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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Long Over Due Christmas Cards!

I made them when I said I did but I never got them posted.
I made so many cards here are the first 19 I made and I made even more... Can you belive that!
I hope you enjoy !
I will post more soon.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge Photos

OK... I admit it I didn't get as much as I wanted done tonight but I did finish a few things. Check these photos out of a few of my finished creations.
My batteries died on my camera so more to come tomorrow...


Snowflake Ornament

I Used Martha Stewart Mica Glitter and regular quick dry glue and heat embossed it so it would stick really well. I also heat embossed the smaller snowflake with regular iridescent embossing powder after I used Stampin' Up ink ( Tempting turquoise) to give it some color.

This is so pretty in person and was so fun to make even if it was super messy!


Here is one of my many Cocoa Pockets.

A Swiss Miss Cocoa packet with marshmallows fits inside.

I made 2 pockets with one 8.5" x 11"piece of card stock so quite cost effective.

I Dry Embossed, Stamped, Punched, Heat Embossed, Made Cricut die cuts to make these...

I am going to add a Ribbon so I can tie it shut at the top (that's my after thought) =D

I Heat Embossed Martha Stewart Mica Glitter to the Cricut Die cut to add texture.

I am making these for all of Griffin's Teacher's, the Bus Drivers and Therapist & This specific Cocoa Pocket is for Griffin's Teacher Ms. Love & On the back I made a little name tag so I could distribute them to the right person.

I really like how these turned out enough effort put in them that the person reciving them should appreciate it.

Anyway I have more to share but they will have to wait till tomorrow.

I will leave you with this...

These are the 2 pieces of paper I decide to use to make my cards & some of the many stamps I had to choose from.

Thanks for stopping bye and come back to see the final results! You may be surprised.

Friday, December 11, 2009

My GraficO Blog Hop post # 2

The first item I made is a card using the MyGraficO Kawaii Kokeshi stamp set and the freebie stamp set All around Phrases

Second thing I made was an embellishment for a card
( it was originally going to be an inchie but I got inspired..)
It's a Partridge in a Pear Tree! LOL...

Thanks for looking and I have a few more things that I have half done for the blog hop so if I get a chance I will try to finish them and post!

My GraficO Customer Blog Hop !

Hey everyone!
The My GraficO Challenge Blog is having it's first ever Blog Hop today.
Lots of talented ladies over there so you should check them out! For a full list of participants Information about the Blog Hop just look HERE .
Just follow the list, post a comment, and winner will be announced on Monday.
As you can see lots of talented Participants so hop hop away!
I have been so busy today I've just fallen behind so please forgive me! BUT...
I will post some new My GraficO cards in about an hour.
After you visit the Challenge blog you can visit this talented lady...

Here We Go!

OK Ladies and Gentlemen,
Here's the Challenge ... Make as many cards as you can with two sheets of Paper. You can use any other supplies Stamps, Embossing, Stickers, Die cuts, Ribbon, Buttons etc. . I am not counting white card stock as your paper so that can help you stretch your supplies even farther if your creative!
Good Luck !
In the mean while I have a few other projects I will be posting periodically so keep checking back in to see what I have been up to!
Remember to share your links, email or just say HI in the comment section and you will be entered to win a RAK!
Have fun =D

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Childs Year Cricut Cartridge...

A Child's Year
What a great cartridge this is I know if you have it you will agree!
I just got it on BF and this was my first time working with it and I loved it.
Here are some of the cuts I have been working on for this Friday's Christmas Card Challenge.

I just have to say this is now one of my Favorite Cartridges.
What cute Classic Cuts ! I am really digging the silhouettes.
It has some really great card designs.
I didn't cut out the dog ones (yet) but they were so adorable!
I can see myself reaching for this cartridge over and over again.
It just has so much to offer.

I have more to cut from Winter Woodland & Joys of the Season. I will post some of those cuts as well when I am done.

Anyway I will see you back here soon I am so excited for tomorrow... Now I just need to finish getting everything ready for my card making extravaganza!

H is for ...

... Hippo!

Look what I found at My Local Michael's store on Thanksgiving! I forgot to share it in my excitement over the New Black Cricut. As soon as I saw it and fell in love & I thought it would be prefect for a few things I have been working on.

Cute right?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun stuff going on this week!

I have a few things this week that I will be sharing with you all. You'll have to come back soon to see what I am up to. I'll just say I am currently in the process of making several holiday gifts for family. here is a overview of what I will be sharing.

For the Boys I am making some Fabric food. so you can see how those turn out soon. I have so many things I want to make I sure hope I can get even half of what I am thinking made they will have lots of fun. I am also making them a few books on thngs like the Alphabet and counting and I may do one or two other ones depending on the time I have left.

I am also in the middle of making a word book for Brads Grandmother & Mini Albums for his parents. I am making things for a few others but they read the blog so I won't share those yet! =D

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge

I challenged myself when I made my Thanksgiving cards this year to use a minimum of supplies. I think that for the 2 sheets of paper that I used I made some pretty nice cards. It really made me think differently about what I was doing and what supplies I was using.
Paper crafting can be an expensive hobby with all the embellishments, toys and gadgets that are must haves nowadays. You can find the cards & more info by clicking on link Thanksgiving cards from the older post.
So anyway I thought I would try to challenge myself again and invite you all to join me! Next Friday night ( December 11 , 8 - 12 pm Central US time ) I will be busy making and sharing the cards as I make them.

Wish me luck!

Cards, Cards, and More Cards!

I have been busy making cards for the Design Team at Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends . They are sponsored by MyGraficO a really great company that sells digital stamps, scrapbook, & embroidery kits. I love them and have been able to use them in a variety of ways. They are so easy to use to, I can't believe I didn't start using them sooner!
These are my first cards using the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing machine ( It looks like a cute purse! ). I bought it at M's on Thanksgiving and immediately started to play. It really makes your cards look fabulous! I can't wait to get more folders... maybe I will make some on the Cricut! I have wanted to try that out for some time... Maybe I will make some stamps too...

Set of 4 Japanese Doll stamps are MyGraficO's Kawaii Kokeshi stamps.... I LOVE Them!

The Bingo Card is from MyGraficO and is a freebie set called Baby Bingo card ... I love these

The Circle Hello stamp is a freebie called All Around Phrases

Hello Card...

Hello Card...

Thanks card...

Great Mom card...

New Baby Girl card ...

The Stamps used for the Following cards are from
the above mentioned stamp sets Baby Bingo, All Around Phrases and
MyGrafico's Ultra Mod Patterned Set ... Which I totally Love.
Phrase (Two Become One) from the Hearts and Flourishes stamp set ... Very Romantic set
and from another freebie The Free Candy Set

Family card (aren't the little Owls cute?)

Love Child card...

Girl Growing up card...

How's Life friendship card...

Misc card ...

Romantic Card...

New Baby card...

( inside) That Means Hello in Cat...

#1 Teacher card for Griffin's teacher...

(Inside) How much I love you ...

Romantic or Friendship card...

Fun Love card...

Hello card...
As always Thanks for looking !