Sunday, November 28, 2010

Money Cards for Christmas

My two nephews are looking for cold, hard cash this Christmas. They are 13 and 14 years old, so I don't blame them. These days, that's what my boys prefer as well. In order to give the cash a little oomph, I wanted to put together these cute holders I saw on Dawn's Stamping Studio Website. I am always looking for cute ways to dress up gift cards, checks, and cash not only for Christmas, but for birthdays and other special occasions. It's also a great way to use up that scrappy stash.

Creative Scrappers Sketch #129

It's a close one,but I'm getting this layout in on time for a chance at the November prize from Creative Scrappers. Such great sketches get me motivated to scrap more often. I was also playing around with my Gypsy trying to create die-cut papers. Since I only have the Personal Cricut, I am limited as far as how big I can get the die-cuts. But, that's okay, since it's not broken and performs well, I have no reason (like I need one!) to purchase the larger Cricut Expression. I'm sure there will always be something new for me to "need". Off to check out the December sketches ...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sketches Squared

Creative Scrapper Sketch #130 Pencil Lines Sketch #213 My friend, Kristen, and I motored to Columbus this past weekend to visit and scrap with our friend, Melane. We were very busy and diligent scrappers! Since Melane finished off the pictures she had developed, she was creating layouts for future pictures. Oh, to be in that position! I always try to tell myself that it's not a race! However, 2006 seems like a long time ago when you're trying to remember people, places, and things!

I was able to complete two sketches: Creative Scrappers #130 and Pencil Lines Sketch #213. I used the same picture (from 2001!) for both layouts as well as the same Personal Scrapper Kit.

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

I'm trying to get a jump start on my holiday crafting. After participating in the ACOT on-line crop last weekend, I was inspired to get my rear in gear. I experimented with putting together a couple gift card holders. There was one description in particular that caught my eye. It was a tutorial mentioned on the ACOT crop forum about Halloween Treat Bags by Bo Bunny like this. I found a few old scraps from Christmas Stacks past that were worth playing with. I created these two gift card holders. I still may tweak a few things, maybe try different embellies. We'll see what I can come up with ...

My new Cricut cartridge Christmas Cards is screaming to be used. I just may play with that tomorrow. Off to make different gift card holders as well as put together a couple of money holders. I'll be back to post pictures of those soon.