Friday, December 10, 2010

How About a Card and a Giveaway!

Good morning! YAY! It is the weekend! I have an awesome giveaway today! Would you like to win a Gypsy?! It retails for $209.00! If you win it and register it before December 31st you will be able to download 5 free cartridges HERE! How do you win it? Just leave a comment telling me something interesting about yourself! That's it! Easy right? : ) I will randomly pick a winner on Sunday around 8PM CST. I also have a card to share with you today too! I created this using the cartridge, Freshly Picked. The paper is from Girls Paperie. I inked the edges to shabby it up a bit, and added glitter to the flowers. (They were cut at 1", 1 1/2" , 1 3/4" and then stacked). Buttons were added to their centers. I added a tag cut from the Sentimentals cartridge and stamped on it with a Papertrey stamp. I added some of my colored seam binding and a few pearls.
I created a shadow box effect with the frame (Also from Freshly Picked) and pop dots.

Have I told you how much I adore Martha Stewart's chunky clear glitter? SWOON!!

I hope to learn a bit more about you and make one person VERY happy this weekend! : )

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Heidi Swapp and Yudu!

!One of our Cricut Circle sponsors, Heidi Swapp, will demoing the new Provo Craft Yudu Products—foil, flocking, and glitter! Be certain to catch Heidi’s webshow for all the fun! Heidi will be giving away a YUDU! If a Cricut Circle Member wins, we will be adding the foil, flocking, glitter, glue and 70 mesh screen! Also. Jinger Adams will be doing a giveaway on the Cricut Circle Blog! Be sure to check it out if you are a member!

In The Moonlight.....

Good morning to you! I have a JustRite card to share with you today that uses a brand new set created by children's illustrator, Elizabeth Dulemba. The set is called In the Moonlight. I just adore this set! This little gal was colored using my Copic markers. I did a bit of airbrushing while leaving my Circle Spellbinder's die in place. I added some glitter to her wings too! I added a few layers behind the image using Spellbinder's scalloped circle, oval, and Labels 10 die. The paper is by Papertrey Ink and Theresa Collins. As a final touch, I added a bit of sheer ribbon and a small Prima flower.

Life just isn't slowing down with the holidays fast approaching! Since things have been so hectic, my poor house has paid the price.......and the laundry? Piles and piles! Soon I will have no socks to wear! LOL! Maybe tonight.................maybe.
Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!!!! : )

Monday, December 6, 2010

Crafty Secret's Christmas and More Family Photos!

Good morning to you! I have a Crafty Secrets card to share with you using the new Christmas Mail set. I colored this sweet gal in with Copics, cut her out with Spellbinder's die, Beaded Ovals, and did a bit of airbrushing. I used Spellbinder's die, Beaded Ovals, again to cut out the green felt. I hand stitched the felt in purple to match the Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather papers. I added a white satin ribbon, and purple glittery snowflake, and a button.

I have a few family photos to share with you from Saturday. The cousins got together and decorated gingerbread houses, opened presents, and apparently pose with silly elf hats! Here is my girl after like picture number 98! But I finally got her eyes straight, head up, no tonsils showing! And what glorious blue eyes she has!...... SWOON!
I don't often post pics of the "big" kids, but I had to post my sister, Lisa here! I guess the adults wanted in on the fun too! : )
Oh! And did I mention the hat moves, lights up, and plays music? Here is my "big kid!" ; )

My nephew, Alex.........And believe me, you'd better be quick with the camera with this kid!

......Unlike his sister Katie, who will pose alllllll day long for you, if you want!

Kyle, helping Hannah with her gingerbread house! (He takes his "Big Cousin" roll very seriously!)
And my nephew, Nicholas, who is posing with his finished gingerbread house. (I think dad may have helped him just a bit!) ; )
And last, but not least, here is the entire crew together with Santa. Everyone looks great......except my girl, with her eyes closed. Which is why I was so excited about the first pic....cuz this is her norm! Oh! And just so you are clear......their shirts say, "Elves" not Elvis! LOL!
On top of all this fun on Saturday, Brian, myself and the kids went to my in-laws for dinner last night. I thought we were going there because my FIL's TV went out and Brian was going to "help" him "fix" it. But instead? They surprised our lil' family with a trip to Jamaica! I just about passed out! Who does that? PINCH ME!!! We are going in March.....which is just around the corner!!! YAY!!!!
Off to school, to bring more decorations.......let the Griswald Christmas decorating contest to come soon! : )
Have a great day!!!!