Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cricut Christmas Card

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Christmas Cricut Card

Christmas Cricut Card

layers of Christmas Cricut card

layers of Cricut card

Cricut Christmas Card

Cricut Christmas Card


Once again I am using my new Cricut cartridge, “Winter Frolic” to make some Christmas cards. For the base of the cards i used DCWV “the Christmas box of cards”. I purchased these at JoAnn’s. I also used their Christmas Stack behind my tree. WordPress has changed their program and I have not figured out how to get my pictures where I want them in my post.

Here Comes Santa – Quilting

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ornaments

ornaments

Here Comes Santa

Here Comes Santa


Santa will soon be here. This is a “count down to Christmas” that would make a great addition to your home in the Christmas season. I made this about 14 years ago with my good friend, Susan. We made four in all. I kept one and gave one to my Great-neice, Cassidy. It was so fun to make. The ornaments are ironed onto black felt. You can find the book at this link

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good nite!

Notre Dame Christmas Card – Stampin Up

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Notre Dame Christmas Card Stampiin Upp

Notre Dame Christmas Card Stampin Up

Something Crazy is going on with this post. I sure hope you can see the picture of this card. It is only text in the draft.

Well I know, the Fighting Irish, you either “love ’em” or “hate ’em”. If you have ESPN that is all they are talking about. In my house ND has been #1 all my married life. My husband and his family are avid fans. We usually travel to one football game per year and it is the best weekend of the year for hubby. I am not a football fan, but I love to go anywhere. Believe it or not, this card is not for him. The employees at his work are doing a Secret Santa and I made this for his “work wife” to give to her pick.

I used:
Stampin’ Up Night of Navy, Hunter Green, Whisper White and More Mustard You can purchase by clicking here
a football brad
the stickers were purchased on a trip to the “Holy Land” (South Bend)
I cut the Merry Christmas using “Joy of the Seasons” Cricut Cartridge
Fighting Irish was cut out of a catalog
I embossed the Whisper White with a swirl

The card can be made for any occasion and I love the way it stands up by itself. Just cut your paper 4 1/4 x 11. Score on the 1/2, 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/4 and 5 1/2 inch marks. Then fold it in on itself. Glue on the 1/2 and 1 1/2 surface. You can then fold it flat to mail.

Go Irish!!

Dream Whip Cherry Tarts

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Cherry tart

Cherry Dream Whip tart

Dream Whip, a blast from the past!  Dream Whip is a dry mix that everyone used before there was such a thing as Cool Whip.  When I was growing up my mom used to make this and she called it cheesecake.  Imagine my surprise the first time I ordered cheesecake out and realized it didn’t taste like my mom’s.  You have to use Dream Whip to get this to taste “just like mom made”. It is light and fluffy and  perfect after that big Christmas dinner.     I now make it in the tart size because my great-nephew, Mr. B, always asks for his “little cherry pies.”  The hardest part of making this recipe is finding the Dream Whip.

You will need:

1   8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)

1/3 cup of sugar

1 envelope of Dream Whip (prepare as directed on package)

2 packages of graham cracker tarts ( 12 total)

1 can of cherry pie filling

Beat cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.

cream cheese and sugar

Prepared Dream Whip

gently stir in prepared Dream Whip.

sugar and cream cheese

sugar and cream cheese

Dream Whip and sugar mixture

Dream Whip and sugar mix

Now spoon this into the 12 graham cracker tarts or into one regular crust.

take home tart

take home tart

Now Mr. B and his sister like to take home a “little cherry pie” for later, so if you save the plastic that is inside the tart, it fits right over the Cherry Tart so it can be taken home.  I hope your family enjoys these has much as Mr. B.

filled tarts before cherries

filled tarts before cherries

Embroidery Floss – organization

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Floss orgainzation

Floss organization

Happy December! I thought I would post the rest of my closet organization. This is a picture from an earlier post on fabric organization.  The little green book is where I logged all my fabric.  The other container is all my embroidery floss.

Tackle box for floss

Tackle Box for floss

This is the tackle box that houses all my embroidery floss.  I have every color wound on a little plastic cards that I got a JoAnn’s.  It is all labeled and in number order if it is DMC.  Yes, at one point I felt like I had to have every single color of floss that DMC makes.  I soon found that I had floss stashed in projects and ended up with several of cards of some of the colors. So  this has helped me because it give me some place to put the floss when I finish a project. (not that it always happens).

floss organized by #

floss organized by #

I hope this gives you a clear picture of how the floss is organized.  I got the tackle box at Wal-mart a few years ago, but I am sure you can find something similar.  If you have a small collection for floss, you can get the individual container at most craft stores.

Ends are labeled with #

Ends are labeled with #

As you can see by the picture, I have labeled each container with the number range of DMC that is included in that box.  The bottom box also includes my Weeks Dye Works floss.

If you look closely at the picture you will notice the green chair rail in the background.  That is now dark grey.(or is that gray)  I have been a little slow in my posting, because I have been working on painting that room.  I should have some posts soon on the projects I am doing in the room.