Monday, November 29, 2010

Simple Christmas Cards Series - Day 6

I made this card using the Imagine with Winter Frolic cart and paper patterns from Imagine More Cards. I love how easy it is to use a Cricut cartridge and fill the layer with a pattern from an Imagine cartridge. The joy stamp is from an old Creative Cafe set. I used clear Smooch ink to add a little shimmer.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Simple Christmas Cards Series - Day 5

I really like the background pattern paper that I was able to print using the Imagine. I love how easy it is to coordinate papers and I don't have to worry about running out of a particular design.

I used the snowflake design paper behind the floral image and brought out the pop dots again. I used a clear Spica pen to add some shimmer, but it didn't show up in the photo.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Simple Christmas Cards Series - Day 4

I think I might add some bling and a sentiment to the front of this card. It seems a little plain even for my simple style. I printed and cut the tree twice and pop dotted the second tree. I used the Martha Stewart baker's twine that I'm in love with again! I like that is comes on little spools with 2 spools of brown/white, 2 spools of red/white, and 2 spools of green/white.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Simple Christmas Cards Series - Day 3

Happy Thanksgiving!
Welcome to day 3 of the Simple Christmas Cards Series.
The colors scanned in brighter than they are in real life. I used one of my favorite punches along the bottom and some Martha Stewart baker's twine at the top. The image is pop dotted.
Enjoy your turkey day! I'm thankful for my family, friends, job, and this wonderful hobby. What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Simple Christmas Cards Series - Day 2

I think this is a sweet image! The little deer are some of my favorite images on Snow Angel. I pop dotted the image to add some interest and left the rest simple.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Simple Christmas Cards Series - Day 1

My mom asked me to make her some Christmas cards again this year. I decided this would be a great opportunity to play with the Imagine and the Snow Angel Imagine Art cartridge. Most of the cards need to be mailed to Canada so I couldn't go crazy with pop dots.

I'll post a card a day for this series.

I used Bazzill Bling Paper behind the floral image, the rest of the paper is from the Snow Angel cart. I printed and cut the floral image twice once as a flat image and a second time in layers that I've pop dotted for some depth.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Canvas Bags

I used ink jet iron-on with the Cricut Imagine to print and cut the images from the Imagine More Cards Art cartridge. I selected to flip the image so the text would not be backwards when I ironed on the image. I then ironed the bag to remove all the wrinkles then placed the iron-on and began to run the iron on the hottest setting without any steam over the image. Be sure to run the iron really well over the edges of the image. I waited for the backing to cool before removing to leave a matte finish.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thinking of You Card

I was super excited to play with the Cricut Lite Lacey Labels cart. I had wanted this cart for a long time and my super sweet Circle Pal, Maria sent it to me! The pattern paper is from a Papertrey Ink stack and I used a stamp from Hero Arts for the sentiment. The little flower was cut on brown shimmer paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Soon I'll be posting some Christmas cards that I made using the Cricut Imagine.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Veteran's Day Blog Hop Winner

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The winner of my blog candy is Rebecca Minor! Congrats, I'll be contacting you soon.

Josie's comment on Deb's Blog, If It's Groovy won her the Scrap'n Tote and Gina Thornton won the Spellbinders Nesties set with her comment on One Scrappin' Sista Blog.

Thanks to everyone who hopped along.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Land of the Free Because of the Brave Blog Hop

Welcome and Happy Veteran's Day!

It's finally time for the Veteran's Day Land of the Free Because of the Brave Blog Hop! Veteran's Day is a wonderful time to reflect and appreciate all veterans and current service members for their dedication and service.

I decided to make a layout using cut from the Cricut cartridge Stand and Salute. I also used bling with my I-Rock.

KarelJ's neice Charity, was kind enough to answer some questions to share with everyone.

How are you connected to the Military? I have two cousins that are members of the Marines and the Army. My husband Jon is currently a member of the Air Force.

How has this connection impacted your life? Watching my cousin's families go through their husbands/dads being gone I learned a lot about what sacrifices our service members and their families go through to protect our freedom. Now that my husband is also in the military it has impacted my life more personally. Moving away from family (across the country) was especially difficult (I have never been away from my mom for more than a week haha).

What’s the hardest part of being a military relative (wife? Child? Friend?) The hardest part of being a military wife is probably knowing that Jon could leave at any time for any amount of time. And the feeling of not knowing if he will come back. (No matter how small the possibility) The hardest part of being a military friend is knowing that you will move away from each other. It makes it very difficult to open up to people or to even put yourself out there to make friends.

What do you do to make it easier? We just try to keep busy. Take Seth (my son) to the park, have play dates, bake, and hang out with the friends that I do allow myself to make. But I don’t know if it will ever be easy.

Do you think Veterans and Service personnel get the respect they deserve? Sadly, no. There are MANY people out there that do support our military and I am very thankful to those people. However, these men and women deserve much more respect than they get!

What do you think artists and crafters could do to support the Military? I remember when my husband was in basic training many people sent him cards and letters and it was such a blessing to him. All military personnel deserve to have that kind of encouragement.

What else would you like to share with the people reading this? Many people believe that supporting our troops means agreeing with the war. They are there protecting our freedoms that we have, and they should be supported no matter what your views on the war are. They are away from their families 6 months or more out of the year so that you can safely be with yours.

I'd like to thank Charity for answering these questions and her husband for his service.

As Charity mentioned, handmade cards are a great way to let service members know that they are appreciated. Operation Write Home is a wonderful way to make a difference by sending encouragement to the troops or providing blank cards that can be sent home. Please consider volunteering your talents to a worthwile cause.

To celebrate Veteran's Day, I'd like to give away some red, white, and blue blog candy.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you. I'll pick a winner on Sunday using

KarelJ who organized this amazing blog hop is thrilled to announce that some blog candy has been donated. Our amazing Blog Candy (2—count ‘em! TWO Chances to win!!) are brought to you through the generosity of Marlo, who created the marvelous Scrap’NTote and Anne, from Paper Patch Crafts.

The rules for entering are the same for both prizes: Hop along our path and leave a comment AND a way to contact you on each and every stop. Please leave contact information in a safe manner ( ie, written out, rather than a direct link). On Friday, November 12, KarelJ will use to first select a blog number (1-20) and then a comment number from that blog for each prize. She will post the winner’s name on her blog and notify the bloggers, so they can also post the winner. KarelJ will contact the winner, using the information left in the comment. If there is no information available, she will choose another winner from the same blog. It is up to the winner to contact KarelJ at ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com. If she has not been contacted by Monday, November 15, another winner will be chosen.

Now, on to the good stuff! Our first prize is a wonderful Pink Scrap’Ntote to store your Cricut Cartridges in! It comes to us from Marlo, at ContainYaCrafts. You can see the wonderful way this binder system keeps all your carts together, and ready to go in a flash on this link: Need more than one? Put it on the Christmas Wish List and have the hubs order NOW, as they are simply flying out of stock! We got one of the final donations for the year, and are so grateful to Marlo!Our second terrific prize is a set of Spellbinders Nesties in the Crown Circle Shape. It comes to us via the generosity of Anne, whose family has an incredibly strong military heritage. You can read more about Anne and her husband on Linda and Gina’s Blogs. You can also check out paper Patch Crafts here, to see what other incredible things Anne has to sell!

Here's the list for the Land of the Free Because of the Brave blog hop:

1. KarelJ at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity
2. Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly
3. Deb at Tidbit’s Place
4. Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs
5. Jennifer at Young’s Scrapping
6. Diane at Crafting This Moment
7. Judy at Be Present Be Real
8. Marianne at Life From Marianne’s Table
9. Deb at If It’s Groovy
10. Christel at One Scrappin’ Sista
11. Belinda at Queen Bee’s Musings
12. Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner
13. Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries
14. Rachel at Suburban Crafter
15. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping
16. Becky at Sew in Stitches
17. Rebecca at Creations With Becca
18. Bobbi Jo at Sweet Sassy Diva

19. Angie at Gypsy Paperie – YOU ARE HERE!
20. Linda at The Tulip Collector

Thanks for stopping by! Please go visit Linda at The Tulip Collector to finish the hop!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Land of The Free Because of The Brave Veteran's Day Blog Hop

I'm excited to announce that I'll be a part of the Land of The Free Because of The Brave Veteran's Day Blog Hop that KarelJ from One By One the Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity has put together!

Veteran's Day is a wonderful time to acknowledge all the sacrifices our men and women in uniform and their families have made to keep us free.

Please come back to Gypsy Paperie on Veteran's Day and participate in the blog hop. There's some great blog candy up for grabs and wonderful projects to share.