Friday, July 29, 2011

Craft Supply and Idea Book

I started by cutting the chipboard at 5.5 X 6.5 inches.
The inside card stock and papers were cut at 5 X 6 inches.
After I completed the video I realized I forgot to show you the A2 size envelopes that I added to my book.
I sealed the envelopes and cut off .50 an inch off of the top. Then I used a 1.5 inch hole punch to make a half circle to make it easier to get inside of the envelopes. I'll use one for coupon's and receipts and the other for photo ideas from magazines that I find.
I used the Storybook Cricut Cartridge and cut the S at 5.5 inches and all of the layers. I then used my
I-rock that I got at Jo-ann's and added some heatset pink bling to the S that I bought from Wal-Mart.
I used Colorbok paper for this project. For the back cover I doubled the chipboard to make it sturdy enough to use to write on. I'm thinking about adding some elastic to the front and back cover to slide a pen inside. One so that I always have a pen handy and two so that it will keep my book closed when I'm not using it. When I add that to the book, I'll put up an updated photo for you to see.

My daughter has the sweetest friend. Her name is Thuy and she does nails. After she worked all day, she came over and did my nails and both of my daughters nails. My littlest, thought it was the coolest thing she has ever seen. Of course, I've painted her nails before but I've never been talented enough to put little flowers on them. It was a real treat for all of us and when I was working on my project today, I realized my nails matched my book. Now, how cool is that? 
Sometimes when I start to wonder why God has put us here in Florida, he shows me how blessed I am by showing me the wonderful friends he has put in our life. Thank you God!
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Build A Bear Dies from Stamp-in Up

Hi guys, Stamp-in up is clearancing out some of their products and I wanted to share some of that information with you all.
I hope that you find this information helpful and here is the card that I made and the supplies that I used to make it.

Card Base cut at 7 X 6.25 and scored in the center at 3.5 inches.
All purpose envelope 3 5/8 X 6 1/2 inches
Slumber Party Cricut Cartridge - for the bunny slippers cut at .50 inches. (Cutting them at this size makes it pretty much impossible to cut out the whiskers. So I just drew mine on with a white Sakura gelly roll pen.)
Custom Crops - Imaginisce Garden Party Paper Pad - Designer Paper
Papertrey Ink - Fine Linen Card Base and White Card stock
Stamp-in Up - Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Scalloped Edge Punch, Sizzlits Berry Hoppy, Sizzix Berry Merry, Bigz Bear die, Big Shot, Ribbon and Dimensionals.
Jo-ann's - Bazzill - Blackberry Swirl, brads and Glossy Accents.
Joys Life - Wild Life Puns - Some Bunny loves you
I have a great Stamp-in Up Demonstrator if you need one. Her name is Michelle Givvines and she can be reached at
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Hot Dog

The Queen of my Craftroom is having a Create A Critter challenge and we'd love for you to play along.
I used several different cartridges for this card. Of course, Create a Critter, Paisley, Sugar and Spice, and Everyday Paper Dolls
Here is a list of supplies that I used.
Target - Colorbok - Metallic Paper Pack
Stamp-in Up - River Rock, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip Card Stock and dimensionals
Wal-Mart - @ the office - Neon Color Paper Pack
Papertrey Ink - Spring Rain Card Stock
Cricut Machine .com - Provo Craft - Animal Kingdom Paper Pad
Jo-ann's - Irock
Ebay - Tami's Place - Swarovski Crystals (on the dog collar and sunglasses)
Scrappy Mom's Stamps - Kids Incorporated - Hot Dog
Action Wobble
Dog and all layers cut at 3 inches (Create a Critter)
Umbrella - cut at 5.3 inches (Everyday Paper Dolls)
Ball - cut at 1.5 inches and all layers (Sugar and Spice) with an action wobble
Sunglasses - 1.10 inches and all layers (Paisley)
I hope that you like my card and my blog.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Monday, July 25, 2011

Simply Sunday "Freedom isn't Free" at Getting Cricky

Hi guys, Kristal at Gettin Cricky is having a Simply Sunday Challenge and if you'd like to play along, here is the link
I found Kristal's blog about a month and half ago and have completely fallen in love with it. She is an amazing lady, full of inspiration and Godly wisdom to share. Check out her blog and I hope that you receive the same kind of encouragement that it always gives me.
Here is the card that I'm linking up to her blog, I hope you like it.

This is my idea of a soldier (Prince Charming). I've been adopting soldiers for over 2 years now and have truly loved doing it. It feels good to be able to do something to brighten a soldiers day, even if it's just a little bit, especially after all they do for me. This card is going to one particular and very special soldier to me. He is my cousin and I love him very much. I hope he likes the card I made.
Here is the recipe and the cartridges that I used.
Cricut Cartridges:
Every Day Paper Doll Cartridge - Book cut at 3.93 X 5.07
Cricut Classic Font Cartridge - Words cut at .50 inches
Computer generated sentiment.
JoAnn - Bazzill - Huckleberry Pie Card Stock
Pigma Micron 01 pen for faux stitching
Corner Chomper
 Wal-Mart - @ the office - Primary Pack (Red Card Stock)
Stamp-in Up - 3/4 inch circle punch
Papertrey Ink - White Card Stock
I cut the book 3 times. I scored the top part so that it would open the way that I wanted. Then adhered the two pieces together with my atg gun. Then I took the third one and cut the spine of the book out so that I could make it a different color.
I cut the sentiment to fit the inside of the card and then used a 3/4 inch hole punch to round the edge to look similar to the shape of the book and used the corner chomper to round the edges of the inside sentiment.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sock Monkey

Hi Everyone. I was never a big fan of sock monkey's when I was growing up. To be honest, they kinda weirded me out. But when I saw them on the Sugar and Spice and B is for Boy Cricut Lite Cartridges I just thought they were adorable. Maybe I was going through a anti-sock monkey phase and I've finally out grown it. LOL
I love how the hat turned out and if you click on the picture it will enlarge. I ran the hat through the textile embossing folder and it gives it just enough texture to make the hat look like it has been knitted. I really like how this card turned out and hope that you do too.
Before I give you the recipe for this card.
I wanted to remind you all to check out your local
Wal-Mart - they are marking down their Cricut Lite Cartridges. The ones at my store are down to $29.99 and I was told that they would go down again in price in August.
Now for the recipe:
Cricut Lite Cartridge - Sugar and Spice
Stamp-in Up - Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip and River Rock Card Stock (for monkey), dimensionals, white gel pen and Circle and Scalloped Circle Punch
Papertrey Ink - Hibiscus Burst Card Stock
Custom Crops - Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder and Imaginisce Enchanted paper pad (background designer paper layer 2)
Wal-Mart - Colorbok Earth Tone (background designer paper layer 1)
Joys Life - Lots of Puns - Monkeying Around
RAK - from Duffer9904 on youtube - heart charm
Pink by Design - Twine
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My first attempts at Crocheted Flowers

I've crocheted since I was young. My aunt taught me how to do it when I was in grade school. I can't pick up a crochet hook that I don't think of Aunt Wanda. Every time I go to West Virginia she makes me homemade zucchini bread with nuts. She always brings it over to me nice and warm. One of the sweetest ladies I know and a true blessing to me.
Well, I've seen these crocheted flowers on Iam Roses and at other craft stores. I just couldn't see buying them, because I knew that I could figure it out and that it couldn't take long to make them. Well, I was right. I got the crochet thread that you use to make lace doilies and within a few minutes I had made my first one. The neat thing about my ability to crochet is that I'm legally blind. So when I crochet I feel along with my fingers. It's amazing what God will allow us to do when He knows it means so much to us.
Another example of this is my friend, Keith, who made my lazy Susan. He lost his right hand in an accident years ago. He does wood working and there isn't anything that man can't do. He is such an inspiration to me. Go back to the "Update on my Craft Desk" post and you'll see what he made for me.
Here are a few pictures of the flowers I made. The smaller ones are super simple.
I chained 6 and then closed the loop.
Then I crocheted, a single crochet, a half double crochet and then (3) double crochets another half double crochet and then one final single crochet. Repeat that until you have 5 petals. Hook it closed and then cut the thread. One perfect little crocheted flower.

My Creative Time with Emma is showcasing all of her new stamps tomorrow and here is the link so that you can check them out first thing Friday morning.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting!
God Bless
Sherry Wolfe

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Queen of my Craftroom - Fall Color Challenge

Fall Color Challenge as Queen of my Craftroom Design Team Challenge
Click link below to see my video for the 2,4,6,8 boxes.

A2 size card.
This was a super fun card to make. I embossed the top cardstock with a "Darice Tree with leaves embossing folder". Then used some glue dots to add leaf  buttons and made a shrinky dink fence and pumpkins design to go at the bottom corner of my card. Then to add a little extra I made 2,4,6,8 boxes in matching colors. I did a video of how easy those are to make and I'm sure you'll want to make a bunch of them as well when you see how quick they are to put together. Here is a list of the supplies I used to make my card and boxes.
JoAnn - Bazzill - Pineapple Bliss, Tangelo Blast and Pomegranate Splash
Custom Crops - Darice - Tree with Leaves Embossing Folder
Pink By Design - Brown Twine
Wal-mart - Favorite Findings - Buttons - shrink film

2,4,6,8 box

Jo-ann - Bazzill - Pineapple Bliss and Pomegranate Splash
Stamp-in Up - Seam Binding Ribbon - Cherry Cobler and Pear Pizzazz
5.5 X 8.5
scored at 2 inches, 4inches, 6 inches and 8 inches fliped and then again at 2inches.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Monday, July 18, 2011

Simple Sunday Food for Thought Challenge

Getting Cricky with K. Andrew is having a "Simply Sunday Food for Thought Challenge"
and above is the link for you to enter the contest with me. I love all of K. Andrews stamps and that part of the cost for each set of her stamps go to help different charities. She's an amazing lady.
Here is my post for this challenge.

This is a great project for snacks for your kids lunch boxes or a great little party favor to match what ever the theme may be and it was super easy to do. The match box was done on the Cricut Cartridge - Tags, Bags, Boxes and more. The only thing with this box is that the top is on one button and the base is on the next button (pages 123 and 124 in the manual).  Cut at 3 inches for the top and the bottom. You can do two Hershey Nuggets in a box at size 2.5 inches.
I used white mailing labels (Avery # 15160) and printed them on my printer and they fit around the nugget perfectly. I know that Stamp-in Up has some new stamps that will fit the labels, if you don't feel comfortable doing them on your computer. They are really cute too.
I used the oval, the scalloped oval and a dimensional from stamp-in up to cut out my sentiment (Scrappy Mom Stamps - Kid's Incorporated) for the top of my box.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Update on My Craft Desk

I am so blessed. I wanted a lazy Susan for my desk, but not just any kind, I wanted mine homemade so that I could set it up the way that I wanted to. So my husband cut the circle for the top for me and then my dear friend got me the mechanical part and put another wooden base on it. So it spins like a dream. Then I asked my husband while he was at Wal-Mart to pick up this certain type of bucket to go on it and he bought me all that they had. It works great. Now I'm taking industrial strength Velcro and putting it on the bottom of each of the buckets. This way I can take them off if I need to but yet keep them secure enough, that little hands, can't walk off with them. There is enough room in the center to put my atg gun, my xyron sticker maker and my tape dispenser. All things that were taking up space on my table. I absolutely love it. So I just want my husband, Roice, and my friend, Keith, to know how much I appreciate what they did for me. My friend Keith is coming this week to make my craft space a little more handicapped accessible as well. I just feel like a queen. LOL
Here are a few pictures of my new lazy Susan.

I feel so blessed to have people who love me enough to do such kind sweet things for me. My husband hardly ever complains that I've taken 1/2 of our family room for my ever expanding craft space. LOL Then to have a friend willing to come make things more accessible for me, seems like a gift from heaven.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Few Simple Cards

Before I started my blog, I made some cards that I knew I wanted to post and I wanted to be prepared to have plenty of cards to share with my blogging friends. So I made the cards, thinking I'd remember what I used. DUH! I can't even remember what I did yesterday, let alone a card I made weeks ago. Not one of my brightest moves. So I thought I'd just a post a few cards for you all to see and if you have and questions, just leave me a comment and I'll try to figure out what I did or used.

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Owl Belly Band Card

I designed the card base on my gypsy with a square for the base and circles on each side and welded it all together. I scored the card at 4.0 inches all the way around and folded the circles into the center. The total size was 8.32 X 8.06 inches. I've made a couple cards like this and I really love how they turn out. This card would work well as a gift card holder as well.
The owl was cut from the Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite Cartridge at 2.5 inches and all it's layers.
The belly band was cut at 1.5 X 11 inches and then trimed after I used my ATG gun to seal the band together. I used my bone folder and made sure that the creases were real tight on the band, so it didn't slip.  Then used a large glue dot to hold the owl on the front of it. I placed my sentiment above the owl to leave the inside plain so that there was plenty of room to write inside the card. I will list the supplies I used below.
Papertrey Ink - Fine Linen and Dark Chocolate Card Stock
JoAnn's - Bazzill - Watermelon Sensation and Blackberry Swirl
Joy Life Stamps - Wild Life Puns - You're A Hoot
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Emma's Throwback Thurs. Challenge - Episode 209

The challenge was to use the Wild Card or Just Because Cricut Cartridge and to emboss somewhere on your project. I used the baby rattle from page 76. (It is the shift-icon button) I used the real dial size button at 5.12 inches and welded a 2 inch circle to the rattle using my gypsy. (When I do it again I will add a 2.5 inch circle so that it fits better.) I then cut a 2.5 inch scalloped circle to go on the back of the favor to hold the candy in. (again I'd make it a 3inch scalloped circle) I used the 1 3/4 in stampin up circle punch to make room for the treat cup to fit in. If you don't have that punch you could center a 1.75 inch circle real dial size in the center of the rattle, to make room for your treat cup. I then filled it with pink and blue jelly beans but you can add whatever your favorite candy is. The treat cup is only 1/2 inch thick, so the smaller the candy the better it will fit.
Before I put my scalloped circle on I stamped the back with My Creative Time - Turn that Frown Upside Down Stamp set (you have made my day) and then heat embossed it with rainbow embossing powder. There was a bow that was cut out from the cricut image but I used my scissors and cut it off and added my own white satin ribbon around it.
The products I used are:
Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Stampin Up - Regal Rose and Bashful Blue Card Stock, Treat Cups and 1 3/4 inch circle punch.
My Creative Time - Turn That Smile Upside Down - "You have made my day."
Stash - Rainbow Embossing Powder
Joann's - Heat gun
Wal-Mart - White Satin Ribbon

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Great-Niece Elaina layout/wall hanging

 This is my first project on the "Queen of my Craftroom design team". I think I'm really going to enjoy being on this design team. It is giving me the opportunity to stretch and move out of my comfort zone. We do swaps with all different kinds of projects and I'm not use to making cards for people I don't know. So this has forced me to think outside of the box about what others might like or want. I'm really enjoying it.

5.5 X 5.5 Square Chip Board with rounded corners.
Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite Cartridge.
Scalloped Square cut at 5.25 X 5.25.
Baby Pin was cut at 1.75 inches and all the layers.
Hand made crocheted flower - from multicolor pink thread.
Stampin Up - Melon Mambo card stock, Melon Mambo Ink and pearl.
Custom Crops - Imaginisce - Enchanted Paper Pack
Target - Colorbok - Metallic Silver Paper
Wal-Mart - .50 inch white satin ribbon
Cropodile - to punch holes through the chip board and card stock layers. This is so that the ribbon can be put through the hole for the lay out to be hung up.
I am so happy to be a great aunt. Elaina is up in Ohio with her mom and dad and I'm clear down here in Florida. I wish I could be there to hold her, hug her and give her lots of lovin. But I get lots of pictures so that I don't miss out on too much of her growing up.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Astronaut Card

B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge
Hobby Lobby - Sakura white gelly roll pens and Tuxedo Black Ink
Custom Crops - Bo Bunny - Blast Off Collection
Target - Metallic Silver Paper
Papertrey Ink - White Card Stock
Wal-Mart - Craft Card Stock
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK 450 Wide Eyed Kids
Staples - Yellow Card Stock
Stampin Up - Tempting Turquoise
Scrappy Moms Stamps - Kids Incorporated
Astronaut cut at 3inches and all layers.

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mission to Mars - VBS Bulletin Board

This is the bulletin board I decorated for our Vacation Bible School. It was a lot of fun to make and now I can hardly wait to do my next one. I used Everyday Paper Dolls and Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridges.
The space ship is 13 inches and the boy and girl astronaut are 7.8 inches.
I put black fabric on the board and then my husband found clear plastic wrap with white spots. I thought that would look like smaller stars in the background. I think that it worked out pretty well.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Friday, July 1, 2011

If God Can Work Through Me

This is a 5 X 5 card and was super easy to do. I plan to make some more with sympathy phrases to have when I need sympathy cards. They are something I truly struggle with and I believe this would be a easy design to follow. I used my stampin up punch and punched out 2 doily designs, then I cut them in half to place beside the ribbon. The sentiment was computer generated and cut using Creative Memories Cutters.
The supplies I used are:
Papertrey Ink - White and Spring Rain Card Stock and Ribbon
Custom Crops - Imaginsce - Enchanted Pack
JoAnns - Bazzill - Guava Sensation
Stampin Up - Doily Triple Layer Punch
Creative Memories Cutting Shapes
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless