Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Family Christmas Cards-2010

For the original inspiration check out Dawn McVey's blog HERE.  She created these wonderful hostess gifts for the upcoming holidays.  I was happy to finally use the ever popular doily on my card front.  I already wanted a red, black & white theme to the holiday cards to I was very happy when I found a paper pack at Hobby Lobby with amazing holiday paper in those very colors.  I antiqued the doily with Chamomile tea dye duo and I die cut a piece of black felt, the flowers & the ric rac strips.  The inside is empty so I can include our family picture that we are taking at Disney World...we might be doing it when you are reading this post actually.  Some other great finds I found today while out & about...Martha Stewart punch around set on total clearance at Michael's ($12.00), Valentine acrylic stamps (never to early to start on those), adorable clear acrylic birthday set (both stamp set were like $3)...also when I got home my new PTI order came...now I get to play with those goodies later tonight...especially the banner builder set.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

7th Grade Social Studies Project-The 60's

My oldest daughter had a social studies project this semester...it was on the 1960's.  She chose The Supremes...I have always been a fan of them so I was happy when she chose them.  I was able to contribute my Cricut to make the actual Supremes...

I also used my Sure-Cuts-A-Lot to cut the letters for the board as well...I really like that I can download different fonts and cut them out.
And here they are on stage.

 When we got to the actual social studies fair, we were pleasantly suprised she took 3rd place.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Loving the Raisin Boat Stamps...

I normally don't do as many layers as I did with this card.  I finally used some older birthday paper that came in a page kit (the page was never done...hahaha) and the image and sentiment (outside of card & inside) came from the Raisin Boat stamps I "rented" this month.  Yeah, it's like Netflix :).  The card is actually pretty heavy and I think it will take extra postage to mail.  The envie again is decorated also.  I used Stickles to add a bit of bling to the candles.
Finished card size:  4.5" x 5.5"
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink-November Blog Hop

Can I just say how excited I am that this is my first blog hop with PTI!!!  I have see incredible work already with the tags that have been posted on Nichole Heady's blog...click HERE to see the others.

Here was this month's challenge:  TAG TIME

Recently the design team and I put together a variety of holiday tags that are perfect to keep on hand

for quick wrap options. Now it's your turn to inspire us and the rest of the Papertrey community! Design

a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us! We will all have plenty

of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!

Here is my submission...

Here is a close-up of the flower...

I created the tag from my Cricut Tags, Bags & Boxes cartridge...I gae it the same dimensions as the PTI Tag Sale die.  I then stamped the strip on the bottom (PTI-Background Basics: Spots & Dots) in Staz-On Black and then went over it with the outline image with SU! Red Craft.  I created the flower from an old book with PTI Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die and used the Chamomile ink spot to distress or age it a bit.  I used a red button I picked up at Micheal's the other day in the $ spot (it was a real cute container with lots of buttons.  I was also able to use another new product...my Bow-Easy that I just picked up...I made the red bow with it...I feel like I cheated-but it really came out wonderful.  Let's see...I also used the sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages...I almost forgot.  The paper came from a pad I picked up at Hobby Lobby the other day...our family cards are Red, Cream & Black again this year...partly because we are on our way to Disney World on Monday and that is where the family picture is being taken this year...with what else but...Mickey Ears...:)  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Simple Friend Card...

Here is a simple friend card I made...I was going through all the old old old blog posts from Nichole Heady at Papertrey Ink the other day and came across a card similar to this one...I used a sentiment from the Flutterby Friend stamp set and paired it with one of my favorite InkaDinkaDo stamp set...the name escapes me.  I used a clear button with some natural twine for the embellishment.  I punched a slit punch in the side of the card and threaded the ribbon through it.  Of course I had to embellish the envelope also...who doesn't want a pretty envelope arriving in their mailbox?
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My First Card Contest...you can help me win!

I submitted a card I did awhile ago to scrapbooksetc.com last week and I got an email today that my card was selected for this weeks contest.  You can help me win by voting for my card.  I have never entered any contests before or even thought I would have a chance to win...Please click HERE to vote for me...thank you  :)!!!! Pin It

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Papertrey PALs Pallenge #17 & Raisin Boat Stamps

It's been awhile since I have lasted posted, its time to get back to creating!  Since I have been gone, I have discovered 2 pretty awesome things...one is a very talented bunch of gals on the Papertrey Ink forum called Papertrey PALs...I have joined their group and this is my first pallenge submission.  The pallenge was to use embossing on your project.  You can check out all the other submissions HERE.  I have been sitting on this Cuttlebug embossing folder for a long time...I don't actually remember ever using it.  and that leads me to the second awesome discovery...Raisin Boat Stamp Company.  I know, you want to know what makes them different than all the other companies out there...well this one is a lot like Netflix in that I can "rent" the stamp sets and then return them when I am done.  Their website is HERE.  I totally recommend checking them out.  The images used on this card are from the Wish Big stamp set.

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