Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thankful Mini out of Toilet Paper Tubes

Hi all my crafty friends, did you think I dropped off the face of the earth??? lol I didn't, but have been busy with Thanksgiving and all. Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and had much to be thankful for.  I know we do!!  Which brings me to my post for today.  I made a little mini out of toilet papers tubes to house tags that list what we are thankful for this year.  I love it, even though it isn't quite done all the way yet.  I have our names on each one and a tag that everyone who ate here filled out.  It will be nice to reflect back on in the future.  I used the Cricut cart, Thanksgiving, for all my die cuts.  The flower I made a while back and not sure what cart I used for the flower.  Thanks as always for looking/commenting and I please know how very thankful Iam for you all!!  Hugs, Brenda

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cute little Turkeys and Mini Hand sanitizers gift boxes

Happy Saturday to all my crafty friends!  I have some cute little turkeys that can do double duty!  They are a little treat as well as can be used a name cards on your Thanksgiving table!!  I idea came from Laura at The Queen's Card Castle.  Aren't they just the cutest?! lol  I didn't make mine a family like Laura did, but still think they are super cute.  All you need is a circle punch, a scallop punch, a flower punch and some nuggets.  I will be adding the names of my family to my turkey feathers and using them on the plates at Thanksgiving dinner. Very easy and simple to make these!!

Now on to the Hand Sanitizer boxes.  I used the mini santitizers that you get at Bath and Body, 5 for $5.  You can find the directions on how to make this cute little box here.  These are cute little boxes and the hand sanitizers make cute little gifts or stocking stuffers. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get to craft something for Christmas!  Hugs, Brenda

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Advent Calendar

Hi all my crafty friend!  I have an advent calendar for you tonight.  My SU demonstrator got advents calendars for those of us who wanted one and of course I was on that wagon right away. lol  Any way it is a wooden base and chipboard boxes.  I inked my wood with Vintage Photo distress ink and then added my paper.  I then used my Cricut carts, French Manor for the window, Christmas Solution for the reindeer and santa, and the swag in the window, George Basic Shapes and More for the moon and Winder Woodland for the trees.  I used a mix of Christmas papers for the boxes and inked with with the Vintage Photo distress ink also.  The chipboard numbers came with the advent calendar and I just used stickles on the bare chipboard.  I think that covers it. lol  Hope you like my advent calendar!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall and Christmas Cards

Hi my crafty friends, hope your weekend was fabulous!  I had a very enjoyable day yesterday making cards with a friend!!  Here are my cards, no Cricut, but I used my Cuttlebug embossing folders and stamps.  I am happy with the way they came out.  For the pumpkin, the leaf and the snowflake I used this tutorial to make them look so beautiful!!!  Thank you Suzanne for your wonderful tutorial!!  I hope you will try this tutorial my crafty friends, it is a lot of fun and the end results are gorgeous!! You will not be disappointed and it looks even more better in person!  Enjoy your week!

Friday, November 4, 2011

If it is Fall, it's Football Time!

Yep, it is football season.  While high school football is winding down, the NFL is going strong and my guys are huge football fans.  My youngest (almost 16) can talk, watch, and play football 24/7. If there isn't a game on then he has the NFL channel on.  Like I said football 24/7! lol  Well over at Die Cutting Divas they are having a football challenge so I decided to get my son's 16th birthday card done for when his birthday comes in Jan and enter it in the challenge.  I did a step card using Sports Mania cart, Paper Dolls for Everyday and Martha Steward Seasonal Cake cart.  I am going to enter this card in MySheri Crafts, they are having a sports challenge as well. I think he is gonna love this card!  I hope you like it as well.