December 22, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly Design Team Thursday and a Winner!

Hello and happy Thursday to everyone! Are you all ready for the Holiday festivities? I am so not ready! I looked at my calendar yesterday and realized it was still on were all the calendars in our home! I think I am in a subconscious denial it's almost Christmas. Well if you are a procrastinator, like me, and need to make holiday cards yet I a have a few last minute card ideas for you today. It is of course Design Team Thursday at My Thoughts Exactly so each card will feature the fabulous Holiday stamp sets :) To be exact each card will be showing sentiments from the Holly Jolly Phrases set.

First up I have the Christmas cards we handed out to our family at the annual family gathering, yes handed out because I didn't get them mailed in time.

I didn't want to make a million and one folded cards, so they are just flat cards. The message is hidden by the little penguin that is a magnet! Aren't the sentiments fun? I just love "May your stocking be filled with smiles and love!" See the little stocking up? Yup that's on the Holly Jolly Phrases set too. I also made a second version of the card with a different penguin.

Now I have a card that was just for fun...well I really wanted to use a certain stamp so the card was designed around that. The idea came to me while I was wrapping our Christmas gifts and the dog would not leave me alone! She was walking all over the wrapping paper, throwing toys on the paper, chasing the ribbon and just didn't stop and by the time I got her to leave me alone the paper was ruined. So the Naughty Darja card was created.
The idea on the front being the mess left over from a very naughty little puppy playing in the craft room. On a side note the paw prints are the size of Darja's paws so it's very fitting, it's also how she usually 'signs' all our cards. Now back to your regularly schedule program...
Isn't that cute? As soon as I saw the "Dear Santa" phrases I knew I had to use them. I always remember as a little kid trying to write my letter to Santa but never knowing exactly what to say. Well Darja had the same problem. "I was very very good"...well maybe not. "Please define good?" No that doesn't sound right. "I can explain..." I imagine her explanation would be, "I was just trying to help mama finish her card." Of course it would be said with a cocked head and those puppy dog eyes so you can't yell at her.

So I have one last thing for you today. I never heard back from the winner of the Stamp Release so I have a new one! The new winner is...#9 - StampGram! Please send me an email (CraftyRktSci [at] gmail [dot] com) to claim your prize StampGram.

Be sure to stop by the My Thoughts Exactly store to pick up all your favorite stamps and don't forget to stop by Jen's blog too to see her Design Team Thursday project.

Happy crafting and happy holidays!

December 15, 2011

Just a note...

Hi everyone! This is just a quick post to let anyone that grabbed my blinkie for their blogs know the file it was linked to got deleted. Long story short I linked my blogger account to my Google+ account (trying to consolidate online profiles) and all my pictures got deleted in the process. I think I've got most of them back up and in the right places. There is also new code for the blinkie over in the left hand side bar...don't ask me why the text area won't limit to a few lines (the html code is right if checked it a million times)...blogger is driving me crazy this week! I'll get it fixed at some point in time but for now at least the code is up and had the correct link.

If you see anything that looks out of place or missing please leave me a quick comment if you don't mind. I appreciate any quirks you can point out.

And since you are here I can't leave you without a project right?!? This is a fun little card I made for my hunny's birthday. He had a funny look on his face when he opened the card...
When I asked why he said, "nothing I just didn't get it at first...a birthday ninja?" Well I thought it was cute, oh well.

All the files are from the Lettering Delights Ninja Kicks set. Of course I changed a few things. I added the heart to the birthday ninja, the Trendy Twine sash, and that mustache! So I have to admit this card is a little old, his birthday was in November and he does the whole no shave November. So, I added a little facial hair to the ninja from the Mustache Mania set at Lettering Delights. Oh yea, can you believe the tiny cuts on this card? Thanks to my amaZING Zing that he bought me for my birthday I can cut things I never dreamed of cutting before! The circles on the lamps are completely perfect I dreaming?

Well that's all for today, happy crafting!

December 11, 2011

Merry Tree

Hello everyone! If you are looking for the Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop please scroll down or go here. Today is another SVG Attic Sunday for me. I have just a simple little project that could be a center piece for a holiday dinner or just a decoration for the holiday season.
I used the tree from O Christmas Tree and decorated it with my favorite Trendy Twine! Here are a few close ups of the details. The topper is a stamp I picked up at Michael's and hand cut around. It's stuck in the top with a red toothpick.
And a close up of the tiny bows all over the tree. Yes I tied them all and it took forever! I cut the tree out at a size of 8" so the tree isn't very big.

I know this is a simple project but time has been limited this week. Don't forget to hop along with the Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Also be sure to stop by the SVG Attic store to pick up some files at a speacial discout through out the hop.

Happy crafting!

December 9, 2011

Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop!

Hello and happy weekend to you! Today was the last day of classes for us so it will be a joyous weekend for me. I'm also headed to a cookie exchange party at my mom's house so that will be a lot of fun. Enough of my babbling and on to what you came for!

Today is the start of the Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop! The ladies at SVG Attic are putting on a blog hop full of cute little gift ideas for all the people you see on a daily basis but just need a small gift for. If you just came from Kasi's blog you are on the right track! If you are just popping by my little corner of the world and you missed the beginning of the hop you can start at the SVG Attic blog. Trust me you won't want to miss any of the projects. In case you get lost along the way here is the line up of talent:
Kasi <-- You were just here.
Jessica L <-- That's me!
Laura <-- You're next stop.

So are you ready to see what I made? Well I'm going to tell you a little story about my project first, I know I'm a tease :) As you may have seen earlier my great-grandmother passed away last week and we had her funeral earlier this week. Well at lunch after the service we were all sitting around sharing stories and memories. One of the things that all the kids remembered was great-grandma's candy and marshmallows. She made sure to have them at all times cause you never know when one of those grand-kids was going to stop by. Now these were not any old candies or marshmallows, it was always Nips (the chocolate filled ones) and the pastel fruit flavored marshmallows. So I decided to make a snowman for someone special with all the special things great-grandma always gave us. Now a snowman has three sections so I needed one more treat to complete the goodies...kisses! There was always a kiss ready and waiting for you when you got to great-grandma's. So without further ado here is my little snowman full of great-grandma's goodies.
Isn't he just too cute?!? I used the gift favor box from the Holiday Cheer Boxes set and cut them at 3 different sizes to create the snowman. The snowman's eyes, nose, buttons, and arms are from the Build A Snowman set. I just made the snowman's hat with out any SVGs (it didn't come out that great either) but you could use the rosette from the gift card box in the Holiday Cheer Boxes set for the brim if you wanted and the hat in the Mad Tea Party set for the hat shape, just cut it really small :)

Here is a close up of the snowman's face and hat. Of course I wrapped the hat with a little twine to create the band.
Here is a close up of the snowman's banner and his mid section. The banner says "wishing you the happiest holidays." Of course I used some more twine to attach the banner to the snowman's arms.
Last picture is a side view of the snowman so you can see how I attached all the boxes together...more twine! I think I have an obsession with twine :) It just goes so well with all the SVG Attic files.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Stop by SVG Attic to pick up all your favorite files and for the rest of the hop they will all be 50% off with code GIFT at checkout. Also be sure to get your free file set, O Christmas Tree, with every purchase of $9.98 or more with code FREE at checkout. Now what's a blog hop without candy? Jessica will be giving away two $50 gift cards to lucky readers! The rules are you have to follow the SVG Attic blog, become a follower of all the hop blogs, and leave a comment on each of the blogs.There are also a two opportunities for extra bonus entries: 1. become a fan of SVG Attic on Facebook 2. share the blog hop on Facebook and tag SVG Attic in the post (1 entry per share). Now on to your next stop, the lovely Laura!

Happy crafting,

MTE Stamp Release Winner!

Hello everybody! I know it's been a little quiet around here this week. I kind of disappeared last week on you all. My great-grandmother passed away so I traveled back to Ohio for the first time in six years! It was nice to see family I hadn't seen in years, just wish it were for a more joyous occasion.

Today I finally picked the winner from the My Thoughts Exactly Stamp Release! The lucky winner is...#6
Lynda! Lynda please send me an email at craftyrktsci [at] gmail [dot] com to claim your $5 gift card to My Thoughts Exactly!

Be on the look out for a cute little project later tonight for the Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop!

Happy crafting!