Monday, November 25, 2013

Let It Snow Christmas Card

Hey Everyone!  This week we have a super easy holiday challenge for you over at Bitten by the Bug 2.  Michelle has selected for us to create a Christmas card using a Cricut cut.  So many possibilities for this one!  
I chose to go with a snowman since I just love snowmen, and we are always wishing for snow down here in Louisiana. Every now and then the conditions will be just right, and we will get snow.  I promise we are all like a bunch of kids outside when that happens!  So exciting!  So I made my Christmas card with one of my Christmas wishes for every year: Let It Snow!

Winter Frolic for Snowman cut at 3 inches
Mind Mind's Eye -Merry 6 x 6 pad
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Peachy Keen -Happy Lashes Assortment
My Craft Spot-Christmas Banner Sentiments
My Craft Spot-Arched Ribbon Banner Die
Carribean Bakers Twine

We hope you'll join us this week over at Bitten by the Bug 2!!

And if you are doing some last minute planning on what to make for Thanksgiving, I have some great ideas on my food blog:

Monday, November 18, 2013

You're a Turkey Challenge

Hey everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2!  For this week, Melanie is asking everyone to create a card or project with a turkey on it!  I was totally in the mood for this challenge!  I say we give the poor little turkeys some extra last minute attention before Christmas creeps around the corner!
For my project, I decided to do a layout for my son's album.  I used Create-a-Critter 2 and Simply Charmed.  I also used my favorite leaf from Everyday Paperdolls.  
My most difficult time with this layout came with leaving enough room for 8 photo mats!  I know that's a lot of pictures.  I have serious issues with only picking a few to showcase on a layout.  But I got it to work and was still able to get a good size title and several cuts!
Don't you just love that orange chevron?  It came from a scrapbook store and I don't have any other details other than that.  I just knew it would be perfect for the tree!

Check out my quick video:  (must be viewed from my blog or YouTube)

Simply Charmed-Tree and Pumpkins
Create-a-Critter 2-Turkeys and Acorns
Everyday Paperdolls-Leaves and Sign
Recollections-Solid Cardstock
Green Pattern Paper and Orange Polka Dot-DCWV Bewitched Pad
Orange Chevron - local store
"Gobble" stamp-Scrappy Moms-A Holiday to Remember
Stampin Up Chocolate Ink

So we hope you will join us this week over at Bitten By the Bug 2!!

I'm also entering this layout at:

And if you are looking for some good pies for Thanksgiving, head on over to my food blog and check these out:

and my personal favorite...

Monday, November 11, 2013

White on White Christmas Tags

Hello Everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2!  This week is very unique.  Julie is challenging us all to make a "White on White" Christmas-themed project.  I admit that I was a little intimidated by that one!  But I just LOVE how my Christmas tags came out!  
I knew immediately that I wanted a little pop of color somewhere on the tag.  I had two ideas in mind, so I made them both:)
For the pink snowflake ribbon tag, I knew I wanted a "snowy" tree, so I added some snow Recollections glitter.  
For the red tag, I added the glitter to the star.  

Just curious, which do you like best??

I really hope you'll try this week's challenge!!  
I've also included links to my tag creations in the Craft Room and Gypsy:

White on White Christmas Tag-Cricut Craft Room File
White on White Christmas Tag-Gypsy File

Cricut Cartridges:  Elegant Edges and Winter Frolic
Cuddle Bug Divine Swirls Folder
Paper Studio Snowflake Folder
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Recollections Glitter
Snowflake Ribbon from Michaels
Striped Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

And if you're looking for something EASY to make for supper this week:
Over on my food blog, Diary of a Recipe Collector, I show you the recipe for these

Monday, November 4, 2013

Football Challenge

Hey Everybody!  It is time for another Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge!  This week, our leader Susan, has chosen a Football theme.  Our challenge is to create a man project with football in mind.  
Well, I'm from Louisiana, and we are big Louisiana State University fans.  I decided to make my husband a coffee mug to support the Tigers.  I think it came out pretty cute!  
FYI:  "Geaux" is Cajun slang for "Go."  :)
I used Plantin SchoolBook.
I used my gypsy to turn and weld the letters on "Geaux Tigers."
Plantin SchoolBook-LSU cut at 1.18 in.
Plantin SchoolBook-Geaux Tigers -cut at 1 in.
Yellow vinyl

I purchased my vinyl from  It came in super fast!

If you are intimidated cutting vinyl, don't be!  It's actually easier to work with than paper.  I have another post with detailed pictures on the steps to cutting with vinyl.  

So we hope you join us at Bitten by the Bug 2 for this weeks challenge!!

And if you need an idea for a great Sunday dinner, on my food blog you can check out these Farmer's Pork Chops.
The whole meal bakes up in a casserole dish starting with layers of potatoes and onions, while the pork chops cook on top.  So good!