Let it Snow, Let It Snow... No Not Really!

No snow please. Hate snow. Slippery, cold, wet... Blah.
I started the day in the kitchen. I always loved the mini corn flake wreaths for Christmas, but the 1 time I attempted them it turned into a hot sticky mess. Then I saw THIS on pinterest.
In hindsight, I will use less marshmallows... But Delish none the less.

Corn Flake Christmas Wreath

1 Bundt Pan
6 Cups Corn Flakes
1 Stick of Butter
1.5-2 Ten Ounce Bags Mini Marshmallows
Green Food Coloring
Fruit Roll Ups, Red Hots, or Cranberries for Decor
Melt Butter in Microwave & pour over marshmallows in a large bowl.
Melt Marshmallows in 30 second increments, add green food coloring.
Fold in Corn Flakes. Spray bundt pan generously with cooking spray.
Fill Bundt Pan w/ Mixture and place in freezer until set (about 10 min).
Remove from freeze and flip upside down onto plate, let sit until it falls out.

The next part of my day was in my 2nd favorite room of the house. The craft room. A lot of first went into this layout. First time using my new silhouette. First time using double sided adhesive paper in cutting machine. First time sewing on a layout. Phew...
The snowflakes were cut out with the silhouette on double sided adhesive paper and glittered with Silhouette glitter. My new favorite. The tree's, also cut out on Silhouette and glittered. Sentiment from from Cricut, Teresa Collins December 25th Cartridge.










Now its off for Melting Pot & Christmas Shopping!


Challenges Entered: 
Fantabulous Cricut, Snow


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December 25th

 

December 25th
Glitter:  Silhouette Studio
Stamps:  Hero Arts "Snowman Christmas"
Die Cuts: Cricut "Teresa Collins December 25th"


I glue stamped the background images and applied white Silhouette glitter. Die Cut "Tree" and "Christmas" from Teresa Collins December 25th Crcut Cartridge. Adhere misc. Red Twine :)

Challenges:


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Bridal Shower Invitations

I have been knee deep in Wedding for the last 4 months... 3 more to go. But I have finally finished the Bridal Shower invitations for my best friends wedding.

Front and Back

The front was punched out with Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch (Flower Bed), and Garnished with some Gems of course. For the back, I cut out the dress sillouette from my Formal Occassion cricut cartridge after printing the deets on a 5x7 piece of cardstock. Trimmed it off with a ribbon sash. 

80 of these down, you betcha my hands hurt! 

Challenges:


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Something Old New Borrowed & Blue

Another page for my best friends wedding album I am working on. I am trying to incorporate stuff from her late mother (who was a crafter) in all the pages. I got a good majority of her mothers stash when she passed.
Last night I saw a project from Ranger using shrink plastic, and remembered I had some in my stash, from her mom.

I used all Unity stamps. Stamping both onto the shrink sheets & transparancy sheets, then fussy cutting with Fiskars Precision Scissors. (The scissors are very important when cutting plastic, a few of my edges on damaged when I used my regular craft scissors) Then decorating the backs using Stickles & perfect pearls.

Photography is difficult for me, My only craft time is at night and I get no natural light.

 










This page is intended for the photos we take in the bridal suite getting ready.
The center title is something I created on photoshop, printed on vellum, 
and cut out with Spellbinders.
Its background I embossed with an inked up sizzix folder.

Supplies
Ink:  My Blue Stormy Sky Distress Ink, Stazon Brown
Paper: DCWVFormal Affair stack Borrowed from Mom
Stamps: My old Unity Best Wishes & Blooms
Tools: Sizzix/Basic Grey Diamonds Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Labels 14
Other: Ranger Stickles & my new perfect pearls

Challenges: 



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Wedding Album

I am working on a wedding album as a wedding gift for my best friend. I want to share a page I made for their engagement photos.  I was most pleased with this page as I was able to incorporate some beads/jewels that were in her mothers stash when she passed away.

I used a sketch from Helmar Design Team: January Challenge and color inspiration from Play Date Cafe.

I cut the Large plain & scallop circle from Paper Lace II cartridge on Cricut. The font, also from Paper Lace II was cut out on plain white cardstock that I inked with Worn Lipstick & Spun Sugar distress ink, Sprayed with Tattered Angels, covered in glitter, then topped with glossy accents.











The flowers were cut from the
florals embellished cartridge and
distressed with some Vintage Photo. Topped off with a few brads and the new Candi embellishments.

Helmar Sketch

Play Date Cafe Challenge
And there you have it!





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~*Love You*~

Here is this weeks sketch over at CPS. Here is my take;
I used Hero Art's "Thanks Flowers" cling stamps on Kraft Cardstock with Distress Ink (Barn Door & Peeled Paint). I made a faux flower pot from a medallion on Cricut Cartridge 'Sophisticated' and cut the banner from 'Storybook'. Sentiment is also stamped in Peeled Paint and is from Fiskars.

Challenges:
CPS
Fantabulous Cricut
Case Study


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A Little Cricut Love


Today I wanted to make a valentine inspired by the CASE Study challenge. The muse this week is Amy Sheffer with this lovely card;





I decided to go with coordinating paper from my old DCVW
Black Currant stack. I stamped the Hero Arts Florish background with Versa Mark & clear embossed. Added a glittery silver ribbon trim, and a simple button with some of my new pink glittery WeR Memories twine. I borrowed my moms Martha Stewart punch for the bottom lace. All together it turned out pretty cool I think. I had seen this new technique (well new to me at least lol )for paper pleating on pintrest, then when this case study came along it was perfect opportunity.

Supplies:
Paper- DCWV Black Currant Stack
Tools- Cricut Expression 2, Storybook, Essentials, & Elegant Edges Cartridges
Martha Stewart Double Arches Punch
Stamps: Hero Arts Florish Background
Ink: Versa Mark
Embossing Powder: Ala Mode Clear

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp
Case Study
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Wee Memories


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