Friday, December 28, 2012

Cut It Up #9: Out With the Old!

Happy Friday and I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas with your family and friends.  It's time for another challenge at Cut It Up.  This time the challenge is "Out With The Old."  You are to create a project that reuses something from the house that you typically would not use in your papercrafting. (ie. A pendant from an old necklace, the acetate backing from a sticker sheet, fabric from some old clothing, etc) and remember to use a die cut. The prize for this weeks challenge is sponsored by Cut It Up.

A few weeks ago my wonderful staff hosted a baby shower for my daughter and me.  I went through my gift bag "hoarding" collection the other night and cut off all of the ribbon and even cut some of the bags to use as a background mat for paper.
For this project I used some of the many different ribbons that I collected and also some of the background mats (hard to see on this project)
Here is the finished project...

Materials Used:
*A2 Size card (long)
*ribbon and gift bag for mat
*Patterned paper by Ki Memories Enchanted Paper Stack
*Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft  cut at 3 1/4"
*Peachy Keen #650 Just Baby Faces Assortment 5/8"
*Strip of patterned paper (3 3/4" x 1 1/2")
*Yellow Glitter Glue by Studio G
*Stampin' Up for Sentiments
*Gelly Roll pens
*Cardstock by Recollections Butterfly Wings Collection

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Heavenly Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heavenly Christmas Blog Hop.  This is a chance to see some wonderful Christmas projects.  The theme for this hop was something Christmas related and I'm sure you will get some amazing ideas from these wonderfully talented ladies for some last minute Christmas Gifts.  If you have not started at the beginning, make sure to do so because you don't want to miss a minute of this "heavenly" blog hop!
So put your angel wings aside for a minute, sit down and put your feet up and enjoy all this hop has to offer!

For my project, I chose to do different Holiday Chargers.  I bought these plates at Michaels for $1.25 each! Can you believe it.  All I had to do was purchase the vinyl. I created all of these for under $20!!!!

All of these were created with A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge except the shepherd boy who was created with A Quilted Christmas Cartridge.

Here is the hop line up in case you get lost...

Lisa ~ (start Here)

Ashley -


Mandie -

Pam -

Elecia -

Christine -


Anita - (You are here)

Melissa ~ (Next in line)




Friday, December 21, 2012

Have an "ice" day!

Happy 1st Day of Winter everyone!  I am not a Winter person.  I think when outgrow snow pants, Winter wears off a bit but my children love it, especially my son because of all the activities.  He's a hockey, snowman, fort building kinda kid.  
As part of my Christmas Scraps series I wanted to make these 2 cards.  I had enough in my scraps to make 2 and use up all of that paper!
I chose to make a shape card using Elegant Edges and Cricut Craft Room to weld them together.  This card was so cute to make and I used some bakers twine to really make it look like a pair of figure skates.
What is your favorite activity?

Materials Used:
*Cricut Craft Room
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p.29) Leaves Oblong Shift at 6 1/2" welded
Silver mat at 6 1/4", patterned paper mat at 6"
*Inside sentiment mats (6", 5 3/4", & 5 1/4")
*Scored at 5 1/8"
*Patterned paper by Recollections (dark snowflake) and 'Tis The Season DCWV paper stack
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Silver Metallic paper by Recollections
*Go Canada Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 27) cut at 3 1/2"
*My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp set
*Martha Stewart Snowflake punch.

Challenges Entered:
Fantabulous Cricut #142: Shaped Cards
Paper Playtime #91: Winter Fun
My Craft Spot #80: Shaped Cards
Celebrate the Occasion #93: Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash #82: Winter Theme
Creative Cutter Room:  No Red or Green

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Scraps Series #5: Gingerbread Cookies anyone?

It's time for another Christmas Scraps Series. I am getting through this scraps and it has been fun seeing the pile decrease in size. I had a lot of Gingerbread based papers, so for this card set, I chose to use it ALL! Here is the finished products...

 Materials Used:
*A2 size Cards
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Recollections Jolly Holidays
*Create a Critter 2 Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 73) cut at 3` (Gingerbread)
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 70) at 3 3/4
*Strip 1 x 3 1/2
*EK Success Scallop Border Punch
*PK 520 - Winter Face Assortment
*Color box Chestnut Oran cat eye ink (Gingerbread edges)
Materials Used:
*A2 size Cards
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Recollections
*Strip 1 x 4
*EK Success Border Punch
*Just Because Cards Cartridge by Provocraft  cut at 7 1/2
*White Gelly Roll Pen

Challenges Entered:
Little Scrap Pieces: Holiday
Exploring Cricut: Christmas
Die Cutting Divas #95: More Holiday Spirit
Scrappy Moms: Christmas Time

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Butterfly Birthday Card

Hi blogger friends.  I looked at my stash of birthday cards today and thought I should replenish it a bit.  I wanted to make a quick and easy birthday card using this beautiful patterned paper by K & Co. I also used Create a Critter 2 and Once Upon A Princess to make the mats.

Materials Used:
*A2 Size Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by K & Co Best of K & Company Stack
*Create a Critter 2 Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 32) @3"
*Once Upon a Princess Cartridge by Provocraft (tags) cut at 3 1/2" & 3 3/4"
*Bling (4 yellow)
*Glitter Glue by Studio G
*SU Sentiment

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I Love Snow Blog Hop

Welcome to the Snow Blog Hop. I want to Thank Lisa for letting me be a participant on this wonderful hop. It comes at a great time.  Personally, I am starting to enjoy snow again.  I think when you outgrow snow pants, the excitement of snow wears off.  I like snow on Christmas Eve and that used to be about it.  Now with the fun that my little ones have, we are "snow people."

I chose to make a glass block project with a very popular "snow" activity.  My kids LOVE building snowman and it is always a contest to see who can make their snowman look the chubbiest!

Here is the blog line-up in case you get lost...Be sure to check out all participants projects.  They are beautiful and you may get some last minute gift ideas!

Lisa ~ (start here)
Ashley -
Elecia -

Here is my project!
 I chose to make a small & large glass block using the same image.
 The lights are 20 count lights and the image is from A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge. 
 The ribbon is from Celebrate It and is 1 1/2" wired edged ribbon.

 The ribbon for the large glass block is by Holiday Time and is 2" wired edge ribbon. I used a 30 count set of lights.

Materials Used:
*Small & Large glass blocks
*A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 55) small snowman cut at 4", large at 5"
*Red ribbon by Celebrate It 1 1/2" wired Edge
*Blue Ribbon by Holiday Time 2" Wired Edge
*20 and 30 count white lights

Challenges Entered:
Cardz TV DT Challenge#21: Project featuring Snow
Go Fish: Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge:  Snow

Friday, December 14, 2012

Cut It Up #8: White Elegance

Happy Friday everyone!  It's time for another Cut It Up Challenge.  This weeks theme is White Elegance. Create an ALL white card with only a small touch of one other color and remember to use a die cut! You could win this fabulous prize for playing with us Sponsored by Cut It Up!

This challenge starts today, December 14th, and ends December 26th.
I would like to take this time to wish all of my followers and new followers a very Merry Christmas.  I hope that everything you wish for, especially the blessings of family and friends shines upon all of you!
 I chose to use the Poinsettia & holly from the Joys of the Season cartridge.

 To give it some shine and sparkle, I added some Perfect Pearls and Perfect Gold to the image.

Materials Used:
*A2 size card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge (p.69) Poinsettia cut at 4", 3 1/2", 3", and 2 1/2", Holly cut at 4"
*Cuttlebug Musical Flourish embossing folder
*Perfect Pearls and Perfect Gold powder
*3 Champagne Bling
*Close to My Heart Sentiment from Festive Thoughts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Scraps Series #4: Present

Time for Christmas Scraps Series #4.  For this card, I again chose to use my new Gingerbread Cartridge.  This was a quick card and I had enough scraps left to make 3!

Materials Used:
*A2 size Card
*Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge by Provocraft (3")
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 29) @4"
*Sentiment by Close to my Heart
*Red Glitter Glue
*Snowflake Embossing Folder

Christmas Scraps Series #3- Candy Cane

Hi all.  How is your preparation going for Christmas?  I am so happy that I made most of my Christmas cards over the summer.  I sent 50 out this year and had enough in my stash that I didn't have to make any!  This worked out well especially that my crafting is not as frequent as it used to be because of my 3 month old!  She isn't a sleeper....
Here is my newest card that I made ALL from scraps.  I had enough to make 4 actually!  Guess I'll start on next years stash!

Materials Used:
*A2 Size Card (long)
*Patterned paper by Provocraft
*Gingerbread Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (@ 3")
*Sentiment from Close to My Heart Festive Thoughts set

Challenges Entered:
Christmas Card Challenges #2: Use Die Cut
Paper Playtime #90:  Christmas Colors
Die Cutting Divas #94: Holiday Spirit
Scrappy Moms: Christmas Time
Use It Tuesday #45: All About Christmas