Sunday, April 29, 2012

My First BAP File...

 Hello there! This is my first Build a Project File.  If you do not know, I am now the DT Admin for Creative Kuts.  Although I am not required to do any projects, I thought I would love to try it out. So I used the BAP Purse file that was featured last week. Creative Kuts features a new file every week on their Facebook page on Monday. All you have to do is request the file by Tuesday and show the completed project on the Creative Kuts FB fan page by Sunday 5:00 pm PST to be able to request the next weeks file.
 Since I do not have a Cameo, all pieces were cut by hand. I inked the edges and used some ribbon I had for the handle.  I used my Crop a dile for the brads to put the ribbon through, Imaginisce "Sole Sisters" paper was used to make the purse and of course lot of Xyron to keep it together. :)
You can visit Creative Kuts for more paper piercings or Creative Kut2 for 3D projects like this purse.
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday 4.25.12

Today I wanted to share with you some cards I made with a friend of mine. We made these for kids and parent staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  
The stamps were donated by Stamp N Plus Scrap N.
They came out so cute, don't you think?

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Xyron Design Team Call

Ok, I did it!  Yes, I took the leap and applied to the Xyron DT. I use Xyron in practically every creation I make and I really love the stuff, so I thought why not at least give it a try. J
Here are my projects, let me know what you think!
Project #1:

I picked these letters up at Hobby Lobby several months ago for my granddaughter and have been meaning to decorate them.  I have this beautiful Best Creations ‘A Walk in the Garden” paper  that I got from Ericas Craft Room and it seemed the perfect colors for her room.
I laid the letters face down on the paper and traced the outlines.  After cutting out the letters, I ran them through the Creatopia and applied to the wood letters. I could not believe how easy it was.
The striped paper already has glitter on the paper, so I chose to use some enamel accents to add a little 'oomph' to the polka dot paper.  I inked up the edges and added some ribbon, from my stash, and made a pretty bow.  (Not sure if you can see it in the pictures or not. Only some of the dots have enamel accents  randomly placed.)

I still felt like it needed a little extra.So I added a Rosette cut at 1 inch with the coordinating paper from the letter ‘s’ and used the itop to make a brad to finish it off the ‘L’.
For the ‘S’, I found this butterfly I had saved from my daughters bridal shower, but it was HOT pink. So a little ink, some embossing powder and it helped the whole thing come together. She loves it!

Project #2
This is a project I have been working on for a while now. I seem to pick it up, do a little and then put it back down and now it is finally finished.  My youngest daughter is a HUGE Twilight fan.  I was able to get this paper from Erica’s Room and used it to make this book for my daughter.
This started as a wood, not chipboard book.  I laid all the wood on the paper, traced and ran all the papers though my 5” Xyron sticker maker.  Makes life so easy! 
I was not happy with the wood edges showing so taking my ribbon, I ran it through my 1.5 inch sticker maker and added it to the edges. What I did learn is to run it through the permanent adhesive though and not the repositionable.
I used several Cricut cartridges during the making of this project. (Paper Trimmings, Love Struck, Best of 2008.)  Xyron was used to put all the piercings together. 
 Clear enamel was used to set off the white on the checkerboard heart. It does not show really well in the picture.
 In this photo, I took a pearl button, added some black enamel to make it black and added some red glaze. I topped it off with red bling. Then random red and black ribbon was used to bind the book together.
 Here is the back page. I love the finished project and so does my daughter.

Project #3
Two weeks ago we were in Disney world and this is a layout I did when we returned as well as the autograph book I made prior to the trip for my granddaughter to get the characters signatures.
Several of the pieces for the layout were cut using Cricuts Mickey and Friends cartridge. Other embellishments were cut from the paper pack and added using Xyron adhesive. Additional enamel, stickles, assorted bling, ribbon were added to brighten up the page and make it fun.  I think it worked. J
 The autograph book was made using Zutter book covers. I traced then cut out the paper pieces for my front, back and inside covers. 
 The pieces were then run through the Xyron Creatopia.  I then cut several additional embellishments from different Disney paper I had, ran then though Xyron and attached them. Added some ribbon, also ran through the Xyron and binded it all together with the Zutter Bind it all.
Since I knew my granddaughter would be constantly handling the book and I wanted it as a keepsake, I used Decoupage over the inside and outside of the front covers. So when she spilled stuff on it, or touched with her sticky ice cream fingers, it was easy to just wipe clean with no problem at all!
When we returned I added some Disney characters to coordinate with where they had signed. Some of these don’t stick so well, so of course, through the Xyron they go!

Thanks for looking and wish me luck! Xyron is a product I believe in and it would be a great opportunity to be part of their team.

Suzy’s Crafts


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Cricut Craft Room 100 Cart Blog Hop

Welcome to Day Two of the 100 Cart Blog Hop by Cricut Craft Room
My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop
You should have arrived from the very talented Heather  If  not, please start at Erica's so you don't miss out. :)

Today I am using Disneys Mickey and Friends and Disneys Mickey Font Cartridges.  We just returned from Disney World and I wanted to start my layouts right away.
Here is a full view of both pages:

I was lucky enough to get this wonderful paper from Erica and I just love it. The background on this particular sheet was busier than I wanted, so I took a black 12X12 and cut it in half and then cut my Disney sheet in 1/2 and taped them together.   All my cuts are at 3.5 and I used lots of white, black and clear enamel to get my embellishments to pop!

The banner was cut from another piece of paper from the same paper pack as well as the itop pieces.
I really enjoyed working on this layout and have several more still  to do once I get my pictures developed.

Next be sure to stop by the wonderful Claire and see what fabulous project she has made. I'm sure you'll be amazed.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Look what I won! Thank you to my wonderful friend Sharon Callis To be nominated by you for this award is extra special. 

Sharon is a wonderful and talented crafter who I have the utmost respect for. He creations are outstanding. 

To pay it forward, I would like to nominate the following fellow crafters:

1. Melissa Pinter at Not only has she progressed by leaps and bounds, she is always looking for new and different things to create.

2. Kat Shriber at Kat is just wonderful and her creations are just as wonderful.

3.  Teresa Kaufhold  over at A true DT sister in all aspects. I love seeing all her wonderful creativity.

4. Jennifer Cassingham Lorist  over at  at another DT sister who is super sweet and extremely crafty.

5.  Jen L  aka Crafty Jen over at . A wonderful fellow crafter who is very talented, kindhearted and sweet.

Ok so there are my nominations, now for the part I have been dreading where I have to tell you seven facts about myself.

1. I have four fabulous children, one granddaughter and another one on the way.
2. Just got back from a Wonderful trip to disney world.
3. I love crafting and learning new techniques.
4. I have been married for 28 years!
5. I have a chihuahua named Dexter.
6. I love Coca Cola!
7. My family means the world to me. :)

Thank you Sharon for thinking of me!  You are such a sweet lady!

Sharon is also giving away some awesome blog candy on her blog. So please check her out!

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