Sunday, October 17, 2010

The end of the month will be here before you know it. Where did October go!? Although I’m not big into Halloween (no decorations at our house) . . . I did make these treat bags for Jacob, Isaac and Joshua's teachers and bus driver. They are packed and will go postal to FL in the morning. I hope the boys can get them to school in one piece lol! Wouldn’t these make cute party favors? Your guest would be in for a spooky . . . or sweet surprise. I made them using my Cricut and the Mini Monsters cart and the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cart. For the two treat boxes I used the paper from the MME Haunted Collection available at Croppin Paradise.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

One of the CP members posted in the forums about the TV show Hoarders and it got me to thinking . . .

To me collecting anything is a ridiculously terrible idea, what’s the point? Maybe it’s just my personality - but I would be stressed out if our house was full of "stuff" or collections (of anything) . . . just more to dust!
I do however have some treasured family keepsakes and photographs. I am lucky enough to possess some valued family heirlooms, from handmade linens to my father’s high school football medals. These items have been handed down from generation to generation and are cherished by each new recipient. Family treasures come in all shapes and sizes. The simplest object can hold the memories of generations. Each photograph that I have acts like a window into my family’s past. That’s why I’m an avid scrapbooker, working to capture the most precious memories. I’m preserving the present for the future and the past for the present.

OK the thing about not collection anything . . . do I have to count scrappy supplies?

Recent Projects:

40th Class Reunion

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Crepe Paper Flower

For those of you who could not get into the tutorial:

What if . . .

What if you had an embellishment that you could use that would be a quick and easy way to add a feminine touch to any of your crafting projects?
What if this embellishment was easy to alter and could be used in a variety of ways?
What if this embellishment seemed to have no limits, in-that it could be used on masculine projects too?
Well you’re in luck! Flowers are a hot trend in paper crafting and you can make your own, they couldn’t be easier. Take these adorable little flowers made from Crepe Paper streamers for instance.

Supplies needed for each flower:
1 yard of (any color) Crepe Paper Streamers
Scalloped scissors
Glue ( I used Scotch brand Scrapbooker’s Glue)
1 brad

You will need to cut 9 circles from the Crepe Paper using the scalloped scissors.

3 circles that are approximately 1 ¾”
3 circles that are approximately 1 ½”
3 circles that are approximately 1”

(The circles do not need to be perfect.)

Glue the circles together by placing one drop of glue in the center of each circle and staking the circles on top of each other largest to smallest.
Let it dry completely.

Punch a hole in the center of the circles, through all 6 layers and insert a brad.

With your fingers crumble the layers for the desired finished look.

I used the one I made on this card -

Happy flower making !

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Each week a DT memeber at Croppin Paradise is in charge of posting a class. This week I'm showing you how to make these cute Crepe Paper Flowers - be sure to check out the tutorial.