Friday, December 28, 2007

Another Cricut & Cuttlebug card!

I'm loving my Cricut & Cuttlebug! I'm still trying to figure out all the features and adjustments on my Cricut, but like everything else it's a learning process. If anyone has any tips or suggestions about the use of these two machines please let me know! I would greatly appreciate it!
To make this card, I used another pretty paper from K & Co and paired it with SU!'s Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I used my Cricut to cut out the flowers and the sentiment. Then finished it off with a little distressing, a brad and some pink rick-rack!
Well, that's all I got for now. I'm still trying to organize my stamp space, so I better get back to "work"! Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

My first post using my Cricut & Cuttlebug!

I didn't want to play with my new stamp "toys" that Santa brought me until I had found a place for everything and my stamp area was organized. Well I must have been a very good girl this year because Santa brought me a TON of new toys. He brought me so many things that I've ran out of room for them all! So I gave up on trying to organize my new stamp stuff and decided to make a card. I literally pushed everything to one side of my table just so I had a little spot to stamp on! Hopefully, I'll have time tomorrow to get organized!

To make this card, I used some pretty designer paper from K & Co that Santa left in my stocking. I also used some white core card stock from DCWV, and yes Santa left this for me too! I then used my Cuttlebug for the flower image, put some ink around the flower using a q-tip, then finished the distressed look by sanding the flower a little. I then used my Cricut to make the little tag and stamped "friend" on the tag with my SU! Good Times set. To finish the card a added a little brad and some ribbon by American Crafts. Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow! HUGS!

Beautiful Winter Wonderland!

We had some serious fog yesterday and last night and very cold temps. This definitely isn't my favorite weather combo, but it did make everything absolutely gorgeous this morning! When the sun came out this morning it made all of the trees so "sparkly" it was like someone took a giant bottle of Stickles and covered everything!
I took these pics from the walking trail behind our house and from our front yard.
I'm hoping to get some stamp time in this afternoon, but right now I need to do the
laundry! Yuck! Hopefully, I'll have some card pics
to post later. But until then I hope you enjoy the pics of our winter wonderland!
BTW did you notice how awesome this pics came out?! Santa got me a new digital camera for
Christmas! How awesome is that?!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hey there!

Well since I haven't posted for awhile I thought I would do a quick update!

Last week I was busy with finals. It wasn't too bad or stressful. All my grades were posted this week and I did great. So that's a relief.

This week my Grandma has been staying with us. We've been doing some shopping and baking. She's also been showing me how to make a rag rug. So that has been fun!
We're taking her home tomorrow. It's been nice having her here, but I'm also looking forward to some alone stampin' time!

I've been dieing to get into my stampin' room ever since last Sunday when I got two Christmas gifts early! I can't believe that I got both of these in the same year, let alone on the same day! It's almost overwhelming! I just keep imagining all the fun creations I'm going to make with these! Are you curious yet? I'll give you a hint. They both start with the letter "C", and they both make die cuts. Did you guess yet? Well if you guessed a Cricut and Cuttlebug you are right! I'm so excited to start creating with these two machines! But it doesn't look like I'll have time to really explore their possibilities until after Christmas! So make sure and check back!

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far! Much love to you and yours! HUGS!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Pay it forward!

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on this post requesting to join this Pay it forward exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it next week, but you will receive it after the New Year.
The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. So basically, if you comment, you’re on. I’ll send you something crafty that I’ll make for you. Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work. I got mine from Barb here.

A new rut!!!

Okay, so I've finally moved on from that fun pink and green pp that I was using for all of my Christmas cards, but now I've found a new layout that I can't seem to get away from! But that's okay right? Every "great artist" falls in a rut, look at Picasso and his Blue Period! ;)

Supplies for this card include: Rose Red paper, Wild Wasabi paper and ink, pp from DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack, glitter embossing powder, SU stamp set Perfect Presentation, some SU punches, and my Coluzzle.

Thanks to all who posted words of encouragement yesterday!

Yesterday morning I found out that a young man from my hometown was killed in a motorcycle accident. He was younger than me, but his older brother was in my graduating class. In the past two years four young people, from my little hometown of less than 600 people, have been killed in a tragic way. This includes my little sister's best friend who was only 15 when she was killed in a car accident. So anyways, thinking about all this tragedy with the combination of end of the semester stress just brought me down. And of course my DH is traveling for work right now, so that didn't help! But thanks to all of you, today is looking brighter! Thanks for listening! HUGS!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Just for fun!

If you read my last post, you know that I've been in a funk today. Well, thanks to a friend that sent me this video in an e-mail, I'm feeling better. It's amazing what a little stupid humor can do for the soul! So, I thought I would share it with you and pass on the laughs! (to get the full effect you'll have to pause my Christmas music at the bottom of my page)

Something different!

As promised, I came up with something different for today's post! I used some Christmas paper from the Glitter Christmas Stack, Stickles, my Coluzzle, and some SU punches, including the snowflake punch to make this card. I hope you enjoy it!
Sorry, I'm not very chatty tonight. I've had a day and am kinda' in a bad mood! :/ Hopefully tomorrow will be better! Thanks for stopping by. HUGS!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Am I stuck in a rut? ;)

Here's yet another Christmas card with the same fun pp from K & Co.! And yes I did pair it with Purely Pomegranate again! I just love this color combo!

I promise I'll use something else for my next card, just in case you are getting tired of seeing the same old thing. ;)

Well I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend. DH and I spent the afternoon watching a movie on the couch. We watched Blood Diamond. Have you seen it? It's about the civil war that happened in Sierra Leon in the late 90's. It's kinda' gruesome and heart wrenching, but a very good movie. Very eye opening.

Anyways, I have a couple of packages to get ready so I can send them off tomorrow. And I think I'm going to do a little on-line Christmas shopping! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Last Year's Christmas Card

This is the card that I made last year to send to our family and friends. I made it pre-blog, so I thought that it would be okay to share it with you now!

I really like this card. Plus, it was so easy to make! Which is always a plus when you are "mass producing" original pieces of art! ;)

To make this card I used SU's Real Red cardstock and grosgrain ribbon. I paired it with The Paper Studio's pp called SM Retro Ornaments. I than stamped "Merry Christmas" with a stamp from Stampendous and punched it out with my circle punches. Finally, I attached my "ornament" with an ornament hook and "dimensionaled" it down. Easy-peasy!

I love this card so much! I think I might make some more of them this year with a few minor changes! Thanks for looking! HUGS!