Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stylist Christmas Card

I wanted to give a card to my hair stylist.  I've been with her for years so just a little card to say thanks.  These cuts came from the Girl's Makeup Party Project Cricut cartridge.  Thought that they are perfect for the reason.  To make it Christmasy I used Christmas colors.  I have to say I am in love w/ the gold paper.  It's from the DCWV The Christmas Combo stack.  I wish I could get a ton of this gold paper but alas I only get 2 pages of it.  :(

I hope that everyone has a safe and fabulous Christmas w/ your family.

Card Recipe:
Girl's Makeup Party Project Cricut cartridge - Curling Iron 3.75"; Hair Dryer 4.9"
DCWV The Christmas Stack paper
Sizzix Merry Christmas Embossing folder
PTI - Pure Poppy and white cardstock
PTI - Pinefeather cardstock and satin ribbon

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Family Christmas Card

Hi Crafters!  I wanted to share the card I made for my family and some friends.  This is my "family" card.  I made it with the Cricut Craft room.  Using the Cricut Craft Room makes things SO much easier.  I'll be filming sometime in the next week or two on how to do the layering w/ CCR.  For this card I made my Christmas tree, then my Paper Doll (me) and the two dogs.  I then dragged them on the background paper and printed.  I didn't cut.  I just used my paper trimmer to cut out the image to the size I needed.  Since it was just a rectangle.  :)

This is what my CCR screen looked like:

I then stamped a Peachy Keen Princess Faces stamp for my girl and added glitter pretty much all over.  :)

I have one last Christmas card to share on Friday.  It's the card I made for my hair lady.  She is so fabulous.

Card Recipe:
Cricut Craft Room
Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge - Tree 3.5",  Merry Christmas .8"
Animal Kingdom - Dogs 1"
Everyday Paper Doll - all but hair 3"
Paper Doll dress Up - Hair 3"
Bubblegum Stripes Imagine cartridge - Green polka dot paper
Snow Angel Imagine cartridge - Snowflake designer paper
Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Faces stamp set
PTI - Simply Chartreuse cardstock
Diamond, Gold, Candy Cane, Magenta, Yellow, Teal stickles

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Puppy Christmas

Happy Monday Crafters and Friends!  I wanted to make a Christmas card for my WONDERFUL vet and my WONDERFUL dog groomer.  They are both so fabulous and treat my dogs w/ such care I totally love them.  :)  So I just wanted to send them a little card to wish them Merry Christmas and thank them for all they do for me and my dogs.

Today also starts off a new challenge over at Paper Playtime.  The challenge theme is anything goes, you just need to include a sentiment on the front.  Super simple and there is a giveaway involved.

There is also just two days left to submit your project for the Simply Crafts Challenge blog.  Go HERE to submit your project w/ a stocking on it.  Fabulous giveaway to be had.

Card Recipe:
Jolly Holiday Lite Cartridge - Elf Hat 1.4"
Create a Critter Cartridge - Dog 3"
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Go Lucky Dog Faces 1 1/8"
My Pink Stampers Christmas Wishes stamp set
White Gel Pen
Lime Green, Gold and Diamond Stickles
Echo Park Christmas Dots & Stripes 6x6 paper pad
PTI - White & Simply Chartreuse cardstock

Friday, December 16, 2011

Simply Male B-day Card

Here is a simply birthday card that I made for my brother-in-law.  He is into cars and Nascar so that was my inspiration for the card.

I made the car w/ the Cricut Craft Room.  Layered all the layers and just made one cut instead of many layer cuts.  I flood filled the car w/ a design from the Snapshot:Texture Imagine cartridge.  I thought it looked really cool.  The "road" is black crochet thread that I use. It's so much cheaper than twine.  My birthday sentiment is from the My Pink Stampers Birthday Crazy stamp set.

Have a great weekend!

Card Recipe:
Beep Beep Cricut Lite cartridge
Snapshot: Texture Imagine cartridge
JT Imagine Cartridge - Checkered designer paper
My Pink Stampers Birthday Crazy stamp set
PTI - Enchanted Evening cardstock
Glossy Accents (On window and rims)
Black Crochet Thread

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Episode 102: Make Your Own Gift Bags

Before we get to the gift bag project I just wanted to remind you of the challenge that Glora and I have going on over at Simply Crafts.  You have a week left to create a project that has an image of a stocking on it.  There is a fabulous giveaway w/ this challenge.  We only have one submission so far so you have a high chance of winning the giveaway if you submit!  :)

For my Creative Critterz Imaginations blog design team post I am sharing a couple of gift bags that I made w/ the Imagine.  It's super simple and everything coordinates when you use the Imagine for it.  :)  I used designer paper, an icon and an image from the Snow Angel Imagine cartridge for this project.  You can make this w/o the Imagine.  Enjoy!

I made two different sizes.  Here is the taller one scored w/ 2" (more details in the video).

Here is the smaller one scored w/ 3".

Here is a couple of pics w/ both of them in it so you can see the differences:

Project Recipe:
Snow Angel Imagine cartridge
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 1/2"
We R Memory Keepers Crop a Dile
White Cardstock

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Some Cool News

Hi Crafters and Friends!  I just wanted to share something that happened to me this week.  I was showcased on the Pocketchange blog!  It's a place that gives great ideas to every area of our lives.  They showcase about 5 blogs per week and I was part of this weeks post.  Click HERE to go the post.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Episode 101: Christmas Stocking

Hi Crafters!  It's the first Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the Simply Crafts Challenge!  This month I chose the cut which is the Stocking cut on the Jolly Holiday Lite Cricut Cartridge.  If you don't have that cartridge any stocking cut will do.  We are having a giveaway with this challenge.  To see more information on this challenge head on over to the Simply Crafts challenge blog.

My sentiment is from the My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set.  I've stamped on the  bottom part of the inside of my card.

The challenge ends on December 20th so you have until then to submit a project for our giveaway.  I hope you participate!

Card Project:
Jolly Holiday Cricut cartridge
Best Friends Imagine cartridge
Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge
Very Merry Tags Cricut cartridge
Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set.
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Golden Rod stickles
White Gel Pen
Cotton Ball White Fun Flock
Glossy Accents
PTI - Green Leaf and Hibiscus Burst cardstock

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Episode 100: Seasons Greeting!

Happy Tuesday!  Yep, this is my official 100th video.  YAY!  :)

For today's Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post I am made a simple card.  I loved the colors that Edna used on Sunday (See HERE) so I wanted to incorporate them in my card today.  Thanks for the inspiration Edna!  :)  I used the Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge for the pattern paper and the colors for the solid paper.  I used the Snow Angel Imagine cartridge for the mittens cut and flood filled it with colors from the Mr. Frosty cartridge.  Enjoy!

I used the My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set for my sentiment.  It's stamped on the inside of my card:

Card Recipe:
Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
Snow Angel Imagine cartridge
My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set
SU! Taken with Teal cardstock
Diamond Stickles
SU! Scallop Border punch
Pebbles Inc white ribbon

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge

Hi Crafters!  A new Paper Playtime challenge started up this week.  The challenge is to make a holiday project using your Cricut plus include buttons.  Super simple.  I'm also sponsoring this challenge.  I'm giving away a My Pink Stampers Biggie Christmas Sentiments stamp set.  You have until December 17th to complete and submit your project.  I hope you participate because it is a lot of fun!  :)  Go HERE for more details.

I'll be back tomorrow with a project for my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baby Gift Bag

Hi crafters!  One of my friends just had a baby boy and I wanted to get her a little something.  I picked up a couple of blankets and a little doggie.  I wanted a cute way to package it and decided to make a homemade gift bag and tag.  There is a very simple way to make this bag.  I learned how to make them from Bona.  You can see the video HERE.  I'll make a video of it soon.

The paper that I used from the bag is from the DCWV Baby Boy paper stack.  The image on the front and the tag is from the Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge.

Project Recipe:
Nursery Tails Imagine Cartridge
DCWV Baby Boy paper stack
White Ribbon
Scor-pal 1/4" tape

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