Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy 4th Card

July 4th is my birthday, so I decided to send my mom a thank you card. I have one of the best mom's in the whole world and I just wanted her to know that I appreciate her. This is the first time that I made a card like this and it was a lot of fun. I started with a square and then added circles on each side, they met in the middle to make half circles on each side of the square. So when I folded up the circles I was able to make a belly band to go around the card to keep it closed. It really gives it a neat look. It would be a great card to hand out for showers or birthday invitations, putting the information on the inside of the card and adding a larger design on the front to match the birthday theme or a monogram for something more formal. Below is a list of the supplies I used and where I got them from encase you are interested.
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 inches and all his layers.
Joy's Life - Mother and Daughter Set
Stampin Up - 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 3/4 scalloped circle
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-490 Everyday Character Faces
Wal-mart - Craft Card Stock and @ the office (red) primary pack
Papertrey Ink - White Card Stock
Joann's - Bazzill - Blueberry Swirl and Reminisce (Freedom Collection - U.S. Stripes)
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tags for my Nieces Bridal Shower

So far I have made tags for my one nieces baby shower. That was one of the first things I made with my cricut. They were tied around party favors. Now I have another niece getting ready for her bridal shower and I was going to do tags similiar to a plain original tag. But I found out that they were doing a floral theme with real bright neon pink, yellow, orange and green colors. So I decided to do these tags with punches enstead. I printed Candace's Bridal Shower on the paper in bright pink ink and then I punched a scalloped circle out of pink to back each of the circle punches. I thought that they looked close to a flower. I will have one more set of tags done by the end of July to go on the favors for the actual wedding. These ones are going to be larger and I'll be using clear shipping labels to print all the information off of my computer. I'll show you them when I get them done.
These tags were made from the Wal-Mart @ the office Brights card stock.
Stampin Up - Circle Punch and Scalloped Punch
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vacation Bible School - Mission to Mars

I can't believe that I haven't posted since Monday. That's a long time for me. I have been working crazy getting things ready for Vacation Bible School (VBS) at my church. Our theme this year is Mission to Mars. So thank goodness I live in Florida because I was able to get some things from Kennedy Space Center. I'll show you some of that as we get further into our VBS program. Most programs last a week long, but we do ours every Sunday evening all summer long. It's not what I'd like to do, but you have to do what you can when you only have a few workers. I have a few models helping me show you a couple of the rockets I cut out for our program. I think my models are cuter than my rockets are, but I could be a smidge biased, because I'm their mommy.

These are two of my decorations for our Mission to Mar's and they were super easy to do. All the paper for both projects were from the Paper Studio 12 X 24 inch textured card stock primary pack.
The first rocket and all it's layers were cut at 13.01 inches. The second rocket and all it's layers were cut at 20.60 inches using my gypsy for both of them. We then added some glitter glue to both of them, to snaz them up a little more. I think they'll look great on our bulletin boards.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Monday, June 20, 2011

Love You A Latte - Father's Day Card

I have been very blessed to have my god-son visiting with us these last few weeks and so while he was here, we made his dad his Father's Day Card. This is the first Father's Day Card he has ever gotten to make, because up until a few months ago - he never had a father. So he was very excited about this. He told me all the things his father likes, the colors that he likes, how coffee is his favorite thing and we ran with it from there.
Sorry I forgot to write down which cartridge I found this coffee cup on - not one of my brighter moves. If your interested in where it came from, I'll look it up on my gypsy again.
This is an A2 size card.
The sentiment on the front of the card is computer generated and the "Happy Father's Day" on Craft Card Stock on the inside of the card were also.
Joann's - bazzill - Blackberry Swirl Card Stock
Wal-Mart - Craft Card Stock
Paptertrey Ink - Scarlet Jewel Card Stock
Stampin Up - Sahara Sand Card Stock, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, scalloped edge border punch
Hobby Lobby - White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
This was so much fun to do with him and tomorrow I will post the one I did for my children to give to their dad. Hope you all had a great weekend.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Graduation 2011

Congratulation's Danée and Jesse
I'm so proud of my 2011 Graduates. Yes, that was plural. My oldest daughter Danée and my youngest son Jesse both graduated and I think I was the proudest mom on the planet. We had their graduation party last Sunday after church. The whole place was covered in Suwannee Bulldog green and yellow. I did go a little over board on the food. There were so many leftovers that I don't think I'll want to eat potato salad ever again.  A good time was had by all though.

For some reason blogger won't allow me to add the 2011 part of the banner. I guess it thinks I've added to many pictures. LOL
The paw print is from Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge and is cut at 5 inches.  I got the yellow and green paper from staples and the white is Papertrey Ink card stock. I used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes and instead of hooking it together with ribbon I attached it with 1 inch book rings. I decided to make additional paws and add extra numbers. So I could give it to Jesse's teacher and she could use it year after year. I've laminated the paws and put eyelets in the holes, which I didn't have time to do before I used it. I'd never done a banner before, so I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now it is a reusable and can be used for years to come in Mrs. Vicker's class with many Suwannee Bulldog Graduations. Once you are done with it, you just take the rings out and slip it into a ziploc bag and it is sealed and ready for next year.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 5 - With My Creative Time with Emma

This is my final card for this week using Emma's awesome stamps. I really encourage you all to go and check out her amazing stamps.
Today I will be adding my Flamingo Card as the final card using the Believe in Yourself stamp from the Turn That Frown Upside Down Stamp Set.
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Flamingo Card
Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite Cartridge
A2 size card
Papertrey Ink - Fine Linen Card Stock and Ribbon
Custom Crops - Imaginisce Garden Party Stack and Darice Floral Border Embossing Folder
Flamingo and all her layers cut at 4.5 inches.
Joann's - Bazzill - Watermelon Sensation, Blackberry Swirl and Guava Sensation Card Stock, Irock and Lavender Glitter Glue
Papertrey Ink - Lavender Moon
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment
Ebay - Tami's Place - Swarovski heat set crystals

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 4 - My Creative Time With Emma

Live Simply - Raccoon Card
So far we have seen a honey pot, Eeyore and a alien. Today we're going to the country and lookin for raccoons. Again using another one of Emma's stamps, "your smile always brightens my day." from Turn that Frown Upside Down Set. If you can't tell, I'm a big fan of My Creative Time with Emma and all of her stamps.
Live Simply Cricut Cartridge.
Raccoon and all his layers cut at 3 inches.
I used the Peachy Keen Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Stamps (PK 757)
The shrubs were cut at 1.44 inches and 2.0 inches and all the layers.
Joann's - Bazzill - Blackberry Swirl, Ocean Breeze, Watermelon Sensation, Recollections Pop Dots, Irock
Stampin Up - Tempting Turquoise, dimensionals
Papertrey Ink - Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse,
Ribbon - Spring Rain
Wal-Mart - Glitter Glue and Heat Set Bling
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting!
God Bless

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 3 of My Creative Time With Emma Stamps

This was a real fun card and I love how the stamp Emma designed worked right along with the die cut from the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge.

The original alien had 3 eyes, but I only wanted one because the stamp says,
"The twinkle in your eye makes me smile."
So I cut off the outer two eyes.
Custom Crops - Bo Bunny Designer Paper - Blast Off Collection
This is an A2 size card and the alien and all his layers were cut at 3inches.
I used -
Joann's - Bazzill - Tangelo Blast Card Stock
Papertrey Ink - Simply Chartreuse and Spring Moss Card Stock
The spaceship was cut at 1.5 inches.
Joann's - Bazzill - Ocean Breeze Card Stock and Glossy Accents
Stampin Up - Sahara Sand Card Stock and dimensionals
Papertrey Ink - White Card Stock
This is the third card made from Turn That Smile Upside Down by My Creative Time with Emma.
Here is the link to go and check out all of the stamps that Emma has.
This is just a few of the cards I've made with this stamp set. The ideas are really limitless. I'll have another one for Thursday and Friday and I hope that you are enjoying them.
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 2 - My Creative Time With Emma's Stamps

Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge
Eeyore Card - You Complete Me
My Creative Time with Emma - Turn That Frown Upside Down stamp set

This is an A2 size card. This design is from page 51 in the handbook and was cut cut at 3 inches with all of it's layers. I am a major Eeyore fan, so doing this card was a blast for me. I am devoting this whole week to one set of Emma's stamps. I am hoping that you will see how versatile they are and how you can make a card for your husband, then go to space and come back and visit the zoo. LOL
 A little hint what my cards will look like the next few days. Emma's stamps are awesome quality. I'm not a very good stamper and have found through using these stamps that I don't have to worry about stamping directly onto my projects - Emma's stamps never let you down. Here is the link to go and see all of her stamps.

Now to go on and tell you the supplies I used to make this card and where I purchased them from encase you are interested in getting any of them also.
Papertrey Ink - White, Blueberry Ski, and Lavender Moon Card Stock
Joann's - Bazzill - Watermelon Sensation, Blackberry Swirl Card Stock
The Paper Co. - Earth Gardens
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Dots
Recollections - Pop dots
Custom Crops - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Stampin Up - Melon Mambo Ink (for sentiment)
My Creative Time With Emma - Turn That Frown Upside Down Stamp Set
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Guest Designer for My Creative Time with Emma

I am so excited and could hardly wait to tell you all, that I get to be a guest designer for 
"My Creative Time with Emma".
Everyday this week I will post a new card using her stamp set "Turn That Frown Upside Down".  There are just so many possibilities with Emma's stamps. They stamp perfect every time, so you don't have to be afraid to stamp directly onto your projects. You can go to the link below to purchase your next set of stamps from Emma.
Happy Shopping!
Now to show you the card that I made for the first day.
This is a card that I made for my husband. We have been going crazy planning and getting ready for our two children's graduations and a party for almost 100 people. Spending money is something that doesn't come easy for him yet he has just been wonderful through this whole thing. He never complained once about me wanting special cups, or having to have a certain color table cloth. I was so proud of him and I just wanted to be sure he knew how happy it made me to plan this wonderful day for our children. So lets find out what it took to put this card together.

The honey pot comes from the Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge. I welded 2 pieces together cut from the black out feature (pg 61). They were cut at 5.5 inches. Then I cut all the layers, including the base layer.  When you weld something together, you always have a flat piece where the two pieces are squeezed together to overlap. So I put the base layer on the welded card and then continued with the remaining pieces. I used a white gel pen to do faux stitching around the pieces and a dimensional to pop up the little circle at the top. Then added my glitter glue to the honey drops to make them look nice and shiny and sparkly.  The card fits perfectly into an A2 size envelope and I was real happy with how it turned out. Here are a list of the supplies I used and where I got them encase you are interest in purchasing some for yourself.

My Creative Time with Emma - Turn That Frown Upside Down stamp set
Joann's - The Paper Co. - Pastel Pack
Bazzill - Pineapple Bliss
Papertrey Ink - Blueberry Sky and White Card stock
Wal-Mart - Glitter Glue
Stampin Up - Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lifes A Party - Birthday Hats

Hey Everyone, I helped with some birthday arrangements for a little boy who was having a monkey themed birthday. So I just had to get the Life's A Party Cricut Cartridge so I could make the monkey party hats. My daughter, Mariah, is my unwilling model in the picture. She wanted a crown, so in exchange to get her to allow me to try the hat on to figure out how much elastic I needed, I took the Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge down and she has her very own crown. So all and all it was a win/win situation.

Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 2011 - Haul Video

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I also wanted to share a couple things that happened in our life the last few days. The first was the class party that they had for Jesse and Luke, who are both graduating this year.

The second great news we got was that my daughter got a $2000.00 dollar scholarship today for the school she is going to next year. She applied for several scholarships and grants and we are just waiting to hear from the rest of them. I am so proud of both of my graduates.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Create A Critter - Giraffe Card

This was a fun and easy card to do. I absolutely love when people make those beautiful elegant cards. But I just can't, I wish I could. Monique Hansen, from For the Love of Paper can make some elegant cards. Here is the link to her blog, check her out guys.  Her projects go beyond just being a card and become a piece of art. I don't think my mind works that way. So I made this super fun and super easy card that I'd like to share with you today.
All of the paper on this card was from the Provo Craft Animal Kingdom Pack.
The bottom layer is cut at 4.0 X 3.25
The top layer is cut at 4.0 X 2.50
I used my atg and put tape on both sides. I then over lapped them to make the height 5.25 inches.
The giraffe was cut at 5.0 inches and all of his layers. 
The stamp set was from Stampin Up.
I then used my gel pen to do some faux stitching.
The lace was from my stash, so I have no idea where I got it from. But it matched perfectly.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Have you ever had papers that were so pretty that you just couldn't bear to cover them up. Well, this is the case with this card. I used the Prima Jack and Jill Paper Pad and the papers are absolutely adorable. My god-daughters birthday is coming up and I wanted to make her a special card. I wanted her to know how much I love her. So here is the card I made her.
The top layer is cut at 2 X 5.25 inches and was embossed with a Darice Embossing folder called Large Petals from Custom Crops.
The pink layer is  Papertrey Ink "sweet blush" cut at 1 X 5.25 inches and was punched with Stampin Up Scalloped Trim Border Punch. The card base is also Sweet Blush and the ribbon is from Papertrey Ink - Sweet Blush too.
The stamp is from My Creative Time with Emma - Turn that frown upside down set.
The bottom layer is cut at 2.5 X 5.25 inches. The paper already said "Happy Birthday" so I didn't have to put that on.
Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Campin Critters - Porcupine Card

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Campin Critters - Porcupine Card

The porcupine on page 34 of the Campin Critters Cricut handbook was cut at 3 inches and all of it's additional layers. The fire was from page 24 on the beaver badge layer and was cut at 3.35 inches, including the layers. The chicken is cut from the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge and was cut at 1 inch. The products I used were:
Joann's - Bazzill - Date Swirl
- The Paper Co.  -Neutral Tones
- Tim Holtz - Wood Grain Embossing Folder
7mm and 5 mm wiggle eyes
Wal-mart - Card Stock - Light Grey, (used on the logs)
- Colorbok (earth tones)
- glitter glue
Stampin Up - Chocolate chip
- ink spots - to ink all the edges of my pieces
- Big Shot
scraps - orange

Joys Life - Mother and Daughter set
Pink by Design - Our Kids set

Chicken - Paint Samples
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