November 30, 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

Ok, it's only 24 days until Christmas!  Are you ready?  We are done shopping, almost have all present wrapped, and almost have all decorations up.  Sort of a new record for me.  Making up for last year.  ;)  But now, I can just sit through and e n j o y the month!

And, I still need to make Christmas cards, I have a few done, but not enough.   I am not a mass producer type, so I go with several different easy designs.  Like this one-aren't the mittens cute?  Paired up with the snowflakes and the sentiment, it goes in my done pile! :)

Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website

        -The Pit Crew-
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November 29, 2012

Christmas Decorations using @BeAuthentique

I'm up over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today sharing these fun decorations made with Authentique papers.

stop by to see how-

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November 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Hero style

Here's a fun little card I shared on the W2S blog the other day-It's officially Christmas time!  Now that Thanksgiving is done, black friday has come and gone, we can all now focus on the holidays!!
My kids are pretty excited, the house is almost finished being decorated, the tree is up, and the lights are up outside!

The tree is made using the Pennants Nestabling and the Lattice Rectangles Nestabling.  The stamps are from Hero Arts. 

Now, I just need about 50 more cards and I am done! ;)

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November 15, 2012

It's that time!

Today the whole gangs sharing projects with a sneak peek of next months set!

Can you spot the sneak peek?  I used a sentiment from last months set, Very Merry and the hat is from next months set, Smitten with you.  Such a fun cute little hat, reminds me of my daughter, she is always wearing hats like this! 

  Avocado Arts is giving away THREE of our stamp set minis, leave a comment here and on the ladies BLOGS for a chance to win one of these:

 We'll select a winner on the 17th and post it to the AA blog and Facebook page.

Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website

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Merry Christmas!

I'm up over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today sharing a  holiday Lawn Fawn card

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November 13, 2012

Samantha Walker Creative Team Hop

Welcome to the monthly Creative Team Hop- If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!

 I made a few cards using some of Samantha's newer Silhouette cut files found here.  This Thank You card can be found here.  I ended up cutting it out a few times in several colors to see what I liked best layered- And, now I have a few more card pieces to put together!  My daughter had a birthday this past weekend, and we have a LONG list of thank you's to fill out!

This next one is on it's way to the store- She just created it, and I managed to squeeze a moment in and play just a bit with it.  It's a tri-fold poinsettia card, and it comes with all the pieces.  

And of course, there's a give away for comments:

And a free download for signing up for email subscription on Samantha's blog:
To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog between November 14th through November 18th. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, November 19th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog 

3. Follow her on Facebook

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so!

Make sure you head on over to Samantha's FaceBook page next!! 



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November 6, 2012

just for you

heya!  I'm up over on the Want2Scrap blog today sharing this card:

 For my card today I used Spellbinders dies and Avocado Arts stamps along with Lily Bee patterned paper and embellished with both the Baby LaCreme Pearls 100 count, and 
Baby Bling Pearls White 100 count pearls.  Here's a tip- If you can't find the color match for your project, stock up on the White Pearls, and color with your favorite alcohol based marker!  Same with the bling! ;)

 Baby Bling Pearls White 100 count
Baby LaCreme Pearls 100 count 

Spellbinders dies
Avocado Arts Stamps
ClearSnap Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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November 2, 2012

Caring Hearts Blog Hop

 Thanks for joining us today in the Caring Hearts Blog Hop.  If you have come from Teri's blog, you are in the right spot!  If not, head back to Vera's at the start!

The holidays are about family, about kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn't it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

For my first card, I used Avocado Arts Stamps paired up with Echo Park's Season's Greetings, & Dots & Stripes Christmas collection cut with Spellbinders S4-368 Hexagon dies.  I finished it off with a single gem.

For my second card, I used Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday line along with the Sweet Folk Art dies from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from JustRite stamps Deck the Halls.  

A few important details:

  • This card drive will be going on till November 30, 2012. I will need to receive your cards by November 30, 2012.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it (can be stamped or handwritten or both).  
  • Please sign your name and where you are from. 
  • Please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (all size welcome)
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail the cards to:
                        Vera Yates
                        P.O Box 19158
      Sugar Land, TX 77496
 And, there are WINNERS! Yes, prizes range from Paper Crafts Magazines, Becky Oehlers Stamps, Neat & Tangled stamps, Avery Elle, Technique Tuesday, Paper Smooches, Bella BLVD, Hero Arts Stamps, Avocado Arts Stamps, May Arts, LawnFawn Stamps, 2 Peas in a Bucket, Some Odd Girl, Jennifer McGuire is offering 2 online classes, Simon Says Stamp, and MORE!

  • We will pick winners randomly from comments left on participants blog between now and Monday, 11/5/2012, midnight CST. The more blogs you left comment on the better your chances. :) 

Now, make sure to head on over to Julie Masse's blog, and for the full list of hop participants, check our Vera's blog.

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November 1, 2012

Gearing up for Christmas lights!

So- wow, it's November 1st already- Unbelievable just how fast time has flown by this year!  I can't believe next month is Christmas- I am looking forward to it already. :)

 In an effort to keep my stash of Christmas cards, easily reproducible, and FLAT, I went with a very clean and simple design today.  I stamped the line for the Christmas lights, then the little bulbs in red and greed.  I LOVE those fun little bulbs!  It's finished off with a small gem from Want2Scrap.

Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website

        -The Pit Crew-
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