Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Birthday card

I wanted to make a very dear friend of mine a birthday card.  We are both animal lovers and I thought this would be perfect for her!

Materials used:
Cricut Imagine cartridge-Better Together (girl and dog image were cut at 2.5 inches)
Class Cricut Font cartridge-for the word PAL-welded on the Gypsy
My Pink Stamper stamp set-Fabulous Phrases (for sentiments inside of the card)
Memento black ink
McGill tag punch
Prima flowers/brad

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!!!
Happy Crafting ;)

Monday, April 25, 2011

We have a winner!!

Thank you everyone for joining in on the Keeping the Peace Blog hop!  I enjoyed participating in the hop and getting to see just how creative everyone is!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  Now for the big winner chosen by Random.org


sweetlilscrapper said...

would love to win.. i'm so glad i found your blog.. i am a primary/elementary teacher too so i look forward to following your blog!

Congrats sweetlilscrapper!  Please send me your mailing address as soon as possible.  I will also contact you by email.  Thank you for participating!!!

Stay tuned for some projects that I have been working on.  My niece is getting married so I have been burning down the candle working on wedding shower decorations and party favors.  I also have a few projects that I have been working on for my students and my classroom.  Please feel free to send me comments or suggestions-I'd love to hear from you.  Have a wonderful week ;)

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Keeping the Peace Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to the Keeping the Peace blog hop!!

I decided to create a poster for my classroom.  I think my students will appreciate it!!
I used the following cartridges:
Give a Hoot-for the phrase "Be The Change" cut at 3 inches
A Child's Year-for the hands all cut at 3 inches
Storybook-for the frames cut at fit to page (11 1/2 inches)
Going Places-for the Earth cut at 6 inches
Groovy Times-Peace signs all cut at 1 1/2 inches
Mickey Font-for the quote "Imagine all the people living life in peace"-welded on the Gypsy  

No blog hop would be complete without some sort of blog candy!!!!
I am giving away the Peachy Keen Stamp set "Boy Mates" 1 1/8"

All you have to do to be entered to win is:

1.  Become a follower, if not already
2.  Leave me a comment on THIS post

That is it!!  I will choose a winner via Random.org on Monday afternoon!!  Good Luck everyone and thank you for joining in on the blog hop!

Here is the blog hop line up:

~ Adri

~ Melissa

~ Asheyna

~ Nikki

~ Carrie

~ Lynda

~ Jazzy

~ Rachel Miller

~ Giselle

~ Jess

~ Kelsey

~ Yolonda

~ Rebecca

~ Wendy-You are here

~ Jacqueline

Friday, April 22, 2011

Shhhhhh...Don't tell anyone...this is a Cricutless project!!!

Happy Friday everyone!
Well I am on spring break this week and I have to say....I haven't accomplished very much but it has been a relaxing week ;)  I love spring and I love butterflies so I thought I would create a few cards.  Believe it or not I did not use any of my CRICUT machines!! *gasp* ;0  I can't believe it! 
 I love the way the colors flow together.  Here are the materials I used:

DVWV cardstock
Butterfly stamp (Close to my Heart)
Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder
CTMH ink pads
two way glue pen
pop up dots

Stay tuned tomorrow for the Keep the Peace blog hop!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter 2010 Cartridge

I can hardly believe that Easter is almost here!  I still love the 2010 Easter cartridge for making cards and candy holders.  The little chocolate bunny is the cutest of them all!  These were super simple and easy to create...now I just need to mail them!  LOL  I can't tell you how many times I have made sets of cards in advance and then life gets in the way....and then I completely forget to mail them ;)  I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the week!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wedding Shower Favors

 I am making wedding shower favors and thought that these turned out so cute.  I have quite a few to crank out!

Here are the materials I used:

Tie the Knot Cartridge

White, Black, and Teal cardstock


2-way glue pen

 I hope everyone is having a great week.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Graduation card

Materials used:
Locker Talk cartridge (the cap was cut at 2 1/2 inches)

DCWV pre-made card with envelope

DCWV silver metallic cardstock

Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder

self-adhesive congradualations ribbon (found at JoAnn Fabrics)

feathered white string (found at AC Moore)

pop dots

ATG gun

two-way glue

silver star self adhesive sticker

My Pink Stamper stamp set (for the inside of the card I stamped "Celebrate your day"

I hope you are having a wonderful day! ;)
Happy Crafting

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lazy Days!!!

As I was posting on my blog...I heard some slight snoring.  When I turned around I found my cat Jasmine sleeping in this position!  I had to take the picture.  Just wanted to share the small sweet moments from around my house LOL.  Geesh the life of a cat!  What a way to live.  :)
Happy Monday everyone.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Let's Play Ball!!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!
Here's a quick and simple scrapbook layout!
The Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge was used to create the baseball diamond, Graphically Speaking was used for the "Play Hard" logo, Mickey Font was used on the Gypsy and I welded the letters to create the "Blue Crab Stadium" title. The Baseball cartridge was used for the baseball cap.

 Some of you must be wondering why I have used so many cartridges for this 2-page layout....well it is very easy to utilize many of your cartridges with the Gypsy. It saves me a lot of time. 
I have been trying to concentrate on my own family scrapbook albums and I have a lot of catching up to do!
  These pictures were taken two summers ago-and I remember it being a very hot and sticky baseball evening.  Just check out my hairdo!! LOL  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday. 

Happy Crafting ;)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wedding Card

This is a bridal shower card that I made for a co-worker who happens to be the music teacher and was the director of the Aladdin play our school hosted a week ago.  Yes- not only did she direct and organize the school play but she has been planning her own wedding to boot!  She is an amazing and talented teacher and I am very happy for her.  I can't take the credit for the design of the card.  I got the color scheme and idea from Robyn Cardon, My Pink Stamper.  Check out her web site and search under categories for "wedding".  http://www.mypinkstamper.com/search/label/*Weddings
I put my own little twist on her original design.  Here are the materials used for the project:

Wedding Solutions Cartridge-couple was cut at 4 inches
DCWV cardstock
Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
My Pink Stamper stamp sets
I-Rock tool and gems

Have a super day everyone!!!
Happy Crafting ;)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Life is a Beach cartridge

I really liked how this "mini" diaper cake turned out.  I made this for one of my husband's friends-the couple is expecting a bouncing baby boy in May. They have nicknamed him Turtle so I thought putting cute little turtles all over the cake would be appropriate!   Here are the materials used for the project:

Life's a Beach cartridge-turtle cut at 3 inches and garland was cut at 2 inches
50 diapers
rubber bands
1 silver tray (purchased from the Dollar Tree-I love that store!)
Ribbon I purchased from Michaels (Celebration brand)
Martha Stewart punch
DCWV cardstock
one long wooden spoon (to fit into the center of the cake-it holds all layers together)

I have some really cool school projects coming up for spring bulletin boards so stay tuned.  I am headed to a new scrapbook store that opened up in our area called "The Scrapbook Nook".  I love the big craft store chains but there is nothing like having a scrapbook specialty store that carries certain items you just cannot find.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!

Happy Crafting ;)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Light It Up Blue


Today, on the 4th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, we are joining prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — who will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day.

Light it up Blue is aiming to light the world blue all throughout April — city by city, town by town — by taking action to raise autism awareness in our communities.

What you can do to Light It Up Blue:

•Wear blue clothing or your Autism Speaks puzzle piece, and encourage your coworkers to do the same. Sign Up

•Light your house up blue by putting blue light bulbs in any outdoor fixtures. Sign Up

•Raise awareness for Autism online or spread the word about Light It Up Blue.

Shop the Light It Up Blue online catalog

World Autism Awareness Day

The fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day is on April 2. People, schools, organizations, and companies are hosting events around the world.

My youngest son, Ryan was diagnosed with high functioning autism eight years ago.  He is now eleven years old and makes my life a wonderful adventure.   Our family has experienced many things with Ryan-sometimes it feels like a roller coaster ride and other times we feel like we are on a cruise!! 
  Autism is not scary. It’s heart-wrenching to learn about it and grow with it, but seeing the positives in my son is what  keeps me going. I don’t want people to shrug away from me when they hear that “A” word – I want people to ask questions, to get to know the autism we live-It is different for every single person.
Everyone has their own challenges, I never want to discount that about anyone or claim that my life is harder. I also don’t want people to assume life is easy living with a person who has autism. We still have challenges that wear me out and hurt my heart but I wouldn't want my life any other way! Most importantly, I’d like to emphasize the importance of celebrating everything – even the small stuff. For some people the small stuff IS the big stuff.
Lastly, reach out for support. Get involved in a charity related to your need. Talk with other moms with special-needs children. Speak up when something doesn’t feel right. Share stories, celebrate every single day, eat some chocolate, and most of all craft!

We have a winner!!!!

We have a winner!!!  Thank you so much to everyone that participated in this week's give away.  I am going to try out some of your wonderful and creative ideas!!   I hope everyone has a fantastic day!!!!
The lucky winner is..... drum roll please ;)

scrappingwest said...

"Oh, I bought a 'backup' cricut last month from Wal-Mart's BF left overs. This set would be perfect for the playtime cartridge in it!!! I love Peachy Keen stamps!!! I also love coming to your blog and checking out all your classroom crafty goodness!! Thanks for the inspiration!!"

Congratulations Scrappingwest!!!!  I will be sending you an email shortly.

Happy Crafting!