November 28, 2010

Penny Black and Greeting Farm

Happy Sunday all! Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Wanted to share batch 2 of Christmas cards. I love snowmen! I think they are my favorite holiday decoration because they are just so darn cute! And these stamps by Penny Black and Greeting Farm are no exception. I combined them with the "Snow Much Fun" collection from Three Bugs in a Rug to make these 4 really cute very nontraditional cards. I also used my iRock to give them a little bling. If you haven't tried the iRock from Imaginisce yet you really should. I've used it on cards, scrapbook pages and even gave my littlest ones play guitar a little bling. It's fabulous!

This first card is the Penny Black stamp. I love the big puff ball on his head and his cute smile. I used the Tim Holtz "Brackets" edge die on this one. I found the easiest way for me to get the paper to stay lined up on the die was to put a little adhesive on each corner of the card actually stick it to the die. It comes off the die easily and is cut off the card when you run it through your machine.

The next three cards feature the "Keep Cozy" set from Greeting farm. This is a great set and super cute. It has 3 snowmen, 4 sentiments and a snowflake.

November 25, 2010

Winter Wonderland Cards

Well Thanksgiving was a success in our house and I hope all of you had a wonderful day spent with loved ones. Now that we have that holiday out of the way it's on to Christmas! So here is batch one of Christmas cards. Unfortunately the pictures did not turn out as well as I had hoped, the embossing with my Cuttlebug just didn't show up. I used 3 different snowflake Cuttlebug folders and the Winter Woodland cartridge to cut out all the sentiments. They came out simple but pretty.
If you're shopping today, happy deal hunting, and if you think that black Friday is for crazy people make sure to enjoy the best left overs of the year. Thanks for stopping by!

November 22, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Well I have officially failed at my new years resolution to post consistently on this blog. Life, kids, work and school can be a little over whelming at times. Even though I haven't stayed on top of my posting, I have still been crafting (a little anyway). So lets start with the Halloween box. I used the Happy Hauntings cartridge to create this coffin/Frankenstein box. All of the pieces have little tabs at the bottom that slide into little slots in the top of the box. There are a few things I would change if I redid it, but for all intents and purposes I was pretty happy with it.
The next project I did was a set of winter themed cards using both the Cuttlebug and the Cricut. I used the Winter Woodland cartridge to cut all of the sentiments, nestabilities fr the scalloped circles on the "Winter Wonderland" card, and the small snowflakes with rhinestone centers are from Jolee's. My favorite is the "Magic of Winter" card. It was very simple but the stickles gave it just the right amount of bling, I've since added a few rhinestones to it as well.
I don't want too make this post too long so I will save the wedding layouts I did for another post. I also have another set of cards that feature Penny Black and Greeting Farm stamps that I am very excited about. If I don't get a chance to post again before the holiday have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the time spent with loved ones, we don't realize often enough how special it is. Happy Thanksgiving!