Friday, November 30, 2012

December 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Hello all my crafty friends!
Can you believe it is December already??
Christmas is just 24 days away, do you have
your shopping and crafting done yet??
I still have some shopping to do, but since I have
been making & posting christmas cards since October,
I have a slew of cards done!!

Well enough rambling, today is the day
for the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop with
You have have arrived from my dear
friend Shelley, if not please start at the
beginning so you don't miss anything!!
Due to some unfortunate circumstances
our team has shrunk in half within
the last month!!  So this time
our hop will only be one day.
Grab a snack and a beverage of choice
and join us for some great Cricut inspiration!!

This month I made 3 projects using
4 cartridges.  I used
Christmas Solutions, Simply Charmed,
Gypsy Wanderings and Teddy Bears on Parade.

Here is my first project using
Simply Charmed and Gypsy Wanderings.

The striped frame was cut at 5.25" H from
Gypsy Wanderings.  The candy was cut at 3"
from Simply Charmed.
I used Coordinations Cardstock and
the striped paper is DCWV.
I embossed the white cardstock
with a folder called
Peppermint Twists from Sizzix.
I also spritzed it with some glimmer mist.

This cute little tag is from My Craft Spot's
"Tiny Tags" dies and the sentiment
is from her "Mistletoe" stamp set.
I stamped it with Versamark and
embossed with Zing Embossing Powder.
 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

This next card was made using Teddy Bears on Parade.
My inspiration for this card was
from a card that GiGi
made for the November Release
for My Craft Spot.

All paper was from the Echo Park
Very Merry Christmas Pack.
Teddy and all his layers were cut at 4"
I stamped his face with
Peachy Keens "Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed"
stamp set.  I added some white with my gelly roll pen
and added some glossy accents.
The label he is mounted on was
cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 4.75"
He is also mounted on an Action Wobble!!

I stamped his face with
Peachy Keens "Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed"
stamp set.  I added some white with my gelly roll pen
and added some glossy accents.
I added a cute little pom pom made from twine
to the top of his hat.
I am entering this card
in the following challenges:
Made Especially for You
Go Fish
Paper Playtime

My last project is a tag I made
using Christmas Solutions.
I had just won this great stamp
set "mistletoe" from My Craft Spot
November Release and knew I
wanted to make a tag with some Mistletoe!!

I cut the tag from kraft cardstock using
My Creative Time's Tag Dies.
I embossed the tag using a Mistletoe
Cuttlebug folder.  I then added
some pattern paper and decorative
trim from Webster's Pages.

The Mistletoe was cut from
Christmas Solutions at 2.07" H.
I added some pearls as the berries.

I hand cut the tag with the
sentiment on it and
added some crinkle ribbon and lace.
I am entering this project
in the "To Die For"
challenge over at CardzTV

Thanks for stopping by today,
your next stop is the very talented

Here is the entire lineup
in case you get lost along the way :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - Star Cards

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!
Today is Card Creating Tuesday with
We were asked to make
STAR cards today.
My daughter-in-law's name is Star
so this was the perfect theme for me!!

I think I will save this card and give
it to her for her birthday in January.

I used Wall Decor and More for my card today

The Star image and the layer was cut
at 3.68" w x 2.94" h

I used Coordinations cardstock
and some glitter paper.
I used Spellbinders Label Four
and embossed it using
a Sizzix folder from
the Peppermint Twists
and Scallops Set.

The sentiment was cut at
2.37'w x 1.00' h

I added some designer trim from Webster's Pages
and some bling from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by and
please be sure to check out more
proejcts from my DT Sisters over

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Would You Every Guess Wednesday - Snowflakes

Hello all my crafty friends!!
Today is Would You Ever Guess Wednesday
On Wednesdays, the Design Team
is challenged with using anything
but the main image on the page.
This week's theme is SNOWFLAKES!!
We were asked to use a snowflake from
any of the bonus features that
are available on many cartridges.
I used Art Philosophy.
I actually made two cards to share with you today.

This first card was made using the image
from the font layer from page 64!!
This layer was cut at 4.6"
The base is cut at 5" from the
card layer on page 23.
I added a glittered snowflake from my stash
and the sentiment is from the brand new
"Think Snow" stamp set from
My Craft Spot.

I added some pink glitter tulle
a homemade stick pin
and some gems.

This next card was made using the card and
decorative layer from page 27 of the handbook.
The card base was cut at 5"
and the decorative layer was cut at 4.75".
I kept this one simple, only
adding a few gems and somemore
tulle!!  I added a snowflake gem
which was clear, so I covered it
with glue and pink glitter!!

Please make sure to stop over at
to see more snowflake projects.
I want to thank all
of my crafty friends for
visting and leaving me some
love on my blog!
I hope everyone has a blessed
and bountiful Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Theme Day Thursday - 3D Purses


Hello my crafty friends!!
Today is Theme Day Thursday over at
and this weeks theme is
3D Purses!!
I used Forever Young and Art Philosophy
for my purse.
Since I have been making nothing but
Christmas projects lately,
I decided to make this purse
Christmas themed too.
I can use it to give a gift card.
The purse was cut at 4.5" from
Forever Young.  I hid the word
that is part of this cut using my gypsy.


I cut the flowers from
Flower Shoppe at 3.5" & 4.5".
I sprayed everything with some
Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Mist
and the added gold stickles
to my flowers.

I used My Craft Spot's Tiny Doilies Die
for the piece that I stamped the sentiment onto.
The sentiment is from Jaded Blossoms
Christmas Wishes Stamp Set.
I stamped it with Versamark
and then heat embossed using
Zing Embossing Powder in Rouge.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you
enjoyed my project today.
Please make sure you visit
to see more 3D Purses!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Letter of the Day - Letter S

Today is Monday, and on Mondays
we do The Letter of the Day,
and today's letter is "S".
We can use a cartridge
that starts with the letter
or an image that starts with the letter.
I chose to use a "S"leigh, from
Paper Doll Dress Up.
You can find this particular
sleigh on page 74 of the handbook.
I cut it twice at 5" wide.
I cut it once in silver
and again in red.
I cut the rails off of the red layer.
I then embossed it using a Sizzix folder.
I spritzed it with some Diamond Glimmer Mist.
Then I glued it on top of the silver layer.
I added some Platinum Stickles.
The presents were cut with
my Creative Memories square punch.
All paper is DCWV.
Still not sure I really like this card,
I think I used too many patterns,
it looks a little too busy.
Oh well, someone on my christmas
card list will still be getting it...LOL.
Make sure you stop over at
to see more projects today.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nov. 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the November
100 Cartridge Blog Hop with
Can you believe that it is already November!!
Christmas will be here before you know it.
Have you started on your Christmas cards yet??
This month all the DT projects will be
Winter/Holiday related to give
you some inspiration for your
holiday projects.
You should have started at
This month I have used the following 4 cartridges.
Winter Woodland, Snow Friends, Jolly Holidays,
and Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake.
For my first project I used Winter Woodland
I made this card using the card feature
on page 39.  It was fast and simple.
The papers are DCWV and the sentiment
is from K Andrew's Winter Wishes.
I added some stickles to give it some sparkle!
My next project is a Christmas Tag
made using Jolly Holidays
and Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake.

The tag itself is a  the Tag die
from My Creative Time, which I hve embossed
and inked.  The Little Birdie is from
Jolly Holidays cut at 2".
The sentiment is from page 63
of Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake.
This cart has so many holiday related
images and sentiments!!

The papers are from Imaginisce.
My final project is a shaped card.
It is my favorite and was made
with Snow Friends.

I cut the cute little snowgirl at 5".
I welded 2 of the base layer using my gypsy
to form my shaped card.  I then cut a
third base layer to place on top.
I cut two of all the pieces
so that she would have a front
and a back.  The second set
of cuts I flipped using my gypsy
so they would line up properly.
Her face was stamped with
Peachy Keen's Princess Faces.
I think she is just too adorable!!
Here is a side view.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope
I have inspired you to
start your holiday projects!!
Next in the hop is my
sweet DT sister
Here is the entire line up
in case you get lost!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Theme Day Thursday - use Paper Lace 1, 2 or Ornamental Iron 1, 2.

Hello , today is

Today we were asked to use with Paper Lace,
Paper Lace 2, Ornamental Iron, or Ornamental Iron 2.

I used Paper Lace 2 to
make another Christmas Card!!
When I was scrolling through the handbook
looking for an image to use, I thought the
image on page 33 looked like an ornament.
I cannot recall what size I cut these out at
but I stretched the image on the left side
to get an enlongated image.

I just love the colors I used for this card.
For years I used silver and blue for my
christmas tree, but last year
I bought all new ornaments in bright
colors.  Pink, Purple, Turquoise and Lime Green!!
That is what inspired me for this card.

I used some glitter paper for the top layer of the
ornament and hung them from tinsel string.

The sentiment is from My Creative Time's
Warm Holiday Fun Stamp Set.
I embossed with with Zing Embossing powder,

I also embossed the lavendar paper
and the bottom layer of the ornament
with a Cuttlebug folder, not sure of the name!!

Thanks for visiting, and please make
sure you stop by
to see more great projects!!