New Papertrey Ink Templates Compatible With the Cricut

Apparently PaperTrey Ink is coming out with templates that can be cut with the Cricut.
  According to PTI,  you will need the program Sure Cuts Alot,  The files will be available to purchase and download in SGV format.  They will also be available to purchase in GSD format for the Silhouette. PTI is expecting to have the SVG and GSD formats available to purchase by their January 15th release.  Below is an example of what they will be offering.

Personally, I am really pleased, as PTI design and product philosophy is of the highest level and I have been an active supporter from the onset of their creation nearly three years ago.  And now, I look forward to pairing their designs with my Cricut.

Cricut Chirp Mention!

What a surprise!  I sat down to take a quick scan through the new cards that had been posted on the Message Board and noticed my Pear and Holly card was near the top of the list again.. and with LOTS more posts. When I took a look there were bunches of "congratulations" on my Cricut Chirp mention.  There were only 6 projects highlighted from the hundreds posted over the previous week. It was truly an honor to make this list.  Thanks so much Lonna Joy Smoot, Editor! and all of you that either commented or viewed my card.

Only 26 Days..........

left until Christmas!!
 Its been a busy day.. mostly spent in my craft room working on cards and Christmas projects. I'm making headway.. slowly but surely!

This is one of my favorite cards ( I think I say that about each one after I finish it) so far.  Simple, crisp, and traditional Christmas colors. The pear is cut from the Gypsy Font cart - 3 1/4", Euro image, Monogram Feature from lightweight chipboard and sponged with Martha Stewart Gold Create ink then misted with Gold Memory Mist (similar to Tattered Angels).  The holly is cut from a 2x2 Quickutz die. The patterned paper is from the BasicGrey Dasher collection, the cardstock is SU.  The tag is Spellbinders, the ribbon Papertrey, and the buttons are from my red button jar.  The sentiment is stamped from the Papertrey Signature Christmas set.
I think I'm finished crafting for the evening and will relax with a cup of hot tea and a gingerbread cookie.

Happy Birthday and Sweet Treats, Little Buddy..

Ok, you can't look at your card until your birthday, but in case it doesn't arrive in the mail by your birthday you can look on your birthday! I opted to leave the candles off!  HAHA! Of course, it looks better in hand than on monitor, but you will get the idea. 
It is made using the Card Feature and the Layers Feature of the Sweet Treats cartridge, and cut at 4 3/4".  This is the perfect size for an A2 envelope. The paper is Papertrey and the heart is cover Zyroned on both sides and covered with Martha Stewart glitter.  The Papertrey sentiment is stamped on a Spellbinders tag.  The polka dotted ribbon is also from Papertrey.

The card is for my sweet sister's birthday.

Another Monday Simple Card.. A Day Late

I'm a little slow getting at actually getting this card posted. Routine medical procedures and work seem to have gotten in the way.  This is one more card in the Joys of the Season  card feature series that I've been enjoying producing.  The snowflake image is cut using Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding series 12 x 12 sheets. Two cards can be cut from a single sheet.. then just add a little glitter an embellishment or two a sentiment and you have a quick and inexpensive card for the holidays!

Cricut Cardz Challenge #1.. Christmas Wreath Card

 I've found the "card feature" on the Joys of the Season cart and have been having fun exploring all its possibilities.  This cutout Christmas wreath is one I particularly like.  The background was achieved with an embossing folder and the buttons are from my Papertrey Ink button stash.  This is a quick and simple design if you are wanting to make a quantity of holiday cards.  I've decided to enter this card on the Cricut Cardz Blog FIRST Challenge. 

The Gypsy Spot Welding Challenge

I've been looking forward to this Challenge since it Gypsy Spot Blog announced that Welding would be the subject of their weekly challenge.  The only welding I'd attempted was welding a series of four letters together which I used on my earlier card, Many Thanks.  I wanted to attempt something a little more difficult for the challenge.  I welded text a partridge in a pear tree, to the scalloped medallion.  The partridge is a three layer cut which matches the three layers on the weld. The images are from Joys of the Season and Storybook carts. I'd like to thank Donna Mundinger for the inspiration.