Thursday, December 26, 2013

tag Series

Merry Christmas to all of you.  For the past 3 days, we were without power from a terrible Ice Storm.  We finally got power back late yesterday but it's been touch and go.  If I have time, I will add the tags.  If not, I will save them for next year.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The 12 Tags of Christmas #8: May Christmas Be Evergreen in Your Heart

Today, I am featuring Tag #8 in The 12 Tags of Christmas.  I used Doodlecharms for the Trees and Elegant Edges for the tag. EVERYTHING for this tag was made from Scraps.   Tags are a great way to use up those scraps sitting around collecting dust.
Materials Used:
*Tag using Elegant Edges p. 24 "Scallop 2" cut at 4"
*Trees from Doodlecharms p. 125 cut at 2", 2 1/2", and 3"
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Recollections
*Sentiment by Bug Bites Mistletoe
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

The 12 Tags of Christmas #7: Mitten Weather

Today, I am featuring Tag #7 in The 12 Tags of Christmas.  I used Plantin Schoolbook for the tag and Simply Charmed for the mittens.  Remember, you need to flip one of the mittens if you are using two of them. The sentiment is by Bug Bites.
Materials Used:
*Tag from Plantin Schoolbook p. 78 at 4"
*Mittens from Simply Charmed p. 65 at 1 1/4 (2 cut, one using flip feature)
*Sentiment by Bug Bites Mistletoe
*Patterned paper by DCWV
*Pearl for Snowflake
*Twine by My Craft Spot
*Ribbon by Craft Smart

The 12 Tags of Christmas #6: I Believe

Here is Tag #6 in the 12 Tags of Christmas Series.  For today's tag, I used  A Child's Year for the Tag and also the image.  I also used Bug Bites Mistletoe Stamp set.
Materials Used:
*Tag A Child's Year p. 77 (Card) at 3"
*Santa Xmas 1 p. 56 at 2"
*Tis the Season Patterned Paper
*Sentiment by Bug Bites Mistletoe

The 12 Tags of Christmas #5: A Holly Jolly Christmas

I'm back with Tag #5 in The 12 Tags of Christmas Series.  Today is tag #5.
I used Elegant Edges for the tag and my new December 25th Cartridge for the Holly. My sentiment is by Bug Bites from the Mistletoe stamp set. 
Materials Used:
*Tag from Elegant Edges p. 25 cut at 3 3/4"
*Holly from December 25th cut at 2 3/4"
*Patterned paper by Recollections Tis the Season
*Cherry Glitter Glue by Recollections
*Cardstock by Recollections

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The 12 tags of Christmas #4: Claus for Celebration

Welcome to another tag in the 12 Tags of Christmas.  I had planned to have this series done by done but was recently diagnosed with vertigo and needless to say, it has interfered with my crafting.  Today's tag was so quick and easy to make.  I used Teddy Bear Parade for the Bear and  Winter Woodland for the tag base.

I will be back tomorrow with Tag #5...

Materials Used:
*Tag Winter Woodland p. 73 cut at 4 1/2"
*Santa Bear Teddy Bear Parade cut at 3"
*Patterned paper by Recollections Bright and Jolly paper pad
*Sentiment by Bug Bites Mistletoe
*Candy Cane Embellishment
*Ribbon by Offray
*Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
*Cardstock by Recollections

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 Tags of Christmas Tag #3: Santa

Happy Diva Tuesday.  Today at Die Cuttin' Divas we are Celebrating Happy Holidays. I am so behind on my tag serious due to my new battle with Vertigo so I am busy in my craft room day and night trying to get them made!
This week, I chose to use one of our Sponsors' images.  Our sponsors have graciously donated some amazing Gift Certificates to their stores.
I chose to use a Too Cute by Jessica image called Santa Bear from the Christmas Dress-Up Bears SVG file.    This was my first EVER SVG file. I just got my Cameo and finally had the chance to start to play with it!
The tag is from Plantin' Schoolbook.

Materials Used:
*Plantin School Book tag at 4 1/2"
*Mistletoe Stamp set by Bug Bites
*Santa Bear SVG (Too Cute by Jessica)
*Patterned paper Tis The Season DCWV
*Snow flocking powder
*White Gelly Roll Pen
*Tuxedo black Memento Ink
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Ribbon by Craftsmart

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jollly Old St. Nick Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jolly Old St. Nick Blog Hop!

 Christmas Eve is coming soon and he is checking his list. Have you been naughty or have you been nice?Join us as we celebrate that dear old man, Jolly Old St. Nick!! 
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Jolly Blog Hop. If you came from Nadja's blog then you are on the right path.This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Helpers who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We have some awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!


So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.

You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Monday at Connie Can Crop.Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!Down the Chimney we go!!
I am heavy into making my Christmas gifts.  This year, I wanted to decorate some glass blocks and this is one that I loved how it turned out.  I added some multi-colored lights and really liked the different hues more than the white lights. I used my A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge for the Santa.

  Up next is Angela.  Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The 12 Tags of Christmas #2: Fleece Navidad

Happy Diva Tuesday.  Today, I am tying my Die Cuttin' Divas DT challenge in with tag #2 in my 12 Tags of Christmas.  Today, I am again using the sentiment from the adorable Mistletoe stamp set by Bug Bites.  I cannot stress enough the amazing price on this set for such cute little sentiments. You can find the stamp set here.
For Tag #2, I used my A Quilted Christmas cartridge for the sheep and for the tag, Winter Woodland.

Materials Used:
*A Quilted Christmas "Sheep" cut at 3" on p. 62
*Winter Woodland "Tag" cut at 4", 4 1/4", and 4 1/2"
*Recollections Naughty or Nice paper stack
*My Craft Spot Baker's Twine (Cherry)
*Jingle Bell
*Red glitter blue
*Ribbon by Offray
*Mistletoe stamp set
*Snow Embossing Powder

Monday, December 9, 2013

12 Tags of Christmas #1: Got Snow?

Welcome to the 12 Tags of Christmas.  Over the next 12 days, I will feature a different tag each day.  All of the sentiments for these tags are from an adorable stamp set by Bug Bites called Mistletoe.  You can find the stamp set here and for a great price!
I am also making this tag today for the Paper Playtime Design Team for our challenge this week Winter Fun.
Here it is....

Materials Used:
*George and Basic Shapes (Tag) at 4"
*Winter Woodland p. 46 cut at 3 1/2"
*Sentiment from Mistletoe stamp set 
*Icicle Stickles
*Craft Smart ribbon
*Patterned paper by DCWV Tis the Season

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DCD #143: Thank You

Happy Diva Tuesday.  Our challenge today is for something you always seem to need in your stash.....Thank You projects!
For my project, I used my Create a Critter cartridge along with some cute paper by Recollections.

Isn't that just "hippo adorable!"
Be sure to check out our other amazing Diva projects over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Recollections Fabulous Girl stack
*Create a Critter "Hippo"
*My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DCD #142: Thanksgiving

Happy Die Cuttin' Tuesday.  Today our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas is "Happy Thanksgiving." Anything Thanksgiving related but it must include a die cut.
I made a cute little card using Teddy Bear Parade.

Challenges Entered:
Fantabulous Cricut #187: Animal Crackers

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections "Spice Market"
*Teddy Bear Parade "Turkey"
*Craftsmart Stamp (Sentiment)
*Studio G Glitter Glue (Red and gold)
*Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Distressed Stripes"
*Patterned paper Recollections Night and Fall
*My Craft Spot Baker's Twine

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

DCD #141: Use Buttons

Happy Tuesday.  Today our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas is to use buttons.  The Design team knocked it out of the park with this one and had some really cute images so be sure to head over and check out their amazing creations.
For my project, I made an A2 Easel card using the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge.
 For the buttons, I chose to use them instead of the bulbs for the tree.
 The finished easel card.  The ribbon gave me a wee bit of trouble but I really like it on the card.
The sentiments are from Cardz TV Christmas Joy stamp set.
Challenges Entered:

Materials Used:
*A2 Easel Card
*Winter Frolic p. 48 "Tree 1"
*Buttons (Various colors)
*Patterned paper by MME Merry
*Cardz TV Christmas Joy stamp set.
*Recollections Border Punch
*Offray Grosgrain ribbon in Cranberry
*Cardstock by Recollections

Monday, November 11, 2013

Paper Playtime #23: Sparkle

Happy Monday.  It is Remembrance Day here in Canada and I would like to thank and honor those who fought and are still fighting for this beautiful country.
Today we have a great challenge over at Paper Playtime.  Today our challenge is...

Begins: Mon, Nov 11
Ends: Sun, Nov 24
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab
Prize: 1 set of CARDZ TV STAMPS of the winner's choice!
(must have a USA address)
Check out our Design Team's creations!

For my project, I made a 5 x 7 card using an old Mojo Monday sketch and  A Quilted Christmas Cartridge.

Materials used:
*5 x 7 Card
*A Quilted Christmas p. 31 "Santa 2"
*Elegant Edges p. 23 "Scallop 1" oblong Shift
*Plantin Schoolbook "oval"
*Patterned paper by Recollections Bright and Jolly paper pad
*Cardz TV Home For Christmas Stamp set for sentiment
*Studio G Glitter Glue in Red and Clear
*American Crafts Baker's Twine
*Cardstock by Recollections

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DCD #140: Sketch Challenge

Happy Die Cuttin' Divas Tuesday.  Today our challenge is a sketch challenge. Flip it, keep it as is but we'd love to see your take on this sketch.
for my card, I used an image from our sponsor Crafty Sentiments Designs called Hootie Christmas Carol and it can be found here
Here is the finished project.

Materials Used:
* 5 x 7 Card
*Scraps from my Stash (Recollections Bright and Jolly Stack)
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Digi image by Crafty Sentiments Hootie Christmas Carol
*Stickles (Red for Holly Berries and Icicle for snowflakes)
*Prisma coloring Pencils
*EK Success Scallop border punch
*EK Success Round Corner Punch
*Sentiment from Cardz TV Christmas Joy stamp set
*2 button brads

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

DCD #139: Anything Goes

Happy Diva Tuesday.  Today our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is an easy one.  It is...
Anything Goes
For my project, I chose to make a Christmas Card with my new Create a Friend Cricut cartridge.  What an adorable cartridge.  I've had it for over a month now and finally, just this week took the plastic off of the case.
I used the Operation Write Home sketch #194 as my layout and tweeked it a little for my card. The whole card was made from left over scraps that I had in my scraproom. 
 the whole sketch
 I added some Red and Green glitter glue to the elf and present.
 Used Cardz TV Home for Christmas stamp set for the inside sentiment.  
The sketch.

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Operation Write Home Sketch #194
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper left over from my stash (Recollections)
*Cardz TV Stamp Set Home for Christmas
*Create a Friend Cricut Cartridge (#48)
*Red and Green Glitter Glue
*4 Red Bling

Monday, October 28, 2013

Paper Playtime Chalenge #22: Googlie Eyes

Happy Monday.  I hope your weekend was enjoyable.  Today starts a new challenge over at Paper Playtime.  Our challenge this week....
For my project with Googlie Eyes, I used my Robotz Cricut Cartridge and made a Happy Birthday card for a boy.  I loves the end result but those little robotz at such a small size was really hard because of all the extra parts they all had. Very time consuming but really turned out cute.

Materials Used:
*Long Card (3 3/4 x 8 1/2")
*Patterned paper by My Minds Eye Complete Boy Paper pad
*Robotz Cricut Cartridge p. 29, 30, 31, 37 and 41 all at 2", phrase at 1"
*Foam Tape
*Googlie Eyes
*Cardstock by Recollections

Monday, October 21, 2013

DCD: Happy Halloween

Happy Die Cuttin' Divas Tuesday.  Today our theme is Happy Halloween.  For my project, I chose to make a Halloween Decor item using a glass block, and some Cricut vinyl I had lying around.  I also used the Theresa Collins Chic and Scary Cricut Cartridge.  I believe it is still free through CCR. I paid less than $10 for all the materials.  Our Dollar store had the ribbon and lights for $1.00 each.
Here is the finished product. (Sorry so many pictures but it was hard to photograph)

Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Divas to see some wonderful Halloween projects by our talented Design Team.

Challenges Entered:
Fantabulous Cricut: Home D├ęcor Halloween
BBTB 2: Pumpkin Challenge
ScrappyMoms: Creepy Crafts
Cut It Up: Day of the Dead

Materials Used:
*8 x 8 Glass Block
*Theresa Collins Chic and Scary cartridge
*Craft Smart Spider Web Ribbon
*Orange Lights
*Cricut Vinyl (Raven Black)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DCD #137:Dessert Day

Happy Tuesday. Today at Die Cuttin' Divas we are celebrating everything Desserts. Yesterday was National Dessert Day.  So for this weeks challenge, we are challenging you to make a project that includes an image of a dessert.
This weeks sponsor is Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps and one lucky winner will receive a stamp set.
For my project, I made a Pie Tag that I included in this years Apple Pies.  My family and I picked two huge bags on apples this year and every year I make pies, Apple Crisp, muffins and a slew of other goodies. For the pies that I gave to people this year, I included the baking instructions on the back of this tag.
I used Simply Charmed for the pie and Winter Woodland for the tag.
 The pie is found on p. 43 of the Simply Charmed Cartridge. I cut off the cherry part though because they were apple pies, not cherry. 
 Patterned paper is by DCWV Spiced Cider stack. 
The tag is found on p. 48 of the Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge.

Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Divas to see some yummy projects by our fabulous Design Team.  

*Tag Winter Woodland p. 48 cut at 4 1/4" and 4"
*Pie Simply Charmed p. 43 cut at 3"
*Patterned paper by DCWV Spiced Cider paper pack.
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Brown marker 
*Raffia ribbon

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DCD Challenge #136: Use Brown

Today we have a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas for you.  Our challenge today....
For my card I used Bump in the Night Cricut Cartridge and some brown scrap paper I had left over from a baby boy album. I also put the "Girl" monster on an Action Wobble. Her name on the Cricut Cartridge is called she had to get her groove on!

 My Mrs. Wiggle on her wobble....Sentiment by Jaded Blossoms.
Sentiment and eyes from Jaded Blossoms Monster Mash stamp set. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Materials Used:
-5 x 7 Card
-Patterned paper by DCWV Baby Boy Stack
-Bump in the Night Cricut Cartridge "Farst" and "Mrs.Wiggle"
-Action Wobble
-White Gelly Roll Pen
-Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch
-Jaded Blossoms Monster Mash stamp set
-Glitter Glue