I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Monday, December 21, 2015

BBTB2 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Happy Monday!!!

Can you believe Christmas is THIS WEEK?!?!?!


In honor of Santa, BBTB2 has decided
to dedicate this week's challenge to him!
Use any Cricut Santa cut on your projects :)

Simply Charmed was one of my first cartridges,
but I have never used the Santa from it.
He's super fun and cute :)

My paper is from Doodlebug Designs
and my twine is from American Crafts.
The sentiment is from a TPC Christmas stamp set.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

BBTB2 - Christmas Ornaments

Happy Monday!

We are counting down to Christmas here at our house,
how about you?

Over at BBTB2 we have another fun Christmas
challenge for you!

Create an Ornament using Cricut Cuts OR
use an Ornament on your projects.

I kind of incorporated both ideas into mine :)

I created an Ornament Tag from Joys of the Season.
I cut it at 4".

My paper is from American Crafts.

I used the negative cut from the ornament to
decorate the inside.

The sentiment is from American Crafts too.

I hope you will join us for this creative challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cut It Up! - BRRRR.....It's Winter

Happy Friday!

Today over at Cut It Up!
a new Challenge has started :)

BRRRR! Winter!

$15 Gift Certificate

My Project:
So I decided to use Joys of the Season
for this cute winter house.
The cut didn't have snow for the roof or trees,
so I free-handed some using white cardstock.

All the paper comes from American Crafts
and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.

I used my Wink of Stella glitter stick
to coat the snow, house, rooftop, and trees
for a more glistening effect,
but you can't really tell in the pic.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Decorate To Celebrate - Recipe Book

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to the last Decorate To Celebrate
challenge of the year - can you believe it?!?!

We will be taking a break until January,
so be sure to come back in 2016 :)

For my project, I decided to make a quick
recipe book for a friend of mine
with some fun recipes inside.

I used some chip board to create the cover and
decorated it with paper from Close To My Heart.
I used my Bind It All to put the book together.
The "recipes" cut is from "From My Kitchen".

I just added some more decorative paper on the
inside of the cover.

I hand-wrote some of my favorite "go-to" recipes
on the first few pages and then filled the rest of the
book with blank recipe pages so my friend can add
to it.

Super simple and cute gift idea for any occasion.

I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

BBTB2 - Christmas Critters

Happy Monday!!!

Hope you are all rested and
gearing up for another week :)

We would love to have you join us over at BBTB2
for our challenge all about Christmas Critters!

I decided to use the adorable penguin from
Create A Critter 2.

All the background paper is from American Crafts.

My sentiment is from a Hero Arts Christmas Set.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!