Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A New Year's Riley and Company Challenge

Happy Holidays everyone!  Today is challenge day for
Riley and Company.
Frances has challenged us to create a card that is
inspired by a New Year Resolution.  Join us in this
fun challenge and post on Splitcoast Stampers with
the keyword Riley 2510 or post a link here.

This year I have decided I am making a New Year's
resolution that I just might be able to keep.  LOL!

You see I have been quite a book collector in 2010.
Paper books, ebooks you name it I have collected it.
Problem is I have not been reading them!

So my resolution is to read a book a week. 
Of course when Riley heard this he had some very sage
advice.  So here is some New Year's advice -

You just have to love School Boy Riley and
all his books.  Looks like he visited my bookcase. 
The saying is from Moose Sayings 1.

Have a wonderful New Year everyone!


Monday, December 13, 2010

It's A Riley and Company Challenge!

It's challenge time for Riley and Company.
Laurie challenged us to use a metallic, cardstock,
embossing, ribbon, charms etc.)

Please join us in this challenge and post
your design at Splitcoast Stampers with
the keyword: Riley2410 or post a link
in the comments right here!

I love gold and silver papers! 
My latest fave metallics are the new
DCWV glitter metallic papers and
the Coredinations Glitter papers.  Yum!
So here are a couple of cards with those
papers. some Nestibilities Shapes
and a sweet Angel Riley and
Snowglobe Riley scene!

Have a wonderful holiday! Please stop by and visit the other
design team members blogs and visit Riley at his new
Facebook page too!  Link!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Blog Hop Day 2!

Welcome back to day two of the
Ho Ho Ho Christmas
Blog hop by Circut Circle members.

I am stop 6. The hop starts here at Josy's Craft Corner.
You should have arrived from Mandy's Scrap.
The next stop is Scrappidy Ashy.

Sorry if any of you had troubles viewing my blog
yesterday.  The black background was really
cute but did not seem to want to load all the time
so that left my white text disappearing.  LOL!
So a change!

I think one of my favorite carts is Forever Young. 
Once upon a time I took courses in Fashion Design
so just love the look of the fashion dolls but the hidden
jewel of this cartridge are the purses.  Oh my they are
all cute!  The first ones cut purses with cutouts but if
you look at the very back of the cartridge book you
will find all of the purse shapes without cutouts.

This one is my fave!

There is a secret to embossing on these.  Cut two!  I cut the front
and back panels off the second one and emboss then glue over
the top of the first assembled purse.  This also strengthens the
purse as well.  This purse was cut on a 12 x12 sheet of cardstock
and set fit to page which I believe comes up to be 6 1/4".

The sweet little penquin is from Simply Charmed and cut at
2 1/2".  The Chill Out is from the same cartridge and cut at 1/2".
The snowflake is from the new Winter Lace Seasonal cart.
It is cut at 3".

To slightly tilt the penquin towards the center I glue dotted
down her right side and then put two pop dots stacked on top
of each other under her left side.  This will tilt her inwards.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Be sure and sign up as a follower and leave a comment
and you will be entered in a drawing for the Four Legged
Friends Cricut Lite Cartridge I am giving away!
I will be drawing Tuesday evening!

Good Luck!

Next stop -  Scrappidy Ashy's.


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 Cricut.com 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!