Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Favorite Project of 2011 Challenges

It was nice to see some challenges that wants to show your favorite work from 2011. I have been under the weather since Christmas and today is the first day I've felt like doing anything. I enjoyed going back thru and seeing what all I have created.

I decided my favorite was the birthday card I made for my daughter!! I used purple on it and really wasn't sure about the color, but since it was her favorite color I used it and was really glad I did. Just goes to show you should definitely go outside your comfort Zone and try new things, they may just surprise you. You can see the post for it here.

Will be entering it in to a couple of challenges:
Cooking with Cricut #66 A Year in Review
Whimsical Designs "Happy New Year" or "Favorite Projects"

I left a link so head on over and join in on the fun!! Now let's see if I feel like getting a little crafting done. Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge

I needed several gift card holders for Movie passes and this is what I came up with!! Isn't the little Christmas Ducky soo cute!! He is a Peachy Keen Stamp "Duck Dolls" #266 . I still need a little work on my coloring skills, so any tips would be greatly appreciated.

CindyLou Cart Gift Card cut at 7"
Holly paper is Paper Studio "Cozy Little Christmas"
Core'Dinations for the card base
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
The Sentiment stamp is from My Creative Time "Mixed Holiday Sentiments"
The little santa hat I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

My daughter loved the Ducky so much I had to make all her gift tags with Mr. Ducky!! Will be entering it into the PKS Stamp Challenge #67 Designers Choice.

Thanks for stopping by and would love any tips you can give me about coloring and shading!!



Good afternoon everyone!! I finally think I'm ready for Christmas and got a second to play with some new stamps I got from Mr. Cricut Crazy!! Love them. this is the Birthday, Bithday set. They stamp fantastic and I love the fonts. He is having a giveaway for anyone who buys a stamp set you get entered into the giveaway for an IMAGINE!! Thats right an Imagine, go check it out at Mr. Cricut Crazy.

Ok onto my project, I think I have all my Christmas in order so I decided to do a New Years card. I used Core'Dinations paper, punched the edge with a Martha Stewart punch. I added some gold paper in behind my punch for the border. Then I printed a calendar for 2012 off the computer added Waterfall Stickles around the 1st. Then I stamped my new stamps and embossed them. Love them. Also on the Sentiment it actually says Celebrate it's your Birthday, so I masked the it's your birthday and just stamped the Celebrate twice.

Hope you like it!! Don't forget to check out the giveaway and I want wish everyone Happy and Safe Holidays!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tags, Tags and More Tags

Finished all my Christmas tags today!!! This is my first year making my own tags, what fun!! Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

The Pink Stamper is having her 12 days of Christmas, she has challenges, projects, video's and of course Giveaways!! So much fun, her first challenge is - Make a Christmas or Winter project from a Cricut Cartridge that is NOT for the Holidays! Think outside the box. So this leads me to my project. I have seen all these frames at the stores that are already made up but I knew I could make one on my own. I used Paper Studios Christmas Tradition paper pack and cut out my background. I used the Home Accent cartridge and the Cricut Craftroom to design my Family and Snow flake embellishment. Although you can't tell in the photo the family has a shadow done in gold paper like the snow flake. I add three brads in the right corner, and printed my family name with the computer and cut it out with Spell binder dies added a little ribbon and Ta Da I have my frame. It really looks alot better than the photo. I learned it's very hard to take a photo of a photo.

Any how go check out The Pink Stamper she is so talented and a fun crafter. Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Just Like Frosty I've been gone for Awhile!!

Oh my, it has been quite awhile since I've not only posted but entered my craft room. With out going into a long story sometimes Life just takes us in different directions than we plan. Anyway I'm way behind on all my Christmas crafts so with any luck hopefully I'm back on track now.

This is my first Christmas card of the year and I didn't even use my Cricut, hopefully I haven't forgotten how to operate her.

I used a 2" scallop punch to make my sweet Frosty and free handed the hat and the arms. That adorable face is none other than PKS #501 Snow Cuties, the background paper is Core'dinations layered with a gold paper from Holiday time that I purchased on clearance a couple years ago. The snow paper is from DCWV-Winter Magic paper pack. I added a couple of gems with my I-Rock and trimmed the bottom with some ribbon purchased at Hobby Lobby. That's it for now, back to work lots more cards to do.

Did want to add, sooo glad to be back in the fabulous crafting blogger world, have missed you all. Thanks for stopping by!!