPC cardstock. Ribbon is Wyla; leaves and glitter brads from my stash.
Isn't the scarecrow the cutest!! It's one of Shelly's file, you can buy it here.
The "Autumn Wishes" title is my own and can be found here. I cut the title at 3.221 x 2.319, and it cut just fine, but I wouldn't cut any smaller.
The mat is a free file from SVG Cuts, it was from the Mom's Attic Collection
I also embossed the hat with Swiss Dots and the mat with the Swirls, both Cuttlebug folders.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Altered Frame Swap

I altered this frame for the August swap over at Creative Inspirations & Friends forum. I altered it for Wanda from Wanda's Crafts.

I bought the wooden frame (5x7) at Joann's for a couple of bucks; I painted the edges with acrylic paints; I adhered the paper with Mod Podge; all paper is K & Co. The stamp is from Heide Grace, Day Dream Believer; the label holder is Making Memories. Flowers are Prima and from my stash. I used Darice rhinestones for the centers. The swirly bling is from Want2Scrap.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday - My Dad's card

We celebrated my Dad's birthday yesterday. His b-day is on Thursday he'll be 72. Both my parents love to garden, between both of them, they have 4 green thumbs! On Father's day I made a wreath with packets of seeds, got the inspiration from here. He planted the radish and the pumpkins, it was too late for the others but he will plant when it's time. The wreath is the fourth picture on the slideshow.
The last pic is my dad with a pumpkin that was growing in the front yard, up until last week when a kid tried to steal it. He thought he can grab it and go, not realizing it was still on the vine. My dad was so proud of it too! Oh well, he does have others growing in the back yard, along with tomatoes and chiles!

Now for the card, I used My Scrapchick's, Harvest Bears Collection. The sign translation is simple, "Mata Garden". I had so much fun cutting this lil guy! I chalked all the edges, which I think I like better than inking them. I cut the tag using shadow and used pop dots so the tag slides in/out. I also included some cash for him.

Paper: DCWV, TPC, Creative Memories and scraps
Ribbon: Michael's dollar bin
Chalk: EK Success
Cuts: My Scrapchick, TBBM, and my own design.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Easel Card Swap

I made this easel card for a swap over at Creative Inspiration & Friendship, Penny Duncan's new group.  Please check it out and join us!

I made this card for Wendy. I didn't want to post it until she received.

The background paper is K & Co paper; all other from my stash. Bling is from Want 2 Scrap, flowers are Recollections. I got the butterfly from Dollar Tree. The birthday stamp and the green ribbon are from Michael's dollar bin. Last but not least the cutie was cut with my Cricut and SCAL; it's from Treasure Box Designs', the Valentine Collection.

My card also made the "Craftie of the Week" over at the Scrapbook Creative Divas; my card is on the left side bar...Yay!

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's all good

I made this journal for my niece, Irene. She's coming down from San Jose this weekend. The stripe, pink and polka dot papers are from Making Memories Cheeky Collection-Abby; it's a 6x6 pad I had for 4 years, just now used it! Geez! The brown and flower papers are from the free paper pads I received from Colorbok. I first wrapped the ribbon all the way around the notebook, don't want to chance it coming off. I used Mod Podge to adhere the ribbon and paper to the composition. I cut a piece of chipboard (cereal box) and attached the brown paper to give it stability, I then used my Creative Memories large circle punch and punched the circles from scraps. I used pop dots to then adhere to the front cover and added some faux stitching with my Creative Memories fine tip pens; had them forever surprise they still write!
I used Stardust Gelly Roll to finish up the title.