Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!! Holiday Charger Plates done with Vinyl

Well, like most of you, the last week has been soooo busy getting ready for today that I haven't done any blogging.  I have done a lot of crafting but didn't get a lot of pictures taken unfortunately.  Yesterday I finished up my Christmas projects.  I made these Holiday Chargers by cutting out vinyl with my Cricut.  I used svg files for all of my work but there are lots of great files on our cartridges that would work too.  Hope these inspire you for next year.  I purchased my plates from Michaels and Walmart.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Welcome to the CardzTV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop!!  If you are just starting at my blog you may want to hop on over to Mary's blog to start at the beginning of the lineup.  Otherwise you should have come here after visiting Jeri

I have used a stamp from the "Home for Christmas" stamp set on the card I made.  I used some double sided designer paper from BoBunny.  I just love the colors on this paper:-)  The Christmas tree is cut out from Christmas Cheer.  I decorated the tree with some adhesive backed pearls from Recollections and silver liquid pearls.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out Mary's blog candy - she is giving away the Cricut Seasonal cartridge Gingerbread and Cardz TV Holly Jolly Stamp set.
Now it is time to hop on over to Lynn's blog.  Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way:-)  Merry Christmas!!

Mary -
Kate -
Melissa --
Susan -
Elaine -
Theresa -
Laura -
Kristin -
Shawnee -
Gloria -
Julie -
Jeri -
Nicole -
Lynn -
Amanda -
Sue -
Karen -
Dana -
DeNetra -
Sharon -
Candice -
Janis -

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DtsArt Design Team - Gift Card Holders

Well, this is our last project for this term of the DtsArt design team.  I have really enjoyed working with Dardi's files - they are so user friendly!!  This week we have an assortment of gift card holders, just in time for your last minute Christmas shopping, huh:-) 

Aren't those cute gift card holders!!  You can pick up the file for these at DtsArt.  Remember these aren't Cricut files per say.  They are svg files but they also come in Make the Cut format and Scal format too.
  ***Included with your files is a text file with the accurate sizes.  Please refer to this because different programs open the files up in different sizes.  I use Scal 2 and it always opens my files up at a different size.  I learned this through trial and error:-)  So to make sure you are cutting out what was originally intended, always refer to the text file that comes with your purchase.***

Please head over to DtsArt Blog to see how the rest of the design team decorated theirs:-)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Blog Hop Winner from A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Trip Down Memory Lane Blog Hop Winner


Anonymous said...
Fantastic gift sets, so cute! I'm following your blog.

Smiles Sher

I am sending you an email.  Respond by letting me know what your choice of prize is - the digital stamp or the svg file.  Congratulations!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Cardz TV Design Team Challenge #2 - Crafty Christmas

For this Cardz TV design team challenge, Mary asked us to create a Christmas project - card, tag, home decor. . .   I chose to make these tags that were inspired by Scrappin Cat (Cathy).  I am going to use these as gifts/gift tags for my husband's coworkers.  I think they would also make nice Christmas ornaments.  I think I will pair them up with a treat of some sort, hopefully a homebaked goodie if I get time for that. 

I used stamps from both "Ticket Talk" and "Home for Christmas" sets from Cardz TV stamps. 
*** Make sure you head over to Cardz TV to enter Mary's stamp set giveaway.  She is giving away "Encouraging Thoughts" and "Make a Wish" - good luck!!***

I am entering this project in the following challenges -
Die Cuttin Divas - tags, tags, and more tags
Copy Cat Friday Challenge - winter holiday

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Reindeer Christmas Card

I made this card specifically for the Pumpkin Spice Shop Design Team Call.  I had this card idea in my head ever since I went through my Christmas paper stash and rediscovered this piece of paper from My Mind's Eye "Believe" paper pack.  I also used some Doodlebug Christmas twine and a Christmas stamp from My Pink Stamper. 

This paper makes me smile:-)  I made another card with this paper too and really enjoyed how they both turned out. 

You can see more details about this card on this post.

DtsArt Blog Hop - a trip down memory lane

We are finishing up our term with Dardi's design team by having a blog hop.  We are calling it a trip down memory lane and are revisiting our favorite project from this term.  You should have arrived here from Dardi's blog.  

To be honest, I don't know if I have a favorite project because there were so many great svg's to work with.  For today, I am going to share with you the rest of my post it note holders.  I made a few when we showcased the post it note holder the first time but I had originally planned that I would make enough for my coworkers at the dance studio - a total of 12.  Here are the final products -

I packaged them up in cellophane bags and used a Cardz TV stamp from the "Home For Christmas" set.  Of course, I threw in some candy:-)

What would be a blog hop without some blog candy:-)  I have for you a choice of either the post it note svg or this cute digi stamp from DtsArt -

To be eligible for this please leave me a comment with a way to contact you.  I would love it if you were also a follower however I don't require it.  I will post the winner on Monday, Dec. 12th so you have until midnight Dec. 11th PST.

*****Now for the real fun - there is a grande prize of 5 svg files of your choice or 5 digi stamps of your choice from Dts Art!!  How do you win these?  Well, visit each of the design team members blog and pick up a secret word from their blog.  Put the words together to form the correct phrase and email it to*****

My secret word is Bells.

Good luck!! Here is the line up:

Dardi: DtsArt Blog

Nicole: Teachdanz

Ruth: My Hobby=My Art

Tanya: My Little Craft Corner

Christina: Christina's Creative Corner

Stacie: Hestia's Helper

 I am entering this in the following challenges -
More Than Favors - Christmas

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DtsArt Blog Hop - A Trip Down Memory Lane

Just a quick note to let you know tomorrow is the DtsArt design team blog hop "A Trip Down Memory Lane".   All of the design team will be giving away either an svg file or digi stamp (your choice) and there is a grande prize of either 5 svg's of your choice or 5 digi stamps of your choice.  We will be playing a game to earn the grande prize.  Each blog you visit will have a secret word and when you pick up all of the secret words, you must try to put them into a phrase and then send them into DtsArt to qualify.  Hope to see you all tomorrow!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Adventures in Narnia!!

my two oldest daughters and my hubby:-)

Thought I would share a little bit of my "everyday" life with you all!!  I am one of 3 choreographers that worked to create a ballet out of the story "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis.  We have been rehearsing every weekend to get ready for our show which takes place in two weeks!!  Thanks for taking the time to look and have a blessed first day of December!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DtsArts Design Team Post - Cocoa Mugs

***Some of you may recognize this post from last week as I was a week early on this project:-)  Here it is again in hopes that others of you were too busy with the Thanksgiving preparations to notice it last week and it will feel "new to you", lol!***

Time for another project using svg files from DtsArts.  I love these 2 svg files that Dardi created.  One will make your typical pouch to fit a packet of hot cocoa inside and the other is a 3d mug that can be filled with all sorts of goodies.  Both are quick and easy files to put together.  I do suggest a strong glue for the 3d mug especially if you are filling it with candy. 

You can cut this one out with the handle on either side.  My paper was only printed on one side so to make the handle have patterned paper on both side I turned my image upside down and slid it to the end of the mat so it only cut the handle part.  I then glued this onto the complete cut out mug and put it together after that.

To purchase these files click here.  To see what the rest of the design team did with these files please go here.  Stay tuned for our upcoming blog hop in December and you could have a chance to win either a free svg file or digi file from

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Cardinal Card - SVG Cuts

This card was made using a free svg file from SVG Cuts.  It matched this great Christmas paper I must have picked up last year so I just had to put the two together:-)  I used some more of my hand dyed crinkle ribbon.  I am really having fun experimenting with that stuff!!  The sentiment is from CardzTV's "Home for Christmas" stamp set. 

I am entering this in the following challenges-
Fantabulous Cricut:  challenge 88 make a holiday card

Monday, November 21, 2011

Silhouette Cameo Give-away

silhouette cameo pic

Check out tater tots and jello for their Silhouette Cameo giveaway!!  

silhouette cameo 2

Thanksgiving Pocket Card

I actually began this card last year but somehow along the way I decided it wasn't turning out the way I had envisioned and so it got thrown into the "scrap" pile.  I picked up some fall/thanksgiving themed svg files from Lettering Delights and decided to cut out the acorn and see if he could rescue this card from the scrap pile.  I added a stamped sentiment from Cardz TV's ticket talk stamp set and voila!!  I think it is usable now.  Decorated it a bit more with some embossing, buttons and twine and I am actually starting to like this card, lol!!

I am entering this in this week's Scraptastic Monday challengeCreate any fold card you like,But not a shape card or a A2 single fold.  Must include Ribbon and a cut from Die,Cricut or a Punch.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cardz TV Design Team's 1st Challenge - Just My Style

T.G.I.F.!!  Today is the first post for Cardz TV's new design team.  Our first project is to present "our style".  I am not completely sure what my "style" is but I know what it isn't, lol!!  I do like to keep things neat and fairly easy but I like to mix up the direction of my card.  I typically use an A2 sized card for my projects and include some embossing, ribbon, bling, glitter and gel pen doodling.
For today's card I used the cut from Winter Frolic and cut it at 3".  I used an embossing border from Provo Craft.  The ribbon is one of my first attempts at making my own crinkle ribbon.  The pearls are from Recollections.   My background paper is an oldie from my stash and the cardstock is all Recollections.  My sentiment is from Cardz TV stamp set "Home For Christmas".
Make sure you head over to Cardz TV to check out all of the design team's projects and get to know their style.  Mary is offering some blog candy too - a stamp set from Cardz TV!!  I really am blessed to be working with this talented group of ladies:-)  They inspire me to grow and challenge myself in my creativity and they are also so sweet and caring!!