Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ho Ho Ho Cricut Circle Blog Hop Day 1!

Welcome to the Christmas Blog Hop by 14
 Cricut Circle members!
Yes 14 wonderful stops for both Saturday
 and Sunday so be sure
and check both days.

I am stop 9. The hop starts here at Josy's Craft Corner.
You should have arrived from Pixel Layne Studio.
The next stop is Scrappidy Ashy.

If this is your first visit to my blog welcome! If you look at
previous posts you can see I am on the design team
for an awesome rubber stamp company.
I decided to join this hop for a personal challenge.
I put away the stamps and let my Cricut do the work!

I have to admit I went a little cart crazy these past few weeks with
all the great sales! So here is a peek at a couple new favorites of mine.

If you do not have it already - nab Wrap It Up! This is the most
amazing cartridge.
Here is a card done with a saying from this cart.
Happy Holidays was cut at 2 3/4".
Poinsettia layers were cut at 3". Paper is from the DCWV
Homemade Christmas stack found at JoAnn's.
I inked the edges of the kraft colored paper with
Vintage Photo Distress ink. The card itself is 4" by 8".

How about a Santa Highwire Act?  LOL!

Isn't he funny?  Santa and the penant are from Jolly Holidays.
This one is a Cricut Lite cartridge available from Walmart only.
I am hoping this one shows up soon to purchase
at so everyone can own it!  It is adorable!

Santa is cut at 3 1/2". Even then his face is just too small a piece
to use so grab those markers and color it.
I added just little black lines and a dot for the eyes
and a peachy colored dot for the nose and cheeks.

I added a bit of pale pale grey to the edge of the beard
to give it a bit of depth.

The gloves are a bit odd matching up but the cuffs will cover
where it does not quite fit. They were odd pieces to figure out. LOL!

The Penant is oh so simple to cut. Just 2 1/2" in size will do it.
This card is cut at 6" by 6". The black mat is 5 3/4" square
and the yellow patterned paper is 5 1/2" square.
I embossed the yellow paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder -
the A2 size Seeing Spots folder.

Thanks for stopping by....
Now for a special treat -
1) sign up as a follower to my blog and....
2) Leave me a comment on this post and....
be entered to win the Four Legged Friends Cricut Lite Cartridge.
If you return tomorrow and leave another comment you will have
another chance to win it! So two chances to win!

Good Luck and happy blog hopping! Next stop.......
Scrappidy Ashy!

Until tomorrow!


The Bug said...

Love your cards! Great work. This is my first time to your blog and I really like it! I am now a blog follower and and email subscriber. Thanks for sharing today.
Hugs, Wini

Christina said...

I am your newest follower! Great cards. TFS

nanapuddin said...

I'm now a happy follower! Love your cute little Santa balancing act!! Adorable! I may just lift it!! TFS!
nanapuddin at wildblue dot net

Lesley from WI said...

Super cute cards. The Santa card just puts a big smile on my face. Cute

jennyplace2 said...

Love all your cards but then of course I love my cricut! You are so lucky that you were able to get the Jolly Hoilday cartridge, it was sold out here! I am a new follower but I have looked at some of your stamping and I love your blog. I will be back later to check it out more closely!

pattyk said...

great cards -very cute-thanks-

scrapperbecka said...

Awesome cards, TFS

Jamie said...

you did such a great job on these.. they look great. thanks for sharing.

stefeni said...

Super cute cards! I love that santa one!!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

That is a special treat! Your cards are both beautiful but I LOVE Santa on a tightrope. So cute!!!!!

jcinokc said...

Your cards are adorable. I love your blog design. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Jodie R said...

These cards are sooo cute! I just got JH and I am dying to play with it! Very cute.

jvilla95ar at

TeacherMom said...

Your cards are wonderful. I picked up Wrap It Up at BF and am now itching to get into it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!! Would love to win 4-Legged Friends. Thanks for the chance. Loving the hop!!!

Heather said...

I love the Santa on the Noel! So cute!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Erin Wooden-Nagy Independent Crafter said...

Love your simple style and paper color choices.

Josie0602 said...

I am so excited! I am a new follower and love your blog! Jolly Holidays is a cute cartridge but I agree...some of the pieces are hard to place! You did a wonderful job on your Santa though!

jtg398 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

butcher_lisa said...

Great job!!! These cards are so adorable.

Jan said...

Love the cards, especially the santa tight rope walker. Thanks for the chance to win the four legged friends cartridge.


Charlotte said...

Love the cards particularly the "NOEL" banner. Couldn't read as it's showing white on white. I'm new to this computer so it could be me.
I just became a follower so I'll be back.

RockinRenee said...

What creative cards! Love the whimsy of the santa and the unique colors of your poinsettia.

Michele said...

I love these cards!

Debbie said...

Love the cards but that Santa High Wirer Act one is too dang cute ! I am a follower now on your blog for more inspiration !

Jody said...

LOVE YOUR CARDS! I have Wrap It Up and have yet to use it...but you just gave me some motivation! :-)

I am now a follower of your blog!

~Coo-Coo Cricut

Shana said...

Love your cards, they are very cute. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

shanasewing at yahoo dot com

owlbeescrappin said...

Super cute cards! Love the Santa doing his balancing act ;) I don't own either cart but I sure want to in the near future! I usually go crazy shopping Black Friday week too but I shopped too much before that week so no lite carts for me. TFS


Lilygirl said...

Great job on your cards! Love that Santa!! TFS!!

Sparksgal said...

Wow - these are great! I will def be adding the Wrap it Up cart to my list. I just got my Jolly Holidays cart shipment...can't wait to play with it!

Happy Holidays!

~Jess (aka Sparksgal)
ncscrapper77 (at) gmail (dot) com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Love your work! I'm a follower now!!! Love the Santa card with the banner on it! Thanks for a great giveaway!

1SquirrelyGirl said...

Love the cards!!!

Diane said...
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Diane said...

The cards are so cute. I really want that cart!

Uzueta said...

Wow! those are adorable, TFS! I haven't had the chance to play with the Jolly Holiday Cartridge.. go thing they made Santa Claus is to assemble..

Melissa said...

Wonderful cards! Love the Santa balancing on the banner! I just became a new follower of your blog!


Bobbi said...

Both cards are so cute. I really want to get the Wrap It Up cart. It is on my wish list:)

scrapaholicjen said...

Great card! I LOVE that Santa! So glad I discovered your blog on this hop! I am now a follower!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

BunnyFreak said...

Santa on the high wire is so fun!

craftaholic said...

Very Adorable cards!! I want the wrap it up cart!!! TFS!!!


Super cute cards
rebecca Minor


Wow - these are great!
Rebecca Minor