Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread House Layout

Hi Scrappers :) I hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. I can't believe that it's only 3 days until Christmas. I'm looking forward to the Christmas Eve Service at Christ Fellowship. The children's church is putting on a half hour show then it's the candle light service.  So in one of my previous post I mentioned that I lost my job. I'm still looking and praying for either an employment opportunity or for God to direct me to a different path. I'm considering Nursing. So we will see where He takes me. 

So since I have this "free" time I decided to create a layout for the gingerbread house that I made at a girlfriends house. A bunch of us (7) got together and created gingerbread (graham cracker) houses. 

12x12 Kraft card stock
Snow flake DSP (from my stash) cut at 11x10"
The white snow was free hand cut from an 8.5x11" card stock
Photo Mats: 6.25x4.25", 6x4", 4.24x4.25", and 4x4"
Images from Jolly Holidays and words from Black Letter:
  • House:  5.5"
  • Snowman: 2"
  • Tree: 3.25"
  • Light Post: 2.5"
  • Tree Branch: 2.75"
  • Gingerbread House: 4.29"

Happy Scrapping! 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jolly Holidays Christmas Cards

Hi scrappers. I'm back again with another post. I'm on a roll. So yesterday I decided to make four Christmas cards using the Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cartridge that was released on black Friday this year. I was at WalMart at 11:30 pm on Thanksgiving to get mine. Now I've linked this cartridge to my Gypsy before it was wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree (LOL). I just had to play with it. I hope you enjoy these cute cards. 

All cards are 4.25 x 5.5" or A2 sized
Base layer: 4.25x5.5" in Kraft (Stampin Up)
Second layer: 4x5.25" in white, Night of Navy, Green Garden, and Cherry Cobbler (Stampin Up)
Third layer: 3x3 in white and Early Espresso (Stampin Up)
Forth layer: 2.75x2.75 in various Christmas patterned paper
All images from the Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cartridge:
  • Reindeer and all layers cut at 3.25"
  • Squirrel and all layers cut at 3"
  • Penguin and all layers cut at 3"
  • Fox and all layers cut at 2.75"
White Jelly Roll, Black Jelly Roll and Zig Writer pen in Chocolate used for doodling. 
All stamped sentiments are from the Hero Arts Joy to All stamp set.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Seasons Greetings

Hi Scrappers :)

This layout is totally inspired and scrap lifted from Lauren with Lauren's Creative. She is such a talented scrapper. When I saw her Seasons Greetings layout I knew I had to add this simple yet beautiful layout to my dogs scrapbook. I didn't have any holiday pictures of him scraped yet because I couldn't come up with a layout I was happy with. So thank you Lauren from the bottom of my heart for creating this beautiful layout. I'll be getting the pictures for this layout developed this weekend. (HUGS)!


(1) piece of 12x12 kraft cardstock
(1) piece of patterned paper (this was in my stash) cut to 11.5x11.5
(1) piece of red card stock cut to 8x10
Photo mates cut to: 4.5x4.5, 4.25x4.24 and 4.5x6.5 and 4.25x6.25
"Seasons Greetings" (shadow and image) sized at 1.75 from the Christmas solutions cartridge
"Santa and Sleigh" (shadow and image) sized at 5" from the Christmas solutions cartridge
Candy cane ribbon from Hobby Lobby
White jelly roll pen

Merry Christmas everyone and a Scrappy New Year

Oh Christmas Tree & Update

Hi Bloggers :) 

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while but some things have happened here. One of those being I was let go of my job the day before Thanksgiving. It's been tough talking to people about it. I feel like I have let myself down in so many ways. I was unhappy with my job for awhile now. I worked in a public accounting firm and that is what my degree is in. It just never seemed to click and the fact that I never received any training didn't help either. My girlfriend said this to me, " I am a firm believer that God puts us on a path for a reason, and that every hardship we encounter is just preparing us for something greater…I know it sound’s cheesey, but I believe it with all my heart". I have to agree with her 100%. I am considering pursuing a degree in nursing now. I've done a lot of reading about the associates program near where I live and it does seem like a lot of work but very rewarding work. I've asked a few of my friends if they thought I would make a good nurse and I haven't had one bad comment yet. So I need to pray about this and see where God leads me. 

Now on to the good stuff. I created these snowflake tags for our gifts under our Christmas tree and the other tags were created during my Stampin' Up club. (Please forgive the quality of the pictures. I used my cell phone.) 

This little tree was made by my father using the George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge. The three pieces for the tree are cut at 4", 3.5", and 3". Each circle is folded four times and then refolded using the mountain/valley technique. The star is from George as well and is cut at 1.5". A wooden stick is poked through the center of each folded circle and slid up the stick to create the tree. The star is attached using a glue dot.  

Thank you for listening to me vent a little and stopping by to see the projects that I have been working on. 

I'll be posting a scrapbook layout here in a few that was inspired by Lauren with Lauren's Creative. I just love all that she does!

Merry Christmas everyone and a Scrappy New Year