Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A few more Christmas layouts....

I hope you all had a merry Christmas!  We had much fun with all our extended family, sharing love and celebrating the birth of Jesus together.  We also tried really hard not to share the germs, as the flu unfortunately found my family the week before Christmas.   We'll see how well that went over the next few days....   But on to the layout.  (I'm finishing up last year's Christmas photos.)  The stocking full of gifts and journaling tag are from Winter Frolic.  Love the little candy cane on the tag!  The font is my favorite-the Mickey font.

Winter Frolic-tag and stocking
Mickey Font-title
Paper-Making Memories "Believe" collection print, solids CTMH
Ribbon-Stampin Up

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Disney Christmas tags!

The big Christmas gift that will make everyone whoop and holler:  we are going to DisneyWorld in January!  Each of the kids is getting a Disney gift card so that they can buy some amazing souvenirs while they are there.   Did I mention the kids will be really excited?   I made some Disney Christmas tags to tie onto the gift card bags, just for fun!  All the  cuts are from Mickey and Friends except the santa hat, which is from Create A Critter 2.  The tag itself is cut at 5 inches, the Mickey head is cut at 3 1/2 inches, and the word Disney is cut at 1 1/2 inches.  I had to cut the Santa hat at 4 1/2 inches to make it be the right size for Mickey (since it's supposed to go on a critter :).

My husband is Mickey.

I'm Minnie, of course.

Teen #1 is Donald Duck.

And Kids #2 and #3 are Pluto and Goofy!

Mickey and Friends-tag, Mickey head, Disney
Create A Critter 2-santa hat
brown chalk ink and Stampin Up ribbon
Stamp- K Andrews

I'm going to link this to the Exploring Cricut challenge:  It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
I'm also going to link this to the Die Cuttin' Divas More Holiday Spirit challenge.   And I'm also going to add this on to the Pink by Designs Tag your it challenge!

And one more photo, of the back of the tags, which I had forgotten to add:

I will write the trip details here for the kids.  The sentiment is from K Andrews designs.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Santa's Workshop layout

The elves have just finished loading up the sleigh for Santa and he's got a full load of toys to put under the trees!  Rudolph and the reindeer are ready and waiting....It's Christmas Eve!!!!!  I jazzed up Santa and his chief elf with some liquid pearl and stickles.  They are festive for Christmas!  And Rudolph's nose HAD to have a dot of red stickle, lol!

The fun Santa background papers are from Canvas Corp and I picked them up at Archievers.  The snow is American Crafts glitter paper that I hand cut.  I used the Winter Frolic cart for the title and North Pole sign.   The rest is mostly from Paper Doll Dress Up except for the teddy bear (who is from Everyday Paper Dolls) and the wreath and gift on the sleigh (from Create A Critter 2).

Winter Frolic-title, sign
Paper Doll Dress Up-trees, sleigh, Santa, elf, reindeer
Everyday Paper Dolls-teddy bear
Create A Critter 2-wreath, gift
Paper-Canvas Corp, American crafts glitter paper, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink, pop dots, twine

I'm going to link this to the BBTB2 challenge this week-Santa and me.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Joy to the World layout

December is always crammed with musical events from the orchestra and choirs the kids are involved in.  I made this layout for some of those pictures, using the Winter Frolic cart.  The title, journal box, and cool swirly borders are all Winter Frolic!  I LOVE the journal box with the music note cutout-isn't it cool?  The print music background paper is from the Making Memories Believe Christmas collection, which I found at Archievers.

Winter Frolic-title cut at 3 1/2 in., Journal box cut at 4 in., and borders cut at 1 1/4 inch.
Paper-Making Memories Believe line print, CTMH and CM solid card stock
brown chalk ink and ribbon from the stash

I'm going to link this to the Paper Playtime challenge to use Christmas colors!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Wishes layout

Ready for a gingerbread house?  This layout is mostly from Stretch Your Imagination, except for the title, which is from Winter Frolic.  I've had this cart forever and never cut the gingerbread man or his house before- soooo cute!  Now I did use ALL the possible layers and cuts for almost everything, which took a bit of thinking to sort out what colors each should be.  I'll list it out below if you're interested.  But I am very happy with how it all came out and now I want to go make some gingerbread with cool whip on top!

Winter Frolic-title
Stretch Your Imagination-all other cuts, including the snowflakes
     gingerbread house-base layer brown, shadow espresso, blackout yellow, layer red, silhouette white
     tree-shadow espresso, base layer green print, silhouette-green
     large holly-shadow espresso, base layer green print, silhouette green, layer red
     gingerbread man-shadow saddle brown, base brown, blackout white, layer red, silhouette espresso
     stretch holly-shadow espresso, base green print, silhouette green, layer red
Paper-prints Echo Park This & That Christmas collection, solids CTMH
brown chalk ink, brads from the stash for the gingerbread man's buttons

I'm going to link this to the Die Cuttin' Divas Holiday Spirit challenge.  Lots of GREAT projects to look at over there-over 100!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Baby it's cold outside" layout

It's feeling kind of cold here today, although we did not get the predicted wintry mix of rain and snow.  I used my Teen Scene Paper Dolls and Graphically Speaking to make a cold weather layout though, as I'm sure we'll have some snow soon enough.  It was inspired by this fun word paper from the Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection!  So my boy with the sled is from Teen Scene and the COLD word jumble and snowflakes are from Graphically Speaking.  The journal box is from Elegant Edges.

Teen Scene Paper Dolls-kid and sled
Graphically Speaking-cold word jumble and snowflakes
Elegant Edges-journal box
Paper-Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection
Stamp/Ink-My Pink Stamper and Stampin Up Early Espresso ink

I'm going to link this to the Fantabulous Cricut snow challenge.  I'm also going to link this to the Pause Dream Enjoy blue and white challenge.  I've got more of a blue, white, and gray thing going on here, but I decided it was close enough, lol!  I'm also going to link this to the 2 Sisters snowflakes challenge.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

merry christmas with simply charmed

This layout uses some of the last of my CM Holidazzle paper that I've had for a LOOONG time and Simply Charmed for the title and Santa climbing into the chimney and candy.  I've never cut the Santa before and he is very cute! 

Simply Charmed-Santa/chimney cut at 3 1/2 in., title and candy cut at 2 1/2 in.
Photo mats are sized for 4x6 photos.
Paper-Creative Memories Holidazzle
I'm going to link this to the Pause Dream Enjoy "forgotten stash" challenge!  These bits of paper have been sitting in my stash for.....years?...a long time, to say the least.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Let's be Merry card

Santa bird has come out to play, from 3 Birds on Parade!  And doesn't he look jolly on his action wobble!  He can bounce around in the snow!  (I think Santa throws a snowball or two every now and then to keep the elves on their toes....)  The snowflakes are from the CM Cheerful Seasons cart, although I did not cut all the layers, since I just wanted white.   The printed papers are Echo Park, and the stamp set is from Ali Edwards.

3 Birds on Parade-bird, cut at 3 1/2 inches
CM Cheerful Seasons-snowflakes cut at 1 1/4 inch and 1 inch
Paper-Echo Park This & That Christmas collection prints, CM solid card stock
action wobble from The Scrapbooking Queen (
brown chalk ink

I'm going to link this to the Exploring Cricut challenge this week:  Christmas cards.  Super easy and fun!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dear Santa layout

The SOUS blog challenge this week is to use a die cut gift on a project.  So since I'm working on last year's Christmas pics, I went with Christmas gifts.  I made a little scene of Santa leaving gifts under the tree and tiptoeing away, using the Winter Frolic cart for all the cuts, including the fun journaling tag.

Winter Frolic-all cuts
Paper-Making Memories Believe collection
brown chalk ink, glitter brad from stash
chipboard stickers-Echo Park
There are lots of great gift projects on the SOUS blog for inspiration!