Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here is hoping your new year is filled with love, joy, peace and lots of laughter!

Lots of new projects coming soon.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sad days for our family

Yesterday, 12/16, my father-in-law passed away and although we know that he was very close to God and he is now in heaven with his very beloved wife who left us entirely to early 10 years ago, it is still very hard.  The worst part so far was telling my teenage daughters.  And it is amazing how they surprise you.  My super senstive one, took it the best and was only concerned about comforting others.  And Tay, who is less open emotionally has taken it far harder than I ever expected.  I hope that you will pray for our little family.  Dad leaves behind three children, two children by marriage and four grandchildren.  He was very respected and much loved and will be greatly missed.  Rest in Peace, Dad, and hug Mom for us.

And since I don't know that I will make it back to blog prior to the holidays.  I just wanted to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PS. I didn't win this weeks challenge, but Congratulations to the winner.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cricut Challenge Entry

So this month's Cricut Challenge was to use this card sketch.

And this is my take on it.

I used a basic white 5x7 card and K&Company Printed Paper and Bazzill Teal Cardstock.  I also used Martha Stewart Glitter,  an Impression Obsession Shake It.  The Cricut Cartridges used were All Mixed Up, Christmas, Doodlecharms and Winter Woodland. I did move the title, as it wouldn't fit above the snowglobe. Hope you like it.
Happy Crafting

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Always Sunny In Here - Scrapbook.com

This ad is just to cute not to share. Hope it makes your Monday a little brighter.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Glitter Ornaments

Well I've gotten them all glittered and a couple of the big ones done.  I'll be finishing the little ones for all the nieces and nephews on Friday.  I'm going to glass etch their first initial on them with the the year on the back. I asked them their favorites colors, thus all the repeats of colors.  Still need to buy another box of large ones, to make a married first Christmas together ornament for my 18yr old niece, who surprised us all in July by getting married at the courthouse while in Colorado without telling anyone, including her mother until it was over. Wagging finger -- "Bad, Lishy!" -- They are having a ceremony on their 1st anniversary for the family, but since this will be their first Christmas, an ornament is in order.

The large pink one is Tay's for this year and is done in pink glitter with black embossing powder to match her room.  It was my first time trying embossing and it turned out OK, but it was harder to work with than etching so I probably won't do many more that way. Rachie's is the teal one and hers will have brown embossing for her room, but I have to go get some as I have every color under the rainbow but brown.

The Cricut is for my Scrap Happy display (the store where I teach Cricut classes), then home to my scrap area, when I finally get one.

The red with snowflakes is also for Scrap Happy and it is made with Silhouette flocked heat transfer material and has three different snowflakes around it.  I just love how it turned out.

Well more Christmas projects to come.  I'm working on a family frame as a gift for my sister-in-law.  Last year I gave her glass etched canisters for her kitchen.

I've also got a tote bag for the youngest niece in the works, just waiting on more flocked vinyl colors to come in.

And since my last post which was an eternity ago, I won a Yudu at a Cricut event in Cincinnati, so I've got shirts and tote bags planned too.  Not to mention I've got to finish the sample projects for my January and February cartridge exploration classes.  Good thing my photography season is winding down.

Happy Crafting!