Saturday, November 27, 2010

"JOLLY" gift tags!

I was lucky enough to grab the Jolly Holidays cartridge at Walmart on black Friday!! I don't have any other cartridges that feature all Christmas/winter images, so I was thrilled to get my hands on this Jolly cartridge!
I took my 6 year old daughter to see the movie Tangled this afternoon....what a cute movie, we both really loved it!
I made these cute tags after we got home from the movie! The girls gifts are going to be wrapped in pink and green this year, so I made the tags to coordinate!
The tags were cut using DCWV Secret Santa paper stack and I used tulle and of course a little bling using the i rock! The mittens were cut at 1 1/2" with the tag at 2 1/4", the snowgirl was cut at 2" with the tag at 3" and the stocking was cut at 2 1/2" with the tag at 2 1/4"! I probably could go a bit larger on the tags, but this was my first attempt! This cartridge is just so cute and I think the kids will get such a kick out of some of the "jolly" images!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gobble Gobble!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you all have a blessed day with family and friends!!

I am thankful for so many things that I wouldn't want to bore you with, so I will just say this: I am truly thankful for a supportive, caring and loving husband who is my best friend, my beautiful children who are healthy and bring joy to my life every day, having a hobby that brings myself and my family joy........and might I add, my Mom for cooking this!!!!

I want to share with you my creations for today....not only did I make the sparkling cider look pretty, but I also made a cornucopia and decorated a pie!! Thanks to the cricut circle blog for sharing such wonderful creations that we (I) can scraplift!!!
Here is a pumpkin pie that i decorated:

I bought the pie and used pie crust for the pumpkins and leaves....I used MS seasonal for the pumpkin and DC for the leaves!
Might I add that I have not been successful with the cake machine up until this point....I was feeling a bit guilty that I bought it, couldn't get it to cut and didn't have the patience to figure it out. Well, today all of those thoughts disappeared....I am in love!!! Yes, it is a lot of work, but so well worth it....I even got the whole family to pitch in willingly. They cut, colored and sugared!!! I am truly blessed!!

Here is the cornucopia!

Well, it was fairly easy to do, but I had a problem getting the foil out of the cornucopia, so it is still in!!! I didn't want to destroy such a beautiful creation....we will just eat around the!!! I had so much fun with this project, thanks to Kristen from the CC blog! I used vines, pumpkins and leaves, colored them with wilton cake colors and sprinkled with chunky sugar! My family loved helping with this and we were all so proud of our beautiful creation! Can't wait for my Mom and Dad to see it tomorrow.....and even more..dig into it, yummy!!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Spruced Up Sparkling Cider!!

Hi there!
Just wanted to jump on real quick today to share this project with you! I made it today for the kids for Thanksgiving. We are going to my Parents house for dinner tomorrow and we are bringing this, a pumpkin pie and we are in the process of making a cornucopia....fingers crossed it will turn out ok!!!! I got this idea from Kristen on the cricut circle blog and just made it into a simple version!!! So, thank you Kristen for the idea!
So, here is a bottle of sparkling cider that I spruced up with some cricut cuts and ribbon! I used Designer's Calendar for the leaves cut out at 3", the tag is from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 3", the Harvest blessings was cut from the Thanksgiving cartridge at 2"...I forget where I cut the acorn from because I cut a bunch for the kids last!!!
I embossed the leaves with divine swirls and then used chunky glitter on them! I also quilled a flower with the cuttlebug quilling daisy kit. I added glitter to one of the flowers, also!
I just love how this turned out and will make these as gifts next year for Thanksgiving!!!

I hope to jump on again later to share my cornucopia that I am making out of pie crust with the cricut cake machine! Another idea that I got of the cricut circle home away from home!!! I hope you all have a fun, safe and delicious Thanksgiving with your Families!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SNOW much fun!!!

Good afternoon friends!! I have had a lazy day around here today, but wanted to jump on and share these adorable ornaments! I had a vision of these one night and jumped out of bed to sketch it out! I know, I know....but it's not like any of you have never done that before...LOL!!! I am so pleased with how these adorable snowman and snowgirl ornaments turned out! I am entering the snowgirl into a cricut circle ornament challenge! The challenge was what got my wheels turning and the snowman was the first one to be complete, but I couldn't just make a snowman....I had to make a snowgirl version for my daughter. I changed the hat and loved working with pinks and blue for hers! I used the cuttlebug polka dots embossing make it look "snowy" of course! The snowman was cut from Doodle Charms and cut at 5 1/2 inches using the blackout feature...cut twice! The presents were also cut from DC at 1 1/4 inches. The snowgirl hat and the snowflakes were cut using Winter Woodland cartridge. The hat was cut at 6 1/4 inches and the snowflake at 2 inches! I cut a circle out of the belly and adhered a photo to the back of the top layer, then used pop dots to adhere the two snowmen together and give it a little dimension! I punched a hole and added some white elastic cord to hang from the tree! The kids just absolutely love them and can't wait to decorate the tree this year!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Give Thanks Card!

Here is a card that I made for the Cricut Circle weekly challenge....the challenge was to use a bird, at least 2 cricut cuts and stitching! I cut the turkey from Celebrate with Flourish and the thanks from Storybook, I hand stitched the X's, embossed the background with Seeing Spots and I made the pleated flower! I had originally planned on making some cuttlebug quilled flowers, but I didn't have one of the plates...I had them sent Fed Ex on Firday and would you believe....they came today about an hour after I finished this card!!!!! So, tonight I will be quilling in my jammies watching tv...yay!!! Hope you like this card and have a good night!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sprinkled With Fun!

This has to be my all time favorite layout!! I love how this turned out! This is for the weekly challenge over on the cricut circle blog. This is the first challenge that I have participated in so far because I have been so busy and I am glad that I made time to enter! It was a sketch challenge this week so that made it much easier for me! I used the Sweet Treats cartridge for all 3 cuts....the ice cream cone is 5 1/2", the title is 3 1/4" and the crown is 2". I embossed the cone with diamonds and added some i rock gems to make it look like sprinkles and I couldn't resist using bling on this layout!! I also used a Martha Stewart punch called cherish and it is a punch around the page! Every time I walk past this layout, it just makes me smile!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Harvest Blessings Layout!

Good afternoon! I have been busy all morning with Dr. appointments and am glad to be home! My daughter is home today, she had a Dr. appointment this morning after mine and we found out that she has allergies, so we are just sitting on the couch watching cartoons! She also has been complaining of her eye getting blurry at school, so she is going for an eye exam on Monday night!
So here is a quick layout that I made last night using the Thanskgiving seasonal cartridge that I recently won! I was getting a little frustrated with some of the cuts....I was cutting them at 1 or 2 inches and they were tiny and not cutting nice at all. I have found that it is easier (with this cartrdidge) to cut most of the images larger than 3 inches! Anyway, it is just a simple layout for our Thanksgiving dinner picture! I cut the pilgrim silhoutte at 3 inches, the harvest blessings at 3" and the indian corn at 3 1/2 ". I used some Bazzill cardstock and some of the apple cider paper and ribbon. I used pop dots for the photo, the corn and the pilgrim. How cute is that pumpkin border???? I love is a EK punch that my friend sent me called pumpkin chain. I just love it, it was the perfect accent for this layout! As simple as this layout is, I was happy to be scrapping again! I may go start another quick layout while my daughter is resting!