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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Swedish Swept

We are leaving for Sweden in the morning and I have been cutting like crazy on the cricut to take some things with me to do while there.  Especially to get my Christmas cards mostly done. Between Wednesday and Friday I got these two cards done and some others that I got in the mail.  The first one, the snowman I scraplifted from Jeanne Phillips.  I liked the non-traditional colors of the snowflakes and the "let It Snow" in the arc above his head.  I also like the bottom part of his face on the inside. :0)



The inside says Happy Holidays.



This second card I am very proud of because I am not very good at using different kinds of prints together but I did on this one and  I liked how it turned out.  I plan to try using more.  It is also a JoyFold card.








So, we are Swedish bound and I am excited! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Wanderings

Well, we're back in Italy and I'm almost over my jet-lag.  I got back to making cards today and I was fairly productive finishing up four cards. We are heading to Sweden for a week and I will have cricut withdrawl again.  I did buy lots of "idea" books while I was away and combed through them on the plane rides and car journey's.  I found that inspired me but also made me have greater withdrawls. 

So these are the ones I finished today:



and the inside:  Let It Snow




This one for a little girl battling cancer:



On this card, the ballerina is a cut with her legs together, but I cut them apart and reglued them  for a little different look.





This was my first time to try a Joy Fold Card. No idea who invented it, but they had a tutorial on the Christmas with Cricut site.  It didn't turn out too bad.



This is the card unfolded.







That's it for my Wednesday Wanderings.  I hope to get to create again tomorrow if I don't have too many chores.  It's been raining so getting outside has been a bit difficult as it has already turned cold here.
Bueno Notte.

Monday, October 12, 2009

USA and more


We are almost done with our trip to the US to see our grandbaby.  It will be sad to go back to Italy, but good to be back in our own space again.  Ellis is beautiful and his parents, albeit tired, are doing a great job.  Thank goodness for Skype.  While I kept up on the Cricut Card Fairy cards, I didn't create any new cards that were worthy of posting, so I haven't put anything on the blog.  I'll be back to work when I get home since I have new papers, and two new cricut cartridges to explore.

Onward and Upward!


Tom with Ellis

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