A House of Cards

Thursday, December 22, 2011

OA Sketch

Hey everyone!  It's been a while.  I've been busy with family, work, holiday things, etc., and I sort of forgot about my blog.  Oh well, that's what happens around this time of year...

I stopped by today to share a card that I made using a sketch done by Vivian Masket for the October Afternoon blog.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it:

I had a lot of fun with this sketch.  I tried to stay pretty true to the layout/design, but I did move a thing or two around to fit the product/space. I used the trees in place of the photo blocks. I used the heart, the sticker and button, and the snowman in place of the circle embellishments. And I added some stitching in place of the journaling.  

This week October Afternoon is teaming up with Glue Arts, and they are giving away a Holiday Style collection kit along with a Glue Arts Embellishment Kit.  All you have to do is leave a comment HERE for a chance to win.  (Do it soon though, because the winner will be posted Christmas Eve.)  Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pink Paislee's Winter Wonderland Event

Hey everyone!  It is Day 9 of the Winter Wonderland Event on the Pink Paislee blog (which is my day.  ;) )  I made a couple of cards using the new Snow Day collection, and I decided to go with a circle theme.  

I shared some tips on sewing around circles, and you can see them HERE.  And make sure to leave a comment over on the Pink Paislee blog for a chance to win one of the daily prize packs.

That's all for me tonight.  Thanks so much for stopping by!     

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Random Crafts of Kindness

Hey everyone!  During the holiday season, many people use crafting as a way of expressing love and gratitude, and we want to help spread the crafting cheer. As you get in the spirit of giving this holiday, Cricut is kicking off an exciting program that celebrates all of the ways people craft for others. Random Crafts of Kindness is a program focused on all the inspirational crafting happening around us.
On their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OfficialCricut, you’ll see lots of examples of how others are crafting for kindness. 

I thought it would be fun to make some hot cocoa treat bags to hand out to friends and family this year.  Who doesn't love a yummy cup of hot chocolate during the holidays?!?

I started with small brown paper sacks I got at the craft store.  I embossed the bags with my Cuttlebug and Snow Dots embossing folder.  The bags were a little longer than the embossing folder, so I trimmed the ends with some pinking shears. 

I cut out the tag at using my Cricut Expression 2 and Cricut Art Philosophy (from Close to My Heart) cartridge.  I then cut out the hot cocoa shapes using my Cricut Expression and Winter Frolic cartridge.  I used the new Holiday Style collection from October Afternoon.

I added the stamped sentiment and heart (Cornish Heritage Farms - Heart Warmers stamp set) and layered them on top of the die-cuts.  I attached the tag to the bag with some baker's twine. 

 I then added some hot cocoa packets, candy canes, marshmallows, and a little white crinkle shred to finish.

I thought it would be a fun way to share a little happiness this holiday season.

We hope this inspires you to submit your own random craft of kindness in the Random Crafts of Kindness Facebook contest – your entry could win you the new Cricut Expression® 2 machine! Voters can win, too: they’re giving away one Cuttlebug™ to a random voter each week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pink Paislee Winter Wonderland Event

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to share with you all that Pink Paislee is having a Winter Wonderland Event over on the Pink Paislee blog everyday December 1st – December 12th.  There will be all different types of holiday projects featuring the new Snow Day collection to help get you inspired this holiday season:  layouts, cards, ornaments, wreaths and so much more.

Each day there will be a new project from the creative team that includes step by step tips and tricks so you can create along with us.  There will also be FREE printables and daily blog giveaways with secret scrappy gift boxes filled to the brim! (Wow that is 12 total prize packs….hint hint!)

It started today, so make sure to head on over now.  You won't want to miss it!

Ohhhh...  and one other little bit of info, Pink Paislee is having a Design Team call right now for the 2012 term.  You can find out about it HERE.  Pink Paislee is a WONDERFUL team to be a part of, so if you love their products and love creating, it would definitely be worth trying out for.  The call ends December 18th, so don't delay!  ;)

Hope you all have a wonderful evening!