My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Friday, November 30, 2012

DECEMBER DAILY Album Cover and First Page

This is the cover and a section of the first page of my
DECEMBER DAILY ALBUM
I am using a 12 inch x 12 inch album from
YourStory by ProvoCraft
This is the cover without the first page.
Cricut Cartridge cuts have been used to create the holly and stars.
The frame is from a Christmas tree Cricut cut.  The rick rack is from my stash.
I cut the holly leaves from a Cricut cartridge and then covered it with clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.   This makes the ivy stronger and glossy.
The stars are cut from DCWV Glitsy Glitter cardstock.
Close up of the insert from the first page.
The tree and stars from cut from DCWV Glitsy Glitter cardstock.
The base Christmas tree is regular green cardstock.  The top Christmas tree is cut from glitter cardstock and glued down with dimensional foam tape to add depth.
The numbers are from Cricut Cartridge "Designer's Calendar".  The numbers were run through the Xyron and then sprinkled with Martha Stewart fine red glitter.  Then adhered to the background with dimensional foam tape.
First page
The background paper is glitter cardstock
The banner is made from ornament outline Cricut images, DCWV Glitsy Gitter gold cardstock, eboxy letters, gold cord, and a holly image.
The ornament outline was glued to a circle of glitter paper.  The epoxy letter was adhered to the center.  The ornaments were glued to the gold cord with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.
The ornaments are glued to the background paper with Zots glue dots.
Closer view of the ornament banner
The words are cut from Cricut Cartridge "Designer's Calendar".  A beautiful red and white glitter paper was used for the letters.  A strip of gold ribbon was added across the bottom
Cricut Cartridges "Joys of the Season" and "Designer's Calendar" were used.
The images were cut using the Cricut Gypsy and Cricut Expression 2
A variety of supplies were used to create the cover and first page
DECEMBER DAILY is an on-going project for at least 4-5 weeks.
Organization of the pages, images, paper, and other information is critical.
I have a large plastic box to hold most of the items, a smaller plastic box, a couple of plastic paper holders, and a drawer divider to hold small pieces.  I do not want to hunt for items when I get to working on a page.  This helps me stay organized and ready for the next day!
 
Tomorrow is December 1, 2012!
I have my cover and first page ready and an idea of what I will be doing for tomorrow's daily.
This has been a good crafting day!
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Carolyn's December Daily

 DECEMBER DAILY
December 5, 6, 7, and 8, 2012
Please visit this link for all the details...
December 5, 2012
December 6, 2012
December 7, 2012
December 8, 2012
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DECEMBER DAILY
December 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2012
December 1
December 2
December 3
December 4
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 DECEMBER DAILY
ALBUM COVER and FIRST PAGE
November 30, 2012
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I have committed to a project called "December Daily".
This will be a chronicle of my life during the month of December 2012.
Each day of December through January 1, 2013 will be highlighted.
This is the beginning!  My plans/events/activities/etc are listed and I will now begin creating the pages for the 12x12 inch album.
My 'helpers' will be a Cricut Mini Electronic Die Cut Machine used with a Cricut Gypsy, and a YourStory Bookbinder and Laminater.  I plan to use a variety of images from several Cricut Cartridges to illustrate my December Daily happenings!
 
As a cardmaker, I am stepping out of my comfort zone!  This will be an interesting project!
I would like to thank Sara Andrews for motivating me to try this new experience.
Visit Sara's blog for her December journey, too!
 
To see more interesting December Daily projects, please visit
 
Have a fabulous day!  Please visit again as I post my December Daily journey!
 
Ok...I have to add...My December Daily will be created from my stash of papercrafting supplies and equipment!  I am involved in a "Using My Stash" challenge through the Cricut Circle Message Board, actually, I am the leader...so I MUST be an EXAMPLE!!
 
Again, have a marvelous day!
 
 
 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cricut Mini, Cricut Gypsy, "Joys of the Season" Cricut Cartridge

Wonderful combination for quick and easy Christmas Cards!
If you need a bunch of Christmas cards in a hurry, this is a combination that can't be beat!
I created 26 cards in two days.  All of them different.  Some with a minimum of embellishing, and some with more embellishments.  Cards could be mass produced quickly using one or two images and very little embellishment!
The Cricut Cartridge "Joys of the Season" has a card feature that will cut an image in a window on the card.  Using the Cricut Gypsy, I placed the image on the mat and enlarged the card to 9 1/4 inches in length on the Cricut mat.  This will automatically make the card 6 inches wide.  When folded the card that is 4 5/8 inches x 6 inches and will fit into an A6 envelope.  After cutting a card, I changed the image and cut a different card.  To mass produce a card, save the image to the Gypsy, and then cut as many cards as desired.
Cutting Tip...if the card is cut any larger or if bulky embellishments are used, a larger envelope must be used.
The Santa and Sleigh image is on page 44 in the handbook.  It is #13 on the overlay.
This is the way the card looks after cutting.  I removed the extra paper.
I am backing the image with a glittered swirl paper.
Use a good quality glue to hold the glittered paper to the card.
Cut the background paper to fit.  Glue in place. Fold card.
To finish the inside, adhere a sentiment, sign and put in an envelope!
Inside of each card. Stamped sentiments are used and a white space for signing.
For an A6 envelope, cut the liner at 4 1/2 inches x 6 inches.
 The card is ready to be sent...
 
or add some embellishment!
Page 48 in handbook, #17 on overlay
Used silver glitter pen, silver outline stamps, and blue glitter background paper
Page 62 in handbook, #31 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, gold outline stickers, and white background paper
Used a trace/cut template for the decoration on the ornament.
Page 45 in handbook, #14 on overlay
Blue paper frame from my stash,  light yellow glitter paper
Gold outline stickers/sentiment
Left...Page 55 in handbook, #24 on overlay
Used alcohol ink markers to color the image, gold glitter pen to ouline, holly paper punch, gold outline stickers/sentiment, light green glitter background paper
Right...Page 59 in handbook, #28 on overlay
gold glitter pen, bow paper punch, 'star' gem, green glitter backgound paper
Left...Page 62 in handbook, #31 on overlay
Green glitter pen, gold gitter background paper
Right...Page 57 in handbook, #26 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, gold outline stickers, yellow glitter background paper
Left...Page 58 in handbook, #27 on overlay
White opaque marker, stamped sentiment, cloth Christmas ribbon,
yellow glitter background paper
Right...Page 70 in handbook, #39 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, red glitter pen, 'star' gems, green glitter background paper
sentiment from stash (added with foam tape for depth)
Page 59 in handbook, #28 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, stamped/heat embossed sentiment (used foam tape for depth)
white background paper
Page 77 in handbook, #46 on overlay
Outline stickers colored with markers and alcohol inks
White background paper
Page 46 in handbook, #15 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, yellow glitter background paper
Page 78 in handbook, #47 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, star coated with gold glitter, 'lightbulb' stickers
white background paper
Page 53 in handbook, #22 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, gold outline stickers/sentiment, yellow glitter background paper
Page 53 in handbook, #22 on overlay
Silver outline sticker scene, gold/white glittered background paper
Both...Page 69 in handbook, #38 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, alcohol inks to color images, tiny beads glued to the center of the flower
gold outline sentiments, yellow and gold glittered background papers
Left...Page 50 in handbook, #19 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, dark blue and yellow glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
Right...Page 52 in handbook, #21 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, black flocking on scarf, dark blue glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
Left...Page 45 in handbook, #14 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, white opaque marker, purple glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
Right...Page 52 in handbook, #21 on overlay
black alcohol ink, blue flocking used on face, gold glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
Left...Page 58 in handbook, #27 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, white opaque marker, gold glittered background paper
stamped/heat embossed sentiment
Right...Page 46 in handbook, #15 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, white flocking on cap/beard, white glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
 
Finally...
...to everyone!!!
Page 75 in handbook, #44 on overlay
Gold outline stickers, white background paper
 
Thank you for visiting!  Please come back real soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tree of Many Colors!

I am the featured designer on "She's a Sassy Lady" Blog today!
 
I have lots of Christmas scrapbooking paper...lots of paper!!!
To use some of my paper, I decided to create a 'collage' and cut images from the board.  These are paper strips of different sizes, layed next to each other, and topped with ribbon/fibers/rick rack.  The paper is glued to a piece of heavy white posterboard.
Close up!  I varied the placement of the patterns and solids and had enough paper strips cut to cover four boards.
Remember the trace-and-cut templates of many years back?  Well, I found this one with a tree pattern that worked beautifully!  I had space on the collage board to add another image, so I chose a Christmas stocking to fill in the spaces.
Christmas Stocking template
Cut outs!
 The Christmas tree was inked and glued on a green card front, a gold star that was applied with foam tape for depth,  the sentiment was stamped with white pigment ink.
The base of the tree is gold cardstock that was cut to fit behind the bottom of the tree.
Card front
What is a tree without gifts?
This is a Fiskars "Gift" punch.  I punched patterned paper for the gift base, then punched solid colored gifts, trimmed away everything but a 'bow', and glued the two pieces together.  The little gifts can be cut to several sizes as needed.
Close up of the 'gifts'.
Tip...When I purchase one of Fiskars punches, I will punch a sample and glue it to the top of the punch.  I can now see the image easily!
Card fits into an A6 envelope.
Same card front with gifts.  I use foam tape to attach some of the gifts for depth on the card.
Inside card
The fuzzy top of the Christmas Stocking is created by cutting a piece of white MS "flocking sheet" a little larger than the top of the stocking, run the flocking paper through the Xyron...
Adhere the flocking paper to the stocking top...
...and trim the flocking sheet to fit the stocking top.
The top is decorated with MS holly leaves/berries paper punch and a small heart punch.  A strand of stars was added to the bottom of the stocking.
The stocking was adhered to the card front and a sentiment was stamped.
Card fits into an A2 envelope.
Completed card front
Inside card
The envelopes are decorated with a tree roller stamp by Stampin' Up.  Each card has a liner created from the paper used for the strips.
 
Thank you for visiting my blog!  Have a marvelous day!