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Sunday, December 19, 2010

MPS Challenge - Christmas Theme Card

Hey Everyone!

Are you done with all your Christmas shopping, decorating, card making, etc.?  I am pretty much done with my shopping, just a little more to do.  However, I have not sent out any of my Christmas cards yet!  Can you believe it?!  So typical for me...but I am going to send them all out tomorrow.  Here is a card that I made for my stepdaughter and my mother in law.  They both love Hello Kitty!  Can you believe I did not use Stickles on this card....that's probably why I can't get past the fact that it looks like something is missing from this card.  It needs something.... Oh well, I probably will add something more to it before I send it out.  We shall

Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know what you think....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MPS Challenge

Here is my card for the MPS challenge.  You had to use two shades of pink, two shades of blue and black.  I chose the little penguin from Jolly Holidays cart cut at 3.5".

Thanks for stopping by....

Jolly Holidays cart
PTI cardstock
DCWV Christmas stack from last year
Cuttlebug Snowflakes
$1 Michaels Stamp

Card Swap with Crafting w/Christina

Hey Everyone,

I told you several days ago that I would share the cards that I made for the card swap I participated in over at Crafting w/Christina.  I guess it is okay to share my cards as I received the ones from the other participants in the mail....

Anyway, here are the 5 cards that I made:  Let me know what you think....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cricut Circle Challenge #10

Hey Everyone,

I decided to enter the Cricut Circle challenge for this week.  I liked the sketch and decided to incorporate it into the cards that I was making for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge.  I really liked this little doggie that I created today and I wanted to make another variation of a card with the dog.

The challenge was to follow this sketch:

and must have at least two cricut cuts.

Here is what I came up with....  
Birthday Bash Cart - Dog 3.5"
Cricut Imagine - Scallop Circles
Cuttlebug Snowflake
PTI Cardstock - New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Kraft, White
PTI - Ribbon, Twine & Button
MME - Wonderful Winter patterned cardstock
Recollections - Green & Red Bling
Diamond, Xmas Red & Cotton Candy Stickles
$1 Sentiment Stamp 

Hope you like it....Nicole

Wacky Wednesday Challenge #18 Pet Challenge

Hey Everyone,

Here is a card that I created for Wacky Wednesday Challenge #18 - Pet theme.  I really like how it came out.  The ribbon portion was inspired by Scrappin' Navy Wife.  She made a card last week with this ribbon/bow style and I really liked it so I thought I would try it.

Birthday Bash Cart - dog 3.5"
Cuttlebug Snowflakes
PTI Cardstock - White, Pure Poppy, Kraft
PTI Ribbon & Button
$1 Stamp from Michaels
Recollections Bling
Vintage Distressed Ink

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sympathy Card

Hey Everyone,

This is a quick sympathy card that I made for one of my mom's co-workers who lost their brother last week.  It is a really simple card (Inspired by Courtney Lane Designs) but I love the way it came out.  I only used my Imagine to cut the shape on the front of the card. 

PTI cardstock - Rustic Cream, French Linen, Dark Chocolate
Patterned Paper - DCWV Linen Closet Stack (nice stack)
Cricut Imagine Die Cut
PTI Ribbon
PTI - Communique Curves Sentiments Stamp Set (With Sympathy)
SU - Elements of Style Stamp Set (bird, inside flowers and scroll)
Stampendous - Left Inside scripture stamp
SU - Basic Brown & Bashful Blue Stamp pads

Hope you like it!



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Upcoming Blog Hop

Hey Everyone,

I want to tell you about a blog hop that is coming up on the 17th of December.  One of my favorite people/blogs is participating and I wanted to share this information with everyone that I know.  Agnes @ Flowerdiscosscraphut has just shared some exciting news.  

She is a design team member for Lime Light Scrappers and they will be hosting a blog hop on December 17th!

Make sure you mark your calendars and check out this hop.  Also check out Agnes and to see what amazing things they have going on over there.  Since Agnes is involved, I know it is going to be amazing!  

See you there!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nativity Scene Christmas Card

Hey Everyone,

Here is another card I made from the Inspired cart.  I decided to do an easel card for this card.  I really like the way it came out.  It was pretty easy to cut.  The cuts on the Inspired cart are very simple.  Not much to it.  Pretty much two cuts to each image.  I decided to bling it up again with MS Glitter.

Let me know what you think.  I also entered this card into the Peachy Keen challenge to make a project with dry or wet embossing.

PTI Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Misc. Recollections Cardstock
4 1/4 Easel Card
MS Smoky Quartz Glitter
MS Pointsettia Flourish Punch
$1 Michaels' Stamp
Misc. Christmas Ribbon/Michaels



Stampin Up Demonstrator

Hey Everyone,

It's official!  I am now a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  I received my kit in the mail today.  So for those of you who love Stampin' Up products and need a demonstrator or someone to order from, please feel free to contact me for Stampin' Up information, catalogs, etc.

I am new at this, but I hope to be up and running here pretty quickly.  Wish me luck, as I have know idea what I am doing. :)  I love Stampin' Up products and decided I might as well take advantage of the promo they were running at the end of November.  If nothing else, I will be able to buy my supplies when I need them and have direct access to their products.  In addition, I am going to try my hand at the My Digital Studio.  Should be interesting.  I will keep you guys posted on my thoughts and projects on their software as I learn.  If you know anything about it or have any suggestions on my new endeavor, please feel free to contact me.  I am always eager to hear from others!

On a separate note, I also finally received my two carts that I ordered from Cricut Machine during their Black Friday sale.  I ordered Wrap It Up and Car Decals on November 10th.  I just received the carts today!!!  I am so disappointed and was completely frustrated.  I am a big time online orderer and I have to tell you, this is by far the worst experience I have ever had!!  I don't think I will order from them ever again.  Well, maybe I will but the price would have to be right and it would have to be something that I could live for a month without!!  Yeah, right.  I don't think I will be ordering from them again!  We shall see.  Don't let me forget, ok? LOL

Hope all is well with everyone!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wisemen Card


Just wanted to share this quick card that I have been wanting to do.  This card was inspired by Creative Critters Cricut Club when she did the Hello Thursday for the Inspired cart a couple weeks ago.

I chose the wisemen and the nativity scene to make a card.  This card only has one cut from the cricut and a stamp from the $1 bin at Michaels.

I ran the cut through my 5" Xyron and then used MS brownstone glitter on the wisemen.  It looks like a sparkly bronze.  My picture does not do it justice.  Anyway, a fast and simple card for the holiday.

PTI - Rustic Cream Cardstock 5x7"Card
Inspired Cart
MS Brownstone Glitter
Stampin Up Basic Brown Stamp Pad
$1 Merry Christmas Stamp from Michaels

Hope you like it!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Challenge - Smiley Snowman

Hey Everyone,

Sorry I have been "ghost" lately.  First I was working on my cards for the card swap over at Crafting with Christina which I will share with you later after the swap is complete.  Then I was hanging out with family for Thanksgiving.  Finally I got a job, which I am so thankful for....but it is certainly cutting into my crafting time! LOL

Anyway, here is a card that I made for the challenge over at:
Techniques with Trish - use the smiley card cartridge
Papercutz Challenge - make Christmas card using 2 types of patterned paper
Crafting w/Christina - make a card inspired by a song....Frosty the Snowman

This z-fold card style was inspired by Dorcas over at 4CraftyAngels.  I used the snowman from the free download of Smiley cards for gypsy owners.  It definitely has some cute cuts!  I love this snowman.  I think he is pretty hip and more with the current times, with his shades and blinged out hat and scarf.... lol

PTI Cardstock - Z - fold A2 size
DCWV patterned paper from last year
Smiley Cards cart - snowman 3.5"
Diamond, Black Diamond & Cotton Candy Stickles
MS poinsettia flourish punch
Misc. Ribbon

Hope you like it!



Friday, December 3, 2010

Bell Ornament Challenge @ FlowerDisco's blog

Hey Everyone,

Sorry I have not posted lately.  I just got a new job and it is taking me a minute to adjust to working all day and then caring for my daughter when we get home in the evening.  I have been working on some projects but have not completely finished or photographed the project to post, etc.

Anywho...Agnes over at FlowerDisco made this beautiful bell ornament and wanted her fellow bloggers to make our version of the ornament.  It is on the Christmas Noel cartridge that was part of the free Gypsy cart download.

Anyway, here is my version.  No where near as nice as Agnes' but I tried... :)  I made a card with the ornament on the front.  Let me know what you think and when you get a chance, definitely check out Agnes' blog if you haven't already.  She does amazing work and you definitely will be inspired!

PTI Fine Linen Cardstock 5"x5" Card
Recollection Spice Cardstock
Christmas Noel Cart 3.5"
Recollection Designer Brads
MME Wonderful Winter Glittered Christmas Papers
PTI Ribbon
Vintage Distressed Ink
Pearl Glimmer Mist