Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Reindeer Games & A *Berry* Sweet blog award

  This week's Jingle Belles challenge is "Reindeer Games."  My favorite Cricut reindeer is this little cutie from the Create A Critter cartridge.  I used the "flip" function button on my Cricut Expression so that he faces left instead of to the right.
  This card was made completely from my paper scraps!  I chose the background paper and sewed it onto the card using a small zig-zag stitch.  Then I cut various scallop border sizes and tree borders using my Cricut in both white and green card stock.  I layered the scallops (snow drifts) with foam tape squares.  I colored the tree trunks with a chocolate chip marker, then glued the green trees to the white card stock.  I painted the tops of the trees with white acrylic paint, then added glitter glue.
  I added a red gem to my reindeer nose to create "Rudolf".  I imagine the reindeer are playing hide and seek in the trees and Rudolf is trying to find his friends ;)

  I also wish to thank Kellie for this blog award:

I am asked to list 7 random facts about myself, then pass on the award:
1.  I love numbers and patterns.
2.  I enjoy doing the crossword in the newspaper after my children get on the school bus.
3.  I love crafting with friends; the ideas just flow!
4.  Most of the time I like to use a blog challenge as a starting point to create.  Other times papers just "speak" to me and I know exactly what I want to make.
5.  I think I am addicted to Cricut cartridges.  Is there a support group for this affliction?
6.  I am an over-gluer.
7.  I am so happy my grandma let me have her sewing machine so I could try sewing on my cards.  I love the dimension it adds and it saves on adhesive.  (See #6)  Thanks, Gram!

I would like to pass this award on to:
1.  Amber of  My 3 E Scrapbooking
2.  Arlene of Water Dots
3.  Courtney Lee of Court's Crafts
5.  Lisa of  A Mermaid's Crafts
6.  R. Marina Sabina (Lollyrot) of Lollyrot Scrapbooking
7.  Stephanie Lanzalotto of my~ink~well

Cricut cartridges:  Create A Critter (deer cut @ 2") and Winter Frolic (tree border and snow drifts p.44 cut @ 1 1/2" and 2 3/4")
paper:  BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses 6x6; Bazzill card stock (reindeer); Stampin' Up! whisper white; XPEDX ponderosa pine linen card stock
sentiment:  Making Memories "christmas 2" rub-ons
marker:  Stampin' Up!  chocolate chip and white gel pen by uni-ball Signo
gem & tool:  i-rock tool and hot rock (red gem) by Imaginisce
twine:  maraschino from The Twinery
other:  glitter glue, white acrylic paint

Happy Tuesday!


~amy~ said...

awwww...such a sweet card...love that cute reindeer....fun to read about you!

lauren bergold said...

OMG! you know you're making me want a cricut EVERY DAY now! it's like a sickness!!!!!!!!!! :) i looooooove that sweet rudy reindeer and the scalloppy snow and... well the entire thing is ♥FAB♥U♥LOUS♥ missus! love, love, love it!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Absolutely adorable June! That little deer on CAC is the cutest and your snow is fantastic! I really wish there was a Cricut Cartridge Support Group too...haha! It is a growing problem (not a bad one though)! I always tell my hubby that my addiction could be worse and he agrees Cricut Carts are a healthy outlet :) Let me know if you find that group and thanks so much for thinking of me!

artfuldelight said...

Adorable card, I love the reindeer. I finally got that cartridge a couple weeks ago but sadly have only used it once. Need to really get crackin on some cards. :-)

José said...

Beautiful card June, love that cute reindeer with his red nose. Love the way you create the trees and snow with the Cricut, I have one too,but don't use it very often.

Lisa said...

What a fabulous card, June! The reindeer is so adorable and I love the dimension of the snow and snow on the trees! Awesome card! CONGRATULATIONS on your so-deserved award and THANK YOU so much for thinking of me! I am so honored! I will add this to my blog with pride :)


bonnie said...

Oh I love it...such a sweet reindeer! Congratulations on your sweet award :) Hugs x

Judy said...

Hi June,
This is so cute... I've missed you glad you are back.

Maria Sabina R. said...

the cutest reindeer ive ever seen!!!! so super cute! Thanks for the award! i appreciate it!!!!

Unknown said...

This is great June! Love the snow effect!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

VERY cute, missy! I do NOT need a Cricut. Wait, I have one. It's being stored at a friend's house in KY. See? I don't need one. :)

Judy Ford said...

bee-u-tiful card! What an adorable reindeer. I don't have that cart... gotta get crackin and tell dh that i NEED it!!!! lol

Judy Ford said...

bee-u-tiful card! What an adorable reindeer. I don't have that cart... gotta get crackin and tell dh that i NEED it!!!! lol

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is super adorable!!!!

Lisa V. said...

I love the sweet little reindeer. Beautiful card.

SmilynStef said...

I'm a bit of an over-gluer myself, although I'm more of an over-taper. Love that sweet little reindeer in that great sparkling snowy scene ... just adorable ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This CARD is ADORABLE! I loveeeeeeeeeee that reindeer and thanks for the award!! So sweet of you! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa said...

you made such a lovely snow scene here with the perfect Rudolph - very sweet!

Unknown said...

Totally adorable, June! I love the snowdrifts in the background, and that sweet little reindeer! Awww! :)

Lisa said...

How cute is that little reindeer! My friend has that Cricut cartridge and was going to let me borrow it..I think I'm going to have to take her up on it now!

Adorable card June!