Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reindeer treats for Granboy's Pre-K class

I used the Pearson's round mints and covered them with scalloped circles cut with the Cricut, flourishes (two different dies) from My Favorite Things (cricut cut could also easily be used) with google eyes, little red noses from Michael's and a hand-drawn smile. Their antlers kept getting tangled so I had to put them in individual little baggies. My sister and I had FITs getting the 45 of them separated when the box they were in got tipped over. She's an Aggie, I am not and I told her if I were an Aggie, that scenario would have been good for at least a joke or two. "How many Aggies does it take to untangle reindeer antlers....?" (ok, maybe that would be funny only in Texas). Sorry for the blurry photo but it was taken with my phone

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Simple Christmas Card

Well, although I call this a simple card, it was made up of elements that took a little time with embossing and pop dotting and coloring but I ended up liking the final results. I put off making cards until this past weekend and without the help of my sister, I never would have been able to complete these. So thank you, my Dear Sister!! I used Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots as the background embossing folder and the Cuttlebug cut and emboss Fanciful Labels for the tag. The poinsettias are a sunflower stamp and die from Paper Trey Ink, the leaves are from the ever-popular Martha Stewart pine branch punch and were glittered with a Sakura clearstar pen (which doesn't show up well in the photo. The sentiment is also Paper Trey Ink. The red cardstock, red ink and red pen (on the inside which I didn't photo) are all Stampin Up's Real Red and flower centers and sentiment are embossed with Stampin Up's

gold embossing powder

Cranberry Hootycreeks

This is a project I did last year and posted on Splitcoast Stampers and on the Cricut message board:

I was so happy with how this small project turned out. The tags are a Stampendous stamp that I first saw on SusieBs blog (thank you, SusieB!) at . Image is heat embossed (to help me stay in the and colored with prismacolor pencils. I remembered a tip from SusieB that when using red, the regular old fine tip Bic marker made a prettier red than the pencils, so that's what I used on her shirt. Then I stamped an extra image, cut out the gingerbread men for the pan and used Glossy Accents to make them shine, then pop dotted. I used a Signo Gel Pel--thank you Tara at Personal Scrapbook for recommending this (best white gel pen I have ever used) for the little white icing on the gingerbread men. The gingerbread apron was paperpieced using a free online gingerbread paper and shrunk on WORD so that it would look right on the apron. The mixing and baking directions on the flip side of the tag are computer generated. Paper used was SU Cherry Cobbler and Kraft and tag is from TBBM.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Additional Info on Inspired Heart cocoa box

On the image from Inspired Hearts, I wanted the main image to have a shadow around it so that some gold trimmed it instead of just being in the background. The background for this image is exactly the same size as the image so I used Design Studio to slightly enlarge the background in order to get that gold trim

Monday, December 12, 2011

Another Cocoa Box

Here's another cocoa box done with the Cricut Inspired Heart cartridge, a stamp from HL done with gold embossing powder, a star and snowflakes using Cuttlebug's Snowflake #2 die. The candy cane poem is something I found on the internet and printed with my printer. The candy cane is from the Christmas Cheer cartridge.