Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wishing you the best for the new year with a New Year's card. Come join the New Year's linky party at BBTB2, the DT has some awesome ideas for cards and party decor, all using the cricut.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tag It 2 - Last Minute Inspiration from BBTB2

Here's a last-minute gift tag, for some last-minute inspiration. I used fine glitter cardstock (which cut beautifully on the purple cricut mat) and Noel (angel) and Winter Frolic (tag) cricut carts and now have a simple tag for yet another gift...or maybe I'll keep it to scrapbook this Christmas Eve ;)

For more inspiration, head over to BBTB2 to see what the Design Team has created -- and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Precious One card for Freshly Made Sketch #117

Inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #117, I love the clean lines of this sketch...and what a perfect chance to use some Webster's Pages patterned paper from my stash. 

Sorry that the lighting here, not so good. But I do love the texture of the off-white cardstock.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ringing in the New Year with an Atlantic Hearts Sketch

This year went so fast, and it was great fun!! Looking forward to the new year!! I submitted my card to Atlantic Hearts Sketch -- what a great source for card inspiration!

Cricut carts used: Potpourri Basket for the glasses, and plantain schoolbook for the numbers

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tag! You're It! Holiday Gift Tag Challenge

This is my first time hosting a challenge for BBTB2, and I am happy to challenge everyone to a fun, simple project that you can use on all of those Christmas and Holiday presents that need to be wrapped!

During December, it seems like everyone has list longer than Santa's, but this year I am getting s few things squared away before the busiest time of the season hits us. I cricut-cut my gift tags, and love the clean look -- plenty of room for names and easy to attach to presents - just tie or tape down. How easy is that?

Supplies Used:
Winter Frolic cartridge
American Crafts Cardstock: Christmas

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter is Here!

Winter is here in CT and we have our first school delay -- two hours because of an icy mess. Sharon's BBTB2 challenge this week is to Make a winter project. Using cricut's Winter Frolic, I made a fun, clean and simple double page layout from last year's winter pics...and jazzed up my white cardstock with some blue spray mists. 

I love being able to mimic the photos with cricut cuts, like the snowy hills with trees, just like our backyard. 

As for the tag, this is my way to force myself to journal...or at least date the pictures...Just have to go find my pen!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Gift Container Challenge for BBTB2

Susan's BBTB2 challenge this week is to wrap up the gifting season with cricut-cut gift containers. These are so much fun, and so easy to create! I made my Christmas gift boxes with the original Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cricut cartridge.

I used the window function to highlight double sided patterned paper...And cut some transparency paper for the window. These small boxes ready for the good things in life: candy, stocking stuffers or some pretty little diamonds.