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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Using my stash for Cards

Trying to make cards with my stash (hoard) you know sometimes it is so hard to use what you have cause it might be the only one and you don't want to get rid of it.  But I have decided it was meant to be used and not hoarded, so Im gonna really try to use my stash then that will give me a reason to buy more. Enjoy the cards, I have had fun actually sitting and crafting the last few days.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Glow in dark skeleton

This was a fun card to make. Simple but I really like it just by adding some themed buttons. Hope everyone has a great Halloween.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Favorite Pieces Duplication

If you are like me when you find a piece that you like and you use it to make several cards, or altered items and you get to the last one you never seem to want to use that last one.  I have found away so that is not a problem any longer.  I used amazing putty can be purchased at Michaels, or Hobby Lobby, not sure if AC Moore carries it.  It is pricey about $20 for the box but so worth it, just use those coupons.  This stuff turns too a rubber silicone mold in minutes.  After placing your image in the clay it will need to set like 20-30 minutes in there after you pop it out and you have a mold of your favorite item.  Use can use the sculpey clay in colors or just use white and then paint your item with acrylic paint. They are super lite so weight wont be an issue for your card making.  Enjoy the  video and don't fret about that being your last item you can make as many as you want now with this wonderful product.  Thanks for watching.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Making My own stamps

Here I used a lot of the Tim Holtz dies that my friend Lorraine had and myself and made my own stamps.  I used the thick fun foam and some plexiglass.  These turned out so great as this was my first time making my own stamps. So now if I don't have the die I can still use the image on my projects.  Thanks for watching the video and check me out on youtube under Scrapngigi  if you are interested in seeing more of my videos.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Prima Doll becomes Dorothy from Wizard of Oz

This card was quite fun to make using one of the prima doll stamps. Was done with the wizard of oz theme.  Used several different embellishments from recollections trim, lace, stick pins, flowers, paper doilies, box pleated trim, paper roses, ribbon roses.  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Goodies, Milk glass, Halloween Card

I got a wonderful chunky charm from my friend Lorraine, and lots of other goodies too.  Did some shopping, which I seem to do more of lately than crafting.  Added to my collection of milk glass and also made a Halloween card.  The Halloween card is a chipboard card and this is a great way to use up all that chipboard that you have in different shapes.  I know I have lots of the books that I have never gotten around to making so this way you can make some awesome cards.  Thanks for looking today sorry it has been so long since I posted.  I have been stalking youtube videos.  If you are interested in seeing all my videos please ccheck me out as Scrapngigi on youtube.  Would love to have more followers there too. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Shopping Hauls

Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted but I have been spending time with my family in Fl and the grandkids came home with me for 3 weeks.  I sure have missed my crafting but have been making up for it with shopping.  So here are a couple of shopping hauls that I have done.  Enjoy and feel free to hop over to my youtube channel  Scrapngigi for more videos.  Have a great summer and I will be back to crafting very soon as I miss it so much. 
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Split Letter A

Used my cameo today to make a split letter A, this was my first attempt at this, I think for the first one it turned out pretty good.  There is a few flaws in this one as my transfer paper was not what  normally use.  I used the letter A from the Regal font which is from the  Thanks for looking hoping to get the hang of this and be able to make more of these.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mickey's Chipboard Album

 This was made with a kit from Archivers that I had purchased awhile back.  Finally decided to use some of the things that I already have on hand.  I really enjoyed making this super easy book.  I have seen so many talented people making the envelope, filefolder and tag books that I thought it was time I tried my hand at making one.  This one is gonna be a gift but I do plan on making more as once you start you just cant stop making them they can be made for so many different occasions.  Thanks for watching the video.  Love hearing from each and every one of my followers.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cuttle Bug Folder Storage

This is using one of the double art bin totes with dividers for storing all my folders in one place.  Thanks for popping in today.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Graphic 45 Curtin Call

While it has been awhile since I have posted anything, I have been wanting to try my hand at some graphic 45 paper that I got from Big Lots.  So here is my first attempt with this paper line.  I did use the silhouette to cut my beige background on card it is actually a open design envelope and i just folded over some brown paper and glued down, I used glimmer mist on my flowers, some black cardboard for my background papers, and some bling to make it pop alittle.  Inside I used a stamp from my stash and elevated the cardboard at bottom with foam tape to have a place to put my stick pins.  Thanks for stopping by sorry it has been so long, but I'm so thankful for my faithful followers. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Goodwill Finds

Went to local thrift store today and started doing the happy dance.  Found some awesome deals.  Make sure you ck out your local thrift stores.  I was so surprised to find these goodies as I never find deals like this at my thrift store.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Silhouette first cuts

I used my silhouette for the first time and I think I'm gonna be in love with this machine.  It seems to be super easy even right out of the box.  My first cut was these two items a doily and a frame

They were extremely good cuts I thought and super easy to manuever.  My next item was a piano card.  This was a card I had wanted to do for sometime and the card choice was super easy.  I cant wait to learn all the ins and outs of this machine.  I have been watching some videos and find that everyone that has posted a video of this machine has done a wonderful job passing on their knowledge  of the silhouette.  Hopefully I will be doing that soon too.  But for now I think I'm in love, I wont be getting rid of my cricut but I think she will find herself quite content and loved at her new home.
Used a spellbinder die, paper flowers and a stamp from my stash, and some glittered ribbon across the top of the keys.  Thanks for stopping in to see my new toy.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Peter Cottontail just hopped by my house

Yep, I looked out and what did I see but Peter Cottontail hopping down the driveway in his brown suit only to bring me my Easter goodies.  Oh I'm so excited I wonder what he will be leaving me today.  Lets take alook and see what  I got. .................. Are you curious yet me too lets see

Its here Its Here my new Cameo.

Time to go play see you in a bit.

Home Tweet Home

This card is a 6 x 6 card and I just wanted to make something quick to do alittle crafting.  After being gone for a week to Disney I  just wanted something to do instead of trying to figure out how many pictures to print as we only took 2300 pictures.  So this was my distraction project Hope you like it.
I used Inkadinkado stamp called Natures Garden, I colored the image with copics, added a ribbon and some flat back pearls. The brown detailed background is from Joann Fabrics it is called Layers from DAVIDTUTERA Celebrate(it is in the card section where you buy your premade cards) it was an A2 size they come 12 to a set and one piece is like embossed the other is cut out.  I thought they would be great when making quick cards.  I only used the cut out on this card.  Thanks for stopping in. And as nice as Disney was the card says it all.  Home Tweet Home.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bag Purse

This little bag purse is so cute an adorable and so super easy to make.  You can use up lots of scraps making this purse and it has so many uses whether its for your friends or your little girls friends and this is something she could help you make too. 

Here is the supply list of things that you would need paper bag, cardstock one piece 51/2w x 61/2 L, score at 2 inches front peice 51/2w x 41/2h, 2 peices cuts at 4 x 5 (patterned paper), one strip cut at 11/2 x 5 in matching or coordinating paper, velcro circle, ribbon, and embeelishments for front button, or other embellishment.  Sorry this video is sideways and sorry it didn't take the first time.  Thats what happens when you try to teach a old dog new tricks with technology. Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Criss Cross Bunny

This card was made as a criss cross 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card. Super easy to make. And the slide out for the note is great for adding gift cards too. Stamp used was inkadinkado, spellbinder circle and scalloped and label. I really like making these cards.

Thanks for hopping in today.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More Shopping/Joann's Haul

A little more shopping, Joanns was having some great sales even though they didn't have anything listed but thankfully they had a scanner.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

All Dressed Up

Todays card was done with the Stampin Up set All dressed up.  My friend Barbie from  let me borrow her All Dressed Up set dies and stamps.  So this is what I decided to do with this one.  The card is 6 x 6, the lattice look is a die cut image from cricut it was one of their free cuts for one of the pevious weeks, I also used a card front from a package of zebra cards that I had on hand, along with a spellbinder floral ovals, added some bling cutouts pieces along with gathered a piece of sheer ribbon and stamped the birthday wishes stamp and glued on top of gathered ribbon.  Everybody knows that you should all have that special little black dress for those special occasions.  I think she will be noticed in this this little number thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Forever Friends

    This  card is another 6 x 6, I mounted my patterned paper on brown that was embossed, with some ribbon that matched the colors. Center isa metal frame that was in my junk box, I cut the friends forever out of a card that had been given to me and mounted it in the frame minus the plastic from inside the frame, I had several strips of the accordian sheets and put 2 together glued to a circle and then added some lace around the back of the accordian folded  piece.  This was a quick card to make.  I'm trying to really work hard and using alot of the things that I keep holding on to for some odd reason whether its I like it or just cant justify throwing it out yet.  Alot of times when you get cards from friends they are either just thrown away but all those store bought cards could find a new purpose if we just took the time to see if maybe we could reuse some of it, that way it is still bringing joy to others too.  Thanks for stopping by today so next time you get that store bought card from someone or even see them at thrift stores maybe you can find a new way of using them for your cards.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Creating Keepsake Convention Haul

A little shopping does a girl good.  Now to make time to play with my new gadgets.  Thanks for stopping in today, feel free to leave a little love, I love to hear from my followers.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Random Cards

Ever had a day where you just feel like crafting and have no motivation what so ever to drag everything out that you need.  Today was one of those days so I decided to just see what was laying around in my scrap box and dont you know after just browsing a little while something popped into my head just to use what was in my scrap box, this is what I came up with, just a few cards with left over peice of paper.  Thanks for stopping in today.

Friday, February 15, 2013

For the Love of Purple

This is a 6 x6 card, I used the Creatable die Anjor for the opposite corners and then added some ribbon roses, paper roses, and a rose from the spellbinder flowers, I also used the foliage spellbinder die for the leaves, butterflies are the little netting ones.  On the inside I used the Stampin up embossing folder textured impressions along with the back of a card that I cut the front off of.  The way to get both images so they dont get squished is to run through your machine only part way and then do the other side.  Thanks for looking and may your garden always have beautiful roses in bloom.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Here is my last valentine card for this year.  I used the Art Impressions Tina set, some paper flowers, lace heart, brads and an action wobble along with some recollections trim across the top with a little red bow. Hope you have a wonderful Valentines day and remember to show some love.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

You go First

This is a card I made using some Loralie fabric cutouts, lace, spellbinder dies, and one of the corner dies from the  Marianne Dies called the Creatable Dies - Anja Corner.  I cut and embossed on all four corners, What I found works best so your other images dont get smashed is to have a smaller piece of the tan mat the size of the die, this will help when embossing.  Added some flowers from Michaels dollar bin,along with some slick pearls, and one of my stickpins,  this is a 6 x 6 card.  Saying says "Getting old is just apart of life... You go first."   Thanks for popping in today.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Turning Five

Today my granddaughter will be turning five, it is so hard to beleive she is already five.  I remember holding her for the very first time so tiny and precious.  While I can not be with her as she lives 13.5 hours away not a day goes by that I don't think of  my precious angel.  So here's to turning five your GiGi loves you and wishes you only the best may all your wishes come true.  Looking forward to giving you kisses when I see you at Disney.  So for now Minnie is gonna take some love your way.  Happy Birthday Erika!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

For the love of Shoes

This was a very quick card using the bo bunny Little Miss paper. But it is so right for some of my friends, they just love their shoes so I'm sure they will love it.  I used a MS lattice punch for the bottom edge, foam tape, some ribbon from stash, ribbon roses and some pearls for alittle touch of elegance along with a little glitter pen on the flowers.  For the love of shoes.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pretty Birdcage

Todays card is made using BoBunny's Little Miss Paper, I just love this paper as there are so many beautiful things on it, the bad part is both sides are just as beautiful why do they do that to us.  Well I  must not be the only ones that liked it because I bought the last 4 sheets they had in stock.  The inside I used some card stock with corner punches and some vellum quotes I had, the best way that I have found to put vellum down is use your xyron sticker maker.
Sorry for the mishap with the video taping seems my camera was given me alittle bit of a hard time, It didn't want to cooperate with me.  Enjoy.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Paris Birthday

This card was made using the Justrite Paris Background stamp.  I also used Stampin up paper, the spellbinder dies I used for this card was Persian Accents and Lace Doily Motifs, & Martha Stewart Sticky labels, stamps were some I had in my stash. Card size is a 51/2 x 7.  Thanks for visiting today.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Love You

Hi everyone, today's card is another Valentine.  Just want to let my valentines know how much I love them.  I think they will get the message this way.  Guess cupid has hit me with his arrow as I seem to be really enjoying making valentines cards this year

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to show your valentine some love too.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Good Day Shopping

Today was a gorgeous day from sun up till sun set.  Started the day off heading out on a beautiful day with temps around 70 which was nice after having a weekend of ice and cold.  First stop was AC Moore where I got some beads for 1.88, a couple of spellbinder dies for $10, some clearance items at an additional 40 % off the lowest ticket price, I got some acrylic albums for 60 cents, and a sander for like 3 and one cute little chick stamp.  We then went to Joann Fabrics where I got some Disney paper on clearance along with a few embellishments that were on sale too.  Next we went to Michaels and I really racked up there, all there clearance was an additional 70% off the lowest ticket price.
Went to Archivers and made some copies of a album, bought a couple of peices of paper, which was quite unusual for me as I love that store but was really good in there, figured my earlier bargains were enough.  AFter having lunch with my patient DH we then headed back home, but don't you know on the way home I decided Hobby Lobby was not there far out of the way so we head there where I got some more disney stuff on clearance.  Sure do  love those clearance items.  DH was quite pleased with going to Hobby Lobby as he found a few things that he liked too, he actually spent more than I did, so he can't complain with my shopping.
I also got a couple of Elves on a Shelf for $2, DD will love that when I tell her.  But after a great day of shopping and all those wonderful bargains my little doggies are barking so its off to bed, will have to play later.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoying my haul with me.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just Because

This card was made with the background stamp from Justrite Heart Scroll Background stamp, I used the large fiskars stamp press which worked fantastic with this large stamp. I also cut the teddy bear from teddy bear parade cricut cartridge at 3.75 inches, used my stickles for alittle highlight on the wings and the yellow parts of the bee. Added alittle  bling, I also used a paper tape for the ribbon look at the bottom of the card.  Thanks for buzzing by today.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Marvelous Squares & Tuck & Fold

This card is a 5.5 x 7.5 card.  I used the spellbinder die marvelous squares along with the tuck & fold diamond cut.  I also added some heart gems along with rhinestones for alittle sparkle. Not my normal color choice either but I really like the tan and red.  I think using this color choice it makes the red really stand out. Hope you like. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gatefold Card

This is a gatefold card using the spellbinders die marvelous squares.  I think this is gonna be one of my favorite dies as there are so many possibities with this one, with many different out comes depending on which part of the die you use. Added a little sparkle and a great card that would please anyone that is the recipent of this one.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Love Bears All

This card was made using the sizzix bear die, spellbinder die, and some valentine paper along with CTMH stamps.  Tring to make this year about using what I have instead of buying more.  So this was all done with my stash.  Also you will notice in the video the small Marth Stewart scoring board this was a gift from my dear friend Lorraine for christmas and I think I have used it more since Christmas than I have ever used my large one.  So if you make cards or would like a great travel scored board check this one out.  Thanks for stoppping by and just remember love bears all. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

First Valentine

This card is a 5 x 7 card, the tree is done using the new spellbinder d-lites die that I got for christmas, I also use MS label to stamp image on, Stamp sentiment comes from the Cloud 9 design stamps Love Phrases, Cardstock already had a embossed image on it so that worked out great, ribbon, and the little hearts were punched using a Recollections punch. It felt great to be back crafting, I am also working on reorganizing my craft room so will be showing pictures as to how that is going too. 

Blogger was having some issues with pictures so I just did a quick video for the card to be shown.  Felt good to be back crafting now to just get my room organized so I can do more.  Thanks for being so patient with me while I was away.  Would love to here from all my followers, hoping everyone has a blessed and wonderful new year.