Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011...Hello 2012!

Thank you to all my crafty friends for a fabulous 2011!

2012 is all ready looking to be a promising year!

A little banner to help ring in the new year, and it's my first! To create this banner, I used:  We Are Memory Keepers textured cardstock and DCWV Glitter Stack papers, Cricut Cartridge Sophie page 57 card2 cut at 4", Cricut Cartridge Paper Trimmings page 63 circleS cut at 3" and Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook cut at 2" for the letters.






Thank again for a fantastic 2011!

Be safe and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
See you in 2012!

Until next time - happy scrappin'!~Carol

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Best wishes for a joyous Holiday Season and Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your continued support!

Each at my grandmother's home we all draw names.  I made this card for my son to give to his cousin along with a gift card tucked inside.

I used the Christmas tree from page 39 from Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge Tis' the Season, cut at 5".  Paper is Echo Park's Merry Christmas, Jolee's by You holiday lights, Making Memories Brad, sentiments, gift card die and stitched oval die from My Creative Time stamped with black archival ink.



From our home to yours Happy Holidays!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wrap It Up - Candle

Merry Christmas Eve!

Christmas is just hours away.  I am excited and ready for tonight with my extended family and for tomorrow with just my hubby and kids.

This Christmas season came so fast and seems that it's passing just as quickly, so I am enjoying it every single minute of it.

At Bitten by the Bug 2, you are challenged to create a project using Cricut Cartridge Wrap It Up candle or any other candle.

I used the candle from Wrap It Up, added a flower from cartridge Flower Shoppe (pg. 21; Mum2 @ 2") and the Happy Holidays from cartridge Phrases (pg. 24 @ 2").  The card cut is actually the tag 'fit to length' from the Phrases cartridge on page 57.  All the paper is from Die Cuts With a View, The Luxury Stack and The Glitter Cardstock Stack.  I used my 1.5" create-a-sticker from Xyron to adhere all my cuts and scotch foam tape to give the phrase some dimension.


Hope you all have a Happy Christmas Eve!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Friday, December 23, 2011

Playball

Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away?!

Baking is the only job I have left to do.  We are ready for Santa to come to our house, are you?

With the kids and I on holiday, keeping them entertained is fast becoming a full-time job but I am loving the family time together.

Today's project is not a Christmas one but a layout for my son's baseball pictures.  Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge is 'Sport-tastic', any new project with a sport theme.


I used the Cricut Cartridge Baseball and pattern paper by The paper Studio to create this sporty layout.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Table decor

Hello everyone.

Posting from my phone today, my computer decided to take an early vacation. But I wanted to share a little table decor I made. Inspiration for this decor came from Tim Holtz blog.

Paper is Echo Park Merry Christmas.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol


Monday, December 19, 2011

Fabulous News...

Happy Monday!

Fabulous news I have wanting to share!

I am now a part of the Twisted Sisters!

That is I made the Design Team for Twisted Cards at Twisted Sketches!

I love their card sketches with a little twisted and am so excited to be able to work with these amazingly talented ladies!

For the design team call, we had to provide our take on the following card sketch and 'Numbers' was the twist.




I look forward to this new adventure with Twisted Sisters Cards.  My first sketch/challenge with the team starts in January 2012, so come back or better yet...click HERE.

Until next time - happy scrappin! ~ Carol

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cards

TGIF!  You have no idea how relieved I am that this crazy and busy week is over.

Between all the finals (mine and kids) and work, crafting had to take a back seat but last night I was able to sit down and make a few cards.

Today is the final day before Holiday vacation begins for my kids.  Today is also their Holiday party.  I made each teacher a simple card and inside is a gift card to Starbucks and a mini clipboard with notepad - a little something to show my appreciation for their hard work.



The mini clipboards I found at target and just added prima flowers, ribbon and paper from Die Cuts With a View The Mod-Retro Stack.  Sentiment 'Just A Note' is from Unity Stamp Company.







The first card is for my son's teacher and the three similar cards are for my daughter's teachers.  The paper is all Echo Park Paper Merry Christmas collection, archival inks crimson and coffee by Ranger.

The gift card is my new favorite product from My Creative Time.  This gift card die is so easy to use - I love it!  The stamps on the outside of the cards and on gift card holder are from My Creative Time - All Around Christmas set. 

Until next time - happy scrappin! ~ Carol

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Advent Calendar

Welcome to Workman Scraps.

Hope you are having a great weekend and getting a little craft time in.

Today's post will be quick - as I have finals this week and must get a little study time in (grrr, I'd rather be crafting).

I created my first advent calendar but I never expected the response from my kids when they saw it.  They thought it was 'so cool' and kept saying 'all right', 'we get a treat...each day'.  I just laughed. Sometimes I forget how excited kids can get over the smallest of things.





Supplies used to create the calendar: Echo Park Paper Merry Christmas, Maya Road Wood numbers, Making Memories wordfetti Noel, Dress It Up, Clearsnap smooches: lettuce, green apple, siren.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Friday, December 09, 2011

Scraps Of Darkness - Purple Haze

Hello everyone.

TGIF!!!

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?  I still have whiplash from November going by so fast.  Hence this post.

Scraps Of Darkness has a monthly kit for the "alternative scrapper".  The papers, flowers, trinkets and color are usually dark, distressed and steampunked.  This kit lets my dark side create too.

I am finally able to sit down with the November kit, Purple Haze.  Along with the kits each month, you receive a sketch provided by Suepup (see below). 


My take features a photo of my daughter taken in 2009 after a great day at Vacation Bible School.   At home we I call her 'Babygirl' not sure why, just always have.  Majority of the supplies come from Scraps Of Darkness November kit: Purple Haze.  The sentiment is a Unity Stamp Company/Donna Downey stamp.




If you enjoyed this months sketch, stop by Scraps Of Darkness Blog on their reveal day - the 15th of each month.

Until next time ~ happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas with Tim Holtz

Welcome to Workman Scraps!

Today I am sharing with you a little inspiration in the form of tags.

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas is half way completed and let me tell you, his tags are simply amazing!  Tim works magic with ink and paper.  Sometimes his creativity leaves me in awe.

If you are not all ready a follower, go HERE to become one.  While you are there, check out his 12 Tags of Christmas 2011.  If you're not the Christmas spirit, his tags will help get you there.

Below is today's tag to get you started.

Day 7

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Twisted Cards #88

Hello beautiful people and welcome to Workman Scraps.

Today brings a sketch from Twisted Cards #88 with the twist being - JOY, any how any way.


 I used Echo Park Paper collection Merry Christmas with a Martha Stewart punch and Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy square3 cut on page 43 at 6 1/4.  To finish off the card, I selected ribbon from Hobby Lobby, ruby stickles and J-O-Y is colorbok.

If you are ever in need of inspiration with a twist, please check out Twisted Cards and Twisted Sketches.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, December 05, 2011

Round Robin Challenge - Scraps Of Darkness

Welcome to Workman Scraps!

Hope you are finding your way around the new site.  Please let me know if you have any trouble or find any broken links. (Thank you)

This layout was created for team 1, week 3 Round Robin Challenge over at Scraps Of Darkness.  I used the November 2011 Purple Haze kit.  The pattern paper used in my page is on of the kits pattern paper from Glitz Design.  I love the various patterned birds and the colors are amazing. 


The flowers and flower vine are from prima and the butterfly is from petaloo.  Other supplies used are:  Kaisercraft Alph chipboard spritzed with Tattered Angles Blitzen glimmer mist, EK Success punch, Martha Stewart punch, vintage photo and seedless preserves distress inks.

I apologies for the shine on the quick quotes but I found a picture so you can actually read it.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Saturday, December 03, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Day 1 - Simply Betty Style

Welcome to Workman Scraps!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and are able to get some craft time in.

Here is a card I made for the 12 Days of Christmas over at


 I used Chibis Jack image from the Simply Betty.  The paper is from the All Hallows Eve kit from Scraps of Darkness, tree cut from Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge Tis' the Season paired with a little orange sherbet shimmerz.  Also used with Tim Holtz distress inks: rusty hinge and seedless preserves.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol