Thursday, December 30, 2010

have you heard about this giveaway?!

Here's a blog I follow, love her shabby chic style with lots of creative ideas...anyway now she is offering some yummy prizes to some lucky followers! Check out Creating from the Heart!

Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #13

Once in a while the weekly challenge on the Cricut Circle blog inspires me and this week the theme was inspiration.  A beautiful inspiration piece was shared and when I saw the river and perspective (small to large from top to bottom) I envisioned a skier going down the slope.  Here is a 12 x 12 page layout I did using the winter frolic cart.  The blue background paper is by Coredinations from the vintage collection.  I lightly sanded three spots to give the allusion of a mountain.  The bunny skier was made using scrap papers from my stash, most of the paper have a slight sheen/shine to them making picture taking very difficult!  The dark trees and picture frames are actually cut from a dark green shimmery/shiny paper from my stash.  I cut the skiers and trees(each set) at 2 inches, 3 inches, and 4 inches.  the middle sized skier (3") is adhered with dimensionals (3m) and the largest skier(4") is adheared with a double layer of 3M dimensionals.  I have two photos already selected to add later.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shadow Box Decoration

I had fun making my first ever shadow box.  It was made to be a gift for a ladies dinner Christmas party where we play a game and the gift recipient is a surprise.  The frame/box was purchased at Craft's Direct (Waite Park, MN).  I wish the details of the items inside showed up in the picture but alas, this is all my limited photography skills could accomplish.  The snowflake tags were cut with the Very Merry Tags cartridge using the light blue glitter coredinations card stock.  The tags were shadowed with plain white paper.  The silver metallic ribbon is from Stampin' up.  The snowflakes were pop-dotted with stampin up dimensionals. The snow for the ground/background is the same blue glitter coredinations ripped to give it an uneven edge.  The pattern paper for the top of the background is from my paper stash. The snowmen are from Snow Friends cut out using white glittered coredinations.  I stamped the faces using peachykeen basic paperdoll face stamps.   The scarves are pop dotted (each of the two layers).  The goldenrod is cut from bazzil card stock and run thru the cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder.  The red and green scarves are from my Christmas scraps of paper purchased last year at Target.  The finished snowpeople were double popped using stampin' up dimensionals.  The dark blue vinyl was adhered to the out side of the shadow box using cricut vinyl and the let it snow phrase is from Christmas Cards cartridge.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Croppin' with Kim

My bags are packed, ready to scrapbook with's only for the day, do I have everything?  Geeze, I thought I was packing light but I still have 4 things to carry!  and I just remembered I'll need some vinyl for a project I plan to finish - more to pack - YIKES!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

prize worth entering for...

At Roberts Craft blog they are giving away a wonderful bundle of Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) items.  We're talking about hundreds of dollars of fantastic scrappin' stuff!  I just love DCWV paper stacks, used a delightful glittery stack of princess papers for DD book(s) and have been a fan ever since.  So pop on over there for a chance to enter and to see the delicious goodies!!