Sunday, May 29, 2011

Playing around with Spellbinders dies and the Cuttlebug!

Happy Sunday everyone!!

I hope everyone is having a fab Memorial weekend-spending it with friends and family!!  Last night the girls got together and scrapped in the dungeon.  We were all tired but still had a good time and a laugh or two!  I think I froze them out of the house-our upstairs air conditioning unit has decided to not work again this May (3rd season in a row)  and we cranked up the downstairs unit in hopes to keep the entire house cool.  By doing this-we actually made the dungeon (my basement) an igloo LOL.  Runny noses and cold fingers were had but we still managed to complete a few things.
I have this new found love and interest in the Spellbinders die cuts when it comes to card making.  BUT....I refuse to purchase another die cutting/embossing machine and besides I truly, truly love my CUTTLEBUG!!!  I didn't realize that the C plate did not come with my Cuttlebug so I had to purchase it and boy was it hard to find in the local stores.  I actually had to order it from HSN-anyway I have it and am able to cut the Spellbinders dies and I truly think it is the best thing since sliced bread.....well not really, my Cricut machines are the best thing since sliced bread but this comes close LOL. 
I made this card for a teacher friend of mine who loves cats and all animals really!!!  She is one of my closest pals and I wanted to make her a card to send her off as we come close to summer vacation.  Here are the materials I used for the project:

Coordinations cardstock-love this paper pack!
white cardstock
Recollections stamp set
My Pink Stamper stamp set (for the sentiment inside of the card-it was purrrrfect LOL)
Momento black ink pad
Momento markers-my new found love
Spellbinders square and lacy square die cuts
CTMH bubblegum stamp pad (used to blend the pink ink onto the square die cut)
blending tool
green ribbon
ATG gun

This turned out super cute-I think I will head down to the dungeon to create some more cards.  I am always running out of them and I like to have a stash on hand just in case I need one!!  Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Soooooo Sorry!!!!

Hi Everyone!!  I am so sorry I am posting this late.  My computer had a virus...actually Malware?  Thank goodness the hubby is a computer geek and has been able to get it up and running (somewhat) again!! is our winner from the Blast off to Summer blog hop: picked #37

Crafting Misfit is the lucky winner!!!!!

          Crafting Misfit said...
Thank you so much for hosting. I had a lot of fun!

Please email me your mailing information as soon as possible to:

THANK YOU EVERYONE for partricipating and/or hopping along.  We had a blast doing it LOL!!!  Stay tuned for some end of the year activities and creations for your classroom.  Have a wonderful day everyone!!! ;)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blasting Off Into Summer Blog Hop !!

Happy Saturday Everyone and welcome to the first stop into the Blasting Off into Summer Blog Hop!!  I wanted to send my 3rd grade students off with a bookmark.  I thought this would be a great way to blast them off into the fourth grade!!  I encourage my students each year at the beginning of the summer to participate in the local public library reading program.  The best part of this reading program is that it is FREE!!!  When students return to school in the Fall, they visit me and show me that they participated in the reading program-I love to give them a prize!!  I think these bookmarks will help encourage them to read over the summer and take part in the reading program.  Here are the materials used for the project:
BLAST OFF cartridge for the Imagine-used for the rocket
LOCKER TALK cartridge used for the bookmark, star
SMILEY FACES cartridge-used for the clouds
MICKEY FONT cartridge-letters welded with the Gypsy
Peachy Keen Stamp set-Teacher Says!
Momento black ink
pink and white gel pens
1/2 hole punch
red, white, and yellow cardstock

I am giving away a My Pink Stamper stamp set "Boy Crazy"!!!  

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 on Monday afternoon!! Good Luck everyone and thank you for joining in on the blog hop!

Here is the blog hop line up:

Wendy- That's me!
Angi @ CokiePop- -next!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011's another birthday card!  I think I am done with making cards this week LOL-I have so many end of the year school projects that I have to get busy on.  I really love this butterfly stamp from Close to My Heart.  I embossed the butterfly and then added some glitter for extra BLING!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  :) 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Wedding Card

Okay I am on a card kick this week.  My nieces' wedding is this Saturday and I made her a card using My Pink Stamper stamps and My Creative Time stamps.  I really am loving the Nessabilities die cuts with my card making.  Hope everyone is having a super great week.  Some teacher projects to follow later this week.
***and don't forget about the Blast off to Summer blog hop this weekend!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday card

I am on a birthday card kick.  I have several teacher friends who are celebrating their special day this week.  I used my Tim Holtz stamps and combined them with My Pink Stamper stamp sets.  This was the first time I have used the Spellbinders Necessabilities die cuts with my Cuttlebug-I love them!!  I was finally able to locate a C Plate to my Cuttlebug Embossing machine.  I am hooked!!  Hope you are having a wonderful week. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Have you registered yet? :)

I am happy to say that I have registered for my scrapbooking classes and crop at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking convention held at Valley Forge, PA at the end of July!!  I had such a fantastic time with a wonderful group of gals last year.  I cannot wait to attend this year.   

My favorite vendors were Embellish It! (they carry a large assortment of Basic Grey) Mosaic Moments with Tammi Potter, Tattered Angels, and Quick Quotes. If you ever have the opportunity to attend a scrapbooking convention you should go!! **Oh one more thing-a little story to tell you. My friend Barbara and I were taking the Mosaic Moments class and I attended the Friday night crop late. When I caught up with my buds they informed me that they signed me up for a singing contest to win a Xyron sticker machine, the small Xyron adhesive machine, Tim Holtz grunge board, and refills for the machines. I thought they were pulling my leg-BUT THEY WEREN'T! So we sat at the table and had to come up with a song using the words, George Washington, Ruffled Grouse, Fireflies, milk, and white tailed deer! I will try to post a video of the contest-it was hillarious.....and WE WON! We had to sing in front of 400 people attending the crop-on stage-
Note to self: never overlap a class with the crop or else your friends will set you up LOL!!!

Scrapbooking convention with friends-PRICELESS

Here are a few pics from last year:

Kelli (far left), Barbara, Wendy B. (in the back) me, Karen (in the back) and Carol

Wendy B. and me with the gang at the Italian resturant in the Convention yas yummo!

Karen, Barbara, and Carol

Barbara, Tammi Potter, and me (had no idea we were being set up while we took this class!)

This is a picture of the album Carol made where Kelli (left) me (middle) and a gal who joined our table (right) sang our song.  It was a hoot!
If you get a chance, check out my friend Carol's blog where she posted pictures of this fantastic album project of our trip.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!  I wanted to share another bridal shower project with you.  My niece is getting married and the family threw her a shower.  I wanted to make her this banner ...I really love how it turned out!!  This was the very first time that I made my own rosettes.  Here are the materials that I used:

Storybook cartridge-welded the letters on the gypsy
Birthday Bash cartridge-for the banners (I love this cart!)
Tie the Knot cartridge-for the umbrella
I-Rock tool and gems to give it some bling!
hot glue gun 
white ribbon  

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day!!!  :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Blasting Off Into Summer Blog Hop Line up!!!!

Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest in the Blast Off Into Summer Blog Hop that my amazing crafty friend Lynda and I are hosting on May 21-22.

We are so excited to announce that there will be 15 stops on this hop!

 Here is the lineup:















Since we would like to keep this hop fairly simple, we are not seeking anymore participants at this time.

Don’t worry if you missed getting in on the line up this time, I am quite sure that we will be hosting another hop in the near future!

Thanks again to all these wonderful ladies for your interests and you will be contacted very soon!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just had to share this!!!!!

I know this is not a project for the classroom but I wanted to share it with you anyway!  My niece is getting married this month and we threw a bridal shower for her this past weekend.  I created these cute little party favors which took no time at all to create!!
Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cartridge (bags cut at 4 inches)
Mini Monograms cartridge (scallop and circle)
Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder
DCWV blue card stock
DCWV print card stock
My Creative Time stamp set "Happily Ever After..."
CTMH ink pad
pop dots
white tulle, white ribbon, and candy

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week.  Don't forget to thank those special teachers out there who work tireless hours and commit their time to making sure they meet all of their students' needs.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Want to be a part of a Blog Hop?

I have the wonderful pleasure of working with Lynda Hamm over at Lynda's Creative Touches, and we are very excited to be hosting our very first blog hop! 

 We  both teach and are always thinking of ways to create things for our students, volunteers, co-workers and our classrooms!  We thought it would be a great idea to celebrate the end of another successful school year by hosting a blog hop in the month of May.

Here are all the details!

Who:  Teachers or ANYONE

What:  Create a project (layout, cards, ANYTHING) that expresses to students, teachers, or volunteers, that they have done a great job this year or something that sends them off into summer.

When:  May 21-22

If this is something that you would love to be a part of, simply leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog and your email address so that we can add your name as a stop on our hop! :)

I know that Lynda and I are both very excited and hope that you are able to join in on the fun!