Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One of my 2011 Favorites

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I can't believe 2011 is almost over.  This year has flown by especially the last half of it.   I wanted to share one of my favorite cards of 2011.  Here is the link to my original post.  

Cooking with Cricut: Challenge #66 - Year in Review

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

No Peeking!

Hello everyone!  I can't believe Christmas is in ten days!  I still have a bit of shopping to do.  I am baking this weekend with my sisters and mom.  It should be lots of fun.  Spending time with them is one of my favorite things to do.   I have a Christmas card to share with you that I made last week.  I absolutely love how it turned out, so super cute!

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge #67
The Paper Variety:  Anything Goes

Items Used:
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge (dog)
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge (background image)
Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge (present)
Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge (santa hat)
Peachy Keen Stamps: Happy Go Lucky Dog Faces
My Creative Time: All Around Christmas, Inspiring Words Accents, Curly Label Die

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous night!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gift Bag

I'm back with another post for you today.  After I finished my homemade gifts, I did not want to put them in a generic gift bag.  I found some Kraft gift bags at Hobby Lobby for fifty cents and they are perfect for my glass etching projects.  The cute little penguin came from Simply Charmed and is cute at 4.5".  The North Pole sign came from Jolly Holidays and is cut at 8".  I then added some ribbon and a quick tag I made using MCT's stamps and dies.  I think the fished product turned out pretty cute.

Raise the Bar:  Challenge #86
Scrappy Mom's: Terrific Tuesday
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #89

Items Used:
Simply Charmed & Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridges
 Peachy Keen Stamps: Happy Lashes
My Creative Time: XL Label Die, Scallop & Circle Stitch Die, All Around Christmas stamp set
Kraft Gift Bag
Bakers Twine

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Friday!

Glass Etching

It's Friday!  I so excited the weekend is here!  It has been a crazy week with grad school applications due soon and the holidays coming up.  I have a couple projects to share with you today.  I wanted to make a couple of gifts for people on my list this year.  I have always wanted to try glass etching so yesterday I did.  It is so easy and the finished product is so neat.  You will need glass, gloves, Armor Etch, a paintbrush, and a stencil or vinyl image.  I cut the images out on vinyl with my Cricut and then applied the image to the glass.  I did not use transfer tape but just peeled the vinyl form the sheet and adhered it to the glass.  I then took the etching cream and applied to the entire glass (the glass will be frosted wherever the etching cream is applied).  Let the glass sit for five minutes and then clean the glass with warm water.  Discard the vinyl and admire your finished product.  So easy!   I made a couple of these.  All of the supplies I bought at Hobby Lobby.  This first one is for my husband's grandma for Christmas.  She loves snowmen.  The image came from A Child's First Year.  The glass I bought has an opening in the bottom and a light fits perfectly.  I added some ribbon to the top and called it done!  Here is the finished product:

This next one I made for my neighbors.  They are always looking out for us and love MU football.  The football came from Life's A Party and I used the font from Birthday Bash.

Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #42
Getting Cricky: Joys of the Season

Items Used:
Armor Etch
Glass Block
Life's A Party, Birthday Bash, and A Child's First Year Cricut Cartridges

These are such simple gifts to make and I think I am addicted!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Christmas

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Winter is officially here!  We got our first snow today.  It only snowed about an inch but the roads were not pretty this morning.  It was a nice day to stay home curled up in a blanket working on grad school applications.  I do have a card to share with you today.  The background of the cad was done with Elegant Edges book feature.  I turned on the real dial size on my gypsy and made the shape as tall and wide as my card.  Although I have had my gypsy for a year, I just realized you can change the height and width independently. :)  The cute little elf came from the Jolly Holiday's cartridge.  I think this is my favorite Christmas cartridge.

Whimsical Designs:  Layer It
Scrappy Mom's Stamps: Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Items Used:
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartrdige
Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge
My Creative Time's All Around Christmas
Peachy Keen Stamps Simple Sallies set

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge #66

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I spent the weekend with my sisters and mom. We made Christmas cards Saturday and today we slept late and went to see the Muppet movie.  I loved the movie and highly recommend it.  I have a card to share with you today that I made for Peachy Keen's sketch challenge. This skater girl came from Jolly Holidays.  I embossed her hat with my Cuttlebug and added some Stickles to her button.  Here is the sketch.

Here is my card.

Items Used:

Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I am off to get ready for the week ahead!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #96

Happy Friday!  I can't believe December is here!  I absolutely love this time of year.  We put up our Christmas tree on Sunday and yesterday I was baking up a storm!  Here is the super simple card I wanted to share with you today.

Items Used:
Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge
Embossing Folders
Peachy Keen Winter Face Assortment set
Sentiment: Pink by Design Christmas Wishes set

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  We (me, my sisters & mom) are having a Christmas crafting party this weekend.  It should be lots of fun!