Thursday, December 22, 2011

Twas The Night Before Christmas! 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Showcase.

Welcome to Day 22 of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Showcase. Can you believe that there are only 3 more days until Christmas!  Today we were asked to make a project with a Christmas theme. I decided to make a 12X12 layout with a picture of my three granddaughters taken on Christmas Eve 2009.
The tree is a cutting file from Paper Crafting World, which was given to me to use in todays project. I used to make miniature Dollhouses and I had this set of miniature lights in my crafting supplies and decided to see if I could light up my Christmas tree. The pictures really do not do it justice, it looks so much better up on my mantel.
I used George and Basic Shapes to cut my circle at 10 inches.
The Noel, Santa and Twas The Night Before Christmas sign are all chip Board piece from my stash.
Papers are from We R Memory Keepers White Christmas
Sown Flurry, Holly Jolly and Santa's Helpers

I followed the sketch from this weeks challenge over at Stuck on U Sketches
so of course I will be entering this layout into their challenge.
Here is a picture of my layout in the dark all lite up.
Before I sign off for today I would like to take this time to wish all my followers a very safe and Happy Holiday. I hope Santa is good to you and that you get to spend some very special time with your families and loved ones.
Merry Christmas!
To All

Monday, December 19, 2011

Here Comes Santa!

 Today I have another cute card for a couple of challenges. The first challenge is for Exploring Cricut. This is their last challenge until the New Year. This weeks challenge is to make a project using a tree.
The second challenge is for The Cuttlebug Spot, this weeks challenge is to make a project with good Old St. Nick. I used Cricuts Jolly Holiday for the Santa, tree and the reindeer, cutting everything at 3.50 inches. I just love this cartridge, I had such a hard time finding it, but I finally scored one and I couldn't be any happier!
Thanks for stopping bye, have a great week!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday!

Today I have a quick card I whipped up for this weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. I just love there blog and I try and make a project as often as I can...who knows I just might be lucky enough to win, but even if I don't I always enjoy taking part in the fun.

For this fun card, I used the mouse from Winter frolic cutting it at 3.50 inches. The paper was all from my scrap bucket and the ribbon was just some pretty ribbon purchased from the Dollar store.
Hope you enjoyed my project for this weeks challenge me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut. Thanks for stopping bye and have a great week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun! Last Minute Gift Ideals.

Welcome to Day 14 and another fun project for Cooking with Cricut 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun. Today the Design team members were asked to created easy last minute Christmas gift ideals. This was really a fun and easy project that could be given to just about anyone, grand kids, teachers, mailmen or even the person who just lives down the street.

Lets face it who doesn't like chocolate!
You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving, and the gift of chocolate is the most loving of all.
I think the hardest part of this project was finding the plastic shaped cone bags, but once I found them I was on a roll.
For my Hot Cocoa Cone I used the following cartridges to create the tags.
Tags Bags and More
Winter Frolic
Christmas Noel Cartridges
Sizzix Dies
Paper was from my scraps.
Cone shape plastic bags.
Cinnamon Hearts
Chocolate chips
Two serving of cocoa mix
topped with marshmallows.
I do have one suggestion if you decide to make the Hot Cocoa Cones, use a separate bag for the cocoa otherwise the cocoa mix goes over all the other ingredients ( these are the ones I will give to the grand kids!) LOL!
So that's it for Day 14 of Christmas Crafting Fun.  Make sure you head over to Cooking With Cricut and check out all the other great last minute ideals and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win this weeks prizes and get your freebies for the day.
I am going to enter this project over at Cricut Cardz: this weeks challenge is to make two gift tags.
Next Challenge is Whimsical Designs:Winter Fun! Create a Christmas or winter theme project and include something sparkly.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

25 Days of Christmas and Crafting Fun! Day 10

Hello my crafty friends. Welcome to Day 10 of The 25 Days of Christmas and Crafting Fun with Cooking with the Cricut....
Today projects are all about Santa, Jolly O'l St. Nick.

I found the instruction for this darling treat box over at Splitcoast Stampers and as soon as I saw it I had visions of sugar plums dancing in my head! Well maybe not sugar plums but candy is always a good thing, and since everyone I know seems to be watching their weight I decided to whip up a few of these and add sugar free candy to them. What a perfect Christmas Gift!

I used Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge, cutting Santa and the tree at 4 inches. All papers were from my scrap bucket( I just love when this happens), I then added flower soft flock for the fur on Santa's suit and a little bit of stickles and glitter.
The sentiment is from a  old Stamp set I have from Stampin up. I hope you have enjoyed today's project, don't forget to head over to Cooking with Cricut for your freebies. I know there is a real cute Santa's cutting file that I can't wait to get my hands on! 
Thanks for stopping bye, have a great weekend!
I will also be entering this project into the following challenges.
Fantabulous Cricut: Present time
My Craft Spot: Christmas Treat
The Cuttlebug Spot: Leftover....Use Them!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

25 Days of Christmas and Crafting Fun!

Hello my crafty friends. Welcome to Day 8 of The 25 Days of Christmas and Crafting Fun with Cooking with the Cricut....

Today projects are all about April Showers and Easter.

 I decided to make a criss cross card with a belly band for today project. Instructions for this card can be found over at Split coast Stampers. For my darling little bunny on top of the card I used a file that I got last year as a freebie from Cooking with Cricut. The Happy Easter was cut from Easter 2010 Cricut Cartridge.
I wish the pictures had turned out better, the bunny has a real shimmer to it but the camera just would not pick it up, I did notice the silly thing picked up the mess on my matt! LOL! So now it is time to say goodbye for today, but don't forget to stop by and check out the freebies, inspiration and details about the awesome giveaways that are going on over at Cooking with Cricut!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sleigh Ride! Cooking with Cricut Challenge

"Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,Ring-ting-tingling too,Come on, it's lovely weatherFor a sleigh ride together with you."
This weeks challenge at Cooking with Cricut is all about "Sounds of the Season"  I have always wanted to use the sleigh from Winter Woodland and so my layout was born. After cutting the sleigh I called my sister and asked if she had any family pictures that would go with this theme, and low and behold she came across these wonderful gems of my grandmother and her brothers and sisters bringing home their Christmas tree in about 1916. She also sent a picture of the camera that took the picture and a little write up about the photo including the ox and dogs name. After receiving these fantastic photos I had no problem with creating my layout.
Winter WoodlandHorse 4 inchesSleigh 3.5 inchesStorybook for background mattingEK Sucess PunchesFlocked Deco-Borderspaper is called Lost & Found By Jen Allyson

Bo Bunny
I hope you enjoyed today's project, now head on over to Cooking with Cricut and check out the rest of the design teams projects. I can't wait to see what you come up with this week.

I am going to enter this layout in a couple of challenges this week. The first one is for Wacky Wednesday Challenge. " Christmas Spirit" over at More than Favors.
Next Challenge is over at Exploring Cricut. There challenge is to use a sleigh.
The next challenge is for The Paper Variety there challenge this week is to create a paper project inspired by a Christmas song.
Next is Crop Stop there challenge is to create a project inspired by music.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cooking with Cricut 25 Days of Christmas! Day 3!

Good morning crafty friends,
Welcome to the Third day of our
2nd Annual 25 Days of Christmas and Crafting Fun Showcase.

This is how the event will work!
* Different Designers will be showcasing their projects for your creative inspiration.
* Will have a different theme and the themes will not ALL be Christmas or Holiday related. So be sure to visit everyday for creative inspiration you can use through out the whole year!
* We will be giving away FREE Digital Stamps, FREE Electronic Die Cutting Files and Other Printable graphics. There will be something for everyone. Please note: The freebies will expire at the end of their 24 hours and new ones will be available. You won’t want to miss them!
* We will showcase projects using your Cricut and Cricut tools.
* We will showcase projects using your OTHER electronic cutters too! Tools such as our Pazzles, Silhouettes, Gazelles and other electronic cutters. Along with all types of crafting tools and essentials.
* You will want to leave a comment for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes as well as one of our GRAND PRIZES!!!
* You HAVE to be a follower of the PCW & Cooking With Cricut blog in order to win a prize, sorry no exceptions.
So Without Further Adieu..
Here is my project for Day 3
I designed this darling 12X12 layout using the freebie cutting files being offered today. Don't you think these Elf's are just the cutest thing yet?????
The fireplace was cut using Christmas Cheer and the stockings were cut from Winter Frolic  Cartridges.
Out of all the cartridges I own I could not find a scroll or Santa list and I just had to have one to complete my layout, so I used my computer and found the image I wanted and then just paper pieced it myself. I used a fine gel pen to write the Santas list starting with the toys I had placed under the tree, then I decided to add a few things I would like to see under my tree this year! Hint Hint Santa!
This Week (Dec. 1st through December 8th) enter at for a chance to win the following great prizes:
  • Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge
  • $15 Gift Certificate to Quick Quotes
  • Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies
  • Snowflake Embossing Folder, Snowflake Die and Candy Cane Die (These will work in “other” machines too.)
  • $20 Download from
  • *Pazzles Craft Room 1 Year Subscription
  • *The Twinery Ultimate Sampler Pack
  • *Cutter’s Creek $25 Gift Certificate
  • *Stamp, Stamp Pad & Block Set
(* Indicates a prize that will be awarded at the conclusion of the 25 days event.)
Now don't forget to head over to Cooking with Cricut and get your freebie for today.