Monday, January 31, 2011

How to make a layout on the gypsy~ Episode 2


Well I did it again...that's right I made another video.  I thought it was a quick one, but afterward I realized it was kind of long! 

Anyway, I've had several people ask me to show how I make a layout on my gypsy, so here you go.  Sorry it's not real clear, still getting used to working with the camera!  :)

***I gave the wrong address for Emma, click here to go straight to her***

This may not work for everyone, and it certainly doesn't need to be done this way for a simple card (like shown).  But when you are designing a project with lots of cuts, for me this is the only way to go.  I also save every project in my gypsy, so I know exactly what I've done.

Hopefully I will be able to make the card later this week!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps "Sneak Peak #7"


This is a super quick post...on my way out the door for work, so no time for chatter! :)

I wanted to try something totally different for Scrappy Moms Stamps sneak peek.  I'm not totally happy with it, but I think you'll like the idea.  So take it and run with it.  If you  make one, please let me know, I'd love to see it!

I tried to layer his face...that didn't work.  I didn't have a PK stamp big enough, so I went with his face, but his mouth didn't show up.  So then I added the white pen...not crazy about that either.  But I do love his googly eyes and he is on a Action Wobble! 

Sweetheart Cricut Cartridge
frog cut at 2.64 x 3.35
layers and shadow to match

Dollar Store Frame
googly eyes
action wobbles
button, bakers twine, white pen



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peek Day #6


This has been such a busy week!  I've been working some extra hours, so trying to get my posts done have been a little tricky! 
So on to the card for Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peek of Love Notes...

Card size 3.5 x 7.25
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
label cut 6.71 x 3.44
shadow label cut 7.25 x 3.72
perfume bottle cut 3.55 x 2.18
and layers to match

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
hearts cut 1.84 x 1.00

paper: K & Co, Bazzill

stickles, white pen, bakers twine

Remember to give the other girls some blog love and go to Scrappy Moms Stamps to enter for their Terrific Tuesday Challenge and  while you're there pick up some of their stamps!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Circle Monthly Challenge


I've been wanting to do the Cricut Circle Monthly Challege, but with work, Scrappy Moms Stamps new release of Love Notes and their bi-monthly challenge, I wasn't sure I was going to make it!  But I did! :)

The challenge was to scraplift something from their blog...oh if you're not a circle member you can't see it, they've got some amazing projects.  It has to have at least two cuts and at least 2 of their sponsor's products.  I scraplifted a candle wrap from November 4. 

Paper: Theresa Collins, Bazzill, American Crafts
Holiday Cricut Cartridge
vine cut at 5.74 x 1.51
shadow and layers to match
Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge
butterfly cut 1.73 x 0.95
shadow and layers to match
foam tape, 3and1 glue

Wish me luck...I really want the Cake machine!


It's Scrappy Mom's Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge #2!


It's that time again...for another Teriffic Tueday Challenge at Scrappy Moms Stamps!  This weeks challenge is to create something using the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge!

I went with a treat box, I hope you like it!

Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge
box cut at 11.49 x 9.24
with heart  ( from Sweethearts cart) welded inside at 2.00 x 1.75 
make frame with two hearts welded together at 2.86 x 1.75 and 2.80 x 2.37

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
lock cut 1.35 x 1.71
cut layers to match
key cut 1.55 x 1.71
layer to match
tag cut 1.86 x 1.51
and layer to match

ribbon, stickles, button, stampin up ink

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 4 of the Sneak Peek ~ Love Notes!


Can you believe that it's day 4 of Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peak, this has gone by so fast! And tomorrow is already going to be Terrific Tuesday Challenge #2!  This month is just flying by!!!

Yesterday I posted a card with a little guinea pig on it.  After many comments about you guys not knowing it was on the Sweetheart cart, I rechecked.  And guess what?!  You are not crazy, I AM!  It's on the Four Legged Friends cart!  Sorry for the mix up!  Now you know I really do read all of your comments!

Now on to my project~ This is also a Let's Face It Friday Challenge at Peachy Keen!

Sweetheart Cricut Cartridge
gumball machine cut at 2.75 x 4.53
all layers to match
hearts (words & faces) cut at 5.95 x 3.24
sweetheart cut at 6.75 x 1.59
and shadow to match

stickles, white & black pen, chalk, acetate for the gumball machine

So head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to pre~order this set and check out their other ones too!  Oh and you need to visit the other girls on the DT, their links are on the left!

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hey it's Day 3 of Scrappy Moms Stamp Sneak Peek!


Oops, I've gotten off to a slow start this morning! (I forgot to have this posted earlier)  My weekend has been filled with good friends and playing with paper!  Oh yea, I even managed to get in the garage for a minute to get rid of some stuff (this is for my DH...yes, I know you were out there for hours! lol! )

When I get my stamps or a picture of them from Scrappy Moms Stamps, I go straight to my gypsy and get them all designed and saved. From there I just go down the list, pick one to make each day!  I've notice lately that us girls on the DT are starting to think alike...which I think is so funny!  Almost like a couple that starts to look alike when they've been married a long time!  So, I said all that to say...that if my card seems similar to another DT's, it just might!  ;)

As soon as I saw this Guinea Pig/ Hamster it reminded me of my mother-in-law.  When I first met her, she had a guinea pig named Miss Piggy.  It was really my sister-in-law's, but it had become my MIL's.  Oh she loved that little thing!  She was so sad when Miss Piggy died.  Enough of me and my family, now on to the card!

My little guy is on a Wobble too! 

Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge
2 labels sized 5.67  x 5.18 welded together then the sized would be 5.68 x 9.90
label cut at 5.67 x 5.18 for top layer
frame 5.40 x 5.18 outside, 4.91 x 4.71 inside and welded
hearts cu 1.13 x 4.04

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
guinea pig cut 2.99 x 3.16
all layers to match

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ critter face
Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Love Notes
Wobble, ribbon, bakers twine, button, chalks, stickles, black & white pen

Please don't forget to check out the other girls projects, they've all worked so hard on them!  Then, you'll need to head over to Scrappy Moms Stamps and pre~order your set of Love Notes.  These are great for year round, not just Valentine's Day!

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Love Notes ~ Sneak Peek


Did you see all the beautiful projects yesterday that the other girls on the Design Team made?  Just so creative!  I've been having so much fun with these stamps and even ventured out from my regular style!  Since I don't want to take up anymore of your time today...on to the card!  Oops, not a card a tag!

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
tag cut 4.08 x 5.82
cupid cut 2.97 x 3.91
with layers to match
bow & arrow cut 2.26 x 2.26

Tim Holtz embossing folder
Tim Holtz Stamps
ribbon, stickles, button, heart doily, stampin up waffle paper, ink

So don't forget to head over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to pre-order these sweet stamps and check out the other girls projects!

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peek Week Day 1!!!


It's Friday!  Whoo Hoo!  Do you have any plans this weekend?  I plan to catch up on some pages and do alittle organizing.  And in that order, fun before work!  :)

Well let me get to the business at hand, Scrappy Moms Stamps have a new stamp set called Love Notes!  ADORABLE!  They are perfect for Valentine's Day, but can be used for so much more! 

Aren't they super cute!  I just love them :)

Now for my card...I have to say, I just love the way this turned out!  I know you can't tell but I used a "wobble" on the monkey's head.  (my wobbles just got here today!)

 (sorry I'm having lighting issues)
Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
card ~ weld 2 hearts @ 5.62 x 5.35 each
heart layer 5.80 x 5.35
small heart layer 5.62 x 5.35
monkey cut at 4.63 x 2.54
and layers to match
leaf cut at 4.63 x 2.54
Lacy Labels
scalloped oval cut at 2.38 x 1.33
Plantin Schoolbook
oval cut at 1.21 x 2.08
chalk, white pen, stickles
paper: Doodlebug, Stampin Up, Michael's

Check back tomorrow for more Scrappy Moms Stamps~ Love Notes Sneak Peek!   And don't forget to look at the other girls on the Design Team.  Their links are to the left of my blog!

**Head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to pre-order ~Love Notes! **


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #43 Sketch ~ Card


I have a super quick post for you tonight, the Peachy Keen Challenge #43...I hope you like it!
(sorry for the bad lighting!)

Christmas Cricut Cartridge
snowflakes cut at 1.64 x 2.00
Paper: Stampin Up, DCWV
Punch ~ McGill
white pen, chalk, Stickles


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Peachy Keen LFIF & Circle Weekly Challenges


I finally finished  two challenges that I had in my gypsy!  I just couldn't stand to listen to them anymore, screaming to be let out! hehe! I think I have 6 or 7 more in there chanting "pick me, pick me"!  I promise they will be made and posted soon!

So here is the first challenge: Peachy Keen 1/7/11 Let's Face It Friday, it had to be a "Thank you" Card with a PK face.

Country Life Cricut Cartridge
sun cut 6.98 x 3.04
layers cut to match
sheep cut 1.81 x 1.21
card size 3.5 x 7.25
The Twinery Bakers Twine ~ soon you can purchase at Scrappy Moms Stamps
button, white & black gel pen, chalk

Next is the weekly Circle Blog Challenge ~ #16 Cute As A Button Sketch Challenge (sorry I can't put a link, you can only view the blog if you belong to the circle)

Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge
girl cut 2.83 x 3.98
hair layer cut to match
dress & wings cut 3.99 x 3.98
layers cut to match
flower cut 1.69 x 1.25
layers cut to match
button, trim, twine, white pen, stickles, chalk

Enjoy your evening!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Alex's "It's My Party Blog Hop"!


Are you enjoying your weekend?  I sure am...I've got my warm morning cup, and ready to spend a little time checking out all the fabulous creations that all my crafty friends have made for Alex's "It's my party blog hop"!  If you arrived from Julie at Cricut Chick you're in the right place.  Isn't she creative!!    If not you can go to the start at Alex's!

Well here is my project!  Since this is birthday celebration, I thought I would do child's party!

SpongeBob Cricut Cartridge
banner (blue) cut at 3.43 x 4.18
banner (lt brown) cut at 3.04 x 4.10 & embossed with a Sizzix folder
flowers behind letters cut 2.41 x 2.41
letters cut at 1.74 x 2.18
flowers behind spongebob and patrick cut at 1.86 x 1.86 ~ cut layers to match
spongebob cut 2.93 x 2.61 ~ cut layers to match
patrick cut 2.62 x 2.62 ~ cut layers to match

Also in the photo are dollar store bubbles, all I did is wrap two pieces of paper around the base, tied jute then added two Prima Flowers,  wrapped jute around neck too!

Invitation ~
Welded two pineapples size 3.47 x 5.12 together, used hide contour on some of the items on the back part of the card.  All the layers were cut to match.

Treat Box cut at 11.75 x 5.94
Spongebob cut 5.00 x 3.24 and all layers to match

I used layers of foam dots to make him look as if he was jumping off!

This week was really busy for me so here are few ideas that I didn't get to...If you were to serve cupcakes, maybe cut jelly fish in different colors and glue to toothpicks and stick in the cupcakes.  Also for a game, cut a large standing Spongebob and all the layers.  Cut extra ties and play Pin the Tie on Spongebob!

Now for your next stop it's MOMO and you know that she will have something super cute!!!

Don't forget to leave a comment for everyone!  I know that Alex has gotten some FABULOUS sponsors and you don't want to miss out!

If you get lost along the way, I have added the whole list for you!

Liz (that's me)

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grand Prize!!!


I just wanted to do a quick post, yesterday I received the remainder of my grand prize from ProvoCraft!  For those that are new to my blog, by the way thank you for that...Last August I won the Grand Prize from the Cricut Circle.  I got to go to Utah and film a segment for a Cricut DVD, you can read about it here

So this is what I got yesterday...

10 DVD's with over a 100 projects
6 keypad and a cartridge with all the images used
1 DVD with instructions
1 DVD with Tips & Tricks
and a copy of the Informercial that aired

Some of my favorite crafty friends made the DVD's, Emma, Erin and Michelle.  I just want to let you know that I haven't seen all the DVD's, so if you are one of my friends and you are on it, please let me know!  And I'm sorry I didn't mention you!

Thanks again to Cathy Miller of Provo Craft for all the fun!

I'll be back this weekend for a huge blog hop with some of the most creative women! 
I'm very honored to be hopping with them!


Enjoy the rest of your night!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's Scrappy Mom's Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge!


Did you hear the exciting new?  Scrappy Mom's Stamps is going to be having "Terrific Tuesday Challenges"!  They will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month!  This week's challenge is to use the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge and of course Scrappy Mom's Stamps if you have them.  If you don't have Birthday Bash, don't worry about it, just make a birthday themed project.  So get your project ready, go to Scrappy Mom's blog's and add it with Mr. Linky!  Good Luck on the challenge!

Here's my card...

Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge
cut and weld 2 scalloped circles at 5.19 x 4.76 each ~pink
cut at 4.55 x 4.18 ~ brown
Plantin Schoolbook
cut circle at 3.97 x 3.82 ~plaid
Brithday Bash Cricut Cartridge
cut ice cream sundae at 2.26 x 2.99
and layers to match

Scrappy Mom's Stamps ~ The Charmed Life
Paper: Stampin Up, DCWV
Cuttlebug Enbossing Folder~ D'Vine Swirl
Stickles, white pen
Ribbon: Stampin Up

I hope you enjoy your day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Let's Celebrate" Blog Hop Winner!


I just realized that I never picked a winner from the "Let's Celebrate" Blog Hop...and the winner is ....

Ashley said...

Love the Parisian-themed birthday pieces - especially the banner, OOH LA LA! :) It is all elegant and FUN! My favorite celebration would have to be Thanksgiving - I love the opportunity to celebrate with family and spend time together during a time of the year when it can be hard to do so :) Happy early Blogiversary to you, Happy Blogiversary/Birthday to Joanna and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Congratulations Ashley, you will have until Monday, January 10 to contact me or I will have to pick a new winner!

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

"Let's Celebrate" Blog Hop!


Welcome to Joanna's "Let's Celebrate" Blog Hop!  If you arrived from Lauren's blog then you're in the right place!  Isn't she amazing!!  I just love her creations!!!  If not then you can click here to go to the start at Joanna's blog who may I say has some of the most adorable designs!  Joanna is celebrating two things, her blog's first anniversary and her birthday.  If you haven't seen her celebration this past week, you really need to check out all her projects and all the blog candy she's giving away!  This blog hop is filled with some of the most creative women on the web!  And I am honored to have been asked to participate with them! 

My project is a Parisian Princess Birthday Party!

Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
purse ~ welded two at 2.96 x 3.47 together making it 2.96 x 6.86 black
cut layer at2.96 x 3.47 pattern paper, hand clip handle off
ink edges with Tim Holtz ~ pumice stone

French Manor Cricut Cartridge
eiffel tower cut at 1.07 x 1.54 black
crown cut at 1.37 x .92 silver
embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folder and inked, layered on black

added Stampin Up brad, pearls

cut hat by tracing a dollar store party hat
French Manor Cricut Cartridge
eiffel tower cut at 2.29 x 3.31 black
flourish cut at 2.34 x 3.31 pink
added tinsel ribbon for edge and top and a little white pen highlights

Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
cut at 11.39 x 3.75 black
layer cut 2.67 x 3.75 pattern paper inked endges with Tim Holtz ~ pumice stone
added Black Diamond Stickles and pearls to handle and clasp

covered bubbles with paper and ribbon
French Manor Cricut Cartridge
tied  eiffel tower cut at 1.07 x 1.54 black
flousish cut at 1.43 x 2.01 pink
Cone made from a 6" square of two sided paper
Lacy Labels Cricut Lite Cartridge
cut scalloped oval at 2.46 x 3.12 cream
Gypsy Wanderings
crown cut at 2.59 x 1.75 silver
French Manor Cricut Cartridge
eiffel tower cut at 1.39 x 2.01 black
added tinsel, rhinestones, jelly roll black glaze pen, waffle paper by Stampin Up and crystal and black bead on the end
Country Life Cricut Cartridge
banner cut at 3.34 x 5.24 black
layer cut 2.91 x 5.24 pattern
Gypsy Fonts
letters cut at 2.02 height patter paper
shadow cut to match black
Gypsy Wanderings
crown cut at 1.72 x 1.16 silver
French Manon Cricut Cartridge
eiffel tower cut at 1.39 x 2.01 black
added waffle paper by Stampin Up, crystal and black beads on the bottem of each pennent

Now for a little celebrating of my's almost my blog anniversary (January 20) so I'm giving away a Scrappy Mom's Stamp set of your choice!  All you have to do is leave a comment of your favorite celebration, a way to get a hold of you, and follow if you like my work!

Your next stop is Mary, she is so creative and always has a new video (I don't know how she does it!).  If you get lost along the way, I have listed all the blogs.


Have a Happy & Safe New Year!