Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cars Cuts

Here are some of the Cars cuts I made for KitKatsMommy for Cricut messageboard. Mater is cut at 7", McQueen is 7", and Sally is 5 3/4". Cardstock is all from Michael's and several pieces are inked using cat's eyes.

CS: Red, Yellow, Black, Brown, Blue, White, Gray
Inks: Cat's eye inks
Other: Xyron 900 & 150

Altered Idea Binder & Clipboard

I made this altered idea binder and clipboard for 12 Days of Christmas Swap I am in on Cricut messageboard.

CS: Black
PP: Making Memories
Ink: Black cat's eye (inked edges of letters)
Other: Binder (from Walmart), clipboard, white gel pen, adhesive, miscellaneous ribbons
Carts: Storybook

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Santa Large Altered Clothespin

Isn't this adorable? Santa is cased from forever designing on SCS site, check out her version on SCS or her blog http://thoughtsthatstick.blogspot.com/. I did change mine a bit using cricut carts and wanted him to fit this large clothespin I picked up at Target in $1 section.

CS: Red, White, Peach, Olive Green
Inks: CTMH
Other: large red clothespin, white glittery pom-pom
Carts: Accent Essentials, George (circles), Christmas Cheer (holly)

Altered Binder & Paper Clips

For these cutties I used some left over scraps of BG paper and ribbon. Scalloped cirlce is from Mini Mongrams cart and stamps are Hero Arts.

CS: Navy, cream
PP: Basic grey
Stamps: Hero Arts Clear Design Holiday Gift Tags
Other: Binder clips, large paper clips, pop dots, ribbon, snowflake embellies
(from Michael's)
Carts: Mini Monograms (scalloped/regular circle)

Crciut Binder & Paper Clips

Check out these cute altered paper & binder clips. Super easy to make and would make a great gift. Circut heads are from storefront cart and scalloped circle from my fave cart Mini Monograms.

CS: Black, white, lime green
Other: binder clips, alrge paper clips, ribbon, white gel pen, pop dots
Carts: Mini Monograms, Storefront

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Altered Small, Clear Paint Can

Check out this cute little paint can I altered and filled with yummy candy!!! Paint can was purchased at Archiver's for $3.99 and cute polar bear is from a CTMH heart stamp set.

Altered Candy Bars

Aren't these snowmen the cutest? Check out Dawn's Stamping Thoughts for directions on how she made some of these cuties. I adapted her directions to make some for my big candy bars.

Another Calendar Swap Piece

Here is the other piece I made for the calendar swap being hosted by MissScrapalot on Cricut messageboard. I used the new Christmas Noel Solutions cart reinder and scalloped circle from mini monograms. I used the divine swirls cuttlebug folder to emboss the scalloped circle. Number is cut using Blackletter cart. Little ribbon and lots of mod podge.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Countdown Calendar Swap

Here is one set of my pieces for the Christmas Countdown Calendar Swap being hosted by MissScrapalot on cricut MB.

Pieces are 2 x 2, chipboard back/black. Poinsettia is from the new Christmas Noel Solutions cart (thanks Scrapfor4 for letting me borrow). Bling for center of poinsettia from $1.99 bins at Archiver's. Entire piece is mod podged to seal.

Christmas Cookie & Candy Recipe Swap

Here are the layouts I made for the Christmas Cookie & Candy Recipe Swap being hosted by AngelaChamness on cricut MB.

Paper-Me & My Big Ideas paper pack, either Sugarplum or Noel which I got at Michael's. I used distressed stipes cuttlebug folder on strips and then inked with SU Olive or Vineyard Berry. Stamped holly is from Inkadinkado Christmas Silouettes.
Scalloped circle from mini monograms. Everything is inked ith SU pads above.

Recipe: Buckeyes
1 stick softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups (1-18 oz. jar) peanut butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1-12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 stick paraffin

Mix butter, vanilla, sugar, and peanut butter. Form in to balls. Melt chocolate chips & paraffin in top of double broiler. Dip balls in chocolate mixture using a toothpick. Place dipped buckeyes on wax paper and put in fridge to chill.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bear Country Album

Well my dad recruited me to scrap these pictures of one of his friend's trip to go bear hunting. I had no information as to the who, what, when, where, or how of these pics which made it a little more difficult. So I bought the new camping solutions cart for this task, which has some great things on it. I honestly thought I would never use this cart but after exploring it on this project, I really like it. On the last page with cabin I left a journaling spot for my dad to write a special message to his friend and he wanted a place for a gift card so I left a spot where he could slide g/c coming out of top of cabin.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall Paint Can Swap

This paint can is for my swap partner on Cricut MB, hope she likes it as I really enjoyed creating it. Pumpkins arecut from Paper Dolls cart, it is the pumpkin suit. Paper is flocked on tops of pumpkins and background paper, it is from a stack I got at M's. Threading water punch for border arounf top and bottom can, Orange paepr is SU. Inked with chestnut roan cat's eye.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cricut Post-It Note Holder

I made these cute little BUG post-note holders for my CCAL goodie bag item for our Cricut Swarm in a couple weeks. I used directions from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts, check her site to see ones she made using SU punches to make cute owls!

I used the SU punch for corners on green polka dotted paper and then inked with black Cat's eye. I used mini monograms for the scalloped circle (cut at 2 3/4 with real dial size on) and added doodling with white gel pin. Cricut head is cut from lime green at 2 and shadow out of white using Storefront Cart.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cards for Soldiers

RAK ALERT @ CCAL for Cards for Soldiers
As some of you may know who already participate in Cards for Soldiers, October is our big push in Cards for Soldiers thread for Christmas cards. Last year we were able to ship 20,000 cards to our soldiers to be able to ship home to their families and friends during holidays. Our goal is to exceed last year’s totals & I am working on recruiting as many card makers as possible.

I am the shipper for the Central time zone & have already had several requests from my units for Christmas cards as being deployed during holidays with be tough on all of them. Dicegrrl & I have decided that our goal for Central time zone is to not only be able to ship enough cards for soldiers to send home but we would also like to be able to ship a Christmas card to all soldiers deployed in our units. We know this is a huge undertaking & are up for the challenge and were hoping some our fellow MB members might be able to help us out.

So CCAL campers are any of you up for the challenge? Anyone who donates who receive a RAK from me, yes that’s right for donating at least one card with envie you will receive a little surprise. Cards can be handmade or store bought. Not only are Christmas cards needed, but I will also take any general occasion cards if you prefer to make those (i.e. birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, etc.). I know we all have extra cards from years past or swaps we were in so let’s donate those to a good cause!

If you are not a card maker, but would like to make a donation for shipping expenses those will be appreciated and you will also receive a RAK! Some of RAKS for your donation may be skittles, buttons, brads, TLC page kits, ribbon, stamps, stickles, alterable or altered items, chipboard, flowers, and list goes on!
Now for those of you that like to work in larger numbers of cards I will have some more RAK chances, the more you donate the bigger the RAK so stay tuned for Update to come in next couple days ( I know one item to be RAK’ed will be a NEW Solutions Baseball Cart).

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