Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Holidays

The Cricut Circle December Monthly challenge comes with super prizes. The entry I am submitting is a floral arrangement for a person who was in this hospital for three weeks.   
The criteria for the entry is as follows:
The theme for this month’s challenge is geared towards helping you cross off one of the names on your holiday gift list! Please create a Holiday Gift Item. Project must be newly created for this challenge and should include the following elements to qualify: use a tag made with a cartridge (there are so many great tags on so many cartridges), use the color red somewhere, use ribbon, and use the Phrase Feature from one of the cartridges
·      Use at least 2 Cricut Cuts
·      Use a tag made with a cartridge (there are so many great tags on so many cartridges!)
·      Use the color red somewhere.
·      Use ribbon.
·      Use a phrase from one of the cartridges.
Flower arrangement with Happy Holidays tag,  The arrangement had both tags, one on each side of arrangement - pretty large arrangement.
Arrangement with Get Well Card

Close up of Happy Holidays Tag.
Close-up of Get Well Card.
Back side of Get Well Card.

Round tag - combo from All Mixed Up & Christmas Cheer
Red in tags, and flowers used in arrangement
Ribbon - The Bow on top uses about 5 yards of ribbon.
Phrases - Jasmine - Warmest Wishes
                Wild Card - Get Better, to,  for you
                Holiday Cakes - Happy Holidays
                Gypsy Wanderings - Snow

Hope you enjoy.  It made my day to brighten up a person's spirits in the hospital. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

SUPER SUPER giveaway.

Be sure to stop by
 Teresa Collins Designs Blog
 on Christmas Day for a surprise you will NOT want to miss all of the goodies one person will win!  Kust a hint of two, Cricut Imagine Machine, Cricut Cake Personl Electronic Cutter and SOOOooooooooooo many more.

Great Giveaway

Something really cool to do on Christmas break.  There is a blog hop.  You go to each person's blog for a "word"  and when you have all 12 phrases.  You email the phrase to win!  You need to start at:

and their blog explains it in more detail. 
Have fun and Good Luck!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Joy to the World

December is my favorite month of the year.  The most important is the celebration of the birth of Christ.  It is a time for us to reflect on the year that has passed and the New Year to look forward to experience changes in our lives.  It is a time when you touch base with all your friends that live far or near to experience this joyous time of year. 
Please keep in mind those who serve our country in the military and the families that support them.  Please pray for those military members who are wounded to heal and for the families that have lost a loved one to find peace in knowing that  in this great country we have the freedom to do as we please because of the sacrifices of those who have died for our country. 
God Bless everyone!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Libby Dancing for the Cricut Circle Week 12 Challenge

Introducing my granddaughter Libby.  She is one sweet child.  She has been walking since she was 11 months old and her little legs and feet move at lightning fast speed.  Hope you enjoy this precious ballerina.

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #12: Nine Ladies Dancing Challenge
For the Cricut Circle Challenge the following are the rules:  ". . .strut your stuff with your Cricut Circle Exclusive “Shall We Dance?” cartridge. You can create any kind of project you would like . . . but here is the twist . . . there needs to be NINE of SOMETHING on your project. Nine of anything! Nine buttons, nine flowers, exactly nine letters in a title, etc. Just as long as their (there) is nine of something. Have fun!" +Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include at least 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify."
There are nine flowers from "recollections" chipboard surrounding the picture.  The word Future comes from the cartridge "Ashlyn's Alphabet."  The word Ballerina and the ballet slippers come from the “Shall We Dance?” cartridge.

Hope you enjoy and have a happy and safe holdiay.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #10: Card

Winter has arrived.  Our area had the first couple of inches of snow today.  Good Day for Scrapping!
The above card is for the Cricut Circle #10 Weekly challenge.  The guidelines are " quick tag or card using the sketch provided below and must include at least 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge."

The Christmas Presents were cut from Gypsy Wanderings, the large green ornament is from Christmas Cheer, and the Smaller red and green ornaments are from the cartridge All Mixed Up.
Hope you enjoy my snowy day project!
Happy Holidays to all!.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Making Gingerbread Houses a Family Christmas Tradition

When my children were young and we were living overseas, I started making Gingerbread houses for our house and as gifts.  My children loved to decorate their own houses.  We had so much fun. 
Now my daughter has two daughters.  My daughter, her oldest daughter, and I made a Christmas Gingerbread  village.  We had so much fun.
This is my entry for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #10: Holiday Recipe Challenge.
The requirements are that a recipe is involved in the layout, and 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge.  The frame behind the picture is from Elegant Cakes.  Wording came from cartridges Christmas and Heritage.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Weekly Challenge #7: Thank You Color Challenge

For the Cricut Circle challenge for this week is to create a thank you card using the following colors::  Magenta, Apricot, Deep Olive, and Golden Yellow.
I used the Wild Card and French Manor Cartridges. 
Hope you enjoy my creation

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cricut Weekly Challenge #6: Feathered Friends Challenge

This is for the Cricut Circle "Create a project of your choice using a minimum of 2 different Cricut Cuts. Your project must also include a bird of some kind and stitching."
The Happy Thanksgiving and the Turkey is from Designer's Calendar and stitched the outline of the feathers on the cut-out. Pumpkins are from Everyday Paper Dolls, vines from Oct 31st.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Di's Crafty Flair

Welcome to my blog.  I am a "newby" to this process.  I hope to inspire others to the wonders of the many kinds of crafts.  I love to sew, scrapbook, work with clay - especially making flowers, crochet, and gardening.