Friday, January 25, 2013

11 Months to Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Crafters,
I am excited to announce that I have joined the fun again this year for the monthly count down to Christmas blog hops. I had a lot of fun creating Christmas cards year long last year and look forward to doing it again. I do have a confession though...not only did I create Christmas cards all year, I also taught a series of 4 Stampin' Up Christmas card classes but in the end I didn't end up sending out one single Christmas card! I was dealing with my (all day) morning sickness from the beginning of November until the end of December and truly not in the holiday spirit. The good news is I will super prepared next year lol. More good news is that my monring sickness has finally subsided and I have been back in my craft room a bit lately.

Well, I best be letting you get on with your hop, LOL. If you have arrived from Kerry's blog you are right on track, if not and you would like to start at the beginning you want to head to Shari's blog. This year we changed things up a bit and each month has a theme. This month the theme was snow. I stretched it a bit by just justing snowflakes on my cards! Below are the cards I created this month and the details are listed below them. We also have a guest designer this month the very talented Nikki from Limited Run Digital Stamps.

Your next stop is Georgiana's blog. Enjoy the hop and happy crafting!

Cardstock: scraps bin
Patterned paper: DCWV Christmas Stack
Digital Stamp: Limited Runs 'Brill'
Sentiment Stamp: Justwordz Christmas Set
Paper Snowflake: SU retired punch
Snowflake gem: Dollarama
Baubles: Homemade

Cardstock: scraps bin
Patterned paper: DCWV Christmas Stack - look familiar :)
Paper Snowflake: SU retire Die (Snowflakes #2)
Sentiment Stamp: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Snowflake gem + gems: Dollarama
Twine: Twinery
Ribbon: Offray
SU word window, modern label, 2.5" circle punches

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Repurposed cards

Hi Crafters,
The other day one of my crafty friends was here to visit and we started playing in my craftroom. I had a ton of old Christmas cards that I was keeping not for sentimental value but because I knew they would come in handy for crafting one day :) I had seen a photo on the internet a long time ago where someone had used a punch to make Christmas tags out of old cards. We decided to dust of my Cricut and using my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge cut all these tags. To get the image we wanted off the front of the card we used the center point feature. Some of the cards we were even able to get 2 or 3 tags. Most of the tags were cut at 4".  This was so much fun and it took us no time at all to get a huge pile of tags. I can't wait for next Christmas when I can use these ;)
Thanks for shopping by today and happy crafting.