Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last Christmas Card

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. Any exciting plans for New Years? I need to do some work this weekend since I took this week off so nothing too exciting here. Hubby and I will probably watch the ball drop in our pj's :) I wanted to share one more Christmas card I made with you today. I used my Cricut a lot for Christmas cards this year. I really like the look of them and they are quick and fun to put together.




For my card today, I cut the reindeer from the Jolly Holidays cartridge out at 4". After I put everything together, I added some doodling around the image and then added a red pearl for his nose. Next I put my card base together using SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. For some finishing touches, I added pearls, Prima flower, ribbon, a bow (tied with my Bow Easy) and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, sorry to be so short today, but today is my and hubby's 5th Wedding Anniversary so we are going out to a nice lunch to celebrate. I haven't had a chance to make him a card yet so I hope to do that today and I'll share it here soon. Hope you have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here soon :)


Monday, December 27, 2010

Two More Christmas Cricut Cards

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! :) I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. We had a wonderful Christmas here. My husband's mom and step dad came here along with a family friend and we served dinner, did presents, and just had a wonderful time together. I also took this week off of work so I get to spend some time at home with hubby (he's off work as well since the kids are out of school) and of course, some time in the craft room. I have a couple more Christmas cards to share with you today. I decided to use my Cricut on these, I hope you like them.




For my first card, I decided to use this adorable chimney and this too cute Santa from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I cut the chimney out at 4 inches and I cut Santa out at 3 inches. After I put everything together, I used my white and black gel pens to do some doodling. Next I added glue all over the snow covering the chimney and then sprinkled on lots of Martha Stewart fine glitter (it's really shiny in person). Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. For a finishing touch, I added a Prima, pearl, and little branches made from my Martha Stewart branch punch. The sentiment is from an old Studio G set. What do you think?




For my second card today, I decided to cut out this adorable Santa from the Winter Frolic cricut cartridge. I cut him out at 4.25". I did some doodling with my gel pens and then put everything together. I popped his mustache with some pop dots. For some extra touches, I added ribbon, a bow (tied with my Bow Easy), rose from Wild Orchid Crafts, and pearls. The sentiment is from Studio G. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoyed my Cricut Christmas cards. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here soon.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays My Friends

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday and happy two days before Christmas! I can't believe how fast this month has flown by. I'm not sure if I'll have a chance to post again before Christmas so I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I still have a few Christmas cards to make (eeeek, yes, I'm very behind) so I will share those with you sometime soon. But for now, I have a little Cricut Christmas scene I created using my wonderful Gypsy that I'd like to share.




I used the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge to create my card. I first cut the little girl out at 3.75". I did some doodling around all the little pieces using my Sakura white gel pen and then I put everything together. I used some SU chalk and a Q-tip to create the blush on her cheek. I also used my Gypsy's "hide contour" feature to hide the face the cricut would have cut out and used a Peachy Keen face stamp (from the Princess Faces stamp set) to create her face. So cute, I love Peachy Keen face stamps!!! Next I cut the Christmas tree out at 5". I did some doodling and then put everything together. Next I created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. I placed a piece of white cardstock at the bottom of the card after running it through my Cuttlebug using the snowflakes embossing folder. For some finishing touches, I added pearls and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful holiday weekend and I'll be back soon.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Celebrating the Holidays in Style

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! Can you believe there are only 5 days until Christmas! I can't believe how fast this month has flown by! I still have a few Christmas cards to make and send out. They might get out a little late but better late than never :) We had a wonderful Christmas celebration last night at my dad's with my sister and her family as well as my step sisters and step brother. We had a feast too, dinner was so yummy! Come Christmas, it will be my turn to cook, hope mine turns out as well! :)




For my card today, I decided to use some very nontraditional Christmas colors, but I love the way it turned out. My image is illustrated by the fabulous Elisabeth Bell and is available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. I colored the image with copics and then inked around the image with SU's Pretty in Pink ink. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from last year's DCWV Glitter Christmas stack. For some finishing touches, I added pink rhinestones (from the dollar bin at Michael's), a bow (tied with my Bow Easy), and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays from Rudolph

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. My husband and I are getting ready to head to my dad's this afternoon to celebrate Christmas there. On Christmas day, we stay home and my husband's family comes to us so we have to celebrate with my family a week early. Should be a yummy dinner tonight, I'm looking forward to it :)




For my card today, I decided to make another Christmas card using my Cricut. I used the Create a Critter cartridge (one of my absolute favorites) for all the cuts. I designed the tree in my Gypsy so I could determine how wide I needed to cut the light strings. The tree itself was cut at 4.5" and Rudolph was cut at 3.75". I paper pieced everything together and then did some doodling using my white gel pen. Next I made my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. For a finishing touch, I added Prima, pearl, and some leaves using my Martha Stewart Branch Punch. What do you think?

That's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Warm Wishes

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. We actually got snow here on Thursday, about 4 inches! It was so cold that the roads got really icy. Luckily, the sun came out yesterday and melted most of it. The roads are fine now which is good because I still have some last minute Christmas shopping to do (I'm mostly done, just need a couple more things). Well, enough chit chat and onto my card :)




For my card today, I used another winter cutie from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This image is illustrated by the fabulous Victoria Case and you can find her HERE. I colored the image with copics and then I cut the image out with my circle nestie. While the image was still in the nestie, I sponged around it with SU's Bashful Blue ink. Next I added Stardust Stickles to the trim around her coat and boots and to the snowballs. I then created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. For some finishing touches, I added pearls, a bow (tied with my Bow Easy), dew drops, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from a clear stamp set I found at Wal-Mart a few Christmases ago. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Brrrrr!

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! Brrrrrr, it is SO cold here in West Virginia. The last several days, it hasn't been above 30 degrees and with the windchill, it feels like it's below zero. What's worse is the wind has been so bad, you feel like you're going to blow away. Sure hope we get a warm spell soon! :)




In light of the cold weather, I was inspired to create a wintry card using this adorable image illustrated by Victoria Case and available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. Isn't she adorable? I colored my image with copics and then inked around the image with SU's Bashful Blue ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I added Stardust Stickles to the fur trim around her coat. I then created my card base using SU cardstock (Perfect Plum and Bashful Blue). My DP is from Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather paper pad (I got mine HERE). For some finishing touches, I added pearls, ribbon, a bow (tied with my Bow Easy), snowflakes (from Me and My Big Ideas, I got them at Michael's) and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I'm getting ready to head to work and brave the cold :) Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sweet Pea Blog Hop

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start. Today, the Sweet Pea Stamps DT is doing a special blog hop showing our appreciation to Lynette, the owner of Sweet Pea Stamps. She truly has the best stamp company around and is the best person to work for!!!



As our gift to you, our wonderful followers, visitors and Sweet Pea Stamps customers, one lucky person will win the ching chou kuik Fantasy Art collection Red Riding Hood sheet of stamps (Plate #65). Just leave comments along the way.




Each comment you leave will earn you an entry - so the more comments the better the chances! The drawing will take place on 12/20/2010. Below you will find the list of stops - if you joined us somewhere along the way don't worry as it is a circular hop. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

Sweet Pea Stamps
Alexandra Lundgren
Angela Sowell
Christine Riley
Connie Piotter
Holley Barnhart
Jennifer Willis
Katarina Maserak
Kym Kreates
Randi Wall
Traci Porter

And now onto my card for the day:




When I saw this beautiful image by Caron Vinson, I just couldn't wait to ink it up. This particular image is called Royal Flower and I think she's absolutely gorgeous! I colored the image with copics and then sponged lightly around the image with SU's Pretty in Pink ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I added some Stardust Stickles to her wings and to her dress. I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is also from SU. For some finishing touches, I added a bow, pearls, dew drops, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. Your next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented Connie Piotter. See you all back here tomorrow for some more holiday cards.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Cricut Elf

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :) The weekend is almost here, yay! Any exciting plans for the weekend? I hope to get lots of time in the craft room, I am way behind on making my Christmas cards this year. After Monday, things at work will slow down until after the holidays so if I can just push through the next few days, I'll make it :)




For my card today, I decided to create another Christmas card using the adorable Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge that I got at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. I used my new Gypsy to design the card. I cut the elf image out at 3 3/4". I used the "hide contour" feature on my Gypsy to hide the face the cricut cuts out and instead used my Peachy Keen Princess Faces stamps to create his face. Next, after I pieced all the pieces together, I did some doodling around the image to give it some dimension. Next I cut the presents out (they are a separate cut on the cartridge) and adhered them to the wagon with dimensionals. I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My patterned paper (which I also used for his little shorts) is from DCWV. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the top piece of cardstock and then adhered the image to the card base using dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added some pearls. What do you think?

I hope you enjoyed my Cricut card today. I'll be back soon with some more wintry cards. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Scorpio




Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I decided to take a short break from making Christmas cards to showcase another gorgeous image from Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is illustrated by the incredibly talented Caron Vinson. It's called Scorpio and you can find it HERE. I colored the image with copics and then lightly inked around the image with purple ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV (the Black Currant stack . . . this paper is GORGEOUS!). For some finishing touches, I added a bow (tied with my Bow Easy), pearls, Primas, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today, I have to get to work. I hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by. I'll see you back here tomorrow with another Christmas card :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

One and Only Heart

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are having a great day. I didn't get a chance to post before heading to work this morning so I figured I'd go ahead and post now and then go fix some dinner :)




For my card today, I decided to ink up this gorgeous image from Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is called One and Only Heart. It is illustrated by the fabulous ching chou kuik and you can find it HERE. Isn't she gorgeous? I colored the image with copics and then lightly inked around the image with SU's Pretty in Pink ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. I also added some Stardust
Stickles to the heart and the rose in her hair. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from Basic Gray. For some finishing touches, I added a bow, pearls, dew drops, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wishing You a Merry One

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here, yay!!! :) Any exciting plans for the weekend? We will be finishing getting the house decorated for Christmas and hopefully finishing up Christmas shopping. I hope to get lots of time in the craft room as well, I still have so many Christmas cards to make!




For my card today, I decided to put together another sweet little Christmas card using my Cricut and the new Jolly Holidays cartridge I got at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. I cut the image out at 3 3/4" and pieced it together using SU cardstock. I used my black and white gel pens to doodle around the image (I love doing this, I think it gives the Cricut cuts a little extra pizazz :) ). Next I created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. For some finishing touches I added a bow, a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls, and Primas. The sentiment is from Studio G. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here soon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Make Believe

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! Boy this week is going by fast. Not that I'm complaining, I'm always happy for the weekend, but I just have so much to get done this week at work and I'm getting a little nervous :) Anyway, I'll keep my chit chat short and get right to my card for today.




For my card today, I'm so excited to share with you another new artist for Sweet Pea Stamps. This beautiful fairy image was illustrated by Meredith Dillman and is called Blue Fairy. Isn't she pretty? She was so fun to color. I colored the image with copics and then lightly sponged around the image with SU's Bashful Blue ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I added some Stardust Stickles to her wings. I then created my card base out of SU cardstock (Perfect Plum and Not Quite Navy). My DP is from K&Co. For some finishing touches, I added a bow (tied with my Bow Easy), dew drops, Primas, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and swirls made from an EK Success punch. What do you think?

I hope you enjoyed my card for today. Make sure to head over to Sweet Pea Stamps and check out all the new artists. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

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