Sunday, December 30, 2012

"Welcome Winter" scrappage and Friday Mashup #90

Hi all! I've been stuck inside these past few days due to stormy weather , so I took advantage of it and played around with my Silhouette for a winter scrap layout. I love the first real snowfall of winter, when everything is so soft and fluffy looking, but then reality sets in and I realize that I truly dislike winter driving!!! How many months 'till spring???? :-)

I created the title by downloading a free font from the web and then importing it to my Silhouette cutter.... pretty simple!!! This machine does fine detail cutting beautifully!! I tried the SCAL program with my Cricut , but I could never get intricate cuts , without tearing!!! I still love my Cricut ... I used it to cut all the snowflakes , out of variuos cartridges. I made them different sizes and then welded them together , using my Gypsy.
Here's a closeup of some of the cuts. The snowflakes are cut out of glittery paper that matches very closely to SU Pool Party. The background is black and the photo is matted on a dark blue , which is close to another SU color,Midnight Muse. All of these colors are in this week's Friday Mashup challenge:

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project using "Snowflakes".
  2. Or Make a project with the colors "Whisper White, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Basic Black".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Snowflake Project with the colors Whisper White, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, and Basic Black".
So that's my Mashup challenge .... hope you've enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Have a great day!!

Mojo Monday 273

Hi all! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. This season seems to go by way too fast... already New Years is just around the corner! I haven't done much crafting this month ... way too busy, but I did get a new toy to play with....a Silhouette Cameo! I love it , even though I still have much to learn!! Hopefully, I'll have a Silhouette project to share, but right now I  have a Mojo Monday card to share....

Here's the sketch..
I cut the heart with my Cricut, using the Art Philosophy cartridge. The paper has a  sheen to it which doesn't show very well in the pic , but trust me , it's quite lovely! The mulberry flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon and cardstock are from my ever-shrinking stash of Stampin' Up! supplies. The woodgrain paper is from a  Michaels paperstack.

I love this love stamp from Tim Holtz!
Well, that's my card... hope you enjoyed!!!
I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas tags

Hi all!! Wow, it has been awhile since I last posted!! Decemeber has just flown on by.... we are less than an a week away from the Big Day!! It's been crazy busy around our household and I never did seem the time to edit and post my projects that I've been working on.
I have  some gift tags to share with you today....




All these tags were made using my Cricut and the following cartridges:
Art Philosophy, Simply Charmed,and Wrap it Up.
The stamps are from Close To My Heart. Most of the papers are just odds and ends from my stash.
 I have a few new projects that I hope I can get ready to be posted soon!!
Thanks for stopping by today!!!