Monday, December 31, 2007

Scrapping with Grace and Scrappin' Sports and More

I have a few layouts and projects to's been a crazy I know most of you have been really busy as well! But I managed to get a few things done this month!

December was my last month at Scrapping with Grace. I have met so many really neat scrappers over there and it has been a wonderful place to hang out...but it was just really time for me to move on and stretch myself.
This month we were working with Tinkering Ink and I managed to get 1 layout it is

This was also my first month creating and sharing over at Scrappin' Sports and more! I am had a blast working with their new young and active line this month! If you haven't checked out Scrappin' Sports and should!

Monday, December 24, 2007

I want to wish you all A Very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! (Eve for most of us!) but I doubt that I will be around much tomorrow! So I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope Santa has something special under the tree for each of you!

Monday, December 17, 2007

A few photo cards

Here are a few photo cards that I made to go with the teachers gifts and also one for my Dad's birthday from the kids! These templates were designed by the digital template shopp...stop over there and check out what Crystal has to offer in the way of will love using them!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

A few Layouts to Share...

Well I have been really busy getting things ready for Christmas but I have also been able to squeeze out a few layouts for the digital template shopp and also SeaScraps.

I hope that everyone is getting excited for Christmas and is able to spend some extra special time with those you love the most!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A quick share

Wow I have really been busy working away like a little elf...I haven't had any time to play...and my back is also having problems right that always makes things more complicated :)

I do have a layout to share's a digital layout that I made using Sandra's (SeaScraps) Vintage Christmas Kit...this kit was a lot of fun to play with...if you haven't checked out Sandra's kits you can at!

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Contest @ SWG! Count down to Christmas Eve Contest

This month at SWG the design team is working with Tinkering Ink! We think that tinkering ink is such a wonderful company and their products are just over the top…so in honor of Tinkering Ink (our December Sponsor) we have a contest that will challenge you and fill this season with some scrapbooking joy!

Starting on Dec. 12th and going through Dec. 23rd we will be issuing 1 challenge per day! Simply complete as many challenges as you can on the dates that they are issued and upload to the SWG gallery before midnight CST on that same day for it to be counted!

Daily challenges can range from making a certain amount of cards or tags to making Home décor (and of course everything in between). You will also be required to use Tinkering ink products on 4 of the 12 challenges…so head to the store and pick up your tinkering ink products if you are in need! As always, we offer great prices on all of our products!

The Scrapper that completes the most of the issued challenges (and uploaded the same day that they are issued by midnight CST to the SWG gallery) will be our grand prize winner! *if there is a tie between 2 or more scrappers then it will go to a vote that will be open to the SWG members. The scrapper with the most votes will then be the grand prize winner.

However, after the grand prize winner is announced… it doesn’t end there for each challenge that you complete your name will go into a random drawing. We will pull out a winner out during the Dec. Crop (Counting down the last Friday in the year to midnight!) which will be held on Friday Dec. 28th (the last Friday in 2007) from 6-midnight CST!

So what are you playing for:

Our Grand Prize winner this month will win: The entire line of Yuletide

For each challenge you complete your name will go in the the crop we will draw out 1 name and the winner will receive the beloved line (only paper)

So what are you waiting for…head on over to SWG and get ready to add a little extra joy to your holiday season!

Friday, December 7, 2007

A teacher gift…and a great idea for neighbor gifts

Each year it’s a struggle for me to come up with something for our neighbors and teachers. We have been blessed with some really great neighbors (and some not so good…but we are looking on the “Merry” side of Christmas…right). This year I am making snowman tins for our neighbors..(I hope to have those finished this weekend)…but last night a friend brought over this very simple and cute gift to us…and I wanted to share it here as it is inexpensive…and darling :)

First I have to say the picture does not do it justice…it is really a pretty display…

It’s Christmas Potpourri

You put inside a cellophane bag: 1 large orange
3-4 good size cinnamon sticks
3 good size bay leafs
4-5 TBSP. whole Cloves

Layer it in your bag…put the whole cloves in first…then the large orange and then the bay leaves and cinn. Sticks on the top and tie with a bow…

Then you add in this little card that says:
“Cut the orange into slices.
Add the spices to a sauce
Pan with plenty of water.
Bring to a boil. Simmer &
Enjoy the smell of Christmas!
Add water as needed.

Easy enough right? And it smells divine!

For the teachers this year I made this “count down to Christmas”. After Thanksgiving this year a good friend had us over to her home and we made these cute “count downs” out of wood and vinyl.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A few Christmas Projects

Well my son is getting excited...he has informed me that there are now officially 19 days until Christmas...EEEK! Time sure is flying!

This weekend at SWG's Crop we were challenged to alter a clam shell...I am now finally getting around to posting mine. I used the Christmas Cheer cartridge on this to make a "gift card holder" husband will be using this for a Christmas exchange at work...just needs to add in the gift card.

Here it is...

I have also been busy cutting vinyls on my cricut again...what can I say I am having way to much fun! I made Christmas magnets today for a friend's little I need to make some for my own kids to have :)

Here they are:

I have so many other projects that I am working on too right now...teachers gifts, snowman tins and some vinyl glass blocks :) I hope to get those finished and post them here by the end of the weekend.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

21 Day until Christmas...EEK!

Does that number scare anyone else? I really want to be finished with everything this year by the 15th...and after the 19th *School parties....I will be able to enjoy the season and think about the true meaning of Christmas!

This month at Scrapstreet there is a free Christmas Digital Kit...if you haven't grabbed it yet...head on over and do so :)

Here is a layout I made of my little Gavin last year...using the was also in the magazine this month!

I also forgot to share this little layout that I did a few months ago using the first digital kit that I (and a friend Reneé) made together...

We are currently working on another kit together that will be available for free download at in the summer.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Cutting Vinyl on my Cricut Machine

Is very possible! and a lot of fun!

I headed to my local sign store on friday to purchase some of their vinyl scraps...I was able to get several yards for 5 dollars...I will have vinyl for a long time! RLOL! (maybe not cuz I have a few other projects in mind!)

I used the George and the Christmas Cheer Cartridge along with some clear glass balls (from my local Hobby Lobby) to make these super simple but oh so cute ornaments for my Christmas tree!

Now I am ready to make more vinyl creations!!!

Scrapstreet kit!

Oh my...I have to share this amazing kit that came to me yesterday!!! I am blown's just so darn yummy I have to share...

This kit includes: 8 pieces of Kelly Panacci for Sandylion paper Matching 28 piece chipboard set 2 sheets of coordinating sticker stitches 6 glitter tipped Heidi Swapp flowers One package of Heidi Swapp bling strips 5 journal cards (assorted)from Dude One 12x12 clear flower from page frame designs all for only $15! (shocking I know!)

Anyway, If I haven't said it before...I will say it now...being a member of the kit club at is awesome!!!