Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Scrappy Mel Google Search Story :)

I was finally able to get into the Google Search Stories video creator after trying for several days! I wanted to try my hand a making one, so here it is....

If you want to make one of your one click here. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SSSC #66, Easel Card and a Blog Award....whew!

Heads up - there's lots going on in the post! :)

The 1st thing I'd like to share is a new card made with this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge . Here is the original sketch and my take on it...

The hedgehog is from Create a Criter (what else?) cut at 1.5" and the scallop and circle are from Mini-monograms cut at 3.5" and 3.75" in that order. (I know it sounds backwards but I didn't want a huge space between them and if I cut them both at 3.75" there was, so I made the scallop a little smaller - this is with the REAL SIZE DIAL OFF!)

The next thing is a card that my friend Tammy and I made together. We had seen several easel cards lately and decided to give one a try, here is what we came up with...

The cupcake (also from Create a Critter) is cut at 3" and the finished card it 4.25" x 4.25". The photo shows the card open, the pink strip and border are on the inside of the card. Let me know if you would like more detailed instructions on how to make an easel card. :)

And last, but not least, Shelley over at Heart String Designs gave me a Sunshine Award. Thank you so much Shelley - you rock! :) Please check out her blog when you have a chance.

I am supposed to sent the award on the five blogs that I enjoy and tell you ten things that I like. Hummmm... that is hard, there are so many great blogs out there! Ok, here are some newer (at least for me) blogs that I have found...
  1. Chubby Cheeks Things - this isn't a craft blog but I still think it's worth sharing! Kim does lots of reviews/giveaways on kid and mommy products. Check it out, I think you'll be glad you did!
I just listed 10 things that make me happy a few posts below, if you'd like to check it out click here. :)
I hope everyone enjoyed my newest creations, see you soon!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Forever Young Girly Card

I got Forever Young last weekend but I have just been so addicted to CAC that it has been sitting lonely in my cartridge box. So last night I decided it just had to come out and this card is the result.

The girl is cut at 4.25" (I actually wish I had cut her at 4.5" but the card was already done and ready to go so I just couldn't bring myself to change it). I used Spellbinder's Lables One Nestablities to cut the lable. It's hard to tell but the word "Shine" is Stickled in Black Diamond and there are three lime green jewels at the bottom. Hope you like her! :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy 101 Blog Award - Update!

My friend Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrap'n give me this award. Thank you so much, Nicole! Please visit her blog when you get a chance - you'll be glad you did. :)

So I am passing this award on to 5 other blogs...

1. Tammy at Scrappy Critter
2. Melissa at The Scrappy Jedi
3. Shelly at Scrappy Shelly
4. Lauren at Lauren's Creative
5. Dawn at Dawn McVey

Take a peek at them when you have a chance - and leave a comment and/or follow them if you like what you see! :)

It would seem that I am supposed to also list 10 that make me happy so here goes...
1. My family
2. Crafting
3. A good new book or magazine
4. Music - how can you resist it?
5. Going out to a nice dinner
6. Sleeping in on the weekend
7. Going to see a movie I have been waiting for
8. Girls night out aka going scrapbooking
9. New Cricut cartridges - shame on me ;)
10. Blog comments - you really do make my day when you leave one!

New Scrappy Mel Blog Button :)

Hello all, sorry if you have been trying to visit and found mass confusion! I was trying to upload my new blog button on my sidebar and EVERYTHING was giving me hassle - the code, Photobucket, the size of my blog background, aarrgghh!

I think that everything is finally working as it should! Yay! If you try to add my button to your blog and have any problems, please let me know and I will try to troubleshoot it asap. Thanks bunches! :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Made By Momo Challenge #1

If you haven't checked out Made by Momo here's your chance... This is her 1st challenge - a card with any kind of animal. So without further ado, here is my entry...

The koala is from Create a Critter - of course - and cut at 2 1/4" (watch out when making him, he has a very large head - lol).

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps Amusing Animal stamp set.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lemonade card with Just Because Cards

My friend Tammy bought the new Go To Sketches magazine by Paper Crafts and we just had to make a card from it today. We used different papers but followed the sketch, you can check hers out here . :)

The lemonade glass is from Just Because cards cut at 2.75", the scallop and circle for the tag are from Mini-monograms cut at 4.75". I used the Diamond Lace EK Success punch to make to border on the side. We found an adorable stamp in the $1 bin at Joanns that has a slice of lemon and says, "If life gives you lemons make lemonade and drink up". This is the sentiment stamped on the white circle tag.

Thanks for visiting! :)

Easter Layout :)

I went to a crop this weekend and actually managed to get 2.5 layouts done! I finished this one when I got home. It turned out pretty cute - gotta love Create a Critter! LOL

I made the word jumble - "Easter 2010" - with my DS and Plantin Schoolbook.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pink Stamper Challange :)

I decided to join this week's My Pink Stamper Challange. This is a color challange - you need to use pink, green and black. So here is my entry...

The poodle is cut from Create a Critter at 2.25", the lable is from Songbird and cut at 2.75".

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fish Bowl Shape Card - Create A Critter

I used my Design Studio to make a shaped card with the fish bowl cut. I use GBS for the bottom square part. If you are interested in the .cut file let me know and will will post it.

I embossed the fish with the argyle cuttlebug folder but I wish I had just left un-embossed - oh, well. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I used Stickles on the wave of the water and for little fishy bubbles. :)

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps Amusing Animals stamp set.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Chat Box (CBox)

I just added a chat box down toward the bottom on the right hand side. If you have a comment or question that doesn't pertain to a specific post you can add it here. I figure this would make it easier to communicate with my fellow bloggers, now we don't have to play "blog-tag" with comment posts. LOL

I'm in the Pink Stamper Gallery!! :)

I was so tickled "pink" to check the new Pink Stamper gallery this morning and see the project that I sent in for the Pink Designers last month! If you want to take a peek here it is! I'm the chore jar. (Goofy grin)

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Second Blogger Award - Can you believe it?! :)

Thanks to Shelly at Heartstring Designs I have been awarded a 2nd Beautiful Blogger Award! She is so sweet and unbelievably creative - please visit her blog for yourself!

Since I just recently bored everyone one with 10 things about me I won't list 10 more and move on to more blogs that I visit - I'm sure you will enjoy them too!

Tammy at Tammy's Place - She has some beautiful work for you to take a peek at!

Karen at The Sweetest Thing - Her cards are adorable and she has a great new sketch for you to try every Sunday!

Marissa at Rosemary Reflections - Her cards are amazing, enjoy!

Megan at Picture Perfect Creations - It's always fun to see her creative takes on different card challages!

Marureen at Buttons and Bling - Her creations are so beautiful!

Annette at My Paper Trail - If you love your Cricut and/or mini albums you'll love her site!

Please leave a comment and/or join these blogs if you enjoy them - It really makes the owners day, I promise! :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

"Just Because" Cards Cartridge and a gate card!

I received the new "Just Because" Cards Cricut Cartridge in the mail a few days ago and was just dying to play with it. I also wanted to try a new card design - gate cards or tri-fold cards. So here is my 1st attempt...

The truck is cut at 3.75" and the words "A little pick up for you" are cut at 3.5". I used my Nestabilities Deckled rectangles for the base of the truck.

For those of you who have never made a gate card her are the dimentions - 8.5" wide x 5.5" tall. Fold each side in 2 1/8" to meet in the middle - there are a couple of ways to do this. I made a prototype that I measured each side, scored it and then folded it and one that I just found the middle at 4.25" and brought each side in to meet at that point. I think that it is easier to mark the middle and fold in - if you have a scorepal or a very accurate measuring guide you might do better than I did with the 1st option (my sides overlapped a little).

Oh, and I found this out by trial and error. With "Just Because" Cards you have to figure all of your cuts by the size of the card. You can't use the real dial size button either - the layers won't be the right size. I start off with around a 4.5" cut for most shapes and then go up or down from there - keep some scrap paper handy. It might be kind of a pain but it's so worth it, don't you agree? :)


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