Sunday, December 26, 2010

I got a Cricut Expression!!

My little boy gave me the hat :)
I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  Boy! Was I surprised when after all the gifts were given and opened, my husband said he had one more "Expression" of his love.  He gave me Plum Cricut Expression!!!! He was naughty because he went over our budgeted amount but he was also, oh so....., good.  I have had my baby bug for many years. When the expression came out I didn't think I had any use for it but as I continued to use my baby bug and then started to see the potential if I owned an Expression, I had to have one.  I could have purchased one a couple of months ago but I had a weak moment and bought a puppy. Silly me, what was I thinking (or better yet, not thinking?) Hence, I had no money for an Expression.  What a great guy I have!!! He is so patient and loving. Thank you David!!!

Here is a picture of my puppy. I bought him in October.  Many times during the last few months of puppy training, I have said to myself "I could have had an Expression already if I hadn't bought this puppy!"  Puppy training is not fun.  It's a good thing he is awfully cute.My daughter has become his best friend!  His name is Chico.

I can't wait til the kids go back to school so I can start playing with my new toys!!! I can't get much done when they are home. Can you relate?  Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from Cleveland, Ohio

Just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! It has been a great year and looking forward to what the Lord may have in store of 2011.  I have truly enjoyed exploring the world of blogging. I hope to learn more in the next year and develop my skills as a crafter and blogger so I can share what I love to do! Thanks to those that have chosen to follow my blog.  I don't aspire to become the most popular blogger but it is nice to know that someone took the time to look and read about what I have created.  Enjoy this season with your loved ones.

TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baby's 1st Christmas Ornaments

My cousin had twins earlier this year, two adorable little girls.  These babies were miracle babies because she wasn't supposed to be able to have anymore babies.  God blessed them with Alliana and Gylliana.  I made them these adorable ornaments!  Big brother is getting one too; it;s just not finished yet.

 I used the Gypsy Font on my Gypsy, and Cricut vinyl.. Ribbon was on hand. Purchased the glitter at Joann's.  Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by.
TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas gifts-glass blocks and glitter ornaments

Boy! I have been a busy crafter today finishing up Christmas gifts for my nephews and great niece.  I made them each a gloss block night light. I am pretty darn proud of how they turned out.

front side

back side

I used Armor Etch etching cream to etch the blocks. The cartridges I used were: Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons and Paper Pups.  I also used Cricut vinyl and the i-rock for the bling on the crown.  I don't remember the cartridge name for the crown.  I'm being lazy right now and not wanting to look it up. :)

front side

back side
These are for my nephew who are DC Comic fans.  These are not completely finished, I need put in the lights and decide how I will cover the sides since bows wouldn't be appropriate. I don't think Batman would wear a bow. Working with vinyl is pretty fun but these intricate cuts are like putting together a puzzle.  My boys are worth it!

I also made glitter ornaments for my twins' teachers.  I have a few more of these to make in the next day or so but so glad these are done since school is out on Friday. They each have the teacher's last name initial, year and a snowflake.  Oh, and a little bling too.

Hope I've inspired someone to start crafting. Leave me a little love if you like what you see by leaving a comment.  It makes me smile. 
TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine

Monday, December 13, 2010

Incredible blog giveaway-check it out!

Tasylored Concepts has an incredible blog giveaway until January 5th. You have GOT TO CHECK IT OUT!!! Head on over! Best wishes to all!!!  Link

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Spread the word Candy!

The Prairie Fairy is back and she is giving away some Candy!

 Came across this blog and hought I should share!!!The Prairie Fairy has moved back to Blogger and to celebrate and to spread the word, she is giving away some awesome Blog Candy! Head over to the Prairie Fairy Blog and get the details on how to enter for a chance to win this candy!  Good luck!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Check out Robert's Craft giveaway!

Roberts Crafts has an awesome giveaway of DCWV products.  Follow this link and good luck to you!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ATG Giveaway!!!

Obsessed With Scrapbooking is giving away two ATG guns.  For your chance to win follow this link.  Good luck!!!

2010 Christmas Cards-Ready to go!

I spent a good part of my day today making this year's Christmas cards.  I saw Robyn, from My Pink Stamper, use pink and light green on her Christmas card and loved it!!! LOVED IT! Found some pretty paper at Archivers (didn't document the name of the paper.). Perfect for what I wanted to do.  Landed on a design and started the production line. After about 20 cards, I needed a change so I tried a few different layouts/designs  Here are the results.  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  Thanks for stopping by.

 This was the first card and most were made using this design. This was cut using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.
 I skipped the outline cut and used my gel pen to make the lines and dots..
 Used the Swirl emboss folder and Creative Memories white chalk ink to make the swirls pop.
 This was my first design using the Cricut Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  The holly had too many layers for so many cards so I decided to go with the holly from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.
 The wreath was cut using the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  Again, to0 many cuts to make a lot of cards so on to the next one.
 Now, I really liked this one, alot!  But, I was almost done with the my cards so this was just for fun! Next year, I think. This was cut from the Christmas cartridge.  I got this as a free download on my Gypsy.
 I wanted something simple so I cut the scalloped circle using the Celebrations cartridge.  I used the Gypsy to delete the hole from the top of the tag, embossed, chalked and used my gel pen to add the dots.
.  Very simple.
 Same design but different layout.
This was the simplest of them all and I really like it.  Sometimes simple is better. 
 I embossed the card front with the Swirls folder.

I used the Cuttlebug Swirls folder,  Emboss Winter Jelly folders, Creative Memories Chalk Ink (white), Stickles, ribbon from Joann's and cardstock and matching envelopes are from a local paper supply store.  The sentiment was printed using my printer.