Thursday, November 27, 2014

Enjoy your day with family and friends.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Embossed Wreath

I saw a card on Pinterest where the wreath framelits were used to cut out the wreath and then embossed rather than stamped.  It caught my eye and I did the same thing, adding little red rhinestones and a red bow to the wreath.    After embossing the red layer using the Stylish Stripes
embossing folder, I adhered the wreath using dimensionals.  The "Noel" is also from the Wonderful Wreaths Framelits set.  Next time  I create this card, it will be in different shades of white and vanilla    In my mind it will be very elegant.   Have a great day!             

Monday, November 24, 2014

Altered Chipboard Container

Over the weekend I went to an open house held by my Close To My Heart consultant.  I made a couple of cards and she had items available for purchase.  One of the items I purchased is this kraft cylinder container.   It is approximately 2-3/4" wide by 6" tall.  I wrapped the container in retired Stampin' Up DSP and pretty ribbon. I could have altered the container in no time at all, but I "needed" to have a rosette on the lid.  I had to guess at how to size a rosette on the Explore and after one bad guess, I was able to make this one.   The container is nice and sturdy and will look pretty under the tree or even as a little decoration in a little nook or on a little table. IT is time for me to get serious about Thanksgiving.  Today and tomorrow I have to stay away from my scrap room so I don't get sucked in and create instead of clean and prepare!!  Have a great day and be careful if you are out and about when the snow begins here. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Online Extravaganza

The annual Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza begins on Monday, November 24th and runs through December 2nd or while supplies last.  There are doorbuster specials on Monday November 24th and then again on Monday, December 1st.  Those days and in between there are some great sale items including the Magnetic Platform which will be on sale for $23.97.  Below is a link to the PDF file showing the items which will be on sale.  Beginning on Monday, if there is something you want to order, godirectly to my SU website and shop the Holiday Extravaganza.

Any questions, just call or email.  Have a good rest of the weekend.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Gift Tags

Happy Friday!  Another Christmas Craft Day project will be this set of coordinating gift tags.  Once again all items were cut on the Explore.  The cardstock is Stampin' Up and the to/from stamp is from the Holiday Mini.  I just need to come up with a little packaging idea for this set.  It will be a cute little gift for a co-worker, teacher or a hostess.  On another note, my friend Regina wanted a pic of my messy scraproom.  So here it is!!  I do have a bit of a chore ahead of me~~hahaha!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gift Bags

Each day I try to work on something for the Christmas Craft afternoon.  Yesterday I created these pretty little gift
bags that I cut on my Explore using the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  I cut one bag per 12 x 12 sheet of paper and the best part~~the Explore did all the scoring!   The paper is from Michael's and is the perfect weight for little gift bags.  The finished size is about 5-1/2" x 3-1/2".  Now before I work on the next item, I definitely need to clean up the wonderful mess I have in my scraproom~~lol!!!!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Center Step Card

When I was in Arizona last week, I visited a great scrapbook store, Scraps of Love, in Peoria, AZ. And truly it was great.  This store had everything!  But what caught my eye were "card toppers".  I had never seen these before or else I just didn't pay attention.  They are printed images which almost look as though a person colored in the image.  The cards using card toppers on display at Scraps of Love were gorgeous with a lot more detail than today's card, but isn't this pretty?   We will be making a center step card during the Christmas Craft afternoon on November 30th using a card topper by The Hobby House.  Have a great day and again, keep warm!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nativity Card

Today's pop-up card is one that we will be making at the Christmas Craft Day on November 30th.  Everything Night of Navy was cut on my Explore from the Artfully Sent Close To My Heart cartridge.  The sentiment is from an Amuse Studios stamp set.  You may notice that the sentiment is on a separate piece of cardstock.  Well, I messed up when I stamped an image and I needed to cover up the oops!!!  The class attendees will have all of their pieces cut out using a pretty metallic dark teal rather than Night of Navy.  I think the card is just beautiful.  Have a great day and keep warm!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

I cannot let this day go by without sending my thanks to all the veterans.  This day is about you and I certainly appreciate the freedoms I have thanks to each and every one of you.

Christmas Vinyl

While having good intentions as far as being creative these past days, I found that I just didn't know what to do. I decided that maybe I should attempt one of the beautiful vinyl projects people were creating using their Cricut Explore and vinyl.  I found this word art in Design Space and thought it would be a nice Christmas gift~~if my attempt was successful.  As you can see, it was!  There was an awful lot of "weeding" to do (removing all the little unnecessary pieces of vinyl inside the letters) but after the weeding was complete it was time to adhere it to my Cherry Cobbler 12x12 cardstock.  I was holding my breath as I centered the vinyl and I laid it down crooked~~oh no!!  It was most obviously crooked, so not a gift!  After thinking about how to save it, I took care of the problem by cutting the original 12x12 cardstock down to even it out, layered it on a piece of white cardstock and centered and adhered that to the 12x12 base Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The project is really pretty, but I am not sure that I will create another vinyl project that was this involved.  But, maybe!  I will not be posting for a few days  so have a great week, keep warm and find yourself a little' stampin' time!

Monday, November 10, 2014


 It has been a sad week but I have received many beautiful cards, flowers
and the care and concern of so many~~I cannot thank you enough. I was not very creatively motivated, but I did make the Thanksgiving favors. I used my Explore to write the names on the favors.  I am sure I would have spent a lot less time just handwriting them using a gold pen, but it was the fact that the Explore could do it.  Then I decided that the kids will get little turkeys made using the Curvy Keepsake box  Again I used the Explore~~to cut out all the feathers.  They turned out cute, didn't they? I guess I should work on the Thanksgiving menu!  Have a great day!

Monday, November 3, 2014

My Mom

It is with deep sadness that I tell you that my Mom passed away on Saturday.  Her health issues since the replacement of a pacemaker lead had been very hard on her.  She was the best Mom and we always said she was a saint having put up with the four of us and my Dad, too.  How appropriate that the good Lord would take her on All Saints Day.  We love you, Mom! xoxo