Saturday, October 29, 2011

Craft Fair Prep

I was invited to participate in a local craft fair.  I was hesitant.  Sure it sounded way cool but will people want my stuff?  It took me many many weeks to come to realize that I need to get over my fear and just do it.  I sent in the payment for my space last week so I have no choice now!

I had quite a bit of stuff but not quite enough so lately I have been busting my butt working on making more items to sell.  I had no Christmas cards, tags, etc so that's what I've been focusing on the last three days.  I will probably throw in some other holiday themes and birthday themed items.

Here's a quick look at some of the things I have been working on.

Traditional colored Xmas cards and tags

Stepping away from the traditional with this tri-fold gift card holder

I'll probably throw up some more pictures as I create items.  I made some other things not pictured here so maybe I'll take some pictures of those later.

What do you think?

Friday, October 21, 2011

SVG Attic DT Project: Fall Harvest

Hello and TGIF everyone!  I am so happy today is Friday and my day off.  I got to sleep in a little which was very much needed but I had to drag myself out of bed much earlier than I wanted to get this post going.  I am behind schedule on this!

For all my new followers, I wanted to thank you for stopping by and to my "oldies" thanks for coming back!  Just a quick little note, I am on the SVG Attic design team.  I work with a bunch of great ladies on the team.  There's a few new DT projects a week so make sure you check SVG Attic's blog for all the latest.  I post my projects the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

Let me get on to the stuff you came here to see!  My project!  In my last post I mentioned I was scared of layout.  I started off making layouts way back when I got into scrapbooking (haha, only a year ago!) but since then I found I loved making cards.  I got so used to making cards that making a 12x12 layout seemed like way too much for me.  How the heck do you fill a 12x12 page?  Somehow I figured it out and now I am loving layouts long as they are one page layouts!  I haven't graduated to two pages layouts yet.  With all that said, I bet you can guess what my project is!

I love how this layout turned out.

I used the Fall Leaves SVG collection as my inspiration and starting point for this project.  I mix and matched the colors and used Tim Holtz Tea Dye distressing ink to make them look a little dirty and not so bright.

I used the super cute Apple Picking collection for my barrel of apples and of course the apples themselves.  I embossed the inside piece of the barrel with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder.  I then used Tim Holtz Tea Dye distressing ink to give it some additional depth.

I also used the same embossing folder for the yellow frame around the picture.  For that part for the layout I used my Zutter Distress-it-all to distress the edges and again used the Tea Dye ink to make it look older and ragged.  I add red eyelets to the top using a Crop-a-Dile.   

The patterned paper is DCWV's Harvest Gathering stack.

On the left side I framed in the boarder with Trendy Twine's brown and orange fall twine.  Its kind of hard to see but it's there.  

I created the title in Make the Cut.  I love how you can use any font on your computer.  In fact I cut all the SVGs using MTC. 

The finishing touches on the layout are the three cute little brown buttons on the right side.  I tied off some hemp on the buttons to add more color. 

I hope you enjoyed this project and hope you come again!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Mash Up Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining in on the Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Attic Hop!  If you've just come from Kathy's blog then you are in the right place.  If not hop back on over to Peachy Keen Stamps' blog then to the SVG Attic blog so you don't miss a single chance to win one of two fun prizes up for grabs!  You'll have through Sunday, October 9th to complete the hop.  You will see tons of great projects by some really awesome designers.  Oh and guess what?  There will be even more inspiration tomorrow so stop by again for more fun.

Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Attic have partnered this weekend to bring you fun, creative, and inspiring projects to get your fall and Halloween crafting into high gear! You'll find out how easy PKS face stamps are to use with SVG Attic's adorable cuts!

Let the fun begin...or continue if you've been hopping along already.  

I made a scrapbook page layout for the hop.  Now a little history on that.  I am terrified of layouts.  I have such a hard time trying to figure out how to fill a 12x12 page so I usually stick to making cards.  This layout idea actually started off as a card so maybe that's why I was able to make it this work on a full page.  

12x2 Layout

Costume shopping

The hats and wigs sitting on a shelf

The cute costumes

 For this layout I used both the Spooky Friends and the new Thankful Friends collections from SVG Attic.   

I used the Simple Sallies Face Assortment #PK-531 to stamp the adorable face onto the paper doll.   Cute right?  These stamps are awesome!  I am definitely a fan.

The "Pick a Costume" sentiment is from My Thoughts Exactly stamp line.  These mix and match stamps are from the Fright Night set.

Before I discuss the prizes, let me tell you a little about each company.

Peachy Keen Stamps is a family business founded by Kathy & Dave Jakopovich in September, 2003. We are located in Green Bay, WI and are the leading manufacturer of the original clear, high-quality, whimsical face stamps loved by die cutters internationally! Kathy illustrates the entire face line as well as an image stamp line with the same sweet whimsical look. Our stamps stamp crisp, clear, and never need to be sanded or rubbed with an eraser. Trade quality photopolymer means that your stamps will last through thousands of impressions!

 SVGAttic was founded early 2011 by Jessica Bashaw and is a family owned company that operates in Southern California. Jessica provides fresh, cute, and easy to cut/assemble SVG files for use with your favorite electronic cutting machines.

And now the  
That's what you've been waiting for huh? 

Up for grabs are two stamp sets from Peachy Keen, the “In Stitches” assortment and the new “Uglies” face assortment.

Also, SVG Attic will be giving away two $25 gift certificates.

To enter all you need to do is hop along and leave a comment on each blog.  That is it.  No other requirements.  Winners will be announced Monday morning on both the SVG Attic blog and Peachy Keen Stamps blog.

Before you go I wanted to let you know that you can get 30% off at SVG Attic throughout the hop by using coupon code "HOP"

Check out the Peachy Keen site for some awesome discounts they have running now!

Now hop over to  
 blog for some more awesomeness!

In case you get lost here's the line up.  Make sure you check everyone's projects out!

PKS Blog
SVG Attic Blog(Jessica)
----> Kasi <----ME
Anna Dawn
Janice Wilson
Lisa Buttafuoco
Kim Score

Monday, October 3, 2011

Spook-tacular Blog Hop Winner Announced

First of all I would like to thank all of you for participating.  I hope you enjoyed the hop.  I hadn't seen anyone's projects before the hop and boy was I surprised at how awesome they all were.  Wait, why would I be surprised?  I work with a bunch of talented ladies!  Well, you know what I mean.  I loved them all!! 

Before you I announce the winner I want you all to know that SVG Attic and Peachy Keen Stamps has joined forces to bring you another super awesome hop!  The Fall Mash Up Blog Hop will kick off this Friday October 7th and run through October 9th.  I hope you join us for another fun hop!

OK OK...I know, I know you all want me to hush up and announce the winner.  I used to choose a number 1-32 (32 being the number of comments posted on my blog post). 

Here is goes....

Drum roll.........................................

And the winner is....................



Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2011-10-03 22:03:35 UTC

and comment #30 was....


Congratulations Stampgram!  You have won a $10 gift card to SVG Attic!  Please email me at to claim your prize. 

The $30 SVG Attic gift card is still up for grabs and a winner will be chosen soon.  Check SVG Attic's blog and Facebook page for updates!