Friday, November 26, 2010


I am planning to make several of these 2011 calendars to give as gifts for the holidays. I used the Better Together Imagine cartridge to create the background design and a calendar template from the internet. I placed my finished calendar into a CD case. A quick and easy (and inexpensive) gift. I plan to submit this to My Creative Time: Imagination Nation's gift challenge

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I did this LO using my Imagine and the Country Carnival cart. I printed out my own paper and ran it through my printer for the text on the page. I plan to submit this LO to the Imagine Nation Monday Challenge. The challenge this time was to use buttons--I punched some from my printed paper with my MS button punch and used other buttons from my stash. I just got several colors of baker's twine this week, so I used a couple of my new colors, too!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beach Day

I went to the CKC in Bellevue last week in came upon the Lea France booth. I was unfamiliar with their products and method of French Photo Collage scrapbooking. I was facinated! I watched the demo for a bit and then bought a couple of the templates. This is my first attempt, using the Quilt Stencil. I can see lots of possibilities for these in the future!

I was also creating this LO for My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Cricut-less Challenge. No Cricut/No Gypsy! (oops--after I finished and linked the project, I discovered it was supposed to include "Thanks" in it--missed that part.) I had fun creating without using my technology today!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Merry Christmas card

Papercraft Star has another great challenge this week. I have had time to do much crafting but did get put together a card for the challenge.
Here are the requirements:
Make a Holiday Card or Tag that features a Christmas Tree or Ornament, Use the Cricut or Other Die Cut on your project, Add Ribbon, Add Handmade Embellishment, Add Bling, (use anything additional you desire)
I made the Christmas tree by tearing strips of holiday PP and layering the strips with MS branch punch pieces from glitter paper. I cut the layered strips into a tree shape and added a blinged star to the top and a cuttlebugged trunk. I used Noel ribbon and layered Nesties die cuts to frame my sentiment. I added glitter around the edges of both Nestie layers and used Viva Decor glitter liner to add dots to the top layer around the white card base and star.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Merry Christmas easel card

Papercraft Star's challenge for this week is a photo inspiration. Create a holiday card, tag, LO, etc based on this summer photo....
I saw the white scalloped trims and eyelets and striped fabric, as well as the blues and greens and I came up with the following Christmas card. I have never created an easel card before (don't know why--it was easy peasy) so thought I would do that and add some ornaments, using the SU ornament stamp/punch set I got last year.

Merry Christmas Dear Friend

Friday, November 5, 2010

12 of 12 September and October

I finally sat down and put together my September 12 of 12 LO. I used a free digi kit I downloaded from Summertime Designs called "Dryer Lint at Tiffany's". I love the kits from Summertime Designs. They are chock full of great papers and elements. And they are free!

For my October LO, I used another kit from Summertime Designs called "A BOO-tiful Night". I focused on the candy elements since I had a photo of my candy corn hate. There are great Halloween papers and spooky elements in this kit too. I had such a crazy day in October, I forgot to take all 12 photos--but I just filled in the blanks with patterned papers. I like the finished LO!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010




I created this card for Papercraft Star's Simon Says Make a Card challenge this week. I embossed the card base with the cuttlebug, added the 2 double mats, ribbon, made a flower from several punched circles & topped it with a button & stamped my sentiment. I really like the black & white simplicity of this card.