Friday, December 30, 2011

Sky's the limit for 2012

Hi Everyone!

Wow it sure has been tough to get back in the craftroom :( I was able to spend about 30 minutes in there this morning to create a card for two challenges.  I actually love the way the card turned out and will make a few more to send to friends and family and the BEST part was....I used scraps.... 100% of this came from my overflowing scrap containers. YAY for me!

Cards by Jovan - Make a New Years Project
Whimsical-designs Happy New Year or Favorite project

Card - 4x4
Cartridge - Everyday pop-up cards
Paper - Scraps
Sentiment - Printed
Twine - Stampin Up

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Merry......

Hi Everyone!

WOW! Is everyone ready???  We have been having so much fun with our friends and family. I just have to share that we had snow yesterday in Redondo Beach. OK, don't go checking the weather channel, it wasn't the kind that falls from the sky :)  My hubby, my oldest and the neighbor gathered about 5 guys and they took their trucks down to the local ice rink and filled the back of their trucks with ice. They brought it all home and built an ice track in the front yard so the kids could sled and play in the snow.  I know it probably sounds so silly to some of you that can walk out your front door and see piles of snow but for us, it was really a thrill. I'll have pics later I just haven't had time to download anything. I've had this card on the computer and thought I would share it I love this little guy! 

I'm sure this will be my last post until after Christmas so I just wanted to say...
Have an absolutely marvelous Holiday and I hope that all of the special times created become sweet memories for the New Year!
Merry Christmas to all of my fabulous friends, I appreciate you all so much and I am so thankful you follow my blog and I have somewhere/someone to share my hobby with.
May God Bless you and your families!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Patches of Pink Design Team Post and link up party

Hi Everyone!

Well guess what time it is.....It's time for Patches of Pink Design Team Post and link up party.  This month the designers were asked to create something with a Christmas theme.
Today I have an ornament to share with you. I created this little snowman using my Gypsy and the Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms. I cut two snowmen at 5.5" and stamped the outside with the most adorable Peachy Keen Face stamp PK-485. Next I stitched the two together leaving the bottom open and stuffed him with some cotton. I glued on his hat and glued in the ornament string between the hat and snowman and then added a scarf. The scarf was actually cut from my son's flannel shirt that he grew out of :) I used some buttons and added some stickles to them.  Just a tip if you want to make one of these , stitch in the ornament string when stitching the two pieces together. I think it would look better, mine looks a tad bulky at bottom of the hat.  

Side view, so you can see how puffy he is:)
Please stop by and look at all of the fabulous design team projects and then link up your Christmas creation to share your project with us.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Reindeer Tags

Hi Everyone!

Wow, thank you for all the sweet comments, they are all so wonderful. 
So, the women's dinner was sooo much fun! The guys did a fabulous job, the church looked AMAZING and oh my goodness the food was incredible! The gift exchange was so much fun!!! I ended up with three ornaments in the bag I received, someone was extra generous!

Well I am just trying to put the finishing touches on my decorating and even started wrapping presents when I realized I don't have the right color tags for some of my wrapping paper. So off I went....
Here is what I came up with. I had put the tags together and then saw a great idea over at my sweet friend Lisa's Blog.  She used a punch for the top and bottom of her tag. I had to try it. Also, that beautiful ribbon is from my dear friend Karen at little scrap pieces.  This ribbon is so fabulous!!! I can't say enough about it!! I LOVE it!
I'm entering these in a few challenges:

Whimsical designs - Christmas/ Winter - Include something sparkly (Embossed the punch with glitter powder)
Bitten by the Bug 2 Winter frolic tag - Of course if you don't have this cartridge, please feel free to join in and select any tag and Christmas image you have. I used TBBM

Tags - 2" x 4"
Cricut Cartridge - Christmas Solutions
Paper - Recollections
MS Punch
Embossing - Heat embossed with Kaleidoscope powder
Ink - Tim Holtz , Gold
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas is love...

Hi Everyone!

Every year our church holds a women's dinner. It's so much fun, we get all dressed up and the men of our church cook, serve and (the best part) clean up. We also do a gift exchange of an ornament.  I created a pillow box for my ornament.  I created the box using the Cricut Cartridge Wrap it up and just hid the image on the box.  I really had to stretch the box so it would fit the very large ornament. Sometimes when creating boxes and bags it gets a little tricky re-sizing, but I'm happy to say that when re-sizing pillow boxes they come out perfect! I cut a cute label from the Cricut Cartridge Storybook and Stamped the sentiments from Stampin Up which I purchased from Nikki