Saturday, December 11, 2010

Welcome to the Holiday Wishes Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the Holiday Wishes Blog hop! Hopefully you'll find inspiration somewhere along the hop and come back! If you came from the Kathryn's blog,  Wamfamily,
you are on the right track! Did you check out her organized scraproom  from IKEA while you were there??!! From here you go to Mandy's  Scrap blog! She has some great unique craft ideas and inspiration! 

I have 2 projects for you today! My granddaughter and I made a bracelet with the Imagine and Snow Angel cart and Shrinky dinks!! We had so much fun! And I made a Gingerbread man shaped Christmas card with my Gypsy!
First, here is my holiday wish card!! I love gingerbread men!! and Peachy Keen Stamps!!! (They just take everything to the next level IMHO!) Can you tell? I just loved the gingerbread man I used on my Christmas mini in the "Christmas with a twist" hop and thought I would make a shape card with it! That was the easy part!! Glittering and flocking the banner and hat and hearts was the tedious part!! So I only made 8 of these! I'm now making an angel card, my very most favorite thing! Angels... I used several carts to make these, PPDU, GBS, Jolly Holidays, 3 birds, and Everyday Paper Dolls for the one on the right. I made a different banner on the left one that uses the scalloped triangle from Calligraphy. I used my Gypsy and cut it all out with the Imagine. I made the banner a little smaller if I make anymore. But that isn't likely at this point. I'm busy with Azle Lions Club Angel Tree now and may not get anymore cards completed this year at all! I'll have to remember that next year!! Need to start much sooner! Or make a much easier card!! :-) If anyone wants the gypsy or cut file, leave a comment and I'll post it next week. I'm beat today after working on the Angel tree all day and making a huge pan of lasagna for our wrappers as well, but can post it later.

 Here's the bracelet!  These are all images on the Snow angel cart, that I printed and cut with the Imagine, then had to replace the blades! It ruined 2 blades! The deep cut and regular cut. You can't see the sleigh one very well, but its really cute with a little bundled up angel with a squirrel in her hand. The green one has a deer jumping over a basket of flowers! they are really cute in person! Faith loves it!


Now, for the main reason ya'll are here! My blog candy is a $10.00 gift certificate to Michaels! And if you have a gypsy or a cell phone that can use a lanyard with beads I'll make you one in your choice of color or colors, like the 1 shown below I made for my Gypsy!
All you have to do to win is leave a comment telling me if you make your own Christmas cards, if you have them finished! and your favorite cart to make them if you have a cricut. Doesn't everybody?! and be sure you leave contact information! You don't have to be a follower but I would love it if you were!! I'll use to pick a winner!

Thanks for stopping by! Ya'll come back! I'd love to hear from you again! Now head on over to Mandy's! and get inspired!!

Here's the complete list if you get lost!
1) Wamfamily -
2) Scrappin Nanapuddin - - You are here!
3) Mandy -
4) JenniferHawkins2 -
5) CraftyScentiments -
6) TheScrapbookGirl -
7) Lechristina3 -
8) ABrooks86 -
9) LisaKnight -
10) Makeupgirl217 -
11) Greengirl -
12) ScrapHappyDeb -
13) Bling Queen -


stefeni said...

This is my first year that I will be using my cricut to make Christmas cards. I haven't even started Christmas shopping so you must be kidding me about being finished with all my cards! Oops. I don't have any Christmas cartridges but I know there are a lot of holiday images I can pull together between all of my carts.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

jjlarson said...

Congrats on the loot that you won! Great blog.

scrapaholicjen said...

Love the gingerbread card! Gingerbread had been my favorite image this Christmas!
I love the Gypsy charm!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Stampin' Dymonz said...

Your cards and bracelet are beautiful! I love the bracelet idea -- might have to do that with my granddaughter! I do make Christmas cards, but they're not done yet LOL! I know, I know... I really don't have a favorite cart to use, probably because I don't plan any of my projects -- I just know I'm gonna make cards and sit down and start making... If I had to choose, I would choose George because it has basic shapes on it that can be used for so many things, especially on a card. TFS! (

Mrs. Green said...

Your gingerbread man is so adorable!

I only make a few cards for a few ladies I work with. Everyone else gets photo cards! :)

Right now my favorite cart is Jolly Holidays for Christmas, as you can see with my post for this hop! :)


Scrapperdee said...

Love your ideas! WOW - went through 2 blades to make the braclet...WOW!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Alma said...

Beautiful cards and I love your shrinky dink bracelet! :)

Yolonda said...

ooh... love the cards and bracelet.


Pookie said...

I do make cards, most of them are all different, I use JOTS,JH, and CS carts. I am done. Your projust are so cute.

Pink Cricut said...

OMG- those gingerbread people are so cute!! :) Jolly Holidays is my fav cart right now-- and I've been using it for everything!

Heather said...

Great project! This is my first year making my Christmas cards and I am not done yet! To make them simple, I am just using an embossing folder and stamps!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Dana said...

I make my own Christmas cards and am actually working on them right now (and they are almost finished!) :)


Lesley from WI said...

Love your projects. That bracelet is too cute! Beautiful job

217 Creations said...

Yes I make my own and of course I have not finished them!!!!
Love your projects!

micheles said...

I do make my own cards. I have made some but am not finished. I make 17 all diffrent ones for my family. They all love them so it is fun to make.

Karen S. said...

Great projects!

I make my own cards - for the last 3 years or so. This year I plan to mainly use Winter Frolic, which I got in the mail last week! I also go the Christmas Solutions cart free with the Gypsy download. and plan to use it on some cards also. I finished one card - the nativity from Winter Frolic - for my parents, but plan to finish the others today. Thanks for the chance to win!

WAM Family said...

Christine, the cards are so cute. I love that they are Gingerbread People (politically correct. lol).

Thank you for participating in this hop. Have a fantastic weekend.

Jan said...

I love the cards you made, and the bracelet is so cute. I have not tried shrinky dinks on the imagine yet. I have finished my christmas cards. I used Jolly Holdays for most of them, I made a few using Snow Angels too. I loved your blog, and I signed up to follow you.
Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Penny said...

I have got to try those shrinky dinks. I do make my cards and I send them to special people. I use several cartridges as I like a little bit on each one. I did win one of your gypsy lanyards and I love it. Thanks for another chance.

Cricut Critter said...

Those shrinky dinks are super cute! I have yet to try those. I lvove the peachy keen faces they make faces so cute and easy to make. Thanks for the blog candy and hop Happy Holidays!

Missie said...

I love the bracelet and the beautiful Christmas cards. I would love to say that I make my own, but as we sent out 100 cards this year...that just isn't possible. I order photocards from costco-I know it's cheating, but oh well.

Thanks for sharing!

Laura Lee said...

I love your projects...
I do make my own Christmas cards and they are not usually done until Christmas day... and I use a bunch of carts but i would love the new jolly cricut lite cart...

Anonymous said...

Well I have had intentions of making my Xmas cards mutliple years, but have i ever made them? no. :( I even have a lot of the supplies. My GOAL is to make some this year. :) I plan to use the Christmas Cheer cart, that is the only cart I have for Christmas.
Thanks for sharing your projects! I enjoyed!

Josie0602 said...

I usually do make my own Christmas cards but havent even started any yet. I have been working on glitter ornaments instead. I just bought Jolly Holiday on BF but I also have Christmas Cheer.

I love the bracelet you cute!

jcamp2020 said...

I usually do photo cards for Christmas but this year will be making about 10 cards for a few special people.

Will be using Christmas Noel cart!

jcamp2020 at aol dot com.

uhhhh..I want a book mark too!! mmm..sorry.. hehe

TeacherMom said...

Great creations!! Absolutely love the shrinky dink bracelet!!! I have just started to make my own Christmas cards (My DD is stamping some images for me as I type!!) Not sure if everyone will get homemade but that's the plan. Thanks for the blog hop!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Sandy said...

Love you projects! The bracelet is very cute. Never though of shrinky dinks!

Donna said...

Your projects are wonderful, lots of work, but worth every moment. TFS I usually make my cards, but this year I knew that I wouldn't have time. I do love the new Jolly Holiday cart, but haven't used it yet.

Donna C.

Tina said...

Love your projects!
Yes, I make my own Christmas cards, but unfortunately, NO, I'm not finished yet :(
I don't have a cricut yet, but am hoping for one (maybe it will be one of my presents). ;)

Miss Giebel said...

Your gingerbread cards are so super cute! I especially love their Peachy Keen Stamps faces!! The bracelet you made is so pretty!

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Your cards are just to cute! You said something about sharing a gypsy file. I am new to my gypsy so how does this work? I made all my Christmas Cards this year and just sent them out in the mail today, still busy making stocking stuffers but just about done. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects!

JenJackScrap said...

Super cute cards! Thank you for sharing! The bracelet is darling, too.

Jodie R said...

I ususally don't make cards. I try to make ornaments every year and it is so cool because every year everyone in my office pulls out all the ornaments from years past and we decorate the office. I
ve been in the same office for 12 years so there are quite a few!

I love your projects. Those gingerbread men are so adorable and I'll bet that bracelet gets worn for quite a while. TFS!

jvilla95ar at

Anonymous said...

I've made cards in past years, but now I'm working so my time is limited. I do have a Cricut, and a Gypsy. It's a classic, I think my favorite cartridge is Joys of the Season although the Holiday Cakes cart has some beautiful images on it!
betsee @

Karelj said...

Love both projects....isn'r crafting with children just the most fun? Your gingerbread men look good enough to eat! I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing. ksjennings at gmail dot com

Mary Jean said...

I love your gingerkids! This will be the first year in years that i have NOT made my cards! I got sidetracked with so many other things that I just kept putting off making them.

Renee Benson said...

Hi, I love gingerbread and angels too. Mainly because when I grew up (in Portland, OR) we had a speacial holiday tradition every year and that was to go to Meier & Frank (now Macy's) and visit the Cinnimon Bear up on their top floor which was a virtual winter, Christmas Wonderland for children. The Cinnamon Bear gave out great big gingerbread men cookies! I just lived for him. Now that I've turned 54 (not yet grown-up) he has come back full force on the Steam Boat Restaraunt. My plan is to make him a Gingerbread Man out of the Gingerbread Seasonal Cart. I'm giddy with excitement over seeing him and participating in your BlogHop. You all have fabulous ideas and I just have such a lovely time, Thank You.

owlbeescrappin said...

Oh so cute! Love your projects! Of course everyone has a Cricut right?? ;) I do make my own cards and well my favorite cart.....ummmm....Gosh I like to mix it up but I am going to say Winter Frolic and you know what? I don't even own that one yet but I want it really bad and I think it would be my fave! LoL

Happy Holidays!

Diane said...

Love your gingerbread card, he is so cute! I need to try the bracelet.

Melissa said...

Love your gingerbread man card! I'm not sure I would make cards, even if I did have the time for Christmas. I enjoy sending out photo cards of my boys to show how much they've grown each year.


kathlee said...

Beautiful family you have. Congratulations on the wedding and new addition to your family! I ove you Gingerbread men/ladies and those shrinky dinks...I MUST try that!! New follower here! Can't wait to see your new creations!Yes...I did make my cards and they are done on the outside and BLANK on the inside!! Guess I best hurry up!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Honeybearz Designs said...

I love your projects. I do make my own Christmas cards and they are not finished yet working on them this weekend.I use a bunch of different cartridges.

Alicia said...

I make some cards but not a ton. I should probably get busy and make a few. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I like the gingerbread figures.

Alicia (skydolphin on Cricut MB)

Brittney said...

Super cute projects!

I love to make Christmas cards. I don't have a Cricut (really debating, though!) so I can't give you an idea on the cart.

A Scrap Above said...

( I LOVE the little BLING on your gypsy!)
Your projects are too adorable! Very cute Gingerbread "Noel" banners!
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

silvia said...

The gingerbread cards are too cute!! LOVE the bracelet and Gypsy charm. I do make my Christmas cards and I am WAY behind. I tend to use stamps more than the Cricut for my cards.

Leti said...

very nice projects. and too cute. i do not hav a Cricut but i want one :) i do hav the old wishblade. When i get a C i hope to get the Gingerbread Cart, because we go crazy during the holidays. I do make all my card myself and this year most were inspired by Tim Holtz lol

Tanya said...

Super cute! I make some of my Christmas cards, I like to use all different carts. I do have them done but thats about all I have done. :)

Following! Love the gypsy charm.
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Cindylu2u said...

Your bracelet is soo cute and would love a lanyard!! Thanks and Happy Holidays

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Your projects are absolutely priceless! Thank you for sharing!

Nikki T said...

The gingerbread are adorable and I love the bracelet. Very pretty. I make my own Christmas cards, almost finished thank goodness..feels like I've been making them forever. Winter Frolic is my fav cart for now lol until the holiday is over.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Such cute projects! I love those little gingerbread men and that bracelet is so cute!

I made my cards this year. My fav cartridge to use to make them (so far) is the Christmas solutions cart. I love the ornaments on it.


Kristina said...

Your card is so cute and the bracelet is just fabulous! I think that's the best project I've ever seen made with the Imagine!

Anna said...

Great projects!!! Love the bracelet.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

motherloves3 said...

Love the Gypsy charm and thanks for the chance to win.

Sanguinartears said...

Cute gingerbread men card & bracelet! I have never given out Christmas cards before. This is my first year & I am making 18 of them. And even though I have been working on them for a couple of hours each day this past week, I am still not finished. Almost done though. Hubby finally helping :P I have been using Joys of the Season Cartridge. Thanks for sharing great ideas.

Jennifer said...

Hi Christine,

I love your gingerbread cards!!! :) I'm with you on the Peachy Keen Stamps, too-love, love, love them!

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Oops! I forgot to answer your question:

Last year, I didn't own my Expression yet (can you imagine?!)! But I did make my own Christmas cards-all 100+ of them (I used 3 different Cuttlebug Embossing folders). This year, we're in a new house and my craft room is packed up again (unpacked after the move & then packed it up again to paint the room; now I'm waiting for my built-in cabinets & counter). Doesn't look like I'll get any cards out! ;( It's too bad, because I do own one of the older Christmas Cricut cartridges: Joys of the Season.

Blog candy alert!