Sunday, November 28, 2010

Home Decor project

I made this project over the summer then added some accents to meet contest requirements.  The project is almost 2 feet tall.  I bought the letter from JoAnns, then painted it red with craft paint.  The back is covered with scrapbook paper.  I matted the photos with scrapbook paper from my stash.  I used Schoolbook to make the letters from self-adhesive glitter paper.  (I had to remove the release paper before I cut the letters).  I cut the accents from When It's Cold Outside, Snow Friends and Very Merry Tags.  I used Fiskars texture plates to emboss the large ornaments (I have a cuttlebug under the tree....come on Christmas!).  The stickers and the felt snowman are from my stash.  I made "Ks" for my DDs to hang in there room.  This projects WOWs people when they come into out living room.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vintage Christmas

This is my entry for a Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge.  It was very difficult for me to pull off the "vintage" look. I used Christmas for the wreath and candle and Calligraphy Collection for the "Merry Christmas".  The ribbon (Ivory Crochet Lace) came from Scrapgoods.  The paper is from my stash. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nov. Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge

I had a difficult time deciding what type of ornament to make then I saw an kids' craft catalog and knew just what to make.  I used Christmas for the window and its shadow and Snow friends for the snowman and hat/shirt.  I used a mini Nifty Knitter for the scarf.  I used some left over yarn to make the hanger.  The picture is from my college graduation ceremony last Dec. when I earned my Master's degree.  I am very pleased with my project and had a great time learning to use the Nifty Knitter.  DD1 enjoyed playing "teacher"; she has used the Nifty Knitter for several years.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas with a Twist

Welcome to our "Christmas with a Twist" blog hop.  If you are just checking my latest designs or found my site from another site start your holiday blog hop at Jennifer's site (  Have fun and enjoy some creative holiday ideas with a creative twist.

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I used Ashlyn's Alphabet for the title, Stretch Your Imagination for the palm trees, 3 Birds on Parade for the lights and Celebrations for the presents.  The inks are from Stampin' Up.  I added Glossy accents to the lights and jewel stickers from my stash as accents on the palm trees.  The pictures are from a Spring Break visit to the beach.