Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I cut the acorn template from the B is for Boys cartridge and then just cut the acorns out of fabric....I was too lazy to do heat n bond. I used some large letter stamps and brown paint to put the letters on before I stuffed them. I stitched along the edge and filled with cotton stuffing (just a small amount) just so it was a little puffy. I cut the leaves out using the same cartridge ( I think...sorry). Then I embossed them with swiss dots using the cuttlebug and inked the edges.
I used the Imagine and B is for Boys cartridge and printed and cut the acorns on shrink plastic, using a regular 1/4 inch punch I punched holes to make it into a button and then using a heat emboss gun I shrunk them. I added the acorn buttons and leaves onto the fabric acorns. I braided some pretty green yarn and using the cropodile I punches holes in the sides of the acorn and strung them on to the yarn.
I am pleased with how this turned out and it was such a fun and simple way to make a banner.
Thanks for checking it out!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I wanted to share some of their pictures...it has become a tradition on my blog to post their first day of school pics!!!!
My son is in the 5th grade and he just started in the Intermediate School...with grades 5, 6, 7 & 8....kind of scary I think. I can't believe the day has come for middle school...I remember just dropping him off at pre school and he was crying...so was I!!! Lol!
My daughter is in 2nd grade and is in the Elementary School....no more big brother with her...boo hoo!!!
The hardest thing to adjust to is getting up early and a new schedule.....with my son in middle school he has to be in school by 7:30 and my daughter doesn't go until 8:30. Then my son gets picked up at 2:45 and my daughter at 3:25..... we are not morning people so that is a HUGE adjustment for us!!!!
So here is Christopher:
Hope you have a fantastic day!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Well, I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend! We are finally having our summer yard sale...a little late, but better than nothing! So wish me luck...my daughter is hoping we can earn enough money for a big trampoline for the fall, so we will see!!!!!
Monday, August 29, 2011
I was eager to participate in a cricut challenge after being gone for so long. Here it is. I chose to do a school layout because 'tis the season....lol!!! The challenge is an ABC 123 challenge....we had to use a bright pop of color and 1,2 and 3 of something (each different) so I chose the orange tab as my pop of color, 1 button, 2 photos and 3 stars!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I have been away from the computer for a bit while I help to take care of my sick Grandmother! I had started some projects but never got to finish them, so hopefuuly I will be able to finish them up soon and post them! I haven't been scrapping for a couple weeks and I miss it terribly, but I am happy to be spending so much time with my family and my Grandmother.
While I stay with my Gram I have been reading quite a bit and now I am working on crocheting a baby blankie for my niece who is due to arrive in October. I work on it a little at a time while Gram is napping....lol!!! I will post pics when it is all done!
I miss you all so much and will be back on soon!
Friday, June 24, 2011
We had a family graduation party for him and my parents and my DH and I bought him a blow up water slide...so fun! My DD got an end of the school year gift, too, we couldn't leave her out, she finally got a snow cone maker and it works like a dream!!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I just wanted to jump on real quick before we go out to play on our new water slide and share this adorable project that the kids and I made for their Daddy!
A while ago my good friend Liz sent my kids this Dad clock from Kaiser Craft (thanks Liz) and I thought it would be perfect for the kids to alter for their Daddy! We used the new Imaginisce line Happy Camper and we think it is adorable! Daddy hasn't opened any of his gifts yet because he is working, but we are sure he will just love it!
naked DAD clock: Kaiser Craft
Papers: Imaginisce; Happy Camper collection: Gone Fishing, Fireside Fun, Thermal Jammies, Don't Feed The Bears
Stickers: Imaginisce Happy Camper canvas stickers, Imaginisce Roughing It stickers
Die Cuts: Imaginisce camp critter
Other: ink, twine
I have to say that the Imaginisce Happy Camper collection is absolutely adorable....I have made numerous projects with it already and I love the patterns...not to mention the names of the papers!!! I also love the naked clock, decorating it was super easy and the kids had fun inking the cuts and adding stickers...thanks so much Liz! I will be looking for more of these in the future...super quick and easy!
I hope you all have a great day with your families!!!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Here is the Father's Day card that I made for my Dad with the set: I used a sketch from Sassy Lil' Card Sketches!
Friday, June 10, 2011
So, with all that said....I want to share a card that I made...originally it was for a sketch challenge, but with being so busy I never made the deadline. Oh well, maybe next time!
Here is the card:
Paper: KandCo. Hopscotch
glitter: Martha Stewart
Cricut cartridges: Birthday Bash (card base) and Lacy Labels ( oval and sentiment)
Gypsy: resized images
Have a wonderful day and stay cool!!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Here is a quick card that I made for the family!
I used Just Because Cards cartridge for the scalloped card base and welded two together to make the base and the front of the card. I used Independance Day cartridge for the circle with the cut out stars and stripes and placed some blue paper behind it to pop the colors! I also used Independance Day to cut the title Memorial Day! I added some twine and a charm that I have had in my stash from the $1 bin at Target! I kept it super simple and kind of rustic looking!
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Edited to add: I entered this card in a Memorial Day contest on this blog
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The title was cut from Country Life cartridge and the boots I made myself....before I owned the Old West Cartridge, but I thought they turned out so cute that I chose to use them. I used Paisley and cut the rain boots and then welded a rectangle to the top to form the boot loop. I embossed them and inked them!
The butterfly border was cut using the Elegant Edges and I welded two borders together and stretched them on my Gypsy....I used pop dots to raise the top layer from the bottom layer.
I think that about does it.....oh, I also added some stitching to the layout around the border just for more texture!
Ok, well, I am off to make some dinner....have a great night!!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Well, my post got a little mixed up while blogger was down, so I am starting from scratch!!
Here is a pretty card that I made for the cricut circle blog challenge. We had to play tic tac toe and get three in a row! The three in a row that I chose are...use ric rac (check), use a ruffle (check) and use a cut of a bird (check)! I also added a few more tic tac toe boxes as well....I used the Gypsy and welded an image ( the circle card) and I also used a button on my card!
I absolutely love how this card turned out and I had fun playing with MS glitters again! I just love her glitter and glues!
Gypsy: welded circle
Cricut expression 2 (E2)
Just A Note Cartridge: bird image cut at 2.5" and flipped
Lacy Labels Cartridge: fancy circles
Plantin Schoolbook cartridge: circles welded to form card
crepe paper for ruffle border
Martha Stewart glitter and glue
*honestly, I am not sure what paper line I used, sorry* It is from my scraps
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I wanted to share these posters that I made for my sons school! I almost forgot to take pictures of it and snapped these quick before we jumped in the car to go to school!!
We are doing a 4th grade moving up ceremony in June and we have been doing fundraisers to help earn money for the big party day! We did a plant sale for Mother's Day that went really well and now we are doing raffle baskets, kind of like a chinese auction. We had parents donate items and we put together baskets! So, I made these signs to hang in the school and I love how they turned out!
I used the Cricut American Alphabet between 1.75 and 2.5 inches for the letters and used alternating pattern paper and colorful cardstock. I added some tickets with the information as well.
I sure hope these colorful posters will be a help to our fundraiser!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Yet another post today from me!!! I found out today that my Uncle lost his father yesterday so I made up this card to send to him and his family! I used the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge that came built into the E2 and cut this beautiful tree. It is cut at 4" using the shift key and then again in brown using the blackout key. I added pop dots to add dimension. The tag is from Cricut Essentials and cut at 1.5 inches (I think) lol and tied to the tree with twine. I hand wrote the sentiment....oh the papers are all Cosmo Cricket! I also cut a brown tree a bit smaller to use on the envelope!
I am going to enter this card into the My Pink Stamper NSD challenges....that is only two challenges done for me, but that is better than none!!!!!
I was super busy with the family yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to post! The kids gave me all of their beautiful projects that they made in school and it just melted my heart, they also got me a MD balloon (I think my DD wanted it for her...lol)! I took the kids to Church while DH was at work and it was a beautiful Mass...some kids were making there First Holy Communion and my DD was so excited to see all the girls, she will be making hers next year! Then we went to the beach and a BBQ!
Here are some pictures of the kids at the beach...when we got there it was super sunny and hot, then the couds hid the sun and it got chilly!!!
This is a picture of my kids with my two nieces in the middle, they had so much fun playing together!!!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Today is National Scrapbook Day! There are fun challenges going on all over the internet! I hope some of you all got to play along a bit!
I had a super busy day with the kids and family....we were going and going and going for over 12 hours! We got home exhausted and just wanted to jump on to wish you all a happy NSD! I wish I had time to participate today! If you still want to do some NSD challenges and a chance to win some fun prizes then go check out one of my favorite sites.........My Pink Stamper, Robyn has some great stuff going on and the challenges are open until Monday night....so there is still time to play along! I hope to maybe get my NSD done on Monday when the kiddos are in school! I need to play with my E2 and get some challenges done!
Well, I hope you all had a great day today and a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, May 6, 2011
I have made a few gift card holders for the weekly cricut circle challenge that I would like to share!
I decided to get a jump start on my end of the year teachers gifts, so I made these! The holder was cut in kraft cardstock on the gypsy using the Cindy Loo cartridge. The gingham pp was printed using the Imagine and Imagine More Cards cartridge. The apples were cut using Doodlecharms cartridge and cutting it twice, inked the edges in brown ink and used faom dimensionals. The small apple was made using the gypsy...same apple only smaller and I used the hide contour feature to hide the cut outs. The leaves are from the Give A Hoot cartridge and I added some twine! The stamp is a snag 'em stamp from Imaginisce! These came together so fast and easy!
The second gift card holder I made is for my son....he is having a moving up ceremony (aka graduation) so I will add a gift card to a game store! I cut the gift card using blue cardstock. The graduation cap is from the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge and the diploma was cut using the A Childs Year cartridge! The sentiment is computer generated and scored to add dimension to the GRAD!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I will hopefully have a Mother's Day card to share with you all tomorrow!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I LOVE the new E2 so far, but only got to explore for a bit...my favorite thing about it is the 4 cartridges that are built right into the machine!
This card is from the Just A Note cartridge and is a tri fold card....I used fit to page and it cut it out perfectly...about an A2 size I guess and it has the card layers also!
Monday, April 25, 2011
I am excited to see the launch...hope I can stay up for it! I am still not sure if I am going to get it or not....My DH said I could get it, but I already have the baby bug, the E, the I, and the cake....I mean really how many machines can one girl have????? I really am on the fence! I want it because it is new and upgraded, love that you can change out the colors and has Imagine capabilities, just really not sure!
So, there was a contest this month to win the new E2! We had to make a birthday layout and send it into PC to be judged...no pressure there!!!!! LOL!!! So, I made two layouts and sent them in!
Here is the first one that I made...I really stepped out of the box on this one and I played with my new MS glitter set, I love how it turned out!
Cindy Loo: scroll background and flourishes
MS All occasions cake art: butterflies
All cuts made with my Gypsy and Cricut Expression
MM Sabrina papers, pink cardstock, Birthday wishes stamp; Marcella by K, MS glitter and glue, brads, rhinestones, tulle.
Here is my second layout: Baby's First Birthday:
This was all designed on my Gypsy and cut with the Expression! I think this was outside my box also....I don't usually make layouts without pictures and for a baby layout, I would normally use baby pastel colors, so this was different for me. I just love the blue, brown and orange combo!!!
A Childs Year: baby in highchair
Birthday Bash: b-a-b-y-s letters
Don Juan: B-i-r-t-h-d-a-y letters
Storybook: scallop frame
MS All Occasion Cake Art: banner and f-i-r-s-t letters
Supplies: Assorted cardstock, pp, twine and brads
So good luck to all of the entrants and a big thank you to PC for sponsoring the contest! Can't wait to see all of the winners layouts and the launch of the new E2!!!!
Only 3 hours to go.....................................................