Saturday, July 27, 2013

We Have A Winner!

Hi Everyone! has spoken! The winner for Sweater Weather is:

Congratulations on your new great niece! She is really cute! Thanks for sharing your rosette ornaments. This is a great ides for an ornament

I will send you a message for your information! Congrats! 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Christmas In July Week 3 - Ornaments

Hi friends and fellow crafters! Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop Week 3! This week we are showcasing Christmas Ornaments made with our Cricuts! If you are coming here from Angie, then you are on the right track. If you haven't started at the beginning, why not head back to Paulette's blog and see her fabulous paper crafts! here is our line up for this week.

Paulette at 
Angela at 
Colleen at You are here!
Theresa at
Beth at
Laura at
Lori at
Let's have a giveaway! The winner of Snow Day as chosen by is Linda who said:

This is so very cute!! I have thoroughly enjoyed all your baby projects and this one is no exception!!
Don't forget that when you leave a comment on all our blogs, Paulette will enter you in a drawing for a Trim The Tree Cart. The winner will be drawn July 26. 
You will also be eligible to win the grand prize cartridge, a rare brand new Christmas (Noel) Cartridge! Paulette will be drawing the winner on July 31st!
I have some blog candy today! I am giving away a brand new Sweater Weather cartridge. Leave me a comment by July 26th and I will announce the winner on July 27th.
My ornaments are fun and simple. I used papers, glitter and a couple of stickers from my stash to make these cute rosettes for my tree. We put up a 7 foot tree, so I made these a little bigger in size. My cuts were 5.4 inches wide x 3.5 inches tall. I cut six of each image that I chose. I used a tree and a loop for my ornaments. I also cut a snowflake from CTMH Artiste at 3.75 x 3.75 inches. There was a big event today, so I didn't get the chance to add my strings and bows to the first two ornaments. :-)
For this ornament, I used K & Company paper, and a cut Jolee's glitter wreath sticker.

For the next one, I used K & Company Paper and a holly berry die cut that came with the paper set. I added some stickles to shine it up.

And who could this last one be for? This is my favorite! I dressed up more K & Company paper with distress ink, stickles and a bow. The cute baby is from Doolecharms. As usual, I colored her with copics and I popped her up on the snowflake with pop dots.

This is who that last ornament is for!!!!! My Great Niece!  Her due date was August 13th, but she couldn't wait to see all the projects I have been making for her and arrived earlier today! My little angel is 6 lbs even and 18 and a half inches long! Thank God, she and her Mommy are both doing well!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Your next stop is the very talented Theresa. I know she has something wonderful to share with you!

It has been a wonderful to share in these past three weeks with you! While I am not participating in next week's hop, I am looking for to hopping along with all of you as a visitor!

Merry Christmas in July!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It's A Celebration!

Hi friends and fellow crafters! Today I am sharing a very special birthday greeting with you. I created this for a crafting friend of mine who has just turned 65.

I just love my Saturated Canary Stamps by Khrista Smith. For this little altered canvas, I used my Party Hardy digi and printed her out at 4.5 inches. I colored her with my copics. I got the idea to make the altered canvas by watching this video from the Saturated Canary Channel. It is awesome! Once I had my image colored, I started my canvas. I used DCWV Celebration Papers and Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Papers on the background. I covered them with Ranger Acrylic Paint. I cut clouds and Happy Birthday using my Cricut. I doodled around the clouds and added some color to them with paint.  I added some rub-ons from Pink Paislee, a little lady bug stamp and I stamped around the canvas with a little stamp I received as a blog candy prize from Damaris from At Studio D blog. I love her blog. She is quite talented.

The cute little hearts are from Heidi Swapp. I sprayed them with Mr, Huey orange and yellow sprays.

 I stamped a little lady bug and colored her with copics. Then I used glossy accents and some stickles on the her. The lady bug is there because that is her nickname. I found assorted bling in my stash and added them to the canvas.

I used glossy accents on her eyes, tongue, the cupcake, and the banners.

She made it safely to her destination and my friend loves her. I want to enter her into the Saturated Canary Challenge #47, Celebrations.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas In July Week 2 - Christmas Cards

Hi friends and fellow crafters! Welcome to week 2 of our Christmas In July Blog Hop! If you are coming from Fran's Blog then you are in the right place! Isn't she creative? If you are just dropping by, head on back to Paulette's blog for a chance to win this week's prize, a Christmas Cards Cartridge! Leave a comment on everyone's blog and you will earn entries into the drawings! 

Here's this week's line up:

Colleen at You Are Here!

My card this week is for my future Great Niece. She is due in August, but ever since I found out my nephew and niece were expecting, I have baby on the brain. LOL! I am sure I will make a few more for her before Christmas arrives. I used the CCR to create the card and if you would like the file, I will add it to the bottom of this post. I started by cutting the baby from New Arrival. I cut the top layer twice so that I could add some dimension to it like our friend Nadia taught us back on NSD. I also cut a Santa Hat from Paper Doll Dress Up and sized it to fit the baby's head using the CCR. I colored the baby using my copics and put her together using pop dots. I cut the Santa hat twice, once in SEI Red Velvet paper and once in white cardstock. I cut the red pom pom and rim off, then attached the red to the white hat. I added white Doodle Bug Flock to the rim and I used Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter on the pom-pom. 

I did the same thing with the reindeer  from Paper Doll Dress Up. I cut the hooves from the white reindeer and colored them with copics. I didn't like them, so I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to them and added Martha Stewart glitter. I also put a dab of Glossy Accents on the reindeer's nose and added some glitter to that as well. I used SEI Brown Velvet paper to cut the reindeer out, so to add some accents to it, I needed to use acrylic paints. I used pink for the ears, and white for the tail and antlers.

I cut three sleds from Paper Doll Dress Up. One in green, one in white and one where I hid contours in kraft paper. This gave me a chance to add layers where there weren't any on the original cuts. I cut the center from the white sled and used Glossy Accents to add Martha Stewart Glitter to it. Then I added Martha Stewart Glitter to the bottom of the sled. I popped that up on the base. Before I did that, I glued my baby, some presents and a Christmas Tree down on the sled's base. The presents are from Birthday Bash and the tree is from Paper Doll Dress Up.

Above is a close up of the sled. The little silver dots are from my stash. I have no idea where they came from. LOL! I hand cut a present for the baby to hold and popped it up. I folded one of the baby's hands around it to make it look like the baby was holding it.

For the base of the card, I cut Baby's 1st Christmas using Something To Remember.

The flowers are from Jolees. I had them in my stash. I also added some ribbon and twine to the card. All the patterned papers are from K&Company. The pink and green cardstock are from Close To My Heart.

 I have been having so much fun creating Christmas In July projects. Since Christmas is the season of giving, I am having another drawing this week. I am giving away a Cricut Snow Day Seasonal Cartridge to one lucky commenter on this blog post. I will be announcing the winner on July 20th.

Here is the download link for the file. Baby's 1st Christmas Card

I am entering my card in the 3D Challenge over at  2 Creative Chicks.

Finally congratulations to  Maria who left this comment. picked your comment number for the $10.00 Michael's Gift Card!

MariaJuly 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Beautiful! It's wonderful that it can be used so many different ways.

Now hop on over to the talented Theresa to see what holiday joy she has created today! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Stamped Tag Swap

Hi friends and fellow crafters! I have a fun post to share today. I was in a Stamped Image Tag Swap a little while ago and received my tags on June 27th. I have been trying to get these posted for ages! It was a great  and simple swap. Use Ranger manila tags. Take 2 of your favorite images. Stamp 10 tags with one and nine with the other. Add one embellishment. For the last tag, we had a secret swapper that we had to make a special tag for. Here are the tagss I received back from my very crafty fellow swappers.

These are my tags that I made. I used Stampin Up Inks in Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise on these tags. The Stamp is from Tim Holtz and is called Urban Chic. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart and is called Wings. I cut the Hummingbirds from Art Nouveau and colored them with Copics. I also added a pin that I made.

These are my cuties from Stampotique and is called Arty. This is one of my favorite stamps. I paired her with A Picasso Quote from the CTMH Wings set. I used the dragonfly from Doodlecharms, cut them with Shrinky Dink material, colored them with copics and put them in the oven for a couple of minutes. Easy Peasy. 

So these were my tags. My special tag was for Renee. I used Tilly  by Khrista Smith at Saturated Canary. I colored her with copics. This was the first time I ever tried making clouds. I followed this video that Sis recommended in our swap thread. You can find it here
My clouds came out a little bit slanted. Sorry about that, Renee! I added some dimension using Jolees flowers and stems. I also added pins, lace, crystals and Prima Flowers.

I also made a card for Renee using a Hummingbird and a Prima Flower. The papers are from Graphic 45.

Next is a card I made for Sis. I used the cutest digi stamp from Khrista Smith at Saturated Canary called  Krafty Kate. I colored her with copics and used papers from the Dear Lizzy collection called Neapolitan. I cut a little banner using my Cricut and added brads to the ends. Sis was a great swap hostess. She had lots of inspirational videos and we had great conversations during the creative time. She also turned the swap around super fast. I can't believe she was able to sort out our tags to quickly!

Here is the tag I received back. Angela, Tiffy's Mom created this for me. Isn't it lovely? The flower is grunge paper, and all the embellishments are gorgeous!

I also received one of her stamped tags too!

Here are the other tags!

Finally, there were also 2 RAKs in the box. This cute Grungeboard frame from Sis. I am using it for my  special tag.

And Francine sent us this adorable tag. I plan on saving it for my Great Niece's 1st Birthday layout.

This was such a fun swap and we hope to do it again in the Autumn. I hope you might find some crafty inspiration after looking at them! Don't forget to stop by my blog this weekend for our Christmas in July Hop week 2! This week we will be showcasing Cards. It will be fun and there will be some candy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Crafting!