Friday, December 24, 2010

Buon Natale...

I just wanted to drop a note and say Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays to all of my sweet friends!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Damn, I amaze myself! LOL!!!

I could have sworn that I updated my blog lately, but I guess not.  I have done a bunch of stuff and I thought I already posted it, but it seems that I didn't, so I guess no time is better than the present!

I have finally finished AND mailed my Christmas cards.  I had a bunch of fun doing them.

I got the idea for this one from a gift tag I received last year and knew I wanted to do something with it when I received it.  Here's the gift tag I received...
It had ribbon for the laces with a bell on the ends, but I needed to take the tag apart to try and replicate it.  I then made a template, scanned it, tweeked it, made it an .svg file so I could use my Cricut machine to cut out a bunch of them for the cards.  Here's how the card turned out...
I added ribbon for the laces and put pom-poms on the end with some bling in the middle.  I also made a tag to go inside the skate with our Christmas sentiments.

If you'd like the .svg file for the skate, you can download here until 12/25/10.  Skate SVG File

Next I made a Rudolph card.  I received the .svg file for this on Scrapcation Getaway.
I glittered up his nose and his collar, then stamped the sentiment and matted on red glitter paper.

Whew...can't believe I actually got some cards made this year.  Every year I want to make cards, and keep reminding myself during the year, but the holidays creep up and I go and buy them instead.  I think the investment in the Cricut was a wise choice and so glad I was able to get one.  It has made life a bit easier so far.

I have also made a couple more .svg files...all by myself!!!  It's a bit time-consuming, but I needed a fireplace for a craft I am doing (along with a bunch others) but don't have a file for one and couldn't find one either.  I also will not buy a cartridge just for one or two I thought I would try my hand at it since I made the skate one, I thought maybe I could do this as well.

Here's a Brick Fireplace...
Here's the file for it...only up until 12/25/10.  Brick Fireplace SVG File

Then I also made a Wood Fireplace...
Here's the file for it...again, only up until 12/25/10.  Wood Fireplace SVG File

I would LOVE for you to let me know how you like/dislike the files.  Let me know if you would like me to keep sharing what I make or just keep to myself.  I'd appreciate ANY feedback whatsoever!!!

So I am trying to finish all of my crafts that I making people for the holidays and I am totally hoping I can get them done.  I do have some vacation, but have been watching some old classic movies instead!!! LOL!!! Oh well...maybe before the New Year! LOL!!!

I will try to blog again before the New Year, but if I don't...I hope everyone has a safe, healthy and wonderful holiday season!!!  Take care all!