Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let It Snow....

Today I am participating in the Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop Challenge. This was a fun challenge and one that I just loved!!!
When I saw the inspiration photos and watched that cute video I knew what exactly what I was going to create :)

Here are the pictures:

Here is what I came up with:

I used the Papertrey Ink O'Tannenbaum stamp set for this card. The background trees were stamped with some Simon Says Stamp inks, Khaki and Dark Chocolate. The Christmas trees were stamped with some Color Box Frost White ink and then I heat embossed the tree with some Star Dust embossing powder. The edge and the star I stamped with some Color box silver ink and then embossed it with some silver embossing powder.
I used the Let it Snow stamp set from Lawn Fawn for the falling snow and then layered some snowflakes cut from the globe shaker die from PTI over top to give it some depth.
To finish it off I added some bling to the snowflakes because this card needed some more sparkle...lol :)

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Critters are ready for Christmas!!

This has been one quiet weekend here for us. I came down with the flu on Thursday afternoon and most of Friday was spent on the couch asleep.
I was feeling better yesterday and today, but not great so I spent a lot of time at my craft desk creating Christmas cards!!
I have filmed a couple of videos for my YouTube channel and will have them up hopefully sometime this week.
I have been thinking over the idea of having a 12 days of Christmas the first 12 days of December, so if I do I think that I will save these videos for then.

As I was cleaning up my craft room for the day I thought that these half assembled Santa's looked kinda funny. I had been cutting them out with my Cricut and then creating piles of the colours so I could assemble them as they're cut.
I haven't cut out the white yet and I think that the pink I cut is just too pink...lol. I might head out to Michael's tomorrow and buy a new pack of pink with a lighter shade of pink in it!!!

As Christmas gets closer I love to decorate the house a little bit at a time. I love watching my boys as they spot the new decoration, their reactions are just priceless!!!
When my mom was here back in October we went to Pier One and I found these two cute little critters, so of course they needed to get ready for Christmas too!!! 

Sorry for the messy bench, we have an abundance of hats and mitts
at the moment with the cold weather that came this week!!! 

I hope you had a great weekend
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Fun!

Yesterday I had a great day of crafting!!!  I was determined to make a 3D globe ornament / tag and with the use of my Cricut Gypsy and a lot of trails I was able to make one that I was happy with!!

Having finished a couple I went to bed last night thinking up more designs I could create in the little ornament!! I felt every excited and think I will be at it again tomorrow :)

I was out at Michael's today (getting more ornaments...lol) and I was happy to find this Advent calendar Christmas tree.

I saw them there last year and hummed and hawed, when I had decided to get it they had all sold out. So when I saw them in stock today I grabbed one and I'm very happy to say at 50% off!!!
I am going to paint it and decorate it over the next couple of days and then to head out to the Bulk Barn for my festive candies :)

It is a wintery wonderland outside here tonight, which will be a perfect reason to stay home and craft!!!
I hope you have a great night :)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My First Christmas Card for 2014

I am really getting excited about Christmas, I have been listening to Christmas music for a little while now and I have begun to pull out a couple of our decorations!

Over the past couple of weeks I have been thinking of Christmas card layouts and Sunday I had the chance to spend some time at my desk creating them!! I made two Christmas cards on Sunday and yesterday and today I edited the video for the first card I made :)

Here is the video that I shared on my YouTube channel:

If you have the chance to watch my video, I would love to know what you think of my voice over/new format of my videos. The beginning was a little rushed but the rest I thought went ok... If you could leave a comment in the comment section below that would be great!

I am really happy with how this card turned out and I really love that Hero Arts background stamp!!! I have some more cards in mind for that background stamp coming soon :)

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Cute Rainbow and Sunshine Cards

Last Thursday I was sitting at my desk looking at the rainbow card I had made using my new Hero Arts stamp set "The Sky's the Limit" and I started thinking about all the cute cards I could make using the fun clouds that came in that stamp set.
I started pulling out stamp sets with cute and fun images and I decided to use one of my favourites from PaperTrey Ink,  Heart-to-Heart #6.

Here is a video I posted to my YouTube Channel last night sharing the process of how I created my latest card:

The inside :)

I loved the little yellow hearts so much I decided to embellish my first card with them too:

Every once and a while my boys love coming down into my craft room to create something fun. Today was that kind of day for Bobby.
About two weeks ago he had the flu and missed some fun Halloween activities and a costume party. On of his good friends dropped off some cupcakes for him from his party, so Bobby wanted to make him a thank you card!!

I cut this little cupcake from my Straight From the Nest Cricut cartridge, I cut out the blue and the white paper and then he did everything else!
The sentiment is stamped from the Sweetest Cupcake stamp set from My Pink Stamper and to finish everything of he chose to pop up the cupcake with some foam dots!!

Well I hope that you are having a happy Monday...
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Monday, November 3, 2014

I Love my Sparkly Paper!!!

Happy Monday and Happy November!!! Can you believe that it's  November already??? Time is just flying by and we are getting so close to Christmas!!! My favourite time of year :)

This past week I did not have that much time to craft, last Monday was the only time all week I was in my craft room. Both Bobby and Nathan had the flu so my week was pretty busy taking care of them.
One afternoon when Nathan was feeling better we were out running errands together and I had the chance to pop into Michael's to use my 50% off coupon!! It was really nice having him with me, I have really missed him since he has started kindergarten.
I got a Recollections anti static bag for heat embossing and some really pretty sparkly paper for some Christmas cards I plan on making. I really love the sparkly paper.... I just love anything with sparkles and I look for the chance to use sprinkles or add sprinkles to everything I do...lol

I picked up two of these sparkly pages and I wished I had gotten some more.... I think that I will head back sometime this week and get some more. :)

Nathan had ripped open the package excited for me to use it, so I think that I'll store it in this Ziploc bag,

I was sitting here enjoying this beautiful evening sky so I thought that I would grab my camera and share it you...

This is my favourite time of day, watching the sky change from day to night...it's just so beautiful!!!
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