Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas, Christmas Trees and of course Santa

Merry Christmas to all my blogger friends.  Hope everyone had a family filled day and you recieved what you wanted Santa to bring.

I also hope that all of our southern crafty friends are safe from the tornadoes.

My dbl page LO that I made goes with the Lasting Memeories challenge for this week. Here is the link for the last challenge of the new year. "SANTA CLAUS IS COMING" http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com  I'm entering this is the challenge.

I used three different carts for this LO. 

A Quilted Christmas -------   Santa
Winter Woodland------------  Sleigh
CAC2-------------------------   Gingerbreadmen Gingerbread House Tree

The picture mats will hold a 4x4 picture.  The pattern paper is from Cloud9 Designs Seasonal  from HL.
The ribbon I had in my stash.The base cardstock is from Recollections Holiday Shimmer Stack.

Thanks for looking.   Have a safe week. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.  Hope everyone is getting things done and not stressing too bad.  I got all my Chrismas shopping done but nothing is wrapped.  My youngest daughter and I are going to start wrapping tomorrow afternoon.  Going  grocery shopping in the morning for Christmas eve and Christmas day.  Plus trying to pack for Fla.  My DH and I are leaving at 2:30am on the 27th. 

I made this card that I saw on the back of CardMaker magazine.  The card was made by Latisha Yoast.  Mary  http://cardztv.blogspot.com Had made this card in her 12 Days of Christmas cards.

I used the same recipe that she had used. If you get a chance check out her blog. I love everything that she does.  I really like the way it came out.

The tree is cut from Lryical Letters @ 4"  You can find this on page 67.
Elegant Edges. I'm really glad that I got this cart. Page 38 Shadow feature and the oblong feature.
Textile cuddlebug embossing folder.
Banner was cut from Stand and Salute cart @ 3/4"

Thanks Mary for the video on how you made this and Thanks Latisha for the inspiration.



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hi hope everyone had a great week and got most of your shopping done, baking done, and the gifts wrapped.  I for one haven't none any of it yet.  Planning on Christmas shopping this weekend.  Next week will do some baking since we don't have any Doctor appointments except Monday.  
I did get some Christmas cards done and will get them mailed out tomorrow. 

The challenge on the blog site CUT IT UP Is White on White with a touch of color. http://www.cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com  I'm going to enter this card.

My card is an A2 size card.  The window is cut from the Christmas Noel solution card (retired)  The Noel is cut from Theresa Collins December 25 cart. The cardinal is also from this cart.  I used the swiss dots cuddlebug embossing folder.  I also used the MS branch punch.  Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beginning to look like Christmas

Hope everyone hada great day.  I finally got the tree all decorated.  I got 2 Christmas gifts made and one sent off today. The other one I will mail out tomorrow or Thursday.   Tomorrow I plan on working on my Christmas cards to I can get them all mailed by this weekend.

The challenge over on FCCB http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com this week is "Bells are Ringing". You are  to make a project with bells. I made this card with all scraps that I had.  The bells  are from one of the free cuts in the ccr.  I can't rememer  which one tho.   The Happy Holidays if from MS Seasonal cake art cart.  The red lace is from my stash.   The card is a 3.75x 9 card. The pattern paper is from Recollections the Christmas Stack. thanks for taking a look and hope everyone has a good week.

I'm also going to enter this in BBTB2  http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sleigh Ornament

Good morning bloggers.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.  I've been able to craft and finish up some Christmas presents that I'm making.  This ad mway I can get these shipped tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest.  

Over on the Hiding In My Craft Room http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com    Laurie has different challenges.  This week is Happy Super Scrap Saturday!  You are to use your scraps to make a project.

I have been making these sleigh ornaments that Tanya from http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com  that she had made for her grandsons.  If you get a chance to hop on over there and take a look . I made this ornament from the Teddy Bear Parade cart with all scraps.  I used the Elf cut @ 4.25" and the layers. 

Have a good day!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012


Hi.  Hope everyone had a productive week. I'm still working on my second calender for 2013.  I finally did get to make a christmas card.
I'm entering it in the FCCB challenge for this week. http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com  The challenge is "SNOW"
The challenge over on My Craft Spot http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com is Merry Christmas. So I'm going to enter it in this challenge also.
The free cut this week in the ccr is "When its cold outside"  I cut the snowflake at 3 inches. I set it on a rossette from the Rosette and Ribbon Cart. The Merry Christmas is from MS Seasonal Cake art cart.         Here is the snowflake before I made the card.  I used stickle on the snowflake and a gem in the middle.

I embossed the base card with the snowflake embossing folder. I used ribbon from my stash.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The cheerleader and her Football Player

I  made these for a calender page.  I needed something for September besides the usual Labor day.  2013 Labor day will be Sept 2nd.  In September The kids are back in school and the football games start. So I decided to do Sept and Foot ball.

I used the Teddy Bear on Parade cart for the football player and the cheerleader.  I cut around the cutouts to make the pom poms more realistic for the cheerleader.   I had alot of fun making these.

I have entered this in the New Monthly Challenge over on the Lasting Memories blog http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com  I have done one complete 2013 calender and this is my 2nd calender for 2013.  I start out simple and my mind thinks of other things to put on each page.  By the time I'm done its taken almost all day to do the LO page.

I really enjoy making the calenders.  The numbers and Days of the week are from the Designer's calender  cart.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

June Calender page.

I'm still working on my second calander.  I only have about 4 more pages to go. I really enjoyed doing this page.  I used the Teddy Bear Parade cart and the CAC2 cart.  The pattern paper was giving to me from Terri, a fellow scrapper.  Thanks Terri for the paper.  I loved the colors.

The fisherman is from the Teddy Bear Parade cart.  I used one of my scissors to cut the worm.  I used some Baker's Twine for the fishing line.

I used CAC2 for the golfer.  The photo mats are 4x4.  The photos doesn't do the pictures justice.  The numbers and the days of the week and JUNE are from Designer's Calender.
thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

2013 Calender

Here are the last 6 months of my calender.

The backgound paper is From DCWV  The Four Seasons Stack.  The LAZY  DAYS OF SUMMER is from Kate's ABC's.

The back ground paper for this is from  DCWV Autumn Melody.  The font is from Kate's ABC's. The scare crows are from the Simply Charmed cart.  I can't remember what cart i used for the fence behind the scarecrows. Fall saying is from Autumn Melody stack also.  There is a page with different saying on it.  I just cut around it and glued it to the page.  The days of the week are from Designer's Calender cart.

This page was done completely in CCR with the few cut for October.  I loved doing this page.  I posted this one when I did it.  You can go back to the post too see what I used, because I forgot.  LOL  its been done for awhile.

The background paper is from the Autumn Melody paper stack from DCWV  I used this stack alot.  What I didn't finish using I will be using next year for cards and pages.  I love this stack.  DCWV will have a new stack for next year probably.  As you can see my favote stacks and paper is with DCWV  I just love the paper.  The turkey is from the Teddy Bear Parade cart.  the squirrel is from CAC2.   This is also and pretty kewl cart.  If you get a chance try getting this cart.  The November is from DESIGNER's Calender cart.   The Thanksgiving is from MS Seasonal Cake art cart.   There is some great cuts and Words on the cart. 

And the last page of my calender is DEC

The cart I used was Simply Charmed for the presents and Merry Christmas.  I made the tree and star in CCR and sized to fit in the area that I wanted it to go.   The lights on the tree is from CAC.  I used a MS punch Lacy Doily and the I used silver glitter to make it look like garland.  I used Cricut Essentials for the skirt.

That is my 2013 calender for the upcoming year.  I'm doing one more and have to really get to working on it so I can finish and start on my Christmas cards.  If not the cards won't get done.  Have a great week and be safe.


Saturday, December 1, 2012


I totally scraplifted this idea from Nonna's Craft Corner   http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com  
Tanya had mad these for her grandsons.  I loved the idea so I made my own.

Here are mine.

2013 Calender

Good Morning!!  Hope everyone had a good week.  I have been working on my 2013 calender for a while.  I finished it yesterday.  Now I need to find a box so I can ship it.  Its going to my neice for her Birthday/Christmas present.

I used a lot of carts on this calender.  The days of the week and some of the months were from the DESIGNER'S CALENDER Cart.
I will list the carts for each calender under the picture I hope. 

Winter Wonderland for the mittens.  I used cotton on the bottoms of the mittens to look like fir.  The New Years Day is cut from the Designer's Calender.  I glittered the cut to make it more noticable.
The embellishments on the top were the free cuts from CCR.  Sorry don't  remember from what cart this was.  I don't write things down.  The numbers are also from the Designer's Claender cart.

This is the page for the second calander page that I'm also doing. 

Sweetheart cart.  heart stickers that I had. The hearts are also from this cart.

On this page I used the TEDDY BEAR PARADE cart for the bunny and the leprachan.  Happy Easter is from some pattern paper that I had.  I fussy cut it out.  The pot of gold and the chick is from the Simply charmed cart.
March calender page. March of 2013 Easter is March 31st. I decided to split the page in half for Easter and St. Patrick's Day.

Teddy Bear Parade cart.  I used April Showers Solution cart for the Umbrella and for the month.
May Calender page. Hello Kitty cut from Suzanne (cricutcraftingrammy)  A mother's day stamp that I had.  I used one of my punches that I have for my different colored vellum flowers that I like to make.

EDP cart for the Dad and the grill is from the FROM MY KITCHEN cart.  Dad's Day is from DESIGNER'S CLALENDER cart.

I used the STAND AND SALUTE cart for the Rockets, Fireworks, and the 4th of July. I used CAR DECALS  for the boy w/flag

Hope you enjoyed looking at the first 6 months of my 2013 calender pages.  I will post the next 6 months tomrrow.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

May calender page

Hey everyone.  Hope you all are having a good week so far.  I have been working onl my calender pages.  I have all ententions of doing the pages simple.  But after I get started it doesn't seem simple any more.  If I could shut my brain off when doing the page, then it might stay simple.

I really like the way this page did come out.  Suzanne from cricutcraftingrammy I sent me some cuts from the Hello Kitty cart.  I decided to use this one for my May page.  I used the cut has the main focus on the page.  I have two mats for pictures.  I made some vellum flowers to accent the days the calender grid.  I used a punch that i had gotten from M's.  Don't remember the name of the punch.

I also used a stamp that I had gotten in the $ bin at M's. I stamped it and then fussy cut it out.  I like the way the pink pattern paper works with the whole look.  The paper is from DCWV. 

The days of the week and the May are all cut from Designer's Calender cart.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

April Showers

Good morning.  Hope everyone survived Black Friday.  I didn't do any shopping at all.  I'm either giving gift cards or money, or making my gifts.  My DH and I aren't going to givie each other gifts, because I gift to each other is a vacation in Fl.   We are leaving Dec 26th or 27th and will be staying at a friends house in Okeechobee.  We are planning on staying a month if things work out.

This week over on the LASTING MEMORIES blog challenge, the challenge is "NAKED LO'S".
Now if your wondering what that means head on over to the blog site and see for yourself what that means.  Here is the link for the blog site.   http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com

I've been working on two 12x12 2013 calenders.  One will be going to my neice for her birthday. Each page has two picture mats that she will be able to take a picture of the month and just put the pictures on. I just finished with  the month of April. When I saw the challenge this week I thought all my calender pages are NAKED.  I finished this page last nite because I knew I had to get this done and shipped before her birthday which is DEC 22.  I still have to do the days and  numbers on the calender grids, but that is the easy part.

The pattern paper came from a fellow crafter. Terri sent me some paper and this was in it.  When I saw this paper I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  Its perfect for my April page for the one calender.  I'm going to show one of two on the challenge and will have the other posted below with what I used on the other page.
The cricut cuts are from Teddy Bear Parade cartridge.  My fellow crafter Brenda  Friends Craftin' with Friends  purchased this cart for me because our Wal-mart didn't have it.  Thank you Brenda.
This cart has so many cute cuts on it. Kids  teens and even grownups ( kids at heart) like this cart.  You can use it for any and all occasions.  If you get a chance to get this cart you won't go wrong.
The raincoats on the bears is pattern paper from The Studio paper from HL.

Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Here is the page for the 2nd calender that I'm doing.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I finally recieved my DEC 25th cricut cartridge yesterday, so I was able to do my LO for the Lasting Memories http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com challenge this week.  The challenge is SO "STAMP"  those LO's.  We are to use stamps on our page.  I used the DEC 25th cartridge for the bells.  The pattern paper is from DCWV the Winter Holiday Stack.  This is one of their lasted stacks from M's.  I really like the patterns in the stack.
Thanks for looking

For the top bell I used glitter for the holly berries.  The stamp was from HL that I had gotten a couple of years ago.  I used red glitter on the ringer and some gems that I had gotten from Michaels.  I can't remember where the pattern paper for the mats came from.

Have a very Happy thanksgiving,  Be safe everyone.

New card

Tuesday I made a card for the BBTB2 challenge and the FCCB challenge that wasn't with a cricut cut.  I withdrew my card from FCCB, but wasn't able to delete from BBTB2, Here is my new card that I'm reentering.  Here are the links for the blogs.http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com  When you click on the card that is posted on BBTB2 it will take you to the new card post.

I used Elegant Edges for the  so thankful cut for the front and the inside.  The card stock that I used is from DCWV.  The pattern paper is also from DCWV.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sorry for the mix-up

Let me say that for the BBTB2 challenge and the FCCB challenge I'm so sorry.  I do know the rules of the challenges because I do them alot. I will go a remove my entries.

Let me explain what happened.  My DH is fighting stage 4 lung cancer since Dec 22 2011.  Last Friday he had to have a ct scan of his chest because of some problems that he was having.  When the Doctors office called me with the results, It wasn't a bad report, but things have changed a little from the previous scans.  I was making this card with all this on my mind and was going to use the George card for the rectanngle and the saying.  But not thinking  I just used my trimmer and cut them out. 
So please for give me.
 I'm thankful that I was able to do this card and the sentiment does say how I feel.

Every one have a  Very Happy Thanksgiving, 

So Grateful

I really loved how this twisted easel card came out.  All the paper is from DCWV The Autumn Melody Stack.  I really enjoyed using this stack for all my fall projects.  I'm going to enter this card is the BBTB2 Grateful challenge this week. http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com    the stamp I used was from the $ bin from M's.  The inside stamp was from a fellow crafter.  I hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. Here is my Twisted Easel card. 

I'm also entering this in the FCCB challenge also.  http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Napkin rings.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  The weather was just beautiful here.  The whole week is going to be perfect. 

I totaly scrap lifted this idea from Arin   http://apieceoflifespie.blogspot.com  Arin had made the Indian boy and girl from PDDU.  She had used some Burlap that she had left over from another project.  I didn't have have any Burlap, so I used the napkins that we will be using on Thanksgiving day.  I've been using cloth napkins now for a few years.  We use the napkin the whole day and then I just throw it in my washer at the end of the day. I probably have over 30 napkins LOL 

I used the PDDU cart for the pilgrim guy and lady.  Also the Indian boy and girl.  All were cut at 4"  I used my Peachy Keen stamps for the faces.  I'm going to have to get better about putting faces on.  I used some Ribbon the I had gotten from Wal-mart to tie around the gold napkings.  After putting the dolls together, I just took my ATG and glued them to the Ribbon.  When we go to eat they can untie the ribbon, used the napkin and will be able to take home there doll.  

Thanks Arin for the inspiration.
I'm entering this project in the Thanksgiving challenge over on My Craft Spot blog challenge.   http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com

thanks for taking a look Have a great week.  I forgot to say that the one Turkey is also from the PDDU cart also.

  Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


The challenge this week for BBTB2 is to make a project with a Turkey

I decided to do a LO so I will the page ready for my pic on Thanksgiving day.  My sister-n-law is coming down from Illinois and we will be cooking for 2 days.  Larry is really looking forward to this, because every time he talks to her, he says that I'm starving him and He hasn't eaten since the last time she was here.  This has been the standing joke with her and my DH for the past few years.

The base paper that I used is from DCWV Autumn Splendor. Did I mention that I love this Stack?  The Turkey was cut from CAC.  The picture mat is for a 4x6 picture and the pattern paper is from DCWV Halloween and Fall paper stack. Happy Thanksgiving was cut from MS Seasonal Cake Art @ 2"  Thanks for looking and have a great night.


Hi, hope everyone had a great day.  I finally  got most of  my projects done or at least I have everything cut out and ready to go.  I have most of my calender pages done. Now i have to do the numbers and days of the week.

I'm trying to work on the challenges that I like to do.  This week on Lasting Memories LO Challenge http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com  the challenge was REMEBERANCE  DAY/ VETERENS DAY.
I have been working on this LO for about a year.  With the challenge I was able to pick it up again and finish it.  This is my Husband's brother. He was only a couple of years olders. The first page is all the memorials for the first 10 years after he was killed in Veitnam. The second page was a memorial that we had put in the paper. I had to read thru many letters and keepsakes that my mother-n-law had kept.  After she passed  in 2007 Larry and I went thru letters and books and envelopes with everything that she had kept over the years. Here is the finished LO. 

I used George Basics for the holders of all the memorials that were in the paper for each year. 
Thanks for taking a look.   He couragesly fought and died for our country so we could have the freedom that we enjoy.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Ornament.

Good evening  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Ours was absolutley beautiful.  Our temps were in the low 70's and sunny.  Now we are having rain and very windy.  Waiting for the cold front to arrive and temps bottoming out. Oh Well it is Nov already.

The ornaments that I did is on the front of the SU holiday catalog.  Brenda  Friends Crafting With Friends had made this ornament with a tutorial.  Check out her blog to see how this was done.  There is also a link for a video that  chicnscratch had done. Here is her blog if you would like to see how these were done.   http://www.mychicnscratch.com

My favorite one is the white one.  I used my cuddlebug embossing folder, Swiss Dots to emboss  the ornaments.  I also used yellow stickle on the dots to give it some sparkle. You can't really see it in the picture.  I used white tulle and white embrodery floss for the string to hang my ornament.  This would make a pretty bow for a wedding gift. Thanks for taking a look.

Hope everyone has a great week.

The middle is a button that I had in my stash.

Below are the 3 ornaments that I have made so far.

On the white one I omitted the rosette in the middle. I thought it looked just as good with out it. I think my tulle is still to long so I will be cutting that down some more.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Liebster Award.

Blog Award from Mary H!!
I want to thank Brenda Friends Crafting With Friends who was kind enough to pass this award to me. Thank you so much, Mary! Please go check out Mary's blog, she makes the most amazing cards! I'll pass this award along to other bloggers by following the rules, and hopefully make them feel as happy as I did when it came to me. It was a real bright spot in my day! I went through a lot of blogs trying to pass this award along and follow the rule of less than 200 followers. It was hard as so many blogs have more than 200 followers. lol There are so many blogs that I visit, with so much awesome talent, this was a tough task to fulfill. Hope you'll check out these creative bloggers.

About this award:

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved","Favourite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.


*Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
*Post the award onto your blog.
*Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers.
*Leave a comment on their blog to let them know you have given them this awesome award!
Well i was suppose to send to 5 bloggers, but I can't find anyone else with less than 200 followers.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Auntumn Spendor

This week's challenge for FCCB http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com  is to make a project with Leaves.  I had taken this picture of this beautiful tree that the leaves had turned burnt orange in between the trees that the leaves had not turned.  I had gotten the pattern paper from a fellow crafter. I thought this would be perfect for the picture and the challenge.  The title is from the Autunm Melody Stack from DCWV.  The leaves that  frame the picture were sized in the cricut craft room and cut from the Design Calender cart.

  • Remember  all the ppl on the east coast that are getting hit yet again with a storm. Only this time it is snow.  Please be safe from the cold.