The Stamping Tree

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Additional Halloween Layouts Using Scaredy Cat from CTMH

Good morning, all!  Yesterday I showed you a two page layout I devised for my September Scrapbook Club.  Today I'm showing the second two-page spread--and yes, you can get both of these pages out of one paper pack!  (The colonial white "photo mats" are not included in the pack and are only there to show size and spacing for photos.)


For these pages I used the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet X7185B, Scaredy Cat Complements X7185C (darling kraft cardstock stickers), White Enamel Stars Z2010, and Black Enamel Stars Bulk362.  I also used Black, Sunset, and Thistle ink pads, and the stamp set Halloween Greetings D1605.  The page base for this Lo is Black, included in the pack.


I used the Halloween Greetings stamp set more on this LO than I did on the previous LO.  It is so cute!  I love that vintage-y Halloween paper too.  I cut the moon from CTMH Artbooking at 3" real dial size.  I used the negative cut of the bat from the moon on my LO as well.


I cut "Beware" using CTMH Artbooking at 2.5" high real dial size.  This makes it about 8" long.  The labels are cut from CTMH Artiste and have stamps designed to go with them in the Halloween Greetings set.  This is one of the reasons I love CTMH!  And the size you need to cut the label at to fit the stamp is listed right on the stamp set--very convenient!

I hope everyone has enjoyed these layouts--thanks for dropping by today!  And if you see anything you just can't live without, you can order it from me by clicking the button at the top of my blog.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Halloween is Right Around the Corner!

Hello, everyone!  My favorite time of year, fall, is here. And my second favorite holiday is not far off!  Close To My Heart came out with a wonderful Halloween paper pack this year called Scaredy Cat.  This is one of the layouts we well be doing for my September Scrapbook Club.  Usually we do a Workshop on the Go, but there wasn't one for this particular paper pack, so I came up with my own.  


For these pages I used the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet X7185B, Scaredy Cat Complements X7185C (darling kraft cardstock stickers), White Enamel Stars Z2010, and Black Enamel Stars Bulk362.  I also used Black, Sunset, and Thistle ink pads, and the stamp set Halloween Greetings D1605.


The page bases are Whisper, included in the packet.  I used the stickers to spell out my title.


I stamped the pumpkin and cut it out.  The little gravestone sticker makes a perfect journaling piece.


The haunted house was cut using CTMH Artbooking at 6" (NOT real dial size).  I wish I had made it a little bigger.  I backed the windows with Sunset CS (included in the paper pack).


The spider web border is also from Artbooking, cut at 11" (again, not RDS) from Thistle CS (in pack).  I sponged the edges with black ink.  I needed 3 border sections for my LO.


The enamel stars I colored with my Copic markers.  There is a Scaredy Cat Assortment Z3011 that has enamel stars already in Sunset, Thistle and Black, plus some punched pewter shapes, but I wanted to experiment with coloring the stars with Copics.  You get kind of a swirly effect with the Copics--not a solid color.

Thanks for dropping by today!  If anything here strikes your fancy, you can order it from me by clicking on the button at the top of my blog.  Come back tomorrow to see the second layout using the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 226--Make a Project for a Kid!


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Just a quick run down of the rules:

You may add up to 3 unique projects that meet the challenge criteria

You must use at least 1 Cricut cut, after that anything goes, stamps, svg's, etc.



Challenge #226 Kids Theme

This Weeks Sponsor
1 Stamp set to the winner
US only
~This Weeks Challenge~
Kids Theme
Create a project for kids

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my Project:



My project is the bison from Birthday Bash!  I cut him at 4" and popped him up on an Action Wobble.  CS and patterned paper are SU, stamp, embossing folder, Aqua Dots, and Action Wobble are CTMH.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to link up your kids' project to FCCB for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Evergreen Memories Team CTMH New Catalog Swap Blog Hop!

Hi, everyone, and welcome to the Evergreen Memories Team CTMH new catalog blog hop!  I'm so excited to be a part of this amazingly talented group!  You see, when I decided to sign up as a consultant, I couldn't find anyone around here to sign up under.  I had already discovered Lalia Harris' blog, Crafty Lalia, and discovered that she is very talented and super nice!  So I signed up under her.  Unfortunately for me, she lives in Washington State!  But when Evergreen Memories organized a swap, I wanted to participate.  If you're coming here from Lalia's blog, then you are in the right place!

I chose Wanderful, because I love maps and travel themes.  We were to do one single page LO and 3 cards.


on my LO I used Colonial White for the base.  Other CS is Crystal, Flaxen, Gypsy, and Smoothie.  Ink used are Honey, Gypsy, Crystal, and Black.  Stamp sets are the Wanderful WOTG stamp set and Here We Go.  I used the CTMH Artbooking cartridge for the Cricut shapes.  I'm very pleased with how this turned out!  Other elements from the WOTG kit are the arrow washi tape and the silver metal circle.  


This card uses Smoothie and Colonial White CS and Crystal, Gypsy and Black ink.  Stamp is Here We Go.  I used the arrow washi tape and a purple glitter gem.


Here I used Lagoon and Col. White CS and Black ink.  Stamp set is Geek is Chic, which may be my very FAVORITE new stamp set!  The ribbon is the black striped twill.


Here is my last card.  It uses Gypsy and Col. White CS and Gypsy and Black ink.  I used Frame Flair for the frame, Celebrate from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, and the balloon string from the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I cut the pennant and label shape from Art Philosophy and the balloon from Artiste.

I had my new catalog Open House yesterday and showed off all my lovely swaps, which you can see on this blog hop.  Everyone loved them and wanted to sign up for many workshops, so I'm a happy girl.  


Thanks for dropping by!  The next blog on the hop is the amazing Gail Hopkins

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 226: Make a project for a kid


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Just a quick run down of the rules:

You may add up to 3 unique projects that meet the challenge criteria

You must use at least 1 Cricut cut, after that anything goes, stamps, svg's, etc.



Challenge #226 Kids Theme

This Weeks Sponsor
1 Stamp set to the winner
US only
~This Weeks Challenge~
Kids Theme
Create a project for kids

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my Project:


This cute little bison on skates is from Birthday Bash, one of my all-time favorite Cricut cartridges.  It has SO many cute things on it.  This is the first time I've ever used the bison though.  I mounted him on an Action Wobble, available from Close To My Heart.  When you touch him, he wobbles, just like a real bison would do if you put him on skates!

The card base is Tangerine Tango and the paper is Retro Fresh, both SU.  The bison is cut at 4".  I used Aqua Dots from CTMH on his skates, and the stamp and embossing folder are also CTMH.  

Thanks for dropping by today, and don't forget to link up your project to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog for your chance to win a cool prize!  The rules are listed above.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


FCCB Challenge #222--Bug Out!


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #222 Bug Out

This Weeks Sponsor

Jaded Blossom

Winner will receive the Bug a Boo Stamp set
~This Weeks Challenge~
Bug Out
Create a project that uses a bug

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Confession time--I geek out over bugs!  Cricut bugs that is!  There are scads of great bug cuts on many, many Cricut cartridges, but I decided to pull out an oldie but a goodie--Stretch Your Imagination.  I think it was the first cart I bought after I got my Cricut.  I don't use it much anymore, although it has tons of cute images, but I remembered this particular one and wanted to use it.


I cut the two layers at 4.5" tall.  I used a green Cricut marker to add a little definition.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but I offset the top blade of grass layer.   


Am I capable of using a bug on something without putting googly eyes on it?  Why NO!  I am not.  I also used green flock on his antennae.


I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, sponged it, and fussy cut the top of the grass stems.  The sentiment is from a very old SU set.

I hope you've enjoyed my creation today.  Please play along with us this week!  It's easy--just create a project with a bug on it, using at least one Cricut cut, and upload it to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  

Thanks for dropping by--have a great week!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #220: Wet-n-Wild!

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...


 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #220 Wet and Wild

This Weeks Sponsor
Winner will receive 3 Digis
~This Weeks Challenge~
Wet and Wild
Create a project related to water

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.


Morning all!  Today I have a vinyl project to share with you.  It's SUPER easy--my favorite kind of project!


I bought a soap dispenser at Wal-mart and cut out this cute little purple vinyl octopus using the Splish Splash Lite cartridge.  I set the width at 3.5", which made the height 2.81".  I used transfer tape to apply the vinyl, and then I then filled the container with purple liquid soap.  

I love how this turned out!  I eventually want to do my bathroom using this cartridge.  Maybe some cute vinyl sea creatures on a shower curtain!

Please play along with us this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!  Just make a project having anything to do with water and use at least ONE Cricut cut.  It can be a card, scrapbook layout, gift, home decor item--whatever floats your boat LOL!  Thanks for dropping by--have a wonderfully crafty week!