Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cards From My Fellow Scrappers

Hello Scrappers!  I love when someone takes the time to make a special card just for me.  I appreciate the talent, and creativity that I have recently received, and would like to share them with you today.  Thank you ladies for my cards!
This card is from my buddy on the Cricut Message board.  I saw this card posted on the board, and I fell in love with it.  Not only did it have my initial on it, it also has PINK!  Barbara made this card so it can be sent again, but I'm keeping it just for myself.LOL

Tanya was my blog give away winner, and she was so nice to send me this beautiful fall card.  I should be the one thanking you Tanya!

I got a LOVE THAT BUG card from Stacy!!!  She put a lot of work into this beautiful Christmas card.  The roof top is so glittery, and the snow drifts sparkle too.  Thank you Stacy.

Julie made this creative design card for me.  She not only designed the front so wonderful, but the inside is embossed, and she wrote such a lovely message to me.  Thanks Julie!

This pretty thank you card is from a Sargent that I work with at our Air Force Base in our town.  This was a thank you from her for being a volunteer at the pharmacy on base.  Thank you Amanda!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Card Challenge-Don Juan Cricut Cartridge-VIDEO 1 of 2

Hello Scrappers!
I was challenged by one of my viewers to only use the Don Juan cricut cartridge. My viewer is 12 years old and only owns three cartridges. This is the one she wanted me to use. So here are two Christmas cards I came up with.  I ran out of time on the first video, and I wanted to add some ribbon to the cards.  The project will conclude on video two.  Thanks for watching.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snowman Candy Card

I ordered these Stampin'up Sweet treat cups from ScrapNGiGi on the Cricut message board, and I'm just now getting around to making something.  I cut one of the Snowmann from Winter Frolic at 4". I did not use the cut scarf, instead I used ribbon to tie around the his neck.  The phrase I recreated  on my computer, and use a circle punch to cut it out.  I used my cricut to cut the hole (1-3/4")in the bottom section of the snowman.  I filled it with holiday M&M's.  This is one of the items I will be selling at a bazaar this weekend.  Thank you for visiting me today!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kim from Kreations by Kim has awarded me the Stylish blogger award!!  What a sweetheart she is, as well as her wonderful projects she shares with us on her blog .  For some inspiration, stop by her blog, and say hello!  Thank you Kim!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two cards using Jolly Holiday lite cartridge

 I finally got a few hours last night to make some cards. I used the Jolly Holiday lite to make the tree card and the elf card. The elf was cut at 3-1/4" and was a little difficult to put together there are a few tiny pieces. Next time I will cut the elf (lol) a little larger. That sounds funny a large elf. The tree on the other hand was very simple and was cut at 4". This would be great to use for mass produced cards or for embellishments. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your support.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gift Card Holder With Built In Easel

I hope you don't mind that I am posting one of my last years projects. I am still at my daughter's home for the Thanksgiving holiday. I wanted to post a Christmas project so here is an encore.

Hello Scrappers! I am so excited about today's project! When I receive a gift card for the holidays, I have a hard time displaying it. I have come up with a grand solution so that you can display it with all of your other cards! I have made a built in easel for the gift card.

Cut card stock at 4-1/4"x 10-1/2". Score at 3-3/4, 7-1/2", 8-3/4", and at 10". The 8-3/4" score line will be a mountain fold. The rest are valley folds.

Add adhesive to the outside of the last flap. Which is the smallest fold. Take the first long flap and line up to the bottom flap that you just added adhesive. Your easel is now complete.

I added patterned card stock to the front of the easel and then adhered my gift card holder to it. The gift card holder is on the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge page 46. I cut it at 3-3/4".

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Knitting Project

Hello Scrappers!   I decided to not sleep, and make some knitted items.  The scarf is my favorite so far.  Thanks for looking and have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving. Lorraine

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ribbon Wreath Christmas Card

Hello Scrappers!  I wanted to post this card for those of you that might want a Christmas card project to work on over the Thanksgiving holiday.  I used KT's ribbon wreath design that I used on my Memory Book cover.  I cut the window frame from the Christmas Noel Solutions cartridge at 5".  For the easel card cut an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock in half.  You will have two 4-1/4"x 11" pieces.  Fold the card in half and fold the front in half again(scoring will be at 5-1/4, and 8-1/4"  for a better description).  Cover your front panel, and the base of the card with your choice of Holiday paper.  I added foam tape to the back of the window frame.  I attached the ribbon wreath with pop dots, and added a red bow.  I then stamped a sentiment on a rectangle piece of card stock, and added two layers of foam tape to the back of the card sentiment.  This will allow your card to sit up when you display it.  One more note, I did make the wreath smaller than the original.  This one needs to be a little smaller in order to fit the window.  Thanks everyone for all of your support!  Lorraine

Thank You Caroline!!

Thank you Caroline for thinking of me.  What a wonderful honor to present me with this award.  Visit Caroline for inspiration at Caroline's Craftography, 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Alternative Branch Punch

Hello Scrappers!!  I hope that I'm not driving this project into the ground.  Some have had trouble finding the Martha Stewart branch punch.  So I found another style punch also by Martha Stewart.  It is found in the everyday punch section at Michael's by Martha.  The name of the punch is frond, and I was able to use a 50% coupon.  The price is $9.99 before coupon.  Here is my standard wreath card with the new punch and what it looks like.  Thanks Lorraine                                                                             

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Branch Card VIDEO

Hello Scrappers!  I have received several questions on how to put together the branch wreath.  So here is a quick video on how I construct the wreath.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Merry Christmas Wreath Card

Hello Scrappers!!  Last year the Martha Stewart branch punch was the rave.  I still love using it so I made this by punching three different shades of Green.  I also cut a wreath frame out of card stock to attach the branches to.  I added foam tape to the back of the frame to add dimension.  This is a 4-1/4x5-1/2" card base with a green, red, and white mat.  The white mat I embossed with the snow flake Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I added a red bow, and for the sentiment I added three layers of the same colors of card stock.  I stamped Merry Christmas, and added one layer of foam tape to the back.  For the bow, I used my Bow Easy.  This is a great tool when you have to make several bows in various sizes.  I have a picture of the Bow Easy under the tool section on my side bar.  I will have a booth at a craft fair in December, and this is one of the cards that I will be selling.  Fingers crossed!  Lorraine

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Easel For Your Homemade Cards!

Hello Scrappers!  Today's project is so neat. I have been looking for an inexpensive way to display my cards at a craft fair. I looked for store easels and wow, I would have to spend my profits to accommodate all of my cards. This easel is made out of a gold colored paper clip, that came in a box of 100 from Staples for $4.00.  The clip measures just under two inches.  The clips in the pictures have been bent to form an easel, so that it will support your card. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a super day!


Steps 1,2, and clip 3 is bent with pliers on the end.

This is the next two steps

This is what the easel will look like from the back

Easel view from the front

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shadow Box Cards

Hello Scrappers!  Thank you for participating in my book video series.  I also would like to thank all of my new followers for signing up on my blog.  I would like to personally thank each and everyone of you when you sign up, but I don't know how to view the new followers other than seeing your picture under "followers".  I do try and go through the list to see if I can spot the newbies.  If anyone has a tip for me on how I can find when someone joins, please let me know.  Thank you to all of my loyal members who have been so supportive throughout the year.
  So let's get crafting.   I have a fall card to share with you today.  I know Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I have made this shadow box card with a fall scene.  I added fall leaves, and a sentiment that I printed on my computer to the outer portion of the card.  What you will need for this card is two 4-1/4x 5-1/2" pieces of card stock.  Score at 1/2",1",4-1/2", & 5".  You will also have to cut a center opening on only one of the pieces.  I used my nestabilities in different shapes to cut the openings.  Line up the two pieces and glue at the 1/2" section on both ends of the card.  Fold the second score line so that the front of the card pops out and the back sections pops in the opposite directions.  I lined the inside with card stock, and added a stamped image to the inside of the card that I colored with my copics.  This card will fit nicely into an A2 size envelope.  I am working on Christmas cards, so I hope to be posting more projects soon.  Thanks, Lorraine   

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holiday Memory Book FINAL SERIES VIDEO #6

On this last video of our series, I will share on how to add some elements to the inside of your book. I decorated the front of the book with the ribbon rose wreath. I hope you enjoyed this project series. I have enjoyed making the project and filming it step by step for you. Thanks for watching.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Holiday Memory Book VIDEO # 5

Hello Scrappers!  One this video we will be adding our ribbon to secure our book. I have also added the decorative card stock to the inside of the book. I learned how to make a ribbon wreath from a fellow blogger and have added a link to her youtube channel on how to make this beautiful wreath. Thank you to KT for allowing me to use her design. Here is the link to her how to video.
If you have any suggestions or ideas on how to improve the memory book design, please send me a message. Thanks for watching!  LorraineB

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Holiday Memory Book VIDEO #4

Hello Scrappers!!!  I have the next video for our holiday memory book.  Don't forget to leave me a comment and hope you are enjoying the project.  So lets get started!  Lorraine

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Holiday Memory Book VIDEO #3

Hello Scrappers!  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday project.  On this video we will cut the designer card stock and add it to our book.  Let me know what you are thinking, and also if you have any tips I can use on my next book.  I am planning on making several this year for Christmas gifts.  Thanks for watching.  LorraineB

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hello Scrappers!  This creepy haunted house was cut from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge.  I used a 4-1/4"x5-1/5" card base.  The house was cut from page 36 at 4-1/2".  The ghost measures 1".  I used the Martha Stewart fence punch and also a MS Halloween stamp for the BOO!  Thanks for looking and visiting my blog!!!!  LorraineB

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Candy Halloween Card

Hello Scrappers!  I have made several Halloween cards this weekend and I finally found a few minutes to post one of my card projects.  I have used the StampinUp Sweet Centers stamp,  the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch, ribbon and Halloween card stock.  I filled the cups with tic tacs.  YUM YUM!  The inside of the card is a $ stamp from Michael's and colored with my copics.
I purchase my StampinUp products from Scrapngigi from the Cricut Message Board.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Holiday Memory Book Series #2

Hello Scrappers!  This is video #2 with the next steps to the memory book.  I must first apologize because I have listed the wrong amount of designer paper.  I originally listed 3-12x12" cardstock, which we actually need 6-12x12" cardstock.  I am so sorry if I have inconvenienced anyone.  This head cold has made me loopy.  LOL  So lets get started on the next step!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Holiday Memory Book VIDEO series #1

Hello Scrappers!  This video project is the first of several videos.  I wanted to make this memory book project with you in real time.  I will list all the materials you will need for this book and give you time in between videos to prepare and gather everything needed.  This will be fun and it really is easy to do.  I will not be listing adhesives, scissors ect...  This is what you will need:
  • 3-12x12" white scrap booking paper(card stock will be too heavy)
  • 6-12x12" holiday designer double sided card stock
  • 24" of coordinating ribbon
  • your choice of embellishments

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Card with Matching Envelope-Wild Card Cartridge

Hello Scrappers!  I was flipping through some of my older cartridges, and found a fall card on the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge.  I used some fall colored card stock, and it all came together very quickly.  I hope I have inspired you to dust those older cartridges off, and make some cards!  Thanks for watching and enjoy the video.  Lorraine

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Making Candy Corn with George and Basic Shapes

Since none of the cricut cartridges have a candy corn, I decided to design my own. I also have a card I put together using the candy at the end of the video. Thanks for watching and enjoy the video.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Card-Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge

Hello Scrappers!  I'm back from my trip and have a project to share.  My uncle in Connecticut is living in a cave and doesn't have internet.LOL  I was so lost and had such withdrawals.  So here we go with my Halloween card video.  Lorraine

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hello everyone!!

Hello Scrappers!!!
I wanted to let everyone know that I have not posted anything new since the blog hop because I am in Connecticut for my cousins wedding.  My uncle is still living in the stone age.  He has no Internet.LOL  This morning I got away to Starbucks to check my email and to leave a quick message for you.  I hope to be back on Monday the 10th and dive into some great projects for you.
Thanks to all for your comments for the blog hop, and for all my new and continued followers of my blog!!!  You keep me inspired to continue to make and share projects with everyone.
Thanks again,

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lorraine's Blog hop winner

Hello Scrappers! 
Thank you to everyone who has posted a comment about your favorite tool.  I have enjoyed reading what every ones favorite crafting too is.  Thank you to all that have been a part of the blog hop, and hope that you have gathered some new ideas.  I have selected the winner of my prize for the fall and Halloween blog hop.  I know that the grand prize has been extended but I wanted to pick a winner of my give away today.  I have used to select the winner.  Congratulations Tanya! 
October 3, 2010 2:39 PM

Tanya said...
Love your projects :) Great video
My favorite thing is the cuttlebug embossing folders, I only have 4 but they are wonderful!!
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Thanks again for all of your wonderful comments and participation

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October 3rd Blog Hop and Give-Away

Hello Scrappers!!!!  Lets get started.  Here you will find a list of all the participants for this blog hop.  Stephanie is getting the ball rolling by starting the blog hop with her project on her blog at Stephanie will have a link to the next hop, which is me!  Next on the list for the next hop is Sandra at 
I would also like to add a link to our wonderful sponsors Carol and Barrie from  They have donated the Tim Holtz On The Edge Die signed by Tim Holtz himself.  The second donation from scrapadabadoo is the Kaiser Craft Paper Pack called Jades Garden.  They will have the give away open to anyone, even outside the US.  Thank you so much to our sponsors for these special items.  To qualify for the Tim Holts die and paper pack, you must leave a comment on all eleven hops.
I will be giving away a 9" Fiskars paper trimmer to someone in the US.  So this is what you have to do to enter to win my prize is: 
1-must be a follower of my blog
2-under my project video, leave a comment telling me what your favorite scrapping tool is, and a way to contact you.
That's all.  The blog will close at midnight on the 3rd of Oct.  A winner will be selected and posted on the 4th of Oct.  Good luck to everyone, and I hope you have a fun time hopping, and gather some great ideas for your fall, and Halloween projects.  Enjoy the video, and thanks for watching.  Lorraine

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Awesome Blog Hop!!!

Hello Scrappers!!  I was asked to participate in a blog hop, and of course I said yes.  I am so excited on treating everyone to a fall, and spooky day of blog hopping fun.  This hop is being organized by Stephanie at .  She has more details on her blog and has worked so hard putting this fun filled day together, and hope that you will be a part of it.  She will be offering some wonderful prizes from .  Thank you to the owners Carol, and Barrie who have graciously donated the Tim Holtz On The Edge Die signed by Tim Holtz himself. The second donation from scrapadabadoo is the Kaiser Craft Paper Pack called Jades Garden. Thank you so much to our sponsors for these special item.
  I personally will be giving away blog candy too.  All you will be required to do, is become a follower, and leave a message on the third of October under my project that I will post.  Let me know what your favorite scrapping tool is, and you are entered to win! 
So set you watches, phones, alarm clocks, for the 3rd of October for a fall, and spooky fun filled day!  I will update this post with all the names, and participants on the morning of October 3rd.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Card using My Cuttlebug

Hello Scrappers!
This card is made using the $2.00 cuttlebug die and embossing folder I purchased from BL.  I think I have around 25 different ones, and thought it was time to start using them.  The name of this set is Halloween.  I love the little owl in the tree and the scarry bats.  I used foam tape to pop the bats and the clouds for some deminsion.  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thank you Stacy!

Thank you Stacy for this Lovely Blog Award.  Love that bug is one of my favorite blogs that I visit.  Stacy has such great videos and wonderful ideas.  If you want to discover some great ideas visit Stacy at
Thanks again for thinking of me Stacy