Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friends! I hope you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wow, look what I received, my first blog award!

I was surprised and honored to find out that Greengirl Scraps chose me for the Stylish Blogger Award! I'm thrilled and so thankful! After a slow November this award has really put some pep in my step. It's so nice to know that people appreciate the work I put into my blog.

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

8 Things About Myself:
  1. My favorite vacation location is the beach.
  2. I am a huge music lover and received a scholarship to college for my vocal skills.
  3. My favorite color is red.
  4. I love to watch movies.
  5. I have been blessed with an amazing family. I have two younger brothers who I couldn't be more proud of.
  6. I am an absolute perfectionist and neat freak.
  7. I love Pilates.
  8. I'm a petite girl, but I'm feisty, sassy, and proud of it!

Now to pass this award on to 8 more deserving bloggers, in particular those who I have recently discovered:

Okay, I'm still working on this part. I really want to share the love with bloggers who are up and coming like me and haven't received as much attention.

See you back here soon.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

More Holiday Cards

Well, I'm on a Christmas card kick now. There are so many amazingly adorable holiday themed Cricut cartridges that there was just no way I could stick to one cartridge for all my cards. In fact, I'd still like to make some cards with Jolly Holidays.

For this first card I used my Imagine and the Snow Angel cartridge. I cut my image at 3 1/2-inches with all of his layers. For added dimension I embossed the white cardstock.

In this picture you can see the embossing a little better.

On my second card I used a die cut from Peachy Keen Stamps. I love these gingerbread men. Peachy Keen also includes face stamps with their dies which is fantastic.

  • Cardstock-Papertrey Ink: A2 size cards
  • Pattern Paper-Imaginisce 'Polar Expressions'
  • Snow Angel Cricut Cartridge-pg. 15 cut at 3 1/2-inches with layers
  • Cottage Cuts (Peachy Keen Stamps) Shape Die-Gingerbread Doll: cut twice using my cuttlebug, once with brown cardstock and then with white cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Holly Ribbons
  • Sentiment Stamps-Papertrey Ink: 'Signature Christmas', 'Inside and Out-Holidays'
  • Papertrey Ink-buttons and twine
  • Tulip Heating Tool with gems from Imaginisce
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my cards and can use them as ideas and inspiration for your own holiday projects. I always appreciate your comments. See you soon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Cards

Good morning SassyLady friends, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy. As everyone knows the countdown to Christmas is on, and most of us are feeling the pressure. I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use one cartridge and the same color combination to create 4 different Holiday cards.

This is the holiday paper pack that inspired me. I like how it combines traditional Christmas colors with some unexpected colors as well. This is an 8 x 8 stack from Papertrey Ink, and it's a great size for cards.

I used the 'Winter Frolic' cartridge and picked 4 images; snowman, angel, reindeer, and the little boy making a snow angel. I used my Gypsy to lay out each image and all of the layers.

As you can see I separated the layers by image. Of course you could choose to separate items by color, if you prefer that instead. And if you only want one image, such as the snowman on all of your cards, you could place as many snowmen as you needed, or would fit, on one page and then separate your layers. I think that's probably the most efficient way to go, but I love this cartridge and couldn't decide what I wanted to use, lol.

Here are all of my images ready to be assembled. I kept these cards pretty simple since my goal is to make...well, a lot! You can choose to dress them up, or even dress them down depending on the amount you're making and time restraints. Here are my finished cards:

I added some doodling, ribbon, peachy keen faces and some glitter to my finished images. As, I said though, I tried to keep them all pretty simple. Here is an example of another snowman card that I "dressed up". I used more glitter, added buttons and even bling.

  • Pattern Paper: Papertrey Ink-'Sugar Plum'
  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink-Spring Rain, Plum Pudding, Dark Chocolate, White, Pure Poppy
  • Ribbon: Papertrey Ink-Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Plum Pudding
  • Peachy Keen Stamps-Critter Faces, Princess Face Asst., Snow Cutie Face Asst.
  • Embossing Folder-Basic Grey by Sissix, 'Snow Caps'
  • Glitter-Martha Stewart
  • Sentiments: Papertrey Ink-Signature Christmas
Thank you Sheila and thanks to all of you for stopping by and checking out my project. I hope this will give you some inspiration and maybe a few ideas as well. I love to hear your comments and if you have a chance stop by blog and visit me. I wish you all the best and have a wonderful holiday season!