Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thank You, Happy Birthday and Congratulations! All in one day!

We have a lot going on this week, that we needed to make cards for.

This first card is for my Daughter In Law, who has a birthday this week.  The inspiration for this card was from this weeks Mojo Monday!

This next card I saw on a video on YouTube.  It will be given to friends from church who are renewing their wedding vows this week.

It is a standard A2 sized card.   The hearts were cut from the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  The 2 black hearts were cut at 2 1/4 inches and 2 white hearts were cut at 1 3/4 inches.  I cut one of the hearts to look life the one in the picture. I added black and white pearl pen to the white hearts.  You can't see it in the picture, but the  white paper is embossed. 

This next card was made by my daughter.  On Thursday, we went to school for a parent/teacher conference.  The conversation went on to my daughter being asked what kind of things she likes to do at home. Her answer?  Card making.  So her teacher asked her if she (my daughter) could make her (the teacher) a card. She (teacher) also asked it she could put a penguin on the card.

She used a Close To My Heart snowflake stamp with white ink. Her penguin fro Create A Critter 2 cut at 3 1/2 inches. She loves Stickles, so that is what she used to embellish her card.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Knitting Too!

I have been doing some knitting over the past few days. Christmas is coming quickly, and I thought I would make each of my daughters a scarf.  My youngest daughter loves orange, but it is hard to find anything fun in a true orange.   Then I found this yarn at Michaels.  It is a kind of fuzzy yarn.  the cost  was $4.99 per skein, but I had a coupon for 40% off 1. 

I started by casting on 21 stitches on US size 11 knitting needles. The whole thing is straight knitting. Nothing fancy.  

Now, I get to start a scarf for my other daughter!  This next one will really be different. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas will be here soon, and I love to bake for Christmas...and I do A LOT of it. When I was planning my "menu" of baked goods for this year, I noticed that my favorite cookbook is old ad falling apart. So, I decided to make myself a cookbook, scrapbook style.  This is my first page, and will be in the "Christmas" section.

One of my favorite snacks during the Thanksgiving & Christmas holiday season is home made Ginger Snaps with dip them in Pumpkin Butter.

I used 4 cartridges for this layout.

I made a Ginger Snap cookie that I found in the From My Kitchen cartridge. It is on page 65 of the handbook using the cookie/shift feature, and is cut at 4 inches.  I used while Gel Pen to write "Ginger Snaps" on the cookie.

I used Baby Steps cartridge to make the jar. It is found on page 66 of the hand book, and cut at 6 inches using Baby Food/layer1/shift features.  It cuts out 2 connecting jars and I cut one of them off and used the jar on the right. 

The pumpkin is cur from Create A Critter 2, and found on page 62 of the handbook, cut at 3 inches using the accessory/shift feature.

What is Christmas with out  gift. This little gift was found in Birthday Bash cartridge, on page 27 of the handbook, and cut at 4 inches. using layer 1/shift feature for the package and layer 2 for the ribbon.

Here is my completed project. I am using red foil paper for the matting for the recipes. 

For my next project, I used New Testament cartridge. The image of Baby Jesus is found on page 25 of the handbook and cut at 4 inches.  You really can't tell by the picture, but the background paper is purple, and the writing is in Denim Blue.

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