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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guest Designer spot on "Decorate To Celebrate"

Hello all my blogger friends, I am so excited to share this with you all. A couple weeks back I was asked if I would like to be a guest  designer on Rhonda and Amy's new blog "Decorate To Celebrate!" . I was excited to have the opportunity. The theme was BBQ and /or Block Party. This is what I came up with:







Most of the cuts were from the Cricut Lite Cartridge 'Block Party'. The paper for the solid colors is Recollections from Michael's, the red and white check is from a digital collection from Lettering Delights, The yellow patterned paper is from the Imagine Cartridge 'Kate's Kitchen'. I used my Gypsy to design and cut most of it.
I embossed the mitt with the Argyle embossing folder, Swiss dots for the letter and Hounds Tooth for the yellow ribbon (cut from Stand and Salute cartridge) Under the letters. Hope you like my creations.
 
Love to hear what you have to say!
Enjoy Life!
Big Blog Hugs,    Janet

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The "YOURSTORY" Winner is....

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in picking a winner. I was trying to complete a Guest Designer  project for "Decorate to Celebrate" and trying to prepare for a long weekend trip starting this Thursday.. Thanks for your patience. Thank you  all for stopping by my Blog and commenting on my projects I enjoyed reading your comments very much. I had so much fun during last weeks Celebration I hope you all did too and that we were able to inspire you as well. One last thing the details for the angel wall decor will be sent to those who requested it .
I had a total of 48 comments ( discounting duplicates and the day I had no project to post) that was really awesome. Using random.org  the winner is "Barb " of  "Barb's Hobbie Highlights". Congratulations Barb!
 Please if you could send me your address so I may send it out to you.
 Thanks again everyone for stopping by I love all your comments. I hope to get my Guest designer project up tomorrow before I leave. Wish me luck!!!
Her are a couple Birthday cards I made for My Sweet Grand daughter an My Grand Niece, Hope you like them.


Enjoy Life!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crhistmas In July Day # 6 "Wrap It, Tag It"

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 6 of "Christmas in July Celebration". Can you believe it we've almost come to the end. Today's theme is titled "Wrap It, Tag It" For my project I created a tag, hope you like it.


This is my tag project.
It measures 2 3/4 by 5 7/8. Cut from dark red and dark green Recollection CS. the oval was cut in cream CS from "George and Basic Shapes"
at 3 1/2 x 2 1/4. Cut around the edge using scalloping scissors and inked it with moss green chalk ink. The stamped image was from a set by
Hot Off The Press called " Christmas Words" the Glitter is from Martha Stewart "Garnet. The red layer was inked in white (turned pink) using a corner flourish from my collection. topped it off with apiece of Christmas print satin ribbon. I like how this turned out even with the white ink turning pink.
 
Today's project is my final one for the Celebration. I hope you have enjoyed all my creations. Just to remind everyone I will be Picking the winner of the PC "Your Story" on Monday. If you would like to win please comment on all 5 of my  project posts here on my blog. That will give you 5 chances to win.
 
For some really awesome projects please stop by Giselle's Blog and see what the rest of the designers have prepared and enter to win some great blog candy there as well.
Thanks for stopping by!

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas In July Day #5 "Handmade Gifts"

Welcome to Day 5 of  "Christmas In July Celebration". Today's theme is 'Handmade Gifts'.
This is my hand made gift project.  I actually made 2 .






Wanted to try my hand at glass etching, it is really pretty easy. On the coaster set there is a little floral image from "Joys of the Season"   in one corner on each coaster ( sadly it is barely visible) for the inserts in the place for a picture I stamped some tag images also from my collection) in Tuxedo Black ink on pieces of cream CS, Wish the etching showed up more. The second gift project are a couple of glass candle holder/ candy dishes. The etched images came from "Wall Decor And More" All were cut from black vinyl with a 'kiss' cut so I still have the positive image in black vinyl for future projects. I really enjoyed this project. Hope you like it as well.
Remember I am giving away a "Your Story" at the completion of this week long celebration. All it takes is a comment on my 5 projects posted here ( one more to come).
For some really awesome projects please stop by Giselle's Blog and see what the rest of the designers have prepared and enter to win some awesome blog candy there as well.
Thanks for stopping by!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas In July Day #4 "Planners and Shopping List"

Hello everyone , Today is Day 4 of the "Christmas In July Celebration" over at Giselle's Blog. Please stop over and see what she has for today. I don't have a project for today's theme but you don't want to miss the great ideas being showcased. Have a great day crafting and see you back her tomorrow.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Christmas In July Day # 3 "Home Decor"

Welcome to Day # 3 Of Christmas In July Celebration. The theme for today's projects is "Home Decor".
Please visit Giselle's Blog to see all the wonderful projects being showcased throughout the day.
My project is not a paper craft but it is one of my favorite Christmas decoration. I hope you like it!
This is my home decor item, I love this Angel. It is from an old issue of "Crafts and Things" (Nov.91). I made about a half dozen of these in 91 for family and friends and never made one for myself so I decided to make one this year.
If anyone would like the details for this project send me an email at  janet9347atbellsouthdotnet and i will send them to you.
Just a reminder " I will be giving away a PC " Your Story" to one lucky winner. I am participating in 5 of the 7 days of celebration and will pick a winner from those who comment on my posts "HERE" on my blog for those five events ( 5 chances to win) I'd love for you to follow me but it isn't mandatory to win. Thanks again for stopping by and all your kind comments!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas In July Day 2 Treats and Favors

HI everyone today is Day 2 of our Celebration Of Christmas.  If you just happened to come across my post that is great. After you finish here you will want to go to Giselle's Blog for a chance at winning today's special treat ssponsored by My Pink Stamper!
The theme for today's project is Treats and Favors and here is what I made:


This is my treat box filled with Peppermint Soft Mint candy,
The box is Recollections card stock cut from the "Cricut Everyday" cartridge with the tabs cut off.
The ornament square is from a 12x12 scrapbook page titled "Christmas Balls" by Paper Adventure.
I cut a 3 inch wide strip of white card stock Embossed it with the Cuttlebug "Holly Ribbons Folder" used Anna Griffin Holly edge punch along both edges.
Scored it lightly to go around the corners of the box.
The Ribbon was from some I had in my stash.
I'm not a big "Bling" person but I added a few pearls in the corners of the Ornament cut out.
Fairly simple project.
Hope you like it.
" I will be giving away a PC " Your Story to one lucky winner. I am participating in 5 of the 7 days of celebration and will pick a winner from those who comment on my posts "HERE" on my blog for those five events ( 5 chances to win) I'd love for you to follow me but it isn't mandatory to win. Thanks again!
Big Blog Hugs,  Janet

Monday, July 18, 2011

"Christmas In July" Day 1

Hello everyone. Welcome to "Christmas In July" a fun week long celebration, that's 7 days filled with awesome projects for you to enjoy and get inspired! I am so lucky to be a  "Guest Designer"  for this celebration. The week long celebration is being hosted by my sweet friend from the "Florida Cricut Crop" Giselle of  Cross My Hearth Paper Crafts (one very talented crafter) and her good friend Nadia from Nadia's Beautiful Mess. Please join us for some amazing projects and some very SWEET blog candy
In order to win the candy from our hosts here are the rules

  • NOTE: TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF BOTH NADIA'S AND MY BLOG. YOU DON'T NEED TO HAVE A BLOG TO ENTER THE CHALLENGES OR COMMENT BUT YOU MUST HAVE A BLOGGER ACCOUNT AND BE ABLE TO FOLLOW BOTH BLOGS.
  • LEAVE A COMMENT EVERY DAY ON EACH DESIGNER'S POST FOR EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN THE PRICES (ONE COMMENT PER PERSON PER POST PLEASE). THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF DESIGNERS PER DAY SO THERE ARE MANY MANY MANY CHANCES TO WIN.
  • PARTICIPATE ON THE EVERYDAY CHALLENGES, WITH A MAXIMUM OF 7 CHANCES TO WIN THE PRIZE AT THE END OF THE WEEK (ONE PROJECT PER CHALLENGE PER PERSON PLEASE).
Now for today's project "Christmas Card Monday"
I wanted to make a shape card and I chose this image from the Cricut essentials cartridge (exclusive to the E2) I had to use the Cricut Craft room to weld it because it isn't linked to my Gypsy.
I used recollections CS for most of the cuts. The card when folded is 5 x 6 the white mat measures approximately 4,75 x 5.75 and was embossed with the "Holly Ribbons" folder. The Partridge in a pear tree was cut from "Joys of the season" at 2,25 x3.5. I cut all the layers the shadow is dark green, The blackout is brown, the base is a brighter green and the layer is a mustard yellow, added a 1 inch red strip punched along both edges wit an Anna Griffin boarder punch. The sentiment was from my collection of stamps, the shape for this was also from"Cricut Essentials" cut at approx 1 x 2 in white and framed with green shape cut slightly larger. Added some white doodling on both red pieces and a green bow to top it off. Both the sentiment and the partridge were on pop dots.
Hope you enjoy every ones projects
Big Blog Hugs,  Janet !

PS !!!  Forgot to mention I will be giving away a PC " Your Story to one lucky winner. I am participating in 5 of the 7 days of celebration and will pick a winner from those who comment on my posts "HERE" on my blog for those five events ( 5 chances to win) I'd love for you to follow me but it isn't mandatory to win. Thanks again!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My First Guest Designer Spot!!!

 Hi all I am so excited I won a ( my first ever) guest designer spot on Amber's Crafts and Stuff a couple weeks back. Here is my project:
I needed to include embossing ( any type ) on the card. The patterned and black paper was from a Colorbok stack from Walmart. I am hooked on square cards lately the white base id 5 1/2 in square out of Recollection Cardstock as is the white embossed piece.  The mats were cut from George and Basic Shapes
at 5 1/4 and 5 inches. the embossed center was from Accent Essentials cut at 3 1/4 and 3 inches and embossed with the Victoria folder. The "Mr & Mrs" was from the Sweet hearts cartridge cut at 1.65 along with its shadow and embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder (it's not very visible in the photo) I added some ribbon ( check out this link for the how to My Creative Time With Emma she has a video on how to do the ribbon. I added a little bling and some doodling. 
Hope you enjoy my creation
Thanks for stopping by! Janet