Friday, December 27, 2013


Good morning friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! It seems that as fast as it came this year, it also was over in the blink of an eye. Yesterday I spent the day cleaning and organizing.  I haven't gotten in my craft room in quite a bit of time.  I have bee enjoying the time I have spending it with family.  Sometimes the crafting just has to take a back seat. 
Since I haven't made anything new that I can show you, I thought I'd pull out a layout I did for last year's issue of Cricut magazine.  It uses the Winter Woodland and Winter Lace cartridges.
I used a Tattered Angels stencil to create the swirls in the background.  I then sprayed it with a spray adhesive and quickly sprinkled it with silver glitter. 
The snowflakes were done with Winter Lace. I stacked them and added a white pom pom to the center of each. 
The bird and title were cut using the Winter Woodland cartridge
Lots of glitter.......

Here is a quick recap of my Christmas......
Family, presents, good food, laughs....... :)
As always, thank you for taking the time to pay me a visit.
I appreciate it so very much!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve.....

Shopping completed, presents wrapped, food prepared.......we are ready (I am ready) to begin celebrating Christmas with my family. This is the time of year that I truly count my blessings.  And they are quite abundant. I am a very lucky gal. 
I have a card today using this beautiful vintage image of St. Nick. It is from Crafty Secrets and is part of their digital Creating with Vintage Christmas CD.  
The image was cut into a circle using a Spellbinder's die.  I backed it with a doily cut from Papertrey Ink.  The flower is Provo Craft's quilling kit.  It makes a gorgeous poinsettia! I added lots of glitter to it.....because I like to be consistent! ;)
I also added a bit of ribbon and rustic twine to pull it all together. 
I just wanted to share with you my kitchen tree.  I just love it!  It brightens up the corner by my sink and makes washing dishes just a bit less painful! 
From my family to yours....... 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Pastel Christmas

I am up bright and early today. Want to know why? Because I haven't finished my shopping! I am so behind with everything this year that I will have to fight the crowds, keep my patience, and hope I find everything I'm looking for.  
So before I head out the door, I wanted to share a card that was published in last years December Cricut Cards Magazine.  I used the Creative Memories, Tis' the Season cartridge to cut the card and the tree.
I added a bit of lace to the bottom of the tree, and glitter. Lot's of glitter.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot. I added a bit of texture paste to the "hills" and sprinkled them with glitter as well. 
I added silver glitter to the star and adhered a rhinestone to the center.  
Wish me luck at the mall......I think I'm gonna need it! ;)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Almost the 25th

Good morning!  It's snowing a bit here and I am cozied up in my house today.
Time to get caught up with neglected laundry, long overdue crafting time, mountains of presents to wrap, and a Sunday meal with my little family. 
I have an ornament that was published in last year's December issue of Cricut Magazine.
It uses a little tart tin from Bed, Bath & Beyond and the Teresa Collins' Christmas Holly cartridge. 
I cut several circles and adhered them inside the tin with dimensional foam circles. This took up some of the space in the ornament. I added glitter and bling to the top layer. 
The jingle bells were given a swipe of glossy accents and sprinkled with glitter.  I hot glued them to the top of the ornament.  
I am off to grab my cup of coffee and head to my craft room for awhile!
Time to make something pretty! ;)
Have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday.