Another Camera Phone Scrapbook Page!

Another thing I love about my camera phone is that I can hand it off to my kids and not worry about the lens getting smudged or scratched and also people do not run away from someone holding a cell phone like they do if you are holding a honest-to-God camera. Look at the great pic my daughter Maizy got of me, my sister and her husband, my other daughter and my parents…oh yes, and my dog Hazel:

I’m pretty sure Dad would not have smiled at me holding my big DSLR LOL! It just proves my motto: Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without. Don’t fret about missing a moment because you left your ‘good’ camera at home, grab your phone and get scrappin! Til next time happy crafting!

PS In case you are wondering my phone is a cheap Samsung Trac-Phone, nothing fancy and less than $50 (and I think that included a year’s worth of minutes…I don’t talk on the phone much 🙂 )

Be the “Light” of the party!

When I came up with my new Party Lantern set I knew that I was going to have fun with it. The thing I love about it is that it’s quick to make and so fun and there is very little waste. I can cut 2 lanterns from one sheet of 12×12 cardstock using my Cricut machine and SCAL software:


But then I can take the leftovers and make invitations, cupcake toppers and place cards!

So, do you want to know how to make these? Well it is so simple, you get all the directions and scoring guides on the printable templates in the kit and you can cut the templates out with your die-cut machine too. Here are some step by step photos to help you out:

Gather Your Supplies-You Will Need:

Here are the kits I used on this set. I die cut the lantern templates with my Cricut and SCAL software but you can use MTC or fairy cut if you prefer. There is a plain lantern in there too so if you want to put your own custom shape in it you can (like maybe a monogram letter or a heart or whatever.)

Party Lantern SVG

I printed the diamond pattern from this kit, I was able to fill the windows on 3 lanterns with the paper I printed on one 8.5″x11″ sheet of vellum. I get plain white vellum in a 50 sheet pack at JoAnns (The Paper Co. brand) for about $10.

Up, Up & Away Papers

And for fun I cut a cupcake wrapper from this free set, YAY, freeeeee!

Cupcake SVG Freebie

This set qualifies for the following challenges: ABC Challenge –  U is for Underneath(we see the underside of the lanterns in the tutorial), Crafty Creations, Digistamps 4 Joy , Penny’s Paper-Crafty andSisterhood of Crafters  – Let it Shine (the lanterns shine al right;)


BTW, how do you like the blue backdrop? I just repainted my kitchen yesterday a fabulous bright blue…I’m thinking that’s a good enough reason to have a party, don’t you?

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Quick and easy banner cards!

I had some scraps left over from Thursday’s High Flying cards project so I made these:

I used my Cricut and SCAL software to cut out the banners and envelopes for this set, I used these sets from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff on this set:

Up, Up & Away SVG set

Up, Up & Away Papers

Envelope Bonanza SVG and Printable envelope templates. The envelopes took seconds to cut and fold, I made the entire set in about 30 minutes!

To add the little letters to my banner I used my Studio G dollar wood mount alphabet sets. I was just at AC Moore the other day and they had tons of them! I have a bunch, now I just need to make myself use them more and these little banners are perfect for that!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


Party Banners and a Sale!

My girls’ birthday is this week and I decided to make a pretty banner for their party so I used (what else?) the Pretty Banners SVG set from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff to quickly and inexpensively make this one:

Gosh is it hard to take a picture of a banner but you get the idea 🙂 I want to let you know that everything at Lindsay’s stamp stuff is 30% off now through Friday so stock up on cute Stamps and fun SVGs while they are on sale!

All I did to make the banner was cut the scallop banner file (I got 6 on a sheet of double sided 12″x12″ paper) 24 times with my Cricut and SCAL software to make enough pennants for happy birthday and my daughters names and then cut letters out with my cricut to top rosettes made out of paper (all the paper I used is from a GSD Studios pack I found for $5 at Big Lots-score!) Wanna lean how to make a rosette? It’s easy:

You can make decorative banners for birthdays, Halloween, baby showers and any special occasion and they are so pretty-just hard to photograph. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget about the 30% off September Sale at Lindsay’s stamp stuff going on right now.

Til next time happy crafting!

A freebie for you!

Happy Monday folks! It is Martin Luther King day so most of us in the States have little ones home from school today, take some time to craft with your kids today, I know I will 🙂 I have added quite a few new cutting files and stamps to the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop. On this Layout I used the Pretty Banner SVG set and the Winged Things Digital stamp set. I love this photo from our wedding:

SVG die cuts, Digital stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Paper: DCWV

To color this dragonfly I used a teal Sharpie for the dark areas then blended it with a light blue prismacolor marker.

notice the glitter paper (scallop circles) I got 2 12x12 sheets for $1 at Target and it cuts beautifully in the Cricut!

The secret to this project is hot glue! I curled the wings of the dragonflies and put hot glue on the bodies and glued them to the page, it gives wonderful dimension, it is nearly clear and so quick! I used hot glue to glue the circles to the banners as well. Love the mini clothespins!

The banners are from the pretty Banner SVG set from Lindsay's stamp Stuff and the little birdies are from Cocoa Studio, both are available at!

I also used hot glue to put this decorative banner together, it was hard to photograph but you get the idea 🙂

To make the top die cut layer stand out I used an old scrapbook staple: Craft-T Metallic rubons, just rub a bit of this metallic paste on the edges of your design for a subtle color and sheen. If you can’t find them in the craft store try a ceramic shop, this is great stuff and it lasts forever!

This sweet bird svg is from the Love is in the Air set from Cocoa Studio 🙂

And now for the freebie, one of my SCAL friends asked me if I could make a cutting file for a friend’s wedding album of a flower girl, how could I resist? I also made a png and jpg digital stamp version. This would be cute to put on a thankyou card to a little flower girls don’t you think? Click the picture to download 🙂 PS. today is the last day to save 10% on SCAL with the coupon: 9388463

A freebie for you, click the picture to download!

Now lets see what the LSS junior dT has for us today:

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Cheryl Gorka

Cassandra Cushman

Tanya Johnson

Shannon Neparko (Senior DT member with a bonus project!)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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