Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Red Reindeer

This is a simple one.  I wanted the embossing and the beautiful foil paper to really shine.
DCWV- Merry Christmas Stack - red foil
DCWV - The Christmas matstack - red patterned paper (deer)
DCWV - Christmas Combo stack - red patterned paper (background layer)

Winter Woodlands Cricut cart - deer @ 4"

Cuttlebug embossing folder - Tiffany

Impression Obsession sentiment stamp from the Reindeer Games set, pop dots, red grosgrain ribbon-Celebrate It (M's), Christmas red Stickles on the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

O Christmas Tree

I had fun making this inked, distressed Christmas card.  The color palette isn't your normal Christmas red and green either so it's a bit different.  I do like how it came out :-)
A2 card in white
Oriental Trading Co- background paper
DCWV - Shimmer stack - green trees in background
DCWV - Christmas Combo stack - green dot tree

Winter Woodlands Cricut cart - trees @ 4"
MS All Occasions Cake Art Cricut cart - Star @ 2 1/4"

Brown ink on card trees and card edges, distressed background tree paper, pop dots, brown lace decorative trim, TPC sentiment stamp from the Christmas Greetings set, Sew Easy fancy floss in cream soda, button from my stash, star shaped bling.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Ornament card

I'm sure loving the new DCWV Merry Christmas Stack this year :-)  The papers are so beautiful-especially the foil ones.

5" square card in white
DCWV - Merry Christmas Stack - candy cane print, red foil
DCWV - The Christmas matstack - red backgound print

Christams Village Cricut cart - ornament @4"

TPC Studio from the Christmas Greetings stamp set, white grosgrain ribbon-Celebrate It (M's), Oriental Trading Co candy cane brad, red bling, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 21, 2011

CC Wkly Challenge # 45: Run for the Border

Why does the title on this challenge make me think Taco Bell??  LOL!  It's been a few years since I've had Taco Bell.  Maybe it's a sign...Hee..hee!  Okay, I made a Christmas card for my project.  I put the border above and below an embossed white strip of paper to create the background for my card.  I kinda like how simple this looks :-)
A2 card in Kraft

DCWV -Merry Christmas Stack -all patterned papers

Create a Critter Cricut cart - lights @ 2"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - burst - border @ 5" using fit-to-lenth feature ( I cut two and put one above and one below the white embossed paper)

Cuttlebug embossing folder - snowflakes

Pop dots for the bulbs, TPC Studio stamp from the Christmas Greetings set, Oriental Trading co brads, Sew Easy Fancy floss in wintergreen & candy stripe.

I tied the bows around the post of the brad and then applied the brad as normal--so the brad is anchoring the bow to the card :-)  Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Good luck to all in this challenge!

Impression Obsession Stamps Only-No Patterned Paper Challenge

This was a fun challenge.  I used two different stamps to create the patterned papers for my card.  If you would like to play along just visit the IO blog here.


A2 card in Kraft

Impression Obsession stamps - Let It Snow CL195 - I used the snowflake and white ink to make the background paper,  Reindeer Games WP249 - the swirls for the frame and the cute little reindeer came from this set.

Elegant Edges Cricut cart- butterfly2 -oblong frame @ 4 1/2"

Pop dots, Sew Easy Fancy Floss in candy stripe, watercolor pencils, red Zig pen for doodles, red bling for his nose, Christmas Red, green, and Diamond Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Good luck to all in this challenge.

Friday, November 18, 2011

'Tis the Season

I've been working on my Christmas cards every chance I get lately.  I was able to snag the Christmas Village cart for cheap at the beginning of this year.  It was fun to finally play with it.. I really like how this one came out :-)

A2 card in Kraft
DCWV -Merry Christmas Stack - green patterned paper
DCWV - Summer Dream Stack - red glitter paper

Christmas Village Cricut cart - present @ 3 3/4"
Winter Woodlands Cricut cart - holly @ 1 1/2"
Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut cart - tag @ 1"

Cuttlebug folder - musical flourish

Scrappy cat sentiment stamp from the Christmas Assortment set, Sew Easy fancy floss in candy stripe, white ink for the edges and to make the embossing pop, white Marvy pen for doodles on holly leaves, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Henry's Cake

I got another chance to play with my mini Cricut cake :-)  So fun! My little man turned 4 this week.  He's growing up so fast!!  He loves dinosaurs so this is what I did.

I used Create a Critter Cricut cart to make the dinosaur.  It's cut @5".  The letters for his name are from Robotz @1".  I realized after I cut the two layers that I probably should have just cut the green layer and then layered on a few circles instead of cutting the blue layer.  Something to think about for next time....LOL! 

The finished cake.  Okay, it's not super professional but my little man was very excited about it.  Made my day :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Fire Truck shaped card...

My little man turned 4 on Monday so I wanted to create a fun card for him.  I decided on this cool fire engine.  He loves them.  Every time we see one when we're driving he yells, "Fire Truck".   It's kinda cute!

And the back...

Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cart - fire truck @ 4"  (I cut two shadows in white as the base of the card.  And I also cut two of everything else- making sure I flipped one so it could be the back), '4' @ 2"

Pop dots for the wheels, black bling, Diamond Stickles on the '4'.

I scored along the top of each fire truck and then just glued above the score lines to connect the two shadow card base pieces. 

This was an easy and fun card to make :-)  Thanks for stopping by today!


My daughter's first season of soccer came to an end on Sat.  So, I created a little card for her coach.

And the inside:

4" square card base in Kraft

Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cart - soccer @3 1/2"

Cuttlebug- distressed stripe

Diamond Stickles used on 's' & 'c' in the word Soccer (it's hard to see in the pic).  Corner rounder, pop dots, Oriental Trading Co stamp from the Everyday Words set.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CC Nov Monthly Challenge: Signs of Fall w/Texture

 This project must include signs/symbols of Fall using 2 Cricut cuts and some texture.  I added texture by embossing; doodling on the acorn; popping up the top 2 layers; and also doodling, popping up, and curling the leaves. I really like how this card came out :-)

A2 card in Kraft
DCWV - Amber Autumn stack - patterned papers

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Swirl2 -oblong @ 4", 4 1/2", 5"
Doodlecharms Cricut cart - leaves @1", acorn@ 1"

Cuttlebug folder - swiss dot (debossed ivory layer)

Sentiment stamp is Inkadinkado, Jillibean Soup twine in beanstalks, pop dots, brown Zig pen for doodles on leaves, acorn and around orange layer.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in this challenge!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The CB Spot Challenge: Anything Goes

This was a fun and very different type of card for me.  I used very simple design with great texture and fun embellishments.  In fact my Cricut had to sit this one out...LOL! 
A2 cardbase in Kraft
DCWV - The Christmas Combo Stack - all patterned papers

Cuttlebug folder - musical flourish

9mm jingle bells, Tinsel trim by Oriental Trading Co, Sew Easy baker's twine in candy stripe & wintergreen.

The Jingle bells repeating sentiment is just a patterned paper strip :-)  Talk about easy!! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Good luck to all in this challenge.  If you'd like to play along visit http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/.  It looks like they are starting up again after a bit of a break.  Too fun--I love my CB, too!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Winter/Christmas Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Winter/Christmas Themed Blog Hop celebrating our favorite time of the year. This Blog Hop is hosted by Paulette, from Around the Bock with Scrapalette. You can start at the beginning of the hop at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/.  If you have just hopped over from Chris' blog http://scrappin-nanapuddin.blogspot.com/ then you are right on track.

I chose to do a Christmas card using a great stamp of the Holy Family! 

DCWV - Winter Wonder stack - striped paper
DCWV - Christmas Combo stack - printed paper

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Design 1 -oblong @4 1/2", border @ 1/2"

Stamp by Stampendous, colored pencils, pop dots, diamond Stickles, silver bling, white organza ribbon by RibbonFX.

I couldn't find a stamp in my stash for the sentiment so I just hand wrote it on the border :-)

Thanks for hopping along with us this weekend!!  Your next stop is Michele's awesome blog at http://www.michelegreen.com/.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Impression Obsession Stamps : Snow Much Fun Challenge

This challenge is all about what to do on a snow day.  We bundle up and go outside and build a snowman and then the snowball fight will follow :-)  It's just fun!!  If you'd like to play along on this fun challenge visit the IO blog here.

The Paper Studio - All Seasons stack - patterned papers

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Scallop 2 -oblong frame @5 1/4"

Impression Obsession stamp sets Fall Borders CL136 & Let It Snow CL195.  Colored pencils, pop dots, Diamond Stickles. 

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in this challenge!  Let it Snow :-)