Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

The challenge this week at Exploring Cricut is to create a layout, card, or other paper craft celebrating the New Year!  You must use a Cricut and a Cricut cartridge, but those are the only rules.
For my project this week I created a card for the new year!  I used the cartridges Celebrate with Flourish and Stone Script.
I started with a 5 x 7 base which I put a zebra print from the Roxie paper line on top.  I then used a piece of silver foil cardstock from American Crafts to cut the main image of the clock and hat.  This was cut at 5.47". I then cut the hat out of black cardstock at the same size.  Using the Stone Script cartridge I cut "Happy New Year" at 1.07" and then welded each word together.  I traced around the hat with white opal Liquid Pearls and then used stickles on the lettering and the curly on the clock.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful 2013 full of plenty of crafting time!
Thursday, December 27, 2012

December 27 Project

Welcome to my little corner of blog world, I hope each of you have a very Merry Christmas.  I love Christmas, and I always hate to see this season end.  I just wish that it didn't have all the hecticness that goes along with it.  I've decided that to help alleviate some of this I'm going to try to make a few Christmas cards each month so that come November I won't have to fret about getting enough cards made to send out to all my friends and family.
My project for today is a start on this ongoing project for next year.
To create this card I started with a pink pattern paper.  I used the Christmas cartridge to cut the image at 3.12".  This image was cut out of silver foil cardstock.  Accents used are red velvet ribbon, tiny red pearls.  I then stamped the phrase Merry Christmas.
This is also an easy card to mass produce.
Monday, December 17, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Welcome to my little spot in blog world.  This weeks challenge with Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft that celebrates Christmas.  The only "rules" are to use a Cricut machine and a cricut cartridge.  With that being said, here's my project for this weeks challenge.

I absolutely love Christmas, and at church I've told the Advent story in the Children Worship & Wonder center now for 3 years (which is how long we've had the center).  I love this activity and the figures because of their simpleness.  They are created that way so that the children can use their imagination.  As an adult we've seen the tv programs and the movies so we have preconceived notions of what the people of the nativity story look like.  My project for this week is a wall hanging that celebrates the Nativity story.  I've used the cartridge A Quilted Christmas.  I love the silhouette feature on this cartridge.  It's fancy enough for this important occasion yet it reminds me of the simplicity of the figures of the worship center.
The pattern paper is from the Wonderland line from Close to My Heart.  Each figure was cut out of Chocolate cardstock at 3.47 inches.  I added mini sparkles to fancy it up a bit.  I decided to cut the baby Jesus out of colored cardstock so that he would stand out and be the focal point.
 With everything going on in the world now.  It's hard at times to remain cheerful and hopeful for the future, but my wish for you is that you find some joy in creating a project that celebrates this most wonderful season.  Jesus is the reason for the season, and maybe he needs to be invited into all aspects of our lives.
Merry Christmas!!
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas

Welcome to my little corner of blog world!  I get to share a project with you today.  My project for today is a very simple Christmas card.
I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 base and layered green and red cardstock.  I then cut a stocking using Very Merry Tags at 3.94 using patterned paper and white cardstock.  Once they were layered together on the card I added stickles and a ribbon.

To change things up a bit on some of the cards I added fun flock instead of the stickles.

Now that Christmas is just 12 days away, May you enjoy all the Christmas cards you receive from family and friends!
Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge

Welcome to my blog.  If you've come to my blog from Kim's blog you're in the right place.  The challenge for this week is to create a Christmas card.

I love Christmas, and I love making Christmas cards.  I have so many ideas picked out that I would like to create that it seems impossible that I would ever be able to create them all.  That doesn't stop me from trying, or finding other cards that I want to recreate.  

The card that I chose to recreate for this challenge is one that was in the Close to my Heart catalog last year and I feel in love with it.  
The cardstock used was New England Ivy, Cranberry, and Colonial White.  I used Cranberry embossing powder for the saying, red sparkles, ribbon from the red pack.  The Holly leaves were cut using the Art Philosophy at 2.25 and 1.75 then stamped using the stamp set A Holiday.

I hope you enjoy making your Christmas cards as much I have.  Your next stop on the blog hop is Annette at