Monday, December 31, 2012

Let It Glow!

Happy New Years Eve!

I had a wonderful Christmas, Kristen joined us in Texas and we had so much fun. There will be more scrapbook pages coming to verify that. I will have a second Christmas soon when Xavier and Korben make it back to NB. With all the snow the Maritimes have been receiving they have been having an extended stay with Steph's family in PEI. Lucky them...yes I'm so jealous! When they return home the kids or Xavier will open his presents from us on Skype.

My project I'm sharing is actually decorating the tree with my son and family in 2011.We had visited  in November and they purchased an artificial tree so we could be there for the decorating.
It was Xavier's first Christmas that he could really help with the decorating. It was so much fun.

I like this border of snowflakes and then some bling.
Those lights were hard to make. I wanted to keep the size small and it was intricate cuts. 1.75 was the smallest I could go. The ribbon and bulb were both glittered after they were cut. The under layer is gold paper. I really liked how I strung the gold cording. It reminded me as a kid at Christmas when we got cards. We would run a length of string  from one nail to another on the wall or between the window frames and then drape the cards over the string.

The pattern paper was from a Christmas pack by The Paper Studio called Holiday Wonder. Remaining cardstock Bazzill. Lots of glitter and bling used on the pages - after all it is Christmas!

Wishing everyone all the best for 2013!
See you in the New Year


Project - Scrapbooking
Cricut Machine - Imagine & Expression & CCR
Elegant Edges (scalloped square) 9.35" & 9.00"
Art Philosophy - Let It Glow - 1"
Art Philosophy - Snowflake - 3.50"
Art Philosophy - Snowflake Border - 9" length
Art Philosophy - Presents - 1.75"
Create A Critter2 - Tree - 4.25"
Celebrate With A Flourish - Lights - 1.75"

Friday, December 21, 2012

Meow,Meow, Meow

Good Morning,

December 21st. Santa's warming up his sleigh!

Our daughter is home for Christmas and we went to Galveston yesterday for the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens. Had a great time visiting the aquarium, and rainforest pyramids. Saw a couple short 3D children's movies and then did the evening walk looking at the lights. It wasn't much of a stroll as the weather  turned cold and windy. This morning I wake to the temperature being 25F/-4C. Not sure how my flowers are going to like this.

I must admit these two cards looked cuter in person. The second card was my favorite, the snowflakes were all glittery and really popped on the card. The Ho Ho's and holly were cut with the cricut. The Ho Ho's glittered and the holly covered with stickles. The snowflakes got some red bling. The stamp from Michaels.

Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season. I'm off to do a little more shopping this a.m. with my daughter and just maybe I squeeze in a little crafting time in the afternoon. I'm itching to work on another scrapbook page. I do have one completed that I'll share on the 30th. My day to post to the Cricut Fantastics Blog.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Votives

Hi There,

First off I'll apologize for the not so great photos. These are hard to photograph without a glare, but they really are super cute.

Last January I was in Body Works and they were clearing out all their old Christmas fragrance tea lights. The tea lights were regular $3.50 and discounted to $1.50 plus they gave you a glass holder for each tea light free. I bought a FEW!

These decorate up great with vinyl. The Cricut cartridge used is Create A Critter 2. This is a great cartridge. Besides the cute critters there are lots of holiday themed icons and phrases. Great value!
The red and green vinyl is shiny/shimmery.
The snowflakes are a punch. I also glittered some of the vinyl. Punch or cut out your vinyl shape, the I use my sticker maker and apply adhesive to the front side of the die cut. Shake on my glitter, give it a bit of a rub and I now have glitter vinyl. The glitter stays stuck very well.

On the opposite side of the bird I have JOY and music notes on the sides.

If I get tired of these I can simply peal off the vinyl and create another theme.
I still have three or more shapes all cut and ready for assembly but ran out of holders and possible people to give them to.
I think I will stay away from any malls today - it being Saturday and all!
If you have to venture out shopping today - Good Luck!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Inside There's A Present

Hi There,

Friday already! Today I have three similar cards to share. Same design just different papers. They are all so darn cute I just couldn't decide on one.

The design on the inside was shared by one of the ladies in my stamping group. I used her card as a sample and figured out the cuts.

I rounded some of the corners. Dug into my stash of Christmas brads I had. (Just had to buy them last year but needed a whole year of admiring them before I was ready to part with them! Anybody else do that?)

Snowflake and Swiss Dots are cuttlebug folders used. I haven't purchased any of the new ones. I love using them though...takes a piece of plain cardstock and dresses it up.

I spent yesterday afternoon at the dentist....a filling was cracked and will need a crown now. I'm taking my blanket with me next time. The air conditioning was blowing right on me and I was in that chair for almost three hours. Brrrr! I put the heated seat on in the car when I got out. I live in Texas...shouldn't need to do that.

Today I think I'm going to do a little scrapbooking. Haven't done that in a while and all my Christmas cards/tags are done. I should probably vacuum up the glitter first. :)


Thursday, December 13, 2012

A In A Row!

Good Morning,

Gosh where is December going? It just seems to be flying by. I must admit I'm pretty organized this year. I have all my Christmas cards and the big box in the mail. I do have one more box to get to the post office today....I promise myself.
These are my snowman boxes. Five were for the ladies I stamp with and two more for my "You've Been Elfed."  Being Elfed requires dropping off a box or bag of goodies to a neighbor and then in turn they Elf somebody else.
I originally madeone a few years ago and the directions can be found here.
You can put in candy, gift tags, jewelry, really anything small.
Here's a closer look.
Fun to make...not too difficult.
Happy Shopping!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cards For A Cause

Hi Blog Friends,

Today's post is picture heavy. The group of ladies I stamp with make cards for a Verterns hospital for special occasions. All these cards are 4 x 4 and I made bout 80.

Most cards were made with Stampin' Up stamps. A couple with Just-Rite brand and the pinky ornaments printed and cut with the Imagine. The Poinettia was a real old stamp from Hero Arts.

As you can see I have been busy just not posting.

Finished my Christmas tags yesterday. Oh my...they are glittery!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Oh Deer!

Good Morning,

Can't believe how quickly this month is flying by. I have all my Christmas cards made, addressed and either waiting for a Christmas form letter or just individual notes. I even ended up with some extras. Got a start for next year.

This is a card I made for my brother who has a December 28th birthday.

The deer is a chipboard piece I purchased at Michaels. Embossed the deer in a copper tinsel color. The background paper is from an Imagine cartridge. The trees are Stampin Up and so is the Happy Birthday. Spellbinders for my circles.
I have to get the rest of my Christmas cards uploaded and sized so I can be more punctual in my
Have a great day!