Friday, August 26, 2011

Dressed to the Nines Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Dressed to the Nines Blog Hop! If you have arrived here first, you have decided to have you dessert first (so to speak). We would love for you to visit the other talented ladies in the hop - they have created some amazing dress forms and tags. 

The order of the hop (in case you get lost looking at all these dreamy tags) is below:
  1. Simply My Crafts
  2. Lil Red’s Craftin’hood
  3. Planlady19
  4. The Kraft Lab
  5. Just Jean’s
  6. Cindy32 – Guest blogging at Simply My Crafts
  7. Paper Scraps N More
  8. Addicted2Paper
  9. Scrappin Diva
  10. Scrapping Under the Influence <------You are here - Hi!
This is my last tag for this swap for the designer's choice group. I went for a more wild theme with this one. The background paper was printed using the Cricut Imagine JT cartridge and then glimmer misted with Cranberry Glimmer Mist.
The dress is from a piece of cardstock I found at Michaels. The Rock Chick phrase is from the Rock Princess cartridge and colored and printed using the Imagine.

The jewels are Jolee's and had that great leopard print to them that were just perfect for this tag.
And finally, I finished it off with one of the new dimensional elements from Jolee's.
I also created this tag as a special gift for our wonderful hostess on this swap, Jana. Jana's blog, Simply My Crafts, is the first in the hop. This tag turned out so simple yet beautiful that I wish I'd thought of this design before I finished my wild tag.
The dress form is decorated with Tim Holtz Symphony Tissue Tape. I added some pearls for bling and a little red ribbon for color. I'm really in love with tissue tape. You can manipulate it, color it, and re-stick it over and over if it's not quite right. Awesome!
My piano keys are just plain black cardstock that has been coated with glossy accents. It truly gave it the feel of real piano keys.
This tag honestly turned out to be my favorite out of all my tags. My mom put me in piano lessons when I was 5 and I took lessons for 10 years. I miss having a piano at home, but my husband is in the military and they really prefer NOT to move pianos. Can't say I blame them, really.

One the back is just some pretty music paper and a pocket. The stamped sentiment and swirl are from a Tim Holtz set.

And just a quick look at my other tags for this swap. The original posts with all the details are linked below each picture.
Fall Tag
TV/Movie/Famous Person Group #2
Halloween Group #2
Now, if you are just now finding this amazing hop, please follow me back to the beginning of the hop to Simply My Crafts....

But first....want some AWESOME blog candy? I will be giving away TWO different items. Here's how you win:
 To win the Pack Your Bags Cricut cartridge:
1. Visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a comment.
2. Become a follower on Scrapping Under the Influence
3. For a bonus entry LIKE and comment on my Facebook Page.

I will draw a random winner on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. Be sure and leave your name and email address so I have a way to contact you.

What about the second item? Well, I am on the design team over at Creative Critterz Imaginations, a blog dedicated to the Cricut Imagine. As you can see, I used the Imagine quite a bit in making my tags.

To win the Cricut Imagine cartridge Kate's Kitchen
1. Leave a comment on my design team post for this week here at Scrapping Under the Influence
2. Leave a comment on my post over at CCI which can be found here.
3. Become a follower on Scrapping Under the Influnence
4. For a bonus entry LIKE and comment on my Facebook Page.

I will draw a random winner on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. Be sure and leave your name and email address so I have a way to contact you.

And thanks for stopping by!

Jen

CCI Design Team Week 4 - BBQ S'mores and More Kit (and some blog candy!)

Good morning!

It's Friday and that means another project for the Creative Critterz Imaginations design team!
For our BBQ theme this week I decided to do something for the kids. I made a s'mores kit. The container for this project is a small paper box from the $1 spot at Target (One of the best places to find inexpensive, alterable items). I covered the box in a picnic patterned foil paper I found at Hobby Lobby.

The front of the box is embellished with the sun border from the Cricut Imagine Enjoy the Seasons cartridge. I also added the child's name, so that each child gets their "own" box.

Each side of the box is decorated. The BBQ is from Enjoy the Seasons and the hot dogs are covered in glossy accents which really makes them stand out.
This marshmallow badge is from Campin' Critters and also embellished with glossy accents.
The sun from Enjoy the Seasons is embellished with glossy accents and clear Smooch (which didn't want to really show up in the pics!)




Inside the box are all the makings for s'mores along with some bubble blow and silly string.


Be sure and check out  Creative Critterz Imaginations - there were some great projects for our theme this week. 

Want to win some blog candy? I'm also part of a blog hop this week and there is some great blog candy to be had! 

I'm giving away two prizes:
To win the Pack Your Bags Cricut cartridge:
1. Visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a comment. The hop starts at Simply My Crafts
2. Become a follower, here, on Scrapping Under the Influence
3. For a bonus entry LIKE and comment on my Facebook Page.

I will draw a random winner on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. Be sure and leave your name and email address so I have a way to contact you.

What about the second item? Well, for all of you who check in weekly to see all the awesome design team projects I'm doing a second piece of "candy". As you will see, I used the Imagine quite a bit in making my tags for this hop.

To win the Cricut Imagine cartridge Kate's Kitchen


1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Leave a comment on my post over at CCI, which can be found here.
3. Become a follower on Scrapping Under the Influence
4. For a bonus entry LIKE and comment on my Facebook Page.

I will draw a random winner on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. Be sure and leave your name and email address so I have a way to contact you.

Jen

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Birthday Card for my awesome Mom

Here is my final birthday card for August.

I realize I skipped one birthday. (Sorry Bill!) BUT - I completely spaced taking pictures of his card. It was just a very basic card-which is probably why I forgot to take pics. I was totally stuck on ideas for his card and just went very basic. (What I'm getting at is-you aren't missing anything).

For my Mom's card I skipped the Cricut entirely and just used some of the amazingly cute papers in the new Cosmo Cricket Odds and Ends line. When I first saw this paper I thought of my Mom and knew I had to buy this paper for her birthday card. When I was little she used to sew all the time and I remember spending hours looking at patterns. This paper reminded me of that and I had to buy it.



This is a fairly simple card. I cut three of the little girl images and mounted them on a card base cut from another paper in the paper pack. I added some bakers twine to the top of the card and made a little puff ball from the twine for the front of the card.




Inside I printed the sentiment on the computer and hand trimmed it. I added a scrap from the card base to the inside to tie it all together.



Supply list:

Cosmo Cricket "Odds and Ends" Collage Kit
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Bakers Twine

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Quick card

Good morning!

This is just a quick card I whipped up using just stamps. I haven't done that for a very long time and forgot how much I enjoy it. I spotted a 90 minute challenge on Facebook yesterday sponsored by Hero Arts. The challenge was to take the small elements from one of their stamp sets and use it as the focal point of a card. It was really a fun challenge!

I stamped on a white card base and then colored in with CTMH watercolor pencils. I stamped the flowers on a separate scrap, colored them and then trimmed around them in order to give the card some dimension. I did the same with the butterfly at the top. I matted this on a small piece of light purple cardstock and then attached it with pop dots to my darker dotted purple card base. I finished it off with some bakers twine.




Supplies:

Hero Arts Woodland Creatures stamp set
CTMH Watercolor Pencils
CTMH Black stamp pad
White cardstock
Light purple cardstock
Bazill Dotted Swiss purple cardstock
Bakers twine
Pop Dots

Friday, August 19, 2011

Books Are "Tweet"! CCI Design Team Week #3

Happy Friday!
On the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog this week our theme is back to school bookmarks. I am an avid reader so I really enjoyed this project.
Here are our supplies for this project:
Here is my bookmark.
I started out by sizing my apple and the book stack from Wrap It up so that they would be approximately 2" wide. I did the same with the school bird from 3 Birds on Parade. I found a rectangle on Fabulous Finds and sized it to my desired width. All images were flood filled with patterns or the color palette from Enjoy the Seasons for the Imagine.
Sizing the rectangle to the correct width did make the rectangle a little long but I trimmed it to the size I wanted once I had my bottom images attached.
I cut two of my rectangle so that I would have a back for the bookmark and also to help strenghten it.
 I wanted to add an element that would make this bookmark stay put. To accomplish this I added a flap to the back of the bookmark. In this flap and on the back of the bookmark are small magnets.

I cut the shadow of the bird two times and sandwiched the first magnet between them.
I attached the second magnet to the back of the bookmark. I scored the bird and attached it to the back of the bird to create the flap that will slip over the top of a page.


When using the bookmark it will "cling" to the page and not be easily pulled out of the book by mistake.
Supplies:
Two sheets white 12x12 American Crafts cardstock
Basic Grey magnetic disks
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy Anniversary Luggage Card

This one is for my parents' 38th anniversary.



I welded the shadow for the suitcase from Pack Your Bags to a small rectangle from George and Basic Shapes. This produces a shaped card without any of the shape being compromised by the fold line.



The top layer of the suitcase was cut using the new Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper. I embossed it to give it an alligator look and I love how it turned out. The glassine paper has almost a wax paper feel but when you emboss it it kind of breaks that coating to give the paper a very cool look. I plan on playing with this some more later.




The sentiment on the front and inside the card were printed from the computer.

Other supplies:

Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

10 Minute Imagine Project - Supply Bucket

Good Morning!

For this week's 10 Minute Imagine project we are going to be altering a small bucket using Cricut Printable Vinyl.
I made this to send to a friend with some other items. I thought she could use something personal for her workspace.
I cut the four different flowers from Imagine More Art at various sizes. The flowers were then layered around the bottom of the bucket.


For the lettering I used Blast Off. Since the colors of the letters on Blast Off are all very bold colors I wanted to change the color of the letters.

To do this I cached three patterns from Imagine More Art that matched the colors on my flowers. I selected the first letter and separated it into its layers on the screen. I then changed the color of each layer to one of the cached colors. I then clicked the icon to relayer the letter before printing and cutting.


I finished the bucket off with some baker's twine wrapped around the top.

Supplies:

Bucket - $1 Spot @ Target
Cricut Printable Vinyl
Bakers Twine