Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Scrappin' Kitty

This past Saturday, June 20th was a very sad day.  Our beloved cat, Gizmo, had to be put to sleep.  We adopted him from the humane society 11 years ago and I was proud to be his "mom."   Gizmo loved the Cricut machines - every time I would turn the machine on, Gizmo would appear and he would sit in my scrapbook room watching the machine, fascinated by it.

About a year ago, he had to have surgery to remove a bladder stone.  The surgery was a disaster - a vet student let him loose in the back and they ended up breaking his K9 tooth trying to capture him (although they would never admit it but when he went in his teeth were perfectly fine).  The surgery took longer than it was supposed to (and cost several hundred more to extract the broken tooth) and they were never able to find the stone.  $2K and a month later, Gizmo's health deteriorated fairly quickly.  With medicine (antibiotics and pain medicine), lots of vet visits and speculation by different vets of what could be wrong with him, I made the decision to do what I could for him.  This past week, he was very lethargic and in pain.

Rest in peace my sweet boy.


Gizmo using the Cricut
July 2004 - newly adopted

July 2004 - love those cute white paws!
Gizmo loved being with the bunnies (I had 5 of them).

Cuddling with his adopted brother, Rocky


June 20, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Cake, Cupcakes and Birthdays, Oh my!

My daughter definitely has the creative gene!

For her dad's birthday she decided to make him a cake that looked like him.  I think she did an excellent job - way better than I could have done.

  

We also made 4 dozen cupcakes to take to school for her {early} birthday treat...

 

She has also been making cards.  Here's a few of the one's she's made recently.

 


  



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Dance Gift Bags

The Senior Team from the dance academy that my daughter attends competed at Dance Worlds at the end of April, so we made them treat bags with a good luck note.

The dancer cut is from Wall Decor and More and is one of my favorite dancer cuts from the Cricut cartridges.






Sunday, February 1, 2015

Christmas Treats

I'm a little late, but wanted to share the "treats" that my daughter and I made for her Dance Team and School Classmates.  We made about 60 of these darling hot chocolate reindeer.  Aren't they adorable!?! 




We also had a family project that was sent home from school to complete in December.  A construction paper tree was sent home - the only instructions were to decorate it.

So, we decided to make it look like a real Christmas tree.  I started by backing it with cardboard.  


 I took a small artificial wreath and cut off the branches with a wire cutter.  These were hot glued on to the paper tree in layers.

We took bark off of one of our pine trees and glued it to the trunk. 


 Punched holes through the cardboard and put miniature battery-powered LED lights through the back; added ornaments, tinsel and glitter to the star.

Here's the finished project!



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

I made these a few weeks back but finally took a picture of them to post.  I tend to go in waves of whether I'm making cards with Cricut cuts or whether I'm more in the mood to pull out the stamps and Copics.

The stamp is from Whipper Snapper Designs.  Perfect to bring a little spring whimsy to a blustery fall.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cards & Hunter Hayes

Boy does the time seem to fly by so fast.  I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since my last post - so I figured I would just do a quick update post.

My daughter is a very fortunate little girl - over the past few months, I've brought her into work with me so that she could meet Jamie Lynn Spears and Hunter Hayes.  I should mention that my daughter is boy crazy, so she just adored Hunter and he seemed pretty fond of her too.


With so much going on, there hasn't been much time to scrapbook, but I did manage to make 40 cards to be donated to give to children who are hospitalized.  I'm glad I was able to rally and get some cards made for such a good cause.




Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back to School 2014

Well, it's that time of year again...back to school!  This year our district decided to go back a week earlier - my daughter didn't seem to mind, but I wasn't ready for it at all.  I did manage to put together a quick Back to School Emergency Kit for her teacher.  Might as well start off school on a good note.

The tag printable is from CraftsUnleashed.com.  


The container was from Wal-mart and we filled it with Minion band-aids, Tide To Go pen, Chapstick, small lint roller, candy bars and chocolate, tiny stapler, tic tacs, hand sanitizer and these really cool Pilot B2P pens - they are pens that are made out of recycled water bottlers.



I think her teacher really liked the kit.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Independence Day Challenge

Happy {belated} Independence Day!  I haven't had much time or mojo to be creative lately, so I decided what better way to start the creative juices flowing than with some challenges!

For my project, the bear is cut at 4.25" from the Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge - one of my favorite cartridges.  The pattern paper is from DCWV Summer Dream paper stack.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.




I'm entering my project into the following Challenges:



Friday, July 4, 2014

Teacher Appreciation 2014 - Part II

Following are a few more of the cards we put together for teacher appreciation week.  We didn't have as much time this year to get too creative with our cards and gifts, so this year we primarily gave gift cards.



For the music teacher...


For the gym teacher...


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Teacher Appreciation 2014

It has been a really busy last couple of months, especially as we headed toward the end of the school year.

I'm a bit behind on posting the teacher appreciation gifts.  I was a bit behind on making them too and usually had to stay up until midnight the night before to get them done.

We give her teacher a gift each day during teacher appreciation week and then something to each of her four encore teachers (art, gym, music, spanish).  One of the gifts was a grill kit.  We loved this idea so we decided to make two of them - one for her primary teacher and the other for her art teacher.  We included red gingham paper plates and napkins, mini condiment squeeze bottles, grilling tools (tong, spatula & grill brush), A1, grilling spices, grill wipes, BBQ oven mitt, towel, hamburger timer, gift card and my daughter made a Rainbow Loom hamburger charm.  

 Of course no gift would be complete without a handmade card.