Saturday, October 29, 2011

Here we are...

David and I watching the Bio Channel... Celebrity Ghost Stories..

Yep scaring ourselves before going to bed.

Sorry I didn't make it to my friend's Halloween party tonight.. Robin. Maybe next year??? I'll be better prepared.

I've been working on a project for my brother.. using the Cricut Craft Room (beta) .. I had the frame picked out and was trying to weld words inside the frame but when I cut it.. it welded like everything and it didn't cut right so I've spend a lot of time today trying to work on his project.. The program takes up a lot of my system resources.. and I've had to reboot several times.. so I put it on pause.. I might try it on my Gypsy... however.. Fancy Frames isn't in the catalog so now I need to update my Gypsy... and it was dead.. well maybe tomorrow. It's a new day. LOL

What have ya'll done this weekend?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Swap over at Scraps of Darkness

I participated in the Halloween Swap over at Scraps of Darkness.
I love what  I received!!!
Here's what  I made for my swap partner.

My little tree.. see the cobwebs? and my glitter...
I loved using my HAPPY HAUNTINGS cart!
I hadn't used this cartridge before so this was the perfect opportunity for me to make some things. I made my little tree and then tried to make the big tree.. however that one would not stand up but  my little guy does hooray. I used my Scraps of Darkness spritzs and smooches. It was fun making these embellies.

Happy Halloween. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

KinderStampO Guest Design Team Day!

Yes the day has arrived. Yes hoorayyyyyyyyyy!

Thank you for stopping in and taking a look. I have the Creative Chaos set of stamps which can be found here: KinderStampO

Ok so at first I was trying to make this cool 3-d tree. I had made a smaller one for this cool swap I was doing and it stood up perfectly.. well I thought I want a giant tree.. I did FIT TO PAGE on my Cricut. That sucker was over 9 inches!! I inked it and stickled it and made cute spiders and bats and my words were dangling from the tree.. only to watch it FALL OVER. ......... sad face.. So in an effort to save my tree I tried to take pictures of it. Here are my attempts.. using my super cool stamps..

See the dangling letters..

my happy spider...

oh well and why yes that is a limited edition TH holiday ink
so I had to salvage my letters was too late at night.. so I reinvented the wheel and made this next item.:

why yes .. that is a limited edition TH fall color.. purple..(not official name) and black roses

Now of course you can get better close up's at her KS's website

I was trying to show the black diamond stickles.
I love the versatility you can get from this set. I will now include a pic of an earlier project that I did using this SAME set!

My newest Niece, Kinslee
There ya have it! It can be spooky or sweet.. or even more.. it's all up to you. As far as that tree goes.. I'm thinking I"m gonna eventually try the cereal box route (aka homemade chipboard) and see if my tree will stand up with stronger material!
Now remember you can see more fabulous products here: KinderStampO .
Stay tuned until NEXT THURSDAY.. because then you get to meet another fabulous member of the Guest Design Team. Don't forget to check out the daily projects that Jess has going at . Come join the fun.

Thank you for sharing this adventure with me.
Happy Scrappn!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Ring Ring

Here's my entry into the Round Robin over at Scraps of Darkness.It's always so cool to see what the ladies come up with.
Here are some closeups:
Super cool blue butterfly..
Now if you notice above there is that super cool blue butterfly. Yes that came from Renea's Shop : My Glitter Coated Life. I used an older Martha Stewart Punch for around the edges and I used the SEPTEMBER KIT: PASSAGES from over at Scraps of Darkness.

Can you see my telephone?

Hey who says telephones have to be in the single digits. LOL.. and the wire.. is really a pink handle from a gift bag. Yep the gift bag tore and I was about to throw it away and then  I was like SURELLLLLLLLY I could use this for something so I went outside and sprayed with my WOOD STAIN SMOOCH that came with the SEPTEMBER KIT: PASSAGES. I think about used it all up though darn it! But hey Tim Holtz little tag/numbers came in handy and yep that round part is painted black and it was the bottom of a box.

gears .. surely there are some in a phone
Ok now aren't those some cool gears?? yep I won those as well from Renea which can be found in her really cute etsy shop : My Glitter Coated Life.  I have a few more gears I get to play with yipee!

paris anyone?
Now the big black frame well its acutally a cut out from the Cricut Cartridge Fancy Frames. and then when I saw the Teresa Collins World Traveler paper  I was like oh look .. that looks like my frame hahahah so I incorporated it.
Thanks for looking and if you want to check out a bit more edgier place steampunk/grunge then check out Scraps of Darkness.

Happy Scrappn