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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Boo From The Crew!

I created this card to enter Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenges
Card in the closed position

Opening the card
Card fully open

Side/top view

another top view

Upper part

Lower part

SEI Spooks pattern paper
SEI Spooks Sparkling die-cut accents
SEI Spooks Boarders
SEI Spooks pattern paper to cut the cat
Sizzix Bigz die
MS gooey punch
Sticko dimensionals
For the ghost I added a piece of black card stock behind his eyes and added
Glossy accents

Abby and I are going to start the GabyAbby Challenges
next week!
Come back and visit for the chance to win SEI paper and embellisments!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Heartstring's Design Team Last Posting :(

Heartstring Design Team Anything Goes Last Assignment!!!!

and Playing with Serenade - Flowerdisco and Friends!
I created a card and a treat box. 
This particular butterfly is design #10 on the Serenade cartridge (or 10th design on keypad- first row).

There are many symbolic meanings associated with the butterfly.
  • The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means "70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a long life. In this culture butterflies have also become representative of young men in love.  
  • In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to be representative of young maidens and marital bliss. Many Japanese families use the butterfly in the family crest design.  
  • Germany has a very unique belief about butterflies. As butterflies can often be found hovering about milk pails or butter churns, they have become associated with witches trying to steal the cream. The German word for butterfly is "Schmetterling", which is actually derived for the Czech word "Smetana" which means "cream".
  • There are many links with butterflies in mythology from all over the world, many of which, in particular Greek mythology, link butterflies to the human soul. The Ancient Greeks also considered butterflies as the souls of those who had passed away.  
  • In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". This was also the name for Eros' human lover and when the two figures are depicted they are often surrounded by butterflies.
  • In one of the Russian dialects, butterflies are referred to as "dushuchka" which is a derivative of the word "dusha" also meaning soul.  
  • There is also an Irish saying that refers to the symbolic meaning of butterflies. This saying is: "Butterflies are souls of the dead waiting to pass through purgatory".  
  • There is a small town in Mexico that also associate butterflies with souls. It is to this town that Monarch Butterflies migrate every year, around the holiday known as the Day of the Dead. The people of this town see these butterflies as the returning souls of the deceased.

I am not very happy with the card's outcome, but I love the fact that I was able to create my own treat bag!
For the card I used my Gypsy and using Fabulous Finds cartridge I sized a square to the size of my card or 5.5" x 5.5".  I started placing butterflies all around until I was satisfied.  I made sure that I place the butterflies in a way that when it printed I would have a space of 11 so that I can fold and make it my 5.5" x 5.5" card.
After using the Cri-Kits to draw I placed the top butterfly on the exact location on layer 2 so that I can cut with blade.  I placed a purple piece of card stock on the inside and glued the little pieces (right on top).

For the treat box, I used Fabulous Finds and Gypsy and Serenade to design the treat box.  All it took is 4 rectangles and the two butterflies!!!

Since I do not know how to draw (yet) scoring lines on the Gypsy it was easy to figure out to score from side to side right were the butterfly ends.  I cut two long rectagles for the handle one at .25 x 7" and the other a bit smaller (width wise) and attached with tiny brads.
If you want the file for the butterfly treat bag/box, email me at
scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com

Make sure you visit the other lady's projects!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Challenge

Box measures 3 7/8" x 3" x 1/2"
Cricut Paper Dolls Dress Up
Peachy Keen PK-490

Scroll Down for s.e.i. FREE paper and embellishments info
Challenges coming soon!!!

s.e.i. free paper and embellishments - Challenge coming soon!!!

My BFF Abby and I are being sponsored by
for at least 10 weeks!!!!!
(maybe longer!!!?)
We will be posting very, very soon!!!
We will be giving away paper and embellishments
 from s.e.i. newest lines!!
here is a sneak peek.....
Full of frights and delights, SEI's Spooks scrapbook collection captures all your festive autumn moments. Eye popping black and orange glitter, pearl and silver foil accents will highlight your best scrapbook layouts, cards and paper crafts.

Welcome to a place where the city limits are only your own imagination. Create your own unique monster with die-cut body shapes and sticker features. Dress up your scrapbook pages with happy patterns in bright colors. Endless possibilities for your special scrapbook layouts, cards, party decorations and paper crafts - Fun for all!

SEI's Moonrise collection is a quiet evening surrounded by nature's enchantments. It's easy to layer the textured and organic patterns to achieve a sophisticated look for any project. Foil and pearl accents add an enchanted and subtle shine to your projects and scrapbook memories
SEI captured the spirit of giving to put in our Kris Kringle scrapbook collection. The quirky, whimsical patterns will help bring out your families most festive holiday activities. Let your memories sparkle and shine with golden foil and glitter.
Kris Krinkle
SEI captured the spirit of giving to put in our Kris Kringle scrapbook collection. The quirky, whimsical patterns will help bring out your families most festive holiday activities. Let your memories sparkle and shine with golden foil and glitter.

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