Friday, December 24, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree!!!!!

Well it seems that Christmas is less than 24 hours away--the family fun starts tonight!!!!
I have one last Christmas project before I take next week off for some vacation and focused craft time!  I made this with mini chocolate bars, some floral foam, and a whole lot of hot glue.  I 'potted' it in a spray painted pot I got for a Buck.  I must admit this took 5 bags of candy but the reaction was worth it!

May you all be richly blessed during the holiday and your new year be bright! 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Super easy gift wrap Idea

All you need is a half a sheet of 12x12 pattern paper, a clear pail from Michael's (2.00), and a hot glue gun!  Simple right.  I also crimped the paper before I put it in the pale to give some added depth--
I am using these as stockings for my nieces and nephew

Hope all your last minute things are getting move from the to do to the done list--Make it a great one!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Treat bags revisited using Cricut Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge

Here is another way of doing a treat bag these are perfect to be filled with puzzle or activity books, card games, etc and give to the kids at the family functions--gives them something to do!

I also added a little holiday notebook and a Pezz!  Most of the items came from the dollar section at Target.
The cut is from the Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge (i used it on a card last week)  but the top layer in glitter paper (multi cut 2 or use deep cut blade)  I punched the name tag using a fiskers multi punch and wrote the name of the person to recve it on that--like a real present
Make it a great one

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Treat Bag Tuesday using Cricut Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge

Today I have some treat bags to share--these were in place of Christmas Cards for my co-workers.  I passed them out on Monday and they were a big hit! 
Here is a close up

Paper is DCWV and Cordinations stamp is CTMH!
See you Wednesday--
I am off to see the family this afternoon--can't wait to see my nieces and nephew--it has been way to long!
Make it a great one

Monday, December 20, 2010

Scrap Card Monday using Cricut Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge

Ok it is really here--Christmas is this week and I am so glad I finished my holiday crafting this past weekend.  This is a super easy and super fast gift idea--
These are 'chinesse' food containers filled with sweets--they are printed with holiday motifs and they are at Michael's for a buck each--they are heavy plastic and could be used to wrap a number of small gift items. 
I used the Cricut Gingerbread Holiday Mini to make the tags from some scraps of paper in my scrap box.  To tie them to the gifts I used some twill ribbon from CTMH.

I have a quick and easy project each day this week--if you have last minute party favors or class room treats you need to make come back on Tuesday.  I will also share a number of other holiday items everyday this week. 
Just a reminder that next week I will be taking off from blogging--working on new projects and taking some much needed time off work!  This vacation was long overdue! 
Make it a great one

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Funday....A Christmas Card Experment!

Well it's Friday and I can not tell you how glad I am that this week is over.  Boy was this week a trial!  Looking forward to my vacation and some much needed time off.  I will be taking from next Wednesday till after the 1st of January off as we are all busy I will start the new year off with a ton of great new fresh projects!!!!!!!
So I thought I would try an color experiment today--here is what came out:

Sometimes a color experiment is great other, not so great!  I think the pearls and bling on the inside are nice and I love this CTMH stamp!  Of course I did come cuttlebugging--this spurred on a number of ideas so watch for some refined options on this sort of look in the new year.
Next week I will have some last minute gift wrap ideas for you--hope you have a great weekend and we will see you Monday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tonal Cristmas Card using Cricut Snowflake Mini and Anna Griffin

Well we have reached the halfway point and what a week it has been!  I wanted to take a different approach to Christmas cards using non-traditional colors and a tonal look.  Here is what I came up with
The pattern paper is from Anna Griffin, the golden metallic paper is DCWV, ribbon SU, Stamp is CTMH as are the pearls. I cut the snowflake in the same color and sent the base through the cuttlebug using the polka dots folder to add a bit of depth.
A bit of detail ......
I love these pearls!!!!   I did finish off the inside and the envelope with a little embossing!
This is also a stamp from CTMH--
Thanks for stopping in, hope your week is going well and only a few shopping days left tell Santa comes to town!
Make it a Great One

Monday, December 13, 2010

Scrapcard Monday using Paper Trey Ink Tree Die

It's Monday and I am actually going to be in my office--not sure I remember what my staff looks like---LOL!  I had some scraps of light bulb paper and found some strung lights in my Christmas box and thought I've got it.....and this is what I had

The tree is felt and was cut using a Paper Trey Ink die--if you have not tried them--they are a must have--esp the fillable frames--the stamp sets and the die are only $5.00 each so you get both for a 10 spot.  You will want all of them so ask for them in your stocking! 
Just a close up for you.  The stamp is from CTMH--and you better hurry as there is a new idea book in February and all new stuff to enjoy! 
The inside is simple--layered up some solid and textured cardstock and finished the sentiment on the inside. 
For the envelope--I cut another tree, but only used half and inked the edges of the tree and the envelope with forest green chalk ink.  I had to do some creative placement of the die to make the most of my scrap--and let me tell you it was a scrap!!!
Hope you like it.  I am off to Wisconsin on Tuesday but I have a elegant tonal card to share on Wednesday! One must love Anna Griffin!
Make it a great one

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Hollyday Card using Cricut Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge

It's Friday!  OMG did any of you watch the Sing Off--if not it is must see family TV--these folks can SING!!
Enough of my side tracking mind--and back to the topic at hand--PAPER CRAFTING
I love today's card--it is simple yet one of my most favs I have done.

My printed kraft paper I got at Archivers--they had a whole assortment when I was there last.  This one happens to have Holly on it--I used solid red cardstock for the over all base and sent it through my trust cuttlebug with a sizzix holiday folder.  I layered the holly strip and added some sticky red ribbon I have had for ummmmmm years!
I cut the holly at 3 1/4 inches, using green for the base and the same red as the ground for the layer.  I found these great buttons in an assortment from paper trey ink and added a bit of twine.  Poof--now you have holly berries!

You know I did the inside!  Using the same red as the front and some colonial white CTMH cardstock I matted the inside.  In the corner I stamped in green a stamp that goes perfect with this card.  A few red pearls and you have a super quick and very finished card!  Oh wait what about the envelope.  Since i did a lot to this card--the envelope needed to be simple--so I used the same stamp and centered it on the back of the flap--
This one is ready to mail!  I do hope you have a great weekend!  I will have a few projects for next week so make sure to check in--they are not done--well even started so I can't give a preview--I am going to just pull some paper and make it work (why do I hear Tim Gunn in the back ground).  Have a great weekend--I must get to crafting
Make it a great one-

PS--there is an amazing January set from CTMH that you will all want--a must have--Getting my product this weekend so right after Christmas hold on cause these new items are AWESOME!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Simple 'Vintage' Holiday Card

This week has been a lot of fun.  I have been working with a company on denim and twill washes for work.  I actually designed my own jeans, did the washing, sanding, grinding, chemical applications, and finishing.  I was really inspired and now have a million ideas rolling through my head!
Today's card is super simple--exactly what we are all looking for this time of year.
No cricut needed for this one.  I used one of the new holiday Sizzix folders to emboss the green with this great plaid, kraft polka dot paper, and chocolate chip SU ribbon.  My stamp is from the Recollections holiday assortment and I used chocolate CTMH ink.  I highly recommend that if you buy these stamps you season them well-not the highest quality but cute.
The stamp is supposed to be distressed but I felt the coverage was spotty I had to test stamp about 15 times and this is still what I got.  The inside is super cute as well. I used the same polka dot paper, white cardstock, and a CTMH stamp for the sentiment.
I did not forget the envelope! I used my last bit of scraps from my initial cut and a fiskers punch to make the tags.  Added a little ink and you get a fun envelope to match up to the card.
I do hope your week is going well and the holiday stress is not getting to you.  Tis the season---
I also want to give you a teaser--the new CTMH idea book comes out in Feburary and there is an AMAZING preview offer in January.  My CTMH Workshop on the Go Club has been going great and another club starts in Feburary 1.  The kits are $29.99 and have a full paper pack (solid and pattern 22 sheets in total) a instruction guide, embllishments (change with each kit), and an exclusive stamp set that you can only get in the kit.  The club will run for 6 months and there are LIMITED spaces available so let me know if you would like to be a part.  I have a ton of new things planned for club members including exclusive discounts, specials, and prizes!!! My email link is on the sidebar and I hope to hear from you soon!
Make it a great on

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Happy Holidays" Card using Cricut Cake Holidays Cartridge

We we have made it to Humpday!!! Still in Greensboro for the next couple of days and boy oh boy is it cold--18 this morning with a high of 32--this is why I live in Texas!!!
Today I have another Kraft creation--there are a couple of different Kraft collections out there--this on is simple (red, green, Kraft) so it is easy to match them up and make a few cards at once.  I have to say Jillybean Soup has a very cute holiday collection that is Kraft with color!  I have it! (LOL)
This card was easy as pie!  For the front I used two different Sizzix folders in my Cuttlebug--I simply love the one with all of the ornaments! By using some cordinations paper you get a nice high low effect as well.
For the sentiment I cut it with my expression at 2 1/4" inches.  It cut well because it is very blocky--I used patterned craft for the shadow and solid red for the layer.  I pulled out the xyron again, added sticky, and then used micro glass beads to add the bling!  I love this technique--it is easy, simple, and clean.
I used the same patterned craft, a little chalk ink, and come colonial white cardstock from CTMH to finish off the inside.
If you do the outside and the inside of the card--why not the envelope as well.  I am on this kick where I like to finish it all off.  Nothing wrong with a plain envelope but I like the drama of it all!
I used one of the same Sizzix folders and put the whole envelope inside to do the embossing.  A large tag punch, the October CTMH stamp of the month set was used for the to/from, and a little sei twisted cord finishes it off (note on the twisted cord--don't cut it, burn it so it does not untwist--I learned the hard way!)
Hope you have a great day and that you are not chilled to the bone like I am!
Make it a great one-

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"I Love Presents" Card using Cricut Seasonal Gingerbread Cartridge

Two days done and three to go!  I am in Greensboro NC and it is CHILLY!
I have to admit that the Gingerbread Seasonal cartridge is one of my new favs.  It is simple and can be used a number of ways.
I cut the present at 3 3/4 inches for this A2 card.  I used a printed Kraft paper for the base and a solid red for the layer.  I turned the layer over (face down) and sent it through the xyron and used MS glitter to add a little sparkle!
For my outside sentiment I used a Fiskers top note punch and inked the edges. I used a clear stamp that I got in the dollar bins at Michael's and added a bling for the dot of the it and the exclamation point. I added just a but of ribbon the the back side to add a little somethin' somethin'!
I used the same embossing folder on the green for the base on a 2" strip that I added to the envelope

Let's not forget about the inside of the card--this one is super simple I did a double mat with the color on the bottom and I added a bit of the same ribbon from the front to the inside.  I love make the inside and outside work together--I feel it makes the card look so much more expensive!
Make sure to stop by on Wednesday for yet another Kraft creation for the holidays. 
Make it a great one

Monday, December 6, 2010

Scrap Card Monday....with My MOM!!!!!

Happy Monday--only a few weeks till Christmas and this week I have some great and easy to make cards for those of us who waited till now to get our cards in the mail.
Most of you know that my mom and I share this crazy paper crafting hobby--She is a Stampin' Up Rep and I sale Close to My Heart--she did it first than I picked it up.  I jumped in feet first and have not looked back.
While I was home this past trip--I saw the card my mother made for this year and it is perfect to share for Scrap Card Monday--she did not use scraps but the layout and the concept can be used for many different occasions.
Of course it is all Stampin' Up paper, ribbon, stamps, markers, ink and even the embossing folder is a SU exclusive (a must have if your a big dry embosser!)  I love how she used small pcs of pattern paper and cream-this is where you could use your scraps!
Here is a detail of the top half of the card--a simple punched circle stamped, colored, and stickled. You could also use liquid pearls, bling, or embossing powder for the berries!
In the detail on the bottom she punched a scalloped oval and stamped it!  Easy as pie!  The vintage feel pattern paper is a great accent that adds a lot and this ribbon (which also comes in brown) is some of the best ribbon I have ever used.  You can find it in the holiday mini--hurry as that book is only good for a bit longer.  She must have made 40 of these!
Make sure to come back each day this week for a new simple and quick holiday card!
Make it a great one-

Sunday, December 5, 2010

This week on Scrapguy.......

Hello everyone--can I just tell you that this time of year is crazy---not only is it my busy time at work for travel but you all know the holiday stress (others call it the holiday rush!)
Well I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE I have a post for everyday this week.
Scrap Card Monday, than the rest of the week I will be sharing Kraft ideas--if you have been a follower for a while you will know I love Kraft paper and this week I have four great and easy cards to show you.  Each can easily be done in 10-15 minutes once you pull everything together!
Make sure to check back each day and tell your friends if you like it--I am almost to 1000 followers and if I hit it by the end of this year I have a full week of give aways planned!  Thanks for sticking with me over the past could of weeks--it's been slow going but ScrapGuy is back in full effect!!!!!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Scrap Card Monday using Cricut Paper Lace Cartridge

The Monday after a long weekend is always tough--I can't believe I had four and a half days off and I am still not caught up nor ready to go back to work!  So today's scrap card is super easy--the cricut cut is from the New Paper Lace Cartridge!  This cartridge was come great simple word or and wonderful borders! I was on the fence but glad I got it.
I did some sugar glitter over the sentiment to give it some jazz---
I also inked the edges of the envelope with the same color as one I use on the striped paper and added a strip of the polka dot paper in my fav color orange! 
Make it a great one!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Guest Designer on Everyday Cricut

Hey everyone today is my Saturday over at Everyday Cricut.  I have a really easy layout using the Cricut Cake Holiday Cartridge--a must have for all of us!!! 
Here is a preview
Make sure to head on over there to see all the details--Click here to be taken there
I hope you all had a great holiday weekend and got tons of deals on black Friday--I am a big fan of cyber Monday so watch out Internet here I come!!!
I will be back to regular programing next week--I promise.  I have had a slower recovery than thought from my recent surgery but all is well and I am back in the Scrap Room working on Holiday goodies.  Be sure to check back on Monday for the first of many holiday themed projects!
Make it a great one!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Scrap Card Monday......

Hello---it seems like ages since we last got together on Scrapguy.  You all have been so kind with you comments and emails.  Thank you!  My recovery is coming along well and I am back to work and back in the scrap room!
I am testing a new idea--Scrap Card Monday!  This would feature cards made from scrap--waste not want not!  So the card base is craft (not a scrap) but all the bits that were added were from other projects.
The pattern paper is from We-R-Memory Makers, the solids are Paper Trey Ink
Stamp is Close to My Heart, and embossing folders are from Provo Craft (top) and SU Sizzex (bottom)
I added a bit on the inside--if I would have had any more scraps of these colors that were usable I would have done the envelope as well.
As the stamp all do color my world!  I have a couple of project leading up to my weekend on Everyday Cricut.  Since it is Thanksgiving week--I am using that as the theme--then on to the December holidays.  I can't believe this year has just flown by!
Make it a great one-
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