Sunday, December 27, 2009

365 Cards Sunday Sketch

Well, I don't know about you, but I had a wonderful Christmas. We weren't sure if my husband would make it home because he was in the Midwest right went the winter weather arrived, but he made it out of there and home late on Christmas Eve.
Our daughters still very much believe in Santa Claus, and it's always a pleasure for us to surprise them with things on their lists for Santa. We also carried on our tradition of looking at Christmas lights --so much fun!

So....moving on to today's sketch at 365 Cards, here it is:

I made this card for my dad, whose birthday was yesterday. I don't know that I would call it a masculine card, but I think it is fairly gender neutral. Either way, it was fun and easy to make.

I've been busy lining up some more great sponsors over at 365 Cards, and I'm also working on a makeover for the site shortly after the new year arrives...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Comes Early

Well I am making a super late post here - it's currently 1:40 AM on the West Coast - yikes!!
Although I'm getting this posted late at night, it was worth it because I had a wonderful date with my husband today. We went to see Beauty and the Beast on stage in Portland and then we had a delicious seafood dinner - yum!! We don't really exchange gifts, so instead we usually go out on a special date.
Here's today's 365 sketch and my card:

I'm not going to lie, this one was tough for me. I actually really liked the sketch, but I was so tired when I sat down to make the card it took me a while to get motivated. HOWEVER, I like the result, which is good since I'm sending this card to a friend who just got her PhD.
If you are celebrating Christmas, I wish you a very merry one!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Another "Bazaar" Weekend

I've been spending my days this weekend at America's Largest Christmas Bazaar in Portland, OR, and I am thoroughly exhausted at the end of each day. I've learned a few things, too. My best selling cards are my 3x3 gift cards. I cannot keep enough of them on the table. It helps that I sell them "Buy 2 Get 1 Free", I think. But also, they are perfect for packages, and this time of year there are a lot of packages going around!!

But enough about that...

Today I am very excited to introduce our new Design Team member, Audrey, over at 365 Cards. She is very talented and we are thrilled to have her on board!

Here is the sketch for today:

Does it look funny? Well, it should because I flip-flopped it so you can see how my card actually came from the sketch. And here is the card:

I really wanted an excuse to use up some of the Core'dinations paper I got to play with for an event over at SNR Magazine. (If you want to see what all the staffers did with the Core'dinations paper that was so generously given to us to play with, stop by here.) I used it to create the snowman's body from the Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge. Then I did some sanding around the edges, and I distressed the edges of the white and yellow cardstock.
And if you have some time to play along at 365 Cards this week, we'd love to see what you create!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

12 Days of Christmas at SNR Magazine!

Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop!

I recently tried out a house-shaped card using my Wild Card cartridge with the Cricut Expression to create a haunted house for Halloween. It was so much fun, I tried it for Christmas:

You can see the star on the tree peeking out the front window, and then when you open it up...

You'll see the full tree and some presents.

The finishing touch is a little crocheted blossom from GCD studios and a peppermint brad from Karen Foster to create a wreath on the front door. This was so much fun, I think I'll make several more!!
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