Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Gift Tags

Hi Everyone!!

Thing have been good around here, it was very wet and snowy here last week, which is out of the norm for our region (north of Seattle) this time of year and in our house I seemed to be the only one without bronchitis (ahhh heeemm, Zoe and Papa) or pnuemonia (ahh heeem, Adam) and now it's catching up to me! I've got some sort of cold and cough, but I'm praying it will go away on it's own.

Anywhoo; I was up this evening, and thought I'd make some cute tags to hang on holiday gifts.
I've always wanted to make tags, instead of buying the stick on kind. I've also always wanted to decorate the tree with one theme, use wrapping paper that coordinates with the theme and only white lights to make the tree classy, and really sparkle... but, back to reality and these cute tags though (since I have a three year old, and a slightly 'eclectic' husband, we'll stick with the children made and/or half broken ornaments (that are her 'ffaaaaavvvooowit'; so I can't throw them away... )

The supplies I used for these tags are:

Cricut Expressions, Winter Frolic Cartridge, Brown, White & Pink Cardstocks, Green Textured Cardstock, Red Textured Cardstock, Blue Gemstones Core'dinations, and a Patterned cardstock from the My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter Stack.

My tag is cut at 2" from the tag feature, raindeer button. The mouse and all associated cuts were made at 1.75". The small square on the back of the tag was cut with my Fiskars Rotary Trimmer and cut to 2.5"X1.75" and corners were rounded with a corner rounding punch.

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving; I know I did. I still have a hard time with holidays, they are sort of bittersweet for me. Anyone who recently lost a person they loved knows that the holidays are great; but holidays without (fill in your blank here, mine is Knox) is hard. Building the memories sans that person you love so much can hurt. I am so thankful for my beautiful family, all of our caring relatives and being blessed enough to have a filling and fun holiday.

I am headed to bed, as I've got to be up bright and early to work at Horse Head Quarters in the morning, turning out horses and cleaning stalls. :) I am one lucky girl to have such an amazing job! :-)

Thanks for checking in today, and have a great night!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Waltzingmouse Challenge

It's been a long time for me to post anything, let alone two postings in one day!
After uploading my last posting, I was surfing around, and through Papercraft Star...
found Kim Duran one of their newest design team members.
Then, from her blog; I found Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog.
They have a challenge going on based on a sketch, and this is my interpretation of it!
Here is a shot of the detail on the flowers.
Red Cardstock (actually a scrap!) as base
Scrap pieces from the My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter Stack I was using earlier. (for ALL the pattern paper used)
Prima Flowers
Glue Dots
Hemp Cording
Pink Button
ATG gun

Winter Frolic Card Set

Hello Everyone!
I'm working on some Holiday Cards, and thought I would share with you the newest creations.
The stocking is cut from Winter Frolic Cartridge, at 3".
The snowman is also cut from Winter Frolic, and is cut at 2.5".
My Mind's Eye Paper Stack, Winter Wonderland
Brown, Ivory, Pink, Orange Cardstock
Red Core'dinations
White Paper (with embossed dots, it came this way but could easily be recreated with swiss dots cuttlebug folder)
Pink Satin Ribbon
Simple Directions: Start with 8.5X4.25 Cardstock, and fold in half, hamburger style. Mat Ivory cardstock under pattern of your choice. Tie with ribbon, add your charactor and stamp sentiment.
Cheers and happy holidays!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Bazzar Products

Hi Guys,
I've been so busy doing things for the holiday bazaars I've committed to being in. Tomorrow, I have one at Good Shephard Church in Snohomish, WA. If you are from around here, you know Snohomish is AMAZING and a very country, rustic town. I thought these up a while back, and hadn't acted up on my idea until I found the perfect scrap wood at Horse Head Quarters, in Snohomish WA.
I think they turned out beautiful, and I wasn't going to do any Shabby Chic but once I did one for myself, I LOVE how they look, and did a few more. These will be available for purchase tomorrow at the bazaar, or can be purchased through contacting me dddcort (at) yahoo (dot) com. They will be priced @ $12 each tomorrow, and I'm not sure on shipping for them, but they may be up on Etsy soon as well.
Please remember, I hope this does inspire you, but the idea, product and plans for it are in Copyright at the moment! :-)