Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bella Blvd

Here is another photo from CHA. 
I love the wedding dress made out of paper at the Bella Blvd. booth!
 
I have always wanted to try doing this, but where would I keep a wedding dress made of paper!?!?!?!
 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Buckle Boutique

I was SO PROUD to have cards that I created on display in The Buckle Boutique's booth at CHA this year.  The two Christmas tree cards (top half of the window frame type display) are the ones that I created.
 
Here is a closer picture.

 
They even had a couple of my cards on the hand out that they were giving to people that visited their booth.  I was SO HONORED to have MY WORK representing their WONDERFUL product!
 
With Valentine's Day coming, I have some plans to make some MORE cards with their amazing Dazzling Diamonds cuttable rhinestone sheets.
 
Here is a link to a video on their YouTube Page
 
Their Pinterest Page
 
Their Facebook Page
 
Even Twitter
 
and their main Website
 
Make sure to tell them that Shawn sent you!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tim Holtz

When I was at CHA I was helping Megan, from Above Rubies Studio, with some things . . . bringing product back and forth, running the video camera while she did interviews, running for coffee and trying to remember all of the things on her daily "check list".   She was doing demos at the WorldWin Paper booth, which happend to be about 40 feet away from where Tim Holtz was doing his demos.
 
Here are pictures of some of the projects that were in the Tim Holtz booth, made by other people using his products.

 
While Megan and i were standing in front of his demo table to see if we could get an interview from him, I realized that if I came home and said I was standing right there that there would be SOMEONE who would say "And you didn't take a picture?!?!?"
 
So here you go . . .




Monday, January 28, 2013

Hanging out with Megan at CHA

I had a lot of fun at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in Anaheim California.  This was my FIRST TIME ever attending CHA, so I had no idea what to expect.  I could not believe how much there was to see and do!  I feel like I didn't have enough time to see it all!

I was roommates with Megan from Above Rubies Studio.
After listening to her edit and upload her parody of Gangum Style that she titled Crafter's Style I was having dreams with that song in my head all night!

Did you know that Megan broke her toe the week before CHA?  We had gone to Target to get a few things for the room, and she picked up some comfy slippers with sequins on them . . . even in pain she needs her bling!  Her poor toe was hurting so bad that when we left Target I said 
"Let the Taxi cab gods smile down on us and send a cab this way"
Just then we looked to the right and what do you know . . . a cab was pulling into the Target parking lot!
I flagged him down and he was nice enough to drive us right to the door of our hotel room . . . we were WAY in the back of the lot, so dropping us at the lobby would have been a long walk for Megan and her sore foot.  Well, my "mommy" instincts kicked in and  once we were back in the room I had her put her foot up while I ran to the ice machine and filled a plastic bag with ice to try and keep the swelling down.  


I was glad to have someone to hang out with and show me around.  I would have been so lonely going back to a hotel room by myself, so it was nice to have a roommate and dinner companion.  I guess there was a family that was in the room above us that was really loud . . . thanks to my sleep apnea the ONLY night that I heard them was the night that I was still awake when they got back to the room.  


I hope to show off some more pictures from CHA on my blog really soon.  And I want to try projects with all of the ideas that I saw.  I might just save SOME of the pictures from CHA to show you my inspiration when I post the projects I make.



Sunday, January 27, 2013

Rainbow Rhinestones

I was just over at The Buckle Boutique's Facebook page and saw that they posted a video about their rainbow rhinestone product . . . and a card I made is featured in it!!!!





Check out their Facebook Page and tell them Shawn sent you!  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CutterPillar Pro

I wanted to share some of the new products that I saw at CHA when I was there the other week.  While not all of them are "brand new" to the market they were new to me.  Today I wanted to show you the Cutterpillar Pro.


This cutter is lightweight, had a storage drawer for paper and a LED light track to illuminate the cutting edge for more accurate cutting.

The feature that I really liked is that when you cut paper it actually sharpens the blade as it cuts!  

Here is a link to the website.
They can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CutterPillarPro?fref=ts
Tell them Shawn from MyCutSearch.com sent you!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blog Hop Winners!

Thanks for joining us this weekend for the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

Congratulations to


Dawn
winner of the 
The Bow Maker from Cathie Rigby of http://www.creativecutterroom.com/
Here is a video of her demonstrating her Bow Maker


LaDonna Lines
winner of the 
 Scrap'N Easel-Ette from ContainYa Crafts!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Disney Pixar Blog Hop . . . special treat

Did you have fun at the Disney Pixar Blog Hop this weekend?  
If you missed any of the fun you can 
click HERE to see the projects from the first day 
and HERE for the projects from the second day

Today I have one more special treat for you . . . yet another Disney project!  I had so many Disney projects that I did not know which ones to choose for this blog hop, so I am throwing an extra one in today!

Today I want to share another project that is made with adhesive backed fabric

Adhesive backed fabric is a substitute for traditional vinyl.  Some of the benefits I love are that it is
Repositionable
Does not damage surfaces
Leaves no residue when you remove it from a surface
Able to create your own custom colors
No transfer tape needed
Easy to cut
Eco-friendly and child safe

So today I combined adhesive backed fabric with my love of Disney for a Mickey Mouse AGAIN!
A while back I made some paper dolls with adhesive backed material.  My daughter actually thought of this idea, and though it would be a great gift for her cousin who loves to play with paper dolls.  I even did a full video showing you step by step exactly HOW I made these.  
Just click HERE to see that video.

Once I started making these paper dolls I just could not stop!  I used Peachy Keen stamps for the faces.
And of course I HAD to add some Disney to them!


This little girl is made to look like my daughter dressed up in a Donald Duck shirt, since Donald is her favorite character.  I just cut a blue shirt from Paper Doll Dress Up and then cut the yellow strips and a white triangle on the shirt.  Then I cut a little bow out of red to make it look like Donald's shirt.


I even cut some Mickey Mouse Ears out for the little boy face that I had.  You could create a whole family wearing mouse ears out of adhesive backed fabric!

I will see you back here tomorrow for the announcement of the winners of the prizes for the hop!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Disney Pixar Blog Hop - DAY TWO!

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!
Did you like the projects from yesterday?  If you missed any of them you can click HERE to find links to all of them.


Today I want to share a project that is made with adhesive backed fabric

I created a Mickey Mouse decal for my laptop



I cut all of the layers out of the solid color sheets of adhesive backed fabric and then layered them just like you would cardstock.  The best part is that if I stuck something down and it did not look straight I could just peel it back and reposition it.  To me, adhesive backed fabric feels more like working with a repositionable sticker than traditional vinyl.  Traditional vinyls I have used would have not peeled off as clean and the pieces would have twisted and warped if you tried to peel them back and place them again.



Oh, and since you don't use transfer tape with adhesive backed fabric there is one less product to buy.  Also, with traditional vinyl you need to weed away the vinyl around the image you cut . . . but not with adhesive backed fabric.  This actually gives you more product to cut with since you are not weeding anything away.  You can still use that negative space that is left over to make smaller cuts for other projects.

I also made a Mickey and Minnie Mouse with a mouse hole that 
I put in my hallway just outside my craft room.


Here is a closer picture


Do you love this project but just don't know when you would have time to make it yourself?  Shawn is now selling some of the things she creates!  Go to



Remember . . . if you liked my project from yesterday you can still use the special discount code from The Buckle Boutique to pick up some bling for your projects! 
Use the discount code 
10offTBB 
for 10% off the entire site!
So make sure to stop by
and pick up some bling!
You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBuckleBoutique?fref=ts
(Tell them Shawn sent you)

How about a chance to win some great prizes before you go!

Contest is now closed

Those of you that know me know that my family created the website MyCutSearch.com and that I like to have everyone play a game with MyCutSearch.com in order to enter to win prizes.  Since my first project is on my laptop, let's go to MyCutSearch and search the word

laptop

and then send me an email by clicking HERE or by using the Contact Us Page at MyCutSearch.com telling me how many Cricut cartridge handbook pages came up in the search for the word laptop.

One person will win
The Bow Maker from Cathie Rigby of http://www.creativecutterroom.com/
Here is a video of her demonstrating her Bow Maker

 And ALSO someone will will their choice of a a
Scrap'N Easel or a Scrap'N Easel-Ette from ContainYa Crafts!

Contest is now closed

Make sure to stop back tomorrow for a surprise treat, and then again on Tuesday when I announce the winners of the prizes!

Now it is time for me to send you off 
to the next stop on the hop

Amy Chomas of 

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Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way!

Day Two - 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Disney Pixar Blog Hop - Day ONE!

Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!
It is hard to believe that almost 2 years ago we had our very first Disney Pixar Blog Hop.  If anyone wants to go back and revisit how this all began, you can click HERE.


Amazing how a group of Disney loving crafters have come together to create such a wonderful weekend of fun and inspiration!  Now let's get on with the hop!

Today I am sharing a 2 page scrapbook layout that celebrates Disney and New Orleans.  It is a layout of the hotel we stayed at . . . Port Orleans French Quarter!


I used the colors from the statue in front of the hotel pool as my color palette for this project . . . gold, purple and a teal blue.  And since New Orleans and Mardi Gras are about celebration I had to use some things that had sparkle, glimmer and shine in them for this layout.


I could not find a harlequin patterned paper that I liked with the colors I wanted to use, so I just made my own!  I cut gold, purple and teal diamonds at 3 1/4" big and then lined them up to create my own custom harlequin pattern.  The pictures here are of us with the alligator between the hotel and the pool area.  I am pretending that he is eating my hand, and then my husband comes in to try and save me.



I also cut some fleur de lis from a product called Dazzling Diamonds by The Buckle Boutique.  It is a cuttable rhinestone like product.  You can see other projects I have done with this product HERE and a video I did on how to cut this product HERE.


They also have these fun glitter sheets that I used for the purple fleur de lis.  This stuff cuts like butter!  LOVE IT!  And the glitter stays on the sheet and not all over your craft room.

Now for the second page of the layout


Here are some daytime pictures of the hotel area . . . the statue by the pool, my daughter with the same alligator that was trying to eat me the night before, and the doorman at the hotel.  He was so great!  Greeting us every morning as we headed out to the parks.

I used the product from The Buckle Boutique again on this page


Goofy's hat is cut from Dazzling Diamond rhinestone sheets for just a touch of bling on a classic Disney character.


Then I used the glitter sheet again for the accent on the framing corner.  I also had to add a little Viva Decor to look like beads around the glitter piece.

Don't you just LOVE the sparkle and bling!

I am so happy to share with you that The Buckle Boutique has a special discount code for all of you to use this weekend!  Use the discount code 

10offTBB 

for 10% off the entire site!

So make sure to stop by
and pick up some bling!
You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBuckleBoutique?fref=ts
(Tell them Shawn sent you)

How about a chance to win some great prizes before you go!

Contest is now closed
Those of you that know me know that my family created the website MyCutSearch.com and that I like to have everyone play a game with MyCutSearch.com in order to enter to win prizes.  Since my layout had several fleur de lis cuts in it, let's go to MyCutSearch and search the word

fleur de lis

and then send me an email by clicking HERE or by using the Contact Us Page at MyCutSearch.com telling me how many Cricut cartridge handbook pages came up in the search for the word fleur de lis.

One person will win
The Bow Maker from Cathie Rigby of http://www.creativecutterroom.com/
Here is a video of her demonstrating her Bow Maker

 And ALSO someone will will their choice of a a
Scrap'N Easel or a Scrap'N Easel-Ette from ContainYa Crafts!


Make sure to come back tomorrow for ANOTHER chance to win one of these prizes!
Contest is now closed

Now it is time for me to send you off 
to the next stop on the hop

Amy Voltz of 

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Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way!
Day One - 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Why am I still awake? CHA stuff

It is 11:26pm here in California . . . so that means it is 1:26am back at home . . . WHAT AM I DOING AWAKE!?!?!?!  CHA is seriously going to mess up my sleep patterns!  Different time zones, drinking more caffeine and all of the sparkles and glitter to look at . . . how can a girl sleep!!!!

So, I have been helping Megan from Above Rubies Studio by running the video camera for her booth interviews on the CHA show floor.  During some of the time I am not behind the camera and Megan is doing demos I have gotten a chance to go and check out some of the booths on my own . . . and asking people about products I could use for some of my favorite things . . . like Disney Pixar projects and hockey projects.  I have found several different companies that have products that have a red, black and white theme that I think would be PERFECT for a Disney projects!

Now, on one of my adventures out I was walking by Jinger Adams booth and she has a new line of sports themed papers.  So it was later in the day, and Jinger and her assistants were sitting at the table at her booth.  As I walked in I don't even really remember how the conversation started and I must have said something about it being late in the day on day 2 of the show and how everyone is looking a little more tired.  Jinger said "Well have a seat" and I sat down at the fourth chair at the table.  She then offered me some of the candy from their basket, and I said that as long as there was milk chocolate in it then we could count that as health food, right . . . the joke continued to be if it had a fruit creme center that would be the food groups and that takes care of two of the basic food groups. Jinger thought that was so funny.

So get this, she then says "I'm Jinger" and starts to introduce herself . . . I laughed and said "Oh my gosh . . . I cannot believe you thought you needed to introduce yourself.  Yes, I know who you are."  So said "Let me introduce myself.  My name is Shawn Mosch and I have a website called MyCutSearch.com, which is a searchable database of images found on Cricut cartridges . . .  you might have heard of this Cricut machine . . . lots of these crafty people that come to these events use them."  She laughed and said "Hmm . . . I think I have heard of them."  Then she said "You are cute . . . I like you"

I went on to tell her about our site, what we do, my Disney Pixar Blog Hops and the hockey yearbooks that I make.  I even had the guts to tell her that I think she needed to add hockey papers to her new sports line.  OMG . . . who do I think I am!?!?!?  She said that I was not the first one to mention it, and she is thinking she is going to have to add that.  Then she gave me 2 PACKS of some of her papers!

It is kind of funny because I was not going to stop at her booth because I thought that "little old me" would be too little of a deal for her to even listen to my story of what I do . . . but she did, and if even for a few minutes it was like we were just hanging out joking around.  I was really impressed.

Anyway, I just had to share that.  I will get pictures of all of the products and papers up on the site soon.   Until the you can check out Megan's video interview with Jinger (that I was operating the camera for)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JSUKO05OZ0&list=UUaVBwAnSYisYOn5J4ybNbMw&index=2




Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just two weeks away!

Get out your Mouse ears . . . the next Disney Pixar Blog Hop is just two weeks away!


Once again we have a TWO DAY line up of amazing crafters all ready to show their Disney Pixar Themed creations with you!  If you are on Facebook, you can join the Event page by clicking HERE.

Here is the line up
Day One - 
Day Two - 


We will also have some GREAT PRIZES including 
A special Discount Code from The Buckle Boutique
You can see projects I have created with their product by clicking HERE

The Bow Maker from Cathie Rigby of http://www.creativecutterroom.com/
Here is a video of her demonstrating her Bow Maker



 And ALSO someone will will their choice of a a Scrap'N Easel or a Scrap'N Easel-Ette from ContainYa Crafts!



Can't wait to see you there!

Friday, January 4, 2013

More Paper Dolls

My adventure in making paper dolls has continued!  My niece enjoyed the paper dolls that I made for her out of adhesive backed fabric so much that she sat down and gave me a list of more clothing she wanted.  One thing she asked for was an outfit for the boy that would look like what her Dad wore when he went hunting . . . so I needed to make camouflage for paper dolls.  Not a problem . . . when you use the adhesive backed fabric that is ink jet printable!

If you have not seen the video that I did on creating Paper Dolls with adhesive backed fabric, you can go HERE
For a picture tutorial, you can go HERE

After you have followed the above directions for making paper dolls the rest is easy . . . just create clothing for them!  And with adhesive backed fabric you can be even more creative in your choices in clothing.  For example I found a camouflage print online and printed out on a sheet of the Ink Jet Printable adhesive backed fabric.  Then I was able to cut a pair of pants and a shirt from that to create this . . . 


This little guy is all ready to go hunting with his dog