Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Day After Christmas To All

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Now we head toward the new year. Here's a little story chuckle. When I was about 22 I worked at a bank and my duties included typing Notes and Mortgages on new loans. That was 1959. The loans were for 30 years, and I would look at that maturity date of 1989 and could not even begin to advance my young mind so far ahead. Here we are heading into 2011. . I have been blessed in my life, I have lost many beloved family members and cherished friends. As I head toward my 74th year, I am so thankful. I pray that each of you have a wonderful new year, that you will be graced with health, happiness, that you will not endure struggles and strife. That is my wish for you.
Happy New Year dear bloggy friends. I am thankful for your visits.

Monday, December 20, 2010

BBTB2/JustBecause/Gingerbread Man

It's just a few days before Christmas. It seems like just yesterday it was August. This week at BBTB2 Julie is the hostess. She selected the Just Because Cricut cartridge and asked that we design something with the Gingerbread Man die cut. I tried. I honestly tried to make a Gingerbread Man but I just couldn't seem to get past the Gingerbear idea so here is my take on the challenge.
Cricut: Just Because (Gingerbread cut)
Paper: ScrapBin snippets
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Edging: EK Success Scallop
Sentiment: Cutting Cafe
Embellishments: Buttons

Now a wee bit of news of the future few weeks. BBTB2 Design Team will be taking a little break so there will be no challenges for December 27, 2010 or January 3, 2011. We'll be back on January 10 so please don't forget us. We love our visitors and friends.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cutting Cafe Gifties

It's December and Regina has a wonderful opportunity for visitors to the Cutting Cafe site.
Regina does a "monthly inspiration" and she features the cards done by the designers. I am so pleased and honored to be on this design team. You can see the posting at Cutting Cafe here. Here is the excerpt from Cutting Cafe. Quote unquote, as they say:

Hello everyone, welcome to another Cutting Cafe MONTHLY INSPIRATION....This month we are showcasing CHRISTMAS PROJECTS from the design team...We are also going to be doing something a little different with each MONTHLY INSPIRATION...Leave a comment on how much you like the designer projects and I will use random org. and select 1 person to win ANY 2 sets from The Cutting Cafe...Please only 1 comment per person..I will choose a name Wednesday morning Dec. sure to leave an email address so that I can contact you if you win...

Monday, December 13, 2010


Happy Monday one and all... Julia is our BBTB2 hostess and she asked us to design from Joys Of The Season and to use the Wreath die cut. I love this cartridge. And I love this cut as well. Here is my take on the challenge. Please join in. You don't have to have JOTS, you can make a card or any project using any wreath. So please.... show us your take on our challenge by linking up on the BBTB2 site with Mr. Linky.

I fancied up the edge, I added several layers of leaves, added some berries with gems. Everything has been embossed. And a ribbon to finish it all off.
Cricut: Joys of the Season (Wreath)
Sizzix: Embossing folder: Christmas & Thin Ice set
Ribbon, Jewels
Edging: EK Success Punch

Monday, December 06, 2010

BBTB2/Winter Frolic/Santa

Joanna is our hostess at BBTB2 this week and she asked us to design from Winter Frolic. We were to use the Santa cut. I don't have WF but I do have a darling Santa cut on my Christmas Cheer cartridge. The background trees are from Christmas/Noel, the packages are from Christmas Cheer that Santa is displaying in his "ta da" fashion. I've added some bling just cuz. Just as a tickling note, I recently did this cute Santa cut on a Cutting Cafe card and somehow poor Santa was topless. I just forgot to keep that part of the red outfit. Thank heaven his pretty white beard covered his nakedness. Our Santa herewith is fully clothed.

Cricut: Christmas Cheer-Santa, Presents
Christmas Noel-Trees
Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots)
Stickles, Jewels