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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thank You Jody for the GREAT Cut File

Jody P of the Cricut Message Board shared her lovely cut files for Gift Card holders. Her designs were inspired by something she saw in the December issue Paper Crafts Magazine, though I believe she expanded the idea as there are three designs in her cut files. I used Basic Grey Wassail Christmas paper (for TOBY), ribbon, pearl embellishments, and glaze stickles to make two of Jody's ornament design.

Thanks again Jody!! My family members should love these!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

BBTB Weekly Challenge - NA Presents

It is a busy time of year for everyone, but a fun time of year too. Over at Bitten by the Bug, Regina is keeping the design team busy with weekly challenges. This week's challenge was to use the Presents cut from the New Arrival cartridge. I decided to merge my busy season and my challenge entry together. I made a 9" x 7" tag for my son's very large package. The package is 4 ft x 2.5 ft, so it needs a big bow and a big tag. I also used a printable stamp which I purchased and downloaded from the Cuting Cafe (, and a 2" circle punch to pop out the to - from stamp. This gift tag is going to be perfect. I cannot wait for ds to open this gift... He is going to LOVE it!! And I do love making my children happy!!!

Speaking of being happy, please drop by the Bitten by the Bug blog ( ) and check out the projects and the contest that is currently underway. You could end up with some happy, happy prizes!!!

The next few days may be an especially busy time at each of our homes, so I would like to wish each reader a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Rapping and Wrapping and Tags, OH MY!

Thanks Shirley at!! I used Shirley's tag cut file and made THE CUTEST package tags!!! Between Regina's Cutting Cafe and Shirley's tag cut file, I am all set with tags for our Christmas packages! Now I just need to finish wrapping..... (I usually make a rap music joke at this point [RAPPING vs wrapping], including rhythm sounds, at which point my son groans and rolls his eyes. It's so fun being nerdy enough to bug the household teenager)!!
Anyway, are not these the cutest tags that Shirley designed?? I think they are adorable.
Thanks Shirley.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ta-da!! More Printable Stamps and Holiday Fun!!

Happy Saturday everyone! You know how I love Saturday: PJ's as long as I want, coffee and breakfast with my hubby (M-F our schedules are off by an hour), a movie or two with my guys, and lots of scrapping!

Today I had this big plan - bake Christmas cookies all day! Well instead THAT became tomorrow's big plan!!! That's right, I did not bake one cookie today. Yikes.

I did, however, take a few photos of my printable stamp projects. Remember the not-yet-photographed tags from yesterday? Yep, they're here. And, one of Regina's AWESOME printable stamps that I make into cards for my neighbors! Joy to the World. Who doesn't love that. I know I do.

I hope your Saturday was more productive than mine... though I bet I am more rested than you!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fun with Printable Stamps

Recently, as I have broadened my stamping fun, I have purchased several sets of printable stamps. Two of my favorites are from THE CUTTING CAFE ( I used the Cafe's printable stamps and made some awesome package tags. I decided that it was silly to purchase package tags when I have a zillion scraps and the printable stamps. The tags turned out so cute! But where are the photos you ask? My faithful camera let me down. Well, technically, the batteries let me down. It died while photographing the following cards.

As many of you know from an earlier post, I made most of my Christmas cards this year. I will confess that we had a cute family photo and I did have two dozen photo cards made also. But back to my point. Having made so many cards to mail, this afternoon I decided I needed something fun and cute for the amazing women with whom I work. I used my Pink Petticoat printable stamps (which are similar to Bella rubber stamps, only larger - and made varying versions of these adorable cards.

Now, sadly, I must go and clean my scrap room.... What a mess!!!!

Bitten by the Bug Birthday Girl

Regina thought it might be nice to take a time out from all of the holiday hoopla so this weeks challenge was to use the BIRTHDAY GIRL cut from the Cricut Storybook cartridge. I used one of my Stamping Bella stamps along with the Birthday Girl cut to create a Happy 21st Birthday card. The other projects for the week can be viewed at You can check out the variety of Bella stamps (because Bella has A LOT going on) at

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tree Trimmin' Time.... O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree....

So here it is Tuesday night and I am FINALLY sharing my weekly project from the Bitten by the Bug blogspot ( We were challenged with using the Christmas Tree Box from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge. I was especially excited about this challenge as I had just purchased TBBM and had not yet played with the features.

For my tree box I used SEI paper embellished with the bow and snow flake cuts from Joys of the Season. I also embellished the red berry print on the paper with gemstone bling!