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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Holidays Card

Happy Halloween everyone!!! I hope you'll have a fun and safe time trick or treating with the wee ones or partying!!! :)

I was so inspired by the new stamps I received from my supplier so I just had to make a quick card with my favorite ones! Isn't the snowman adorable!!! He's a brand new release from Inkadinkadoo, I love the pen drawn look of it!!!

I haven't added any of the new stamps I received to the store but I did add new Cling Rubber Stamps from Stampendous and the Happy Holidays sentiment on my card comes from Inkadinkadoo's new set of Clear Mini Stamps, for a 1.99$ you get 6 super cute Holiday sentiments! I will also be getting the new November releases of CC. Designs stamps!!!

Thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to seeing your Holiday cards over at the Gallery!!!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just for You Card

Using the Basic Grey's Lemonade Paper Pack and a scalloped square template this card was created with ease. Starting with a 5 inch by 10 inch piece of cardstock of your choice. Fold in half to create a 5 by 5 size card. Use one sheet of pattern paper of choice leave a 1/4 of inch around the edge of base card. Ink the edges of both base card and papers. Next using the scalloped square, place in the center of your card be sure the edges are inked. Using a border punch, punch out a strip of paper and place across the bottom of your scalloped square. Be sure to ink the edges!

Stamp yourself an image and color to match your papers. Place in the center of your scalloped square after inkin the edges and adding some doodling. Next place your choice of sentiment in the lower right hand corner and a layerd flower in the upper left hand corner by stitching it down with a button and some cotton thread. Add a couple of branches using a brand punch and some pearls.

Happy Card Making!

Cartes d'Halloween de Style Vintage

Bonjour les filles!

L' Halloween arrive vraiment à grands pas alors j'espère que tout vos préparatifs sont fait!

Pour ma part il m'en manque encore quelques uns mais bon! Je suis une femme de dernière minute!

Je vous ai fait cette semaine 3 jolies cartes d'Halloween à l'allure vintage.

Définissons en premier le style vintage;
Comment se caractérise le style Héritage ? C'est la mise en scène de photos anciennes en utilisant différentes techniques de vieillissement.

Les techniques sont très variées. Le plus souvent, il s'agit de poncer ou encrer ses papiers. On peut également les déchirer ou utiliser du brou de noix... Toutes les techniques qui permettent de donner l'impression d'une usure sont efficaces. Cela peut aller de la dégradation de la photo (déchirure, rayure etc...) à l'ajout d'encre en passant par le sablage.

Je ne suis pas encore très familière à ce style avec mes pages mais j'aime beaucoup les images vintage que l'on peut retrouver gratuitement sur le net afin d'en faire des cartes!

Vous vous souvenez des papiers maisons que je vous avais montré à faire il y a quelque temps?

J'ai utilisé le fond de page avec les annonces classés qui donnait un style vraiment vieillot à ma page, je l'ai encré avec l'encre Vintage Photo de Ranger Distress Ink (Même le nom de l'encre était coordonné! hihi).

Ma petite image et quelques étampes de la collection Eerie de Basic Grey et voilà! Le tour est joué!

Pour celle ci j'ai simplement embossé mon mot BOO avec de la poudre noire et j'ai ensuite tracé des lignes blanches pour lui donner un style de toiles d'araignées, une petite étampe de Imaginisce, mon image et un peu d'encrage et voici une carte vite faite, bien faite pour une enseignante ou autre!

Et la dernière et non la moindre, j'ai repris le même papier de fond, une nouvelle image. Une fois le tout encré et collé je me suis construite un tag où j'ai étampé l'arbre qui venait avec la collection d'étampes de Basic Grey (oui encore, elle est vraiment géniale cette collection!)

J'ai ensuite déchiré mon tag et je l'ai encore encré pour lui donner un peu de style. Je me suis même décidé à mettre de la peinture à craqueler sur les coté, avouez qu'elle a l'air sale! Un peu de brillant, un bout de "mesh" autocollant et voila une dernière carte qui n'attends que son destinataire!

Donc c'est tout pour cette semaine!

Passez une belle Halloween et receuillez pleins de bonbons!


Kim @ KLDezign

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Little Sunbather

Hi all! I created this layout of my sweet cat Rascal using a few items from Basic Grey's Lemonade line. I just LOVE their paper Collection Pack! The patterned papers are so girly and sweet... which fit my Rascal to a tee :)

I started off with a 12x12 piece of Kraft cardstock. I then cut the Sun Kissed cardstock to 10.5x10 inches. I then adhered it to my cardstock. I took my 3 pictures (which are 3.5 x 5 inches) and glued them onto the Sun Kissed paper.

I cut the Pretty Petals patterned paper into a 6.5 x .5 inch piece. I also used my border punch on it. I then cut the Sun Dress patterned paper into a 8x0.5 inch piece. I placed it underneath the Sun Kissed piece.

Finally, I added my title and just a few little embellies. The ladybug is a Layered Pop Sticker from the same Basic Grey collection.

Some of you know that Rascal was quite sick for awhile. I'm so glad to say that she is finally 100 percent back to her normal (crazy) self!!! :)

Thanks to all for the well wishes!!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cricut Tuesdays ~ Winner of a FREE Cricut Cartridge Announced!

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday to you!

This week will be a relatively short post as today is my birthday! There will be no projects shown in this post. With Halloween right around the corner, my family and I are getting ready. My Son will be a dragon this year, he will be so cute!

I cannot wait to snap up the photos! I've got my cards and tags I made earlier this month (week 1's project), all my sweet treat boxes stuffed with candies ready to go (week 2's project) and I have also made a few more handmade home decor pieces inspired by my project posted last week. If you need to make quick projects in a snap, feel free to look back at any of my past week's projects in October for inspiration. They do not require alot of materials, assembly is super-duper easy (i.e. not alot of pieces to put together) and most of all fast to create.

I hope however big or small you celebrate Halloween, I wish you a spooky and fun time. Enjoy the evening/night and don't forget to snap up every photo opportunity possible! Be safe if you are trick or treating with your young ones.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all members of Posh Designs online Community/Forum site as well as the all our new followers and members who have joined us via my first ever Cricut Tuesdays Contest! I had so much fun planning this event and believe me this will not be the last. Most of all I would like to thank Nini for helping me make this event a success. She has had a huge helping hand in coordinating my efforts; thank-you Nini for all your support! I truly and deeply appreciate it!

So now for announcing the winner of our final grand prize

Drum roll please.... and the winner of a fabulous brand new in box Cricut SpongeBob Cartridge is....... Sherri C. from Ridgeway, ON, Canada!

CONGRATS Sherri, I will be contacting you for your mailing information. Have fun with your new cartridge! I cannot wait to see your first creation from it on our Gallery.

If you would like any instructions of my Halloween themed projects and/or have a question or idea for future Cricut Tuesdays, please leave me a message via the Community Site.

Thanks again everyone for your support and Birthday wishes. Happy Halloween!

Until next week... Happy Crafting! ~Michelle

Monday, October 26, 2009

Early Bird - Over 200 items on Clearance!!!

You know the saying... The early bird gets the worm!!!

What better paper to use for an early morning school picture than Cosmo Crickets Early Bird. I also used a strip of paper from their Elements sheet which was a great addition to the page since it was the Alphabet!

Another great thing about Cosmo Cricket is their fabulous chipboard letters and shapes that coordinates perfectly with their gorgeous paper.

Now... For all the early birds out there that know when a good sale is on I urge you to go check out Posh Designs Clearance section, Nini has moved in well over 200 items in there with savings up to 75% OFF!!!

Just to name a few... Basic Grey Rub-Ons only 1.49$, Crate Paper Collection kits only 7.50$, Daisy Bucket Rub-Ons only 0.75$, Inkadinkadoo Mini Stamps only 0.79$ and the list goes on!

Once these babies are gone, they're gone for good! So hurry, head on over to the store you wouldn't wanna miss this!!!

Have a great week everyone!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Reward Charts for Kids & Altered Treat Tin

Well, I purchased the Sweet Marmalade Collection Kit by Sassafras and I was so pleasantly surprised! The colours and patterns were beautiful and I decided to use the kit to make a few creations for my little girls. My first two projects were reward charts for each of them. Both charts are 11.5 X11.5 mounted on a piece of 12 X 12 white chipboard with double sided tape.

The pink symmetrical floral pattern of Candied was perfect for laying out the grid pattern that I needed for the design that I had in mind. I simply evenly spaced out each lady bug and used 1/4 inch strips of cardstock to create a grid pattern. I adhered the strips with double sided tape and then used my sewing machine to add the yellow stitching across each green strip.

I mounted the words "I Can" with a piece of chipboard covered with coordinating cardstock, then I inked the edges to make it pop. The stickers for the title came from the same kit. I attached a snap at the end of each green strip and used brads to separate the ladybugs.

For the next chart I wanted something different , so I looked through the papers, and boy was I inspired! I took the Sugary Sweet patterned paper and used the design as the basis for this chart. Again, I used 1/4 inch strip of green cardstock to divide my page, and because I knew what I wanted my daughter to use her chart for, I only needed four green strips.

In order to make the strips go under the red flower, I had to cut the shape from the second piece of paper that was in the kit. Once it was cut out, I attached the green strips with double sided tape, stitched along each one, inked the flower and attached it to the page. The butterflies are also adhered with Velcro circles.

For the title, I decided to mount each letter on circle punched from a piece of coordinating cardstock. Again, I inked the edges to make it pop! To attach the charts on the wall, I used a reusable adhesive called HandiTak. It will hold it forever, and when you take it off...there will be no marks or residue on your wall!!

My last creation was a treat tin. Again I used double-sided tape to adhere the patterned paper. I stamped the title and used dimensional letters to add variety. I had to use Stazon ink for the stamping because the stickers have a glossy coating and I wanted to ensure that it wouldn't smudge. The word "emergency" is stamped using regular ink as it was done on regular cardstock. I embellished with a brad centered flower and I used the trim from the Sugary Sweet paper to create a nice border.

Hope these inspire you to try to use the natural designs of your papers to inspire your layouts/projects : )


Altered Tin and Mini Album

I've had this tin forever, I can't even remember where I got it. But I remember loving it and I finally had a great plan for it!! This is an album for my little sister, who will soon be moving across the country. I scanned a bunch of old photos of the two of us for this album. But first...I had to alter the outside of the tin!

I loved the Basic Grey Opaline swirls. I took it apart, so it would fit the space on my tin and sorta pieced it back together!

I cut squares of cardstock, followed by slightly smaller squares of patterned paper for the inside album. I used the WRMK Whiteout/Nonesense collection because I just love the bright, fun colors!

The inside album is very simple and plain. The tin isn't that thick so there was really no room for embellishments (since I had so many photos I wanted to include!). I like how all the pages look all fanned out!

I wrote on the back of each page what the year was and where we are in the photo. It will be fun to look back in 10, 15, 20 years at all the moments we've shared together! My kids also had a great time looking through it, the couldn't believe that little baby was their Aunt!!

Thanks for checking out my mini album!! It was so much fun to go back through photos and preserve them all in one place. Because that's what scrapping is all about!!

Cardstock: DCWV
Patterned Paper: WRMK Whiteout/Nonesense Collection
Alphas: WRMK Whiteout/Nonesense Collection
Pearl Flourish: Basic Grey Opaline Swirl
Flowers: Bo Bunny
Others: Ric Rac, Newsprint Flower

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Everyday's Thursday with Kim!

Hi girls and how are you?

I'm totally excited! This week-end I'm going on a week-end scrapbooking crop... The entire week-end without kids, husband or responsabilities... Only scrap! (Maybe even some wine...)

Here are some of my latest layouts!

You know every months I submit (or I try!) to send my layouts to Scrapbook Extra (a french magazine) but while I wait whether my layout has been accepted or not I cannot show my submission on blogs, forums or any other sites!

So my last submission was a Christmas one. I was really inspired and I sent about 20 layouts and cards in all... I know! I'm totally crazy! (My husband has already told me that!)

I had one published, and I'm so happy! But I'm really happy to show you the ones who haven't been published!

Personally, I think theses ones are the most cutest ones... but I'm not the one making the final decisions!

So here they are!

This one's called Little Christmas Happiness (approximately!)

It's really rare that I use some leftover paper I prefer to use the big pieces! But it's a scraplift so I should respect the look of the layout, I really like the end result of it.

This one's called Magic, recently I discovered these littles pieces of mosaic from a scrapbooking manufacturer here in Quebec called Harmony. Since I've used them almost everywhere... They have an amazing look and they really match with everything!

It was a big job to cut all the trees of various the patterned papers, but it made a great looking layout!
My last one, well... I use a lot of Ranger Distress ink because I really like the effect of old paper and my picture was a little bit dammaged. My title says: "The Time I Saw The REAL Santa Claus". I really like the lace on the left. A simple layout but with lots of emotion!

So this is it for today! Next week I'm supposed to have a lot of goodies to show you!

Have a great! Hugs and kisses

Kim @ KLDezign

Birthday Bash Card

Hey peeps!

We've got great news we now carry CC. Designs Rubber Stamps YAY!!! We placed our first small order for the store to just test them out, and OMG... it's final they are amazing!!! You can see what's in store by clicking here and just so you know we've got more of these babies comin' in so keep checkin' back, okay?!! :)

For this card, I used their Pixie Pets - Birthday Bash set, aren't these pups soooo darn cute!!! Notice the frosting explosion, well I used something out of my norm... Have you ever heard of Dong-A Popcorn pens??!!! To me it's like a mix of Flower Soft and Fabric Paint jumbled up together but with a more.... erm... Popcorn kinda look and feel to it, you can find these awesome pens at my favorite pen store. I'm sure the white pen would make a great "snow-like" effect for winter and holiday themed cards!

I also managed to squeeze in some of the colors for another Copic Color challenge, #35 required us to use at least one of the three colors shown below!

Supplies used:

Hope you've enjoyed today's project thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!! *hugs & kisses* ~ Nini :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cricut Tuesday with Michelle and Announcement of the 2nd Contest Winner CONTEST CLOSED

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a great start to the week thus far... If shopping was on your agenda this past weekend; you will have noticed that Halloween merchandise is in full force dominating the shelves and store windows.

Well for a novice seasonal decorator, I wanted to have some fun with the Halloween decor in my home but was not ready to commit having decor pieces being stored in my home. So of course I used my Cricut and 2 cartridges: Cuttin' Up & Hello Kitty Greetings to create this really simple decor piece that took no longer than an afternoon to create.

This is a great opportunity to use up some of those Halloween papers either they are scraps, last year's sheets (so you can buy this year's paper packs such as Basic Grey's Eerie Collection, a good excuse to always buy, *lol*) or even use up what you've bought this year.

You may have noticed that I have used some scraps from previous projects from the past 2 weeks for my home decor piece. Also this is another wonderful opportunity to recycle those paper towel holders (which was used as my anchor) and cereal boxes (which were used for all the letters and bat shapes).

After some paint, sandpaper, eyelets and jute threading; you will have created a one of kind piece for pennies on the dollar and the best part... You have the choice to commit storing it away for next year after Halloween is over.

Thanks for looking and if you'd like the instructions, please send me a message via the online Community site.

And now for the 2nd Contest Winner Announcement to win a Cricut Storage Box plus a $20.00 Posh Designs Gift Certificate is... Cassandra from AZ, USA!!!

Congrats to you Cassandra and I will be contacting you shortly for your mailing information. I would also like to thank all the new followers and members who have recently joined PDSS community and especially to those who made comments on my sweet treat boxes. I hope you are having fun creating yours for Halloween and enjoying the blog and forum site as well!

Now we are near the end of my Halloween Cricut Series ending next week. It is also my birthday the following Tuesday! And to help celebrate my birthday you will have a chance to WIN a FREE CRICUT CARTRIDGE - Sponge Bob (BNIP).

If you are a follower and member of the PDSS Interactive Community, all you need to do is place a comment at the end of this post. If this is your first time reading Cricut Tuesday's Contest, please click here to find out how to enter your chances of winning. Spread the word about this fabulous contest - today!

Until next week... Happy Crafting!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Fun with Sassafras Paper Edges

I seriously love Sassafras papers and have loved them for a long time, but they became a top 5 favorite when they started making their papers with the die cut edges. (A genius idea, in my opinion!). Of course it is fun just to trim them and use as a border, but I wanted to share a few ideas for other ways to use them.

On this layout I used Vintage Yummy, Monstrosity and Sweet Marmalade papers, borders and letter stickers. I love mixing and matching among different collections to get your own unique look.

For the first scalloped strip I simply used it as a bottom border and glued it down so the scallop bumps were just hitting the bottom of my page. Then I trimmed around the edge and you are left with a fun shaped bottom.

Next I trimmed a different edge in half and used it to frame my photo. I think it adds a nice touch and I liked using a softer floral edge as a contrast to my wild eyed daughter's photo LOL!

Finally, I again trimmed an edge into 3 equal parts, made tiny folds (as if I would going to pleat them) and then opened them up and attached a glue dot to each side. These I used as "lines" for my journaling strips. I knew if I pleated them I wouldn't have enough to make 3 lines, but the folding (and then unfolding and only glueing each side) gives them some extra dimension.

Have you been playing with Sassafras edges? Any other ideas for using them. Link them up here--I'd love to see how you use them. And dont forget to check out Posh Designs Scrapbook Store for all your edgy Sassafras goodies!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursdays With Kim ~ Spooky Cuts

Yeah I know... It isn't Thursday again... But who cares... right?! I have a lot of Halloween embellishments to show you! I made these cute characters with my Cricut (SCAL). I'm planning on using them to decorate my candy plate (which is why I placed wooden sticks on them).

I used some Ranger Distress ink, Touch Markers and lots of 3D pop up glue! Lastly, I want to share with you a new cutting file which can be found on my blog! It was so fun to work with it and I can't wait for you to show off your creations using my files!

To make this I used a white cardstock and then sprayed it with Aidirondack's new Cranberry colored ink my intention was to give an impression of blood but it turned out looking too "pink"! I also used a skull roller stamp and tied each end with orange ribbons.

Yummy isn't it? See you soon!


Lots of Layers!

I love using lots of layers on my layouts. Layering paper, embellishments, and titles is a great way to add some texture and dimension to your layout. Here is one example of layering lots of fun patterned paper.

I punched circles of cardstock and patterned paper, crumbled them up, inked them and layered them to make these fun flowers!

I also layered some stick pins behind a Cricut cut butterfly to create a fun coordinating embellishment.
Thanks for taking a peek!!! Hope to see some of your layered layouts in our gallery very soon!!!

Supplies used:
We R Memory Keepers Whiteout-Nonsense collection
DCWV textured cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Whiteout-Nonesense collection
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Twine: misc
Stickpins: Making Memories
Ribbon: Offray
Pen: Signo Uniball


Thursday, October 15, 2009

N - O - E - L

I have been in the holiday spirit since this weekends snow flurries. I grabbed some of my stencils and thought this would make a wonderful wall hanging.

First, I chose the 4 sides of patterned paper I wanted to use. The paper collection is from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Collection Pack. Simply LOVE it!!! I then traced the letters onto the patterned paper. To put the paper on the letters I used modge podge so I didn't have to worry about the paper coming off. Once it was dry I used a file to smooth the edges down.

Now for some inking. I used creamy caramel ink for the edges. If you are going to ink your edges make sure you do this before you put your embelishments on!

Decorating your letters. I used ribbon, brads, flowers and some of the FABULOUS stickers that come with the Eskimo Kisses paper kit. The santa on the letter "N" came with it. Doesn't he look so cute!!! :)

Putting it all together was a breeze! I punched holes at the bottom and/or the top. (depending on what letter I was doing). Tied them together and there you have it. A cute, fun and easy to make holiday wall hanging.

This would make great gifts for family, friends, co-workers and for all of your holiday gift giving exchanges. The letters I used were about 2-3 inches tall. You could make 3-4 wall hangings with 1 sheet of 12x12 pattern paper. In this paper kit you'll have enough papers and stickers to make wall hangings, holiday cards, gift tags, and layouts!!!

HOHOHO!!! Happy Scrappin'


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thursdays with Kim ~ SCAL/SVG Files

I know it isn't Thursday but my brother is squatting my computer while he's here on vacation. Today I'm in mood to show you a project I made with my Cricut using SCAL.

I made this crazy cat with some of my own SVG files (you can check out my blog to download some for free files)

I used some black cardstock to make the cat "frame". And for the other part I decided to make it in white cardstock. The reason is simple. I wanted to use my Touch Marker.

I use Cool Grey (3 to 8) to make the ear and eyes, Salmon for the nose and Yellow Green for the eyes, I also added some glitter on the eyes to make them brighter and spookier.

For the highlights I decide to use some Black glitter (Onyx from Martha Stewart) I could have used some markers like how I did on the ear and eyes but... I love bling!

All it needs a little knot on the neck and it's ready to be hung in a room!

See you! Hugs and kisses

Kim @KlDezign

Thank You Card

We're back with another card for your crafty card making needs, I sure hope you will enjoy this quick & easy tutorial!

1) Using Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and a baby wipe you are going to need to distress the edges of your 5 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches square piece of pattern paper. Once you've wet the edges of your piece of paper you will then take you fingernail and rake it back and forth. Curl the edges randomly around the edges. Let it dry.

2) Once your piece of paper has dried you will then adhere it down in just a couple of spots. Using the sewing machine you will stitch around the edge of your paper. Add you sentiment to the upper side of your card, like shown.

3) Sew a couple of white buttons in the upper right hand corner using a cotton thread. Also choose three different sheets of pattern papers. Cut three small pieces all from different patterns. NO 90 degree angles on any piece. Make them smaller on one end then the other. The piece going across the bottom use a Thread Water Border Punch or anything else that will make scallops.

4) Using the Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink be sure to ink all your edges of your pieces. Including the edges of your card base. Adhere the scalloped edge piece first across the bottom. Next adhere the other two pieces like shown. Add embellishments and a home made flower to the lower left hand corner.

FLOWER TUTORIAL: This flower is made by cutting one circle (brown piece) at a random size. Then using a scalloped circle punch make another larger circle (green piece). Wad these two circles up into little balls and then flattin out add ink to distress them. Layer them and then sew a button to the center with the cotton thread.

Supplies used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Prima Corner Bling
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Basic Grey Rub-ons-Thank You
Cotton Thread-Black
Sewing Machine
white thread

Happy Card Making!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cricut Tuesday with Michelle with 1st Contest Winner Announcement!!! CONTEST CLOSED

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Well if you are a Canadian resident, I hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving weekend with your loved ones. It was certainly a cold weekend (at least it was here in Ontario) and I even heard of snow in some parts of Canada and in the US too. If you are a resident of the US, Happy belated Columbus Day to all of you!

This week is the 2nd installment of my Halloween themed Cricut creations. To coordinate with the card and tag, I created these sweet lil' treat boxes because really what's Halloween without some sweets eh? Currently I am middle of creating these boxes but have photographed the first five treat boxes to show some variation on how I cut these shapes.

This is such a quick and easy project to finish because all you need is the Tags, Bags and More Cricut cartridge, set a 12x12 piece of patterned paper or cardstock down and set the Fit to Page setting on. Also you can set the hole option so that you can thread ribbon through (see on 2 of my boxes) for a handle to leave on their doorknob or give to the person directly. That's it! And if you have more time, you can embellish, stamp and distress your boxes as desired.

Here are some handy tips I discovered when creating these treat boxes...
  • You will have enough paper leftover to make coordinating tags (like I've shown you in last week's post) and or use in your Halloween pages.

  • Only when using patterned paper or cardstock that is less than #65, place a piece of sturdy cardstock (a 2-1/2" square) on the bottom to hold the weight of the treats. Though you may want to reinforce the bottom of all your treat boxes in case you are feeling they are not sturdy enough. For cardstock/patterned paper over #80; this step is not necessary.

  • If you have white core cardstock, when you make the folds to create your boxes the core will show through = instant distressing without the extra work!

  • If you decide to stamp your images onto solid cardstock, I recommend using textured cardstock to get that 'worn' feel to the box. And if it is textured and white cored, that will equate to even a more distress look.

  • Pick treats that are light and small not only to pack in lots of sweets but also so that the boxes can hold them in too.
Have fun creating your treat boxes and I hope to see some your Halloween themed creations in the gallery over at the Posh Designs Interactive Community.

And now for the winner of the Cricut Tuesday Week #1 Contest is... Mary! Your prize is the 2-6x6 Stamp Sheet Sets manufactured by Circut plus a $10.00 Posh Designs Gift Certificate!

CONGRATS to you Mary and I would like to thank all the entries in last week's contest!

Now remember all the entries for last week's contest does not roll-over into this week. So if you are already a follower of the PDSS blog and joined the Forum ; all you need to do to enter this week's contest is to submit (via the Gallery) or link up a creation inspired by one of my Cricut Tuesdays blog post and leave me a comment below from now until the following Monday. If you are reading the contest info for the 1st time, please refer to last week's blog post for all the details.

This week's prize is one Cricut Storage Binder plus a $20.00 gift certificate to shop at Posh Designs! How cool is that. So get your chances in to win today! Please feel free to drop me a line over at the forum if you have any questions.

Until next Tuesday everyone... Happy Crafting! ~ Michelle

Monday, October 12, 2009

My first entry for a challenge!

Hey everyone!

Hope you've all enjoyed a yummy and fun filled Turkey Day! (it's Thanksgiving Day here in Canada)! Today, I've got a quick post to share with you before I submit this card to a challenge I found while surfing the net.

If you're addicted to Copic markers then you gotta get you're mojo going with this awesome blog called Copic Color Challenge where there's a new challenge posted every Wednesday!

I just completed my very first challenge I never participated to any online challenges except for a few of my own over at the forum hihihi but I had to give this one a try!

Challenge #34 required us to use at least one of these three colors: YG95, R39 & C-4 (which i didn't have so I used C-3 instead).

I'm pretty pleased with the results since I'm still fairly new to the whole Copic marker thingy! I hope to keep up with their challenges and work on my coloring you know me busy as a bee, I can hardly find time to sit at my scrap table these days!

Supplies used:

Stampavie Gillian Roberts Mistletoe and Mice Clear Stamps

Thanks for looking and have a great week everyone! *hugs* ~ Nini :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tis' The Season

Yesterday, in the Illinois we received a little taste of the snow that is to come our way very soon!!!! (snow in October..... How crazy!!) Anyway this put me in the Christmas spirit. Since it was too cold outside to do anything, I did what any normal person would do!! I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed into my scrapbook room to play. What else was I suppose to do????

I'm sitting at my table looking at Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line!!!!! I love the unique colors in their papers for Christmas. Now the only thing missing was an idea. (and of course Christmas music....which my family would think I was crazy if I started playing this in October!!!

So I started cutting the paper and placing it where I think I'd want it and it needed something else!!! I grabbed my caramel ink which went great with the paper. Punched out a couple of circles, and added some ribbon and a bit of embossing.... and this is what I came up with. Now I just need to make about 50 more and my Christmas cards will be done!!!!! HOHOHO!!!

Head over to the Posh Store where you can grab this line or even Crate Paper fabulous and new North Pole collection and get a jump start on your Holiday cards! It'll be time to mail them out before you know it! HOHOHO!!!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Card

This little circle card was super simple to make!!! I used a super cute Prima Deco Fun Chipboard set which you can find on clearance at the Posh Designs for only 0.79$!!!

I took the chipboard frame and laid it flat on my kraft cardstock. I cut around it and then used glue dots to adhere the chipboard to the cardstock. I then added a piece of a Hambly Overlay under the flowers.

I then stamped the little birdie, using Basic Grey clear stamps and added the tiny alphas. After the ink dried, I placed the ribbon over the chipboard. I also adhered three crystals on top of the overlay.

(Please note, there is a blue shadow overtop the ribbon, this was created by my scanner. It's not there in real life)

Happy creating :)


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Clear Cards

Hi Everyone!! I want to show you a fun, unique card that is super easy to make and makes a big impact! I started with a transparency, which you can get at your local office supply store. You might even have some in your scrapping stash. Cut it to standard card size (5.5 x 4.25), score it and fold it. The fun thing with transparent cards is you can decorate the inside as well as the outside.

I took a piece of patterned paper from the We R Memory Keepers Whiteout Nonesense collection, cut it to fit and adhered it to the inside of my clear card.

I then used my trusty scissors to cut some really fun branch and bird embellies from the WRMK collection to embellish the outside.

I stamped my sentiment with white ink, which i'm still not super good at!! It's really neat how you can see the inside through the outside of the clear card. Fun!!

You can add a little journal spot inside when you are ready to send the card for your message. I hope you will give a transparent card a try!!

We R Memory Keepers Whiteout Nonesense paper collection
White ink
Transparency Sheet

I hope you give a transparent card a try sometime!!


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