Saturday, December 31, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Heart Garland

Happy New Year!  I can't believe how quickly this year went by!  I jumped forward to my favorite crafty holiday.....Valentine's Day!  I made a quick and easy heart garland using this beautiful black satin ribbon from

For my garland, I cut hearts from the Sweethearts Cartridge at 3.5"h. 

This pattern paper is Echo Park "Be Mine".  This is last year's collection and I recently found it at Hobby Lobby for $10.  I was so suprised to see it there!

I inked the edges with Tim Holtz "Soot" distress ink and then puched holes with the Big Bite and threaded the satin ribbon through. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to get back to my regular posting schedule now that the holidays are winding down!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Favorite Projects from 2011

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!  Sorry I haven't posted anything in a few days....we've had family in town and I haven't spent much time in my craft room.  I promise things will get back to normal after the New Year and I'll be posting lots of fun new stuff!

My friend Kellie is hosting a linky party asking everyone to post their 10 favorite projects from 2011. 
I decided to post my 11 they are.

I love the way this cake turned out!  I cut it with the Cricut but used the Gypsy to hide all the little cuts so I could add my own embellies.  The litlle flower are from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge.

This is the same cake in different these DCWV papers.

Cosmo Cricket paper with a die cut corn from Country Life.  The scrabble tiles really make this card fun.  I had been dying to use them on something!

A cute apple card using Doodlecharms and K and Company paper.

I love the way this ribbon topiary turned out.  So festive!

This cool chair is from the Cricut Love you a Latte cartridge. 

I love the Crate Paper - Farmhouse collection.  The apple is from Create a Critter....I used hide contours to get rid of the face.

Crate Paper - Farmhouse again....such pretty paper!
The blender is off the From my Kitchen cartridge and the paper is Happy Days from Echo Park.

This was my first design team project for Lori Whitlock.  Everything was cut on the Silhouette using her SVG files. This looks so much better in person...the wreath is really beautiful. 

Head on over to Kellie's blog and link up!  It's really fun to look back on the year and see all the projects. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Purse Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone!  I wanted to show you this awesome little purse gift card holder I made.  I have several gift cards to give this year so I've been making some pretty ways to package them.  This sliding gift card holder is from Lori Whitlock.  When you open the top the gift cards slides cute!

I made it super simple and cut the purse out of white metallic cardstock and added a little rosette and handle made from shimmer satin gold ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.    I think it turned out so cute and it was easy to make.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps - Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Hi everyone!  I hope you guys are all having a great week.  I have to go out shopping one more time  to pick up the last few things on my list.  Hopefully, I can find what I need.  Every year I say I won't wait until the last minute but here I am again, lol!

Our challenge this week over at Scrappy Moms Stamps is to create a project using a bag.  You can use any bag on your project.  For my project to day I made a card/gift card holder using the new Bitty Bags that Scrappy Moms has available.  They are super cute.

The tag and penquin are SVG files from Lori Whitlock.  I attached my gift card to the tag. 

These little bags are so cute and will work for all types of projects.  They make awesome treat bags and quick gift wraps.  I am using one to wrap up a little flashflight we got my hubby for Christmas.

Head on over to Scrappy Moms to check out the rest of the design projects and link up yours!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

KinderStampo Christmas Ornament Blog Hop

Welcome to KinderStampo's Christmas Ornament Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Elisa's blog.  If you just stopped by for a visit, click here to start at the beginning.  Jess asked us to make an ornament for this hop.  I saw this ornament idea and knew I wanted to try one.  I have been hoarding scrabble tiles for a while now and this was the perfect thing to use them for.

I cut a book mark shape out of chipboard from the Sophie cartridge using hide contours to get rid of the Christmas tree.  This is basically just a rectangle but I like the little rounded edges.  You could easily just do this on the paper trimmer.  I cut two matching pieces for the front and back of the chipboard out of green glitter paper. 
I hot glued the wire hanger to the chipboard before glueing on the green paper so the back would be nice and clean. 
Then I just hot glued on my scrabble tiles and bow.  The beautiful striped ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is was super simple to put together and would be awesome on top of a Christmas package in place of the bow.  You could spell out the person's name and then they would also have a pretty ornament.


Please make sure you're a follower and leave a comment on this post.  The winner will win this little ornament along with a few surprise goodies!
There is also a GRAND PRIZE . A stocking full of suprises. Some Lindy's Stamp Gang, KinderStampO, Karlas001, Helmar, PYMII and Unity Stamps. One winner will be picked from all the comments left on all the blogs so be sure to visit everyone and leave lots of love.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  Your next stop is...Angela!

Friday, December 16, 2011

SVG Attic Design Team Day

Happy Friday everyone!  I can't believe it's one week until Christmas!  I still feel like I have a lot of things to get finished shopping and wrapping.  I am giving several gift cards this year so I decided on a gift card holder for my project today.

I used the one of the newest set from SVG Attic - O Christmas Tree.

The pattern paper is from Echo Park.  I cut the Christmas tree 3 times and scored it down the middle to get this 3d look and added some gems for ornaments.  I love it!  So bright and cheery but so simple to assemble.  

Click here to head on over to SVG Attic to check out the latest set.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Anything Goes

It's time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.    The theme this week is "Anything Goes & Ribbon".  Create any project you like just make sure there is ribbon or twine.

For my project today I dressed up a gift bag with some pretty paper from K and  Company!  I cut the tag from Lacy Labels and the candles from Straight from the Nest.  I used this beautiful lavender satin double ruffle ribbon to attach my tag to my bag.

The sentiment is from the newly released Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Hooray for Birthdays.  You really need to check this set out.  The sentiments are all fabulous!

We can't wait to see your "Anything Goes & Ribbon" creations.  Head on over to Really Reasonable Ribbon to link up!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge - Tag You're It

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope you are all having a great week!  We are having some super wet weather down here in Texas.  I can't complain because we've  gone so long without rain but it's sure messy....especially with two big dogs!

It's time for another Cricut Cardz Challenge! Challenge #98..."Christmas ~ Tag You're It!" Make 2 Christmas gift tags using any cartridges or colors you’d like.

Here's my tag....

I cut the little mouse from Winter Frolic at 2.25" and the tag is from Lacy Labels.  The sentiment is from the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Dancing in Circles. 

Head on over to CardzTV to play along with this week's challenge.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Jeanne's blog.  If you just stopped by for a visit, click here to start at the beginning!  We are featuring this month's beautiful Ribbon Club assortment which includes all these fabulous winter whites.

For my card today, I used my new Paper Trimming cartridge to cut this beautiful snowflake.

This paper is from Echo Park - Winter Park and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  I used the beautiful satin ribbon to create a ruffle.  Be sure to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and leave a comment for a chance to win this month's beautiful assortment.

Your next stop is Cheryl.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps - Dancing in Circles

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Scrappy Moms Stamps released two new sets on Friday.

Both sets are just fabulous!  I used the Dancing with Circles set to make this cute card.

The argyle paper is from My Mind's Eye and I cut the golf bag at 4" from Wrap it up.  I cut the two circles from Create a Critter and used the Dancing in Circles set.

Scrappy Moms is having a giveaway.   Everyone who orders Dancing in Circles now thru Sunday 12/18 will be entered to win these ...

Two brand new Fiskars squeeze punches - a 1.5" circle and a 2" scalloped circle. They co-ordinate perfectly with Dancing in Circles!

Head on over to Scrappy Moms to place your order!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gifts from the Heart Blog Hop

Scroll down for my Really Reasonable Ribbon post!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the "Gifts from the Heart" Blog Hop featuring hosted by SVG Attic.  You should have arrived from Jearise's blog.  If you just stopped by for a visit, click here to start at the beginning!

We have some fabulous gift ideas for you.  For my project today, I made a gift for my kids' teacher.  She loves to read so we are going to give her a Barnes and Noble gift card along with a little treat. 

 I cut the cute little gift bag from Basic Gift Bags Collection.  This is a fabulous collection because you can use these bags for all occasions.  They are super simple to assemble and can be embellished a million different ways.

I made a rosette and added a cute apple that I cut from Holly's Holiday Gift Boxes and the little leaf is from the Fall Leaves collection.  This bag holds the gift card and little bag of kisses perfectly.  I know their teacher will love it!

This cute apple paper is from the Grade School School stack from DCWV.

Blog Candy!!!!

What is a blog hop without blog candy? We will be giving TWO $50 gift certificates!!!


1. Become a follower on the SVG Attic blog
2. Become a follower of every blog on the hop
3.Leave a comment on every blog
Extra entries:
Become a follower of SVG Attic on Facebook (1 entry)
Share on Facebook about our blog hop and tag SVG Attic in the post. (1 entry per share)


SVG Attic will also be having a sale!!! Use the code GIFT to save 50% on everything in the store!
Join in the contest going on over on the blog right now.
Your next stop is Katie!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Recipe Exchange

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! It's cold and wet here so it's a perfect weekend for baking and craftting!  This week over at Really Reasonable Ribbon we are sharing some of our favorite recipes and food packaging ideas.
I have a simple but delicous recipe to share with you. These are perfect for a last minute gift because they only take a few minutes to make.

1 package dark chocolate chips
2/3 cup dry roasted peanuts
3 cups chow main noodles

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and then add nuts and noodles. Stir until well coated.

Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper and let them set. You can put them in the refrigerator to speed things up.

So simple but soooo yummy!

To package them, I used a little paint can that previously held some Prima Flowers.

The lid on this can has a scalloped edge with holes punched in it. I used some beautiful Ruby Red satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to weave in and out of the holes and then tied a bow. I think it's the perfect touch to this little gift.  I know my kids' teacher would love this.

Head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to check out all the other great recipes.  I can't wait to try them...they all look fabulous!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Scrappy Moms is releasing two new stamps sets.....Dancing in Circles and Hooray  Birthdays!

Aren't the fabulous?!   I just love them.

For my card today, I used a SVG file from Lori Whitlock for the present.

All the pattern paper is from Echo Park - Happy Days which is also designed by Lori.
The sentiment is from the new Hooray  Birthdays set. 

Scrappy Moms Stamps will be giving away a set of Fiskars punches to coordinate with the Dancing with Circles Stamps.
The winner will be selected from from everyone who orders with Dancing with Circles between 12/9-12/18.

Be sure to visit all the design team members (links on the side bar) and our guest designer this month

Head on over to Scrappy Moms to place your order for these new sets and get in on the drawing!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge - A Caroling We'll Go

I'ts time for another Cricut Cardz Challenge.  The theme this week is "A Caroling We'll Go".  Make a project base on a Christmas carol using any colors and any cartridge. 

My card is super simple.  I cut the base from Birthday Bash and Rudolph from Create a Critter. The pattern paper is from K and Company.  The red ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I decided to stamp my sentiment inside the card this time so Rudolph could have center stage, lol!

Head on over to CardzTV to play along with this week's fun challenge.