I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year! And some crafty resolutions.

Just a silly little tag for all my crafty friends. I used Celebrate with a Flourish, Car Decals, and TBBM.

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year. I look forward to all the great projects and ideas for 2011. Not to mention all the new products and tools that will find their way into my collection this year!

I have decided to make a few New Year's Crafty resolutions.

1. Participate in the Use What You Have Challenge for January and February.
This is a challege posted on the Cricut Circle MB to not buy any crafting supplies during the month except adhesives, blades, and inks. I think mats are included in the approved buying items. What you can't buy is any Cartridges, Paper and Embellishments. You must only shop from your stash. Which give the amount of shopping I have done over the last few months, shouldn't be too hard.

2. Use a different Cricut Cartridge every week. I am going to challenge myself to use all those cartridges that have made their way into my library in 2010. I am going to just put the names of all my cartridges in a bowl and pull one out every week and make myself use at least one cut from that cartridge.

3. Post more often on my blog. As I make those projects, using the cartridges from my challenge, I will post them on my blog. I am going to shoot for posting a few times a week, and at the least once a week.

4. Participate in more of the Circle Blog and Magazine Challenges. After all that is one of the perks I pay for in my Circle Membership.

A small list to start me going in the right direction this year. I hope by posting this here to give myself some accountability.

Best to you all.
See you in 2011!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Jolly Holidays Card

I just love this cartridge! The cuts are so cute, but some of them have some pretty small parts.

The snowman is cut at 3.24", and let me tell you those stick arms are TINY at that size. I dropped one on the floor and could not find it, so I had to recut them! LOL

The tree paper is by My Minds Eye, Wonderful Winter stack. The green, brown, and pink cardstock is by the Paper Studio. The white cardstock of the snowman is from DCVW's adhesive backed 12 x 24 stack. The red cardstock is Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up. The sentiment stamp and tag punch are also Stampin' Up. The ribbon is from Michaels.

I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Sizzix Diamonds embossing folders on the hat. Cotton Candy Stickles and gems completed the snowman.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jolly Holidays Christmas Card

Here is a Card I made using the Jolly Holidays Lite Cartridge I picked up at Walmart on Black Friday. I went to Walmart at Midnight to get this cartridge and I am really glad I did. It has so many cute images on it.

I just love this little house cut with Santa diving into the chiminey!

The House was cut at slightly over three inches. I used Pearl Glimmer Mist on the white paper before I cut it out so all the white has a slight shimmer to it. After I cut the images I used some Frosted Lace Stickles on the edges of the roof and window snow for some extra sparkle. I used a glittery gemstone for the doorknob.

I used bazzil solid cardstocks and American Crafts Christmas pack for the Polka Dot paper.

I used a Fiskar's punch for the white trim on the bottom. The polka dot paper is cut at 3", and then I embossed a 3/4" strip of the red with the Divine Swirls cuttlebug folder and layered it right on the edge of the polka dot paper.

The sentiment stamp is one I picked up from Archiver's. It is inked with Color Box ink in Robin's Egg and a Crimson Lake LePlume marker for the word joys.

I made 15 of these cards to send to family and friends. Tomorrow I will post another card I made using this cartridge.

Imagine Snow Angel Card

Here is a Christmas card I made using my Imagine Snow Angel Art Cartridge.

Card Base is smooth carstock from Archivers.

I printed and cut the layer images on page 2 of the Snow Angel Cartridge. I inked the edges of the base layer and used some thinner dimentionals between the layers and to attach it to the card front.

I also flood filled the top note shape that comes stock in the imagine library with a pattern on page 43 of the Snow Angel Cartridge.

I used Brown Zing embossing powder on the sentiment, and finished the card off with some brown ribbon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Countdown to Christmas Project

I saw a project like this in the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog, amd I thought I could make one myself.

I made four sets, one for our home and one each for my sister, and my two cousins.

Cutting, scoring, and folding 100 boxes was a little time consuming, but I hope that we all will get many years use out of the sets.

I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the box. The boxes were cut at 7.75" I used my Gypsy to hide the original holes on the sides and placed in smaller ones. I then strung a piece of gardening twine for the handle.

I used DCWV's new 12 x 24 stacks for the paper on the fronts: Adhesive Backed Pattern Stack cut into 2" squares and Adhesive Backed Texture Stack cut into 1.5" squares. The numbers were cut at 1.25" from Designer's Calendar.

My daughter thought that the back sides needed something as well, so I cut random Christmas and Winter icons and put them on the back sides. The cuts were from various cartridges, cut at the biggest size in order to fit on the 2.5" box side

Cartidges used: Create a Critter, Chrismas Cheer, Winter Frolic, Doodlecharms, Winter Lace, Christmas Solutions, and my Imagine Snow Angel Cartridge.

The completed boxes were hung from some more Garden Twine using mini clothes-pins, and I made bows with jingle bells for the corners and center support hooks.

My Ornament Won!

I am so excited that the Cricut Circle Magazine Staff chose MY ornament as the winning entry in the November Ornament contest.

Thank You Cricut Circle!

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