Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Freebie!

I hangout on the web a lot and visit a few places on a regular basis. So today I want to pass along a great site for SVG freebies! Images by Heather M. Here is her Halloween Smiley, he's just too cute.

You can down load the file from her site by clicking here: Vampire Smiley

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flat Stanley tours Detroit!

A friend off the Cricut message board asked for help with a Flat Stanley project for some 1st graders in Texas. There are some wonderful women on that board, she got over 75 volunteers. One from every state plus a few spares. So every child in 3 class rooms got to send a Stanley to someone. I took mine on a tour of Detroit today. A special thanks to my friend Kelly who went along for the ride today. First stop the Ambassador Bridge:

Funny story at the bridge. You use to be able to cruise by and then get back on the highway before the toll booth. NOT any more. We had to go the the booth and ask what to do. My friend did not have a passport on her to go to Canada. Thankfully this happens on a regular basis and they directed us to a "special" gate so we could get out. Great start to our adventure.

Next drive by: Hart Plaza.

And Cobo Hall.


 Joe Louis Arena- home of the Red Wings Hockey club.

The Renaissance Center.

The Spirit of Detroit. He occasionally wears a special "team" jersey. When a Detroit team wins a big game.

 The boys in Blue. Keeping our Downtown streets safe.

 A bus stop.

 The Eastern Wig and Hair company. We thought this was a very interesting store front.

 Comerica Park- home of the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise.

 The Fox theater- historic theater in downtown Detroit.

 The Hockey Town Cafe- great place to eat before or after aTigers game or Hockey game.

 Ford Field- home of the Detroit Lions. I'm not a fan but many people are- "Bless their hearts".

Stanley meets the Tiger outside the main entrance to Comerica. He almost got eaten we had to save him.

Back at home Stanley meets a praying mantis by my backdoor.

We had a ball driving around downtown. It doesn't happen very often and usually our husbands drive. We got turned around a few times but that just added to the fun. Stanley has visited a few other places while he was here. I'm making a little book to commemorate his visit and will be sending it back to Texas the beginning of next week. So glad I could help out.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mini cards

I recently bought the "Pumpkin Carving" Cricut cartridge. It's so cool. Then the other day I was browsing in Archiver's and they had a display of Mini cards with envelopes. So cute I just had to buy the envelopes. I wanted to make some Mini cards to go with some Halloween gifts I'm giving. I wanted them to be fast and simple. I opened my Design Studio program and resized a few images to fit a 3x3 card front.

See quick and simple. These took me a total of about 15 minutes to make. I honestly think it took longer to load the DS program then it did to pick and size the images. Now all I have to do is write a quick note inside them and they are ready to deliver.

Here's a peak at whats on the Pumpkin Carving cartridge.

I hope these cards have inspired you to get out your paper, trimmer and adhesive. Now go forth and be Creative!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Scrap Sisters Studio ATC's

OK I'm still slow that should be no big surprise to anyone that knows me . So here's the finished ATC I promised to share. The background paper is Basic Gray and the paper piecing is from Little Scraps of Heaven. To make the sign I printed off the "Scrap Sisters Studio" in a text box that was the size to fit the sign background. Works like magic every time. Lots of inking and white pen work on these little cuties. Thankfully I only had to make 10.

There were 5 of us that swapped ATC's at our get together. Here are the other girls cards.

ATC's are a fun way to play with new techniques and try different ideas out in a small format. There are many places to join swaps on the net. If your interested in checking out our message board you'll find us here at "Scrap Sisters Studio". When joining please put scrapbooking in the message. We'd love to have some new faces on our board.

I hope you've enjoyed my ATC's. Now go forth and create!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Scrap Sisters Studio ATC's

Just a little teaser! I thought I took a pic of the finished project but I guess I didn't. So I will tomorrow but tonight you get this preview:

Wait till you see the finished ATC. It rocks.

Go forth and be CREATIVE!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

There's NO place like home!

I finished up the OZ bears over the weekend so I figured I should put them up and share. LOVE this set.

Just a reminder this set is available thru Little Scraps of Heaven and can be cut on your Cricut with the SCAL program.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Land of OZ!

My Niece was Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ this spring so as soon as I saw this pattern set from "Little Scraps of Heaven Designs" I knew I had to have it.

I've made a couple of the patterns and just love them. My youngest Niece saw the play and now she is being Dorothy for Halloween. She was my helper for building the pieces.

I made them about 8 inches high. Addie wanted to hang them in her room and play with them. She also needed Dorothy to have some Bling on her shoes. Stickles take  forever to dry and she was so patient. Here's Dorothy!

Tricia Moore did a wonderful job creating these patterns and they cut with ease on my Cricut using SCAL 2. The Tin Man!

The Cowardly Lion.

Remember to add all the little touches when making paper piecings. The chalk on their cheeks and the black pen work on their faces. I makes a difference. I have the other 3 characters sized and ready to cut. I will post those as soon as they are done.

I hope you've been inspired. Go and Create!