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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Winter Wedding Decoration using Snowflake Punches

Created this Clean and Simple Winter Wedding
Decoration for tables using Martha Stewart
Snowflake Punches: 2008 Collectible Snowflake,
Arctic Snowflake & Aspen Snowflake.














Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Challenge #57 The Colour Blue & one other Colour unlim entries 4th entry ends 1/9
my colours are blue & white
Challenge 57 - The Colour Blue and one other Colou...

2. Decorate to Celebrate ends 1/10
Challenge #15 -- Winter Wedding


3. Hiding in My Craft Room ends 1/6

HIMCR #27 - FREESTYLE!!


4. VO Stamps Victorine Originals #24 unlim entries 6th entry ends 1/7
used Martha Stewart Snowflake punches
Victorine Originals #24 - Punch Challenge


Paper:
glitter paper - white
the Paper Studio Classic Snowflake Blue

Martha Stewart punches:
2008 Collectible Snowflake, Arctic Snowflake & Aspen Snowflake
wedding bells & doves

Friday, December 30, 2011

Gift Pkg Shaped Thank You Cards

Created these Clean & Simple Gift Pkg Shaped
Thank You Cards to send out to thank for Christmas
gifts & my daughter's birthday (her 20th birthday
was 12/27) gifts. They are similar to the Birthday
Card made & posted on 12/29
Gift Pkg Shaped Birthday Card
but these have a Thank You sentiment tag & no glitter.

Used Life's a Party Cricut cartridge Gift Card option.
Seem to be in my fav color mood of blue & white
. You
can see the light blue since I did not use glitter on these.


Daughter wrote her thank you note on inside right side.
Hubby & I wrote our thank you note and New Year

wishes on inside left side.















Celebrated daughter's 20th birthday 12/27.

In the morn we enjoyed the new Sherlock Holmes movie.

Daughter before opening her 20th birthday gifts.
If you look carefully some of you may remember
the easel style birthday card I made awhile ago in

center foreground. Also, she likes Owls so I could
not resist the felt Owl bag that I bought at World
Market and some of you may wonder why I did

not make one myself with my Cricut well this one
was only $2 clearance priced in the after Halloween
sale and it was not even Thanksgiving which is what
the tag indicated it was. The cake box in the center
foreground was given to daughter on a prior birthday
so I made use of it again.


















Daughter before she blew out the candles on the
birthday cake I made. Used a Hershey cake recipe
that I had not made before. Cake was fudgy but tasty
nonetheless.


















Celebrated daughter's birthday with a friend that she
has known since the 4th grade (they are not boyfriend
girlfriend but best of friends). Had lunch at her fav
Japanese restaurant where she has been going for
many yrs to celebrate her birthday. They photograph
& put it in a folder for you to keep.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Challenge #57 The Colour Blue & one other Colour unlim entries 3rd entry ends 1/9
my colours are blue & white with the ribbon as the white
Challenge 57 - The Colour Blue and one other Colou...


2. Diana Larson a Thank You Card lim 3 entries 1st entry ends 1/14
the 3 cards here are all the same, posted in one and count as 1 entry
THANKFUL THURSDAY- A CHALLENGE AND A GIVEAWAY $15...


3. Paper Playtime unlim entries 4th entry ends 12/31
Ch# 63 - Say It With Sentiments - ANYTHING GOES


4. VO Stamps Victorine Originals #24 unlim entries 5th entry ends 1/7
the card is a die cut which I believe is also can count as a punch and
I used a Fiskars 1 1/2" scallop circle punch for the tag that sentiment is stamped on
Victorine Originals #24 - Punch Challenge


Life's a Party Cricut cartridge
x = 0.25 y = 7.25 7.24" x 4.5" Gift Card option - used Gypsy to hide the fold cuts
x = 0.25 y = 0.87 3.72" x 4.5" Gift Card option Shift - 4 front parts
x = 5.39 y = 0.87 3.45" x 4.5" Gift Layer - made 2 for each card for total of 6 on inside
to write thank you notes on

Paper:
2 shades of blue cardstock - without glitter like in birthday version & you can see the lt blue

Fiskars 1 1/2" scallop circle punch
Hero Arts Message Circles rubber stamp - thank you
making memories hole punch - in 1 1/2" scallop circle tag so ribbon can go thru & be tied
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
mini glue dot - to hold ribbon in place, only have a few left so need to get more,
bought these at Hobby Lobby, went to Michaels today and they only had the large size
so I need to go to Hobby Lobby soon
Scotch ATG adhesive - bought some more adhesive with the Michael's 50% off coupon
Spool O' Ribbon white ribbon - each has a different length of ribbon, now out

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gift Pkg Shaped Birthday Card

Created this Clean & Simple Gift Pkg Shaped
Birthday Card for a friend's birthday. Used Life's
a Party Cricut cartridge Gift Card option. Seem
to be in my fav color mood of blue & white


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Challenge #57 The Colour Blue & one other Colour unlim entries 2nd entry ends 1/9
my colours are blue & white with the ribbon as the white
Challenge 57 - The Colour Blue and one other Colou...

2. Creative Cutter Room ends 1/11
used glitter on the front parts & the tag

Design Time Thursday: SparkleTime!

Theme: Anything goes but must Sparkle!!

Create a new project any theme but must sparkle! Using Glitter/Stickles


3. Paper Playtime unlim entries 3rd entry ends 12/31
Ch# 63 - Say It With Sentiments - ANYTHING GOES


4. Sassy Studios Thurs #105 Shaped Card ends 1/4
Dare to be Sassy Thursday #105

5. VO Stamps Victorine Originals #24 unlim entries 4th entry ends 1/7
the card is a die cut which I believe is also can count as a punch and
I used a Fiskars 1" scalloped punch for the tag that sentiment is stamped on
Victorine Originals #24 - Punch Challenge


Life's a Party Cricut cartridge
x = 0.25 y = 7.25 7.24" x 4.5" Gift Card option - used Gypsy to hide the fold cuts
x = 0.25 y = 0.87 3.72" x 4.5" Gift Card option Shift - 4 front parts
x = 5.39 y = 0.87 3.45" x 4.5" Gift Layer - on inside to write on

Paper:
2 shades of blue cardstock - the front parts that have glitter are light blue
as well as the scalloped square with glitter on edges & sentiment on it
when photographed look white

Fiskars 1" scallop square punch
Hero Arts Days to Celebrate rubber stamp - happy birthday
making memories hole punch - in 1" square scallop tag so ribbon can go thru & be tied
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
mini glue dot - to hold ribbon in place, only have a few left so need to get more,
bought these at Hobby Lobby, went to Michaels today and they only had the large size
so I need to go to Hobby Lobby soon
Scotch ATG adhesive - bought some more adhesive with the Michael's 50% off coupon
Spool O' Ribbon white ribbon - almost out of this
white glitter - on front pkg parts & on the edges of the 1" scallop square tag

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Woodland Rabbit Card Opt Card

Wanted to make more of the card option cards so I created
this Clean and Simple Winter Woodland Rabbit Card.

Used my favs colors blue & white.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Challenge #57 The Colour Blue & one other Colour unlim entries 1st entry ends 1/9
Challenge 57 - The Colour Blue and one other Colou...


2. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
unlimentries 16th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86


3. VO Stamps Victorine Originals #24 unlim entries 3rd entry ends 1/7
the card is a die cut which I believe is also can count as a punch
Victorine Originals #24 - Punch Challenge


Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge Rabbit card option
x = .25 y = 6.68 10" x 5"

Paper:
5" x 5" Base core'dinations Bright White
the Paper Studio Classic Snowflakes Blue

Bobbin Ribbon Snow Bunny ribbon

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hoot n Holler Stamped Embossed Thank You Owl Card

It's the time after Christmas to make Thank You cards.
Wanted to use my Owl stamp on an Owl die cut so this
is what I created for a Thank You card.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Crafty Creations Challenges A card or gift of Gratitude or Thanks ends 1/3
Blog Hop and 2 Week Challenge!


2. Docerela Ch #4 Thank You Card ends 1/6
Design Team Post #4 - Holiday Thank You


3. Paper Playtime unlim entries 2nd entry ends 12/31
Ch# 63 - Say It With Sentiments - ANYTHING GOES


4. VO Stamps Victorine Originals #24 unlim entries 2nd entry ends 1/7
Victorine Originals #24 - Punch Challenge


Hoot 'n' Holler Cricut Lite cartridge Owl2 2.10" x 2.85"

Paper:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base dk brown cardstock
3 3/4" x 5" medium brown cardstock
light brown cardstock

foam adhesives
Fiskars: 1 1/2" circle punch & corner rounder
Give a hoot Cuttlebug embossing folder
Hero Arts Message Circles - thank you
Hero Arts Owl trio rubber stamp - Owl
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Terrifically Tacky Tape
ribbon trends Owls Twill
Scotch ATG adhesive
Tim Holtz walnut stain Distress Ink

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Year 2012 Party Hat Table Decor

Created this Clean & Simple Party Hat Table
Decoration for New Year 2012 celebration.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Decorate to Celebrate Ch#14 New Year's Eve Party ends 12/27
Challenge #14 -- New Years Eve Party

2. Totally Paper Crafts Ch#97 Time to Party ends 1/6/12

Challenge 97 #,,,,,, Time to PARTY !!!! :-)


3. VO Stamps Victorine Originals #24 unlim entries 1st entry ends 1/7
Victorine Originals #24 - Punch Challenge


Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cartridge
PartyHat 6" x 2.91"
cut twice once out of white for sturdy back &
once out of yellow for front
Happy New Year words 6.06" x 2.91"

Paper:
cardstock/ - gold shiny, white & yellow

easel back
foam adhesives
Scotch ATG adhesive
Zig 2 way glue pen

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Poinsettia Gift Bag

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Created this Christmas Poinsettia Gift Bag
using the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy
Cricut cartridge & stamp set and a bow ribbon
technique shown on My Pink Stamper. First time
using the CTMH cartridge & stamp set.

Glad I practiced stamping first since I had the
stamp on the block wrong. Did not watch carefully
when I peeled it off the plastic to see which side was
the correct stamping side.

I practiced making the bow using cardstock & paper
like the directions on My Pink Stamper showed but
mine did not look pretty. Decided to try using cut
ribbon pieces & liked the look.
















Closeup of Poinsettia:


















Closeup of handmade ribbon bow:













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Cooking with Cricut Ch#65 Holiday Florals ends 12/27

Day 21 and Challenge #65: Holiday Florals


2. Cooking With Cricut ok old entry ends 1/3

Challenge #66: Year in Review


3. Hiding in My Craft Room

HIMCR #26 - Use it or Lose it!

The challenge this week, the 4th week of the month, is Mix it Up SATURDAY! You never know what you're gonna get! This time the challenge is: Use it or Lose it! Which means get out those older crafting items or use those new items that have never been used!

First time for me using the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge & stamp set.

4. My Pink Stamper
Make Christmas or Winter project from a Cricut cartridge that is NOT for the Holidays!
Think outside the box.
Used Close to my Heart Art Philosophy which is not a Holidays Cricut cartridge
Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas (Episode 304 - C...

5. My Pink Stamper Make gift box or bag

Day 7--12 Days of Christmas!

6. My Pink Stamper handmade gift bow & stamp on it
directions shown used cardstock,
I tried cardstock & paper and mine did not look pretty,
tried the pieces of ribbon and liked the way it looked
tried adding stamped vellum pieces & it did not look right
so my stamping is on the Poinsettias which may make it not
entirely challenge correct but a pretty bow in my opinion
nonetheless
Day 9--12 Days of Christmas

7. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas unlimentries 16th entry ends 12/28Challenge #86


8. Robins Creative Cottage ends 1/2
RCC -belated Tuesday Link Up Party with prizes


9. Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tues Ch - It's in the bag ends 12/26
Terrific Tuesday Challenge - It's in the bag!


10. The Stamp Man Challenge ends 12/28
1st time I used technique of stamping inside a Cricut die cut like I did for the Poinsettias &
1st time I made a bow using ribbon pieces

Techniques


11.
The Stamp Man Challenge ends 1/11
The Stamp Man 3rd Annual Awards!!!


12. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 10th entry ends 12/25

13. Whimsical-Designs ends 1/10
"Happy New Year" or "Favorite Project" Whimsical W...


Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Flower7 Poinsettia 2" & 1 3/4"
Shape11 Leaves/Tag 2.62" x 2.5"

Close to my Heart bundle stamp set

Paper:
green & red cardstock
Design Originals #0208 Green with Holly paper

Celebrate It Paper Bag 8" x 10" white bag
foam adhesives
glitter: red & yellow
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
mini glue dots
Scotch ATG adhesive
Tis the Season Ribbon














Inside bag placing the following gifts for Angel Tree
recipient from Angel Tree from hubby's workplace.
Angel Tree receipient is a 15 yr old girl that wanted:
a pink scarf (we got her a pink scarf, hat & mitten set
from JCPenney), lotion (we got her bath & body lotion
from Bath & Body Works) & a watch (we bought a
pretty watch with a white band from Kohl's).
















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. My Pink Stamper
Day 2 Ch: Random Act of Kindness
Make something for someone you don't know yet to brighten their day
You are not allowed to wrap the items for Angel Tree so the gift bag
seemed the most appropriate thing to put the items in
Day 2 - 12 Days of Christmas! Awesome Challenge, ...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Cardinal Shaped Card

Merry Christmas to everyone!

I've wanted for some time to make a shaped
Cardinal card. At the time I made the Blue Bird
ornament I did not know there was a Cardinal
image on the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge
known as Bird1.

Using my Gypsy which I'm still learning to use I
was able to create a 5.5" shaped card creating a
duplicate image, flipping one of the images &
welding option and have the info of the x & y
coordinates to share with you in case you want to
make one. I'm always learn
ing so much from everyone
else's blog with the details that I feel good I can share
something maybe someone has not done before. My
first try did not line up properly and with a couple
adjustments I
got it correct on the 2nd try which is
awesome for me.

I cut the welded image out of white cardstock for
sturdiness & wanted the inside to be white so I could
stamp a sentiment on it. Cut the welded image out of
yellow for the beak & legs to be yellow. Cut the shifted

image out of red for the body. Cut the layer which is the
beak out of core'dinations cardstock that is black on
one side & blue on other for face/eye part.

Used red glitter on the red body. Used yellow glitter on
the beak & legs. Used Enamel accents white on the eye.
Painted the branch with brown paint.

Card shown standing up which can be an ornament on
the Christmas Tree:


















Card opened up:


















Entering this into the following challenge:

1. Celebrate the Occasion Ch#44 "Christmas (shape card)" ends 12/25
Challenge #44/ Design Team Call

2. Craft Your Passion Challenges #89 Things With Wings ends 12/25
Challenge 89 ~ Sponsored By Lauretta's Digital Sta...

3. Little Scrap Pieces Anything Goes ends 12/29
Copy Cat Challenge & Winner


4. Paper Playtime unlim entries 1st entry ends 12/31
Ch# 63 - Say It With Sentiments - ANYTHING GOES


5. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas unlimentries 15th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86

6. My Pink Stamper make an item for your home
figured this card can also be an ornament for my Christmas tree

Day 11--12 Days of Christmas


7. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 9th entry ends 12/25

Winter Woodland 5.14" x 5.5" Bird1 Cardinal
x = 0.52 y = 5.19
x = 0.52 y = 0.34

Paper:
cardstock: black, red, white & yellow

Enamel accents white
glitter: red & yellow
Inkadinkado Holiday Expressions clear stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: barn door & black soot
Tulip Slick brown paint
Zig 2 way glue - found that I like using this more
as opposed to adhesive tape as in ATG when trying to line up pieces

Friday, December 23, 2011

Paperback Christmas Tree

Created this Christmas Tree using a paperback
book (a book of course not wanting to read anymore).
This post is picture heavy with instructions & photos
taken along most of the creation way.

Found the holiday project steps in Family Circle
Dec 2011. This was a first time for me making
something like this.

You need a book that has at least 150 pages and
the instructions should have mentioned that you need
a book that is twice the 150 pages since you do not
count front & back of page as 2 pages but instead 1
page. Made one with a book that had 150+ but not

twice that pages so I used it as a test book to practice
the page folding & spray painting on. Hubby gave me

a book titled Stock Market Logic that he longer wanted.
It was a taller book and had enough pages.

As you proceed folding of the pages it gets harder to
fold but is best
if you take your time.

Used Krylon Glitter Blast Spray to spray paint it (outside
of course). Thank goodness for sunny warmer weather.

Made the star using Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge
.

Decorated with Christmas cord. May embellis
h it more.

Tear off the front & back covers of a paperback book,
leaving the binding intact. Forgot to photo this step.

Fold pages. Using test book pages to demonstrate
each fold so keep in mind your book pages are to
remain attached to the book binding.


Take the top corner of a page and fold it down to
meet the binding.



















Then fold the same page down to meet the
binding again.


















Turn up the resulting triangle at the bottom
of the page so that it is even with the botto
m
of the book.



















Make the same three folds on the next page.

Repeat the folds on every page until the tree
looks generously proportioned - about 150 pages
(double that = 300 pages).

To make things easier, clip folded pages together
as you go.
Found this to make it not easier so I did
not clip the folded
pages together.

Trim the excess pages off the binding by using a
utility knife or box cutter to cut through the spine. I
did not trim excess pages; instead I folded all of them
to make it more full. If you do trim you get a steep
looking tree & I liked the full look better.

Glue first & last pages together so the tree fans around
and stands on its own. I did not need to glue since the
book had heavy weight paper pages and stood on its
own just fine.


Before spray painted.



















To decorate trees, mist edges with spray
paint (magazine called for silve
r spray paint
but I liked the green glitter look better).


















Decorate & trim the tree.



















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Die Cuttin Divas Ch#45 Holiday Decor ends 1/1/12

Challenge #45: Holiday Decor

2. My Pink Stamper
Trash to Treasure - I turned the trash of a paperback book
into a Christmas Tree holiday decor
Day 6 - 12 Days of Christmas!

3. My Pink Stamper
CHALLENGE: In honor of this being Helen's first ever video make something new you have never made before. A new card fold, a scrapbook page--have fun!!!
Day 8--12 Days of Christmas


4. Whimsical-Designs ends 1/4/12
"Home For The Holidays" Whimsical Wednesday Challe...


Joys of the Season Star 3.75" x 4 .75"
used Gypsy to make 2 pieces,
flipping one & gluing them together
so shiny gold on front & back

Paper:
gold shiny cardstock
paperback book with at least 300 pages

Krylon Glitter Blast Glitter Spray Lucky Green 5.75oz
mini glue dots to hold the Christmas cord in place on tree
Trim It Up Christmas cord

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Aspen Canyon Ranch Skeet Shooting Horseback Scrapbook Layout

Decided to think outside the sport box so to speak when I
chose to create a scrapbook layout for the Bitten by the
Bug 2 Sports Theme challenge.

In Summer of 2005 my family enjoyed a Summer vacation
week at Aspen Canyon Ranch, a Dude Ranch, in CO.

One sport "Annie Oakley" Melissa enjoyed was Skeet
Shooting. I hit one clay pigeon. Had not done skeet shooting
since my younger days when I was growing up on E c
oast of FL.

Other sport Cowgirl Melissa enjoyed was horseback riding on
the trails.
Each person was assigned a horse, mine being Duchess,
and you rode that same horse every day so you got to know the
horse quite well.



















Closeup:















Entering this into the following challenge:

Bitten by the Bug 2 "Sport-tastic" ends 12/23
A New Contest from My Pink Stamper


Old West Cricut cartridge 1 1/4" horseshoes

Paper:
12" x 12" Base K & Company Cowboy Flat Paper
cardstock: brown, gray & red

calligraphy journaling on the photo mat areas
Sizzix die cuts: boots & hat

not sure where I got the CO letters from, they were in my scrapbook stash

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Joys of the Season Christmas Tree Tag

Created this Christmas Tag with a ChristmasTree
theme using Joys of the Seas
on Cricut cartridge.
Embossed part of it with Sizzix Evergreen
embossing folder. Placed colored cardstock
behind the cutout of the tree. Used gold glitter
on the tree star. Used Tim Holtz Seasonal
evergreen bough Distress Ink on the edge.
Added some ribbon.



















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Challenge #56 unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/26

Challenge 56 - Anything but a card (optional tags for Christmas)

2. Blog Quick Quotes ends 12/28

Friday Challenge #10 - Tags


3. Craft Spot by Kimberly ends 12/26
Challenge #38 - Tag . . . You're it!


4. Exploring Cricut ends 12/24

Challenge #6 Last of 2011

This weeks challenge is to make a card, layout, or papercraft using a pine, fir, evergreen or Christmas tree in any theme and colors.


5. Fantabulous Cricut ends 1/1/12

Challenge Me Monday #91


#91 – Trimming with a Tag
Use a tag somewhere on your project

6. Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 Christmas unlim entries 8th entry ends 12/23

Challenge 14

7. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas unlimentries 14th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86


8. Shelllys Images Anything Goes unlim entries 7th entry ends 12/21

Once Again, It's Time To Show Us What You Got


9. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 8th entry ends 12/25

10. Whimsical-Designs Christmas/Winter themed & must incl something sparkly
unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/21
"Winter Fun" Whimsical Designs Challenge
tag has sparkle in the gold glitter of star on Christmas tree


Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge 5 1/2" trtag1 tag

Paper:
core'dinations cardstock: brown, green & white

gold glitter glue
red gems - Studio His & hers self-adhesive
Santa's Workbench Narrow Ribbon
Sizzix Evergreen embossing folder
Tim Holtz evergreen bough Distress Ink

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Early 2011 Christmas Present Johnny Depp Captain Jack Sparrow

This is my early 2011 Christmas present. Some of
you know that my daughter is a sophomore in
college studying Art Animation. Well, she gave me
my Christmas present early. She created it with her
Bamboo tablet & Adobe software. Some of you may
know that I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp as
Captain Jack Sparrow.


















Entering this into the following challenge:

1. Diana L. DL.ART ends 12/28

THANKFUL THURSDAY GIVEAWAY---It is another Starbucks $15 card or Michaels or Joann's


I'm thankful for my daughter's talent & she received
her grades for this semester which are all As. I'm so
proud of her!

2. Anything Challenge #56 unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/26
3. Jill of Jaihartjustlovelydesigns link up ends 12/24

Sit Back, Relax, and Look at all the Loveliness


4. Jelly Park Challenges max 2 entries 2nd entry ends 12/29

Anything But a Card Challenge


5. One Stitch at a Time Challenge max 3 entries 3rd entry ends 12/24
Challenge #93..............Anything Goes


6. Shelllys Images Anything Goes unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/21

Once Again, It's Time To Show Us What You Got

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Owl Gift Card Holder

Created this Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas
gift card holder for my daughter who likes Owls,
the color green, not much frills and Panera Bread
restaurant.

Thank you to Amy of Amy's Crafting Space for
inspiration & help on this. Click on the following link
to check out Amy's gift card holder:
Go Fish Challenge Blog Day- Challenge #7 - Gift C...














Inside of gift card holder:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. ABC Christmas Ch Y Is for YIPEE Anything Christmassy Goes
unlim entries 11th entry ends 12/19

Y is for YIPEEE !!! Christmas is almost here !!! :-)


2. Anything Challenge #56 unlim entries 3rd entry ends 12/26
3.Go Fish Challenge ends 12/31

Go Fish Challenge #7




4. Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 Christmas unlim entries 7th entry ends 12/23

Challenge 14


5. Jelly Park Challenges max 2 entries 1st entry ends 12/29

Anything But a Card Challenge


6. My Pink Stamper Make a gift card or money holder


7. One Stitch at a Time Challenge max 3 entries 1st entry ends 12/24
Challenge #93..............Anything Goes


8. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas unlimentries 13th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86

9. Shelllys Images Anything Goes unlim entries 4th entry ends 12/21

Once Again, It's Time To Show Us What You Got


10. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 7th entry ends 12/25

Wild Card Cricut cartridge 4.25" AllnOne gift card holder
the item named GiftCard on this cartridge is an odd shape and the item named AllnOne is more a gift card holder at least in my opinion

Paper:
Recollections Pastel cardstock - green with white polka dots

Fiskars Repositional Rubber Stamps What a Hoot
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Santa Card

Created this Christmas Santa card mainly using
Joys of the Season card option for the Santa Hat
and a cotton ball..


















Inside of card:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog unlim entries 1st entry ends 12/22
figured my Santa card was a Kids Christmas card

Challenge #70 ~ Kids Christmas


2. ABC Christmas Ch Y Is for YIPEE Anything Christmassy Goes
unlim entries 10th entry ends 12/19

Y is for YIPEEE !!! Christmas is almost here !!! :-)


3. Hiding in My Craft Room ends 12/23

HIMCR #25 - Embossing Technique


4. Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 Christmas unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/23

Challenge 14


5. My Sheri Crafts #75 Let It Snow Snowflakes unlim entries 3rd entry ends 12/23

MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #75 - Let It Snow

We would like you to create a card/project that features snowflakes!
my embossing has snowflakes

6. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas unlimentries 12th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86

7. Shelllys Images Anything Goes unlim entries 3rd entry ends 12/21

Once Again, It's Time To Show Us What You Got


8. The Cuttlebug Spot Ch - Santa Baby ends 12/26

Santa Baby


9. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/25

10. Whimsical-Designs Christmas/Winter themed & must incl something sparkly
unlim entries 7th entry ends 12/21
"Winter Fun" Whimsical Designs Challenge


Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge SantaHat card option 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper:
lily sugar-coated cardstock - used behind SantaHat
red cardstock Base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

cotton ball
Inkadinkado Holiday Expressions clear stamp - on inside of card
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
mini glue dots - to hold the cotton in place
Santa's Workbench Narrow Ribbon
Scotch ATG adhesive
Sizzix Swirls, Ribbons & Snowflakes embossing folder
Terrifically Tacky Tape

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Snowman Globe

Wanted to create a globe for some time.
Created this monochromatic globe card
using Doodlecharms. Welded 2 globes
together. Still learning more about welding
making sure the image overlaps enough
and the x & y coordinates are correct so
both pieces line up back to back for images.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog #69 Christmas unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/16

Challenge #69 ~ Christmas


2. ABC Christmas Ch Y Is for YIPEE Anything Christmassy Goes
unlim entries 9th entry ends 12/19

Y is for YIPEEE !!! Christmas is almost here !!! :-)


3. Craft Spot by Kimberly Christmas shaped card not square or rectangle ends 12/19
Monday Challenge #37- Christmas shape cards!


4. Crafty Creations Challenges Embossing & Glitter Ch #148 ends 12/20

Embossing and Glitter Challlenge #148

The Holidays are really upon us and I hope you're done your shopping because it's time to decorate!


Let's 'Deck the Halls' with embossing and glitter!


You can make any style card you like, it does not have to be Christmas, but be sure to use glitter, and heat or dry emboss something on it!


5. Creative Cuter Room Snowman & 3 items ends 12/21

Design Time Thursday: Lets Hop Snowman Style!!


6. Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 Christmas unlim entries 5th entry ends 12/23

Challenge 14


7. Little Scrap Pieces Copy Cat Fri Ch Winter Hoiliday ends 12/22
Copy Cat Friday Challenge and Winner


8. My Pink Stamper Make a Holiday Card


9. My Sheri Crafts #75 Let It Snow Snowflakes unlim entries 2nd entry ends 12/23

MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #75 - Let It Snow

We would like you to create a card/project that features snowflakes!

10. Prairie Fairy Fridays ends 12/28
#68 Holly Jolly Christmas (no red or green)


11. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
unlimentries 11th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86

12. Shelllys Images Anything Goes unlim entries 2nd entry ends 12/21

Once Again, It's Time To Show Us What You Got


13. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 5th entry ends 12/25


14. Whimsical-Designs Christmas/Winter themed & must incl something sparkly
unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/21
"Winter Fun" Whimsical Designs Challenge


Doodlecharms 4 1/2" globe 2 welded together & back piece has cutouts hidden,
snowman from Christmas Snowman Tag posted 12/15


Paper:
lily sugar-coated cardstock
white cardstock

2 snowflake brads - used to hold the ribbon
foam adhesives
Spellbinders Netabilities Beaded Circles - border to resemble snowballs
Spool O' Ribbon
Tim Holtz Snow Flurries embossing folder

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Tags: Reindeer & Snowman

Created these Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas
Reindeer & Snowman tags using the Doodlecharms
Cricut cartridge.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog #69 Christmas unlim entries 5th entry ends 12/16

Challenge #69 ~ Christmas


2. ABC Christmas Ch Y Is for YIPEE Anything Christmassy Goes
unlim entries 8th entry ends 12/19

Y is for YIPEEE !!! Christmas is almost here !!! :-)


3. Anything Challenge #56 unlim entries 3rd entry ends 12/26


4. Cardztv Cricut Cardz Ch#98 "Christmas - Tag You're It!" ends 1/3/12

Cricut Cardz Challenge #98


5. Celebrate the Occasion #43 "Christmas (no red)" ends 12/18
Challenge #43


6. Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 Christmas unlim entries 4th entry ends 12/23

Challenge 14


7. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
unlimentries 10th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86

8. Shelllys Images Anything Goes unlim entries 1st entry ends 12/21

Once Again, It's Time To Show Us What You Got


9. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 4th entry ends 12/25


10. Whimsical-Designs Christmas/Winter themed & must incl something sparkly
unlim entries 5th entry ends 12/21
"Winter Fun" Whimsical Designs Challenge
one tag has sparkle


11. Whimsical-Designs Tim insp tag or any Christmas tag(s) ends 12/31
Whimsical Wednesday

Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge 4 3/4" reindeer & snowman tags
cut 2 of each (one with cutout & another without cutout for sturdy back)

Paper:
2 shades of brown cardstock (textured used behind the Reindeer) cutout
lily sugar-coated cardstock
white cardstock (used behind the Snowman & for back of each tag cut without cut out)

gold twine

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Nutcracker Treat Bag & Tag

Created this Christmas treat bag using
Nutcracker paper for friend that likes
Nutcrackers. Cut the bag twice, once out
of cardstock for sturdiness & Nutcracker
paper for the decorative outside. Used
12" x 12" cardstock & paper and fit to page
option which cut it at 7 3/4". Used scrap of
Nutcracker paper to make tag.

Photo shows Pizzelle cookies I made & inside
treat bag I placed fudge I had made.

You can click this to see my Pizzelle Cookie Recipe:
Pizzelle Cookie Recipe Layout


















Closeup:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog #69 Christmas unlim entries 4th entry ends 12/16

Challenge #69 ~ Christmas

2. ABC Christmas Ch Y Is for YIPEE Anything Christmassy Goes
unlim entries 7th entry ends 12/19

Y is for YIPEEE !!! Christmas is almost here !!! :-)


3. Anything Challenge #56 unlim entries 2nd entry ends 12/26


4. Cooking With Cricut ends 12/20

Day 14 and Challenge #64: Cards, Tags & Gifts


5. Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 Christmas unlim entries 3rd entry ends 12/23

Challenge 14


6. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
unlim entries 9th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86

7. Robins Creative Cottage Ch #2 "Holiday Treat Packaging" ribbons & bows ends 12/18

RCC Challenge #2 "Holiday Treat Packaging"


8. The Paper Variety ends 12/19

*Anything Goes*


9. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 3rd entry ends 12/25


Plantin Schoolbook bag fit to page option = 7 3/4" - cut twice

Paper:
12" x 12" cardstock for inside sturdiness
12" x 12" the Paper Studio Nutcrackers for decorative outside
remnant of the Paper Studio Nutcrackers for tag front
white cardstock for tag back

Sizzix die - tag
Trim It Up ribbon

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Joys of the Season Partridge in Pear Tree Ornament Card

Created this Partridge in a Pear Tree ornament card
using Joys of the Season Partridge Ornament option,
Christmas Sheet Music paper (thjat just happens to
have the 'On the 1st day of Christmas' song on it) &
ribbon with music notes. The ornament is removable
for decoration on Christmas Tree.














Inside of card:

used the punched out pieces from ornament on front












Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog #69 Christmas unlim entries 3rd entry ends 12/16

Challenge #69 ~ Christmas


2. ABC Christmas Ch Y Is for YIPEE Anything Christmassy Goes
unlim entries 6th entry ends 12/19

Y is for YIPEEE !!! Christmas is almost here !!! :-)


3. Anything Challenge #56 unlim entries 1st entry ends 12/26


4. Cardztv Ch#97 "A Caroling We'll Go!" ends 12/13
Cricut Cardz Challenge #97


5. Cindy b Creations Scraptastic Monday Ch#6

Scraptastic Monday Challenge!

Welcome to Scraptastic Monday Challenge #6
This weeks challenge is
Create an actual Christmas tree ornament,card or a tag.
Must include a Christmas ball in your project and add some bling
To play along you may use other images or your cricut


6. Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 Christmas unlim entries 2nd entry ends 12/23

Challenge 14


7. Raise the Bar It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
unlim entries 8th entry ends 12/28
Challenge #86


8. Shelly's Images unlim entries, 1 snow & then anything goes 7th entry ends 12/14
There's no business like SNOW business


9. VO Stamps Victorine Original #23 Christmas Ch unlim entries 2nd entry ends 12/25


10. Whimsical-Designs Christmas/Winter themed & must incl something sparkly
unlim entries 4th entry ends 12/21
"Winter Fun" Whimsical Designs Challenge


Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge 3.02" x 3.5" Partridge Ornament

Paper:
Kraft cardstock
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base Recollections gold cardstock
the Paper Studio Christmas Sheet Music

Craft Narrows Ribbon Bow-tique
gold Glitter Glue
mini glue dot
Perfect Pearls Mists heirloom gold