Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Almost a New Year - Open up the Smiles

It is almost time to say good-bye to 2013 and what a year it has been.  My family just arrived home form an amazing trip to Disney World and now we will celebrate Christmas and the New Year with our family tonight.
Before we head out we will be opening up our smile jar and looking back and all the things that brought us joy over the year. It started out just like this....
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But now it is overfilled with joy to send us smiling into 2014. I for one am ready for a new year and wish each of you a Happy New Year as well. 

I so look forward to returning to crafting and sharing my projects with you.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Crafting My Way to Disney - Holiday PJ's

When you want to have matching Pajamas for the holidays you have a few options...usually for me that means running all over looking for the right thing and making it all work out. It also means borrowing my mother's wonderful sewing skills to make pants for the young ones in the family (often out of larger ones the rest of us have bought).
This year I also used...The Cricut.  I cut out large Mickey heads and my Mom traced and cut them out and sewed them onto our shirts so we could once again be matching...Only this time we will be matching in the Magic Kingdom!  Only  few days until we leave!!

Happy Holidays all!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Holiday Projects - Die Cuttin' Divas

Today welcomes a new challenge over at Die Cuttin's Divas. This week we are all about Holiday projects. I was going to make my project to share with you over the weekend, but life happened....meaning I had to have my appendix out instead.

I thought I would share some past Holiday cards with you instead and remind you to be part of this great challenge.

Here is a tag I made over the summer...

My favorite ornaments

A fun tree decorating layout

Hope you are having a wonderful week!  Head over to Die Cuttin' Divas and join in the fun! Have a wonderful holiday. This will be our last challenge of the year. See you back January 7th for our new year of fun challenges!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tag, your it!

Tag your it...meaning it is your turn to share your holiday tags with us at Die Cuttin' Divas. This week our challenge was to create some holiday tags. Let me tell you the Design Team has been busy making great tags for their gift giving. Here are the ones I created.
I went looking for a snowflake and found this one on A Child's Year..love it (and did not know it was on this cart!!) It  worked so well with the papers I found in my stash plus a little embossing and a special gem center.

I hope you will join us this week and get some special tags ready to top your holiday presents.

- A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge - snowflakes
- Splish Splash Cricut Cartridge - tag base
- Medium Polka Dots embossing folder - The Paper Studio

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Holiday Cards

Welcome to a new week (only 2 more full ones until Christmas!!) and a new challenge with Fantabulous Cricut.  We are getting into the holiday mood this week by making fun holiday cards.
I actually do not send out holiday cards until Valentine's Day (just too busy between Thanksgiving and Christmas to get them done the way I want them) so I made this one to attach to a gift I am giving. I started with the cute snowflake embossing folder.
Once I had the base I knew I wanted a tree so I searched and found this one on MS Seasonal Cake Art and what tree is complete without a star. I added one on top from Cricut American Alphabet.
Once I had it all together all that was needed was a little sparkle - bring in the Stickles!  Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. This is my last challenge is the year for Fantabulous Cricut so I wish you all well.  Be on the look for our holiday showcase coming up soon and new challenges at the start of the New Year!!

- MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut Cartridge - tree and sentiment
- Cricut American Alphabet Cricut Cartridge - star
- Cuttlebug embossing folder - snowflakes
- Candy Can Stickles.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Sketch with Die Cuttin' Divas

Welcome December and Welcome Tuesday! We have a new sketch at Die Cuttin' Divas this week and it is a great starting point for your holiday cards or tags.
The wonderful Georgiana from Carson's Creations created this sketch for us and everyone made such fun cards. I hope you will check out their designs as well as take part in the challenge this week.
I created this card with one of my favorite candy cane ideas - turn one in and you get a sweet little heart! These were cut from the Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge.
Funny story...I made this card upside down so in the end it got cut off and placed on top of a holiday package for my sister!!  Oops turned into a ice wrapping solution! Have a wonderful week everyone.

- Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge - candy canes
- DCWV Year Round Stack papers
- Me & My Big Ideas Primary rinestones