Thursday, December 29, 2011

Blitsy order received on 12/29/11

Hubby just brought in our mail and I was so excited to see my Blitsy order in his hands.  Yay!  Pictured below is the order I just received.  I ordered several of of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I only had a few, so I needed more colors. I also bought a package of the craft tags, and 2 Stickles. (They were sold out of Liquid Pearls before I got on the site.) Bummer.

If you haven't checked out their website, you really should.  Each week they put a few items up for promo purchase price.  I bought the Distress Inks for $2.99/pad.  I received all of this for $56.00, including shipping!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Michael's Haul 11/12/11

I got an email from Michael's saying they were giving an extra 25% off for the Veteran's day weekend.  WooHoo! On Saturday, they had a demo on the Martha Stewart "party crafting template" and I thought I would check it out. (Especially since I couldn't find a YouTube video on how to use it or tips/tricks.)  After seeing the demo, I went shopping, here is what I bought.

Martha Stewart Large Party Crafting Template, Sizzix Premium Crease Pad (I need an extra level of "padding" when using my Epic 6), Nestabilities "Labels 9" and  "Labels 8", and who can forget about "Shrinky Dinks"?  I asked my 12 y/o daughter if she ever got to use these and she said no.  NO?  Really? I thought her old daycare had used these before.  I just had to buy, I thought these would be great for using in m crafting projects too!

I also bought: Pink Zebra Duck Tape (been wanting to try using it), Martha Stewart twine, Tim Holtz's Idea-ology tissue tape in: "symphony" and "Nostalgic", Cutter-Bee scissors, Inkadinkadoo stamp in "Noel", Rose shaped sticker (my daughter chose for herself), decorative buttons )Michael's was having a make & take so I let my daughter make the button ring while I watched the demo on the MS template), Copic markers in: 100-black, E37-sepia, E00-skin white, R20-blush and R24-prawn with YR00-powder pink (2 colors on one pen).

I hope to post pics of projects using these products soon!

Oh. Btw- this whole purchase was $185 before discount, but after discount & taxes, it came out to $131.

Happy crafting my friends.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Altered Notebooks

Currently, my boys are on "off-track", we are in a year-round district so our track is off until Thanksgiving.  However, after we get back, the boys will only be in school for another week before we leave for our family vacation to Hawaii. ALOHA!  When we get back, the whole school district shuts down for 3 weeks for Winter Break.  It is my tradition to try to give a gift to the teachers at that time.  Here is what I made this year.  

Ingredients for Notebook #1:
A notebook/composition book to alter. Close to My Heart "Sentiments" Stamp set.  Stampabilities "Sentiments" stamp clings. Stampin' Up ink in "Going Grey". Jenni Bowlin ink in "Spice Tin". Tim Holtz Distress ink in: "Antique Linen" and "Weathered Wood".  Stickles in "Platinum". Ivory card stock and decorative paper, sorry this is from a collection I bought at Jo-Ann's over 2 years ago and have since thrown away the packaging.  

Measure your composition book and cut your decorative paper slightly longer. You don't need it too wide, just make sure to cover the front of the cover, overlapping the binding slightly.  Do this for both the front & back covers.  (I cut mine at roughly 10" x 7".)  Apply adhesive to the cover, ensuring to get the glue as close to the edges as possible, you don't want your paper lifting.  Carefully lay the paper on top.  Cut off the excess and round the corners of the paper with scissors (Quick tip: don't round before applying the paper, you can't guarantee a perfect match.  Cut your ivory card stock at roughly 10" x 3.5", try to line up your card stock evenly to the binding and gently bend/mold the two together.  Once you've got a slight crease in the ivory paper, apply adhesive to the interior of the crease, again ensuring to get as close to the edges as possible, you don't want it lifting.  To ensure it will stick well, apply adhesive horizontally every inch or so too.  Carefully, match up the top or lower edge of the ivory card stock to the book, using your hands, mold the two together, forming a firm bond.

Using the Distress inks and the blending tool, edge the notebook, front and back, as well as the binding.  Stamp the "thank you" onto the left over ivory paper with the "going grey" ink.  Hand cut the sentiment, excluding the banner edges.  Use the Distress inks on the "thank you" to match, use the "spice tin" ink, to give the edge a contrasting color.  Apply with pop dots.  Stamp "your guiding hand..." sentiment with the "spice tin" ink.  Apply Stickles to the tiny dots throughout the cover to give it that little bling.

There you go, simple but pretty.

Notebook #2

Ingredients:  dark brown card stock for the rosette and the binding, patterned paper for the front & back covers, "Cinnamon" Stickles, Close To My Heart "Sentiments" stamp set, Stampabilities "Sentiments" stamp set, Stampin' Up ink': "Chocolate Chip", "Groovy Guava" and "Creamy Caramel", Demi-Pearls in the brown collection, glue dots and the Martha Stewart Scoring board.

Prepare the cover as stated above.  When inking the edges, I did it directly from the ink pad, no blending tool.  Ink up the binding edges as well.  For the rosette, cut 2 strips of  the brown card stock at 1 1/2" each. Use the MS Score board and score every 1/4".  Ink the edges with "Chocolate Chip" and "Groovy Guava". (Quick tip:  Make sure you choose the same side of card stock to be the "up" side, textured or non.)  Use a strong adhesive to attach the ends together in one big ring/circle.  Using a scrap piece of paper, say a 1" x3" rectangle, attach the rosette with glue dots, form into an oval to flow with the shape of the "thank you" sentiment, also adhere with glue dots to the front of the rosette.  Stickle the dark brown pattern on the cover.  Use 3 different sizes of the pearls and attach to the cover.

Here is a close up of the bottom right, including the sentiment stamped in "chocolate chip" and of the Stickles on the pattern.

Here is the finished project.

Here is another version!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fierce, Fabulous & 40 Project

Welcome all to Nicole's FIERCE, FABULOUS AND FORTY Blog Hop. There are so many talented ladies joining the party. The wonderful women in this hop were asked to make anything related to the theme - cards, banners, scrap layouts, posters, bulletin boards, magnets, crafty knick-knacks, bookmarks, home decor and accents and so on and so on . Now let's get on with the festivities! If you came from Meighen's Blog  then you are on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Nicole's Blog.

 Here is the complete hopping list just in case you get lost: 
1.  Nicole
2.  Ashley 
3.  Lynne 
4.  Lynda
 5. Susana's
 6. Gina
7.  Barbara
8.  Zenita
 9.  Jearise
10.  Sam 
11.  Shannon 
13.  Meighen
 14.  You are here- CraftyLam

Did you know 40 is the new 20? Well, it is in my book. ;)

What a fun opportunity to come up with a project for Nicole who is turning 40!

Here are the items used for this project.

  • ProvoCraft's "Cursive 101" Cricut cartridge for the "40" cut from scrap fuchsia card stock at 1.75" as well as my Expression machine, the numbers were adhered with Scotch brand Quick Dry Adhesive glue.  Using the Studio G's pink glitter glue, I "blinged up" the numbers.
  • Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink pad along with Studio G's clear stamps found in the $1.00 bins at Michael's Craft Stores (series 24 is the "Party Time" stamp and series 14 is where I got the "glasses" from). Using the Bic 36 count "Mark-It" markers in: Fandango Pink, Pink Flamingo, Stone Grey, and Cloud Nine Grey, I colored the wine/champagne glasses in and then Stickled them with: Gunmetal, Magenta, Silver and Studio G's pink glitter glue, for that extra bling. I then used Stampin Up's "Large Oval" punch for the "Party Time" stamp, adhered it with Scotch brand Pop-Up Foam Squares (I also cut a square into thin slices and used the pieces to adhere the glasses). 
  • Brilliance "Moonlight White" ink pad used with Hero Arts' CG144 "Time to Stamp" large cling that was stamped onto black card stock from recollections at Michael's.
  • Using white curling ribbon and fuchsia  Essentials brand Narrow Satin Ribbon in 1/4", I tied a knot in the ribbons and glued the knot down using the Scotch brand glue, then I cut the ribbon ends at an angle for effect.
On final inspection, I decided the card needed a little extra bling, so I used the Silver Stickles and dotted the "Party Time" oval and then the center dots to as many clocks as I could.

I hope you enjoyed this project and it inspired you.  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

All About Boys Blog Hop

Welcome to the "All About Boys" blog hop.  If you've landed here after visiting Mindy E, you're in the right place.  However, if you've just stumbled across my blog but would like to see all the projects created for this hop, please go to Mindy's Blog and start off there.

As a mother of 3 boys (and 1 girl), you would think that crafting for a boy or with a boy in mind would come easy, but NO! It took me almost a week to come up with a boy-themed project.  Here is what I came up with....

Main Ingredients:
Stampin' Up's Watercolor pencils, RavenHead Manor Scrapbook Paper Pad by Recollections, "Tuxedo Black" ink by Memento, Roll Call Stamp set (and the "Edward" single stamp) from The Greeting Farm (I wasn't sure which one I was going to end up using so I took a pic with both), ProvoCrafts "Just Because Cards" cartridge and my Cricut Expression


Using the ink, stamp your image onto quality white paper, if you choose to use blender pens the water could weaken the paper & it will rip.  Color in & cut out your image.  Cut ou the "Cute as a bug" saying from page 48 of the Just Because handbook. Use the "word" function and cut at 3".

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to pop on over to 
Haidee's Blog to see what great project she created for this event.  

  Here is a list of today's bloggers.

1. Mindy Eggen
2.Lisa Lam ---You are here!
3.Haidee-  -- Your next stop
4. Lisa
7. Lisa P
8. Sue
9. Yvette
11. Theresa Neubaum
12. Beckie
13. Patti Ross
14. Alina

 Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see the rest of the projects these wonderful ladies create.

1. Mindy Eggen
2. Janet Murray Nagai
3. Dawn Dorosz Muldowney
4. Janet Smith
5. Jamie L
6. Doris
8. Paula
9. Lisa P
10. Erin Barnett Bullock -
11. Melissa Haereiti-
12. Lisa Tehonica Pontious
13. Patti Ross
14. Vicki Wilson

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hobby Lobby Haul 11/08/11

We finally got a Hobby Lobby in our area, meaning within 20 miles.  I had heard so much about their stores, that I just had to make a trip out there!  Here is what I purchased.  I was really hoping to find Helmar glue, since I've heard rave reviews, but alas, HL didn't have any at this location.

Paper products: "Magic of the Season" and "Holly Jolly" by The Paper Studio. $12.99 each
Adhesives: "Micro", "pop up", and "removable" (for my door signs) glue dots. $3.99 each
Stamps: "Big Circles Cling" by InkadinkaClings ($4.99). "Hanging Ornament" ($3.99), "Zebra print", and "Sentiments" by Stampabilities ($6.99 each).
Neon Nylon Loops for the loom, $3.47.
ProvoCraft Zision Trimmer refill blad, $3.99.
Aqua-Flo Watercolor Paint pens $5.99.
Silver Metal 3mm sticker strips $2.99, bling, of course!
Martha Stewart Crafts "Paper Crafting Template" $12.99.  (I've been intrigued by these hanging ornaments.)  I think the kids will love using this to decorate our tree this year.

Have you been to Hobby Lobby? What have you purchased?  What have you made using your supplies?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Give Thanks Basket

So, with today's gloomy, rainy SoCal weather, I thought I would use it as an excuse to craft.  At first, I was thinking I would make another banner.  I was so inspired by all the other banners from our "Christmas is for Kids Banner" hop. However, I decided to hold off.  Instead, I am creating a basket to show what I am grateful for.

Using "DoodleCharms" cartridge, refer to page 116, cut the basket in "blackout mode" and fit to page.  I did this with a sheet of acrylic from  Blade settings:P-max, S-med, B-6, use multi-cut, OH! and use the "deep cut blade" for this part.  Next, switch your blade back to regular, use craft card stock, take off the multi-cut function and the blackout mode.  Tap the shift & repeat last buttons, this will cut your basket trim, set blade to "3".  Adhere layers.

 Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, page 56, cut "leaf 4" at 2 3/4"- 3" using your card stock, also cut "leaf 2" from page 34 at 2 3/4"- 3".  Randomly, adhere the leaves to each other & to the basket.  Write things you are thankful for on each leaf.  I also cut the branch out from pg 43, using shift button @ 2 3/4".  Apply stickles/ glitter glue to where ever you deem worthy.  Allow to dry and then hang, mine went on the outside of my front door.  (Printed paper came from "Harvest & Holiday 180 sheet paper stack from Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann's, purchased in 2010.)

Using "Cursive 101", write out "Give Thanks" at 1.5". Apply.  Stickle.

For added depth, I used Stampin" Up's "Chocolate Chip" ink pad to color the edges.  I also added the chocolate chip and some muted gold I had on hand onto all the leaves.


Christmas is For Kids Banner Blog Hop

Welcome to Day #2 (Sunday) of the Christmas is for Kids Banner Hop!  Did you remember to set your clocks back one hour early this morning, when Daylight Savings Time ended?  So you've got an extra hour to spend with us on this hop, YAY!  Grabba cuppa coffee and enjoy!!   
It is my pleasure to host the CHRISTMAS is for KIDS BANNER HOP, where fantastic and generous crafters donated their talents, time and holiday banners to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care in Bucks County, PA. (See www.PediatricSpecialty.Com
I work at Pediatric Specialty Care as Admissions Coordinator. The children (ages 0-21) we see are medically-fragile and technologically-dependent -- many are tethered to a ventilator that runs through a tracheostomy; most are wheelchair-bound, and cognitively impaired. They are all delightful children who face life with optimism and hope for a better tomorrow. On this hop, we have 34 generous hoppers who have created fabulous banners. I've split the group in half so you're not overwhelmed with completing the hop in just one day. So DO stop back tomorrow to visit the second set of unique and precious banners.  Please scroll down for the full list of today's hop stops. And there's BLOG CANDY to be had!!  THANK YOU to our generous sponsors who have provided prizes to those who hop along. Here are our sponsors and their prizes:
One winner will receive four free digi-images of their own choosing from! will provide one winner with a code valued at $20 toward your purchase from their terrific site!
Beautiful ribbons, embellishments, charms and more are on the site.  They'll be giving a voucher valued approx $32 USD.
All hoppers are eligible to win.  Here's how: Follow the blog and comment on as many projects as you choose -- the more blogs where you comment and follow, the more chances you have to win. There's just one catch: please actually comment on the project, which shows you've looked at the project, not just cut/pasting random comments ("CUTE! TYFS") only to win the prize. will choose the winners, subject to verification that winners have met the above-stated criteria. Without further ado, here is my banner:
I used Meljen's Designs for the digi-art Santa's sleigh collection. I colored each image using Copic markers, and mounted each member of the herd on a snowflake cut from American Crafts glitter stock, using a Sizzix die.  Here is detail from each of the reindeer:
No matter their limitations, the eyes of the kids who reside at Pediatric Specialty Care light up when given a handmade banner or card. They love the bright colors, and knowing that there are so many people from around the world care enough to send them these decorations for their rooms. Thank you (!!!) to each of the crafters who has made a Holiday Banner. Please stop by each of their blogs to send them some love.  Today (Sunday, November 6), please hop to the following blogs:
  1. Ellen  CardMonkey -                   YOU ARE HERE! 
  2. Michelle -
  3. Tonya -
  4. Carol Carlson -
  5. Debbie Trevenen -
  6. Linda Simpson -
  7. Rachelle -
  8. Jamie -
  9. Jess -
  10. Sandra -
  11. Cher-
  12. Lori -
  13. Dena -
  14. Sandie -
  15. Alina -
  16. Lisa L -
  17. Janet S -
  18. Beckie -
...and if you missed yesterday's banners and beautiful blogs of the crafters who created them, be sure to scroll down to my post from yesterday to see the full line-up.  NOW for my personal Blog Candy (as your reward for reading THIS far!!) ... I have assembled a Christmas stocking full of scrappers' goodies including a Cricut cartridge ("Wrap It Up") and other goodies!!  It will be won by one lucky person who is selected at random (by from a FOLLOWER HERE who leaves a comment on THIS blog answering the following question:  Of the 9 reindeer Meljen digi-stamps I've colored and shown above, which one is your favorite, and why?
Thank you again for visiting today. I hope you're inspired to make your own Holiday Banner ... let your inner Elf emerge!

Hi there! This is Lisa from "CraftyLam". I am so honored to be part of this special blog hop.  Below is the banner I created.  If you have visited me before, you will know I like to make things fairly simple.  Enjoy!

For the trees, using "Album, Christmas Tree" by Sizzix Bigz Die and a olive colored card stock from the Earth Tones Textured card stock 12x12 pack from Best Occasions. (The olive papers were cut to 5"x5" to fit the tree base adequately.)  Cut out 14 trees. (I used my Epic Six die cutter.)

Using the Cricut Expression, Hannah Montana cartridge and random sheets of decorative paper from DCWV's "Christmas Combo 180 stack", cut out the letters for "Merry Christmas".  The letters were cut at 2.5".  I cut the patterned papers into strips of 3" wide by 4" long to accommodate each letter. (Note: some of the letters cut really low and wide so have extra paper handy in case of mistakes.)

Using Stickles and Studio G brand glitter glues, I bling'ed up the letters.  Colors used, Studio G: red, peach, brown, purple and yellow.  Stickles brand: Holly, Goldenrod, and green.  These are the ONLY colors used across all the letters.

Using the same Stickles & Studio G glitter glues, I decorated the front of the trees.  Let them dry.  I flattened them over night since the glitter glues like to warp the papers.

Using mini brads and a mini hole punch, attach the letters. Then using curling ribbon, loop & knot the ribbon through the holes in the tops of the trees. (I used tape and folded it slightly to make a faux needle tip to thread through the holes.) Keep the ribbon ends long so you can try to match them up & curl them.  Attach the top layer ribbon (going through "Merry") ends to the bottom layer (going through "Christmas") and knot. Allow ends to dangle.

Below are close ups of the letters and the final project.

Sorry, this is as close as I could get to the banner without cutting the ends off in the picture.  My banner ended up measuring 39 1/2" in total length.  I also added an extra strand of ribbon to each end just to add a little oomph. Enjoy!

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop.  Your next stop is Janet S.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Scrapbook Expo Haul

Today was the first day of the Ontario, CA Scrapbook Expo.  I attended with my gal pals, and fellow paper crafters Christalle and Melissa.  This was Chris' first Expo and she was excited to see all that was offered.  (She just received the Cameo a few weeks ago and can't wait to start crafting with it.)  Below are pictures of the items I purchased from the different booths. (I photographed them based on the booth purchase.)

Below, is a pic of all the bling & pearls I bought at They had a great deal, buy 10, get 2 free.  That means, 12 items for $10 (plus tax).  Sweet!

I don't recall the booth that I bought this from, but the "Liquid Pearls" were 1.99 each (I bought silver, opal and rouge).  I also bought Stickles in "Starry Night" and "Orange Peel".  The Sew easy floss was a steal at $2.50 for the 3 colors.

At the Stamps for Life booth, I picked up these Distress Ink Pads ($4.85 each) and the Staz-On cleaner ($4.50/bottle). 

From, I bought more pearls and pop dots (micro, mini & regular sized).  I even found these great Snow Globe gems in pink/silver and black/silver, very pretty.  Each package was $1.00 each!

At the Scrap-mart booth, I snatched up the Sew Easy tool ($7.50) and heads ($2.99) each. The Copic blending marker was $5.29, not so great, but I grabbed it anyway.

From booth, I snagged these Staz-On ink pads, they were $7.29 each or 5 for $30, um yah, can you tell which way I went?  The acrylic tags were $0.99 each or buy 5 get the 6th free- I got the 6!  By the way, if you are ever looking for acrylic, this is the place to go to.  I always buy my acrylic supplies here, not that you would know since I have yet to do a project using my acrylic pieces.  I don't know why, but I hoard my acrylic!  One day, I will use the pieces.  Also, the head guy says that his acrylic is thin enough to run through the Cricut using the Deep Cut Blade.  They have a blog you should go visit, lots of inspiration throughout!  I love it!  Here is their blog site:  Clear Scraps Blog.  

Okay, so that's everything I purchased today.  Hopefully you have the opportunity to attend an Expo.  I get to check out the one in Anaheim in late February next time.

Happy crafting friends!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Best Foot Forward

Ingredients for this fun little card:
  • craft card stock, cut at 5.5"x8.5", folded in half
  • Stampin Up inks: Mauve Mist, Caribbean Cool
  • Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, blending tool from Ranger
  • Ivory card stock
  • Background paper for the dress (sorry, I no longer have the packaging for this paper. It came in a blue box at Jo-Ann's around Spring 2010, it had 180 sheets of patterned paper.)
  • "Art Philosophy" cartridge for Cricut. Use "shape 2" on pg 36 of hand book, cut at 1.5"
  • Crystazzi crystals in ss20 (you'll need glue to adhere these)
  • "Celebration" stamp set from Close to My Heart
  • "Old Letter Writing" (#S4878) large stamp from Hero Arts
  • "Autumn" stamp set from Close to My Heart ("best foot forward" sentiment), hand cut

Lightly ink the "writing" stamp for a faded/weathered effect.  Using the blending tool, use the Mauve Mist & Antique Linen inks to give character to the background. Do the same to the dress, printed paper piece & the sentiment. Using the Caribbean Cool, ink up the edges of all the paper pieces.  Use pop dots to adhere the dress to the printed paper, then glue down the other pieces.

Here is a close up of the card, showing you the slight coloring from the blending tool/technique.

Thanks for looking.

Autumn Fun

To create this fun little layout, I used the following items.
  • "4 Seasons" 8x8" sheets by Paper Pizazz (background & phrase)
  • Leaf from "Celebration" stamp set from Close To My Heart
  • Stampin Up inks: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa
  • Yellow ink square from Studio G
  • ColorBox Chalk Ink in "Blush Rose"
  • Pentel Sunburst Gel pen in White 
  • Bic Mark-It pens for the tree
  • Stickles in Copper
  • Studio G glitter glue in: dark brown & yellow

Each of the leaves were stamped onto heavy card stock in white, then hand-cut. Using Aileen's Tacky Glue, I adhered the leaves onto the background. Draw a tree using the Bic markers. (3-4 colors were used to make this tree.)  Faux stitch the border with the white gel pen.  Stickle/glitter glue random leaves and the leaves on the phrase.

*Quick note: I accidentally ripped the paper out of the stack poorly, but like how the tear gave the image a more rustic & rough feel to it, not quite so put together.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What a Tough Guy

This "tough guy" was created using: kraft card stock cut at 4.25" with the Martha Stewart Circle cutter.  "Edward" stamp from the Greeting Farm colored in with Stampin' Up colored pencils. Background stamp is an argyle print also from SU, used with "Antique Linen" from Ranger's Distress Inks.  "Tough Guy" stamp is from Studio G in "Tuxedo Black" from Memento (I also used this ink pad to ink up the edge of the card).  The mini hearts are from Close to My Heart's "Sentiments" acrylix stamp set using "Mauve Mist" from SU.  The 6 black dots are "Black Diamond" Stickles.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trick or Treat Halloween Blog Hop

Memories In Tyme

Welcome to the "Trick or Treat" Halloween Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything fun about Halloween!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!! We can guarantee LOTS of treats on this hop (and maybe a few TRICKS too)... So let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Cyndie, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Trick-or-Treat FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because...  It's always a TREAT to start at the start!! :)  We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamping Treats!!  To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!!  One random winner will be chosen on Friday, October 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:

Sweet Stamping Treats

This is Lisa of and today I created a Halloween door sign, "Boo Crew".  I hope you like it. I need to state that I have NEVER, I mean NEVER done a Halloween project. Nor have I ever participated in a Blog Hop! So here I am stepping out of my comfort zone not only once, but TWICE! Eeek!

Here are the items used for this project:
  • The frame is from the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge that was offered from Close To My Heart. It was cut at 6" using the "Butterfly2", "shift" key, and "decorative layer" function button from "Black Tie" glittered cardstock found at Michael's Crafts.
  • The vellum paper was 8.5"x5" that was then cut down to fit the backside of the frame. I used Tombo Mono Multi Glue to adhere it to the frame and then added the letters.
  • "Boo Crew" letters are from "Cursive 101" cartridge cut at 1 1/2" on purple cardstock and then Stickled with Gunmetal for extra oomph! (The purple wasn't making as much of an impact as I was hoping for, hence the Stickles.)

The pumpkin is cut using the ProvoCraft "Designer's Calendar" cartridge from page 37 using the "shift" key & the "October" button using orange design paper. This pumpkin was cut at 3".  I used Orange Stickles to add a little sparkle to this pretty pumpkin, she needed a little bling!

This cute little spider (x2) was from ProvoCraft's "Doodle Charms" cartridge at 3" from page 121 of the handbook using the "Black Tie" glitter paper found at Michael's Craft Stores.  Luckily, this little guy won't bite.

Here's a pic of the project full-length, it measures about 18-20" in it's entirety.  The black string is just black sewing thread I had on hand. Using a mini hole punch, I marked where I wanted each figure to hang from and the punched the figures where I wanted them to hang at.  I just looped the thread through the holes 2-3 times just to ensure the creature will hang on for a while (we get stromg winds in October where I live.)

Here's the final project, just shortened a bit, so you could see it well in one shot.

..... Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Deb and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!! Below are links to BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!! DAY ONE (October 15):

DAY TWO (October 16):

For the Haunted House Blog Hop, please CLICK HERE!!

Happy hopping!