Thursday, December 15, 2011

Erica's Craft Room's 25 Days of Christmas Day 15--Trees


Welcome to Erica's Craft Room

25 Days of Christmas,

with 25 Cricut projects a day.

Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....

and every day in December.



Our family really loves to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas every year. So today I thought I would make a card kind of based on the Christmas Tree in the show.    I used the Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge, Elements Paper Seasonal, Green Cardstock, and some mixed media buttons, & saying.  I wanted to keep it simple and use some of my mixed media stash.  Sorry the picture isn't very good, my lighting in my craftroom isn't the best. I hope you like the card!  I cut the tree on page 53 at 3 1/2". 
♥♥ Christina ♥♥

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Erica's Craft Room 25 Days Of Christmas! December 13th Penguins!


Welcome to Erica's Craft Room

25 Days of Christmas,

with 25 Cricut projects a day.

Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....

and every day in December.



Welcome back to my blog!! I so appreciate each and everyone who visits and comments on my blog! I'm so excited to get new followers!! THANK  YOU!
Today's project I used Jolly Holiday's and Winter Lace Cricut cartridges.  I was really excited about this project!  I bought this soap dispenser last year and knew what I wanted to with it.  My first time at trying vinyl on a project!  I also used my new favorite Glittering Snow by DecoArt
I cut the penguin from Jolly Holiday's at 4" using my gypsy to hide a few features.  I layered on the feet, nose and white inside body first then attached it to the black vinyl then placed it on the soap dispenser.  Next I added the "snow" with the Glittering Snow.  It has to dry 24 hours before you use the dispenser.  Next I cut the snowflakes out of the Winter Lace cartridge at 1".  Before I did my cuts I always cut it out on paper first to make sure the size will work with my project.  I used the paper  cuts to make a gift tag.  I like how it turned out!  Thanks for visiting! Hope it inspires you to create one of your own!      ♥♥ Christina ♥♥
the finished project
a close up!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Erica's Craft Room 25 Days of Christmas December 10


Welcome to Erica's Craft Room

25 Days of Christmas,

with 25 Cricut projects a day.

Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....

and every day in December.

 
If you can't tell I absolutely love to make scrapbook pages! Today's theme is Snow!
I used some printed snow paper that I had in my supplies, I used the Jolly Holiday's & Christmas Noel Cricut cartridges.  I used a new (new to me) product that I found at a craft store called Glittering Snow by Deco Art.  Now I am not sure if it is scrapbook safe that is why I only put it on my house where a picture would not be close to it.  It looks like sparkly snow!! I LOVE it!  I cut the house out of Jolly Holiday's @ 6".  I hand cut some of the snow and for the layers I cut several cuts from Christmas Noel at 3-4".  I chalked around the snow layers, glued them down and then added some stickles to make it pop.  I pained the Glittering Snow on the roof and window sills (it needs to dry for 24 hours).  I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by!!
♥♥ Christina ♥♥
The layout
A close up of the Glittering Snow

Friday, December 9, 2011

All I Want for Christmas Blog Hop Day 2



Welcome to the "All I Want for Christmas" Blog Hop Day 2!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything about what these ladies want for Christmas!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project alon...g the way!!

If you've hopped over from Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All I Want For Christmas FUN, then please CLICK HERE http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/ at Lisa's blog!! Keep alert for blog candy along the way as some hop stops will be offering some goodies...


Ok here we goo!!  For several years I ask my family for anything Cricut.  They think I'm crazy and every year nothing Cricut for me :(  But they do give me nice things.  I just have a love for Cricut that they just cannot understand.  Although I did get a couple of my friends hooked on Cricut this year! They both bought machines!  Corruption/obsession begins!  So what I am asking for again this year is ANYTHING Cricut!!


                                                                       The Layout
                                     A close up of the cute Cricut Heads Trimming my Tree!
We'll see, maybe something Cricut under the tree for me this year! ;)  Thanks for stopping back to see my finished project!  Now on with the hop! Next stop: Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
                                                            ♥♥ Christina ♥♥

To be eligible for the grand prize blog candy, you MUST visit Lisa's blog and leave a comment on her blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060268842pages/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060268842 . Please let Lisa know if you don't do facebook and she won't count that against you for the blog candy. Now for the blog candy, I bet you are wondering what it could be. It will be a mini paper bag album that will come with all the pieces you would need to assemble the mini album.

In case you get lost along the way:

Lisa http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/ 
Berenice http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Paula http://www.scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com
April http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com/
Jamie http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com
Anita http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Gina http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Melinda http://thepaperthumb.blogspot.com
Shawnee http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Rachelle http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
Indira http://craftyhomemade.blogspot.com/
Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Suzanne http://www.cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/
Sherry http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/ 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

All I want for Christmas Blog Hop Day 1



Welcome to the "All I Want for Christmas" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything about what these ladies want for Christmas!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project alon...g the way!!

If you've hopped over from Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All I Want For Christmas FUN, then please CLICK HERE http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/  at Lisa's blog!! Keep alert for blog candy along the way as some hop stops will be offering some goodies...


For the hop today, I've created a scrapbook page.  Today I'm going to show you my cuts and sizes and cartridges I used.  Tomorrow I will show you the finished layout.


I used the Cricut Car Decal, Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art, Cake Basics, George & Basic shapes cricut cartridges, My Gypsy, DCWV glitter stack & Latte Stack, scrap cardstock, Stampin Up pen & square punch, Xyron create a sticker, and fibers from my stash.

I cut the cricut boy & girl from Cricut Car Decal on pages 67 & 69 at 1".  The star from Cake Basics page 51 cut at 1".  Christmas Tree page 63 of Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art 6" & "Christmas" pg 43 cut at 1".  "For" and "Cricut" from George & Basic Shapes cut at 1" welding the Cricut with my gypsy.  I cut 3 squares from various cardstock using my Stampin Up! punch.  Please come back tomorrow and see the completed project!  I think it turned out pretty cute!



                                                                      ♥♥ Christina ♥♥

To be eligible for the grand prize blog candy, you MUST visit Lisa's blog and leave a comment on her blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060268842 . Please let Lisa know if you don't do facebook and she won't count that against you for the blog candy. Now for the blog candy, I bet you are wondering what it could be. It will be a mini paper bag album that will come with all the pieces you would need to assemble the mini album.


Thanks for stopping by!! Now hop on over to Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:
Lisa http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Berenice http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/  
Paula http://www.scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com
April http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com/
Jamie http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com
Anita http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Gina http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Melinda http://thepaperthumb.blogspot.com
Shawnee http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Rachelle http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
Indira http://craftyhomemade.blogspot.com/
Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Suzanne http://www.cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/
Sherry http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Erica's Craft Room 25 Days of Christmas December 7th


                      
Welcome to Erica's Craft Room

25 Days of Christmas,

with 25 Cricut projects a day.

Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....

and every day in December.



Hi!! Here is my project for today.  Warm Clothes is the theme.  I participate in a Secret Santa in myoffice and I thought I would combine the two.                                                                            
I used the Hello Kitty Greetings cricut cartridge, printed paper & cardstock, google eyes, fibers,           a 2 liter bottle of pop and a gold pipe cleaner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

I cut the snowman on page 77 at 10 1/2".  The snowman's accessories were cut at 13 1/2".  I had cut them at 10 1/2 but for some reason it didn't fit well.  So I cut them out larger.  I glued everything down with zig 2 way glue.  I cut some green fibers and stuck them down with a glue dot. I used tape to  attach the snowman to the bottle of pop along with the gold pipe cleaner. I think this will make a great Secret Santa gift. Shhh don't tell anyone this is what I made! I wouldn't want the person I made it for to know!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Thanks for visiting me today!  Have a great day!! 
♥♥ Christina ♥♥

Monday, December 5, 2011

Erica's Craft Room 25 Days of Christmas December 5th!


Welcome to Erica's Craft Room

25 Days of Christmas,

with 25 Cricut projects a day.

Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....

and every day in December.


I am so very excited to be a guest designer!  Today I made a scrapbook page with Holiay Cookies in mind. Our family has always made Christmas Cookies/Goodies every year. I usually get some great pictures.                                                                                                                                                 
Here are the supplies I used:

George & Basic Shapes, Life's a Beach, From My Kitchen, & Forever Young Cricut Cartridges. My Gypsy & Expression Machines.  The following DCWV (Die Cuts With A View) paper packs: The     Mango Frost Stack, The Crafty Stack, & Textures & Finishes Stack.  Some scrap cardstock that  I had on hand, Stampin UP! chalk/Dimensionals/ & Black Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker,  Blue Slick Writer, and my Heat tool.                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                
For my "Mom" I used the girl from Life's a Beach page 43.  I flipped her with the flip feature on my expression, cut at 4".  I removed her arms and cut away part of her skirt and set it aside.  I also cut her hair at the same size and set it aside.  For her dress I used the Forever Young cartridge page 36 cut at 4".  For the Counter I used George & Basic Shapes the base was cut at 2 1/2" from page 101, the         counter was cut at 4 1/4" on page 97.  For the Kitchen assessories I used From My Kitchen.  The bowl  was cut at 1 1/2", the Spatula cut at 1 1/2", sheet pan cut at 1 1/2", and the cookies were cut at 1/2".   
For the "Holiday Goodies" saying I used my Gypsy and the George & Basic Shapes typed and welded.
I chalked the saying, and chalked the cheeks on  my "Mom" . I used the blue slick writer to color in her shoes.  For the cookies I added Liquid Applique' to the arms and legs and used my heat tool to "puff" it up. The heat process didn't take long.              
Here is a picture of the cuts.
The layout.
A close up.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my project!
♥♥ Christina ♥♥









Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop Day 2!!



Welcome back to day 2 of our Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop!  I just know you are finding a lot of great recipes and ideas for the Holiday!  I absolutely love to make Cookies, candies, and Hot Chocolate this time of year!

So welcome back to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! This is day 2!  You should have come from Carol: http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/ . If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog : http://missdjones.blogspot.com

There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

So today I'm going to show you how I decided to package these goodies this year.
Here are my list of supplies:

Doodle Charms Cricut Cartridge,  a tag from Office Depot ( I buy a big stack of them), blue polka dot papper, a piece of red paper cut into a rectangle, a crop-a-dile, slate large eyelet, google eyes, Xyron create a sticker, glitter, black pen, pop dot, red fibers, black Stampin Up ink, Stampin Up! glitter, Warm Words stamp from Stampin Up! and a plastic bag from Walmart in the cake decorating section.

I cut the reindeer on page 126 of the Doodle Charms Cartridge at 3 1/2". I removed the string that was on the tag. Next I traced the tag onto the polka dot paper, cut it out and stuck it to the tag. I used the crop-a-dile to punch a hole and place the eyelet. Then I added the red fibers through the new hole. Next I took the nose and ran it through the Xyron backwards and removed it from the sticky side and placed it into a pile of glitter.  Shook it a little, pressed the glitter down with my fingers and it stuck pretty nicely!  I then assembled the reindeer, added google eyes and used a pop dot to place it on the tag.  Then I took the rectangle piece and cut out the middle, glued it onto the tag below the reindeer.  Stamped my sentiment in the middle of it.

I found these great bags at Walmart that were shaped a little differently the perfect size for a little snack!  I filled them up with the nuts and tied the tag on. 


Hope you liked the rest of my project!  Thanks for taking a look today!  I hope you get even more great ideas today!

♥♥ Christina ♥♥

Next stop:  Staci McD http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/

Below if the complete blog hop lineup:

1) Dena : http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
2) Robin : http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
3) Janet N: http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
4) Carla: http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
5) Zenita: http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
6) Jennifer: http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
7) Kari: http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
8) Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
9) JulieK: http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
10) Ellen ♥ CardMonkey: http://www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
11) Kerri: http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/
12) Janet S: http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
13) Carol: http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
14) Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/
15) Staci McD http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/
16) Pam http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
17) Maria http://marlm-creativebydesign.blogspot.com/
18) Nicolette- www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop!



Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Carol: http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/ . If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog : http://missdjones.blogspot.com

There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

My son and I love the spiced nuts that you can get at the mall so much!  They are so expensive!  So I did a little digging and found a fantastic recipe!  Now we have spiced nuts every Christmas! So for today's project I though I would give you the recipe and show you how I make them.  Please stop back tomorrow so I can show you the packaging I made for this great treat too!

Recipe:      1 Egg White
                  1 Tablespoon of Water
                  1 Pound of nuts ( I used pecans, you can use whatever you like)
                  1 Cup granulated sugar
                  3/4 Teaspoon salt (if you use salted nuts omit the salt)
                  1/2 Teaspoon Ground cinnamon
                  1/4 Teaspoon All spice

Heat your oven to 250* F.  Grease a cookie sheet and set it aside.  In a small bowl mix the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and all spice.  Set it aside.  Place the nuts in a large mixing bowl, set it aside.  In a small bowl whip the egg white and water together until it is frothy.  Pour over the nuts and coat them well.  After the nuts are coated with the egg white mixture add the sugar/spice mixture and coat well.  Spread the nuts onto the greased cookie sheet and place in the oven.  Bake for 1 hour, turning the nuts every 15 minutes until done.  Cool. 
I really think your going to love this recipe! It is the best one I have found so far! I like to give them away in cute packaging to my friends!  Happy Baking!!

I'm so glad you stopped by!! Don't forget to come back tomorrow and see the finished product!  Be sure to Hop on to the next stop for more fantastic ideas!!  Your next stop is Staci McD http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/


♥♥ Christina ♥♥

Below if the complete blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1) Dena : http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
2) Robin : http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
3) Janet N: http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
4) Carla: http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
5) Zenita: http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
6) Jennifer: http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
7) Kari: http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
8) Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
9) JulieK: http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
10) Ellen ♥ CardMonkey: http://www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
11) Kerri: http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/
12) Janet S: http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
13) Carol: http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
14) Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/
15) Staci McD http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/
16) Pam http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
17) Maria http://marlm-creativebydesign.blogspot.com/
18) Nicolette- www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Back Blog Hop!






Welcome to the Giving Back Blog Hop! We wanted to give back to the person who has given so much to us! So, this is in honor of Erica from My Cricut Craftroom.  She is such a kind and caring person!  We wanted to do something kind for her!

You should have come from Rosa at:  http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/ . If you are starting at my blog, you will want to start with Kat’s Blog: http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com so you don’t miss any of the great layouts. When you get done hopping, you will want to go to Erica’s Facebook  Page :  http://www.facebook.com/EricasCraftRoom   and leave a comment on her page. We will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win blog candy.

So for my page I know that Erica loves Christmas, and if you have ever visited her blog you would know how much!!  I decided to do a " Secret Santa" theme!

I used The Forever Young, Rock Princess, Sketch Your Imagination, & Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridges.  I used a white and red slick marker, Printed papers from DCWV, solid cardstock from Stampin Up!, a misc. Santa Hat I had purchased from Michaels on a clearance from their card decorations, red and clear stickles, Stampin Up! square punch, and misc. fibers from my stash.

I cut the "Santa" gal from the Forever Young cartridge (she is the first one in the book) at 4 3/4".
I cut her hair off and cut new hair from Rock Princess (pg 30) at 2 3/4" . ( I had to play with this a little to get the right size for her, and I had to use my flip feature on my expression.  I colored her shoes with my red slick marker, and the buttons on her shirt with my white slick marker.  I stuck her hat on with a glue dot.
The tree I cut from Sketch Your Imagination cartridge at 5".  I used my red stickles on the bulbs and the clear stickles on the star.  I cut the presents with my Stampin Up! square punch and tide fibers to them.
Then I cut out the background with the Elegant Edges cartridge  "loops" (pg 35) at 7"
Here is a close up picture of my "Santa" gal and the Tree:

I added a pop dot to "Secret Santa gal" only to the bottom half so Erica could put a picture behind her.  And I added a pop dot to the yellow package in her hand.  And here is the finished page:


Thanks for Hopping with us!! I hope you enjoyed my project, I really hope Erica likes it too!!

Now your next stop is the talented:  Madison!  http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/

The entire lineup in case you get lost is listed below:

Kat:       http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com
Heather:http://papercrafteranonymous.com
Melissa: http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
Judith:    http://grammiejudys.blogspot.com
Lezlye:   www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
Gayle:      http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/
Sue Ann:  http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com
Tammy:   http://crazycardcreator.blogspot.com
Rosa:        http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/
Christina: http://cema1cema.blogspot.com  ~~ You are here!  ~~
Madison:  http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/ ~~Your Next Stop ~~
Patricia:    http://micraftygal.blogspot.com
Samantha: http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Ricki:        http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Pattie:       http://sweetpsscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Amanda:   http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com
Connie:     http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com
Tina:         http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com
Lisa:         http://allmadebylisa.blogspot.com
Enjoli:      http://mississippihippycrafts.blogspot.com
Shelly:      http://kccroppers.blogspot.com
Karey:      http://www.creativecraftcorner.com
Laurie:     http://www.lauriecandoit.blogspot.com

Please don't forget to stop by Erica's facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/EricasCraftRoom and leave a comment for some blog  candy!  

~~ Christina ♥ ~~

Friday, November 4, 2011

What I'm Thankful for Blog Hop day 2

Welcome to the "What I Am Thankful For" Blog Hop. This hop is scheduled from Nov. 4 at 8:00 am through Nov. 5 at 11:00 pm (central time).

If you just happened to come to this blog, you are at the beginning with Lisa Peters http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we ...have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop.

The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops. Please come back both days to see great projects.

Here is the complete lineup:
Lisa http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

Ashley http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Jamie http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com

Cathie http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
April http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com/
Sherry B http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
Gina http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/

Amy http://www.lovetocrop.com

Janet http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/

Shawnee http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Rachelle http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com

Amber http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/

Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com

Sherry W http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/

Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com

Linda http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com

Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

Vicki http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

Suzanne http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/

So for day 2 I decided to do another scrapbook page.  Going with the Theme that I never have pictures of Thanksgiving I decided I would do one of all the great cooking!  I thought I would take some pictures of preparing for dinner. 
I used 4 cartridges for this scrapbook page.  Forever Young, From my Kitchen, Doodle Charms, and Gypsy font.  I used my gypsy, black, white, patterened, pink, & brown cardstock.  My black pen, white galaxy marker, and adheisive and pop dots. 
The "mom" was cut from Forever young at 5".  The Apron was cut from From my Kitchen at 2 1/2". This one I had to cut a couple of times to get the size to match up with the "mom".  The stove was cut from From My Kitchen at 2 1/2" (also cut a few times for sizing).  The turkey was cut from Doodle Charms at 1" and it too had to be cut a couple of times to get the right sizing.  "Its Turkey Time" was cut from Gypsy wanderings and welded together at about 3".  After I layered the Mom's clothes and apron I put pop dots on her.  I also used pop dots on the turkey to make it stand out a bit.

I really love the Forever Young cartridge, you can do so much with it!  I hope you like my page!

Don't forget to be eligible for the grand prize, you must visit each blog, leave a comment and then become a follower of every participant in this hop. You also MUST visit Lisa's blog and leave a comment on Lisa's blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060268842. Please let Lisa know if you don't do facebook and She won't count that against you for the blog candy. Now for the blog candy, I bet you are wondering what it could be. It will be a grab bag full of goodies.

Hope you are getting inspired with new ideas along the way!  Thanks for stopping by! ~Christina~
On to your next stop: Linda http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com

What I Am Thankful For blog hop day 1

Welcome to the "What I Am Thankful For" Blog Hop. This hop is scheduled from Nov. 4 at 8:00 am through Nov. 5 at 11:00 pm (central time).

If you just happened to come to this blog, you are at the beginning with Lisa Peters http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we ...have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop.

The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops. Please come back both days to see great projects.

Here is the complete lineup:
Lisa  http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

Ashley  http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Jamie  http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com

Cathie  http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
April  http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com/
Sherry B  http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Anita   http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
Gina  http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/

Amy  http://www.lovetocrop.com

Janet  http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/

Shawnee  http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Rachelle  http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com

Amber http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/

Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com

Sherry W http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/

Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com

Linda http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com

Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

Vicki http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

Suzanne http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/

For my day 1 project I wanted to do a simple scrapbook page.  I never seem to get a picture of my whole family at Thanksgiving.  I am usually busy cooking.  I decided if I make a scrapbook page then I would have to at least get a couple of pictures.  I am very Thankful for my family!
I used The Desginers Calendar, and Gypsy wanderings cricut cartridges.  Navy, striped, white, brown, black and red scrapbooking paper. I used my gypsy, white galaxy marker, red stickles, and star dust stickles. 


 I cut the "Family" from gypsy wanderings cartridge at 3 1/2", the "Give Thanks" from the  Designer's Calendar at 4", and the Pilgrim hat from Designer's Calendar at 3 1/2".  I cut 2 frames from the striped paper.  Stickled the G and E, and the T and S with the xmas red stickles.  I also stickled the buckle on the hat with the stardust stickles. 


To be eligible for the grand prize, you must visit each blog, leave a comment and then become a follower of every participant in this hop. You also MUST visit Lisa's blog and leave a comment on Lisa's blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060268842.   Please let Lisa know if you don't do facebook and She won't count that against you for the blog candy. Now for the blog candy, I bet you are wondering what it could be. It will be a grab bag full of goodies.

Thanks for taking a look at my project!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see my other project, and all of the other great projects! ~Christina~
 Now on to your next stop: Linda http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com

Monday, October 31, 2011

Made it myself Monday!

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Hi!!  I'm so excited to share a project for Made It Myself Monday's  on You Had Me At Craft's blog!

Happy Halloween Everyone!  Here is my project:

I used my Mini Monster's Cricut cartridge page 42 the ghosts cut at 2 3/4", black pen, googly eyes, white cardstock, and adhesive.

I love to make treat bag toppers, I'm just showing the ghost that I made for the bags.  I forgot to take a picture of the finished bags!  These were really easy to make for a large class.

Thanks for stopping by! ~Christina~

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop! Day 1



This is a TWO-DAY blog HOP, and it is all about the pumpkins!! From cards and layouts to awesome 3D projects, you'll enjoy a collection of fabulous ideas from some fabulously creative friends!! Be sure to stop on by for each day of the hop as there will be NEW ideas on Saturday AND Sunday!! You won't want to miss a thing!! Prizes will be offered for visitors of DAY ONE and visitors of DAY TWO, but A GRAND PRIZE will be offered to those who choose to hop and comment on BOTH DAYS!! :) Hope to see you there!!

The official hop start times are as follows (you can join in on the hop anytime after the start time -- The GRAND PRIZE opportunity will be open until WEDNESDAY, November 2nd):

3am Alaska
4am Pacific
5am Mountain
6am Central
7am Eastern

Hello, and WELCOME to the The GREAT PUMPKIN Blog Hop!! We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!! Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! Our hostess, Amy at: http://www.lovetocrop.com  has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from  Jessica ~ http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.comthen you have arrived at the perfect spot in the pumpkin patch!! If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog ( http://www.lovetocrop.com ) to start at the beginning -- with all the pumpkins in the patch, you'll want to be sure to see them all!!

I love pumpkins!!  For my project I created toppers for treat bags for my son's class for his Birthday which is on Halloween!

I used the Mini monsters Cricut cartridge, orange paper, green paper, black paper, google eyes, and a white souffle pen from sakura & my favorite adhesive and glue dots.


I cut the pumpkin and the mouth and leaf topper at 2 1/2".  I then used the Souffle pen to color in the the teeth.  I could have used white cardstock, but I really have a hard time with little pieces so I thought I would give this a try.  When coloring in the teeth the white was light at first but as it dried it turned out great!! Just what I wanted!!


Next I glued everything down.  I decided to use the Souffle pen to color in the white part of the outside of one of the eyes too because I didn't want to cut it out of cardstock.  I was not disappointed in this either!!


Here are the finished pumpkins! I love how they turned out! Now to buy more candy! My family ate all the candy I bought for the treat bags! You would think I would learn this lesson because it happens every year!  Hope you liked my project! Thanks for coming by and please hop on! There are a lot more great projects!  ~ Christina~

Now on to your next stop!   Brenda ~ http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/

If you get lost along the way here is the complete line up:

1. Amy ~ http://www.lovetocrop.com/
2. Melissa ~ http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
5. Nancy ~ http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/
6. Shannon ~ http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
7. Amber ~ http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
8. Linda ~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
10. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
11. Jennifer ~ www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
12. Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com
13. Nicolette ~ www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
14. April ~ http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
15. Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
16. Jessica ~ http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
18. Christina ~ http://cema1cema.blogspot.com (SATURDAY ONLY -- )
19. Brenda ~ http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
20. Jamie ~ http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
21. Maria ~ http://www.mdcraftcorner.blogspot.com/
22. Sherry ~ http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com