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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Quick 50th Birtday Card (in Anna Griffin Style)

A real quick post on a 50th birthday Card I did for a dear friend.    So I had been thinking about the card I wanted to make her for over a wee, but kept getting busy and putting it off.  I woke-up the morning I was to meet her for her birthday lunch in a panic - I hadn't made her card yet and I still had to go to a doctors appointment. 

Well Thank goodness (and God) for all the beautiful Anna Griffin supplies I have.  I was able to put the this card together before my appointment and still meet my friend for lunch on time.

You can see below that I used shiny gold metallic cardstock for an appropriate 50th celebration!

Okay, just a tiny glimpse of my "new" flower frog/card display holder. 

Anna Griffin - Garden Party paper Pad - base card
Anna Griffin - Foil-Stamped Card layers (love these, they are so beautiful)
Anna Griffin - Terrific Tiles Cutting Dies - Happy
Anna Griffin - Vintage Collage Card Toppers 2
Anna Griffin - All About Kindness kit  - Rosette
Anna Griffin  - Fantastic Flips Card Kit - Butterfly
Anna Griffin  - Metallic Card Layers - Pearl Pink paper
Glue, foam dots, tape runner  
Poster board - Gold metallic (Cricut)
Font cartridge - Cindy Lou (for 50th)

God bless and happy scrapping!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Last of my Spooky Kooky - Wonderfully Wicked And Beautifully Bewitching... Wacky Witch Hats! (last 2 of 5)

Okay - Spooky Kooky Witch Kaps - I am trying to gets some "Ks" in there for a Name Game Challenge over at the Cut it Up Blog. 

Purple in basic color for the last two hats.
Lots of Knurlier on these two -- how is the for "K" items -  good word!
First I have a Mardi Gars hat in the traditional colors of purple and green, complete with a Mardi Gars mascaraed mask.

 To make it more "Halloweenie"  I added spiders and the words spooky (From Ann Griffin's Seasonal Dies) - in purple and green glitter paper of course.    The dies cut and Emboss - Had to mention that for the Emboss it challenge over at the Fabulous Cricut Blog

I glued a big glitzy garland around the brim with a metallic Kurly -Q  ribbon adorned to the top.

I didn't make the mask - it was in my stash from a few years ago
And finished with a big flamboyant purple bow on the top and a pom-pom made from the garland. Not sure if you could see but I also have one of those wobbly spiders on the top.

I can't decide if this is my favorite of the 5
  My last one is very adorned as well with the statement being the big purple mesh bow with all the black roses (CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge ) and glittery bat.  My roses are inked with Studio G pinkish purple chalk ink around the edges and each has a shiny round metallic gem the center.

I've used Silver glitter paper to cut stars. Big ones are again from the Anna Griffin seasonal dies, I also used her feather from the same set (can't see it as part of the plum on the other side, but you can see here that I added the 'in" part of the feather (cut out part) here as added bling).  The little stars are from a Hot off the press set.

I have more little critters hidden - a silver beetle is caught in the web (Cricut/Provo craft die) on the far side and a little gem spider hangs from a shimmering star.   I have a few glow in the dark spiders including one under the rim that viewers can see as you wear the bonnet. And of course this one has the wobbly glitter spider on the very tip top as well.    

Note:  I added cardstock inside the hats to keep them pointy and upright (needed it).  I did that for all five hats.
Ta Da ---What Do You Think? 

  • Basic Witch hats (dollar Store)
  • Wobbly Spiders (pick from Michael's - came with 6)
  • Wide purple mesh ribbon (Dollar Tree)
  • Cardstock in black,
  • Cardstock - glitzy silver by Pressed Petals
  • Glittered cardstock in purple and green from The paper Studio
  • Metallic silver cardstock (from stash)
  • Chalk pigment ink by  Studio G in a dark Pink (do these have names?) VP0030
  • Little bats (Dollar Tree in sets of 2)
  • Glue Gun with lots of glue sticks
  • Round purplish gems (from my stash)
  • Lavender pipe cleaners (Kurly-Qs)
  • Anna Griffin  - Seasonal Die Set
  • Cricut (my is an Air)
  • CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge
  • Smaller star die (Hot off the press - Paper Artist - 10 Tags and Trims)
  • Black Mesh ribbon (CTMH)
  •  Décor Sticks (colored purple with a paint pen)
  • Silver circle picks (from my stash)
  • Black and white stitched ribbon (around base of hat with a buckle from my stash)
  • Mardi Gras garland and mask (stash I think from Walmart a few years back)
  • Little gem sticker spider (Michael's)
  • Spider wed (with glow in the dark spiders (Dollar Tree) 
  • Stretchy Black Lace (From my stash)
  • Cricut (Provo Craft) Cut and emboss die - Up In the Sky set 
         Whew - that was a lot more product than I thought
Note:   Many of the basic craft items can be bought at or -  if you purchase from the links on my page it helps by supporting this blog and my creation - Thank you so much!

Blogs I'm post on:

Anna Griffin's Facebook - Sunday Share (Using her Seasonal Dies)
Cut it Up - Name game Challenge #105 -(closes 1 Oct) - (for my Kooky, Knurly, Kurly-Q Kaps!!!)
DL.ART - Gardens Challenge #188 (Closes  23 Sep) -  (For my garden of black Roses and bugs)
Die Cut Divas - September Challenge (closes 30 Sep)
Scrappy Land - Challenge #49 (closes 18 Sep)
Crop Stop - Anything goes linky party #20 (closes 11 Oct)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes  FFC #156 (closes 23 Sep)
Fabulous Cricut - Wet or Dry Emboss Challenge #285 (closes 26 Sep) - (for my little embossed spiders and beetle)

Please let me know which witch hat is your favorite.   If you like my creations, please become a follower.  You can also follow me on  Pinterest.
 God Bless and happy scrappin'  !


Saturday, September 17, 2016

More Wonderfully Wicked And Beautifully Bewitching... Wacky Witch Hats! (2nd & 3rd of 5)

I have 2 more witch hats (of 5) to share....
For my 2nd and 3rd hats I stared with basic Black and Orange witch hats from the dollar store. 

I put a sheer orange ribbon under  the base of one hat with a black and white stitched ribbon and on the other an orange boa.

They each have the wobbly spider on the tip with bows. those spiders wiggle while you walk (or ride as witches do)
They each have décor sticks I spray-pained orange (over spray got on the driveway and my DH scrubbed it up for me) .

More Black Roses -  Again I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge for the 3D flowers.  On the top one I edged them with orange neon for a nice little spooky rose garden.
And the glow in the dark spiders for each (even under the rim that show when you have the hats on- Yieks!


For the "BOO"  I have a base of Jumbo Polka Flowers from  one set in Orange and the other in Black. On top of that I used an ornamental lace die in black, then a scalloped circle in orange glitter paper.  The "BOO" letters and design base with cut in  Cricut Design Space using a cut included with Circuit Access - from Home for the Holidays - Fall & Winter set. On the letter part of each, I used a clear sparkle pen.

 They each have bows up the back side - princess witches I dare say!  Love the Polka-dot ribbon (from the dollar store)!

Now that's a good Diva Hat -don't ya think?

 Which Witch do you prefer?  Love the comments, and please subscribe if you'd like to see more of my scraps come to life.


  • Basic witch hats Dollar Tree)
  • Ribbon (dollar Tree)  - Orange sheer ribbon (5/8 in wide), Black polka-dot wire (2 1/4 in), Orange and Gold sheer (2 1/4 in)
  • Ribbon Black and White stitched  (had on hand I think from Sam Club a few years back)
  • Ribbon - Black mesh (CTMH)
  • Circut Air and Cricut Design Space
  • Art Philosophy Cartridge (CTMH) and Home for the Holidays- Fall and Winter Cartridge
  • Dies -- Ornamental Lace die (by Couture Creations), Scalloped Circle (by ?? not sure  Diesire - crafters Companion, N Craft,  or We R) 
  • Wobbly spiders (Michael's pick (came with 6)
  • Glow in the dark spiders (Dollar Tree - 3 came with spider web)
  • Glue gun and a ton on glue sticks
  • Big Flowers - Jumbo Flowers (polka) by The Paper Studio
  • Black Cardstock
  • Décor Stick and orange spray paint (and a big piece of cardboard so you don't get over spray on the driveway that DH has to scrub up)
  • Orange Glittered Cardstock  (by The Paper Studio)
  • Spectrum Noir sparkler - Crystal clear glitter pen (#love it!)
  • Neon Orange sharpie

 Challenges I am entering:

Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes #156 (closes 23 Sep)
DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Garden #188 (closes 21 Sep)
Little Scraps and Pieces - Show it off Saturday (closes 25 Sep)
Scrappy Land - Anything Goes #49 (closes 18 Sep)
Die Cut Divas -  (closes 30 Sep)
Crop Stop - Anything Goes #20 (closes 4 Oct)

God bless and Happy Scrappin'!

Wonderfully Wicked And Beautifully Bewitching... Wacky Witch Hats! (1st of 5)

Last week I made a post about "spending too much money and time on shopping for craft supplies", (yes that is a thing - to much craft supplies), in which I vowed not to spend money on (or shop for) any more supplies until 4 October.  I'll have to end my vow by the 5th October because that is when Anna Griffin's new releases will be on HSN (Can't miss that!).

Anyhow,  It is amazing how much crafting you can get done when you aren't shopping (AKA surfing the internet).  Witch leads me into my latest projects......  Wonderfully Wicked Witch Hats!

I have made five hats to share this week.

My first hat is semi-spooky with it's black tattered shall netting cover, but ends up being wickedly beautiful.   

A Garden of Black and Silver Roses

For this hat (as well as three others) I used the 3D Flower (rose) from CTMH's Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I did these all in black hoping to make it more spooky but they just came out too pretty especially with the silver brilliance inked outer edges.   To  elegant to be completely spooky (unless spiders freak you out ). 

 I have spiders on all the hats.  The lovely glittery spiders that wobble and bobble perch on the very tip of all the hats (just a hint of creepy). 

I wrapped a polka-doted ribbon all the way up and around the rim.  Added a few more flashy picks, glow in the dark spiders, a few bats and a big bow on the back and - voila  - my first Wonderfully Wicked And Beautifully Bewitching Wacky Witch Hat!


Glue gun with lots and lots of hot glue ($2)
Base witch hat $1 (Dollar Tree)
Gaze black meshed shall thingy $1 (Dollar Tree)
Bats (set of 2) 2 sets - $1 per set (Dollar Tree)
Big bow $1 (dollar tree)
Flashy silver circle picks (had on hand from years past)
Polka-dot Ribbon -$3.99 (Michael's)
Glitter spider on tip $3.99 - 40% (Pick with 6 spiders from Michael's)


Little Scraps and Piece (Show it off Saturday Linky Party) (closes 17 Sep)
Joe's Scrap Shack (Anything Goes #156) (closes 23 Sep)
DL.ART Thankful Thursday (Gardens #188) (closes 21 Sep)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Awsome Steampunk Cards!!

Love, love, love, these cards I made.  Well, one is a card; the other will be part of a mini album I am working on.  (will post the mini album when I am done - probably in several months (LOL)(might try doing a video with that but that is for later).  Back to this fanatic card design that is meant to be a gift card holder.  

These cards are in the ready to make  on Cricut design space - just added my own touches

I made this using Crazy Cute Cards (free with Design Space membership) - have I told you I love my Cricut access membership (only $9.99 a month pay as you go or as little as $7.99 if you pay for a year in advance.

I added a lot of extra gears, brads, and stamps, etc. to give this an" over the top" look for the mini album it is going in.

Hope you enjoyed these  
Cardstock: black, burgundy, cream
Cricut Poster Board: Bronze and Silver
Cricut Pearl papers: Silver (cuts so nice with Cricut)
Brads: small copper, and larger gold
Gears:  Had a bunch possibly from or Ebay
Tag and Stamp from CTMH
Blogs Challenges  I am sharing them on
Crop Stop Blog: Anything goes linky party
Die Cuttin Divas: Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes
Glitter N Sparkle (#205) - Add some metal
God bless and happy scrappin'

Friday, September 9, 2016

Crafting Supply Addiction Anyone?

Craft supply addiction --

Just wondering if anyone else has a crafting supply addiction or am I the only one?  I am not putting my family in debt or anything but …what constitutes ”too much” or is that even a thing?  If I feel guilty, dose that make it “bad or wrong”?  If I don’t spend more than my “allowance” is that okay?  If I spend more time surfing for craft supplies than I actually do crafting – is that a shopping addiction.  Do I need help or am I perfectly normal?   I really would like to spend more time crafting than shopping – I hate to shop (okay, I might be a little kooky with that one, but it is true).  Shopping gives me knots in my stomach.  Receiving things in the mail that I forgot I ordered, that’s exciting.  Hoping no one else is home when the postal person rings the door bell (to hide my addiction) – there I said it, it is an addiction isn’t it?).  Well, they say admitting the problem is the first step to a cure – one step toward healing. 

Anyone else feel this way? (Hint:   I am looking for belongingness here.  Please comment below – I would love to hear what others have to say, feel, or are going thru relating to their crafting addictions.  (and wondering if anyone actually reads my blog).

Let’s get something done today, but first, let me go see if anything is on sale at……

As always, God bless and happy scrapping!