Monday, November 24, 2008

Hallmark Challenge/Snowflake

Our Hallmark messageboard challenge was to use a snowflake and we could use a Sizzix or the Cricut. The dancing girl and the snowflake are from my Sizzix die system while the circle wreath is from the JOS Cricut. The tiny little snowflake punch is from the $1 bin at Michaels, and the border on the card is a MS doily punch. And my papers were run thru the Cuttlebug Embossing folders. Envelope is handmade because the card is 5-1/2x5-1/2.


Here is my take on Regina's challenge to use the SYI cartridge, and to design something with the turkey cut. We could use the turkey anyway we of course it came to mind how worried turkeys (and pumpkins) must be at this time of the year.
TFL and do stop by and see the other designs. They are wonderful, as always.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The NEATEST star

I was visiting Carol ( blog and she had the most wonderful star ornament that she did from visiting Melissagoodsell's blog. Here is my attempt at the star ornament. They are simple to make, FUN to make and I will be making thousands before I am thru because they are so much fun. I can never make a direct link no matter how hard I try...but here is her site link. just cut n' paste, please...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hallmark Challenge/Poinsettia/Holly

On our newest Hallmark messageboard challenge, we were told we could use either the poinsettia or the holly from the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge. I chose to put both on my card. The poinsettia has 4 layers with popdots to lift each. I put the polka dot paper thru my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, I scored some of the cuts, added gems and raindots, and oh yes, the sweet round tag is from my Scrapnfonts Tis The Season Doodlebat fonts that Regina made arrangements for us to have. I always admire the staging that DeeDee does for all of her photographs, so I have photographed this card on a nice lace tablecloth and doily.

Monday, November 17, 2008

BBTB/SYI/Bare Old Tree

Regina asked us to design something using the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cart, and to use the bare tree die cut. This is my take on that challenge. I also used a Scrapnfont sleigh, and the stockings in the tree and packages near the tree are from my Sizzlits collection. I love those little die cuts!!! I added some stickles for frosty snow on the branches and the background paper has been run through my swirly Cuttlebug embossing folder. Please see the Bitten By The Bug challenges. They are fantastic.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thinking of You

I made several of these cards today. I ran the card front thru my Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dot), the flowers and twig are from Martha Stewart punches (love those, LOVE .....), added some raindots, and the sentiment is my round rubber stamp.
Very simple card, but yet very pretty I think.

Baby Stuff, Etc.

I've been working with the New Arrival cart, and I so love the baby stuff. Here is a spattering of some of the 30 cards I've made...on set are baby book cards...these are folded 5-1/2x4-1/4 cards linked by a folded scalloped paper spine and enforced with the Zutter wire ...ribbons added. Love these ribbons...!! The many pages are covered with themed (boy/girl) papers that I ran thru the Cuttlebug embossing Baby folder. I've added die cuts, some cute envelopes to insert Welcome baby messages, and left a page blank for the new parents to add a photo if they want. The other cards are just carriages, onsies, ribbons, ...and my fav of all is my UPSS ....the stork. TFL.

Monday, November 10, 2008

BBTB Mickey Card Challenge

Regina asked us to design something with the car on the Mickey and Friends cart. I sort of updated Santa's mode of transportation for a temporary delivery. Santa wouldn't be Santa without his trusty sleigh, after all. I used Sizzlits dies for the gifts in the car, and the word JOY, Santa's face is from a Sizzix die from long ago. The gift wrapped presents by the car were little boxes I made. TFL.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hallmark Challenge/Rocking Horse

This is my take on the Hallmark Scrapbook challenge to use the JOS cart, and the horse.... I had fun with this one.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Nikki's got blog candy!!!

Nikki Duey has some blog candy for grabs. Please stop by and take a look and put your name in the hat.
I can't link direct, but here is the link ...

Hallmark Scrapbook Challenge

Hallmark Scrapbook message board has the neatest challenges. Each of us picks a cartridge to use. Here is my take on the challenge to use the Santa Hat from Joys Of The Season. I cut the hat at 5 inches, and I added the leaf border which has some rain dots applied. I love this vintage Christmas paper and I've saved it a long time. Today I brought it out!! TFL.

Monday, November 03, 2008

BBTB/ScrapNFonts Challenge

Regina led us to ScrapNFonts and what a wonderful array of delightful design embellies we found. We were to design a challenge that utilized the Christmas Cheer Cricut cart card cut, and on that we were to add a fun font from SNF Classy Charm, or Doodlebat Tis the Season. WHAT FUN.... I used the Doodlebat for the word JOY and the tree, and because of the dark colors on this vintage looking card, I elected to leave the SNF choices uncolored except for a gold jewel at the top of the tree.......this is my take on that challenge. Do go visit and just take a look at the wonderful cards.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week.