Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 I finally got all of my Christmas cards completed and have mailed out the ones that were made for a Christmas Card swap. Whew, that is a fair sized project done and I feel less stressed since its completion.

All of the cards you see here have cuts from my Cricut. The two wreaths were cut using the Joys of the Season cartridge. The red "berries" are gell half baubles that I bought at the last Expo I attended. I don't know the real name of them, the manufacturer or what outlet I bought them from. But they are so pretty and they shine so nicely. The scalloped circles were cut using the nestabilities. 
The cuts on the card on the right and the one below are from the Christmas Cheer cartridge. I guess I got carried away using this cartridge because it is no longer any good. The last time I put it in the slot on my Cricut to make more cuts, it froze my Cricut. I had to remove the cartridge and turn off the machine. I put the cartridge in my Juke Box and it did the same thing, even tho I didn't have its button depressed. Again I had to turn my Cricut off and remove the cartridge. We tried it on two other machines and it did the same thing to them. Unfortunately, I didn't get it loaded into my Gypsy before it died.

 I absolutely love this card. The stocking is from the Christmas Cheer cartridge. The printed paper that I used has the "Night before Christmas" poem printed on it.
I had originally wanted to put a Santa on the card, but couldn't find my "believe" stamp, so I used the stocking which goes very nicely with the poem.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like my cards as much as I enjoyed making them.
Take care

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I can't believe its been nearly a month since I have posted. Guess I had better start minding my "p"s & "q"s, I have just let things slip this past month. I did however, get my cards sent to my OWH shipper. Since I am new to this, I didn't have many Christmas cards to send, but did add some generic cards.
It is now time to start making cards for Valentine's day. I have five done. Lots more to do and only a few weeks left. All Valentine cards must be to the shipper by January 7. Since there are no swaps in my groups next month, I can concentrate on making some cards for OWH. I can also enter some of their challenges. Challenges are so much fun and they help me think "outside the box".
If you like to make cards; Valentine cards, Christmas cards, cards for all occasions, go here to find out about Operation Write Home. Its fun, its doing for others and can be very rewarding.
Hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving. 
Take care