Saturday, September 25, 2010

My first ever diaper cake

Ok these are so stinking cute!!!!  I can't beieve I was able to do it!! You know they look really hard but theie NOT!!  LOL   I made this for my sweet sister in law and gave it to her at her baby shower on Aug 7th. I am late in posting this I know....( lifes been a little busy!) She LOVED IT!! I am super glad too!! hehehe 

Animal Letter Book

Over @ they had a challenge to make something using their cuddly animal set ( for sale @ ) I decided to make a little book for my nieces for when they come to visit. I created all the little animals from the set and then cut the beginning letter of each animal behind them. I can use this as a great learning tool for them, learning their letters and animals. They are super cute and perfect for a childs book! I really loved how this turned out.

The book is bound together with a binder ring

close up of the pages

Here I laid them all out so you can see each page

other side

Front all bound together!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boo Halloween pop up card

Ok So I went to a crop this weekend and though I didn't get much done...( too much talking and showing off scal and lol) I was able to make a couple things. I put together this card and it was the talk of the night!

I used the boo word A2 pop up card from, I used the ghost from the set plus a ghost, spider, haunted house from the Spooky Silhouettes Set also from

I also used a spiderweb and bat svg I got from somewhere ( sorry i am horrible about keeping track where I get stuff )
I inked the ghosts with orange and black ink then added a red gem to the spider. ( black widow spiders )
On the front of the card I embossed it with some ghosts. I am not sure how well you can see it in the pic. I used the ghost from the boo pop up card to make this folder.

Making your own embossing folders

I came across a youtube video about making your own embossing folders. You can make them a number of different ways. I tried this one that im posting but I used a little bit different materials. I just used a plastic sleeve I had laying around. It is a little bit heavier than a pager protector but honestly you can use just about anything. I also found one that you don't need the 2 sided folder type. You can just use an image that is cut from chipboard or the thinner stuff we use. Cereal boxes or like what is used in this video which is the cover of your paper packs, ( you could even use cardstock just double or triple it to give it some thickness and then use a foam piece with it. Like an old mouse pad or something. It just needs something to smoosh into to emboss it. ( make sense?) just search " make your own embossing folders" in the search bar on youtube. A ton of them pop up. I was going to make a video but there are so many out there I figured it wasnt needed. I thought this was really cool and wanted to share. Its a great way to cordinate your embossing to you svg cuts on your projects.

Here is ONE of MANY videos on Youtube showing exactly how to do this. There are many different ways. I am going to try a few different ones and I'll let ya know which is my fav! So far this one is great!!! 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm a new Auntie....again!!

My SIL just had her baby!! 
James John Allred the 3rd!!!! Born 9/2/10 @ 8:32 pm To Mr. and Mrs. James and Jessica Allred 6lbs 2 oz 19 inch!!!!! Im sooo excited!

I live 3 hours away so I will be heading up to see them tomorrow after kids get out of school!

Sorry I was sitting here just now when I got the call so naturally I had to share!!  Oh man I am so excited!! *tear!