Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Dear Christmas: CWC Challenge, Giveaway! Free Gypsy File!

A Dear Christmas
Hello all my dear blog readers and friends! I hope everyone is having a Totally Terrific Tuesday night! This incredibly simple layout is called "A Dear Christmas--becuase isn't any Christmas a "Dear" one on this Earth? I played around with my new Amy Chomas Micro Sharpie holder and sharpie, and made an 8 minute layout. NO I'm not joking, 8 minutes total, maybe 10 if you really take a long time to color! Seriously--8 minutes. My oldest had 10 minutes left on the clock for the computer, and I was able to complete this before it went off! Sometimes we all just need a VERY simple layout!
I have my Gypsy file for download below if you are interested, although it's so easy peasy--you can easily do it yourself, but if you want to grab it, please do!
I also have a short video that shows you how the holder goes in your cricut and how it pens on the paper. I used a textured paper today, but tomorrow I am going to try a piece of acetate!
***Giveaway--leave me a comment and Ill give one follower a set of these gorgeous Wrapped Red Flower embellies-shown on top of my glitter red swirl-these are custom created by Nona. You can email her HERE if you would like to custom order a set. It takes her about an hour to expertly craft these--they are absolutely AMAZING!**You must be a follower to win!
**BIG Giveaway--Dont' forget to enter the AMY CHOMAS SHARPIE Giveaway RIGHT HERE till the 15'th of December!**
This is my design team project for Cooking With Cricut this week. The challenge is No Red & Green together (you can use one color--but not both) Hop on over there and play along with us!

Note: The intent of this product is to hold a micro sharpie. It does that well. However, you may notice that your design has an jagged outline/appearance--this is due to the Fine Tip Micro Sharpie. It also appears that this product works better with an actual cricut cartridge than mtc and scal.

Ingredients to Whip Up this "Dear Layout":
Amy Chomsas Micro Sharpie Holder
Brown Micro Sharpie
Brown Marker (Copic)
Red Glitter Glue, Gold Glitter Glue, Black Glitter Glue (Sulyn, Stickles)
Red Cherry Sorbet Flocked Paper (Paper Bouquet by DMD)
Blue Textured Cardstock (WeRMemoryKeepers)
Christmas Cartridge
Accent Essentials Cartridge
Gypsy File (or Gypsy) CLICK HERE to download
Red Organza Ribbon
Brown Paper for Mats and Strip
Red Glitter Glue by Sulyn to make Gelly Swirl (tutorial HERE)