Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas Ornament 2011

Every year I make Christmas ornaments to place on everyone's place setting for Christmas dinner. This is the ornament that I came up with this year. I saw a similar ornament online...can't remember where...but it was painted. The swirl was then painted on top. I thought...adorable ornament...but too much work. I adapted this one by using the pledge floorwax technique and Martha Stewart glitter...inside the ornament. Then I finnished it off with a swirl cut with my Cricut Expression out of Cricut vinyl. I then wrapped the ornaments in cellophane and tied them with ribbon odds and ends. I love how these look like those little  peppermint candies. These ornaments were so simple to make.

  1. plastic 4" disc shaped ornaments from Michael's
  2. Pledge with Future floorwax
  3. Martha Stewart-Garnet Glitter
  4. Cricut white vinyl-3ml
  5. Cricut cart-Wrap it up (swirl)
  6. christmas ribbon odds and ends

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Birthday card for my 17 yr old son

This is the birthday card that I made for my son. He will be 17 on the 28th and is a football player. I decided to go cute...hopefully he'll laugh. I love this little football bird...too cute! I also love this football card cut...super easy and looks great! I couldn't resist a little "happy bird-day" pun on the inside.

  1. Bazzill-chocolate, coffee, white and black
  2. Echo Park-yellow stripe from Sweet Shoppe pad
  3. MME Lost and Found 6x6" pad-Portobello Road-blue patterned and grey paper on the bird
  4. CTMH-cocoa ink
  5. 3 Birds on Parade(bird) and Wrap it up(football shape card)Cricut cart
  6. Joy'slife.com-Wild Life puns

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scary Halloween to you!

This is the Halloween card that I made for my 17 year old son. Cutsie doesn't cut it...but I didn't want gross...this is a happy medium. This is also the first time that I have taken my new cart-Art Phiosophy cart for a spin. I love the card cuts on this cart. I can't wait to play with it som more!
  1. Making Memories-Spellbound paper
  2. Bazzill-Green and black
  3. CTMH-Black ink, October word puzzle &Thriller stamp sets
  4. Stampin' Up Label and word window punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes(Happy Halloween stamp)
  5. Bella Bling-orange
  6. Martha Stewart-border punch
  7. Smooch-Pearlized top coat
  8. CTMH-Cricut cart-Art Philosophy

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trick or treat bag

I made this little bag for my daughter for Halloween. She's away at University and my hubby is going to be able to visit with her...work trip. I'm sending along this little guy with a Halloween gift. I always get my kids a little something for all the holidays. My daughter is a health fanatic...therefore no treats for her. I'm sending a little charm for her Chamilia bracelet. I love how this little bag turned out...easy peasy!!

  • Echo Park paper-Happy Halloween
  • Bazzill-white, black, purple
  • Mini Monsters cricut cart
  • orange and purple tissue
  • orange and black curly ribbon
  • CTMH-black ink and Thriller stamp set for trick or treat stamp on the tag

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Crazy Jack-o-lantern-Boo!

This is the simple little card I made for my 2 year old nephew Aleksis. Isn't this a crazy looking Jack-o-lantern? Love it...simple and fast!

  • Echo park-Happy Halloween paper line
  • Bazzill-all colours of cardstock
  • Bella Bling
  • Action Wobble
  • google eyes
  • CTMH-black ink
  • Kraftin Kimmie-Boo stamp
  • Stampin Up-Happy Halloween stamp
  • Cricut carts-Mini-Monsters(pumpkin,web), Doodlecharms-spider

Monday, October 10, 2011

Frankie card-Boo!

I made this card for my friends daughter Alyssa for Halloween. This image is so darn cute...I'll say it again...the cricut cart Mini-Monsters is adorable!
  • Echo Park -Happy Halloween paper
  • Bazzill-cardstock(all colours)
  • Recollections black mini brads
  • google eyes
  • Bella Bling
  • Kraftin Kimmie-Boo stamp
  • Action Wobble
  • Stampin Up Happy Halloween stamp
  • CTMH-black ink
  • Cricut carts-Mini-Monsters(frankie and fence), Doodlecharms(spider)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Altered bag

You know when you're looking for a gift bag...you have something in mind...but are unable to find it?
Make your own. I always give my little nephew a gift on all the holiday get together meals. It gives the little guy something to do at these dinners. I always try to theme the gift and the wrapping. This year I couldn't find a cute turkey bag to save my life. I decided to make my own out of an American Eagle bag. I think it turned out great.

  • bag to cover (recycle one)
  • all solids were scraps-Bazzill, recollections and worldwin-cardstock
  • patterned paper-Imaginisce-fall line
  • Stampin' Up border punch
  • Cricut cart-Simply Charmed
  • Raffia

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I picked up this cute Halloween line of paper, just so I could use the cart Mini-Monsters. There are so many cute non-scary images on this cart. This is the card that I made for my God-daughter Hanna for Halloween. I love how it turned out. Too cute!
  1. Echo park-Happy Halloween paper
  2. Bazzill-all colours of cardstock
  3. Kraftin' Kimmie-Boo stamp(outside)
  4. Stampin' Up-Happy Halloween stamp(inside),  clear button
  5. black DMC floss
  6. Action Wobble
  7. Recollections-black mini brads
  8. Google eyes
  9. CTMH-black ink
  10. Mini-Monsters(witch, fence) and Simply Charmed(bat)
  11. White Uniball gell pen