Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Grad hop this weekend

Hello my Crafty Friends, I just wanted to invite you to hop along a fun Graduation themed blog hop I will be in this weekend, I hope you can join us.  It will be a very small hop but filled with fun inspiration.  There will be some yummy Blog Candy up for grabs too so don't miss out on that.  The fun begins on Saturday April 26, @   http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful crafty week :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Welcome & Themed Bow Boards

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to all of my new followers who hopped along with the hop over the weekend.  So happy to have made some new crafty friends.  Today I wanted to share a few Bow Boards I have been making lately... they are coming out so very cute I think.

Sofia the First themed Bow Board personalized :)
Sofia and the Castle background
Little Mermaid Themed Bow Board

Close-up of Flounder and Ariel and the shell background I created (This is the very first Bow board I made)
Close-Up of the Frozen characters

Frozen themed Bow Board


A fixer upper - I didn't create this bow board, I just added the Monster High Theme and added some flowers

I am having fun making these and I have a couple of more themes in mind right now as soon as I get my crafty space and adjoining dining room cleaned up so I have some work space again lol
I am supposed to be in another blog hop next weekend, I hope you will come hop through and see my projects... will be for Graduation this time.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you leave a wonderful comment for me to read :)  Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way! Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way! Blog Hop.

In this hop, you will see many fun Easter projects from many talented crafty ladies! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

If you have just hopped by to visit and want to join in on the fun..... hop on over to http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/ where it all begins.

If you came from Thia, then you are in the right place!
For my project I created a few fun Easter things.  First I want to share my Easter Peep shaped card. 
This was a card from a kit I got a long time ago from Paper Wishes Personal Shopper.  I love their fun card kits but I am not a big fan of fussy cutting things by hand.  Recently I purchased the new Scan and Cut from Brother, oh my ... I am in love lol  Now I have been dragging all of those old kits out and letting this new machine do most of the cutting work for me.  I even cut the felt with my new SNC after ironing on the adhesive backing and used the deep cut blade, wow it cut like a charm!!!
such a cute quote for the inside, "Happy Easter to one of my favorite peeps!".  I don't know if you can tell but the inside bow is popped up on foam squares.
for my next project I would like to share with you my Easter Bunny Candy Bar wraps
These were a lot of fun to make and they really make such cute - sweet gifts!!!  I designed the wraps with some files from my buddy and old partner Cheryl from Creative Kuts2, but you can find many of her fun files at www.creativekuts.com I designed the bunny shape wrapper and first printed out the face and then cut around it with the wrapper cut, then added the ears and other layers and wrapped it around a Hershey bar.
On now for the very yummy part!!!
Look at this sweet offering you could win!
Our blog candy- Close To MY Heart Chocolate Affair Stamp Set. A set of candy stamps for the sweet Easter season!  17.95 value.
 Close To MY Heart Chocolate Affair Stamp Set. A set of candy stamps for the sweet Easter season! 17.95 value from CTMH - Janet Royer
Blog Candy from Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station value $25.99
Blog Candy from Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station value $25.99
and wooo wooo
 Blue Moon Creation Station will also be giving away 3 digital bundles from her Etsy store

Requirements for blog candy:  Leave a comment at each and every stop on today's Hop, if you are not already a follower of the talented blogs we would love for you to do so today.
Good Luck!!!  If you have problems becoming a follower, just refresh the page. (sometimes you have to do this several times when blogger is acting up)
a winner will be picked and posted on Janet's Blog on Monday

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way!

Janet Royer- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
Denise S. - http://www.craftconfectionery.com/
Cathie W.-http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
Tricia - http://mysticalcardcreations.blogspot.com/
Beth~ http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com
Jessica: http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
Lori ~ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Amy E. - http://www.scrapthissavethat.com/
Debbie ~ http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Amanda - http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com
Sarah - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Diana - www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com
Thia- http://bluemooncreation.blogspot.com
Eva -  http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/  - You are Here

Thank you for hopping along, we hope you have found lots of fun inspiration from our Easter Blog Hop.  I am the last stop on the hop and want to remind you to make sure you left a comment on each stop along the way to qualify for the blog Candy drawing.

Have a wonderful Easter Weekend :) 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Canning Jar Tags

These turned out so cute, just how I visualized in my head.  I made a set of these as a thank you gift for a dear wonderful friend today so I just had to make some more sets in different colors to add to my Etsy store



Sets of 12 -
These adorable Jar tags are perfect for tying on to your homemade Canning Jars, just add the color of twine or ribbon to match your project through the hole at the top. There is room for you to write in the contents under handmade and then your name at the bottom. This set would also be a great gift idea for the Homemade canning person in your life. Tags measure 3" X 1 3/4"

Can add personal name for extra charge and always happy to change colors or design
All items come from a smoke free / Pet free home
Find these and many more items in my Etsy Store: 
Thanks so much for stopping by today... I hope you will leave me a comment... I love reading comments about my work :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Scan N Cut a personal Shopper kit card

Oh my Gosh, I am having so much fun with my new Scan and Cut.  Today I would like to share a Happy Belated Birthday card that was from a kit I got back in Jan of 2013.

  I was buying up the wonderful personal shopper kits on paper wishes.  They were so cute and I loved making them but I was so spoiled to my Cricut that to fussy cut each kit piece became tiresome so in a cupboard they all went to be forgotten about.  Until this week that is!!!
here is the link for their personal shopper card kits  http://www.paperwishes.com/personal-shopper/cm/monthly-cardmaking-kits.html
This is the Sheet from the kit for this card on my Sticky Mat, ready to Scan N Cut

Now I can have the machine cut all of the pieces for me!  WHAT?  Yes you heard me correctly!!!  scan the kit sheet in and let the Scan N Cut do most of the cutting work for you. 

here is how well it cut out the pieces
It cut around all of the pieces except for the full size elephant, I think the funky pattern paper was interfering with its recognition software.  But that is ok because I needed to cut him against a card blank anyway to make the shaped card.  I also cut the two inside pieces by hand with my exacto knife, the red circle in the trunk and the grey center in the flag for the straw.
Here is the finished card again, I love how it turned out!

Inside of card
This card is for sale in my Etsy store, you can find it here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/184891678/belated-birthday-elephant-shape-card

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, I hope you will leave me a comment... I love reading them!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My New Scan N Cut by Brother - LOVE

I am so flippin' excited this morning as I play and learn with my New Scan N Cut,  So I did a fun Easter hop this morning where I got to download lots of free digi art for digital scrapping, which I love to do also!!! ( here is the link if you like digi hops:   http://daisies-and-dimples.blogspot.com/

So looking at the beautiful digi art... it got me to thinking how I could print it out and Scan N cut it and use on my cards or layouts or any project like I do with my Cricut cuts or my svg files.  so here was the first page I did:

ok so this page cut beautifully except for the one flower... if the outside edge is not dark enough it will zone in on the dark spots, so not every stamped image or printed image will work.  If you look very closely at the flower that did not cut it actually cut out one inside petal... I added some black cardstock behind it so you could see it.  But overall it did cut the majority and I am so happy.  so on all of these cuts I had the machine set to cut a .04 border... Perfect!

 So using the same print out, I sent just the flower through again and cut it with no border this time.  It totally left a piece out that it did not recognize, but the adorable flower is still usable.
 Here, I decided to print another page of digi art plus throwing in that same flower again that it did not recognize well... only this time before printing I used my scrapbook program to ad a dark border around each image before printing.  I ran it through the scanner and it picked up all of the outlines beautifully again accept for the same flower.  I choose to cut the images with no border and yes again PERFECT!

This is the weird thing it did with that flower, but it can be glued in place together and you won't even notice it probably :)

I am so in love with this machine, so so SO Happy I decided to buy it!
For those of you who don't follow me on FB, let me post my 1st cuts with this wonderful machine I just received on Monday eve. 
Plus you can come like my page here  https://www.facebook.com/EvasScrapsNCards

 My first two cuts!!!   the Easter one is from the internal library on the machine
Then I went to the online software for this machine and cut two more layers to back it.  The middle yellow layer I cut with a .08 border then Green is cut at .16 border.
here is the link for the free online software:
This is Olaf from the movie Frozen, I found this as a freebie coloring book page, look how beautiful and precise it cut.  I believe I had it set to a .08 border for this one too.
on this sheet I decided to print out a page full of digi sentiments from http://www.birdscards.com/  Most of them it didn't recognize the outline as there are to many open paths, so on this one I chose to cut one of the internal shapes from the machine to cut it out, I then went back in with pink cardstock and cut the same shape 1/4" bigger for the background layer.
This one it recognized the outside perfectly so I cut this one at .08 border.  that is it for now, I will be eagerly learning as I go with this beautiful new machine and sharing my progress with you my crafty friends.  I will leave you with a couple of photos I took as I was unpacking it :)

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Baseball Birthday Card

Made this card for one of our Grandson's Birthday that is coming up very soon
I used an svg file for the glove from Scrap your story
Baseball & Bat are from Cricut Best of 2008
Happy Birthday from Cricut Stamping Solutions
Embossing CB Simply Charmed set - Squares
Faux stitching with Sakura Gelly roll pen
Love how it turned out, fun card
Thanks for stopping by and have a Beautiful crafty day :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Embossed Father's Day Card

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Valentine's Day to you all.

I am jumping ahead and working on a completely different special occasion card with my Card Swap Group today.  Happy Father's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, I am working ahead with my swap card group and had to share this Father's Day card I made using your stop watch in the Alice's cuddly friends file that white Rabbit is holding.  Then I embossed and inked it and added a printed clock face ;)
This card was fun and hard to make all at the same time, it seems I have to work extra hard at coming up with masculine cards, plus I have to search high and low for the right papers as most of my stuff is so girly I have found lol. 
So the awesome, beautiful stop watch clock background is from svgcuts.com from a file called Alice's Cuddly Friends, White Rabbit has it :)  that is a FREE file right now so hurry over there to get it for yourself :) I cut it from some metallic gold card stock and the embossed it with cuttlebug Textile folder.  I then sponged it with StazOn black ink and love the engraved effect it gave :)  the clock-face is from a printout that I then cut out with a circle die... then to make it even better I added a bling in the center to look like a diamond.  very cool to be able to add bling to a masculine card without it looking just wrong :)  The top two flag banners I cut and layered just using my paper trimmer and then cutting a V in the end with my scissors.  The bottom one I cut in SCAL as two layers and added a shiny gold brad to match the stopwatch.  The background of the card is embossed with cuttlebug clockworks folder which I inked with walnut stain distress ink directly on the folder before running through my Cuttlebug (it washes right off when you are done with running water). 
Here is a view of all six of them for my swap group
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my project.  I would love for you to follow me for future projects, I always love making new crafty friends :) 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CD Holder Cabinet Make Over

Wow this is my 3rd post today... I am trying to catch up on sharing some of my makeovers with you all from the last few weeks :)

So here is a makeover on an old CD holder cabinet my Sister recently gave me

Now it will House my small clear stamp sets in cd cases
Here is the original view
Here is where it lives now in my craft room, I used Fabric that matches my bulletin Board located behind my desk, to cover the main portion using mod-podge to adhere it.  on the drawer fronts I used some grey paper from the DCWV stack Black Currant which I adhered with my atg gun.  I cut some bookplates for each drawer front and attached Brads to them and then adhered them to the front using my xyron for adhesive.  I will be adding white lettering for the labels once I sort out all my stamp categories.  I also cut some pretty flowers with my cuttlebug using a new die set I recently purchase called Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Shapeabilities from spellbinders.  I again used my Xyron to add full adhesive and attach to the drawer fronts.
Here is one last photo showing where it sits under my cricut and beside my computer and it matches my fun flowery bulletin board.
Thanks for stopping by to look at another Crafty Makeover... I hope you enjoyed my project and have a fun and crafty day :)

Pretty Tin Can Organizer

So I saw this Basic Idea somewhere on pinterest of course ( http://www.pinterest.com/pin/562105597211621699/ )   so I ran with it and this is what I came up with :)

Here was what I started with, but after covering the big pink lemonade can with my gorgeous pink and black fabric that matches lots of stuff in my Craft
Room, I realized it was going to be much too hard to pierce the lower set of holes through fabric than it would be to use scrapbook paper so I changed to a regular lemonade can which is a bit shorter than the pink lemonade can, but it still worked out perfect.

 here it is finished before I added my tools.  I went with a paper stack from DCWV called Black Currant... I love love love this paper!!!  I used my Crop-adile to punch holes in each of the tin cans... I used 4 progressive soup cans for the top row and 4 sliced peaches cans for the bottom row.  I just marked the holes on the lemonade can and pierced through with a piercing tool, then put a bolt though the cans and added a nut inside the lemonade can, if you look closely at this pic you can see some of them.
 Here it is on my desk and my big ole ATG gun fits under it perfectly, YES!  ... eventually I want to find a lazy Suzanne to go under it so it can spin .
Here is a better lit photo of it finished and filled.  Thanks for stopping by, Hope you have a crafty day :)