Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Gifts Blog Hop November 26 Day 1

Hi Ladies
Thank you for visiting my blog, today is the Christmas Gift blog hop with Becka from Creations with Becka  If you came from Julie over at then you are in the right place, if you just stopped by please start at the beginning of the hop at Creations With Becka.
 Ok so today is going to be a fun day of great ideas for homemade Christmas gifts for the special people in your lives, like family, friends, co-workers and teachers.   We thought it would be a great idea since times are rough to showcase all the different presents you can made at home and for little money. Plus, I think homemade presents are the best, because they really show how much you care and how much thought and effort you put into them.
What I did for my project today is I made a Christmas Charger. Which can be used as a house decoration on a table or in your kitchen. I plan on giving this to my mom with a box of homemade fudge! If you also have the time you can make a set of 4, 6, or 8 give these as gifts for someone who can display them on their dining room table during Christmas dinner.

 The cricut cartridge used for this project was Christmas. The font I used my MTC (Make the Cut) and I believe I used Curlz. the vinyl is brushed gold for the deer, silver for the letters and green for the tree. I used my hot fix rhinestones to add some bling to my plate. The letters and Deer are cut at I believe 2" and the tree was 8.07 on the Gypsy. 
I'll be showing my blog candy on day 2!!! stay tuned!!!! :))))

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project for today. Your next stop is Beckie

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fall Decorations November 19th-20th Blog Hop

Good morning everyone.
Today is the Fall Decorations blog hop with Becka from Creations with Becka. If you came from Becka then you are in the right place, but if you just came across my blog today please start at the beginning of the hop over at Creations With Becka. Make sure you start at the beginning and comment all the way through the hop so you qualify for the grand prize on Becka’s blog.

I love fall! It is my favorite time of year, the leaves are changing colors, the weather becomes cooler, the kids go back to school and it is the time of year when you get to spend one whole day with the most important people in your life and to give thanks. What could be better than that? Today we have a great line up of 6 ladies who have made super awesome fall decorations to share with you. Hopefully you will find some inspiration to make some fall decorations for your home too. Below is a inlinkz button and you can play along too, besides the grand prize giveaway Becka is also giving away a great set of K.Andrew Stamps that you can win if you add a picture of your favorite fall decoration project.

For today's project I created a Thanksgiving wreath. I didn't have one and instead of buying one I made mine. It took a lot of work and patience to make this but I loved the way it turned out.

To make this wreath you will need Distress ink I used foam wreath from Hobby Lobby, Satin Ribbon from Hobby Lobby,Tim Holtz Vingtage Photo, glue, mcgill stylus, glitter paper, fishing wire, mousepad, Cricut Wild Cards,Cricut Walk in my garden Cartridge and whatever color paper you choose. Also, PATIENCE AND TIME! :)

Here is a run down of how I made my wreath, First I wrapped my wreath in ribbon. I prefer the 5/8" because it wraps really nice and tight. I then cut out my sunflower in Walk in my Garden. The flower has a stem so I turned it in my Gypsy so that the stem would overlap on the mat and not cut. I believe I got my flowers at 3" 2 3/4 and 2 1/2. Next I inked them up once that was done i used my stylus and curled the edges of my flower. Glued them all together and here comes the tedious part. For the center of my flower I used a flower on Accent Essentials and I believe it was at .45 on my gypsy. Its a very small flower. I used my stylus to curl them and then took tacky glue (I had a small scratch piece of paper to dip the flower in) dipped them in the glue and arranged them in a circle in the middle. Once my flowers were done I worked on the phrase Happy Thanksgiving which is from Cricut Wild Cards I cut this phrase out at 5 1/4 with REAL SIZE ON. I used chipboard on the back on my glitter paper so it wasn't flimsy. Then I took fishing wire and positioned my phrase where I wanted it thread it through and tied it around my wreath. I assembled my flowers next and viola its done. WOW so sorry for the long description. It took me 2 days to finish this project and I couldn't be happier with the results. I love it and hope you like it as well!

My blog candy for this hop is a $10.00 gift card to Michaels. To win you need to comment on everyone in the hop and become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.

Don’t forget that in order to win the Grand Prize on Becka’s blog you must visit and comment on ALL the blogs in this hop. Make sure you also link your Fall Decoration project at Creationswithbecka for a chance to win a set of K.Andrew Designs stamps, you have until November 25th to link a project up.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, your next stop is LISA

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Blog Hop November 15 Day 1

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Blog Hop!!

Thanksgiving Hop

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything to be thankful for!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

For today's hop I created a charger using the cricut cartridge Sophisticated by Teresa Collins for the phrase "Family is Everything". The leaves are from Cricut Designer Calendar. I used orange, red, and a burnt umber for my vinyl leaves and brown vinyl for the phrase in the middle of the plate.

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN (simply follow the sneak peek links below)!!

Below are links to BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!

DAY ONE (November 15):