Well with the new year upon us, I have decided that when I make a card or an altered project, it is going to be for a purpose...basically no more making stuff just to sit around....so.....most of my stuff will have titles like FOR A FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER, NEIGHBOR etc..real meaning stuff that I can send to them or hand deliver...I have several cards/projects in my prossession that I created either for a CALL or just because I wanted to do a challenge and they just have no meaning...so they just sit and sit here...gotta send them to some place where they can be used...OKAY ENOUGH OF THAT...here is my first card that will be going to a friend...HEY Valentine's day isn't just for lovers...remember it is all about love and I LOVE ALL OF MY FRIENDS.....(smile)...365 issued the PERFECT challenge for me to use two of the new CUTTING CAFE SETS...one being my favorite called XOXO BACKGROUND printable stamp...love this and the other set called: VALENTINE FAMILY AND FRIENDS...it has some sentiments for those that are not your LOVER.....I used some way fabulous red glitter paper to make my scallops on the card then topped it off with a wide ribbon...make sure you play along over at 365 CARD CHALLENGES...those ladies rock...thanks for visiting me today...HUGS
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone....goodness, this holiday came and went so fast....WHAT'S NEXT....I had a great Christmas, the kids were super excited about getting a Wii, so surprised...anyHOO, just recently I released a few new sets over at the CUTTING CAFE..one being a set called HEART FLOWERS....it is super cute....it has a cute background stamp of heart flowers....It also features a HUGE flower with other flowers that you can layer....I decided to make my Ebony a journal so that she could write some of her short stories in it...I am so darn proud of her...she recently finished a book that she had been writing for the last 2 years....She finished it on Christmas eve..the front cover of the journal features one of the flowers from the new set...I used the background lines from the CUTTING CAFE and changed them to purple and added the huge flower to each of the corners of the pages as well...
here is just a close up of the card...it features another new cafe set called EVERYDAY GREETINGS SET 1...this is an awesome set....I used the greeting: I'M SO PROUD OF YOU...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Hello all....well Benjamin and I finished up his little gift for his teacher today...we made one of the PENCIL BOXES and filled it with Christmas pencils and then we just bought a little Christmas Container filled with cookies...that mind you Benjamin wanted to keep himself .. anyHOO, I printed out one of the gift tags from the CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS printable set from the Cutting Cafe...out of kraft paper....OF COURSE and had him sign it....Up next is ANOTHER new VALENTINE release from the CUTTING CAFE...this one I absolutely love...it is called VALENTINE BIG STUFF...and I do mean BIG STUFF....the words/sentiments are approx. 5 inches in width....so they will make a big statement on a card and are great for layouts...here is just a quickie I did using the new set plus I used the FRIENDS background set from the CUTTING CAFE.........I am loving how the two colors look when I changed the color of the background stamp to go with the colored peachy paper...this is my take for the new CPS challenge going on right now...those ladies rock...you can view all of the awesome projects here.....thanks for visiting me today...hugs
Sunday, December 13, 2009
How about some more Valentine/Love projects...here is my take on the new challenge going on over at the BBTB...The challenge was to use the WINTER WOODLAND cartridge with the branch cut....I am loving all these fun branches on many cricut cartridge....I decided to use two stamps from two different new VALENTINE release sets from the CUTTING CAFE...I used the ITTY BITTY background hearts and the HUGE ALL ABOUT VALENTINE'S DAY set...this set is HUGE I tell ya...Please be sure to check out the other girls take on this challenge...you can view them here.....Also this will be the last challenge for this year over at the bbtb...we our taking a little holiday break until January 3rd.........Look for a HUGE anouncement also regarding the BBTB on the 3rd of January...
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Here is my take on the awesome new sketch over at CARD PATTERNS....The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring CARD PATTERNS this week so I thought I would play along...those ladies over there rock big time....I decided to use the HAPPY HOLIDAYS background stamp from The Cutting Cafe...I printed it out in dark brown to kind of go with the kraft paper...love that Kraft paper....Then I added some snowflakes from My Minds eye and some yummy ribbon from Martha Stewart....Please do play along if you get a chance.....The winner gets to choose ANY 3 sets from The Cutting Cafe.....I have already released a few new Valentine Sets....Hugs
Friday, December 11, 2009
Good evening everyone...just popping in to share a quick little REINDEER POOP TOPPER that I just finished...I filled this large stampin up baggie with 4 medium size brownies...You can find the topper over at The Cutting Cafe....click here to view the set....also I have already started adding a few new Valentine sets to the site...be sure to check them out...you can see all of them at this link....
have a great weekend....hugs
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Hello everyone, just posting a few more decorations....
Just a little santa boot tree on the coffee table in the family room...there is a funny story why this isn't decorated...I told my little Ben to decorate the tree with the little ornaments and later I went into the family room and he had put the ornaments just on the edges..he is so silly, but I left it that way...kind of cute...
Monday, December 7, 2009
I know I didn't dare make a VALENTINE project when we haven't even made it to Christmas or the NEW YEAR....what's up with me..(smile)...I just couldn't resist myself in making a card with one of the new HEARTS BACKGROUND stamps from THE CUTTING CAFE..I used some fun MY MINDS EYE paper, fun brown Doodlebug glitter paper and some blue bling paper..you can find one of the new background sets here.
Next up is my take on the new challenge over at the BBTB...Enfys was our host this week...that girl is good I tell ya.....She challenged us to use the RIBBON FRAME from the Joys of the Season cartridge...I will admit, I didn't know what to do with this cut...I must say that I like what I came up with, BUT wished I would have put my daughter in the frame instead of my son...it kind of looks like a GIRLIE frame to me...oh well up on my tree it goes..
picture of my china cabinet in the dining room...just some snowman and garlands on the edges of the cabinet
isn't this awesome, it is a HUGE pine cone...I have one one each side of the entrance of the dining room...I love these things...
here's the tree in the living room....not a close-up though....there are a total of 4 trees in the house..2 big and 2 small....I'll share more later..
thanks for visiting me today..
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Okay I am getting really excited to start on some of my holiday gift wrapping....I am trying to stay with the theme of GOLD, KRAFT, RED, WHITE on my packages under the tree...yes you read that right KRAFT...I have went KRAFT crazy....Over at the CUTTING CAFE two great files have just been released: 2010 CALENDAR SET....(look for a project to come soon)
GIFT AND MONEY CARD HOLDERS...this set has loads of sentiments as well...
So in keeping with the kraft theme, I decided to make 4 gift card holders for my children using kraft paper....I have these hanging from the tree...poor little Ben came home today and saw some additional presents under the tree but didn't see the ones on the tree....SNEAKY ME....I got that Christmas daily thing going on...so it will be fun to journal about him not even noticing the gift cards hanging from the tree....Next is a money holder...I am planning on giving this to my Hubbys parents...I did this in blue...her Christmas tree is blue...so I am thinking I will wrap their present in Kraft paper and attach this on there somewhere....FINALLY is a picture of my stairs...I still need to put the pine cones on the dips....I would love to see you alls Christmas decorations...leave me a comment with a link if ya have yours up yet....I will share more pictures as the days go on....