Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Glitter in my Veins!

Maybe not literally,
but I DO love me some glitter!
My card today uses lots of it!
I used this sweet image by Crafty Secrets.  It is from the Couple of Cuties digital stamp set. IT is normally not a Christmas set, but to me they looked like they were ice skating. ;)  I colored it with Copics.  I matted the image with gold glittery card stock from DCWV.  This stuff is so sparkly in person.  The designer paper is also from Crafty Secrets.  Since it is a digital product, I can control how the big the pattern is.  This is great when you are making cards!
My cards aren't complete unless I've got a boat load of "stuff" on them.  ;)  So I made a little arrangement in the corner.  It included ribbon, glittery die cut snowflakes, a pink rose, and gold leaves. 
I LOVED reading everyone's captions for this photo!  I finally decided on this one.
It really "spoke" to me.  ;)
And the answer to that?

PJ day at school! Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Ho Ho Ho!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
As much as I tried to recover from this virus I had all week, I still managed to catch up on laundry, clean the house, bake Christmas cookies, and take some Christmas pictures! I guess that means I am on the mend!
How about a little Santa to brighten your day?
There is nothing like facial hair to scream Christmas! LOL!
I used Cricut's exclusive Holiday Cards 13 images to create my card.
I used LOTS of liquid applique and glitter for his mustache and beard. ;)
I added silver glitter, some pearls, and a bit of sweater string tied with jingle bells to finish off my card. 
I have lots of photos to edit, but came across this one in my stash.  For some reason it just cracked me up.  Myla is so full of personality!  We tease all the time that she should be a TV dog! ;)
If you have a caption for this photo, I would love some ideas!
Today is crazy hat day at my school....guess that means it is time to bust out the elf hat with fake ears! Gotta love spirit week!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree-Cricut Style!

Good morning to you!  
I have a Christmas card to share with you today that uses my Cricut and the Creative Holiday Cards cartridge.  It was published in Northridge's Cricut Magazine last year. 
I cut the Christmas tree and added glossy accents and clear coarse glitter.  I then adhered that to the white panel. The designer paper is from Papertrey Ink.
I popped up the main image using foam tape.  I was able to slip red gingham ribbon behind it and tie a bow.  I added a few distressed jingle bells tied with twine to the center. 
I have been sick all week and my goal this weekend is to try and rest up so I am healthy for the holidays.  Of course "resting" will be done in between the 8,000 loads of laundry and the filthy thing I call a house. ;)
I also have a photo shoot tomorrow of a sweet family for Christmas.  
But then.....I will rest. 
Take out and movies!
Have a great weekend my friends!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today! I am sharing a full tutorial on how I created this Christmas card.  It had a few of my favorite things......water colors, Spellbinder's die cuts, (Pierced Circles and snowflakes), glitter, and sequins! (Oh my!)
And as is typical of me these days....a totally nontraditional color palate! 
I hope you are able to sneak over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for a quick peek at my tutorial. 
I have another jam packed day today.....
I have a meeting at my school tonight.  Cort is coming with because both of my boys are working. 
I absolutely have to get to the store for a Christmas party Cortney and I are attending tomorrow.
Nothing like being last minute!
I am realizing I am not as young as I used to be!
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Density-Will it Float or Sink?

Awhile back, when I was still creating for Northridge Publishing, I was asked to design a page about an everyday event.  What is more "everyday" than homework? 
Cort had to conduct a science experiment about denisty.
She was given a list of objects and asked to make a prediction on whether or not each one would float or sink.
Cortney predicted pretty accurately and really enjoyed doing this experiment. 

I used quite an assortment of Cricut images from different cartridges.  I used From my Kitchen, Cricut Font and Basic Shapes, Mother's Day Bouquet, Tablescapes Winter and Fall, and Teresa Collins Easter Basket.  That's why I love CCR, it makes finding what you are looking for a breeze!
It is another busy, busy week!
I will be heading back to school tonight for my 5th grader's Christmas concert.
It is always fun seeing the kiddos dressed in their prettiest clothes!
We have a couple of Christmas parties this week too....
Have a great day!
I truly appreciate you taking a few moments to pay me a visit!
I know everyone's time is limited at this time of year.

Friday, December 5, 2014


I hope you all have a had a great week!
I am so glad it is Friday!  Cortney has a photo shoot scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday we are having brunch with Santa.
I am trying to slow down a bit and really enjoy all that the holiday brings.
I have a card that is from my days of creating for the Cricut Circle.
I am terrible for not remembering which cartridge the angel came from, but I do not. 
If you know, please leave a comment. :)
As is typical for me, I added lots of "stuff" to her.  Like glitter. A sentiment. Ribbon. String. And a little button do-dad.  There was some embossing, and a snippet of doily and ribbon to finish off the card. 
I am headed out tonight after school for a bit of dinner and shopping with the girls! 
Have a wonderful weekend my crafty friends!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Wishes and Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  I am sure that you, like myself, are in full holiday mode! I have been trying to sneak off to my craft room and create whenever I have a spare moment! These cards aren't going to make themselves people! ;)
I used this darling Santa from the Crafty Secret's stamp set called, Christmas Mail.  I colored it with Copic markers and added white liquid applique to his hat.  He was cut out using two different Spellbinder's dies. (Circles One and Lacey Circles)
I added a Lawn Fawn circle die cut to the background. The red designer paper is also from Crafty Secrets.  It is part of the Kitchen Memories digital paper pack. I added cream ribbon and brown satin ribbon tied with rusty jingle bells.  I added some sprigs of leaves and berries, and as a final finishing touch, I added several sequins.  
Thanksgiving has come and gone, but I did manage to squeak out a few photos of our holiday. My hubby and I.......
I realized I always seem to take pictures where I look as though I have no eyeballs! Squinting seems to be my thing!
Our Thanksgiving was rather cold and the kids moaned about going outside for a quick picture, so we attempted it inside on the couch.  I kind of liked the picture except for all of the distracting reds and yellows of my living room......hence the black and white photo. ;) 
My mom and George braved the cold........

More moaning kids who didn't want to go outside......which means more couch pictures. My sister, BIL, niece and nephew.  I can't believe how the kids are growing up! Too fast for my taste! 
I have a workshop to attend today on using technology in the classroom.  I am hoping for a fun and interesting learning experience!  (And maybe a little lunch with my co-worker) ;) 
Have a great day!