Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Favorite Halloween Projects!

Hello and Happy Halloween!  I live on the East Coast on Long Island so I wanted to set up a post for you in case I am without electricity because of Hurricane Sandy.  I took this picture in Disneyworld in August.  On our last day there the Halloween decorations were starting to go up!

  These are some of my favorite Halloween Projects from last year.  I hope you enjoy!
 You can see these projects post here.
You can see this project here.

You can see these projects here.
You can see the post for these projects here.
Enjoy your halloween and eat lots of candy!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Z is for Zebra and Zachary - Scrappy Monday with My Creative Time

Hello my friends!  Today is Scrappy Monday over at My Creative Time.  The challenge was to  make our layouts based on a letter! an "ABC" layout!  I used the letter Z.  My son's favorite animal is a Zebra and his name starts with Z too!
My layout is 8 x 8.  I used a picture from his birthday along with the Zebra card I made him.  I attached the card with repositional glue so it can still be removed if he decides he wants to take it off.  I also used some "Zebra" print paper and a "Z" charm I had in my stash.

Create-a-Critter Cartridge and Gypsy
New Leaf, White and True Black Card Stock  -  Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper  -  Joanns
Black Diamond Stickles
Z Charm  -  Making Memories
Scallop Corner Chomper  -  Crop-a-Dile
Shabby Shutters Distress Ink
Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please go see what the other ladies have made for Scrappy Monday!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Witch Hat Tag and Washi Tape Tree Tag - Designer's Challenge at My Creative Time

Good Morning!  Today is a new Designer's Challenge at My Creative Time.  The challenge is from Ruthie this time.   Her challenge is to make a large decorative tag. The tag needs to measure 4" x 6" or larger in any shape you like.
I made two projects for today's post.  A Halloween and a Christmas Tag.

Elegant Edges and Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge
Glitter Paper  -  Coordinations
Tricks and Treats Paper Pad  -  Pebbles
Dusty concord Distress Ink
Fragments  -  Tim Holtz
Pinking Shears

I used Washi Tape on a white piece of cardstock to make a diagonal pattern.  Then I cut the Christmas Tree out of the Red Cardstock and layered it over the Washi Tape.
From Our Family To Yours  and Fancy Frame die  -  My Creative Time
Holiday Tree -   Spellbinders Shapeabilities
Brick Embossing folder  -  Sizzix
Pure Poppy, New Leaf and True Black  Card Stock  -  Papertrey Ink
Iced Spruce Distress Ink
Silver Stickles
Washi Tape and Brad  -  Recollections
Black Gel Pen
 Visit My Creative Time and link up your Challenge Project!  Have a fabulous day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Creative Time Halloween Blog Hop - Monster Tag and Bottle

Hello!  Welcome to My Creative Time's 2 Day Halloween Hop and
Spooky Sale!!!  You should have arrived here from Cassandra's Blog.  If not you can start at the beginning here!

 I used Emma's XL Label die and my Xyron machine to make a sticker for the bottle.  There are so many in the store this time of year I thought "Why not make my own"!

 List of Supplies:
 XL Label die
My Creative Time

Bump in the Night Cricut Cartridge 
Tricks and Treats Paper Pad  -  Pebbles
Burlap and Hemp  -  Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
The Uglies Stamp Set  -  Peachy Keen Stamps
Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink  -  Memento
Xyron sticker maker
Pumpkin Embellishments  -  Recollections
 Cool Shadow copic Marker
Glossy Accents and Purple Stickles
This wouldn't be a party without a FANTASTIC prize .... right? Random.org will pick ONE winner each day to win ALL OF THIS! All you have to do is leave your comments for a chance to win ALL of this! DON'T FORGET to leave us you contact information just in case YOU are one of the LUCKY winners! You have until Sunday at midnight to leave your comments! GOOD LUCK!:)
Thursday Blog hop Line up!
We are ALSO having a sale going on RIGHT NOW that will end on Sunday, Oct 21st @ midnight! Use the code SPOOKY & start shopping here!
Your next stop is Cheryl's Blog.  Enjoy the rest of the hop today and don't forget about the second half tomorrow!  Have a great day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Show Me Your Technique Tuesday - Using Napkins as Paper

Good Morning, welcome to Technique Tuesday Mini Blog Hop with My Creative Time.  You should have arrived here from Veronica's Blog.
Today for my technique I made some background paper and flowers with fast food and party napkins I had laying around. (I always have these napkins around from my numerous coffee runs, hehehe!)
I came across this idea when I needed to add a shim to the top of my cuttlebug plates to make sure a die cut all the way through some felt.  I put the napkin on top of the plates and cranked them through.  I noticed how the napkin had changed into a nice, smooth paper like consistency.  I tried stamping on it and cutting it with a die and it worked very nicely.  I got so excited because there have been so many beautiful napkins I would LOVE to use as paper.  I was thinking how much I could add to scrapbook layouts with napkins from my kids parties and special occasions!
In order to get the napkins smooth the cuttlebug plates must be loaded with some paper inside, then place the napkins on top.  It should be a tight fit or else the napkin will get jammed in the rollers!
I made some tags to go with coffee cup cozies I crocheted to give as gifts.  There are lots of free patterns available online.  I used Emma's Flower Petal dies to make the attached flowers.

I stamped this using Emma's Coffee Backgrounds stamp set.  Then cut it out with the Just Tags die.
The background is made with a natural colored napkin and the flowers with a white napkin.  I used Distress Ink to color the flower.
 I also made a tag and cozie in Halloween colors.  One flower in from a white napkin and the other is from a patterned party napkin.

Here are the wrapped up finished products!

List of Supplies:
Fast Food or Party Napkins
Cuttlebug A, B and C Plates
True Black Card Stock and Felt  -  Papertrey Ink
Spun Sugar and Spice Marmalade Distress Inks
Rosebud, Tangelo and Tuxedo Black Ink  -  Memento
Trendy Twine
Celebrate It Ribbon
Recollections Brads
I hope you liked my "mini" tutorial.  Your next stop is Cassandra's Blog.  Enjoy your day!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Smashbook Layout - Scraping the Little Thinngs with My Creative Time

 ood Morning!  I hope you all had a nice weekend!  Today is Scrapping the Little Things over at My Creative Time.  This is the day that Emma and her design team showcase "Project Life", "Project Life "like" layouts as well as "Smashbooking".
I did some Smashbook pages with pics from our trip to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.  My twins got the "Royal" treatment!  Isabel got her hair and make up done, while Zach got some cool hair gel and confetti!

If you noticed that Isabel's dress changed color (hehe) it's because at the Cinderella Castle Dinner,  a waiter accidentally spilled a drink on Isa's dress!  They were so sweet and gave her the blue one!

I used Smashbook page inserts to attach the two brochures.  There is adhesive inside the insert that you can stick your item on to attach it to the book.


I used several of Emma's dies and stamps on this page.
The stitched circle die worked SO perfectly cutting out pictures!  The Just Tags die I used to make the little "envelopes".
Other Supplies
Scallop and Cloud Corner Chomper  -  Crop-a-Dial
Dwell 6x6  paper pad  -  My Mind's Eye
Super Hero paper  -  Momenta
Mickey Head brads  -  Scrapbook Expo
Smashbook and Smashbook page inserts  -  K&Company

Please head on over to My Creative Time to see what Emma and the ladies have for you to see today!  I hope you have a great one!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)