Thursday, May 27, 2010

Think Pink!!!!!!

Well I finally did it! I painted my ATG gun pink. It was a task since it was taking for ever to dry. I live in NC and the last two days have really been humid. It took me two days to finally get the thing to dry and add my final coat. I did use the Valspar plastic paint first. I had to coat it twice. Then since the colors are limited in the plastic paint, I in turn had to add two more coats of the regular spray paint in the pretty pink that I selected. Trying to tape off the bits that you don't want painted is another thing to tackle. The area where the trigger is, is difficult to get the tape snug against the gun. Well it is done now, and I added some pretty blue half pearls on one side. Hope you like me newly decorated ATG.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Under The Magnifying Glass-Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge

I thought it would be fun to make a card using this magnifying glass, The butterfly under the glass seems to look very large. I used acetate to get the feel of real glass. Thanks for joining me, and thanks for watching!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Scrapping on the Road

Have Cricut will travel!!!
This is what we do over the summer. Enjoy the video,

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Side Step Birthday Card-Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge

Step aside!!! Who's birthday is coming up? I am out of birthday cards, so I need to get in gear and stock up on b-day cards.
Here is a link to a written tutorial for the side step card.
I made several of these at Christmas time. Enjoy the video, and thanks for joining me.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How to make a photo corner

This technique is not original. I was at a crop and several ladies were making their own photo corners. I spent more time filling my head with new ideas instead of scrapping. Today I want to share my scraplifted idea with you so that you can pass it along.LOL

Cut a square piece of cardstock. Any size you want. This one is 2".

Cut the square into two rectangles.

Score 1/4" on the right angle side.

Remove the corner square.

You may use a punch to make a decorative edge or leave as is.

Fold your rectangles at the two score lines.

Add adhesive to the inside of the scored lines, and add to your project.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What's The Word Bird?-Paisley & Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge

I had a blast making this card. Especially when my supplies are limited. We are on a trip, and I have very little to work with. Yet I still managed to put a card together for you. I hope you enjoy the video ,and thanks for joining me.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Nature in Action

I live in NC, and we have these little green tree frogs that are just so darn cute. I had this little guy sitting on my screen porch door. I was unloading groceries and coming in and out of the door. He just sat there watching me do my job. So I decided to give him a little snack. I found a dead bug(ok don't freak out)and put it on the tiny ledge. The wind blew just enough to make the bug move, and blast off, the frog ate it! I just happened to capture it on video. This is for all the frog lovers out there.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


With an 8-1/2"x11" piece of computer paper, you can make any size envelope to fit your home made cards. I have been making these envelopes for a very long time. I think I learned this technique at a craft show that I attended. Thanks for joining me.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

.....and the winners are!!!!!!

Thank you everyone for participating in this give away! The winner for the Martha Stewart Scoring Board is
**Treefrog** said...
I have so been wanting this! Every time I finally get to the city to get one they are sold out! I live 2 hours away from ANY thing that resembles a Michael's, LSS, HL, J's or even a craft store so to win one would be the best thing! I've been a follower for quite awhile now and you are the one that got me started on the flower pot cards and I actually have your blog as a link to my recent Mother's day card to my MIL. Thank's for all you do! Much appreciated!
The winner of the K&Co Cardstock and extra goodies is
piggypages said...
whomever wins this wonderful prize will make great cards! the embellishments are beautiful! i hope i win :)
If you would please email me at with your address I will get it in the mail right away. The prizes are ready for mailing.
I can't wait till I reach 300 followers so that I can do another give away. I will do three gifts on the next.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Time For Another Follower Give Away!!!!

Once again I am so happy to announce that it is time for another blog give away!!
I now how over 200 wonderful followers. To show my appreciation for visiting, and for being so supportive I would like to have two separate RACKS. The first post will be for a Martha Stewart Scoring Board. The second RACK will be several items.
Here are the rules for the give away:
You must be a follower of my blog. Leave a message under the post. If you would like to enter for both give aways you must leave a message under each of the posts. Tell me why you would like to win this give away. I will have pictures of each set of the give aways to give you a peek. Right under the post, will be a "comments" button. Please sign in under the name that you used to join my blog, and a way for me to contact you. This is very important in order to make it easier to check, and make sure that you are one of my very special followers.
You have until Tuesday the 11Th until ll O'clock EST to enter. I will post the winners by noon EST on Tuesday. One entry for each post please.
Thanks to all!!!!

Blog Give Away #1

Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Blog Give Away #2

K&Company Paper Stack and other goodies!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cupcake Card-Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge

This card is perfect for a birthday card. The base of the card is a design I came up with. It comes together very quickly and looks yummy! I used the Sweet Stack from K&Co, stickles and ribbon. I think I had to much coffee when I filmed this video. Please excuse my goofs! Enjoy the video, and thanks for watching.
Lorraine :0)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gate Fold Mini Chipboard Album

This is by far my best chipboard album I have done. Thanks to Laura from The Paper Trail for the idea of making hinges for the book. Thanks Laura! I have used envelopes and small paper bags for the pockets in this album. Enjoy the video and thanks for joining me.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

How to make a grunge flower

I had several requests on how I made the grunge flower that I added to the front of my chipboard album, so here is a quick video on how I make them. I don't know who to give credit to as there are several directions out there on how to make these. Have fun using those scraps for these quick and easy flowers. Enjoy the video and thanks for watching!
Lorraine :0)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Love Mini Chipboard Album

This is my second attempt at a mini album. I have use cards and envelopes from the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge for the pages in my album. I plan on doing a few more albums and hope to improve as time goes on. Thanks for following along and learning with me. Enjoy the video, and thanks for watching.
Lorraine :0)