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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

**Angel tags for Santa's Slackers**

This week on our Santa Slackers challenge we were suppose to make tags up!!!  My time this week is limited due to travel with my husband.  I used the angel from Winter Frolic and some flowers I have in my stash with one of those little dollar stamps for  a sentiment.  I have the boy angel layout in my gypsy just didn't have the time to get it together!!!  Think I should spend next week doing this weeks challenge!!!!!!  Thanks for looking!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Jitterguggin Sketch 21 ~~YUMMY~~

For some reason when I saw this challenge I thought of Pumpkin Pie  but, why is that surprising I love food and especially *sweets*!!!!  I used a multitude of carts on the card:  Country Life, Speaking of Fall, Pooh Fonts.
A couple of embossing folders:  Sizzix and Cuttlebug ( I really need to mark the names of these on my folders)
The colors are not your typical fall colors but I thought they worked well together!!  

Thanks for taking a look and be sure to give Jitterbuggin a try this week!!!  http://jitterbugginchallenge.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yet Another Sherri Scraplift!!!!

I so loved doing the last card that i had to try another!!!!

!!! Yep it's scraplifted!!!

I always seem to lurk around the message boards looking for idea and jotting them down.  I hope no one gets upset when you see one of your ideas on my cards!!!  I so loved the cute Halloween cards that Sherri has been making that I had to try one myself.  Here is a link to her blog to see some of her wonderful work http://sherrisllc.blogspot.com/  Here is my version of the witch using the shape she made for the Frankenstein.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wow 8th week of Santa Slackers~~~~

My it is hard to believe that we have been making up xmas cards for 8 weeks on this fun challenge.  This week we decided to choose different bases (NO Sketch)  to make up a card.  So anything xmas will do!!  Mary at cardztv has a great utube video to watch with how to make an A2 size side step card.  Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC5OZMqQjps for anyone that would like great directions on how to do this!!!  I used the Winter Frolic Cartridge to make my card and the snowflake embossing folder from cuddlebug and the swirls also!!  The snow flakes are clear acetates that I picked up on clearance at the end of last season that i added a little bling to in the centers.    Hope some of you give this card a try it is soooooo much fun!!!  Any questions leave a comment I will be glad to get back to you!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Elmo meets the ~~ Imagine~~

I needed a 1st birthday card for a little boy and of course i thought of Elmo first!!!  He is timeless!!!  I wanted to try and use my new Imagine ( I am a little intimidated by her)  and so i looked thru the imagine more cartridge and thought that the balloons and the background with the clouds look nice with the background paper I had.  I still used my expression to cut Elmo because I am much more comfortable using the familiar.  I found the googly eyes at M's and they fit perfect for some dimension along with the nose  that is pearl like.    
I used my computer for the sentiment on the inside and outside of the card and did inking and chalking and some doodle stitching to complete my birthday wish for Zak111  I am sure that it is all me when it comes to using my Imagine and the more I play with it the more it will help me find a whole new world to my cards!!!  Thanks for looking!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

MINI MONSTERS~~skeleton~~ card

After working on my doo rhanger yesterday I was still in the mood for a little Halloween!!!  I am so enjoying mini monsters cart so much on there to choose from!!!  I chose the skeleton monster to use on my card today!!!!  He was so much fun I think I might just have to try him on  a shape card that is under the card feature!!!  HMMMM maybe tomorrow!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dollar store finds made into ~~Halloween Wreath~~~

I was at the dollar store looking for something all together different than what I bought!!!!  I thought I had seen these little sketetons there to put in some coffin boxes I want to make(which I did find there) but they had all this other cool stuff!!!  Everything on this door hanging was bought at the Dollar Tree!!!!!  I just used my Cricut to make the letters to make the Happy Halloween pop (mickey font and Pooh font)   Some stickles on the hands and the spiders and th skeleton was already black glitter but he didn't show very well so i painted some white acrylic paint on him to make him look more rustic!!!!  thank goodness for glue guns because this went together rather quickly!!!  And the thing of it is....  I have enough stuff left over to make one for someone else to and it cost me under six dollars to make!!!!! Thanks for looking!!!  It has been so long so I did something like this!!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

~first``` No Second ~~ Santa Slacker 6 card

When I looked at this sketch a second time I saw it done as a pedestal card.  I really like the snowman from the winter frolic cart and decided to try another.  Using solids and matching papers with stickles I cut the sentiment phrase out to pop onthe base of the card!!!   I am sure I will be using this sketch on other cards this season because you could use any xmas subject to make this card!!!

Looks funny seeing Christmas in a Halloween themed background for my blog!!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

What "IMAGINation!!!!

Well I broke down and ordered the Cricut Imagine a couple weeks ago and of course it was on back order.  I noticed on my receipt that it wasn't suppose to be here till Oct11.  Imagine my surprise when this am a big box was on my front porch with YES my imagine!!!  I had been reading as much as I could to see how everyone was doing with their new toy and was a little nervous that I might have problems and not like it!!!  I carefully followed the DVD instructions to set her up and away I went!!!  This is the card I made with my first print and cuts on my new machine.  Nothing special but with all my other toys it turned out ok!!!!  OH I love the Rooster in this one!!!!  Thanks for taking a peak!!!!

Santa Slackers Sketch 6******

Wow hard to believe this is my 6th Santa slacker card!!  On my way to a less stressful Xmas!!!
The challenge is pretty easy this week: 
Any Size Card
Use your Circut
and use buttons or brads somewhere on the card (Joy added this  lol  We all know how joy loves buttons!)
Well here is my description and little Recipe for what I did!!!
*  Papers are Bazzill and Me and MY Big Ideas "Oh What Fun" Paper Pack
*  Snow Flake Embossing Folder
*  Winter Frolic Cartridge
* Itsy Bitsy Buttons and some glittery webbing bought at dollar store
* Card Size 5x7 Snow man 3.5, sentiment about 2.5 (i used my gypsy to size to fit across bottom of card)
and made a couple more snowflakes to scatter on card.  doodled with my white pen  and added a little chalk to cheeks.  This card once I got down on paper went together pretty fast and could be easily made in multiples in little time.  Thought this would be nice as a Happy Holiday card for those that just want to celebrate the winter season!!!  Think I might try a few different snowman from the cart on this sketch !  Maybe more than one card this week.  Doesn't this guy remind you a little of the TV Frosy the snowman without his boots????? 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Think Pink Challenge 2

Dang I am getting better with the help of cuts done early!!!!  Here she is !!!!!details later!!!

World Card Making Day challenge 1

I decided to make this up 5 minutes before it was do It is late but hey only like 15 minutes and I am always late!!http://www.creationswithchristina.com/2010/10/world-card-making-day-challenge-1.html

On to the next one!!!!!!