Sunday, December 27, 2009

Winter Woodland buildings Part 2

The church and the clock are both from Winter Woodlands. The fire station, candy store  and cafe was converted with design studio to be 3-D.  I used cricut markers to highlight the details that would be lost otherwise.

Winter Woodland's Village

Here is the winter village I enjoyed making.  It was a first for me.  They came from the 3-D buildings in Winter Woodlands. Additionally I used design studio to convert some buildings from My Community into 3-D buildings.  From this I have learned the options are unlimited.  I sure enjoyed these in my house during the holiday season.  A couple days before Christmas, I decided they would be ruined if I tried to save them until next year and yet they were too nice to just toss, so I made a box to put inside each one and filled them with treats for neighbors and friends.

Winter Woodland 3-D Houses

Here are the house close ups.  The windows are made using packing tape and glitter.  I made each house as big as what would fit on my 6 x 12 mat, by using design studio to resize all images to fit.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Block quotes

These blocks are for gifts to some people who are near and dear to our family's hearts.  I took a twist of a version I found  at and instead of doing words on one side, I put it on all four sides.  These block are cut at 4, 6, and 8 inches each.  Painted three different colors with a vinyl added to each one.  If you don't have vinyl you could always decoupage paper on for a slightly different look. I have found that the vinyl at the above site is inexpensive and their service to be excellent.

Inches make champions is a quote I found online by Vince Lombardi.  It is one I use to push myself forward when I think something is too hard.
"Vince Lombardi, the football coach who brought the Green Bay Packers from fifteen losing seasons to successive world championships, thought success was a matter of inches. A bit more concentration, one extra push in practice, a consistent second effort for a tiny additional gain. He didn't ask his players to be something other than they were - he asked them to improve their best an inch at a time. He knew inches add up, in life as in sports."
 "Lombardi knew a lot about winning. If football is a game of inches, so is career success. In the competitive world, you seldom win by a landslide. 
"In life as in football, it is often the little things that count: going to meetings when we feel like staying home, or speaking our minds, no matter how insignificant our opinion may seem. When we feel like simply hiding - inches make the difference."
"Buzz Sullivan, a high school diving coach, said, "A champion is someone who goes so far they can't go another inch—and then they go that inch."  Winning in business or in personal life is all about inches: going small distances successfully, then going farther still."  
Quote taken and rearranged from here and here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tree card

I think it is neat how just by changing one color it give each of the cards a different look. 

Life's a Beach lighthouse card

I think lighthouses are beautiful. I used Life's a Beach for the lighthouse and birds. the window from is from Pooh and Friends.

New Arrival Scallop Edge Card

The scalloped edge is from New Arrive card. I used design studio to have it fit an A2 envelope. I used my new cuttlebug to do the dots on the scallop edge and the flower. I then used chalk on the flower. The picture does not look as great as the card.

Stretch Your Imaginations Holly card

Adjusted to fit an A2 size envelope perfectly.

Stretch Your Imagination present card

Here are two cards made with Stretch your imaginations. I used design studio to adjust them to fit an A2 envelope perfectly. I love this card and will have to make more. They can be used for so may things.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Winter Woodland's Three Trees Card

This was super simple to make. I just re-sized it in design studio to fit an A2 envelope and cut it out. Layer with packing tape and glitter. Finally I added the Let it snow tag and some stones to the trees.

Winter Woodland's sleigh card

I used the same technique as in the previous ones. This time I embossed the sleigh with black embossing powder to give them some shine.

Winter Woodland's deer card

I used Design studio and winter woodlands to put this card together. The pieces were a bit tricky, but I am pleased with how it turned out. I used the glitter/ packing tape in the background to get the nice contrast.

Winter Woodlands Peace card

Winter Woodland's snowfake card

The inspiration for this card came from this site.  I made this prior to the arrival of my cuttlebug.  I can't wait to try it again.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pooh and Friends Fall thank you card

Because there are so many I feel so grateful to. This card is 4 inch square.