Monday, December 7, 2009

Frosty Kisses Treat Bags

My daughter and I put together some really quick and simple treat bags for her friends. The topper was a cut from Gypsy Wanderings that we folded over for our base. The Frosty Kisses title is from the Winter Woodland Cart and the penguin is from Joys of the Season. Instead of cutting the facial features out I drew the eyes, beak, and feet on and chalked the cheeks. I think they turned out adorable doing them this way. We added some snow glitter around his feet to give it that bling.

These turned out adorable and everyone loved them. They were super quick to put together! I hope you like them and leave me a comment to let me know what you think.
Happy Holidays

Friday, December 4, 2009

Best Wishes

Here's another simple card using the same ornament cut from JOTS. I used a clear embossing powder on this one and it caused it to darken for a nice effect. I stamped the sentiment and used the same clear embossing powder. I really like the raised shiny look that it gives this card.
Have a blessed day

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ornament Card

I have another simple Christmas card to share with you today.

The ornament was cut from the Joys of the Season cart. I then added some silver embossing powder to the snowflake in the center and the top. It really made it pop. The ribbon is sparkly and adds an elegant touch to this card. The photo really doesn't show how great this card looks.
Hope you enjoy and are coming along with your Christmas cards as well.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Let It Snow Card

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and hope you all did too. I'm finally getting around better so I'm going to work on my Christmas cards. I'll be sure and post them for all of you doing the same.

This card was a lot of fun to make. I'm still exploring the Winter Woodland cart. There is so much on this cart! This is Snowflake cut2 on page 33. I inked the edges, added some stickles for bling, and used my white pen to add dots around the scalloped square. I used the Let it Snow stamp for the sentiment and then a snowflake stamp and versamark for some more bling. I embossed with some silver embossing powder.
Hope you enjoy and as always I love to hear your comments.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Dream is a Wish.....

I finally finished my quote for the  wall with all my photos on it. I've had it cut out for ever but since it's my staircase wall I needed hubby to set up the scaffolding for me to reach it. 

I ended up cutting butterflies from the Hannah Montana cart to balance it out. This cart has a lot of great cuts on it. I absolutely love this wall in my room! I think it turned out fabulous.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Free files for SCAL at SVG

If you have SCAL and are looking for files to cut look no further. SVG sends out a newsletter with a free cut file and they have many more collections for sale. Check them out!

SVG Cut files

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Let It Snow Card

I made this adorable card for the blog hop challenge at Peachykeenstamps.
The snowman is a stamp I had. I used red flocking for his hat and applied glitter to his body then added stickles for his buttons and nose. 
The background is the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing template. I rubbed blue ink onto it and then ran through the cuttlebug. I just love this effect!

I pop dotted him up to add dimension. The circle and scalloped circle were cut using Winter Woodland and my cricut.

The Let it snow is a $1 stamp from Michaels and the mittens are some buttons I cut the shank off of and glued on. I think they're the perfect touch.
I hope you enjoy and as always I love to hear your comments.
Have a blessed day

Monday, September 28, 2009

How to make glittered letters with your Cricut and Xyron Video Epiisode 11

This is showing how I made the title for my Year of a Million Dreams layout. I hope it's helpful and encourages you to try your hand at making your own titles. Think of all the money you can save on those chipboard letters.

Sorry the pictures a little dark. It's hard to photograph glitter.
Have a blessed day

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cricut Paper Piecing with Disney Cart Pt 2 Episode 9

Here is part 2 of the Cricut paper piecing Video. Here I'l show you how I lay it out and put together my pieces. Hopefully the tips I share will help those with questions.

Winter Woodland Embossed Card

Oh I had such fun with this card! I did the challenge from the cuttlebug challenge blog. I have never used ink on my embossing folders but that was the challenge and I have to say it was fun, fun, fun. I almost couldn't stop.

For this card I used the snowflake 1 cut from pg 32 of the Winter Woodland Cart. I cut it at 2 1/2" and did the 3 layers in different colors. I added a snowflake eyelet to the center and dew drops.

I rubbed a light blue dye ink onto my Snowflakes embossing folder then put my paper in and ran it through the Cuttlebug. What a fun effect! I'm so glad I tried this.

As always I love to hear your comments and you should try this too. It's addicting.

Have a blessed day


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cricut Paper Piecing with Disney Cart Episode 8

I've had a lot of questions about how to cut when there are several pieces and putting them all together so I made a video, actually two, to show everyone. This first video is just the cutting out of the pieces and some great tips. I will upload the 2nd video tomorrow of how to put him all together.

I chose Meeko from the Dreams Come True cart to make a birthday card for my daughter. She absolutely loves Meeko and I think he turned out adorable.

Here's a look at the finished card. I did this for the Just buggin challenge. The card stands up. I think it's adorable sitting up on a table to look at.

I hope this helped and I'd love to hear your comments
Have a blessed day

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Winter Woodland Card

I finally got my WW cart and I have to say I am in love with it. It has so many cute cuts. This is just the first of many cards I will be posting so be sure and check back or subscribe to my blog so you don't miss any of them. You will definitely want this cart if you don't already have it.

I cut a second tree to pop up. I embossed it with silver embossing powder to give it some bling to match the bling on the cardstock of the background.

Have a blessed day and be sure to tell me what you think

Monday, September 21, 2009

Christmas Cheer tree Card

Another quick simple Christmas Card. I used the tree from the Christmas Cheer cart. The noel is a clear stamp from the dollar bin at Michaels. I stamped it with embossing ink and then used silver embossing powder. I love this paper. Everything is bright and cheery. It reminds me of the Who's. You know from the Grinch Stole Christmas. I expect to see one pop up from behind the tree. LOL

I used a sketch from the scrapsketch blog. Be sure and check them out for some fabulous sketches.

Have a blessed day

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Age is Only a Number Card

This is a quick little card I put together for a good friend for a very special birthday. There are dew drops on the punch outs of the border that was made using the fiskars treading water punch. The stamp is another stamp from the Humorous Birthday set from Inkadinkadoo. I just love this set. Such fun little sentiments.

The inside of the card reads "mine is unlisted".

Have a blessed day

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Disney Believe layout

This is a quick layout I put together. The brackets are from Plantin Schoolbook and the title is from Tinkerbelle. I used Diamond stickles to go over the title and add some bling.

We celebrated our kids birthday at Disney and I had my husband sneek in before the kids got to our room to leave some Disney magic for them. My daughter still believes the fairies were left by Disney for her. They each received new Disney t-shirts and housekeeping had left some towel art on the bed for us so magical things still happen if you Believe.

Have a blessed day

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Week 2 of the Cricut Cart Giveaway

How would you like to win the Winter Woodland cart? Well head over to the cricut message board to find out how. They're giving away 100 carts in celebration of their releasing 100 carts.
Good Luck

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Childs Year card

I just received A Childs Year cart and had to try it out. This is a really quick card I put together.

I used the apple silhouette cut and the button embossing folder from the Just My Type set.

Hope you enjoy

Have a blessed day

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Disney Pinocchio Village Haus

What a fun layout this turned out to be. I am absolutely in love with my cricut! I just can't seen to scrap without it.

The circle was cut from george.

The scalloped edge was done with the DS and Plantin Schoolbook.

I cut the flower at the bottom from Accent Essentials and then added a brad through the middle. A little Diamond Stickles and it zinged.

I used the Autumn Leaves Flourish stamp behind a couple of the flowers for just a little more flow. I used Lime Green Stickles to go over some of the stems and swirls on the paper and added a few of my own. I really like the bling it added.

The food here at Pinocchio's is fabulous. I absolutely adore the panini. I hear it's gone now though. Boo Hoo. The pizza and salad were good too and a really good value at that. Of course we were on the free Dining so it didn't matter. LOL

I'd love for you to leave me a comment and tell me what you think or your favorite places to eat at Disney!

Have a blessed day

Monday, September 7, 2009

Disney Magic in the Air

I wanted to do a layout to introduce each park and this is what I came up with for the Magic Kingdom. I had some random photos of the park I used and our family photo in front of the castle.

I used the mickey head cut from the mickey cart around the family photo.

The map and time guide is tucked in a little pocket I created behind the photo.

The bookplates are from the Fabulous Finds cart.

The clipboard is cut from the Fabulous Finds cart to add my journaling on to.

The mickey head balloon eyelets were some I picked up a couple of years ago at the CK convention.

Hope you enjoy and as always I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Organizing Cuttlebug Folders Video Episode 7

Here's my quick, cheap, easy way to organize my cuttlebug folders. I forgot to add in the video that I wrote the names on the embossing folder with a sharpie as well.
Hope you enjoy and as always I love to hear your comments.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Disney Got Dreams?

I absolutely love this photo. We were early to MGM and wandering around when we noticed all the characters coming out of a building to go to their posts. The cast members stopped to pose and take a picture of them all together. I couldn't resist. I walked right up and snapped one too. I don't think they appreciated it very much but I snapped it and left.

The layout was a lot of fun to do. I cut the title from Plantin Schoolbook. I used my xyron to run my letters through and then applied the glitter. I then ran them back through on the other side to adhere to my layout. Very messy but I had to have the bling for this layout. Be sure and check out the video showing how to do the title.

As always I love to read your comments.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Got Cake

This is a quick little card I put together for a special little boy who turned 3 recently. I used some more DCWV paper from an old stack and another stamp from the Humorous Birthday set from Inkadinkadoo.
Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Disney Crystal Palace

This layout just makes me smile and remember visiting my pals at the Crystal Palace.

The paper is from Nana's Nursery stack from Joann's.

The scalloped cut was cut at 10" and on center point using the Accent Essentials cart.

Font is from the Pooh Font cart. I wish the shadow had been a little bigger to show more and I intended on putting the letters on irregularly but forgot when I glued them on. Oh well, I'm in love with the layout anyways. LOL

Hope you enjoy and I love to hear your comments so please take a momment

Friday, August 28, 2009

Disney All Star Pool

This is my family enjoying the fun at games at the pool on our last Disney trip. I did this layout for a Disney Challenge but I was too late finishing it. I still need to put my journaling block on.
The three flamingos were some eyelets I received a while back when I was doing swaps with one of my groups. I thought they were perfect for this layout. I love the way they look and they were so easy to attach with the crop a dial. I have a video showing how to use this I'll be uploading so watch for it. It was my first time using it and I couldn't believe how easy it set this type of eyelet.
Here's a close up of the title. I put crystal effects on the top of the letters to mimic water but I wasn't happy with the overall look still so I added some tiny crystal beads. It's still not the look I was going for but overall I love the layout and I have two more pages done for the Disney album. Yeah me!!
Have an awesome day! Please leave a comment. I love to hear from everyone.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Disney Swiss Family Treehouse

I just love the way this layout came together. I used lots of different products on it.

The owl is from the Happily Ever After cart. (Sorry for the blurry picture, not sure what happened.)

The circles and scalloped border are from the Accent Essential cart. I did the scallops in DS so I could size them the way I wanted.

The stamps are from two different sets. The swirls are Autumn Leaves Swirls and the swirl with the flowers came from Scrappy Cat Flights of Fancy. I love all the swirls along the left side. It added just the right finishing touch.
I used lots of Chestnut Roan chalk box ink on everything.

I think that's about it.

I hope you like and I love to hear your comments

Have a blessed day