I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Cut It Up - New Beginnings!

Happy Friday!!!

Hope you all had a FABULOUS Christmas
and that everyone survived :)

We have a super fun challenge starting
over at Cut It Up today!

Cut It Up

New Beginnings -- BABIES!!

This theme was chosen by Evelyn

Make a baby project.  
(And don't forget to include a die cut!)

This challenge runs from December 26, 2014 until January 7, 2015 (noon EST)

This challenge is sponsored by:

Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Prize:  $5 Gift Certificate

Here is my project:
I love this cute owl from Create A Critter 2
and I found some adorable paper from Echo Park.

The yellow pattern papers for the owl
were just in my scrap stash.

I cut the scallop border from Elegant Edges.

The sentiment is from CardzTV's "More Critter Captions".

I hope that you will join us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

BBTB2 - Christmas Ornaments

Happy Monday!!!
Welcome to another challenge for BBTB2!!!
This week we want to see your Christmas projects featuring an ornament.
Here is my project:
I used Simply Charmed and George for this card.
My paper comes from American Crafts and The Paper Studio.
The sentiment is from CardzTV.
The sketch came from my awesome friend Georgiana from Carsons Creations.
Please join us for this fun challenge over at BBTB2!
Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Candy Lane Christmas

Happy Friday!!!

I can't believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!!!
Time to mail out the cards :)

But in case you still need some inspiration
check out the challenge that is starting over at Cut It Up
then share with us your creation
before you stick it in the mail!

Cut It Up

Challenge #60

$20 Coupon Code

My Project
I have had the Simply Charmed cartridge
since pretty much the beginning of my Cricut crafting,
but I have never used this cute peppermint candy cut.

I was happy to find some fun paper and sentiment stamps
to put this card together.
The paper is from American Crafts
as well as the "Candy Lane" stamp.
The "Christmas" stamp is from a Hero Arts.

I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up
for our Christmas Card with Buttons challenge!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Decorate To Celebrate #90

Happy Wednesday!!!

Welcome to another challenge over at Decorate To Celebrate!!!
Today I have a fun project that I have been meaning to finishing for over a year...oops!!!

So my husband cut out these 2x4's from scraps we had lying around last year.

I finished it up by sanding the pieces then I used acrylic paints to coat the pieces then Mod Podged some fun pattern paper from Echo Park on the fronts.
I inked around the edges with Tom Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I used some wood glue to glue the whole thing together.
So easy!!!
I think it turned out great
and I am so happy that I finally finished it
for this year!

I hope that you will join us for this challenge and remember it's
Anything Goes!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Stockings Were Hung - BBTB2 & FCCB

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 and FCCB
there are a couple challenges starting!

Bitten by the Bug 2
Our fearless and fabulous leader, Susan has chosen the theme
"And The Stockings Were Hung"

LOVE it!!!

And over at FCCB...

Challenge #240 Anything But a Card

This Weeks Sponsor

~This Weeks Challenge~
Create any project, that is not a card!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

So here is my project:

I decided to make a tag to add atop one of the presents
I am giving out.

I used the stocking from Art Philosophy
and the mat is from Elegant Edges.

The paper is from the American Crafts 6x6 paper pad "Jolly".

Used some white tulle and Trendy Twine to top it off.

I hope you join us for these challenges!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

BBTB2 - Christmas Tree Card

Happy Monday!!!

Can you believe it is December 1st?!?!

This month is going to be crazy,
will it be for you too?

Well, why not get a start on some cards by joining us
over at BBTB2 for a Christmas Tree Card Challenge?

Bitten by the Bug 2

I used Winter Woodland for this Tree Card.
I cut it out at 5 1/4".
The paper was an open stock 12x12 I picked up a few years
ago, but can't remember from where.
I tied a red ribbon around the side
and called it good :)

Doesn't get much easier than that!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!