Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Well I have gone to my home town to be with all my family. And would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday.
See you after the New Year..........Blessings


Saturday, December 18, 2010


I wanted to make a special ornament for my precious nephew Jeph who went to be with the Lord last year and give it to my sister and her family. I made a simple one last year and my sister said when she went to put it away after Christmas it broke and she was devastated. So this year I had a chance to make a nicer one...Jeph loved argyle and plaid so that is the papers I chose. Also I got this very nice ornament box at our favorite (Hby Lby) to keep it safe and of course a card to go with the ornament.
I love and miss you nephew. You are forever in my heart

Christmas Tags

 I don't know about you......but I'm so full of glitter and glue I look like an ornament myself! Every year I make a gift tag that's a ornament for the next year and this is my favorite this year. This one is for my 10th great nephew Landyn who is almost 4 mo and his 1st Christmas.
This is from the Snow Angles cartridge I cut the coat at 5" and the mittens at 2". Glossy accents on the buttons and flocking on the lapel and pockets. I think this is just fun!!
Wrapping paper always gives me inspiration as to what tag to make. Embossing the snowman a few pears for eyes and buttons and s ribbon for the scarf. For the life of me I cannot find the cartridge I got this snowman from and have looked 3 times...maybe I'm getting a little worn out,  hehe

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SnowFlake Broach

Hello Everyone, 10 more day's till Christmas and I can imagine you are all very busy. I was making a snowflake the other day out of Tim Holtz Grunge Paper and when I got done with it I thought it looked like a piece of jewelry so that is what I decided to do, make jewelry!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

OH... Cinnamon Stix !

This is a project I use to make out of cinnamon sticks when my kids were young and thought I would bring it back again. They can be used many ways......on a Christmas package, make an ornament out of them, attach them to a place card, put them in a flower arrangement etc.

You can purchase the cinnamon sticks at any hobby store. I break them in half and get more pieces that way. I just take some acrylic paint and paint the top part all white for snowman and flesh colored for Santa. I then take my markers and and make little faces, for the snowman that is all I do, but Santa needs a little more paint of white for his beard and mustache and fur on his hat then some red paint for the hat and when its dry you can add some glitter. I love the glimmer mist .....when they are dry they get a very light coat ( I just spray it in the air and let it fall on the sticks so the paint does not run all over). I like to add a little green garland around their necks and a jingle bell (kids love that part) ....all which I purchase at a hobby store in the make it miniature Christmas section.  Hope you enjoy them. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cookin up some Christmas

 I was getting this project ready for the Cricut weekly challenge......but I was a day late so I will just share it with you for fun!
I found some recipe boxes at (Michaels) for $1 and just went and refurbished them with some papers from K&Company. On this box I  roughed it up with sandpaper and antiqued it with Tim Holtz inking pads adding some simple embellishments and you have a pretty little Recipe box for a gift  perhaps for yourself.
  • The recipe card is from Kate's Kitchen cartridge ( to make them fit a recipe box set the inches to 4.3) then I added the sleigh ride cut from Christmas cards seasonal cartridge, using Tim Holtz ink dyes to color the image. Now for my favorite cookie of all times is a Spritz cookie (made with a cookie press) I'm including the recipe for all of you to enjoy.

                        Spritz Cookies 
1C Shortening
3/4 C Sugar
1 Egg
1tsp Lemon extract
2 1/4 C Flour (sifted)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • Cream shortening till soft
  • Add sugar till light and fluffy
  • Add egg, lemon extract and beat
  • Mix flour, salt and baking powder together in a bowl then add it to batter in 3 segments, beat well each time.
  • Chill sough 10 min
  • Pack into cookie gun
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes
  • Frost
                                 Spritz Frosting
1/4 C Butter (softened)
2 C Powdered sugar
1 tsp Almond extract
3 Tlbs Heavy cream

Mix together and add coloring if desired
I put mine into a pastry bag and use a leaf tip or tip #70 and then I sprinkle with Wiltons edible glitter 

This recipe box is covered with papers from Cricut Imagines Kate's Kitchen
Here is just another fun project from Kate's Kitchen cartridge that would also make a fun gift. You print this on one sheet of paper and their is extra recipe cards to print as well. Sometimes they do not come out the right size so I played with it and to match the same size as the cover you want to set your  inches at 8.5

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Not long ago I started this blog to enter a cricut circle contest for fun and low and behold came to meet some wonderful new ladies. But I want to say a special Thank You to Nadia.....With Glittering Eyes who has been such a supporter of my work. Nadia is so incredibly creative and talented and a total inspiration to me. She always has a kind word to say about others and is a wonderful promoter of others creativity.
So now I would like to say Thank You to Nadia. And don't forget to check out her blog and see all the wonderful projects she has to offer.