Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Birthday Fun With Vinyl

So, today is my brother's birthday. I always struggle with what to get/make for him, but not this year! Back story: At a cookout at my brother's house this past summer, he and my 7 year old son were dancing outside of his chicken coop singing (to the tune of the theme song for "Water Country"), "Chicken Country, Chicken Country, Chicken Country ... Lay some eggs!" Thus, the sign for his coop!

I got the fantastic shabby chic frame off of Knowing that this sign would go outdoors, I got some gloss outdoor vinyl from All the cuts came from the Silhouette Online Store. I used Cricut transfer tape to line up each layer and that was it! It was so easy to do and I am very pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully, my brother (and the chickens) will like it, too!

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Boy Birthday Card

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving.  I am still stuffed!!  What an amazing day with family!! I LOVE Thanksgiving.

Here is a card I did for a friends son for his birthday.  He loves video games.

The controller is cut from the Father's Day Catridge at 1".  The penants are from StampinUP and the paper of course DCWV, Dots, Stripes and Plaids.  Martha Stewarts bakers twine and the number 13 came from the Alphalicious Cartridge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Turkey Day everyone!!  We hope you have an amazing day with family and friends!!!

Guess who's birthday it is today???  Its Kelly's!!  I made this card for Kel, these are "her" colors and themes.  I really like how it came out.

Don't eat too much turkey!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Tag Swap

There is a holiday tag swap going on over at Boston Area Scrap Fanatics that I am in. The work that these ladies do is incredible, so I am very much looking forward to seeing what they create. I decided to do mine in Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas style.

Each one will have some slight variations, but this is basically it. I cut the tag with the Cameo from glossy paper and used alcohol inks and glimmer mist to color it. I had the stamp in my stash and used Stazon to stamp it. The small glass tag is a Tim Holtz acrylic fragment with a G45 image attached to the back with Glossy Accents. The micro beads are also held on with Glossy Accents. The snowflake is Maya Road chipboard painted with acrylic paint and then I used a glitter snow pen on top of it when it dried. The brad is Basic Grey, I think. The fibers are also Basic Grey; the crinkly ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam; the little ornament was from the Christmas section at ACM. I hope everyone will like them!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hat's Off

Good morning!  So happy its Friday!! I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week!  Here is a card I made for Kel, when her hubby was in the hospital to help cheer her up.

I used the MS Punch around the page punch, StampinUP! Flower stamp and then I embossed them. Ribbons and twine from my stash.  The little hats off punch is from StampinUP!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A big huge THANKS

Here is a card that Kel and I did Friday nigh in the cave.  Kelly's husband finally came home from the hospital/rehab after a month!! We are all so happy he is home!

Kelly made this for the rehab staff thanking for taking such good care of her hubby.

The paper is all from my stash. Of course we used Divine Swirls Folder, Crinkly Ribbon and the sentiments inside are from StampinUP!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Senior Day (so sad for the Mom)

This past Saturday was Senior Day at my son's football game.  It was his last home game!  He has put is heart and sole into this sport so it was a bittersweet day.  I was able to sneak a picture of his shirt and I wanted to do a page of just his shirt.  This is what I came up.

Pretty Pennants for the pennant across the top. I decided to put eyelets in the pennants to help hold the string.  I did mange to rip a few, but I covered them up with mono.

The base paper is that chalkboard paper and the yellow around the picture is chalk.  Although it rubs off, so I am not sure why its called chalkboard paper.

The rest of the things are from my stash.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another Thanksgiving Day Card

Good morning.  How awesome is this card that Kelly made!  I love, love the pumpkin!  Its so crazy that we both used Designer Calendar for the sentiment. I guess great minds think alike!!

Kelly said:

"The papers for pumpkin and card are Serenity DCWV. I sanded the papers, to give it "that" look.. LOL "

Monday, November 12, 2012

Give Thanks

Good morning everyone!! We hope you had a great weekend!!  I made this turkey card for my Dad, he went down to Florida "for the winter" early this year.  So he won't be here for turkey day.


Stretch your Imagination  - The turkey cut at 3" and layered

Designer Calendar - for the Give Thanks. That was cut at 1.50"

Both ribbons are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thinking of you card take 3.........

Good morning!  Here is a card that I did for my sister's nephew.  He is a such a sweet little guy and his Dad is sick, so I thought this may cheer him up a bit.  He just starting playing hockey this year.  I think he will enjoy getting his own mail!


Sports Mania Cartridge - Skates cut at 2", on page 10 - Puck cut @ 1.25" in page 9

I laced up the skates with some twine that I had.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thinking of you card take 2..........

Good morning.  Here is the Thinking of you card I did for my sister's brother-in-law.  He is in the hospital and I just wanted him to know that we are thinking of him and that he is in our prayers.

My recipe:

Are you guys ready for this?  EVERYTHING I used was from my stash!!  Oh yes it was!! Yay me!!!

Have a great day.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Thinking of you card

Good morning everyone.  I hope everyone had a great weekend!!  Here is a card I did for my sister's, sister-in-law.  She is an amazing person and is going through a lot right now.  I also made a card for her hubby and son. I will show those through out the week.

My recipe:

The frame is cut from Accent Essentials @ 4.50", Pg 78
The butterfly (I put the frame back in the Cricut and cut the butterfly on the frame) Walk in My Garden cut at 2", pg 116.

The paper is all from my stash as is the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Snow much fun

Happy Friday!!  I hope all our blogging friends in the Northeast are safe!  I have family in NJ and they are still without power.  Everyone is our prayers.

I came across the super cute snowman card on Pintrest and had to give it a go.  Kel came over and helped me with the dimensions (measuring is NOT my strong point).

Here is the recipe:

Accent Essentials Cart - Circles cut at 2 1/2 and 3 1/2
Snow Friends - Carrot, eyes, mouth and little stick arms
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder

We took a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper and cut it half and then used my MS circle cutter to make the base circle.

Some sparkly pen throughout the divine swirls and I have a StampinUP! Stamp that says I hope your holidays sparkle with joy.  I will stamp that inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!!!