Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SVG Cutting Files: Anything Christmas Blog Challenge

Who else is exhausted? I've been staying up 'til the wee hours making cards, wrapping gifts, and finding boxes to ship things. 

Are you familiar with the internet sensation Grumpy Cat? Her birth name is Tardar Sauce, but she's known as Grumpy Cat. Annie from Creating Annie Thing blog and SVG Cutting Files created an SVG that they are sharing, if you participate in the blog challenge. I'm a dog person myself, but some of the memes are funny with this cat. Challenge accepted ladies!

Candace from Paper Crafts by Candace made this card

SVG Cutting Files - Summer Santa Slider Card
Snowflakes Embossing Folder - The Paper Studio

SVG Cutting Files - Summer Santa Slider Card
Snowflakes Embossing Folder - The Paper Studio
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom - Merry & Bright

Christmas Cards with Krafty Nook

See? I told you I was busy with making cards! Just a couple of cards from Krafty Nook files.

Krafty Nook - Bumble File
Silhouette Studio DE - Fancy Shape from A2 Flower Card
Bumble Candy - Joann's 

Sentiment - Computer Generated
Font - Island of Misfit Toys

Krafty Nook - Leg Lamp File
Silhouette Studio DE - drawn and offset circles
Bumble Candy - Joann's 

Sentiment - Jaded Blossom - Merry & Bright

Krafty Nook - Ninja Turtle File
Silhouette Studio DE - drawn triangle, hand cut trunk, star from Christmas Tree from library (preloaded files)

Sentiment - Computer Generated
Font - CF Jack Story

Baby's First Christmas

Since I was making Christmas cards for the families, I thought I would make my newest cousins a personalized first Christmas card. Miss Kate Cuttables offers a free SVG file daily. She had an adorable pink winter owl the other day and I knew I had to use it for the first Christmas cards for Natalee and Nola.

Miss Kate Cuttables - Pink Winter Owl
Martha Stewart - Drippy Goo Edge Punch

Sentiment - Computer Generated
Font - KG Skinny Latte

Miss Kate Cuttables - Pink Winter Owl
Martha Stewart - Drippy Goo Edge Punch

Sentiment - Computer Generated
Font - KG Skinny Latte

I'm in Card Making Heaven!

Yahoo! I made it through this semester! It was challenging, but I loved it and the classmates that are now friends! Final grades...two A's for Practicum Hospitality Education and Nevada Constitution, A B+ in Special Events Management, a C+ in Food & Beverage Cost Control and a C- in Hospitality Accounting II, which I will need to retake because the Hotel College says you have to pass the course with a C or higher and C- is not accepted. So hello accounting II, see you in the summer! 

Now I get to play! I have been busy as a beaver making Christmas cards for the family. I will probably mail out boxed cards to some, if I ever make it to the post office before Christmas.

Like I've said in the past I am in love with the SVG Cutting Files design team blog hops! Their latest one, Christmas Movie Hop, was beyond expectation! The covered some of my favorites, Christmas Vacation, The Christmas Story, A Year Without a Santa Claus, Santa Claus Comes to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Disney's Scrooge McDuck, Elf, and Arthur Christmas 

SVG Cutting Files - Christmas Movie Hop - Buddy the Elf
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Bah Humbug

SVG Cutting Files - Christmas Movie Hop - Clark Griswold
Jaded Blossom Stamps - Bah Humbug

SVG Cutting Files Galleria - Christmas Vacation's Marty Moose Mug (freebie)

SVG Cutting Files - Christmas Movie Hop - Christmas Vacation

SVG Cutting Files - Christmas Movie Hop - Frosty the Snowman
Little Scraps of Heaven - Christmas Light Post

SVG Cutting Files - Christmas Movie Hop - Ralphie in the Pink Nightmare Bunny Suit
My design - Christmas Package

Mug Swap 2014

Now that Shannan has me hooked on swaps & exchanges, I found one on Instagram that was shortly after we finished the thanks a latte one, thanks to my new friend, Aleena in Texas! Katie from the Cup of Tea blog hosted this one with her friend Caitlin from the Coffee with Caitlin blog. Never heard of a mug swap? It's a grown up version of a pen pal! You sign up, they give you a partner to swap with. Get to know one another via email. Shop for the perfect mug and mail! I was in between Thanksgiving and preparing for finals. So I quickly wrote Hannah in Missouri back and we've exchanged a few emails, we follow each other on Instagram and Pinterest and we got to know each other that way. Well she loves bears and is a fairly new mom. Her daughter BK is 16 months old. Hannah claims to be a geek and loves her Dr. Who. I tried to find an inexpensive Dr. Who Tardis Phone Box mug and was unsuccessful. Hmmmm now what? Found a cool heat changing Supernatural mug, bought it and returned it the same day because I found the cutest mug from Paper Source.

Mama Bear Mug from Paper Source

and adorable gift wrap from there too!

Holiday Bears Wrapping Paper from Paper Source
and of course I couldn't mail the package without a handmade card!

Cheerful Polar Bear file from Kadoodle Bug Designs, Sizzix Snowflake Set #3 - Snowflake #6, Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Edge Punch, Sentiment from Jaded Blossom - Merry & Bright 




My First Vinyl Ornaments

I have been obsessed with my mom's Silhouette Cameo since the day she got it! I am in love with this machine and its endless possibilities. So I have gone Pinterest nuts pinning vinyl projects and was hesitant to make something for fear it wouldn't turn out properly. Boy, was I wrong! VINYL IS ADDICTING! Annette from Krafty Nook made some adorable M&M faces and I made two for my mom and I. I prefer the flat disc ornaments. I LOVE how they came out! Mine is on the tree and mom's is going to her person at work for the Secret Santa exchange.


Last Minute Birthday Card

One of the things I love most about my mother is that she has a BIG HEART! She has been a nurse for about 35 years. She asked me to make a quick birthday card for a visiting nurse that was filling in for another one who resigned. She didn't want anyone to know that it was her birthday. Oh well! I picked up a chocolate cake from Sam's Club and whipped up this cute dino card!

SVG Cutting Files - Dinosaur Shaped Card