Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Yearly Look Back 2014

It is New Years' Eve!!!  Can you believe how quickly the year can go by? It seems like we are here too quickly sometimes.  This is a time when I enjoy taking a look back and reflecting on the fun crafting of the last year.  Here are some of the projects I loved this year and my goals for the new crafty year!

My Favorite projects of the year...
The Adventure Book autograph book I made for our Disney trip in October. My husband and I dressed as Carl & Ellie from UP for the Halloween party so our daughter agreed this would make a wonderful way to capture autographs. 
A close second place is this Hot Air Balloon Card I made.  I loved the papers so much and it went together so well. Here are some of the other cards I made this year that I really liked...

Recycle Challenge Jump Rope Bear, Good Witch or Bad Witch CardWhen Life Gives You Trouble & Just be You Mirror Card.

One other project I loved working on this year included 4 different projects in the end.
For my daughter's dance recital I created 2 different cards (yellowblue) for each dancer in her 2 classes and one for her teacher. I also created a gift bag and pocket page layout using the fun dancers I created using various pieces form the Create A Friend Cricut Cartridge.
Finally, I think I found a great balance between die-cuts and pocket scrapbooking this year. I like putting the two together and plan on working on my albums much more this coming year. Two layouts I really enjoyed are the Double page Science museum and a dance class review spread.

It was sort of a light crafting year for me.  I hate to say I lost my mojo, but for awhile it felt like I had. I am happy to report it is coming back and I am working on some fun projects to share with you soon. I hope to post at least twice a week this year and get back into my scrap-booking both with Project Life and classic styles.

Hope you have a wonderful start to your New Year!!  

Links to all the projects here are in the post above.  I so welcome your comments and hope you will continue to join me in 2015!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

White Christmas with Die Cuttin' Divas

What is your favorite holiday song? Mine has to be "White Christmas" especially when it is sung by Bing Crosby and even more when I see the light snow falling out my window. This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are asking you to create a project based on your favorite holiday song.
So does my card show "the tree tops glisten"?  I so wish the sun would come out a little for a better photo but with all the white on this card I am happy it turned out.  I layered all my tress first.
Once the trees were glued down I used pop up adhesive dots to add the children on right on top.  I knew that I needed them to stand out a little so a little extra touch of sparkle on my tress was just right.
I so hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season. Come and join us at Die Cuttin' Divas for this challenge.  It is the last one of 2014 and we will return the first week in January 2015. Have a happy day.

Oh yes - Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband today!!!

- Christmas Cricut cartridge - trees
- A Child's Year Cricut cartridge - children with tree
- Star Dust Stickles

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

O Christmas Tree with Die Cuttin' Divas

Good day to you and welcome to a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas. As we begin celebrating this winter seasons and holidays we thought it would be fun to get away...From those traditional red and green colors that is. This week the challenge is to make a Christmas card that has no red or green. Here is the card I made for this challenge.
I started by selecting the papers I wanted to work with and as I did the idea for a Christmas tree came to me with a fun yellow star. These papers all worked just right for what I envisioned in my head.
The final touch was the stamping. A simple sentiment and some falling snow finished off the look. I hope you will join us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas and create without those traditional colors.
Have a wonderful week and as always your comments just make my day!

- Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge - tree and stars
- Pink By Design Winter Fun stamp set - sentiment
- MS snowflake stamps
- Fiskars deckle Tear edger

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sketch Friends with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy First Tuesday of December all. That means it is time for a sketch challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas. This week we were asked to use this fun and cute sketch by Carson's Creations.
I decided to find an image that match this fun digi from Stitchy Bear Stamps(our sponsor for this week).
I used another one of these sweet BFF Roundies last week only this time I colored it using a a photoshop program before printing and cutting with my handy Creative Memories circle cutter.
I went looking and found this sweet friends image and used the flatten feature with my Explore to print and cut these sweet friends.

I hope you will join us in our fun challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Have a wonderful day as always.

- BFF Roundies digi stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps
- Something to Remember Cricut Cartridge - flattened friends cut
- The Paper Studio embossing folder