Monday, January 21, 2013

This Little Piggy!

I have had the loveliest weekend!  My school district took today off so I had a three day weekend.  My husband and son were both off also, which does not always translate to great for me, but this time it was very nice.  Dan and I went to Great Falls on Saturday and picked out a new reclining love seat to replace the extremely awful recliner that he now has.  (So awful that for the first time in my life I have covered it with a blanket to hide it!)  My very new living room is going to look great when it arrives!  And today I got to spend 5 whole uninterrupted hours in my craft room, whoopee!  Can't complain at all. 

I've started making Valentine's Day cards.  Here's the first, made with die cut from Lettering Delights Hogs and Kisses set:

And here is the second, made with the same file:

I chose to set the first pig slightly off center on the black background to give more contrast, but that wasn't necessary for the second.  I used gems rather than cutting the flowers because I just cannot do without some bling!  I cannot decide which card is my favorite, for once I like them both.  What a nice surprise.

Hope you have a great week!  I'm planning to enjoy mine, with a little more time to craft, hopefully.


Challenges I am entering these cards into:
Make It Monday #124
Created With Love #24
Lady Anne's Anything Goes Challenge #3

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Christmas Card

I have a Christmas Card to share today.  I have promised myself to make at least one more Christmas card every month this year.  Hope I make it!

This was a fun and easy card!  I cut the wreath and deer on my brand new Silhouette Cameo, gift from my sweet hubby.  The rest is cut from a DCWV paper stack.  The borders (including the lacy look border on the front) came this way, perfect for this card.  I chose not to put a sentiment on the front because I liked the look of the papers as they are.

Please notice that this is NOT Rudolph!  No cutsie noses on this one!

Super cold here in northern Montana, actual temperature at or near zero, wind chill about 10 or 15 degrees lower.  Hope you are all warm and toasty wherever you are!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge  (A is for Animal)
Christmas Card Challenges  (Silhouette)
Jingle Belles     (all things new, i.e., my new Cameo)
Christmas Cards All Year Round (anything goes)
Make It Monday (always anything goes)