Gingerbread Spice

 
It is with great excitement that I announce that the Cardz TV Stamps design teams are back in action.  The fun started last week with the Sketch Design team and the Gallery team.  This week the Anything Goes team steps out with their first challenge - and as you guessed it's anything goes.
 
I haven't had a lot of crafting time this past week.  Or at least not with my papercrafting.  With my first show of the season upon me I spent a lot of time just making final preparations to be ready for the show.  So between that, my "real" job and babysitting my three month old granddaughter, I did find a little time to create a couple things.
 
For today's challenge, I created a Christmas card.  (You can never have too many)  Using the Baking Fun Gingers from Marjorie Ann Designs I did a print 'n cut to create this quick and easy card.  When it comes to the more complex designs I love that this feature is available. 
 
To finish off my card I used the newly released Gingerbread Spice stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps.
 
 
I also used a couple of skittles from DoubleClick Connections.  These are the Stream and Pink Sherbert colors.
 
Now that you've seen my take on the anything goes challenge be sure to check out the other wonderful designs our team has created for you.  Then create your own project, link up and play along with us.  You have until noon, Thursday October 13th play.

Repurposed Necktie Scarf

I thought I'd take a quick break today and share a different kind of project.  Lately I've been addicted to vinyl and have created and shared so many projects.  In the process I've neglected my poor sewing machines and so today I thought I'd pull out a tie from my stash and create another repurposed necktie scarf.
 
A while back I found the idea for these neck tie scarves on Pintrest and while I've pinned several styles I've yet to find a "pattern" for any of the styles other than this basic one.  I think these are pretty cool and I wish that I could pull off any kind of a scarf when it comes to being fashionable, but I can't.  So I just create for those who can.
 
I've made several of these and I still have more ties to go.  At first I was purchasing them from the thrift store, but then my brother-in-law decided to clear his stash of ties and donated many great ones like this to me.

Believe Night Light

Fairies and Unicorns - along with mermaids - seem to be a popular thing these days.  I guess it's because we all love a good fantasy/fairy tale.  When you get down to it it is fun to dream about some enchanting world where things are fun and charming.  Things that just make you happy.
 
So when I saw this fun fairy riding a unicorn in the Silhouette Design Store I knew that I had to use it on one of my night lights.   I adhered the vinyl to the outside of the lampshade and then I added the word believe at the bottom of the light so that it didn't look unfinished.
 
 
 
The light is a touch sensor night light that I found at the Dollar Tree.  And the light is an LED light so it puts off a fair amount of light when it's lit.

Terminus Cutting Board



All right all you Walking Dead fans.  This one is for you.  When I saw this file being shared in one of my FB groups I could not resist.  Of course the file was originally intended for a t-shirt but I thought it would make a funny cutting board and so that's exactly what I did with it.
 
What do you think?

Friday Football

WooHoo!  It's Friday today.  And not only does that mean the end to a grueling work week for most of us, but it also means it's Friday Night High School Football.  I'm sure that most - if not all of you - have just as much football spirit in your town as we do in our little town of Niceville, Florida.
 
Admittedly I haven't been to a game yet this year, but in my defense I've been babysitting a less than three month old grandbaby every Friday night.  But the really good football rival games have yet to occur so I still have time.
 
  
In the meantime, I'd like to share some football night lights that I created using the recently released Football Player file from Cuttable Designs.  When I made these I gave thought to adding the local football team letters but then I realized that our rival teams are really just a stone throw away and since I didn't want to disenfranchise anyone I thought it best to just leave these as they were with the cut out.
 
 
To create my nightlights I used the lights purchased from the Dollar Tree, removed the printed design with some acetone, washed, dried, and applied my own design.  The vinyl used on my nightlights is Oracle 651 glossy.  It's my favorite vinyl and I personally prefer the glossy to matte finish.
 
 
The football player file was a great one to use.  I really needed some more masculine files and this one fit the bill perfectly.  Now if only my boys were younger or actually liked watching football.......not sure where I went wrong on that one.  But hey one daughter out of six kids is better than none at all.  :)

Happy Crafting everyone.

Care Card Holders



As I make the final preparations for my first craft show of the season I wanted to share some care card holders I created.  These will be placed with the cutting boards and various night lights that I have created this year.  Since our booth gets very busy I thought it would be best to set the cards with the product so the customer could grab one rather than one of forgetting to place it in the bag.
 
To make my holders I started with an old cassette case cover.  If you don't have any of these lying around the house and want to try this project you can still find these things at the thrift store.  I bought some a while back for .50 cent each. 
 
To cover the cassette case cut rectangles in the following sizes (cases will vary in size so check your measurements but these were for a standard size/shape case):
 
1 @ 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" 
 
2 @ 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
 
1 @ 1 1/8" x 4"
 
Then since these were being used for cutting board and light care I decided to use different characters to finish off the cover.  I used one of the Chef Mice from Marjorie Ann Designs Italian Mice file for the cutting boards.  For the lights I used Yoda from the Galaxy Friends file.
 
Repurposed these cassette covers also make great business card holders.  I made some a while back that I use to hold our business cards during the shows as well.  You can check out that post here.

Hello Birthday Girl

I have several birthdays coming up in my family over the next week - my twin sisters and my dad.  So today I'd like to share with you a birthday card that I've created.

For this card I used the Birthday Wishes file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon.  If you haven't checked out the cut files being offered here you're really missing out.  I've used a few of them and they've all been great and easy to piece together.  This one included.
The stamped sentiment I chose for this card is from the Jaded Blossom stamp set titled Hello Hello.
 
And now I'm off to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
Designer Paper x3 - Hiding in My Craft Room - Ends September 24th
 
PPR Linky Party - Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - Ends October 1st
 
September Linky Party - DL Art - Ends September 30th
 
Birthdays - Die Cuttin Divas - Ends September 25th