Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just Thinking of You Card

Today I was crafting-a-way for a friend of mine and while I was doing her the favor I thought of an Aunt of mine who loves butterfly's and figured I would make a card inspired by butterflys! Hope you enjoy.


Butterfly's cut at 2 1/4th"...3"...(2) 1"...and 1 1/2":Used Indie Art Cart
Tree cut at 5" Stretch Your Imagination Cart
Grass Cut 2 1/2" then cut down: Plantin School Cart

Happy New Year <3 ~Angela~ <3

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Years Cheers Layout

Hello Everyone, being snowed in just gives me an excuse to play with my Cricut. Today I made a layout to go along with my New Years Cheers Card from yesterday.

Reciepe for Layout:

4 inch glasses blackout function Stretch your Imagination Cart.
blue card stock from Paperbilities

Cut 2 rectangels out of top sheet in each corner 1 @ 6 inches & 1 @ 5 inches using Plantin Schoolbook Cart.

Mulberry, Leaf & Teal Glitter paper ( same used for card yesterday)
Letters in same paper @ 2 inches.

Gold paper used for accents using layer function.

Stars @ 2 inches using Calender Cart, December script function on shift.

The countdown numbers are from the calender cart (W) events shift daylight savings clock (just used numbers)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Years Cheers Card & White Christmas Day After

Here in New Jersey we have our first real snowfall and of course it's the day after Christmas. Hope everyone's Christmas and Holiday was fun. Here are a few pictures of the snowfall.

Now for my New Years Cheers Card:

Reciepe for card:

~ 1 card from Best Occasions blank greeting cards: white (Walmart or any craft store)
~ Using the Deep Cut blade Housing for Cricut:
~ American Crafts-AC cardstock Mulberry Glitter @ 5"
~ Martha Stewart Essentiall paper pad Hoiday Collection for all Holiday's- Gold Shinney: Designer's Calender Cartridge: Cheers design ( events, shift, January)
(Tacky Glue or Glue Dots to glue design on glitter paper)
~ Peachy Keen Stamps (pk-860 Scrappers Phrases 1) FUN! using Ink it Up! pigment ink stamp pad Metallic Copper.
~ Olives, Glass & Every other letter using American Crafts-AC cardstock Color: Leaf Glitter.
~ Re-cut design and cart apart.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Working Process, but Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited, this is my brand new blog! I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Here's a Classic story we all know!
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

One of my favorite traditions is that each year my parents and my siblings all get a new pair of Pajama's to wear to bed and tomorrow morning for Christmas breakfast (the amazing cinimin rolls my mom makes) and to open gifts!
What are some of your traditions?
Hope to have as many followers one day as some of the amazing talented women I've become a follower of!
Good night all SANTA's COMING! :o)