Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa and Snowmen Utensil Holders

Hello all my crafty friend hope this post finds you all  just about finished with all those last minute things that must be done for Christmas.
We are having the my family over on the 21st for Christmas dinner. I have two sisters and they both have three kids that have kids of there own and then my kids and there kids, well you get the picture there will be about 36 of us so when I saw these cute little utensil holders I just knew I had to make them for my table.
This was a free Bap file that was offered from Creative Kuts. All you needed to do was send them a email by Tuesday and they would send it to you. I couldn't wait to get the email since I was dying to try them out.

I must say they were a breeze to make. I made all 36 in just one evening. We will still be having another Christmas dinner on the 25th but this will just be for the 12 of us. It will be the first Christmas that I have spent without my sisters in 61 years. I don't know how it is going to be but the family is just getting so big. Thanks for stopping bye and leaving me a bit of love.
Merry Christmas and the best to you all in the New Year!
Challenges entered:
DL Art Thankful Thursday: Christmas Theme
Cameo Creations Challenge: Jolly Old Saint Nick
Die Cuttin Diva's: Anything Holiday related
Silhouette Challenge #8: 3D Christmas

Friday, December 13, 2013

Blinged Up Emo Jewelry Box

Hello all my crafty friends! 
Just a quick post to show off this darling Jewelry Box I made for my neighbors little girl. 
That is until I saw how cute it turned out! LOL!
 One of the Christmas gifts we picked up for my granddaughter Katie is a Bed in the Bag Set in Hot pink and Black, so when I saw this treasure box finished I just knew it had to be for her!
Sorry Bella!
(But I did go and pick you up a really nice gift from the Disney Store.)
I found this unfinished Jewelry box at the Dollar Store for three bucks and knew it would come in handy one day. I started by painting the box black, along with everything else that got in my way! 
I dug out my hot glue gun and my package of Glittering Scintillants and away I went. These gems do have a sticky back but I wanted to make sure they suck really good.
 This is a shot of the inside of the box (looks like maybe I should clean the mirror before I wrap it up)
I then decided on this cool looking animal print ribbon, using a button and a little skull and cross bones to cover where the ribbon joins.
The SVG was from a Company called Bear Hugs that is no longer in business. The little girls faced is a Peachy Kleen Stamp.
I will be entering this box in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot challenge #121- Neighbors Gifts!
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday December Linky Party.
Little Scrap Pieces Joy fun Linky Party
Craftin Desert Diva's Link it up Party
Ribbon Carousel- Anything goes but you must use ribbon

Monday, December 2, 2013

Merry Christmas with A Bit Of Sparkle and Shine!

Hello all my Crafty Friends! 
Last month I was lucky enough to take a card class in Edmonton from no other then Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations! This was one of the best classes I have taken and I just love the way my cards turned out.

This is just one of the cards I have made from Heartfelt Christmas Card Collection.
The Christmas Poinsettias were first stamped then cut with Heartfelt Christmas Poinsettias Pre cut die set. We then use glimmer mist to color the flowers blue. We added tiny beads in the middle of the flowers and used art glitter glue and extra fine glitter to finish the card.
T ruefully these picture do not do this card justice!
I will be entering this card over at My Craft Spot Challenge- Sparkle and Shine.
As always thanks for stopping bye. Have a great week and thanks for leaving me a little blog love!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thank You!

 Hello all my craft friend! Hope this post finds you all well and enjoying life in general.
Yesterday my door bell rang and to my surprise it was a delivery man with a beautiful bouquet of red and white roses with no card. This had me wondering who would be sending me flowers! It was not my birthday and my anniversary was in October so I started phoning around to try and figure out the puzzle.
Turns out it was my grandson girlfriend Karol that sent them to me. She heard that I had not been feeling well and thought these would cheer me up!  So I decided to run down stairs last night and make a thank you card for her
Sentiment is from Joys Life "All Around Sentiment Stamps"
The tag was cut  from Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Framed Tags One"
Roses from Cricuts Flower Shoppe cartridge.
Talking about roses here is a picture of the beautiful flowers she sent.
I told my grandson last night that she was a keeper and to treat her good! LOL!
Challenges entered:
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge: Give Thanks
Die Cuttin Diva's: Thanks You
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Sparkle and Bling
Hiding In My Craft Room: Thanksgiving or Thank you
Thanks for stopping bye, have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wishing You Many Magical Moments!

Wow can you believe I am back again! Three times in one week......!
I haven't done this in a very long time, but here in Alberta it is so darn cold, nobody wants to leave their house. So what better way to spend your time then scrapping away and using up some of that darn supplies you bought way back when. LOL!
This week My Craft Spot has a sketch  challenge and Fantabulous Cricut has a fun challenge called Animal Crackers so I thought what better time to get another Christmas card done.
My take on the sketch, using DCWV Traditional Holiday Pack. (Once again not a great picture because of weather conditions)

This weeks sketch over at My Craft Spot.

 This sentiment is from My Craft Spot "Joy Filled Christmas" which just arrived in my mail box last week!
(Thanks Kimberly for shipping so quickly!)
 and then of course I had to finish the inside of the card, since I will be using this one right away.
( I have a bad habit of not finishing the inside of the card, how about you?)
 The inside sentiment is from My Craft Spot " Jingle All The Way"
Challenges entered:
My Craft Spot - Sketch Challenge
Fanatbulous Cricut Challenge - Animal Crackers, use a animal.
My Deer was cut from Cricuts "A Quilted Christmas" deer #2 cut at 4 inches.
D L Art Thankful Thursday November Linky Party.
Hiding in My Craft Room - Use a die cut.
Thanks again for stopping bye! Have a great week and stay warm.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

White on White Christmas Card.

Wow I can't believe I have another card done. Right now there are so many fun challenges going on that I just had to try  and get another couple of cards done. So with this being said I combined a few of my favorite challenges and came up with this beauty!
I wish the picture had turned out better but it is dark and gloomy right now so I will try and take a better shot later today when the sun comes out.
This card is 4.5 X 4.5 square. Using the white on white theme I just used the same card stock but used a snowflake embossing folder by Sizzix to add different texture to the card. The snowflake in the middle was cut using my Cricut machine and Cricuts Joys Of the Seasons cartridge, which I then covered in stickles to get another texture to the white card stock. 
The Beaded Squares were made using Spellbinders Nestabilities S4-315. Finishing touches, some pretty white ribbon, pearls and a button in the centre of the snowflake.
Challenges entered:
Bitten By The Bug 2 - White on White Christmas
Fantabulous Cricut - Ribbons and button
Die Cuttin Diva's -  Use buttons
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes
As always thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Merriest Wishes!

Hello all my crafty friends and family! Well I finally made it down to my craft room and did something. I can't believe it has been this long, but with Christmas just around the corner I have been busy shopping and wrapping all the gifts that will be under the tree once again this year. On the bright side of it I only have two gifts left to buy and then I can start on the baking and decorating. 

I found a fun challenge over at Hiding in my Craft Room so I decided this would be a good time to start on the Christmas cards.
This weeks challenge is to use a Die Cut so I dug out my Jolly Holiday Cricut cartridge cutting the Elf out at 3.5 inches and made this adorable card.
I used my gypsy to cut the face so I could hide the cut marks so I could use my Peachy Keen stamps for the face( which I smudged) darn it anyway!
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot stamp set "Jingle All The Way"
Did you see all the new stamp sets and Dies that were just released over at My Craft Spot? They are all so cool and fun that I could not help but go shopping and then to top it off  I was lucky enough to win this set! Oh Yea! Doing the happy dance!
Here's a shot of the inside of the card.
and finally a picture of the card with matching envelope.
Woo Hoo!
One down and a whole bunch more to go. LOL!
Challenges Entered:
Hiding in My Craft Room- Use a Die Cut
DL Art Thankful Thursday November Linky Party- Anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Fa La La and Fun Linky Party.
As always thanks for stopping bye and have a fun and safe weekend!

Monday, October 28, 2013

66 and he still Rocks On!

Hello to all my crafty friends!
Today we celebrated my hubby's 66th birthday, so needless to say I was up pretty late last night making him a special birthday card.

Alf loves to sing and if I say so myself he does have a pretty nice voice. So with this in mind and 
this weeks challenge over at Hiding in My Craft Room ( use a critter) I was able to come up with this adorable birthday card.

This Easel card is from My Scrap Chick and was so easy to cut and put together with a bit of scrap paper and of course my Cameo.

I love the way this card turned out and the kids got a real kick out of it. So all in all it was another wonderful day with our kids and grandkids.
Challenges entered:
Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party- Anything goes
DL Art October Thankful Thursday Linky Party- Anything goes.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trick or Treat! Goodie Bags

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! 10 down and another 80 to go!
Am I crazy or what????

 This year I decided to make up goody bag for all the kids that come around in all their adorable costume. I do not dress up but our dog Buttons always has a special costume on to greet  the kids in the neighbor hood. A lot of the parents ask if they can take a picture of her cause she is so cute, weighing in at 4 pounds soaking wet.
 These two gift boxes are for the two little girls that live next door to us. The boxes were cut from Cricuts Mini Monsters cartridge. using the fit to page feature.
 These picture do not do the tags justice, they are so filled with glitter, pop up dots and fun sayings.

I will be entering these into the following challenges.
Challenges Entered:
2 Creative Chicks Challenge #7: Halloween 
Craftin Desert Diva Halloween Linky Party
DL Art Thankful Thursday October Linky Party
Hiding in My Craft Room: Super Scrap Saturday
As always thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!!! Today my daughter Christy came over and we worked on a few cards. I decided on another Birthday Card since I have a lot of Birthdays coming up this month and my stash is very low. I am really happy with the way this card turned out considering it was all scraps from my stash!

Cartridges used were Tags Bags and More for the tag and George and Basic Shapes for the stars.
Here's a shot of the inside of the card and the envelope I made to go with it.
Challenges entered:

Friday, October 4, 2013

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Winner and a quick Birthday Card!

Hello all my Crafty friends. Today I have a Birthday Card I would like to share with you that I made following this weeks sketch over at Die Cuttin Diva's.
I also finally got around to picking the winner for the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine that I was published in and wanted to share with one of my lucky followers.
 I do apologize for the delay but I have been having a few health problems that I am trying hard to deal with and hopefully I will have some answers soon.
This is the sketch I based my card on which can be found over at Die Cuttin Diva's Blog.
and here is my take on the sketch.
List of items used:
My Craft Spot "Inside and Out #2" for the Happy Birthday sentiment.
Paper  "Fresh Goods" by Peddles .
Cricut Cartridge Florals Embellished, flower cut at 2 and 3/4.
I even finished the inside of the card using a Hambo Stamps that I picked up at the Canadian Scrapbooker Carnival. 
and talking about Canadian Scrapbooker,  how about that winner I was talking about!
there were 39 wonderful comments and 1 comment that was rude and hurtful which I quickly deleted! I  even got a few new followers which I thank you very much for.
Using the lucky winner is #39
Lynnie Einerson.
Please email me at and I will get your magazine in the mail.
Challenges entered:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Miles of Smiles Part 2

(If you are looking for my give away please click here)
Hello my crafty friends, Woo! Hoo! this is my second post in one day ( can you believe this?) I can goes for weeks without posting  anything and then BAM! away I go!
This is the second page of a layout that I made earlier this year of my Grandson Jaime which can be found here.
Boy how time can fly bye, this little guy is now 18 years old and he still has the most beautiful smile! and OMG! my Hubby looks so much younger and he has a mustache. (Giggle Giggle) Looking at the background of the photo I can see this is my old house where many a good times were had.
This is a list of the Cricut Cartridges used for this layout : Beep Beep for the car, B is for Boys for the plane, and Disney Cricut cartridge for the clouds and road.
Here is a shot of the two layouts side by side. Hope you enjoyed today's post. Have a great day and happy scrapping!
Challenges entered:
Fantabulous Cricut - Going Places
DL Art Thankful Thursday September Linky Party - anything goes.

A Pirates Birthday Card!

(If you are looking for my give away please click here)
Hello my crafty friends! Hope this post finds you all well. Today I have another card for the Teddy Bear Series challenge going on over at My Crafting Channel.

My grandson Josh has a birthday coming up next month and he loves Pirates so I thought this would make a good Birthday card for him.
I used the Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cartridge for the bear, cutting him at 3.5 inches.

The base of the card, tag and ship were cut from Cricuts Wrap It Up Cartridge. This cartridge is a very good one with tags, cards and little gift bags. I bought it for a old car that I needed and it has turned out to be one of my favorites!
I used a lot of my scraps for this card which is a very good thing since I have a ton of them, just like everyone else that likes to hoard this thing called "PAPER"

The birthday sentiment is from My Craft Spot.
Challenges Entered:
My Crafting Channel - Teddy Bear Series
DL Art Thankful Thursday September Linky Party.
Hiding in My Craft Room - Lots of layers
My Creative Time - Birthday

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Give Away Time! and I was Published in this Months Edition of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!

(for give away scroll to the bottom of this post)
Yep you heard me right! Last News Year Eve I set a goal for myself to be published in a Scrap Booking magazine, one you would have to purchase at a store.
I had been published in a online magazine but I wanted to see my work in print and my dream came true!
Not only was I published I was honored to meet the gals and have my picture taken with one of the co owner of the magazine last weekend at The Canadian Scrapbooker Carnival held in Edmonton.
This is Jackie and me (you couldn't wipe the smile off my face that day) holding a picture of the Halloween cascading card I submitted.
This picture is my beautiful daughter Christy who goes to all the scrapbooking events with me. She even had to take the day off work for this one but she didn't seem to mind. 
This is just a small portion of the girls that were scrapbooking
 Christy hard at work.
This is another picture of the brat and me in my Dollar store glasses! I cannot believe I left my good glasses at home, so needless to say I did not get much done. I was always to busy looking for these darn things and trying to see straight out of them!
Teddy Bear Series Witch for the Challenge at My Crafting Channel
inside of the card
3 card my daughter whipped up for the girls at work.
Another Bear for the Teddy Bear Challenge over at My Crafting Channel.
I also worked on a Christmas mini album but did not get very far with it.
The carnival was held in Sherwood Park which is only about 20 minutes from my place but I decided to make a girls weekend out of it and we rented a room for the night. So not only did we scrap our hearts out but we were able to kick back have a couple of beers, go swimming in the pool and finish the night off in the hot tub.
This is a picture of our room, I told Christy not to touch anything until we made sure they did not make a mistake with our room, not bad if I say so myself.
So all in all in was a fun weekend and I was able to get a couple more bears done for the challenge over at My Crafting Channel Teddy Bear Series!
I am also linky this card up with DL Art Thankful  Thursday September Linky Party.
Now if you have stayed with me this long I would love to give a copy of the magazine away to one of my wonderful followers along with instruction on how to make the cascadingcard and a few goodies to help you get started.

 Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner next week.
As always thanks for stopping bye, have a great week!