Monday, November 29, 2010


Hey there, anyone still around?  Hope all you USers had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Did you get any good black Friday deals?  I stood in line at Toys r us for about an hour and a half (at 1:30am) but I got several things at half price so it was worth it. I have been doing very little crafting (been enjoying my break, my kids finally know what I look like again!) but with Christmas right around the corner, I made a couple gift boxes I wanted to show you.

These are made with the cake box template and digi papers/elements available at THE DIGI CHICK.  I have a tutorial on how they were made over at THE HYBRID CHICK.  I can't take credit for the tree/cake box idea but the snow man is all mine and I did kick it up a notch by making them extra 3D -no surprise there.  Hope you will check it out.  See ya soon!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Hi there, did ya know today is digital scrapbooking day? It is, and The Digi Chick is having all kinds of challenges and lots of prizes.  You may not know that I am a Hybrid Chick for TDC.  What the heck is that you ask? Well, I am going to tell you even if you didn't ask LOL!  I get to choose from all the gorgeous papers and elements available for digital scrapbooking, print them out, and use them in "real life" projects.  The range of choices is incredible and I never have to leave home.  Perfect for someone who is as busy as  I am!
The Hybrid Chick challenge for DSD at THC is to make a fall  centerpiece.  You may recognize this shape from a card I made HERE.  I thought the shape would be great for a votive holder if I made it 3D.

The pumpkin is made from three oval spellbinders dies.  Two pumpkin shapes were made and a strip of rectangular paper was placed in between to create a little box for the votive.  The roses were made using an SVG file, also from TDC called PAPER ROSES.
I of course used a fake tea lite for obvious reasons.  This was also made for the current PAPER CUBED CHALLENGE  to make some type of candle decoration or votive holder.

If you have never tried digital today is the perfect day to give it a go.  There are sales at TDC (30% off storewide) and all over the place at the numerous digital scrapbooking sites!

Paper - TDC, Season of Thankfulness,  brown and orange card stock
Etc., - Vellum, MS pumpkin punch, cuttlebug embossing folder, vine shape is an svg file from Penny Duncan