Monday, November 29, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 38 Ribbon!

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to create a project incorporating ribbon. I decided to make a Christmas card using my new Jolly Holidays cricut lite cartridge that I got at Midnight on Black Friday! My husband and I love black friday shopping!
Anyways, I decided to incorporate ribbon my making this reindeers scarf our of ribbon instead of paper. The sentiment is part of a Christmas stamp set from Pink by Design at You can't really tell very well in this picture but the reindeer is cut from metallic brown paper. I know I've said this before but I will say it again.. my new slogan is "Just use it". I have all this awesome paper that I never use! So thats what I used the metallic paper :) The border is my favorite Martha Stewart border punch!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Make sure to check out all the other fabulous projects by the DT at Fantabulous Cricut!

Friday, November 19, 2010

30 Days of Gift Making.. Day 19!

Hello and welcome to my blog!
Today I am hosting day 19 of the 30 days of Gift Giving blog hop!
I decided to get a head start on my Christmas gifts for my co-workers. This one is for my friend Valencia! These are super easy gifts that don't break the bank. I got the Acrylic picture frame at walmart.

I used Cindy Lou for the initial. I also used my I-Rock to bling it up alittle.

Thanks for checking out day 19! Make sure to check out day 20 tomorrow with Michelle at Scrappin with my Bug!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 36 Achoo

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is ACHOO. Create a project that has something to do with being sick. I decided to make a couple get well soon cards.

The tree on this card is cut from Cindy Lou.
This whale is cut from Create a Critter :)

Thanks for looking! Make sure to check out Fantabulous Cricut for all the other DT projects!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 35 Color & Shape Challenge

Happy Monday! This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is the color green and a circle. I decided to make more skittle sticks to prepare for my craft fair this Saturday. The tag is cut from Storybook and the reindeer is cut from Doodlecharms. I get my bags from For those of you having issues locating the bags, here is the direct link!!
And a close up of my tags...

Thanks for reading today! For those of you who are local, my craft fair is in Roseville, California on saturday at Roseville Commons retirement home.

Roseville Commons 9 am-3pm 275 Folsom Blvd, Roseville CA 95678

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

30 Days of Gift Making.. Day 7!

Welcome Everyone to day 7 of the 30 Days of Gift Making blog hop!

I decided to make little gift boxes filled with M&M sticks for some of my friends for Christmas. This gift box is cut at 5 1/2 inches from Tags, Bags, Boxes and more.

This tag is also cut from Tags Bags Boxes and More. The snowflakes are cut from Winter Woodlands. I used my new Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on the snowflakes.

Close up of the snowflakes tied to the M&M sticks. I got the bags for the M&M sticks from They are 1x8 inches. I've been making lots of M&M sticks for Craft Fairs. My husband actually stuffs the M&M's for me and always runs out of yellow's and brown's first. So what do we do with the remaining M&M's? I have him make solid colored sticks knowing I would figure out something for them. Aren't the blue ones just perfect for this project? I like them anyways :)

Thanks for stoping by today! Make sure to check out Martha tomorrow for day 8!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fabulous Friday and TUTORIAL!!

Hi Everyone! I am very excited to tell you that today I am being featured over at Scrappily Ever After!! Every Friday she will be featuring a different blog and this week its me!! :)
I have a SPECIAL PROJECT for you all! This is my first time making it and I am excited to share it with you!
Christmas Hand Sanitizer Holder
These gifts are perfect for co-workers, teachers, friends etc.. they each hold alittle hand sanitizer. I got mine from Bath and Body works (which they have Christmas scents in stock now!)
And here is a picture of the inside..


Cut two pieces of cardstock, one 3x10 and one 6 x 1 1/2.

Score! Score the big piece at 1, 2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2. Then score the small piece at 1/2, 1 1/2, 4 1/2 and 5 1/2. Then still with the smaller piece, score at 1/4 the opposite direction that you just scored. After you are done scoring, fold along all score lines and cut your small piece to look like mine below...

Punch a hole! I do not have an oval punch from SU so I used my window word punch to punch my hole. I used punched over and over again until my hole was big enough for the hand sanitizer to fit.

Now you will attach your small cardstock to the bigger piece. Glue the bottom tabs of your small cardstock to your bigger piece as pictured below. After its secured to the bottom glue the sides to the back and the front of your holder.

Here is what it looks like all glued together. I also added cardstock to the inside to make it alittle nicer then just plain cardstock.
And now here is what it looks like with the hand sanitizer in it. To keep the hand sanitizer in place I put a small glue dot on the bottom.
Now decorate the cover how ever you would like. I decided to cut a deer from Christmas Solutions. I also added tulle to the top to make it look alittle fancier.

And here is a shot of the side...

Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog and reading my tutorial and a special thanks to Holly for featuring me on her blog today!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Craft Fair Items

Here are some pictures of some Thanksgiving stuff I've been working on getting ready for craft fairs. My first one is on the 13th!! So far my most popular item... M&M Sticks. I get tons of questions asking me where I get my bags. They are from and they are 1x8 inches. The toppers are made from Gypsy Wanderings. Instead of ribbon at the top I tie them with Tulle. I like the look of tulle better.

Sour Cream Containers! These are filled with hershey kisses. Again the toppers are make with Gypsy Wanderings and Stamping Solutions. Also the stamp is from Pink by Design stamps which can be purchased at

Turkey Poop! This turkey is cut from Create a Critter.

Thanks for reading!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 34 - Birds

Hello Friends and HAPPY 1ST DAY OF NOVEMBER!!! So sorry I haven't been updating my blog lately. I've been so busy preparing for craft fairs and filling orders I've been receiving on facebook. I promise to be better!! :)

Anyways, this weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is Birds! Create a project that incorporates a bird or something to do with birds. Here is my card!
The bird is cut from my FAVORITE cartridge, Create a Critter! The background and shadow to the background are both cut from Gypsy Wanderings. I used my new Scenic Route paper! I love the fall colors and of course had to throw in alittle pink, stickles and gems! :)

Make sure you check out the rest of the designers INCLUDING SOME NEW ONES over at Fantabulous Cricut!