Stick it Down November Blog Hop WINNER!

HD Congratulationsblog hop winnerThe winner of my blog hop prize is ScrappyjenE !!  who said:

“Fantastic card! Love turning LO sketches into cards too! Great papers and stamps! New follower, thanks for the chance to win a fabo prize!”

Please email me so I can get your address.

evelynholmberg at mindspring dot com.





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DCD #243 – Tag, Bag or Box

It’s another fun challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.  We challenge you to create a Tag, Bag or a Box.  I chose to create a box.

You probably know by now that my Marine son is currently deployed and will spend his holidays abroad this year.  We have a little ceramic dish that I put out around Christmastime filled with the red and green M&Ms.  Mike enjoys that every year.  This little M&M dish has become part of our Christmas tradition.

P1110668Well, I can’t send him the dish!  So I did the next best thing.  I made a paper one!

P1110674To make this box, I first took a good picture of the dish lid.  I finagled it around in Photoshop Elements, then brought it into Silhouette Design Studio and print/cut it onto the lid layer from the Octagonal Heart Box from SVG (no longer available.)  Before assembling the base, I ran it through my crimper so it matched the original dish better:

P1110678P1110670I’ll send the paper box along with a bag of red and green M&Ms.  I think it’ll bring a smile to his face.

This Die Cuttin’ Diva challenge begins November 24th and ends on the 29th.

Hope you join us!


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Stick it Down November Blog Hop

Welcome to Stick It Down’s November blog hop! Several of our design team members have created projects to share with you using any of our past SID sketches. If you’ve never participated in a blog hop before, you’ll “hop” from blog to blog to visit each designer’s page and project. You’ll leave a comment at each stop along the hop. The hop will end right back here where you started, where you can comment to let us know you’ve completed the hop and you’re entered to win the grand prize. You have until Monday November 23 at 11:59pm to complete the hop. The winner will be announced on or before November 25.

We have several prize packages and one grand prize lined up! Paper Wings Productions is generously sponsoring our blog hop and is offering a $25 gift certificate to the online store!

Paper Wings Productions is owned by Carrie Edelmann Avery. All of the PWP stamps are produced in the USA and are made using the highest quality materials. You can check out the PWP online store to see the red rubber cling stamps and the clear photopolymer stamps!

Are you ready to get started? Here is the order of the hop, in case you get lost:


So, Welcome to My Little Craft Blog!  I’m so happy you are visiting with me.  You should have arrived from Alison’s blog.  If not, click on Marci’s name at the top of the above list and check out all the awesome projects in the hop.  (Remember to leave each designer a comment so you can be eligible for the prizes.)

For this hop, we were to look through all the sketches on the Stick it Down challenge blog and choose one for our project.  That was cool!  What fun to browse through all the past sketches!  You can find them all using the tabs on the top of the SID blog.  There are lots of great sketches there.  I chose to use this one that I had created for the November single page scrapbook layout:

Scrapbook sketchbut I turned it into a square card instead:

P1110650webI got to use the awesome Winter Mix it Up stamp set from our sponsor, Paper Wings Productions!  Thank you so much, Carrie!  The set has several snowflakes in it.  I arranged them on my acrylic block and stamped them randomly onto white card stock, and then punched squares out of that paper.  The Christmas tree is from page 70 of the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge, and the paper pad is Merry and Bright by Pink Paislee.P1110648webHere is the inside sentiment.

P1110649webDon’t forget to leave a comment on each designer’s blog to be eligible for the prizes.  I’m offering a little candy myself for people who leave a comment here and are followers (or become followers) of my blog.  It’s a little surprise prize packet.

(edit – I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, the 25th!)


Thanks again for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed your stay and come back often.  Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Ronna.  Good luck!  I hope you win!


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DCD #242 – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!  Lots of food, lots of family, lots of leftovers, and you don’t have to buy presents for everybody!  :)  This will be the first holiday season that my son won’t be home for.  He’s a marine, and we’ve been lucky so far, but it’s finally our turn to be without our loved one for the holidays.  He’s on deployment and won’t be home until springtime.  :(  But we’ve invited other family members, in-laws, so we’ll still have a full house.  I love a full house!

For our Die Cuttin’ Divas’ Thanksgiving challenge, I thought about making place cards or little gifties for everyone’s place setting, but I really needed Thanksgiving cards, so that’s what I went with.  I used the adorable roasted turkey from page 61 of the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge.

P1110654webP1110656webI made six of these altogether, one for each of my pen pals and one for my son.

I hope you link up your Thanksgiving project to Die Cuttin’ Divas for a chance to win this week’s prize.  The challenge begins November 17th and ends on the 22nd.  Our sponsor is Sherri Baldy Digistamps!


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Cut it Up – Inspired by . . .

CIU challenge blogIt’s time for another challenge at Cut it Up Challenge Blog.  This time, our inspiration comes from books, movies, or songs.

I had a couple ideas but none of them jelled into anything specific.  My family loves to watch Christmas movies to get into the spirit, so I made a Christmas card.

P1090344webThe file is from Lettering Delights; it’s called Season’s Tweetings.  He looks so happy!  Dressed for the weather, this little birdie is just ignoring the cold and singing his song.  I wonder if his feet are cold . . .

I used glitter glue and puffy paint to make some details in the snow and on the snowflakes.  Here’s the inside:

P1090349webThis challenge is sponsored by One Happy Cut.  They donated a $15 gift certificate.  I hope you join in this challenge with us.  We love to see how you are inspired!


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Stick it Down – November, 2015

Hello!  Here is the latest card sketch for Stick it Down.  I love this one!  That blue element reminded me of a film strip, so that’s the way I went with it.  Since it’s getting later and later in the year, I went with a winter theme and used some beautiful stamps I got from Unity Stamp Company:  Like a Snowflake; Tags, Glorious Tags; and Winter Joy. Peace. Love.


The filmstrip is an svg saved on my computer.  I used a monochromatic-ish color palette.  Here is the sentiment for the inside:


This is a versatile sketch.  We’d love to see what you do with it!  Link your card  in the left-hand column over at Stick it Down!


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DCD #241 – Buttons!

It’s time for another Die Cuttin’ Divas challenge.  November 16th is Button Day!  I wonder if you’ll notice something familiar about this card?  :)  I used last week’s sketch to make it.


I knew I wanted to use buttons as buttons, so I looked for a file that had clothing, and because I challenged myself to use my Cricut cartridges for my Die Cuttin’ Divas posts, I looked there first.  I found this adorable snowman on the Snow Friends cartridge.  I love his happy face, his cute outfit and his bird friend.

I have buttons all over the place, plus a bagful that my neighbor just gave me.  It’s always fun to look through buttons.  They feel so nice in your hands!

P1110638web     P1110636web

Since I cut the snowman at 2.5 inches, the eyes were really small and didn’t cut well.  I actually lost one of them.  This is how I solved that problem:


I glued on his smile and placed the above piece right over it on his face.  Then I filled in the eyes with a thin black marker.  Came out pretty good!!

Here are the details for our button challenge:  begins on November 10th and ends on the 15th. The sponsor is Sherri Baldy Digistamps.


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