Monday, December 28, 2009

My Christmas Haul!

Did everyone have a good Christmas? I sure did! I was sick the entire week before and up until Christmas Eve. I am still keeping my hubby awake but feeling much better. My mom and dad spoiled me with a bunch of Christmas goodies! I am itching to play with all of them!!! My sister-in-law also gave me the Sizzix Texture Boutique and the Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge. Yay! Check out what else I got!

I hope you like my haul. It is the last one for a while so savor it! Now I have to get busy using all my new products. I will be filming as I experiment with them and use what is in my stash.

What was your favorite gift??

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 12

So, the last day of my Christmas Fun Series! First I thought I would share all of the different cards I made this season. Some I did on the blog, others on my own. Here are pictures of the ones I did not show. The snowman card was made with a sweet treat cup from Stampin Up and was inspired by a lady on Youtube. I forget who but just search sweet treat cup snowman and you should find her. I show pictures with ans without marshmellows. There is a little tag on the inside that pulls out to reveal the marshmellows without ruining the card! I got a call from my Nephews today (they each got one!) and they LOVED them!

Want more great examples of the great talent out there? Well, here is a card I made from a cricut cut file I got from the Cricut community board. There are great ladies there making amazing creations free for everyone to use! I found this tool box using only the George cartridge! Amazing! I don't remember who made it but Thank you!

I am so glad we made it through the Christmas Fun Series! I had fun! Hope you liked it! Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for watchign! I ask only 1 thing...Please comment more in 2010!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 11

Here is a great idea I learned from Jenn at the Scrap Beach community! I think it is a great way to keep track of what dies you have, where they are, and the size. Thank you Jenn!

I also wanted to play with all my new Tim Holtz Distress Inks! I decided to do the same technique so I would have a reference sample. This way I can take this to the store to match papers with the inks exactly. It;s great to have on hand to tell which color works best. I wanted to show all 3 things I normally do with the inks. I used the ink blending tool, the mini mister droplet technique and direct to paper inking. A distress color wheel - Fun!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 10

Here is a great Christmas card. I love the Merrymint paper! I love the gingerbread man and all the layers. The Martha Stewart bakers twine is so versatile! Love it! It turned out Sweet! Only 2 days left of the Christmas Fun Series. I have 2 great tips for tomorrow!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Day 9

I have a haul for you today! Some of it is from Sissix, AC Moore, Two Peas and Jenn's Beach buy! I got some great deals! My next haul video will be my Christmas Haul!

I also have to tell you all some very sad news. I have decided to stop watching haul videos and shopping unless necessary. It is one of my New Year's Resolutions. I really have to create with all the goodies I have bought before I go buy more. I was talking with Kathryn and she said the best way to succeed is to stop watching hauls videos and warehouse walks. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 8

Here is simple, quick Christmas card! I used the same ink as cardstock to create a tone on tone effect. Almost like a watermark. I used some Stickles to add some interest and sparkle. I actually loved how simple and classic this card came out! I hope you like it.

Can you believe only 4 more days of Christmas fun? Only 9 days till Christmas! The days are getting shorter and my to do list is getting bigger by the day! How are you doing with your Holiday To Do List.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 7

Today I am sharing a project I made with my Mom for her recipe swap. She had to make (15) 6 x 6 recipe layout. Her recipe was Oriental Broccoli Salad and so we decided to go with the Oriental theme. I think it came out super cute! Check out the video below

It was really fun to scrap with my mom. We had fun scrapping, listening to Christmas music and trying to keep Finn out of the trash bin. I also managed to pull out my Cricut to make a few snowflakes for a Christmas Character display I have. See the picture below!
Stay tuned for another card tomorrow!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 6

OK, so I had a few blog mistakes yesterday! I posted the right video in the wrong post! I have corrected it and will re-post the 6x6 recipe layout post with the video in a day or two! Make sure to check out the last post that actually goes with the Snowman Soup post! Sorry - I had a blogblock yesterday!

For today, the real day 6! I show my new Sissix dies cut chipboard with my Cuttlebug! Anna @ the scrap beach community was unaware you could do such a thing. After looking it up on youtube I saw that there was no such video showing that this is possible! How can it be! I decided it was my duty to share, plus I get to play with my new toys! FUN! I am so excited to be able to cut my albums and paper so the fit perfectly without the need to trim with a craft knife! I can make an album so much quicker now! Well, watch and see! I will show pictures of the completed cat mini ornament as soon as I finish it.

These would also be great for coasters, just cover with ModPodge and it is sealed! Fun, quick, and inexpensive gift idea for neighbors or stocking stuffers!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 5

Warning: MOM & DAD Don't watch this video, don't read any further! As you are getting one of these presents, close your eyes...No peaking till Christmas!!!

Ok, everyone else, get ready for a whole bunch of cute! I had my nephew's (Nate 4yrs old, Evan 2yrs old) over this weekend and Dave and I made Snowman soup with them. I forgot to start the video until after the stamping and glittering was done but I still got a few cute moments. My hubby was so adorable with the boys! It went very well, the kids seemed to have fun. Of course the mass amounts of marshmallows didn't hurt!

The details: We used jars from Ikea $2.99 for 4 jars. 1/3 cup of hot cocoa mix, lots of mini Hershey kisses, lots of mini marshmallows and a mini candy cane. I rewrote the peom to make it a bit more special and kid appropriate. The boys used a snowman stamp from Studio G, stamped in Stazon ink. Then they used a zig 2 way glue pen and Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter.

Extra bonus: If you watch the video, you will learn how reindeer fly! Those boys are seriously too adorable for words!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 4

Here is another Christmas card! It came out super cute! I love the houses and the sentiment on the stamp.

I hope you are having fun decorating and getting ready for the Holidays. I have been busy! I decided to go with white lights on my Christmas tree this year. A huge decision for me! I have always had a "Fun" tree! Colored lights, silver tinsel, funky ornaments. Even when my Mom decided she wanted a boring tree with white lights, red bows & gold ornaments. I made my parents put up a second tree decorated the fun way! Yes, I was a bit spoiled and got my way.

I knew things would have to change this year because the multi-colored lights would clash with our red accent wall in the living room. I decided I would try the white lights but would not budge on the funky ornaments. I think it came out awesome! Last year I strung red, green and white puff balls on string and made my own garland. It still has a funky flare that tells my life story with ornaments I made in 3rd grade and the my first pair of glasses. I just love the tree and next to the fireplace with the stockings hung on the mantel, it looks like a christmas card. I love it! I never thought I would have such a picturesque house. It is all so exciting.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Fun day 3

Hey everyone! It has been quite a day! One of our installers had his apartment flooded by sprinklers for no reason. The apartment complex told him he had to move all of his stuff out by tonight or they would throw it out. All because he did not have renters' insurance. He doesn't have any friends or family to help out so my dad, my Hubby and I went to help him move into a new apartment. Did we have to, no, but if you can't go out of your way for someone in need at this time of year, then what good is Christmas spirit.

I was planning on filming a Cuttlebug video but it will have to wait till tomorrow. I was also supposed to decorate the tree, but again that will be tomorrow.

I do have some Christmas fun for you today. Another Card!! I hope you like it and I'll have more fun tomorrow, either another card or the Cuttlebug video.

Thank you so much for watching!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 2

Ok, so now you can see the Christmas Fun Days might not be consecutive. They will be fun though! Here I create a card with an adorable kitty hanging on a tree. Finn loves to do this, so this card is especially perfect! I used Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter which helped take the card to the next level. I really hope you like it!

Stay tuned for more Christmas fun!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Fun Day 1

So, I have decided to share some of my Christmas projects. I will show some in videos and some with pictures. There will be cards, a planner, gifts, etc. Here is the first:

My first homemade Christmas card! I used a stamp from Stampin up, Bazzill Kraft cardstock, Stampin up from the Earth Elements collection, and Stampin up inks. I hope you like it. it was inspired from a card made by Stamp with Heather ages ago. Thanks Heather!

Stay tuned for more Christmas fun!