Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall Inspiration for Miriam's Crafting Supplies

Please click here for the Boo! Oh Sheet! blog hop.

I am sharing this card and bookmark I made. I love the colors of fall and used them in this set. My sentiment, which is raised with pop dots, embossed background and dragonfly charm make for an amazing project. Bookmarks with matching card make for something a little extra for a friend or family member.

Don't forget to link up your own fall themed project in this month's challenge!

BOO! Oh sheet! It's a ghost blog hop.

 Please click here for my DT post for Miriam's Crafting Supplies.


Boo! Oh didn't mean to scare you but just wanted to have some fun and so do these incredible crafters who have made things that involve ghosts. I hope you will join us today and hop along to see what each person made.

Welcome and I am the place to start floating along from. I will be giving away a box of goodies from my stash and the way to win is to hop through and leave a comment for each participant. These ladies have worked hard and a comment is a nice thing to leave.

  We also have a sponsor for this hop: SVG Attic. Cutting files for you all the different cutting machines out there. If you haven't been to SVG Attic's store before or even in awhile, you have to see what she has new. You'll be pleasantly surprised. SVG Attics's blog is also having a great give away of a $25 gift certificate to the shop. Now that's a prize I want to win myself. Click on the link to the blog to learn all the details of the drawing. Thanks and now to float on...

Here is my ghostly creation for this hop... This is a pop up ghost card I created myself in Inkscape. I am learning how to make pop up cards and have found there are a lot of different ways to make them but here is one way. Hope you like it.

Thanks for floating in today to see what spootacular creation I did and now float on to SVG Attic's blog.

Complete line up:
Jearise ~
Jessica from SVG Attic ~
Edwina ~
Camille ~
Janet ~
Jamie ~
Lynne ~

Saturday, October 19, 2013

STT - Candy Bar Wrapper Blog Hops

This month the Scraps to Treasure team was asked to use our scraps to make candy wrappers. I had a hard time wrapping my mind around this one. See, I just made a pun there. :) I got out my scraps and thought and thought and then I laid eyes on some solid black scrap paper and an idea hit me and here it is.

I love how these look even if I need a few drawing lessons especially for that ghost.
Now how I did them...
I got my Perfect Pearls Mists out and started misting away. The first one I sprayed sunflower sparkle on the bottom and then once that dry I sprayed turquoise in one part and pink gumball in the other. I used just pink gumball on the bottom. 

Finally when all was dried I used a silver metallic pen to draw my pictures and write my words. I used my heat gun on the multi-layered one to make it dry faster before writing on it..

This layering project is so easy and even though I used it for my candy wrapper it can be used for any projects from a card to a cut out.

One thing before I go, if you are in search of candy wrapper sizes to make your own I have found an awesome site where the lady has listed all the sizes you will need for most any candy bar out there. The site is called Wendy Tunison Designs.

Thanks for stopping by and now onto Paula's blog.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

KCC - October winner

It's taken me awhile to get my winner chosen for the Krazy Crafting Crew October Hop but I finally did it.

The winner, who was picked by, is #9 - Karen.

Karen wrote: Love the bridal shower door hanger and your pumpkin wall hanging is wonderful. TFS

Congratulations Karen and please contact me through email at jearise at g mail dot com with your snail mail address.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Valentines to baby congratulations for SVG Attic

The owner and designer of SVG Attic finally got to welcome her beautiful baby boy into the world yesterday. Congratulations to Jessica and baby Carter and to say "congratulations" I have created this card for them using the Valentine card set - My Valentine.

I just love the elephant from this set! On the inside of my card it says: A baby is a ton of love, laughter and fun.

I think all the little animals in the set can be used for more than Valentine's Day cards. 

 My Valentine

That penguin would look "cool" on a Christmas card. Don't you agree?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October Calendar Girls

Welcome to our October Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "Romeo and Juliet on Halloween!!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Lynne aka Her Craftiness which may be found at The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

In case, you get lost along the way with all the craziness of the holidaze, here's the complete line-up to follow along with the streamers, cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:

Lynne ~
Sandy ~
Janet ~
Jearise ~
Lucy ~
Christine -
Laura -

October, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 
Clergy Appreciation Month

1 - National Lace Day -Janet
2 - Guardian Angels Day Laura
5 - World Card Making Day - Sandy
6 - Mad Hatter Day - Lynne
7 - World Smile Day - 
9 - Fire Prevention Day- Sandy
11 - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lucy 
11 - World Egg Day
14 - Columbus Day - Lynne
14 - Be Bald and Free Day - Jearise
16 - Dictionary Day
19 - Sweetest Day- Sandy
21 - Count Your Buttons Day - Sandy
25 - Frankenstein Friday - Jearise
27 - National Tell a Story Day (in Scotland and the UK)
28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day - 
30 - National Candy Corn Day - Sandy
30 - Mischief Night - Janet
31 - Halloween - Christine

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 2 lucky winners -

Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors or Halloween.

Also, Lynne is offering a breast cancer awareness bracelet to one lucky winner.

Does anyone every remember a saying from way back when that said "Kilroy was here?" My mom use to talk about it and how it involved a bald headed guy with a long nose looking over a wall.

I went on a web search after I created my card and found out this dates back to WWII and was a type of graffiti and you thought graffiti was a modern thing. :)

I designed this Frankenstein goodie box a few weeks ago even before the hop was scheduled so when I saw Frankenstein Friday and I had to sign up. This is a simple but cute box that will hold a lot of goodies. Yum! I want to make two more so that each of my children have one on Halloween with some treats (or maybe tricks) from me. 
 On both my projects I broke into my chalkboard paper stack so you could write a special message in colored chalk on the card and the box.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Lucy's blog. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Banner for SVG Attics

I signed on to make a Halloween banner for a teacher appreciation luncheon coming up so I turned to my SVG Attic's files. SVG Attic has a great set titled: Happy Haunt Halloween Party Kit and it has all your Halloween party needs wrapped up in the set from cupcake toppers to this adorable banner that I made.

As you can see, this banner is awesome as well as all the creations in this kit.

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out! Have a great day from Lorby's World.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

More hope for all Breast Cancer by Jearise

It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that is why my projects have included the famous pink associated with breast cancer. 

When breast cancer is detected early, in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%*

*From the National Cancer Institute

That's why it's so important to get your yearly mammogram. Remember: breast cancer doesn't discriminate!

I have had my own scare with breast cancer and was thankful that it only turned out be cysts but I know of many other women who got the sad news that their lumps were breast cancer. The good news is, because their cancer was detected early, these women are breast cancer free now or going through treatment with promising outlooks when finished.

I made a card last week that I designed and I made another card for today's project but this card wasn't designed by me. I was going through my piles of stickers and such and came across some beautiful breast cancer stickers that were sent to me last year. One of these stickers was the word HOPE so I had to use it as part of my project.
 Please click to see embossing on top.

This is a 6 x 6 card.

Products used:

Perfect Pearls on the solid pink background to give some shimmer

Cuddlebug Embossing Folder ORGANIC for the design on the top of the pink part of the card

Stickles in cotton candy and waterfall on the heart and in waterfall on the design under the word "HOPE"

Distress Ink from Ranger in FRAYED BURLAP to give an old look to the flowered background

My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pad THE SWEETEST THING for the flowered background (Contact Kim since this paper pad is one of her specials from her 6 x 6 paper pad club)

ATG adhesive tape to hold it all together

Thank you so much for stopping by today and remember to get your mammogram!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Chalk N Stock October Challenge

Welcome and I hope you enjoy my latest project. I made this adorable Halloween tag using a digital stamp from Bugaboo stamps for the  Chalk N Stock October Challenge of whom I DT for.

I printed out my image and then used chalk to color it. I fussy cut it and attached it to the tag. I had already embossed the spider web and added some brown glitter glue. I felt it needed something else to even it out so I grabbed my half pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supply and they were the perfect last touch.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to see how you use chalk in your projects.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

KCC - To Die For Blog Hop

Welcome to the Krazy Crafting Crew's October blog hop: To "Die" For. Many crafters today have die cutting machines and we thought it would be fun to let them show off some of the work they do with their machines and tell us which machine they own. I can guarantee you will have a fun time looking at all their creations and if you're in the mood for a new die cutting machine, they're work might sway you on which one to buy.

I'm your hostess for this hop and in honor of Breast Cancer Awerness Month I am giving away PINK things. A 6 x 6 pad of paper with shades of pink from My Mind's Eye called "Memorable" and some pink flowers and finally some pink half pearls and rhinestones from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
If you like the prize and want to get in on the drawing, just hop through the blogs and leave comments. I love it when we show support for those participating. :)
 Now let the fun begin...

I have two die cutting machines: Cricut and an eClips and I love them both. I bought the eClips when Cricut first announced that you weren't going to be able to use Sure Cuts a Lot. I panicked because I have so many svg files as well as cartridges so when I got a good deal on an eClips, I bought it.

I have a Gypsy to use with my Cricut and store most of my cartridges on it. I really love it and don't know what I'm going to do if it stops working, another reason for the eClips.

I did two project: one using a cartridge and one my own svg that I designed. I used my eClips for both projects. I wanted to do something with my Cricut but I ran out of week.

First is the project using a cartridge. I used the Basic Shape cartridge to make this bridal shower door hanger. 

A close up of the design in the corners of the door hanger.

I also made this pumpkin and leaves wall hanging using my own design. I love the red and orange half pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

Thank you for stopping by and now on to Lissa's blog.

Full Line up:

Jearise -
Lissa -
Janet -
Lori -
Cicily -
Miranda -
Anita and Bugs -
Paula -
Jessi -

I have entered the bridal shower door hanger in these challenges:

613 Avenue Create: Challenge #40 - Anything Goes NO Twist this week!  

Challenges 4 Everyone - Challenge #30 Anything Goes

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Breast Cancer Awerness Card by Jearise

This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness and we here at Cutter's Creek are promoting that and reminding all women to remember to get your yearly mammogram.

Today, for this special month, I have designed a card and would like to share with you my creation. A dear friend, who is a breast cancer survivor, asked me to make a special card for her and this is what I came up with.

The word HOPE stands for the hope that all women and families have that some day there will be a cure for all types of breast cancer. The hearts represent the love we have for those affected by cancer and the flowing ribbon in the background represents the bind between every families' love and hope: love for the one affected and hope for a cure.

Products used and where:

Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive to hold it all together
Perfect Pearls Mists in "forever red" on hearts and "pink gumball" on HOPE ribbon
Stickles in Cotton Candy on background ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in tea dye color for edges
6 x 6 paper pad called HONEY and from "the sweetest thing" by Jen Allyson for My Mind's Eye
Butterflies in Flight embossing folder by Procraft for Cuddlebug used on hearts

I entered this in:

All That Stickles - Think Pink Linky Party
Flutterby Wednesday #255

Thank you so much for joining me and until next time...Best of everything to you.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ocotober Challenge (ANYTHING FALL) for Miriam's Crafting Supplies

Welcome to Miriam's Crafting Supplies monthly challenge. This months' theme is ANYTHING FALL. 

The winner of this month's challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to Miriam's Crafting Supplies store.

Fall is a wonderful time of year with beautiful rich colors of oranges, reds, and browns and it's also a fun time to celebrate with trick or treating and Halloween and orange is the inspiration for my card today.

Orange half pearls in various sizes used for design on upper right hand corner

3 mm red half pearl used for the eyeball

We would love to have you join us at Miriam's Crafting Blog Challenge and to see what fall inspirations you have come up with.

* digital paper Halloween Bingo Cards from Tsunami Rose Designs

I have entered this in the Tsunami Rose

Wednesday Challenge #33- Anything Halloween