Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Blog Hop ~ Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Halloween Blog Hop! If you just happened upon my blog today you can start at Angela's Blog to hop from the beginning. If you came here from Becky's Blog you are in the right place!

There are a number of reasons that I love Halloween, the first is that it shares the same month as my birthday! I also love dressing up and now dressing up my kids too. It also happens to be in the fall which here near Chicago, IL is just GORGEOUS this time of year.

For today's project I decided to show a little Halloween Decor that I made last fall. When we were pulling all of the stuff out of the boxes this little beauty popped up and I decided she had aged quite well, and I like her even more!


I cut this frame and silhouette from the Happy Hauntings cartridge, have I mentioned how much I LOVE this cartridge? I used a vellum as my background piece to let the light shine through and really pop the silhouette!


I originally cut the witch out of plain orange card stock and it looked okay but I felt it needed something... so I grabbed my Xyron 510 sticker maker and my Martha Stewart copper glitter. I just ran the cut through my Xyron upside down so the FRONT would be covered with adhesive. Then I coated it with the glitter. LOVE this trick! Then I popped her up with some Helmar black Zap Dots for a little dimension. I also popped the bats on the side of the frame up also.


I think this turned out really cool and I love the way it looks in the window too.
Your next stop on the hop is Nicole's Blog but before you hop away, become a follower and leave me a comment and you will be entered to win my Blog Candy - a Treat Bag with some Spooky Scrapbooking Treats! Check back tomorrow for another great project!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kimi's Baby Shower Blog Hop!

Welcome to Kimi's Baby Shower Blog Hop! If you are here for the Happy Halloween Blog Hop, scroll down one post (or stay and check out this hop too). If you are just happening upon my page this lovely fall morning and you want to start the hop from the beginning, head over to Pam's Blog to start from the beginning!

As some of my regular readers may know, I am blessed with 2 beautiful daughters who are now 5 and 2, and my scraproom is filled with many, many pink papers. So when I heard that Kimi was having a girl I was excited to get to play with more pink paper! I decided to do a first feeding layout because those are some of my favorite photos of my own daughters. The faces that babies make when tasting real "food" for the first time usually run the gamut from displeasure to thoughtfulness to joy in mere seconds so it's a fun time to be camera ready! I made sure there was plenty of room for photos, of course!


The large pink block in the center of the layout can hold either 3 vertical 4" x 6" photos, or 6 horizontal 4" x 3" photos. Then I added another space for a horizontal 4" x 6" photo on the side.



I made this mat a pocket so that the journaling about baby's first foods can be tucked away a bit so the focus is on those great photos where it belongs! The adorable baby girl is from the Cricut Baby Steps cartridge and I used a Peachy Keen Stamp for her face. Both the spoon she is holding and the spoon in the top left of the layout are cut from silver mirror paper (which is really hard to tell in the photos).


I also used the Baby Steps Cartridge to cut the title "Fun Food" and hand wrote the word "with" with my silver glitter pen so it now reads "Fun with Food"! I had so much fun creating this layout and I hope Kimi is as thrilled with it as I am!

We all have a message for Kimi... use this letter - S - and continue through the blogs to get the full message. Leave your message on the last blog for a chance at some awesome Blog Candy!

The next stop in this hop is Martha's Blog and before you hop away, make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave me a comment and you will be entered to win a great Blog Candy prize on my blog too! I'm giving a super sweet party favor to one lucky hopper - a goody bag with the stuff to create a mini album for yourself!

Halloween Blog Hop ~ Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Halloween Blog Hop! If you just happened upon my blog today you can start at Angela's Blog to hop from the beginning. If you came here from Becky's Blog you are in the right place!

There are a number of reasons that I love Halloween, the first is that it shares the same month as my birthday! I also love dressing up and now dressing up my kids too. It also happens to be in the fall which here near Chicago, IL is just GORGEOUS this time of year.

For today's project I decided to create a fun little treat box for my 5 1/2 year old daughter. Her latest obsession is Monster High and for Halloween she is going to dress as her favorite character, Draculaura.


The coffin treat box was really simple to make with my Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge and some plain black cardstock. Draculaura loves pink and black and girly things so I added so hot pink glitter ribbon to the edge of the box lid with my Scor Tape. Then I added the lace ruffle to the inside of the lid with more Scor Tape. Then I cut my "D" from the Elegant Cake Cricut Cartridge from White Glitter Paper and tied a bow with the same pink ribbon. I will fill it up with some Gummy Body Parts and slip it into her Trick or Treat bag on Halloween! I'm sure she will scream.... with delight!


Your next stop on the hop is Martha's Blog but before you hop away, become a follower and leave me a comment and you will be entered to win my Blog Candy - a Treat Bag with some Spooky Scrapbooking Treats! Check back tomorrow for another great project!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

What I LOVE About Fall/Halloween Blog Hop ~ Day 2

Welcome to the What I Love About Fall/Halloween Blog Hop ~ Day 2! This hop is scheduled from Oct. 7 at 8:00am through Oct. 8 at 11:00pm CST.

If you just happened to drop by my blog today, you can start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog. If you just came from Vicki's Blog, then you are in the right spot!

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great Grand Prize for this hop.

The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops. Please come back both days to see great projects.

For today's project I made this super cute paper pumpkin! I saw the recipe on The Kraft Journal Blog and she picked up the original instructions from Archivers! When I saw it I knew I had to make one too...


Isn't it the cutest? The rosettes are pretty easy to make. You simply cut your Bazzill cardstock (from Michaels Crafts) strips to size, score them every 1/2" with the Martha Stewart Score Board (also found at Michaels), and then accordion fold your score lines. Then you adhere them together end to end with Scor Tape (love it because you can tear it rather than cut it). Then flatten them and kind of squeeze them into a circle shape. Then you glue a 1 1/2" circle to each side using a hot glue gun. It takes a little practice but once you've made a couple it goes pretty quickly. You need 8 sheets of orange cardstock, 1 sheet of Kraft cardstock and any inks and embellishments you want to use!


So here's the measurements for any of you who are interested in making one of your own:
Top Rosette: 2 strips at 1 1/2" x 12"
2nd Rosette: 3 strips at 2 3/4" x 12"
3nd Rosette: 3 strips at 3" x 12"
4th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/4" x 12"
5th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/4" x 12"
6th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/2" x 12"
7th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/4" x 12"
8th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/4" x 12"
9th Rosette: 3 strips at 2 1/2" x 12"
Last Rosette: 2 strips at 1 3/4" x 12"

Stem: 3 strips at 1 1/2" x 12" fringed - you can make this taller or shorter depending on your preference. I used the Martha Stewart Fringing Scissors and it made this job really quick! I was originally going to add glitter to this one but decided to make another in black in a few days (when my hands have recovered from all the scoring and folding) and glitter-fy that one...


Here is the complete lineup:

Lisa's Blog
Lisa P's Blog
Kristy's Blog
April's Blog
Jamie's Blog
Anita's Blog
Sher B.'s Blog
Amy's Blog
Gina's Blog
Dena's Blog
Melinda's Blog
Shannon's Blog
Janet's Blog
Tammy's Blog
Barbara's Blog
Christina's Blog
Kari's Blog
Theresa's Blog
Vicki's Blog
Mandie's Blog - You are HERE
Suzanne's Blog
Jearise's Blog

To be eligible for the grand prize, you must visit each blog and leave a comment at each stop. Also if you have a Facebook account, please go "Like" Scrapping With Lisa"s Facebook Page HERE. Besides the Grand Prize that Lisa mentioned at the beginning of the hop you can also win a fun Goodie Bag on my page to! Make sure you leave me a comment both days and I will choose one winner each day!

Your next stop is Suzanne's Blog! Go see what awesome project she has in store for you after you leave your comment here!

Have a great day and please stop back tomorrow for another great project!

Friday, October 7, 2011

What I LOVE About Fall/Halloween Blog Hop ~ Day 1

Welcome to the What I Love About Fall/Halloween Blog Hop. This hop is scheduled from Oct. 7 at 8:00am through Oct. 8 at 11:00pm CST.

If you just happened to drop by my blog today, you can start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog. If you just came from Vicki's Blog, then you are in the right spot!

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great Grand Prize for this hop.

The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops. Please come back both days to see great projects.


For the hop I have created this picture frame from some scraps I had left of Echo Park Apothecary Emporium. I created a Paper Bag Album using the 6" x 6" paper pad that you can see HERE. So I had a lot of odd shaped scraps and I decided that I would make a patchwork frame by Mod Podge-ing them to my frame. I painted the edges with black acrylic paint before I adhered all my pieces. Then I inked around the edges of the whole frame to distress it a bit. Finally I added my floral embellishment because things just don't feel "finished" to me without flowers, buttons and/or ribbon!

Here is the complete lineup:

Lisa's Blog
Lisa P's Blog
Kristy's Blog
April's Blog
Jamie's Blog
Anita's Blog
Sher B.'s Blog
Amy's Blog
Gina's Blog
Dena's Blog
Melinda's Blog
Shannon's Blog
Janet's Blog
Tammy's Blog
Barbara's Blog
Christina's Blog
Kari's Blog
Theresa's Blog
Vicki's Blog
Mandie's Blog - You are HERE
Suzanne's Blog
Jearise's Blog

To be eligible for the grand prize, you must visit each blog and leave a comment at each stop. Also if you have a Facebook account, please go "Like" Scrapping With Lisa"s Facebook Page HERE. Besides the Grand Prize that Lisa mentioned at the beginning of the hop you can also win a fun Goodie Bag on my page to! Make sure you leave me a comment both days and I will choose one winner each day!

Your next stop is Suzanne's Blog! Go see what awesome project she has in store for you after you leave your comment here!

Have a great day and please stop back tomorrow for another great project!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

I'm so honored to be a part of this AMAZING blog hop for Operation Write Home! I wanted to keep my card fairly simple so it is easy to make in larger quantities, but I also wanted to make it beautiful! So, I pulled out my Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium papers and made this simply beautiful card:


I added a tiny bit of sparkle with a couple of Spica Pens, which is embedded glitter that will not flake off. We don't want to accidentally endanger our troops! It's hard to see in the photo but in person this card shines. Thanks for checking out my card today! You can hop to the next blog in the line-up by clicking on the link below: