Friday, October 28, 2011

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge #115

Paper Cutz Challenge#115: "Turning Over a New Leaf" 
Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using LOTS of leaves and any colors you'd like, EXCEPT NO GREEN or BLUE.

Be sure and link up your creation over at the Paper Cutz Challenge  by Thurs. Nov. 3rd, midnight ET

Check out the rest of the designs teams inspiration at Paper Cutz Challenge

For this card I used:

Art Philosophy cartridge 
Pg. #25 cut at 8" for the card cut
I also used the border cut at 4"
Pg. #34 cut at 2" for the leaves
some of the leaves were stamped with the CTMH My Acrylix "Happy Harvest"
stamp and the sentiment is from the CTMH My Acrylix Autumn stamp set
Stamped leaves colors are Stampin Up- Lovely Lilac, Baroque Burgundy, Ruby Red, Choc. Chip & Creamy Caramel
Polka dot paper is from Oriental Trading Co. from last year
Plain paper is from my stash
For the background under the leaves I used TH distress inks- Walnut Stain & Tea Dye
Card edges are TH distress ink- Walnut stain

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #114

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge #114

 "In the Pink" As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so to help promote this worthy cause, let's make a card, LO or craft project for Breast Cancer Awareness month using PINK and any other colors you'd like.

 I hope you can join in the challenge! 
You have until Oct. 27 to enter you project in Mister Linky over at Paper Cutz Challenge Blog

inside bottom edge

Art Philosophy card feature pg. 58 cut at 5.5"
Art Philosophy decorative layer feature pg. 56, both cut at .75" then glued together
then using foam tape stuck it to the Tag feature layer pg. 56 cut at 1" and again
stuck that on the card with foam tape so it is double layers.
sheer ribbon is from Joanne's ribbon section.
Black & White paper is by Making Memories I think I got it from Michael's.
"Hope" stamp is from Close to My Heart "Celebration " stamp set.
I also Inked up around the edges with Stampin Up Pink Passion
and Momento Tuxedo Black.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #113

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Paper Cutz Challenge # 113
"Stars, Circles and Diamonds, Oh My!" Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using stars, circles or diamonds and any colors you'd like.

A2 size card
Witch is cut at 1.5" from the Happy Hauntings pg. 55 first cut, cut 2 time
Moon is cut at 2" from Art Philosophy 
Cuttlebug folder on moon is Spots & Dots
Designer paper & ribbon is from Studio G 12x12 pack (both .97ea @WM)
I cut out extra bats for a second layer
button & twine
Stamp is from Mary at cardztvstamps the Spooky Sayings set.

Be sure to stop by the Paper Cutz Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT has for you.
I can't wait to see what you make and be sure to add it to the Inlikz at Paper Cutz Challenge by Midnight EST Oct. 20th.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Birthday Card

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Here is the card I made for my mom's Birthday that was yesterday.

A2 size card
Butterflies are cut at 1.5" from the Art Philosphy cartridge pg. 55
Gem from i-rock
Blue paper is from DCWV Tradewinds stack
Other paper from Recollections
Embossing folders cuttlebug
      Divine Swirls, Perfectly Paisly, Script
Inked edges with Momento Ink colors-Paris Dusk, Desert Sand, New sprout
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Monday, October 10, 2011

What I did this summer

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I hope to be posting more often now that boating season is over for us. This year we decided to keep our boat at a marina on Lake Cumberlnd, Ky, we use to tow it down their (3 hr. drive) and only got to go a few times a year, but it was actually cheaper to leave it there and get more use out of our boat. So we went down every other week, except for Sept. we went every week and we were only home for 2 days out of a week. A lot of fun but it wore me out doing laundry, grocery shopping & preparing our food in 2 days. We have one more week long trip planned for my husbands business then more crafting time for me. Yeah!! Gotta get my Christmas cards finished. 
Here are a few pictures of what I have been doing all summer!

Our boat is the one at the end on the right, without a name.
Hanging out with some friends we met at our marina.

Here is my husband finally catching a big one (25") striper,
can you tell how happy he was. He tried all summer. Then he caught this in our
last 2 weeks of boating!

76 Falls
Here is the waterfall at the lake.

 Vultures in the trees

Vultures enjoying a dead fish on the bank.

Then there was the Poker Run with the High $$ go fast boats!
This was awesome, I want to take a ride in one some day!

And this is me in my favorite place! In my relaxation chair, 
 enjoying the peace & quiet & nature!

Hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of me & what I do when I am not here in the summer.
Have a great week!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

blog hop winner!

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Hiya friends!

I just got some free time to take care of picking the winner from our
Trick or Treat hop. I want to thank all my blog friends for stopping by and leaving me so many kind words! I appreciate everyone for visiting!

Random picked....................
callyannc said... 21

Tis is fang tastic! Lov it! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
Cally I will be contacting you shortly, if you do not receive a message from me 
then email me through my contact me tab above.

Have a great Sunday

Friday, October 7, 2011

Would You Like To Win A My Memories Software Photobook Creator

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How would you like a chance to win a My Memories v2 software photobook creator.
All you have to do is visit My Memories and come back and tell me which one of the kits is your favorite.
And for a second chance like MyMemories on Facebook and tell them you are stopping by from my blog ExpressionsByElaine.
And for a third & forth chance post on you blog and or facebook page and come back and tell me you did.
Make sure each one is separate comment here for the counter.

Here is one page that I made using the program, look for more to come!

There are a ton of free layouts. You can customize your own or use a pre-made layout and it is so easy to do. I have never used a program like this and it took me no time to create my own .

If you just can't wait to get your hands on this great program then you can save $20 with this code STMMMS37773 (I suggest using copy & paste, so you don't make a mistake) 
That is $10 off the my memories suites v2 & $10 in kits and if you like there FB page you will also get a code for $5 to use toward more kits!

I will use to pick a winner on Weds. Oct. 26

Paper Cutz Challenge #112

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge # 112!
This weeks challenge is  "Keeper of the Crows"  Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using a hand stamped, digital stamped, or Cricut cut image of a SCARECROW using Orange, Yellow, Brown, Black, Blue and White ONLY!
You have until midnight EST. Thurs. Oct. 13th to add your project, can't wait to see what you create!

Here is some inspiration for you and be sure to stop by PaperCutzChallenge to see what the rest of the DT has for you!

Out of the 70+ cartridges I have, I only had these 2 cuts of a scarecrow, I couldn't believe that was all of them. But that is ok, because they are cute ones. 

A2 size card 4.25" x 5.50"
Scarecrows are from Simply Charmed pg. 57, cut at 3.25"
 using the hide feature for the faces on my gypsy and stamped using:
Peachy Keen stamp set Monster Mash Face Assortment
Cornstalks in back are from Paper Doll Dress Up pg. 61, cut at 3"
Striped paper is from Recollections Bright & Basic
the rest of the paper is from scraps.
Daisy is from Martha Stewart stickers
Sentiment printed on computer using Minya Nuvelle at 22pts.
 and hand cut the sign.
Twine- brown & orange for hair
Brads from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon from scraps is from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Trick or Treat Blog Hop

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Welcome to the "Trick or Treat" Blog Hop
If you just happened by today be sure to go back to the beginning and start with Angies so you don't miss any wonderful stops along the way. If you came from Monica then you are on the right path.  If you get lost along the way the list is below!
Have fun and have a great weekend!!

Today we have for you a fun project you can make to put candy or a small gift in for Halloween using your cricut!

I had a lot of fun making this and you can even make it bigger if you wanted too and even use it for other occasions to put gifts into.
I hope you enjoy it!

Oh yes, I do have candy!!  but it is going to be a surprise, so you know what you have to do and make sure to leave a way for me to contact you:)

For my project I used:

CardzTv Stamps "Spooky Sayings" click here to see them.
Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"
Tim Holtz Distess Ink "Tea Dye" around the edges of "trick or treat"
Stampin Up "word window punch" 
Pillow Pouch is cut at 5.5" "Art Philosophy" pg. 28
Dacula is cut at 3.5" "Happy Haunting" pg. 28
Coffin is cut at 4" "Happy Haunting" pg. 58
Solid paper is from Michaels Recollection card stock
Halloween paper is from WalMart "Studio G"
Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" punch
foam tape & pop dots

(1) Angie:  atuttletime 

(2) Sarah:  simplyshaddock

(3) Crystal:  rusticdaisy

(4) Natasha:  craftingwithnatasha

(5) Alyssa:  MyThoughtsExactly

(6) Monica:  scraps2treasure

(7) Elaine:  ExpressionsByElaine <--You are here

(8) Mary:  marebearscraps   <--Next stop

(9) Wendy: gilbyscraftster

(10) Shar: scrapendipity