Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fun Day

Yesterday my son took us all to Macaroni Grill for lunch and then the guys and us gals split up.  Clare, my daughter-in-law and I hit up all the craft stores, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Joann's.  The sales weren't as good as I was anticipating, but we still got some bargains.  I got two new 12 x 12 paper stacks and one of the smaller sized paper stacks.  We did some serious damage in JoAnn's at the $1.00 bin!  Lots of bling and a few cute little stamps.  It was so much fun to shop with Clare and she got a great deal on the Paisley cartridge at Michaels.  We both stayed under budget and got some good deals.  I just want to know if Michaels is ever going to put the Martha Stewart stuff on sale?!?!

Hope everyone's Holiday is going as well as mine!
Thanks for coming. See you soon,
Cindy : )

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Last Christmas card for 2010

I made this card for my sister and didn't want to post until after she received it.
The tree is from Winter Frolic and the stamp inside is from PaperTrey Ink.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy : )

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Joy to the World

I wanted to use some more of the word art on the Winter Frolic Cartridge.

I made a standard size A2 card.  The Phrase is from page 70 cut at 3 3/4 inches.   The background tag is from Winter Woodland page 44 cut at 4 inches.  The base of the card is craft paper from PaperTrey Ink.  The other papers are from DCWV The Handmade Christmas Stack. I inked the all of the edges with Colorbox Chestnut Roan to add some dimension. The inside stamps are from PaperTrey Ink stamped using Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy ink.  I am still not sure about the Jolee's Boutique star on the front, but once it was stuck, it was stuck!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy : )

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas card for Mom

All the cuts on this card are from the Winter Frolic cartridge.  The "Wishing You" is the shift option of the Phrase function on page 65.  The "A Very Merry Christmas" is the phrase on page 46.  The tree is from page 50.  This cartridge has some great Christmas images and phrases on it.  The background paper is from DCWV The Christmas Combo stack.  The phrases are cut from coordinating glitter paper, but it is hard to see in the picture.  This is a 5 x 7 card.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy : )

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowman Soup

I made some cute give-aways.  I totally "scraplifted" this from this blog hop.

I used the Snowman from Doodlecharms page 82 in all but the first one.  That one I used a snow man from Winter Frolic page 32.  I went with the Doodlecharms snowman because he had fewer layers which is good when mass producing.  The Snowman's hat came from Christmas Cheer page 111.  I first cut the blackout layer with black paper, then cut the shift base shape out of white glitter paper.  On this one it cuts the nose too.  So I just flipped the actual cut and inked the nose orange and glued it glitter side down and the orange side up. 
I printed the poem on white cardstock and layered it with cardstock.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the snowflake and added a bling to the middle.  On the back (not pictured) I used a My Pink Stamper stamp that said "Sweet Wishes" and signed it. 

The paper is cut 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches then scored in three sections.  I did mine a little different.  I added the hot chocolate pack to the middle with glue dots, then folded over the right side and stuck it with a small strip of tape with my ATG.  Then packaged it with a candy cane, 3 hershey's kisses and 5 mini marshmallows.

They turned out pretty cute. 

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jeremy's card

My son's good friend is graduating Saturday from college with a nursing degree.  My son says to me "You can make him a card.  I know you like to do that."  So this is the card that I made for him.

I'm sorry it is crooked.  Must have been holding the camera at a funny angle!  The base was a pre-made white 5 x 7 card. I added a 5 x 7 layer in gold so that you don't see the white at all.  The brown layer is 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. The green layer is another 1/4 inch smaller.
The graduate was made from Everyday Paperdolls using the blackout feature at 3 1/4 inches and a Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplings stamp.  His uniform and stethescope were cut from page 61, the bandaid is from page 62.  The graduate cap is from page 46 of the EPD cartridge also.  The word art "congratulations" is from the Alphalicious cartridge.  I used the Cricut markers on the uniform, bandaid, tassle and word art.  Some stickers for the corners and a few "stitches" with the white Signo pen.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kick up your heels

My Pink Stamper is having a challenge today for a birthday card in honor of her little boy's birthday.
I decided to do a card that I thought a little boy would like.

I made an A2 (5 1/2 X 4 1/4) card with a verticle orientation. I used the Cricut markers to outline the horse on page 31 of the Old West cartridge and then cut it out.  I did the fence on page 45 the same way.  The markers are great at bringing out detail like the wood grain on the fence. I used my Stampin Up Choclate Chip marker to add more detail to horse's mane.  Then I used the Kick up your heels! stamp from My Pink Stamper's Pinka-licious stamp set with my Chocolate Chip ink pad.  The patterned horseshoe paper is from a DCWV stack I think it is called All About Boys or something like that.  I have had it for a while.

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)