Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #62. Candles, Wreaths and Pine Cones!

 Welcome to another fun challenge at Cooking with  cricut. This week the design team were asked to make a project using Candles,Wreaths or Pine Cones.

 I am a bit behind with making my Christmas cards so I thought this would be a good chance to get another one made.
 I used scraps for my scrap bucket, some of you might remember the two page layout I did with this beautiful paper last week, I just couldn't waste any of it since I just love the way it glitters. The candle was cut from Christmas Noel and I used Swiss Dots embossing folder.
The ribbon is from My Craft Spot.
Now it's your turn!
Show us your project and you just might be the next Top Chef!
I am also going to enter this in card in this weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut challenge me Monday #88 Holiday Cards
Thanks for stopping bye and have a great week.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Winner from the Disney Pixar Blog Hop! & Kissin Cousin layout for Handmade Halo!

Wow what a great turn out for the Disney Pixar Blog Hop, I would like to thank all of you for stopping bye and for the wonderful comments you left me, you really make my day! But before I announce the winner I would like to share a layout I made for a challenge over at Handmade Halo. If you haven't check out this blog.....please do they have a great Design Team and such beautiful handmade embellishment for all your scrapping needs.
For this challenge you need to follow the sketch, use at least one Halo product and add a set of wings. Here is my take of the sketch, which I call Kissin Cousins.
 I used these beautiful floral buttons which are from Handmade Halo and prima flowers.
 I used my computer for the title along with my Martha Stewart punch.
For my winged item I found this stork banner, which can be found on Cricuts Nursery Rhyme Cartridge which I just received in the mail just the other day.

All edges were inked and I added some pretty satin ribbon. I hope you enjoyed todays project. Now on to what you all stopped bye for. in the first place!
I used to pick the winner.

14 cema1cema said...

Really cut layout@! You did a great job! Christina
Please email me at with your mailing information and I will get your d-stress tool in the mail.
Thanks for stopping bye. Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe and enjoy your time with your family and loved ones!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gone Buggy!

 What a great weekend, hubby had to go out of town for a few days, so I decided to ask a few girlfriends over for a scrap booking weekend. Both my sister Debby and my daughter Christy stayed over for the whole weekend but the other girls just came and went as they felt. On Saturday we had a yummy potluck supper and a couple of beers. Believe it or not we even got some scrap booking done. My BFF little sister came over and we gave Brenda her first lesson in scrapping......and yes another scrap booking monster has been created! This is one of the cards I made between all the laughing  teaching and fun we had!
 I had a couple of different challenges in mind when I made the card. One of my Blogging Buddies over at Pat's Scraps is having a challenge going on right now to celebrate her one year blogaversary. I thought what better card then a gone Buggy Card with the cutest Cricut head I have ever seen! This cut was part of a  swap I was in a couple of  months ago and it was created by Jenny over at Crazy About Cricut! I placed the head on top of a action wobble and OMG! It is just so cute when you wiggle it.
I used all scraps from my  scrap bucket and made it into a easel card so I could enter it at My Craft Spot. challenge.
 The gone buggy was cut from Everyday Cricut Cartridge Thanks for stopping bye and have a great week.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Disney Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to day two of the 4th Disney Pixar Blog Hop! If you arrived from Bobbi Jo you are in the right place, if you are a regular follower of my blog please go to Shawn's blog  so that you can see the entire hop from the beginning.
For the hop I made a two page Disney layout using Happily Ever After and Winni The Pooh and friends cricut cartridge.

For this Hop I also have a little something for one of my lucky followers. Please leave a comment and enter to win a cordless d.stress tool by imaginise. I will announce the winner on Wednesday!
We have a GRAND PRIZE for this Blog Hop donated by ContainYa Crafts! You can have YOUR CHOICE of a Scrap'n Tote or a Scrap'n Easel! Each blog in this two day hop has a special letter, and when all of the letters are put together they spell out a secret phrase.

My letter is . . . . E

Once you have stopped at each blog in the hop and collected all of the letters, simply email the phrase they create to bloghopcontests at gmail dot com. All entries must be in by Midnight on Monday, November 21st. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd at
Now it is time to send you of to the amazing talented Jessica Blog.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Creative Time and Peachy Keen Challenge! Merry Merry Merry Christmas!

 Wow! I am just getting this challenge done under the wire! For today's card, I decided to combine two great challenges into one card. I really wanted to enter My Creative Time "Throwback Thursday Challenge" it just seems like forever since I have entered one of
Emma's challenges, this week Emma asked us to use a "Kids Friendly" cartridge.
I finally got my greedy little paws on a Jolly Holiday Cartridge ( after what seems like FOREVER) so of course I just had to use it for today's card! I cut my little cutie pie at 4 inches using my gypsy for her adorable little face using the hide feature so I could use my Peachy Keen face stamps, I then added white flock for the fur.
  Then low and behold, yesterday this great Sketch came along for this weeks challenge at Peachy Keen: This weeks challenge is to follow this amazing sketch and create a card or layout based on the sketch and use paper piecing in your project. How fun is that?
The sentiment is from Bug Bites All Year Round stamp set, which can be purchased HERE. The circle was cut at 2 inches using Storybook cartridge. I hope you have enjoyed todays project. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Merry & Bright 2 page Christmas Layout!

On Friday night my daughter Christy came over to visit and do a bit of scrapbooking. We had no ideal what we were going to do until I found a wonderful sketch challenge over at Cricut Cutter Room. So we both decided it was time to start our Christmas layouts for this year.

I used My Minds Lost and Found Christmas paper for the layouts and the pictures really do not do it justice, it is very dull and gloomy out today but I wanted to get it on before the challenge was over
 I followed the sketch for the picture mattes and then added a few little extras to spruce it up a bit. The Crinkled Ribbon is from My Craft Spot.
The camel and donkey are embossed with Hounds Tooth and Swiss Dots embossing folders using my cuttlebug.
This is the second page of the layout. I used Winter Frolic to make the cuts of the animals and shepard.
The Angel was cut from Christmas Noel.
 I embossed the lamb with D'Vine Swirls also using my cuttlebug. This is a picture of the sketch we were to use. All in all we had a very enjoyable evening, it is always so much more fun to scrap when you have someone to share your passion with. Hope you enjoyed my project for today.
Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Berry Special Friend 12X12 Layout! Cooking With Cricut DT Challenge!

 Time for another challenge over at Cooking With Cricut! This weeks challenge # 59 is Fruits, Cornucopia, Harvest Time. I decided to go with another 12x12 layout, going with the fruit theme.
 I used this darling cutting file called "shortcake bear" which you can purchase from Paper Crafting World.
I love working with SVG Files but I also love my 2 cricut expressions machine just as much so I tend to use a bit of both in my projects, that way none of my machine feels like they are being ignored.
I used Cricuts Preserve cartridge for the strawberries and Straight from the nest for the scalloped circles for the background papers. For the title I decided to continue with the strawberry theme and found this cute title in cricuts Everyday Pop up cards cartridge. I am ashamed to say it is the first time I even looked at this cartridge and I picked it up early this summer. I have tons of pictures of my grandson which I will add later, but I just didn't have time to find the perfect picture. Now it is your turn to show us what you can come up with. Make sure you visit the rest of the design team to see what they have whipped up for you. Thanks for stopping bye! Have a great week.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Birdhouse Gift Box! Card! and Winner! From the Fall / Halloween Blog Hop!!!

It's time for a fun "Link up Party" over at Robins Creative Cottage. Please join in the fun and see some of everyones favorite projects from the last month. For this link up party I wanted to showcase something different then a card or layout so I have decided to show this beatiful Birdhouse gift box I made.
 Before I get to the winner of the Halloween Blog Hop I would like to show you a card and gift box that I made for a couple of challenges this week.
 The first challenge is Fantabulous Cricut: this weeks challenge is "For the Birds" I decided to make this  card for their challenge. I used my gypsy to make the base of the card and welded two 4.5 inch circle together from George and Basic shapes. I then used Cindy Loo for the top part layers of the card, adding stickles and using my cuttlebug to emboss the inside of the card.
 I then decided to make a matching 3D birdhouse gift box. This is a SVG file that I received from Jani  over at Paper Compulsions, I have been dying to make it and so glad I finally got around to doing it! I used K.C. and Company pattern paper.

  I did make a few changes to the roof by adding a little texture and cutting it in layers and using a scalloped punch. The flowers are from the dollar store. I am also going to enter both these projects into The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge.
and now for what you all have been waiting for!!!!!
I had 27 comments for the Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop
and the lucky winner is #8
what a wonderful layout

could you please email me with your address, so I can get your goodies out to you.
Thank you for stopping bye! Have a great week!