Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CWC Year in Review

Over at Cooking with Cricut, we were asked to share one of our favorite projects of the year. Here's one of my favorite layout; originally posted on September 22nd.

AND HERE'S MY NUMBER ONE FAVORITE PROJECT OF 2011!!  It wasn't created by me but for me by Dulce!  My scrapbook birthday cake!!

Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

* 2012 *

I need just a handful of New Year cards completed ASAP.  Here's one using my latest bingo card. 
Paper is by Colorbok, English Moss collection.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs; looks like she danced her night away to some serious bachata!  She's only two bucks and change right now and comes with a sentiment.

The border was created using Purple Cow's, Spring Punch It. They are still offering a flat rate shipping of $5.  AND get 20% off your first order, use coupon code: NEWMOO20

  I'm entering the card to FBD December All Month challenge #76

PCW Year in Review

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas!Over at PCW, we were asked to share one of our favorite projects of the year.  Here's one of my favorite using the Cinco de Mayo bear created especially for Dulce.  Originally shared on May 5th on this post.  Once again, thank you Melin!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Day 22

The theme for the twenty -second day of PCW’s 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun is Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Day 21

It's almost Christmas!!  Poinsettias and Christmas florals are the focus of day 21 of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun at Cooking with Cricut.  I altered a gift bag using white silk poinsettias I've had for two years.  I removed the stems and inners; replaced the inners with bling.  My gift bag is bilingual. LOL!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Flashback Friday 18.0

Flashback Friday challenge is to share your first owl project.  I originally shared the owl card on  February 3, 2010:
You may find the details of the card and to download the title cut file HERE.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Merry

I had time to play with some new goodies today.  The stamp set from Bug Bites, "All Year Round".  Their stamp sets are $12 including shipping.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam, "Ice Blue".  Both have excellent customer service, I had my goodies in no time!  Thank you Barb and Julie! =)

I'm entering the card to For Fun Challenges, Christmas Anything Goes.
and also Christmas Card Challenge Weel # 3, Non Traditional Xmas Colors.

Make a wish....

The fairy Natalie is a digi from Paper Makeup Stamps.   The sentiment by Studio G.  Except for the cardbase, all paper is from scraps.  The swirly pearls are Want2Scrap.  
UPDATE:  I won the challenge! I get 5 digis of my choice! Woot!
If you haven't already, you may want to check out their closeout sale on their rubber stamps.  Use coupon code: CLOSEOUT60

25 Days of Christmas - Day 18

It's Day 18 and we are focusing on the Nativity and Angels Rejoicing the Good News.   I created the "Greatest Gift of All" nativity scene for my sister.  I  used the newest Nativity cut file; added swirly pearls, silver Stickles to the star.  The title cut file is my own.

Up next is a card using the Angel Bear digi.  The stamp is by Scrappy Cat; all paper from Recollections.  Please stop by Cooking with Cricut and check out the DT's beautiful creations.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Here's one of my last Christmas cards.  I'm too cheap to buy bingo cards so I created my own; Believe Bingo Card.  The bottom reads:
May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill. 
May the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
Have a Merry Christmas.
The bingo card measures 3"x2.5", you may not want to print it smaller; the wording will be difficult to read.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tag It!

Here's my sister's gift all wrapped up and tagged!  The wrapping paper is scrapbook paper; the tag is a cut from Gypsy Wanderings; I stamped the background with Inkadinkadoo stamps; the skating cutie is a rubber stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs.
I'm entering the tag to Cardz TV Challenge # 98, create two tags, Ok I didn't read the rules until now. LOL  I will get working on my second tag.
Update: I got my second tag done! 
I'm also entering it to Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge # 76.

Here's my sister's second gift, lucky gal!  Again, I used scrapbook paper as gift wrap; the snowflake is a cut from the Christmas cartridge;  I used the hide/countour feature on my Gypsy so I can stamp the sentiment in the center.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo set.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Karber Challenge #46

Karber's challenge #46 is Anything Goes, you must use one of their images.   If you don't own their images, now is good time to purchase, well at least one.  They start at $1.20 and your purchase is your entry to their Grand Calibur Die Cutting machine giveaway!
Here's my card using "Shopping Stephanie".
And here's the inside of the card.

25 Days of Christmas - Day 14

Welcome to Day 14 of the 25 Days of Christmas and Cooking With Cricut Challenge Day!  --Holiday cards, gifts and tags. easy last minute ideas. I used scrapbook paper to wrap up my MIL gift; the tag is the Sleigh from Trim a Tree cartridge and the ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin, I wish I would have stocked up on it.  Please stop by and check out the DT's creations.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Day 10

It's Day 10!  Here are projects using Cooking with Cricut newest digi stamp and cut files.

First up is the Santa with reindeer digi.  The card is one of the smallest ones I've created; measures 3.5"x4". Can't really tell in the pic, but I added Stickles to Santa's fur trim and finished up with red twine.

Up next is a combination of two cut files; Santa going down the Chimney and the Gingerbread House 09.  The card measures 5.5"x4.5".  The "ho ho ho" is a dollar stamp by Mary Engelbreit.  The paper is from the Recollections Xmas stack, surprisingly, I've used it for most of Christmas projects this year.  Yes!!  I also finished up the card with some twine.  Santa looks kinda worried, he ate one too many slices of pumpkin pie!

AND my last project is a wall decor for one of my sisters; the frame measures 10"x10".   Can't see it on the pic, but I added Stickles to Santa's trim.  I also used gold foil paper to get the sleigh.  I love Melin's files and I think this is my favorite "favorite"!  So for the small details:  Did you see his glasses!? Cute, they are sittin' on th edge of his nose.  I used velum to mimic the glass.  I also added tiny itty bitty button brads to his suit; they are by Recollections.  The organza with velvet center ribbon is one of my favorite ribbons.  I think I may have to make another trip to Hobby Lobby.  The "Merry Christmas" stamp is a year-end 'thank you gift' from the Stamps of Life.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

From our family to yours

The fireplace was a free cut file from Cafe Expressions.  Paper is by DCWV; stamp by Stamps of Life.


Geez if that's all it took...LOL The snowgirl from Fresh Brewed Designs and the sentiment is my own. You can download it below.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Day 6

We went GREEN today!   You know the routine right?  :)  Stop by Cooking with Cricut for your freebies and for a chance to win some amazing blog candy!

Here's a card using today's freebie.

Using the free PDF calendar, I created March's favorite birthday month of course it's gotta be my favorite.
I love Paper Crafting World's Cutie Patooties! I created "Cara" using three different files, Betsy, Suze and the newest Elf cut file.  The title is also PCW cut file.  Remember you can get 30% off your download purchase, use code:  25days

Love the background paper so much I used on all three projects today! I used a 12x12 for all three projects.  This is "Kelly & Keegan" the Irish dancing bears....super cute!! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Candy!!  Day 5 is here with lots of sweet treats.  Hop on over to Cooking with Cricut for a chance at some fabulous blog candy, inspiration and freebies.  Here are my cards:

I used a spanking new digi that will be available in the Paper Crafting World shop today. 
The hot cocoa is a cutting file from the "Bear with hot cocoa", the candy cane & peppermint were taken from the "Gingerbread House" cut file.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Day 3!

It's day three of the 25 Days of Christmas hosted by Cooking with Cricut.  Make sure you stop by and check out the freebies, inspiration and details about the giveaways! =) Today is all about Santa's Helpers.
This is my first shaker card.  I recycled the packaging from a bead compact and added some beads.  The elf digi is your FREEBIE for Day Three, make sure you go grab it.

And here are my BIG elves!  They are almost 2 feet tall, (22" to be exact).  I have never played with cuts this big, it was loads of fun and easy too!  No small parts to misplace.  I made them for my Mom, she decorates her home with the cards I give her...too cute!  She's my biggest fan or I should say my only fan! ROFLOL!  I'm sure she will love these cuties.
They are both cut files and are available to purchase at Paper Crafting World
Don't forget you get 30% off your download purchases Use Coupon Code: 25days

I took this picture with the door so you have a better idea of their height.