Monday, December 11, 2017

Sydney & Grandma Weekend

Syd and I had a great weekend!  We baked many cookies and spent hours down in the scrap room.  We made the usual~~cut out cookies and cookie press cookies  After all the years of doing this together, we finally have it down to a science as to how to make the least mess!  And then we went downstairs to work on lip balm holders for Syd's friends.   The photo shows a few of the papers and ribbon we used.  The one in the middle is for her friend~~who does not celebrate Christmas~~but Syd wanted to give her a gift.   In between that, Syd worked on other projects.  By the time Jen came for her on Sunday after lunch, both Syd and I were ready for naps!!!  Have a great day!

Friday, December 8, 2017

O Holy Night

A few weeks ago when we were all busy working at our Cricut Sunday get-together, Nancy made a pretty O Holy Night glass block.  I thought it would be a nice Christmas present for my mom-in-law.  I just wasn't sure about mailing it to Arizona and then if it would be too heavy for her to handle.  So, I purchased the SVG file for my Cricut Explore Design Space and made a framed version.  I used a 10 x 10 frame, adhering the vinyl to a piece of Stampin' Up Shimmery White cardstock which was layered on a piece of black cardstock.  The "Oh Holy Night" is slightly uneven, but not too badly.  Regardless, I am sure John's Mom will like it.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Occasions 2018 Sneak Peek

When I had a chance to preorder from the Occasions Catalog coming out in January, there were only a few things I really wanted.  One of those things I ordered I had to use as soon as it hit my scraproom~~the Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts stamp set.  Both the image and the sentiment on today's card are from the set.  After embossing the image with Black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder, I colored the cute flower cart with Spectrum Noir markers.  Avery Elle's Wonky Framelit goes perfectly with the feel of the flower cart.  The sequins complete this happy card.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Elegant Christmas

I wanted to use this snowflake paper from Stampin' Up's Merry Little Christmas DSP collection.  The pretty sentiment is from Penny Black's Yuletide Wishes stamp set.  After stamping the sentiment, I used a retired oval framelit and a stitched framelit for the black oval layer.  There are little rhinestones in the center of the larger snowflakes, but they do not show up well in this photo.  And the ribbon is Stampin' Up~~just don't remember from when!!!!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Yappy Christmas

Continuing with the puppy Christmas cards, this is another I created using My Favorite Things' Happy Pawlidays.  I embossed the smaller square using my scoring board and layered that onto pink cardstock.  The next layer was embossed using a retired SU embossing folder.  The score lines on the large white cardstock layer were created using the scoring tool again.  After coloring the puppy, I used a die to cut him out and a foam layer under him.  The sentiment and the ornaments are also from the Happy Pawlidays stamp set. Have a great day and stay warm!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cricut Reindeer

Happy Monday! Today's card was created by my friend, Dawn.  She cut out all of the pieces on her Cricut~~and there were a few pieces just to create the deer.  Then I watched her tie the twine on each balloon and I was like "that is a lot of work"!  As you can tell by the sentiment, this card was made for someone who shared their birthday with Christmas.  I like the mixing up of the sentiment phrases, too.  Have a great day and enjoy today's 60 degrees!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Santa Paws...  Coming to Town!  I have switched from Christmas birds to Christmas puppies!  Isn't he a Christmas cutie?  The stamp set I used is from My Favorite Things Stamps, Happy Pawlidays.  The set consists of  four puppy images, a Christmas tree, lights, a variety of Christmas sentiments and more.  The set also has coordinating dies.  Once again I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.  The Wonky Stitches frame die by Avery Elle goes with the "tangled in lights" dog!  Have a great day!