Friday, November 30, 2012

Tree Tag - Made from Scrap Box

 Howdy Scrappers - I am so blessed you stopped by - please come back again. I have a simple tag today. Enjoy your weekend - Michigan is supposed to have 60 degree weather tomorrow! ~ Gail ~
 

RECIPE
Scraps from the scrap box
Tim Holtzs Bookmark and Tag Die Cut (You can purchase this at Joan's Gardens)
Tree is Cricut Cut - from my embellishment scrap box
Round Snowflake embellishment by Recollections
Merry Christmas Stamp - Clear Dollar Stamps
Pop up tape by Forever in Time
Yarn from Big Lots
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!
CHALLENGES
Joan's Gardens - Tags - ends Dec 6
Pause Dream Enjoy - Forgotten Stash -ends Dec 6
 Simon Says - anything goes - end Wed 12/5 un
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - un - ends 12/1
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas - cards/paper projects - un - end 12/6
 Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly Challenge November-un
Tuesday Alchemy - ends Dec 3 - anything goes-un - end 12/3
Blog Candy  http://graphixanddesign.blogspot.com/  ends December 1, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Scrappers. This Thanksgiving card (inspiration from Speedy TV Challenge) will be added to my card box for distribution next year. Thanks for stopping by tonight. Have a great week! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Pre-made gold DCWV card
Deer - Compliments of Free Vintage Digital Stamps
Kraft Cardstock
Yarn from Big Lots
Recollections Gold Brad
DCWV Harvest Gathering Embossing card stock
Happy Thanksgiving sentiment by me
Chalks brown ink
Pop up Tape - Forever in Time
CHALLENGES
Friends of Speedy TV - Thanksgiving and/or Snowman Card
Simon Says - anything goes - end Wed 12/5 un
 Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly Challenge November-un
Tuesday Alchemy - ends Dec 3 - anything goes-un - end 12/3

Let It Snow with Embossing

Greetings Scrappers! Thanks for dropping by. It is always an honor when drop in for a visit. Today's card is very simple - Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and Let It Snow sentiment by Recollections. Have a fun evening!
CHALLENGES
Brown Sugar - No Image - just a sentiment Limit 2 (#2)
Simon Says - anything goes - end Wed 12/5 un
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - un - ends 12/1
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas - cards/paper projects - un - end 12/6
 Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly Challenge November-un
Tuesday Alchemy - ends Dec 3 - anything goes-un - end 12/3
2012 Christmas Cards - Christmas end 12/1
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - CAS - runs for one week
The Sisterhood - Embossing - Limit 3 (#3)
Stampin Sisters in Christ - their last challenge - Christmas

Frosty Kisses

Hi Scrapping Bloggers! I am happy you stopped by today. I spent too much time today trying to get organized, but I think I am getting there! Here is what I created today. Enjoy your day! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
White cardstock taken from the scrap box (I am still trying to clear that out)
Frosty Kisses - Cricut Cut - from the Embellishment Scrap box
MS gray ink for Frosty Kisses sentiment
BT5 Spectrum Noir Marker for a few of the snowflakes
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder
CHALLENGES
Brown Sugar - Simple & Clean no image - only a sentiment - ends 12/6 limit 2 (#2)
Pauses, Dream, Enjoy - Forgotten Stash -un  end12/6
Simon Says - anything goes - end Wed 12/5 un
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - un - ends 12/1
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas - cards/paper projects - un - end 12/6
 Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly Challenge November-un
Tuesday Alchemy - ends Dec 3 - anything goes-un - end 12/3
Creative Craft Challenge - White on White -Limit 3 (#1)
2012 Christmas Cards - Christmas end 12/1
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Christmas  their last challenge

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tag 2

Here is tag 2! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Cardstock from my scrap box
Merry Christmas stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps
Powder Puff Mango Mai Tai ink
Red Twine from Big Lots
Tim Holtz Die Cut - Tags and Bookplates - can be purchased at Joan's Gardens
 CHALLENGES
Joan's Gardens - tags - ends Thurs 12/6 -un
Simon Says - anything goes - end Wed 12/5 un
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends December 1st -un
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas - cards/paper projects - un - ends
Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly Challenge November
Tuesday Alchemy - ends Dec 3 - anything goes

Tag 1

Hi Scrappers! I am working on some tags tonight. I have two completed- my plan is to do more, but I might have to leave the crafty room and spend time with hubby. Did you know in 25 more days it will be Christmas Day? Makes me want to sing Christmas songs. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your evening. Come back again. ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Scrap cardstock from my scrap box (I am trying to use up all of those scraps I have on hand)
Doily from dollar store - these are like months old
Die cut Birch Tree - Madison die
Cricut Cut Deer in my embellishment scrap box - yes, I have one of those too.
Stamp - unknow
Powder Puff Blue Hawaiian ink (Powder Puff has the coolest names for their inks)
Holiday Inspirations Metallic Tinsel Cord - last years Christmas clearance at Joann's
Die Cut - Tags and Bookplates by Tim Holts - can be purchased at Joan's Gardens
CHALLENGES
Joan's Gardens - tags
The Cutie Pie Challenge #32 - use a doily (any creation/card)
Simon Says - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends December 1st
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas - cards/paper projects
Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly Challenge November
Tuesday Alchemy - ends Dec 3 - anything goes

Sketchy, Scrappy, Embossing 2

Here is my next creation for today. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Scraps
Embossing folder - Divine Swirls - Cuttlebug
Friskers punch - Threading Water
Digital Stamp -Compliments of  Dearie Dolls - Christmas Girl
Forever in Time Pop Up tape
MS green ink for distressing
Green button - Simplicity - thread unknown
CHALLENGES
Paper Take Weekly - Sketch
The Cuttlebug Spot - Scrap Sandwich
Clear It Out - Ugly Sweater
The Sisterhood - embossing
Simon Says - anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - #167 - Christmas Card - this is their last challenge
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends December 1st
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly Challenge November
Tuesday Alchemy - ends Dec 3 - anything goes
2012 Christmas Cards - Christmas cards
Shelly's Images - Oh Scrap

Sketchy, Scrappy, Embossing

Hi there scrappers! Don't you just love that word? I do - I could say it over and over - Scrappers, scrappers, scrappers. OK, I am a bit nuts like that! I have been digging in my scrap box today and creating cards for challenges. I am also trying to use my Cuttlebug more - so my cards for day will be titled, Sketchy, Scrappy, Embossing.  I have 2 projects finished so far. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a blessed week! ~ Gail !
RECIPE
Scraps - I have two full boxes in my craft room (Yikes!)
Sketch#74 from Paper Take Weekly
Friskers Treading Water Punch
Digital Stamps from Dearie Dolls -  is a fabulous artist - this one is called Snow Angel - thank you!
Dollar Store bow - redone - it was too large for this card
Embossing folders from Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots and Snowflakes
Brown ink by Chalks
Pop up Tape Forever in Time
CHALLENGES
Paper Take Weekly - Sketch
The Cuttlebug Spot - Scrap Sandwich
Clear It Out - Ugly Sweater
The Sisterhood - embossing
Simon Says - anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - #167 - Christmas Card - this is their last challenge
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends December 1st
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly Challenge November
Tuesday Alchemy - ends Dec 3 - anything goes
2012 Christmas Cards - Christmas cards Paper Piecing
Shelly's Images - Oh Scrap

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blessed Christmas

I like Black and white cards so here is another one I created this evening. If you like black and white challenges, Cupcake Craft has one going on this week. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Size A2 White Cardstock card
DCWV - background paper
Cricut Cut Trees
White cardstock for snow - purchased at Sam's Club
Real Estate punch for sentiment
Clear Dollar Stamps Sentiment - stamped with Green Joann ink
Green Tree brad - Recollections
Pop up Tape - Forever in time
CHALLENGES
Cupcake Craft Challenge- black and white plus one color
Pause Dream Enjoy - anything goes
Wednesday Word Art - anything goes (#5) limit 5E
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Christmas
Simon Says - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas
Pin and Tack - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Joans Gardens - no challenge
2 Sisters - Winter Wonderland

Snowy Village

This is a great embossing folder by Nellie Snellen. I used it to create a black and white card. You can join this challenge at Cupcake Craft. Enjoy your evening. Thanks for stopping by. ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Size A2 card
Embossing folder - Snowy Village 1 by Nellie Snellen
Black Soot ink by Rangers
Black Ribbon Ruban
Spectrum Noir Marker #JG6 for trees
CHALLENGES
Cupcake Craft Challenge - black and white plus one color
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
2 Sisters - Winter Wonderland
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas ends Dec 1
Pin and Tack - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - anything goes

Birch Tree

Welcome Scrappers - I hope you have had time to make something today. Between laundry, cleaning house, and taking care of hubby I managed to get into my Crafting area today. Tonight I am focusing on Black and White, plus one color (Cupcake Craft Challenge). I really like the look of black and white cards. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed week! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Size A2 Pre-made Joan's Card
Mat - DCWV
Ribbon - Organdy from Joann's
Tree die cut - Madison
White Card Stock for snow from Sam's club
Merry Christmas Stamp - Clear Dollar Stamps
CHALLENGES
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Black and White plus one
Joans Gardens - no challenge week
Pause Dream Enjoy -anything goes
Paper Playtime -anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Pin and Tack - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas ends Dec 1
2 Sisters - Winter Wonderland
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Christmas card
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas

Another Snowman Scrappy Card

This one took a bit longer to put together, but all of the papers are from my scrap box. I hope your day is going well - I am ready to leave for Bible Study. Have a wonderful Wednesday evening. Thanks for stopping by. ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
All papers from my scrap box (I know the snowflake background is Far Hill Digital paper)
Snowman Die cut - Winter Wonder - Tim Holtz
Snowballs - 1/2 inch Friskers Punch
MS gray ink
Chalks brown & Black ink
Die Cut - Birch tree - Madison
Sharpie Markers
Thank you stamp-Hero Arts
Pop-up Tape Forever in Time
CHALLENGES
My Craft Spot - show gratitude
Friends of Speedy TV - CH #48 Snowman
Joans Gardens - no Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with sentiment
Pause Dream Enjoy - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Pin and Tack - anything goes
Card Crafters Circle - Give Thanks

Turkey Wobble Card

I have a Thanksgiving card to display today. An Action Wobble is behind my Turkey - wobble, wobble. Thanks for stopping by - it is always an honor to have you visit my blog. May you be blessed this week. ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
DCWV - Harvest Gathering Cardstock for Mat
Ribbon - from stash box
Stickers - Forever in Time
Brown Chalk ink for distressing
Action Wobble behind the Turkey Sticker
Marks Finest Papers Clear Stamp
Chalks Black in for sentiment
CHALLENGES
Friends of Speedy TV - Ch #47 - Thanksgiving
Word Art Wednesday -anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Pin and Tack - anything goes - November Challenge
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Joans Gardens - no challenge week

Scrappy Snowman

Hi Scrappers - today I put together a card in under 10 minutes using scraps from my scrap box - You can do one too - easy peasy lemon squeezey - enjoy your day! Gail
Won Top 3 At Clear It Out Challenge - thank you!

RECIPE
Pre-made white cardstock card
All scraps from my scrap box
Die Cut Winter Wonder by Tim Holtz
Pop up Tape Forever in Time
Black and Orange Sharpie
Merry Christmas Stamp - Mark's Finest Papers
CHALLENGES
Clear It Out - Ugly Sweater
Word Art Wednesday -anything goes 
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Friends of Speedy TV - CH 48 Snowman
Through the Craft Room Door - limit 2E (#2) - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Joans Gardens - no challenge
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Christmas card
Pin and Tack - monthly challenge
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas

God Loves You

Good Morning Scrappers! I hope you had a restful night. I am back in my Crafting Spot for a bit this morning. I am so thankful for all of my die cuts, Cricut machine, Cuttlebug machine, buttons, ribbons, glitter, gems, Spectrum Noir Markers, and my crafting papers. My husband is a great supporter of my crafting and I am blessed to have him in my life. I hope you have time to craft today as well as relax, and just enjoy life - Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and come back again! It is always an honor when you visit. ~ Gail~
RECIPE
Size A2 White Cardstock Pre-made Card - Joann Essentials
Blue snowy background compliments of Far Hill
White card stock for the snow - purchased at Sam's Club
Recollection colored papers
Die Cut Tree - Tim Holtzs
Heart Punch SU
Oval Punch - Quickutz Die Cut
Black Buttons - Simplicity
Glue Dots - Forever in Time
Pop Up Tape for Sentiment - Forever In Time
Distress Red Ink for sentiment - Tim Holtz Firebrick
Gray ink for snow - MS
CHALLENGES
Word Art Wednesday - God's Goodness- anything goes with a scripture or uplifiting message 5E (#1)
Die Cutting Diva CH#93 - Thankful for what embellishments? My punches, my buttons, and I view ink also as an embellishment - and I am thankful for every supply I receive as a gift. Thank you for this challenge and for reminding me to be thankful.
Pin and Tack - anything goes monthly challenge
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
 Just Keep on Creating Christmas - ends Dec 1
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
2 Sisters - Winter Wonderland
Joans Gardens no challenge
Simon Says - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - project with hearts

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snowman Pinch Box

Front of Box
Back of Box



This Project was the NOVEMBER 2012 Prize Winner at The Kraft Journal  Thank you!

Welcome. Today is a great day! Have you visited Patty Wraps blog? If not, I am giving you the link to visit and download some freebies! Patty is a very creative and generous lady. Click HERE to visit and see what is on her blog. May I encourage you to please leave her some love and thank her for the items you download. If we do that, she will continue to bless us with her great creations! Have a blessed day and hop on over and visit Patty - tell her Gail sent ya.
RECIPE
1 Sheet of Kraft Cardstock
Digital Pinch Box downloaded from Patty Wraps Blog spot
Computer Printer
Scoring tool
Score tape (works best to seal the box)
Isn't this the cutest pinch box? I just love that snowman singing, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow. It can be filled with treats or sewing supplies, or whatever you choose. Just seal the flap when filled and give as a nice gift. You can get it free from Patty Wraps. Enjoy.
CHALLENGES
The Kraft Journal - projects
Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly challenge
The Pink Elephant - Package
Wags and Whiskers - cards/project - Christmas
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas ends Dec 1
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Paper Playtime -anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Joans Gardens - no challenge
Through the Craftroom Door - Limit 2E - anything goes

Snowman Trio Card

Hi Scrappers. How is life going? Great I hope! This card was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers - my new adventure in life. I am taking the Bugaboo color challenge this week. Thanks for stopping by today and have a Wonderful Life (I am looking forward to watching that movie soon!) ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Size A2 white cardstock card Joann Essentials
DCWV - The Christmas Stack pattern paper
Digital Stamp - Bugaboo - Snowman Trio
Spectrum Noir Markers
Glossy Accents for snowballs
Black Studio G Glitter Glue for Star Snowflakes
CHALLENGES
Catch the Bug - Color Challenge - ends Dec 1
Pin and Tack -Anything Goes end 11/29
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas ends 12/1
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Paper Playtime - ends Nov 29 - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - ends Nov 29 - anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - their last challenge (We will miss their challenge blog)
2012 Christmas Cards- see blog for details
2 Sisters - Winter Wonderland
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Let it Snow -Limit 2E (#2)
Joan's Gardens - no challenge

Glitter Package Card

Welcome. It is always an honor when you stop by. I hope your are having a wonderful day. The sun is shining here in Michigan -no snow.  Have a fun day crafting and doing something kind for someone today. God Bless you and come back again. ~ Gail ~
I had a fun time with this card this morning. I am glad my camera caught the glitter OK - or at least I think it did. I am no photographer, so sometimes I get good shots and other times I wonder - "What is happening?"
RECIPE
Size A2 White Cardstock card - Joann Essentials
Blue Glitter DCWV cardstock for the Mat
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder
Sliver Glitter Ribbon - purchased at Joanns
Digital Stamp - House on a Hill - Winter -Squigglefly - used as the tag on the package
Spectrum Noir Markers
Crop-a-dile used to punch the hole in the tag
CHALLENGES
Squigglefly - CH#47 - Glitter and Bling -ends Sun Dec 2
The Pink Elephant - CH176 - Package - ends Sun Dec 2
Word Art Wednesday - Limit 5 (#5) - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - use rubber or Digital Stamp - 3E -
Pin and Tack - CH#3 - Anything goes - ends 11/29
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec1
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes -unlimited - ends Dec 3
Paper Playtime - Anything goes - unlimited - ends Nov 29
Stampin Sisters in Christ - last challenge for this blog Christmas
2012 Christmas Cards - any Christmas Card or follow the suggestion
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Joans Gardens - no challenges

Angel

Welcome. Did you know this morning there was some trouble with Linky - I was wondering what was going on when I attempted to upload my cards to several challenges. It is now fixed - so that is a blessing. Must be very frustrating for the techs to have to work those type of issues out. Today, I hope to spend more time in my craft room - it has been a very busy last 5 days. Can you believe that Christmas is almost here? That is a wonderful time of celebration if you are a Christian. I am so thankful that Jesus came to earth to save sinners - thank you God for your provision to buy me back with a price. Have a great week everyone and keep on crafting! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Size A2 pre-made card by Joann Essentials
Mat 1 - white cardstock with Cuttlebug embossing folder - Swiss Dots
Rest of mat layers - DCWV The Christmas Mat Stack
Angel - colored - Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps- (there are many freebies -colored/ to color)
Scripture - compliments of Word Art Wednesday
Pop-up Tape by Forever in Time (behind the Digital stamp)
Tim Holtz Red Distress ink for white card border
CHALLENGES
Word Art Wednesday - Limit 5E (#4) - include a sentiment, scripture, uplifting message
Simon Says - Dawny Sketch (used on this card)
2012 Christmas Cards - Paper Piecing
Stampin Sisters In Christ - Christmas unlimited Last Challenge
Paper Playtime - anything goes -unlimited
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes - unlimited
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - ends Dec 1
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Hiding in My Craft Room - Limit 3E (#3)- Christmas
Pin and Tack - anything goes - monthly challenge- November
Eureka Stamps - Let the Holiday Fun Begin Limit3E (#1)
Joans Gardens -no challenge

Twist of Faith Challenge #13

Welcome to another Challenge at Twist of Faith! I encourage you to hop on over and join in the fun. I am glad you stopped by. It is always an honor to have you visit. Have a great week and God Bless you~ Gail~
Our theme for you this week is 
BLUE SKIES ... USE BLUE!

This is a colour challenge, so we want to see lots of blue ... maybe you'll create a monochromatic card... it doesn't matter, as long as BLUE  is your main colour!  Remember our 'twist of faith' your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifting sentiment that suits this week's theme.
Digital bear stamp from Whimsy Stamps
RECIPE
Pre-made white cardstock size A2 card Joann Essentials
Swiss Dot Embossing folder by Cuttlebug
DCWV light and blue cardstock
Friskers 2" circle punch
Memorybox Frosty Snowflake border die cut 
Marianne label Die cut  
MS light blue ink for distressing
Digital Sentiment created by Gail Scott (me)
Action Wobble
Digital Bear - Whimsy Stamps


The random prize winner will receive their choice of 4 images from the SADK collection available at Whimsy Stamps.

I hope that you will share with us in our BLUE SKIES (USE BLUE) challenge.  Wouldn't it be great to win four images from Stamp Art Design by Kathryne? It could be you - come on over to Twist of Faith Card Challenge today! Have a blessed week!

CHALLENGES (problem with linking up - will link up later)
Stampin Sisters in Christ - make a Christmas Card
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes - Limit 3 (#3) - ends Dec 7
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes (#3) Limit 5E
Wags and Whiskers - anything goes - unlimited
Hiding in my Craftroom - Christmas (Limit 3 E) #2 - ends Dec 1
Pin and Tack - monthly -anything goes - unlimited
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec 1 - unlimited
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes - unlimited
Paper Take Weekly - free for all
2012 Christmas Card Challenge - any Christmas card but suggestion give
Eureka Stamp - use Rubber or Digital Stamp 3E (#1)
Joans Gardens - no challenge

Monday, November 26, 2012

Elmo Says NOEL

Elmo is getting ready for Christmas and he has been playing in the snow here in Michigan. Well, we do not have that much snow! We did have snow on Sunday morning - but it was more like mild snow with cold, cold temperatures and ICY roads! All is good however, and life is wonderful when you walk with Jesus. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week! May the Lord bless you this week. ~ Gail ~
Cricut Cartridge Sesame Street Seasons
RECIPE
Cricut Gypsy to design layout
Pre-made White Cardstock Size A2 Joann Essentials
DCWV Glitter Cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Snowflakes used on the Gray Glitter Cardstock
Cricut Cartridge Seasame Street Seasons  - Elmo page 59
NOEL words from Cricut Cartridge Classic Font
Recollections colored cardstock papers for Elmo and snowball
POP up tape Forever in Time - behind Elmo and the snowball
CHALLENGES
Cardz TV - Cut a Christmas Word//Phrase from any Cartridge-Use any colors for Christmas Card
Stampin Sisters in Christ - make a Christmas Card
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - ends 11/29 - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes - ends 11/29
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes - ends 12/7 - 3E (#2)
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes - limit 5 E (#2)
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas ends 12/1
Pin and Tack - anything goes- monthly challenge
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Holiday Card use a Cricut Cartridge
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Let it Snow - challenge #38
Hiding in my Craftroom - Limit 3E (#1) - Christmas
Joans Gardens -no challenge

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Christmas ~ Tree ~ Snowman

Hi Paper Lovers - welcome to my blog. Well.... today we had S-N-O-W! Woke up this morning and looked out the window and there it was all white and fluffy on the ground - and as I drove to church -we had ICY roads as well - and the driving was around 15 MPH. Thankfully, we got their safe and sound and by the time we left the church building the roads were clear and the temperate was up - so not much snow left. Here is my card creation for today. Enjoy your week! ~ Gail~
Front of card - second fold

Inside card - space on the left to write a message
I had fun putting together this card. On the front I used a Tree embossing folder by Cuttlebug as the mat. I added a Snowflake red/green ribbon on the corner of the mat. Then I glued the mat to a pre-made white cardstock size A2 card and scored 1/2 inch on the opened end, folded it under and glued down. There is space on the inside front cover to write a message. I added a Create a Critter Christmas Tree Cricut Cut to the front of the card using pop-up tape by Forever in Time. On the inside of the card, I glued down a green snowflake paper print from DCWV Matstack. The digital stamp is compliments of Tammy at A Daisy A Day and must be used in their challenge. You can click here to download it free and please use in their challenge. I used Sharpies and Spectrum Noir markers for coloring the digital stamp. I then cut the digital stamp by using a Lattice Rectangular frame die cut by Spellbinders. The edges of the frame were inked with MS blue ink. I positioned the snowman on the lattice frame on the inside of the card (using pop up tape) close to the center so when the card is closed the green snowflakes are visible on the right side
CHALLENGES
A Daisy A Day - must use digital snowman provided - my first entry in this challenge
Come and Get It - more than one fold
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Christmas Card - my last entry as they are no longer doing challenges
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Pin and Tack - anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends December 1
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday- anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Fancy Fold/Shapes
Joans Gardens - no challenge

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Just Married

Welcome bloggers. Today is a wonderful day. My granddaughter, Taylor and I are attending a wedding at our church. Hannah Smith and Mark Lewis are going to be united in Holy Matrimony and we get the privilege of witnessing them stating their wedding vows. Here is the card I made for Hannah and her soon to be hubby Mark. I added some paper pleating on my card as suggested by Cupcake Craft Challenge. Thank you for stopping by. ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
White cardstock cut 4 1/4 inches wide by 11 inches long - score in half at width
All papers are from my scrap box
Paper crimper to make pleats for corner stiprs of apper
Just Married Bugaboo Digital Stamp
Sharpie, Artist Loft, and Crayola coloring pencils
Sentiment welded with digital stamp in Word program
Recollection Pearl
CHALLENGES
Cupcake Craft Challenge - paper pleating
Brown Sugar - anything goes 2 E (#2)
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Pin and Tack - anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Joans Gardens - no challenge

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Christmas!

Hi there! I am happy you stopped by - I hope you are having a great day! I am on my second snowman card today. Enjoy your week and come again ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Kraft Cardstock for the base card
Top Mat brown cardstock
Embossing folder - Snowflakes by Cuttlebug
Cream spotted paper - unknown, give to me by my sister Linda
Paper Crimper used to pleat the cream pape
Real-Estate punch for the sentiment (it is on cream colored cardstock but it looks white in my photo) - I trimmed the bottom of the punched piece.
Happy Christmas Stamp - Marks Finest Papers
Brown ink by Ranger
Sharpies and Artist Loft markers used for coloring
Digital Stamp - Catching Snowflakes -by Squigglefly
Pop up Tape - Forever in Time
Challenges
Cupcake Craft Challenge - paper pleating
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Brown, Cream Christmas
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends December 1
Pin and Tack - anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Child Card
365 Cards Challenge Day266 - Just smile - image with a big smile
Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes -limit 2E
Eureka Stamps -Ch #15 For the Kids
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Joans Gardens -No Challenge

Snowman Thanks Card

Welcome crafty people! I am honored you stopped by. Today, I pulled out the scrap box to create a card and I also found a Cricut storage box that had several Cricut Color cartridges that I picked up on clearance earlier in the year.  I decided to travel through my Gypsy Hand Held Cricut device and find some embellishments for my card as well. Here is what I created. I like how it turned out. Enjoy your day and come back again ~ Gail ~
Squigglefly winner card ~ Thank you!
RECIPE
Kraft Cardstock for the card
Scraps of cardstock from my scrapbook for the card mat, tree, banner, and thanks
Snowman Catching snowflakes digital stamp from Squigglefly (I won this stamp - Yeah!)
Sharpie markers for coloring - this is my first adventure at using these markers. I liked the results.
Cricut Cartridges:  1. Everyday Pop Up Cards - Banner  2. Classic Font - Thanks  3. Create A Critter - Christmas Tree
Pop Up Tape Forever in Time (behind Snowman and tree)
MS gray ink on snow
Tim Holtz Distress Antique ink on tree and Brown Chalk ink on Snowman
I used the Cricut Black Coloring Pen to outline the Thanks before cutting. I like how that turned out. I then colored the Thanks with a red Crayola coloring pencil. I colored the Heart Banner with a Sharpie and glued the Thanks to the banner. I then put an Action Wobble behind the Banner and trimmed the excess of the Action Wobble so it did not show. It works great! Wobble, Wobble!
Challenges
Squigglefly - CH#46 - I'm so Thankful (Must use a Squigglefly digital stamp)
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Be Ye Thankful - must have Cricut Cartridge cut
Friends of Speedy TV - CH 134 - Pop It Up
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas
Pin & Tack - Anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Child's card
Action Wobble - Sentiment has the wobble
Bitten by the Bug2 - Thankful - Gratitude
The Pink Elephant - give thanks
Stamp and Show - thanks  (Come join the fun )
Card Crafters Circle - #50 Giving Thanks
Joans Garden- no challenge

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ernie - Wobble Tag

I just love the action wobbles. Have you tried them yet? They make any project fun to give. Here is my tag creation using my Cricut machine. Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Elegant Edges - label -shadow cut (black ColorBok cardstock) top layer label Provocraft Blue Swirl paper

Ernie - Sesame Street Cricut Cartridge (this was a bugger to do - I no longer cut eyes - I put a piece of white paper behind the eye cut our area on the face and then use a black Micron pen to color in the eyes - this worked much better for me. All those striped pieces for the shirt were a mess - so I created a snow suit for Erie by tracing around the black shadow base, trimming the snowsuit a bit smaller,  then gluing the blue snowsuit to the black base piece - I personally think this works better than trying to glue down all of those tiny pieces and some of my tiny pieces did not cut nicely.

Black Micron ink pen for accenting
Recollection colored cardstock for Ernie

CHALLENGES
Tuesday Alchemy - anything but a card
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Just keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec 1
Crafty Creations - Christmas crafts(2E)
Pin and Tack - anything goes monthly challenge

Girl in Snow Globe

Welcome bloggers. Yesterday I spend most of my day cleaning (not my favorite thing to do) but it has to be done. Today I have some time to craft (one of my favorite things to do!).  I am having some camera issues and hubby is not here to help, so this is the best shot I could get for this picture. I am almost ready for Thanksgiving - I have a few more thing to prepare and take to mom's tomorrow. Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! ~ Gail~
RECIPE
Kraft Cardstock for card base
Cricut Elgant lable cut for black shadow label and Provocraft Christmas paper label)
Snowglobe digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps (what a great collection of digitals at this store)
Crayola Coloring Pencils
Glossy Accents, Liquid pearls, and a Forever in Time embellishment for accenting
Pop Up Tape by Forever in Time to pop up the digital stamp.
CHALLENGES
Tutorial Time on Speedy TV Challenge 24 - Liquid Pearls
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec 1
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes (2E)
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Create a card for a Child
Crafty Creations - Christmas Crafts(2E)
Pin & Tack Monthly Challenge - anything goes - unlimited

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TWIST of FAITH Challenge #12

HO, HO, HO.....I have some exciting news to share. I am officially a Design Team Member at Pauline's blog -  Twist of Faith Card Challenge.  I am so looking forward to being on the team!

Today I am posting my first entry for Challenge #12 - Children. I want to encourage you to hop on over and join the fun. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. It is always an honor to have you visit. Have a great week and God Bless you~ Gail~

 Here is my creation for this weeks Challenge #12 - Children
HO,HO Digital Stamp by Bugaboo

RECIPE
Bugaboo Ho Ho Stamp
Coloring pencils by Crayola
DCWV - The Mrs. Clause's Kitchen Stack cardstock-(use for the card mat)
Pop up tape - Forever in Time behind the digital stamp
HO, Jesus Loves the Little Children digital sentiment created by me
Holiday Red Inspirational Ribbon 
MS green ink for distressing 
The sponsor for this week at Twist of Faith is provided by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps.  The random winner will get to selection 7 DIGITAL IMAGES!

I encourage you to create a card that shows CHILDREN... and perhaps it will even be for a child!  Your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifiting sentiment that suits this week's theme - Children.

Why not get your creative juices flowing and enter the challenge this week? You could be the winner of 7 digital images compliments of Bugaboo Stamps! I can't wait to see what you will create for Twist of Faith Children's Challenge! Enjoy your day~ Gail ~

CHALLENGES
Paper Play Time - Anything goes 
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Make a Card for a Child 
Friends of Speedy TV - Pop It Up
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec 1
Through the Craftroom Door -anything goes

Monday, November 19, 2012

Reuse, Recycle & Make a Christmas Card

Hi Scrappers. Today's Christmas card is created with some packing paper I received in a shipment of supplies and some elements from a storage box in my crafting room. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Joann Essential Size A2 Pre-made card
Brown packing paper for Snowflakes and card front and embossing mat
Ribbon - Holiday Inspirations
Embossing folder by Cuttlebug -Snowflakes
Snowflake die cuts by Sizzix
Merry Christmas Stamp by Mark's Finest Papers
Embellishments, Gingerbreadk 3-D Candy Cane on pop up tape, and 3-D poinsettia from scrap box
Black ink by Powder Puff
Pop Up Tape - Forever in Time
CHALLENGES
Friends of Speedy TV - Pop it UP
Paper Play Time - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec 1
The Pink Elephant - Die Cut and/or punches
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Create a Card for a Child
Catch The Bug - Flower, Emboss, Die Cut Bingo
Joan's Gardens - Recycle
Pin and Tack - monthly - anything goes

Merry Christmas Banner Card

Hi blogger - I am happy you stopped by today. It is a wonderful warm day here in Michigan. The sun is shinning and few clouds in the sky. I hope you are enjoying your day. I have been making Christmas Cards today! Have a great week! ~ Gail~
RECIPE
Pre-made size A2 white cardstock card Joann Essentials
DCWV - Green Snowflake Paper - The Christmas Stack
Sizzix Tree Die
Recollections green and gold papers
Red Ribbon - unknown
Banner Stamp - WR Memory Keepers
Christmas Stamp - Mark's Finest Papers
Pop Tape - Forever in Time (on package)
Package Digital Stamp -compliments of  Scrappers Delight
Red Brick Ink - Rangers
Green With Envy ink - Powder Puff
Micron Black Ink pen to trace around digital stamp package
CHALLENGES
365 Cards - Sunday Sketch (card created based on this sketch)
Friends of Speedy TV - Pop It Up
Paper Play Time - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Dies and/or Punches
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas ends Dec 1
Tuesday Alchemy -Anything Goes
Pin and Tack -Monthly challenge - anything goes

Stick Snowman Card

Welcome to my blog. I am honored you stopped by. Have a look around and write me some love before you leave. Have a grand day! ~ Gail !
 RECIPE
Pre-made White Cardstock Joan Essential Size A2 card
DCWV - The Christmas Stack - cardstock
Merry Christmas Digital - by Gail Scott (that is me)
Snowman Square Digital Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps
Crayola Coloring Pencils
CHALLENGES
Catch The Bug - Stella Sketch
Paper play time - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Create a Card for a Child
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec 1
Friends of Speedy TV - Pop It Up
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes

Mickey & Minnie

Welcome to my blog! Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you leave me your blog address in your comment, I will come visit you. Enjoy your day! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Mistletoe - Cuttlebug Die Cut
Snowflake Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Poinsettia Pop Up Flower - K & Company
Recollections papers
Joan Essential Pre-Made Size 2 Card
CHALLENGES
Catch The Bug - Nov Bingo Challenge (Flower, Emboss, Die Cut)
Paper Play Time - CH # 89 anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends DEC 1
Friends of Speedy TV - POP It Up
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Die Cut/Punches

Christmas Tags

Hi Crafters! Glad you came by today. It is a wonderful day today. Be blessed and doing something kind for someone today. Enjoy your week! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
DCWV - The Mrs. Clause's  Kitchen Stack
SU - Tag Stamp Set
Checkered Ribbon Holiday Inspirations
Friskers Snowflake Punch
Marianne Die Cut for sentiment
Pop Up Tape by Forever in Time
Recollection olive green and white cardstock
Merry Christmas Sentiment Mark's Finest Papers
Black and Olive colored inks ~ Powder Puff
CHALLENGES
Friends of Speedy TV - Use Pop Up Tape
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec 1
Come and Get It - Sketch (my card is based on this sketch)
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes 
Paper Play Time - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Dies and/or Punches

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Victorian Stamp

Welcome bloggers. I am happy you stopped by. Here is my newest creation using one of my favorite Victorian Digital Stamps from Free Victorian Digital Stamps. Click HERE to visit the blog.. Enjoy your week and come back again!
RECIPE
Size A2 pre-made white cardstock card by Joan Essentials
Cuttlebug Embossing folder - Snowflakes
Recollection papers - Dark Blue, lilac, blue, Olive (Color Scheme for Cards 365)
Pop Up Tape for the Digital Stamp
Victorian Digital Stamp - Free Victorian Digital Stamps
Merry Christmas Sentiment - Mark's Finest Papers
CHALLENGES
365 Cards Challenge # 261 Color Scheme
Friends of Speedy TV - Pop it Up
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas - ends Dec 1

2 Stamps & 4 inks

Welcome. This is a first for me to use 2 stamps and 4 inks.I took the Challenge at 365 Cards. Thanks for stopping by ~ enjoy your week! Gail
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Shinning Star winner - thank you
RECIPE
Pre-made size 2 Joann Essential card
Stamp Set - My Craft Spots Stampin Around Christmas (I won this set on a bog hop)
Inks by Powder Puff - Mango Mai Tai, Amaretto, Green with Envy, Blue Hawaiin
Boy & Snowman Sticker - Me and My Big Ideas
Action Wobble
Merry Christmas stamp by Mark's Finest Papers (I won this stamp set)
CHALLENGES
365 Days Card Challenge #262 - Stampin Saturday
 Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating -Christmas - ends Dec 1
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Create a card for a Child

Snowy Christmas

Welcome Crafters. I am happy you stopped by.
Today's card is Snowy Christmas. I tried some different techniques with this card, including double embossing the card mat. ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Pre-made Joan Essential size A2 card
White cardstock for the mat
Embossing folder Snowflakes by Cuttlebug
Embossing folder Tree Scene by Craft Too
Sizzle tree die cut
Merry Christmas Stamp by Mark's Finest Papers
Cabin Digital Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps
Crayola Coloring Pencils
Recollections green and yellow cardstock
Pop Up Tape - Forever in Time (on cabin and green tree)
Score Tape - Forever in Time (on the green die cut pine tree)
MS Gray ink for distressing
CHALLENGES
2012 Christmas Challenge - double embossing
The Cuttlebug Spot - use 3 different embossing/die cutting
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas ends December 1
Simple Salutations - Speedy TV - Cabins or Mountains
The Pink Elephant - Dies and/or punches (tree die cut)
Friends of Speedy TV - POP it up (use pop up tape)