Krisis Kreations...a huge load of Christmas Projects using Imaginisce!

I have been seriously neglecting Krisis templates! I spent a lot of time today putting these things together! I know I always say this when I post about Krisi's templates, but they are so easy peasy to put together and they look so nice too!

The first project is a necklace that I made and Krisi has a template for a box to make to fit into it just perfectly.
All wrapped up!!!:)

Inside of box!!!
Pattern Paper: polar expressions Imaginisce
Cardstock: close to Cocoa and naturals Stampin Up
Ink: Close to Cocoa ink pad
ribbon: Stampin Up
tag punch: Stampin Up
glass: dollar tree
necklace: Joann Fabrics
template: Krisis Kreations Box it Up Jewelry

You can get it here at Scrapmatters!

For the next project I made Christmas cards and put them in Krisi's Wide Card Purse!

Pattern Paper: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
Chipboard: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
Huge eyelets: Stampin Up
ribbon: Stampin Up and Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
template: Krisis Kreations wide card purse

You can purchase it here at Scrap Matters!

Then I made 4 Christmas cards to go inside the card purse and I used the Block it v. 1 card templates from Krisi!

Pattern Paper: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
Cardstock: ridinghood red Stampin Up
stamp: Snag em Be Merry from Polar Expressions
felt ribbon: Martha Stewart
square punch: Stampin Up
template: Krisi's Kreations block it up v.1 card template
Cardstock: ridinghood red and Old olive Stampin Up
Pattern Papers: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
Chipboard: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
ribbon: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
template: Krisi's Kreations block it up v.1 card template

Cardstock: ridinghood red and Old olive Stampin Up
Pattern Papers: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
Sticker: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
dry embossing templates: Sizzix
template: Krisi's Kreations block it up v.1 card template

Cardstock: old olive, white and ridinghood red Stampin UP
Pattern Paper: Christmas Cottage Imaginisce
stamps: Stampin Up and Imaginisce
ink: memento black and old olive stampin up
hemp: scraps
template: Krisi's Kreations block it up v.1 card template

You can find it here at Scrap Matters!

Thanks for looking and happy creating!


Another Sketch Swap at LCOM!!!

This week we are having some fun. Over at the LCOM Sketch Blog you will find a Layout Sketch with layouts from the Sketch Team and Cards from the Card Team and now you'll see a Card Sketch with Cards from the Card Team and Layouts from the Sketch Team at the LCOM Blog. Pretty cool!!! Have to say it was so amazing to see what everyone came up with using the Card Sketch. So, here's the deal this week...make sure you go see all the eye candy then ...it's your turn... You go create either a card or a layout based off of the sketch and if you have some Bella Blvd. product try and incorporate it into your card or layout.

And here's my card:

Paper and stickers: Bella Blvd
Letters: Making Memories
Fringe: from my stash
Ink: Colorbox

Thanks to Bella Blvd. for being our sponsor for the month of November at LCOM!

Now it's your turn!!! Let's see what you do with it and Bella Blvd products if you have some! Over at LCOM, Post your card or layout link to Mr. Linky by Saturday, December 6th at 8PM EST for a chance to be our next GDT for the week of December 14th and 15% off your next LCOM order. Can't wait to see your cards or layouts!!!


Sketch Swap at LCOM!

We had a sketch swap at LCOM.  The card team and sketch team swapped sketches.  This sketch was made by Smitha.  Here's what I did with it to turn it into a card.  Our sponsor this month is Bella Blvd. So Tanya sent us all some product to use this month.  Fun, Fun, Fun!!! Go check out what the rest of the card team and sketch team did with this at the Sketch blog! Hope  you will participate and share your work with us!
Pattern Paper: Bella Blvd.
Stamp: Bella Blvd. and Nikki Sivils
Ink: Stampin Up and Color Box
Letters: Making Memories

A great big huge thank you to Bella Blvd. for sponsoring LCOM this month!!


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Blog Hop

You are cordially invited to join us on December 1st at midnight EST to debut the December Paper Trails Kit.  Believe me it is full of absolute GORGEOUSNESS!!!! Each of the Design Team Members will have a DEBUT project to share with you using the kit and a little birdie told me that there will be RAK's too! Then you will want to race to the Paper Trails store to purchase the December Kit because they will be gone quick as a wink.  Karen truly outdid herself this time!!! The blog hop will last until December 4th at 11pm EST and then RAK's will be pulled on December 5th and announced!!! Are you ready to get your hop on?


Christmas Card Crop at LCOM

Wanted to share with you what the girls over at LCOM did with my sketch!
My secret element was use brads on your project!:)











Daphne (from blogland!!)


And my RAK...goes to Darlene!!!

Email me your snail mail addy and I will get it out to you in the next couple of days!!!
Thanks so much for playing along!

And some exciting news...the sketch team and the card team are joining together for a few weeks in November.  Make sure you check out the sketch blog on Friday for some great inspiration from both teams using a sketch from me. 


Mouthwatering Challenge for TrailMakers

Wonderfall Collection Kit from Webster's
brown colorbox chalk ink pad

Here's my project for TrailMakers blog Challenge.  The challenge is to create a project that has to do with food...hence the name Mouthwatering Challenge.  Hope you will play along with us within the next two weeks.  Let me tell you a bit about my project.  It is a $1 store 7 X7 board book that I altered.  It's actually about Pooh and his Friends, but by the time I am finished you will never know that's what it was about at all.  All you do is cut the paper to fit your book and then sand off the corner edges.  I cut about a 3" piece for the spine of the book and attached that also.  Before I attached, I ran my almond colored colorbox chalk ink pad that is about dead for subtle colored edges along the sides. 
I plan on using this at Thanksgiving time to take pictures of all the different dishes that are on the table.  Then I'll bug my Mom for the recipes for the ones I don't know yet (because I don't like them...LOL) The food dishes we place on our Thanksgiving table have become a tradition.  Each year we have the exact same thing and if one of those dishes isn't there, someone is very disppointed.  We all have our favorites.  Mine is definitely the cranberry relish....yummy!!  In the end, I will have a completed heirloom to share with my daughters.  Hope I have inspired you today and that you are excited about participating in the Mouthwatering challenge this week at Trail Makers.  Because we do have a holiday this month this challenge will go for the entire month this time. You will have until Saturday, November 27th to submit your project.
As a special surprise - our kit store, The Paper Trail, will be giving away a prize valued at approx. $15 to one lucky participant this month if we have at least 10 participants! If we do get at least 10 challenge participants, Karen will randomly choose someone to receive a package containing Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology Elements and the Alphabet as well. These go PERFECTLY with our November Vintage Family kit which is on sale in the store.

In case you missed it before, here is the Vintage Family Kit that she has for sale at the store.



Christmas Cards

This past weekend at LCOM we started our Christmas Card Crop.  It goes until November 14th and prizes will be announced on Wednesday November 17th.  There are some awesome cards, tags and layouts that have been made based on the 8 sketches that were provided.  I wanted to get more done this weekend, but with Gabrielle's Marching Band Dinner on Saturday and Competition on Sunday I just didn't have the extra time.  I wanted to share with you the four cards that I did complete out of the 8 sketches.  Hopefully, you'll have time to stop on over to LCOM and register at the forum for some great fun that is left to be had

This goes along with Sketch #6. 

pattern paper and stickers: Retro Holiday Kit from Paper Studio
cardstock: Sahara sand Stampin Up
ink: real red Stampin Up
brads: Stampin Up

This card goes along with Sketch #2. 
Jovial Basic Grey collection and embellishments
Making Memories letters
Ink: brown color box chalk ink pad
ribbon: always artichoke grosgrain ribbon

This card goes along with Sketch #1. 
Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas

real red grosgrain ribbon

This sketch goes along with Sketch #7.
Lily bee papers, Santa rubon, and cardboard button

Sahara Sand and naturals ivory Stampin Up cardstock
colorbox black chalk ink pad
kaisercraft black gems
stamp and ribbon from Stampin Up

Here's a link to the blog hop, so that you can see all the sketches too.  I am giving away an RAK from Crate Paper, so make sure you do what you need to do to be in the running for it!!!:)
Happy crafting! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!



LCOM Christmas Card Blog Hop!

We are having a Christmas Card Crop over at LCOM this weekend, but you can really make anything you want using the sketches.  Hope you are planning on joining us! You can find all the information that you need about the crop here in  the forum. 

I have Sketch #6...

Here is my card. 
pattern paper and stickers: Retro Holiday Kit from Paper Studio
cardstock: Sahara sand Stampin Up
ink: real red Stampin Up
brads: Stampin Up

Can you guess what my secret element is that I used on my card? Use it on your project for an extra point.  My friends may or may not have used it on their cards.

 Susie Q's card.  (She used the secret element!)

Anita's card...(She used the secret element!)

Tanya's Card...(She used the secret element!)

Dani's Card...

 Once you make your card based off this sketch, snag this little blinkie and put it on your blog or in your siggie at LCOM, so that we can see how many sketches you have done. There will be a first, second and third place prize awarded, along with a participation prize. You will get a point for every sketch completed and then an extra point if you use the secret element on your card from each of the blogs. You will have until Sunday, November 14th to post them in the LCOM gallery/forum by 12pm ATL time.

When you get all 8 sketches completed, you can just use this one!!!

If you post your card here in my comments section and become a follower of my blog, you will be eligible for my RAK, which is DRUMROLL PLEASE...

It is a BRAND NEW 6X6 Snow Day Collection from Crate Paper! Thought you would be able to make lots of Christmas cards with it!!!:)    You have until Sunday, November 14th to get your project finished based on this sketch! Winner willl be announced on November 17, 2010.  Hope you enjoyed your time here at my little place in blog land.

Now off to Susie Q's blog for Sketch #7!