Saturday, December 19, 2009


The kids are out of school! That means the hectic, stressful part of my Christmas is over. Now to enjoy it! And Svg Cuts is having a giveaway! Check out their post about it here!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's Thursday!

And that means I am using Lindsay's Stamp Stuff today! For this card, I started with this week's sketch from 2 Sketches4 You, and rotated it on it's side. I cut the card itself with my trusty ol' paper trimmer, from a Christmas stack I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I cut a light green rectangle, inked the edges, and then topped it off with a sleigh I cut with my Cricut, and a sentiment from Lindsay's Christmas Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers digistamp set. I just printed, colored, and punched it out with a scallop circle punch. Don't forget, all her sets are on sale, buy 2 get 1 free through December 23rd-Don't let this one get away! Now head over to Lindsay's blog to see what she's up to-then check out the other DT members awesome work!

"Cherry Kisses" for Friday Sketchers blog

I put together this "girly" Christmas card based on this week's sketch from Friday Sketchers . The card base is from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff winter printables set -so pretty and winter-y! Don't forget, she has an awesome sale at her store right now, buy 2 sets get a 3rd set free! I love the little girl on the snowball, and I couldn't wait to put her on a card! Her name is Cherry Kisses Snowball, and I picked her up as a freebie *somewhere* but I have no idea where! If you know, please tell me so I can link it up! I covered the snowball with Stickles, and it sparkles beautifully in real life! The sentiment was a rub-on from DCWV. The hardest part about this card was tying the bow! I'll tell you, that sucker would NOT cooperate with me! But, I finally beat it!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I made this little Christmas card to enter into a couple of challenges.Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog says..."Let It Snow". I used the sketch from this week's Sketch and Stash challenge, the ribbon and rhinestone snowflake are both from my stash and the challenge at Dare U 2 Digistamp was to use red, green, and a neutral color (and a digital image, of course!). This digistamp is from Dustin Pike, and the red card background is a digital printable from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, the Winter Printable Set. And, don't forget, Lindsay is having a buy 2 get one free sale on her sets until December 23rd! Thanks for looking-comments are always appreciated!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Two new cards to share...

I am frantically trying to finish making Christmas cards to send out, so I sought out some challenges to help me with a little inspiration. The first challenge I took was with Sketch Saturday. I made the navy blue card topper out of Wasau shimmer paper, then, using my Winter Woodland cart, cut the bird (#3) out of a scrap of white cardstock, a snowflake (#4) out of clear acetate, and the "Peace tag" out of silver glitter cardstock by DCWV, and out of white cardstock using the shift function. I accented it with some sheer white ribbon with silver snowflakes from my stash.The second card I did, I used Card Patterns sketch 44, and flipped it on its side. The penguin is a cute digistamp from Pollycraft, and I used up some paper scraps for this card. I also added some gemstones that I colored with my red Bic Mark-it pens. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Thursday *Edited to add the scut file link

The big story today-Lindsay is having a HUGE sale at her store until December 23rd! Buy any 2 sets, get a 3rd set of your choice absolutely free! So buy 4 sets, get 2 free, and so on.This is a fantastic deal, grab it while it's here-the perfect time to get those sets you have been eyeing!

Now, on to my project for this week:

I made these cute little cocoa packets for my son's class. I cut the mugs with SCAL, tied a ribbon around it (but no bow, 'cause that would be too girly ;-) ), added a cocoa packet, and a candy cane, and I will also be adding chocolate dipped spoons to each packet. I printed out enough of the "Hot Cocoa" digistamps for each packet, then colored them and punched them out with a circle punch. I punched out larger scalloped circles of complimentary patterned paper, and attached to the top of my packets with Glue Dots for the perfect little embellishments. These digistamps come in the Warm Winter digistamp set, along with some of the cutest little snowmen and women ever- check it out!

Thanks for stopping by-now I am off to bed for a while, for all crafts and no sleep makes an impatient mommy! Check out Lindsay's blog, she has a freebie for you, and she will have links to the other designers blogs for you to check out their fantastic Lindsay's Stamp Stuff projects (Hey, you can get some great ideas of what to do with the great sets you pick up ON SALE!). I know that I am headed to their blogs myself this afternoon-these gals are uber talented!

*You can download the scut file (made in SCAL1) for cutting 2 mugs at a time HERE

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Holidays

Today's "Christmas craft" is a card using this week's sketch from 2sketches4you, a fab new digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (aren't these snowpeople just too cute for words?), and Colorful Christmas papers from My Mind's Eye. Since I live in the south, we rarely get much snow, so I have to fufill my need for "the white stuff" with paper snowpeople and glitter. This Cute Snowcouple digistamp is a start! For those of you that get a lot of snow, this set is perfect for those wintery scrapbook pages! The "Happy Holidays" sentiment is from Lindsay's new Winter Printables set, I just printed it, and punched it out-cant get much easier than that! The snowflake under neath the sentiment was cut out using my new Winter Woodland cartridge (thanks to my sweetie pie, I was able to snag it on Black Friday).

Thanks for looking, and be sure to drop by tomorrow for another Christmas project! Now head over to Lindsay's blog, she has a freebie for you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Christmas Wreath from Paper

Starting today, for the next few weeks, I have several Christmas crafty projects to share with you. This is my pride and joy for the season.I actually made it about a month ago. It took several days, and ALOT of work. I cut the wreath and holly leaves using a free file from Dan's blog last year( I think he may still offer the file for a small fee), and a free poinsettia cut file from Lora's blog. I cut the leaves out of various different cardstocks with glitter, shimmer, pattern, and different shades of green and white. After I cut them all out, I dry embossed some with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Stylized flower folders, inked direct to paper on some, then attached each leaf invidually, shaping as I went (I rolled the edges around a round rub-on stylus). I cut the poinsettias out of 2 shades of red card stock (one shimmer, one matte), then dry embossed the veins of the flower by hand with a stylus and added Stickles to the veins on the top layer for glitz and to help it stand out. I cut the little gold centers out of a bunch of silk flowers from the Dollar Tree and added the shimmery red and gold bow (which I FINALLLY learned how to make myself, thanks to Martha Stewart!). Thanks for looking (and stop back tomorrow for more crafty Christmas goodies!)

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