Saturday, December 29, 2012

Just A Little More Christmas....

Hello friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season! I haven't posted in a while because I was just too busy with getting ready for Christmas, as I'm sure many of you can relate. My Christmas was awesome & I wanted to share my most favorite gift, which my husband gave me....

Yes, it's the new teal Cricut Expression 2! Isn't she beautiful?! It's a Michaels exclusive & it comes with the "French Manor" cartridge. Of course it also comes with the 2 pre-loaded cartridges: "Cricut Alphabet" & "Cricut Essentials". Since I already have 3 Cricuts in my craft room, I have to do some rearranging before I hook it up. I'm in the middle of remodeling my craft room so I just have to wait to find the perfect spot for it, but I can't wait to try it out!

Anyway, I do have a card to share with you today. I made it before Christmas, but haven't had a chance to post it until now....

SIZE:  5.5" square
CARTRIDGES:  "Mr. Frosty", "Art Philosophy", "Create A Critter 2"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug with "Distressed Stripes" folder
PAPERCore'dinations white cardstock
OTHERStickles "Star Dust" & "Xmas Red", CTMH Liquid Glass


Entering in these challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas -  Christmas or New Year's
Craft Junkie Too -  TGIF Linky Party #78, anything goes
Cute Card Thursday -  Challenge #249, anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas -  Challenge #95, "More Holiday Spirit"
Divas By Design -  Challenge #66, anything goes
DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday Challenge/Linky Party, anything goes, 2nd entry
Dream Valley -  Challenge #47, Christmas, 2nd entry
Every Day Is An Occasion -  Sunday {Fun}day #4, anything goes, 2nd entry
Go Fish -  Challenge #31, anything goes
Hiding In My Craft RoomChallenge #78, "Freestyle"
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Challenge, "Winter"
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #100, anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy -  Challenge #52, anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything goes
Simply Create -  Linky Party #15, anything goes
Stuck On U Sketches -  Die Cut Challenge, "I Deer-ly Love Christmas"
Totally Gorjuss -  Challenge #164, "New" ("Create A Critter 2" cartridge is new)


Thank you for visiting me & have a fabulous day!!

-Diana :)


  1. Enjoy your new toy. I love my Cricut still. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Diva.

    Happy New Year,
    Carson's Creations

  2. Fabulous teal Cricut!!! Adorable reindeer the nose!! Lee-Ann :)

  3. What an awesome hubby you have!! The teal is beautiful and I have wanted the French Manor cart for so long!! And what an adorable card!! I love the design and papers you used!! Rudolph is too cute!! I hope you had a wonderful, blessed Christmas and that you have a joyful new year's celebration my friend!! Thanks for playing along at Little Scrap Pieces and Happy Saturday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. What a cute,cute card and just perfect for our challenge
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck on U Sketches

  5. WOW!!Awesome Color!Adorable Reindeer and love the shape of the card!
    Thanks for joining us at PDE "Anything Goes"Challenge
    Have a wonderful day,

  6. This is so sweet. I love your new teal E2. I am looking forward to seeing what you will creatwith it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES December Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  7. PS Thank you for joining LSP also
    DIANA L.

  8. Fun gift! Adorable card! Great shape! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  9. You Lucky girl!! What a fabulous hubby you have!! Just love the teal!! The card is super cute too, love that reindeer cut!! Cheers Jennie

  10. Great gift!Cute card,Happy New Year...

  11. Oh how cute!! Thanks for sharing at Stuck on U Sketches and congrats on your new toy!

  12. Like the Reindeer card. Wonderful present. Thanks for entering PDE Anything Goes challenge. I host a wkly challenge at Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes Card with a sentiment. Please enter & let them know I sent you. You can enter the3 MFP SS challenge multiple times if the cards are in separate blog posts.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT
    MFP SS Hostess

  13. WOW, great gift and you made a super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  14. What a sweet card. I love those pink Mr. Frosty colors. Thanks for playing with us.

  15. Yay a new toy! Adorable card with great colors!!
    Happy new year and thank you for joining us at little Scrap Pieces.

  16. Aaaw, love your teal machine! Hoe fun and exciting! Your card is adorable and I love the fun colors and awesome little reindeer~super cute!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Little Scrap Pieces!!
    Sherrie K
    DT Member

  17. Congrats on your new gift!!! :) Great card!!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  18. What a lucky girl you are ! Fabulous gift and it looks as if you've got to grips with using it already with this cute card. Thanks for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.

  19. wow what an awesome Christmas gift. good luck with your craft room redo. Your little rudolph is so adorable thank you so much for joining the LSP "winter" Challenge. Karen

  20. now that is one fine lookin' machine! :-) Happy New Year Bestie Bloggy Buddy!

  21. Oh this is so cute! Absolute adorable :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  22. A great card! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  23. Sorry for my late comment on your lovely creation, Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps be great to see you this week too! the new challlenge is anything goes plus ribbon x

    Love the prints and the design and that sweet lil' deer!
    Just the sweetest!
    Thanks oh so much for sharing also at SOUS!


  25. So so your sweet deer! Wonderful card, love the design. And how cool is the teal cricut!! Thanks for joining at SOUS!

  26. oh that is super cute and I love your sweet little deer..
    thanks for sharing with us girls over at S.O.U.S

  27. What a sweet little guy! I love his nose! Thanks so much for joining us over at Stuck on U Sketches. :)