Friday, November 30, 2012

My Creative Time For Me Friday Tip of the Day

WOW has this year flown by right! I cannot believe we are just weeks away from Christmas and the year 2013. I am NOT ready for that. I am aging way too fast with this speed of things.

Today for Emma and "My Creative Time for Me" I made a cute little Christmas card using the stamp set "From Our Family to Yours".

I love the colors in this card and the cut little die cuts. Those stick santa's and trees are my favorite.

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I also got my first Smash book with all the inspiration I get from Emma and her team so I included a few pages I just worked on and added some really cute pictures of my daughter when she was little. She is now 26 so I decided I really have to get serious about this scrapping and actually start scrapping things that matter to me and layouts which I am NOT good at but I am branching out and making a commitment. The smash book is going to be another extension of that. I bought mine at Michaels on sale in a "Folio Kit" so the book, washi tape, a few different stickers, small smash book and a little notebook were all included and for $11.99! The smash book has a nice little leaf/flower texture on the front and I love the colors!

I used the Polaroid die from "Just Simply Live" , Tag die set. I also used my favorite Timeless Twine "Black Kraft" twine on my tag! I  just cut off part of the polaroid because I wanted the shape on the bottom and layered it. I also used the sentiment die that comes in the set "Just simply Live"  too and stamped separated the letters from the new font stamp set "Label Font" and cut them out individually and added to this little die cut area. I used ALOT of the sentiments from this "Just Simply Live" because they just all seemed to fit perfectly...I can see how smash book lovers will love this set. 




I know I said I was going to show you a tip using Epsom salts and I DO plan to do that but I can't this week because I got so busy with the holiday and cooking that I failed to get the items I needed to show you this. So it will be on the next round I promise. 
My Tip for the Day


I scour the internet to always look for things you might have missed or ideas for this or that. Today I really don't have any storage tips which I love to share I just found another recipe to make your own 
homemade Versamark!! Click here

Also since it is holiday time and I LOVE those hershey kisses with the peppermint pieces in it I wanted to share a great website to find peppermint recipes. Like the drizzled peppermint popcorn!! And its super easy just a bunch of those hershey kisses melted and drizzled over the popcorn! YUM!!! Visit here!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Your the Ying to My Yang

Today I am posting a project for the Square 1 Christmas party. We are to show you ways to use square 1 to help make holiday gifts.

I started with a beautiful cocoa brown and black canvas from Momenta. I used a standard stock image in my Sure Cuts Alot Program and used the blue and Cream/tan from the new Holiday Bundles. WOW I love this blue alot!! The great thing about this material is just that it is a fabric. I pulled it off several times to get it positioned right and placed it without transfer tape!!

I added some Momenta bling to the image and the word "love" just to give it alittle something something!!

Now I can give this as a gift to someone special!




Also here is just a fun decoration you can make with the product to make things fun for visiting family and friends for the holidays!! The toilet peeper I did at Halloween hit so I decided to do something different for the holidays! I made a cute little Rudolph the Reindeer toilet peeper!! I did start out with half circles cut on my machine but I didn't like that it was just too round on the bottom so I just took the scissors and removed each layer and just hand cut to make it more like a deer shaped face and it I think turned out super cute. I cut the ears and antlers out of paper on my machine and just taped them to the top of the toilet! I am not a weird-o  toilet lover I just want to make the regular things that you have to see all the time have a perked up look for the holidays!! 




Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Savor the Moments


Today I am showing a project for Timeless Twine and a start of me actually scrapbooking layouts. I am trying to get better and this by no means is Great but I am starting to do 12 x 12's and then 8 x 8's....be sure to visit Timeless Twine on Dec. 4 for our Challenge and see my 12 x 12 layout. Plus you don't want to miss joining in for a chance to win some twine!! 

This quick little layout is my 8 x 8 start for my daughters album. She was I believe 3 in the picture. She loves music and used to dance alot in the house and this pic was taking at my aunts house when she was playing on the piano. She had such pretty blonde curlie hair like "Shirley Temple" if you all are old enough to know that name. You could pull on the curl and it would just spring back. My daughter is now 26 years old and just the love of my life. 

I used the FABULOUS new twine color in the store called "Black Kraft" and all the papers are from the Momenta black and White paper stacks. I know black and white instead of black and kraft but thought it would still be pretty. I just used accents to wrap around the picture area and journaling area and then a little bow for the dog. The dog is on their because it looks just like the dog she used to carry everywhere when she was little. She went no where without it. Others have blankets and my daughter had her puppy. She would rub the tag of it and fall asleep so she would actually wear holes in the butt of this dog and I would have to sew it back up. She still has it to this day!! 

Please stop by the STORE to pick you up some awesome twine and support a small woman ran business!! It is very important to try to show our support of our fellow women!! 





Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Ornament Card

Hello everyone!! I made this cute little ornament card with The Cutting Cafe's Christmas Ornament Fun file.

I used a Paper Stack from MME and its very glittery and thick. The problem is my cameo blade I believe got damaged because of this paper! So now I have to get another blade!

Next time I will maybe reconsider using this paper with any of my machines. It will be great for card bases etc. Its beautiful paper but just alittle too hard to cut. I added a cute little jingle bell and of course my favorite twine from Timeless Twine Christmas Bakers Twine. 

The picture doesn't do the paper justice you can't see how much this paper shimmers in the picture. I tried to take the pictures a ton of times but still didn't capture the sparkle. Now looking over at it the card is sparkling away!



Now check out the files at The Cutting Cafe and don't forget there is ALWAYS a great sale every
Monday "Cyber Monday" 



Monday, November 26, 2012

Hello Kitty Reindeer Easel Card

Its Hello Kitty Time!! I was ask to do a card for a sweet friend Ruthie of Septemberninth.blogspot.com She is starting to do SVG file freebies every Monday!!! She has had several cute Hello Kitty files she has given to everyone the past few weeks.

I was thrilled to be asked because if you haven't already visited Ruthie's blog you have been missing out. She is SUPER talented and always amazes me with her projects. I love everything she does. She always selects the prettiest papers too.

I was sent this adorable Hello Kitty Reindeer file. I wanted to do it in soft pastels but still Christmas themed so I used my Cricut Imagine "Frosty" cartridge to print the papers. I used some Momenta pattern paper and DCWV solids for the dress etc. The background papers were from the Frosty cartridge. I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge for the scallop shape of the base. I just used a white piece of cardstock for the easel card base cutting it at 4 x 11" and scoring it at 5.5"& 8 1/4". Then attach the base to the very bottom small score/fold. Its a very simple card but I think it turned out pretty cute.

Now be sure to visit Septemberninth.blogspot.com  to download your free SVG of this file!!
Thank  you Ruthie for asking me to make this card.







Sunday, November 25, 2012

Peppermint Kisses for you



Today is my very first post for Joy's Life stamps and I am BEYOND thrilled to be on this team. Joy is super sweet and I LOVE her stamps so much. She is witty and we all know I love humor so this is a good fit for me.

I purchased a bag of these candy cane Hershey kisses....HELLO where have you been all my life. I am in love! My waistline is not happy about it but hey waist....i can get another pair of  BIGGER stretchy pants so settle down.

I made two little projects using stamps from  "Oh Christmas Puns"  and "Wintery Puns" and "All Around Sentiments"

My first project here is a cute little Penguin Treat box. I purchased this svg set from Scrapping Bug Designs. I used the cute little sentiment from "Wintery Puns" and then I also made a cute little tag and used the set "All Around Sentiments" to stamp the "To" and "From".


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Second little treat bag I left kind of plain because the paper was so cute and the sentiment was just perfect on its own! I love these little clothes pins! I stamped the "definitely goodish" and then used a red cardstock to layer behind the sentiment. I also stamped a little candy cane at the end of it and just colored it with my copics. For This project I used the "Oh Christmas Puns". 




Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave some love here and also on the Joy's Life Design team Blog. You got to get over to get some of these wonderful stamps!! 
Here is a link to the store Joy's Life Product Page

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Special Gifts for Special People

Today I am posting on the Timeless Twine blog and made two projects. I made this cute little ornament on my cricut and also made a Gable box with the Close to My Heart Artiste Cartridge.

The sentiments are from Joys Life which I LOVE!!! They are so cute and I love her humor with the stamps so its definitely a good fit for me. Both of the sentiments are from "Wintery Puns" and you can get your stamp sets by clicking on "Joys Life" within this post.

I used Cherry RedTwine and also Christmas Twine from the store.

I had planned on making a 3d Christmas tree box but my time table was a bit lacking on the TIME portion! Oh well I like how these turned out and I am hoping you do as well. The little "wreath" made out of twine and the little ribbons have glitter on them but its really hard to tell from this pic.






Stop by and check out the awesome products Stacy has in the store!! 
Here are the products I used:



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Winner of Cricut Cartridge

The winner of the Cricut Imagine Spring Chic Cartridge is:


Wow! LOve your energy, and your projects are fantastic! Love the Black Kraft twine too!! This would be great for so many projects during the whole year!!
I have been Timeless Twine's follower on FB, and their blog already. Am a newer follower of yours.

Please contact me within 1 week to claim your prize, if prize is not claimed within one week I will select a new winner. Thank you!! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Getting all Flaky

Hello everyone!! I am posting a project today for The Cutting Cafe and it is an adorable little Snowflake KissesTreat bag!! 

I used a paper stack from my stash My Minds Eye don't recall the name of the stack but its from last year. Yeah I don't pay attention to if my papers are last years designs or this year! HEE HEE that sounds like something you should do with your fashion and lets not go there with my wardrobe!

If you seen it you would think I was living on the streets probably. I do have a few pieces of clothing that my hubby hasn't managed to ruin in the washing machine. He thinks if its not white its all colors. So therefore my light yellow shirts are now a wierd-ish green color and everything is not looking so good. Plus the older it is the more things I have managed to do to them like paint the walls etc. and get it on my clothes well that is the things that are just so me! If its about at least 5 years old and "worn in" then I am all about it.

I have never been fru fru (is that how you spell that?) with my wardrobe. I hate to shop for clothes...can't make me...don't want to do it.

Ok here is my adorale little treat box. It was so easy to put together and I love the way it turned out.
I used glossy accents on the front of the snowflake to add glitter to it. The sentiment comes with the set and its the cutest sentiment! Love that little tag!

Get on over to THE CUTTING CAFE its cyber Monday and Regina always has a great sale with loads of files!!



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Square 1 Get Creative

Today I am posting on the Square 1 blog and I made a really cute project with 
My Cricut & Printable Material! 

Here is a sneak peak of it. Please do me a favor and go to the Square 1 blog and leave a comment if you have time. I would sure appreciate it! Get more details there! 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Timeless Twine Its a Wrap Challenge

Today I am showing a couple projects for our Timeless Twine "Its a Wrap" Challenge!!! I made a couple really cute projects using my favorite thing....TWINE!!!

On the first one I cut this box from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge. I used some My Minds Eye papers from a stack I have. I used the Cherry Red Twine to make a cute little pom pom for the top of the box!!









On this second little box this is a box you can purchase at BellaCreationz that you can decorate up!!
Here is the link to the box used "Kraft Natural Pinstripe Box". I also used some Alphabet Tiles from the Store!! I used the Cherry & Olive Christmas Colored Twine!






Here are all the products used for these projects!!





Now Join us in this challenge!!!

Make a project that is something you would Wrap up!!! Use some Timeless Twine of Course!
Visit Timeless Twine Blog for more inspiration, rules and link up your projects!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

GOBBLE GOBBLE Lets get ready to Eat!

The Cutting Cafe project today!!! YEAH!!!

As if I don't really eat enough as it is we are FAST approaching the "get the stretchy-est pants out" time of year! I love me some thanksgiving! I do all the cooking and have my family over every year. And although the poor turkeys are shaking in their feathers right now and I do love animals I have to have turkey on thanksgiving...Sorry beaked ones.

This week card is made from the "Turkey Shaped Card" and I also used the sentiments that come with the file. There are quite a few cute sentiments in the files. There also is a printable for using as an invite.

I thought it would be cute to mix up the sentiments so I used the "I am thankful for..." and the "Eat Beef" sentiment but left off the beef...wheres the beef.....I don't know I just know where the turkey is....he is sitting in the recliner thinking I am watching football with him!

HA HA Got to love that man! He actually talks to me about the plays/game like I really know what the heck is going on or that I am even remotely interested. Occasionally I will throw him a bone and act excited when he is! Its all the game I play!! :) Do you ever notice that they don't want to talk to you unless you are on the phone or busy doing something? Although I have to say mine is such a chatty cathy...can't get him to be quiet sometimes.

Ok enough of that husband talk. Lets get back to the crafting! I used mostly just solid colored cardstock but did use Close to My Heart paper for the two feathered areas. I thought it was very colorful for this part of the turkey.

I still haven't gotten over the shock that Halloween is over so I am going to have to go lay down right now.





Sunday, November 4, 2012

Joys Life New Release Oh Christmas Puns!

Joys Life has a new release called "Oh Christmas Puns" out now for order!!
Don't forget to grab yours early!! They are super cute! 
The picture doesn't show it in its entirety
so please stop by 
and do some shopping and see the full stamp set!

You won't want to miss this!

FREE SHIPPING ON THIS PRE-ORDER!!!
Also don't forget to check out the bundle specials!!




Saturday, November 3, 2012

Square 1 Refrigerator Decor

Today I am posting on Square 1 blog and wanted to share my project with you all. I made a cute little "Funny" sign for my refrigerator. You all know I am NEVER serious and I always joke about my eating habits so I thought it would be cute to make a Chubby Cow & Fluffy Sheep for my refrig with the cute saying "Caution Opening can cause Fluffiness" 

Here is the product I used:
I used the Printable fabric sheets from Square 1 in my inkjet printer

I used my Silhouette Cameo to do a print and cut with purchased
images for the Cow and Sheep. The sign I just used the Shape I had in my library
and just typed the text into the shape and then selected to only cut the 
outside of the shape.

Its really hard to photograph a black refrigerator without shadows, using a flash
etc. so hopefully you can excuse it. I must have taken a dozen photos but 
they all didn't turn out great because of these reasons!



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Great News to Share!!!

I just wanted to make a quick announcement that I made the Joys Life Design Team!!!!!

Be sure to stop over at Joys Life site and shop for some wonderful 
Stamps to make all your great projects even more GREAT!!!



Here is a list of the awesome team!!!

Paper Made Bakery & Timeless Twine Blog HOP!!!


Welcome to the Paper Made Bakery  & 
Timeless Twine Blog HOP!!!


Today our DT is teaming up with the DT of Paper Made Bakery and showing a new kit that Paper Made Bakery has Called "Christmas Treats" and Timeless Twine in Strawberry Cupcake, Firecracker and Olive comes in the kits.



You should have arrived here from Kassidy's blog.

Here is a couple cards I made with my goodies. We got a sample of the Fresh Squeezed Stamps as well and I used mine (the sucker on the green card) I also filled it with glossy accents to make it shiny.

I loved the gingerbread guys and gals! I just had to make scarfs for them. I did use other colors of twine then what is in the kit but I had these colors in mind!







Here is our lineup in case you missed any so please hop along with us and there is a chance to win some goodies of course!!

Paper Made Bakery - http://www.papermadebakery.com
Michelle McClure - http://outofmybook.blogspot.com
Jennifer Cuthbertson - http://jencuthbertson.blogspot.com


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