Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Favorite Christmas gift

My favorite gift came from my 19yr old son. The other night, at about 2 am, I woke up to the sound of my cricut chirping. At first I thought I was hearing things but then figured I better check it out. So i went to my craft room and sure enough Derek was in there. Once he saw me, he was quick to kick me out.....can you believe that, kicked out of my own craft room. But after I saw what he made I told him he could come craft with me anytime and yes I got the eyeroll. Needless to say I was in awe, not only did he figure out the cricut but when he couldn't find the carts he went ahead and used the gypsy!! Mmmm.. college must be paying off??!!!
Anyway, I love love this gift, it's one that truly came from the heart.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas bulbs

I've been seeing these glitter bulbs being made by so many, that I had to give it a try myself.  What a fun and simple project.  I used  the  glitter and white vinyl from my stash and bought the bulbs and the Glitter it All glue from my LSS.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

First My Story project

After doing the Your Story blog hop this weekend I  finally got some inspiration to use mine.  My FIL plays alot of Soduku so I thought this would make a good present for him.  I used the 5x7cover and cut 20 pcs of white paper at 4.75 x 6.75 and added a different color paper to each page, using up scrap paper. I went on- line and printed out some Soduku puzzles and added to each page.   I cut a piece of   DCWV paper at 4.50 x 6.50 and added  to the front cover.  I used the French Manor cart for the tag- cut at 4x4.5 and the Mickey font for the letters- cut at 1 in.. I then added some ribbon and some buttons.   The Your Story is pretty easy to use, don't know what took me so long , and can see using it  alot.  Silly me... I spelled Sudoku wrong...thank goodness for repositional adhesive,  oops !

Iron-on Vinyl

Here's a few t-shirts that I made using the iron-on vinyl from  I used the flocked vinyl,  the Gypsy Wanderings cart, and welded the letters using the gypsy. I cut the letters and dragonfly  at 3in and by using the I-Rock  I was able to add some bling.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Jolly Holiday Cards

I finally got a chance to play with my Jolly Holiday cart this weekend.  It was really fun to play with. The elves I cut out at 3 inches,I used  Stampin Up Christmas paper, Peachy Keen stamps for the faces and The Pink Cricut stamps for the sentiments.
This is a Cricut Lite cart and can be found at WalMart., very popular and hard to get.  I highly recommend it, so if you come across it, grab it while you can!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Flaunt it Friday- Challenge 1

I found a new challenge blog called Flaunt it Fridays.  Every Friday they will be posting  a new challenge, this is their first week and to celebrate they are having a bloghop with some very talented designers.  The first challenge is to make a project with the Winter Frolic cart using the snowman on pg 29.
My project is a 6x6 wooden tile that I painted with some acrylic paint.  I cut the snowman at 2.5 inches and the tag on the same page at 3.5in.  I added some stickles to the mittens and earmuffs for some added bling and used the Peachy Keen  Small Snow faces for the snowmans face.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mini Book

This is a mini book that I am putting together  as a Christmas present to an uncle. He has spent alot of time with us at our property up north, so I've put pictures together of time spent together  there.  The book is from a kit I found at