Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Back to my SCRAPBOOK!!

My poor daughter's scrapbook has been so neglected. I have been keeping myself busy with cards and projects for Halloween and Christmas. So last night I decided to get upstairs and get a layout done. I had one sitting on my table that I did not like AT ALL!

I wanted to change it up and add more color to it. Her cute bathing suit was inspiration for my color selections. It was an easy fix by adding a few cuts from Accent Essentials (pg. 1).

For the second layout, I looked on the message board on to see if there was LID challenge going on. I could only find people searching for one, so I took it upon myself to find a sketch and post a new challenge for the week. I loved the sketch and it worked well with the previous page that I had just finished.
I found some great sayings out of the Stampin Up! catalog and used my H2O cartridge (for the first time) to add the title and sprinkler. Last, but not least (it's actually my favorite part of the whole page) was the paisley from the Paisley cartridge. I added a couple pop dots to give it some dimension and called it quits!

I love how they both turned out. TFL!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!

I received this award from Gloria over at Girlia's Cards. Many, many thanks Gloria! Her blog has some really great cards, so take a minute and check it out. In accepting this award the recipient must following these guidelines. Thank the person for sending it to you and Link back to their blog. Tell eight things about themselves and pass it along to eight people in return.

Eight things about myself:
1. I love my family. I've been married for 13 years and have a beautiful 3 year old daughter.
2. I have been teaching 4th grade for 13 years.
3. I am about to start graduate school to work towards my masters in Informational Media Education.
4. I got my first cricut about 5 years ago.
5. My New Year's resolution is to be more organized.
6. My favorite food is mexican, with sushi being a close second.
7. I would love to be on stage singing or dancing, but I don't excell in either one.
8. Last, but definately not least I love my Lord!

I would like to extend this award to the following people in no particular order. These ladies are some very talented crafters and I hope you get inspired by visiting their blogs. I certainly do everytime I stop by. Thanks for your inspiration ladies and congratulations!!

1. Robyn at My Pink Stamper (she sparked all of my cricut madness!)
2. Dedrah at Blondies' Creative Place
3. Jean at Jean's Crafty Corner
4. Deb O at To Be is To Do
5. Michelle at Meesh's Pieces
6. Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels
7. Karlee at Karlee Krafts
8. Shelley at Shelley Chic

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Treats & Tags

I was super busy the day before Christmas putting the finishing touches on my packages with these adorable tags for each of my gifts. I used the Winter Frolic cartridge. The To/From stamp I found at Michaels and I added Stickles for a little sparkle. I used the Christmas Cheer cartridge to make these ornament treats. I used the blackout feature to make my cuts easier and less intricate. On the back of each ornament is a peppermint patty, attached with double faced tape. Again, I used Stickles to add a bit of pizazz!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Goodies & Goodie Bags

Last night I busted out 16 little Peppermint Patty Snowmen! There are a total of 4 circles with a York Peppermint Patty sandwiched between the bottom two circles. Also, there are pop dots between the other layers of circles. I just put the final touches on them tonight so I can hand them out to some co-workers tomorrow. Of course I scrap lifted them from Michelle from the cricut message board, but they were pretty easy to make. It was pretty tidies getting the arms and holly laid out on my Gypsy. I hid a lot of other parts and did some major resizing! I cuttlebugged the circles using the dots folder and used blue ink around the edges. The noses were cut free handed and I used Stickles for the eyes and berries. I added the knotted ribbon for the scarf and I cut a tag for him to hold. I had this cute little stamp that came in a set at Michael's that I thought went along well with this little guy.

I also made 5 Santa Pants gift bags for Karli's daycare friends. I stole this idea from JeansCraftyCorner. They aren't perfect, but I figured they would do for a bunch of 3 year olds!I loved the idea and am sure the kids will love them. I filled them with 2 pop-up coloring books (from Oriental Trading), crayons, puzzle and of course CANDY!! The left side is the front and the right is the back.  The To/From Stamp came from Michael's.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Cards - 26 of them!!!

I have finally finished 26 custom made Christmas cards!! I started last week and have done a little bit here and there. Today I was determined to get them finished. Now I have to pick up some envelopes and labels to have them in the mail by Tuesday! Robyn over at is also having a Christmas Card challenge that I will enter in. Hopefully I will be the lucky winner of her latest DVD! I did 4 different styles of cards. Which one do you like best?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Birthday Cards......6 of them!!

Last night I made 6 birthday cards for 6 different girls! To make it easy on myself I did the same exact card for each of them. Robyn over at is also having a birthday card challenge! So maybe I will just win myself a new Birthday Cake cricut cartridge!!! I used her stamps as inspiration and came up with this cute hippo card using the Create-a-Critter cartridge. Since I tulle every package at Christmas and it was handy, I added in a tulle ribbon tied around my mat that was cuttlebugged with my favorite embossing folder, Seeing Spots. Added googly eyes, a little bling with my I-Rock and Stickles and called it quits! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Neglected Blog!

I have been so busy with work, Karli and everyday life that I have been totally neglecting my blog! I have done a few cards and crafts while I've been away so I thought today would be a great day to share!

There has been 2 babies born in the last couple months that I've made cute cards for. The first is for my cousin's baby boy, Parker and the second is for my new nephew, Abel.

The next card was for our neighbor that worked so hard re-roofing his own house. He practicall did it all on his own and it looked beautiful when he was finished. This card makes me laugh!

For Thanksgiving, I made turkey napkin rings for both sides of the family. I just hot glued ribbon on the back to tie around the napkins. Super easy and super cute!

So now that I've caught up with my blog, upstairs to my craft room! I am setting aside my Christmas cards for the night to make some birthday cards!!!