Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Christmas Cards

These are the cards I made to send to specific family members. I wish I was so full of talent that I could come up with 35 or 40 different cards so each family on my list would receive their own, unique card. But since that is never going to happen, I will settle for a few individual ones :)
 The first two are for my grandkids. I will admit the Santa and Chimney  one - from Simply Charmed -is my all time favorite card I have made so far! When I added the last of the Stickles ( more glitter, Grammie!! ) and stepped back, well, I was SOO happy with the results. The Reindeer card has been in in my head for my grandson's first Christmas card since I first got Create A Critter in the mail. I couldn't find background paper the I loved so I altered some I liked to suit me.


The next two I totally copied the main idea from a  very talented poster on the Cricut message boards. I am sorry I can't remember who you are, but I will give you credit if I can find the original post, or some one lets me know who it was :) The Smiley faces and the ho ho ho's are from the Smiley Cards cart for the Gypsy. The Santa hat is from Paper Doll Dress Up.

And lastly, I needed a more masculine card for our nephews. I have had this Stampin Up stamp since last year and hadn't used it. I think I will  be using it more for next year. I can see lots of other design uses for this image .

The plain papers and ink are Stampin Up and the patterned papers are Die Cuts With a View.

Some day I will be better at writing down the sizes I cut things at, but not this time... sorry...

I have one more card to get a picture of, hopefully tomorrow...

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Almost Ready!

Hello everyone!

I have finally finished my cards, tags and wrapping. I have taken pictures of most everthing, now just need an hour to compose the post to go with them all.

I hope to get it done tonight, so look for pictures tomorrow!

Countdown to Christmas ....4 days!!  Can't wait!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Banner

I have a large window at work that was just screaming - Decorate Me!!! I knew I wanted to make a banner and that was all I took with me into my craft room. When I came out... I had this ..




I spent way to much time on the elves, but I am very happy with how they turned out. The fan circles that are behind them, well, I need to be shown how to make them.... they gave me fits.

But in the end I love this banner and I got lots of compliments from my co-workers.

The banner is from Country Life -7" and the elves are from Paper Doll Dress Up - 3.5".
The paper is Diecuts With a View and Stampin Up.

I so wish I could get my Christmas crafting energy going in August, then I would have so much more ready now :)
Oh well, maybe next year!

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think !

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I Love Blog Land!!

I can't begin to tell you how glad I am that I discovered this wonderful world of blogging. I have found so many people who share this love of crafting with each other and give, so generously, their ideas and creations. I honestly can't wait to get home from work every day, make my cup (or pot) of coffee, and sit at my computer to get 'lost' in the land of blogs! It's a good thing this didn't exist when my kids were little... I would have had a real problem :)
OK... back to the reason I started this post !

One of my new blogging friends, Sharon  , has put a huge smile on my face this morning... she is sharing this Award with me!! How amazing is this !!

Sharon has a great blog, with projects that will inspire you to create your own versions, so please go and visit her :)

The requirements for receiving this award are to list 3 things that give your blog attitude and then nominate 5 other blogs with some 'tude. Lastly, post this award on your blog ( that's the best part !). The nominating part is easy..

Now for my 3 things about my blog:

1. My blog is much more organized than my craft room !
2. I want to learn how to put all the cool icons on my blog that I see on others.
3. I am hoping to share more projects that I make with my daughters and granddaughter.

I hope you visit each of the blogs I have nominated and leave them comments.... that is the best thing about blogging... reading all the wonderful things others say about your creations!

Have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by :)


Thursday, December 2, 2010

See What Happens....

See what happens when you follow a blog hop?  You can get goodies like these in the mail!!

Yup, that's what happened to me when I followed the Cricut Card Fairies blog hop. I left a comment on Scrappy Jess's blog and was chosen to receive her wonderful blog candy. Thank you so much Jess :)
 So I urge you all to follow the next blog hop you find. You will see some amazing projects and maybe find a new blog  or two to follow.
Oh yea, don't forget to leave comments to let them know you appreciate all the hard work and effort that goes into a hop, cause you never know what might happen :)

Thanks for stopping by....