Monday, December 30, 2013

Congrats card for any occassion

Here is a quick card I made from the Ultimate Creative Series.
This is a great cartridge it has 6 overlays with the one cartridge, great for lots of projects.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

As the year winds down.....

I realize I did not reach my goal of 1 post per month.  I guess that will have to be my New Year's Resolution (again).

Here is a star I made for my neighbour, it is cut on the Cricut Expression, I used a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and used the fit to page button.  I used white cardstock and after I cut and scored the star I spray painted it with silver glitter paint.  I cut 2 of them and attached them together at the tips of the star.  The star was form Art Philosophy.  I painted modge podge on the inside of each star to give it a bit more stability.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

My favorite card this year

Here is my favorite Christmas card I made this year.  All supplies were Stampin Up.  We made this card at a workshop, I'm pretty sure the idea for the card came from Pintrest.

Christmas tags

I'm starting to pack my things up for Christmas, wrapping paper and gift bags.  I realized that when I open the bag next year I will not have any gift tags (I only open the bag when I have to start wrapping), so I made up a few to get me started.

I used Plantin Schoolbook for the tag and cut it at 4.5 inches.  I cut it once in a color and once in white, I then cut the white with my scissors to make it look like snow.  I ran the white through the cuttlebug using the swiss dot embossing folder, then inked the edges.  I used snow friends for the snowman, he is the last snowman on the cart, and is cut at 2.5 inches, I did not cut use the eyes, mouth, nose or buttons, I just drew them on with my copics.

I only used scraps when making these, it certainly would have gone faster using full sheets and cutting more than one at a time, but I keep on getting more scraps, it feels great to use them.


Sunday, December 1, 2013


December is a month for giving.  My office, Allstate, took part in the annual Santa Claus Parade here in our community.  We had a great time giving out candy canes, car scrappers, book marks and MADD ribbons.  Allstate is a proud sponsor of MADD, and we lead the charge on distracted driving as well.
From all of us at Allstate Insurance Barrhaven.  Happy Holidays.