Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Mini Album for a Swap

Here are pictures of the mini album I made for my partner Carolyn.  This swap was a mini- album swap on the Cricut Message Board.  We could make any mini album we liked.  I used the Artbooking cartridge for a lot of the cuts and the pages themselves.  

Carolyn made me an album and I will post those pictures soon.

Cricut MB Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap - Yummy

Isn't this red and green elf just a cutie?   He's been inked and Stickled and just ready to start some Christmas baking.    This is one of 20 that I made for a recipe swap on the Cricut MB.  I've had to wait several weeks to post this one because they hadn't been mailed back yet.  It's always a surprise until we open our package from the hostess.  There were a lot of pieces to the 20 elves, it took an entire evening to put them together.   I used the Christmas Solutions cartridge for the elf (yes he is so small on the display card I couldn't really make him out) and CCR for the title (using the reverse image and welding in a box over the text).  These are 6x6 inches, making the design a little challenging.  Let's get baking!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

BBTB2 Turkey Challenge - Grateful Plaque

The theme at BBTB2 this week is "TURKEY".  This is a simple plaque using adhesive vinyl.   It will look nice against my mantel with all the fall foliage.  I used the Thanksgiving and Artbooking cartridges.   The swirl is brown and the 'grateful' is black, but they both look black.  If I had additional colors of vinyl, I would add green or yellow too.  However, I'm on the road, and didn't bring my entire stash.  Thanks for viewing.

Monday, November 11, 2013

BBTB2 - White on White Challenge

Here's my entry for the BBTB2 blog today.  Let me tell you - this was a hard challenge for me.   White on White is definitely not my style, I pondered over my project for 2 weeks.   What could I make? What would look good in just white?  Well, I came home today, ready to cut something from the CCR, and there it came to me, the free Christmas Card for today.   The whites are really white and a light silver, it turns out a little darker in the picture.   Snowflakes are from the "When It's Cold Outside" cartridge, pop-dotted on the card.  A very simple card that looks dramatic.  And Yes, it is getting cold outside, 39 degrees this morning when I went to work.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Getting organized - One Stickle at a Time

From this small old wooden box, to a new organized container that won't spill.
I did a search for Stickles holders and found this on several sites.   There was a smaller case that holds 10 Stickles but I would need several and they would not store on a shelf as nice as this case.  This case is similar to the 12x12 clear cases I have for papers, so it fits in nicely.   I got this one on ebay but later saw it on sale at Joanns online.  I am happy with it and - look -  there is more room for more Stickles.

I have been organizing my craft room.  It's totally a HOT MESS right now.  I just need more hours in the day, don't you?

Monday, November 4, 2013

BBTB2 - Football Challenge - At the Superbowl


Today's challenge over at BBTB2 is "One for the Boys - Football Challenge".  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to post two of the pages that I just completed of my husband and his best friends at the Superbowl this year.  This was a major item checked off the bucket list for these guys.  I used the All Sports cuts free on the Cricut Craft Room (CCR) last week to make the embellishments.  The title and 2013 was made from Plantin Schoolbook.  I was lucky to find a 49er paper kit at JoAnns.  I'll post some of the other great layouts from this monumentous event soon.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

It's Your Day Card

I work for a big communications company and there are always times when I need a work related card - retirements, birthdays, promotions, etc.  so I made a batch of these cards a while back,  I think they are great for male or female.  I really like the patterned paper, it seemed to really complete the card.   This card is going out to a friend who is retiring today.  The 'It's Your Day' phrase is from the Celebrations cart, and the telephone is from Heritage.  I Stickled the phone just to bling it up a bit.