Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

I want to wish all of you the happiest of holidays, the joy of family and friends around you and the gift of good health in the New Year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Card post 3

Hello again! If this is your first visit to see the Christmas cards please scroll down and start at the first post reguarding Christmas cards. Seems I am getting very lucky today with blogspot and it is allowing me to load photos and the post with very little trouble!
I am now showing you the light blue cardstock cards. For whatever reason, this paper gave me a hard time in wanting to cut cleanly. I do not recall what brand it was, just something I've had in my stash for a while.
Click on any photo to enlarge it to see it better.

I thought it may be interesting to try a tone on tone/ White on White card. I used the shimmer blue as a shadow for the sentiment and as the backgroud snowflake. I like the effect! I only made one of these however.

Finally, I decided to be very "different" and try a pink snowflake card! I used a lovely pinkish/rose colored paper that has the same shimmer as the dark blue card I made. I love the way it looks but wasn't sure what many other people would think so I only made a couple of these! My daughter in law and my oldest granddaughter (who is 2 1/2) LOVE pink so one of these is heading their way for Christmas!

Do you like cards/decorations that are not "traditional"? Let me know your thoughts!

Christmas card post 2

I know these posts are showing up in a backward order...but if you scroll down and read my first "Christmas Card 2010" post, you'll see why this is happening.
This card is following the same plan as I listed in the previous post, only the background snowflake is made from Die Cuts With A View Glitter paper in a light blue. I LOVE that glitter paper, but on the Cricut Expression it must be cut with max pressure and using the multicut function. I neglected in my last post (after retyping the posts several times over several days, you would think I would remember it all) to list the Cricut Cartridges I used. I used Joys of the Season for the snowflake image and Winter Woodland for the Peace sentiment!
I hope that you can see and appreciate the glitter look and the embossed snowflakes.
Love to hear your thoughts!
Please click on any photo to see the picture a bit closer and clearer!

Christmas Cards for 2010

I am hoping the third time is a charm! For 3 days, I have written my posts, added photos and
attempted to load onto my blog, but it just wouldn't let me. The most frustrating I tried to upload numerous times each day, every time it ended with deleting my entire post! ERRRGH!!! So I am actually going to divide this post into several smaller please be patient but please read several posts to get to all my cards!
This is the first time I have made my Christmas cards and the first time I have made so many cards of one design! If you are on my Christmas card list and want to be surprised when it arrives in the mail, please do not read any further! For those who plan to continue on.... I hope you like my card design!
I used the same design for each of my cards, just did a little variation of colors. This first post I am showing the card that I made the most of. I am using a dark blue shimmer paper for the background of snowflake as well as the mat. I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the snowflakes on the mat and used pop up glue dots to give a bit of dimension to the card. I used the same dark blue paper to make the shadow of the sentiment "Peace" layered with white cardstock. I put a ribbon around the mat and attached the sentiment on the ribbon! I used my I Rock tool to add a bit of sparkle and bling with a "diamond" gem in the center of each snowflake.
Here is the final result! I'd love to hear your comments!
Just click on a photo to see a better view!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Thanksgiving card...just a bit late in posting!

Hello there!
Sorry for the delay in posting... with the holidays coming up, I've been trying to do some decorating as I am able to (doing it on one foot isn't so easy!) doing some on line shopping (easier than going out on crutches alone!) and working on my Christmas cards! 

I am finally posting another Thanksgiving card that I made. I used the Thanksgiving Cartridge, popped the pilgrams up on foam squaress ( I know you can't see that from the photos, but it gave it a very nice effect!).
I'm not sure if I should post my Christmas cards before I send them out - don't want to ruin the surprise for any of you who may be "on my list"!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying the December holiday rush!  It's just too darn cold for me! 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving cards

Two posts in one day!  I am trying to add the most recent projects I've completed.
This is the card I created for sending out for Thanksgiving this year.  The turkey is from the Thanksgiving
Cartridge and is on foam dots so that is raises above the word "Gobble".  Inside the card I used computer generated print saying :  "'Til You Wobble" and "Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving", using the same spice colored cardstock as the word Gobble on the front.  Very simple card!
Wishing ALL of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Click on an image to see the photo larger

Birthday Card for my Skating Friend

It's been some time since I updated!  I have made a few cards but otherwise have taken a bit of a

paper crafting break after completing the big Halloween album for my grandchildren.  I am so happy to
report that they received the album and are very happy with it!  I understand that Aubrey, my 2 1/2 year old grand daughter, did not like the spider pages!  She said "I don't like spiders!" every time she came to a page with spiders or spider webs.  Aubrey, you'll be happy to know your Aunt Kim and your Grandpa BOTH share that sentiment! 
Here is a card for my dear friend, Sharon, who is an ice skater.  I hope she enjoyed her birthday last Friday!
I used the WInter Woodlawn cartridge for the ice skater, Elegant Cakes cartridge for the "Celebrate" (with the blackout feature used for the black background), and the Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder for the swirls on the front of the card.  I can not remember which cartridge I used for the sentiment inside the card.  I added a bit of silver ribbon to the front to represent that icy look. I used some cut up foam tape to give the skater a bit of dimension and pop her up from the "ice" a little bit.

Let me know what you think!  Thanks for looking!
Trying to show that she is raised up a bit!

Inside of card

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cricut Circle Meet Up and projects

I had the opportunity to go to the Cincinnati Cricut Circle Meet Up this past Saturday.
It was not an easy "feat" considering I had to go alone on crutches!  It was great to meet some new people and learn some new things about what is coming up for Provo Craft!  I think I could have enjoyed it a lot more had I been more moblie and could have walked around to talk to more people.  Had I not fallen on my way out to the car would have made a better day as well!  LOL!
We were asked to make "Calling Cards" to be exchanged with other Circle members as well as to be used for the drawing for prizes! The cards were to be 3" by 3".  I made "chocolate covered strawberries" for my 3x3 card.  On the back I printed my name and member information while the front is the strawberry from the Cricut Lite Cartridge "Celebrate With Flourish".  I used a glitter brown and a glitter white paper to make the chocolate on the strawberries!  I inked the edges of the scalloped circle and the outside of the square cards as well.
Click on a picture to enlarge to see it better! 
For my tag, I made it a Chirstmas tag with a bird from the Birthday Cake Cartriddge, the tag from Joys of the Season and a santa hat also from Joys of the Season Cartridge.  I found this cute "pom pom" ribbon from Michaels and also added a pom pom to his hat.  I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the layer on the tag. 
Both projects are cuter in person than in these photos...and I really like the tag much better than the calling card!
Let me know what you think!

This is a photo taken by a fellow Circle Member also named Teresa!
She and her daughter helped me out while I was there and I appreciated it so much! 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Two Other Adorable Grandkids!

Not only is the baby so adorable (see previous post)
But look at these cuties too! 

Cooper.... Luke Skywalker
(age 5)

Aubrey - - Snow White
(age 2)

Bewitchingly Beautiful!

My adorable Grand daughter (7 months) ....does it get any cuter than this?  I don't think so! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I didn't have much of a chance to make many Halloween decorations for home, but I did make this "Potion" bottle out of a empty bottle of very expensive tequilla!  It was just the perfect shape for something like this and too cool a bottle NOT to be reused for something!  I am happy with how it came out! 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Scrapbook, part 2

Here are a couple more photos from the Halloween Scrapbook for the Grands!
Love this Cat!  Black glitter paper, Gem Eyes and wire whiskers! 
This is the 2 page spread with that bouncy spider.
Details of the acorn...embossed and raised for dimension.
For some reason I think acorns are just so cute! 

Halloween Album for My Grandkids

During my recovery from foot surgery I've been keeping busy by making a Halloween scrapbook for
Aubrey, Lainey and Cooper.  It's for them to add their Halloween traditions each year.  Here are a few of the pages.  It's been such a fun project and I hope they enjoy it!
The Spider is wired on the web and "bounces"!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge

I occassionally find a contest that I would like to enter but they need a photo of the project or they ask that you post a link to your blog.  I rarely take photos before sending my gifts off....but now I've started a blog and I will try to do a better job of it!
I am a member of the Cricut Circle and this week's challenge is to create something that has a transparent element to it.  I made this cute Monster to send to my daughter in college, along with some other items she needed.  I made him with the Mini Monster Cricut Cartridge and the Platin Schoolbook Cartridge and used a Stampin' Up clear  treat container and filled it with peanuts.  I also used a lot of paper scraps from my scrap pile as well as cute googly eyes!
I think he's cute...what about you?

My First Blog Post!

Hello Everyone!I have read and enjoyed many scrapbooking and baking blogs.  Occassionally I will have someone ask
to see some of my recent projects.  I have been terrible about taking photographs of my projects before sending them off to whoever is the recipient of my project. With this blog I will hopefully remember to take some pictures to show my work!
So welcome and please comment!