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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 15

My friend Melissa asked me to cut some shapes on my Cricut for a Christmas Gift she was working on.  She made adorable picture frames with the names of the kids in her bible study class.  My other friend Linda liked them so much she made some for her grandkids.  Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with me Melissa and Linda!

All images were cut with the Cricut (wild west and doodle charms)
Until Tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 14

I made this Believe Banner using the Cricut (tags, bags & More, and Story book).  I ran each tag through an embossing folder to give it texture.  I made the rosettes using tim Holtz die.  
Until Tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 13

Last year I got an email project (I think from papertreyink) with a similar tree using a wire form from Hobby Lobby.  I searched everywhere and could not find the link or the email (sorry).  I made this version from memory.  It has clips to hold 4 photos and has a few different stamps.  I love the way it turned out.  If I ever find the link I'll be sure to post it. 
Until Tomorrow!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 12

Rosette Wreath #2

I made a smaller version using the same technique. 
Until Tomorrow!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 11

Rosette Wreath #1

I used an embroidery hoop (hobby lobby) for the base.  I made the rosettes using Tim Holtz Rosette Dies and misc scrap paper.  
Until Tomorrow!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 10

Christmas Layout

I used the scrap papers from my projects during the last week and made this layout.
Until Tomorrow!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 9

Christmas Tag Swap

These are the tags I made for the December Christmas Tag Swap
Swap Your Heart Out .  For this tag I used Tim Holtz Die, burlap, bandana ribbon, and cut the shapes on the cricut (Gypsy wandering and Wild West)  I used fringe scissors for the bottom.  
Until Tomorrow!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 7

Triangle Reindeer Box

I had so much fun making the Santa Boxes I also made a few versions of a reindeer box. I used the same technique as the Santa boxes from yesterday.
Until Tomorrow

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 6

Santa Triangle Boxes

I was inspired to make Santa boxes after visiting;  Do Stamping with Dawn.  For my boxes I used the cone die stampin up run through the embossing machine.  I cut the santa face using Doodle Charms.  I free hand cut the boots and gloves.
Until Tomorrow!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 5

Kiara's Countdown
My niece liked my Advent calendar and wanted one of her own.  I made this advent using designer paper, used cardboard (stained), and the same printed advent (see previous post).

Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits (Stampin up)
Until Tomorrow!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 4

This necklace was a FREE make and take I did at Scrappin Bunnies.  If you live in the Dallas area you really need to check it out.  They are awesome!  Thanks again Emily..... I love the necklace.  For this project we used all Tim Holtz products.

Until Tomorrow!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 3

For this project I used an old pair of my husbands Jeans.  I used white felt for the arms and Head.  I added a bag of pinto beans inside the bottom to give it a little weight.  The pocket can hold candy canes or gift cards.

Until Tomorrow,

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 2

This is a great kids Craft.  The base is just a 2x4" piece of scrap wood painted white.  The faces are just painted with paint pens.  The hat is scrap T shirts wrapped around the top and glued.  We put a piece of tissue paper inside the hat to help it stand up.  We added a scrap fabric scarf.  Super easy and really cute.  

Until Tomorrow!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Countdown Day 1

I love Christmas and wanted to challenge myself to post a Christmas Project everyday until Christmas.
I made this Christmas Countdown at Scrappin Bunnies in Mckinney Texas.  It was a great class and I love the way the advent turned out.  I added a scripture under each day to help me remember the real meaning of Christmas.  I found the scriptures here: 25 days of Scripture.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey Punch Art

For this project I used the following stampin Up punches:
Hat:  Tab Punch, Brim: Window Punch
Head:  Ornament Punch
Collar:  Scalloped Punch
Body:  2 1/2" Circle Punch
Wings:  Large Scalloped Punch
Feathers:  Pedal Punch
Feet:  Boho Punch
Eyes:  Small Circle, Owl eye
Nose:  5 pedal punch
For the legs I cut 1/2" x 4" paper and ran through the crimper.
Stamp:  Gobble Gobble -AAW Print Works
I glued the Turkey to the front of a mini brown Sac (Hobby Lobby)
I filled with candy and closed with Tulle.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Thanksgiving Blessings!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanks Giving Place Cards

Each year I make place cards for our Thanksgiving table.

For this project I used 4"x 12" piece of dark brown card-stock scored at 1", 6" and 11".  I folded on the score lines and put a piece of sticky strip to hold the bottom of the tent.  I added a 4"x 4 1/2" piece of designer paper.  I printed out the poem (below) using my computer and layered it on a 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of rust paper.  I used the Tim Holtz medium rosette with scrap paper.  I printed the names on the computer using MDS (My Digital Studio) Stampin up and punched them out with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  I layered onto a 1 3/8" punched rust circle.  I distressed the edges with brown ink. 

Poem by my nephew Christian Reid (14 years old)

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Justin's Birthday Treat Boxes

I made these boxes for my son's 17th Birthday.  We celebrated by taking him and 7 of  his best friends out to dinner.  I made each guest a Treat Box with a variety of pictures of the Birthday Boy at different ages.  They were a huge hit and fun conversation starter.  

The boxes were super simple to make.  I made a basic square box using a 5 1/2" X 10 1/2" piece of black card stock.  I scored the short side at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10".  I scored the long side at 3".  I cropped a variety of pictures at 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" and taped them to the front.  I filled the boxes with candy and lotto tickets.  I placed the box in a cello bag and tied a bow.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Birthday Baby Bishop

Monday, October 31, 2011

Note Holder

I am starting on my Christmas Gifts and made some really easy note holders.  I purchased the base at Hobby Lobby.  
I stained the block with walnut stain and tied a piece of ribbon to the top (stampin up).  For each side I cut a 2" square piece of SU designer papers.  For this side I used the large heart punch and the heart die cut (stampin up).  
For this side I used the bird punch (stampin up)
For this side I used the butterfly die cut (stampin up)
For this side I used the Tim Holtz flower die

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Best Witches

I made these boxes for my husband to give to the girls at work.
I made the box by cutting an 11"x 5" piece of green paper.  I scored at 1 1/4" from the edge of each long side and scored 4 1/2" from each short side.  For the hair I cut strips of black paper and crimped.  I free hand cut the hat and used the window punch (stampin up) for the band and distressed with white paint.  For the eyes I used the 1" circle punch for the white portion and the green eyelids.  I glued on black strips of paper and cut the eye lashes.  For the inside of the eye I used the Owl Punch (stampin up).  For the mouth I used the label punch (stampin up).  The nose was the window punch.  I added a green pearl for the wart.  The "Best Witches" stamp is from Stampendous.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Senior October Craft

I made Oh Frank boxes last year and revised them and used them again.  I pre made the boxes and punched all the details ahead of time.  I made every piece into a sticker so it was easy for the seniors to decorate their boxes.
The changes I made this year was adding the ears (tab punch) and for the hair I just cut black paper with decorative scissors.  For box sizes see my previous post "Oh Frank".
Thanks for stopping by!

Easy Halloween Treats

My mom wanted to make some Halloween treats to give to her friends at work.  I designed a super easy project that was easy to assemble.
I used Black card stock for the base 2 3/4"x 4".  I folded in half and added a layer of halloween paper (the Paper Studio) cut at 2 1/2" x 1 3/4".  I created the message on a Word document and punched them out using the large label punch (stampin up).  I added a punched bat (stampin up) and stapled to the top of a treat bag (stampin up).  We filled half with pencils and half with M&M's.  It only took us about an hour to make 80..... She is very proud of the way they turned out.  
My Mom holding her halloween treats
Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Treat Bag #3

For these treat bags I used the Tim Holtz Rosette Die (thanks Rona) I rubbed black around the edges.  I punched a 2" black circle and added a scalloped punch tag I designed in MDS and glued on a spider.  
Happy Halloween!

Halloween Treat Bags #2

For these treat bags I used Stampin Up MDS to create the tags.  I printed the Happy Halloween and punched with the oval punch.  I layered it an orange scalloped punch and glued goggly eyes onto the spider.  I purchased the boxes at Joanne's.  

Halloween Treat Bags #1

I found free clip art on the internet Free Clip Art "Happy Halloween"
I created the Label in Word and added my company Logo.  I cut the ghosts
with my Cricut (Paper Doll Dress up).  I distress the ghosts, glued them to
a clothes pin and added a plastic spider.  They came together supper easy!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Life Card

For this card I used the following:
Stamps:  Stampin Up!  Live like you mean it
Punches:  Scallop, Boho Set
Paper/Ribbon:  Stampin up

The inside of the card says "live like you mean it"


October Swap Photos

As usually everyone did a great job on their swap cards.  
I love all of them and I am having so much fun.
I can't wait until the next swap.. 
(Shannon, Joyce, Felicia, Rona)
(Cheryl, Charlene, Ellen, Anne, Spike)
Swap blog:  Swap Your Heart Out!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Banner

For this banner I used:

Cricut:  Paper Doll Dressup (ghosts), Storybook (letters), Boho punch (flowers)


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October Swap Cards

This is my card for my October swap.  I cut all of the designs using my Cricut (Paper doll dress up and Doodle charms).  For the flower I used Boho Punch.  Small pumpkins 1/2" circle punch.  Stamp Happy Halloween image (dollar bin Michael's).  I really hope they like them.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Texas Layout

For this layout I used
Paper:  Coud9design (luster Cinnamon Ripple)
Cricut:  Wild West (Hat, Horse, Boot) Platinum schoolhouse (Letters)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Halloween Layout

For this layout I used
Paper:  Spookytown-American Traditional Designs (cut out tombstones, pumpkins, and purple layer) stripped paper (scraps)
Cricut: Paper dolls dress up (ghost)
Punches:  Stampin up (owl and bat)
Stamps:  Close to my heart


Thanksgiving Layout

Last weekend I went to a scrapbook retreat in Wylie, TX.   Priceless Memories Retreat  The owner Rita was awesome and we all had a great time.  Most of the ladies were doing 2 page layouts so Sunday morning I decided to give it a try.  Here is the 1st of three layouts I did.  

For this page I stamped the letters Give Thanks on beige card stock.  I punched the letters out with a 1" circle punch.  I layered that on a 1 1/4" black circle.  I attached to a tag I cut on the Cricut (Wild West).  I added brads at the top and used pop dots for dimension. 

For this side I ran the beige scrap though my embossing folder (notepaper). I cut the tree with my Cricut and punched tons of leaves from scrap paper. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Halloween BOO Card

For this card I used Stampin up embossing folder, pendent punch, pendent stamp sent and tiny wishes.  The ghost is from Cricut-Everyday paper dolls.  I used my computer for the BOO and printed on orange paper.  I then punched with the tiny circle.  The card is 4"x4" so even with the ghost it fits into a regular envelope.  Thanks for stopping by...