Saturday, December 31, 2011

Michaels teacher discount

I just wanted to quickly share with you the deal that Michaels is having for teachers out there!!

Teachers can ring in the New Year with savings!!!!  Save $5.00 for every $25.00 you spend in addition to using your 15% teacher discount!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Saturday!!!  It is off to cleaning and organizing the craft dungeon for me.  I might be able to find my table today LOL!!!!
Happy New Year's Eve!

Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Favorite projects-part I

I thought I would share with you some of my favorite projects I created over this past year.  Some projects are for the classroom and some aren't.  I truly love this craft!!!!  I hope you enjoy this blast from the past :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Having a blast at The Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA

Each year after Christmas, our family on my husband's side gets to go to The Great Wolf  Lodge to spend some quality time with each other having fun and splashing away down the slides!  This year all of us will be staying for three days :).  If you have never been to The Great Wolf Lodge then you need to check it out.  We have a total blast each year :)
And of course if you know me I always find a shop/store that carries some type of scrapbooking/stamping/crafting supplies!  I picked up a GWL scrapbook album, paper kit, and photo frame to keep all of those photos in!!!

When we get back home I am looking forward to cranking things back up in the craft dungeon!!  I have a lot of fun ideas floating around and can't wait to start using all of my new crafting supplies Santa delivered this year LOL!!!  I hope everyone is able to have the opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones.  Now it is off to hit the Howling Tornado slide with my boys!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!

I want to take this time to thank all of you out there in crafting cyber space!!!  Thank you for being my friend and sharing your creativity with me.  It has been a challenging year both personally and professionally and I am truly looking forward to a fresh new start in 2012.  I am already planning my scrapbooking conventions and events-they will be here before you know it ;). 
 I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!  Here's looking to a year of creative and fun experiences ;)
Super Big Crafty Hugs!!!!!!    

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday gift bags

Happy Monday everyone!
Well it is off to the post office this morning to ship out those last minute cards and gifts.  Here is a super quick and easy project to make when you run out of those gift bags.  Making your own adds that special touch!!  The brown bags can be found at Michaels or Joann's for an inexpensive price-you can jazz them up with any Cricut Cartridge.  Hope you are enjoying your day!!  Now it is off to run those last minute errands.  ;)

Materials used:
Cricut Imagine machine
Winter Frolic cartridge
Very Merry Tags cartridge
Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
white cardstock
Martha Stewart glue and glitter
various holiday ribbon
zip dry glue
Stampin' Up stamps
various holiday rubber stamps

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Save those Crystal Light containers for the Rolo Turtle treats!!!!

Here's a super quick, inexpensive and cute idea to package all of those Rolo Turtle pretzel candies!!  I like to give them to my son's bus drivers, classroom volunteers, school secretaries, and co-workers.  My Mom saves the containers for me each year and I get a load of them!!  Wash the containers thoroughly prior to decorating.  I like to stack the Rolo Turtle pretzel candies in a plastic treat bag, wrap it with a pretty bow and place it inside of the Crystal Light containers.  These are a few that I made last year...I am off to creating some more this year using my Imagine.  I will post the pics later this week.  Have a great week everyone!!!!!!!

Materials used:
Trim the Tree Cricut Cartridge (Tree cut at 2 1/2 inches)
DCWV The Christmas Stack pack of paper
A Crystal Light container
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Ribbon from Michaels
Icicle Stickles
Gold star brad
Zip Dry glue
Pop Dots

Materials used:
Winter Lace Cricut Cartridge-(Snowflake cut at 2 1/4 inches)
A Crystal Light container
Martha Stewart punch
DVWV The Christmas Stack
Ribbon from Michaels
Zip Dry glue
Pop Dots
Silver snowflake brad

Materials used:
Gingerbread Cricut Cartridge (stocking cut at 2 1/2 inches)
A Crystal Light container
Martha Stewart punch
DCWV The Christmas Stack
Ribbon from Michaels
Icicle Stickles for the top of the stocking

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pretzel Rolo Turtles!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a great holiday treat to give to teachers, co-workers, bus drivers, and parent volunteers!!  I make these tasty treats every year and give them to everyone I know.  They are super simple to make and very inexpensive.  Great on a teacher's budget!!  Enjoy :)

                                Pretzel Rolo Turtles
Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 7 mins
Serves: 4
 Pretzel Rolo Turtles Ingredients:
  • 20 Miniature Pretzels
  • 20 Rolo Candies, unwrapped
  • 20 Pecans, toasted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and toast for about 7 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Remove them from the oven.
  4. On a small baking sheet, arrange the pretzels.
  5. Place one Rolo on top of each pretzel
  6. Place them in the oven for about 4-5 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan and smoosh one pecan on top of each Rolo.