Monday, December 14, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge and so much more

WOWZA!!! Where has the time gone. I have been really bogged down with, well I guess, life. I have been able to play along the way though, just haven't had the time to take photos and upload them here. I have so much to share but today I will only post a few things and post some more tomorrow. With it being Christmas time, last year I made everyone a special bag/box (cuz we normally just give out gift cards except to the kiddies) and I have been feverishly trying to get them done again this year. I like to add some other little trinket inside other than just give a g.card and that's it. This year I'm in the middle of making cookies-bread-muffins-fudge, you know, all of those goodies. That is what I'm planning on adding to the insides of these boxes/bags ect that I have been making. So if you can, I would love to know what you all think.
This weeks challenge over at The Pink Elephant is Winter and or Christmas theme. This little set I made for our newphew, that's 18 yrs old. fit perfectly into this challenge. I wanted something different for him and not the normal red/green Christmas colors. These papers are from the holiday stack DCWV from Michaels. These are actually what sold me on this stack. I just loved them. Remember to click on the photos to get a bigger view if you would like to
here's what I used:
tags bags boxes Cricut cartridge--square box --8 3/4"--7 3/4" --6 3/4"
christmas cheer cart--snowman--5"
george cart--circle (I forgot to write down the size for this...sorry)
I used a shaker card pouch from Impression Obsession to add the diamond dust to his belly with the stamped greeting. I still need to add his tag for the nesting boxes to.
view of the card...the top I used the Fiskars scallop punch and made it so it popped off instead of laying flat to the card.
closer view of his belly...
A dear friend, Betty over at Scrap Happy Witch sent this blog award to me a few weeks back and this is the first I've been able to proudly display it on my blog. Thank you so much sweetie. There are a few things I need to do for it, but I will have to add that tomorrow. Thanks so much for thinking of me girl.
This set I made for "someone". Don't know who yet. But one day I wanted to make a penguin and I truly don't care for the ones that are in the Cricut books. So I set out to make one using shapes and got the idea from someone here that does alot of Stampin Up. I don't have everything in front of me right now and a link to her web site, but if someone is interested I can post them at a later time. Just let me know.
Here's the rest:
Christmas Solutions--santas sleigh--2"
tags bags boxes--nut cup--5 3/4"
I also used Heidi Swapp's snowflakes, but you can easily make your own using sheet protectors and cutting them on your Cricut machine.
here's the card
I just love love this little guy.
here's a set of cards I made using the same 4 stamps just changing out the colors of the ink.
Here's what I used:
Storybook Cricut cart used for all of the frames on the cards. Dont remember the sizes, sorry Paper Dolls cart--used for the grass cut at 1" (silver card)
Angel stamp is from The Artful Stamper
background stamp-- Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy stamp set happy holidays and my friend stamps are from Studio G (these are 2 seperate stamps)
I think this is my favorite out of all of them. The frame I took and clipped off the little thingy from the sides and used them as photo corners.
on this one I used the white puff embossing powder from Ranger to emboss the angel stamp. I really love how it feels.
Well that's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow to post a few more projects and a couple of cards that I have to share. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season. Hugs from Charm City....


Scrappy Witch said...

Talk about FABO! Nancy you are amazing girl! When I grow up I wanna be just like you! Guess I am already grown up :( lol! Have a great day!


DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Nancy! What fabulous projects! You HAVE been VERY busy girl! So fun to see your stuff. Now I can't wait 'til the next post. Love your bags and boxes. funny, I just made a snowman with a shaker tummy too, but mine's sort of enormous. LOL LOVE your penguin and the card set is the cutest! How different they all look in the various colors. xxD

Sharon Caudle said...

Whew!!! You have been a very busy girl!!!! I love them all! And I'm thinking your favorite is my favorite too!!! He's WAY too cute and love that frame! Great idea to clip that dealy off the sides and use them in the corner! Beautiful work my friend!! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season! big hugs to you!!!

Ann said...

wow when I grow up I wanna be just like you too - what an amazing collection of goodies. Can't believe how good they all are - just wow. Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Pink Elephant.

Ann xxx

Bonnie said...

As always you new art is beautiful, I love to look at it all although I can never copy it.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas my friend, I'm not sure I'll get back here and would never leave you out. Hugs....Boo

tina said...

My you've been busy! All your projects are simply gorgeous. Thanks for creating with us at TPE this week!

PaperCrafty said...

Amazing projects!! Great job with this weeks challenge!! Thanks for playing with us at TPE!!