Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is time to jump head first into Christmas. Today I am doing Black Friday shopping with my oldest daughter and my oldest niece. Should be an interesting day.
I did get a chance to play along with Sharon Johnson's Friday Challenge which is to "Mass Produce" a Christmas card. Since I don't have a need for lots of Christmas cards, I decided to mass produce Christmas tags.
The perfect combination of tools for mass production is Cricut Expression and JustRite Stamps.
After my tags were cut, I glued the white tag onto the red tag. Then to finish off the mass production, I loaded my small rectangular wood stamper with the 25 point Curlz Font and began stamping. Using JustRite Stamps for this purpose is great!!! Just need to load your wording once, and stamp as many times as you need. Very quick and easy.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here is a closeup of the sentiment. Very simple yet gets the point across. The best blessings are usually the simple ones.
I hope everyone will take time to count their blessings today. Sometimes we don't take time to slow down and realize how very fortunate we really are.
Thanks for stopping in for a visit today. I feel very blessed to have online blogging friends that come back day after day to check out my creations.
Stamps: JustRite Stampers - Autumn Blessings Borders & Centers
Ink: Versamagic Jumbo Java, Versamagic Pumpkin Spice
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 8, misc ribbon
Monday, November 23, 2009
But I did have time to play along with the Technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers today. These little gift card holders are sooo cute!! I give a few gift cards at Christmas but always am a little torn about how to present them. I would prefer to actually buy a gift because it seems more personal but some people are very difficult to buy for. So now I can make these cute holders and personalize them for my family.
And what better way to personalize these than with my JustRite Stamps!!! For these I chose one of my favorite font sets - the Curlz Font in 50 point. Then I diecut it using the Spellbinders Double ended tags.
The bottom portion of my stocking is embossed using the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder. I was going to stitch around the toe and heel, however when I pulled out my mini sewing machine it decided that it did not want to work!!! I have only used it ONCE!!! And of course I don't have the box or receipt to return it. Oh well, lesson learned. I dug through some of my rick rack stash and found some green that worked well.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Today I am playing along with Sharon Johnson's Friday Challenge. The challenge is titled "All Wrapped Up". She is challenging everyone to share gift wrapping ideas. I saw these candles at Walmart so I decided to use these as my gift and to create boxes to put them in.
This box holds 6 votive candles. It measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". The box top also uses the Damask Stamp Set as well as the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I also found out about a cool blog called Just Buggin' that has Cricut challenges so I decided to enter my Santa & Sleigh. The challenge (Challenge # 11) is to create something using an animal Cricut cartridge. I think my "Rudolph" fits in to an animal.
All of the parts (sleigh, reindeer, Santa) are from the Cricut Paper Dolls Dressup cartridge. All of the presents are cut using the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge. The snowflakes on the sides are from the Accent Essentials cartridge.
I decided that the side of the sleigh needed a little something more so that was when I grabbed my JustRite Stamps and spelled out "North Pole" using my 50 point Culz Font. I stamped it onto white cardstock and then diecut it using the Spellbinders Labels Six.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
These new square borders are awesome. And all of your 1 5/8" stamps will fit in the centers. This takes the term "interchangeable" to a whole new level.
The above photo shows the dimension of my banner.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Today I am playing along with Sharon Johnson's challenge which is to make a matchbook. I think the only "rule" that I broke was to make it simple. I have a really hard time doing "simple" things. You can check out the details here. I made this matchbook to be used as a wedding favor at the wedding reception for the guests to take home with them. I used purple and green because these are the same colors that I had at my wedding 12 years ago.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Ink: Memories Cherry Red
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Two, Spellbinders Labels Eight, Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder, SU 3/4" & 1" circle punches, SU scallop circle punch, Stickles - red, Silver, glitter snow, misc ribbon, misc black wire