Friday, October 14, 2011

Festive Friday October 14, 2011

I LOVE Fridays around here. Wednesdays AND Fridays are my Favorite Blog days!!!! Wednesday because they are so much fun and we have such fun challenges around here and Friday.... well who doesn't LOVE a give-away!!! Even I do! I love Christmas not to get presents, but to decorate and be festive and happy and spread that happiness and excitement. I also have very specific gifts for people and I get SO EXCITED to give them. I usually don't get presents (we usually do Christmas in the fall when money isn't so tight for us) Then at Thanksgiving my family picks names and we ONLY buy for the name we pick as the adults and then we usually all buy for the kids. There are only 4 of them. I think Melissa and I are going to do our own exchange with each other AND then together make something for everyone. (I just have to share my idea with her tomorrow ;)  But our family exchange is $25 and we get one adult. Everyone (Grandma) loves when I get there name, I try to make things as personal as I can and tend to break the rules and go a little over the $25, but lately I have not because I would rather spend a little more on the kiddos. I actually have had Bella's Christmas gifts done since January 2, 2011. As SOON as the American Girl doll of the year comes out I get it and the special 'set' that goes with it. It is NOT cheap but she looks at the magazine every week all year long looking forward to that. So it is a HUGE gift that she looks forward to. Now I have to plan a gift for her and my niece to do together when Melissa and i craft together. If only we loved closer than an hour away... I fear we would be together daily if we did. Tina lives about 40 minutes from me... so I am kind of out here on my own...


Rosa made this banner and was inspired by a t-shirt Erica wore on one of her Ustreams. She used Paper Dolls dress up (her favorite at the moment) George and basic shapes and Joys of the Season.
Her blog is
(It was actually a shirt I embroidered) I cannot believe how well she made this to look like my shirt!

Here is my shirt I wore ....

This was 2 years ago for Halloween, but I had to show you how well she matched my shirt!

Melissa used Chic and Scary Cricut Cartridge.

Gayle used Happy Hauntings, Paper Doll Dress Up, and Accent Essentials on her layout.

Jen Roseman made this.

Holly used  Cricut Cartridge American Alphabet on her E2.  (I even see her E2 in the background ;)

Tanya created two Christmas gift tags using Doodlecharms and Winter Frolic.
To see how she made these, please stop by her blog at 

Sharon used Paper Doll Dress Up
Her blog is

Today's Cartridge giveaway is Scandinavian Christmas cards. I give away ONE Cricut cartridge EVERY Friday, I pick a random comment from the past week to be the winner. It is announced every Friday, as is the cartridge that is given away. Please email me to claim your prize

The winner is.......
cema1cema said... Cute projects! I love the candy project! Christina


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