Sunday, December 19, 2010
Over at the Pink Stampers blog, she is doing a winter/Christmas challenge. As I read about it I thought, "I can do that." Last year at Christmas time, we spent a week with our friends in a cabin where we went snowmobiling, sledding, and enjoying the beautiful scenery of that time of year. It was a lot of fun so for this challenge, I thought I'd do a layout for some of those pictures and this is what I came up with. I used my free file set from Treasure Box Designs to do these trees and cabin. I love how the little cabin turned otu. It is so cute and perfect for these pages. I probably should do a few more of these pages as I have too many for just this layout, but it was a good start and I thought it would be fun to enter her challenge. I've never entered one of her challenges before so.......
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I am so excited. Today I was reading my google reader on the blogs I follow and I WON a blog prize. I am so thrilled! I've only won blog candy once and I never received it so I'm crossing my fingers and toes. Thank you so much! Wanna see? Go here. I can't wait! Woo hoo! Thanks Amanda! I can't wait to try one of these punches. I've never used a border punch before. How fun! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
www.treasureboxdesigns.com, but I just had to share these. She recently came out with a train set. Well, I had just bought several sets and even won a new one! Yep...me who never wins, won furniture and files this year! Love it. Anyway, since I had just bought several sets, I decided not to buy any more. However, I had purchased her bear set and so I set out to make my own train and I LOVE it! Someone had shared a free train file, (sorry...not sure who) but it wasn't exactly what I wanted so I set about modifying it in MTC. I LOVE the result. Super cute, super fun, and really easy. If you notice, there are only three real colors to the train, black backing, cream wheels, snow, etc, and red train car parts. The fat bear I already had cut out, but I did cut the two side bears to on it. The stripes on the cars are actually scraps that I just added and the bow on those is a punch that I used to punch from the scraps. Anyway, I LOVE how my train turned out and I didn't have to buy any more files. I've seen these cute little trains done for all the holidays so I just may have to make another one for something else. The pieces are all big enough that paper piecing it together was fairly simple. It probably took longer to ink everything than to actually put it all together. Fun fun.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
www.treasureboxdesigns.com. He's the second bear I've cut from that set and I LOVE him! I love love love the bears but I have been having a heck of a time trying to find anymore textured brown cardstock. I used to buy this at my local scrapbook store for 4.99 for 50 sheets and then used a 40% off coupon so it made it really inexpensive. I only have a few sheets left and can't find any brown locally in a color that I want for my bears. I did find some, but they wanted $.69 cents a sheet for it! Are you kidding me! For a single colored cardstock! NOT. So my quest continues and I have to admit, even ebay has failed me on this one. Sigh. We'll see......
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Hello! Tonight I have been working on this Santa and Snowman Tile. I'm still doing the challenges over at the MTC board and this one is for the miscellaneous gift....a gift you would give to a male/female at the last minute when you needed an extra one. I think it turned out really cute.