Happy New Year~

Hello 2016!

With the start of the new year have you joined the planner craze?

I tried last year, but quickly fizzled out.

This year I thought I’d try again using it to simply keep track of all my doctor appointments and the rest of the family’s crazy schedules.

Wish me luck!

Of course, I’m going to mix in some craftiness like stamping, pictures and other little sparkly things.

To start the year off right I wanted to dust off my Cricut Explore and make decorative paperclips like the ones  I had been admiring on theplannersociety Instagram feed.

My decorative clips~

Clips

Aren’t they adorable?

I used Cricut’s Seasonal Character to create my Baby New Year and Santa Claus.

Baby-Close

I can’t wait for December to roll back around to use this guy.

Santa-close

Of course, he’ll probably end up in my December Daily. He he.

Currently I’m using a sparkly heart clip to hold my place.

Heart-Clip

And I’m actually using my planner.

Yay!

I used~

Heidi Swapp 2016 Memory Planner, Sweet Stamp Shop Planner Stamps, Cricut Seasonal Character for Baby New Year and Santa Claus, Teresa Collins Gold Paper Clips, American Crafts Red & White Paper Clips, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, DCWV Cardstock, DCWV The Twinkle Glints Stack, Wink Of Stella

Dear Santa~

I got your letter.

Well, actually Hartly got your letter.

And boy, was she excited.

Are you absolutely, positive you have her on the right list?

Just kidding. Kind of.

After receiving Santa’s letter Hartly, Ashlyn and Holden all had to write him back as well as complete their Christmas lists for him and especially for me.

So, I thought it would be nice to have a special keepsake box to store all these letters and lists.

Dear Santa

I started with a plain, kraft Mailer Box from DCWV, covered it with prints from the DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack and added my die cut Santa plus a few embellishments.

A few close-ups~

Dear Santa Box Close

Dear Santa Close Up 3

I cut strips of matching paper to cover the sides and then ran ribbon around it.

Dear Santa Close Up 2

As you can see I have a great love of Pop Dots.

And I’m quite enjoying using my Wink Of Stella to add sparkly touches of glitter.

With the letters tucked in~

Santa Box with Santa letter

Now all we need to add is the letter from the Big Guy when he hopefully comes to our house tonight.

I better go stock up on milk and cookies.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I used~

DCWV Medium Square Kraft Mailer Box, DCWV Candy Cane Lane, DCWV 12×12 Jewel Colored Cardstock Stack, DCWV 6×6 Jewels Textured Cardstock Stack
Cricut’s Seasonal Characters for Santa cut at 7″
Twine, Jingle Thickers, October Afternoon Chalk & Slate Mini Market Alpha, Jingle Bells, Clear Wink Of Stella, Celebrate It Ribbon

Really Wanna Kiss You~

Seems I have an anniversary coming up.

Quickly.

And with World Cardmaking Day this weekend I decided it would be the perfect time to make my hubby a card.

My card~

Kiss

I played around with the Cricut Explpore’s new Print and Cut feature to create my layered cupid.

To do this I made cupid the correct size for my card and flattened him.

Then I duplicated him, un-flattened him to have individual pieces, so I’d have a set of parts to pop dot off the base.

Cupid-Print-Layers

Make sure you hide and do not print the black base layer, since you will not need it.

A few close-ups~

Kiss-Close-Up-1

Kiss-Close-Up-2

I found this Love You stamp set with the Really Wanna Kiss You stamp while in Georgia and couldn’t wait to use.

Perfect timing I think.

I used~

American Crafts Everyday 6×6 Paper Pad and White Cardstock, Impression Obsession Love You Stamps, Teresa Collins Signature Essentials Enamel Dots, Fabric Tape and EK Layered Heart Punch
Cricut Seasonal Characters Cupid Print & Cut at 4″

Out With The Old~

In with the new.

Happy New Year everyone!

I am going to attempt Project Life again this year.

Last year I made it through the month of May before I became overwhelmed and stopped.

But, I still love looking at the pages I did complete last year.

So, I’m going to give it a try again this year.

My Project Life Title Card~

Out-With-the-Old

How adorable is that little guy?

Baby New Year is found on the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive Seasonal Characters digital cartridge.

I used my Gypsy to size him at 3″ which is perfect to use on the 4×6 title card found in the Project Life Clementine Edition Core Kit.

I added two Studio Calico 2013 New Year Stamps and now he’s ready to kick off my 2013 Project Life.

For more information on Project Life visit http://www.beckyhiggins.com

I used~
CCR Exclusive Seasonal Characters
DCWV Christmas & Winter Glitter Cardstock, MME Merry 6×6 Paper Pad, MME Lost & Found Portobello Road, Studio Calico 2013 New Year Stamps, Project Life Clementine Edition Core Kit