Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I made the following card for the challenge over at Flaunt It Fridays. The challenge for this week is make a project with the turtle from Create A Critter. I was going to make a gift bag for my daughter's BFF's upcoming birthday but since my daughter doesn't really know what she will be getting her yet, I decided to make a card for now and then a matching gift bag later when the gift gets bought. So for now, here is the card:
I love all the images on Create A Critter, they are all so cute and this little turtle is no exception. I got the party hat from the Create A Critter cart as well.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and see my latest creation. I really do appreciate it. I hope you stay warm and have a great crafty day!
Cricut--Create A Critter (turtle and hat cut at 2 1/2")
CardStock--Melon Mambo, Pacific Point & Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Stamp--Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Pink By Design)
Border Punch--Martha Stewart
Misc.--Hemp Cord, Offray Ribbon & White Signo Gel Pen
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
These tags were made for the challenge over at Bitten By The Bug 2. The challenge was to make a project with a gingerbread man.
How cute are these guys? I made my gingerbread girl and boy from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge. The tags were made from Lacy Labels. I just printed out my to and from on my computer and then hand trimmed them to fit onto the tag.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation. I hope you have a fantastic holiday and a great crafty day!
Cricut--Lacy Labels & Paper Doll Dress Up
Cuttlebug--Welcome Baby Embossing Folder
Stamps--Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts
Cardstock--Kraft (SU!), Poppy Parade (SU!) & White (Georgia Pacific)
Misc.--White signo gel pen, Offray Ribbon
Monday, December 20, 2010
However, every time I even thought about sitting down to craft, something else always seemed to happen. I got my opportunity tonight though and I jumped on it. :) The challenge ends tomorrow (12-21-10) so I got my project completed just in the nick of time. This is what I came up with:
Please excuse the picture. It isn't the best but I had no natural light in which to take my picture to enter the challenge. For the dog, I used Create A Critter and cut him out at 2 1/2". I then used Paper Doll Dress Up for the Santa hat and cut it out at 4". I used some white flocking for the brim of the hat and popped up the pom pom with a foam dot and also used flocking on it. The dog is attached to the card with an action wobble, which makes him spring to life. :)
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and take a look. I really appreciate it. Have a great crafty day!
Cricut--Create A Critter & Paper Doll Dress Up
Cardstock--Red (Recollections) & White (Georgia pacific)
Stamps-- Everyday Character Face Parts (Peachy Keen) & Let It Snow (We R Memory Keepers)
Misc.--Offray Ribbon & White Signo Gel Pen
This was so much fun to make but also took me quite a bit of trial and error to get the size just right. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the stocking. I found that the Suberboy boot on page 56 was the perfect shoe for this. I cut it once at 22 3/4" and then flipped the image and cut it out again . I then adhered the two matching sides together and left the top of the boot open for the gift card to slide in and out easily. For the cuff, I cut out a rectangle measuring 3 1/2" by 4" and folded it in half at 2". I adhered the back of the cuff to the stocking and used a piece of velcro for the front so the recipient can easily open up the holder to get the gift card. I just free hand cut the heel and toe pieces. I think it turned out so cute and am so happy with the end result. I hope you can play along with us this week at Paper Therapy. We would love to see what you create. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my latest creation! I really appreciate it! Have a great crafty day!
Cricut--Paper Doll Dress Up
Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Misc.--White Signo Gel Pen, Red Sharpie, Stardust Stickles, EK Success Corner Rounder & Offray Ribbon
Saturday, December 18, 2010
How cute is this? Each jar has something different in it. There is one with Christmas Tree Peppermint Nougats, one with Hershey Hugs, one with Spearmint discs and another one filled with pastel dessert mints.
Patterned Paper--Be Merry Snowball Fun (My Mind's Eye)
Cardstock--Pear Pizzazz (SU!) & Pink (Bazzill)
Stamps--Snowflake (We R Memory keepers) & Sentiment (SU!)
Punch--Traditional Eyelet (Martha Stewart)
Misc.--Ribbon (Offray), Irock (Imaginisce)
Monday, December 13, 2010
Holiday Cards and Gifts Blog Hop.
Happy Monday! I hope you are staying warm where you are as it is sure cold where I am. It is looking like a great crafting day!
Today marks the start of a new challenge over at Paper Therapy. This weeks challenge is to make a project with a snowflake on it. I decided to make little treat purses filled with little Hershey nuggets for my daughter to hand out to her friends this holiday.
I am so happy with how this turned out. I finally got around to using that free download for Gypsy users with the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more to make my little purse. I don't really know the size the purse was cut out at. I just sized it on my gypsy as big as I could get it. The snowflake was cut out with Accent Essentials at 2". I then added some bling, ribbon and a sentiment. I think these will be perfect little gifts for her to give to all her friends. Now,I just need to get busy making more of them. :)
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and take a look. I really appreciate it. Have a great crafty day!
Gypsy--Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Patterned Paper--Countdown to Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Stamp--Winter Wonderland (Recollections)
Ink--Poppy Parade (SU!)
Misc.--iRock, White Signo Gel Pen, Ribbon Basics by Michaels
I used Random.org to pick a winner this morning for my blog candy and the winner is
I LOVE THE COLORS! It's so cute. I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!
Terriennz, I will be contacting you shortly for your mailing address. If i haven't heard back from you by 12-16-2010, I will have to pick another winner.
Again, Thank you all so much! I love my followers!
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Friday, December 10, 2010
If you hopped on over from The Scrapoholic, you are in the right spot. :)
If you just happened to stumble upon my blog and found the hop, all the fun starts at
Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My
I am so excited to be a part of this hop! There are a lot of great blogs with some very talented ladies on this hop today and you aren't going to want to miss any of the fun. :)
For my project, I chose to make a gift, a little card and a matching gift bag. My son is participating in a secret Santa at church and this is what he will be giving away as his gift.
Isn't that snowman just the cutest? I love making these little nugget tins. So simple to do yet they always look so adorable and people really love getting them. I mean, who doesn't love getting chocolate right? :)
Here is how I made everything:
The Gift Bag is a plain red bag that I picked up from Wal-Mart. I took my patterned paper and cut a 2 1/2" by 7" strip and then used the Apron Lace border punch along the top and bottom and wrapped ribbon around it and attached it to the bag. The gift tag hanging from the bag was made with the Storybook Cricut cartridge. The scallop was cut out at 2 1/2" and the circle was cut out at 2 1/4". I punched a little hole at the top of the bag and hung it with some white hemp string.
The little card is just a 3x3 card to go inside the bag along with the gift. I cut a 1 1/4" by 3" strip of paper and punched the top with the apron lace border punch and layered it over the top of my sentiment.
The nugget tin is a piece of red cardstock measuring 10" by 3 1/4" and punched on both sides with the border punch. I then layered a strip of patterned paper measuring 10" by 2 1/2" on top and wrapped it around the tin. Not to tight though cause you want to be able to slide it on and off. I then cut out the scallop from Storybook at 2 1/2", circle out at 2 1/4" and the top circle at 2". I layered them on top of each other and stamped my image and attached it to my paper strip with foam dots. For the nuggets inside the tin, I bought a bag of Hershey milk chocolate nuggets and wrapped them with a paper strip measuring 1" by 3 1/4"
Voila! Super cute and easy gift!
Although it isn't chocolate, I do have a little Blog candy for one lucky winner.
All you have to do to be eligible to win is:
1: Be a follower of my blog
2: Post a comment (make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win)
Only one comment per person please
How simple is that? I will use Random.org to pick a winner the morning of Monday, 12/13/2010
Sorry but I can only ship to the United States and Canada.
The next blog on your hop is:
Mandy at the Polka Dot Spot
Just in case you get lost somewhere along the way, below you will find a complete list of the blogs on the hop today in the lineup order:
Jamie at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My
Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper
Jill at The Scrapaholic
Stacey at Stacey's Creative Corner <-----You Are Here
Crazy about Cricut
Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin
Liz at Skittles and Scrapbooks
KarelJ at One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity
Sandra at Sandy's Scrapbooks
Kristin at Lil Sweetpea's Place
Meighen at Scrappin_3rdeeschik
Ellen at Card Monkey
Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery
Denise at Dee's Designs from my heart
Jesi at Jesi's Things
Dorly at Moderna Art & Designs
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great day hopping!
Patterned Paper--Countdown to Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Stamps--Sentiment (SU!~Seasonal Sentiments) & Snowman (Recollections~Winter Wonderland)
Border Punch--Fiskars Apron Lace
Misc.--White Signo Gel Pen, Red Sharpie, Stardust Stickles & Christmas Red Stickles
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The hop will start over at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My on Saturday December 11.
Monday, December 6, 2010
How great is that sketch? I love it! I had so much fun playing along! This is what I came up with:
Can you believe that I didn't use my cricut? *gasp* I was in the mood to stamp. :) I hope you can join us this week and play along with this great challenge. You have until Dec. 11 to upload your project over at Paper Therapy. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, I really appreciate it. :) I hope you have a fantastic day!
Card Stock--- Melon mambo (SU!), Whisper White (SU!), Purple (Recollections)
Patterned Paper--- Nana's Kids (DCWV)
Stamp--- Birthday Bakery (SU!)
Nestabilities--- Classic Large Ovals
Misc.---Scallop Sentiment Border Punch (Fiskars), Star Dust Stickles, White Signo Gel Pen, Offray Ribbon.