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Monday, December 22, 2014

My Cricut Craft Room- Traditions

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Thanks for coming to day's My Cricut Craft Room  and today's theme is Traditions.

When I was young, I remember my parents and thier siblings getting together to purchase a family tree for my grandparents. It was so pretty and I am sure amy mom has it now since my grandparents passed on. It was a gold leaf tree set on velvet with everyone (at the time) birth stones. I remember for years that it hung in a special place at both Grandmother's house. My brother and I would point to it and say look at everyone in the family.

Sadly it became dated after another cousin was added on one side and than on the other side, about 10 more were added after it.

I really wanted to make one for my parents and it will grow with them (I suspect one more grandkid will be added so I made an extra scallop circle that is on the back).






I used the  Heritage cartridge for the tree as well as the birds and some font that I have imported into CDS for the family name.

I used a punch for the scallop tags and circles. I had cut out some funky tags but really didn't like it so I went with this instead. I just printed up everyone's name on white card stock and punched those out as well. This is a blend of so many ideas!




I used some grey oracle vinyl for the letters on the front. 



I really love how this turned out. I love having an idea in my head and than going to make it into something better than I could of imagined it could be. 

For the paper, I used Stampin Up's new DSP All is Calm which was the perfect color I was looking for with the paper. The frame was a shadow box from the craft store. I would say I spent at nearly two hours creating this and it will wow my mother1




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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crafts- Day 8

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Stampin up has great Project Life stuff and I purchased (before it was sold out) this adorable cherry cobbler 6x8 album. It is all done up inside and I will show off more as I stick pictures and stuff fin for the holiday season. 

I saw a Project Life album done up in a chalkboard scheme and decided to go that route. I love how it turned out!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crafts- Day 6

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My reindeer shadowbox- isn't it awesome. 

I have to say I adjusted the coloring a bit in order for it to pop more for the picture. It is much more softer in person. 


So here I am at my favorite craft store (I think they know me by name) and I saw this adorable piece of winter art. It wa alike 15 bucks but I thought to myself I so have a great frame and DSP that work really well with that so I pulled down the frame and the fall picture I had in it and created this masterpiece. 

I used Stampin DSP and a cut file out of Design Studio with my Cricut. 

I than aded in the snowflakes glitter and shook it around to give it the fresh fallen snow look. 

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crafts- Day 3

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I love the idea of subway art and how it has taken on a life of its own. I saw this awesome PIN and just fell in love with this idea. I created my own JPEG of my own creation and printed it up on my printer. I embellished it some and than stuck it in the frame. I than added on a the envelope punch board bow on the front. 








Here is the JPEG if you would like to print it up for personal use only. 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 2

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I so loved this Pin creating this fun Deer Art. I loved it so much that well I had to make my own version of it using the Cricut and some of the awesome SU paper that I had on hand. 

I decided to cut one more deer out and than I punched the nose and cut the stars out of the the DSP Under the Tree. The glitter frame I had on hand so this project was a cheap one to make and I love it so much. Now I have my deer head my in my style. 



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crafts- Day 1

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I can not believe it is December already and that means Christmas is well on it's way. I love this time of year with the cooler weather, sweaters, and all of the seasons wonderful things. I am kicking off today 12 Days of Christmas Crafts and this one is all about ornaments and specifically the ones made at our December Pinterest Party (we actually held it the last day of November). 


Each of us brought an ornament to make for the group so when we left, we would have 12 new ornaments to make.  Pinterest is so good for inspiration and for my own ornament I found the cutest tutorial  to make cupcake ornaments. I loved the idea and well of course I made it my own. 


I used the same basic ideas of the original post but instead I used glitter glue to help with the mess somewhat though it did take a while for it to dry. I love how it turned out and what a cute gift these would make!






Monday, December 1, 2014

My Cricut Craft Room - Elf on the Shelf

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It is December 1 and that means Christmas will be here soon. In our house, the start of the Christmas seasons starts with the arrival of the Elf (elves) on the Shelf. Our elves aren't actually Elf not he Shelf ones but better as my kids say because they can be touched. 

So today on My Cricut Craft Room, we are featuring that beloved Elf.



Our Elves arrived in style the Friday after Thanksgiving which kicks off the holidays for my kiddos. Last year, I planned every day and created fun digital scrapbook of all the Elves comings and doings. You can check it out here if you like!

SO again this year, I have planned it all out so that when 9 pm hits, the elves are prepared to be placed in their naughty or nice positions. 

This year we kicked off thier arrival with a breakfast on Friday morning which included all sorts of goodies and treats for them.

I used the Jolly Holidays cartridge and the elves on there are so stinking cute.

First I made a banner using basic banner shapes and than using the  Print than Cut feature, did the banner. I wanted something cute that could stay up for the holiday season. 






The goal this year is to make sure Eddie (Mr. L's) Elf makes it with out losing any major body parts but in case he does, a replacement elf has been purchased. 

Thanks for stopping by!