Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!!

This is card that I made last Easter and I love it so much I thought I would post it up on the blog again!  I made another card for my Mom-but Mom if you are reading this you will be getting the card late :0.  I want to add a photo of the boys :).  
I used everything in my craft room except for my Cricut :0!!!!  I made this Easter card using DCWV spring paper pack, Sew Easy from Memory Makers to add the stitching, Basic Grey button brads, buttons, McGill punch for label, Martha Stewart punch for the edging, scallop punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/2 circle punches, Prima Flowers, My Creative Time "Color Me Happy" and "Happy Hunting" stamps, Close to My Heart "Watermelon" ink pad, ribbon, and Copic Markers to add some color to the bunny stamp! The finished card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Easter Banner

My mantle was a little plain so I decided to spruce it up and make an Easter banner.  Well if you know me, I have to draw it, sketch it out, and design it on paper before I just start cutting away.  But this time I just started cutting and went with it!  I used the Easter 2010 cartridge to cut the eggs at 6 inches.  Happy Easter and the bunny were cut at 4 inches.  I made the polka dots from a 1 inch circle punch and added them to the lavender eggs to give them a little design.   Actually this project did not take very long to make which is why I enjoyed making it so much! 
Trying to decorate the house for Easter in hopes to put a little "spring" in my step.  Spring sure has taken its time making an appearance.  I hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

Friday, March 15, 2013

 I made these a few years ago and they were a hit then as they are today!!  Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone.  Keep it green. 
Simply Charmed cartridge-used for the pot of gold (cut at 2 1/2 inches)
Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cartridge-used for the tag (cut at 2 1/2 inches)
My Creative Time stamp set "I Believe in Leprechauns"
green tins found in the dollar section at Michael's
Spring Party crinkle found at Michael's
pop dots
Memento black ink pad


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Another testing treat for students :)

I just realized that I not only forgot to write a post on my blog this week but also forgot to take pictures of all the testing treats I made for my students.  I think I have a severe case of spring break LOL.  I took this photo at school using my camera phone.  I decided to use the Blow Pops in lieu of the Blow Pop chewable candies.  I made a set for my class and for another third grade class to wish them luck on the second round of state testing.  We finally finished the testing today!!!  Time for celebrations and fun times this week.  My students have worked so hard this year and they deserve a special treat.  I used Create a Critter 2 and cut the top hats at 4 1/2 inches.  Again, this is a super quick and easy craft to create for students.  My kind of style!!!
These were the treats that I made last year using the Pooh and Friends cartridge for the top hat-cut at 5 inches.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Time for testing and time for a treat!!

Well, its that time of year again.  State testing time!  I love to encourage my students by cheering them on with this super cute treat.  I prefer using the computer and label paper to print out the message rather than hand write the sentiment.  Not to mention it makes things move along a little faster when creating. 
  We have worked so hard this year and I am sure my kiddos will do great!  
The overalls were cut using the Paper Dolls cartridge.  I used the blackout feature and cut them at 7 inches.  I was able to get 8 pants out of a 12 by 12 sheet of paper.  Super easy, super quick, and super cute!!!  (my motto)  The one thing that I love about all of my Cricut machines is that they save me a lot of time and I know I could not do all of the things in my classroom without them.  Have a super great week everyone and wish us luck on the testing!!! 
Oh and I forgot to mention that the East Coast is expecting a coastal storm.  Where in the world is Spring already????? :0